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Below is a family biography included in The History of Moniteau County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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 Maupin (deceased) was one of the oldest settlers of Linn Township, Moniteau County, where he was born in 1818. He was a son of James and Elizabeth (Kenney) Maupin, natives, respectively, of Kentucky and Tennessee. The parents of James Maupin were Mesias and Leah Maupin. James was born February 25, 1795, and was married in Missouri September 4, 1817. He died April 16, 1866. John Maupin was the eldest of a family of six. He was reared on a farm in his native county, where he remained until 1854, when he removed to Carroll County, Mo. He was engaged in farming in the latter county nine years, when he returned to Moniteau County, where he lived until his death, September 12, 1886. During the late war he served a short time in the Confederate army, and participated in several skirmishes. He was married September 6, 1849, to Nancy A. Stone, who was born in 1832, and is a daughter of Bennett W. Stone. The latter came to Missouri in 1821, and about ten years later purchased from Alfred Alexander the farm upon which John Maupin last lived. Mr. Stone married Catherine Gilbreth, a native of Tennessee, who was born in 1807, and is still living in Carroll County, Mo. They had seven children, three now living, viz.: Eli G., Nancy C. and Mary Ann. To Mr. and Mrs. Maupin were-born nine children, seven living, viz.: Mary J., wife of Thomas D. Carlos; Susan A., wife of James Bruce; Sterling P., Robert E. L.; Lucy F., wife of Joseph A. Alexander; John W. and Maude E. Mr. Maupin was an active and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which church his wife has been a member for over forty years. He was an enterprising man and a good citizen, and his death was sincerely mourned by all who knew him. He was an honored member of the A. F. & A. M. of Jamestown, by whom he was buried with all due ceremony. The widow and children live on the farm, and are highly respected.

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This family biography is one of 187 biographies included in The History of Moniteau County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Moniteau County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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