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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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DAVID S. MILLER, painter, of the firm of Cox & Miller, was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, August 11, 1848. His father, J. D. Miller, was a carpenter by trade, and had also been merchandising, and was postmaster of Waverly, Lafayette county, Missouri, from 1871 to 1881. His father was a native of Kentucky, and his mother, Mildred, nee Haggerty, was also a native of Kentucky. His father removed to Lafayette county, Missouri, when David was eleven years old. He was married March 5, 1877, to Anna Zook, of Frankfort, Kentucky, born in September, 1856. They have one child, Mary Miller. Mrs. Miller is a member of the M. E Church (South), and Mr. Miller of the Christian Church. He came to Carthage August 15,1882, where he enjoys a good business in his profession of painter. He learned his trade in St. Louis in 1864. Their place of business is on South Main Street.

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