Below is a sample of a family biography included in the History of Shelby County, Missouri published in 1884 by National Historical Company. These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details in 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.
This family biography is one of 375 biographies included in the History of Shelby County, Missouri published by National Historical Company in 1884. For the complete description, click here: Shelby County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps
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