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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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Sidney Antle, an enterprising citizen of Barry County, Mo., is the eldest in a family of twelve children born to Jacob F. and Sarah (Stepp) Antle. Jacob F. Antle was born in Adair County, Ky., in 1813, in which county he was reared on a farm. He has always followed agricultural pursuits, and is now residing three miles north of Exeter. He was married in Kentucky in 1836, and resided there until coming to Missouri in 1851. He first located in the northwestern part of Missouri, and lived successively in Davies, DeKalb, Clinton and Buchanan Counties. In 1855 he came to Barry County and located where he now resides, and has since been very successfully engaged in farming. In politics he is a Democrat, and in religion is a Baptist. His wife was born about 1816, and is also a member of the Baptist Church. Sidney Antle was born in Russell County, Ky., in 1837, and remained on the farm with his parents until he was twenty-two years of age, when he began farming for himself. He has since followed agricultural pursuits except one and a half years when he was engaged in blacksmithing at Mount Vernon, Mo. From 1862 until 1865 he served in the Confederate army in Company I, Eighth Missouri Infantry, and Company C, Fourteenth Missouri Cavalry. He was married in 1860 to Margaret J. Price, a native of the county and a daughter of Charles I. Price, who was killed in the war. Five children have blessed their union, viz.: Eva, Charles S., Oliver G., Arthur F. and Clarence M. Politically Mr. Antle is a Democrat and he, his wife and two children are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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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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