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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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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JAMES D. CLARKSON, agricultural implements. Mr. Clarkson was born in McDonough county, Illinois, in 1852. His father, James Clarkson, and his mother Elizabeth, were natives of England, who immigrated to America in 1850. James D. was reared and educated in Illinois. After reaching manhood he farmed a few years, after which he engaged in the implement business with his brother. In 1875 he went on the road as general agent until 1878, when he settled in Carthage, where he opened a large farm implement house in which he has since done an extensive business. In 1879 he bought the house of his brother, at Greenville, Illinois, and also run that house, in connection with his house here until 1882, when he sold it and opened a branch house at Lamar, Missouri, and one at Golden City, making general headquarters at Carthage. Mr. and Mrs. Clarkson are members of the Congregational Church. He was married in December, 1877, to Miss Ida Cornell of Champaign, Illinois. They have two children: Pearl and Edna.

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