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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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ROBERT G. BAWBELL, post-office Dudenville. He was born in Rochester, N. Y., Feb. 13, 1840. He is a son of Thomas A. and Sarah Bawbell, who moved to Medina county, Ohio, in 1843, where the subject of this sketch was reared and educated. At seventeen years of age he enlisted in Company K, Tenth Ohio Cavalry, and served three years. He was with Sherman on his march to the sea, and was honorably discharged at Cleveland, Ohio. He returned to Gifford, Ohio, and went to work at carpentering. Nov. 9, 1865, he was married to Miss Sallie A. Wyatt, daughter of Jonathan and Phoebe Wyatt, natives of Massachusetts. She was the fourth of six children. Her father died in 1872, and her mother is still living with her at the advanced age of seventy-six years. Mr. Bawbell moved on his present farm of 160 acres, in 1870, which is well improved. He has four children, named Ralph H., Irving R., Ada F., and William W. Mrs. Bawbell is a member of the Baptist Church, and Mr. Bawbell is a member of the United Brethren, and himself and family are highly respected in the community.

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