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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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Obadiah Lowe, one of Adair’s leading farmers and land owners, was born in 1810 in Clark County, Ky. He was reared and married in his native county, and in 1832 moved to Vermillion County, Ind., where he resided for seven years previous to his removal to Davis County, Iowa. He lived in the latter county for eighteen years, and in June, 1861, came to Adair County, where he has lived, with the exception of eighteen months in Kansas. He now owns a large estate of about 1,000 acres, most of which is rented. When he left his Iowa home, he was the oldest settler in his township. He was married in 1830 to Catherine Owens, a native of Clark County, Ky., and they have reared eleven sons and three daughters; eight of the former and two of the latter are now living. Our subject’s parents, Daniel and Delila (Barber) Lowe, were natives of Kentucky, in which State they reared a family of eleven children. Two of their sons served in the late war, one in a Kentucky Federal, and one in a Kentucky Confederate Regiment. The father served in the Canadian War, and afterward died in Davis County, Iowa, where the mother’s death occurred a short time previously. The paternal ancestry of this family is Irish, while that of the other side is Scotch-English. Mr. Lowe is recognized as a prominent citizen as well as a large land owner.

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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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