EVANS, Benjamin Evans, of Charlotte Co., VA.,
had a son named Larry B., who married ELIZABETH COVINGTON, of Halifax
Co. and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1834. He died in 1851 leaving
a widow, 6 daughters, and an infant son in very poor circumstances. Mrs.
Evans was an excellent tailor, and was the only person in that part of
the county who could make fine clothing for gentlemen. She carried on
the business before her husband's death, and continued it with success
after his decease. She and her daughters also cultivated their farm, and
did the work as well as it could have been done y men. Mrs. evans is an
excellent lady, and deserves great credit for her energy and industry.
ELLIS, The parents of John, Abraham, Peter
and William Ellis were natives of England. The 4 brothers came to America
and settled in Fauquier Co., VA. Peter and Abraham came to Mo. in 1808,
and settled first in St. Louis Co. Abraham was in the war of 1812. He
was married first to a MISS LEE, and 2nd to MARY TRUSSELL, of Tennessee.
By his 2 wives, he had Elizabeth, Jane, Polly, Peter, Ellen, Isabella,
Mary, Ross A., John, James, Cynthia A., Malinda J, Barbara L., William,
Amanda R., and one other that died in childhood. Mr. Ellis was a member
of the Methodist church, and the first camp-meeting in Callaway Co. was
held on his land and for many years afterward, camp-meetings were held
there regularly. Religious services were also held in private houses,
and Mr. Ellis was generally selected to announce the next appointment,
which he would do from the top of a stump, in a loud voice, and then would
add, "Bring along your guns and dogs, and make as big a show as you
can." Peter Ellis settled in Boone Co.
EVERHART, Jacob Everhart was of German
parentage. He lived in Loudon Co., VA., and his wife was ANN WALTMAN,
a daughter of JACOB WALTMAN. They had Jacob, John, Joseph and Sarah. Jacob
married SARAH STUCK, and they had one child, a daughter. John was married
twice, the name of his first wife being SARAH PRINCE. Sarah married HENRY
BRUCE. Joseph was married in 1826 to LYDIA STUCK, and they had James L.,
and Jacob E. Mrs. Everhart died in 1830, and her husband subsequently
married ANN C. DEAVER, by whom he had Jesse D., Joseph V., Margaret A.,
Martha, Virginia, Catharine, John and William B. Mr. Everhart settled
in Callaway Co. in 1834. He was married the 3rd time to the widow of WILLIAM
DYSON, whose maiden name was LUCINDA DAVIS. She was also married 3 times,
her first husband being a MR. WREN.
ESTENS, James and John Estens settled in
Callaway Co. in 1815. They lived for two years on wild meat, without salt
or bread. They were said to be the first American settlers within the
present limits of Callaway Co.
EWING, Patrick Ewing, of Ireland, settled
in Maryland, where he married a MISS PATTON, by whom he had Joshua, Robert,
Putnam, Samuel, Polly, Eleanor, Catharine and William. Mr. Ewing's first
wife died, and he was married the second time to a MISS POTTER, by whom
he had Patrick and Elizabeth. William settled within the present limits
of MO. while it was a Spanish province. Joshua married RACHEL GEORGE of
Pennsylvania, and settled in Lee Co., VA., where they had Robert, Patrick,
Joshua, Jr., James P., Samuel, William, David C., Jesse, Margaret, Eliza
S., and Polly. Patrick, who was born in Lee Co., VA., in 1792, served
as a soldier in the first part of the war of 1812, and in 1814 he came
to MO. and located in Darst's Bottom, St. Charles Co., where he taught
school for some time. He afterward married NANCY DARST, and settled in
Callaway Co. in 1817. He became the second Sheriff of that county, and
was Captain of a company in the Black Hawk war. He was married the 2nd
time to MRS. FISHER, whose maiden name was ANN ELIZA RATAKIN. By his first
wife he had David D., Joshua, Jesse, Rosetta H., Rachel C., Elizabeth,
Jane, Mary and Margaret. James Ewing, brother of Patrick, married BELINDA
NEIL, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. Samuel married SELENA BEATTY,
and settled in Callaway Co. in 1835.
