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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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Capt. Henry E. Warren is one of the oldest and most enterprising merchants of Richland. He is the eldest of three children born to Charley and Susan (Armstrong) Warren, both natives of Tennessee, who came to Pulaski County, Mo., in 1866; the mother died in 1877, but the father, who is a farmer by occupation, is still living. His father, who was Rev. Charley Warren, a Methodist minister for many years, was of English descent, and was one of the early settlers of Tennessee, but died in Virginia, which was his native State. The parents of our subject were also members of the Methodist Church. Henry E. Warren received a good common-school education, and spent two years at Holston College, Tenn. In 1863 he enlisted in the United States Army, Company A, Ninth Tennessee Cavalry, and after serving about four months as a private was made sergeant-major of his regiment, and one year later was promoted to the position of first lieutenant of Company H. Six months afterward he was commissioned captain of Company E, which position he held until the close of the war, being mustered out at Knoxville, Tenn., in September, 1865. He participated in many prominent engagements of the war in Tennessee and Virginia. He came to Missouri with his parents in 1866, served as deputy county clerk a short time, and subsequently clerked in a store at Arlington two years. He then went to Richland, and in 1869 established a general merchandise business, and is the only merchant who has since been continuously engaged in business at that place. He carries a stock of dry goods, clothing, hardware, harness, saddles, etc., worth about $6,000, and the annual sales amount to about $30,000. He represented Pulaski County in the State Legislature in 1886, having been elected on the Democratic ticket, and served with credit to himself and the county. In March, 1869, Mr. Warren married Lottie, daughter of Judge Samuel and Eliza Gibson, natives of Missouri and Tennessee, respectively. Mrs. Warren was born in Camden County, where her father died; her mother is still living. Judge Samuel Gibson was probate judge of Camden County several years, and was also judge of the Camden County Court, a man of considerable ability and influence, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He married Eliza Ballard, daughter of B. N. Ballard, one of the pioneers of Pulaski County, where he spent the remainder of his life, and was prominent in public affairs. Mrs. Warren died in the autumn of 1888, leaving a family of eight children. She was a consistent and devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years, and was mourned by many sincere friends. Capt. Warren is one of the most enterprising business men of Richland, and is a man of more than ordinary ability.

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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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