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Below is a family biography included in The History of Laclede County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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A. S. Coffman, a worthy farmer of Washington Township, Laclede Co., Mo., was born in McMinn County, Tenn., in 1833, and is a son of John and Elizabeth (Turner) Coffman. After residing in his native State until 1852, he at that date removed to Laclede County, Mo., where he soon after became the owner of some real estate and engaged in husbandry. He has now a fertile and well-cultivated farm consisting of 207 acres, and is considered one of the enterprising and successful farmers of Laclede County. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and in 1862 enlisted in Company G, Sixteenth Missouri Volunteer Cavalry, and distinguished himself as first lieutenant, being mustered out of service on the 30th of July, 1865. He participated in a number of severe skirmishes, and was once wounded. In 1854 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Connor, a daughter of Armstrong and Unity (Strickland) Connor, by whom he became the father of fifteen children, thirteen of whom are now living. Mr. Coffman has served as deputy sheriff of Laclede County for six years, and has proved a trusty and competent officer.

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This family biography is one of 99 biographies included in The History of Laclede County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Laclede County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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