ELEY, Edward Eley, of Culpepper County, VA.,
had a son named Henry, who married MARY JAMES, by whom he had Mary, Catharine,
Benjamin F., George, James, Harriet and Sally. He was married the 2nd
time to the WIDOW SIMMS. wo also died, and he was married the 3rd time
to SALLY FITZHUGH. Mr. Eley settled in Callaway Co. in 1835.
EVANS, Major Jesse Evans, of Wythe Co., VA.,
was married twice. His children were John, Joseph, George, Jane and Nancy.
He came to MO. in 1816, and settled in Cotesansdessein, Callaway Co. His
son, John, married SALLY NEWELL, of VA. and settled in Callaway Co. in
1817. Joseph married ELIZABETH SMITH of VA. and settled in Callaway Co.
the same year as his father did. Jane married THOMAS FARMER, who settled
in Callaway Co. in 1817. Nancy married COLONEL GEORGE KING, of VA., and
settled in Callaway Co. in 1817. George married HANNAH PRITCHETT and settled
in Callaway Co. in 1818.
FRENCH, William and Simon French were brothers,
and lived in S.C. William died, leaving a widow and 7 children, viz.:
Hugh, John, Jane, Sally, Hannah, Mary and Susan. The widow and her children
removed to Warren Co. East Tennessee, in 1795. Her son, Hugh, married
his cousin, SALLY FRENCH, of Christian Co., KY., and settled in Boone
Co., MO., in 1820. His children were Simon L., William H., John N., Caroline
M., Mary J., Susan A., Sarah J., and Emily E. John French settled in Callaway
Co., MO in 1820. He was married first to JANE CLARK, of Montgomery Co.,
by whom he had William H., Bryant, Milton, and Sally A. His 2nd wife was
ISABELLA DILLARD, by whom he had Hugh, Thomas and Lucy. Jane French married
JOHN DUTTON. Sally married JOSEPH ELLEDGE. Hannah married SAMUEL CO. Mary
married ISAAC CLARK, of Montgomery Co. Susan married SAMUEL MCRUNNELS.
Simon French, Sr., settled in Christian Co., KY. His children were Lewis,
Pinckney, Andrew J., William N., Isaac C., Sally, Susan and Mary A. Lewis
married LOUISA SIMPSON, of Montgomery Co., MO., and settled in Callaway
Co. in 1821. Pinckney was married first to DEVONIA CLARK, of Christian
Co. KY., and settled in Callaway Co., Mo. in 1836. They had Henry, Isaac,
Edward and William. After the death of his first wife, Mr. French married
ELIZABETH JONES, of Christian Co., KY., and they had Albert and Virginia.
Andrew J. French married SALLY TOWLEY. William N. married COMFORT E. PARTS.
Isaac married NANCY MONROE. The three las mentioned all settled in Morgan
Co., MO. Sally married her cousin, HUGH FRENCH. Susan married ENOCH FRENCH,
of Morgan Co., MO. Mary A. married BELL MURE, of Christian Co., KY.
FOXWORTHY, William Foxworthy, of Prince
William Co., VA., was a soldier of the Rev. war. His children were William,
Samuel, John, Thomas, Alexander, Sally, Lilly and Harriet. William was
a soldier in the war of 1812. He married ELIZABETH HEALER, of PA., and
they had Alexander, Joseph, John, Isabella, Clarissa and Sarah. Mr. Foxworthy
settled in Callaway Co., MO in 1836, and was subsequently killed by a
horse. His widow removed to California when she was 75 years of age. Alexander
married EMILY BRYAN, of KY., and they had 4 sons and 4 daughters. John
married MARY BURT. Isabella married WILLIAM H. WILSON. Clarissa married
GALBRETH WILSON. Joseph and Sarah reside in California.
FREEMAN, John Freeman was an orphan Irish
boy, and was raised in S. C. When he was grown, he settled in KY., where
he married NANCY LENOX. In 1832 they came to MO. and settled in Callaway
Co. Their children were John, Thomas, Michael, David, Harvey, William,
Mary, Jemima, Lucretia, Pernina, Mahala, Arnetha, Lourena, Elizabeth and
two that died in childhood. Mary married THOMAS MOXLEY. Jemima married
JAMES BOYCE. Lucretia was married first to FRANK DRISKARD, and second
to a MR. BLESSING. Pernina married ALLEN TICER. Lourena married HANDY
MOXLEY. Mahala married DAVID CROSS. Arnetha married CHARLES CRAVENS. John,
Thomas, Michael, Harvey and Jemima lived and died in Callaway Co.
