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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin 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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Andrew J. McIntosh, farmer and stock raiser of Franklin County, Mo., his native county, was born December 13, 1843, and is the fourth of the six children of Joshua and Martha (Davis) Mclntosh, both natives of Kentucky, who immigrated to Missouri in 1835, settled in Franklin, and engaged in farming and mining. At the earliest recollection of our subject there were no schools or churches in their immediate neighborhood, the people were generally poor, had poor markets for their produce, and the mining interest brought nearly all the money that was in circulation in the country, the people depending on the lead ore for their coffee, etc. Andrew J. Mclntosh followed mining from boyhood until his marriage to Melvina, daughter of Benjamin Enloe, and then settled on a farm of 135 acres, which was the property of his wife. By this union there were two children, one son and one daughter: Charles, who died in early childhood, and Bell, who is now the wife of William Jackson, a farmer of Washing ton County, Mo. In April, 1874, Mrs. Mclntosh departed this life, and in March, 1875, Mr. Mclntosh was married to Catherine, daughter of Smith Jackson. By the second marriage six children were born, three of whom are living: Phoebe, Albert and Alice; those deceased are Laura, Effie and Maude. Mr. Mclntosh, as the result of careful management and industry, now owns about 700 acres of land, with some 200 head of cattle, horses, hogs, etc. During the late war he served only in the Home Guards in the State Militia, and since the war has been a quiet citizen, never aspiring to political office, but content to look after the interests of his farm and stock. He is a Master Mason of Sullivan Lodge, and his political preferences are Democratic. His wife is a member of the Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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