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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miller County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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Daniel Kinworthy, farmer, at Iberia, Mo., is a native of Brown County, Ind., born in 1840, his parents being William and Perlina (Rogers) Kinworthy, the former being a Virginian by birth. He moved from his native State first to Indiana, then to Illinois, and lastly to Missouri, enlisting from this State in 1863 in the Missouri State Militia. He was the father of twenty-four children (six now living) by two marriages, each wife bearing him twelve children. The names of those living are Thomas, Daniel, Susannah, of the first marriage; and Robert, Joshua and Isaac A. of the second. Thomas Kinworthy, the paternal grandfather, was of English descent and a farmer by occupation. The maternal grandfather, William Rogers, a native of Indiana, was an early resident of Missouri, and began the battle of life for himself at the early age of eighteen years. Daniel Kinworthy, our subject, enlisted in 1861, in Company D, Twenty-sixth Missouri Infantry, United States Army, as a private, and was at the battles of Shiloh, Pittsburg, Corinth, Iuka, Jackson, Vicksburg and Chattanooga. He was wounded in the left breast by a minie-ball in the last engagement, and was confined to the hospital for three months. At Chattanooga he received another wound, a minie-ball fracturing the right thigh bone. Both wounds still trouble him, and for the last two years he has been unable to work. He received his discharge in August, 1864, at Jefferson City, Mo., and in September of the same year he espoused Miss Emily L. Duncan, who was born in Tennessee, in 1845, and by her has the following family: James Robert, Rachel P., John W., Thomas D., Albert W., Louisa C., Henry A., and Louis C., who is deceased. The family worship in the Methodist Church. Mr. Kinworthy is a Republican, and voted first for John Bell in 1860.

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in The History of Miller County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Miller County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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