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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Lincoln County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1890.  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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Dr. A. G. Anderson was numbered among the leading physicians of Lincoln County. His birth took place in October of the year 1834, in the State of Virginia, and he was educated partly at Brownsville, Tenn., and later at Richmond, Va., where be received his medical information, graduating in 1855. Previous to this date he had moved to Arkansas, living in White County at Searcy, where he practiced medicine for several years. Later the Doctor moved to Lincoln County, locating on the Bayou Bartholomew. In 1871 he came to Star City, where he had a very large and lucrative practice, and remained until his death at the hands of a colored man, December 1880. The Doctor belonged to the Masonic lodge and K. of H., and politically was a member of the Democratic party. In connection with his popularity and success as a physician, the subject of this sketch was largely interested in agricultural matters, and a most energetic and enterprising farmer. Few men have ever at any time, or in any country, been more generally liked and respected than was Dr. Anderson by the citizens of Lincoln County. A devout member of the Baptist Church, a thoroughly charitable and kindly man, and withal most intellectual, the Doctor won friends easily. He enlisted in the Confederate army March, 1862, was wounded at Corinth, Miss., in 1862, was taken prisoner while there and tenderly cared for by a Rutledge family. Returning home he joined Col. Thompson’s regiment, of which he was made surgeon, serving until the close of the war. Dr. Anderson married Miss Maria L. Jones, of Alabama, daughter of Henry P. Jones. The ceremony was performed in May, 1861. Of this union were born five children, all of whom died except the subject of this sketch. The family belong to the Baptist Church. Words are, after all, entirely inadequate to render full justice to the memory of such men as Dr. Anderson, one whom all men honor.

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