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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 T. BERRIAN. Mr. Berrian, one of the best farmers of Jasper county, was born in Adams county, Ill., May 7, 1838. The 15th of June, 1865, he was married to Miss Clara Hart, of Otsego county, N. Y., where she was born and raised. The names of the six children are Mabel, Clarence, Percy, Roy, Harry, and Carroll. The subject of this sketch came to Jasper county in June, 1868, and now resides on one of the best farms of Mineral township. He enlisted at Quincy, Ill., in July, 1861, with the Second Illinois Cavalry, serving three years; was in the battle of Belmont, where Grant commanded and was defeated, besides many other battles, yet escaped without a wound. Mr. Berrian is a member of no church or secret order, but has the respect of many friends for temperance and the good of the community.

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