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Below is a family biography included in History of Lee County, Iowa published by Western Historical Company in 1879.  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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ATLEE, SAMUEL, of the firm of S. & J. C. Atlee, manufacturers and dealers in lumber, sash, doors and blinds; was born in Ft. Madison, Oct. 29, 1838, and is one of the oldest natives of Fort Madison now living here; his father, John C. Atlee, is one of the oldest, most honored and enterprising citizens in Lee County. Samuel received his education here and entered his father’s mills, soon after becoming associated with him in the business; now has the active management of the business; they employ about one hundred and fifty men and boys, and have a capacity of manufacturing 12,000,000 feet annually; are the largest manufacturers of lumber in this section of the State. Mr. Atlee married Miss Nancy M. Wright, a native of this State, Jan. 20, 1867.

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This family biography is one of 668 biographies included in The History of Lee County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Lee County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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