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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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Jacob Lee (deceased) was born in Lawrence County, Ala., February 9, 1815 [see sketch of John Lee], and in that county married Miss Mary Susan Bibb, daughter of Robert and Nancy (Parish) Bibb, natives of Virginia. He then settled in Missouri, and but two of this family now survive—James Robert and William Jacob Lee. The latter married Miss Elizabeth Mills, and by her became the father of one daughter—Mary Ann, wife of Alonzo Stockstill, a substantial farmer of Aurora Township. James Robert Lee was born in Lawrence County Mo. October 9, 1857, grew to manhood there and adopted his father’s business, that of an agriculturist. He married, in this county, Miss Mary E. Turner daughter of James and Elizabeth (Gammon) Turner, both of whom were natives of Tennessee. To Mr. and Mrs. Lee were born five sons and one daughter: George Emery, William Roscoe, D. Claude, Charles Elmer, Ethel, and James H (deceased). Mr. Lee is a member of the Baptist Church; has served on the school board of his district; is a member of the Zion Grange and the Lee Farmers’ Alliance. His son, William M., married Miss Sarah Elizabeth Allen, daughter of Hon. S. R. Allen, whose sketch appears elsewhere, and is a member of Zion Grange and the Lee Farmers’ Alliance. Jacob Lee, subject of this sketch died in full connection with the Baptist Church. He had long been an active member of Zion Grange, and upon his death was buried with all the ceremonies of that order.

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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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