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Biography of Henry C. Ambrose

HENRY C. AMBROSE. A large class of the farmers of Stone County, Missouri, lead such modest and quiet lives as to be seldom heard of outside of their own townships. They are doing fine work in their own community, but do not care to mingle in the more public matters of political life, as they wish to devote all their time and energies to the cultivation of their farms and the development of the resources of their lands. Such men deserve more mention than they ordinarily receive, and we are pleased to present here one of them, in the person of Henry C. Ambrose, who resides in James Township. His parents, Merida and Ann (Clark) Ambrose, were natives of Kentucky, born in 1805 and 1803 respectively, and in that State spent their entire lives, the former dying about 1881, and the latter March 16, 1891. Mrs. Ambrose was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Ambrose was a farmer, and although left an orphan at an early age and reared by an uncle, was possessed of an unlimited amount of perseverance and industry which brought him in good returns and left him in easy circumstances. In politics he was a Whig until after the war, when he became a stanch Democrat. Our subject’s maternal grandfather, Henry Clark, was born in Tennessee, but moved to Clay County, Kentucky, where he followed farming. He was of English extraction and for many years a minister in the Primitive Baptist Church. He died about the time our subject grew into manhood. His wife died during the war when more than eighty years...

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