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Below is a family biography included in The History of McDonald County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Henry T. Slinkard, a member of the firm of Slinkard & Davenport, general merchants of Sulphur Springs, Mo., was born in Jefferson County, Middle Tenn., on April 10, 1838. He is a son of William Slinkard, now deceased, who removed from Tennessee to Franklin County, Ill., in 1840, thence to Randolph County, Ark., in 1844. Henry T. Slinkard came to McDonald County, Mo., in 1851, but went to Lynn County, Kas., in 1862. He returned to McDonald County in 1878, and settled in White Rock Township, which has since been his home. During the Civil War he served three years in the Federal army as a member of the Second Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, and participated in the battles of Cane Hill, Prairie Grove, Honey Springs, Devil’s Backbone, Dardenelles, Poison Springs and others. In 1880 he engaged in the mercantile business at Caverna, continuing until March, 1886, when he sold out, and the following October established his present business at Sulphur Springs. The firm carry a capital stock of $2,000, and are doing a good business. On March 21, 1858, Mr. Slinkard was united in marriage with Tabitha Young, by whom he is the father of eight children, six of whom, William U., Ann, Albert H., Alice, and Arthur and Oscar (twins), are living. Mrs. Slinkard is a daughter of Urich Young, deceased. Both Mr. and Mrs. Slinkard are devoted members of the Freewill Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 82 biographies included in The History of McDonald County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: McDonald County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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