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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Putnam 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 Daly was born in Sullivan County, Mo., in 1830, and is a son of William and Permelia (Holland) Daly. The father was born in Kentucky, in 1802, and about 1834 went to Sullivan County, Mo., locating near Scottsville. In 1851 he located in York Township, Putnam County, and in 1853 went to Oregon. He was one of the earliest settlers of both Putnam and Sullivan Counties. His wife, Permelia, was born in East Tennessee, in 1811, and died in 1866. Her father, Jacob Holland, was the first white man that ever settled in Sullivan County. Mrs. Daly was twice married, her first husband having been Peter Taylor. She was the mother of twelve children, our subject being the first of a family of eight born to her second marriage. He came to Putnam County, Mo., when twelve years old, and January 31, 1861, married Miss Sarah Young, nee Ellis. This lady was born in Putnam County, Ind., in 1832, and is the mother of six children: Nancy (wife of Charles Howry), Rebecca (wife of Ethan Griffin) Joseph T., John, Bertie and Eldora. To Mrs. Daly’s first marriage four children were born: Hercules, Lewis, Mary (wife of E. G. Amack) and Henry. After his marriage Mr. Daly located in York Township, where he resided until three years ago, then moving to Wilson Township. He is the owner of 160 acres of beautifully located and well cultivated land, three-fourth miles south of Wyreka. In March, 1885, Mr. Daly was appointed superintendent of the county poor-f arm by the county court, and since that time has been re-employed twice, now serving his third year. He receives a salary of $750 per year and farms the place of 308 acres. Himself and wife are Protestant Methodists, and care for those under their charge faithfully and kindly. In politics Mr. Daly is a Republican.

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This family biography is one of 139 biographies included in the Putnam County, Missouri portion of the book,  The History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, and Schuyler Counties, Missouri published in 1888 by Goodspeed Publishing Co.  For the complete description, click here: Putnam County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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