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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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Judge Noah Stukey, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, December 28, 1814, the son of Joseph Stukey a native of Pennsylvania. The father moved with his parents to Ohio, at the age of nine years, and grew to manhood in the above county. His wife, Mary Reams, was a native of Virginia. The father was a member of the Legislature of Ohio for two years, and was an associate judge for fourteen years. He was prominent in many other ways. His death occurred in January, 1859. Our subject grew to manhood in the same county, and received a good education. After teaching about nine months he became a contractor in building canals, and continued that for about three years, in 1839 coming to Missouri. Since the following year he has been at his present home, excepting about three years, engaged in building and running a flouring and saw-mill on the Chariton River. In 1847 he was appointed county judge, and served some six terms, chiefly by re-election. For four years he was a justice of the peace. He has a fine estate also of 670 acres, 360 of which are in the home place. August 20, 1837, he married Mary, a daughter of Henry Clem; she is a native of Ohio. They have seven children living: George W., Henry, Joseph, Mary, Henrietta, Elizabeth and Susan. Mr. Stukey was a member of the Reformed Church, while the mother belonged to the United Brethren denomination. August 17, 1887, he met with a disagreeable and painful accident. He fell and dislocated his hip, and has been in bed ever since.

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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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