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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 M. Bragg was born in Pettis Township, January 4, 1846. He is the son of William E. and Patsy (Murphy) Bragg, natives of Kentucky. The father was reared in Adair County, Ky., and came to Missouri when a young man. In 1839 he located on the land which his wife now occupies. He was a member of the first grand jury of this county. They reared a family of five sons and four daughters, all but one of whom are living. Our subject, the eldest son, grew to manhood in this township, and was educated at Kirksville. He has lived on his present estate since his twentieth year. It is a well-improved farm embracing 300 acres, and lies partly in Macon County. November 25, 1875, he married Emma, a daughter of M. G. Clem, a retired farmer at Kirksville. She was educated at Macon City. Their children are Lena, Delos A. and Florence E. Mr. Bragg is a prominent member of the Christian Church, in which he has served as elder and Sunday-school superintendent.

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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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