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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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Jacob C. Stone was born at Arcadia, Mo., in 1848, the son of Micajah and Susannah (Carleton) Stone, who were born in Madison County, Mo., in 1824, and Roanoke County, Va., in 1815, respectively. When about grown Mrs. Stone with her mother and other members of the family moved to Northern Indiana and later to St. Francois County, Mo. She was a school teacher, and by Mr. Stone became the mother of three sons; she died in 1869. Mr. Stone followed farming and merchandising through life. In the late war he served one year in Company F, Forty-seventh Missouri Volunteers, United States army. He was a Republican, and both he and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Jacob C. Stone was educated in the Carleton Institute, and when about sixteen years old began clerking in a store, continuing the same nearly ten years. He acted as deputy recorder of St. Francois County about two years, and then bought the place where he now lives and moved thereon in 1873. The year before he had wedded Mrs. Susan M. (Hughes) Jamison, daughter of Mahlon Hughes. She was born in Washington County in 1846. They became the parents of one son, William M. By her former marriage she had one son, John M., principal of the Iron Mountain School. Mr. and Mrs. Stone are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and he is a Republican and a member of the I. O. O. F., St. Francois Lodge. Mr. Stone owns twelve acres of land, and deals quite extensively in stock.

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