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Below is a family biography included in The History of Morgan County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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. M. Kyle, whose maiden name was Young, was born in Maryland, August 10, 1828, being one of twelve children, five of whom are living, born to William and Mahala (Roby) Young. Her mother died when she was quite small, and her father in 1845, and after making her home with her eldest brother for a while, she began working out for a living. January 7, 1858, she was married to Henry L. Kyle, by whom she became the mother of four sons and one daughter: Elmer, born April 12, 1861; Rebecca E., born October 14, 1862; George B., April 6, 1864; William S., April 23, 1865; John E., August 18, 1867. George B., died April 19, 1864, and Rebecca E., September 21, 1863. Mrs. Kyle lived in Henry County, Ill., for thirteen years after her marriage, and in 1868 removed with her husband to Linn County, Kas., where they remained about six years, then coming to Morgan County, where she now lives, and where her husband died April 1, 1886, aged seventy years, one month and twenty-nine days. Her three sons reside with her on a farm of 185 acres, nearly all of which is fine bottom land, and about ninety is under cultivation. The rest is heavily covered with timber. They have a roomy, old-fashioned house and substantial out-buildings and good orchard. The three sons are members of the Agricultural Wheel, and are Democrats in their political views, always voting the straight ticket. Mrs. Kyle is a member of the Methodist Church, as was her husband.

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in The History of Morgan County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Morgan County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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