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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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Henry B. Mallow, farmer, is a son of Jacob and Catherine (Gortnor) Mallow, both natives of the “Old Dominion,” and of German descent. After their marriage they lived in their native State till 1823, when they came to Boonville, Mo., and the following year to Washington County, where they resided about nine years, then removed to New Madrid County, and after a residence there of nineteen years returned here and died, at the age of seventy-six and seventy-four, respectively. Mr. Mallow was a farmer and miller, and during the War of 1812 was chosen captain of a company, but his command was never called into active service. Both he and wife were members of the Old School Presbyterian Church. They became the parents of seven sons and six daughters. Henry B. Mallow was the tenth child, and was born at Montgomery City, Mo., in 1824. He received a limited early education, and after attaining his majority began farming on his own responsibility. Since 1855 he has made this county his home. During the late war he served in the Eighth Provisional Regiment, Missouri State Militia. In 1867 he married Mrs. Nancy J. Chapman, a native of Crawford County. Mrs. Mallow has been married three times; to her first marriage two children were born, to her second, five children. She is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Mallow is a Democrat, and owns 644 acres of land. In 1875 he built his present two-story buhr flouring-mill, which has a capacity of thirty-five barrels.

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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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