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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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John D. and James Green, farmers and assessors of Webster County, Mo., were born in Marion County, Tenn., December 7, 1845, and September 13, 1847, respectively. Their parents, Samuel and Elizabeth (Wilburn) Green, were also Tennesseeans, and for a number of years after their marriage resided in their native State, coming to Missouri about 1851, and settling on a farm in the southwest portion of Webster County, where they reared their family of four sons and six daughters: William, who resides in Arkansas; Dr. S. P., a physician of Boone County, Ark.; John D., James; Sarah, wife of T. Barnhart; Malinda, wife of Elijah Morrison; Velveyrettie, Delasia, Martha J. and Ortelia. John and James Green grew to maturity in Webster County, and in their boyhood days received but limited educations in the common schools. After reaching maturer years, they saw the need of good educations, and began attending higher institutions of learning, and acquired a thorough knowledge of the common and higher English branches. They were then engaged in teaching school in Webster County and elsewhere for some time, and in 1875 went to Montana Territory, where they remained until the fall of 1877, and then returned home and embarked in merchandising at Rogersville, but about a year later their store building and contents were consumed by fire, and they abandoned the mercantile business and engaged in farming. They own 160 acres of valuable land in one tract, and have about fifty acres cleared and under cultivation, besides owning fourteen acres adjoining Rogersville, where they reside with their sisters. They have a pleasant and comfortable residence, and their property shows the result of industry, taste and prosperity. The Green brothers are Republicans in politics, and are stanch supporters of the principles of that party.

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