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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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JACOB N. BRADBURY, farmer, post-office Carthage. The subject of this sketch was born in Ohio in 1841 and reared on a farm. He is the son of Gideon and Eliza Bradbury, natives of Ohio. They had five children, our subject being the second child. In 1863 he went to Nevada and worked in the mines one year, receiving $4 per day; in 1867 he went to California, and from there took a steamer for New York City, and thence to Jasper county, Mo., where he engaged in farming on his father’s farm. He was married to Miss Alice Mitchell Feb. 16, 1876. She was the third of four children, and was born in Pike county, Ill., Jan, 2, 1858. By this union Mr. Bradbury has three children: Walter, Clara, and Birdie. Mr. Bradbury’s farm consists of 240 acres, all under cultivation, well fenced, well watered, good two-story frame house, barn, granary, and out-buildings, and has a splendid orchard with all kinds of fruit. He is a good farmer and a good citizen, and has the confidence of all who know him.

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