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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Adair 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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J. S. Pool, agent of the Pacific Express Company, was born in Lake County, Ohio, in 1843. He came with his parents to Macon in 1858, and soon after came to Kirksville, where he filled various clerkships for several years before he engaged in the photographer’s business, in 1868 and 1869. There was an old hotel called the American House, which was a part of the first brick house built in Adair County. He bought this house in 1874, and gave it its present name, the Pool House. He still owns the house and its furnishings, and has made a large number of additions to it. He was proprietor of the same from the date of its purchase until 1886, and succeeded in making it one of the most popular hotels in Northern Missouri. Its rates have always been $2 a day. Mr. Pool was married in 1863 to Anna, a daughter of Michael G. Clem, one of Adair County’s old pioneers, who was reared in Adair County from boyhood, although a native of Ohio. Our subject is identified with the following orders: the K. of P., the I. O. O. F. and A. O. U. W. Nelson Pool, the father, is a native of New York, and, after many years of residence in Macon County has become a citizen of Minnesota. His family of four children are all living.

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This family biography is one of 150 biographies included in the Adair 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: Adair County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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