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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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DAN BISHOP is one of the successful farmers and enterprising men of Sheridan township. He was born in Cape May county, N. J., Feb. 1, 1851, and is the son of Daniel and Sarah Bishop. He is the fifth of ten children. Was educated in the common schools of New Jersey, and when he was twenty years of age he moved to Illinois, and went to work on a farm by the month. He next came to Jasper county, Mo., and bought 120 acres of land. He was married to Flora E. Berry in 1872. She was born in Black Hawk county, Iowa, her parents being natives of Ohio. Mr. Bishop’s children are Nellie, Frank, and Bessie. Mr. Bishop has a fine farm of 199 acres, well improved, with good buildings. In politics Mr. Bishop is a Republican. He is a good farmer, and has made his farm since he came to Jasper county, by hard work and dealing straight and honestly with everyone. He was worth about $100 when he came to Jasper county, and is now worth $8,000.

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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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