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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Alonzo J. Gregory, manager of the S. A. Brown & Co. Lumber Company yards, at Peirce City, Mo., was born in Grayson County, Tex., March 6, 1859, and is a son of Josiah M. and Emily O. (Johnson) Gregory, who were born in Tennessee and Washington County, Mo., respectively. A. J. Gregory was brought to Lawrence County, Mo., in 1869, and his boyhood days were spent in tilling the soil and attending school. His first business experience was with his father in selling agricultural implements, and in 1883 engaged in his present business. He has been quite successful, and as a business man ranks among the first in the county. Besides dealing in lumber he is also engaged in handling grain. Mr. Gregory is one of the leaders of young Democracy, and at present a member of the city council, and is president of the board; this year he is nominee of his party for collector of the revenue of the county. September14, 1881, he was married to Miss Minnie E. Morrison, who was born in Kansas, and reared and educated at Paris, Ill., and by her is the father of two children— Irma and Will.

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This family biography is one of 272 biographies included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Lawrence County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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