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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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ALLEN DIXON, farmer, post-office Joplin, was born in Woodford county, Ill., July 24, 1843. His parents, Thomas and Permelia (Racliff) Dixon, were natives of Virginia. His father was born in 1802, and is now living with our subject. His mother was born in 1810 and died in October, 1864. Our subject was raised on a farm and educated in the common schools. He came to southwestern Missouri in 1870, locating where he now resides, Mr. Dixon was married in McLean county, Ill., June 9, 1864, to Miss Mary, daughter of William and Malinda (Meyers) Gellespie. Mrs. Dixon was born in Highland county, Ohio, June 20, 1843. Five children have blessed this union: Ira E., born March 20, 1865; Walter, born Feb. 10, 1867, died Oct. 4, 1867; Harvey, born Dec. 21, 1869; Chester, born Jan. 17, 1873; and Mary May, born March 4, 1882. Residence three and a half miles northwest of Joplin. His farm consists of 240 acres.

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