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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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CHARLES BROWN, manufacturer of carriages and buggies, began business in Carthage in 1878 in company with Jenkins, and later with Gilbert. For the past year he has been alone, and has turned out over eighty carriages. His place of business and factory is located at the northeast corner of the public square on North Grand Street. Mr. Charles Brown, the proprietor and manufacturer, was born in Maine in 1833, His father, Calvin, also a native of Maine, is seventy-five years of age, hale and hearty, and makes his home with his son. The subject of this sketch was married to Kate Dagin in November, 1879. They have one child, Eddie H. Mr. Brown is a member of the Knights of Honor, and second lieutenant of militia. He came to Jasper county in 1869 from Adrain, Michigan, where he had operated in the same business. He worked eight years as journey man after coming to Carthage. Mr. Brown does as fine work as anyone in the Southwest, and is building up a prosperous business.

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