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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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James Franklin Davis, of Mayfield Township, Laclede Co., Mo., was born in the county in which he now resides, August 22, 1856, and is a son of James Monroe and Charity A. (Casteel) Davis. The former was born in Warren County, Ky., and throughout life was a farmer by occupation, and made a settlement in Laclede County, Mo., as early as 1840, while he was yet a young man. He was married after coming to Missouri, his wife being a native of Middle Tennessee, and their union was blessed in the birth of six sons and three daughters. James Franklin Davis is the eldest of their children, and grew to manhood in Laclede County, and married Florence Brooks, a daughter of Cyrus C. Brooks and Elvira O. (Skelton) Brooks, who were born, reared and married in Alabama, and settled in Missouri about 1868. Mr. and Mrs. Davis are the parents of two sons and one daughter, James Harvey, Thomas Ernest and Ellen, and are worthy and consistent members of the Baptist Church.

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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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