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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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J. Rush Anthony, a merchant and trader of Anthony’s Mills, although a young man, has manifested considerable talent in a business point of view. He is a son of John M. and Martha (Johnson) Anthony, mention of whom is made in the sketch of W. S. Anthony. He was born in Washington County, Mo., September 2, 1864, in which county he was reared on a farm. With the exception of a short time spent in the capacity of a clerk in a mercantile house in Steelville, Crawford Co., Mo., he has been principally engaged in farming and stock trading. In January, 1888, he purchased the mercantile business of C. E. Summers, and is doing a satisfactory business as a dealer in general merchandise.

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This family biography is one of 138 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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