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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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John B. Dumphy, book-keeper for the Union Mining and Smelting Company of Old Mines, is a native of Washington County, and was born August 20, 1857. His father, Paul Dumphy, was a native of Ireland, who immigrated to this country, and was employed as foreman on the Iron Mountain Railroad. He enlisted in the Confederate Army during the late war, and died from a disease contracted at Vicksburg, Miss. He married Lucy Portell, who was born and reared in Old Mines, Washington County, and is still living. This marriage was blessed by the birth of two children: Mary E., now the wife of James Catlett, Jr., and John B. The latter was reared in his native county, and followed different occupations until 1882, when he commenced work in his present position, and the length of time he has remained with the company is evidence of his efficiency and competency for the position.

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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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