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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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SAMUEL S. BARCLAY, marshal of Webb City, is a native Missourian, born in Dallas county, Feb. 2, 1845, and is the son of Daniel and Jane E. Barclay. His father (Daniel) was a native of Alabama. They came to Polk county at an early day, and were among the early settlers of that county. When seventeen years of age young Samuel entered the Eighth Missouri State Militia, under Colonel McClurg, and served throughout the war, but was most of the time on duty in the state. He was married in November, 1866, to Miss Martha S. Michael, of Newton county, Mo. They have three children: Charles W., William W., and F. D. Mr. Barclay was first elected marshal of Webb City in April, 1882, but had served as marshal of Granby in 1875-76. In politics he is a Republican.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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