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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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Samuel C. Megrew, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Monroe County, in 1835. He is the elder of two children of William M. and Rebecca (Danalson) Megrew, probably natives of Indiana. They afterward came to Monroe County, Mo., and after marriage, to Adair County, where the mother soon died. The father married again and moved to Nebraska, but a few years later returned. In 1882, however, he went to Nebraska again, where he died two years later. He became a prominent and influential farmer. Our subject grew up in that pioneer country, and received probably no more than a month’s school attendance. In January, 1858, he married Elizabeth, a daughter of Abraham and Lucinda Smoot, and a native of this country. Their children are William (deceased), Rebecca (wife of William Hall), Nellie and Charlie. Excepting a short time in Nebraska, Mr. Megrew has since made his home in this county. He came to his present farm in 1869. His estate consists of 310 acres and 20 acres of timber land. He is a Democrat and a member of no church.

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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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