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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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Robert Sleeth, liveryman, was born in Meigs County, Ohio, in 1851, and at the age of eight years moved to Knox County, Mo., where he lived and married Maria Lamb, in 1873, who was a native of Missouri, and by whom he had one son, Clarence, who died in infancy. The mother of this child died in 1875, and he afterward married Elizabeth Norris, of Athens County, Ohio, by whom three sons were born, all of whom are now living. Thomas, the father of our subject, was born in England, in 1826, and at the early age of four years immigrated to America. He married Euretta McGlaughlin, a native of Ohio, while in that State, and is now a citizen of Knox County, Mo. Robert’s father had five sons and six daughters, six of the children living to maturity. His parents followed agricultural pursuits. Mr. Sleeth moved to Brashear in March, 1883, and has since been in the livery business.

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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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