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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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L. W. Allen, Jr., is a native of Mount Vernon Township, Lawrence Co Mo., born August 20, 1852, and is the son of L. W. Allen, Sr., and Sarah A. (Springer) Allen, both natives of Tennessee. The parents settled in Lawrence County, Mo., in 1837, and there reared and educated their family. L. W. Allen, Jr., after reaching manhood, chose for his companion in life Miss Minnie, daughter of R. C. Lewis, Esq., and this union has resulted in the birth of two children, both daughters: Ettie and Grace. Mr. and Mrs. Allen are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and are much respected citizens. He is a member of the Grange, also of the Farmers’ Alliance, and has been a member of the school board of his district for over five years. Mr. Allen has seventy-six acres of good land in his township, and also sixty acres more on Spring River Prairie. He has one share in the Verona Butter and Cheese Factory; also two shares in the Verona Roller Flouring Mill Company. He is a successful agriculturist.

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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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