MARTIN, George Martin, of VA., married ELIZABETH RUSSELL, and they had a son named Russell, who was a soldier of the Rev. war. He married PEGGY VAUGHN, a daughter of CORNELIUS VAUGHN, of Caroline Co., VA., and settled first in KY., from whence he removed to Callaway Co. in 1826. His children were Nancy V., Lucy D., Fanny, John T., William and Samuel P. Nancy V. married MATTHEW MCGILL. Lucy D. married JAMES M. LAWRENCE, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. Fanny married HENRY VAUGHTER, of KY. John T. married LUCY WAYNE. William married PEGGY WRIGHT, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. He was married the 2nd time to the widow of JAMES DAVIS. He founded Martinsburg, in Audrain Co. Samuel P. was married first to JUDITH D. WRIGHT, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. He was married the 2n time to the widow, SALLY TURNER. Mr. Martin is an Old School Baptist, and a State's rights Democrat of the purest water. In early days he was a great wolf hunter. On a certain occasion he went into a wolf's den, killed the old ones, and brought out eight young ones alive. He paid his taxes for 2 years with the scalps of the latter. On another occasion he attacked a gang of nine large wolves that had followed a neighbor of his, an old man, several miles, trying to kill and devour him and his horse. Mr. Martin killed three out of the nine with a club, while sitting on his horse.
MCMAHAN, John McMahan, Jr., of Ireland, came to America before the revolution, and settled in Roan Co., N.C. In 1780 he went to Bryan's Station, in KY., where he lost his wife. He afterward married a daughter of ISRAEL BOONE, a brother of DANIEL BOONE, by whom he had James, Jesse, William, John, and David. He was married the 3rd time, but had no children by his last wife. Jesse McMahan married POLLY FOX, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1827. His children were John, Richard, Shem, George and Sophia. Jesse McMahan came to MO. in 1800, with a party of hunters, on a hunting expedition, and while on Loutre Prairie they found a man living alone in a miserable hut, and devoting his time to hunting and trapping. They took dinner with him one day, which consisted of nothing more than potatoes and buffalo milk.
MCKINNEY, Major James McKinney, of VA., removed to KY and settled at Crab Orchard. In 1818 he came to MO and settled in St. charles, where he remained two years, engaged in hauling wood to town and settling it to the citizens. In 1820 he bought AMOS KIBBE's place in the southern part of Grand Prairie, Callaway Co., and settled there. He was married in KY.to LAVISA WHITNEY, and they had Liberty, Esther L., Charles, Sally A.,Samuel, William and Freeman. Major McKinney was a member of the Ironside Baptist church and the second organization of that church in Callaway Co. was effected at his house. He was an intelligent man and a useful citizen, and served as county judge from 1827 to 1832. He had 12 brothers, three of whom were killed in the Rev. war. One of his brothers, Abraham, settled in Randolph Co., MO., at an early date, and was a great hunter. Liberty, eldest son of Major James McKinney, never married, and died in New Orleans. Esther L. married NATHANIEL CRAIG. Charles married MARY A. CRAIG. Sally A. married GEORGE MCCREDI. Samuel married HORTENSE MCLANE. William married and settled in KS. Freeman joined GENERAL WALKER's expedition against Central America, and was killed with his commander.
MARTIN, John P. Martin is the son of Bailey Martin, of VA. He married SALLY HATCHER, of Richmond, and settled in Callaway Co., MO., in the spring of 1819. They had 3 children, Permelia, Polly A., and William J. Mrs. Martin died in Sept. 1873, in her 79th year, but her husband is still living, in his 83rd year. He has been one of the most successful farmers of Callaway Co., and has accumulated a fortune. In early days he raised cotton and flax, which his wife spun and wove into cloth. She made her loom with her own hands, and it was the first loom in Callaway Co.
MCCALL, Robert McCall, of Ireland, came to America and settled in Franklin Co., VA., from whence he removed to Bruke Co., N.C. His children were William, James, Robert, Samuel, Henry, Alexander, Nancy and Jennie. William married MALINDA HOLLAND, by whom he had Peter H., Lydia, Robert H., Jane, William S., Mary L., James E., John M., Thomas F., and Frances, nearly all of whom settled on and near Coats' Prairie, in Callaway Co., from 1834 to 1837. Robert H. married ELIZABETH M. GILBERT, and they were the parents of Dr. William S. McCall. The Doctor says that when he was learning to crawl his mother put sheep skin gloves on his hands, and padded his knees with sheep skin, so he could crawl over the rough puncheon floor without getting splinters in his hands and knees. Jane McCall married WILLIAM BELL, who settled in Callaway Co in 1839. William S. was married first to MARTHA SMITH, and second to the WIDOW GILBERT. He settled in Callaway co. in 1839. Mary L. married STEPHEN SMITH, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1839. James E. married ANGELINE GILBERT and settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. Frances married THOMAS GILBERT, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1846.
MOORE, William Moore married HANNAH RAMSEY, and settled in KY, where he had William, Wharton, John, Thomas, Henry, Charles C., Samuel, Mary, Elizabeth and Nancy. Wharton married POLLY BROWNING, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1819. His children were William G., James B., John R., Wharton H, Charles C., Mary C., Nancy S., Elizabeth and Margaret J. Samuel Moore married EMILY TARLETON, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. His children were William, Alfred J., Merideth T., and John H. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Moore married CATHARINE TARLETON, and they had 1 daughter, Emily. Mary Moore married JAMES GRAY, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. They had Virginia, Mary F., Caroline, William, John and Wharton. Elizabeth Moore married HENRY BRITE, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1813, but afterward removed to Texas, where he died. Their children were William, Charles, Wharton, Thomas, Barton, Lucas, Hannah, Anna and Eliza. Nancy Moore married JUDGE BENJAMIN YOUNG, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. They had Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth and William.
MURPHY, Augustus H. Murphy, of Louisville, KY., settled in Callaway Co. in 1829. He married NANCY CURRY, by whom he had Augustus C., Richard T.,John, William, Margaret A., Sarah J., Susan J., and Charles W.MURRAY, Robert Murray and his family came from Scotland to America on the first ship that sailed after the revolution. They settled in Fauquier Co., VA., and one of their sons, named John, married DORCAS ROBINSON, and settled at Bullett Station, Ky. His children were Jesse, John, Enoch, Alfred, James, Joseph, Nancy and Dorcas. John was killed at Dudley's Defeat in the war of 1812. Enoch was born in 1779. He married JEMIMA GRAY, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co., MO in 1817. At that time he had 1 son, Andrew R., and after his settlement in Callaway Co., the following children were born: Benjamin F., Elizabeth B. and Nancy G.MOSELEY, Drury Mosely, (different spelling... which is correct?) of Tennessee, married MARY THOMAS, by whom he had a son named Benjamin L.,who married ELIZA THOMAS, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1828. His children were John, Robert, Joseph, Benjamin, Andrew, Jr., Frances,Sarah J., Susan E., and Eliza.
MCCLELLAND, William McClelland, of PA., married MARTHA MILLER, by whom he had Jane, Martha, Robert, William, Elisha and James. Robert married ELIZABETH AMOS, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1827. His children were William, Thomas, James, Elisha, Joseph, Elizabeth and Martha. Elisha, son of William McClelland, Sr., married SALLY JAMES, and settled in Boone C., MO. in 1827. His children were Mary J., Martha, John and James. James, son of William McClelland, Sr., married POLLY HUNT, and settled in Boone Co. in 1826. His children were Elizabeth, Julia, Oliver, Mary A., James, Noah and Robert.
METEER, William Meteer married NANCY KIRKPATRICK, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1826. Their children were Polly, Catharine, Jane and John. Mr. Meteer was married the 2nd time to the WIDOW MILLER, by whom he had Samuel, Sally, Ann and Virginia.
MILLER, Abner Miller, of N. C., was married 3 times, and settled in KY.His children were Aaron, John, Henry, Jacob, Dolly, James, Margaret, Sally and Matilda. John married MARGARET FOWLER and settled in CallawayCo. in 1823. Henry married ELIZABETH OLIVER, and settled in that co. in 1826. His children were William B., Isaac, Henry, John, George W., Lucinda, Elizabeth, Rachel and Harriet.
MOSELEY - The children of Arthur Moseley, of VA., were Arthur, Daniel, Robert, William, John, Judith, Martha and Thomas. John and Thomas settled in KY. in 1796. The latter married MAGDALENE GUERRANT, by whom he had Daniel P., Robert, Thomas, John, Polly, Magdalene, Patsey,Elizabeth, Judith, Louisiana, and Peter. John settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1829 and married SOPHIA MCMAHAN. Magdalene married EDWARD SALLEE, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1829. They had 13 children. Patsey married PETER GLOVER, who settled in Callaway co. in 1827. They had 10 children. Judith was married first to JOHN MOSELEY, and after his death she married THOMAS SWEARINGER, who settled in Montgomery Co., MO., in 1834. Louisiana married GLOVER SMITH, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1827.
MANNING, Stephen Manning settled in Callaway Co. in 1825. His brother, Asa had settled in Montgomery Co. at a much earlier date. Stephen Manning came from Warren Co., KY., where he married SALLY LEET, by whom he had Asa, Robert, Rozelda and Nancy J. Mrs. Manning was a very large woman, but her husband was very small, and his neighbors used to tease him a good deal about his diminutiveness. He would reply by saying that he and Sally would make as good a man as any of them.
MAY, Harry May settled on May's Prairie, in Callaway co. in 1820, where he built a horse-mill and opened a race track. This race track became a place of note in those early times, and a great many races were run upon it. On a certain occasion, the WILLINGHAMs and KILGOREs, of Audrain co.,borrowed Sanford Jameson's fine race nag, Janus, filled her mane and tail full of sheep burs and took her to May's race track to run against a crack pony known as Nick Biddle, which had been brought from KY. by THOMAS, DAVID and SINGLETON SHEHAN. The mare presented such a poor appearance with the burs in her mane and tail, that the bets were all in favor of the pony, and nearly every one present staked some money on the favorite. COLONEL JEFF. JONES, who was a boy then, was there with $7.50 in his pocket, and he bet $5 of his money on the pony. When the race came off the mare beat the pony 250 yards in a run of 600, and there were some pretty long faces in the crowd that witnessed the result. Mr. Jameson afterward sold his little mare to a gentleman from Louisiana, for a large sum of money, and the latter won $80,000 with her while he kept her. She made the fastest time on record in the United States, in a race of 600 yards. Mr. May's children were Gabriel, Hannah (Mrs. JOSEPH SITTEN), Frances (MRS. STEWART), Susan, (MRS. CRUMP), Matilda (MRS.ROBERT ARM), Richard, John and Harry, Jr.
