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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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John Lee, farmer and resident of Section No. 36, Township No. 27, of Range No. 27, Lawrence County, Mo., was born in Lawrence County, Ala., March 4, 1822, and is the son of Daniel and Hannah (Francisco) Lee, and the grandson of Robert Lee, who was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. The maternal grandfather, Jacob Francisco, was also a soldier in the Revolutionary War. John Lee, the subject of this sketch, left his native State with his people, who made a settlement near where Verona is now situated, but was then in Greene County, Mo., Greene County reaching from the Osage River to the Arkansas line; this was in the year 1833. He grew to manhood here, and here chose for his companion in life Miss Elizabeth P. Allen, daughter of Benjamin, Jr., and Polly (Morrow) Allen, who were both natives of Tennessee. To Mr. and Mrs. Lee were born nine children, six now living, three boys: A. P., J. F. and D. B.; three girls: Martha J., M. E. and R. E. During the late unpleasantness between the North and South, Mr. Lee was in the Federal State Militia, and rendered service. He and family are members of the Baptist Church.

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