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The See family is of German origin. Three brothers, Adam, George, and Michael, with seven sisters, were raised in Hardy Co., Va. Their father, George, and a Negro man were all killed by lightning while stacking hay. The girls married and settled in Kentucky and Ohio. Adam was a prominent lawyer, and lived and died in Virginia. Michael married Catharine Baker, of Hardy Co., Va., by whom he had Mary, Elizabeth, Adam C , Barbara, Anthony, Jacob, John, Solomon, and Noah. Mr. See was a soldier of the war of 1812. He settled in Montgomery Co., Mo., in 1837. His daughter Elizabeth married Hugh Hart, who settled in Montgomery County in 1839. Barbary married Thomas McCleary, who settled in Montgomery County in 1810 Jacob married Rachel Morrison, and settled in Montgomery County in 1837. He has been Justice of the Peace and Deputy Sheriff, and is now the Representative of his County in the State Legislature. He was also a prominent member and officer of the Evanix Society, in Danville. Mr. See is very fond of fine stock, and in 1871 he raised eighteen hogs that averaged from 700 to 1000 pounds each. He took them to St. Louis, had them made into bacon, and sent the hams to Memphis, Tenn. But they were shipped hack, with a statement from the commission merchant that they were not buying horse hams. Mr. See also raised, and still has in his possession, the largest ox in the world. He has made a good deal of money by exhibiting this mammoth brute in various parts of the United States, and everywhere he goes crowds gather to see the wonder.

John See married Margaret Stewart, and settled in Montgomery County in 1839. Noah See was married first to his cousin, Margaret See, and after her death he married Mary A. Saylor, and settled in Montgomery County in 1839. He is an influential and wealthy citizen, and has been County Surveyor for a number of years.

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