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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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Harvey Sitton is a son of James and Mary (Bowen) Sitton, both natives of South Carolina, and of Scotch and Irish descent, respectively. They married and lived in South Carolina until 1817, when they moved to Southern Illinois, where the mother died at the age of eighty years. About 1824 the father and children came to Cape Girardeau County, Mo., and here the father died, after having lived to a good old age. He was a carpenter and blacksmith by trade, and a Democrat in politics. He and wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Harvey is the eldest of their four children. He was born in Greenville District, S. C., and was reared on a farm, and educated in the old subscription schools. In 1835 he came to Washington County, Mo., and for about forty-five years has followed farming and mining as an occupation. He owns 400 acres of land, and is considered one of the first citizens of the county. In 1837 he married Mrs. Martha (Wingo) Crump, a native of Virginia, born in 1817. By her he became the father of twelve children, of whom four sons and four daughters survive. Mr. and Mrs. Sitton are worthy members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

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