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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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S. M. BROWN, saddler and harness maker, Sarcoxie, was born June 26, 1843, in Fountain county, Ind.; his parents, Stephen and Jane Brown, were natives respectively of Virginia and Ohio. Our subject came with his parents to Missouri in 1850, locating on a farm near Sarcoxie. Here he grew to maturity; engaged in agricultural pursuits and in attending school. In 1863 he enlisted in Company C, Fifteenth Missouri Cavalry and served until the close of the war; participated also in engagements at Kansas City, Newtonia, California, Boonville, Jefferson City, Mine Creek, and others. Mustered out at Springfield, Mo., July 1, 1865, and immediately returned to this county. In the fall of 1868 he commenced to learn his present trade, and has since continued. Mr. Brown was married in this county Dec. 6, 1866, to Miss Sarah J., daughter of Moses and Nancy Gregg, natives of Tennessee. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are consistent members of the Presbyterian church. Business in Sarcoxie, west side square; carries a full line of saddlery, harness, etc.; is a practical workman, and is receiving a very liberal support. Mr. Brown is a man of good business qualifications, takes great interest in public matters, educational, etc.; is at present mayor of Sarcoxie and is a member of the I. O. O. F. and A. O. U. W.

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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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