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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin 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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A. W. Maupin, a leading citizen of Union, was born in Franklin County, Mo., April 26, 1829, and is the son of John and Mary (Greenstreet) Maupin. The father was born in Madison County, Ky., and immigrated to Franklin County in 1806. He died in 1863 and his wife in 1877. The early days of our subject were passed on his father’s farm; but after reaching manhood he engaged in blacksmithing and wagon-making, at Union, Mo., in 1847. He enlisted in the Federal army in 1861, was appointed by Secretary Cameron colonel of the Twenty-sixth Missouri Regiment, and commanded that regiment until March, 1862. In 1864 he was appointed colonel of the Forty-seventh Missouri Regiment, and as such served until the close of the war. In 1865 Governor Fletcher commissioned him brigadier-general, which appointment was confirmed by the State Senate, but the honor was not accepted. From 1854 until 1858 he served as deputy sheriff and collector of Franklin County, and as sheriff and collector from 1858 to 1862. He was a member of the State Convention of 1861, and in May, 1865, was appointed clerk of the circuit court and ex-officio recorder. In 1866 he was elected to the same office, and served until 1871. He was admitted to the Franklin County bar in 1874, but does not make a specialty of the practice of law. In 1870 he organized and was elected president of the Fort Scott & St. Louis Railroad Company, an enterprise which was defeated by the panic of 1873. Since the war Mr. Maupin has devoted a part of his time to the mineral interests of Franklin County, and is at present interested in the development of rich mineral lands. He was married in 1849 to Miss Harriet Bridges, a daughter of Andrew Bridges, of a Scotch family. Mrs. Maupin died in 1852, and in 1859 Mr. Maupin took for his second wife Miss Ada Bullock, daughter of Leo Bullock. She died in 1869. Four daughters were born to his marriages, two to the first and two to the second.

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