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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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Samuel D. Abercrombie, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Franklin County, Ind., April 1, 1841. He is the son of Hugh A. and Christiana (Faroat) Abercrombie, the former a native of Westmoreland County, Penn., and the latter of New York. The parents moved from Indiana to Henry County, Iowa, in 1842. They afterward moved to Lee County, where they died, the father in 1854, and the mother in 1864. Our subject came to this county when he was sixteen years of age, and in 1868 located upon his present farm. His land is well improved, and embraces 320 acres. He has 200 acres fenced, 130 cultivated, and some in timber. In January, 1866, he married Elenor E., a daughter of James H. Linder. She died June 13, 1875. Their children are Theodore G., Leona F. (a teacher), Annie L. (a teacher) and Emily M. In 1877 he married Maggie J., a daughter of James Storey, and a native of Butler County, Penn. He moved to Missouri in 1867. In August, 1861, our subject joined Company H, Seventh Missouri Cavalry, and participated in the battles of Blue Mills and Prairie Grove, where he was taken prisoner, and held fourteen days. He was then exchanged. He was also in the hospital at Macon City about two months. He is a member of the G. A. R. He and his wife and youngest daughter belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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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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