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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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Lemuel B. Mitchell was born in Carroll County, Ky., January 15, 1881. His parents, James and Sophia Mitchell, were also natives of the same State, where his father died, but his mother is still living, and is now eighty years old. L. B. spent his life on the farm in Carroll County, farming and raising tobacco successfully until 1858, when he settled in Adair County, Wilson Township, near the place he now occupies. Although deer and game were plenty, Mr. Mitchell was never much of a sportsman; he did kill, however, a number of animals with his ax. He settled on his present farm in 1860, having purchased the land in 1858, the fall of which year he began to improve it. He now owns a little farm of eighty acres in good condition, and a good sized one-and-a-half-story house, with good barns, etc. He has an orchard of about 100 trees, and a variety of small fruits. In October, 1859, Mr. Mitchell married Malinda, daughter of John B. Shelton, one of the pioneers of Knox County. Mrs. Mitchell is a native of Iowa, but spent most of her youth in Knox County, Mo. There are four children: Sophia (wife of Haden Pemberton, one of the substantial farmers of Wilson Township), James T., Rosetta (a young lady) and Lemuel M. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell are members of the Christian Church, as is also their married daughter. Mr. Mitchell has never sought nor held office.

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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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