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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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J. P. Bagby, deputy sheriff under Sheriff Ehlers, of Franklin County, is the son of William T. and Frances (Snoddy) Bagby, both of whom were born in Buckingham County, Va. From that State the parents removed to St. Charles County, Mo., and in 1844 came to Franklin County. They next removed to Johnson County, Mo., and returned to Franklin County in 1864, where the following year the father died. The mother now resides on a farm in Lyon Township, Franklin County. Our subject was born in Johnson County, Mo., June 19, 1861, and was reared on the farm. He succeeded in obtaining a fair education in the public schools of Franklin County, and in 1881 taught school in that county. He continued that occupation during 1882 and 1883, and two years later removed to Union, and the same year entered the county assessor’s office, where he continued as deputy until the summer of 1886, when he served as deputy in the circuit clerk’s office for several months. Upon the election of Sheriff Ehlers he was appointed chief deputy, a position he holds at the present, making a faithful and efficient officer.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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