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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 Wilcox, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Delaware County, N. Y., April 6, 1835. His parents, Thomas and Ann (Beecher) Wilcox, are natives of the same county. The father was engaged in farming, stock raising and the dairy business during his entire life. He died in July, 1885, several years after the death of his wife. George grew to manhood in Delaware County, and March 1, 1860, married Susan A., a daughter of Nathaniel and Susan Cannon. She died in 1880 after twenty years of wedded life. Our subject remained in New York for about twelve years engaged in farming and the dairy business, and in 1871 sold out and came to Adair County. He first bought eighty acres where he now lives, but now owns 160; he also has forty acres in another tract. January 25, 1882 he married Augusta, a daughter of Valentine Kittle, and native of Delaware County. The children of his first marriage are Charley A. (who was educated at Kirksville Normal and taught one term), Viola F. and Lulie C., both of whom graduated from the Kirksville Normal in 1887. The parents and daughters are members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Wilcox was the eldest of three brothers and two sisters.

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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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