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Below is a family biography included in The History of McDonald County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Jehu Jones (deceased) was born in Blount County, Ala., October 20, 1823, and is a son of John Jones, Sr. When about twenty years of age the former removed to Arkansas, locating in Yell County. About 1848 he came to McDonald County, Mo., and settled on Indian Creek. At this time the country was very wild and thinly settled. Mr. Jones had but one near neighbor, and there were but three or four families in all residing on the creek. June 16, 1844, he was united in marriage with Sarah B. Pickle, who is a daughter of Robert Pickle, deceased. She is also a native of Alabama, and was born in Blount County. To their union were born ten children, five of whom, Matilda J., William C., George F., Sarah A. and Frances, are living. Matilda married James Richard, of San Saba County, Tex., and has eight children. William C. married Mrs. Ellen Linley, resides in the Chickasaw Nation, and has five children. George wedded Sarah A. Howard, and has one child. He also resides in the Chickasaw Nation. Sarah A. married James Callison, and lives on a part of the old homestead. She is the mother of two children, viz.: Charley and Wesley. Mr. Jones died May 21, 1878, leaving his widow and family in good circumstances. He was a highly respected citizen, a good business man, and a loving husband and father. For several years he served as judge of McDonald County Court. His widow is still living, and resides on the home place.

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This family biography is one of 82 biographies included in The History of McDonald County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: McDonald County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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