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Below is a family biography included in The History of Dade 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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Hon. Edgar P. Mann, attorney-at-law and mayor of Greenfield, Mo., became a resident of the town in August, 1883, and one year later formed a partnership with Mason Talbutt. Mr. Mann is a native of Warren County, Mo., born in 1858, and is the son of Josiah and Elizabeth (Moore) Mann, and the grandson of Thomas Mann, who was a native of North Carolina, and a farmer by occupation. He came to Lincoln County, Mo., when a young man, and there died in 1872 at the age of seventy-two years. Josiah Mann was born in Lincoln County, Mo., in 1823, and was of English descent. He was married in Warren County, Mo., and immediately afterward located there. He was a farmer by occupation, and was assessor of Warren County two terms. He now resides in LaFayette County, Mo., where he has lived since 1872. His wife, Elizabeth Moore, was born in Virginia in 1831, is of Scotch-Irish descent, and is yet living. They were the parents of eight children. Hon. Edgar P. Mann was the fifth child in order of birth, and was reared and grew to manhood on a farm, making his home with his parents until eighteen years of age. He received his rudimentary education in the public schools, and his collegiate education at Warrensburg State Normal. At the age of nineteen he entered the teacher’s profession, and followed this for four terms in LaFayette County, Mo. During his teaching he became a disciple of Blackstone, his preceptor being Hon. John S. Blackwell, of Lexington, Mo. December 21, 1881, he was admitted to the bar at the last mentioned place, and commenced his practice there. In 1883 he came to Greenfield, Mo., and was elected mayor of that city in 1888. He is a Democrat, politically, and has been a delegate to several State conventions, all since 1884. His first presidential vote was for Hancock in 1880. June 2, 1887, Mr. Mann married Miss Mary E. Clark, who was born in Missouri, and who is the daughter of S. S. Clark. One child, Frank, has been born to this union. Mr. Mann is a member of the A. O. U. W., is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and is one of the promising young men of Southwest Missouri. Mrs. Mann is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

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This family biography is one of 68 biographies included in The History of Dade County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Dade County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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