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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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Charles S. Waugh, a leading citizen, and one of the prominent agriculturists of Washington County, was born in that county January 2, 1838. His father, Abner Waugh, was a native of Virginia, and November 24, 1837, he married Elizabeth Boas, a daughter of Jacob Boas. They had a family of three children, named, respectively, Charles S., Mary J. and Adelia. Charles was reared in his native county, and for a time devoted considerable attention to teaching school; later he was engaged in smelting. His whole time is now occupied in attending to the interests of his farm and raising stock. He has preferred to live in single blessedness, and his mother keeps house for him. Frederick Will, county surveyor and public administrator of Washington County, was born in Rhine, Bavaria, Germany, March 1, 1833, and is a son of Fredrick and Margaret (Eisenbiegler) Will, natives of the same place, who died when Frederick was young. He was reared and educated in his native country, graduating at the School of Engineering, Munich, Bavaria, in 1856. He immigrated to America the same year, landing at New York, whence he went to Buffalo, where he remained but a short time. He next went to Washington County, Mo., and accepted a position as engineer on the Iron Mountain Railroad, working in that capacity until 1858. He married Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson, nee Evens, a daughter of John and Charlotte Evens, early settlers of this county. Mrs. Will died in 1868, leaving one daughter, Lottie. Mr. Will has held the office of surveyor since 1872, and that of public administrator since 1884.

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This family biography is one of 138 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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