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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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D. S. BIDDLECOME, of Hazle & Biddlecome, hardware and implement dealers, Sarcoxie, was born in Lawrence county, Mo., July 26, 1861. His parents, William E. and Mary Biddlecome, were natives of Indiana and Kentucky. Subject was raised on a farm and educated in the common schools of Lawrence county. He was of a family of ten children; viz., Calvin, Sarah, Seigle, John, Mary, Ellen, Harriet, Rosetta, Amos, Ethel, and our subject In February, 1882, he embarked in the hardware and implement business with Mr. P. N. Hazle, under the firm name of Hazle & Biddlecome, and has since continued. Mr. Biddlecome, although yet a young man, possesses good business qualifications, and by his energy and strict attention to business has materially aided his worthy partner in acquiring a very liberal trade.

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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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