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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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George W. Link, deputy collector of Franklin County, and one of the leading citizens of Union, Mo., was born in Boeuf, now Union Township, Franklin Co., Mo., October 15, 1838, and is the son of Henry and Sarah C. (Phillips) Link. The father was born in Kentucky, April 16, 1812, and was the son of Henry Link, who was a soldier in the War of 1812. The mother of our subject was born in Callaway County, Mo., in 1817, and was the daughter of James and Alice Phillips, the former a native of Virginia, and the latter of Kentucky. Henry Link, father of George W., was by occupation a farmer, and one of the early settlers of Missouri, moving to Franklin County in 1835, where he died in Union, December 3, 1884. The mother is still living and is a resident of Union, Franklin County. Young Link was reared on the farm and acquired a good common-school education. He followed farming until about 1881, and then took up his residence in Union, although he is still interested in agricultural pursuits. While living on the farm he followed school teaching for a number of years, and also carried on stock trading. From 1878 to 1879 he assisted in the county assessor’s office; from 1880 to 1884 in the county sheriff’s office, and from March, 1885, until the present, has been in the county collector’s office. He was married October 12, 1876, to Miss Mary F. Sullins, who was born in Franklin County, Mo., August 13, 1859, and who is the daughter of Robert F. and Emily Sullins. To their union were born two children. Both Mr. Link and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and he is also a member of Union Lodge, No. 173, A. F. & A. M., of which he is S. W. He is also a member of Union Grove, No. 320, A. O. U. W., in which he holds the office of Financier, and which position he has held since the organization of that body. He is a member of the town council of the town of Union, and its clerk.

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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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