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Below is a family biography included in The History of Newton 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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Amos Carlin, a prosperous farmer, of Section 6, Dayton Township, was born in West Virginia, March 28, 1816. His father, John Carlin, who was of Irish descent, married Catherine Reed, of Loudoun County, Va., becoming by her the father of twelve children. Amos is the ninth child, and was born and reared in Virginia on a farm. He first moved to Ohio, and after spending three years in that State came to Illinois (in 1838), where he resided until 1841, when he became a resident of Barry County, Mo. Here he lived until 1867, and then came to Newton County, where he owns 290 acres of land. In 1839 Mr. Carlin married Amanda J. Brewster, a native of Ohio, who died in 1864, leaving eight children: Cinderella, John W., Amos, Amanda J., Catherine, Mary E., Missouri A. and Francis Sigel. In February, 1882, Mr. Carlin married Mary Elizabeth Johnson, who has borne him one son, Asa. Our subject has a large fish pond filled with German carp. While in Barry County, he was the only man who voted for Abraham Lincoln in 1860.

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This family biography is one of 220 biographies included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Newton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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