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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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Daniel McGonigle is a farmer and stock raiser of Clay Township, and was born in Pennsylvania in 1828. He is a son of Daniel and Mary (Colgan) McGonigle, natives of County Donegal, Ireland. He was reared at home, receiving a common-school education. In 1842 he came with his parents to Knox County, Mo., and in 1850 went to California, where he engaged for four years in mining, and then returned to Knox County. He has been twice married, the first time in 1855, to Miss Ellen Jarvis, and the second, in 1862, to Mrs. Sarah Cook, a native of Maryland. In 1855 he came to Adair County, entered and purchased several hundred acres of land where Adair now is, and on which he has since made his home, at the present time owning 275 acres. He and his family are members of the Roman Catholic 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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