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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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Mrs. Sarah A. Casady, widow of William Casady, was born in 1824. Her parents, William and Ann (Ireton) Surry, were natives of New Jersey, and were married in Clermont County, Ohio, in 1823. The father was of Dutch descent and a volunteer in the War of 1812. His death occurred about 1843. The mother was a worthy member of the Methodist-Episcopal Church, and died about 1846. The subject of this sketch married William Casady in 1839, in Brown County, Ohio; he was born in New Jersey, in 1816, and was then living in Ohio. In 1856 he removed to Putnam County, Mo., and located in Elm Township, where he purchased a farm near the present site of Graysville. He afterward removed to Unionville where he died in 1880, being at that time one of the successful farmers of the township. Mrs. Casady is a faithful and consistent member of the United Brethren Church, and one who has the respect and esteem of the community in which she lives. She is the mother of a large family of ten children, nine of whom are living: James L., Rebecca Ann (wife of Hamilton W. Berry), George W. (of Schuyler County), Mary L. (wife of Elisha Beard of Appanoose County, Iowa), Samuel, Emma (wife of Newton Liverzey), Hannah E. (wife of Elijah McKinley), William Orin and Olive J. (wife of Thomas Benton Carter).

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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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