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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence 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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Dr. Edward Doughty Grigg is a native of Missouri, born in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., December 10, 1838, and is the son of Edward D. and Amanda M. (McFarland) Grigg, and grandson of Jacob Grigg, a clergyman of the Baptist faith, who emigrated from Wales and settled in Virginia prior to the Revolutionary War. He here reared his three sons, of whom Edward D., Sr., completed his medical studies and lived a nomadic life. Dr. Edward D. Grigg, Jr., completed his studies at Laporte, Ind., and after practicing in that State for some time, came to Missouri in 1857. He made a settlement at Neosho, and practiced his profession at that place until the breaking out of the late war. He then served as assistant surgeon of the Tenth Missouri Regiment, under Gen. Price. He entered the field as first lieutenant of Company A, Gen. M. M. Parson’s command, and served with honor and bravery until the evacuation of Corinth, when he came home to recruit. He was taken sick, and afterward went to Illinois, where he taught school for about eighteen months. He then returned to Neosho. He was married in Jefferson County, Mo., to Miss Mary Susan, daughter of F. G. Duvall [see sketch elsewhere], and this union resulted in the birth of five sons and one daughter: Dr. George P. (a physician), Horace, Pierre, Felix, Clifton and Mary. Dr. Grigg is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and he and wife are members of the Baptist Church.

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