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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.

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CHARLES F. HEDRICK, deputy sheriff of Jasper county, was born in Grant county, Indiana, September 18, 1842, where he was reared and educated. His father, Charles, was a cooper by trade, and died in 1849, and his mother, Eliza, nee Scott, was born in Pennsylvania and died in Michigan, January 4, 1878. The subject of this sketch was married June 21, 1863, to Anna V. St. John, who was born near Metamora, Indiana, May 10, 1841. Their four children are Albert O., Gertrude, Maude, and Madge. He is a member of the G. A. R. Mr. Hedrick came from Indiana to Carthage in 1870. He is by trade a harness maker, and has been in trade for himself at various times. He enlisted in the Thirty-fourth Indiana Infantry, Company F, serving three years and six months, and was a participant in a number of engagements. Mr. Hedrick’s residence is a story and a half house on Lincoln Street, north of Mound, and he is serving very acceptably as deputy sheriff of Jasper county.

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