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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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Isaac B. Kimbrell is a member of the law firm of Kimbrell & McNatt, of Aurora, Mo., and was born in Estill County, Ky., September 8, 1862, and is a son of Marion B. and Catherine (Griffith) Kimbrell, who were also natives of the “Blue Grass State.” Marion Kimbrell was a farmer by occupation, and lived in Kentucky until 1872, when he located in Callaway County, Mo., and there still resides. His father, John Kimbrell, was a North Carolinian, and became a resident of Kentucky at an early day. The following are the children born to Marion Kimbrell: Laura, Basil, Horace, William, Emma, John, Parker, Bert and Isaac B. The latter was reared in Kentucky until ten years of age, and received a liberal education in Ayer’s Academy at College Hill, Ky. In 1872 he came to Missouri with his parents, and completed his education at Central College, Fayette, Mo., and Missouri State University. He was a special student in the law department of the latter place, and in October, 1887, was admitted to the bar of Lawrence County. In November, 1887, he came to Aurora and formed a law partnership with Carr McNatt, and they are building up a good law practice. Mr. Kimbrell was married February 27, 1887, to Lillian Lease, of Centralia, Mo., a daughter of Chauncey Lease, and both he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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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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