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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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John G. Morris was born in Rush County, Ind., on April 26, 1833, and is of English extraction. His parents were Jesse and Polly Morris, who were natives of Kentucky. John G. Morris was reared at the home of his parents, and spent his youth in laboring on the farm and attending school. He chose agricultural pursuits as his life vocation, at which he has been quite successful. As he started in life poor, what property he has is the result of his own efforts. He is the owner of 200 acres of fine land under a high state of cultivation, and has a nice home. His marriage with Frances A. Baker was solemnized in Taylor County, Iowa, on March 23, 1861. Mrs. Morris was born in Parke County Ind., in 1843, and is a daughter of David and Elizabeth Baker. Mr. and Mrs. Morris’ union has been blessed by the birth of seven children, namely: Ezerd E., Charles B., Elmer W., Mary, Fred C. Lora B. and Alpha C. The family are among the highly esteemed citizens of the county. Both Mr. Morris and his wife are members of the Christian Church, in which he has served as elder for six years.

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This family biography is one of 272 biographies included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Lawrence County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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