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Below is a family biography included in The History of Dallas County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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 Washington Jones, a successful agriculturist and fruit grower of Jackson Township, Dallas Co., Mo., was born near his present place of residence February 24, 1852, and is the son of Bills and Altha (Randles) Jones, natives of Tennessee. The father was born in 1821, and died in Dallas County, Mo., January 10, 1876. The mother died on January 9, 1874, when forty-six years of age. They were married in Missouri, and lived and spent the principal part of their lives in Dallas County. The father was a farmer and stock raiser, at which he was quite successful. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, was a Democrat in politics, and was sheriff of Dallas County in 1860. To his marriage were born twelve children, eight now living: Mary, wife of J. W. Henderson; Sarah, wife of J. C. Bennett; Solomon B., John Washington, Lemuel T., Robert L., James E. and Green S. One deceased was named Nancy, and three died in infancy. John W. Jones, the subject of our sketch, was married March 6, 1870, to Miss Martha Bennett, a native of Dallas County, Mo., born May 25, 1853, and to this union were born seven children, viz.: Moses B., James F., Nathaniel L. (deceased), Sarah A., Jackson B., Solomon L. and Christopher Alonzo. Mr. Jones is a Democrat in politics, and ever since his marriage he has been successfully engaged in farming and stock raising. He is the owner of a well-improved and well-located farm, and is also engaged quite extensively in the fruit business, raising apples mostly. He and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 74 biographies included in The History of Dallas County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Dallas County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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