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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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Hon. George R. King, a prominent farmer and stock raiser of Barry County Mo., is a native of the county, born in 1842. He is a son of George W. and Caroline (Stubblefield) King, natives of Ohio. George W. King was born in 1812, and was a farmer and blacksmith. He and wife, came to Missouri about 1832 locating in Barry County, where they both died, Mrs. King in 1844 and Mr. King in 1862. They were the parents of five children, of whom George R. is the fourth. He was reared on his father’s farm, and received a common-school education. In 1866 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Langston, who was born in 1842. Her parents immigrated to Missouri from Indiana. To Mr. and Mrs. King have been born five children, viz.: Grant, Rebecca, Charles, Ida and Susan. In 1868 Mr. King was elected to the Legislature from Stone County, Mo., and in 1870 removed to Barry County. His ability as a legislator being recognized, he was elected in 1876 to represent Barry County in the Legislature. For the last five years he has served as a deacon in the Christian Church. In 1862 he enlisted in the Federal army, as a private, and in the same year was promoted to first sergeant. He was afterward promoted to second lieutenant, and later was commissioned as captain of the First Arkansas Cavalry, the first Union regiment organized in the State.

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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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