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A. J. Monroe
Born October 7, 1806
A. J. MONROE, attorney at law, Monticello; is a native of Williamstown, Berkshire Co., Mass., and was born October 7, 1806; when 11 years of age, his parents removed to Cayuga Co., N.Y., and he grew up to manhood and lived there until 1842, then removed to Pennsylvania; he studied law in New York and Pennsylvania, and was admitted to the bar in 1843, nearly forty years ago. He was the first Representative of the old Whig party elected to the State Legislature from the Wilmot District, in 1849; the following year, he was appointed Prosecuting Attorney from that district; he practiced law in Pennsylvania until August, 1859, when he came to Jones Co., and since then has practiced here; he held the office of Assistant Assessor of Internal Revenue, and holds the office of Justice of the Peace; he is the oldest attorney in practice in Monticello. In 1843, he was united in marriage to Adelia Wood, from Putnam Co., N.Y.; they have five children—Augustus, Clarence, Herman, William and Edward, and has one son—Eugene, by a former wife; he had three sons that served in the army—Eugene, Clarence and Augustus.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 676.

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