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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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JOHN M. BROWNING, post-office Medoc. His farm consists of 140 acres of fine land, wholly improved and under a high state of cultivation. He first came to the county in 1874 and engaged in the livestock business, but settled where he now resides in July, 1876. He is a native of Adams county, Ill., born April 16, 1849. His father was born in Licking county, Ohio, and when quite young moved with his parents to Adams county. Ill., where he married; his wife was a native of Illinois. In 1865 the family moved to Knox county, Mo., where our subject grew to manhood. He was married Feb. 6, 1876, to Miss Lucy Sparry, who was born in Wisconsin, and came with her parents to Jasper county in 1873. Mr. and Mrs. B. have a family of two children: Maud L. and Joshua.

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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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