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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 W. BINNEY, farmer and stock-raiser, post-office Carthage, is a native of the Hoosier State, born in Cass county. April 5, 1854. At the age of twelve his parents immigrated to Missouri, staying in Livingston county until 1866, when they came to Jasper county. Our subject was married July 1, 1872, to Mrs. Susan E., widow of J. T. Malugin, daughter of Ahan and Lydia Capp, deceased. Shortly after marriage he immigrated to Texas, and bought and improved a farm in Cook county, upon which he lived three years. He returned to Jasper county in 1875 and purchased the farm upon which he now lives. At that time it had but very meager improvements, but he has added to it very materially. He built a good substantial residence, romantically situated in a cozy nook of the Spring River hills; a magnificent spring gushes from the hillside two rods from the house and flows through the barn and stock-yards. Craters and caves of unknown dimensions exist in the immediate neighborhood, and altogether the location is pleasant and the scenery perfect. In 1880 he left the farm and went to Joplin and engaged in the grocery and provision trade. The following year he returned to the farm on Spring River. They are the parents of one child, a daughter, Arrometic. Mrs. Binney is the mother of one son by her first husband, Charley Malugin, a promising youth.

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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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