FRUITE, enoch and Alexander Fruite settled
in Callaway Co. in Feb. 1819. They were raised in Christian Co., KY.,
and lived several years in Howard Co., MO., before they settled in Callaway.
Aleck Fruite lived on Nine Mile Prairie, and was the first postmaster
in that part of the county. He was a hunter and trapper, and devoted most
of his time to those occupations. His stock of firewood gave out once,
during a very cold spell of weather, and he and his family had a good
prospect of freezing before them, until a bright idea struck him. He took
down the wooden chimney of his cabin, hung a blanket across the fireplace,
and then built a fire of the sticks of his dismantled chimney in the middle
of his cabin, the smoke ascending through the roof. By this means, they
kept from freezing until the weather moderated. Mr. Fruite was opposed
to slavery, being what was then called an Abolitionist, and in 1832 he
removed to Illinois, so he could live in a free state. Enoch Fruite also
settled on Nine Mile Prairie, and devoted the principal part of his time
to hunting and trapping. He was elected a justice of the peace and became
an influential citizen of the county. He finally sold out and removed
to Monroe Co. Some time afterward, he had occasion to visit his old neighborhood,
and while crossing the prairie in Audrain Co., on his way to Callaway,
he caught four young wolves, and carried them in his saddlebags to the
house of WILLIAM B. DOUGLASS, whose wife kept them for him, in a chicken
coop, until he returned home. The scalps of those wolves paid his taxes
for two years.
FITZHUGH, John Fitzhugh was a soldier of
the Rev. war. His youngest son, Alexander C., married NANCY CASON, and
settled in Pike Co., MO. in 1823. Their children were John, Thomas, Sarah,
Lucy, Ann, Elizabeth, Hart, Mary, Permelia and Frances, most of whom married
and settled in Callaway Co.
FISHER, William Fisher, of VA., married SUSAN
PECK, and they had Thomas, James, Elizabeth, William, Joseph, Richard,
Margaret, Charles W., and Mary. Thomas married ISABELLA HUMPHREYS, of
VA., and settled in St. Charles Co., MO. in 1819, and the following year
he removed to Callaway Co. His children were Mary J., William H., Susan,
Isabella and Elizabeth. Joseph Fisher married MARY CRAIGHEAD, and settled
in Callaway Co. in 1826. His children were William R., Charles P., Mary
J., Elizabeth G., James M., Richard B., Joseph S., Sarah M., Catharine
F. V., and Cordelia A. William Fisher, Jr., settled in St. Louis. The
members of the Fisher family are nearly all zealous Methodists.
FERRIER, Nathaniel Ferrier, of east Tennessee,
settled in Callaway Co. in 1817. His 2 sons, Thomas and Samuel and his
nephew, Thomas, (better known as "Long Tom") came with him from
Tennessee. Thomas, the son of Nathaniel Ferrier, married the widow of
JAMES H. GOODRICH. Samuel married ALICE SHANNON, daughter of JAMES SHANNON,
who was the first settler on Hancock's Prairie, in Callaway Co. Mr. Shannon
was a Catholic and donated four acres of land to his church, upon which
he also built a house of worship. He was a native of Ireland, where he
married. After his marriage, he decided to emigrate to America, but being
too poor to bring his wife, he came over by himself, and after he had
made money enough, he sent for her. He met her in St. Louis, where they
celebrated the event by drinking liberal draughts of the liquid which
elevates the soul and makes the spirit glad. They drank a little too much,
and began to quarrel about the time they were married, one claiming that
it was during a certain year, and the other, that it was altogether a
different year. Being unable to agree, they decided to settle the matter
by getting married again; so they repaired to a convenient priest and
were soon made one again. Samuel Ferrier, in his old age, removed to Washington
Territory, and soon afterward wrote a glowing letter back to his cousin,
Long Tom Ferrier, who was then about 80 years old, telling him that deer,
bears and bee trees were abundant out there. Long Tom was so captivated
by the description that he shouldered his gun the next day after the receipt
of the letter, and, with his dogs following at his heels, started for
the distant land of promise, on foot.
