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Jackson, Claiborne Foxlocked

(04 April 1806–06 December 1862)
  • William E. Parrish


Jackson, Claiborne Fox (04 April 1806–06 December 1862), governor of Missouri, was born in Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Kentucky, the son of Dempsey Jackson and Mary Pickett, farmers. He received a common school education. Sometime in the 1820s he moved to Old Franklin, Missouri, where he clerked in a mercantile business, of which he eventually became a partner. When Old Franklin was washed away by a Missouri River flood around 1830, he moved to Arrow Rock in Saline County, where he continued in the mercantile business. There he became associated with Dr. ...

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