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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Putnam 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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J. H. Carroll, attorney at law, and member of the firm of Carroll & Brawford, real estate, loan and insurance agents, located in Unionville in February of 1881, and has since followed his profession here. He was born June 27, 1857, and when a child of six years went with his mother from Toledo, Ohio, to Cincinnati, to visit his father, who had been wounded on a Southern battlefield. At Cincinnati, Ohio, our subject was lost, and was compelled to earn his living blacking boots for several months, after which he was cared for at a children’s home, and placed upon a farm near Cincinnati. At the age of seventeen he began to teach school and to study law, and continued his studies until 1880, when he was admitted to the Cincinnati bar, where he practiced until the date of his location in Unionville. He preceded W. H. Korns in the management of the Unionville Democrat, and was the prosecuting attorney in 1883. He is now the prosecuting attorney for Missouri of the Chicago, Burlington & Kansas City Railroad. In 1880 he was united in marriage to Cill Woodrow, a native of Highland County, Ohio, by whom two daughters have been born: Vera E. and Frances M., the younger being born on President Cleveland’s wedding day in 1886. Depsite a great amount of advertising, far and wide, Mr. Carroll has never been able to find a clue to his parents, but in 1872, discovered a younger brother, W. J. Carroll, whom his mother had left in Toledo, and upon her failure to return was cared for the Sisters of Charity until seven years of age. His history from that date is given below in the sketch of Carroll & Fahren, of which firm he is a member. Mr. Carroll is now one of the most prosperous and enterprising citizens of the county, and enjoys a lucrative practice.

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This family biography is one of 139 biographies included in the Putnam County, Missouri portion of the book,  The History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, and Schuyler Counties, Missouri published in 1888 by Goodspeed Publishing Co.  For the complete description, click here: Putnam County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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