ARMISTEAD, Franklin Armistead
was a soldier of the war of 1813. He married HANNAH RICE, of
VA., and they had William, Franklin, Jr., hannah and Delpha.
Franklin, Jr., married MARTHA FAULKNER, and settled in Audrain
Co. in 1833. They had Franklin W., Martha, Lucy, Mary, Joseph,
John, Virginia, James and Eliza.
BYBEE, James Bybee, of England,
came to America and settled in Clark Co., KY. His children were
Alfred, James, Thomas, Louis, John, and 2 daughters. Alfred
and John came to MO. The former settled in Cass Co., and the
latter in Howard Co. John was married 6 times; first to POLLY
ADAMS, of KY., by whom he had 6 children; second to NANCY ADAMS
- 2 children; third to MARY MYERS - 1 child; fourth to MARY
KYLE - four children; fifth to NANNETTE CREED - nine children;
sixth to the WIDOW MCGEE. He had 22 children in all. He settled
in Audrain co. i 1833, and 2 of his sons, Martellus and john,
are still living there. One of his daughters, MRS. BLOOM, a
widow, also lives in that county. Martellus is a great wit and
humorist. He was the principal witness for the defense in the
celebrated BOGGS breach of promise suit that came off in Mexico,
MO., many years ago, and created a great deal of fun.
BROWN, Coulborn Brown, of PA., was
killed in the REv. War. He had a son named Solomon, who settled
in Bourbon Co., KY., when he was a boy. He married after he
was grown, and had 2 sons, William, and Coulborn. The former
lived and died in KY. Coulborn married JANE TAYLOR, who was
of Irish descent, and they had William, Samuel, Alexander, Clarissa,
George, Laban I. T., Coulborn, Jr., Jane, Milton, and Elijah,
all of whom, except Alexander and Eliza, settled in MO.
BRADLEY, Ichem Bradley, of Ireland,
came to America and settled in VA. His wife was a MISS MCGEE,
by whom he had John, Thomas and William. John was a soldier
in the Rev. war. He married MARTHA MOSHEY, and they had David,
Thomas, Edward, Ichem, Nancy, Sally, Polly, and Martha. David
and Thomas were both soldiers in the war of 1812, the former
serving in and near Norfolk, and the latter below Richmond.
thomas became tired of the smell of gun powder, and hired a
substitute at 4100 per day. He married FRANKEY WINLER, and they
had 9 children. Mr. Bradley and his family settled in Audrain
Co. in 1838.
BLUE, Duncan Blue, of Scotland, married
his cousin, EFFIE BLUE, and came to America and settled in N.C.
before the revolution. He joined the American army when the
war began, and served during the struggle for independence.
After the war, he removed to Christian co., KY. His children
were Daniel, Neal, and Peggy. Neal was in the war of 1812. He
married ELIZABETH GALBRETH, of N.C., and they had Duncan, John,
Sally, Effie A., Peggy, Flora, Eliza, Emeline, Caroline and
Charlotte E. Several of the children died young, and in 1831,
Mr. Blue and the rest of his family came to MO., and settled
in Audrain Co.
BYRNES, John Byrnes and his wife
were natives of Halifax Co., VA. Their children were William,
John, Richard, Rhoda, Martha and Sarah. William married CATHARINE
H. THAGMORTON, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1830. They had
William H., John R., Sarah F., James T., Mary, Millie C., and
Lucinda. Richard Byrnes married PATSEY BARNES, of VA., and settled
in Audrain Co. in 1832. His children were John, Richard Jr.,
William, George, Fielding, Sarah, Jane and Ann. Rhoda Byrnes
married GEORGE BONAR, and they had Alexander, Catharine, Sarah,
Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Georgiana. Martha Byrnes married MATTHEW
SCOTT, who died, leaving her a widow with 1 child.
BOWEN, Thomas Bowen, of VA., married
MARY STONE, and removed to KY., where they lived and died. Their
children were Benjamin, John, Reece, George, Lorenzo, Thomas,
Sarah, Polly, Elizabeth, Anna and Delilah. Thomas is a Baptist
preacher and lives in Mexico, MO. He was born in Madison Co.,
KY. in 1796, and he and his brother, Reece, belonged to NATHAN
BOONE's company of rangers during the Indian war in MO. M. Bowen
married a daughter of ADAM ZUMWALT. He was very fond of dancing
when he was a young man, and was present at PETER YATER's house
warming, in Warren Co., when the floor fell through. Mr. Bowen
had the misfortune to get caught under Mrs. Yater in the fall,
and she left an impression on him that he never forgot, for
she weighed 250 pounds.
BEATTY, James Beatty was born in
Maryland, in 1742. He married ELIZABETH RAMER, whose father
fled from Germany to avoid religious persecution by Charles
V. Mr. Beatty settled in Fayette Co., KY., among the first white
people who sought homes in that state, and he experienced all
the dangers and trials of the long and bloody Indian war that
followed. after the return of peace, he gave his assistance
to the development of the country, and was one of the party
who opened the first road to Ohio. His children were Mary, Michael,
James E., Lydia, Edward, Jonathan, Ann, Ruth, Amy and Barbara.
James E. married and lived in Mobile, Ala. Edward married MALINDA
PRICE, by whom he had James E., John P., Elizabeth S., and William.
He was married the 2nd time to ANNA S. SMITH, and they had Joseph
and Martha J. He was married the 3rd time to ELIZA J. HOLMES,
but they had no children. Mr. Beatty settled in Audrain Co.
in 1837. John P. Beatty married ELIZABETH J. CLARK, and they
had Edward H., John W., Lycurgus, Mary E., Loenidas, Helen S.,
Lawrence, James and Oliver, all of whom live in MO.
BARNETT, John Barnett, of England,
had a son named Hutchins, who married POLLY MATTHEWS, of VA.,
and settled in Boone Co., MO. in 1820. Their children were John
W., Thomas M., Jane W., Mildred A., and Sarah R. John W. married
ARRETTA WILLINGHAM in 1822, and settled in Audrain Co., in 1831.
They had Sarah J., Mary M., Mildred A., Martha E., William J.,
Napoleon B., Sanders, Hutchins, Athanssis, John W., Thomas and
Jesse. Thomas, son of Hutchins Barnett, Sr., settled in Audrain
Co. in 1831. He never married. He possessed a remarkable memory,
and can relate past events with great accuracy. Sarah R., daughter
of Hutchins Barnett, Sr., married DANIEL ELLINGTON, of Boone
CROCKETT, Hugh Crockett, of Va.,
was a colonel in the Rev. war and was distinguished for gallantry.
He married REBECCA LORTON, and they had Samuel, Walter,, Robert,
Hugh, Nancy, Jane, Mary and Rebecca. Samuel married MARGARET
RAYBORN, of VA., by whom he had Hugh, Rebecca, James, Joseph,
Jane, William, Margaret, Walter, John D., Robert and Randall.
Mr. Crockett removed first to William Co., TN., where he lived
9 nears, and then came to MO., and settled in Boone Co. His
eldest son, Hugh, now resides in Audrain Co. He has been married
3 times; first to MARY A. WRIGHT, 2nd to RHODA B. FINLEY, and
3rd to the WIDOW TURNER, whose maiden name was NANCY PRICE.
Rebecca married JUDGE JAMES HARRISON, of Audrain Co. Jane married
JOHN B. MORROW, and Margaret married JAMES G. MORROW. Joseph
married NANCY KNIGHT, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1840. John
married MARY POOL, and settled in that county the same year.
The members of the Crockett family are a jovial class of people,
noted for their wit and humor and cheerful dispositions. They
also love the sport of hunting.
CALHOUN, Robert Calhoun, of VA.,
settled in Audrain Co., MO., in 1838. He married ELIZABETH BRIGHT,
a sister of JUDGE MICHAEL BRIGHT, of Callaway Co., and they
had Austin, Sarah, Margaret, Virginia, Samuel, and William.
Mr. Calhoun was an industrious, energetic man, kind and affectionate
in his family, and highly respected by his neighbors. Like all
the early settlers, he was fond of hunting, and was one of the
best marksmen in the county.
CLARK, Daniel Clark and his wife,
who was a MISS SHELTON, were natives of Scotland. They emigrated
to America and settled first in Lancaster Co., VA., from whence
they removed to Culpepper Co., where they both died about 1799.
