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Below is a family biography included in The History of Maries 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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Dr. N. B. Jones, a practitioner of Jefferson Township, Maries County, has built up a large and lucrative practice, and is one of the leading physicians of the county. After receiving a common-school education he studied medicine under an elder brother, Dr. T. J. Jones, for two years, and subsequently entered the Louisville Medical College of Kentucky, where he attended one course of lectures, when he returned to Missouri, fully intending to return to the college the following year, but was prevented. In 1875 he entered upon the practice of his chosen profession at his present location, and from the first has been very successful. His residence is eighteen miles north east of Vienna, where he has just completed a fine dwelling and out buildings to correspond, which are surrounded by a farm of 560 acres of land, 300 of which are tillable. Dr. Jones was born in what was then Gasconade County, Mo., September 8, 1848, and is the youngest of a family of eleven children, eight of whom are now living, born to Elijah and Elizabeth (Johnson) Jones. Elijah Jones was a native of Virginia, and was born about 1807, and about 1830 removed to Missouri, locating in that portion of Gasconade County which was afterward organized as Maries County. He served as county judge of Gasconade County, and also in Maries County, holding that office over twenty years, and proving himself a most efficient officer; he also served as justice of the peace, and was an influential citizen; he died in Maries County in 1881. The mother of our subject was born in Kentucky in 1812, and died in Maries County, Mo., in 1863. November 10, 1878, Dr. N. B. Jones married Augusta E. Arendell, who was born in Maries County in 1857, and is a daughter of Joseph and Elvina Arendell, natives respectively of Kentucky and Virginia, the former of whom, born in 1812, died in Miller County, Mo., in 1883; his widow, who was born in 1821, is still living in Miller County. Two children have been born to Dr. and Mrs. Jones, one of whom is living, viz.: Ollie Estella. Dr. Jones’ sympathies are with the Democratic party, but he takes no active interest in politics.

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This family biography is one of 37 biographies included in The History of Maries County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Maries County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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