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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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J. A. J. Baker is a worthy and successful tiller of the soil, of Dallas County, Mo., in which county he was born on the 8th of April, 1847. He is a son of Abraham and Mary B. (Breshears) Baker, who emigrated from Tennessee to Dallas County, Mo., at an early day, the father’s death occurring here. His widow afterward married Noah Bray, whose sketch appears in this work. J. A. J. Baker was reared and educated in and has always been a resident of Dallas County. By industry and judicious management he has become the owner of a fertile farm of 240 acres, and has about eighty acres under good cultivation, and furnished with commodious and substantial buildings. He is one of the enterprising farmers of the county, and is always interested in enterprises which tend to benefit the county in which he resides. In 1870 he was united in the bonds of matrimony to Miss Sarah E., a daughter of J. M. Alford, and by her is the father of six children: James S., Mary A., Hannah E., Lucy, Maude and Susie. Mr. and Mrs. Baker are members of the Baptist Church. During the late war he served about six months in Company C, Forty-sixth Missouri Volunteer Infantry.

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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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