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This Callaway County part of "Pioneer Families of Missouri" 1876- by Bryan and Rose was transcribed by Joanne Scoby Morgan and permission was granted to use from her. Our Thanks to Joanne for her efforts.
The county of Callaway was named for the gallant Captain James Callaway, who was killed by the Indians at Loutre creek, on the 7th of March, 1815. The county was organized Nov. 25, 1820, out of the territory of Montgomery Co. The first county seat was at a place called Elizabeth, situated on Ham's Prairie, about 6 miles south of Fulton. It remained there until 1826, when the seat of justice was permanently located at Fulton. The latter place was founded in 1824, by MR. GEORGE NICHOLS, and was at first called Volney, for the celebrated French author; but the name was soon after changed to Fulton, in honor of Robert Fulton, the great applyer of steam to navigation. The dates of the various early settlements in Callaway Co., are given in connection with the histories of families, and it is not necessary to repeat them here.
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ALLEN, Captain Archibald Allen settled in Callaway Co., in 1822. He was born in Botetourt Co., VA., Jan 7, 1795, and served his country in the war of 1812. He was married in 1815 to ANNA GALBRETH, of VA., and settled first in St. Clair Co., Illinois, from whence he removed to Callaway Co., MO., at an early date. After the death of his first wife, he married NANCY HAMILTON, of MO., in 1858, who died also. In 1875 he was married again, to a MRS. BROWN, being at the time, more than 80years of age. He died soon after. Captain Allen joined the Presbyterian Church in 1824, and was one of the first members of that organization in Callaway Co. He remained a consistent and devout member until his death.
ALLEN, David Allen and his wife, MARGARET GAMBLE, were natives of Scotland, but came to America and settled in south Carolina prior to the revolution. Mr. Allen took part in the war, and saw some hard service in the Continental army. After the return of peace he removed to KY., and settled in Montgomery Co. He had 2 sons, James and Joseph, who came to MO. The former married SARAH SMITH, of Bath Co., KY, and settled in Callaway Co., MO in 1825. Joseph married MARGARET MURPHY, and settled inCallaway Co., about the same time. The children of James Allen were Jane, Caroline, John, Nancy, David, James, William, Milton, Mary, Harvey, Martha and Virginia. The children of Joseph Allen were Clarinda, Jane, Grezella, Margaret, Amanda, John and Sally.
ARMSTRONG - The parents of Thomas Armstrong died when he was quite young, and he was "bound out" to a man in Philadelphia, to learn the boot and shoe trade. When he was grown he married JANE DALTON, and settled in Dixon Co., TN. His children were William, John, James, Thomas, Charles, Abner, Lucy, Sophia and Jane. William married LUCY BAXTER, and settled in Callaway Co., in 1837. He had John, Limis, Jane, Nancy, Richmond, Thomas, Felix, and William, Jr.
AUSTIN, Hezekiah Austin, of Montgomery Co., MD., married ELIZABETH ODELL, and settled in Christian Co., KY. They had Barach O., Mary A., Margaret, Jane and Elizabeth. Barach O. married PAULINA J. SHIRTRIDGE, who died, and he afterward married ELLEN L. ALLEN, and settled in Callaway Co., in 1836.
ALLEN, Bethel, Sampson and Thomas Allen, sons of Daniel Allen and ELIZABETH BETHEL, settled in Callaway Co., in 1817. Bethel married ELIZABETH REED. He and Sampson were soldiers of the war of 1812.
AGEE, Matthew and Tilman Agee settled on Coats' Prairie in Callaway Co., in 1817. Matthew had a large apple and peach orchard, and made brandy. In 1833 the cholera made its appearance in his family, and one of his sons, while suffering from the scourge, drank a barrel of water in twenty-four hours and get well. Matthew Agee's wife was a daughter of REV. WILLIAM COATS. Tilman Agee married a daughter of WILLIAM THORNTON, when she was only 13 years of age. The next morning after the wedding he left her to get breakfast, while he went out to work. He worked until 9 o'clock, without being summoned to his meal, and then having become impatient, he went to the house to see what was the matter, and found his wife sitting on the floor playing with her dolls.
ANDERSON, William Anderson, of Campbell Co., VA., married SARAH EASLEY, and they had Jacob, John, Mary, Elizabeth, Jerry, Lucinda, William and James C. Jacob settled in St. Charles Co., MO., in 1832. John settled in Gentry Co., in 1835. Mary, William and Lucinda settled in Lafayette Co.,MO., and the latter married REV. THOMAS CALLAWAY. James C. married JANE MOORMAN, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co., in 1831. Their children were James W., Thomas C., Anna M., Alexander, Judith, Jerry, Sarah J., Mary F., Henry W., and George B.
ADAIR, Joseph, son of John Adair of Delaware, married SARAH LONG, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1830. They had Lydia, John L., Samuel S., Sarah, Ann, Joseph and Andrew. Mr. Adair was accidentally killed by a horse. Lydia married LEVI JAMES, who settled in Callaway Co., in 1822. Their children were Sarah A., John, Eliza and Joseph.
John L. Adair married ELIZABETH E. PEMBERTON, and they had Louisa, John, Sarah, Fanny, Catharine, Noah, Jacob and James. Sarah Adair married HARDIN WASH, who settled in Callaway Co., in 1830. Ann married THOMAS BAKER, and Joseph married SARAH ADCOCK. The former settled in Callaway Co., in 1821 and the latter in 1830. Andrew was married first to NANCY STEPHENS, by whom he had Lock and Elijah. After the death of his first wife he married LOUISA BOOKER, and they had Lulu and Louisa.
ADCOCK, John Adcock, of England, settled in Buckingham Co., VA., and married a MISS CARTER, by whom he had John, Carter, Edward, Henry, Joseph and Phoebe. The latter was captured by an Indian, who made her his wife. Joseph married SUSAN CASON, of Prince Edward Co., VA., by whom he had Phoebe, Milly, Elizabeth, Lucy, Polly, Susan, Nancy, John, Samuel, Joel, Henry, Edward and Cason. Joel, who was born in 1792, served 11 months in the war of 1812, principally at Richmond and Norfolk. He was married in 1820 to ELIZABETH CHILDUP, and settled inCallaway Co., MO., in 1830. His children were John H., Joseph Q., Aaron, Madison, Elizabeth, Sarah, Susan and Drury W. Mr. Adcock lost his wife in 1872, and he died in the summer of 1876.
ARNOLD, William Arnold, of Eastern Virginia, married ELIZABETH NOWELL, and they had Robert, William, Pleasant, Polly and Susan. The three latter removed to Tennessee with their parents. Robert and William were both in the war of 1812, and the latter died of measles while in the army. Robert settled in Shelby Co., KY., and was married in 1816 to ELIZABETH MARION, by whom he had William, Nancy and Pleasant. In 1820 he removed to MO., and settled in St. Charles Co., where he was employed two years as overseer for NICHOLAS KOUNTZ. He then removed to Montgomery Co., where he lost his wife in 1823. He soon after married PIERCY HAMLIN, daughter of JOHN HAMLIN AND BERTHA ARNOLD, of Va., and settled in Callaway Co., in 1825. His children by his 2nd wife were George H., Bertha A., John W., Mary E., Robert and Martha C. His eldest son, William, married LOUISA SCHOLL, and died without issue. Pleasant married CAROLINE SCHOLL, and died, leaving a widow and 9 children. He was an excellent man and a good citizen. Nancy married HENRY COVINGTON. George H. married MELISSA JOHNSON, of KY. Bertha A. married BENJAMIN F. COVINGTON. John W. married MARY S. LAIL. Mary E. was married first to JAMES O JOHNSON, of Scotland, and after his death she married JAMES R. COVINGTON. Robert married ELVIRA ALLEN. Martha C. married THOMAS W. HIGGINBOTHAM.
ADAMS, John Adams of Maryland, married SUSAN WOOD, and had William, Sylvester, Richard, Philip, Benjamin, Susan and Elizabeth. Philip was married first to FANNIE POWELL, by whom he had Susan, Thomas and Mary. He was married the 2nd time to MATILDA FOSTER, by whom he had one son, John Booker. Mr. Adams settled in Callaway Co in 1839. John Booker is still living. He was married twice; first to MISS ANNA M. ALLEN, and 2nd to MRS. SALLY E. ALLEN.
BURT, Moses Burt was a native of Germany, but emigrated to America, and settled in New jersey. Times were very hard then, and wages very low. A great many persons were out of employment, and glad to work for a living. Burt worked several months for a peck of corn a day, and was
glad to get that. About the year 1776 he married HANNAH GRU, and removed to Culpepper Co., Va. In 1783 he emigrated to KY., and settled in Scott Co., where he lived and died. He had 10 children, 6 sons and 4 daughters. The names of the former were Benjamin, Joseph, Richard, William, John and James. Joseph and James were soldiers in the war of 1812. The former died, and the latter was killed on Lake Erie. Benjamin and Richard lived and died in KY. John settled in Indiana. William was born in Culpepper Co., VA., in 1776. He married SARAH GREENUP, a daughter of SAMUEL GREENUP, and niece of GOVERNOR GREENUP, of KY., and they had Julia A., Polly, Franklin, Susan, Emily, Amanda, James and Sarah. Polly died in KY, and mr. Burt and the rest of his children, with the exception of Franklin removed to Indiana. Franklin married MARTHA CRAIG, and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1835, where he has since resided. His wife died in Oct. 1872. The names of their children were William D., James R., Mary E., Samuel E., Nancy J., Hiram W., Sally A., John H., and Amanda M. Mr. Burt is an industrious honest, jovial gentleman, and a worthy and highly respected citizen. He says that when he first settled in Callaway Co. he raised large quantities of watermelons every year, of which he could eat more than any other man living, his daily allowance being from 15 to 20 large ones.
BENTLEY. The children of John Bentley, or Warren Co., KY., were Rebecca, John, James, Thomas, George, mary, Nancy and Rhoda. Rebecca married URIAH SUTHERLAND, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1826. Thomas married RHODA HICKERSON, and settled in that county two years later. John married RHODA PATTON, and removed to Callaway Co., where she died. He then married AMANDA SCOTT, who also died, and he was married the third time to MRS. HARRIET YANCY. George was married first to JANE HALL and second to POLLY SINGER.
BERRY, Richard, Edward, Frank, John and Rachel Berry were children of an English family that settled in KY at an early date. Richard married POLLY EWING, and settled in Darst's Bottom, St. Charles Co., in 1820. Three years later he removed to Grand Prairie, in Callaway Co. The names of his children were Calep E., John, Edward G., Richard, Samuel H., Robert M., Elizabeth, Nancy, Margaret and Mary J. Calep was at a public gathering of some kind, on a certain occasion, and seeing no convenient place to hitch his horse, he buckled the bridle to the stirrup of COLONEL WARNER's saddle. The Colonel's horse got loose after a while, and went home, a distance of 20 miles, taking Berry's horse with him. Both of the men had to walk the entire distance to recover their horses.
Calep Berry married VIRGINIA FULKLERSON. John married MARGARET GALBRETH, and Edward G., married SALLIE A. GALBRETH. Richard was married twice; first to ELIZABETH WATTS, and 2nd to MARY HAMILTON. Samuel H. was sheriff of Callaway co two years. He married ELIZA WATTS. Robert was married first to PERMELIA MARTIN, and second to EMILY A. SCHOLL. Elizabeth was married first to THOMAS YOCUM, and second to JOHN WATTS. Nancy married JOHN W. JOHNSON. Mary J. married JAMES B. YAGER.
BROWN, Joseph Brown, of Buckingham Co., Va. married his cousin, LUCY BROWN, and they had Nathaniel, Frederick, Felix, Jonathan, James, Thomas, Stephen, Polly and Patsey. Felix married AGNES BOAZ, of Buckingham Co., in 1808, and settled in St. Charles Co., MO. in 1819. The following year he removed to Callaway Co., MO His children were Joseph, Robert J., Elizabeth, Polly, William, John, Delila T., Jane, Martha L., Harriet, James, Paulina A., and Thomas F. Mr. Brown was a soldier in the war of 1812. He was also a steam doctor, and an Ironside Baptist preacher. For many years he wore a long buckskin hunting shirt, reaching almost to his heels, which caused him to present a singular appearance. He wore this strange garb to the pulpit as well as everywhere else, and his congregations no doubt imagined that he bore a strong resemblance to the patriarchs of old. He was very positive in his opinions, and would never admit that he was in the wrong on any question, if he could possibly avoid it. He believed that he could do anything that any other man could, and one day he endeavored to temper a cross-cut saw that belonged to one of his neighbors. The saw was ruined, and the owner sued him for its value. The case went through a number of courts, and was the source of a great deal of amusement.
BOSWELL, Matthew Boswell, of Albemarle Co., VA., was a cooper by trade. He married NANCY MAIRE, and settled in Callaway Co., MO in 1835. Their children were Barbara, Mary, Marshall P., Elizabeth, Harriet, John H., Frances, Matthew M., James W., Thomas and Martha M. Barbara married WILLIS HALL, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1835. Elizabeth married JAMES SIMPSON, who became a citizen of that county in 1836. He subsequently died and she was married again to JOHN BLUNKALL, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. Harriet was married first to ROBERT ANSEL, and after his death, to JOHN BENTLEY, both early settlers of Callaway Co. Frances married JAMES FIELD, and Martha M. married ABRAHAM BRENDONBURGH.
BETHEL, Samuel Bethel, of Smith Co., Tennessee, married REBECCA PATTON, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1820, and was elected justice of the peace the same year. He was a soldier of the war of 1812.
BLACKBURN- The parents of Robert Blackburn lived in Fairfax Co., VA. Robert married JANE FIELDS. It was a runaway match, and they were married at the cross roads. They settled in Callaway Co in 1838, and Mr. Blackburn died in 1845. His widow still survives in her 91st year. Their children were William, James, Edward, thomas, Richard, Louis, Robert H., James S., Eveline, Amanda M., Mary J., and Margaret A.
BOONE - George, a brother of Daniel Boone, married NANCY LINGELL, [Linville-bb] and their children were Squire, John, Samuel, Edward, George, Jr., Elizabeth, Martha, Sarah, Polly and Maria. Squire married and settled in St. Charles Co., MO., where he died, leaving 5 sons and several daughters. The names of the sons were Samuel, Hayden, Milo, Thomas, and John. Capt. Samuel, son of George Boone, Sr., married ANNA SIMPSON, of KY by whom he had Jeptha V., Mary A., Elizabeth C., Maxemille, Martha L., and Samuel T. Elizabeth C. married her first cousin, DR. BANTON BOONE, who was a son of EDWARD BOONE, and their sons, Hon. Banton Boone, of Henry Co., was chosen speaker of the last house of representatives of the state of MO. He is a young man of fine abilities and has a brilliant future before him. Dr. Banton Boone died of cholera, at his home on Prairie Fork creek, in Callaway Co. Capt. Samuel Boone settled in Callaway Co. in 1818, and in 1820 he assisted in building the first baptist church erected in that county, which was called Salem. He was judge of the county court for some time, and a prominent and influential citizen. Edward, son of George Boone, Sr., married the WIDOW WHITE, whose maiden name was DORCAS SIMPSON. She was a sister of Capt. Samuel Boone's wife, and at the time of her marriage with Mr. Boone, she had a son, MORGAN B. WHITE, who is still living in Callaway Co. Her Boone children were Benton, Rodolph, William, George L., Ann, Milley, Margaret, Maria and Mary.
BENSON, John and Thomas Benson settled in the state of Maryland. John married a MISS EDMONSON, and remained the that state. Their children were Thomas, Eden, Ruth, Elizabeth and margaret. Eden married SALLY BELL, and removed to Louisiana, where he made a fortune raising cotton. He then came to MO., and settled in Callaway Co., in 1823. After his removal to MO. he speculated largely in lands, and at his death he left his children, of whom he had 13, wealthy. Jefferson B., a son of Thomas Benson, Sr., of Maryland, settled in Montgomery Co., MO., in 1832. He married SARAH HAYS, and they had 9 children.
BROADWATER, Charles L. Broadwater was an Englishman. He came to America a short time before the commencement of the revolution, and when the war began, he joined the american army and served as a soldier during that memorable struggle. He afterward married BEHETHLER SABASTON, and they had 3 children, George, William E., and Anna M. George married CATHARINE GUNNELL, and they had Ann M., Henry, Arthur, John C. H., Elizabeth, Thomas and Gorge, Jr., all of whom, except Arthur, settled in MO. William E., son of Charles L. Broadwater, married MARGARET DARNE, and they had 3 children, who, after the death of their father, came to Mo. with their mother, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1833.
