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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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Henry H. Barnhart, farmer and stockman of Miller County, Mo., was born in 1850, and is the third in a family of twelve children born to Adam M., and Sarah (Warne) Barnhart, who were Tennesseans. The family took up their abode in Miller County, Mo., in 1833, and after being engaged in farming there until 1853, moved to Maries County. During the late Rebellion the father served in the State Militia. Henry H. attended the common schools at Maries County, and after reaching manhood, began farming for himself in Miller County, and was here married August 12, 1869, to Martha Jane Brazier, a daughter of L. T. and Nancy Jane (Hill) Brazier, who were born in Kentucky and Virginia, respectively. Grandfather Brazier was one of the earliest settlers of Miller County, was a soldier in the War of 1812, and has now been dead for a number of years. After his marriage Mr. Barnhart bought the farm of 240 acres where he now resides, it being at that time heavily covered with timber and only improved by a small log cabin. He has succeeded in clearing ninety acres, and has made other valuable improvements in the way of buildings. He deals quite extensively in stock, which enterprise has netted him considerable money. He is a Democrat, politically, and he and wife are the parents of the following children: Josephine, Francis, Adam Herman, Laura, Lucy, Paralee and Colman.

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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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