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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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Pattrick Wallace, an enterprising farmer of Barry County, was born in County Longford, Ireland, about 1843. He was reared in his native land, remaining there until 1863, when he came to America. Landing in New York City, he proceeded to Vermont, where he was employed in marble works. He continued at this occupation until he came to Barry County in 1875. He there located on a farm on Capps’ Creek, near the Newton County line, and has since been very successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits. He has good land and has never failed to raise a good crop. Mr. Wallace is well pleased with his adopted country, and in politics is a Democrat. On February 5, 1874, he was united in marriage in Vermont with Maria Healy. She is also a native of Ireland, and was born in County Meath on April 10, 1855. Their union has been blessed by the birth of six children: John, Thomas, Mary, Annie, Patrick E. and Watler Leo.

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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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