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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 J. DAUGHERTY, farmer and stock-raiser, section 14, post-office Carthage, is a native of West Virginia, born in Lee county, Oct. 15, 1811. His father was a native of North Carolina, of Irish descent, being two generations removed. He settled in North Carolina in pre-revolutionary days. His father was one of the pioneers of Lee county, Va. Our subject was married at the age of twenty-seven, to Miss Nancy J. Flanery, also a native of West Virginia. He immigrated to Missouri in 1837, and settled on the Platt purchase, in Platt county, Mo., remaining five years, then removed to Andrew county, where he lived until 1867, when he became a resident of Jasper county. He purchased the farm upon which he lives, consisting of 160 acres. His wife died in 1863, leaving a family of ten children, whose names are James F., John P., Rachel (Mrs. W. Edson), Thomas J. (deceased), Sally A. (deceased), Emma (deceased), Mary L., (deceased), Charles M., and Archibald C. He was married Dec. 1, 1865, to Mrs. Polly Lawrence, a native of Virginia. Of this union there are two children, George W. and Jennie. Mr. Daugherty is a typical Missourian; has been a pioneer the greater part of his life, and experienced all the advantages and disadvantages of life in the early settlements. He has lived to see the grand State of Missouri progress by the spirit of energy and hand of husbandry from a howling wilderness to its present enviable condition.

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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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