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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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Warren J. and James S. Kellogg, prominent farmers and stock raisers of Adair County are natives of Wayne County, Penn. They were born in 1840 and 1842, respectively, and reared in that county until they came to Adair, the former in 1879, and the latter in 1873. They have since made this county their home, and, besides 300 acres in Salt River Township, they have a fine home farm of 720 acres adjoining Kirksville, Their buildings and their improvements are in excellent condition, and make one of the best farms in the county. Warren J. was married in 1873. His wife, Susan, was a daughter of George Kellam, a native of Delaware County, N. Y., and the children born to them are Raymond W., James A., Charles, George, Frederick, Emily and Ross. Although the brothers had been engaged in the lumber business previously, since coming to Missouri they have been devoted to farming exclusively. Both are Democrats, as their votes would indicate, the former voting for Douglas and the latter for Seymour. James L. is a member of the I. O. O. F. fraternity. Of their ancestry the parents are Jirah M. and Eliza (Moore) Kellogg, the former of whom was of Scotch origin, and born in 1810 in Wayne County, Penn. The grandfather, Silas, was prominent in the history of the above county, which he helped to survey, and to which he had removed from his native county, Saratoga, N. Y. The father was married in 1838, and with the exception of two years in Missouri he spent his entire life in his native county, where he was extensively engaged both in the lumber trade and in agriculture. He was inured to early hardships in his native county, and was one of its leading pioneers. His death occurred in 1885, after long surviving his wife, who died in 1866, and who was a native of New York City, born in 1813. Both were members of 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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