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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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Christian Spangler, one of Adair’s most prosperous and enterprising farmers, was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, reared and married there, and engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1869, when he moved to Missouri, and located on the farm upon which he and his sons reside in Adair County, four miles northwest of Brashear. At that time he bought 320 acres, which has since continued in his possession. His wife, Catherine (Van Burkirt) Spangler, was also born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, and to them five sons and one daughter have been born, the latter dying in childhood, and the former all living but one, who died at the age of twenty-three. The other four are all married and the heads of families. One of them, Christian, resides in the Indian Nation, the other three in Adair County. The parents, John and Elizabeth, were natives of Pennsylvania, where they married, and afterward moved to Ohio, in which State they died. One son and three daughters reached maturity.

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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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