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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, JOHN M., M. D., Montrose; was born in 1818, in Kentucky; he removed from Kentucky to Quincy, Ill., in 1829, and to Van Buren Co., Iowa, in 1836; he came to Montrose in 1844; he received his medical education in Van Buren Co. He was married in 1843, to Electa Miles, a native of Vermont; they have had six children; four now living — Flora J., Frank, Josephine and Lilly; two deceased — Augusta and Viola. The Doctor has been engaged in the practice of medicine, in Montrose, for thirty-five; has also been engaged in the mercantile business; was a member of the Legislature in 1851 and 1856.

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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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