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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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Bedford I. Webb, a popular school-teacher of Barry County, Mo., was born in Tennessee in 1852, and is the second child of the family of S. B. and Eliza P. (Murphree) Webb, who were of Scotch and English families who immigrated to America before the independence of the thirteen colonies from the mother country. S. B. Webb is a farmer, and was born in North Carolina in 1822. When a child he was taken to Tennessee, where he was reared, educated and married. His wife is a native of Tennessee, born in 1823. They are the parents of eight children, seven of whom are living. When the subject of this sketch was one year old his parents removed to Benton County, Ark., where they still reside. Bedford I. Webb was reared and educated in the latter State first attending the common schools and afterward Pea Ridge Academy. He was a student in the latter institution for three years, taking an irregular course. After having received sufficient mental discipline to fit him to be an instructor, he commenced his career as a teacher in the public schools of Barry County, Mo., and for the last fourteen years he has been one of the most highly esteemed educators of the county. In 1876 he was united in marriage in Arkansas with Louvicie Patterson, a native of the State, who was born in 1858. To their union have been born four children: Clovis, Montez, Willie and Clevla P. After his marriage Mr. Webb located in Barry County, where he now owns 288 acres of fine land. Politically he indorses and supports the principles of the Democratic party.

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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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