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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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Richard C. Edmisson, merchant and farmer at Conway, Mo., was born in Dallas County, of that State, September 24, 1854, and is a son of John and Elizabeth (Wollard) Edmisson, both of whom were born in Tennessee. They were married in Dallas County, Mo., in 1848, and resided on their farm in that county until the father was killed for his money, during the late war, by Northern bushwhackers. He was an extensive farmer and stock dealer, and was a leading member of the Baptist Church. They were the parents of eight children, five of whom are now living. After the father’s death his widow married again, her second husband being George Davidson, by whom she has two children. He died in 1886, and she now resides on the old home farm with one of her children. Richard C. Edmisson grew to manhood on a farm in Dallas County, receiving a common-school education, and in 1870 went to Texas, where he remained five years, engaged in herding and trading in cattle. He then returned to Dallas County, Mo., and in 1879 was married to Miss Anna Pare, a native of the county, by whom he became the father of one child, Edna. In 1883 he came to Conway, and embarked in his present business, which has netted him a handsome annual income, and in addition to this work he is quite extensively engaged in stock raising, making the breeding of mules a specialty. He is a Royal Arch Mason, and in his political views is a Democrat.

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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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