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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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John Burton, M. D., was born in Sullivan County, Ind., in 1843, and was educated at New Lebanon Academy in that State. His education was then interrupted by his war service in the Sixth Indiana Cavalry from 1862 until the close. He graduated at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1867, and at once came to Kirksville and began the practice of his profession, in which he has been very successful. He is also president of the United States Pension Board at this place. By his union to Fanny Harris, a native of Illinois, to whom he was married in 1872, he has one son and one daughter, John C. and Nellie. One daughter is also deceased. Our subject and his family are members of the Methodist Church. He is also identified with the F. & A. M. and G. A. R. societies, and is a physician of recognized ability. Zachariah, the father of John, was born in Kentucky, and came with his parents to Sullivan County, Ind. Here he was reared, and at the time of his death, in 1855, was serving as sheriff. The mother, Sarah (Dodd) Burton, was a native of Kentucky, and died in 1868, after becoming the mother of six children, all of whom were reared to maturity, and of whom the subject of this sketch was the eldest.

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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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