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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 POOL, of the grocery house of Pool & Hobbs, was born in 1840, September 25, in Washington county, Indiana. His father, Charles, of Wayne county, Indiana, and his mother, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Trueblood, was also a native of Indiana, and his parents’ family were from Carolina originally. He received his schooling and education at Richmond, Indiana. In 1861 he enlisted in the Twenty-fourth Regiment of Indiana Volunteers. After six months service he was taken sick and discharged, but subsequently returned, serving till the close of the war, in the commissary department. After the war he removed to Chattanooga and engaged in the manufacture of cloth, subsequently returning to Indiana, remaining until 1870, when he came to Jasper county, Missouri, where he farmed for some years, and also engaged in bee culture, importing the first Italian bees and queens in the Southwest. In 1875 he engaged in the grocery business with S. B. Griswold, with whom he remained until the fall of 1881, when, in company with Mr. Hobbs, he engaged in business. This is one of the leading grocery houses of the place, and they enjoy a large and increasing business. He was married in 1864 to Miss Jane A. Hadley, of Richmond, Indiana, a native of Ohio. They have three daughters: Anna, Lizzie, and Flora. Mr. Pool is president of the school board, and has served in the city council; also acted as township assessor. He is a member of the G. A. R. Mr. Pool and wife and all the family are members of the Congregational Church, and two of the daughters, Misses Anna and Lizzie Pool, are fine singers, and are always ready and willing to assist in singing, or any work of the church and Sunday-school. Mr. and Mrs. Pool are active and prominent workers in the church and society, and are held in high esteem by all.

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