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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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Dr. Thomas P. Wiseman was born in St. Louis County, Mo., in March, 1845, where he was reared and educated, attending the DesPeres College. He began the study of medicine before he became of age, and graduated at the Keokuk College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1875. He located at Brashear in the spring of the same year, where he has since enjoyed a lucrative practice. He was married in 1865 to Eliza W. Anderson a native of Lewis County, Mo., by whom he had three sons and one daughter, all of whom are living. The mother of these children died in 1877, and he afterward married Sarah Greenwood a native of Illinois, by whom two daughters were born, one of whom is now living. His second wife died in 1881, and he subsequently married Mrs. Mattie Cleareland, nee Keller. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Thomas Wiseman, the father, was a native of Virginia, and in his youth came to Missouri, locating with his parents near St. Louis. Jonathan, the grandfather of our subject, afterwards died in Marion County, Mo. Thomas died at the old homestead near St. Louis in 1846. The mother, Amanda (Phelps) Wiseman, was a native of Kentucky, but was reared in Missouri. Her death occurred in 1884 at the old homestead. The Doctor was one of a family of ten children, four sons and four daughters reaching the age of maturity.

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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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