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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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Guy Chandler, an old pioneer farmer of Adair County, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, in 1818. He was reared and married in that county, and after a time, from 1849 to 1855, lived in Hancock County, Ill. Upon coming to Adair County he located at his present home north of Kirksville, which consists of 276 acres. He constructed his own buildings, has owned various other lands, and now has but one other farm of 180 acres. His war service was limited on account of his age, he serving but a short time in the militia, and afterward in the Seventh Missouri Cavalry. He served eight years as public administrator. By his marriage, in 1839, to Sarah A. Jones, a native of Pennsylvania, but who afterward resided in West Virginia and Ohio, he had four sons and three daughters, of whom one of the former and two of the latter were reared to maturity. His son, Marcius, who was born in 1843, served in the Seventh Missouri Cavalry from 1861 until his death at Memphis, Tenn., in October, 1863. The entire family are members of the Christian Church. The ancestry is traced to Massachusetts, the native State of John Chandler, the grandfather, who, with his father, served in the Revolution, in which war the former was killed and the latter wounded. Martin, the father, was married to Elizabeth Chery about the beginning of the War of 1812, and of their family of four children Guy is the only survivor. The father was a native of Vermont, and served in the last mentioned war under Harrison. The parents both died in Ohio in 1843 and 1841, respectively. The paternal ancestors were French Canadians, and afterward settled in Eastern United States, while the Chery family are of Scotch descent. Our subject is a reliable farmer and a highly esteemed citizen.

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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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