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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin 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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Charles C. Jones was born in Bedford County, Va., August 23, 1822, and is the son of Richard and Lucinda Jones, who were natives of Bedford County, Va. They immigrated to St. Charles County, Mo., in 1831, and six months later the father died, leaving his widow and nine children in a new country. His father, Richard, was a soldier in the War of 1812, and a farmer by occupation. After the death of his father, his mother moved to Franklin County, Mo., and located near Boles Station, in 1832, where she (his mother) resided until his death, which occurred on the27th of December, 1874. Our subject was the fourth of nine children. He received his education at home, as schoolhouses at that date were scarce and far between; if found at all they were built of logs, with the bark left on. At the age of sixteen, Charles was bound out to F. P. Chiles (who then lived at Union, Mo.,), where he remained until he had attained his majority. He learned the carpenter’s trade while working for Mr. Chiles, and afterward formed a partnership with him; but this partnership only existed a few years, Mr. Chiles moving to St. Louis, Mo. In 1843, Mr. Jones married Miss Lucy M. Perkins, a native of Louisa County, Va., born in 1825, and the daughter of D. A. Perkins, who came to Missouri in 1832. To this union were born twelve children, eleven now living: David R., Hezekiah S., Willis B., Charles B., Mary E., Joseph F., Virginia, Maria, James H., Howard and Lucy. The mother of these children departed this life on February 12, 1879. On May 13, 1880, Mr. C. C. Jones married Amelia Airey, a native of Alleghany County, Md., born November 27, 1835, and the daughter of Archibald Thistle. She was the widow of James Airey. Mr. Jones is a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He belongs to Hope Lodge, No. 251, A. F. & A. M., of Washington, Mo. Mrs. Jones is a member of the Christian Church of Boles Township, Franklin Co., Mo.

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