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Below is a family biography included in History of Page County, Iowa published by Iowa Historical Company in 1880.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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McLEAN, WM., farmer and stock dealer, section 36, P. O. Shambaugh, owner of 280 acres of splendidly-improved land, also dealer in general merchandise: born in 1822, in the state of Maryland, where he grew to manhood, following the occupation of a painter, which trade he followed until 18 years ago, when he laid down the brush, and chose the plow for his future companion. He is one of the early settlers of this township, coming here in 1863, and settled on his present homestead. He was married in 1858, to Eliza J. Lusk. They have two children living: Wm. L. and Jennie; and two deceased. His son William has charge of the store, and is a young man of steady habits and a No. 1 business man. Mr. McLean deals extensively in stock and grain, besides superintending his farm. Mr. and Mrs. McLean are members of the United Brethren church.

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This family biography is one of 558 biographies included in The History of Page County, Iowa published in 1880.  For the complete description, click here: Page County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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