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Below is a family biography included in The History of Barry 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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D. B. Warren is the third of a family of nine children born to Jesse and Hannah (Bowman) Warren. Jesse Warren was born and reared in Tennessee, and being left an orphan in early life had a hard struggle in the world. He remained in his native State until 1838, when he married and came to Barry County, Mo., and located where his widow now resides. He followed farming as a life vocation, and was very successful. In politics he was a Democrat, and became a prominent citizen of Barry County. He served as deputy sheriff for some time, and as county judge from 1859 to 1863. After the war he was re-elected to the latter office. For many years he was a consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He departed this life on November 13, 1877. His wife was born on February 9, 1814, in Greene County, Tenn., and was reared in Monroe County. She was married to Mr. Warren in Ray County on August 30, 1838, and to them have been born nine children, viz.: James (deceased), Mary J. (Harrell), D. B., John A., Elizabeth (McClure), Tennessee, Sarah A. (Boucher), Amelia and William. Mrs. Warren is a zealous member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. D. B. Warren was born in 1842, and was reared on a farm in Liberty Township, Barry Co., Mo. In 1869 he married Columbia C. Ferguson, a daughter of Elias Ferguson, and to them have been born six children, all of whom are living. They are Vesta (the wife of E. German, of Shannon County, Mo.), Mary E., Emma, Hannah, Jesse and Elias H. Mrs. Warren and three eldest children are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In 1861 Mr. Warren enlisted for three years in Company I, Eighth Missouri Infantry, and after serving his time out he returned to Barry County where he has since been very successfully engaged in farming, and now owns a very pretty farm on Shoal Creek. He is an active and enterprising citizen, and a conservative in politics.

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This family biography is one of 103 biographies included in The History of Barry County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Barry County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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