McBETH, Robert C. source: 1883 History of Henry Missouri , National Historical Co., pg: 350 --- Robert C. McBeth. The subject of this sketch, who has a state reputation in legal requirements, was born in Harrison County, Ohio, October 4, 1838. Here he was raised until his twenty-first year, having received a fair education, when he entered the law office of at that time, a prominent lawyer, G. W. McIlvaine, who, at this writing is one of the judges of the supreme court of Ohio. Judge McBeth, on the completion of his studies, was admitted to the bar at New Philadelphia, where he at once engaged in a successful practice, which he continued for some time, being prosecuting attorney of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, four years. At the end of that time, or at the close of the war, the western fever struck him and he came to Missouri, stopping a short time in Warsaw, Benton County, but finally settling in Clinton in the year 1866. He has held a prominent position at the Henry County bar for years, was for one term judge of the common pleas court, which had concurrent civil jurisdiction with the circuit court, but declining further service has since given his attention to the law. He has secured a very lucrative practice and is at this time at the height of his legal powers, a good speaker and an adept in legal technicalities. Judge McBeth is something of a politician, prominent in the council of the Republican party of his county and state, and has secured to himself a handsome competency.