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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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FIELDING R. BROWN was born in Laurens county, S. C., Jan. 27, 1838, and is the son of Thomas and Sarah Brown, natives of South Carolina. They had nine children, the subject of this sketch being the third child. He was raised on a farm and received a meager education. At the age of twenty-two he left home and worked on a farm for himself. In 1863 he enlisted in the Sixty-fourth North Carolina Volunteers and was in the war until Lee’s surrender. He returned home and married Sarah Boadly and moved to Kansas City in 1870. He went to work on the K. C., Ft. S. & G. R. R. as a section man. Worked there over two years, and then took charge of a section gang. In 1881 he came on the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and now has charge of section nineteen, between Jasper and Carthage. Mr. Brown has four children: Thaddeus S., Cordelia, Claude, and Gertie E. L. He is well liked on the road and is a pleasant gentleman.

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