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Below is a family biography included in The History of Dallas County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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George T. Edmisson, a son of John S. and Elizabeth (Wollard) Edmisson, is a prominent attorney and notary public of Buffalo, Mo., and was born in Dallas County September 11, 1849, and was reared on farms in Jackson and Washington Townships, being educated principally in the latter. In August, 1877, receiving appointment to fill a vacancy as county clerk, he gave up farm life, and began filling the duties of his office. He was elected to the office in 1878, which position he filled until January 1, 1883, and during this time his spare moments were spent in studying Blackstone, and he was admitted to the bar in 1887, being appointed notary public the same year. He is building up an excellent and lucrative practice, and promises to stand at the head of his profession at no distant day. He enlisted in the Fifty-sixth Missouri Infantry, United States Volunteers, April 1, 1865, and served until peace was declared, although he was only sixteen years of age. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Blue Lodge, Chapter and Commandery, and his wife, whom he married October 29, 1868, is a member of the Baptist Church. Her maiden name was Amanda M. Stafford, and they are the parents of the following children: Lizzie, Felix C., George I., Robert E. and Albert P. Four children are deceased. Mr. Edmisson’s connection with the professional and social affairs of Buffalo has proved fortunate for the residents of this community. Active, painstaking and thorough in everything attempted, he has aided very materially in advancing the interests of the place, and his career as a representative, progressive citizen has won for him extensive and honorable acquaintance.

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This family biography is one of 74 biographies included in The History of Dallas County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Dallas County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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