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Below is a family biography included in History of Lee County, Iowa published by Western Historical Company in 1879.  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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ANDERSON, J. G., attorney at law; born in Cincinnati, Ohio; came to Keokuk in 1857; Mr. Anderson graduated from the State University of Missouri, where the degree of A. M. was conferred upon him in 1869; studied law with Gilmore & Anderson, and was admitted to the bar in February, 1871; he continued in the office of Gilmore & Anderson until March 1, 1873, when he became a member of the firm of Howell & Anderson; he and Mr. Howell continued in partnership until July 1, 1877; the firm was then dissolved, and Mr. Anderson was engaged in practice alone until Jan. 1, 1879, when he admitted Wm. J. Roberts to partnership, the firm name being at present Anderson & Roberts. Mr. A. married Miss Emily Tomlinson Sept. 22, 1876; she was born in Kentucky; they have one child — Joseph R.

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This family biography is one of 668 biographies included in The History of Lee County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Lee County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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