|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1807|
Biography from The History of Ray County MO 1881. John Larkey was born in Easton, Northhampton Co., PA on the 25th day of December 1807. At the age of 15 he was apprenticed to a tobacconist for a term of four years. At the expiration of his apprenticeship, young Larkey obtained employment in a tobacco factory at Pittsburgh. From Pittsburgh he went to Cincinnati, and worked at his trade in that city for about nine months. Then he moved to Washington Co., KY and worked there in the same business. From Washington County he went to Louisville, and, establishing a cigar factory, entered business for himself. After living in the city of Louisville for about two years, he went to St. Louis, MO and conducted the cigar business there for about three years. In the year 1836, Mr. Larkey came to Ray County and settling at the town of Camden, on the river engaged in the cigar business until 1843 when he removed to a farm in Camden. He had just succeeded in getting comfortably settled when the great rise in the river, known as the "flood of 1844", came and his crops and fences were carried away and destroyed. His loss was considerable and during the three years succeeding the flood he rented his farm and then sold it and bought a place near Albany, upon which he resided for several years. Afterward he sold this place, also, and bought the one upon which he at present resides, five miles west of Richmond.
John Larkey was married in Ray Co., MO in the year of 1837 to Miss Lydia Stout, daughter of Joseph Stout, Esq. The issue of this marriage was six children, three of each sex, all now living, and all but the youngest son are married. Following are their names, in order of birth, viz:
Charles H., September 25 1838;
Maria Louisa, July 7, 1840;
Edward, November 20, 1843;
Lydia Ann, July 31, 1846;
Amanda, January 1, 1848;
John, October 20, 1851.
Mr Larkey is an old settler of the county, having been here for forty five years. He is doing well in business, and is a good citizen of his adopted county.
John Larkey (1776 - 1816)
Mary Ann Ihrie Larkey (1779 - 1815)
Lydia Roena Stout Larkey (1820 - 1902)*
Charles H. Larkey (1839 - 1931)*
Edward Larkey (1843 - 1943)*
Amanda Larkey Williams (1848 - 1936)*
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Record added: Apr 01, 2007
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