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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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WILLIAM M. DAUGHERTY, farmer and stock-raiser, section 18, post-office Carthage, is a native of Missouri, born in Platt county, March 1, 1841. When quite young his parents moved to Andrew county. In 1862 he went to Illinois and staid two years; from there he went to Montana, and engaged at freighting, fitting out his teams and loads at St, Joseph, Mo.; sold his outfit in Montana to good advantage and returned to Missouri. He subsequently engaged at freighting between St. Joe., Mo., and Denver, Col., for four years; then lived in Fremont county, Iowa, and in Plattsmouth, Neb, Came to Jasper county in 1866, and engaged at farming; purchased the farm he now owns and occupies in 1873, which consists of eighty acres; good soil and well improved, situated eight miles northeast of Carthage. Mr. Daugherty was married April 29, 1869, to Miss Elverda Shanks, a native of Jasper county, daughter of Hannibal and Elizabeth Shanks, well known old settlers of the county. They are the parents of three sons and one daughter; Frank, born May 6, 1870; Luella F., born Dec. 22, 1872; Diocletian, born June 22, 1878; and Edgar, born March 12, 1881.

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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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