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Below is a sample of a family biography included in the A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri published in 1876 by Bryan, Brand & Co.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details in 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.

BOONE. - George, a brother of Daniel Boone, married Nancy Lingell, and their children were - Squire, John, Samuel, Edward, George, Jr., Elizabeth, Martha, Sarah, Polly, and Maria. Squire married and settled in St. Charles county, Mo., where he died, leaving five sons and several daughters. The names of the sons were - Samuel, Hayden, Milo, Thomas, and John. Capt. Samuel, son of George Boone, Sr., married Anna Simpson, of Kentucky, by whom he had - Jeptha V., Mary A., Elizabeth C., Maxemille, Martha L., and Samuel T. Elizabeth C. married her first cousin, Dr. Banton Boone, who was a son of Edward Boone, and their son, Hon. Banton Boone, of Henry county, was chosen Speaker of the last House of Representatives of the State of Missouri. He is a young man of fine abilities and has a brilliant future before him. Dr. Banton Boone died of cholera, at his home on Prairie Fork creek, in Callaway county. Capt. Samuel Boone settled in Callaway county in 1818, and in 1820 he assisted in building the first Baptist Church erected in that county, which was called Salem. He was Judge of the County Court for some time, and a prominent and influential citizen. Edward, son of George Boone, Sr., married the widow White, whose maiden name was Dorcas Simpson. She was a sister of Capt. Samuel Boone's wife, and at the time of her marriage with Mr. Boone she had a son, Morgan B. White, who is still living in Callaway county. Her Boone children were - Banton, Rodolph, William, George L., Ann, Milley, Margaret, Maria, and Mary.

This family biography is one of 288 biographies from Callaway County, Missouri included in A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri published by Bryan, Brand & Co. in 1876.  For the complete description, click here: Callaway County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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