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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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DAVID E. BACON, grocer, is a native of Dayton, Ohio, born Feb. 22, 1848, and is the son of Thomas and Nellie (nee McCarty) Bacon. Thomas is a native of Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Bacon of Ohio. They were married in Ohio, and moved to Sangamon county, Ill., in 1852, where the subject of this sketch was raised and educated. He came to Polk county, Mo., with his parents in 1867, and they moved to Joplin in 1879, where they still reside. Mr. Bacon engaged in mining and followed it with varying success for a number of years. In 1882 he opened the grocery store, which he still occupies, and has built up a line 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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