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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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Dr. Alfred W. Titterington, a practicing physician and surgeon of Richland, is a native of Christian County, Ky., and was born in 1837. His father was Adam Titterington, who was born in Yorkshire, England, about 1784, and when thirteen years of age immigrated to the United States, where he was engaged in teaching forty-five years, and was one of the leading educators of Kentucky; he was twice married, his first wife, whose name was Sarah Smith, being the mother of ten children, of whom our subject, Alfred W., was the tenth. Adam Titterington was also a well-to-do farmer, and died in 1857. Mrs. Sarah Titterington was born in Virginia in 1794, and died in Christian County, Ky., in 1837. She was a daughter of Moses Smith, whose birthplace was England. He served during the Revolutionary War, and died in Cumberland County, Ky., at the advanced age of ninety years. Alfred W. Titterington received his education in the common schools of his native State, and when a young man spent two years flat-boating on the Cumberland River, after which he returned home, and the following three years was engaged in the study of medicine with his brother, Richard M., in Crittenden County, Ky. He was there actively engaged in the practice of his chosen profession until 1858, when he removed to Laclede County, Mo., where he was a successful practitioner for thirty years. He located in Richland in 1880, where he also has an extended practice. The Doctor owns 151 acres of land on the river, twenty acres near Richland and forty acres in another tract. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Company G, Eighth Missouri Infantry, Confederate Army, and served three years, spending one year as hospital steward at Little Rock. In 1879 he married Clara, daughter of Samuel Wilson, a farmer and stock raiser of Laclede County, Mo., who died during the war. Mrs. Titterington was born in Laclede County, Mo., and is the mother of two children. She is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Titterington is a member of Richland Lodge No. 382, A. F. & A. M., and is also a member of the A. O. U. W.

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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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