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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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Israel C. Knight, farmer and stock raiser, has a fine estate of about 160 acres, 100 of which are cultivated, and the rest is in timber and bottom lands. He also has fifteen acres in another tract. He has been successful in his operations since he came to this place in 1883. His parents, Thomas and Amanda Knight, are natives of North Carolina and Virginia, respectively. The parents were early settlers of this county, and died when our subject was a boy. In 1870 Israel C. went to California, and spent about three years there. He was engaged in farming and saw-milling until 1875, when he went to Washington Territory. After spending about seven years in Walla Walla County in ranching, he returned to Adair County, and has become situated as we have described.

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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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