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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 W. Reynolds, a farmer and stock raiser of Clay Township, is a native of Madison County, Ill., where he was born in 1849, and is the fifth child of William B. and Mary Ann Reynolds. He was reared at home and educated at the common schools of Clay Township. His first marriage occurred in 1871, when he received the hand of Miss Ellen, daughter of John Deihl. He lost this wife in 1872, and the following year married Miss Mary M., daughter of John B. and Lydia Montgomery. This wife was a native of Pennsylvania. They have had seven children, six of whom are now living, viz.: Nellie, John William, Montie (deceased), Lena, Claude E., Bessie and Hattie B. Since his marriage he has lived two and one-half miles southwest of Willmathsville, where he has a fine farm of 240 acres. He has made agriculture his life-long occupation, and is now one of the most substantial and well-to-do farmers of the county. He is a Republican, and cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Grant.

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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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