BOARD, James Board, of New Jersey, married NANCY SKILLER, and they had a son named Philip, who married ELLEN THOMPSON, by whom he had James, William, John, Eliza, and Eleanor. His first wife died, and he afterward married a widow lady named MITCHELL, by whom he had David, Joseph, Thomas, Cornelius, Maria, Benjamin and Nancy. John Board married ELIZABETH MATTHEWS of KY, and settled in Darst's Bottom, St. Charles Co., in 1819, where he lived 6 years. During that time he assisted DAVID DARST in catching a corn thief in a steel trap, and then helped to whip him. In 1825 he removed to Callaway Co. The trip was made on one horse, which carried the entire family of husband, wife and child, with their household goods, etc. Mr. Board is a stone mason by trade, and built nearly all of the old-fashioned mammoth stone chimneys in his neighborhood. He has been married 5 times, and had 12 children. He is now in his 83rd year, and stout and hearty for a man of that age. He never wore gloves or overshoes in his life, and his hands were never so cold but that he could thread a cambric needle. In disposition he has always been firm, even to obstinacy, and always endeavored to have a mind of his own on every subject.
BISHOP, James Bishop came to America with the Penn colony and settled in Pennsylvania. He afterward married ELIZABETH PENN, a sister of WILLIAMPENN, by whom he had 8 children. He died in his 99th year. The names of his children were Jesse, Rachel, James, Thomas, William, Samuel, Polly, and Rebecca. Samuel married SARAH VISH, of VA., by whom he had Tisa D., Mary E., David J., Granville, Beverly A., William C., Frank, Edwin L., Sarah V., Arlena F., and Samuel A. Mr. Bishop and his family settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1835.
BASKET, Martin, James, Jesse and John Basket were sons of Jesse Basket, Sr., of Nicholas Co., KY. Martin and James settled in Callaway Co., MO in 1821; Jesse and John married and remained in KY. Martin married JANE BAKER, of KY., by whom he had a son and daughter. James married MARY BAKER, of KY., by whom he had 5 sons a 4 daughters. Mr. Basket was circuit clerk of Callaway Co., for 6 years, and in 1835, he was elected one of the judges of the county court. He was a good man, and respected by all who knew him.
BOYD, Thomas Boyd, of Pennsylvania, married GREZELDA ALLEN, of the same state, and settled first in Montgomery Co., KY., from whence they removed to Callaway Co., MO., in 1827. Their children were Robert, John, Joseph, Thomas, Jane and Eleanor. Robert married MARGARET RALLSTON, and died in 1872 without issue. Colonel John Boyd, still living in Callaway Co., was a soldier in the war of 1812. He married MARY A. SCOTT, of MO., by whom he had William S., John R., Joseph, Benjamin F., Charles O., Edward L., Grezelda A., Lydia A., George F., Mary E., Sarah E., and Thomas A. The first 7 are living. Joseph, son of Thomas Boyd, Sr., married ANN KING, by whom he had Malinda J., James E., Thomas G., Cynthia A., Robert M., John K., Grezelda M., Elizabeth S., Caroline H., Joseph W. W., and newton C. Mr. Boyd settled in Callaway Co. in 1822.
Thomas, son of Thomas Boyd, Sr., married ANN DAVIS, by whom he had Eliza, Thomas, Grezelda, Mary J., Amanda, and Margaret. Jane Boyd married ISAAC P. HOWE, by whom she had Jane, William, John, Thomas, David, Harvey, Margaret and Mary. Ellen married THOMAS CALDWELL who settled in Callaway Co. in 1826.
BAYNHAM, Dr. Baynham, of London, England, settled in Virginia in 1775. His son, William, married MARY WYATT, by whom he had Jonah, Mary, Millie, William, Joseph, and john. The latter married SARAH BLACKWELL, of Halifax Co., VA., and they had Mary, William G., Harriet B., John, Joseph, Charles M., and Grief H. My Baynham died in VA., and his wife afterward married JOHN W. BLACKWELL, by whom she had 12 more children. Grief H. Baynham came to Callaway Co., MO., in 1831, with his step-father, and hired out to work on a farm, at the rate of 50 cents per day. He has since made a fortune, besides raising a large family of children. He married MARTHA E. GAINES, of Callaway Co.
BRIGHT, David Bright, of PA., married MARY GALE, and settled in the western part of VA., in 1785. Their children were Polly, Michael, David, Jr., Jesse and George. Polly married a MR. WEAVER, and died in Pennsylvania. Michael married SALLY PRICE, of Virginia, by whom he had David, Samuel, Margaret, Jesse, Elizabeth, Michael, Jr., Sarah, Mary A., Jackell, and Washington. Of these children we have the following history: David Margaret and Samuel remained in VA. Mary A. married EPHRAIM HOWE, who settled in Callaway Co. at an early date. They had 1 child, Sally A., who is the widow of THOMAS WRIGHT, and lives in Columbia, MO. Jesse came to Mo., and married a widow lady named THOMPSON, who died of cholera, while traveling on a steamboat on the Mississippi river in 1849. Elizabeth married ROBERT CALHOUN, of Audrain Co., by whom she had Robert O., Joshua J., Margaret, William, Virginia and Samuel. Michael, Jr., was born in Greenbriar Co., Va., in 1810. He was married in 1832 to JANE MCCLUNG, and settled in Callaway Co., in 1837. He served as a member of the county court for eight years. Sarah married DAVID PATTERSON , of Callaway Co. Washington settled in Callaway Co. in 1838. He married ESTHER RAPP, of VA.
BROWN, John Brown, of Pennsylvania, married JANE SHANNON, and settled in Scott Co., KY. Their children were John, William, Mary, Jane, Nancy and Ann. John married ELIZABETH EWING, and lived in KY. William married MARGARET D. HAMILTON, and also lived in KY. His children were Alexander, Samuel, James, Robert, Charles, Sally, Margaret, Rachel W. J., Polly, Nancy and Jane. Margaret married her cousin, WILLIAM BROWN, and they had Charles H., John, Sarah, James, Margaret, Robert, William, II, and George S., all of whom settled in Callaway Co., in 1834. Charles H., John, James and Robert are large land owners and cattle raisers. The former married AMANDA MCCANNY; John married JANE ROBINSON; James married CATHARINE F. HOLMAN, and Robert married MARY A. FRY. George S., son of William Brown, Sr., lives in Mexico, MO. He has been married twice; first to MARGARET SMITH, and second to LAURA PAYNE. Margaret, daughter of William Brown, II, married JOHN BAILUS, and died, leaving 4 children.
BLATTENBERG, Jacob Blattenberg, of Pennsylvania, married MARY READ, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. His children were Eliza, Mary, Margaret, Emma A., Philip H., and George.
BURCH, Leonard Burch, of Maryland, was married twice; first to a MISS WEBSTER, by whom he had James, Thomas, John and Nancy; and second to a MISS CROW, by whom he had Stiman, Stephen, Sally, Susan and Catharine. James, the eldest son by his first wife, was married in 1806 to MARY PADGETT, of VA., by whom he had Lucy, Thomas, Nelson, Joseph, and Nancy. He died in 1816, and in 1841 his widow and two of her daughters settled in Callaway Co., MO., where the former died in 1853. Thomas, son of Leonard Burch, married the widow of THOMAS HALL, whose maiden name was SUSAN S. CLARBY, of Amherst Co., VA. He settled in Callaway Co., in 1830. Joseph, son of James burch, married ELIZABETH CHANEY, of Boone Co., MO., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. Lucy, his sister, married JAMES L. WHITTINGTON, of Callaway Co. Nancy never married and died in Bates Co., MO.
BRUNER, John Bruner was of German extraction. He settled in Clark Co., KY., and was married four times. His son, Stephen, married ELIZABETH STROOD, and settled in Boone Co., MO., in 1820. His children were John W., James M., Mary, Jacob T., George W., Edward T., and Robert S. After Mr. Bruner's death, his widow married STEPHEN KING, who was an early settler of Callaway Co.
BOULWARE, Richard Boulware was an Irishman by birth, but lived in Essex Co., VA. He married ESTHER RAMSEY, who was born in England, and they had 6 children: Catharine, Mordecai, Richard, Theodoric, Ramsey and Martha. In the fall of 1784, Mr. Boulware and his family left VA., and made their way on pack horses through the wilderness to Garrard Co., KY., where they settled. Theodoric was born in Essex Co., VA., Nov. 13, 1780. After he grew up he united with the Old Baptist Church and became a minister of that sect. He was married April 17, 1808, to SARAH W. KELLEY, by whom he had Stephen G., James R., Theodoric F., Daniel R., Jane C., Cordelia A., Susan M., Jeptha and Isaac W. In 1827 Mr. Boulware came to MO with his family, and settled near Fulton, in Callaway Co., where he taught school and preached in various churches of his denomination for many years. He lost his wife in Jan. 1854, and in June, 1855, he married MRS. ELIZABETH H. OFFUTT, who died in Dec. 1857. Mr. Boulware was a man of a superior order of talents, possessed a fine flow of language, and ready wit. He was highly respected by the people of his community, and loved by the members of his church.
BRADLEY, Thomas Bradley, of KY., married FANNIE BUSH, by whom he had F. B., Lucy A., Thomas and Milton, all of whom settled in Callaway Co., in 1828.
BURGETT, John Burgett lived at or near New Madrid, Mo., in 1811-12, and was one of the victims of the dreadful earthquakes at that time and place. He struggled against his misfortune for several years, but finally, in 1817, he left that part of the country and settled in Callaway Co. His wife was ELIZABETH COONSE, by whom he had Josiah and Eli. The former married POLLY ZUMWALT, by whom he had Jacob, Elizabeth, John T., and Sarah. His first wife died, and he was married again to CATHARINE GILMAN, ad they had Thomas B., and Sterling P. BROOKS, Benjamin Brooks was a soldier of the rev. war. He settled first in Franklin Co., VA., removed from there to KY., but soon afterward returned to Va. He was married twice, and had 2 children, Mary and William. William married MARY SELLERS, daughter of ANDREW SELLERS, a rev. soldier. The student of history will remember that in early days in VA., a number of young girls were brought from England and sold to the settlers for wives, to pay their passage across the ocean. Mr. Sellers obtained his wife in that way, paying twenty pounds sterling for her; and she made a good and loving wife (this is the mother of Mary Sellers). The children of William Brooks were Andrew, John, Clifford, Ewell, Pleasant D., Irene, Drusilla, Julia and Nancy. Pleasant D. married FRANCES GILBERT, and settled in Callaway Co., in 1834. His 1st wife died and he was married the next time to a widow lady named LOVELACE. Ewell, his brother, married LOURENA GILBERT, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1837.
BARTLEY, John Bartley was a native of Scotland; his wife was born in Turkey. They came to America a number of years before the revolution and when the war began, their son, Joshua, who was only 18 years of age, enlisted in the American army. He soon manifested great gallantry and fine soldierly qualities for which he was promote to the rank of Captain, a position which he held during the remainder of the war. Soon after peace was declared, he married ELIZABETH ALLEN, who was a niece of GENERAL NATHANIEL GREENE, and they had Allen, John, James, William, George, Polly, Nancy and Elizabeth. Mr. Bartley settled in KY., and his sons, Allen, John and James, became volunteers from that state in the war of 1812. John married WINIFRED BAGBY, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co., MO., in 1829, where he died in 1849. His children were George G., John J., William W., Joshua D., Daniel M., Andrew J., Sarah E., and Susan A. George, the youngest son of Joshua Bartley, Sr., was educated by his brother, John, and in 1820, he came to MO. and settled in Callaway Co., where he married ELIZABETH MOORE, and raised a large family, most of whom still live in that county. He was appointed deputy county and circuit clerk at an early date, and was afterward elected circuit clerk, which position he held for 18 consecutive years. He also served as judge of the county court for 3 terms. During his residence in MO., he made several trips to Santa Fe, N. M. on trading expeditions.
BEAVEN - John, Charles and Sally Beaven were the children of Richard Beaven, of Maryland. Charles married ANNA SAUCIER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. His children were Richard, William, Robert, Zadock, Theodore, Walter, Polly, Elizabeth, Julia A., Eliza and Permelia.
BOYCE, Robert C. Boyce, of Lincoln Co., KY., settled in Callaway Co in 1829. He married ANN MURPHY, by whom he had Marion C., Greenberry D., Harrison A., Charles L., John R., Wharton B., Ann M., Eliza, Susan and Sarah.
BUSH, Frank Bush, of Clark Co., KY., married LUCY DAVIS, by whom he had William, Polly, Nancy, Elizabeth, Mary and Fanny. Mr. Bush was married the 2nd time to RACHEL MARTIN, by whom he had Fielding, Jordan, Lucy and Sally. Fanny married THOMAS BRADLEY, who settled in Callaway Co in 1828. Elizabeth married DANIEL OLIVER, who settled in that county in 1833. Jordan married SALLY STEWART, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1829.
BENNETT, Joseph Bennett, of Maryland, married MARGARET DAVIS, and settled in Madison Co., KY. In 1820 he removed to MO., and settled in Boone Co., where he remained until 1838, when he removed to Callaway Co. His children are Moses, Joel, Jesse D., Milton, Elijah, Sedreia B., Elizabeth, Nancy, Rebecca, Margaret, Emily and Mary. The Bennetts are relatives of JEFFERSON DAVIS, ex-President of the late Confederate States.
BROOKS, James Brooks married ELIZABETH HOLT, daughter of TIMOTHY HOLT, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1819. His children were Robert, John, Elizabeth, Winifred, Ann, Fanny and James.
BRANDON, Robert Brandon married JANE HOLT, daughter of TIMOTHY HOLT, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1832. His children are Ann, Smith, Sarah, Frances and Elizabeth.
BLYTHE, John Blythe, of KY., married SALLIE CARTER, by whom he had Daniel, Samuel, Matilda, John, William, Peggy, Sally, Polly, Abbie, Patsey, and Maria. Mr. Blythe settled in Callaway Co. in 1817. Samuel married SALLY H. RUSSELL. William was married first to MATILDA DENTON, and second to MARIA COONSE. Polly married PRICE HOLT. Matilda married ISAAC ZUMWALT. They live in Callaway Co.
BRYANT, William Bryant, of KY., married RACHEL WILCOX, by whom he had Jerry, Hiram, Thomas, Henry, Susan, and Benjamin. They settled in Callaway Co., in 1820. Jerry married MARTHA PLUMMER, by whom he had 12 children, 7 of whom lived to be grown and married and settled in Callaway Co.
BROOKS, Thomas Brooks, of VA., married ELIZABETH BULLARD, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1819. His children were Thomas, Jr., Churchill, Elcham, [Elkanah] Theophilus, Jane, Elizabeth, William, James, George R., Lafayette, Lorenzo and Sarah, most of whom live in Callaway Co.
BERRY, Richard, Edward, Frank, John and Rachel Berry, were the children of an English family that settled in KY. Richard married POLLY EWING, by whom he had Frank, Caleb E., John, Edward G., Richard, Jr., Samuel H., Robert M., Elizabeth, Nancy, Margaret and Mary J. Mr. Berry settled in Darst's Bottom, St. Charles Co. in 1820, and in 1823 he removed to Grand Prairie, in Callaway Co. where he died in 1843. His wife died in 1829. Frank, his eldest son, died a bachelor. Caleb E. married VIRGINIA FULKERSON, of Darst's Bottoms, and settled in Callaway Co. John married MARGARET GALBRETH, and settled in Callaway Co., where he died in 1851. Edward G. married SALLY A. GALBRETH. Richard was married first to ELIZABETH WATTS, and second to MARY HAMILTON. Samuel H. married ELIZABETH WELLS. He was sheriff of Callaway co. several times. Robert M. was married first to PERMELIA MARTIN, and second to EMILY A SCHOLL. Elizabeth was married first to THOMAS YOCUM, and second to JOHN WATTS. Nancy married JOHN W. JOHNSON. Margaret married JOSEPH DUNHAM. Mary J. married JAMES B. YAGER.
BIRD - The children of Abraham Bird, of Shenandoah Co., VA., were George, Andrew, Marcus, and Abraham. The latter married MARY HOLKER, of VA., and they had Nancy, John, George, Abraham, Marcus, William, Rebecca, Mary, Elizabeth and Catharine. Marcus settled in Callaway Co. in 1826 and married ELIZA J. TALBOTT, daughter of DR. JAMES TALBOTT, of Montgomery Co., and she is the only one of the original Talbott family that is still living. Mr. Bird was county surveyor of Callaway Co. for 36 years.
