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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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Michael Horine, ex-circuit clerk and recorder of Barry County, Mo., was born in Washington County, Mo., October 23, 1839. He is a son of Elias Horine, who was born in Washington County, Mo., June11, 1816. The latter is a farmer by vocation. He married in his native county Mary A. Raber, a native of Pennsylvania, who was born is 1818, and to them were born eight children, seven of whom are living. Elias Horine removed his family to Barry County, Mo., in 1858, where he afterward served as county and probate judge. He now resides at O’Day. His wife died in November, 1878. Michael Horine is their second child. He was educated in Barry County, and was there married to Nancy S Fly, a native of the county, who was born in 1849. They have three children: Preston E., one of the local educators of the county, Mary E. and Nancy Cora. For years Mr. Horine has been one of the most highly respected citizens of the county, and has filled various offices of trust. He was appointed as sheriff and collector, but the “ousting” ordinance passed after the Civil War ousted him and after re-appointment preferred not to qualify. He was appointed circuit clerk, and was afterward elected for two terms, thus serving in that capacity for nearly ten consecutive years, and for the same time he served as ex-officio recorder. Having been defeated for the same office in 1878 he retired to his farm, where he now resides. He has a nice farm of over 150 acres, and is an enterprising farmer. He is one of those spirited men who are always interested in public enterprises and the development of the country. Politically he is a Republican, and religiously is a Baptist. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M. He was in the United States army three years, a member of Company F, Twenty-fourth Missouri Infantry Volunteers; is now a member of the G. A. R. at Purdy.

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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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