They had six children - William, John, George, Robert, Elizabeth
and Polly. William married ELIZABETH HUDNALL, and settled in
Mason Co., VA., where his wife died Dec. 14, 1816, and he died
at the same place, July 4, 1826. Their children were John H.,
Frances S., Jemima J., Elizabeth, Nancy, William M., and Polly
A. William M. married ELIZABETH H. MCMULLIN, and settled in
Audrain Co. in 1839. Mr. Clark is a good neighbor and citizen,
hospitable, industrious and persevering. He has a remarkable
memory in regard to dates, and can remember the date of nearly
every event that has occurred during his life.
CAWTHORN, James Cawthorn, of
England, came to america and settled in VA. He had but one child,
a son named Charles, who served 7 years in the American army
during the Rev. war. He was married 1st to ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
and they had 1 son, whom they named Asa, and who was a soldier
in the war of 1812. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Cawthorn
married MARY SANDERS, of VA., and they had 7 sons and 3 daughters.
Their names were Asa, Jr., David, Paul, Silas, Richard, Stephen,
Celia W., Elizabeth and Martha. David and Paul married and settled
in Andrew Co., MO. Peter married the widow of GEORGE EUBANKS,
and settled in Andrew Co. in 1835. Silas married MARY JERMAN,
and settled in Audrain Co. in 1855. Richard and Stephen and
their three sisters settled in Indiana. Peter and Paul Cawthorn
were twins, and very devoted to each other. They married widows
of the same name (Eubanks), but who were not related in any
way, and the brothers each had 1 daughter, which were of the
CAUTHORN, Richard Cauthorn, of
Essex Co., VA., was a school teacher and silversmith. He married
a MISS FISHER, by whom he had Vinson, James, Reuben, Leroy,
Godfrey, Amos, and Patsey. James married LEAH ALLEN, and they
had Allen, Carter, James, Jr., Ross, Alfred, Nancy, Henrietta
and Frances. Allen settled in Audrain Co., MO. and married ELIZABETH
HARMEN. At his death, he left 2 sons and 2 daughters. Carter
married ELIZABETH CALVIN, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1835.
They had 11 sons and 2 daughters. James, Jr., married FRANCES
CALVIN, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1835. They had 4 sons
and 5 daughters. Ross, Nancy and Henrietta lived and died in
VA. Alfred married EMILY BROOKS, and settled in Audrain Co.
They had 7 sons and 5 daughters. Frances married WILLIAM GARRETT,
who settled in Mexico, MO. They had 3 sons and 3 daughters.
CHARLTON, John Charlton, of Ireland,
came to america and settled in Monroe Co., VA. His children
were Joseph, Thomas, John, Isabella, Ella, Letitia, and Polly,
all of whom, except John, lived and died in VA. John was a soldier
of the war of 1812. He married ISABELLA HUMPHREYS, and came
to Mo. in 1820. The journey was made on a flatboat as far as
Shawneetown, Ill., where they disembarked and came by land to
St. Charles Co. They settled first on Dardenne Prairie, and
removed from there to Audrain Co. in 1830. Mr. Charlton built
the first hewed log house in that county, and had to go 25 miles
to get hands to assist in raising it. He was a very absent-minded
man, and a number of amusing anecdotes are related of him in
that connection. On a certain occasion, when his wife was about
to be confined, he started after the doctor, and did not return
until the child was old enough to walk. On another occasion,
he went to the store to get some salt, and was absent 18 months.
When he came back, he was carrying a broadax on his shoulder,
but did not remember what he had been doing with it. The names
of his children were James, Thomas, John H., and a daughter
who died in childhood. James died in Illinois in 1829. Thomas
died of small-pox in 1831, while returning home from New Orleans.
John H. was married 1st to NANCY CARTER, and second to the widow
of DAVID GLOSS. He lives in Audrain Co. He had 5 children by
his 1st wife, three sons and 2 daughters.
CARDWELL, Thomas R. Cardwell,
of England, came to America and settled in Richmond, VA. His
children were John, Perrin and George. John married KEZIAH LOW,
and they had John, Jr., Thomas, William, James, Wiltshire, George,
Elizabeth, Nancy, Martha, Lucy and Mary. George, son of Thomas
Cardwell, Sr., married ANNA HAMILTON, and they had John, Elizabeth,
William, Keziah, Martha, Mary, George, Jr., Jane, Rebecca, Wyatt
and James. George, Jr., married IDA VANSDOLL, an settled in
MO. in 1832. Martha married WILLIAM SNELLEY. Wyatt married MAY
WOODS, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1834. Jane married WILLIAM
WOODS. William married BARBARA SANFORD, and settled in Audrain
Co. in 1837. He was married the 2nd time to ELIZABETH WATTS.
CROUCH, Jonathan Crouch, of Bath
Co., KY., was of German descent. He married HANNAH WELLS, and
they had Joseph, Isaac, Jonathan, Andrew, James and Rebecca.
Joseph was drafted in the war of 1812, but obtained his exemption
papers because he walked in his sleep. He married NANCY MURLE,
of KY., and they had Thomas, Frank, Ellen, and William, all
of whom came with their parents to MO. in 1823, and settled
in Ralls Co., where they remained 13 years and then removed
to Montgomery Co. Thomas married LOUISIANA FUGET, and they had
10 children. He served as justice of the peace for 16 years.
Frank married NANCY J. JOHNSON. Ellen was married first to HIRAM
FUGET, and 2nd to SAMUEL DAVIS. William was married first to
PHOEBE A. MCDANIEL, and second to SALLY LOVELACE. All of the
above live in Audrain and Montgomery counties.
CANTERBERRY, Gideon Canterberry,
of Canterberry, England, emigrated to America and settled in
N.C. He served 3 years and a half in the Rev. war, and afterward
married NANCY FRANKLIN, by whom he had Reuben, John, Nimrod
and Benjamin. Reuben and John settled first in VA., and afterward
removed to KY., where they died. Nimrod married MARY FRANKLIN,
and settled in Monroe Co., MO. in 1835. Benjamin married SUSANNAH
HOOSER, of TN., and settled in Audrain Co., MO., in 1836. His
children were Franklin P., Reuben M., John C., Benjamin F.,
Narcissa, Mary, Susan, Nancy J., and Elizabeth. Mrs. Canterberry
died in August, 1875, in the 95th year of her age.
COPHER, Thomas Copher was born
in PA., but settled in Va. His children were Josiah, Jacob,
George, Reuben, and Jesse, all of whom settled in KY. George
came to MO. in 1820. Jesse married ELIZABETH BOONE, daughter
of GEORGE BOONE, and settled in Boone Co., MO., in 1819. They
had Thomas, Samuel B., David N., Phoebe, Endecia, Jerusha, Sally,
Hattie and Millie. Samuel B. lives in Audrain Co. He was married
1st to ANNA THOMPSON, and second to ANNA MAUPIN. Thomas was
a soldier in the war of 1812. The rest of the children lived
and died in Boone Co.
CLARK, James Clark, of Ireland,
married CATHARINE HORNE, of Scotland. They came to America and
settled in Winchester, VA., from whence they removed to Lincoln
Co., N.C. They had 6 sons, Alexander, William, James, Christopher,
John and David. William and 11 other men were killed by the
Indians in KY. They were in camp at night, and the savages came
upon them and shot them by the light of their fire. David came
to MO. on a visit in 1811. After his return to N.C., he married
MARGARET DOUGLASS, and they had 1 son, named William. Mr. Clark
removed his family to MO. in 1823, and settled in Lincoln Co.
Captain Christopher Clark settled first in Lincoln Co., KY.,
where he married ELIZABETH ADAMS, by whom he had James, Sarah,
Catharine, David, Hannah and Elizabeth. He was married the 2nd
time to HATTIE CALVERT, of VA., and they had Raphael H. F.,
Julia, and William C. James and David came to MO. among the
early settlers, and the former was a ranger in NATHAN BOONE's
company, while David served in CALLAWAY's company. They and
2 of their sisters, Sarah and Catharine, married and settled
in Texas. Hannah died single. Elizabeth married JESSE COX, who
settled in Lincoln Co., MO. Raphael H. F. was born in Green's
Bottom, St. Charles Co., while his mother was on a visit there.
