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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Adair 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 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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Andrew J. Garlock was born in Preston County, Va., July 23, 1840, his father, Henry Garlock, of German parentage, born in Washington County, Md., and his mother, Esther (Cuppett), being a native of Pennsylvania, The family moved to Missouri from Virginia, in the fall of 1855, and located in Adair County, where they now reside. A. J. Garlock spent his youth on the farm until entering the Thirty-sixth Iowa Infantry, July 23, 1862, in which he served until his discharge, August 24, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa. At first he was appointed a sergeant, but was afterward made an orderly and subsequently became second lieutenant. He participated in the fights at Fort Pemberton, Miss., at Helena, Elkins Ford, Prairie Duhan, Little Rock and Marks Mills, Ark., where his regiment was nearly all captured and killed, he, however, escaping. He celebrated the 4th of July, 1863, in the battle at Helena, Ark. Three weeks of his entire service he spent in the regimental hospital. After service he returned, and in the fall of the same year bought the land upon which he now resides, which consists of eighty acres in his home place, all nicely improved. He has a fair residence with a good barn, and a fine orchard of about 200 apple trees and other small fruits. He was married on July 11, 1869, to Miss Jane G. Kelley, daughter of J. G. Kelley, of Adair County. Mrs. Garlock was born and reared in Holmes County, Ohio, and she and her husband are members of the United Brethren Church at the Pleasant View Church. They have three children living: Henry M. E. and Mary M. E., twins, and Jackson G., aged, respectively, fourteen and twelve, and one dead, the eldest daughter, Susan Esther, who died January 3, 1884, aged twelve years.

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This family biography is one of 150 biographies included in the Adair County, Missouri portion of the book,  The History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, and Schuyler Counties, Missouri published in 1888 by Goodspeed Publishing Co.  For the complete description, click here: Adair County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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