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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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Wilder Higginbotham, the second living son of George W. and Helen (Turley) Higginbotham, is a native of Washington County, Mo., and was born October 26, 1842. He is one of the prominent and successful agriculturists of his native county, and regards the quality of his farming operations far more than the quantity. His farm contains 105 acres of choice land, all in a good state of cultivation, and he has made farming the vocation of his life. October 25, 1868, he married Miss Susan Madden, a daughter of Malachi and Caroline Madden, and a sister of Mrs. Thomas Higginbotham. They have a family of two children, Malcolm and Morie.

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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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