MCFARLANE, George McFarlane was the only son of Duncan and MARIA McFarlane, of Scotland. He was born Jan. 12, 1796, and received a classical education from his father, who taught 46 years in a parish school in Scotland, and was a finely educated man. George subsequently studied law at Edinburgh, and then wrote and studied several years more in a lawyer's office in Glasgow,. In 1821 he came to the U.S., and landed at Philadelphia. The vessel was 49 days by the steamers that ply between Europe and America. Mr. McFarlane remained in Philadelphia a short time, and then went to New Orleans as supercargo of a trading vessel. In 1823 he came west, and settled in Boone Co., MO., where he taught school two years. He then, (1825) settled in Callaway Co., a few miles north of Fulton, where he resided until his death, which occurred in April, 1866, from injuries received by falling out of a wagon. He never practiced law in America, but would occasionally write a deed or other legal instrument for the accommodation of his neighbors. He married CATHARINE BENNETT, of Boone Co., formerly of Madison Co., KY., and they had William W. (who is a physician), Mary M., George B., and John D. Mrs. McFarlane is still living (1876), in Callaway Co.
MCPHEETERS, Alexander McPheeters, of Ireland, settled in Virginia, and married JANE CAMPBELL, of Augusta Co. by whom he had 8 children. His oldest son, Alexander, was married first to JANE KELSO, by whom he had 5 children. He was married the 2nd time to FLORENCE HENDERSON, by whom he had 2 sons, Robert and William. He was married the 3rd time to a widow lady named ARNOTT, of KY. Robert and William McPheeters settled in Callaway Co., MO., in 1839. The former married JANE MCKEE, of KY., and the latter married MARY R. HENDERSON, daughter of DAVID HENDERSON, of KY.
MADDOX, Sherwood Maddox, of Fauquier Co., VA., married ELIZABETH FERGUSON, and in 1795 they removed to Scott Co., KY. Their children were James, Jacob M., Sherwood, David, Larkin, Frances and Elizabeth. James and Jacob M. married and remained in KY. Sherwood married AMERICA M. JONES, and settled in Callaway Co., MO., in 1830. His children were Uriah, Wilson, David, Jacob, Irvin, Mary E., Catharine, Henry L., Larkin and Elizabeth. Larkin married JANE POWERS, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1825. They came to MO. in an ox cart, drawn by a yoke of oxen and a blind horse, and after they settled in Callaway Co. he and his wife used to ride the horse and one of the oxen to church, frequently going a distance of fifteen or twenty miles, and back home the same day. After the death of Mrs. Maddox, her husband married EMELINE BELCHER, of Case Co. He had 12 children by his 2 wives. Mr. Maddox was an outspoken southern sympathizer during the late war, and fearing that the government would confiscate a large body of land which he owned in Johnson county, he deeded it to a friend to hold for him until the troubles were all settled. The next day he was killed by an accident on the cars, and the friend to whom he had entrusted so much, endeavored to keep the land, but had to relinquish it after four years of litigation. Mr. Maddox was killed in the early part of 1865, about the close of the war. David and Elizabeth, brother and sister of Larkin Maddox, remained in KY. Uriah and Wilson died unmarried in Callaway Co. Jacob married LOUISA E. MORRIS. Irvin is a bachelor. Mary E. married SAMUEL HARRISON. Catharine married THOMAS HARRISON. Henry S. married NANCY MCINTIRE.
MILLER, William Miller, of PA, settled in Bourbon Co., KY., in 1778. He had Robert, Thomas, William, Motley, Jane and two others whose names could not be obtained. Thomas married a MISS DODD, and settled in Callaway co. in 1826. He laid off and founded the town of Millersburg. His children were James, Sally and William.
Horace Miller, son of John Miller and CAROLINE WEST, of Millersburg, Ky., settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. He married NANCY VERNON, of Bourbon Co., KY. The other children of John Miller were John T., Alvin W., Marguery, Robert W., Joseph A., Richard S., Jemima W., and Preston A., all of whom came to MO. except the latter.
Stephen Miller, of Maryland, had 10 sons and 1 daughter. Four of his sons came to MO. Their names were Philip, William and Abraham. Philip was married twice; first to a MISS RICHARDSON, and second to LUCY MCINTIRE. He had 21 children by his 2 wives, and gave each of them a quarter section of land when they were grown.
William Miller settled in St. Louis co. in 1798, and removed to Callaway Co. and settled in Millersburg in 1831. He was such a large man that he could hardly pass through the door of a house. He was a ranger in NATHAN BOONE's company in 1814. He married JANE MARTIN, and they had Elizabeth, David, Martin A., Allen D., Luretha and Harriet. Elizabeth married ALBERT CARUTH. David died in Callaway Co. Martin A. was married first to JANE MILLER, by whom he had 10 children. After her death he married MRS. RAMSEY, whose maiden name was SALLY D. MILLER. Allen D. married MARIA REED, of KY. Luretha married ZADOC BARNES. Harriet married J. E. ZERLEY.
Abraham Miller settled in Callaway Co. in 1818. He married POLLY RULE, of KY., by whom he had Warden, William B., Minerva, James W., Noah W., Telemachus, Leander, Lycurgus, Vernile and Barton S., all of whom settled in Callaway Co.
Samuel Miller was a carpenter by trade. He settled in St. Louis Co. in 1817, where he married POLLY A. HATTON. In 1819 he settled in Callaway Co., and built the jail at Elizabeth in 1821. His children were William P., James E., Albert H., Wesley G., Benjamin M. (a physician), John O., Elizabeth A., Angeline, Cordelia, Catharine and Frances. Wesley G. Miller is a distinguished Methodist minister, and Professor of Theology in Central College at Fayette, MO. Samuel Miller died in 1858, and his remains were taken up in 1875 and reinterred in the cemetery at Miller's church. They were found to be in a perfectly sound state when the grave was opened. Mrs. Miller is still living, in her 88th year. She resides with her youngest son, on the old homestead, and takes great pleasure in recounting the perils and adventures of pioneer life in MO. She was the first member of the Methodist church in Callaway co., and the first class of that denomination was organized in her little cabin, 16 x 18 feet in size, in 1819. Preaching was held there regularly for 30 years, and her house was often filled night and day, with people who had come to head the gospel preached. They frequently came as far as twenty and thirty miles, and she would borrow beds from her neighbors for them to sleep upon. The men would bring their guns and dogs with them. The guns were stacked in one corner of the house, while the dogs remained outside and fought. On one occasion, the dogs treed a catamount during services, which were immediately closet so that all could go and witness the fight. The first election in Callaway Co., was held under a large oak tree near Mrs. Miller's house, and she had to cook dinner for the "big men", as she called them, while the rest sat around trees and ate gingerbread that they had brought with them.
MOSS, Frederick Moss, of VA., married SARAH TOMPKINS, by whom he had John, Edward, William, Pleasant, James, Mason and 4 daughters. Mason married CATHARINE HOGAN, by whom he had William, James, John and Sarah. He was married the 2nd time to LUCY HICKMAN, by whom he had David R., Margaret, Benjamin F., Henry W., Clara, Thomas T., Nancy B. and Charles. Mr. Moss settled in Callaway Co. in 1825.
MOORE, John Moore, of Ireland, emigrated to America and settled in Halifax Co., VA. He had 3 sons, Bird, Armistead and Tarleton. The latter married ELIZABETH STANFIELD, of VA., by whom he had Sarah, Banks, Armistead, Catharine and Edwin. Banks married ELIZABETH J. WILSON, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1837. He had 5 sons and 3 daughters.
Bird, son of Bird Moore, Sr., married ANNA G. SITTEN, of Callaway Co., who died, and he afterward married SARAH BLACKWELL.
MCDONALD, Joseph McDonald, of New York, was married first to ELIZABETH OGDEN, and settled in Henderson Co., KY., where they lived until 1818, when they removed to Boone Co., MO. Their children were Daniel, Susan, Hiram, Nash and Joseph. Mr. McDonald was married the 2nd time to NANCY WILLINGHAM, and they had Icham, Cash, Giles, Clark, Nancy, Plackney and Sally. Joseph Icham, Susan and Nash live in Ohio and Cash, Giles, Clark, Nancy and Sally live in Texas.
MCGARY, Major Hugh H. McGary, who, it will be remembered, took a prominent part in the battle of Blue Licks, KY., settled in that state and was married several times. his children were Daniel, Robert, William R., Hugh, John, Jesse, James, Elizabeth, Nancy, Ross and Sally. William R. married PATSEY DAVIS, of VA., by whom he had James D., Hugh H., and America I. James D. married NANCY MURRAY, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1822. He was a member of the legislature one term, and is now living in Texas. Hugh H. married SUSAN DAVIS, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. He was married the 2nd time to ROSETTA EWING. America I. married THOMAS W. LANGLEY, who settled in Callaway Co in 1838. She is now a widow and resides in Howard Co., MO.
MCCRACKEN, Ovid, Cyrus, Isaac, William, Seneca and Elizabeth McCracken were born in Ireland, but came to America prior to the revolution. Ovid married and settled in Indiana. Cyrus settled in KY., and died, leaving 5 children. Isaac was captain of a company of KY. militia, and was killed at the disastrous battle of Blue Licks. He left a widow and two daughters. William was also captain of a company in the same battle, and was likewise killed. When COLONEL LOGAN's army returned to the battlefield the next day, his body was found and buried in an old house, which was burned to prevent the Indians from finding the grave. His remains were afterward taken up and buried at Lexington, KY. Seneca was married first to REBECCA WILLIAMS, and second to REBECCA REYNOLDS. Elizabeth married JOHN HAMILTON, who settled in Warren Co., MO. Otho, a son of Cyrus McCracken, is now living in Callaway Co., in his 86th year. He was a soldier of the war of 1812. He was married in 1832, to JANE BELL, of KY., who died in 1840, leaving 2 children. He afterward married SARAH WILSON, by whom he had 3 children. She died in 1875. Mr. McCracken is noted for his wit and humor, and the felicitous manner in which he can crack a joke. He can tell anecdotes all day, and never repeat the same one; but he rarely smiles even in his most humorous moments.
MCCLANAHAN, Robert McClanahan married ELIZABETH MCCLUER, and they had Margaret, John and Sophronia. Margaret married and lived in Indiana. John married MARY GRIFFITH, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1832. They had Robert, Margaret, James N., Amanda S., Nancy S., John and Samuel W. Mr. McClanahan was married the 2nd time to JANE MARTIN, of KY.
