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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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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A. V. BALDWIN, M. D., located at Medoc in the spring of 1880. He is a native of Albany county, N. Y., born Oct. 13, 1813, where he was raised, but was educated at West Troy, N. Y., and when twenty-eight years of age began the study of medicine. He attended lectures and graduated at Syracuse in March, 1850, and began to practice at Auburn, N. Y. After a few years he moved to Jasper county, Iowa, and lived at Pella. His health failed and he purchased a farm in Marion county. In 1877 moved to Taney county, Mo., and remained until he located at Medoc. When he was twenty-seven years of age he was ordained as a Free Will Baptist minister and preached until he lost his health. He was married in 1837 to Miss L. C. Lawrence, a native of Rodman, Jefferson county, N. Y. She was born Nov. 7, 1817. She was raised and educated in her native county. Her parents were natives of Vermont. The Doctor’s family consists of four children living: Elmira, born Aug. 12, 1838; Willie, born April 14, 1853; Jennie, born April 3, 1849; Frank V., born May 11, 1856. John H. was born Sept. 21, 1846, and died July 3, 1848.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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