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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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William H. Williams. Prominent among the business houses of Lawrence County, Mo., is the general merchandise firm of Williams & Co. Mr. Williams is the senior member of the firm, and T. H. Maberry and B. W. Childress are the junior members. All are Missourians, and have been tillers of the soil. They carry a large and well-selected stock of goods, and, by their energy and fair business dealing, have a lucrative trade. They also handle produce and deal in cattle. Mr. Williams is about thirty-seven years of age, and besides his interest in the store, owns 200 acres of land, the principal part of which is under cultivation. He is postmaster at Chesapeake, and is unmarried. T. H. Maberry, the second member of the firm, is twenty-nine years of age, and was married to Miss Izora Kirby, a daughter of James H. Kirby, of Mount Vernon, Mo. Mr. Maberry owns 220 acres of good farming land, which is considered very valuable and is situated on Turnback Creek. B. W. Childress, the junior member of the firm, is thirty-seven years old, and is married, his wife being Miss Retta Gibson, daughter of W. K. Gibson, of Lawrence County. Mr. Childress has an excellent farm of eighty acres.

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