BARNES, Richard Barnes, of Boone Co., N.C. had Elias, Equilles, Richard, Samuel, Shadrach, Amos, Abraham, and Sally. Elias, Equilles and Shadrach were in the Rev. war, and Equilles was killed at the battle of Cow Pens. Amos, Shadrach and Sally (who married RANDALL SIMMS), settled in Madison Co., KY. Amos afterward removed to Howard Co., MO., where he lived and died. Shadrach was married in N.C. to HANNAH TURNER, and had 3 children at the time of his removal to KY. They went from N.C. to KY on pack horses. Mr. Barnes subsequently removed to MO., and settled in Howard Co. He died in Boonville, MO. in the 92nd year of his age. His children were Elizabeth, Equilles, Philip, Sally, James, Amos, John, Abraham, Benjamin, Nellie, Thomas and Sophia. Elizabeth married WILLIAM TAYLOR, who settled in St. Charles Co., MO. in 1810. Equilles married DOLLY HERNDON, and settled in Howard Co. Philip married FANNY BARNES, his cousin, and also settled in Howard Co. Sally married WILLIAM RIDGEWAY, who settled in Boone Co. James married ELIZABETH BURKHART, and settled in Boone Co. He was one of the noted pioneer Baptist preachers of MO., and during the Indian war he taught school in Cooper's Fort, and the afterwards celebrated KIT CARSON was one of his pupils. In 1815 he went to New Orleans with a flatboat loaded with nine different kinds of wild meat, besides honey, corn, potatoes, onions, furs, hides, deer and elk horns, etc. He died in 1875 in his 87th year. Amos Barnes married DORCAS KINCAID, and settled in Boone Co. John married SALLY HUBBARD, and settled in the same county. Abraham married GRACE JONES, and settled in Cooper Co. Benjamin married LUCRETIA SIMMS, and settled on the line between Boone and Callaway counties, in 1819. He raised a large family of children, and is the only one of his father's family now living. He is a sociable old gentleman, and fond of fun and jokes. During his younger days he made 7 trips to Sante Fe, New Mexico, and rode the same little pony every time. He was captain of a wagon train, and received good pay. Nellie Barnes married HARRIS JAMESON, who settled in Boone Co. Thomas married SUSAN FIELDS, and settled in Cooper Co. Sophia married JEFFERSON BOGGS, a brother of GOVERNOR BOGGS, and settled in Cooper Co.
BURT, John Burt, or Orleans Co., VT., removed to Ohio in 1815. His 3 sons, John A., Henry and George W., came to Callaway Co., MO., from 1819 to 1821. They were millwrights by trade, and built the first water mill in Montgomery Co., for COL. IRVINE PITMAN. After a number of years the mill was moved away, and the large water wheel left standing. The action of the water of course, kept it constantly turning, and the negroes and a few superstitious white people of the vicinity imagined that spirits had something to do with it, and could not be induced to go near the place. The Burts also built the first water mill in Callaway Co. Henry Burt died in 1823, leaving no family. John represented Callaway Co. in the legislature 4 years, was judge of the county court 7 years, and died in 1835. He married BATHSHEBA FULKERSON, of St. Charles Co., and they had 9 children. Major George W. Burt served in the war of 1812, when he was only 15 years of age, and was captured by the British. He married ERRETTA VANBIBBER, daughter of MAJOR ISAAC VANBIBBER, and great-granddaughter of DANIEL BOONE. When he asked the consent of her father to the marriage, the old gentleman replied in a loud tone of voice that he could have her if he wanted her, but she was a "contrary stick", and if he could do anything with her he was welcome to her; but he didn't want him to send her back on his hands. Major Burt gladly accepted the "contrary stick", and obtained a good wife by so doing. They prospered beyond their expectations, and accumulated a fortune. Major Burt was a money loaner for many years, but would never accept more interest than the law allowed him. He always paid every cent he owed, and collected all that was due him. He w as a good man, and respected by the entire community where he lived. He died in March, 1876, in his 78th year, leaving a widow and one son, Huron. They also had a daughter, but she died many years ago. Major Burt was in poor health for about thirty years before his death, and his complaint often carried him apparently to the verge of the grave.
CRESS, James Cress, of VA., married JUDITH BYBEE, and they had 1 child, William C., who settled in Callaway Co., in 1833. He married MARTHA A. THOMAS, and they had 4 sons and 3 daughters. Mrs. Cress died in 1858, and her husband afterward married FRANCES GANNAWAY. Mr. Cress owns the celebrated BOONE HAYS place in Callaway Co.
CORDER, Benjamin Corder, of Va., married REBECCA RUNION, and they had John, William, James, Ephraim, Elias, Polly, Susan, Hannah, Eliza and Rebecca. James was married twice; first to JUDITH MURRAY, and second to LEAH J. HYLTON. He settled first in Benton Co., MO., and removed from there to Callaway in 1838.
COVINGTON, Melchizedec Covington was born in N.C., and lost both of his parents when he was quite young, consequently he received but little attention from anyone, and grew up without an education. When he was grown, he went to Christian Co., KY., where, in 1799, he married CATHARINE SUDDITH, who was born i Fairfax Co., VA. In 1827 they loaded their effects into a little one-horse wagon, and with their 7 children, came to Callaway Co., Mo. They had $13 in money when they started, and when they arrived at the end of their journey had but 50 cents left. Mr. Covington rented some land and went to work, and then as he became able, he entered land and obtained a home of his own. He raised 13 children, 6 sons and 7 daughters, and died at the age of 86 years.
CROWSON, William crowson and MARY THOMAS, his wife, lived in East Tennessee. Their children were Moses, John, Jacob, Abraham, Isaac, Thomas, Jonathan, Richard, Aaron and Jane. Thomas married JANE VINSON, whose father, DANIEL VINSON, came from Tennessee to Old Franklin, Howard Co., in a keel-boat of his own construction. He was on the different rivers seven months. Mr. Crowson and his wife had 15 children, 12 of whom are living, and the youngest is 36 years of age. Mr. Crowson was a very benevolent man, and sold corn on credit to all who were not able to pay the cash for it. When persons came with the money, he told them to go and buy of those who would not sell on credit to poor, suffering humanity.
CHICK, The widow of Harding Chick, of Christian co., KY., came to Callaway Co., MO. in 1830, with 8 of her children, viz.: Elizabeth, Polly, Nancy, Fanny, Frank, Lucy, Adeline and Joseph. She had 6 other children, Elijah, William, Harding, Asa, Alexander, and Amanda, who remained in KY. Elizabeth Chick married ALEXANDER READE, and they had a son, named John, who settled in Readesville. John was a small man, and he married SARAH MOXLEY, who was a very small woman. They built a small house, bought a small cow that had a small calf, and all their dogs, pigs, and chickens were small.
COLLINS, William Collins, of Halifax Co., VA., married MARTHA ISBELL, and settled in Sumner Co., TN., where they had Elizabeth, Thomas, George, Daniel, Nancy, William, Barba, Samuel and Martha. Mr. Collins died, and in 1808 his widow and children removed to Christian Co., KY. Barba was a soldier of the war of 1812, and was at the battle of New Orleans. He married MARTHA JOHNS, and settled in Callaway Co., MO., in 1831, where they had 12 children. Mrs. Collins died and he was married the 2nd time to the widow of WILLIAM READE, whose maiden name was POLLY CHICK. She died also, and he was married the 3rd time to the WIDOW MCMURTRY, whose maiden name was SERENA HAYS, daughter of BOONE HAYS, and great-granddaughter of DANIEL BOONE. Mr. Collins had 9 children by his 3 wives, and is a widower again, in his 83rd year.
CURD, Doctors Isaac and Thomas Curd, and their sister, Catharine, were born in Albermarle Co., VA. Dr. Isaac married JANE WATKINS, and in 1824 he removed to Ross Co., Ohio. In 1831 he came to MO. and settled in Callaway Co. His children were Catharine, Martha, John, Thomas, Isaac, Edward and two named Martha, both of whom died while infants. Catharine married FRANK DIGGS, John and Isaac live in St. Joseph, Mo., and Edward is a banker in Fulton.
CASON, William Cason married NANCY HAWKINS, of KY., by whom he had Hawkins, William, Larkin and Benjamin. Hawkins settled in Callaway Co., in 1827, and died a bachelor. William married SARAH J. OVERTON, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1828. Larkin married NANCY SUGGETT, and settled in that co. in 1831. Benjamin was married first to MARY J. HAWKINS, who died in 1834, and he was married the 2nd time to ANN E. OVERTON, who died in March, 1872. After he death, he married the widow of DR. THOMAS HARDIN, of Boone Co.
CRUMP, Richard Crump, of VA., was born in 1772, and was married in 1796 to SARAH SMITH of that state. Their children were Lucinda, Turner, Nancy, Richard W. S., America, Thompson S., Henry S., Sally, Mary F., James S., John H., Benedict, and Lydia A. Mr. Crump settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. America, his 3rd daughter, was drowned in the KY river in 1819. His sons all made fortunes, and are good and highly respected citizens.
CALLERSON, Reuben Callerson, of Augusta Co., VA., married ELIZABETH MITCHELL, and they settled first in KY., from when they removed to MO. Their children were James, John, Robert, William, Elizabeth, Isabella, Dorothea, Nancy, Polly, Jane, Martha, Margaret and Ann. Robert, Polly, Dorothea and Isabella came to MO. James married NANCY CHICK, by whom he had 6 children. John married a MISS LOCKRIDGE, and died leaving a widow and 3 children. William married NANCY MOORE, by whom he had 11 children. Elizabeth married ANDREW HAMILTON, and they both died without issue. Nancy and Martha never married. Jane married JOHN BOARD, and they had 3 children. Ann married a MR. GILMORE, and is now a widow.
COIL, Jacob and Elizabeth Coil were natives of Ireland, but came to America and settled in bourbon Co., KY., where they had Solomon, Noah, John, George, Elizabeth, Elijah, Polly, and Margaret. Solomon and Noah settled in Callaway Co. in 1825. The former died in 1842 and the latter in 1843. Noah married ELIZABETH LAIL, by whom he had 9 children. John Coil also settled in Callaway Co. and married DINAH BRADFORD. He died in 1865. Elijah married LUCINDA LAIL, and died in 1863. Elizabeth, Polly and Margaret remained in KY.
CULBERTSON, Joseph Culbertson was born in PA., but removed to Bourbon Co., KY. He was married 1st to ELIZABETH MARTIN, by whom he had Samuel, John, Joseph, Alexander, Robert, Patsey and Polly. He was married the 2nd time to a MISS MCCLANNAHAN, by whom he had 4 children. Samuel, John, Robert and Polly settled in Indiana. Patsey married and removed to Ohio. Joseph was married in 1829 to SALLIE A. GRIFFIN, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1832. Their children are Joseph M., James A.G., Amanda J., Rosa E., Mary E., Sarah A., William T., and Samuel A.
CARTER, Adam Carter, of VA., married MARY A. ROBERTS, and they had Joseph R., Robert H., Elizabeth, William and Creed C. Joseph and Robert remained in VA. Elizabeth married GIBSON GOODRICH, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1830. Their children were Martha P., Abraham C., Joseph, Edwin, Robert, Mary, Rebecca and Elizabeth. William Carter died in Arkansas. Creed C. married MARY CLANSBURG, in 1822, and in 1830 he settled in Callaway Co. They had Thomas A., Emily J., Mary C., Nancy E., Susan E., Ann M., Phoebe E., Amanda S., and Robert C.
CROOK, John Crook, of PA., married ELIZABETH DEEN, by whom he had 17 children. His son, John, married MARGARET HUGHART, of KY., and settled in Callaway co., in 1834. His children were Martha E., Trennvilla J., Elizabeth M., Letitia E., Mary C., Sophia M., and John. Mr. Crook and his wife lived together 51 years, and never had a quarrel; nor did he ever quarrel with one of his neighbors. He lived in Callaway Co. 50 years without going beyond its limits.
COONES, Jacob Coones, of VA., married LETTIE KEMPER, by whom he had Nancy, Henry, Jacob and Joseph. Nancy married ROBERT EVANS, and died in KY. Henry married NANCY EVANS, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1836. Their children were John W., Isaac F., Joseph N. Louisiana J., Cynthia A., Nancy M., and Mary J. Mr. Coones and his wife were members of the Christian Church. Jacob Coones married JANE HOWE, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1830. Their children were Joseph W., John D., Cynthia J., Amanda and Elizabeth. Joseph Coones married LACRETIA I. DALZELL, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1835. They had Thomas J., William H., Joseph W., Robert, Nancy A., Isaiah and Martha.
CRAIGHEAD, Robert M. and Isaiah Craighead were brothers, and they had a nephew named John who was a son of their brother, John, of VA. Robert M. married NANCY POWELL and they had William, Solomon, Robert, Jr., Jonathan, Stephen, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, and Nancy. They settled in Callaway Co. in 1819. Isaiah married FEMININE ROBINSON, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1830. His children were John R., George, James, Isaiah W., William A. B., Jane, and Nancy )P. John R. married SARAH HALL, and they had Isaiah O., John W., Mark A., James, Patrick H., Caroline, and Lucy J. John Craighead, the nephew of Robert and Isaiah, married JULIA SMITH, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1828.
COATS, Rev. William Coats was born in S. C. When grown he removed to Smith Co., Tennessee, where he married NANCY BAKER, by whom he had James, William, John, Wilson, Hiram, Lemuel B., Rachel, Frankie, Tabitha, Mahala, Nancy and Laodocea. In 1817 Mr. Coats removed with his family to Callaway Co., MO., and settled on the prairie which has since borne his name. There was no minister in that part of the country at that time, and his neighbors appointed him to preach, which duty he performed at stated intervals until his death. He organized most of the Old Baptist Churches in that region. His son, James married POLLY CALLAWAY, of Tennessee, by whom he had two children, Matthias S., and Laura A. William Coats, Jr., was married first to PATSEY TRACY, and second to the WIDOW MCLAUGHLAN, whose maiden name was CELIA CALLAWAY. John married NANCY SMITH. He was sheriff of Callaway Co. for several years, and was a good auctioneer. Wilson married a MISS PHILLIPS, and moved to California. Hiram married PERMELIA WALKER and was afterward killed by lightning. Lemuel B. married ELIZABETH MADDOX. Rachel married ROBERT READE, and is now a widow. Frankie married a MR. MCLAUGHLAN. Tabitha married WILLIAM CALLAWAY. Nancy married JOSEPH P. CALLAWAY. Laodocea married DANIEL PHILLIPS.
CALLAWAY, Joseph Callaway, of S. C., married POLLY BARRETT, by whom he had John, Nancy, Joseph, Jr., Polly, Elizabeth, William, Vinson, Cenia, and Thomas. Mr. Callaway removed to Tennessee in 1804, and in 1818 he settled on Coats' Prairie, in Callaway Co. His sons, John and Thomas served in the war of 1812. Thomas married ELIZABETH GRIFFITH, and settled on Crow Fork, a branch of Auxvasse Creek. During the night of July 4, 1831, there came a very heavy rain, which raised the creek so that it washed away his stable and smoke house. He had a horse in the stable, which by some means, climbed into the loft, got out at the window and swam ashore. The smoke house contained some meat and a barrel of whisky, which Mr. Callaway succeeded in bringing ashore with a sugar trough, which he used as a canoe. Mr. Callaway died some time ago, but his widow is still living.
CROW, Joseph Crow, of Nelson Co., KY., married SARAH HUMPHREYS, and settled in Callaway Co., in 1819. His children were John H., Rolly H., Joseph R., Mary, Elizabeth, Nancy and Sarah A.
CHILDS, Benjamin Childs of Halifax Co., VA., married ELIZABETH FALKNER, by whom he had John H., William F., Henry, Samuel, Keziah, Nancy and Mary. John H. married MARY BOYSTER and settled in Callaway Co. in 1835. His children are William H., John D., Benjamin F., Samuel J., Henry C., Walter S., Nathaniel R., Elizabeth, Frances, Ann and Saladay.
CURRY, William Curry, of Ireland, married SARAH BIGUN, emigrated to America, and settled first in VA., from whence he removed to Mercer Co., KY. They had William, James, Robert, Samuel, John, Ann, Polly, and Jennie. John married POLLY MCCAMLY, of KY., by whom he had William, Rosana, Sarah and Nancy. Mr. Curry settled in Callaway Co. in 1828. His son, William married MARY SNELL. Rosana married WILLIAM NASGAL. Sally married JOSIAH DIXON. Nancy married JUSTICE MURPHY. All of the above are living in Callaway Co.
CHEATHAM, James Cheatham, of KY., married MISS TURLEY, by whom he had David C., and Turley, both of whom settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. David C. married AMANDA RICE.
CRESWELL, James Creswell, of Ireland, married a MISS MACKENNON, of PA., and settled in KY., where they had Martha, Robert, William, George, Elizabeth, John, Sally A., Jane and James. Mr. Creswell and four of his children settled in Callaway Co. in 1827. Robert Creswell, his son, settled in St. Charles Co. in 1818. He was a carpenter and did the wood work on COLONEL NATHAN BOONE'S stone house, on Femme Osage creek. He also assisted in making DANIEL BOONE'S second coffin. In 1819 he and his brother, William, removed to and settled in Callaway Co. Robert married NANCY NEVENS, and William married ELIZA NICHOLS. George married ELIZABETH FITZHUGH. James married JANE ALLEN, and Jane married SINGLETON SHELBY.
CALDWELL, Robert Caldwell, of Scotland, was married in South Wales, emigrated to America and settled in Pennsylvania, where he had a son, Robert, Jr., who married MARY STEPHENSON, and settled in Bourbon Co., KY. His children were James, Robert, William, John, Alexander, Thomas and Patsey. Thomas married ELEANOR BOYD, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1826. He established the pottery works there, now known as Pottersville. His children were Robert, Thomas, Jr., James, John, Newton and Grizella. Robert, brother of Thomas Caldwell, Sr., married ANNA AVERY, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1844.
