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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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EDWARD BUCKBEE, farmer and stock-raiser, section 14, post-office Carthage, is a native of the Empire State, born in Livingston county, Nov. 6, 1834. When he was but six years old his parents immigrated to Ohio, where he attained his manhood and acquired a common school education, and also learned the carpenter’s trade. At the age of twenty-one he immigrated to Missouri, locating in Livingston county, where he engaged as a carpenter and builder. He was married there Feb. 27, 1859, to Miss Sarah Barnett, a native of Hancock county, Ill. Her parents were natives of Kentucky, and settled in Illinois at an early day. Our subject served under the Stars and Stripes during the war of the Rebellion, first becoming a member of Captain Stall’s company of Colonel Shanklin’s regiment of Guards, and was called into active service on several occasions. He enlisted in October, 1862, in Company H, Sixth Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia, going into active service. He participated in many skirmishes and engagements of a minor character, and during this service Mr. Buckbee got his first sight of Jasper county, and being impressed with its many advantages determined, “ When this cruel war is over,” to cast his lot here. So, almost before the echo of the last gun had ceased to reverberate or the smoke of battle had entirely cleared away he became a citizen of Jasper county, locating on Spring River, seven miles below Carthage, on what is known as the Chester farm, one of the first settled farms in the county, where he lived four years. He then purchased the farm where he now lives, which was then unimproved, but is now in a good state of cultivation, finely situated, two miles from the good City of Carthage. A fine spring bubbles forth about the center of the farm, affording a constant supply of clear pure water. He has a family of two sons and three daughters. Their names are: Samuel, born Oct. 31, 1860; Marietta, born Feb. 3, 1865; Alice, born Sept. 26, 1867; T. Benton, born Jan. 7, 1873; and Daisy B., born June 4, 1875.

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