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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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BENJAMIN A. DAUGHERTY was born in McMinn county, Tenn., Jan. 17, 1852, and was the son of Wm. and Nancy Daugherty, who were born in Tennessee. Of seven children, our subject was the third child. When eleven years old he moved to Washington county. Ill., and lived there three years; he then moved to Austin, Texas, where his mother died July 8, 1867, after which he moved to Jasper county, Mo. Mr. Daugherty was married to Miss Missouria T. Caldwell, who was born in Dade county, Mo, Jan. 4, 1851, and was married June 9, 1875. Mr. Daugherty located on his present farm in 1875. It comprises 120 acres, all under cultivation; also a fine two-story frame residence and good out-buildings, and a good young orchard. Mr. Daugherty has four children: William F., Mary I., Louetta M., and Benjamin A. Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty stand high in the community.

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