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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miller County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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J. M. Allee, county clerk, was born in Moniteau County, Mo., July 16, 1859, and is the son of James V. and Ellen (Williams) Allee, the father a native of Virginia, and the mother of Texas. The paternal grandfather emigrated with his family from Virginia to Moniteau County, Mo., at an early day and located near California where he passed the remainder of his life. James V. Allee was but a boy when he came to Moniteau County, and here grew to manhood, on a farm. In 1862 he removed to Morgan County, of the same State, and here he died March 20, 1874. He was probate judge at the time of his death and was deputy sheriff and collector of that county for four years. He served for a short time during the late war. The mother is yet living and is residing in Kansas. They were the parents of eight children, six living: James M., Alice B., wife of I. M. Baxter; Martha C., wife of Mr. Ayers; Mary, wife of W. L. Ward; Yeaman B., in Kansas, and Robert. The father was three times’ married and had one child by each of his previous wives, William S., and Princeton A., resident of Eldorado Springs, Mo. J. M. Allee, subject of this sketch, was principally reared in Morgan County, and educated in the common schools. He was reared to farm life and never attended school after he had reached the age of fourteen years. He followed agricultural pursuits until eighteen years of age, when he was apprenticed to the blacksmith trade, serving three years. In 1881 he engaged in the mercantile business at Aurora Springs where he remained until his election to his present office in 1886, taking possession of that office in January, 1887, and holding it until January, 1891. He was married in 1879 to Miss Martha E. Moon, a native of Pennsylvania who bore him five children, three living: Orsina, Maggie and Fernando. Mrs. Allee is a member of, and an earnest worker in, the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Allee started life a poor boy and deserves great credit for his good habits and force of character. He is a member of Aurora Springs I. O. O. F. Lodge.

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in The History of Miller County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Miller County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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