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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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ELWOOD A. HUTCHENS was born in Pike county, Ind., April 4, 1858. Coming to Davis county, Ky., with his father, in 1869, he removed to Jasper county, Mo., in the fall of 1873. He was married March 20, 1880, to Elizabeth Freaboth, of Holden, Johnson county, Mo., where she was raised. Mr. Hutchens is a plumber and gas-fitter by trade, having learned this business at Owensburg, Davis county, Ky. For some time past he has been interested in mining, and is working the Alba mines as one of the company of Evan Hutchens, Hubbard & Elwood Hutchens, who are developing good prospects of lead and silicate ore.

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