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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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George W. Pippin was born in Hickory County, Mo., January 28, 1856, and is a son of William and Nancy J. (Tilley) Pippin, who were born in Tennessee and Pulaski County, Mo., respectively. The father was taken to Alabama when young, and was reared on a plantation in that State, coming to Pulaski County, Mo., about forty years ago, and settling on the farm on which his son, George W., now lives. He served during the late war, and he and wife became the parents of eleven children, the following being those living: Virginia, George W., William J., Thomas J., Aniah, Alice, Charley, Joseph, Bland and Lizzie. Robert is deceased. Mrs. Pippin died in March, 1881, and Mr. Pippin in May, 1879. The grandfather, Hill Pippin, was a native of Tennessee, and died in Missouri. Grandfather Tilley was also a Tennesseean, and became a resident of Pulaski County, Mo., before Waynesville was established. Grandmother Tilley is still living, and is in her eighty-first year. George W. Pippin, whose name heads this sketch, was reared in Hickory County until eleven years of age, receiving a good common-school education. He began life for himself at the age of twenty-one, being engaged in farming on the home place, and September 17, 1882, was married to Miss Docia Rollins, who was born and reared in Pulaski County. Her parents, James M. and Sarah J. (Martin) Rollins, were born, reared and married in Scott County, Va., and immigrated to Missouri in 1858, settling on a farm in Pulaski County. Mr. and Mrs. Pippin are the parents of three children: Alvah, Thomas C. and Olive G. They reside upon a farm of 100 acres, all under cultivation, and are doing well financially. He is a Democrat and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his wife is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her paternal grandparents were born in Virginia, and her maternal grandparents in Tennessee and North Carolina, respectively.

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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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