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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jefferson County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Eli J. McMullin was born in Valle Township, Jefferson County, September 18, 1850. His father, Robert McMullin, a native of Henderson County, Ky., settled in Jefferson County, Mo., in 1826, which was then a dense wilderness inhabited by wild animals. His wife was Rebecca McMullin, and of their thirteen children, ten of whom are living, Eli J. was the youngest, viz.: John T., Samuel W., William B., Robert W., George W., Benjamin W., Richard J., Adaline (now Mrs. Volkes), Eliza J. (now Mrs. Williams) and Eli J. James N. and Thomas J. were soldiers in the Union army during the late war; the former was killed at the siege of Vicksburg, and the latter died from sickness contracted in the army while home on a furlough. Eli J. McMullin was reared on the old homestead, and received his education in the common schools. September 18, 1876, he married Nancy A. Cape, daughter of Rev. James Cape, an early settler of Valle Township. Mr. and Mrs. McMullin have four children, viz.; Lawrence C, George B., Maggie J. and Mary E. Mr. McMullin lives on the old farm, which consists of 209 acres, and devotes some attention to the raising of stock. He and wife are members of the Baptist Church. He has never sought political honor.

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This family biography is one of 224 biographies included in The History of Jefferson County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Jefferson County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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