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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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James Canaday was born in Adair County, August 11, 1839. He is the son of William and Rebecca J. (Murphy) Canaday, natives of Adair County, Ky. The father came to this State about 1835, and entered the land on which his wife and son now live. Their children are Martha, John L.(who was killed in the Centralia massacre), and our subject. James grew to manhood in this county, and had common school advantages. He entered the Seventh Missouri Cavalry July 21, 1861, and served in the battles of Blue Mills, Lone Jack, Prairie Grove, Brownville, Little Rock and on the Red River expedition. He was discharged in St. Louis, September 21, 1864. Since the war he has been managing the home farm where his mother lives. The estate embraces 120 acres, fifty-five of which are cultivated. The mother is now about seventy years of age, and is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Canaday is at present unmarried.

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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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