Perry Barricklow
From the 1889 Goodspeed History
          Perry Barricklow. The milling interests of Texas County, Mo., have an energetic representative in the person of Mr. Barricklow, who was born in Dearborn County, Ind., October 8, 1837, and is a son of Farrington and Patsy (Buchanan) Barricklow, grandson of Daniel, and great-grandson of Van Dyke Barricklow, who was a native of New Jersey, and a soldier in the Revolutionary War, being wounded at King's Mountain. His son Daniel was also born in New Jersey, and Farrington was born in Fayette County, Penn., in 1804. He was reared on a farm, and in his early days was a medical student. He removed with his parents to Dearborn County, Ind., in 1816, and in 1832 was married to Miss Buchanan, who was a daughter of James Buchanan, of Bedford County, Va., of Scotch-Irish parentage. In 1856 Farrington Barricklow and his brother Henry removed to Kansas, and laid out the town of Palmyra, now Baldwin City. In 1861 Perry Barricklow enlisted in Company H, Thirteenth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, under J. C. Sullivan, and served until July, 1864. He returned to Kansas, and was engaged in teaching school for a short time. He came to Missouri in 1866, and established the Cassville Republican, the first paper published in Barry County, and the following year went to Dent County and established the Monitor, the official paper of the county, and which is still being published by Hon. J. E. Organ. He next went to Rolla, and managed the Express for five years, and in 1877 came to Houston as editor of the Houston Democrat, but shortly after purchased a mill on Big Creek, which he still manages. He was married in 1869 to Miss Ama C. Matthews, daughter of Ransom B. Matthews, of Salem, Mo.


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