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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 P. MALLETT, liveryman, was born in Providence, R. I., Dec. 20, 1824. His parents, Edward J. and Sarah (Fenner) Mallet, were also natives of Rhode Island. His mother was a daughter of Gov. James Fenner, and granddaughter of Gov. Arthur Fenner, of that state. Our subject remained in Providence until twelve years of age, attending the city schools; he then went to Jamaica Plain, Mass., and entered Prof. Stephen M. Wells’ High School. He pursued his studies there four years, and then returned to Providence, but shortly after went to Baltimore, Md., and engaged with Messrs. Sellman & Crook as clerk in a mercantile house. He then visited his old home, and came west to Illinois, stopping in Whiteside county, where he engaged in different occupations for several years. He then went to Dixon, Ill., and followed the livery business and staging for three years, after which he moved to a farm in Whiteside county and engaged in agricultural pursuits; then to Como, same county, stock trading, two years; thence to Morrison, in the livery business, four years; thence to Rockford, Ill., same business, three years; thence to Oshkosh, Wis., same business, nearly five years; then came to Joplin and established his present business. Our subject was married in Como, Whiteside county, Ill., Jan. 26, 1847, to Miss Georgiana, daughter of Henry B. and Nancy Sampson, formerly of Duxbury, Mass. Mrs. H. was born February 1, 1829. This union has been blessed with four children: Edward J., born Nov. 14, 1847, died July 22, 1848; Ellen M. DeB., born May 20, 1850, now wife of Geo. T. Elliott, of Sterling, Ill.; Arthur Farner, born May 20, 1853, died Oct. 3, 1854; and Charles Pierce, born April 26, 1857. Mrs. M. is a member of the Episcopal Church.

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