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 Samuel Benton LaForce

Samuel Benton LaForce

Birth
Breckinridge County, Kentucky, USA
Death 17 Apr 1899 (aged 84)
Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plot Bl 17 Lot 5 Sp 3
Memorial ID 55410872 · View Source
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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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Married. Farmer. Sheriff. Representative. Clerk of Court. Soldier. Citizen. From Poverty. Integrity My Religion.

Gravesite Details h/o Lucy Brown. I believe at one point he was at La Force cemetery & was later moved here.

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  • Created by: DMLeForce
  • Added: 25 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55410872
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Benton LaForce (15 Jan 1815–17 Apr 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55410872, citing Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by DMLeForce (contributor 47131861) .