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NEAL, Joseph Neal and his family settled
in Callaway Co. in 1831. His children at that time were William, George,
Joseph J., Thomas, John, Benjamin, Carroll A., and Mary A. Benjamin,
brother of Joseph Neal, Jr., married a MISS WALKER, and settled in Callaway
Co. in 1831.
NASH, William Nash, Jr., of England, came
to America and settled in VA., where he married a widow lady named BRADFORD,
whose maiden name was MARY MORGAN. Mr. Nash subsequently removed to
Tennessee. His children were Ira, Elizabeth, and William. Ira married
and settled in St. Charles Co., MO. in 1801. William married REBECCA
LEITCHWORTH and settled in St. Charles Co. in 1813, from when he removed
to Callaway Co. in 1816.l His children were Ira, Alfred, James, Jesse,
Allen, Elizabeth and Nancy.
NUSUM, John Nusum was born in England in
1721. He learned the blacksmith's trade, and came to America in 1757.
He died in 1761 leaving 2 sons, Robert and William. The latter married
MARGARET PEECE, of VA., by whom he had John, Lewis, William, Robert,
Nathan, Conrad, David, Polly, Susan, Elizabeth and Sally. John and Robert
settled in Callaway Co. in 1820. The former had married SALLY MCLUNG,
of Greenbriar Co., VA., by whom he had Allen, Lewis, Nathan, Samuel,
Nancy, Mary J., Sally A., and Amanda. Robert married ELIZABETH GUINN,
of VA., by whom he had Harvey, William, David, Rebecca, Julia, Virginia,
Ruth, Susan, Sally and Polly. Harvey was judge of the county court of
Callaway Co. for 2 years.
NEVINS, John Nevins, of Ireland, married
WINIFRED DIXON, came to America, and settled in Greenbriar Co., VA.
In 1819 he removed to MO., and settled in Callaway Co. His children
were James, Joseph, John, Thomas, Elizabeth, Nancy and Virginia.
NICHOLAS, Mr. Nichols, of Pennsylvania,
was of German descent. He removed from PA., to VA., married ELIZABETH
THOMAS, and afterward removed to KY., and settled in Clark Co., near
Bryan's Station, where he died at the age of 98 years. His widow died
many years afterward, aged 115 years. Their children were George, William,
Robert, Frederick, James, Catharine, Frances and Elizabeth, 5 of whom
lived and died in MO., and 3 in KY. George was born in Loudon Co., Va.,
and was married in the same county to REBECCA DAVIS, by whom he had
James, William, George, Jr., Garret, Felix G., Frederick, Elizabeth,
Polly, Eveline, Nancy and Sally. Mr. Nichols removed with his family
to Callaway Co., MO. in 1824, and entered the land upon which Fulton
is situated. The town was laid off in 1825, and he donated 50 acres
of his land to the county. Mr. Nichols built the first cabin in Fulton,
and had to go ten miles to get men to help him raise it. They came before
sunrise on the appointed day, had the cabin completed before the sun
went down, and danced in it the same night. Mr. Felix G. Nichols, fifth
son of George Nichols, Sr., and to whom we are indebted for this sketch,
is the only member of his father's family now living in Callaway Co.
He says that in early days in that county, bread was the most difficult
of all things to get. The first mill he ever saw was a horse-mill with
a large wheel overhead, around which was a rawhide cable that propelled
the stones. A hollow sycamore "gum" was used for both meal
and bolting chest, the latter being turned by hand. When the blackberry
season came in there was always great rejoicing. They would then throw
their corn "dodgers" to the dogs, and "go for" the
blackberries with the greatest relish. Buckskin shirts, pants and moccasins
were all the style. At a wedding which Mr. Nichols attended in 1824,
the bride was dressed entirely in cotton of her own spinning and weaving,
and which she had also made into garments. The groom wore pants and
shirt of white cotton, and a coat and vest of buckskin, while his low
gaiter shoes were made white with tallow. He came to the bride's house
6 hours before the wedding and remained until the appointed hour. They
were married by a Hard Shell Baptist preacher, who was dressed in buckskin
from head to foot. Mr. Nicholas married ELIZABETH RENO, of MO., by whom
he had 7 children. His mother, REBECCA DAVIS, was a daughter of JOHN
DAVIS, of Wales, who came to America and settled in VA. His brother,
Thomas, settled in S.C. They father was a silk merchant in Wales, and
left an estate valued at $33,000,000 of dollars, a portion of which
the Nichols heirs are now suing for. John Davis was married 3 times,
and had 16 children. He removed from VA. to Montgomery Co., KY., where
he died at the age of 107 years.
