Location: Harlan County KY

Biographical Sketch of John W. Biggs

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now It is perfectly natural to admire pluck and ambition in a young man and this no doubt is one reason why he whose name heads this sketch has won so many friends duringĀ  silence in Oregon. He is of flint class who are opposed to leading the routine life of all unambitious citizens, but with the energy and enterprise characteristic of Young America when untrammeled with restraint, he seeks higher and nobler spheres of life, and looks forward to securing fame and fortune before being overtaken by old age. Mr. Biggs was born in Georgetown, Kentucky, in 1870, but moved to Pike County, Missouri, at an early ago, with his parents. While living there he began reading law partly in Iron. Champ Clark’s office at, Bowling Green, Missouri. In January 1893, he came to Burns and taught school there the balance of that year. Moving to Canyon City, he taught there during the 1894 term. In October of that year he was admitted to the bar, and returning to Burns, began practicing with signal success. In 1897, in connection with Thomas Jones, he established the private bank of Jones & Biggs. They do a general brokerage business, receiving deposits, selling exchange, making collections, fit. He is married to Miss Mabel Hazeltine, of Canyon...

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Biography of Joseph C. Blair

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JOSEPH C. BLAIR. The success which has attended the efforts of Mr. Blair in the various occupations he has filled is by no means a matter of chance, nor was he in any sense an especial favorite of fortune, for when he started out in life for himself he began near the bottom of the ladder. In his case fortune smiled upon him as an agriculturist and as a public official because of his untiring efforts, his close and intelligent application to his duties, and his uprightness and honesty, which should bring success under any circumstances and in any field of labor. Mr. Blair is now the genial, courteous and capable county collector of Taney County, Missouri, and was born in Harlan County, Kentucky, at the headwaters of the Cumberland River, June 22, 1848. He was the eldest but one of a family of nine children born to Absalom and Nancy (Campbell) Blair. The father was also a native of Harlan County, Kentucky, born in 1816, and the son of Joseph Blair, who was a native of North Carolina. The latter married in North Carolina, and he and wife were early set-tlers of Kentucky, in which State he lived to a good old age, engaged in tilling the soil. Absalom Blair became a farmer in his...

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Harlan County, Kentucky Census Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1790 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Harlan at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Harlan at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Harlan at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Harlan at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Harlan at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Harlan at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Harlan at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1820 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Images $ Harlan at Harlan County USGenWeb Archives Project Census Enumeration Census Index Census Enumeration Hosted at RootsWeb Census Index Census Transcription Harlan at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Harlan at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1830 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Images $ Harlan at Harlan County USGenWeb Archives Project Census Index Census Enumeration Hosted at RootsWeb Census Index Census Transcription Harlan at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Harlan County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Harlan at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1840 Harlan County, Kentucky...

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Harlan County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Harlan County Harlan County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Harlan County USGenWeb Archives Project Asher Cemetery Ball Cemetery Black Joe Cemetery Blanton Cemetery Britton Cemetery Britton Cemetery Burkhart Cemetery #1 Burkhart Family Cemetery #2 Dean Cemetery Dizney Church of God Cemetery Evarts Cemetery Evarts Memorial Gardens Cemetery , part 2 Evarts Memorial Gardens Cemetery , part 3 Crab Orchard/Jones Cemetary Bennett, Marshall A. and Mallie Musick, Cemetery Information Turner Creek Cemetery Wilson Cemetery Harlan County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Southeastern Kentucky Genealogy & History Fee Cemetery...

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Biography of Philemon L. Mitchell

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now In recalling to mind those men who in an early day laid the foundation of Rock Island’s present commercial and financial stability, one’s memory instinctively turns to an individual who, during his lifetime, was instrumental in organizing and conducting one of the largest banking houses in Rock Island County, and who was a tower of moral and financial strength in the community, Philemon L. Mitchell, deceased. He was born October 16, 1812, at Limington, Maine, and died at his home in Rock Island January 23, 1895. His parents were Isaac and Martha (Libby) Mitchell. The father was a native of Maine and the mother of Ire-land, she having come to America with her parents in her early childhood. To this couple seven children were born, four sons and three daughters. The parents spent their lives in the City of Limington, where their family was born and reared, the father dying in that city January 26, 1853, at the age of eighty-two years. The death of the mother occurred in the same city January 3, 1877, she having attained the extreme age of ninety-four years. Philemon L. Mitchell spent his early boy-hood in Limington, his school days being limited to a short attendance in that city’s public schools. But his education was not in any sense a...

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