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Below is a family biography included in The History of Benton County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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James P. Carlin, of the flouring firm of Wenger & Carlin, was born in Washington County, Ohio, November 13, 1844, his father, James Carlin, and mother, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Cherry, being natives of Westmoreland County, Penn. The family settled in Ohio at an early day, and there the father was engaged in farming and milling until his death. James P. Carlin grew to manhood in Ohio, and remained with his father until the war, and in 1862 enlisted in the Seventy-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry (which was e was married, February 15, 1881, to Ella C. Ham, a daughter of Judge H. H. Ham, of Benton County, and by her is the father of three children: Nora, the eldest, died in infancy; Lottie and James H. His first union resulted in the birth of the following children: A. W., Leona M., Delia Pearl and Cherry S. E. One child died in early childhood. Mr. and Mrs. Carlin are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is a member of the G. A. R., being commander of U. S. Grant Post, No. 236, which was organized August 81, 1884.

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This family biography is one of 86 biographies included in The History of Benton County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Benton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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