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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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WALTER BUCHANAN, farmer, was born in Alleghany county, Penn., Sept. 14, 1828. His father, Gilbert, went to Mahoning county, Ohio, where he died Oct. 8, 1864. The subject of this sketch received his education in Ohio, and was married June 23, 1869, to Mary A. Moore, who was born in Mahoning county, Ohio, May 3, 1837. Their children are James and Rose. Mr. Buchanan came to Jasper county, Mo., in 1876, and has a nice farm of forty acres, with good young orchard, fair improvements, and well located in section 32, township 28, range 31, of Marion township. Mr. Buchanan is a man of industry and enterprise, and is well acquainted with hard work and its results.

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