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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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MORRIS, AARON, P. O. Shenandoah; was born September 16,1832 near Brownstown, Jackson county, Indiana, and resided there until he was 10 years of age, when his parents removed to Jackson county, Missouri. Stayed there two years, and then moved to Hamilton county, Ohio, remaining there one year. Then moved to Miami county, Indiana, and stayed there twelve years. Then he went to Pulaski county, Illinois, stayed there five years; then went to flatboating on the Ohio river, and remained at that business nine years. Enlisted July 1, 1861, in company G, of the Twenty-first Indiana Infantry Volunteers. Served in that regiment one year, and was then transferred to the siege artillery, and served one year and a half. Then re-enlisted and served through the war, remaining in the siege artillery until January 10, 1865, when he was discharged. He participated in the battles of Baton Rouge, Beatash, Port Hudson, and a forty day siege under Gen. Banks. He then returned home; stayed there a short time, and went to Riley county, Kansas, and stayed there three years. Then came to Grant township, Page county, Iowa, where he has since lived. He owns a nice little farm of 40 acres. He lives alone, and is well-respected by his neighbors.

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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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