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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence 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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Gabriel C. Jones, one of the editors of the Peirce City Democrat, was born in Boyle County, Ky., October 20, 1839. He is a son of Laban and Rachel (Walker) Jones, who were born in Virginia and Kentucky, respectively, and were the parents of four children. Gabriel C. was the youngest of their children, and was reared in the “Blue Grass” State. He followed the occupation of clerking, and after reading law for some time was admitted to the bar in Missouri in 1872. Besides practicing his profession he published a newspaper, and was engaged in the lumber business. In 1887 he and J. C. Smith began editing the Peirce City Democrat, which is one of the successful newspapers of the county. He has been city clerk and has also held the office of justice of the peace.

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This family biography is one of 272 biographies included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Lawrence County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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