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Below is a family biography included in The History of Webster 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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Coffee Carroll Haggard is a successful farmer residing near Northview Post-office, Mo. He was born in Roane County, Tenn., June 16, 1819, and is a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Montgomery) Haggard, who were also Tennesseeams. The former served in the War of 1812, and throughout life made his home in his native State, where he reared his family. Coffee C. Haggard remained with his father until grown, and was married in his native State, January 6, 1839, to Lucinda Emory, a native of Roane County, but in 1849 took up his residence in what is now Webster County, where he is still residing. The farm he purchased was very slightly improved, but is now under cultivation and otherwise well improved. It consists of 160 acres, with eighty under cultivation, and he has forty acres at Northview, on which is a nice residence, where he makes his home. August 8, 1862, he enlisted in the Eighth Missouri Cavalry, and served until the close of the war, and was a participant in the fights at Little Rock, Cotton Plant and numerous skirmishes, and filled the following offices, in the order in which they are named: Duty sergeant and commissary sergeant. He was mustered out at Little Rock, and discharged at St. Louis, in August, 1865. He and wife are the parents of two children: William Carroll, who is married and resides near his father, and Amanda, who is the wife of Henry Bumgarner. On the 24th of September, 1888, Mrs. Haggard died, having been a faithful wife for over forty-nine years, and a kind, watchful mother. Mr. Haggard is one of the oldest and most highly esteemed citizens of Webster County, and is favorably known throughout this part of the State. Not to know Uncle Coffee Haggard would be equivalent to not knowing the country. Wherever he is known his word is as good as his bond; no one would think of asking him for security, even if he should give his note, of which very few, if any, are in existence. Being one of the early pioneers, his residence here ante-dates the county itself, the territory now comprising Webster being then embraced in Greene County. To his less favored neighbors he is ever charitable and neighborly, none going away from his door empty handed when knowingly in want.

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This family biography is one of 110 biographies included in The History of Webster County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Webster County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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