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Below is a family biography included in The History of Pulaski 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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Jacob N. Wrinkle, a farmer and stock raiser of Liberty Township, is a native of Knox County, Tenn., and was born in 1836. He was the third in the family of eight sons and two daughters born to John and Sophia A. Wrinkle, who were also natives of Knox County, Tenn., the former born in 1806 and the latter in 1811. John Wrinkle was a farmer by occupation, and his father, George Wrinkle, whose birth place was Knox County, Tenn., was killed in a storm in that county by a falling tree. The latter, with his brother Jacob, and the maternal grandfather of our subject, were soldiers in the War of 1812. John Wrinkle died in February, 1879. His wife is still living. They were both members of the Baptist Church. Jacob N. Wrinkle attended the common schools and Woodlawn Academy, where he prepared to enter the State University, but trouble with his eyes prevented further study. January 5, 1857, he married Emma C, daughter of Leroy A. and Ann Eliza Kidd, natives of Virginia, who moved to North Carolina, and later to Knoxville, Tenn., where the mother died and the father still lives. Mrs. Wrinkle is a native of Virginia, and is the mother of thirteen children, ten of whom are living. In 1860 Mr. Wrinkle moved to Pulaski County, and has since lived most of the time in Liberty Township, having settled on his present farm in 1882. He is one of the largest land owners in the county, owning about 1,000 acres, and very little of which is under cultivation. He lost considerable property during the war, and in 1864 removed to Boonville, where he rented a farm for one year, and then returned to Pulaski County. In March, 1872, he removed to Lebanon, where he lived one year, and was part of the time employed as a clerk in the warehouse of Wallace Bros. In 1879 Mr. Wrinkle took a trip through the western country, and has twice, once in 1866 and again in 1880, returned to his old home in Tennessee. Since 1862 he has auctioneered for the public, in Laclede, Camden and Pulaski Counties, where he is well known as a salesman, in which line he has been remarkably successful. In politics he is in sympathy with the Democratic party. He is a member of the Agricultural Wheel.

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This family biography is one of 80 biographies included in The History of Pulaski County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Pulaski County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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