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Below is a sample of a family biography included in The History of Andrew County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details in 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.

A. J. Carter, a farmer of Platte Township, Andrew County, Mo., was born near Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind., July 14, 1827. He is the son of Willis and Sarah Jane (Wood) Carter, who were both of English descent, and born near Richmond, Va. The father was a farmer, and a short time after his marriage removed to Kentucky, locating near Frankfort, where he remained for about three years, after which he removed to Putnam County, Ind., where he remained until his death in 1856. He was a private soldier in the War of 1812, under the command of Gen. Brown. He was reserved in manner, yet courageous and enterprising, and was respected by all who knew him. The parents had four sons and one daughter, of whom one son and the daughter are dead. The sons living are William, George and A. J. The first two are citizens of Rochester, Ind. A. J. was reared on the farm, and received a practical education in the country schools. When about sixteen years of age he went to Madison, Ind., and worked for two years in the machine shops, and while there learned engineering. When about nineteen years old, he began railroading as an engineer, and for twelve years held that position on various roads. On June 6, 1860, he removed to Savannah, Mo., where he entered into the real estate business, which he followed for a number of years, meanwhile dealing in live stock. He has also engaged in farming, which is his present vocation. Although when he commenced business life he had no capital, by his untiring energy, enterprise and practical business qualities he has been successful in accumulating property. He owns a well-improved farm of eighty acres in Platte Township. In 1856 he married Elizabeth Johnson, daughter of William and Catherine (Mackey) Johnson. She was born in Marion County, Ind., in 1836.

This family biography is one of 107 biographies included in The History of Andrew County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Andrew County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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