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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 H. Dameron was born in the State of Missouri in 1850, and is a son of John and Julia (Melton) Dameron. The father was a tiller of the soil, and both he and wife died in 1850, leaving two children, Florence and John H., to battle their own way in the world. John H. was educated at the Mount Pleasant Baptist School at Huntsville, Mo., and then became clerk in the clothing house of Stronger, Allen & Co., at St. Louis, Mo. In 1869 he came to Southwest Missouri, and has been successfully engaged in the general merchandise business in Marionville. He has a nice stock of goods, valued at about $15,000, and has a fine residence in the town. He is also interested in the smelting and mining company, at Aurora, and is one of the stockholders in the bank at Marionville. In 1873 he was married to Miss Estella, a daughter of Dr. P. M. Slaughter, of Marionville, and by her is the father of three children: Earnest P., Bert C. and Florence M. Mr. Dameron is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

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