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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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W. G. Robertson, prosecuting attorney of Dallas County, was born in Jefferson County, Mo., December 10, 1850, and is a son of James A. and Mary J. (Cundiff) Robertson, who were born in Missouri and North Carolina, respectively. The paternal grandfather, William Robertson, was one of the early settlers of Missouri. James A. Robertson is still residing in Hickory County, Mo., and throughout life has followed the occupation of farming. He served in the late war, in the Eighth Missouri State Militia, and participated in several hard-fought battles. W. G. Robertson is one of his nine children, was reared and educated in Hickory County, and when about twenty-six years of age began the study of law, having been previously engaged in farming. He pursued his studies under F. M. Wilson, of Hermitage, now the county clerk of Hickory County, and was admitted to the bar of Dallas County in October, 1880, and in September, 1882, moved to Buffalo, where he has since been actively engaged in practicing his profession, and has won an enviable reputation among the legal fraternity of the county. He was elected prosecuting attorney of the county in 1886, and discharged the duties of his office in so acceptable a manner that he was re-elected to the same position in 1888. He owns a small farm one mile west of Buffalo, all of which is under cultivation, but he gives his entire attention to his profession. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge at Buffalo. From October, 1878, to July, 1882, he served as postmaster at Hermitage, Mo. October 17, 1869, he espoused Miss Margaret Alexander, by whom he has three children: Ida B., Laura A. and Eva W. On the 29th of August, 1879, he wedded his present wife, Miss Sarah E. Darman, who has borne him four children: Lula E., Harry W., Minnie and Gracie. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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