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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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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ALBERT O. BROWN, passenger conductor, also carrying on a farm and raising stock; has 760 acres of land, 240 acres under cultivation, has three good springs, two good houses, and two orchards; has 320 acres in Lincoln township, 440 acres in Sheridan township; also 20 acres of timber in Barton county. He was born in the State of N. Y., July 24, 1836, near Niagara Falls; he is the son of David and Hannah Brown, natives of Canada. In 1851 the subject of this sketch went to Wisconsin and worked for three years in a wholesale grocery house; he then went to railroading as conductor in Tennessee. Run there three or four years, then went to Illinois and ran a train on the Illinois Central for nine years. Was married to Miss Nancy M. Teal, in Dixon, Ill., in 1859. In 1871 went to work on the Gulf Railroad running between Kansas City and Ft. Scott He is now running from Sedalia to Parsons, and is making his home in Parsons, Kansas. Mr. Brown is a member of the Masonic order, and is a strong prohibitionist.

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