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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. T. Pendleton, county clerk of Dallas County, Mo., was born in Cumberland County, of the “Blue Grass State,” December 16, 1847, his parents being George L. and Martha A. (Cole) Pendleton, who were born in Kentucky and Virginia, respectively. They were married in Kentucky, and immigrated to Warrick County, Ind., in 1862 and three years later removed to Effingham County, Ill.; thence to Hickory County, Mo., in 1866, where the father died in the month of February, 1887; his wife’s death occurred in Effingham County, Ill. Eight of their family of ten children are living at the present time, whose names are as follows: Tabitha P., John T., George T., Russel G., Mary S., Armedia, Susan and Sarah A. John T. Pendleton, whose name heads this sketch, was reared on a Kentucky farm, and made his home with his parents during their residence in Indiana, Illinois, and also came with his father to Hickory County, Mo., in 1866. Here he attended the common schools, and the school at Buffalo in 1869, and was also engaged in teaching at intervals, but in 1875 removed to Dallas County, locating at Urbana, where he engaged in the mercantile business, which occupation he followed at that point until 1882, when he located in Louisburg, remaining one year engaged in the mercantile business. In December, 1882, he was elected county clerk, and removed to Buffalo, where he has since made his home, being re-elected to the same office in 1886, and is at present ably filling the duties of this position. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and the I. O. O. F., and has been a member of the County Republican Committee, also a member of the Senatorial Committee, and filled the office of postmaster at Urbana for seven years. He was first married to Cynthia A. Lindsey, who died in 1873, leaving one child, Neva, and in 1875 he was married to Alice Wright, of Hickory County, by whom he has four children: Luther E., Bertram E., Clara G. and one deceased. Mrs. Pendleton is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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