Ancestry.com. Missouri Biographical Dictionary [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data: United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men. Missouri Volume. New York, NY, USA: United States Biographical Publishing, 1878.
This database contains a biographical record, published in 1878, of the prominent and representative men of Missouri. These biographical sketches are interspersed with numerous portraits, making this database valuable for researchers with ancestors from Missouri. Even though your ancestors may not be listed in this biographical record (since it only covers the most prominent citizens of the area), much can be learned by reading about the lives of others who lived during the time of your ancestors.