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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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Isom N. Amos, of the firm of Wills & Amos, abstractors, loan and insurance agents, Neosho, Mo., was born in Carroll County, Ark., March 10, 1862, and is the son of Isom and Cynthia E. (Selby) Amos. The father was a native of Kentucky, and he and family came to this county in 1866. Isom N., the subject of this memoir, was reared principally in Newton County, Mo., and has since made his home here. His first business experience was in clerking for one year and a half, after which he entered the abstract office of James Sherwood, where he remained until Mr. Wills purchased an interest with Mr. Sherwood, and he then associated himself with R. M. Randle. In 1886 Mr. Amos sold his interest to Mr. Randle and purchased an interest in his present business. The firm has complete and reliable abstracts of all lands and town lots in the county, and represent as well some of the leading insurance companies of the county; also do a large business in placing loans. January 4, 1845, Mr. Amos married Miss Euretta Tappana, who was born in Iowa, May 20. 1865, and to them were born two children, boys, La Soir de Mont and Falcon de Wane. On April 3, 1888, Mr. Amos was elected to the office of police judge of the city of Neosho— the first police judge for the city.

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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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