CLATTERBUCK, Reuben Clatterbuck, of VA., settled first in Shelby Co., KY., and removed from there to Callaway Co., MO. in 1826. His children were John, Leroy, James, Cageby, Richard, William, Nancy and Caroline. John married MARTHA REYNOLDS. Leroy married MARY GRAY. James married PERMELIA HOWARD. Cageby married MARGARET HOWARD. Richard married ANNA REYNOLDS. William married CAROLINE LAFORD. Nancy married REUBEN GERDON, and Caroline married GEORGE W. GRIFFIN. All of the above settled in Callaway and adjoining counties.
COONCE (KOUNTZ) - This name was formerly spelled Kountz, but by agreement among the different members of the family the orthography has been changed to its present form. Jacob Coonce, of Pennsylvania, settled in St. Charles Co., MO. in 1797. He had John, Jacob, George, Henry, Nicholas, Polly, Elizabeth, Eliza, Nancy, Harris, and Ibby. John married BARBARA RUDY, by whom he had Abraham, Charlotte, George W., Maria, Euphemia, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Edna. Henry Coonce married MAHALA BUCKNER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1835. Sarah married SAMUEL MAYCOCK, who also settled in that county. Nicholas Coonce married REBECCA MCCONNELL, and settled on the Booneslick Road in St. Charles Co., where he was killed by a fall from a horse. He hunted a great deal, and was not afraid of anything. It is said that he used to crawl into hollow trees and dens, where bears were hid, and feel of them to see if they were fat enough to kill.
CARRINGTON, Samuel Carrington, of Montgomery Co., MD., married MILDRED MCDANIEL, and settled in Montgomery Co., KY. They had Thomas, Randolph, Timothy, John, Samuel, Elizabeth, Susan, Sally and Priscilla. Randolph married CATHARINE MCGAREY, and they had William, John, Samuel, Randolph, Jr., Emily, Nancy and Permelia. They settled in Callaway Co.; in 1826. William Carrington was judge of the county court one term. He married SUSAN FISHER. John was married first to ELIZA RANDOLPH, and second to NANCY HYTON. Samuel married LYDIA A. BOWEN. Emily married JOHN MARTIN. Nancy married ELISHA DAVIS. Permelia married HIRAM HOLT. All of the above live in Callaway Co.
CLANSBURY, Thomas Clansbury married CATHARINE BROWN, and their daughter, Mary, married CREED C. CARTER. They also had a son, Thomas, Jr., whose children were Susan, Mary W., William H., John A., Martha, Virginia, Elizabeth, Robert and James, all of whom settled in Callaway Co.
CRAIG, One day, a great many years ago, as a ship was sailing from an Irish Port to America, a sailor named Toliver Craig fell overboard and was drowned. The next morning a boy baby was found on the deck of the vessel, with no one to claim him or take care of him. The ship was loaded with emigrants, among whom were his parents, who doubtless felt too poor to assume the care of the little fellow in the new county to which they were going; so they took that method of throwing him upon the charities of the ship's crew. After some consultation, it was decided to name the little waif for the lost sailor, and he was accordingly christened Toliver Craig. He grew to be a man, married and had a son, whom he also named Toliver. The latter also grew to man's estate, married, and had a son, whom he named Toliver, Jr. The latter married ELIZABETH JOHNSON, of VA., and removed to Scott Co., KY., during the early settlement of that state. The Indians were very hostile at the time, and they lived three years in a fort. They had 7 children, Jack, Elijah, William, Nathaniel, Mary, Nancy and Toliver. Jack, Elijah, William and Nancy married and lived in Tennessee. Nathaniel married POLLY EALEY, and lived in KY. They had William, Nancy, Martha, Robert, Ann, and mary, all of whom settled in MO. Toliver married PATSEY WRIGHT, an English lady, by whom he had Elizabeth, Polly, Larkin, Permelia, Catharine, Patsey W., Sally, Nathaniel, Margaret, Fannie, Carter T., and John T. Larkin married FANNY FICKLIN, and settled in Callaway Co. at an early date. Catharine married her cousin, LEVI CRAIG, who died, and she afterward married COLONEL THOMAS SMITH, of St. Aubert, Callaway Co. Patsey W. married GIDEON *GAMES, of Callaway Co. Nathaniel married EASTER L. MCKINNEY. Margaret married SAMUEL CRAIG, her cousin. Fanny also married her cousin, HENRY CRAIG, and lived in Boone Co. Carter T. married SALLY S. *GAMES, and lives in Callaway Co. John T. married ADELIA BERGER, and settled in Callaway Co. *Gaines??
DAVIS, Joseph Davis, of Georgia, settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. His wife's maiden name was MARY BOXLEY, and their children were Marion, Nancy, William, Joseph, John, Susan, Jesse, Levi, Isaiah and Margaret, all of whom, except Isaiah, were married by ESQUIRE WILLIAM J. JACKSON, at one dollar each.
DRISKALL, Dennis Driskall and his wife, whose maiden name was THACKER, were natives of Ireland, but came to America and settled in Danville Co., N.C. They had Timothy, Dennis, Jr., David, Polly and Sarah. Mr. Driskall died, and his widow and children removed to Franklin Co., KY., in 1805. Dennis, Jr., was married In N.C. to BARBARA CRAFT, by whom he had Jesse, John, William, David, Thomas, James H., Denuis, Frances, Elizabeth and Sarah. James H. was married in KY. to MARTHA WALLACE, and settled in St. Charles Co., MO. in 1825, and the following year he removed to Callaway Co. where he and his wife are still living. They had 8 children; 3 sons and 5 daughters. Mr. Driskall is called the working man of Callaway Co., and by industry and economy, has made a fortune. He is a carpenter by trade, and built the first Auxvasse Presbyterian Church. It is related of him that he once bought a yoke of oxen and some bacon in St. Charles Co., and conveyed the bacon home, a distance of 60 miles, by tying it around the necks of the oxen with hickory withes. Not long afterward, while he was lying in bed one morning, he heard the oxen jump the fence, and knowing they would go back where they were raised, he sprang up and followed them, dressed only in his shirt and drawers, without hat or boots. He failed to head them, but followed them to St. Charles Co., and drove them back home, performing the journey of one hundred and twenty miles in twenty-four hours, and with nothing on but his shirt and drawers.
DILLARD - The parents of John Dillard were natives of England. He settled in Caroline Co., VA., and married LUCY TALIAFERRO, whose parents were natives of Ireland. They had John T., Thomas, Mary, Isabella, William, Margaret, Franklin E., and James D. Thomas was a surgeon in the U.S. army, and lived and died in Philadelphia. John T. married MARGARET STEELE, of MO., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1832. Mary married JOHN WALLER, of KY., who settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. Isabella married JOHN FRENCH, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1821. William was a physician, and was married first to MARTHA HOCKADAY, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co., in 1832. After the death of his first wife he married ELIZABETH HUGHES. Margaret married JAMES HOCKADAY, of KY., who settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. Franklin E., also was a physician. He was married first to ANN BERNARD, who died, and he then married her sister. He settled in Callaway Co. in 1833. James D. married SALLY A. FRENCH, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1833. The members of the Dillard family are distinguished for their social qualities, intelligence, hospitality and polite manners. They possess good business qualifications and are excellent citizens.
DULEY, James Duley married DEVOLA SHIELDS, of Montgomery Co., MD., and settled in Scott Co., KY, in 1799. They ha Enoch, Nathaniel, Alexander, Susan, Devola and Nancy. Nathaniel was a soldier of the war of 1812. He married his cousin, SARAH DULEY, and settled in Indiana, from whence he removed to Callaway Co., MO., in 1821, and settled on the bank of the MO. river, where he died July 11, 1832. His widow died July 10, 1843. They had Paul H., Ferdinand C., John S., Margaret T., Samuel M., George W., Enoch C., William M., and Milton D. Paul H. was married first to the widow of SAMUEL B. LONG, whose maiden name was HARRIET BURNETT, by whom he had 2 daughters. After her death, he married the widow of THOMAS KELLEY, whose maiden name was MALINDA ELLIS. Ferdinand C and John S. died when they were about grown. Margaret T. married THOMAS JONES, and died soon after. Samuel M. was married 1st to SARAH EMMETT, and 2nd to MARY WILKERSON. He had 3 sons and 3 daughters by his last wife. George W., married AMANDA WILKERSON, and they had one son and one daughter. Enoch C. married MINERVA WILKERSON, and died, leaving a widow and 2 daughters. William M. married AMANDA DOZIER, and they had 3 sons and 1 daughter. Milton D. died in Mexico in 1847, while serving as a soldier in the war between that country and the United States. Paul H., Enoch C., William M., and Milton D. were all soldiers in the Mexican war. Thomas Duley, a brother of Nathaniel Duley's wife, settled in Callaway Co. in 1817, and died in 1830. He took a great deal of interest in politics, etc., he subscribed for the Missouri Republican in 1817,k and continued his subscription until his death, when his nephew, Paul H., assumed it and still takes and reads the paper.
DAY, Thomas Day, who was born in VA., removed to KY., and married MARY SANDERS, by whom he had Louis T., William, Ackley, Sanders, Polly, Milley, Elizabeth, Truman and Charles A. Mr. Day was married the 2nd time to CATHARINE WILLIAMS, and by her had Fanny, Rebecca, Martha, Middleton and Dudley. Louis T. married CATHARINE MCINTIRE, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. Ackley married SALLY FOWLER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1830. Milley married GARRET DAVIS, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1828. Charles A. settled in Callaway Co. in 1830. He was married first to ANNA SPEED, and 2nd to her sister, DINAH SPEED. He died in 1850 leaving 2 children. Mr. Day was the founder of the town of Portland, on the Missouri river.
DAWSON, Elijah Dawson, of Nelson Co., VA., married a MISS GENTRY, and had Robert, Martin, Elizabeth and James. He was married the 2nd time to JUDITH GILLIAM, by whom he had Achilles G., Mary, Samuel and Judith. Most of his children live in Callaway Co.
DYER, Samuel Dyer was born in Bristol, England, and came to America when he was 14 years of age, with a merchant named BRECKENRIDGE, to whom he was bound. When the Rev. war began, Breckenridge returned to England, but young Dyer enlisted in the American army and became a commissioned officer. After the war he settled in Albemarle Co., VA., and married CELIA BRICKLEY, of Hanover Co., by whom he had William H., Samuel, John, Ann, Frank B., Eliza and Robert. William H. married MARGARET BRIDLE, of Richmond, VA., and settled in Callaway Co., MO., in 1827. Their children were Alexander B., Eliza A., Margaret, William F., Randolph H., George M., Celia B., John N., Isaac C., and Henry. Samuel married a MISS WATKINS, of Goochland Co., VA., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1821. He was the 2nd merchant in the town of Fulton. His children were Thomas B., Mary J., Martha, Samuel R., Virginia, Edward B., Eliza and Susan. John Dyer married EVILENA WARREN, of MO., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1822. His children were Sarah, Helen, Emily, Samuel W., Israel G., Mary and Ann. Ann Dyer, daughter of Samuel Dyer, Sr., married GEORGE ROBINSON, of Richmond, VA., who settled in St. Louis, MO., in 1828. Frank B. and Eliza lived in Virginia. Robert married SARAH A. MORRIS, of Augusta Co., VA., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1850. His children were Catharine E., Frank M., Ann M., Robert, Thomas W., and Samuel.
DULIN, Thaddeus Dulin, of Loudon Co., VA., married ELIZABETH POWELL, and they had John, Edward, James, Nancy, Sally, Fanny, Winifred, Susan and Lydia. Most of the children came with their parents to KY at an early date. Edward married MARY GORDON, and they had Thaddeus, Sally, William, Thomas, Elizabeth, Fanny, John, Richard, Nancy and Lydia. Thomas settled in St. Charles Co., MO. in 1819, and married MARY LYLE, by whom he had 2 sons and 4 daughters. He was married the 2nd time to a widow, whose maiden name was MARIA HILL. He removed to Callaway Co. in 1831. Richard settled in St. Louis. He was married twice. Thaddeus settled in St. Charles Co.
DUNCAN, Roger and John Duncan were sons of Roger Duncan, Sr., of Scotland. The two brothers came to America and settled in Bourbon Co., KY. John married ELIZABETH WAM, by whom he had Thomas, John, Jr., Alexander, David, William, Ann and Mary. He subsequently removed to Callaway Co., MO. Roger, Jr., married SALLY RODMAN, and remained in Bourbon Co., KY. Their children were John, Thomas, George, Polly A., and Amanda. John married SALLY J. ADAIR, and settled in Callaway Co in 1833. His children were Eveline, George T., Angeline, Anna A., Joseph W., and Mary E. Mr. Duncan was married the 2nd time to NANCY LOID, by whom he had John, Hiram J., Polly J., Solomon R., Susan, Nimrod N., Benjamin R., and Nancy F.
DUNCAN, David Duncan, of Scotland, came to America with his wife, and remained some time in Boston, after which they removed to Mercer Co., KY. They had 9 children. Mrs. Duncan died, after which he married again and had 11 children more. William, the eldest son by his first wife, married ELIZABETH HENDERSON, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1826. His children were Alfred R., Joshua M., William G., Nancy M., Amanda E. and Elizabeth J.
DUNCAN, Joseph C. Duncan, of Buckingham Co., VA., was of Scotch descent. He married NANCY MADDOX, and settled in Christian Co., KY., in 1817.l In 1829 he removed to MO and settled in Callaway Co. where he lived the rest of his life. His wife died in 1860, and he died in 1870. They had 9 children, but 2 of them died before they were grown. The names of the other children were Elizabeth A., Frederick W., Ouslow G., Jerome B., Artinicia, Merrett B., and Edward. Elizabeth A. married JOHN MCMAHAN, and is now a widow. Frederick W. lives in Oregon. Ouslow G. married JULIA A. BROADWATER, and lives in Audrain Co. Jerome B. married MARY GEORGE. Artinicia married COLONEL MARSHALL S. COATS, of Coats' Prairie. Merrett B. married MARY E. BERKETT. He is a prominent banker of Mexico, MO. Edward married MARTHA MCMAHAN and lives in Monroe Co. Joel and Richard were the two who died before they were grown.
DUNLAP, Robert and David Dunlap were born in Ireland, but came to America with their parents when they were small boys, and settled in North Carolina. Robert was born Feb. 26, 1763, and at the age of 25 years, he was married to ELIZABETH WILE, of N.C., by whom he had John, David M., Robert, Thomas, Eliza, and Elizabeth S. In 1801 he removed to Bath Co., KY., and in 1832 he and his brother, David, removed to MO. And settled in Callaway Co. In 1825 they settled where Fulton now stands, and Robert Dunlap gave the name to the town, which for a number of years was called BOB FULTON, on his account. He died in 1848, his wife having died in 1834. John Dunlap married ELIZABETH GUDGELL, and they had 2 children, Robert and Jane. The former was killed in the Florida war, and the latter married MILTON V. DAVIS, of Callaway Co. David M. son of Robert Dunlap, Sr., married POLLY GUDGELL o KY., by whom he had Elizabeth, Andrew, Thomas, Jane, Robert A., James and Mary. Robert and Eliza, children of Robert Dunlap, Sr., died in childhood, and Thomas died when he was 23 years of age. James married SALLY S. CRUMP, of MO. Elizabeth married SOLOMON CRAIGHEAD. David, brother of Robert Dunlap Sr., taught the first school in Fulton. He had but one leg, and supplied the place of the lost member with an old fashioned wooden peg-leg. He married and had 1 daughter, and died of cholera, at Portland, in 1840. The citizens of the place had such a dread of the disease that they buried him as soon as he was dead, in the dress he had on at the time. It was ascertained soon afterwards that he had $2,800 in a pocket in his undershirt, and two or three of the boldest citizens ventured to take the body up and get the money.
DARBY, Basil Darby, son of George Darby, of England, married REBECCA ALLNUT, of Maryland, by whom he had Samuel, Thomas, George, Jane and Ann. Samuel married JANE VIERS, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1840, where he died in 1869, in his 76th year; his widow still survives. They had 2 sons and 8 daughters.
DAVIS, James, Harrison, Benjamin and Robert Davis were sons of James Davis, of PA. Robert married DEVORA HORNBUCKLE, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1819. His children were William, Emeline, James M., Thomas, Julia A., Susan, Jane H., Amanda C., Rufus, Martha, Nancy, Elizabeth and Sarah A. Thomas Davis married NANCY GEE, daughter of JOHN GEE, of England, and ELIZABETH PUGH, of Tennessee, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1822. The children of John Gee were Nancy, Silas, Elizabeth, Emeline, Willoughby and John J.
DAVIS, Richard Davis, of Halifax Co., VA., married POLLY WHITE, and they had Thomas, Henry, William, John and Daniel. William married ELIZABETH MULBERRY, and they had James, Elizabeth, Catharine and John. James was a soldier of the war of 1812. He married his cousin, FRANCES DAVIS, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1826. They had John W., George W., Richard A., James H., Cynthia E., Martha J., Delila, Polly, Elizabeth F., and Mary F.
