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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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JOSEPH W. AYLOR, miner and capitalist, Webb City, was born in Rappahannock county, Va., Sept. 29, 1839. His father, Stanton Aylor was a native of Madison county, Va., and his mother, whose maiden name was Malinda Quaintance, was also a native of Virginia, of German-Irish descent. They still reside in Virginia. Joseph left his native state in 1859, and came to the central part of this state (Missouri), stopping in Howard county, remaining there until 1861, when he entered the army, joining Pindall’s Battalion of Sharp Shooters. They were attached to General Parson’s Corps He was actively engaged at the battles of Lexington, Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, Pleasant Hill, La., and Jenkins’ Ferry, Ark., and numerous other places. He served throughout as a private, and was mustered out with his command at Shreveport, La., in 1865. Mr. Aylor is largely interested in mines in this city, and a partner with Mr. A. McCorkle, and he also owns a fine farm of 120 acres in the county, and 117 acres of mining land on Turkey Creek, southwest of Webb City, which is crossed by the Mo. P. and Gulf R. R’s. He was married Jan. 21, 1866, to Miss C. M. E. Webb. They have two children living: Ada. aged 14, and Benjamin, aged 12. Mr. Aylor is a self-made man, having spent but two months and nineteen days in school. He is a fine business man, and one who keeps his word the same as a bond.

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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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