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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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Robert James McIntyre, lumber merchant, was born in Bloomington, Ill., April 15, 1852, and is the son of Robert Newton and Hannah (Davis) McIntyre, who were natives of Ohio, the former of Springfield and the latter of Higginsport. The father was a carpenter by profession, and settled in Illinois in early times, enlisting from that State as a soldier in the Mexican War. He was a prominent man in public affairs, and was an active member in the birth of the Republican party in Bloomington. He died in Douglas County, Ill. His son, Robert J. McIntyre, was reared in Illinois and followed agricultural pursuits in that State until 1884, when, on account of ill health, he moved to Missouri and located in Lawrence County, where he purchased his present business, and which he has increased to double its original native proportions. While in Douglas County, Ill., he married Miss Nancy Willison, daughter of Egbert and Ruth Willison, natives of Maryland and New Jersey, respectively. Five children were the result of Mr. and Mrs. McIntyre’s marriage: Hannah Ada, Isa Pearl, Artie Daisy, Elmer Dayton and Leslie. Mrs. McIntyre is a member of the Baptist Church.

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