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Below is a family biography included in The History of Hickory 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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Uriah Proctor, one of the successful farmers of Weaubleau Township, Hickory County, Mo., was born in Jessamine County, Ky., April 28, 1816, and is the son of George M. and Elizabeth (Beasley) Proctor. George M. Proctor was born in Kentucky, April 17, 1781, grew to manhood in that State, followed farming, and there married Miss Beasley about 1808. He died in his native State about 1819. His wife was born November 20, 1789, in Kentucky, and is the daughter of James Dinwiddie. To Mr. and Mrs. Proctor were born five children, two now living, Uriah Proctor being fourth in order of birth. In 1834 the mother of these children moved with her family to Marion County, Mo., and here died in March, 1840. Uriah Proctor grew to manhood in Kentucky, came to Marion County with his mother and brothers in the above mentioned year, and was here married to Miss Almira Terrill in July, 1840. In 1857 they moved to Hickory County, and settled on the farm, where he now lives. He is a Republican in politics. He has taken an active part in school matters ever since coming to the county, and has been school director in his district for twenty years. The name “Proctor” is English, and the family were originally from that country. Mrs. Almira (Terrill) Proctor was born March 3, 1823, in Kentucky, and was the daughter of Robert and Mary Terrill. She came to Marion County, Mo., with her parents when six years of age, and to her marriage with Mr. Proctor were born six children, five of whom are living, viz.: Christopher C. (deceased); George R.; Mary E., now Mrs. Richardson; Julia M., Mrs. Wear; Eliza A., and Susan M. (Mullen). Mrs. Proctor died in Hickory County, Mo., November 8, 1887.

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This family biography is one of 53 biographies included in The History of Hickory County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Hickory County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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