Bushrod W. Poor collection  1837-1852
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Biography

Bushrod W. Poor was born in Vermont c. 1820, and married his wife, Joanna, in 1844. A lawyer by training, he served as justice of the peace in Lowell, Massachusetts, before moving to Dubuque, Iowa, in the early 1860s, where he worked as a registrar of bankruptcy until at least 1889. He and Joanna had at least 4 children: Willard, Alvin, Clara, and John.