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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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William R. Troutt is a native of Tennessee, and was born June 27, 1830. He was reared in Todd County, Ky., and afterward returned to his native State and in 1856 located in Washington County, Mo. He has since followed the pursuit of agriculture, and owns a farm of eighty-six acres. February 16, 1854, he married Miss Marilda F. Puckett, who was born in Virginia and reared in Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. Troutt are the parents of the following children: Mary F. now the wife of William H. Sparks; Samuel, Joseph, Martha, the wife of John Cresswell; Billie, Lucy A., Thomas, John, Delia and Pinie Belle. The family is an interesting one, and is highly respected by all who know them. Mr. and Mrs. Trout are consistent members of the Baptist Church, in which the former has held the position of church clerk for the past fifteen years.

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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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