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Below is a family biography included in The History of Barry 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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Rev. Abe Carlin, a minister of the Missionary Baptist Church, and a merchant at Purdy Mo., was born in West Virginia in 1852. He is a son of Rev Asa and Maria Carlin. Rev. Asa Carlin was born in West Virginia in 1820, and was also a minister in the Missionary Baptist Church. He married Maria Gifford also a native of West Virginia, born in 1818, and to them were born eight children of whom the subject of this sketch is the fifth. Rev. Asa Carlin is now residing in Barry County, Mo., his wife having died there in 1887. Rev. Abe Carlin reared on his parent’s farm, and secured his education in the schools of Missouri. In 1883 he commenced his commercial career by establishing his present hardware store in Purdy. He has been doing an extensive business, which has increased so much that he has been compelled to erect a new building and is now erecting a fine brick structure, which, when completed, will be the largest building in Purdy. He is an ordained minister, and now has charge of three churches. He is also the missionary for Barry County Association. In 1870 he was united in marriage with Miss Emma M. Hadley, who was born in Tennessee in 1854. To their union have been born three children: Ida B., Elbert and Erskin. Rev. Carlin is a thorough student, and a man of excellent character. His work in the ministry has been extensive and progressive. Politically, he favors the labor movement, and has made many able speeches on the question.

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This family biography is one of 103 biographies included in The History of Barry County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Barry County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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