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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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John Franklin Marbut, of the Verona White Mill, is a native of Tennessee, born in Giles County, September 8, 1832, and is the son of Philip and Oda (Thomas) Marbut, and grandson of John Marbut, a native of Germany, who came to this country and settled in South Carolina when a lad. He was here married and here reared his family. His son Philip grew to manhood in this State, and learned the wagon-making trade, which he followed for forty years. He was married in this State, and subsequently moved to Tennessee. December, 1841, he moved to Barry County, Mo., and there he now resides. John Franklin Marbut attained his growth in Missouri, and learned the blacksmith’s trade of Barnet Williams. He moved to Lawrence County in 1863, and married Miss Sarah, daughter of Judge J. M. White, December 10, 1857. This union resulted in the birth of nine children, four sons and one daughter now living: James Philip, William Newton, Thomas Lafayette, Oda Anna and John Franklin. Those deceased are Martha Lucretia, Ida Alice, Figenia Elizabeth and Sarah Maudella. Mr. Marbut has served on the school board of his district two terms, and he, his wife, one son and daughter, are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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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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