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Below is a family biography included in The History of Crawford 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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H. M. Ramsey, abstracter and deputy collector of Crawford County, is a son of John H. Ramsey, who came from Tennessee with his father, De Lafayette Ramsey, in an early day, and settled in Crawford County. The exact date of the immigration is not known, but the records show land entered by them in 1837. De Lafayette Ramsey lived to be ninety-six years of age. John H. was an enterprising farmer and a stanch Democrat. His wife, Nancy Britton, is a native of Crawford County, and a member of one of the pioneer families. Their family consisted of three children, of whom H. M., the youngest, was born in 1860. John H. Ramsey died in 1868, his wife having died in 1862. H. M. Ramsey was educated in the common schools and in Steelville Academy. Since he was eighteen years of age he has been almost constantly employed in some of the county offices as deputy. In 1883 he married Miss Laura A. Evans, who was born in St. Francois County, Mo., in 1859. They have two sons and one daughter. Mr. Ramsey is a warm supporter of the principles of the Republican party, and is one of the best posted men in the county on the internal workings of the different county offices.

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This family biography is one of 117 biographies included in The History of Crawford County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Crawford County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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