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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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Philip Burlingame was born in Duchess County, N. Y., and is the eighth of nine children born to John and Phoebe (Tompkins) Burlingame, natives of the same county, where they passed their lives. They were of English and German descent, respectively. The mother was a daughter of Moses and Layner Tompkins, also natives of Duchess County, where they lived and died, Philip moved to Putnam County, Mo., in 1862 (while on the road stopping in Illinois two months) and has since been a resident of this county. He has received all his education since becoming of age, as his youth was spent upon a farm and his educational opportunities were few. He has always engaged in farm work, and when but eleven years old was obliged to begin the fight of life for himself. He worked at first as a day laborer, but by persistent efforts and patient economy has become the owner of a well improved farm upon which he resides of 630 acres. This farm is well stocked, and in every way fully equipped for farming and stock raising. In 1863 he married Mrs. Emily Maxwell, nee Clear, daughter of Jacob and Margaret Clear, natives of Ohio and New Jersey, respectively. To Mr. and Mrs. Burlingame six children have been born: Mary, Ella, Charles, Miles (deceased), Jacob Frederick and Frank Lawrence. Mr. Burlingame is a Republican in politics; he is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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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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