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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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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JOHN BARKLEY was born in Green county, east Tennessee, Oct. 24, 1842. At the age of thirteen he came to Cape county, Mo., and in 1860 he removed to Bedford, Taylor county, Iowa. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Company F, of the Twenty-ninth Iowa, and after serving three years returned to Iowa. Not thinking the northern climate warm enough he sought Cherokee county, Kan., and in 1870 came to Jasper county, Mo., near where Smithfield now stands. He married in 1873, Oct. 19, Kate Bowers, who was born in Franklin county, Penn., June 28, 1853, and at the age of five her father removed to Illinois. The names of the children are Carl H. and Earl. Mr. and Mrs. Barkley are members of the Missionary Baptist Church in good and regular standing. Mr. Barkley is a member of the milling firm of D. Smith & Co., operators of the Smithfield mills; besides, a flouring-mill of four burs, with a capacity of 100 bushels a day, and there is a good water-power saw-mill attached. Mr. Barkley is a young man of energy and enterprise, and a valuable citizen.

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