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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 W. Logan. Among the many important industries of Lawrence County, Mo., may be mentioned the tombstone manufactory of which George W. Logan is the proprietor. Previous to 1871 he was tiller of the soil, but since that time has given his attention to the marble business, which has proved quite successful, financially. He was born in Tennessee in 1852, and the same year was brought to Barry (now Lawrence) County, Mo., where he was reared and educated. He was married in 1874 to Miss Alice Millikin, and both are church members; he belongs to the Farmers’ Alliance and the Knights of Labor. He and his brother James B. are members of a large family of children born to William and Parmelia (Neece) Logan. The father was a hard-working and economical farmer, and soon became independent. In 1852 he came from Tennessee to Missouri by wagon, and located in Barry (now Lawrence) County, and purchased land on which he farmed with great success until 1870, when the Frisco Railroad passed through his land, and he sold his farm to a stock company. They built a town, which they named “Logan” in his honor. He died in 1876.

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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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