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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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David N. Baker, an agriculturist of Washington County, was born in the county in which he now resides, December 22, 1830. His father, whose name was also David N., was a native of Kentucky, and was born in July, 1808, locating in Washington County, Mo., about 1827; he married Catherine Capeler, who was of German ancestry, and of the fourteen children born to their union twelve are still living. The father was killed September 4, 1862, and the mother died October 4, 1881. David N. was the second son, and was born and reared on a farm in Washington County; he now owns 440 acres of land, and devotes his entire attention to the pursuit of farming. May 23, 1852, he married Margaret A. Yarbrough, who was born in Tennessee but was reared in Missouri, and is a daughter of Thomas G. and Mahala (Brown) Yarbrough. Mr. and Mrs. Baker have six children living, viz.: Sarah C., the wife of Z. T. Hale; Mary A., the wife of Tony Algire; Martha J., the wife of Peter Van Marren; Joseph H., James W. and Susan M., now Mrs. J. Compton.

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