MCCAMEY, Robert McCamey, of Pennsylvania, married ROSANNA MCCONNELL, and settled in KY. They had Nancy, Ross, Margaret, Elizabeth, Polly, John and Robert. Nancy married JAMES MCAFEE, who settled in Boone Co., MO., in 1826. John was married 1st to MARGARET MCAFEE, of KY., and after her death, he married MARGARET ADAMS, of the same state, and settled in MO. in 1828. Robert settled in Callaway Co. in 1826. He married SUSAN MCAFEE, of KY., by whom he had Lucinda, William A., Amanda, James I., Joseph and John. Lucinda married JOSEPH BENNETT, and is now a widow with 4 children. Joseph and John died unmarried. James I is still living, unmarried. Amanda married CHARLES H. BROWN, SR. William H. married ANGELINE SCOTT.
MARTEIN, Abram Martein was a native of France. He came to America and settled in VA. He had a son named Nicholas, who settled first in N.C., and in 1804 he came to Mo. and settled in Callaway Co. His children were William, Abraham, Louis, Robert, Elizabeth and Polly. William, better known as ESQUIRE BILLY MARTEIN, was born in 1786. He served as a soldier in the war of 1812, furnishing his own outfit and paying his own expenses during the entire war. On one occasion he assisted in capturing 100 Indians. He was married in Dec. 1818, to WINIFRED HARDYSHELL, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. He was Justice of the peace for 21 years, and was a zealous member of the Regular Baptist Church. He died in 1872, leaving a widow and 12 children. Mrs. Martein died in 1813. The names of their children were Nicholas P., John L., George W., William B., Cynthia, Malinda J., Mary A., Martha C., Louisa W., Caroline M., Elizabeth C. and Virginia.
NEAL, Joseph Neal and his family settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. His children at that time were William, George, Joseph J., Thomas, John, Benjamin, Carroll A., and Mary A. Benjamin, brother of Joseph Neal, Jr., married a MISS WALKER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1831.
NASH, William Nash, Jr., of England, came to America and settled in VA., where he married a widow lady named BRADFORD, whose maiden name was MARY MORGAN. Mr. Nash subsequently removed to Tennessee. His children were Ira, Elizabeth, and William. Ira married and settled in St. Charles Co., MO. in 1801. William married REBECCA LEITCHWORTH and settled in St. Charles Co. in 1813, from when he removed to Callaway Co. in 1816.l His children were Ira, Alfred, James, Jesse, Allen, Elizabeth and Nancy.
NUSUM, John Nusum was born in England in 1721. He learned the blacksmith's trade, and came to America in 1757. He died in 1761 leaving 2 sons, Robert and William. The latter married MARGARET PEECE, of VA., by whom he had John, Lewis, William, Robert, Nathan, Conrad, David, Polly, Susan, Elizabeth and Sally. John and Robert settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. The former had married SALLY MCLUNG, of Greenbriar Co., VA., by whom he had Allen, Lewis, Nathan, Samuel, Nancy, Mary J., Sally A., and Amanda. Robert married ELIZABETH GUINN, of VA., by whom he had Harvey, William, David, Rebecca, Julia, Virginia, Ruth, Susan, Sally and Polly. Harvey was judge of the county court of Callaway Co. for 2 years.
NEVINS, John Nevins, of Ireland, married WINIFRED DIXON, came to America, and settled in Greenbriar Co., VA. In 1819 he removed to MO., and settled in Callaway Co. His children were James, Joseph, John, Thomas, Elizabeth, Nancy and Virginia.
NICHOLAS, Mr. Nichols, of Pennsylvania, was of German descent. He removed from PA., to VA., married ELIZABETH THOMAS, and afterward removed to KY., and settled in Clark Co., near Bryan's Station, where he died at the age of 98 years. His widow died many years afterward, aged 115 years. Their children were George, William, Robert, Frederick, James, Catharine, Frances and Elizabeth, 5 of whom lived and died in MO., and 3 in KY. George was born in Loudon Co., Va., and was married in the same county to REBECCA DAVIS, by whom he had James, William, George, Jr., Garret, Felix G., Frederick, Elizabeth, Polly, Eveline, Nancy and Sally. Mr. Nichols removed with his family to Callaway Co., MO. in 1824, and entered the land upon which Fulton is situated. The town was laid off in 1825, and he donated 50 acres of his land to the county. Mr. Nichols built the first cabin in Fulton, and had to go ten miles to get men to help him raise it. They came before sunrise on the appointed day, had the cabin completed before the sun went down, and danced in it the same night. Mr. Felix G. Nichols, fifth son of George Nichols, Sr., and to whom we are indebted for this sketch, is the only member of his father's family now living in Callaway Co. He says that in early days in that county, bread was the most difficult of all things to get. The first mill he ever saw was a horse-mill with a large wheel overhead, around which was a rawhide cable that propelled the stones. A hollow sycamore "gum" was used for both meal and bolting chest, the latter being turned by hand. When the blackberry season came in there was always great rejoicing. They would then throw their corn "dodgers" to the dogs, and "go for" the blackberries with the greatest relish. Buckskin shirts, pants and moccasins were all the style. At a wedding which Mr. Nichols attended in 1824, the bride was dressed entirely in cotton of her own spinning and weaving, and which she had also made into garments. The groom wore pants and shirt of white cotton, and a coat and vest of buckskin, while his low gaiter shoes were made white with tallow. He came to the bride's house 6 hours before the wedding and remained until the appointed hour. They were married by a Hard Shell Baptist preacher, who was dressed in buckskin from head to foot. Mr. Nicholas married ELIZABETH RENO, of MO., by whom he had 7 children. His mother, REBECCA DAVIS, was a daughter of JOHN DAVIS, of Wales, who came to America and settled in VA. His brother, Thomas, settled in S.C. They father was a silk merchant in Wales, and left an estate valued at $33,000,000 of dollars, a portion of which the Nichols heirs are now suing for. John Davis was married 3 times, and had 16 children. He removed from VA. to Montgomery Co., KY., where he died at the age of 107 years.
OVERFELT, Matthias Overfelt, of Franklin Co., VA., married MARY VINEYARD, and they had Charles, John, Michael and Mary. Charles settled in Monroe Co., MO. Michael was in the war of 1812. He married MARY AYERS, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1829. His children were Aletha, Irean, Kitburd, Bethena, Mary, Eli, John, Elijah, William and Elizabeth.
OLIVER, James Oliver, of Clark Co., KY., married RACHEL CONKWRIGHT, and they had John, James and Benjamin. James married NANCY BROUGHTON, of KY., by whom he had William, Richard, Robert, James, Taylor, Thomas, Rachel, Margaret, Ellen and George. Margaret married RICHARD SWEARINGER. Rachel married R. F. GREGORY, of Callaway Co. William died unmarried. The rest of the children are living in Callaway Co., unmarried. MARTIN, George Martin, of VA., married ELIZABETH RUSSELL, and they had a son named Russell, who was a soldier of the Rev. war. He married PEGGY VAUGHN, a daughter of CORNELIUS VAUGHN, of Caroline Co., VA., and settled first in KY., from whence he removed to Callaway Co. in 1826. His children were Nancy V., Lucy D., Fanny, John T., William and Samuel P. Nancy V. married MATTHEW MCGILL. Lucy D. married JAMES M. LAWRENCE, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. Fanny married HENRY VAUGHTER, of KY. John T. married LUCY WAYNE. William married PEGGY WRIGHT, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. He was married the 2nd time to the widow of JAMES DAVIS. He founded Martinsburg, in Audrain Co. Samuel P. was married first to JUDITH D. WRIGHT, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. He was married the 2n time to the widow, SALLY TURNER. Mr. Martin is an Old School Baptist, and a State's rights Democrat of the purest water. In early days he was a great wolf hunter. On a certain occasion he went into a wolf's den, killed the old ones, and brought out eight young ones alive. He paid his taxes for 2 years with the scalps of the latter. On another occasion he attacked a gang of nine large wolves that had followed a neighbor of his, an old man, several miles, trying to kill and devour him and his horse. Mr. Martin killed three out of the nine with a club, while sitting on his horse.
PRICE, Samuel Price lived and died in VA. He left a widow and 10 children, all of whom came to Mo., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1836. They were about the first settlers on Grand Prairie and were a hardy, honest, intelligent and highly respected class of people. The names of the children were Cyrus, Margaret, Addison, Elizabeth, Sarah, Nancy, Rebecca, Charles, John and Mary.
PLEDGE, William Pledge, of England, married ELIZABETH WOODSON, and came to America and settled in Goochland Co., VA. Their children were William, John, Arden, Frank L., Elizabeth and Nancy. John was a soldier of the war of 1812. William married MARY GRAY, of VA., by whom he had John A., Susan A., William N., George F., Thomas G., and Jane. Mr. Pledge removed first to Ross Co., Ohio, in 1824, from whence he came to Callaway Co., MO. in 1831. Susan A. married WILLIS SNELL, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1819. Jane died single. John A. married MINNIE C. WARREN, and settled in Callaway Co., in 1819. William N. married ISABELLA LUPER, and is now living in Callaway Co. He served in the Black Hawk war. Mr. Pledge was not an experienced hunter, though fond of the sport. One day he killed six buzzards, supposing them to be wild turkeys and did not discover his mistake until he had carried them nearly home. Thomas G. Pledge married FLORENCE LUPER.
PRICE, Major Samuel Price, a soldier of the Rev. war died in Greenbriar Co., VA. in his 93rd year. He was of Welch descent. He was married twice, and the names of his children were Jacob, Samuel, William, James, John, Catharine, Polly and Margaret. James settled in Callaway Co., O., in 1828. He married SARAH MCCLENTIC, and they had Albert, Jane, Robert, Margaret, James, Samuel and Sarah. Mr. Price was a soldier in the war of 1812. William Price married SARAH WALKER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1830. He also was a soldier of the war of 1812. His children were Margaret, Joseph, John, Elizabeth, Sarah and William.
PHILLIPS, John and Jonathan Phillips, sons of Jonathan Philips, Sr., of East Tennessee, settled in Callaway Co. in 1817. John married NANCY ALLEN, and they had Andrew, David, Mary, Jane, Moses, Bethel, Hiram R., Elizabeth, Matilda, Charity, Sarah, Sampson, Eliza and Ross.
PETERS, Charles Peters, of Nelson Co., VA., settled in Callaway Co., on Auxvasse creek, about the year 1833. He was married twice. By his first wife he had 7 children, but raised only 3, viz.: Oliver, Napoleon and Lafayette. He was married the 2nd time to MARY A. FULKES, by whom he had John, Martha, Claiborne, Frank, Samuel, Mary and Maria, all of whom married and settled in Callaway Co., and are all dead, except 3.
