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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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GEORGE BROWN, farmer and stock-raiser, was born in Howard county Ind., July 23, 1849. In 1846 his father, William, went to Wabasha county, Minn., where he resided for a number of years. In 1870 he removed to Jasper county, Mo., and now resides in Carthage. The subject of this sketch was married to Miss Mary H. Hubbard in June, 1875; she was born in Bond county, Ill., March 2, 1852. They have one little girl, Ethel. Mrs. Brown is a member of the Presbyterian Church of Carthage. Mr. Brown has a fine farm of 280 acres; raising 525 bushels of wheat, 1,200 bushels of corn, and 120 bushels of oats; he has also a fine young orchard. Mr. Brown has been a justice of the peace for some time in this township. The farm is located in sections 20 and 29, township 28, and range 31 of Jackson township. Mr. Brown has a fine flock of sheep, and deals also in stock. He is a man of systematic business principles, industrious, and generally respected and esteemed.

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