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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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George W. Lord, a farmer and stock raiser of Clay Township, is a native of Ripley County, Ind., where he was born in 1842, and is the second child of the three sons and two daughters of Thomas and Joannah (Leeland) Lord. He was reared at home, receiving a common-school education, and in 1865 came to Adair County, where he located in Clay Township, and now owns a fine farm of 290 acres, twelve miles northeast of Kirksville, all the result of his own labor, as he started in life a poor boy. In 1869 he married Miss Nancy A., daughter of Davis and Nancy Smith, a native of De Kalb County, Ind. They have four children: Edwin H., Vinnie Leota, Cora Arvillia and Margaret Jane. He served a short time as township trustee, which made him a member of the county court while under township organization. He also served as registration officer. He is a Republican, and cast his first presidential vote for Lincoln in 1864. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal 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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