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George H. Frost, another successful farmer and stock raiser of Big 
River Township, was born in Washington County, in 1825, and is the
youngest but one of a family of six sons and two daughters born to the
union of Hon. Simeon and Mary (Woods) Frost.  When but a small boy our
subject was taken by his parents to Crawford County, where he was reared, 
and where he obtained but a limited education in the subscription
schools of that early period.  After spending some time as clerk in a 
store and in agricultural pursuits, in about 1847 he came to Jefferson
County, where he subsequently entered eighty acres of land (after his
return from California, in 1851), on which he is now living.  In 1849,
in company with his father (who died on the way), he crossed the plains
to California, where he remained about two years in the mines, meeting
with fair success.  He was six months and ten days making the journey,
but returned by water.  After his return, in 1851, he married Miss Lucy
Wilson, daughter of Ephraim and Fannie Wilson, natives of South Carolina, 
and among the first to settle in the western part of Jefferson County, 
where they lived for many years.  To Mr. Frost and wife were born eight 
children, seven now living: Mahala, wife of Elder C. R. Lamar, a Baptist 
minister, near St. John, Kan.; Emily E., wife of Daniel Henry, of the 
same place; Ephraim S., Robert J., Anna E., George B. and Lucy V.  
Simyra E., the third child, died when three years old. Mr. Frost has a 
large farm of 330 acres, and is now one of the leading farmers of the 
vicinity.  He is a Democrat in politics, a member of the Masonic 
fraternity, and the entire family are members in good standing in the 
Baptist Church.