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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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ANDREW A. BARRETT, farmer and stock-raiser, in section 14, 30, 33, post-office Medoc. His total landed estate consists of 400 acres of good land. He settled here Jan. 3, 1870. Mr. B. was born in Granville, Vermont, Feb. 18, 1843. He is the son of John H. and Salom (Angier) Barrett, both natives of New Hampshire, where they married, but settled in Vermont, and when the above subject was some twelve years of age the family moved to Washington, Tazewell county, Ill.; afterwards lived in Woodford and Washington counties, Ill. Mr. B. grew to manhood in the two last named counties, and before he was of age purchased and paid his father fifty dollars for his time. When the late war broke out he enlisted in 1861 as a member of Gen. John C. Fremont’s body guard, and served until the General was relieved from command; then Mr. B. was mustered out of the service and returned to Madison county, Ill., and devoted his time to farming. He was united in marriage in October, 1864, with Miss Martha Johnson, a native of Butler county, Ky., born Dec. 28, 1847. She is a daughter of Isaac and Mary (Massa) Johnson, her father a native of Kentucky and her mother of North Carolina. Mr. and Mrs. Barrett have a family of three children as follows: Chas. W., born Feb. 2, 1867; Frank F., born April 7, 1869; and John H., born Nov. 4, 1870.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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