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Below is a family biography included in The History of Dade County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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C. C. McLemore, of Washington Township, was born in Monroe County, East Tennessee, in 1837. His parents were John and Delila (Bredon) McLemore, of Tennessee, where they lived till 1852, when they came to Dade County, where the father died in March, 1880, and the mother, June 30, 1868. Mr. McLemore was a well-to-do farmer and blacksmith, of Scotch descent. The subject of this sketch was the third of six sons and four daughters, all living but one daughter. He received a common school education, and in January, 1868, married Sarah A., daughter of Joshua and Sarah Ragsdale, natives of South and North Carolina, respectively, who went to Tennessee when young, and came to Dade County in 1837, where they spent the remainder of their lives. They were among the first white settlers, coming when the country was wild and new. Mr. C. C. McLemore has had a family of eight children, five sons and two daughters now living. In 1863 he went to Colorado, and for seven years was engaged in the stock business there with success. Since his marriage he has lived in Dade County, where he has 837 acres in different farms, 350 of which is under cultivation. He is an extensive stock-dealer, and is engaged in breeding short-horned cattle and fine Clydesdale horses. He is a Democrat, a member of Greenfield Lodge No. 446, A. F. & A. M., of Royal Arch Chapter No. 37, and of Constantine Commandery No. 27, and is one of the wealthy citizens and practical farmers of Dade County. Mrs. McLemore is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

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This family biography is one of 68 biographies included in The History of Dade County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Dade County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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