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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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DANIEL PRIGMORE, farmer and raiser of stock, post-office, Sarcoxie, was born in Roane county, Tenn., Jan. 12, 1827. His parents, Daniel and Agnes Prigmore, were natives of Tennessee. Father was born Dec. 13, 1779, and died in the spring of 1859; mother, born Sept. 28, 1785, and died in the spring of 1859. During infancy, subject moved with his parents to what is now Cooper county; one year later the family moved to southern Illinois, and three years thereafter returned to Missouri, stopping on White River, where the father traded for a time with the Indians. In the spring of 1886 they came to what was then Barry, but now Jasper, county, Mo., locating five miles northeast of Sarcoxie. Here young Prigmore grew to maturity, engaged in agricultural pursuits, and attended the schools. Since, he has largely engaged in farming and growing stock. During the late war subject took a neutral position, notwithstanding he lost heavily from depredations and theft on the part of the armies. Mr. Prigmore was married in Jasper county, Mo., Dec. 29, 1848, to Miss Amanda M., daughter of Ephraim and Rebecca Beasley, of this county, but natives of Tennessee. From this union there have been thirteen children: Mary G., born Dec. 13, 1849, died in Oct., 1873; James W., born March 14, 1851, died in June, 1881; C. E., born May 24, 1853; Frances W., born Sept. 27, 1854; Lee H., born Jan. 12, 1858, died June 24, 1871; Aduella B., born Sept. 27, 1859, died in July, 1881; Fannie C., born March 21, 1862; John T., born Nov. 21, 1864; triplets, born in March, 1866, all died in infancy; Dick, born April 24, 1868; and Joseph D., born May 6, 1871. Mrs. P. died in June, 1876. Subject was again married in this county, Dec. 12, 1878, to Mrs. Margaret Dodson, daughter of Neil and Elizabeth Russell of Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. P. have a splendid home, situated about five miles northeast of Sarcoxie. Fine farm of 311 acres, nearly all improved, well fenced and watered; two bearing orchards, in fact all the requisites of a comfortable home. Mr. Prigmore is a practical farmer and is considered one of the most substantial.

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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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