PRATT, William Pratt and his wife, both natives of Ireland, came to America and settled in Smith Co., Tennessee. They had John, William and Lavina. Mrs. Pratt died, and her husband subsequently married POLLY AIKENS, of Tennessee, by whom he had Nancy, Rebecca, Edward, Mary A., Jerusha, William, Albert G., Samuel, Araminta, and Carroll. John and William Pratt came to Mo. in 1817. The former settled in Clay Co. His wife was ANNA WILLIAMS, and they both died, leaving 4 children - Charles W., Ann, Fidelia and William. Charles W. married SALLY VAUGHN, and lives in Callaway Co. Fidelia married JOHN ALLEN, of Callaway Co. William, son of William Pratt, Sr., married JERUSHA BURCHETT, of TN., and settled on Coats' Prairie, in Callaway co., in 1817. His children were John, Thomas J., James M., Lavinia and Elizabeth. John died of cholera in 1833, in his 24th year. Thomas J. was married in 1839 to LUCINDA PETTY, by whom he had James M., John M. and Robert. Mr. Pratt was a good citizen and a kind husband and father. He died in 1876, and his loss was much lamented by all who knew him. James Pratt died in childhood, in Tennessee. Lavina was married 1st to OLIVER WRIGHT, by whom she had William H., and Mary E. She was married the 2nd time to JAMES HAMILTON, by whom she had 1 daughter, named Fannie. Elizabeth Pratt married HON. JOHN S. HENDERSON, of Callaway Co.
PALMER, David Palmer, of New Jersey, married RUTH DAVIS, of VA., by whom he had Joel, Harriet, John J., Lucinda, Thomas N., Adelaide and Marion. Joel, who is still living in Callaway Co., was born in Jefferson Co., VA., in 1797. He volunteered in the war of 1812, and served under GENERAL STANSBURY. He was in the battles of Bladdensburg and Baltimore. In 1821 he married AMY M. YATES, of Bedford Co., VA., by whom he had David, Hariet E., Sarah E., Burrell B., Marion, William B., Garret P., Martha I., Lucy C., John N. Amy M., and Cordelia H. Harriet, daughter of David Palmer, Sr., lived and died in St. Charles Co., MO. John J. is the present editor of the Richmond, VA., Enquirer. He has been married 3 times and has but one child. Lucinda Palmer married JOHN POTTS, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1828. They had Lydia, John, Joel, Susan and Caroline. Thomas N. Palmer disappeared in a very mysterious manner, and was never heard of again. Adelaide married and died in Texas. Marion died in his youth.
PATTON, James Patton, Sr., had Wilson, John, Thomas, James Jr., Margaret and Fanny. Wilson married POLLY MARTIN, and settled in Callaway Co., in 1826. John married NANCY DUNCAN, and settled in that county the same year. Thomas married ANNA E. DUNCAN, and also settled in Callaway Co. in 1826. Margaret married ALEXANDER HENDERSON, who settled in KY. William married and settled in Callaway Co. in 1826.
POWELL, Jonathan Powell, of Maryland, married NANCY FRANKLIN, and they had Sally, Miranda, Charlotte, and William. Mr. Powell died in 1815, and his widow afterward married SAMUEL BOWLES, who came to Callaway Co. in 1826. Sally Powell married JAMES STEEL. Miranda married JUDGE HENRY NUSOM, of Callaway Co. Charlotte married DANIEL DUNHAM, of Callaway Co.
PEMBERTON, George Pemberton, of VA., had a son named John, who married LUCY VIVION, of VA., and settled in Scott Co., KY. They had Fanny, Lewis, Vivion, Harvey, Lucinda, James, Tandy and Elizabeth, all of whom settled in Boone and Callaway counties in 1829.
RATEKIN, John Ratekin, of Campbell Co., VA., married MARY SMART, and settled in Montgomery Co., KY., from whence they emigrated to Callaway Co., MO., in 1828. Their children were Anna E., Sarah, Eliza S., Edmund W., Mary S., Martha V., Legrand, Miranda, James C., and John G. Anna E. was married first to JAMES D. FISHER, and second to COLONEL PATRICK EWING. Sarah married JAMES CRUMP, who built the penitentiary and courthouse at Jefferson City. Mary S. married STEPHEN BOULWARE. Martha V. married DAVID H. C. CHRATHAM. Miranda married THOMAS CRESS. Mr. Ratekin was a mechanic and a natural genius. He made all of his furniture, knives and forks, tableware, etc. He also built his own house. He once sold some mules to a man on credit, and the man stole one of his negroes and ran off with him and the mules, to the south. Four years afterwards, the negro came back home, having run away from the man to whom he had been sold in the south.
RAMSEY, Jonathan Ramsey was born in Livingston Co., KY. His father was Josiah Ramsey, who was captured by the Indians when he was 7 years of age, and remained with them until he was 30. He became a celebrated hunter, and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1819. Jonathan was married in KY. to HANNAH LAMPKIN, by whom he had Allen, Ewell, Maria and Jane. Mr. Ramsey was a delegate to the Constitutional convention in 1820, and afterward represented Callaway Co. in the legislature for several years. He was also one of the Commissioners selected to locate the capital of the state. He strongly advocated Cotesandessein as the place, but there was some dispute about the title to the land upon which the town was situated, and Jefferson City was selected as the future capital. Mr. Ramsey was a shrewd businessman, and accumulated a fortune before his death. Jane Ramsey married ROBERT EWING, of KY., and their son, Hon. Henry Clay Ewing, became Attorney-General of MO.
RILEY, John Riley was born in Ireland. When he was 14 years of age, he came to America with his parents, and his uncle Charles Riley, and his aunts, Elizabeth and Mary. They settled in Pennsylvania, and Charles Riley served as a soldier in the Rev. war. John was married in PA., to MARY STRAHAM, and settled Bourbon Co., KY., in 1793. His children were Samuel, Elizabeth, Grizelda, Jane, (who was a mute), Mary, Nancy, Sarah and John, Jr. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Ramsey married the WIDOW FRANKS, by whom he had Susan, Martha and Charles. Samuel, now living in Callaway Co., was in the war of 1812. After the war he made 6 trips to New Orleans in flatboats, and walked back to his home in KY. each time, a distance of nine hundred miles. In 1816 he was married to JANE ROBERTSON, of Montgomery Co., KY., and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1825. His children were William C., (a physician), Mary G., Benjamin S., James M., Eliza J., John G., Samuel S., Jr., Julia A., George T., Joseph R. (also a physician), and Fielding S.
READ, Robert Read, of Tennessee, married a daughter of REV. WILLIAM COATS, and settled on Coats' Prairie in 1817. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and present at the battle of New Orleans. He wa postmaster at Fulton for a number of years. He left no children; his widow is still living.
ROBINSON, Henry Robinson, of VA., had 2 sons, Henry and Mitchell. The former married a MISS SCOTT, of KY., and raised a large family. Mitchell married NANCY WALLER, of VA., and they had a son named Henry who married NANCY A. FISHER, and settled in Pike Co., MO., where he died in 1860, leaving a widow and 7 children. James, another son of Mitchell Robinson, married NANCY ALFORD, of KY., and they had 3 children. Captain John Robinson, a third son of Mitchell Robinson, married MARY B. WALTER, of VA., in 1824, and removed to Callaway Co. in 1826. He entered the land upon which the town of McCredie is now situated; His children were Judith A., Agnes J., Walter A., Nancy W., John E., Mitchell W., Addison L., and Mary E.
RICE, Shelton Rice, of Virginia, married LUCY WILLIAMS, and settled in Tennessee. In 1795 he removed to Mercer Co., KY. His children were Absalom, Polly, nancy, Joseph, Newton, Harvey, Lucy and Kittura. Absalom married ELLEN HENSLEY, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1831. His children were Amanda, William, Mary and John. Mr. Rice is a minister of the Christian Church, and he organized the first church of that faith in Callaway Co. in 1853. He and his wife have lived together 50 years, and a cross word has never passed between them.
ROBINSON, Andrew Robinson and wife were born in Ireland, but came to America and settled in Pennsylvania previous to the rev. war. Their son, James, went to Bourbon Co., KY., during the early settlement of that state, and took part in the war against the Indians. He married the widow of SAMUEL NESBIT, whose maiden name was ELSPY WATT. Her first husband was killed by the Indians. The children of James Robinson were Andrew, James S., John, and Joseph. Andrew lives in Indiana. James and Joseph married and died in KY. John married BARBARA L. F. WILLETT, and settled in Callaway Co., MO in 1831. His children were James E., William W., Eleanor P., Amanda, Elizabeth, and Viva M. Mr. Robinson is now in his 80th year, and has been an influential and useful citizen. He was justice of the peace in Callaway Co. for some time.
RANDOLPH - the children of Obediah Randolph, of VA., were William, Thomas, Edmund, James, Lucy A., and Martha. Edmund settled in Callaway Co. in 17828, and married MARTHA MCCLELLAND, by whom he had Robert, James, Lucy, Sally, Elizabeth and Thomas. William and Thomas, son of Obediah Randolph, settled in Montgomery Co., MO.
REYNOLDS, William and James Reynolds were sons of John Reynolds, of Halifax Co., VA. William married LUCY E. HOLT, daughter of TIMOTHY HOLT, SR., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1828. His children were Elizabeth, John, Martha, Anna Bedford, Lucy, ann, Fanny and James.
RENO, Francis Reno, was born in France, but came to America after he was grown, and settled in Prince William County, VA., where he married a MISS BAYLISS. Their children were Enoch, Frank, George, Bayliss, Millie, Fanny, Dolly, Jane and Lydia. Bayliss married JANE DAVIS, and settled in Fleming Co., KY., in 1811. They had Richard D., Matilda, Henry F., and Elizabeth. Mr. Reno settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. Richard D. was married twice; first to MARY SUMMERS, and 2nd to JANE H. DAVIS. He settled in Callaway Co. in 1826. Matilda married JAMES R. CHALPANT, who settled in Callaway co. in 1829. Henry F. Married SARAH ALEXANDER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1829. He served as Judge of the county court several terms. Elizabeth married FELIX G. NICHOLS, who settled in Callaway co. in 1824.
ROBERTSON, Benjamin Robertson, of N.C., married a MISS ALLEN, and settled in Montgomery Co., KY. They had Polly, Jane, Margaret, Joseph, William, Benjamin, and John A. Jane married SAMUEL RILEY, of Callaway Co. William, who was a physician, settled in Pike Co., MO., and was drowned in Spencer's Creek. John A. settled in St. Charles Co. in 1815, where he married NANCY KERR, and removed to Callaway Co. in 1819.
RIDGEWAY, Ninnian Ridgeway married MARTHA REDMON, of KY., and settled in Callaway co. in 1823. They had John D., William, Zachariah, James R., A. D., Martin H., Mary, Thomas, Nancy, Martha, and Sarah. William married PAULINA RAINFRO, and they had 8 children, all of whom live in Callaway Co. The rest of the Ridgeway children married and settled in Callaway, Boone and Montgomery counties, and are all living except Thomas, Martha, Nancy and Sarah.
