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Samuel Benton LaForce
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1815
Breckinridge County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1899
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Samuel B. La Force was reared & educated in Pike County, MO. He removed to Jasper County in 1843, locating near Carthage. He entered & bought large tracts of land, & managed a farm. In war times he was an ardent Unionist, & served as a guide for General Sigel before & during the battle of Carthage, 7/5/1861. Later he served in an Illinois regiment, & 2 of his sons also performed military service. In 1846 & again in 1848 he was elected to sheriff of Jasper County. In 1850 he was elected to the Sixteenth General Assembly, & in 1866 he was elected clerk of the circuit & county courts. He died in 1899.

Bio courtesy the book "Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History ..., Volume 3 edited by Howard Louis Conard"
 
 
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 Parents:
  Rane LaForce (1782 - 1834)
  Martha McGee LaForce (1783 - 1841)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucy Brown (1822 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Martha V. La Force Jenkyn (1840 - ____)*
  John Brown La Force (1846 - 1865)*
  James Benton LaForce (1849 - 1877)*
 
 Sibling:
  Samuel Benton LaForce (1815 - 1899)
  James Logan LaForce (1818 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Married. Farmer. Sheriff. Representative. Clerk of Court. Soldier. Citizen. From Poverty. Integrity My Religion.
 
Note: h/o Lucy Brown. I believe at one point he was at La Force cemetery & was later moved here.
 
Burial:
Park Cemetery
Carthage
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 17 Lot 5 Space 3
 
Created by: DMLeForce
Record added: Jul 25, 2010
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Samuel Benton LaForce
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Samuel Benton LaForce
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Samuel Benton LaForce
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