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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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Benjamin M. Dawdy was born in Knox County, Ill., March 24, 1838. His parents are mentioned in the sketch of J. J. Dawdy. He was reared and educated in Knox County, and in 1859 came to Macon County. He was married in the latter county September 8, 1861, to Darinda J., a daughter of John and Fanny Davidson, formerly of Illinois. He returned to Knox County, Ill., in 1861, and remained there, farming, for eight years; since then he has been on his present estate. It embraces 420 acres, about 300 of which are well improved. He also owns forty acres in another tract. Their children are Warren D., Austin G. and Thena B. His wife is a member of the Christian Church.

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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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