FERGUSON, John Ferguson, of VA., whose
father was a sea captain, married FRANCES LUCAS, and settled in Callaway
Co. in 1820. They had Moses, ann, John, Sarah, Nancy, Swan, Napoleon,
and Mary. Moses married JANE PEW, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1824.
Ann married ARTHUR NEAL, who settled in that county in 1820. John married
PEGGY PEW, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. Sarah married BRADDOCK
BEASLEY, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1833. Nancy married HENRY NEAL,
who settled in Callaway co. in 1820. Major Swan Ferguson was born in Va
in 1796. He married JANE HOLLOWAY, and settled in Cotesandessein, Callaway
co. in 1820. He purchased a farm and lived upon it 46 years, and raised
and educated 7 children, 6 of whom are living. On a certain occasion,
as he was returning from Santa Fe, N.M., he was surrounded by Indians,
but cut his way through them and escaped in the midst of a shower of arrows.
Major Ferguson is now in his 80th year, and lives with his son-in-law,
COLONEL C. W. SAMUELS, who was formerly a member of the Legislature, and
is now a merchant at Cedar City. Napoleon Ferguson married ELIZABETH ALLEN,
and settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. Mary married MILTON CLEVELAND, who
settled in Callaway Co. in 1820.
FOSTER, Richard Foster, of Prince Edward
Co., VA., had a son named James, who married ELIZA TAYLOR, by whom he
had George, William, Philip, Louisa, Ann, Eliza, Judith, Edmonia and John
J. The latter married SARAH GILCRESAC, of VA., by whom he had George and
William. Mr. Foster settled in Callaway co. in 1837.
FERGUSON, Joshua Ferguson, of Fairfax
Co., VA., was a wagon master in the Rev. war. After the close of the war
he settled in KY., where he married MARY STONE, by whom he had John S.,
William, James, Polly, Sally, Nancy, Elizabeth and Rachel. Mr. Ferguson
came to MO. and settled in Callaway Co. in 1817. His son, John S., married
MARY JONES, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co., the same year as his
father did. He had 15 children, 12 of whom lived to be grown, viz.: Thomas
J., Elizabeth, John R., William S., Joshua J., Sarah, Marion, Louisa,
Nancy, Emma, Jane and Lucy. Joshua and Thomas built the first courthouse
at Fulton in 1826, for which they received $1,300. such a house could
not be built now for loess than 4 or 5 thousand dollars. James Ferguson
married MARY A. MCGRUDER, of KY., and settled in Callaway co., in 1817.
Rebecca married DENNIS ASKRENS, who settled in Callaway co. in 1817. Nancy
married GEORGE HIRSCH, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1823.
GALBRETH, Torcal Galbreth, of N.C., married
a MISS CALVIN, and settled in Callaway Co., in 1819. They had Neal, Catharine,
Isabella, Mary and Elizabeth. Neal died unmarried. Catharine died at the
age of 70 years. She never married. Isabella married ROBERT GRAHAM. Mary
married her cousin, DANIEL GALBRETH. Elizabeth also married her cousin,
JAMES GALBRETH. She was married the second time to NEWTON CARPENTER. Torcal
Galbreth was married the 2nd time to CATHARINE GRAHAM, and they had Agnes,
John, Daniel, Sally A., Margaret and James.
GLENDY, John and William Glendy, of Scotland,
came to America at an early date, and in 1796 John was a Presbyterian
minister in the city of Philadelphia. William was married twice, his second
wife being ANNA ROBINSON, of Augusta Co., VA. They had John, David, Samuel,
Thomas, William, Jr., Robert and Mary. Samuel married MARY SHIELDS, and
settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1829. Thomas married ELLEN SHIELDS, and
settled in that co. the same year. Samuel is a politician, and very few
persons can out-talk him.
GRANT, Israel Grant, of Scott Co., KY., married
SUSAN BRYAN, a daughter of JAMES BRYAN, and niece of DANIEL BOONE'S WIFE.