SMITH, James Smith was born and raised in the northern part of Ireland. In 1783 he emigrated to America and settled in Berks Co., PA., where he married JANE BLAKEY, and removed to Madison Co., KY. Their children were John, William, Polly, Elizabeth, Patsey, James and David. John married NANCY FOWLER, and died in 1857, leaving a widow and 2 children. William was born in KY., in 1794, and was married in 1824 to MARTHA MCMICHEL, daughter of JOHN MCMICHEL, of St. Louis Co., MO., by whom he had James B., John M., Benjamin, William H., Oliver P., Warren A., Josephine, Martha O., and Fielding W. Mr. Smith represented Boone Co. in the legislature one term. Polly, daughter of James Smith, Sr., married HENRY ANDERSON, who died without issue. She is now living in Boone Co., a widow. Elizabeth married JOHN MCCALIP, of Cooper Co., and died without issue. Patsey married THOMAS TAYLOR, who settled in Boone Co. in 1828. They both died, leaving 4 sons and 2 daughters. James Jr., married NANCY HOWARD, of KY., and settled in Howard Co., MO. They had 7 sons and 2 daughters. David Smith married JOSEPHINE MCMICHEL, and settled in Boone Co. They had 8 sons and 4 daughters.
SMITH, Hezekiah Smith, of Virginia, was married twice; first to the WIDOW DODSON, by whom he had Thomas, Patsey and William. By his 2nd wife he had Hezekiah, Jr., James and Joel. Thomas settled first in KY., but in 1811 he came to MO., and brought with him in his saddle-bags, the gunlock that was on CAPTAIN JAMES CALLAWAY's gun when he was killed. It was a waterproof flint-lock, of a superior pattern, and fitted so closely that water could not penetrate to the powder. Mr. Smith served as a ranger in one of Callaway's companies for some time. He was married first to POLLY DARST, daughter of DAVID DARST, SR., by whom he had two children, Miles and Sally. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Smith married her sister, ELIZABETH DARST, by whom he had Burrell, Loyd, Lavinia, Mackey, David, Bethel, Polly, Cyrus C., Henry and Zenaz. Mr. Smith was married the 3rd time to the WIDOW CRAIG, and after her death, he was married the 4th time to MARY HEDDERSTON. He settled in Callaway Co. in 1818, and established Smith's Landing, on the Missouri river, now called St. Aubert. Mr. Smith was a wealthy and highly respected citizen. He was a member of the Old Baptist Church for forty-five years.
SMITH, Thomas Smith, of England, came to America and settled in VA. His son, Thomas, Jr., married a MISS DAVIS, and settled in S. C. They had John, Thomas, Charles, Moses and several daughters. John was married first to REBECCA JEFFERS, by whom he had William, John and Polly. He was married the 2nd time to SARAH MOSELEY, by whom he had Nimrod, Abel, Garland, James, Thomas, Edward, Susan, Nancy and Lucretia. Nimrod married CELIA GUNN, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1837. They had Isaac, William, John, Thomas, Elizabeth, Sarah J., and Nancy. Mr. Smith is still living in his 73rd year; his wife is in her 69th year, and blind.
SWAN, John Swan, of England, came to America and settled first in PA., from whence he removed to VA., then to KY., and in 1815 he came to MO and settled on the St. Francois river, where he died. He was married in VA. to MARGARET COBURN, by whom he had Richard, Polly, John, Cynthia, Thomas and Letitia, all of whom came to MO. Richard married NANCY THOMPSON of KY., and settled in MO. in 1834. He had 4 sons and 6 daughters.
SMITH, Peter Smith was of German descent. He was born in Maryland, but settled in Montgomery Co., KY. He married SUSAN MILLROY, and they had Joseph, William, Margaret, John, Elizabeth, George L., James and Polly. George L. was married in 1828 to POLLY A SCOTT, of KY., the ceremony being performed by the celebrated DEACON SMITH. Son after their marriage, Mr. Smith and his wife packed everything they possessed on three horses, and came to MO. When they stopped at the house of MR. THOMAS HARRISON, on the Booneslick road, in Callaway Co., they had just 25 cents as the total of their worldly wealth in cash. Mr. Smith has served both as Lieutenant an Captain of militia in Callaway Co. James Smith, brother of John L. died in Ralls Co., a bachelor.
SMITH, James Smith, of Warren Co., VA., married CATHARINE WEBB. Their son, Tarleton, married LUCY MALLORY, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. They had Mary T., Permelia A., Sidney N., James h., Lucy, Tarleton, Frances E., Sarah N., Eliza and Stephen I.
SCOTT, John Scott, of Campbell Co., VA., married the widow of LITTLE PAGE, whose maiden name was ELIZABETH MATTHEWS. They had 2 children, Matthias and Martha. The latter died in VA. and the former was married in 1804 to ELIZABETH WAYNE, of VA. They settled in Montgomery Co., KY., where they lived 25 years, and then, in 1829, they came to MO., and settled in Callaway Co. They had 13 children. After the death of his 1st wife, Mr. Scott married ELIZABETH BARNES, by whom he had 1 child. He died in 1852, but his widow still survives.
SNELL, John Snell and his wife, whose maiden name was ELIZABETH WATTS, removed from VA., to Scott Co, KY., at an early date. They had John Jr., Willis W., Robert, William, Joseph, Frank and Anna. John married POLLY BURTON, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co., MO in 1825. He was married the 2nd time to BARBARA ROTH, of Indiana, and by his two wives, he had 26 children, thirteen of whom lived to be grown. The names of the latter were Lucy, Frank, Greenup, William, Warfield, Garrett, Anna, Elijah, John R., Carroll, Polly, Maria and Julia. William W., brother of John Snell, married JANE HERNDON, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1825. Their children were Susan, William, James, Herndon, Edward, Willis and Clay. Mr. Snell was sheriff of Callaway Co. in 1828; he was also a member of the state senate one term. Robert Snell married POLLY BLANTON, and settled in Callaway Co. He was married the 2nd time to the WIDOW SIMPSON, by whom he had several children. William Snell settled in Howard Co., MO. Joseph was killed by his son-in-law, in KY. Frank and Anna married and lived and died in KY.
SCOTT, The children of Reuben Scott, of KY., were John, Martin, William, Reuben, Stephen, Elijah, Thomas and Phoebe. Reuben married JANE GILMORE, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1827. Their children were James, Nancy J., Stephen L., and Silas. Mrs. Scott died, and he afterward married the WIDOW ALLEN, whose maiden name was MARY STEEL, by whom he had Martha, John A., Mary M., Sarah A., William, Samuel M., and Andrew Z. William Scott, son of Reuben, Sr., married SUSAN TATE, of KY., by whom he had Eliza, Elizabeth, William and Margaret. Stephen Scott married the WIDOW MONTGOMERY, by whom he had a son, named William C., who settled in Mexico, MO. in 1852.
SIMCO - In Albemarle Co., VA., there lived a Mr. Simco who had 3 children - James, Brooks and Catharine. The 2 latter married in VA., and lived and died there. James married FRANCES KENNEDY, of VA., by whom he had Mary, Elizabeth, Lucy, Judith, William, Reuben, Wharton, Samuel and John. Mr. Simco was a soldier in the war of 1812 and settled in Callaway Co. in 1836. All of his children came with him to MO., except Samuel. Mary married DAVID SHEETS, who died in Va. She then married WILLIAM HARDIN, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1836. Lucy married GEORGE HERRON. Judith married JOHN FLETCHER. Reuben married SARAH HILL, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. Wharton married JULIA A. BROCKMAN, of MO. John was married twice; first to MARY FLETCHER, and 2nd to FRANCES SMITH, both of Callaway Co. William died in Mississippi, unmarried.
SCOTT, William Scott and his wife, whose maiden name was HAWTHORN, were natives of PA., but removed to Lafayette Co., KY. Their son, William B., was married in 1806 to LYDIA METCALF, a niece of GOVERNOR METCALF, of KY. In 1819 they came in a keel-boat, to Callaway Co., and settled in the bottom on the Missouri river, six miles below Jefferson City, where Mr. Scott died in 1840. Their children were Charles M., Mary A., Angeline T., Eveline M., Alexander D., George W., Lydia, James M., and William V. Charles M. was married twice; first to MARY A. HAWKINS, and 2nd to MRS. MCLANE. Mary A. Scott married COLONEL JOHN BOYD. Angeline married WILLIAM H. MCCAMEY. Eveline M. married ROBERT D. IRVIN. Lydia married WILLIAM C. HERRON. Alexander married and removed to Texas. George W. married a widow lady named DAUGHERTY. James M. married JANE IRVIN. William V. was a soldier in the Mexican war, and died unmarried. Mrs. Scott, widow of William B. Scott, Sr., is still living, in her 88th year, and keeps herself constantly employed making wax flowers and bed quilts of a superior pattern.
SCHOLL, William Scholl, of England, married a MISS MORGAN, and they had Peter, Isaac, Aaron, Joseph, John, Sally, Elizabeth and Rachel. Joseph was born in 1755 and died in 1835. He married LAVINIA BOONE, daughter of DANIEL BOONE, and settled in Clark Co., KY. They had 8 children, Jesse B., Septimus, Marcus, Joseph, Selah, Marcia, Leah and Daniel B. Jesse B. married ELIZABETH MILLER, of KY., and settled in St. Charles Co., MO. in 1811. He died in 1839. Septimus married SALLIE MILLER, and came to MO. His children were Nelson, Daniel B., Marcus, Joseph, Cyrus, Catharine and Eliza. Marcus Scholl was married twice, and by his second wife had 2 sons, Marcus, Jr., and Joseph. Joseph, son of Joseph Scholl, Sr., married REBECCA V. G. MILLER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1820, where his wife died in 1829. Their children were Oliver P., Cyrus R. M., and James R. Mr. Scholl was married the 2nd time to ELIZA A. BROUGHTON, of KY. by whom he had, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Catharine, Louisa, Eliza, Celia, Septimus, Jesse B., Joseph R., Nelson and Sarah. Mr. Scholl was a justice of the peace in Callaway Co. for 22 years, and in early days was a great bear and deer hunter. His 2nd wife, who is still living, often hunted with him and has killed several deer. Mr. S. would frequently go into caves after bears, and was present when ROBERT GRAHAM had the fight with the wolf in Loutre creek. He is now in his 76th years, and his eyesight is so good that he can see to read fine print trough an awl hole in a pair of leather spectacles. Peter, son of William Scholl, of England, married MARY BOONE, daughter of GEORGE BOONE, a brother of DANIEL BOONE, by whom he had 13 children. Two of his sons, John and Peter, came to Callaway Co., the former in 1830, and the latter in 1826. John married CENIA JONES, and they had 7 children. Peter married ELIZABETH HUNTER, and they had William M., and Mary. The former was sheriff of Callaway Co. in 1875. He married SALLIE HUGHES, a daughter of REESE HUGHES. Mary Scholl married MILTON JONES, and died some time afterward. SAYERS, John T. Sayers was born in VA. in 1758. He joined the patriot army during the Rev. war and served with gallantry during that contest. He married SUSAN CROCKETT, and settled in Wythe Co., VA., where they both died. Their children were Robert, William, Samuel, John T., Margaret, Easter, Lucy and Jane. Robert and John T. were in the war of 1812. Samuel married ELIZABETH GOES, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1883. He died in 1855, leaving a widow, who still survives, and the following children: Susan C., Elizabeth J., Mary E., Lucy A. M., Helen C., Nancy V., John T., and George R.
