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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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H. E. Neville, of Olean, Mo., was born in Barren County, Ky., in 1849, being one of a family of seven children born to Carroll and Eliza (Edwards) Neville, who were also born in Barren County, Ky. The father was a Baptist minister, and immigrated to Moniteau County in 1851, but in 1856 moved to Miller County, and in 1866 was elected on the Republican ticket to the State Legislature. H. E. Neville received the early education that falls to the lot of the average farmer’s boy, and afterward attended the State Normal at Warrensburg, Mo. He then followed the occupation of school-teaching for eight or nine years, his labors being attended with very satisfactory results. In 1880 Ida Morris, a native of Laclede County, Mo., became his wife. Her parents, Richard P. and Virginia (Thomas) Morris, were born in Missouri. In 1883 Mr. Neville removed to Olean, Mo., and here has since made his home, and has been successfully engaged in the lumber business.

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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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