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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jefferson County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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George H. Frost, another successful farmer and stock-raiser of Big River Township, was born in Washington County, in 1825, and is the youngest but one of a family of six sons and two daughters born to the union of Hon. Simeon and Mary (Woods) Frost. When but a small boy our subject was taken by his parents to Crawford County, where he was reared, and where he obtained but a limited education in the subscription schools of that early period. After spending some time as clerk in a store and in agricultural pursuits, in about 1847 he came to Jefferson County, where he subsequently entered eighty acres of land (after his return from California, in 1851), on which he is now living. In 1849, in company with his father (who died on the way), he crossed the plains to California, where he remained about two years in the mines, meeting with fair success. He was six months and ten days making the journey, but returned by water. After his return, in 1851, he married Miss Lucy Wilson, daughter of Ephraim and Fannie Wilson, natives of South Carolina, and among the first to settle in the western part of Jefferson County, where they lived for many years. To Mr. Frost and wife were born eight children, seven now living: Mahala, wife of Elder C. R. Lamar, a Baptist minister, near St. John, Kan.; Emily E., wife of Daniel Henry, of the same place; Ephraim S., Robert J., Anna E., George B. and Lucy V. Simyra E., the third child, died when three years old. Mr. Frost has a large farm of 330 acres, and is now one of the leading farmers of the vicinity. He is a Democrat in politics, a member of the Masonic fraternity, and the entire family are members in good standing in the Baptist Church.

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