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Below is a sample of a family biography included in The History of Lafayette County, Missouri  and published by Missouri Historical Company in 1881.  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.

LYCURGUS WILSON, P. O. Tabo, Missouri; son of John and Mary Wilson, was born December 13, 1831, in Morgantown, Butler county, Kentucky, and is of English and Scotch descent. In 1828 he came with his parents to St. Louis, where his father died in 1837, and his mother in St. Louis county, in 1867. In 1844 he visited Kentucky, remained there four years, following his father's trade, that of builder and contractor. July 1, 1847, he married Miss Mary D. James, of Butler county, Kentucky. He then moved to Waterloo, Clark county, Missouri, where he continued his trade for ten years. In 1861 he moved to Dallas county, Texas, and lived there seven years. In 1868 he moved to this county and settled in Washington township, where he now lives upon a farm of 100 acres of good and well improved land. He has kept the postoffice on the Warrensburg & Lexington mail line for seven years. He has four children living: John H., Lucy J., Mattie E., and Jeff Davis. He is a member of the Christian church, his wife a Baptist. He is a Free Mason. His two oldest children are married and settled close to him.

This family biography is one of 502 biographies included in The History of Lafayette County, Missouri published in 1881.  For the complete description, click here: Lafayette County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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