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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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MATTHEW G. ALEXANDER was born in New Concord, Ohio, March 22, 1848, and raised there. Enlisted at New Concord, in 1863, in the Eighty-eighth Ohio Infantry, serving two years, and returned to Ohio after the war. In 1866 he removed to Mercer county, Ill., living there two years. Came to Jacksonville, Kan., in 1869, and to Jasper county in 1873, and resides now in Smithfield. Married July 3, 1873, to Lucinda Hunsuckerr, who was born in Jackson county, Ind., of German parentage. The names of the children are Lillie M. and Willie R. Mr. Alexander is a member of the Christian Church. For some time he was engaged in the milling business, and is now proprietor of a drug store in Smithfield, where he does a good business. His father, Matthew, is a miller by trade, in Guernsey county, Ohio, and is of Irish descent. He comes of a good family full of industry and enterprise.

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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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