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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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Lewis C. Beach, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Ohio November 20, 1853, the son of Dr. Joshua and Hattie (Lynch) Beach, natives of the same State. The father was a leading physician in his native county for about thirty-five years. He moved to Missouri, and located in Kirksville in 1887. He is now retired from practice at the age of sixty-seven years. Our subject grew to manhood in his native county, only two and a half miles from his wife’s birthplace. September 8, 1873, he married Carrie, a daughter of John Lowe. He then moved to Kirksville, and farmed his father’s land near there for three years. Since January, 1870, he has been on his present estate. It is a well-improved farm of 100 acres. Our subject is a member of the I. O. O. F. fraternity, and his wife holds the faith of the Presbyterian Church. His only son is Guy B.

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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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