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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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AUGUSTUS BARRY, Marshall County, was born December 5, 1839, in Robertson Co., Tenn. His parents, Jackson and Sinia Barry, came from Sumner County, Tenn., to the vicinity of Benton, Marshall Co., Ky., in 1856. Jackson Barry was born May 24, 1811, in North Carolina, where he passed his boyhood days, removing to Tennessee in early manhood, where he married, in 1838, Sinia Minter, who was born in Tennessee February 14, 1814. Jackson Barry is spoken of as a man of extraordinary qualities; quiet, even-tempered and benevolent. He spent his life in the humble sphere of a farmer, and yet he wielded a potent influence for good in the community. He was for several years an elder in the Christian Church, in the faith of which he died, April 6, 1877. He was buried with the honors of Masonry, having been a member of that order for many years. His wife was remarkably well adapted to him in all the essential qualities of true womanhood. She was also a member of the same church, and died in April, 1884. They reared a family of seven children: Elizabeth (Hunter, now of Florida), Augustus, Azelia (Gilbert, of Paducah), Lycurgus, Catherine (Ely), Elias and Thomas J. Barry, ex-United States consul to San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Augustus Barry was reared on a farm, and received as good an education as the schools of the vicinity afforded. Being the eldest son, his services were needed by his parents, and he remained with them until thirty years of age. During this time he served as deputy sheriff for the greater part of seven years. Coming to Briensburg, this county, he was engaged three years in the mercantile trade. In 1878 he came to Benton, and, in partnership with his brother, embarked in the drug business. The following year his brother’s interest was purchased by B. H. Starks, who is the present partner of Mr. Barry. Mr. Barry was married July 22, 1880, to Miss Mary Long; they have three children: Frank, Lillian and Jessie B. Mr. Barry is a member of the Masonic fraternity. Elias Barry was born in Sumner County, Tenn., November 15, 1849; was educated in the Marshall County Seminary, and after completing his studies, devoted about five years to teaching, during which time he was elected to the office of county superintendent of schools, and served in that office for two full terms. He is an uncompromising advocate of temperance, and is present chairman of the board of trustees of Benton, elected upon that issue. He is a member of the Christian Church, A. F. & A. M., R. A. M, and of the K. of H. Mr. Barry was married, in 1877, to Miss Laura O. Paine, daughter of T. P. and S. K Paine, of Paducah, Ky. They have one child, Blanche B. Barry.

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This family biography is one of 32 biographies included in the Marshall County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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