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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 S. DEHART, post-office Carthage, farmer, located on section 25, Sheridan township, was born in Knox county, Ohio, Aug. 31, 1818, and reared in the village of Martinsburg. When he was twelve years of age he moved with his parents on a farm. He is the son of William and Catharine Dehart, natives of New Jersey. Of ten children John is the eighth child. He was married in 1841, July 14th, to Miss Harriet, daughter of William and Nellie Taylor. Mr. Dehart rented for ten years, and then bought 160 acres of timber land, cleared off a farm, and lived there twenty-one years. He then sold out and came to Jasper county, Mo., locating on his present farm of 160 acres, and has improved it greatly. He has one of the best springs in the county, a stone milk-house, a good granary, dwelling-house, and two good orchards. Mr. and Mrs. Dehart have one child, named Charles S., born in Allen county, Ohio, April 11, 1847, who was educated in Allen county, and moved to Jasper county with his parents, and has lived with them all his life. He married Miss Mary Jane Orbeck Jan. 22, 1870. She was the daughter of Conrad and Katie Orbeck; her father was a native of Pennsylvania and her mother of Ohio. Charles S. and wife have six children, named Isaac S., Clara M., John J., Sarah A., Ora, and Delphi. His father, John Dehart, is a member of the Masonic order, and is universally known and respected.

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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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