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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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JACKSON E. ALEXANDER was born in Green county, Ind., April 12, 1844. He came to Missouri when young, going however to Kansas in 1855, remaining there during the war. He settled in Jasper county, Mo., Dec. 17, 1867. Mr. Alexander married Mary E. Crabtree, of Linn county, Kan., Feb. 3, 1864, who was born in Henry county, Mo., Sept, 22, 1842. The names of the children are Charles, Lillie, Eva, Frank, Fannie, and Ann, and two deceased. His farm is situated in Mineral township about one-half mile east of Oronogo, and contains sixty acres, part of which was sown to winter wheat, averaging twenty bushels to the acre. Mr. Alexander is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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