DAVIS, Richard Davis was a rev. war soldier. He married PRISCILLA COE, of Maryland, and they had Matthew, Catharine, Eli, James, Elizabeth, William, John, Presley, Richard and Alexander. Matthew married ELIZABETH KING, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1829. Jane married BAYLIS RENO, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. Elizabeth married ROBERT RANDOLPH, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1833. William married MARY RANDOLPH, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1830. John married MALINDA LUTRELL, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1837. Garret Davis, son of Eli, married MILLEY DAY, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1826.
DOZIER, Zachariah Dozier, of Pennsylvania, married SUSAN EVANS, and they had John, Evans, William, Thomas and Zachariah, Jr. William married SALLY COMBS, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1830.
DOUGHERTY, Charles Dougherty, of Ireland, settled first in Baltimore, MD., and removed to Callaway Co., MO., in 1817. His children were Hugh, John, Matthew, and Nancy. Hugh married HANNAH DOYLE, and they had 11 children. John married ELIZABETH HUDSON, and Nancy married WILLIAM WALLACE. They all live in Callaway Co.
EVANS, Benjamin Evans, of Charlotte Co., VA., had a son named Larry B., who married ELIZABETH COVINGTON, of Halifax Co. and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1834. He died in 1851 leaving a widow, 6 daughters, and an infant son in very poor circumstances. Mrs. Evans was an excellent tailor, and was the only person in that part of the county who could make fine clothing for gentlemen. She carried on the business before her husband's death, and continued it with success after his decease. She and her daughters also cultivated their farm, and did the work as well as it could have been done y men. Mrs. Evans is an excellent lady, and deserves great credit for her energy and industry.
ELLIS, The parents of John, Abraham, Peter and William Ellis were natives of England. The 4 brothers came to America and settled in Fauquier Co., VA. Peter and Abraham came to Mo. in 1808, and settled first in St. Louis Co. Abraham was in the war of 1812. He was married first to a MISS LEE, and 2nd to MARY TRUSSELL, of Tennessee. By his 2 wives, he had Elizabeth, Jane, Polly, Peter, Ellen, Isabella, Mary, Ross A., John, James, Cynthia A., Malinda J, Barbara L., William, Amanda R., and one other that died in childhood. Mr. Ellis was a member of the Methodist church, and the first camp meeting in Callaway Co. was held on his land and for many years afterward, camp-meetings were held there regularly. Religious services were also held in private houses, and Mr. Ellis was generally selected to announce the next appointment, which he would do from the top of a stump, in a loud voice, and then would add, "Bring along your guns and dogs, and make as big a show as you can." Peter Ellis settled in Boone Co.
EVERHART, Jacob Everhart was of German parentage. He lived in Loudon Co., VA., and his wife was ANN WALTMAN, a daughter of JACOB WALTMAN. They had Jacob, John, Joseph and Sarah. Jacob married SARAH STUCK, and they had one child, a daughter. John was married twice, the name of his first wife being SARAH PRINCE. Sarah married HENRY BRUCE. Joseph was married in 1826 to LYDIA STUCK, and they had James L., and Jacob E. Mrs. Everhart died in 1830, and her husband subsequently married ANN C. DEAVER, by whom he had Jesse D., Joseph V., Margaret A., Martha, Virginia, Catharine, John and William B. Mr. Everhart settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. He was married the 3rd time to the widow of WILLIAM DYSON, whose maiden name was LUCINDA DAVIS. She was also married 3 times, her first husband being a MR. WREN.
ESTENS, James and John Estens settled in Callaway Co. in 1815. They lived for two years on wild meat, without salt or bread. They were said to be the first American settlers within the present limits of Callaway
EWING, Patrick Ewing, of Ireland, settled in Maryland, where he married a MISS PATTON, by whom he had Joshua, Robert, Putnam, Samuel, Polly, Eleanor, Catharine and William. Mr. Ewing's first wife died, and he was married the second time to a MISS POTTER, by whom he had Patrick and Elizabeth. William settled within the present limits of MO. while it was a Spanish province. Joshua married RACHEL GEORGE of Pennsylvania, and settled in Lee Co., VA., where they had Robert, Patrick, Joshua, Jr., James P., Samuel, William, David C., Jesse, Margaret, Eliza S., and Polly. Patrick, who was born in Lee Co., VA., in 1792, served as a soldier in the first part of the war of 1812, and in 1814 he came to MO. and located in Darst's Bottom, St. Charles Co., where he taught school for some time. He afterward married NANCY DARST, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1817. He became the second Sheriff of that county, and was Captain of a company in the Black Hawk war. He was married the 2nd time to MRS. FISHER, whose maiden name was ANN ELIZA RATAKIN. By his first wife he had David D., Joshua, Jesse, Rosetta H., Rachel C., Elizabeth, Jane, Mary and Margaret. James Ewing, brother of Patrick, married BELINDA NEIL, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. Samuel married SELENA BEATTY, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1835.
ELEY, Edward Eley, of Culpepper County, VA., had a son named Henry, who married MARY JAMES, by whom he had Mary, Catharine, Benjamin F., George, James, Harriet and Sally. He was married the 2nd time to the WIDOW SIMMS. wo also died, and he was married the 3rd time to SALLY FITZHUGH. Mr. Eley settled in Callaway Co. in 1835.
EVANS, Major Jesse Evans, of Wythe Co., VA., was married twice. His children were John, Joseph, George, Jane and Nancy. He came to MO. in 1816, and settled in Cotesansdessein, Callaway Co. His son, John, married SALLY NEWELL, of VA. and settled in Callaway Co. in 1817. Joseph married ELIZABETH SMITH of VA. and settled in Callaway Co. the same year as his father did. Jane married THOMAS FARMER, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1817. Nancy married COLONEL GEORGE KING, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1817. George married HANNAH PRITCHETT and settled in Callaway Co. in 1818.
FRENCH, William and Simon French were brothers, and lived in S.C. William died, leaving a widow and 7 children, viz.: Hugh, John, Jane, Sally, Hannah, Mary and Susan. The widow and her children removed to Warren Co. East Tennessee, in 1795. Her son, Hugh, married his cousin, SALLY FRENCH, of Christian Co., KY., and settled in Boone Co., MO., in 1820. His children were Simon L., William H., John N., Caroline M., Mary J., Susan A., Sarah J., and Emily E. John French settled in Callaway Co., MO in 1820. He was married first to JANE CLARK, of Montgomery Co., by whom he had William H., Bryant, Milton, and Sally A. His 2nd wife was ISABELLA DILLARD, by whom he had Hugh, Thomas and Lucy. Jane French married JOHN DUTTON. Sally married JOSEPH ELLEDGE. Hannah married SAMUEL CO. Mary married ISAAC CLARK, of Montgomery Co. Susan married SAMUEL
MCRUNNELS. Simon French, Sr., settled in Christian Co., KY. His children were Lewis, Pinckney, Andrew J., William N., Isaac C., Sally, Susan and Mary A. Lewis married LOUISA SIMPSON, of Montgomery Co., MO., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1821. Pinckney was married first to DEVONIA CLARK, of Christian Co. KY., and settled in Callaway Co., Mo. in 1836. They had Henry, Isaac, Edward and William. After the death of his first wife, Mr. French married ELIZABETH JONES, of Christian Co., KY., and they had Albert and Virginia. Andrew J. French married SALLY TOWLEY. William N. married COMFORT E. PARTS. Isaac married NANCY MONROE. The three last mentioned all settled in Morgan Co., MO. Sally married her cousin, HUGH FRENCH. Susan married ENOCH FRENCH, of Morgan Co., MO. Mary A. married BELL MURE, of Christian Co., KY.
FOXWORTHY, William Foxworthy, of Prince William Co., VA., was a soldier of the Rev. war. His children were William, Samuel, John, Thomas, Alexander, Sally, Lilly and Harriet. William was a soldier in the war of 1812. He married ELIZABETH HEALER, of PA., and they had Alexander, Joseph, John, Isabella, Clarissa and Sarah. Mr. Foxworthy settled in Callaway Co., MO in 1836, and was subsequently killed by a horse. His widow removed to California when she was 75 years of age. Alexander married EMILY BRYAN, of KY., and they had 4 sons and 4 daughters. John married MARY BURT. Isabella married WILLIAM H. WILSON. Clarissa married GALBRETH WILSON. Joseph and Sarah reside in California.
FREEMAN, John Freeman was an orphan Irish boy, and was raised in S. C. When he was grown, he settled in KY., where he married NANCY LENOX. In 1832 they came to MO. and settled in Callaway Co. Their children were John, Thomas, Michael, David, Harvey, William, Mary, Jemima, Lucretia, Pernina, Mahala, Arnetha, Lourena, Elizabeth and two that died in childhood. Mary married THOMAS MOXLEY. Jemima married JAMES BOYCE. Lucretia was married first to FRANK DRISKARD, and second to a MR. BLESSING. Pernina married ALLEN TICER. Lourena married HANDY MOXLEY. Mahala married DAVID CROSS. Arnetha married CHARLES CRAVENS. John, Thomas, Michael, Harvey and Jemima lived and died in Callaway Co.
FRUITE, Enoch and Alexander Fruite settled in Callaway Co. in Feb. 1819. They were raised in Christian Co., KY., and lived several years in Howard Co., MO., before they settled in Callaway. Aleck Fruite lived on Nine Mile Prairie, and was the first postmaster in that part of the county. He was a hunter and trapper, and devoted most of his time to those occupations. His stock of firewood gave out once, during a very cold spell of weather, and he and his family had a good prospect of freezing before them, until a bright idea struck him. He took down the wooden chimney of his cabin, hung a blanket across the fireplace, and then built a fire of the sticks of his dismantled chimney in the middle of his cabin, the smoke ascending through the roof. By this means, they kept from freezing until the weather moderated. Mr. Fruite was opposedto slavery, being what was then called an Abolitionist, and in 1832 he removed to Illinois, so he could live in a free state. Enoch Fruite also settled on Nine Mile Prairie, and devoted the principal part of his time to hunting and trapping. He was elected a justice of the peace and became an influential citizen of the county. He finally sold out and removed to Monroe Co. Some time afterward, he had occasion to visit his old neighborhood, and while crossing the prairie in Audrain Co., on his way to Callaway, he caught four young wolves, and carried them in his saddlebags to the house of WILLIAM B. DOUGLASS, whose wife kept them for him, in a chicken coop, until he returned home. The scalps of those wolves paid his taxes for two years.
FITZHUGH, John Fitzhugh was a soldier of the Rev. war. His youngest son, Alexander C., married NANCY CASON, and settled in Pike Co., MO. in 1823. Their children were John, Thomas, Sarah, Lucy, Ann, Elizabeth, Hart, Mary, Permelia and Frances, most of whom married and settled in Callaway Co.
FISHER, William Fisher, of VA., married SUSAN PECK, and they had Thomas, James, Elizabeth, William, Joseph, Richard, Margaret, Charles W., and Mary. Thomas married ISABELLA HUMPHREYS, of VA., and settled in St. Charles Co., MO. in 1819, and the following year he removed to Callaway Co. His children were Mary J., William H., Susan, Isabella and Elizabeth. Joseph Fisher married MARY CRAIGHEAD, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1826. His children were William R., Charles P., Mary J., Elizabeth G., James M., Richard B., Joseph S., Sarah M., Catharine F. V., and Cordelia A. William Fisher, Jr., settled in St. Louis. The members of the Fisher family are nearly all zealous Methodists.
FERRIER, Nathaniel Ferrier, of east Tennessee, settled in Callaway Co. in 1817. His 2 sons, Thomas and Samuel and his nephew, Thomas, (better known as "Long Tom") came with him from Tennessee. Thomas, the son of Nathaniel Ferrier, married the widow of JAMES H. GOODRICH. Samuel married ALICE SHANNON, daughter of JAMES SHANNON, who was the first settler on Hancock's Prairie, in Callaway Co. Mr. shannon was a Catholic and donated four acres of land to his church, upon which he also built a house of worship. He was a native of Ireland, where he married. After his marriage, he decided to emigrate to America, but being too poor to bring his wife, he came over by himself, and after he had made money enough, he sent for her. He met her in St. Louis, where they celebrated the event by drinking liberal draughts of the liquid which elevates the soul and makes the spirit glad. They drank a little too much, and began to quarrel about the time they were married, one claiming that it was during a certain year, and the other, that it was altogether a different year. Being unable to agree, they decided to settle the matter by getting married again; so they repaired to a convenient priest and were soon made one again. Samuel Ferrier, in his old age, removed to Washington Territory, and soon afterward wrote a glowing letter back to his cousin, Long Tom Ferrier, who was then about 80 years old, telling him that deer, bears and bee trees were abundant out there. Long Tom was so captivated by the description that he shouldered his gun the next day after the receipt of the letter, and, with his dogs following at his heels, started for the distant land of promise, on foot.
FERGUSON, John Ferguson, of VA., whose father was a sea captain, married FRANCES LUCAS, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. They had Moses, ann, John, Sarah, Nancy, Swan, Napoleon, and Mary. Moses married JANE PEW, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. Ann married ARTHUR NEAL, who settled in that county in 1820. John married PEGGY PEW, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. Sarah married BRADDOCK BEASLEY, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1833. Nancy married HENRY NEAL, who settled in Callaway co. in 1820. Major Swan Ferguson was born in Va in 1796. He married JANE HOLLOWAY, and settled in Cotesandessein, Callaway co. in 1820. He purchased a farm and lived upon it 46 years, and raised and educated 7 children, 6 of whom are living. On a certain occasion, as he was returning from Santa Fe, N.M., he was surrounded by Indians, but cut his way through them and escaped in the midst of a shower of arrows. Major Ferguson is now in his 80th year, and lives with his son-in-law, COLONEL C. W. SAMUELS, who was formerly a member of the Legislature, and is now a merchant at Cedar City. Napoleon Ferguson married ELIZABETH ALLEN, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. Mary married MILTON CLEVELAND, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1820.
FOSTER, Richard Foster, of Prince Edward Co., VA., had a son named James, who married ELIZA TAYLOR, by whom he had George, William, Philip, Louisa, Ann, Eliza, Judith, Edmonia and John J. The latter married SARAH GILCRESAC, of VA., by whom he had George and William. Mr. Foster settled in Callaway co. in 1837.
FERGUSON, Joshua Ferguson, of Fairfax Co., VA., was a wagon master in the Rev. war. After the close of the war he settled in KY., where he married MARY STONE, by whom he had John S., William, James, Polly, Sally, Nancy, Elizabeth and Rachel. Mr. Ferguson came to MO. and settled in Callaway Co. in 1817. His son, John S., married MARY JONES, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co., the same year as his father did. He had 15 children, 12 of whom lived to be grown, viz.: Thomas J., Elizabeth, John R., William S., Joshua J., Sarah, Marion, Louisa, Nancy, Emma, Jane and Lucy. Joshua and Thomas built the first courthouse at Fulton in 1826, for which they received $1,300. such a house could not be built now for less than 4 or 5 thousand dollars. James Ferguson married MARY A. MCGRUDER, of KY., and settled in Callaway co., in 1817. Rebecca married DENNIS ASKRENS, who settled in Callaway co. in 1817. Nancy married GEORGE HIRSCH, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1823.
GALBRETH, Torcal Galbreth, of N.C., married a MISS CALVIN, and settled in Callaway Co., in 1819. They had Neal, Catharine, Isabella, Mary and Elizabeth. Neal died unmarried. Catharine died at the age of 70 years. She never married. Isabella married ROBERT GRAHAM. Mary married her cousin, DANIEL GALBRETH. Elizabeth also married her cousin, JAMES GALBRETH. She was married the second time to NEWTON CARPENTER. Torcal Galbreth was married the 2nd time to CATHARINE GRAHAM, and they had Agnes, John, Daniel, Sally A., Margaret and James. GLENDY, John and William Glendy, of Scotland, came to America at an early date, and in 1796 John was a Presbyterian minister in the city of Philadelphia. William was married twice, his second wife being ANNA ROBINSON, of Augusta Co., VA. They had John, David, Samuel, Thomas, William, Jr., Robert and Mary. Samuel married MARY SHIELDS, and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1829. Thomas married ELLEN SHIELDS, and settled in that co. the same year. Samuel is a politician, and very few persons can out-talk him.
