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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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A. G. MILLESS, house and sign painter, Carthage, Missouri, was born in 1825 in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. His father was a native of New Jersey and his mother, whose maiden name was Susan Mathiott, a native of Baltimore, Maryland. A. G. Millis was reared in Baltimore, where he served an apprenticeship to the painter’s trade in ornamental painting, after which he came west and worked in several places, finally locating in Indianapolis, and engaged in chair-making for a time. Subsequently he settled in Des Moines, Iowa, giving his attention and services in a chair factory, and painting until 1868, when he came to Carthage, Missouri, where he has been constantly engaged in the painting business. He has painted most of the large churches and buildings in the city, working from six to eight men. Mr. Milless is a member of the I. O. O. F., and in 1847 joined the Red Men, a lodge unknown in this country. He was married to Miss Hannah Lynde, of Dubuque, Iowa. They have seven children living. Mr. Milless is one of the best practical workmen of his art, and much of the taste and attractiveness of the Queen City is directly attributable to his judgment and ability to form contrasts and harmonize the primary colors.

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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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