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Henry Killian Biography
Bollinger County, Missouri

Henry Killian Bollinger Co Mo Biography
  • Henry Killian, a farmer of Liberty Township, Bollinger Co., MO., was born in Tennessee in 1830.
    He is the son of Andrew Killian, who was born in North Carolina.
    The latter removed from his native State to Tennessee, where he married Pennina Lashater, a native of Tennessee.
    After his marriage Mr Killian settled in a farm in Tennessee, residing there until his death in 1834.
    He and his wife were the parents of ten children. After her husband's death, Mrs Killian removed with her children to Graves County, Ky., and located on a farm, but in 1838 removed to a farm in Cape Girardeau County, MO, on which she died in 1842.
    The subject of this sketch is the only surviving member of that large family.
    Having to assist his mother on the farm, he received but a limited education.
    In 1850 hr married Margaret J Sweezy, a native of St Francois Co, MO, born in 1831, but at the time of her marriage, a resident of Bollinger Co.
    After his marriage Mr Killian settled on a farm in Bollinger County.
    In 1855 he entered forty acres of land, to which he has added other land until he owned 900 acres of improved land.
    He has given each of his children a good farm, and has left 400 acres upon which are good improvements.
    To him and wife have been born ten children, viz: John M, Emanuel, Lucretia (Mrs. Henry Bidwell), Catherine (Mrs Jacob Eldridge), Adaline (Mrs Madison Crites), William H, Minerva J (wife of Richard Rowe), Clara B (wife of Henry Schell), Thomas B and James A. Politically Mr Killian is a Republician, and was a Union man during the Civil War.
    _pg 834, Goodspeeds History of Southeast Missouri

_pg 834, Goodspeeds History of Southeast Missouri
Contributed by Kay McGregor

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