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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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John W. Fogleman, liveryman at Tuscumbia, was born near Litchfield, Montgomery Co., Ill., January 7, 1851. His parents, Israel and Jane (Carlew) Fogleman, were natives of North Carolina and Missouri, respectively. Israel Fogleman immigrated to Indiana with his father, and from there to Montgomery County, Ill., at an early day. He was a blacksmith by trade, but never followed this occupation after he was grown. He turned his attention to farming, which he carried on until his death, which occurred in 1877. The mother is still living on the homestead. The paternal grandfather, Melcher Fogleman, built the first water-power grist-mill in Montgomery County, Ill., it being known as the old Pepper Mill, which he operated for a number of years. He died in that county. John W. Fogleman was the eldest son and one of a large family of children born to his parents. He attained his growth and secured a fair education near Litchfield. He was in the liquor business for about two years, and then came to Missouri. In 1875 he came to Tuscumbia and engaged in the sale of liquors for about ten years. He then embarked in the livery business, which he still carries on. He was burned out in 1887 and rebuilt in 1888. He now has a good barn, and keeps ten head of good horses, also plenty of vehicles. He was married in 1884 to Mrs. Augusta (Havenstein) Falsom, who bore him two children: Ethel and William F. Mrs. Fogleman is the mother of one child by her first marriage, Clarence. Mr. Fogleman is a member of the I. O.O. F. lodge at Pleasant Mount, and was made a Mason in 1873, a Chapter Mason in 1878, and a Royal Arch Mason at Tuscumbia, Mo.

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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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