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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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Samuel H. Jackson, proprietor of Caverna Mills, Caverna, Mo., was born in Wilson County, Tenn., January 31, 1827, and is a son of Reuben Jackson, deceased. When fifteen years of age Samuel H. Jackson began learning the blacksmith’s trade, at which he worked for twenty-five years. In 1853 he removed to Neosho, Mo., where he resided until October, 1887. For eighteen years he was engaged in the milling business at Neosho, and upon leaving there came to Caverna and resumed the business. His present mill has water power, two sets of burrs, and is a first-class custom mill. Mr. Jackson is an able miller, and conducts his business in a very successful manner. His marriage with Mary Price, a daughter of John H. Price, of Neosho, was celebrated November 6, 1850, and to them have been born eleven children. Those living are Nettie, Josephine, Sallie, Ora, Alonzo, Harry and Lenna. One daughter, Jennie, died after she reached womanhood. She was the wife of George Chenoweth and left three children: Henry, Josephine and Samuel. The last named is being reared by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson. Nettie married James E. Winton, and has five children, viz.: James, Robert, Flora, Velma and Frank. Josephine married William Floyd, of Bentonville, Ark., and has three children: Sally, Hurley and Hugh. The family are communicants of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Jackson takes very little interest in politics, and has never sought official honors.

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