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Below is a family biography included in The History of Newton 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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Andrew C. Caples is a native of Marshall County, Tenn., born April 27, 1834, and is a son of Branson and Mary (Hopewood) Caples, who were also Tennesseeans. Andrew C., our subject, was reared in his native State, and followed the occupations of merchandising and farming. He moved to Lawrence County, Mo., in 1856, making his home in that county until 1860, and in 1872 became a resident of Newton County, selling goods in Neosho until 1882, when he came to his present location, where he has followed the same occupation up to the present date. He was married in 1848 to Eliza J. Samsel, a native of Indiana, and by her has seven children: Branson, Amada (wife of Louis Hopkins), Olive (wife of J. B. Simson), Mary, Lucy, Victor and Bugger.

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This family biography is one of 220 biographies included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Newton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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