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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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NATHANIEL N. BIRKHEAD, is a native of Buchanan county, Mo., born Jan. 22, 1852. His parents were N. N. and Rhoda Birkhead, both natives of Kentucky, who came to Missouri at an early day. When the subject of this sketch was ten years of age his parents removed to Logan county, Ark., where he resided until coming to Jasper county, Mo., in 1876. He has since been engaged in mining with success. He is a member of Webb City Lodge No. 512, A. F. & A. M.

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