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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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William H. Brown, was born in Grundy County, Mo., October 14th, 1842, the son of James and Catherine (Sharon) Brown, natives of Kentucky. The father was a pioneer of Grundy County. Our subject moved to Macon County, in 1847, where he lived until the fall of 1863. In August, 1862, he joined the Twenty-seventh Missouri Infantry, and after four months in the hospital, sick with the measles, he was discharged in the following February. In 1864 he settled in the vicinity of his present home. He has been an invalid since the war. His estate is a fairly improved one of 162 acres. In August, 1864, he married Amanda, a daughter of Christian Kreps. She was born in this county and died in April, 1883. Their children are Emmet D., Andrew M., Mary R. and Riley J. Their daughter, Sallie, died in 1875. In April, 1884, he married Bettie, a daughter of William Brammer, of Macon County. She is a member of the Christian 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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