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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Knox County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1887.  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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John W. Carter, of Hurdland, Mo., was born in Fayette County Penn., April 17, 1841, and is a son of Basil and Mary E. (Tuttle) Carter, natives of Pennsylvania and Maryland. Our subject removed with his parents in 1850 to Meigs County, Ohio, and was there reared to manhood securing a good English education by his own efforts. He then taught school in that State and county until 1866, when he came to Missouri, and a year later purchased a farm in Lyon Township, which he conducted and also taught school for a number of years. In 1882 he sold his farm, and engaged in the mercantile business at Hurdland, which has since been his occupation. He has met with good and well-merited success, and carries a full and well-selected stock of groceries, provisions, clothing, dry goods, and, in fact, everything pertaining to a fine stock of general merchandise, and controls a large patronage. February 18, 1868, he married Martha A. Hall, a native of Washington County, Ohio, by whom he has had one child who is now deceased. Her name was Antoinette. In politics our subject is a Democrat, and takes an active interest in local political affairs. He is a notary public, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is accounted one of the most promising and active business men of the county.

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This family biography is one of 204 biographies included in the Knox County, Missouri portion of the book,  The History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri published in 1887.  For the complete description, click here: Knox County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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