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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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Rev. John R. Pimlott, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Pacific, was born in Paterson, N. J., December 27, 1845. He is the fifth in the family of eight children, four of whom are now living, of Francis and Mary (Marriott) Pimlott, natives, respectively, of Derby and Nottingham, England. Francis Pimlott, also a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, came to the United States in 1814, but in 1847 returned to England; again coming to this country in 1866 he settled in Troy, N. Y., where he died in 1870, aged forty-seven years. His parents were John and Esther Pimlott, natives of Derby, England, where the former died March 17, 1854, aged sixty-seven years, and the latter May26,1858, at the age of seventy-six years, being interred at Ashburn Church, Derby. Mrs. Mary Pimlott, mother of our subject, is still living, residing at present in Cleveland, Ohio, at the age of sixty-five years; her parents were Rhodes and Alice Marriott, natives of Nottingham, England, where the former, a tailor by trade, died in 1879, aged ninety-one, and the latter died about 1860, aged fifty-five years. When two years old John R. Pimlott was taken to England by his parents, where he received a good, common-school education. Returning to the United States at the age of twenty-one, he completed his education at a college in Ohio. For several years he was engaged in organizing churches, his first charge being that of a Mission Church at Stowe’s Hill, Troy, N. Y., where he labored two years. He then established and had charge of Wesley Chapel, Springfield, Ohio, for about four years, when he was transferred to the St. Louis Methodist Episcopal Conference, and given the pastorate of the Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church at Pacific. He has met with unusual success in his chosen life-work, particularly as an Evangelist and church organizer. He was married February 15, 1868, to Susie Bailey, a native of Troy, N. Y., and a daughter of Henry and Sarah (Jones) Bailey. They were the parents of one child, which died in infancy. Mrs. Pimlot is a valuable assistant to her husband in his revival meetings. He is a Prohibitionist in politics.

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