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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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Francis M. Lord, a farmer and stock raiser of Clay Township, was born in Dearborn County, Ind., on November 27, 1846. He is the third of the five children of Thomas and Joannah (Leeland) Lord, natives of New York and Maine, respectively. The father was of English ancestry, and a son of William Lord. He was married three times, his last wife being the mother of our subject. He was married to this wife in 1840 in Indiana, whither he had gone in an early day, and was running on the river. In 1857 he returned to Illinois, where he died on October 23, 1859. He was a cooper by trade, but of late years became a farmer. The mother was born in Maine in 1807, and is still living in Clay Township. Mr. Lord was reared at home, receiving a common-school education. In 1869 he came to Adair County, and has since made his home in Clay Township, where he owns a farm of 830 acres about eleven miles northeast of Kirksville, all the result of his own labor. He was married January 22, 1885, to Miss Mary A., daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah Midcap, and has one child — Francis. Mrs. Lord was born in Hancock County, Ill., in 1862. Mr. Lord is a Republican, and cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Grant in 1868. He and his wife are Christians of the Holiness Order.

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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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