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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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MRS. NANCY ALEXANDER, post-office Nashville, Barton county. She settled where she now resides Oct. 7, 1866, coming from Illinois. She is a native of Piatt county, Ill., born Dec. 5, 1830, but she was raised in Macon county, Ill., being a daughter of David and Mary (Morris) See. Her father was a native of Virginia and her mother of Indiana. Both died when our subject was quite young. She married, Nov. 21, 1842, Mr. George Clinton Anderson, a native of Pickaway county, Ohio, born March 11, 1828. He was a son of John and Susan Anderson. He was raised and educated in Ohio, and when nineteen years of age went to Illinois with his parents and settled in Macon county. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson settled on a farm in Piatt county and remained until they moved to Jasper county in 1866. He died a devoted Christian, Oct. 27, 1872, leaving the following children: Anna E., Flora A., William H., and Elmer F., having lost James M. and an infant. She married for her second husband Rev. J. C. Alexander, Jan. 23, 1878, a Christian minister and a native of New York, born in August, 1826. He first married Miss Caroline Sorrell, a native of Illinois. She died in December, 1876, leaving a family of five children: William E., Mary, Ida A., Gertrude, and Carolina.

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