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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 Hagler, another successful agriculturist of Greene Township, Lawrence Co., Mo., was born in Wilkes County, N. C., in 1808 and is one of the oldest citizens of the county. He is the son of William and Elizabeth (Mullens) Hagler and the grandson of John Hagler, who was of German descent. He was a teamster in the Revolutionary War, and was an early settler of North Carolina He settled the farm on which William, the father of the subject of this sketch was born, and at which place he died about 1858, at the age of about seventy years. His wife, Elizabeth (Mullens) Hagler, lived to be over ninety years of age, and died on the above mentioned farm in North Carolina. They were the parents of thirteen children, all of whom lived to be grown and five are now living, three sons and two daughters: John, Wiley, W., Mary and Sarah. Those deceased were named Delpha, Skelton, Walton, Albert, Greenville, Lindsey, Thomas and Lorenzo. John Hagler grew to maturity on the home place in North Carolina, and in 1840 he removed to Bradley County, Tenn. Previous to this, in 1830, he married Miss Edith Triplett, who was born in February, 1810, and was reared within six miles of where her husband was born. Her people were early settlers of North Carolina, and her grandfather was killed in the Revolutionary War, and was the first man shot down in the battle of Rockspoint. One of his sons was also shot down. Edith was the daughter of Thomas and Jane Triplett. The mother of Thomas lived to be one hundred and nine years old, and was of English descent. To our subject and wife were born nine children, all of whom lived to be grown: Martha, Sarah, Isabella, Lindsey, Jones, Thomas, John F., Lorenzo B. and Osillez. Sarah and Isabella are deceased. Mr. Hagler and wife lived for eleven years in Bradley County Tenn., after which he moved to Jackson County, Mo., and located near Red Oak, where he now lives. He was not in service during the war, but suffered great loss from the soldiers. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of which he has been a member for over fifty-seven years and is also one of the trustees of the church; he has been a member of the Masonic fraternity since the year 1850. His sons are all members of that fraternity. John P. Hagler, son of the subject of this sketch, was born in Bradley County, Tenn., in 1843, and when ten years of age his parents removed to Southwest Missouri overland by wagons, and located on the same place where he now lives and where he grew to manhood. He was educated in the common schools of his district, and in 1863 he left the home place and went to Nebraska, and in the winter of the same year he left for Illinois and settled in Sangamon County, where he remained until 1866, when he returned to the home place, and there lived until 1876. He removed from there to Dade County Mo and from there about 1880 to the old home place, which he purchased and where he now lives. He married Miss Josephine B. Sootler, who was born in Dade County, Mo., in 1851, and who was the daughter of Milton C. and Martha Sootler who were early settlers of Dade County. They were the parents of six children three now living: Sarah, Josephine B. and Monroe. The parents of these children are now deceased, the father in 1875 and the mother in 1873. The father was born in 1824, and was the son of Bessie Sootler. To John F. Hagler and wife were born six children: Alice, Virgil, Nora, Vina, Rilla and Samuel. Mr. and Mrs. Hagler are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Hagler is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and votes the Democratic ticket.

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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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