GRANT, Israel Grant, of Scott Co., KY., married SUSAN BRYAN, a daughter of JAMES BRYAN, and niece of DANIEL BOONE'S WIFE. They had 3 children, James, William and Israel B. Mr. Grant died when his youngest son was quite small, and James, the elder, educated his brothers from the proceeds of their father's farm. When Israel B. was 15 years of age, he came to MO. with his uncle, JONATHAN BRYAN, and taught school one year, when he returned to KY., and began the study of medicine. But he soon grew tired of medicine, and bound himself to a silversmith at Lexington, KY., to learn that trade, his term of apprenticeship to last 5 years. After the expiration of his apprenticeship he came to St. Louis, MO., and worked at his trade five years in that city. He then paid a visit to his uncle, JONATHAN BRYAN, who persuaded him to quit his trade and go to farming. He accompanied his nephew to Callaway Co., where the latter entered a tract of land, and then returned to KY., where on the 28th of March, 1820, he was married to LETITIA WARREN. He brought his bride to her new home in Callaway Co. the same spring. Mr. Grant was elected county judge several times, and served two terms in the state legislature. During Christmas of 1835, he was killed by two of his negro slaves, as he was returning from Fulton, where he had gone to collect some money. One of the negroes was named Jacob. They were both hanged and Jacob's skeleton remained in a doctor's office in Danville for many years. James Grant was married twice; first to a MISS EASTON, and second to SALLY HUNT. He settled in Callaway Co. in 1823, where he became an influential citizen, and represented the county in the legislature one term. He was also judge of the county court for some time. He subsequently removed to the southwestern part of the state and settled on the Neosho river, where he died. William Grant enlisted as a private soldier in the war of 1812, and was soon afterward promoted for gallantry to the rank of Lieutenant. He was killed at the disastrous battle known as Dudley's Defeat, under the following circumstances. After the defeat and capture of the American forces, they were driven under guard into an enclosure, where the Indians at once began to rob them of their money, watches, etc. Grant still had his sword, which had not been taken from him, and was standing with it in his hand, conversing with a friend, CAPTAIN MICAJAH MCCLENNY, when an Indian came up and demanded the weapon. Grant turned to McClenny and said, "They will kill us anyhow, and I intend to sell my life as dearly as possible", and dropping the point of his sword to the level of the Indian's breast, he plunged it through his body to the hilt, killing him in his tracks. The next instant, Grant's body was pierced with a hundred rifle balls, and he fell dead at the feet of his friend. McClenny was not hurt, but was afterward exchanged and lived to be an old man. Grant was married before he entered the army, to MISS MOSBEY, and they had a son named William, Jr., generally known as Captain Billy Grant. He was married in 1820, to SALLY A. WARREN, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co., MO., the following year. His house was the first one in Callaway Co. that had glass windows and a staircase, and people came twenty and thirty miles to look at it. The names of Captain Grant's children were Thomas W., James E., Samuel, Sally W., Mary L., Agnes, Elizabeth, Eveline H., and Martha. Captain Grant died in 1849, and his widow in 1875. Sally W. married JOSEPH I. GRANT, a son of SAMUEL M. GRANT, and they settled in Callaway co. in 1834. Mrs. Grant died in 1875. Israel Boone Grant, who was known as Licking Grant, because he came from Licking rover, KY., was a son of SQUIRE B. GRANT AND SUSAN HAND. He settled in Fulton, Callaway Co., and was county clerk for 21 years. The names of Mr. Grant's children were James, Moses, Robert, William T., John, Agnes, Martha and Mary. GILBERT, The children of Michael Gilbert, of Franklin Co., VA., were Kimwell, Preston, James and Michael, Jr. Kimwell married MARY SMITH, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. Michael, Jr., was married first to ELIZABETH ASHWORTH, and second to ELIZABETH KEMP. He also settled in Callaway Co.
GOODRICH, Benjamin and James Goodrich, sons of James Goodrich, Sr., of Tennessee, settled on Coats' Prairie, in Callaway Co. in 1817. They built a horse mill and a distillery soon after they settled there. James was married in Tennessee, to PATSEY TAYLOR, and they had Thomas, Joseph, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth and Eden. His first wife died, and he was married again, to CHARITY PHILLIPS, who is the oldest white person living that was born in Callaway County. They had James H., Martha, Matilda, and John B. Mr. Goodrich was one of the first grand jurymen of Callaway Co., and he donated the ground upon which the Baptist church called Salem, was built. GILMAN, William Gilman, of Virginia, married MARY MANN, and settled in KY., where he had George, William J., Elizabeth, Lucy and Emily. George married SALLIE GLAZEBROOK and settled in Callaway Co. in 1825. William J. (Dr. Gilman) married LARICIA CALLAWAY, and settled in callaway co. in 1829. Emily married JOHN GIBNER, who settled in Callaway in 1825. GLOVER, Robert Glover, of VA., married OMON JONES, and they had Jesse and Creed. Jesse was married first to ELIZA ANDERSON, and second to SUSAN WILLIAMS, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1832. He was a soldier of the war of 1812. Peter and Robert Glover settled in Callaway co. in 1827. The former was secretary of state one term. He married PATSEY MOSLEY. Robert married PATSEY ANDERSON.
GATHRIGHT, William Gathright, of VA., had a son, William, who married JANE WOODSON, by whom he had Benjamin, Matthew W., William Jr., Thomas M., John S., Malinda, Elizabeth and Jane A. Matthew W. married MARY J. WITHENS, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. His children were James W., William B., Matthew W., Jr., John T., Jane A., Malinda and Mary E. GRAY, Alexander Gray, of Scotland, married ELIZABETH FITZHUGH, and settled in Halifax Co., VA. Their children were James, John, Alexander, Robert, George, Henry, Elizabeth, Mary and Sally. George was married in 1799 to FANNIE BROOKS, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1825. His children were John B., Alexander, George W., Martha, Elizabeth, Rachel, Polly, Fannie and Anna, all of whom were born in VA., but settled in Callaway Co. with their parents.
GILMORE, Thomas Gilmore, of KY., settled in St. Charles Co., MO., in 1808. The was a ranger in CAPTAIN CALLAWAY's company during the Indian war, and after its close he settled at a noted place, which has since been known as Gilmore's Springs, in the western part of St. Charles Co. He married INDIA RAMSEY, daughter of CAPTAIN WILLIAM RAMSEY, and they had William, Thomas, Robert, Nathan, Ephraim and John, all of whom, except Thomas, who was killed at Callaway's defeat, settled in Callaway Co. from 1826 to 1830. GARRETT, Richard Garrett was a soldier of the war of 1812. He married NANCY WEARE, of Richmond, VA., by whom he had James, John W., Nancy, Frances and Agnes. James first settled in Warren Co., KY., where he married a daughter of JOSEPH LAET, a soldier of the war of 1812, and removed to Callaway Co., MO. in 1832. They had Sarah, Mary V., Margaret H., Nancy, Lucretia, Francis M., Lucy A., Amanda J., James T., and John P. GARRETT, Stephen Garrett, a Frenchman, setting in Buckingham Co., VA. His children were Stephen, John, David, Elijah, William, Mary and Elizabeth. William married MARY COLEMAN, of VA., by whom he had Spillsberry, james, William B., Stephen, Reuben, John, Elijah, Coleman, Magdalene, Lucy and Mary. Spillsberry married BIDDIE HOCKETT, and settled in Ralls Co., where he died. James married NANCY BROWN, and settled in Tennessee. William B. was born in Buckingham Co., Nov. 1, 1795. When the war of 1812 began he was a mere boy, but, carried away by the patriotic fervor of the day, he enlisted and served during the war. He was married on the 3rd of June, 1827, to MARY OCKAMAN, and came to MO. in 1829. He settled on Hancock's Prairie, in Callaway Co., where by industry and economy, united with good business qualifications, he made a fortune. He built the first steam mill in Callaway, from which he realized a good income. His children were Wilson, Jane, Leneus B., Amanda C., John A., William H., Benjamin F., George W., and James M. Elijah Garrett married MARTHA GLOVER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1823. His children were Mary, Eliza, William E., Martha, Sedona, Chesley and Benjamin. James, Ann and Magdalene all married and settled in Tennessee. Coleman, Mary and Reuben married and settled in Illinois. Stephen settled in South MO. John lives in VA., and Lucy married and lived in KY.
GALBRETH, Neal Galbreth, of Scotland, settled on Tar river in North Carolina. He had a son named Torcal, who married a MISS MCLOOKING, and they had Catharine, Mary, Elizabeth, and Neal. He was married the 2nd time to CATHARINE GRAHAM, by whom he had Marion, Ancus, John, Daniel, Sally, Margaret and James. Mr. Galbreth removed from N.C. to KY., and in 1819, he settled on the Auxvasse in Callaway Co. He built the first water mill in Callaway Co., on that stream. The work was done by JOHN AND GEORGE W. BURT. Mr. Galbreth had the plank sawed for his coffin several years before his death, which occurred in 1825. SIRENUS COX made his coffin.
GREGORY, William and John Gregory, of Buckingham Co., VA., settled in Callaway Co. in 1832. The former had married NANCY FUQUE, by whom he had John B., Richard F., Wilson and Martha. Mrs. Gregory died, and her husband afterward married NANCY ROBINSON, by whom he had Thomas J., William, Mary and Sarah. Mr. Gregory is dead, but his widow still survives. The eldest son, John B. married ISABELLA SCHOLL, and is one of the wealthy men of Callaway co. Richard F. married CATHARINE OLIVER, and lives in Montgomery Co., MO. Wilson and Martha died unmarried. Thomas J. married BETTIE MCCALL, and lives in Callaway Co. William died in California, unmarried. Sarah was married first to SAMUEL GILBERT, and second to STOKES MCCALL. Mary married JOHN BAILEY, of Williamsburg. John, brother of William Gregory, Sr., married ELIZABETH FUQUE, of Virginia, and they had Hopson, James H., John D. (a physician), Granville L., Thomas M., Eliza, Sarah and George W. Mr. Gregory was married the 2nd time to the widow of JESSE SCHOLL, whose maiden name was ELIZABETH MILLER, and died, leaving no children by her. She is still living. Hopson Gregory was married first to a MISS MOSLEY, and second to MARTHA A. HOUSE. James H. married MARY SCHOLL, and lives in Callaway Co. Dr. John D. was married first to SALLIE A. GROOM, and second to ELIZABETH NUNNELLY. He lives in California. Granville L. married SUSAN NUNNELLY, and she is now a widow in Callaway Co. Thomas M. went to California, and married there. Eliza died single. Sarah married JOHN WINDSOR, who removed to California. George W. married MARY WHITE, and lives in Montgomery Co. The Gregorys are industrious, energetic people and good citizens, and stand high in their communities.
GAMES, John Games, of Scotland, came to America and settled in Maryland. His children were Robert, Absalom, James, Basil and Rachel. Absalom married MARY WOOD, and they had Absalom, Jr., John, Gideon, Benjamin and Elizabeth. Absalom, Jr., and John lived in Ohio, and the latter became a member of the legislature of that state. Gideon was in the war of 1812, and was at the battle of the Thames, where the celebrated Tecumseh was killed. He saw the great chief fall after he was shot by COLONEL JOHNSON. Mr. Games was married first to RACHEL STROTHER, of KY., by whom he had Mary, Minerva and Eliza. He was married the second time to PATSEY W. CRAIG, by whom he had Martha, Craig, Catharine, Fanny, Amanda, John, Benjamin, Gideon, Jr., Alice and Louisa.
HARDING, Rev. John L. Harding, of England, settled in Maryland. He had 2 sons, Elias and Reason. The latter married Cassandra Ford, and they had Elias H., Charles, Loyd, John, Cassandra, Rebecca F., and Eliza. Elias H. married HARRIET HALL, of Maryland, and they had William H., Francis L., Howard D., John H., Elias H., Amanda, Henrietta and Emeline. He was married the 2nd time to MARY HARDING, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1838.
HARPER, Nicholas Harper, of Fairfax Co., VA., had Thomas, Walter, Nicholas, Jr., Smith, Sally, Nancy, Rachel and Mary. Nicholas Jr., married LUCY JAMESON, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. He had Thomas J., Sarah, Louisa, Elizabeth H., Judith A., and Catharine. Rachel Harper married STEPHEN DONAHUE, and Sally married WILLIAM GRAHAM.
HUTTS, Michael Hutts, of Franklin Co., VA., married SUSAN OWENS, and they had Owens, Nancy, William, Sally, Leonard, Robert, Mahala, Bluford and Sarah. Bluford was the only one who came to MO. He married REBECCA W. HIPPINSTALL, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1835. They had several children, and Mrs. Hutts died Oct. 2, 1867.
HUGHES, Reece Hughes, of Franklin Co., VA., married POLLY LYON, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. They had John, William, Elias, Robert, Armistead, Catharine, Polly, Lucy, Elizabeth, Sally and two that died young.
HOBSON, Dr. Samuel Hobson, of KY., married a daughter of JUDGE JOHN CLARK, and came to MO. at an early date. He settled first in Montgomery Co., on Camp Branch, where he lost several of his negro slaves by fever. He then removed and settled on Nine Mile Prairie, in Callaway Co., where he remained some time, and then removed to Fulton. He had two children, Winthrop and Joseph. The latter died in his youth, and the former is a distinguished minister of the Christian church. Winthrop was very wild when he was a boy, and was called one of the worst boys in Callaway Co. He was bound to have his fun, no matter who suffered by it. Among his victims was an old colored man named TOM NICHOLS, whose life became a burden from the constant badgering of the young scapegrace. When Winthrop was nearly grown, he was sent off to school, and remained away several years, during which time he grew to be a large, portly man. When he came back to Fulton he met Tom on the street, who failed to recognize him. "Why, Uncle Tom", said he, "don't you know me?" "No, Sah," said Tom. "neber seed you afore, as I knows of". Winthrop looked at him, smilingly for a moment, and then said, "Well, Uncle Tom, who was the worst boy you ever saw?" This was sufficient. Tom immediately recognized his old tormentor, and exclaimed, "Why, Massa Winthrop, is dis you! Bless God! I neber would 'o known you in dis world! But what made you so fat, Massa Winthrop? Has you been drinking whisky? I bet you has, 'fore God." This was a pretty rough sally for a divinity student, but Hobson took it in good part, laughed at the honest earnestness of his old friend, and then told him of the change that had taken place, which greatly astonished Uncle Tom.
HARRISON, Micajah Harrison, of KY., married MARY PAYNE, and they had Albert G., Micajah V., James O., Jilson P., and Mary. Albert G. married VIRGINIA L. BLEDSOE, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1832. He had 4 sons and 2 daughters. Mr. Harrison was a prominent lawyer and was elected representative in Congress from his district three times, viz.: 1834, 1836 and 1838. He died in 1839. Micajah V. Harrison married DULCINEA M. BLEDSOE, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1833. He was Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of MO. during 6 sessions of the legislature, an was Sergeant-at-arms during several other sessions. He died in June, 1855, and a neat monument was erected by the state, over his grave in the cemetery at Auxvasse Church. Jilson P. Harrison settled first in Mississippi and removed from there to New Orleans, where he died. James O. was a lawyer, and lived in Lexington, Ky. after the death of HENRY CLAY, he administered upon the estate of that eminent man. Mary Harrison was married first to CAPTAIN SIMPSON, of KY., and after his death, she married DR. JOHN HANNOR, of Fulton, Mo., who subsequently removed to KY.
HENDERSON, Alexander Henderson, of Augusta Co., VA., had 16 children and raised 10 of them. The names of those who lived were John, Samuel, Joseph, Robert, David, Alexander, Jr., William, George, James and Daniel. The latter married MARTHA STEELE, of VA., and settled on Auxvasse creek, in Callaway Co. in 1825. They had 4 children, all of whom were born in VA., and came to MO. with their parents. Their names were Alexander, James S., John S., and Jane. Alexander married DICEY FINLEY. Judge James S. married EMILY BOONE, daughter of JUDGE JESSE BOONE (my note: I believe this Jesse Boone is the son of Daniel M. Boone). John S. was married twice; first to MARY SNELL, and second to ELIZABETH PRATT. Jane married COLONEL ISAAC TATE. Joseph Henderson, brother of Daniel, married SUSAN RALLEF, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1835. John married POLLY BURTON, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1835 William married a widow lady named IRVINE, and settled in Audrain Co. George and James also settled in MO. the former in Clay Co., and the latter in St. Louis. David married ELLEN ANDERSON, and they had Alexander, David, Jr., Joseph, John, William, Margaret, Rachel, Elizabeth and Elsa. Alexander, son of David Henderson, Sr., was married first to MARGARET HART, and second to ELIZABETH MORRISON. He had 10 children by his two wives. Mr. Henderson settled in Callaway Co. at an early date, and taught singing school for a number of years. It is said that he and GEORGE W. BURT, sang love songs so sweetly that the pupils all fell in love with them. David J. son of Alexander Henderson, Jr., married MARY R. BLACKENBURG, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1828. They had 9 sons and 2 daughters.
