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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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JOHN C. THOMAS, born in Winchester, Ill., Sept. 13, 1837, and there raised and educated. He having attained the age of manhood enlisted at Chillicothe, Mo., in 1862, in the Twenty-seventh Missouri; was wounded at Resaca during the war. He became a citizen of Grundy county, Mo., in 1855. His father, John B., formerly engaged in farming, and is now a resident of Webbville. The subject of this sketch was married in February, 1866, in Livingston county, Mo., to Jane Crooks, who was born in Hancock county, Ill., Jan. 12, 1843. Their children are Harvey, Wilber, Edgar, Olive, Lydda, Cornelia, Elma, Stella, and James. His first wife has been dead since Jan. 28, 1869. Mr. Thomas was again married Dec, 19, 1881, to Martha Stalcup, who was born in Indiana in 1852, in January. Mrs. Stalcup had one daughter, Dora. Mr. Thomas’s farm comprises 120 acres; he raised in 1882, 900 bushels of wheat and 1,000 bushels of corn, besides having a fine orchard. This farm is located in section 32, township 29, range 31, of Marion township. Mr. Thomas is a great lover of education, and his children are well advanced for their age.

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