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Below is a family biography included in The History of Dade County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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Franklin Carlock, undertaker, furniture dealer and proprietor of the “Ozark House,” of Everton, is a native of McMinn County, Tenn., having been born in 1827, a son of Isaac and Sarah (Ruckman) Carlock, natives of South Carolina, Mr. Carlock being of German descent; they came with their parents to Middle Tennessee, where they married, removing from East Tennessee to Dade County about 1839, where Mr. Carlock died just before, and Mrs. Carlock during the war. They were among the old settlers of Dade County, he being a Baptist and she a Cumberland Presbyterian. Franklin Carlock, the youngest of four sons and seven daughters, was educated at the common country schools, reared on a farm, and at the age of twenty-three married Susan, daughter of James and Barbara Wheeler, of Tennessee, who came to Dade County about 1837 or 1838, where they died. Mrs. Carlock died in Dade County in April, 1887, leaving seven sons and one daughter. In October, 1887, Mr. Carlock married Mrs. Sarah Starr, daughter of Charles O’Kelly, an early settler of Southwest Missouri, where Mrs. Carlock was born, and where her father is still living with his third wife at the age of seventy-nine. Our subject lived in Polk Township and farmed till 1881, when he came to Everton and built the first dwelling, the Everton House, of which he was proprietor till 1884, when he purchased his present residence, the Ozark House, the finest in town. In 1884 he erected a business house, and has since been engaged in the furniture and undertaking business. In politics he is a Republican, formerly a Whig. He is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, his wife being a Methodist. Mrs. Carlock has one son living, by her first husband.

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This family biography is one of 68 biographies included in The History of Dade County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Dade County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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