HOCKADAY, Isaac and AMELIA Hockaday, of Clark Co., KY., had the following children, Irvine O., Philip B., Edmund, Isaac N., Jane, and two other daughters, one of whom married THOMAS MOORE, and the other JOHN H. FIELD. All except Jane, settled in Callaway Co. at an early date. Judge Irvine O. Hockaday received a good English education, and at an early age, manifested good business qualifications. When quite young he was appointed to the important position of cashier of the Clark Co., KY., Bank, and discharged his duties to the entire satisfaction of his employers. He was married in 1829 to EMILY MILLS, daughter of DR. JOHN AND LUCY MILLS, of Winchester, KY., and in 1821 he resigned his position as cashier of the bank and came to MO. He settled in Callaway Co., and was appointed the first circuit and county clerk, also Treasurer, which offices he continued to fill for 18 years, to the entire satisfaction of the people of the county. He was also Probate Judge of Callaway Co. one term, and President of the Weston Bank, in Fulton, for some time. Judge Hockaday was a man of superior talents, and associated intimately with such distinguished men as EDWARD BATES, THOMAS H. BENTON, BEVERLY TUCKER AND HAMILTON R. GAMBLE. He was an influential member of the Presbyterian church for a number of years, and enjoyed the respect and confidence of his brethren and fellow citizens in the highest degree. He died in 1864, leaving a widow, who still survives, and a large family of children. One of his daughters married JAMES L. STEPHENS, a wealthy and influential citizen of Columbia, Mo. Another married J. H. VANMETER, of Lexington, KY., and died since the decease of her father. The names of his other children are Isaac, who lives in Columbia, Mo., MRS. R. B. PRICE, Irvine O., Jr., also of Columbia, Mo. MRS. J. M. MCGIRK, of Lexington, Mo.,MRS. DR. A. WILKERSON, of Fulton, Miss Lizzie, of the same place, and Hon. J. A. Hockaday, the present able Attorney-General of MO. Philip B., brother of Judge Irvine O. Hockaday, was an eminent attorney. He married MARIA HANSON, a daughter of JUDGE HANSON, of Winchester, KY., and came to MO. in 1821. He settled first in Boone Co., but afterward removed to Montgomery, where he died. The names of his children were, S.H., Amelia S., Martha J., Isaac, Philip B., Jr., Serena, and R. W. Isaac N.Hockaday also settled in Callaway Co. at an early date, and resided there many years, but he now lives in Pleasant Hill, MO. He married CATHARINE SHORTRIDGE, of Callaway Co., by whom he had 3 children. Mr.Hockaday is an excellent and most highly esteemed citizen. Judge George, E. O., John and James Hockaday, cousins of the above family, settled in MO. in 1838. Judge George Hockaday married LAURA HART, of Jefferson City,Mo., and raised a large family. He was a member of the county court of Callaway Co. for 6 years, and also represented the co. in thelegislature one term. He was a good business man and a highly esteemed citizen. John Hockaday was a merchant in Fulton for many years. He married CAROLINE SCOTT, of Loutre Island, and they had 3 children. He stood high in the community as a man and citizen, and was respected by all who knew him. James Hockaday was a successful farmer, and prominentcitizen. He married a MISS DILLARD, and they had 2 children.
HOUF, Peter Houf, of Germany, came to America before the revolution. He had a son named Peter, who was born in Pennsylvania, and who served as a soldier in the war of 1812. He settled in Augusta Co., VA., where he married MARY E. SUMMERS, by whom he had Susanna, Elizabeth, Henry, David S., Jacob, John, Polly, James, William, Martha J., Margaret, Amanda, and Louisa. Mr. Houf came to MO. and settled in Callaway Co. in 1823, and died in 1851. His widow died in 1870. All the children, except John, who died in childhood, in VA., settled in MO.
HARRISON. The Harrison family, of which there are several members in Callaway Co., is one of the most distinguished in America. It sprang from some of the best blood of England, and has given to that country and America, several of their most celebrated characters. John, Benjanin and Thomas Harrison were sons of a family of English nobility, and were born in the town of Feuby, Yorkshire. John was born in 1693, and became a great inventor. Among his inventions were a chronometer and gridiron. He also invented the pendulum for clocks, for which the British crown paid him £20,000. He died in red Lion Square, London, in 1776. Benjamin Harrison was born in 1694. He had 2 sons, Benjamin and Robert. The former was the father of Hon. Benjamin Harrison, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and who was the father of General William Henry Harrison, President of the United States. Robert Harrison was the father of Hon. Robert Harrison, the great jurist. Thomas, the younger brother of John and Benjamin Harrison, was born in 1695. He married HANNAH MORRISON, of England, by whom he had 6 sons... John, Benjamin, Thomas, Jr., Samuel, Daniel, and James, all of whom came to America after the death of their parents, and settled in the state of Maryland. When the rev. war began, they all enlisted in the American army, and John and Thomas were soon promoted, the former to the rank of Captain, and the latter to that of Colonel. The other four brothers were killed, and each left families, but of these we have no account. Captain John Harrison married a MISS MALONE, of Maryland, and settled in Botetourt Co., VA., He had 6 sons, Thomas, Samuel, John, Benjamin, Daniel and James. Colonel Thomas Harrison never married. He was a shrewd businessman, and made a great deal of money while in the army, most of which he invested in lands in the Valley of Virginia, and at his death, he left his property to his nephew, Thomas, son of Captain John Harrison. This nephew married MARGARET BILLOPS, of VA., and removed with his parents to S.C. but returned to VA., after their deaths, and settled in Montgomery Co. He had 10 children by his first wife, of whom he raised 8, viz.: Edward, John, Thomas, Samuel, James, Elizabeth, Sarah and Polly. His second wife was NANCY CRAWLEY, of VA., by whom he has Nancy, Margaret and William D. He was married the 3rd time to JANE CHILDRESS, of VA., by whom he had Cynthia, Andrew L., Eliza J., andBenjamin R. In the fall of 1819 he removed with his family to MO., and settled on the Booneslick road in Callaway Co., where he died July 3,1840 in his 75th year. His eldest son, Edward, died in VA. His second son, John, was born in Boutetourt Co., VA., Oct. 7, 1791. He volunteered in the war of 1812, and was promoted to the rank of major. He was married in 1816 to MARY CROCKETT, of VA., and in 1817 he came to MO with his family, consisting of his wife and one child, Thomas. He settled first in Saline Co. but removed to Boone in 1819. In 1827 he settled on Harrison's Branch in Callaway Co. where he died Feb. 19, 1874. His wife died Aug. 1, 1873. Major Harrison had 7 children, Thomas, Crockett, Benjamin F., Samuel, James M., Rebecca and Virginia. Thomas and Crockett were blown up on a steamboat at New Orleans in 1849, and the former was seriously injured. Thomas, brother of Major John Harrison, married SARAH POTTS, of VA., by whom he had William, John T., Samuel P., Mary, Nancy, Margaret and Lucy. He settled on harrison's Branch, in Callaway Co. in 1819. In 1832 he went to St. Louis on business and on his return, died of cholera, at St. Charles, on the 8th of June, in the 42nd year of his age. His widow is still living. In early days, Mr. Harrison belonged to the Regulators of Callaway Co., and when the Indians, who sometimes passed through the county on their way to Washington City, would steal anything, or commit other depredations, the Regulators would catch them and whip them. One day an old Indian set the woods on fire, and Mr. Harrison caught him and whipped him, and then took his gun lock off and kept it, so that he could not shoot anyone for revenge. Judge James Harrison came to MO. with his brother, Major John Harrison, in 1817, and settled with him in Saline Co. In 1819 he removed to Boone Co., where in 1821, he married REBECCA CROCKETT. In 1830 he settled in Audrain Co., and the following year he wa appointed presiding judge of the county court, by GOV. BOGGS, but resigned the office soon after. He was justice of the peace for a number of years, and was elected to the legislature three times. He died in 1875, three days before his 80th birthday. He had 12 children, Thomas J., Samuel C., John, James, William, Margaret R., Jane, Mary A., Nancy, Sarah, Virginia and Lucy. Samuel, brother of Major John Harrison, left BA. for the west in 1819, and was never heard of again. He was doubtless robbed and murdered, as the route between the east an west was infested with robbers at various places, at that time. Elizabeth and Sarah Harrison married and lived in VA. Polly married and settled in Wisconsin. Margaret married CHARLES MCINTIRE, of Audrain Co. Nancy married her cousin, ABNER HARRISON, of Audrain Co. William D. Harrison was married first to MARY E. BOURN, and after her death, he married her sister, EFFIE BOURN. He lives in audrain Co. cynthia married ALFRED KIBBE, of Texas. Elija married JEPTHA YATES, of Callaway Co., and died Sept. 21, 1873. Andrew L. and Benjamin R. are bachelors, and live in Callaway Co. James Harrison, son of Captain John Harrison, of the Rev. war, married LOUISA DUNCAN, of S. C., and settled in Washington Co., MO. in 1819. John and Daniel, his brothers, married and settled in Alabama, and Samuel and Benjamin married and settled in Mississippi.
HAYS, Boone Hays was the son of William Hays, who was killed by JAMES DAVIS on Femme Osage creek, in 1804. He married LYDIA SCHOLL, his cousin, and settled in Darst's Bottom in 1801. In 1818 he removed to Callaway Co., and built the first horse-mill in his part of the county. His children were Hardin, Jesse, Alfred, Wesley, Terilda, Eleanor, Amazon, Cinderella, Samuel, Mason and Mary B. Mr. Hays was married the 2nd time to a MRS. FRAZIER, of Memphis, Tenn., and in 1849 he went to California, where he died soon after. When Mr. Hays raised his first cabin in Callaway Co. he lacked a few logs of having enough to finish it, and went into the woods to cut some more. One of the trees, in falling, slipped and broke his leg, and the severe pain caused him to faint. As he was reeling and about to fall, JOHN P. MARTIN, who was standing near, caught him in his arms, and he too fainted, and they both fell to the ground together. A man standing near them, but who knew nothing of Hays' leg being broken, called out, "Hello there! Are you two drunk again?" Hays had his broken leg splinted and bound up, and then sat on a stump and gave directions about the completion of his cabin, as if nothing had occurred. He was a man of iron nerve and robust constitution.
HATTON, Thomas Hatton, of England, settled in Bedford Co., VA., prior to the revolutionary war. He married POLLY CAPTON, and they had Thomas,Benjamin, William and Reuben. Benjamin and Reuben were soldiers in the rev. war, and the former was killed by the Indians. Reuben married JOANNA BELLEW, of VA., and settled in S. C. He afterward removed to Madison Co., KY., with his wife and 6 children, on pack horses. The names of his children at that time were Frances, Polly A., William, Robert, Charles and Nancy. After they settled in KY., they had Benjamin, Elizabeth, Fleming, Stewart, Wesley, Thomas, James, Mitchell and John. Thomas married POLLY BUTLER, of KY., and settled in Boone Co., MO in 1819, and the following year he removed to Callaway Co. Polly A. married SAMUEL MILLER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1819.
HUME, William Hume, of Bath Co., VA., married SARAH BENSON, and removed to Bourbon Co., KY. They had Prub, Jefferson, Gabriel and Joel. Gabriel married RACHEL ASHBROOK, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. He died in Sept. 1838, leaving a widow and 11 children, viz.: Jane, Benson,Thomas, Benjamin, William, Lucinda, Sarah, Ann, Margaret, James and William D. The latter is now a large stock dealer, and a wealthy citizen of Callaway Co. when he was married he had to borrow money to pay the parson; he also borrowed a pair of shoes to wear on that occasion.
HOBSON, Thomas Hobson, of Cumberland Co., VA., had a son named John, whomarried PERMELIA ROBINSON, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1839. He was married the 2nd time to ELIZABETH JAMES of Callaway Co., and by his two wives, he had 8 sons and 8 daughters. Mr. Hobson was a soldier in the war of 1812.
HAYS, William Hays, of Maryland, had 2 children, George N. and Nellie. His wife died, and he removed to S. C., where he married PHOEBE JACKSON, by whom he had Otho, Owen, Charlotte, John, Harmon, William, Patsey, Lavinia, and Riley. Nellie married ROBERT JONES, and settled in Montgomery Co., MO. in 1827. Harmon came to MO. with LEVI MCMURTRY and his family, when he was a boy, and rode a bull calf most of the way. He settled near Readesville, in Callaway Co. in 1832, and married MINERVA SCHOLL. Since then he has made a fortune and raised a large family of children.
HOLLAND, Major John M. HOlland, of Franklin Co., VA., represented his county in the legislature 12 years. He married a MISS FERGUSON, and they had Peter, John, Andrew, Johnson, Abraham, Ebenezer, Fanny, Mary, Julia and Nancy.
HERRING, George Herring, of VA., married ELIZABETH CLOSBY, and they had Jonathan, George, John and Nathan. The three last named were soldiers in the war of 1812, and they afterward married and settled in Callaway Co. George married LUCY SINCO, John married LUCY CARVER, and Nathan married SUSAN HILL.
HOLMAM, Edward, the son of Henry Holman, of Maryland, married ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, and their son, Henry, was married 1st to ELIZA JONES, of KY.,by whom he had 2 sons and 5 daughters. After the death of his first wife, he married NANCY NASH, of MO., and settled in Callaway Co. in1820. Rosetta, daughter of Henry Holman, SR., married DAVID DARST, who settled in Darst's Bottom in 1798. Jesse, son of Henry Holman, Sr., wasa noted lawyer of Indiana, and a son of his is a representative in Congress from that state.
HOWE, Rev. Joseph Howe, of Pennsylvania, was a Presbyterian minister, but unlike ministers in general, he was wealthy. At his death, he willed $20,000 to pay a church debt, and divided the remainder of his property into nine equal parts, eight of which were for his 8 children, and the 9th was to be given to "the Lord". His children were Isaac, Harvey, John D., James, Cynthia, Maria, Jane and Eliza. Isaac married JANE BOYD, and settled in Callaway co. at an early date. His children were Wallace, Thomas, John, David, Harvey, James, Jane, Margaret and Mary A. Harvey and John D., brothers of Isaac, also settled in Callaway Co. The latter was married first to SALLY PARNELL, and second to MARGARET HENDERSON.James married ANN C. BAKER. Cynthia married DAVID D. DAVIS. Maria married JAMES JAMESON. Jane married JACOB COONS. Eliza was married first to JOSEPH HENDERSON, and 2nd to MR. MCADOFF.
HOPKINS, Charles Hopkins was an Episcopal minister of England, but came to America and settled in goochland Co., VA. He was married twice, and had 19 sons and 2 daughters. One of his sons, named John, married MARY LUCK, of VA., by whom he had George B., William L., Nancy, Adelia, Lucy, Polly, and Sarah. George B. married ANN WITHENS, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co., MO., in 1831. He served as judge of the county court for 20 years. In 1835 he was elected Colonel of militia, and served until 1845. His children were James A., Anna E., Marion L., John A., and Edward W. Mrs. Hopkins died in 1852, and he afterward married MRS. ANN GRAY, who died in 1873.
HORNBUCKLE, William Hornbuckle, of VA., married JANE HARDING, and settled in N.C., from whence he removed to KY., and in 1821 he settled in Callaway Co., MO. His children were Thomas, Richard, Harding, Alfred, Rufus, Nancy, Dubby, Rebecca, Peggy, Susan and Sally, all of whom settled in Callaway Co.
HORDE, Killes Horde, of Culpepper Co., VA., had Alexander, Daniel, Lewis, Edwin, Catharine, and Minnie. Alexander married AGNES JONES, and settled in Callaway co. in 1837. They had Robert J., Richard L., Alexander, Julia A., Mary C., and Sarah J. Robert J. was born deaf and dumb. He married MARTHA JONES, and they had 2 children who are deaf and dumb also. Richard L., married MARY T. HEARD, of VA. Alexander married MARY T. JONES, of MO. Julia A. married JOHN CARBY, of VA. Mary C. married JOHN WALLER, of VA. Sarah J. married ROBERT DAVIS, of MO.
HYTEN, Joseph Hyten, of Maryland, married PRISCILLA CAYWOOD, and their son, Josiah, married REBECCA CAYWOOD, and settled in Montgomery Co., KY., in 1810. Their children were William, Stephen H., and Otho. StephenH. was in the war of 1812. He married NANCY MCGARY, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1830. Their children were Sampson, Landrum, Stephen, Susan, Mary, Malinda, Rebecca, Nancy and Amanda.
HUMPHREYS. The children of John Humphreys of Greenbriar Co., VA., were Rachel, Samuel, James, William, Elizabeth and Polly. Richard married ELIZABETH NEVENS, and settled in Callaway Co., in 1818. Samuel married SUSAN SMART, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1821. The rest of the children settled in that county the same year.
