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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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Thomas J. Hillhouse, one of the most successful and enterprising farmers and stock raisers of Section 30, Spring River Township, Lawrence Co., Mo., was born in this county November 2, 1858. A sketch of his parents, Robert S. and Mary (Inman) Hillhouse appears above. Thomas J. Hillhouse, the subject of this memoir was married in Lawrence County, Mo., and chose for his companion in life Miss Bell Turner, daughter of J. W. Turner, who is now a resident of Spring River Township. This marriage resulted in the birth of one child, a son named Colman. Mr. Hillhouse is well known throughout the county, and is much respected by all. He is a member of the Zion Grange, and is steward of the same. He is also a member of the I. O. O. F., and he and wife 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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