He married MARY MURPHY, of KY., by whom he had 2 children. She
died in 1839, and Mr. Clark afterward married MARY ATKINSON,
of KY., by whom he had 8 children. His 2nd wife is dead also,
and he lives in Audrain Co. Captain Christopher Clark sent his
stock to MO. in 1799, and brought his family in a keel-boat
to St. Charles Co. the following year. He settled first at Gilmore
Springs, where he remained one year, and in 1801 he removed
to Lincoln Co., near where Troy stands. He built a fort there
during the Indian war and was commissioned captain of militia
by GEN. WM. H. HARRISON. The musters took place at Zumwalt's
springs, and most of the men would get drunk on ADAM ZUMWALT's
whisky. One day, after the drill was over, the captain treated
his men to a wash-tub full of whisky, which so elated them that
they marched around it and fired a salute with their guns, which
were loaded with powder and toe wads. One of the men was too
drunk to hold his gun up when he fired, and the wad entered
DANIEL MCCOY's moccasin and cut off one of his toes. Captain
Clark commanded the company that went to bury PRICE, BALDRIDGE
AND LEWIS, who were killed by the Indians while hunting on Loutre
Prairie. The bodies of Price and Baldridge were found and buried,
but no trace of Lewis could be discovered. The captain was a
member of the Territorial Legislature when St. Charles Co. was
reduced to its present dimensions, by the organizations of Lincoln
and Montgomery Counties. A debate arose in regard to the boundary
line. MR. COTTLE advocating Peruque Creek as the line between
St. Charles and Lincoln, and Captain Clark favoring Cuivre.
The captain at length carried his point, and Cuivre became the
line between the two counties. He also secured the name for
the county, by a speech which brought tears to the eyes of the
members, a number of whom were natives of Lincoln Co., N.C.,
and Lincoln Co., KY. He worked upon their feelings by bringing
up tender recollections of their old homes, and then closed
his speech with a flight of eloquence that brought many of them
to their feet. Said he - "I was born in Lincoln county,
N.C., have lived in Lincoln Co., KY., and if God is willing,
I want to die in Lincoln Co., MO." His appeal could not
be withstood, and the county was named Lincoln without a dissenting
vote. Captain Clark was a most excellent citizen, and his death
was a great loss to the community.
CUNNINGHAM, Jonathan and DELILAH
Cunningham were natives of the state of Massachusetts. They
had a son named Elliott P., who came to MO. in 1840, and settled
in Audrain Co. He obtained the contract for building the state
university at Columbia, and was afterward elected a member of
the county court of Audrain Co. He married CYNTHIA SLOCUM, and
they had Ellen, Clara, russell S., Earle C., and Emmett R.,
all of whom live in Audrain Co.
DOAN, Hezekiah J. M. Doan, of Harrison
Co., KY., married MATILDA BERRY, and removed to Boone Co., MO.
in 1827, from whence they removed to Audrain Co. in 1831. Mr.
Doan was appointed one of the first judges of the county court
of that county, and was justice of the peace for many years.
He died in 1865, his wife having died in 1856. They had 8 children,
5 daughters and 3 sons.
DOUGLASS, George Douglass, whose
parents were Scotch, settled first in Amherst Co., VA., and
removed from there to Bedford Co. He married MARY TUCKER, and
they had Lucinda, David, John, Murphy, William, Polly, Susannah
and Sally. Lucinda, John, Polly and Susannah remained in Va.,
where they married and raised large families. Murphy married
and settled in the northern part of Alabama. William married
and settled in Byron Co., KY. Sally married JOHN COWARD, who
settled in Shelby Co. David was a soldier in the war of 1812.
He married SALLIE WHITE, a daughter of JACOB WHITE and REBECCA
HOLLAWAY, by whom he had Nancy, Elizabeth, William B., Louisa,
Edward H., Mary A., Martha, Lumira, Sarah, Edith, Robert H.,
Edna and Keren. William B., who is a minister, settled in MO.
in 1830. He was married in 1832, o LUCY CHICK, the ceremony
being performed by ESQUIRE ENOCH FRUITE. They had 6 sons and
2 daughters. Mr. Douglass taught school for some time after
he came to MO., and he had a great many grown pupils who did
not know their letters. It was the fashion then, to study out
loud in the school-rom, and each one would try to get hisw lesson
in a louder tone than the others, and sometimes the noise would
be so great that it could be heard for half a mile. After Mr.
Douglass began to preach, he was frequently called upon to marry
people. On one occasion, he went seven miles to marry a couple,
through a drenching rain, swimming several creeks that lay in
his route, and returned the same day; for which he received
the magnificent sum of fifty cents! He then had to go thirteen
miles, on a cold, rainy day, and pay that fifty cents to have
the marriage recorded. Such were the trials of pioneer preachers.
Edward H. Douglass settled in Audrain Co. in 1837. He married
MARY J. OGDEN, of VA., by whom he had 2 sons. He died in 1838.
Sarah Douglass married her cousin, ROBERT DOUGLASS, and settled
in Johnson Co., MO.
DINGLE, Edward Dingle, of Maryland,
settled in Scott Co., KY., where he married and had 7 children.
Three of them, Richard, Winder C., and Julia, settled in Marion
Co., MO. Mr. Dingle settled in Audrain Co. in 1840. He was married
the 2nd time to FRANCES SALLEE, of VA., by whom he had Samuel,
Carter B., William S., John G., Polly S., Nancy C., and Mary
A. Samuel was killed in Mexico, and left a widow and 5 children.
Mary A. married TASWELL JOHNSON. Carter B. married NANCY WARD,
and died, leaving a widow and 3 children. His widow afterward
married his brother, John G., and they had 3 children. William
S. Dingle died in his youth. Polly S. married KINZEY HARDISTER,
and she is now a widow in California. Nancy C. married a MR.
EUBANK, John Eubank, of England,
came to America and settled in the state of Maryland. His children
were George, John, Thomas, Richard, William, Mary, Lamar and
Sophia. George married REBECCA HERINGDON, of Maryland, and they
had David, Martha, George, Polly, Ellen, Rebecca and Rhoda.
David was a soldier of the war of 1812, and when the war was
over, he removed with his father to KY., and from thence, to
Ohio. He subsequently returned to KY., and married ANNA WYATT,
and settled in Audrain Co., MO. in 1837. His children were Cynthia,
Julia, Lina, George, Rebecca, Jonathan, David, Loyd and Ambrose.
ELLER, Jacob, Joseph and Daniel
Eller were born and raised in Maryland. Jacob married MARGARET
WILLARD, and they had Philip, George, Daniel, John, Sally, Susan,
Margaret, Jacob, Jr., and Elias. Jacob Jr., married ELIZABETH
GRIMES, and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1837. His children
were Warner, Willard, John T., Ann M., Martha and Elizabeth.
Elias Eller settled in Audrain Co. in 1838. He married MARY
STANDERFORD, of VA., and they had Abraham, Lizzie, Eleanor H.,
Margaret J., Mary A., Susan V., George E., Rachel and Joseph.
FARCETT, Edward Farcett, of N.C.,
settled in Audrain Co. in 1835. He married NANCY MCRAY, and
they had John, Thomas, Nancy and Sally. Nancy married JOSIAH
GANTT, of Audrain Co.
FIKE, John Fike, Sr., of Chatham
Co., N.C., had Aaron, James, John, Jr., and Nathan. John, Jr.,
married MARY ROWE, and settled in Ralls Co., MO. in 1817. They
had Sally, Hasting, Elizabeth, Aussy H., Nelson, Dillard, Robert,
Martha A., and Lucy. Aussy H., married MARY THOMPSON, and they
had a son named John, who married VIRGINIA FISH. Aussy H. Fike
was married the 2nd time to MARY TIPTON. Martha A. married WILLIAM
POWELL, of Montgoery Co., and after his death, she married WILLIAM
H. MARTIN, of Audrain Co. Lucy married CALEB MARTIN, of that
co. Nelson, son of John Fike, Jr., married MARY J. HUGHES, and
settled in Montgomery Co. Dillard, his brother, married the
WIDOW MCCONNELL, whose maiden name was ANN SCOTT. Robert married
MECHA HOLMES, and was afterward killed by lightning.
FUGET, Josiah Fuget, of VA., settled
first in KY., and removed from there to MO. in 1836. He married
JANE MUSICK, and they had Jonathan, Sally, Josiah, Elizabeth,
Ellen, Hiram, Polly, Hattie, James, Louisiana, Virginia and
GILMER, John Gilmer and MARGARET
BERRY, his wife, settled in Mercer Co., KY. They had Joseph,
James, William, Alexander, Ann and Jane. James was the only
one who came to MO. He married NANCY WILSON, and settled in
Monroe Co. in 1831. And in Audrain in 1843. His children were
Mary A., Margaret L., Eliza J., Sallie A., Harriet M., Emma
C., and John J.
