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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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AMOS BARTLEY and BENJAMIN BARTLEY, farmers and stock-raisers. Benj. Bartley was born in Pickaway county, Ohio, in February, 1811, and there raised. In 1860 he removed to Piatt county, Ill., and came to Jasper county, Mo., in 1867. Mr. Benj. Bartley was married July 5, 1835, to Mary Newhouse, who was born in Ohio, Feb. 26, 1818. Their children are Amos, Abraham, Henry, James, and George. Amos Bartley was married Feb. 4, 1864, to Julia Sutherland, who was born in Cass county, Ind. Their children are: Lemuel and Maud. He came to Jasper county in 1867. Both he and his wife are members of the M.E. Church. He and his father own a farm of 220 acres, about 140 of it well improved, having a good orchard of 100 trees. This farm is located in section 12, township 27, range 81, in Jackson township, and is finely located at the edge of Diamond Grove.

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