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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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John F. Kingery is a son of Jacob and Hannah (Perkins) Kingery, and was born in the “Hoosier State” in 1837. The father was also born and reared in that State, and always lived the quiet and uneventful life of the farmer. John F. was educated in Indiana, and upon reaching man’s estate began struggling with the ups and downs that beset every man on his journey through life. He adopted the calling of his father, and at the close of the war thought he could better his financial condition in the open field of the far West, and accordingly in 1868 immigrated to Missouri and purchased a farm comprising 240 acres of the finest land in Lawrence County. Since that time he has sold 100 acres, but has still a nice farm. He was married in 1857 to Miss Mary A. House, of Kentucky, by whom he became the father of four children: Candace (Mrs. Will Feaster), Hannah M. (Mrs. John I. Woodfull), William D. (married to Flora Pifer) and George F. Mr. Kingery lost his wife in 1882, and two years later married Elizabeth Ragsdale, of Lawrence County, by whom he has had two children: Claude L. and Lola M. He is a member of the Farmers’ Alliance, and he and wife are church members.

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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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