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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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Perry G. Robinson, a farmer residing three and one-half miles southeast of Monett, Mo., was born in 1832, in Roan County, Tenn. He is the son of Wiley G. and Elizabeth (Liles) Robinson. Wiley G. Robinson was also a native of East Tennessee, but his family were originally from Virginia. He was a farmer, and was killed in Kentucky while serving in the Federal army. His wife was born and passed her life in East Tennessee. To them were born eight children: Perry G., James, Sarah, Delia, Ina, Elizabeth, Cordelia and Mary Etta. Perry G. was reared at the home of his parents, and secured his education in the common schools of Tennessee. In January, 1852, he immigrated to Dade County, Mo., where he was married, in 1854, to Elizabeth Hixon. She was born in East Tennessee on March 17, 1837. Her parents were also natives of Tennessee, but her grandparents were from Virginia and Pennsylvania. To Mr. and Mrs. Robinson have been born eight children, viz.: James Wiley (a telegraph operator in Verona, Mo.), Barbara Angeline (deceased), Andrew Jackson (deceased), Mary E. (Mrs. A. J. Fare, of Barton County, Mo.), Nancy L. (Mrs. William H. Garris, of Barry County, Mo.), Florence Virginia (deceased) and William Jasper. Mr. Robinson has a farm in the finest part of Barry County. Both he and wife are members of the Baptist Church. In 1859 they moved from Dade County to Arkansas. The Civil War breaking out two years later, Mr. Robinson entered the Union army in June, 1862, being assigned to the First Arkansas Cavalry. He participated in the Prairie Grove engagement, on December 7, 1862, and his recollection of that hotly contested battle-field is as vivid as if the battle had occurred but recently. He is a stanch Republican, having cast his first presidential vote for Lincoln.

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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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