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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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JAMES F. DAUGHERTY, collector of the county revenue. The subject of this sketch is a native of Virginia, born in Lee county, Dec. 11, 1836. When a child one year old his parents immigrated to Missouri, locating in Platt county, where they lived five years, then to Andrew county, where our subject was reared and educated. At the age of twenty-seven he went to the gold-fields of Idaho and Montana; was one year in Virginia City, Nevada, and filled a responsible position in the auction and commission house of King, Curtis & Co., his duties being to weigh and value gold-dust. Returned east to Plattsmouth, Neb., in 1865, and engaged as a salesman in a dry goods and grocery house for three years. He was married at Fremont City, Iowa, Feb. 28, 1866, to Miss Susan M. Flanery, a native of Buchanan county, Mo. Of this union there are five children: Robertie E., born July 1, 1867; Mary E., born March 31, 1869; Clyde C., born Dec. 2, 1872; James J., born Nov. 26, 1874; Clinton, born Nov. 9, 1879. He became a resident of Jasper county in 1868, and engaged in farming and trading in livestock. The home farm consists of eighty acres, well improved; also owns a well improved eighty acre farm in section 11. As to the popularity of this gentleman we will simply say he was elected to the important office of collector of the county revenue, on the Greenback ticket, in 1882, receiving also the endorsement of the Democratic party, and a majority of 318 votes. In his younger days he was a deputy in the office of the circuit clerk, and ex officio recorder of Anderson county, Mo., four years, 1858 to 1862.

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