They had 3 children, James, William and Israel B. Mr. Grant died when
his youngest son was quite small, and James, the elder, educated his brothers
from the proceeds of their father's farm. When Israel B. was 15 years
of age, he came to MO. with his uncle, JONATHAN BRYAN, and taught school
one year, when he returned to KY., and began the study of medicine. But
he soon grew tired of medicine, and bound himself to a silversmith at
Lexington, KY., to learn that trade, his term of apprenticeship to last
5 years. After the expiration of his apprenticeship he came to St. Louis,
MO., and worked at his trade five years in that city. He then paid a visit
to his uncle, JONATHAN BRYAN, who persuaded im to quit his trade and go
to farming. He accompanied his nephew to Callaway Co., where the latter
entered a tract of land, and then returned to KY., where on the 28th of
March, 1820, he was married to LETITIA WARREN. He brought his bride to
her new home in Callaway Co. the same spring. Mr. Grant was elected county
judge several times, and served two terms in the state legislature. During
Christmas of 1835, he was killed by two of his negro slaves, as he was
returning from Fulton, where he had gone to collect some money. One of
the negroes was named Jacob. They were both hanged and Jacob's skeleton
remained in a doctor's office in Danville for many years. James Grant
was married twice; first to a MISS EASTON, and second to SALLY HUNT. He
settled in Callaway Co. in 1823, where he became an influential citizen,
and represented the county in the legislature one term. He was also judge
of the county court for some time. He subsequently removed to the southwestern
part of the state and settled on the Neosho river, where he died. William
Grant enlisted as a private soldier in the war of 1812, and was soon afterward
promoted for gallantry to the rank of Lieutenant. He was killed at the
disastrous battle known as Dudley's Defeat, under the following circumstances.
After the defeat and capture of the American forces, they were driven
under guard into an enclosure, where the Indians at once began to rob
them of their money, watches, etc. Grant still had his sword, which had
not been taken from him, and was standing with it in his hand, conversing
with a friend, CAPTAIN MICAJAH MCCLENNY, when an Indian came up and demanded
the weapon. Grant turned to McClenny and said, "They will kill us
anyhow, and I intend to sell my life as dearly as possible", and
dropping the point of his sword to the level of the Indian's breast, he
plunged it through his body to the hilt, killing him in his tracks. The
next instant, Grant's body was pierced with a hundred rifle balls, and
he fell dead at the feet of his friend. McClenny was not hurt, but was
afterward exchanged and lived to be an old man. Grant was married before
he entered the army, to MISS MOSBEY, and they had a son named William,
Jr., generally known as Captain Billy Grant. He was married in 1820, to
SALLY A. WARREN, of KY., and settled in Callaway Co., MO., the following
year. His house was the first one in Callaway Co. that had glass windows
and a staircase, and people came twenty and thirty miles to look at it.
The names of Captain Grant's children were Thomas W., James E., Samuel,
Sally W., Mary L., Agnes, Elizabeth, Eveline H., and Martha. Captain Grant
died in 1849, and his widow in 1875. Sally W. married JOSEPH I. GRANT,
a son of SAMUEL M. GRANT, and they settled i Callaway co. in 1834. Mrs.
Grant died in 1875. Israel boone Grant, who was known as Licking Grant,
because he came from Licking rover, KY., was a son of SQUIRE B. GRANT
AND SUSAN HAND. He settled in Fulton, Callaway Co., and was county clerk
for 21 years. The names of Mr. Grant's children were James, Moses, Robert,
William T., John, Agnes, Martha and Mary.
GILBERT, The children of Michael Gilbert,
of Franklin Co., VA., were Kimwell1, Preston, James
and Michael, Jr. Kimwell1 married MARY SMITH, and
settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. Michael, Jr., was married first to
ELIZABETH ASHWORTH, and second to ELIZABETH KEMP. He also settled in
GOODRICH, Benjamin and James Goodrich,
sons of James Goodrich, Sr., of Tennessee, settled on Coats' Prairie,
in Callaway Co. in 1817. They built a horse mill and a distillery soon
after they settled there. James was married in Tennessee, to PATSEY TAYLOR,
and they had Thomas, Joseph, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth and Eden. His first
wife died, and he was married again, to CHARITY PHILLIPS, who is the oldest
white person living that was born in Callaway County. They had James H.,
Martha, Matilda, and John B. Mr. Goodrich was one of the first grand jurymen
of Callaway Co., and he donated the ground upon which the Baptist church
called Salem, was built.
