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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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T. B. Morrow, of the firm of Behrens & Morrow, lumber merchants, of Buffalo, Mo., was born in Benton (now Calhoun) County, Ala., January 2, 1842, and is a son of Robert and Elizabeth (Joiner) Morrow. When about two years of age he was taken to Greene County, Mo., by his father, and here the latter died about 1849, and he was reared to a mercantile life by the Hon. William L. Morrow, whose sketch appears in this work. At the breaking out of the war he enlisted in the State Militia, and afterward in the Fifteenth Missouri Volunteer Cavalry, and served until the close of the war, being mustered out in 1865. He was in Price’s raid, but was in very few battles, being quartered most of the time at Springfield, assisting in the quartermaster’s department. After the war he returned to Buffalo, where he remained in the mercantile business until 1872, when he was appointed to the office of county clerk, and in 1874 was elected to the office, the duties of which he filled until 1877, when he resigned and again engaged in merchandising. This occupation he continued to follow until January, 1886, when he sold out and engaged in the lumber business with H. J. Behrens. They have conducted this business very successfully, and handle an immense amount of lumber annually, the firm being considered one of the most prosperous and enterprising in the county. He was married in 1866 to Miss Mary A. Gammon, by whom he has four children: Lizzie, Etta, Queeny and one deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Morrow are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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