HAMILTON, Archibald Hamilton was a native of the northern part of Ireland, but came to America and settled in Augusta Co., VA. He had 3 sons, William, John and Andrew. William married PATIENCE CRAIG, a daughter of REV. JESSE CRAIG,* and they had Isabella, Jane, Frances, Mary, Joanna, Rebecca, John C., Hugh and Andrew. John C. married SARAH CRAIG of VA., and they had James C., Mary, John, Robert, Eliza J.,Isabella, Sarah and Frances. Mr. Hamilton settled in Callaway Co., MO.in 1837. Hugh, the son of William Hamilton, Sr., married ELIZABETH CLARK, and settled in Saline Co., MO. His brother, Andrew, married NANCY CRAIG, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1829. They had James, William C., Elizabeth, Rebecca, Hugh, John S., Mary and Margaret. Mr. Hamilton's first wife died, and he was married the 2nd time to ELIZABETH CALLISON. Joanna, daughter of William Hamilton, married SAMUEL WILSON, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1832. Rebecca married BRYDON WILSON, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1832. Frances married ROBERT NEAL, who settled in that co. in 1829. John Hamilton, a distant relative of the above family, settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. His wife was PEGGY C. BASKINS.He was a fast runner, and ran a race one day, with an Indian, for a hornof powder. He won the powder, and then the Indian wanted to run the race over again; but Hamilton could not see the matter in that light. The children of John Hamilton were Anna R., William B., James G., John, Agnes G., Thomas S., George W., and Charles H. Anna R. married ALBERT G. BOONE. Agnes G. married JOHN H. HAMILTON, of Montgomery City. The Hamiltons were a sober, industrious, hospitable class of people and highly esteemed by all their neighbors and acquaintances. *Rev. Jesse Craig was the first Presbyterian minister who settled west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. On the 28th of July, 1747, he assisted in laying the cornerstone of the first Presbyterian Church erected west of those mountains, and on that occasion, delivered the following address: "This is the day set apart, my friends, to lay the cornerstone of the first church west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, over which I pronounce this unpremeditated benediction 'May He who is the Layer of this cornerstone prosper the work and countenance this hope as long as it shall be used for His glory. Amen.'"
HAWKINS, John Hawkins, of Scott Co., KY., married SARAH JOHNSON, and they had John, Philip, William, Margaret, Sally, Fanny and Nancy.William married LYDIA T. FRANCIS, of KY., and settled in Howard Co., MO. in 1816. They had John, William, Mary J., Granville and Henry. William married CATHARINE W. SHELBY, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1832. He raised a large family of children.
HOLT, Timothy Holt, of Halifax Co., VA., married ELIZABETH CHAMBERS, and they had Abner, Hiram, Robert, John, William, Lucy E., Elizabeth, Jane, and Ann. Abner married ELIZABETH BROOKS, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1819. They had Timothy, James, Robert, John, William P., Hiram, Abner, Jr., Elijah, Susan and Elizabeth C. Hiram, son of Timothy Holt, Sr., was married twice, his first wife being JANE STANFIELD, and his second, her sister, NANCY STANFIELD. He settled in Callaway Co. in 1826. His children were Ann, William, Abner, Elizabeth, Jane, Emeline, Mary,Margaret, Lucy, Hiram, Jr., and Ashley.
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JACKSON, William J. Jackson was born in Chester, England, and was an only child. He came to America in 1788 and settled in Maryland, where he became a large tobacco grower. He married MARY BELT, and they had 2 sons and 2 daughters; but only one of their children, Richard B., lived to be grown. In 1811 he went to KY and settled in Scott Co., where he subsequently filled several offices of honor and responsibility. In 1816 he married CLARISSA GREENWELL, by whom he had William J., Caroline E., Thomas J., Clarissa, Richard B., and Robert W. Mr. Jackson settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1831, and in 1834 he was elected door-keeper of the house of Representatives at Jefferson City, which office he filled in a highly creditable manner for 21 years. He died in 1855, in the 66th year of his age. A handsome monument was subsequently erected to his memory by the state. His son, William J., married SARAH E. WREN. He has been a justice of the peace for many years, and has performed the marriage ceremony for more than a hundred couples. He married an entire family of 13 persons at $1 EACH. He was also a great hunter in early days, and devoted a considerable portion of his time to that exciting pursuit. One day, while out with a party of hunters, they camp upon an old bear,which they found to be a tough customer. He killed or wounded all their dogs, and having shot all their ammunition away at him without bringing him down, they drove him into a neighbor's horse-lot an killed him with their knives. Thomas J. Jackson, brother of William J., married ORIENTHA SHARP. Richard B. and Robert W. were killed during the late war between the North and South. Caroline E. married a MR. BROADWATER, and Clarissa married a MR. FOSTER.
JONES, William Jones was a captain in the American army during the Rev. war, and was killed at the battle of Guilford Court House. He had a son named David, who married ELISABETH MOSLEY, of Buckingham co., VA., and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1838. He was postmaster at Williamsburg for some time. His children were Eliza, Robert M., Permelia, Walker, William A., and Louisa W. Eliza married JAMES S. MOSLEY. William A. married MARY E. VENABLE, and settled in MO. in 1831. Louisa W. married JOHN HOBSON, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1838.
JAMESON, James Jameson, of Virginia, married LUCY HACKNEY, by whom he had John, James, Thomas, David, William, Zachariah, Judith, Margaret and Nancy. Mr. Jameson removed to KY in 1789. His eldest son, John, married JALEE REEDS, of VA., by whom he had James, Samuel, Thomas, John, Isaac N., Sarah, Lucy, Judith, Elizabeth and Amanda.. mr. Jameson settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1824. His son, James, lived and died in KY. Samuel married MALINDA HARRIS, and settled in Callaway co., where they had Tira H., James, Samuel, Sally A., Jalee, Minerva, Susan and Mary. Thomas Jameson was married first to MARGARET V. MARTIN, and second to the widow of PHILIP GEORGE, whose maiden name was C. A. SALLEE. Col. John Jameson was born March 6, 1802. He possessed a superior order of mind, was an able speaker and reasoner, and was twice elected to congress from his district. He wielded a large influence in that body, and ably represented his constituents. He died Jan 24. 1857. He married SUSAN HARRIS, and they had John H., Elizabeth, Sallie T., and Malinda R. Isaac N. Jameson married MISS A. P. SMITH, and died 28 days after. Sarah married JOHN LITTON. Lucy married NICHOLAS HARPER, and they had John, Albert, Thomas J., Sarah, Louisa, Elizabeth and Judith. Judith Jameson married CHARLES YESTER, and they had John, Joseph and Sarah. Elizabeth married HENRY WRIGHT, and they had Jameson and Jalee. All of the above settled in Callaway and Audrain counties.
JONES, John Jones, of Mercer Co., KY., married ELIZABETH WREN, and they had Tilman, Nancy, Polly, Robert, Margaret, Elizabeth, Hezekiah and William. Robert was married first to ELLEN HAYS, and second to TILLIE C. SIMPSON. His children were John, Elizabeth, Mary and George. Mr. Jones settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. Hezekiah, his brother, settled in that county the same year. He married ELIZABETH PERKINS, and they had Elvira, Newton, Elizabeth, Milton, Virginia, Nancy, Thomas, Tilley, Lucy and Nathaniel.
KEMP, John Kemp, of England, married a MISS CRAIGHEAD, and settled in Franklin Co., VA. They had Thomas, Robert, William, Jordan, John and Martha. John married FANNIE DUDLEY, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1832. They had Dudley, Jordan, William, Milley and Polly. Thomas Kemp married ESTHER MAXEY, of VA., and they had Walter, John, William, Robert, James, Mary, Martha, Susan, Nancy, Lucy, Joanna, Elizabeth and Sarah W. Walter married JERUSHA KEY, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1832. William married DELILA KEMP, his cousin, and settled in Callaway co. in 1834. Robert married MARY HOLLAND, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. James married the widow of ROBERT CRAIGHEAD, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. Sarah W. was married first to PETER H. HOLLAND, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1836. After his death, she married JOHN STEEL.
KIDWELL, Zedekiah Kidwell, of Fairfax Co., VA., was born in England. His children were Washington R., Albert, Zedekiah, Charles F., George W., Eglantine, Sarah, Virginia and Mary. Washington R. was married at Willard's Hotel, in Washington City, in 1835, to MARY A. WHEELER, of Maryland, and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1839. They had William L., John S., Z. K., Albert, Rebecca E., Mary W., Josephine, Eglantine, Sallie and Rosa W. Mr. Kidwell died in 1864. He represented Callaway Co. in the legislature one term.
KELLEY, James Kelley of Virginia, was of Irish descent. He married HANNAH GEORGE, and they had John R., Mahala Y., and Williamson. Mr.Kelley was captain of a ship, and was lost in a storm at sea, which also wrecked his vessel. John R. and Mahala Y. Kelley died in childhood. Williamson married ELIZABETH B. BRAGG, daughter of HENRY BRAGG AND DINAH W. TALBOTT, of Norfolk, VA., by whom he had 3 sons and 1 daughter. Mr. Kelley was a merchant in Virginia, and when he came to MO. he brought his goods with him, and opened the first store in Martinsburg, Montgomery Co.
KITCHEN, Thomas Kitchen, of Smith Co., Tennessee, married the widow of JAMES GOODRICH, and settled on Coats' Prairie in Callaway Co. in 1817.He had no children, but adopted a little girl named LIZZIE LINNVILLE, who was 5 years of age at the time. When she was grown, she married her adopted father, is first wife having died. He was 70 years of age at the time. Mr. Kitchen's first wife was a member of the Old Baptist church at Salem, but he ever joined because he could not tell his experience, from the fact that he had none to tell. But he officiated with the members, and was the business man of the institution which led to his being called a "dry land member". When CAPTAIN JOHN BAKER's mill was being built on Loutre creek, Kitchen, who was a carpenter, assisted in the work, and one day he slipped and fell from the top of the mill into the creek, and struck a catfish, which he mashed into jelly, but escaped unhurt himself. After this event, he declared that he was no longer a dry land member, as he had been thoroughly baptized. He also called himself THOMAS JONAH KITCHEN, because he, like Jonah of old, had been saved by a fish.
KEY, George Key served in the Rev. war 4 years. He afterward married SUSANNAH CRAIGHEAD, of Franklin Co., VA., and in 1831, at the age of 78 years, he came to MO., and settled in Callaway Co. His children were George T., Martin, Susan, Jerusha, Adonijah, Arphaxad, and Joanna.Jerusha married WALTER KEMP, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. Joanna married ALBERT AGEE, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1830.
KING, Stephen M. King, of Maryland, settled in KY. at an early date, and married a MISS NELSON, by whom he had a son named Stephen. The latter was married first to a German lady who died; he then married CYNTHIA CHANEY, who also died, and he afterward married a widow lady named BRUNER, who was a daughter of a MR. STROOD, of Clark Co., KY., who was a great Indian fighter. Mr. King had 9 children by his 3 wives and was an early settler of Callaway Co.
KEMPER, Tilman Kemper was a soldier of the Rev. war. He settled first in Culpepper Co., VA., where he married DINAH HITT, by whom he had 15 children. He subsequently removed to Bryan's station, in KY., with 3 of his children, Thomas, Anna and Benjamin. The latter married SALLY ADAMS, and they had a son named Abraham, who studied medicine when he was grown and became a physician. He married SOPHIA WAINSCOTT, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co., in 1830.
KENNON, John Kennon, of Louisa Co., VA., was the son of Joseph Kennon. He married his cousin, MARTHA KENNON, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. He lost his wife, and was married again to JULIA SNELL.
KNIGHT, James Knight, of Maryland, married NANCY WILLIAMS, and settled in Fleming Co., KY., where they had John, William, Elijah, Wesley, James, Selatha, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Sally. William married ELIZA HORNBUCKLE and settled in Callaway Co. in 1825. They had James F., Sally, Wesley H., Rebecca A., Amanda, Elizabeth A., William S. and John H.
LEEPER, James Leeper and his wife, whose maiden name was MARGARET HENDERSON, were natives of Nicholas Co., KY. In 1829. they came to MO., and Mr. Leeper bought a New Madrid claim of 640 acres near Concord, in Callaway Co., upon which he settled. His children were Ellen, Susan, Elizabeth, Louisa, Isabella C., Amanda, John, David, James A., and William C. Mr. Leeper was a soldier of the war of 1812.
LANGTRYE, William and Hillery Langtrye came to America from Ireland, and settled in Madison Co., VA. Hillery was a bachelor, and was in the employ of the government at Washington City for a number of years. In 1861 he returned to his native country, and died there in 1869. His brother, William, married KITTY B. ARBUCKLE, of Madison Co., VA., and they had Hillery J., Anna, Archibald, Margaret and William. Anna was married first to WILLIAM GRAY, of Callaway Co., and second to JOSEPH ALLEN, of the same county. Archibald married ELIZABETH HAMILTON, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1837. Margaret married MADISON MCMULLEN, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1838. William married SARAH HAMILTON, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1836.
LARCH, John Larch, of Pennsylvania, had 4 sons and 2 daughters: Christopher, Joseph, Michael, John, Barbara and Jane. Christopher and Michael settled on Clinch river in VA. Joseph was killed at the battle of Tippecanoe. John married MARGARET LONG, of Maryland, and they had Daniel, Joseph, John, Abraham, Isaac, Jonathan, Catharine, Rachel, Mary and Eve. Daniel settled in Montgomery Co., MD., in 1820, and married ELIZABETH S. JOHNSON. Joseph settled in Callaway Co. in 1822, and married NARCISSA DAVIS, by whom he had 12 children. Daniel and Joseph Larch are both living the former in his 78th year, and the latter in his 76th. Daniel owned a tanyard on Loutre creek many years ago, and bought a great many hides in Lincoln Co., which he conveyed to his tanyard by tying them to his horse's tail and dragging them on the ground, a distance of twenty miles.
LAWRENCE, David Lawrence, of Ireland, came to America, married a MISS MCKINNEY, and settled in Shelby Co., KY. His children were Mary A., Thomas, James M., Elizabeth an David. Mary A. was married first to RICHARD BOWEN, and they had Judith A., Elizabeth, William, Richard, Mary E., and Effie. Mr. Bowen died in KY., and his widow subsequently married WILLIAM RODMAN, who settled in Callaway co. They had Margaret and Susan. Thomas Lawrence settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. He married SALLY RIDDLE, and they had Durrett, David, Thomas, James and Russell. James M. married LUCY D. MARTIN, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1823. They had David R., William M., James T., Mary A., Peggy B., and Larissa W. Elizabeth Lawrence married JAMES METCALF, of KY. David married ELIZABETH SCOFIELD, of KY.
LAIL, John Lail was born while his parents were prisoners in an Indian camp in KY. When he was grown, he married SUSAN WILLIAMS, and settled in Harrison Co., Ky. They had George, John, Charles, Elijah, Nancy,Margaret, Jane, Lucinda, Elizabeth an Susan. George, John, Charles, Margaret and Susan all married and remained in KY. Nancy married and lived in Indiana. Jane was married first to JOHN SPEIRS, and after his death, she married EDWARD WINGFIELD, who settled in Montgomery Co., MO. in 1834. Elizabeth was married first to NOAH COIL, and second to MR. A. HALL. She has twelve children, living. Lucinda married ELIJAH COIL, by whom she had six children. Elijah married HARRIET ALLEN, of KY., by whom he had 14 children. He died in 1869 leaving his children all well off.
LARRIMORE, Abraham Larrimore, of Madison Co., KY., had 1 child, Eliza, by his 1st wife. He was married the 2nd time to MARY DAVIS, of KY., by whom he had Samuel, Nancy, Henry, Elizabeth, Silas, Sally, Phoebe, John,Mary and Susan. Nancy married BURGESS ELLIOTT, who settled in Buchanan Co., MO. Elizabeth married FIELDING LANE, who settled in Jackson Co.Sally married LOUDON BURK, and also settled in Jackson Co. Phoebe married ALLEN COX, and settled in Buchanan Co. Henry married JANE THOMAS, and settled in Callaway co. in 1835. He is one of the fine stock raisers of MO., and his herd of thoroughbreds is not surpassed by any in the state.
LANGLEY, Moses Langley, of Georgia, settled in Callaway co. in 1817. His children were Moses, Isaac, Jane, Carter, John, Collett, Agnes, Uley, Sally, Polly and Elizabeth, all of whom married and settled in Callaway Co. Moses married POLLY CLANTON. Isaac married NANCY CHANDLER. James married MATILDA HAYNES. John married LUCY BOYD. Collett married THERESA EVANS. Uley married COLLETT HAYNES. Sallie married her cousin, WILLIAM LANGLEY.
LOVE, Charles Love, of Maryland, married POLLY BARNES, and removed to Prince William Co., VA. They had William, Philip, Thomas, Samuel, John, Margaret, Lucinda, Harriet and Emily, all of whom, except Thomas, who died in VA., settled in Bourbon Co., KY. Philip married ELIZABETH SPARKS, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co, MO. in 1828. His children were Charles, James (a physician), Margaret A., Mary F., Lucina J., Thomas S., William H., John W., Robert T., Emily and Stephen.
LYNES - The parents of Joseph Lynes died when he was a small boy, and he was raised by his aunt, MRS. WAYNE. When he was grown, he married MARY MILLER, of KY., and settled in St. Louis Co, MO., in 1805. In 1819 he removed to Boone Co. His children were William, Jefferson, Washington, Madison, Harrison, Jackson, Perry, Elizabeth, Malinda and Paulina.Jefferson, Washington and Jackson married and settled in Callaway Co., the 2 latter in 1836, and the former in 1831. Jefferson married CATHARINE SUGGETT. Washington married SUSAN SUGGETT, and Jackson married MARY E. HERVEY.