GANTT - An English family named
Gantt, and consisting of five brother and two sisters, settled
in N.C. Their names were John, James, William, Zachariah, Ichem,
Keziah and Sally. William married FANNIE RIPPEY and settled
in Ray Co., MO. Ichem married SALLY RIPPEY, and they had Jane,
Levi, Josiah, Jesse, William, Thomas and Ichem, Jr. Mr. Gantt
died, and his widow afterward married his brother, James, by
whom she had James, Jr., and John. Josiah and Thomjas, sons
of Ichem Gantt, Sr., settled in Audrain Co. in 1835. The former
married NANCY FARCETT, and the latter
married CYNTHIA HURDELL.
HEPLER, Jacob Hepler was of German
descent. He was born in Rockbridge Co., VA., but married and settled
in Ohio, where his wife died. Their chilren were Obediah, John,
Elizabeth and Anna. Mr. Hepler was married the 2nd time to CATHARINE
MILLER, of Ohio, by whom he had Joseph, Edward, William H., Mitchell,
Rebecca, Eliza and Barbara. All of the children by his second
wife settled in Audrain Co.
HALL, James Hall, of Nicholas Co.,
KY., had Elizabeth, Polly, Cynthia, Melvina, James, John, Henry,
Elihn (?), and Moses. John and Elihu (?) came to MO. in 1835.
The former married KITTY SQUIRES, and they had one son and 10
daughters... Cynthia, Margaret, Mary, Amanda, Robert, Ruth,
Liney, Mildred A., Judith A., Sally and Caroline. Elihu hall
married SUSAN BRADSHAW, and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in
1835, and in 1839 he settled in Audrain Co. His children were
William, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Polly, Robert, John, David and
James. James, Davi and Amanda died in Indiana. Mr. Hall died
in 1850, but his widow is still living, in her 77th year.
HENSON, Francis Henson, of VA.,
married ELIZABETH HANCOCK, a daughter of STEPHEN HANCOCK, and
settled in Madison Co., KY., from whence he removed to MO>
in 1838. They had Sarah, Elizabeth, William B., Zerelda, Polly
A., Thoas H., and Frances. Sarah died single. Elizabeth married
ARCHIBALD CRESS, of KY. William B. married a MISS VAUGHAN. Zerelda
married JAMES HORN. Polly A. married BURGOYNE BENNETT. Thomas
H. was married 1st to LOUISA J. BYBEE, and 2nd to the WIDOW
GREEN. Frances married MOSES BAKER.
HALL, William Hall, of England,
settled in PA., and was killed by the Indians. His son, John,
married MAGDALENE SMITH, and they had John, William, Matthew,
Jesse, Hezekiah, Elisha, Tabitha and Keziah. Elisha married
SARAH BENT, and they had 10 children. Two of their sons, John
and Burkes B., settled in MO in 1832. John married ELIZABETH
MOON. she is dead, but he is still living.
HOOK, Thomas Hook and SALLY LONG,
his wife, were natives of Maryland.. They remmoved first to
KY., and from there to MO. in 1828. Their children were Elizabeth,
William, James, Samuel, thomas, Patsey, Polly, Nancy and Matilda.
James married CYTHIA SUMMIT, and settled in Boone Co., MO. in
1826. Samuel married MARY SIMMS, and settled in Boone Co. in
1828. He died in 1829, and his widow married THOMAS HOOK, who
died in 1850. The first husband's children were Martha, Mary
and Samuel T., and the children of the second, were Graham,
Robert S., Lucullus, William H., Joseph and Martha E.
HUBBARD, Thomas Hubbard was a
hard-shell Baptist preacher. He bought a bible that was published
in London in 1708, for which he paid $100 in Continental money.
the bible is now in possession of his great-grandson and namesake,
Thomas Hubbard, of Audrain Co.; and it contains the genealogy
of the Hubbard family from 1718 to the present time. Thomas
Hubbard had a son named Thomas, who also was a Baptist preacher.
He was born in 1722, and learned the ship carpenter's trade.
He married ANNA BRENT, of PA., and they had 1 son, James. Mr.
Hubbard was married the 2nd time to ANNA YERBY, and they had
Gilbert, Thomas, Hill, and Estell. He was married the 3re time
to ANNA YARP, by whom he had Jabez, Mary, Asap, Ebenezer, Nancy,
Hulda and Harriet. James, the eldest son, settled in KY. Gilbert
settled in Howard Co., MO. in 1807. Thomas settled in Washington
Co., MO. Hill died while he was a boy. Estell married ST. CLAIR
LEDGER, of KY. Jabez was a member of the legislature from St.
Charles Co. in 1823-4. He died from the effects of intemperance.
Asap settled in Howard Co. in 1808, and participated in the
Indian war of 1812. He was a carpenter, and a Hard-shell Baptist
preacher. He married MARY STEPHENSON, who was living in New
Madrid at the time of the great earthquakes. She was a granddaughter
of COLONEL HUGH STEPHENSON, of Rev. war fame. The children of
Asap Hubbard were Henry C., Thomas J., Agnes E., and Fannie
F. He settled in Audrain Co. in 1830.
JACKSON - The parents of Zachariah
Jackson, who were from Ireland, settled in Pamlico Co., N.C.
Zach was a soldier of the war of 1812, annd was at the battle
of New Orleans, where he was captured and held as a prisoner
of war until peace was declared. He then settled in Williamson
Co., TN., where he married MALINDA SLOCUM, by whom he had Sarah
A., James, Mary J., Zelpha, Slocum, Riley, Malinda and Permelia.
Mr. Jackson removed to MO. with his family in 1819, and settled
in Howard Co., from whence he removed to Boone Co. in 1822.l
James, his eldest, married ASANITH TURNER, and settled in Audrain
Co. in 1834. He was appointed first sheriff of the county, but
declined, and was elected the first representative. He served
two terms. The revenues of the county were so small at that
time that his expenses had to be paid by the state. He was afterward
clerk of the state senate one term, and served as judge of the
county court 8 years. He is also a Baptist preacher of the old
school. Mr. Jackson says he was never "tight" but
once in his life, and then he felt so good he tried to burn
the grass on the prairie when the snow was a foot deep. He was
very fond of hunting in early days, and one time while out on
the prairie he came upon a rock about 8 feet high, that had
been split in the center, and the two halves were lying about
8 feet apart. In 1860 he saw the same brock again, and the two
pieces had grown fast together, and were only 3 feet high.
JESSE, Rev. William M. Jesse, of
Cumberland Co., VA., was an Old School Baptist preacher. He
married POLLY A. PARKER, and they had 16 children: John P.,
Icham T., Mary A., Susan, Sally G., William J., Jesse S., Royal
A., Paulina E., Cyrus S. Maria H., Alexander, and James M.,
seceral of whom died in childhood. John P., Icham T., William
J., and Royal A., are all Baptist preachers, and live in Audrain
KILGORE, Jonathan Kilgore, of
Ireland, emigrated to America and settled in S. C. He removed
from there to Caldwell Co., KY., where he and his wife both
died, the latter being 81 years of age at the time of her death.
Their children were John, David, William, Hugh, Jane, Samuel,
Mary and Jonathan. John and Hugh came to MO., the former in
1827, and the latter in 1837. John was married first to POLLY
WIILLINGHAM, and they had John, Samuel, Polly, Jane, Elizabeth,
Nancy and Margaret. He was married the 2nd time to PHOEBE TART,
of N.C., by whom he had Permelia, Amaretta, Lucinda, James B.,
Erretta, nathan F., and Parthena. Nathan F. married MARGARET
J. ELLER. Permelia married JOHN H. KILGORE. Amaretta married
ALFRED POWELL. Hugh, brother of John Kilgore, Sr., married PHOEBE
BOWLIN, and they had several children, all of whom are dead.
John Jampton, Casana and Isabella, children of David Kilgore,
of Caldwell Co., KY., settled in MO. John Hampton settled in
Audrain Co. in 1830, and married MARGARET WILLINGHAM, who died,
and he afterward married PERMELIA KILGORE. He had 18 children
in all. Casana married ICHAM KILGORE, who setled in Boone Co.
in 1826, and in Audrain in 1827. They had 6 sons and 6 daughters.
Isabella married WILLIAM WOOD, who settled in Callaway Co. in
1837, and in Audrain in 1838. They had 2 sons and 4 daughters.
