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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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William Z. Haymes was born in McMinn County, Tenn., January 13, 1833, and is a son of Judge William Haymes, who was born and reared in Virginia, and was married in Tennessee to Rebecca Zeigler, also a native of Virginia. In 1839 they moved to Missouri and settled in what is now Webster County, and took up a claim, where he reared his family. He is still living, and is now seventy-nine years old. He served as one of the county judges during the late war, and has always been noted for the liberality with which he contributes to enterprises for the public weal. William Z. Haymes, his son, has resided in Webster County ever since he was a small boy, and made his home with his parents until he attained his majority, and the following year was married to Miss Rebecca E. Jones, of North Carolina, their union taking place March 8, 1854. She was reared and educated in Webster County, whither she had come with her father, William Jones, and the year after her marriage she and Mr. Haymes located on their present farm, which consists of 250 acres, with 150 under cultivation, well improved with good buildings and a good bearing orchard of apple and peach trees. Although a Republican in politics, he has been postmaster of Conklin since 1880, and for a number of years he has been a member of the Masonic fraternity, in which he is a Master Mason. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and are the parents of the following children: Sarah T. (wife of J. W. Watkins), Estella, Virginia T. (wife of Judge George A. Day), Mary R. (wife of S. K. Barnes), Adelaide (wife of Joseph Thomas), Martha E., Walter O., Jacob E. and Maggie J. William S. died in 1867, at the age of three years. Mr. Haymes served about six months in the State Militia, and in 1862 was elected first lieutenant of Company F, Seventy-fourth Enrolled Missouri Militia, but was discharged at the end of six months for disability, and returned home.

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