My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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.

* * * *

C. R. OGDEN, farmer and stock-raiser, section 26, post-office Carthage, is a native of the Hoosier State, born in Scott county, Feb. 18, 1836. His parents were Kentuckians, and early settlers of that county, where they died and are buried. His mother died while our subject was yet an infant. His eldest brother, William Ogden, took him and the younger members of the family to Fulton county, Ill., where he was reared and received a common school education. He was married in that county, Aug. 29, 1850, to Miss Rynda Randall, a native of Fulton county, Ill. Of this union there are four children, three sons and one daughter. Their names are Martin A., born March 15, 1858; Elmer, born April 27, 1860; Effie V., born March 25, 1865; and Ellis B., born Dec. 14, 1879. Mr. Ogden became a resident of Jasper county, Mo., in 1866. His earthly possessions at that time would invoice but a very trifling amount, but with determination and energy unexcelled and the co-operation of his good wife, have accumulated a nice property and are comfortably situated. The farm consists of 160 acres of as good and productive soil as there is in the county, well improved and in a high state of cultivation, admirably situated three and a half miles north east from Carthage. He keeps on the farm a good grade of Jersey cows, which he is free to recommend as milch stock. As his accumulations would indicate, Mr. Ogden is an energetic, industrious, public-minded citizen, and keeps thoroughly posted on current events, and takes a lively interest in the progress and advancement of his county. He is Democratic in politics. He has not shaven his face since the inauguration of President Lincoln, nor does he intend to until 1884, when he confidently expects to see a Democrat take the chair.

* * * *

This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

View additional Jasper County, Missouri family biographies here: Jasper County, Missouri Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.