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BIXBY, John Munson, lawyer, born at Fairfield, Connecticut, in February 1800; died in New York, 22 November 1876. He studied law in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and began practice in New York city. After nearly thirty years' practice in New York City, he retired in 1849. He married a cousin of Edgar Allan Poe, and was the author of two novels, " Standish, the Puritan" (New York, 1850), and "Overing, or the Heir of Wycherly" (1852), both of which were published under the pen-name of E. Grayson. After his retirement he invested in real estate on Fifth avenue, Thirty-ninth street, and Broadway, which increased greatly in value. His estate was estimated after his death at $1,800,000.*His only son, Robert F., receives an annual ground-rent from the union league club of a larger amount than his father paid for the property on which the edifice is erected, on Fifth avenue.
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