GILMAN, William Gilman, of Virginia, married
MARY MANN, and settled in KY., where he had George, William J., Elizabeth,
Lucy and Emily. George married SALLIE GLAZEBROOK and settled in Callaway
Co. in 1825. William J. (Dr. Gilman) married LARICIA CALLAWAY, and settled
in callaway co. in 1829. Emily married JOHN GIBNER, who settled in Callaway
GLOVER, Robert Glover, of VA., married OMON
JONES, and they had Jesse and Creed. Jesse was married first to ELIZA
ANDERSON, and second to SUSAN WILLIAMS, and settled in Callaway Co. in
1832. He was a soldier of the war of 1812. Peter and Robert Glover settled
in Callaway co. in 1827. The former was secretary of state one term. He
married PATSEY MOSLEY. Robert married PATSEY ANDERSON.
GATHRIGHT, William Gathright, of VA.,
had a son, William, who married JANE WOODSON, by whom he had Benjamin,
Matthew W., William Jr., Thomas M., John S., Malinda, Elizabeth and Jane
A. Matthew W. married MARY J. WITHENS, of VA., and settled in Callaway
Co. in 1831. His children were James W., William B., Matthew W., Jr.,
John T., Jane A., Malinda and Mary E.
GRAY, Alexander Gray, of Scotland, married
ELIZABETH FITZHUGH, and settled in Halifax Co., VA. Their children were
James, John, Alexander, Robert, George, Henry, Elizabeth, Mary and Sally.
George was married in 1799 to FANNIE BROOKS, of VA., and settled in Callaway
Co. in 1825. His children were John B., Alexander, George W., Martha,
Elizabeth, Rachel, Polly, Fannie and Anna, all of whom were born in VA.,
but settled in Callaway Co. with their parents.
GILMORE, Thomas Gilmore, of KY., settled
in St. Charles Co., MO., in 1808. The was a ranger in CAPTAIN CALLAWAY's
company during the Indian war, and after its close he settled at a noted
place, which has since been known as Gilmore's Springs, in the western
part of St. Charles Co. He married INDIA RAMSEY, daughter of CAPTAIN WILLIAM
RAMSEY, and they had William, Thomas, Robert, Nathan, Ephraim and John,
all of whom, except Thomas, who was killed at Callaway's defeat, settled
in Callaway Co. from 1826 to 1830.
GARRETT, Richard Garrett was a soldier
of the war of 1812. He married NANCY WEARE, of Richmond, VA., by whom
he had James, John W., Nancy, Frances and Agnes. James first settled in
Warren Co., KY., where he married a daughter of JOSEPH LAET, a soldier
of the war of 1812, and removed to Callaway Co., MO. in 1832. They had
Sarah, Mary V., Margaret H., Nancy, Lucretia, Francis M., Lucy A., Amanda
J., James T., and John P.
GARRETT, Stephen Garrett, a Frenchman,
setting in Buckingham Co., VA. His children were Stephen, John, David,
Elijah, William, Mary and Elizabeth. William married MARY COLEMAN, of
VA., by whom he had Spillsberry, james, William B., Stephen, Reuben, John,
Elijah, Coleman, Magdalene, Lucy and Mary. Spillsberry married BIDDIE
HOCKETT, and settled in Ralls Co., where he died. James married NANCY
BROWN, and settled in Tennessee. William B. was born in Buckingham Co.,
Nov. 1, 1795. When the war of 1812 began he was a mere boy, but, carried
away by the patriotic fervor of the day, he enlisted and served during
the war. He was married on the 3rd of June, 1827, to MARY OCKAMAN, and
came to MO. in 1829. He settled on Hancock's Prairie, in Callaway Co.,
where by industry and economy, united with good business qualifications,
he made a fortune. He built the first steam mill in Callaway, from which
he realized a good income. His children were Wilson, Jane, Leneus B.,
Amanda C., John A., William H., Benjamin F., George W., and James M. Elijah
Garrett married MARTHA GLOVER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1823. His
children were Mary, Eliza, William E., Martha, Sedona, Chesley and Benjamin.