LEVAUGH, Abraham Lebaugh, of Wodford
Co., KY., was of French descent. He had Rebecca, Sally, Jane,
William, Isaac, James and Elizabeth. William married POLLY MURPHY,
of N..C., and settled in Montgomery Co., MO in 1823, and in
1832, he settled in Audrain Co. He had but one child, a son,
who married ELIZABETH HALL, by whom he had 3 sons. He was married
again to MINERVA JONES, and they had 3 sons and 1 daughter.
Mr. Levaugh was a partner of the first merchant in Mexico, MO.
LOCKRIDGE, James Lockridge was
born in VA., but removed to and lived in Nocholson Co., KY.
His children were James Jr., Robert, Andrew, William and John.
James and John settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1828. The former
married LAVINIA HALL, and they had Margaret, Martha, James,
Cynthia, Elihu, John, Elizabeth, Perlissa A., Robert and Melvina.
John, son of James Lockridge, Sr., married MAHALA BROWN, and
they had John, Nancy, Martha, James, William, Robert and Mary.
All of this family are now living in Audrain County.
MCCLURE. -- John McClure, of Scotland,
settled in Virginia, and afterward removed to Clark Co., Ky.
He had -- John, Andrew, Samuel, and two daughters. John
married Polly Redmon, and settled in Missouri in 1831.
They had -- James, David, John, Joseph, clay, Elizabeth, Mary,
MCINTOSH, Loyd McIntosh, of Logan
Co., KY., married CATHARINE HARPER, by whom he had John, George
L., Julia, Rachel, and Jane. John married ELIZABETH GILLUM,
and after his death, his widow settled in MO. Georgte L. married
SARAH HARPER, and settled in MO. in 1838. Rachel married WILLIAM
MCINTIRE, of Fulton, Callaway Co.
MCDONNALD - The parents of George
and Jane McDonnald were murdered by the Indians in the early
settlement of Virginia. George and his sister were in the lot,
playing in a horse trough, when the attqck was made. They lay
down in the trough and were not discovered by the savages; but
both of their parents, who were in the house, were murdered.
When George was grown he married MARY MURDOCK, of Ireland, and
they had John, Peter, Thomas, James, William, Elizabeth and
ann. In 1795 they settled in Nicholas Co., KY., where Mr. McDonnald
died, and his widow removed with her son, William, to Illinois,
where she died. Thomas McDonnald married the WIDOW GRAY, whose
maiden name was SARAH FRANKLIN, and settled in MO. in 1831.
They had Malinda, William H., Zerelda, Arthur, Margaret, George,
Elizabeth, Amanda, and Nancy, all of whom, except Zerelda, settled
MUNDY, Samuel Mundy, of Albemarle
Co., VA., married MILDRED CROSWHITE. Two of their sons, Logan
and Isaac, settled in MO. in 1836. Isaac afterward removed to
California where he died. Logan married LUCINDA CREED, and lives
in Audrain Co. He came to MO poor, but has prospered, and is
now possessed of a goodly supply of worldly effects.
MARTIN, John C. Martin, of Lincoln
Co., N.C. married PHOEBE ALLEN, and settled in Audrain Co.,
MO., in 1830. They had Allen, Thomas, Rufus, Robert, Nelson,
Polly, Nancy, Elizabeth and Patsey. Mr. Martin was a devout
Methodist, ande held family prayers regularly, night and morning;
but no one could understand his prayers, as he used language
which he alone could interpret. It was his custom to give a
corn shucking once every year, and wind up with a quilting,
as he was very much opposed to dancing. One of his daughters
married HENRY WILLIAMS, who at the time wa so poor he could
not pay the minister, but gave him an old spinning wheel for
his trouble. Mr. Williams afterward represented the county in
the legislature, and is now one of the leading merchants of
Mexico. He could pay several parson's fees now, without any
MYERS, Yosty Myers was of German
descent, and lived in Maryland. His children were Louis, Jacob,
John, Mike, Benjamin, Rebecca and Mary. Louis married ELIZABETH
MCKAY, of Virginia, and settled in KY., at a very early date.
His children were Isaac M., Silas, William, Lewis, Elias B.,
Meredity, Harvey S., Abigail M., Mary A., Elizabeth, Sally and
Rebecca. Meredith married NANCY P. JENNINGS, a daughter of GENERAL
WILLIAM JENNINGS, of the war of 1812, and settled in Audrain
Co., MO., where his wife died. He afterward married EMELINE
BLUE. By his first wife he had two sons and four daughters.
Louis Myers came to MO. and bought land, intending to remove
his family here, but he died on his way back to KY. His family
came to MO. after his death.
MURRAY, William Murray, of Georgia,
had 5 children - Nancy, Timothy, William, Douglass and Samuel.
The latter volunteered as a soldier in the war of 1812 when
he was only 17 years of age. After he was grown, he married
MARY A. BINNS, and settled in Audrain Co., MO., where he died
in 1861, in the 65th year of his age, leaving a widow and 5
MYERS, Drury Myers, of Ireland,
settled in Halifax Co., VA. His children were Drury, William,
Gardner and Beverly. Drury married NANCY DOUGLASS, who had 7
brothers in the American army during the Rev. war. They settled
first in Tennessee, and removed from there to KY., where Mr.
Myers died in 1828. He had 6 children, and his widow and 5 of
the children settled in Boone Co., MO., in 1832. The names of
the children were Sally, Drury D., Nancy, Beverly S., and William
M. Sally married MARION PATE, who settled in Audrain Co. in
1835. Drury D. married MARY A. BARNES, and settled in Audrain
Co. in 1833. Nancy married HIRAM G. MILLER, who also settled
in Audrain Co. Beverly S. was married first to MARTHA RIDGEWAY,
and settled in Audrain Co. in 1833. He was married the 2nd time
to EMELIA E. BLADUS. William M. married ELIZABETH H. BARNES,
and settled in Audrain co. in 1834.
MCINTIRE, Daniel McIntire and
his wife, who was a MISS WEAVER, were natives of Virginia, but
removed to KY. and settled near Lexington. They had Charles
W., Roland, Duskin, William, Catharine, Frances, Jane, and Elizabeth.
Charles W. settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1819k and in Audrain
in 1836. He was married in July, 1829 to MARGARET HARRISON,
of Callaway Co., and they had Donald, Thomas, William, Eliza,
Cynthia and Nancy. Mr. McIntire was very fond of a joke, and
never let any oopportunity pass to indulge in one; but he got
badly sold on a certain occasion. The people of Callaway Co.
had been taunting the citizens of Audrain, and saying they (Audrain
countians) had no money and in order to convince them that there
was some money in Audrain, he gave a man a $20 gold piece, and
told him to go into Callaway and shoe it to everybody he could
see, and tell them it was from Audrain. The fellow took the
money and departed, and is doubtless showing it around yet,
as he never returned it to its owner. On another occaswion,
Mr. McIntire endeavored to borrow the entire revenuee of the
county from the sheriff, who was conveying it to Jefferson City.
It consisted of $32 in money and six wolf scalps. Roland McIntire
was born in Fleming Co., KY., in 1800. He married MARIA HUNTER,
of Ohio, and settled in Audrain Co., MO. in 1831. He hewed the
logs to build his house, and while they were lying in the woods,
som Indians set the woods on fire, and the logs were burnt black,
rendering them unfit in that condition, for use. Mr. McIntire
and a party of his neighbors pursued the Indians, and caught
and whipped them, to learn them not to do so another time. He
then hewed his logs again and built his house. He had 8 children,
Roland, Jr., Marvin, Amanda, Laura, Mary, Fleming, Catharine
and Redmon. Duskin and William McIntire remained in KY. Catharine
married LEWIS DAY, who settled in Audrain Co. in 1830. The widow
of Frank McIntire lives in Fulton, Mo. Jane married JAMES MCCLANNAHAN,
of Callaway Co. Elizabeth married WILEY REYNOLDS, of the same
MUSICK - About the last of the
17th century, a small boy was found in Wales, who could give
no account of his parents or himself, except that his first
name was George. George manifested a fondness for music, and
his friends surnamed him Musick, as the word was then spelled.
He emigrated to Virginia in the beginning of the 18th century,
where he raised 5 sons, viz.: Daniel, George, Alexis, Ephraim
and Abraham. He also raised some daughters, but of these we
know neither the number nor names. Ephraim married a MISS ROY,
and raised a family in Spottsylvania Co. He raised 2 daughters,
one of whom married a JENKINS, and one a CAUTHORN. He raised
4 sons, viz.: Abraham, John, Thomas R., and Ephraim. Thomas
R. Musick was born 10/10/1757. He joined the Baptist Church
and commenced preaching at about seventeen years of age. He
went to N.C. during the rev. war, where he married MARY NEVEL.