SITTEN, Joseph Sitten, of N.C. married DINAH BICK, and they had John, Jeffrey, Philip, William, Thomas, Jesse, Lawrence, John, Lydia, Dinah and Saland. Mr. Sitten and his family, with the exception of Thomas, who died in Tennessee, settled in Lincoln Co., MO., in 1816. Lawrence, the 7th son, had settled in St. Charles Co. in 1808. Jeffrey married POLLY BOSTICK, of N.C. and settled in Callaway Co. in 1819. His children were Joseph, John, Benjamin F., William M., Vincent R., Thomas B., Polly, Sally, Mahala, Lydia and Maria. Joseph, son of Jeffrey Sitten, kept the first hotel in Fulton, in 1825.
SAMPSON, Hugh Sampson, of Scotland, had a son named John, who came to America and settled in Madison Co., VA. He married ELIZABETH MAJOR, by whom he had but one child, a son, named John. The latter married FRANKIE MEDLEY, of VA., and they had 1 son, also named John. Mr. Sampson died, and his widow and her son came to Callaway Co. in 1837. The latter was married first to MILDRED TINSLEY, and after her death he married the widow of GEORGE EMERSON, whose maiden name was NANCY NELL. Major Sampson is a very large man, measuring six feet-six inches tall, without his boots.
SIMMS, Matthew Simms and his wife, who was a MISS EMORY, removed from N.C. to Madison Co., KY., in 1779. Their children were Nancy, William, Elizabeth, Lucinda and Josiah. William married SALLY BARNES, of KY., and settled in Howard Co., MO. in 1818. His children were Elias, James, Tarleton, William, Irving, John, Elizabeth, REbecca, Lucretia, Nancy and Sally. Elias married ELIZABETH MARTIN, and settled in MO. in 1819. James settled in Callaway Co. in 17830. Tarleton married PERMELIA BOWLIN, and settled in Boone Co. in 1819. William married MARY GAY, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1835. Irvin married ELIZABETH TURNER, and settled in Boone Co. in 1819. John married MARTHA CREWS, and settled in Boone Co. the same year. Elizabeth married JAMES BARNES, who settled in Boone Co. in 1816. Rebecca married AZAL BARNES, who settled in MO. in 1835. Lucretia married BENJAMIN BARNES, who settled in Boone Co. in 1816. Nancy married EZEKIEL HICKMAN, who settled in Boone Co. in 1816. Sally married GEORGE HICKMAN, who settled in Boone Co. in 1835.
SELBY, John Selby, of Maryland, was a methodist preacher. He married REBECCA JONES, and settled in Bourbon Co., KY. in 1806. In 1824 he removed to Callaway Co., MO., where his wife died in 1828. Their children were Isaiah, Jesse J., Asenith, William J., Anna, John M., James H., Louis V., Eliza, Lucinda and Henry B. Isaiah married SALLIE BASS, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. Jesse J. married ELIZABETH HERREFORD. Asanith married HENRY SWIFT, who settled in Boone Co. in 1823. William J. married JULIA A. TURLEY. Ann married her cousin, JOSEPH SELBY, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. John M. married EMILY DAZEY, James H. married LOUISA DAZEY, and Louis V. married MILLEY DAZEY. Eliza married HAWLEY HERREFORD. Lucinda married SAMUEL HARDIN, who settled in Boone Co. Henry B. married MARY STEELE.
STEELE, Colonel John Steele, of VA., married a widow lady named SARAH HOLLAND, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. His children were Isaac, Margaret and Sarah. Colonel Steele served as Captain of militia for some time, and then as Colonel, for a number of years.
SCOTT, Captain Saybrook Scott lived in Georgetown, District of Columbia, and was a sea captain. He married MISS CANAN DARNE, by whom he had Allen, Robert and Elizabeth. Allen was also a sea captain. He married MARY DARNE, by whom he had James, John D., William A., Mary A., Melvina, Jeannette E., and Henry. Captain Scott settled in Callaway Co. in 1837. His son, John D. was captain of a steamboat on the Mississippi river for 30 years. He married CATHARINE DARNE, of Va. James Scott married MARIA ELLIS, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co in 1837. William A. married MARGARET BRASHER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1837.
SMART, John Smart, son of Elisha Smart and AMY GLOVER, of England, married ELIZABETH FORD, of KY., and they had James, Edward, Enos, Ann and Polly. James settled in Callaway Co. in 1828, and married RACHEL EWING, who died, and he afterward married SUSAN GLOVER. Edward married MATILDA GLOVER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1833. Enos was married 3 times, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1833. Polly, a daughter of John Smart, married JOSEPH WARNER, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1835. Other children of Elisha Smart Sr., and siblings to John Smart, were Edward, who married ELIZABETH HEATH, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1833. William, who married ANNA GLOVER, and settled in that co. in 1828. David, who married PERMELIA BLEDSOE, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1833. Thomas, who married HARRIET THOMPSON, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1832. Glover Smart, who married LOU MOSELEY, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1828.
SHELEY, John Sheley, Jr., of VA., married MARY RIDGEWAY, by whom he had John, Benjamin, Harrow, Singleton, Van, George, Reason, Polly, Elizabeth and Charlotte. Harrow married SALLY KELLEY. Benjamin married ELIZABETH BOULWARE. Singleton was married first to SUSAN OLDHAM, and after her death, he married JANE CRESWELL. Van was married first to MARTHA WOODS, and second to NANCY OVERTON. All of the foregoing settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. George married SALLY BROOKER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. Reason married NANCY J. WHITE, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1833.
SUGGETT, James Suggett, of Wales, came to America and settled in Baltimore, where he married ELIZABETH SMITH, by whom he had a son named John, who married MILDRED DAVIS, of VA., and they had James, William, John, Edgar, Milton, Elizabeth, Catharine and Polly. James was a hard-shell Baptist preacher, and noted for his facility in telling yarns. He married SALLY RIDDEN, of VA., and settled in Boone Co., MO. in 1822, but in 1833 he removed to Callaway Co. His children were Thomas S., James M., John, Edgcome, Joseph R., Henry, Benjamin, William W., Malinda, Nancy, Catharine and Susan. Thomas served in the war of 1812. James M. is a bachelor, and like his father, loves to tell amusing stories. John, a brother of Rev. James Suggett, married WINNIFRED CRAIG, and settled in Callaway co. in 1835. His children were Volney, Minter, John H., Garret, Frances, Araminta and Martha.
STOKES, Daniel Stokes, a German, who lived in Halifax Co., VA., married a MISS DUPLEY, by whom he had Thomas, Josiah, William, Young, Bartlett, Henry and Polly. Thomas married POLLY WADE, and they had Henry W., and Thomas Jr. He was married the 2nd time to a MRS. MUNDY, and they had Singleton, Hamilton, Mumford, Armon and Sarah. Henry W. Stokes settled in Callaway Co. in 1835. He married POLLY TATUM, and they had 9 children. He was married the 2nd time to ELIZA A. BARTLEY, by whom he had 19 children. By his 2 wives, he had 28 children, 14 sons and 14 daughters.
SNEDICOR, Christopher Snedicor emigrated to America from Holland at an early date and settled in Greenbriar Co., VA. He left 2 sons, Moses and Isaac. The former served 7 years, and the latter, 5 years, in the war of the revolution. Isaac was married in Greenbriar Co., VA. to ELEANOR STORY, a cousin of CHIEF JUSTICE STORY, and after the birth of 3 children, they emigrated to and settled in Montgomery Co., KY. The names of their children were Abigail, James, Mary W., Rebecca B., Samuel, Parker and Isaac. James and Isaac married in KY., and settled in Alabama. After the death of their father, the widow and the rest of the children came to MO. in 1820, and settled in Boone Co. In 1825, all, except Abigail, removed to Callaway Co., and settled near Fulton. Abigail was married twice; first to a MR. EMMONS, and 2nd to a MR. FINLEY. Mary W. was married in Montgomery Co., KY. to JOHN KELSO, and they had Joseph G., Elizabeth J., Harrison W., Hesteran R., William D., Isaac S., Maria S., Samuel P., John M., and Adam C. Of this large family, only the mother, now in her 86th year of her age, and Harrison W., and John M., survive. Harrison Kelso lives in Kansas City, and John M. lives in Callaway Co., where he has always resided. ELEANOR STORY, the grandmother of these children, was born in Greenbriar Co., VA., in 1758. Her parents were from Ireland.
SMITH, Edward Smith, of VA., married a MISS LINNVILLE, by whom he had Thomas, Edmund and Nathan. Thomas married MARGARET ZOUNT, and settled in Howard Co., MO., in 1816. His children were Jerry, Richard, Marion, Matilda, Malinda, Louetta, John, Polly and Boone. Richard married ELIZABETH WAGONER, and after her death he married the WIDOW WAGONER, whose maiden name was SUSAN HART. He settled in Callaway Co. in 1836. WHITTINGTON, Thomas Whittington, of London, England, came to America when he was 12 years of age, with his uncle, who was a sea captain. He settled in VA., and after he was grown, married ELIZABETH BROWN, by whom he had William, Thomas Jr., James, Stark D., John, Edmund, Judith, Rhoda, Patsey and Nancy. Stark D. married ELIZABETH LOUDON, and they had James, Eliza, Martha, Emily, Anderson, George, Reuben, Frances and Elmira. James married HARRIET GREGORY, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1841. He was married the 2n time to LUCY BURCH. Reuben Whittington also settled in Callaway Co.
TATE, Nathaniel Tate of Bedford Co., VA., had Zachariah, Henry F., Nathaniel, Jr., Richard and Polly. Zachariah married POLLY NICHOLS of Bedford Co., and they had John G., Nathaniel N., Jesse N., Henry M., Caleb W., Richard C., Susannah and Mary J. John G. married JEANNETTE HIPINSTALL, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1837. Nathaniel N. was married 1st to SARAH RICHARDSON, and second to PERCY A. HAMLIN. Jesse N. was married 1st to JULIA L. HIPINSTALL, and second to MARY CARTER. Caleb W. was married first to EMILY HAMLIN and second to ORVA HAMLIN. Richard C. married ELIZABETH HAMLIN, and was killed in 1863 by the Federal soldiers. Susannah married SAMUEL WILKES, who settled in MO. in 1834. Henry M. died in Mo., unmarried. The members of the Tate family are a reading, intelligent people and excellent citizens.
