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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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Jonathan Hawley Wormington is a Sumner County Tennessean, born October 7, 1822, and is a son of Asa Hassel and Anna Olive (Hawley) Wormington, who were born in North Carolina and Connecticut, respectively. The father was a participant in the Black Hawk War, a farmer, and died in Lawrence County, Mo., in 1875. His father, Edward Wormington, was born in England, and came to America, locating first in North Carolina and then in Tennessee. He afterward came to Northern Missouri, thence to Lawrence County, where he died about 1838. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. Jonathan H. Wormington came from Tennessee to Missouri with his father in 1829, but in 1835 located in Lawrence County. He was married to Sarah Ann Ferguson, who was born in Lincoln County, N. C., August 6,1826. She is a daughter of James and Mary (Neal) Ferguson, and granddaughter of James Ferguson and John Neal, the latter being a native of England. The grandfather Ferguson served throughout the Revolutionary War. Our subject and his wife are the parents of the following children: Nancy Jane, wife of William Gilbert, of Barry County; Sareptha Ann, wife of Dallas M. Pruitt; James Hassel, married to Agatha Boswell; John Asa, who was married to Myra Stanley, and died in 1875; Wiley Walter, married to Martha Jane Miller; Arthur Russel, married to Nancy Harriet Boswell, and lives in Sedalia; Frances Ellen, wife of George Morris; Mary Orpa, wife of William Boucher, of Barry County; George Wilson and Stella Orient.

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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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