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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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GRANVILLE J. BUZZARD, Very prominent among the farmers and stock-raisers in Sheridan township, is the subject of this sketch. He was born in Harrison county, Ky., May 23, 1840; son of Daniel and Elizabeth Buzzard. Granville being their only child remained in Kentucky on a farm until 1861, when he enlisted in Company A, First Kentucky Cavalry and was mustered out May 18, 1865. He engaged in farming in Kentucky until 1870, then came to Barton county, Mo., and located four miles north of his present farm, and moved on his present farm in 1874. He now has 362 acres of land, 320 acres in Barton county; has 200 under cultivation; and has a fair house on the same. Has 42 acres in Jasper county, all under cultivation and in pasture; has a fine barn and other good buildings; has a good orchard; and 25 acres of timber. Mr. Buzzard is also engaged in breeding good straight pedigreed Short-Horn cattle in the Southwest. He is now in partnership, in the stock business, with Mr. William H. Avery, in Barton county; they also have a fine breed of horses and mules. Mr. Buzzard has one of the finest stallions in the county; he is doing business in both counties, Jasper and Barton, and is well known and highly respected for his honesty and sterling integrity.

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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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