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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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WILLIS CAGLE (deceased), was a native of Kentucky, born near Bowling Green, Oct 16, 1830. He came to Jasper county with his parents at an early day, where he lived until the breaking out of the civil war, when he went to Chariton county, Mo. He was a member of the E. M. M., and saw some active service. He was married in Greene county, Ill., Oct. 11, 1863, to Miss Rhoda C. La Force, daughter of James B. La Force, an old and respected citizen of that county. The first two and one-half years of their married life they spent in Chariton and Schuyler counties, then returned to Jasper county, and in less than one year sold his farm and went to Saline county, Mo., where he died April 14, 1879, leaving four sons: James L., Elmer K., William F., and Lester O. Mr. Cagle during life was a quiet, industrious citizen, a kind-hearted husband and father, and a conscientious Christian, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Two years after his death his widow and family returned to Jasper county. Mrs. Cagle is an industrious, energetic lady, and has experienced many reverses in her day. When she was but thirteen her mother died, and she being the eldest had charge of the household and family up to her marriage. How well she fulfilled the trust many of the older residents of the county can testify.

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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

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