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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 L. BALDWIN, farmer and stock-raiser, post-office Avilla. The subject of this brief sketch is a native of the Buckeye State, born in Miami county. May 22, 1818. When a child in arms his parents moved to their old home in Kentucky, and four years later to Indiana. They came to Missouri in 1838, and settled in Holt county. He moved around considerable until 1867, when he became a resident of Jasper county, Mo. His farm consists of 160 acres of good soil, 120 acres well improved. He was married Nov. 12, 1840, to Miss Martha Hughes, a native of Illinois. They are the parents of seven children: Elizabeth, now Mrs. Davis; Irene, now Mrs. Kenyon; Mary A., now Mrs. Rouden; David H., Benjamin L., Jr., John B., and Serilda, now Mrs. J. Potts. During the civil war Mr. Baldwin served in Company E of the Second Regiment of Nebraska Volunteer Cavalry, in campaigns against the hostile Sioux and Cheyenne. He has been a pioneer all his life.

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