Jacob Cline, farmer, was born in Morgan County, Mo., August 14, 1843, and is one of four surviving members of a family of five children born to the marriage of Jacob Cline and Talitha Ard, who were born in Virginia and Kentucky, respectively. The father was a practicing physician for many years, and was very successful. He died November 22, 1864, and his wife November 11. 1878. Our subject remained with his parents and attended the common schools until August 27, 1862, when he enlisted in Company F, Twenty-ninth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war, participating in the battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, and the siege of and campaign around Vicksburg, and Resaca. He received two gunshot wounds in the battle of Dallas, Ga., May 28, 1864, and was in the hospital, and was furloughed home until November 6, 1864. Then he returned to Chattanooga, being placed on detached service, and participated in the battles of Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., against Gen. Hood. Joining his regiment at Goldsborough, N. C., April 9, 1865, and this regiment being mounted, served as Gen. John A. Logan's advance scouts until Gen. Johnston's final surrender, April 22, 1865. Then they marched through to Washington, D. C., and wore discharged June 12, 1865. Mr. Cline then returned. to Morgan County, Mo., and until 1872 worked on the old homestead, near Florence. He was married February 8, 1872, to Minerva A. Wilson, a daughter of ex-Judge Wilson, by whom he has three children: Edwin S., born June 22, 1873; Everette, born November 2, 1875, and Jacob, born January 11, 1878. Mrs. Cline died April 6, 1882, and February 22, 1887, he married Mrs. Annie Crawford, by whom he has one child, Charles H., born March 4, 1888. After his first marriage Mr. Cline moved to the farm of 280 acres where he now lives, and by industry has succeeded in putting about 130 acres under cultivation, and has the rest in timber and mineral land. The farm is well improved, and besides this property he owns one house and lot in Versailles. He is a member of the Agricultural Wheel, belongs to the G. A. R., and in politics supports the principles of the Republican party. He also has one brother a practicing physician, and one brother postmaster of Florence, and one brother a surveyor of Camden County, Mo.
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.