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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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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CLINTON BASS, post-office Maple Grove. He was born in Windham county, Conn., March 4, 1828. He was reared on a farm; is a son of Ebenezer and Sarah Bass. His father was a native of Connecticut and his mother of Maine. Our subject was the tenth child of a family of twelve children. He was educated in Windham county. In 1843 he went to Illinois and worked on a farm by the month, and taught school the following winter. He farmed and taught school for five or six years and then went to Iowa and engaged at sheep-raising; he also taught school and farmed until coming to Jasper county in 1872. He was married in 1874 to Miss Jennie Willoughby, daughter of John and Elizabeth Willoughby. Her father is a native of Kentucky; her mother born in Tennessee. Her father was one of the first ministers that came to Jasper county after the war. Of nine children, Mrs. Bass was the third child, and was born in Tennessee, March 20, 1852. Mr. Bass now has 135 acres of land, a good young orchard, and buildings. Mr. and Mrs. Bass have two children named Annie E. and Clinton S. Mr. Bass is one of the early settlers of Lincoln township, and is a public spirited man and takes an interest in public and local affairs, and is highly respected by all.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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