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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 L. BARTLEY, engineer and farmer, was born in Pickaway county, Ohio, June 20, 1845, where he was raised until sixteen years of age, when he came to Piatt county. Ill. The subject of this sketch was married to Mary A. Burch, Jan. 20, 1872, who was born in Hardy county, Va., in 1855. Their children are June F., Claud, and William. Mrs. Bartley is a member of the M.E. Church (South). She is the daughter of Covington Burch, the late proprietor and discover of the Burch mines, in which she is heir to one-fifth. Mr. Bartley is also engaged in farming, but devotes his attention to engineering and interests in the Burch mines, leased to the Phoenix Lead and Zinc Company. These mines are very valuable, and great quantities of the finest ore has been extracted from them.

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