Thomas served a part of the time in the American army. He removed
to S. C. in the year 1789, and in 1794, he removed to Barren
Co. He visited MO. several times while it was under the Spanish
Government, and preached in St. Louis County as early as the
year 1797. While preaching there he was frequently threatened
with violence. In the spring of 1804 he removed with his family
to MO. and settled in St. Louis Co., one mile north of the present
town of Bridgeton. Shortly afterward, he instituted Fefee Creek
Baptist church, which was doubtless the first Baptist church
west of the ississippi river, of which he was pastor for many
years. In the year of 1823 or 1824, his wife, Mary, died at
home in St. Louis Co. After the death of his wie, he made his
home at the house of his nephew, Ury Musick, a son of Abraham
Musick. He continued to preach in various parts of MO. and Illinois
until a short tie previous to his death, which occurred on the
2nd of Dec. 1842, at the home of Ury Musick. The famioy of Thomas
consisted of three sons and six daughters, viz.: William, Nancy,
Lewis, Mary, Charlotte, Sarah, Drucilla, Joyce and thomas. William
died at 7 or 8 years of age, and Thomas at 16; all the others
lived to be grown and married. Lewis Musick was born the 1st
day of Feb. 1784. He came with his father to MO. in 1804, and
married NANCY MARTIN, who died soe years afterward, after which
he married MARY FITZWATER. Lewis removed to Pike Co. in the
fall of 1819, and fro there to Audrain Co. in the spring of
1839. From MO. he went to California, starting on the 15th of
April, 1849. He died in Sacramaento Valley, Oct. 27, 1849. He
was engaged in trading inlivestock during the greater part of
his life, and in the course of his business, was occupied in
driving horses and cattle in various directions, all the way
from Texas to Selkirk's Colony on North Red river, the country
over which he had to pass, for the most part, a savage wilderness.
Lewis raised 10 children, Lawson T., Elvira, Lafrenier C., Mary
Ann, Charlotte M., Sarah T., Thomas R., Ephraim L., James J
and Mandana A. Lafrenier wa born in St. Louis Co. on the 29th
day of July, 1815, and married JANE D. HAYDEN. He joined the
Baptist church in March 1833, commenced preaching immediately
afterward, and was ordained in Oct. 1835. His present residence
is in Audrain Co.
MANSFIELD, Robert Mansfield
and MOURNING CLARK, his wife, of VA., had William H., James
W., Thomas M., Robert C., Joseph, Mildred, Elizabeth, Nancy
H., Mary, Sarah and Susannah. William H., James W., and Joseph
were Baptist preachers. Thomas M. was a Methodist preacher and
Robert was a Presbyterian preacher. The latter settled in Audrain
Co. in 1836, and he and Mr. J. H. SMITH entered the land on
which the city of Mexico stands. They donated 25 acres to the
city the same year. Robert C. Mansfield married ELIZABETH S.
BEATTY, and they had Malinda, Mary, William, Edward, Charles
and Lelia. Mildred, Elizabeth, Nancy H. and Sarah, daughters
of Robert Mansfield, Sr., remained in VA. Mary married and settled
in Illinois. Susannah married and settled in Monroe Co., MO.
PETLEY, Joseph Petley, of Warren
Co., KY., married NANCY HAMILTON, and they had Alfred, Allen,
Alexander, John, George, Mary, Margaret, Rachel and Nancy. Alfred
settled in Audrain Co. in 1828. He was married first to MALINDA
MEIGS, by whom he had 3 children. He was married the 2nd time
to CYNTHIA HOWARD, by whom he had 9 children. Mr. Petley was
the greatest hunter and trapper of his day. It is said by those
who had opportunities of knowing, that he killed more bears,
deer, panthers, wild cats, raccoons, and wild turkeys than any
two men in Missouri. He was very stout, and was often seen carrying
two deer, one strapped on each shoulder, and his gun at the
same time. He would carry such a load as this for miles without
seeming to grow weary. He lived to a very old age, and died
in 1874. While he was lying on his death-bed, he had his gun
and powder horn, a set of buck's antlers, and the skins of a
wild cat, raccoon and bear, hung where he could see them, and
they were the last objects tat his gaze rested upon as his soul
took its flight to the spirit land. Allen Petley settled in
Montgomery Co, and married ELLEN BISHOP. Alexander also settled
in Montgomery Co. One day during harvest, he cut seven acres
of wheat with a cradle, and drank a large quantity of cold water
while he was heated, from the effects of which he died that
night. Margaret married TALIAFERRO REED, who settled in Montgomery
Co. in 1834. Rachel married WILLIAM WILLIAMS, who settled in
that county the same year.
PULIS - The parents of John Pulis,
of New York City, were Irish. John was married twice, and by
his first wife he had David and Conrad. His second wife was
a MISS PLUNKETT, by whom he had Peter and John. David was married
in the city of New York, to PHOEBE TAYLOR, by whom he had Elizabeth,
William, John, Reuben, Conrad and Samuel E. Mr. Pulis removed
to KY., where he lost his wife, and was married again to MARY
N. GARDNER, by whom he had Thomas M., Stephen M., George and
Joseph. He then removed to Warren Co., MO., where he died in
1848. William and john Pulis married and settled in MO. in 1829
and 1830. Reuben ran away from home when he was 16 years old,
and came to MO. He landed at Hannibal, which at that time, consisted
of 1 house. There he made a bark canoe and went down the Mississippi
river to St. Louis, from whence he worked his way back to KY.
on a steamboat. He then learned the trade of a blacksmith, and
married the WIDOW HUTSON. Her property consisted of a featherbed,
a gun, a cradle, two chairs and a pair of scissors, while he
had $25 in money and a set of blacksmith's tools. He paid the
$25 to a man to haul himself and wife and their property to
MO. They settled first in Audrain Co., removed from there to
Callaway, and returned to Audrain again, where Mrs. Pulis died,
and he afterward married NANCY MCDONALD. Mr. Pulis was a justice
of the peace in Audrain Co. for 6 years. Conrad, Samuel, Thomas
and Stephen Pulis married and settled in MO., Thomas in Audrain
PEERY, James Peery and his wife,
who was a MISS JAMESON, were natives of Ireland. They settled
in Tazewell Co., VA., and had Thomas, James, John, William and
Samuel. Mr. Peery and his son, Thomas, were both soldiers in
the Rev. war. The former was wounded severely, and the latter
was killed. Samuel Peery married SARAY CARTMAN, by whom he had
John, William, Josweph, Thomasd, Martha, Elizabeth, althamira
and Matilda. Thomas married NARCISSA CANTERBERRY, and split
rails at 50 cents per 100 to get money to pay the parson. He
paid his first taxes in Audrain Co. in 1837, to JACK WILLINGHAM,
who was the first sheriff. His taxes amounted to two wolf scalps
and a half-a-pound of powder. Mr. Peery is a devoted Methodist,
and loves to attend camp meetings. He was present at a camp
meeting a good many years ago, when a violent rain and wind
storm came up and broke the ridge pole of the large tent, which
let the canvas sink down in the shape of a funel, into swhich
a large quantity of water gathered, when some one cut a hole
in the canvas and the water rushed out with such violence that
the preachers were washed out of the pulpit and the women away
from the altar.
PEARSON, Stephen Pearson, of Burch
Co., N.C. married MARY POTTS, and they had 2 sons, John A. and
Joseph, both of whom settled in Audrain Co., MO., where the
city of Mexico now stands, in 1835. When the town was laid off
the following year, Joseph donated three acres of land to hep
it along. John A. married NANCY CARLTON, of N.C., by whom he
had Rufus S., Leander P., John V., Marschall C., Joseph W.,
Clinton P., Julia A., Mary E., Emily L., and Elizabeth L. In
addition to his own famiy, Mr. Pearson had 8 negro slaves and
they all lived in two small cabins for a nyumber of years. He
served 8 years as a member of the county court, and was an esteemed
and influential citizen.
POWELL, Thomas Powell and NANCY
CHANCEY, his wife, were natives of Maryland, but settled in
Nicholas Co., KY., in 1796. Thay had 11 children, none of whom
lived to be grown, viz.: John, Charles, Jerry, Thomas, Isaac,
William, Robert, Polly, and Nancy. John, Isaac and Nancy settled
in Indiana. Charles, Thomas and William lived in KY. Polly married
and she and her husband lived in Ohio. Jerry settled in Illinois.
