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Below is a family biography included in The History of Newton 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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Robert Alexander Brown, attorney, of Seneca, Mo., is the son of L. G. and K. A. (Templeton) Brown, and was born near Dyersburg, Tenn., November 30, 1865. In 1874 he removed with his parents to Peirce City, Mo., where he attended the public schools for some years, and afterward completed his education in the Baptist College at that place. He afterward read law under Cloud and French, at Peirce City. and then attended the law school at Columbia, Mo. He was a delegate to the Democratic Congressional and Judicial Conventions held in Peirce City, Mo., in 1886; also to the State Convention held at Sedalia, Mo., and the Congressional Convention held at Springfield, Mo., in 1888. In the State Convention he was appointed committeeman from the Thirteenth District on resolutions and platform. It would be unnecessary to state that Mr. Brown is a Democrat in his political views. He is a member of the Zeta Phi fraternity, organized at Columbia. Mo., in 1868, and is a young man of promise.

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