James, Ann and Magdalene all married and settled in Tennessee. Coleman,
Mary and Reuben married and settled in Illinois. Stephen settled in South
MO. John lives in VA., and Lucy married and lived in KY.
GALBRETH, Neal Galbreth, of Scotland,
settled on Tar river in North Carolina. He had a son named Torcal, who
married a MISS MCLOOKING, and they had Catharine, Mary, Elizabeth, and
Neal. He was married the 2nd time to CATHARINE GRAHAM, by whom he had
Marion, Ancus, John, Daniel, Sally, Margaret and James. Mr. Galbreth removed
from N.C. to KY., and in 1819, he settled on the Auxvasse in Callaway
Co. He built the first water mill in Callaway Co., on that stream. The
work was done by JOHN AND GEORGE W. BURT. Mr. Galbreth had the plank sawed
for his coffin several years before his death, which occurred in 1825.
SIRENUS COX made his coffin.
GREGORY, William and John Gregory, of Buckingham
Co., VA., settled in Callaway Co. in 1832. The former had married NANCY
FUQUE, by whom he had John B., Richard F., Wilson and Martha. Mrs. Gregory
died, and her husband afterward married NANCY ROBINSON, by whom he had
Thomas J., William, Mary and Sarah. Mr. Gregory is dead, but his widow
still survives. The eldest son, John B. married ISABELLA SCHOLL, and is
one of the wealthy men of Callaway co. Richard F. married CATHARINE OLIVER,
and lives in Montgomery Co., MO. Wilson and Martha died unmarried. Thomas
J. married BETTIE MCCALL, and lives in Callaway Co. William died in California,
unmarried. Sarah was married first to SAMUEL GILBERT, and second to STOKES
MCCALL. Mary married JOHN BAILEY, of Williamsburg. John, brother of William
Gregory, Sr., married ELIZABETH FUQUE, of Virginia, and they had Hopson,
James H., John D. (a physician), Granville L., Thomas M., Eliza, Sarah
and George W. Mr. Gregory was married the 2nd time to the widow of JESSE
SCHOLL, whose maiden name was ELIZABETH MILLER, and died, leaving no children
by her. She is still living. Hopson Gregory was married first to a MISS
MOSLEY, and second to MARTHA A. HOUSE. James H. married MARY SCHOLL, and
lives in Callaway Co. Dr. John D. was married first to SALLIE A. GROOM,
and second to ELIZABETH NUNNELLY. He lives in California. Granville L.
married SUSAN NUNNELLY, and she is now a widow in Callaway Co. Thomas
M. went to California, and married there. Eliza died single. Sarah married
JOHN WINDSOR, who removed to California. George W. married MARY WHITE,
and lives in Montgomery Co. The Gregorys are industrious, energetic people
and good citizens, and stand high in their communities.
GAMES, John Games, of Scotland, came to America
and settled in Maryland. His children were Robert, Absalom, James, Basil
and Rachel. Absalom married MARY WOOD, and they had Absalom, Jr., John,
Gideon, Benjamin and Elizabeth. Absalom, Jr., and John lived in Ohio,
and the latter became a member of the legislature of that state. Gideon
was in the war of 1812, and was at the battle of the Thames, where the
celebrated Tecumseh was killed. He saw the great chief fall after he was
shot by COLONEL JOHNSON. Mr. Games was married first to RACHEL STROTHER,
of KY., by whom he had Mary, Minerva and Eliza. He was married the second
time to PATSEY W. CRAIG, by whom he had Martha, Craig, Catharine, Fanny,
Amanda, John, Benjamin, Gideon, Jr., Alice and Louisa. HARDING, Rev. John
L. Harding, of England, settled in Maryland. He had 2 sons, Elias and
Reason. The latter married Cassandra Ford, and they had Elias H., Charles,
Loyd, John, Cassandra, Rebecca F., and Eliza. Elias H. married HARRIET
HALL, of Maryland, and they had William H., Francis L., Howard D., John
H., Elias H., Amanda, Henrietta and Emeline. He was married the 2nd time
to MARY HARDING, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1838.
Notes from readers:
1. Kimwell should be Kemuel.