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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  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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P. P. CARLISLE is a native of Pike County, Ind., born February 8, 1838. He received but a limited education in youth, but later by his own efforts acquired a substantial business education. At the age of fourteen he commenced to learn the blacksmith trade at Selvin, where he worked two years, after which he clerked in a general store for about the same length of time. He then turned his attention entirely to farming and dealing in stock, making a specialty in handling mules. Mr. Carlisle made his first purchase of land in 1857 in Skelton Township, buying forty acres, and at different times has added to that until he now owns 444 acres of good land, 800 acres of which is well improved. He deals in tobacco quite extensively, and in 1884 harvested a crop far above the average. For his wife Mr. Carlisle wedded Ethelda E. Chappell, daughter of William P. and Teressa (Brinton) Chappell. He is a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities, a Democrat in politics, has served the people as Justice of the Peace two terms and was elected County Commissioner the fall of 1880 and re-elected in 1882, which office he now holds. Mr. Carlisle is a member of the General Baptist and his wife of the Cumberland Presbyterian Churches.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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