TATE, James Tate, of Augusta Co., VA., was a captain in the Rev. war, and was killed at the battle of Guilford Court House, in N.C. His wife's maiden name was SARAH HAIL and at his death he left a widow and 5 children. The names of the latter were Polly, Elizabeth, Sarah, John and Isaac. John married SARAH HALL, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co., MO., in 1829. His children were Calvin, Milton, Isaac, James ,Elijah, Sarah, Margaret and Mary. Mr. Tate died in 1864, in his 83rd year. Sarah Tate married WILLIAM SCOTT, of KY., who settled in Callaway C. in 1837. Margaret married MAJOR DANIEL NALLY, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1829. Mary married ROBERT R. BUCKNER, of Callaway Co. James was married 1st to CLARINDA P. TATE, and 2nd to SOPHIA LYSLE. He settled in Callaway Co. in 1823. The Auxvasse Presbyterian Church was organized at his house that year, and it was the first organization of that religious denomination west of St. Charles. Elijah Tate died in KY. Milton married RACHEL B. GRANBERRY. Isaac was a colonel of militia for many years. He married JANE HENDERSON. Calvin was married first to ELIZABETH ALLEN, and second to a widow lady named MILLER. Mr. Tate went to California in 1849, and was engaged for some time in hauling with his six-horse wagon. During his sojourn in California, he served on a case in which several Chinamen were witnesses, and they swore to everything but the truth, until the judge had a rooster brought into the court room and placed on a table, when a blank expression of dread came over the face of each Chinaman, and after that, they swore to the truth.
THRAILKILL, Hiram Thrailkill, of Scott Co., KY., married NANCY CRAIG, and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1835. His children were Marcellus N., Elcina, James, John, Siara, Mary, Eliza A., Ellen and William. After the death of Mr. Thrailkill his widow married CREED CARTER, of Callaway Co.
TRIMBLE, John Trimble, of KY., married a MISS TURLEY, by whom he had 7 children. His eldest son, James, was drowned by falling in a well. Mr. Trimble and the rest of his family settled in Callaway Co. at an early date, and he and his wife died in that county a number of years afterward. Mr. Trimble was a good-hearted man, and liked by all who knew him. He was very quiet, and rarely had anything to say, even at logrollings, where it was customary to get tight and have a "high old time."
TODD, John A. Todd and his wife, whose maiden name was MARY HOWARD, were raised in Warren Co., KY. They settled in Callaway Co., MO., in 1826, and had 21 children, ten of whom lived to be grown. The names of that latter were Margaret, Robert L., Hugh A., Elizabeth S., Nancy J., Mary A., John A., Mildred F., Asa M., and Joseph H. Mr. Todd was married the 2nd time to a widow lady, by whom he had William and Sarah J. He built a mill on Loutre creek, and the first Methodist preaching in that part of Callaway Co. was held in his house. He died in 1862.
TURNER, Lewis Turner, of Scotland, was a soldier in the Rev. war. He lived in VA., and his children were Lewis, Edward, James, Mary and Ann. Lewis married SARAH MARTIN, of VA., by whom he had William, Martin, Casey, Graham, Henry S., Elizabeth, and Mary. In 1825 Mr. Turner removed to MO. with his family, and settled in Callaway Co. where he died in 1826. His son William was married first to MARGARET MCADAM, and 2nd to MARY J. SCRUGGS. He lives in Platte Co., MO. Martin married DEVOLIA HORNBUCKLE. Casey married ELIZA RAWLINGS. Graham was married first to CYNTHIA A. NUIR, and 2nd to her sister, LUCINDA NUIR. Henry S. married NANCY HOUK, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1825. He was justice of the peace 12 years, assessor of the county 4 years, and Judge of the county court from 1865 to 1868. He also represented the county in the legislature in 1855. Elizabeth Turner married RUFUS HORNBUCKLE, and settled in Johnson Co., MO. Mary married GARRET NICHOLS, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1824.
THOMAS, Soloman Thomas, of east Tennessee, settled in Callaway ci. in 1817. He had no education, but was elected justice of the peace and performed his duties reasonably well. He was a great yarn teller, and could entertain a crowd as well as any other man.
TIPTON, Joel Tipton settled in Callaway co the same year as Mr. Thomas did, (1817) and near his place. He was a very large man and a good trapper, but no hunter.
THORNTON, William Thornton and his son, James, also settled in Callaway co. in 1817. They were great hunters and trappers.
TRUETT, Samuel Truett, of KY. married ELLEN PARKER and they had Thomas, William, Mary and Nancy. Thomas married SALLY KIMBROUGH, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1828. His children were Nathaniel, Benjamin, Susan, Elizabeth, George, Mary, William, Sarah, John, Ellen, Martha and Thomas. William, son of Samuel Truett, married ELLEN BRANNON, and settled in Boone Co., MO. Mary married BERKLEY ESTUS, and settled in Boone Co. Nancy married JOHN CATONHAM, who settled in Monroe Co., MO.
THORNHILL, Jesse Thornhill and his wife, ELIZABETH STEPHENSON, of Buckingham Co., VA., had a son named Thomas, who married AGNES PATTERSON, by whom he had Samuel, Charles B., Nelson, Albert, Thomas, Jesse, Jermima, Hattie, Elvira, Susan and Mary. Samuel was married first to SUSAN STEVENS; second to AGNES ROBINSON, and 3rd to MARGARET MCCRACKEN. He settled in Callaway Co. in 1838. Charles B. was married in VA. to ELIZABETH MOSELEY, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1828. Nelson married his cousin, ELIZABETH R. THORNHILL, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1845.
TAYLOR, Thomas T. Taylor, a Rev. soldier, settled in Smith Co., TN. He had 3 sons, John, Thomas and Robert, and 8 daughters. John married PEGGY SMITH, of TN., by whom he had Thomas, William James, Wilson Y., Patsey, Elizabeth, Sally, Polly, Frances, Susan, Lucinda and Nancy. Thomas married LYDIA V. DEARING, William married LUCY HAM, and James married POLLY DEARING, all of whom settled in Callaway Co. from 1821 to 1829. Wilson, Elizabeth and Polly also married and settled in Callaway Co. during the same period of time.
TAYLOR, William Taylor, of Stokes Co., N.C. married SARAH SCRUGGS, and they had a son, Isaac, who married CATHARINE VAUGHAN, a sister of MARTIN VAUGHAN, of Audrain Co., MO. Their children were Carter, Fountain and Mary. The mother died while they were young, and their father having married again, to a widow lady of Indiana, they were adopted by their uncle Martin, who came to MO. in 1830. Carter, the eldest, married MINERVA CALLOCK, and settled in Howard Co., where they lived and died. Mary married JAMES DUNCAN, who settled in Monroe Co. Fountain settled in Callaway Co. He married ANNA WILBURN, and they had a large family of children. Mr. Taylor is a stone mason by trade, and once while blasting rock, he was blown up and badly burnt with powder. The marks of the powder are still plainly visible on his hands and face.
THOMAS, James Thomas, of KY., married a MISS HAYDEN, by whom he had William, James, Robert, Presley, George H., and Susan. George H. married EVELINA NICHOLS, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1826. He was married the second time to NANCY P. CRAIGHEAD. Presley Thomas married PHOEBE MIEUR, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. He was married the 2nd time to the WIDOW COLLIER, and the 3rd time to the WIDOW CALBREATH. James married FRANCES VAUGHAN, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1828. Susan married JERRY MIEUR, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1830.
TARLETON, Jerry Tarleton, of Maryland, married MARY BRISCOE, by whom he had Raphael B., Nancy, Alfred, Emily, John, Catharine, Meredith, Amanda, and Lewellen P. Emily married SAMUEL MOORE, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1819. Meredith married MARY E. LOCK, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1840.
WHITE, John White, of KY., was a soldier in the Rev. war. He had a son named Archibald, who married a MISS SIMPSON, and they were the parents of Morgan B. and Archibald White, Jr. Morgan B. settled in Callaway Co. in 1826, and became a prominent and influential citizen. He has always been a staunch Democrat, basing his political faith upon the true Jeffersonian doctrine. He represented Callaway Co. in the Legislature in 1834-5, with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of his constituents. He is now past the age at which men participate in public affairs, but he still feels an interest in the success of his beloved party, and the supremacy of honesty and good government. He reads a great deal, and keeps himself thoroughly posted in the events of the day. "Uncle Morgan's" opinions and ideas still carry weight in Callaway Co., where he is respected as one of the few remaining actors in a better and more prosperous era of our government. The white haired pioneer is always given a prominent position at public meetings and office-seekers can do no better than declare, as they point to him, that they will endeavor to perform their duty as faithfully and disinterestedly as he and his associates did. Mr. White tells an amusing anecdote on himself that occurred during his stay in Jefferson City, while attending the session of the legislature of which he was a member. He boarded at a private house kept by a widow lady, who put hi to sleep in a bed surrounded by heavy damask curtains. It was the first bed of the kind that he had ever seen, and for his life, he could not tell how to get into the thing. He finally concluded that he would have to go in over the top; so drawing a table and chair to the side of the bed, he mounted on to them, and rolled over, expecting to land on a nice, soft bed; but instead of that he was caught by the floor, and, like the Irishman, was considerably hurt by the "sudden stopping." He learned the trick, however, and after that had no difficulty about getting into his bed. Mr. White was married first to MARY ANN MARMADUKE, of Shelby Co., KY., by whom he had 12 children. His 2nd wife was a widow lady named HUGHES, whose maiden name was MCMURTRY. His children are intelligent and cultivated, and his sons are among the most enterprising men of the counties in which they live. One of his sons, Archibald H. White, is an ex-sheriff of Montgomery Co., and an influential citizen. Another of his sons, Morgan B. Jr., is a large stock raiser and successful farmer of Montgomery Co. He also takes a great deal of interest in politics, and exercises considerable influence in his county. Archibald White, brother of Morgan B., Sr., settled in Callaway Co. in 1832, and died 2 years later, leaving a widow and 1 child.
WRIGHT, William Wright was a native of England. He had a son named John, who was Tobacco Inspector at Fredericksburg, VA., at a very early date. The latter married ROSAMOND GRANT, daughter of CAPTAIN JOHN GRANT, by whom he had Margaret, Rosamond, Elizabeth, William, John and Winfield. The latter married JUDITH TINSLEY, daughter of EDWARD TINSLEY, of Madison Co., VA., and settled in Franklin Co., KY., in 1817. They had William, Henry T., James G., Rosamond, Elizabeth, Margaret P., Judith and Polly. Henry T. married REBECCA TINSLEY, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1837. They had Henry, Jr., Winfield, Charles and George. After the death of his wife, Mr. Wright married PEACHEY TINSLEY, and they had 1 child, a daughter. Mr. Wright was married the third time to ELIZABETH JAMESON. James G., son of Winfield Wright, married REBECCA HAWKINS, of Franklin Co., KY., and settled in Audrain Co., MO. Elizabeth married REUBEN OVERTON, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. Margaret P. married WILLIAM R. MARTIN, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1827. Judith T. married SAMUEL P. MARTIN, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. See Note below.
