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Below is a family biography included in The History of Spencer County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  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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CHARLES B. ANDERSON, a druggist of Grandview is a native of Taylorsville, Spencer Co., Ky. He was born June 10, 1850, being one of a family of five children only one of whom besides himself is living. Their parents were Charles W. and Mary A. (Brown) Anderson both natives of Kentucky. The former who was a celebrated medical and literary man lived in Louisville the greater part of his life. His reputation in law, literature and medicine was almost national and he numbered among his personal friends such men as George D. Prentice, Horace Greeley, and others equally noted. Just before the late war he removed to Uniontown, Ky., where he made the practice of medicine his sole occupation, acquiring a large and extensive practice. He died August 8, 1866, in the forty-fifth year of his age. His widow died at the residence of her son April 20, 1885. She also had considerable literary ability and both were upright and zealous members of the Presbyterian Church. Charles B. received a good literary education. At an early age he embarked in the drug business, and as clerk, traveling salesman, and proprietor has followed it ever since. His store is handsomely furnished and well-stocked, and he controls a good trade. September 8, 1874, he married Ella Spalding, a native of Union County, Ky. They have had two children, both of whom are deceased.

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This family biography is one of 344 biographies included in The History of Spencer County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Spencer County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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