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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.

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William L. Hargrove, a son of Hon. Stanley M. Hargrove, and a brother of Rufus L. Hargrove, was born in Tippah County, Miss., on January 16, 1842. During the Civil War he served in the Federal army, first in Company C, Fourteenth Missouri State Militia, and later in Company L, Fourth Missouri State Militia, which was mustered out as Company A— Missouri State Militia. Mr. Hargrove participated in the battles of Neosho, Newtonia, Marshall, Jefferson City and others. He followed Price to California, Mo., where there was a small fight. At the battle of Neosho he was wounded. After hostilities ceased he returned home, and in the fall of 1865 was united in marriage with Emma Stinnett, a daughter of William Stinnett, and to them have been born four children, only one of whom, Anna, is living. Mr. Hargrove is a member of the G. A. R. and Farmers’ Alliance. He is a prosperous farmer and stock raiser, owning a nice farm in Pineville Township, McDonald Co., Mo. His family is one of the most prominent in this portion of the State. [For a sketch of his father, see the biography previous.]

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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

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