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Below is a family biography included in The History of Newton 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 T. Connor, teacher at Neosho, was horn in Rockbridge County, Va., May 15, 1860, and is the son of Jacob Connor amid Sarah (Chapman) Connor, both natives of Virginia, and the parents of six children. John T,, the eldest in the family, was reared in Virginia receiving the rudiments of his education there and finishing at Vanderbilt University, at Nashville Tenn., he also attended school in Virginia and Kentucky. He came West, and held the position of principal of the Vinita public school, Indian Territory. In 1885 he came to Newton County, Mo., and has since devoted all his time to teaching. He has taught school very successfully for ten years, and is an able and efficient instructor. In 1886 he married Miss Sarah E. Harned, who was born in Buchanan County, Mo. Mr. Connor is a man of superior educational ability, and he and his wife are respected by all who know them.

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This family biography is one of 220 biographies included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Newton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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