Alexander County

Biography - A C Jaynes

A. C. JAYNES, farmer, P. O. East Cape Girardeau. One of the most prosperous young farmers of Alexander County is the gentleman whose name heads this brief sketch. Valentine Jaynes, his father, was born in Madison, Ind., and came to Massac County, Ill., when a young man. He there married Hester Parker, the result of which marriage was five children. Of this number, subject was the oldest, and was born December 3, 1853. His education was but limited, and he only attended a public school about four months. His father died when he was about fourteen, and he was sent to Decatur, Ill., where he remained for seven years, working around at different farms. From there, he returned to his native county, but only remained a year. He came to Alexander County in 1878, and first farmed on a tract that he rented from the widow Shrieber. There he remained for one year, and then came to his present location. He now owns 160 acres in Section 30, Town 14, Range 3 west, of which about 130 acres are cultivated. Subject was married, September 17, 1877, to Allie Rice, daughter of John and Nancy Rice, of Metropolis, Massac County. She is the mother of three children, two of whom are living— Mahala J., born March 6, 1879, and Alvin, born October 24, 1882. In politics, he is a Republican.

Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, pages 237-238.


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