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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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SAMUEL C. BOWERS was born in Lawrence county. Mo., Jan. 10, 1854. He obtained a good education in the common schools of Lawrence and Jasper counties. In 1869 he moved to Sheridan township, and worked on a farm from 1869 to 1872; he then went with five others in a wagon to Sherman, Texas, and went to work teaming on the railroad; he then returned to Missouri and farmed one year, and learned the blacksmith’s trade. In 1874 he went to California and engaged in farming in Sacramento county; he then went to Los Angeles county, Cal., and from there to Arizona Territory, and worked at his trade two years. He then engaged with the packing train taking goods over the mountains; then carried the mail a few months; he then went to old Mexico and worked at his trade a short time; then returned to California, from there to Arizona, then back to California, again to Arizona, and finally returned home in 1880. He was married Oct. 2, 1880, to Miss Anna R. Carns. They have one child, Jesse. Mr. Bowers is a good neighbor and is well respected in the community.

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