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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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John R. Mitchell is one of the enterprising farmers of Franklin County, Mo. He was born February 15, 1851, and is the second in the family of four children born to John T. and Betsey (Warren) Mitchell. He was reared on a farm in the county of which he is now a resident, and received his education in the common schools. He began doing for himself in 1868, and now owns 160 acres of well improved land, upon which he has erected a comfortable residence. In 1875 he married Mary A., daughter of William H. Souders, and of the five children born to them four are living, viz.: Ida E., Minnie L., Willie T. and Sarah M. By hard work, good management and economy Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell have been very successful in building up a home and fortune. He has never aspired to public office, but is contented to devote his entire attention to his farm duties.

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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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