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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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E. S. Hite is one of the prosperous farmers and stockmen of Saline Township, Miller Co., Mo., and was born in 1835 in Logan County, Ky., his parents being E. S. and Mary R. (Butler) Hite, who were born in Virginia. They both became residents of Kentucky when young and were married in that State and engaged in farming. In 1855 they immigrated to Miller County, Mo., and settled on the farm on which E. S. Hite, our subject, is now living, first buying 120 acres, and also entering the same amount. The father died in 1857 and the mother in April, 1881. E. S. Hite aided in the development of the home farm but as he was about twenty-one years of age when he came to Missouri, he received the greater part of his education in Kentucky. He began working for himself on the farm where he now resides, and 130 acres of his 236 acre farm are under cultivation. He was a member of the Enrolled Militia during the late war, and was at Jefferson City when Price made his raid through that section. He votes the Republican ticket. In April, 1864, he was married to Mary Taylor, a native of Moniteau County, and daughter of Richard W. and Lydia (Beard) Taylor, and by her is the father of six children: Richard T., who resides in Nebraska; James E., Mettie, William B., John D. S. and George E. Mrs. Hite’s parents were born in Tennessee and immigrated to Missouri in 1832, and settled on some land which they entered in Saline Township, Miller Co. At a later period they moved to Moniteau County, and after improving a farm there sold out and returned to Miller County, where the father died September 1, 1885, aged nearly eighty years. His wife still survives him and resides in Olean. Mr. and Mrs. Hite are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Olean, in which he is steward and trustee.

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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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