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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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HENRY BARNES, restaurant and grocery, was born in DeWitt county, Ill., June 26, 1836. His parents’ names were George and Rebecca Barnes. They came to Illinois at an early day from Ohio, and were among the first settlers of that state. The subject of this sketch was raised and educated in DeWitt county, and remained there until 1869, when he came to Missouri and located in Burton county, and remained there, working at his trade (carpenter) and farming for three years, and then came to Jasper county, where he farmed for four years. He came to Webb City in February, 1876, and engaged in working at his trade for a short time, and then purchased the City Restaurant, in which business he is still engaged. In August, 1871, he was married to Miss Mary Wheeler, a native of North Carolina.

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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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