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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. K. P. Maddux is one of the representative farmers of Dallas County, Mo., and was born in the State March 9, 1845, and is a son of Alfred B. and Caroline (Brown) Maddux, the former a native of Tennessee and the latter of South Carolina. They located in Dallas County, Mo., in 1849, but are now residing in Jackson County, Mo. J. K. P. Maddux is one of their eleven children, and since four years of age has been a resident of the county. In 1862 he enlisted in the State Militia, and was at the battles of Neosho, Prairie Grove, and on the Price raid, and during his three years’ service in the field was ever a faithful and trusty soldier. After his marriage he located on the farm on which his father first settled on coming to the county, but in 1881 removed to his present valuable farm, consisting of 335 acres, which is well improved with excellent buildings and a small orchard. He is an extensive stock man, and in all his enterprises for the accumulation of this world’s goods he has met with good success. He was married in 1865 to Miss Martha A. Southard, by whom he has seven children: Tamza C., wife of B. Edmondson; Mary E., Rebecca, John, Burton, Clarence and Ernie. Mrs. Maddux is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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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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