WILBURN, John Wilburn married MARY CURTIS, by whom he had Caroline, Ann, Rebecca, St. Clair, William, Robert and John. He settled in Callaway Co. in 1816.
WORD, John Word, of England, settled in Goochland Co., VA. He had 2 children, John and Mary. John married LUCY RICE, and settled in KY. in 1803. They had William, Charles R., Matilda and Nancy. Mr. Word removed to MO in 1817 and settled in Callaway Co. William, his eldest son married POLLY RIVES, who, after an affliction of 7 years, went entirely blind. Charles R., now living, was a celebrated auger maker in his younger days. His augers were of such a superior quality that he could not make them fast enough to supply the demand. He married JANE MCCORMACK, and they had Nancy, John, Lucy Martha, Charles W., James R., Margaret G., Mary E., Montezuma, and George W.
WILKERSON, Moses and William Wilkerson were sons of Moses Wilkerson of England, who came to America and settled in VA., before the Rev. war. He died some years afterward, and his widow married again. After their mother's 2nd marriage, Moses and William went to KY., and lived for some time in the fort at Boonesborough. Moses married ALETHA ANDERSON, who had lived in the fort with her parents 3 years, and was there when JEMIMA BOONE and the CALLAWAY girls were captured by the Indians. They afterward settled in Montgomery Co., KY., and raised 9 children, whose names were John, William, Abraham, Henry, Hiram, Haley, Nimrod, Cenia and Sally. Mrs. Wilkerson died in KY. in 1833. William, the 2nd son, received a limited education, and after his father's death, he was appointed executor of the estate and guardian for his brothers and sisters. The duties thus imposed upon him gave him a practical knowledge of business affairs, and the people of his county had so much confidence in his ability and integrity that they elected him a member of the county court while he was quite young. The court at that time was composed of 12 men, selected with reference to their ability and experience, and it was no small honor to be so chosen. Mr. Wilkerson enlisted in the war of 1812, and was chosen First Lieutenant of CAPTAIN GEORGE MCARTHUR's company. They belonged to that portion of the army which operated in Canada, and Lieutenant W. assisted in capturing a fort in which several hundred of the enemy were garrisoned. After the close of the war he was elected Colonel of militia, and was subsequently chosen to represent his county in the legislature. In 1830 he came to MO. and settled in Callaway Co. In 1836 he was elected a member of the legislature, and afterward represented the county in the same body during a portion of two terms. He wa also presiding justice of the county court for several years. He died in 1845; his wife died in 1839. Her maiden name was ELIZABETH CLARK, daughter of JAMES CLARK, who came from Ireland, married a MISS ARBUCKLE and settled in Greenbriar Co., VA. Colonel Wilkerson was a high-toned, honorable gentleman; moral and upright, but not a member of any church. He was highly respected in his community, and his counsel and advice were sought by all, which he gave without ostentation or display, and always for what he considered best. He was modest and unassuming in his manners and possessed an excellent mind, which he diligently cultivated. He was temperate in his habits, and never used profane language. in his family circle he was kind and indulgent, but firm in requiring his children to do what was right. He was an honest politician and no competitor could ever say that he took an unfair advantage of him. The names of his children were Harrison, Archilles (a physician), William H., Narcissa, Martha C., Elizabeth and Emily. WREN, James Wren of Fairfax Co., VA., married SARAH M. LEE, daughter of HANCOCK LEE, and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1833. His children were Sarah E., James, Mary C., and John E. Mr. Wren was married the 2nd time to the WIDOW WILLIAMS, and died in Callaway Co in 1875, aged 79 years. He was a soldier in the war of 1812.
WINN, Joseph Winn, of KY., was married first to a MISS BARTLEY, and 2nd to PEGGY TURMAN. Mr. Winn settled first in KY., and afterward removed to Clark Co., Ohio, where he died. His children were John, Charles, Martha, Jane, Susan, Myrtella and Douglass. The latter married ELIZABETH RAWLINGS, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1838. His children were Mary, Myrtella, John, Elizabeth, Thomas, Richard, Malvina, Douglass, Jr., Martha, William, Susannah, and Ascenia.
WATSON, John K. Watson was an early settler of Callaway Co. He made his living by splitting rails and was known as the rail splitter of Callaway Co.
WALKER, Edward Walker settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. His children were John, Edward, Griffin, Samuel, Elizabeth, Permelia, Patsey, Charlotte and Harriet.
WILLIAMS, William Williams was a native of England, and was a soldier in the British army during the American revolution. He became so well pleased with the Americans and their country from what he saw of them during his soldier days, that when the war was over, he remained, and settled in Va., where he soon after married SALLY MARTIN. Their children were William, Asa T., Peyton, Robert, Richard, John, Joseph, Polly, Lucy, Sally and Elizabeth, all of whom settled in Callaway Co., MO. from 1814 to 1824. Asa T. settled at Cotesandessein in the spring of 1815, and was the first American settler in that part of the county. He afterward married ELIZABETH LANGLEY, and they had John, Isaac, Henry B., Peyton T., Robert B., James M., Asa T. Jr., William G., Sally, Mary, Elizabeth J., Mordecai A., Matilda and several others who died in childhood. William, brother of Asa T., Sr., married ELIZABETH MAY, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co. in 1822. Peyton married POLLY LANGLEY, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. Robert married FRANKIE MAY, and settled in Callaway Co. the same year. John married ELIZABETH JOHNSON, of Tennessee, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. Joseph settled in that county in 1817, and married ELIZABETH LANGLEY.
WAGONER, Jacob Wagoner, of Roan co., N.C., married a MISS ZOUNT, and they had a son named George, who married ALICE WILLIAMS, of N.C., and settled in Tennessee. They had Edward, Susan, Jane and Martha. Mr. Wagoner was married again, after the death of his first wife, to SARAH ENGLE, by whom he had Catharine and Stokeley. all of this family settled in Callaway Co. from 1828 to 1831.
WINTERBOWER, Jacob Winterbower, of PA., married POLLY STONE, and they had 20 children. One of their sons, named John, married ELIZABETH ZUMWALT, of MO., daughter of JACOB ZUMWALT, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1817.
YATES, Benjamin Yates was born in Va in 1767, and died in Shelby Co., KY., in 1558 (that's what it says! I'd guess it's 1855 or 1858). He was married twice; first to MARGARET FORD, of KY., by whom he had John, Edith, Gilson, Mary, Nancy, Milton, Benjamin F., Jeptha and William F. His second wife was a MISS SULLIVAN, of KY; they had no children. John Yates came to MO. in 1816, when he was a young man, and began to learn the tailor's trade with DANIEL COLGIN, of St. Charles. But he soon grew tired of that business, and obtained a situation as porter in Collier & Co.'s store at $12 per month. He had been in the store only a few days when MR. GEORGE COLLIER wanted a legal paper drawn up for some purpose, and made inquiry among his employees to know if any of them could do it. Mr. Yates replied that he could, and the matter was entrusted to him. He performed the work so well and neatly that Mr. Collier was both pleased and surprised, and finding upon conversing with him that he was an educated man, he employed him as bookkeeper, at good wages. A few years later he sent a stock of goods to Elizabeth, the first county seat of Callaway Co., and sent Mr. Yates with it as superintendent. The goods were opened in the house of MR. HENRY BRITE, which was also used as a tavern, court house, clerk's office, etc. This was the first store in Callaway co., except one at Cotesansdessein, owned by DANIEL COLGIN, JR., of St. Charles. Mr. Yates soon became a partner in the store, and in 1825 he removed to Fulton, where he carried on the business for many years, and made a fortune. After his removal to Fulton the sales increased largely, and he ordered goods so often that Mr. Collier became uneasy and went to Fulton to see that all was right. Mr. Yates showed him the books to prove that the sales had been made as represented, and then handed him all the money due to date. This satisfied Mr. Collier, and he returned home. Soon after this, Mr. Yates bought his interest in the store and carried on the business himself. Mr. Yates was married first to MARY NICHOLAS, by whom he had one son, George, who is now a druggist in Williamsburg. His second wife was ELIZABETH DAWSON, of MO., by whom he had Benjamin D., William, Martha (MRS. SAMUEL GRANT), Thomas, John and martin. The latter is a physician. Edith, daughter of Benjamin Yates, Sr., married THEODORE DRAIN, and they had Stephen, Dulcinea, Emma and Franklin. Gilson Yates married CATHARINE FORD, of KY., and they had James, John and Frances. Mary Yates married WILLIAM GUTHRIE, and they had 6 children. Nancy married H. WOODS; they had 4 children. Benjamin F. died when he was 16 years of age. Jeptha married ELIZA J. HARRISON, and they had John, Mary, and Lucy J. William F. married NANCY HOPKINS, and they had but one child.
YOUNG, Sennett Young, of Bath Co., KY., married BARSHEBA CATLET, and they had Elizabeth, Polly, Original, Sennett, Jr., Edwin, Daniel and Willis. Original married DORCAS MOON, of VA., and they had Hiram, Reuben, John A., Sally and Hannah. John A. was married twice, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1834.
I came across your site, and on one page where you list families, under William Wright you say that he was from England which is incorrect. William Wright was the son of Richard Wright who died Oct. 10, 1700 Stafford Co., VA at the home of Capt. Richard Fossaker. He left his two young boys orphans. He had Mary Ellis take his youngest son William and Gilbert Alsop to take his oldest son Richard. I have copies of the Will and deposition.
William Wright was born abt. 1699 in Middlesex Co.. Va and died Oct. 15, 1789 Fredricksburg Va. His father was Richard Wright b: July 5, 1664 Bolton on Swaile, England and d:Oct. 10, 1700 Stafford Co. VA. Richard Wright's father was George Wright b: abt. 1627 Bolton on Swaile, England, and d: June 7, 1674 Bolton on Swaile, England. George married Beatrice Maulevere. George was the older brother of the "famous" Richard Whittington Wright who married Anne Mottrom. George stayed in England and inherited his father's estate.
Now William was married twice first to a Rosamond (?) mother of all of his children, then married after the death of his first wife to Mary Brent (no issue), his death was documented in Fredricksburg, VA newspapers. His oldest son John Wright married Rosamond Grand (daughter of Capt. John Grant). I have alot more information if you would like to see it.