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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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E. S. Link, editor and proprietor of the Brashear Citizen, was born in 1849, at Carrollton, Greene Co., Ill., and in 1857 accompanied his father to Marion County, and in 1858 located near Kirksville, Adair County. He was educated at the North Missouri State Normal, read law under Maj. McGundley, Moberly, Mo., and became connected with the Kirksville Journal in 1869, with which he remained about two years. He then accepted a position in a grain warehouse in Kirksville, but has been principally connected with the printing business. November 27, 1886, he issued the first number of the Brashear Citizen which was the first paper ever published in that place. In 1882 he married a lady from New Jersey, Ida M. Gruendyke. He is a member of the order of K. of P., and is united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The father of E. S. Link, M. S. Link, is a Virginian, but moved to Kentucky in his younger days, and there married Elizabeth Good, a native of Kentucky. From there they moved to Greene County, Ill., and to Missouri, as given above. He died in Adair County, in 1859, but the mother still resides in Kirksville, Mo. Our subject was one of six children, all of whom but one are now living. The father was an attorney, and served three terms as probate judge in Greene County, Ill., and was a candidate for county judge in Adair County, previous to his decease.

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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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