Robert was a soldier of the war of 1812, and became an early
settler of Audrain co., where he still lives in his 83rd year.
He was married first to CELIA MURPHY, of KY., by whom he had
Alvin, Alfred, Monroe, Jefferson, Jameson, Columbus, Jackson,
Robert T., Julia A., Nancy and Grezella. Mr. Powell was married
two other times, his last wife bein the WIDOW HUNT. All of his
children live in Audrain Co.
RODGERS, Charles Rodgers and his
wife, ELIZABETH HARRIS, of Halifax Co., VA., had 1 son, Charles
B., who was a Lieutenant in the war of 1812. He settled in Callaway
Co., MO., in 1829, and at the commencement of the war with Mexico,
he raised a company in Callaway and Audrain Counties, and served
as captain of his company during the war. His wide was ALETHA
OVERFELT, of Beford Co., VA., and their children were Richmond
H., Charles A., Andrew J., James C., John L., Elizabeth J.,
Sarah H., Virginia C., Thomas R., Isaac C., William G., and
Aletha J. Charles A. was a private in his father's company during
the Mexican war.
REED, Zachariah Reed, of Richmond,
VA., married MARGARET COCKRELL, by whom he had 5 sons and 5
daughters. They left VA. and settled in KY, where they lived
for many years. Their son, James, who was a coppersmith, married
SUSAN WILLIFORD, and settled in Boone Co., MO. in 1826, and
in Audrain Co in 1834, where he still lives, in his 87th year.
He served in the war of 1812, under ISAAC SHELBY, in Canada.
He had 2 sons and 7 daughters.
REYNOLDS, John Reynolds, of S.
C., married NANCY GRIGGS, by whom he had Allen, John, Sarah,
Shadrach, Emily, William, Wiley, Judith, Joseph and Durham.
Mr. Reynolds settled in Boone Co., MO. in 1829, and in Audrain
co. in 1832.
ROSE, George Rose and his wife, of
Germany, had 3 children - Louis, Martin and Matthiaas. Louis
was Colonel of a regiment in the battle of Blue Licks, KY.,
and was captured and taken to Detroit, where he was exchanged,
and returned home in Aug. 1783. Matthias married NANCY HICKMAN,
of Louon Co., VA., and settled in St. Louis Co., MO. in 1818.
His children were Louis, Elga H., Rolley F., Elizabeth, Sarah
and Angeline. Louis married ELIZABETH MASSEY, and they had 1
son, Frank E., who lives in St. Louis County. Elga H. better
known as Judge Rose, lives in Mexico, MO. He married ELLEN B.
SULLIVAN, and they had Matthias D., and Lucy E. Rolley F. was
married first to MARY CLARK, by whom he had Louis, William,
Franklin and Nancy. He was married the 2nd time to ADELINE DEHARE,
a French lady. Elizabeeth married JAMES MCCLURE. Sarah maried
NICHOLAS S. BURKHART. Angeline married BENJAMIN D. RAY.
RUSSELL, Mr. Russell, of N. C.,
was a soldier in the Rev. war. He married in N. C., and settled
in Campbell Co., VA. His children were Mark, Henry, Daniel and
Louis. Daniel married LUCY LANE, and settled in Carroll Co.,
MO, 1836. Louis married JANE DAVIDSON, and they had Frank, David,
William, Eliza, Henry, John and three others. Mr. Russell lived
for many years on the Ohio river, in W.V. and made regular trips
to New Orleans with flatboats. He was fond of hunting and trapping,
and drvoted a great deal of time to those occupations. He settled
in Audrain Co., MO. in 1835, and died in 1872, in the 84th year
of his age.
SPENCER, Barnard Spencer and
his wife, MARY HAMPTON, of Gallatin Co., KY., had Preston H.,
Sarah A., Joseph D., James H., Eliza, Ross, Susannah, Henry
H., and Barnard H. Joseph D. married ELIZABETH BISHOP, and settled
in Audrain Co. in 1839. Henry H. was married twice, and settled
in Audrain Co. Barnard H., Eliza and Susannah also settled in
STRAHAN, John Strahan was the
son of Robert Strahan and NANCY SCOTT, of Doun Co., Ireland.
When John was 3 years old, his mother died, and in 1812, his
father came to America, bringing his son with him, and settled
in Beaver Co., PA. His brother, William, and sister, Nancy,
also came with them. John lost his father when he was only 11
years of age, and he was bound out to learn the carpenter's
trade. But that trade did not suit him, and he left the man
he was bound to and learned the boot and shoe business. he also
procured books and acquired such an education as he could by
his own efforts. He was naturalized in 1824, and settled in
Lincoln Co., KY., in 1832, where he married CELIA CANTERBERRY,
by whom hd had 4 sons and 4 daughters. He came to Mo. in 1841,
and settled first in Platte Co., but removed from there to Audrain
Co. in 1844. He was elected Judtice of the peace in 1846, but
resigned his office when he went to California in 1849, and
during his absence, his wife died. He returned home in 1854,
and married CYNTHIA EUBANK. He was re-elected Justice of the
peace upon his return, and continued to hold the office for
many years. He has been a great friend of public improvements,
and when the North Missouri Railroad was built, he subscribed
largely to the capital stock, saying that if he could not pay
his railroad tax when it was due, he would take his spade and
work it out. The Esquire is now living on his farm in Audrain
Co., and is a worthy and respectable citizen.
SHOCK, Henry Shock, of Germany,
emigrated to America and settled first in PA., from whence he
removed to Greenbriar Co., VA. His children were Henry, John,
Jacob, Rayner, Christina and Sally. John married POLLY SHILEY,
and they had Milley, David, Henry, Hector P. L., Eliza, Polly,
William, Rebecca, Peggy and Sarah. Mr. Shock settled in Boone
Co., MO. in 1816, and built a horse mill. His son, Henry, was
married first to MARY JACKSON, and second to HANNAH L. COX,
and by his two wives, he had 16 children. He settled in Audrain
Co. in 1831, and bought out RICHARD WILLINGHAM, "stock,
lock and barrel", for $80. He afterward purchased the property
of COLONEL ROBERT FULKERSSWON, whose land adjoined his, and
the latter removed to Montgomery Co. Mr. Shock is dcalled the
"fat man" of Audrain Co. David Shock married CYNTHIA
GIBSON, of Boone Co. Hector P. L. married SARAH A. JACKSON,
and settled in Bates Co., where he died. Eliza married THOMAS
STRICKLAND, the first stage contractor on the Booneslick road.
Polly married WILLIAM BREWER. William married the WIDOW EVANS.
Margaret married PERRY COX. Sarah A. married MILTON BLYTHE.
Richard died in childhood.
STEPHENSON, Hugh Stephenson,
of Ireland settled in PA., and fought under Washington during
the rev. war. His children were John, Hugh, Richard and Marcus.
The 3 latter also served in the Rev. war. Marcus married AGNES
HINKSON, and they had Polly, Elizabeth, Hugh, Nancy, Marcus,
Peggy and Garret. Mr. Stephenson removed to MO. in 1807, and
died i 1814, while on his way to Howard Co. His widow afterward
married THOMAS REYNOLDS, of KY., and died in 1865. Garret, son
of Marcus Stephenson, married EFFIE A. BLUE, and lives in Audrain
SLOCUM, Joseph Slocum, of England,
settled in N.C. where he married MARY RILEY, amd they had Riley,
Nancy, Robert and Cynthia. Riley married the WIDOW POTTS, whose
maiden name was NANCY CROCKETT, of TN., and settled in Boone
Co., MO. in 1819. They had Nancy, Robert and Cynthia. Nancy,
daughter of Riley Slocum, married JOSEPH M. GRAY, and they had
2 children. Cynthia married ELLIOTT P. CUNNINGHAM. Robert is
a bachelor, and lives in Audrain Co. Riley Slocum was married
the 2nd time to ANNIE HERRING, by whom he had William, Alfred,
Joseph, Susan, John C., and Amanda J. The first four died young.
Amanda J. was married 1st to CHARLES V. MCWILLIAMS, and 2nd
to OLIVER C. CUNNINGHAM. She had 2 children by her 2nd husband,
Charles and Prince.
THOMAS, Jackson Thomas was born
and raised in Mercer Co., KY., but removed to Monroe Co., MO>,
in 1834, and to Audrain Co. in 1838. He married SARAH D. MCGEE,
and they had Ida C., James S., Mary J., Louisa A., Sarah E.,
Susan F., Martha E., and William J.
