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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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H. G. DAMON was born in 1832, in Worcester county, Massachusetts. His father, Thomas, was a native of Massachusetts, and his mother, whose maiden name was Laura Green, a native of Vermont. His ancestors were originally from England, but settled in Massachusetts in an early day. H. G. Damon was reared and educated in Massachusetts, and emigrated to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, in 1857, where he engaged in gardening and nursery stock, having accumulated a large and handsome property. In 1881 he built the two-story brick building on the north side of the square now occupied by Olcott & Co., and in 1882 the large two-story brick on the northwest corner of the square, which is one of the finest in the city, being 200x45 feet, two stories high, containing five store rooms, and is known as the Damon Block. He owns a fine brick residence, and is interested with his son, Nilson L. Damon, in his business blocks. Mr. Damon was married in 1851 to Miss Emily A. Newton, of Worcester, Massachusetts. They have two sons living, Nilson and David, and three children deceased. While Mr. Damon is to be admired for his business thrift, especially for the enterprise and public spirit he has shown in investing private means in public ventures, he merits universal respect.

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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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