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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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George E. Guin, farmer, of Greene Township, was born and reared on the farm where he now lives. His parents, James and Martha M. (Cunningham) Guin, were both natives of Tennessee, and came to Missouri before marriage. After their union they settled upon the farm in Greene Township in 1845, where the father died in 1864, leaving a wife and five children, only four now living: Priscilla (who died in early womanhood, and after she had married), Mary (wife of J. W. Griffith), John T. (now on the home place), Ann (wife of N. C. Duvall) and George E., the subject of this sketch. The mother is still living on the old home place. George E. Guin attended the common schools of the neighborhood and at Carthage, where he remained two years. He also attended one year at Lebanon, and graduated from both of the above named schools. Later he attended the Cumberland Law School, graduating from the same in 1882, but has not been admitted to the bar as yet; he directs his attention to the farm and to the handling of stock. He married Miss Katy L. Hubbel, who was born near Clinton, Ill., in 1867, and who came to Southwest Missouri when she was about six years old. She here grew to maturity, and was educated in the district schools of Greene Township. Their union has been blessed by the birth of one child a daughter named Georgie. Mr. Guin is a member of the Christian Church, and is a Democrat in his political views.

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This family biography is one of 272 biographies included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Lawrence County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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