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Below is a family biography included in The History of Pulaski 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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Alexander P. Sutton, a farmer of Roubideaux Township, is a Virginian, born in Washington County in 1837, and is a son of William and Rachel (McCrary) Sutton, both of whom were born in Virginia, the former’s birth occurring in 1809. He is a farmer by occupation, and is now residing in Kentucky with his son James. Mrs. Sutton died in her native State in 1837, having borne four children. After her death the father married Tilda Rose, in 1840, by whom he became the father of seven children. In 1860 Alexander P. Sutton was married to Nancy M., a daughter of T. R. and Catherine Harmon. She was born in Whitley County, Ky., in 1838, and died in March, 1882, having borne a family of eleven children. Two years later Mr. Sutton married his present wife, whose maiden name was Barbara C. Steward, and by her became the father of five children. August 13, 1862, he enlisted in Company F, Seventh Kentucky Regiment, and served about three years. His eyesight was injured in the service. His early educational advantages were very limited, but, knowing the value of a good knowledge, he takes a deep interest in all matters pertaining to the cause of education. Since 1870 he has been a resident of Missouri, and is the owner of a good farm of 160 acres in Pulaski County, besides eighty acres in another tract on the Roubideaux River, having in all sixty acres under cultivation. Mr. Sutton is a Republican in politics, and he and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 80 biographies included in The History of Pulaski County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Pulaski County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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