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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence 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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Daniel Brown is of German descent, and is a son of William Brown, who was a Tennessean, and came to Lawrence County, Mo., when a young man, locating on a farm which is still in the hands of the members of his family. He was married to Fannie Tolliver, a daughter of John Tolliver, and by her became the father of five children: John A., William J., Richard, George and Daniel. Mr. Brown was a saddler and farmer by occupation, and was a man who had the respect and esteem of all. His son Daniel was born on his father’s farm in Lawrence County in 1843, and received but little education, as the schools of Missouri were very poor at that time. At the age of eighteen he enlisted in Company B, Fifteenth Regiment Missouri Enrolled Militia, serving about a year and a half, when he joined Company B, Fifteenth Regiment Missouri Volunteer Cavalry, serving twenty months. After the war he was married to Calfernia Harmer, a daughter of Enoch L. and Susannah (Newby) Harmer, of Tennessee, and their union has been blessed in the birth of two children: William Henry and James Hampton. Since 1880 Mr. Brown has resided on his present farm of 160 acres. He is a Democrat in his political views, and he and wife are members of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Brown’s father was sheriff of Davidson County, Tenn., and became a resident of Lawrence County, Mo., in 1840.

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This family biography is one of 272 biographies included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Lawrence County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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