TINSLEY - The father of Edward
Tinsley came from Scotland and settled on James river, in VA.,
before the Rev. war. Edward married ELIZABETH BUFORD, who was
a sister of COLONEL WILLIAM BUFORD, of the Rev. war. They had
Caleb, Henry, Joshua, Willoiam, Abraham, Judith, Elizabeth,
Rachel and Frances. Caleb married ELIZABETH MEDLEY, of VA.,
and they had Ann, Mildred, Peachey, Frances E., and Abraham
B. Mr. Tinsley removed to KY. in 1816, and settled in Callaway
Co., MO. in 1837. Abraham B. married RACHEL JAINS, and settled
in Audrain Co. in 1837. He was sheriff of that county three
terms, and represented it in the legislature two terms.
TALLEY, George, Abraham, Richard
and William Talley were born and raised in England, but settled
in Halifax Co., VA., at a very early date. George and William
came to MO. in 1817, and settled in Howard Co., where they remained
2 years, and then removed to Boone Co. William settled in Audrain
Co. in 1829, and George in 1831. The latter married MARTHA WILSON,
and they had William, Jr., Sally, James, Martha, Harriet, George,
Boswell W., Wiley and Judith. William Talley Sr., married JUDITH
WILSON of VA., and they had Elizabeth, John, Daniel, Wiley,
Berry, Jennie, George, William, and Lethe.
TURNER, Thomas Turner, of VA.,
married CATHARINE SMITH, of the same state and settled on the
Yadkin river, in N.C. They had a son named William, who was
born in Jan. 1778, and is now living in Audrain Co., MO. He
has been a member of the Old Baptist Church for 76 years. He
went to KY. with his parnts in 1790, where he married ELIZABETH
CROOKS, and in 1837, he settled in Boone Co., MO., where he
resided until 1869, when he settled in Audrain Co. His children
were Thomas, James, Clinton, John, Samuel, Silas, Mary, Lucinda,
Nellie, Sarah, Margaret, Narcissa, Elizabeth and Catharine.
Four of Mr. Turner's brothers, Smithton, James, John and Thomas,
settled in Boone Co., MO.
VAUGHAN, Frederick Vaughan was
a soldier of the revolution, and lived in Henry Co., VA. He
married NANCY BOULWARE, and they had Catharine, Polly, Nancy,
Fannie, Patsey, Robertson, Frederick and Martin, all of whom
settled in Shelby Co., KY. Martin, Frederick, Polly, Fannie
and Peter came to MO. with their parents. Martin was married
3 times: first to REBECCA TAYLOR, 2nd to SUSANNAH PROFFIT, and
3rd to AROLINE WILBORN. He had only 3 children, and is now a
widower in his 80th year.
WAYNE, John Wayne, of VA., had a
son named Temple, who was of a roving disposition and passionately
fond of hunting. He settled in Audrain Co., MO. in 1827, and
killed 6 deer the first day he stopped there. During the hunting
seawsons, no one killed more deer and wolves than he did, and
he lived for years entirely on wild game. He was never satisfied
except when he was in the woods, where he spent nearloy all
of his time, night and day - Sunday being like any other day
to him. He was married first to LORINDA PEYTON, by whom he had
William, Mary, Temple Jr., Joseph, Lorinda, Jane and James.
He was married the second time to ELIZABETH GRIGGS, and they
had Lucy A., George, Elizabeth, Emily, Alfred and Franklin.
WILSON, Moses Wilson married MARY
RUSSELL, of Va., and settled in Boone Co., KY. They had John
H., Sarah, Martha, William, Elizabeth, Samuel, Susan and Chrine.
John H. was a soldier in the war of 1812. He married SUSAN SIMMONS,
and settled in Audrain Co., MO., in 1834. They had Sally, Martha
A., Esther, William W., Mary, Joseph R., Susan C., and Samuel
WILLIAMS, Cobb Williams was a
native of VA., but settled in Lincoln Co., N.C. where he married
PATSEY BROWN. He settled in Audrain Co., MO., in 1830. His children
were Polly, Patsey, Delilah, Granderson, Caleb, John, William
L., Gideon, and Absalom. John and Delilah died in N.C. Polly
married JOHN ALLEN. Patsey married JOHN KILGORE. Granderson
and Abraham live in Monroe Co. Caleb is in California. William
L. was married first to CORDELIA KILGORE, and second to MARY
E. EVANS. Gideon married ELIZABETH GULLEY. Caleb Williams, Sr.,
died in 1832, and his funeral was the first preached in Audrain
Co. The services were conducted by REV. ROBERT YOUNGER, a Methodist
minister of Boone Co.
WEATHERFORD, John Weatherford,
of Ireland,k settled in VA., at an early date. His children
were George, Joel, Archibald, Harden, Lindsley and Milley. Joel
married CATHARINE DRY, and settled first in KY., from whence
he removed to Pike Co., MO. in 1829. They had 1 child, Polly,
;when Mrs. Weatherford died, and he married MARGARET DRY, by
whom he had Catharine, George J., Joel M., Caroline, Margaret,
Jane, Frank and Jacob. Joel M. married MARY B. STANFORD. Polly
married FRANK MCCORD. Catharine married JOHN PARDON. George
J. married SUSAN JOHNSON. Caroline married S. T. LOVE. Margaret
married WILLIAM HOARD. Jane married GEORGE WALKER. Frank married
ANNA ATKINS, and Jacob married a MISS FERRELL.
WILLINGHAM - Many years before
the Rev. war, a family of Willinghams lived in N.C. About 1800
two brothers of the family, named John and William, settled
in KY., and in 1816 they came to MO. and settled on Rocky Fork
Creek, within the present limits of Boone Co., from whence they
removed to what is now Audrain co. in 1825. John Willingham
had a son named Jack Willingham, who was the first sheriff of
Audrain Co. He collected the revenues in 1837, which amounted
to $32 in money and six wolf scalps.
WATTS, Samuel Watts, of Halifax
Co., VA. was born in England. He married SALLY BURCHETT, and
they had Rebecca, Daniel, Lizzie, Gillum, John, Roland, Joseph,
Berry, Brackett, and Sally. Roland married POLLY LANE, and settled
in Audrain Co. in 1833. Joseph was maried 1st to DOROTHEA CONNER,
of VA., and 2nd to the widow of HENRY BURNES, whose maiden name
was ARSISSA JOHNSON, daughter of RICHARD JOHNSON and ANN WITHENS,
who came from Bourbon Co., KY., to Callaway Co., MO. in 1824.
WOODS, Andrew Woods, of Mercer
Co., KY., married MARY MCGEE, and they had John, James and William.
John and James settled in Monroe Co., MO. William married JANE
CARDWELL and settled in Audrain Co. in 1837. They had George
A., David, James, William, Mary A., Joseph, John, Albert, Olivia,
Martha J., and Susan.
WOODS - The parents of Archibald
Woods were Irish. He was married in VA., and removed to KY.,
during the early settlement of that state, where he was killed
by the Indians during one of their attacks upon the fort where
he and his family were staying. He left a widow and 4 children;
William, Franklin, Nancy and Archibald. William was married
in KY., and settled in MO in 1820. Frank died unmarried, in
Boone Co., MO. Nancy married WILLIAM MULLINS, who settled in
Howard Co. in 1820. Archibald married FANNIE HILL, and settled
in Callaway Co. in 1826. His children were David H., Elizabeth,
John, Nellie, Nancy and Patsey. David H. married SARAH REYNOLDS,
and lives in Audrain Co.
WEST, William West married a MISS
BYBEE, and removed from VA. to N.C., and in 1800 he settled
in east Tennessee. Mr. West was a soldier of the Rev. war, and
while he was in the army his wife kept all the pewter ware,
of which she had quite an amount, buried to keep the soldiers
from moulding it into bullets. Their eldest son, Jolley H.,
married NANCY WILLIAMS, of N.C., by whom he had James, John,
Emily, William, Elizabeth, Jeremiah J., and Louisa. After the
death of Mr. west, his widow came to MO. with 3 of her children,
Jeremiah J., William and Elizabeth, and settled in Audrain Co.
in 1834. Mrs. West afterward married ELIAS GILPIN, who removed
to Texas. William West married POLLY MULLINS, of Tennessee.
Jeremiah J. married ZELPHA HATTON, of KY., by whom he had 10
children, nearly all of whom are named for Methodist preachers.
Louisa West married B. A. FIELDS, and died in 1856, leaving