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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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The Bodenhamer family is one of the oldest in Webster County. Jacob Bodenhamer, father of P. G., a well-known citizen, settled in the present limits of this county, in April, 1837, in Township 30, Range 19. He raised a family of sixteen children, the three youngest being born in that neighborhood, where he lived until 1844, then removing to Pierson Creek, Greene County. C. W. and W. F., his eldest sons, still remain here. The family originally came from Giles County, Tenn., and upon locating here found but four other families: Spencer Clark, Mrs. Sally Hoover, George Kepley and A. E. Goss, Sr. Reference to this is made elsewhere in this volume.

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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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