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Below is a family biography included in The History of Hickory 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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James A. Pine is a son of Squire L. and Emeline Pine, who were born in Logan County, Va., and Montgomery County, Mo., respectively. At an early day the father removed to Missouri, and was married in St. Louis, Mo., locating with his wife, some time after, in Lincoln County, of the same State, where they made their home until 1852, since which time they have resided in Hickory County. They are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in his political views Mr. Pine was formerly a Whig, but is now a Republican. He served in the Missouri State Militia during the late war, and throughout life his enterprises have been attended with good results, he being now worth about $30,000, and is classed among the wealthy citizens of the county in which he resides. James A. Pine was born in Lincoln County, Mo., and from early life he has been familiar with farm labor. On the 1st day of January, 1889, he gave up this work to engage in mercantile pursuits in Wheatland, and for four years has served as assessor of Hickory County, now filling the duties of postmaster at Wheatland. In December, 1868, he was married to Dorinda A. Elliot, who was born in Kentucky. She and Mr. Pine are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and are the parents of the following children: Mary E., Squire G., William F., Manda C., Lewis W., Rosa A., and Gussie C. James H. is deceased.

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This family biography is one of 53 biographies included in The History of Hickory County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Hickory County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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