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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 Wilson, manufacturer of lime at Peirce City, Mo., was born in Windham County, Conn., June 12, 1827, but was reared in Oneida County, N. Y. His parents were Robert and Polly (Walker) Wilson. The father was of English ancestry, and was a farmer by occupation. He and wife had two children. John the elder, received a good education, and up to the time of the war served with the Topographical Engineers’ Corps in the employ of the Government. He was then employed by the railroad company as civil engineer and after the town was laid out came to Peirce City and engaged in the manufacture of wagons. In 1884 he sold out and engaged in his present business. In 1850 he wedded Sarah Wheelock, of New Hampshire, and the following are the children born to their union: Charles H., George W., Nettie E. (wife of P. J. Lehnhard) and Carrie M. (wife of E. E. Squires, of St. Louis). Mr. Wilson manufactures about 700 bushels of lime every twenty four hours which is of a superior quality, and has a ready sale. He is far above the average in enterprise and intelligence, and is an honorable and worthy citizen.

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