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Biography of Benjamin B. Jones

BENJAMIN B. JONES. Ozark County, Missouri, has no more progressive farmer or business man than Benjamin B. Jones, who is located in business at Lutie, Missouri, eighteen miles west of Gainesville. He owes his nativity to Logan County, Ohio, where he first saw the light in 1844, a son of Nehemiah and Rachel (Taylor) Jones, who were also born in the Buckeye State, where they were reared and married and made their home until 1860, when they came to Shelby County, Missouri, where the father passed from life the same year. He was a well-to-do farmer, a man of unblemished reputation, and he was for many years a prominent member of the I. O. O. F. His father, Daniel Jones, was a native Marylander and removed from his native State to Ohio, dying in Hardin County, where he had followed the occupation of farming very successfully. He was of Scotch-Irish descent. His wife also died in Hardin County. The maternal grandfather, John Taylor, was a soldier of the War of 1812. Mrs. Jones is still living and of the twelve children she bore her husband the subject of this sketch was fourth in order of birth: Letitia, wife of Thomas Babcock, of Kentucky; John, who died young; Nancy is the widow of Pleasant Cruiser; Benjamin B.; Joseph, who died young; Azariah, who resides in Oregon; Nehemiah, a resident of Kansas; Jane, the wife of Calvin Busie, of Arkansas; Mary Ann; and three children that died in infancy, one being a twin with Mary Ann. Benjamin B. Jones remained with and assisted his mother until he attained his majority, when...

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