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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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Robert F. Letcher is one of the enterprising farmers of Washington County. He was born in St. Louis in 1834, in which city he was reared, receiving a good education. His father, Isaac A. Letcher, was a native of Virginia, and a descendant of one of the most prominent families of that State. He removed to Missouri in 1815, where he lived until his death, which occurred May 1, 1875. He married Julia A. Bobb, a native of Kentucky. In early life Robert F. was employed as a clerk. He was married in 1865 to Miss Margaret McGuffie, a native of England, of Scotch ancestry. To this union have been born six children, viz.: Philip, Isaac, Theodore, Jacob, Lee and Julia. The farm upon which Mr. Letcher resides is one of the old landmarks of the section, and contains 265 acres.

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