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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. J. K. Northcutt, a minister in the Missionary Baptist Church, was born in Bourbon County, Ky., in 1823, and is a son of Eli and Eleanor (Ellis) Northcutt. Eli Northcutt was a farmer, who was born in Virginia in 1799, but was taken by his parents to Kentucky when quite young, and was there reared and educated. When his father, William Northcutt, was going down the Ohio River on a boat to Kentucky, his party was fired into by Indians when a little above where Cincinnati now stands. He remained in Kentucky until 1836 when he came to Missouri with his family, locating in Boone County, where he passed the remainder of his life. Eli Northcutt came to Missouri with his father, and also settled in Boone County, remaining there thirty years. He then removed to Texas, where he died in 1881. Rev. J. K. Northcutt was married in Boone County to Jemima Parks, who was born in Kentucky in 1823 and to them have been born nine children, the youngest of whom was a freight conductor, and met with an accident which terminated his life. Before the Civil War Rev. Northcutt came to Newton County, Mo., but during the war he removed his family south, and after the close of hostilities located at Washburn, Barry County, and engaged in merchandising. Thence he removed to Peirce City, Mo., and from there to Purdy, all the time engaged in the mercantile business. While a resident of Peirce City he took an active part in building the Baptist College of that place. He was its first financial agent, and secured for it $35,000 in subscriptions. He has been a minister for more than twenty-five years, and is now engaged in local missionary work, having retired from merchandising. He is a member of the following organizations: A. F. & A. M., I. O. O. F. and K. A. L.

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