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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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Stephen D. Shore is a native of Washington County, and was born January 10, 1825. His parents, Gilbert and Patsey (Christian) Shore, were natives of Kentucky, and of the eight children born to them Stephen was the eldest. He was reared in his native county, and in 1849 went to California, where he remained eight years, engaged in trading in stock and different occupations. After his return to Washington County he resumed farming, and now owns between 500 and 600 acres of land. He is well known as an enterprising agriculturist. In 1845 Mr. Shore married Miss Jane Strong, a native of Jefferson County, Mo.

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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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