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Below is a family biography included in The History of Pulaski 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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Samuel J. Manes, an attorney at law of Richland, was born in Miller County, Mo., in 1840, and is a son of Jacob W. and Emeline (Hice) Manes, natives of Tennessee and North Carolina, respectively. The parents were early settlers of Miller County, where they were married about 1834, and there they spent the remainder of their lives, with the exception of four years spent in Arkansas. The father, who was a farmer by occupation, served eighteen years as justice of the peace in Miller and Ozark Counties, and died in the latter county in 1852. The mother is still living, and has been a member of the Baptist Church for sixty-four years, of which church her husband was also a member. The paternal grandfather, Seth Manes, was of Welsh descent, and was a Revolutionary soldier. He died in Hawkins County, Tenn. At the early age of thirteen years Samuel J. Manes engaged in farming, and a few years later he learned the blacksmith’s trade, which he followed with remarkable success until 1885. He then abandoned his trade and took up the study of law, and was admitted to the practice of the legal profession in October, 1886, since which time he has earned for himself a place in the ranks of the successful attorneys of Pulaski County. He has an extensive practice, which is steadily increasing. He was elected justice of the peace in 1886, of which office he is the present incumbent. He was a soldier in the late war in the United States army, in Company A, Sixty-fifth Illinois Infantry Regiment, and was mustered out at the close of the war in Greensborough, N. C. Mr. Manes was first married, in 1857, to Abigail Lane, who died in 1858, and the following year he married Margaret Reed, who was the mother of six children: J. T., J. O., W. J., S. J., A. E. and M. J. Manes. His third wife was Mary E. Burhans, whom he married in 1872, and who was the mother of two children, Ida M. and Bertha E. In 1888 Mr. Manes married Lucinda Long, who still survives, and is a member of the Baptist Church. She is the mother of one child, S. J. Manes, and is a noble wife. Mr. Manes owns 160 acres of land two and one-half miles from Richland, as well as some good property in the town. He is clerk of the Baptist Church, a Republican in politics, and an enterprising citizen.

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This family biography is one of 80 biographies included in The History of Pulaski County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Pulaski County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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