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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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G. L. Williams. Among the prominent farmers of the county who have fought the battle of life successfully may be mentioned Mr. Williams, who was born in Morgan County, Mo., in 1849, being the eldest of five children born to the union of Samuel Williams and Rachel Carver, who were born in Virginia and Ohio, respectively. The former came to Morgan County when a young man, and was here married and spent the remainder of his days, his death occurring in 1863, at the age of forty-seven years. His widow still resides in Morgan County. G. L. Williams, our subject, spent his early days in working on the farm and in attending school, and was married in his native county in August, 1868, to Lucinda Daniels, who was born in Greene County, Mo., in 1849, being a daughter of Tapley and Keziah (Thornhill) Daniels, who were Tennesseeans, and came to Missouri about 1840, and died in 1874 and 1872, respectively. After his marriage Mr. Williams resided in Morgan County until 1871, when he moved to Miller County and purchased his present farm of 100 acres, and is engaged in general farming. He has always taken an interest in enterprises for the benefit of the county, and in politics votes with the Democratic party. He and wife are members of the Baptist Church, and are the parents of three children: Victoria Alice (Mrs. Cramer), resides in Franklin Township; Mary Ardell (Mrs. McClure), also resides in Franklin Township, and Lavona Bell. Victor Emanuel, a son, died in 1882, at the age of eight years.

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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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