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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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ELLIOTT A. BISSELL, contractor, builder, and architect, Carthage Missouri, was born in St. Lawrence county, New York, July 6, 1843, and there raised and educated. He was married September 1, 1872, in Michigan, to Nettie Chase, who was born in Michigan in 1853. Their children are: Willie, Frank, Pearle, Lula, and Sherman. Mr. and Mrs. Bissell are members of the Congregational Church of Carthage. Mr. Bissell enlisted in the Sixtieth New York Infantry under Joe Hooker, serving about five years, and was at one time a prisoner of war. He is by profession a contractor and drafter of specifications for buildings, among which are the Presbyterian Church, Carthage Mills, the Mitchell Bank Block, and many other store buildings and private residences. His place of business is on North Main and residence on South Grant Street. Mr. Bissell is a good work man, correct draftsman, and withal a genial and obliging gentleman. Mr. Bissell emigrated to Iowa some years ago; and became a citizen of Carthage in 1867, commanding the respect of all.

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