My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography included in The History of McDonald County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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.

* * * *

Henry P. Lamberson, surveyor of McDonald County, Mo., was born in Richwood Township, McDonald County, on March 23, 1855. His father, John Lamberson, was a native of Tennessee, who came to McDonald County in 1851. Here he reared his family and passed the remainder of his life. Henry P. Lamberson grew up on his father’s farm, and secured his education in the common schools. He followed agricultural pursuits until 1878, when he engaged in contracting and building, which he has since followed. He also owns a farm, and still carries on agricultural pursuits on a small scale. For four years he has served as surveyor of McDonald County, having served as deputy surveyor two years prior to his election to the office. On December 1, 1875, he was united in marriage with Rachel, a daughter of Henry Young (deceased). Six children have been born to their marriage. Those living are Burton E., Daisy, Clarence W., Ernest and Nellie. Mr. Lamberson is a member of the Farmers’ Alliance.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 82 biographies included in The History of McDonald County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: McDonald County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

To view additional McDonald County, Missouri family biographies, click here

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.