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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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F. E. McGready, one of the well-known and most successful farmers of Washington County, is the owner of about 800 acres of land. His father, James H. McGready, was born in Washington County, Mo., October 13, 1817, in which county he was reared, and at an early age commenced preparing himself for the practice of medicine under the preceptorship of Dr. Cawlane of St. Louis. He graduated from the Jefferson Medical College, of Philadelphia, Penn., and subsequently returned to Washington County, where he entered upon the active practice of his profession. He married Miss Ann McClanahan and they were the parents of two children: Francis E. and Lucy, now Mrs. Robert Bust. Dr. McGready died December 7, 1845. Francis E. McGready was born March 1, 1842, and was reared in Washington County, where he has followed agricultural pursuits and mining and manufacturing pig lead more or less through life, in connection with contracting to furnish wood and ties for the Iron Mountain Railroad. In 1867 he married Miss Jane Hawkins, daughter of Augustus and Elizabeth (Pinson) Hawkins. They have two children: Lucy and Hardy.

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This family biography is one of 138 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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