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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miller 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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Charles H. Barkalow, farmer and stock-raiser of Saline Township, and the son of Joseph and Maritta (Swartzel) Barkalow, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, in 1857. He was the elder of two children and remained on the farm until twenty-one years of age, when he rented land of his father and began for himself. He was married May 23, 1878, to Miss Docia Colvin, a native of Ohio, and the daughter of Silas and Caroline (Burket) Colvin, both natives of Ohio, and still residents of Butler County, of that State. Mr. Barkalow followed farming on rented land for eight years, and then moved to Missouri, settling in Saline Township, Miller County, in February, 1886. He bought 175 acres of partially improved land and has about 130 acres under cultivation, twenty of which he has opened out himself. He is active in politics, and votes with the Democratic party. He is a member of the Wheel, and takes an active interest in fruit culture and is going to set out a large orchard. To his marriage were born five children: Charles Hartwell, Carrie Esther, Grover Cleveland, Clifford Delno, and Bertha May, who died in October, 1881. The parents of Mr. Barkalow were natives of Ohio, and the mother died April 20, 1868.

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in The History of Miller County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Miller County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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