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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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Thomas and William Castolow came from Kentucky in 1859, and located where they now reside. Their father, Edward, had died in Indiana when they were boys. The mother also died in their youth. In December, 1880, William married Robenia Thompson, a native of Macon County; their only child is Edward T. The brothers are among the leading farmers of their township, and have worked together since their majority. Their estate embraces about 200 acres in the home place, 160 of which are under cultivation. They also own another tract of eighty acres. Thomas and William and his wife are members of the Missionary Baptist 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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