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Below is a family biography included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Felix Marion Brown was born in Sullivan County, Mo., July 25, 1852, and is the son of Aaron and Elizabeth Catherine (Morrison) Brown, natives of Greene County, Tenn., who, after settling in Sullivan County, Mo., returned to their Tennessee home. The father died in Alabama, while on their way to Tennessee. Felix M. was reared in Tennessee, and at the age of twenty-one came to Newton County, Mo. He spent five years in traveling over Arkansas, Indian Territory, Kansas and Missouri, finally settling in the last named State, and purchasing property in 1879. He was here married to Miss Elizabeth Ann Woodman, daughter of Thomas J. and Rebecca Woodman, the father of New York stock and the mother from England. The fruit of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Brown has been one son and two daughters, named as follows: Rufus Elmer, Ida May and Ethel. Mr. Brown is a member of, and an officer in, the Home Farmers’ Alliance, and he and family attend worship at churches of all denominations. He owns a well-improved farm, and is industrious and prosperous.

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This family biography is one of 220 biographies included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Newton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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