OVERFELT, Matthias Overfelt, of Franklin
Co., VA., married MARY VINEYARD, and they had Charles, John, Michael
and Mary. Charles settled in Monroe Co., MO. Michael was in the war
of 1812. He married MARY AYERS, of VA., and settled in Callaway Co.
in 1829. His children were Aletha, Irean, Kitburd, Bethena, Mary, Eli,
John, Elijah, William and Elizabeth.
OLIVER, James Oliver, of Clark Co., KY.,
married RACHEL CONKWRIGHT, and they had John, James and Benjamin. James
married NANCY BROUGHTON, of KY., by whom he had William, Richard, Robert,
James, Taylor, Thomas, Rachel, Margaret, Ellen and George. Margaret
married RICHARD SWEARINGER. Rachel married R. F. GREGORY, of Callaway
Co. William died unmarried. The rest of the children are living in Callaway
Co., unmarried. MARTIN, George Martin, of VA., married ELIZABETH RUSSELL,
and they had a son named Russell, who was a soldier of the Rev. war.
He married PEGGY VAUGHN, a daughter of CORNELIUS VAUGHN, of Caroline
Co., VA., and settled first in KY., from whence he removed to Callaway
Co. in 1826. His children were Nancy V., Lucy D., Fanny, John T., William
and Samuel P. Nancy V. married MATTHEW MCGILL. Lucy D. married JAMES
M. LAWRENCE, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. Fanny married HENRY
VAUGHTER, of KY. John T. married LUCY WAYNE. William married PEGGY WRIGHT,
and settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. He was married the 2nd time to
the widow of JAMES DAVIS. He founded Martinsburg, in Audrain Co. Samuel
P. was married first to JUDITH D. WRIGHT, and settled in Callaway Co.
in 1824. He was married the 2n time to the widow, SALLY TURNER. Mr.
Martin is an Old School Baptist, and a State's rights Democrat of the
purest water. In early days he was a great wolf hunter. On a certain
occasion he went into a wolf's den, killed the old ones, and brought
out eight young ones alive. He paid his taxes for 2 years with the scalps
of the latter. On another occasion he attacked a gang of nine large
wolves that had followed a neighbor of his, an old man, several miles,
trying to kill and devour him and his horse. Mr. Martin killed three
out of the nine with a club, while sitting on his horse.
PRICE, Samuel Price lived and died in VA.
He left a widow and 10 children, all of whom came to Mo., and settled
in Callaway Co. in 1836. They were about the first settlers on Grand
Prairie and were a hardy, honest, intelligent and highly respected class
of people. The names of the children were Cyrus, Margaret, Addison,
Elizabeth, Sarah, Nancy, Rebecca, Charles, John and Mary.
PLEDGE, William Pledge, of England, married
ELIZABETH WOODSON, and came to America and settled in Goochland Co.,
VA. Their children were William, John, Arden, Frank L., Elizabeth and
Nancy. John was a soldier of the war of 1812. William married MARY GRAY,
of VA., by whom he had John A., Susan A., William N., George F., Thomas
G., and Jane. Mr. Pledge removed first to Ross Co., Ohio, in 1824, from
whence he came to Callaway Co., MO. in 1831. Susan A. married WILLIS
SNELL, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1819. Jane died single. John A.
married MINNIE C. WARREN, and settled in Callaway Co., in 1819. William
N. married ISABELLA LUPER, and is now living in Callaway Co. He served
in the Black Hawk war. Mr. Pledge was not an experienced hunter, though
fond of the sport. One day he killed six buzzards, supposing them to
be wild turkeys and did not discover his mistake until he had carried
them nearly home. Thomas G. Pledge married FLORENCE LUPER.
PRICE, Major Samuel Price, a soldier of
the Rev. war died in Greenbriar Co., VA. in his 93rd year. He was of
Welch descent. He was married twice, and the names of his children were
Jacob, Samuel, William, James, John, Catharine, Polly and Margaret.
James settled in Callaway Co., O., in 1828. He married SARAH MCCLENTIC,
and they had Albert, Jane, Robert, Margaret, James, Samuel and Sarah.
Mr. Price was a soldier in the war of 1812. William Price married SARAH
WALKER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1830. He also was a soldier of
the war of 1812. His children were Margaret, Joseph, John, Elizabeth,
Sarah and William.
PHILLIPS, John and Jonathan Phillips,
sons of Jonathan Philips, Sr., of East Tennessee, settled in Callaway
Co. in 1817. John married NANCY ALLEN, and they had Andrew, David, Mary,
Jane, Moses, Bethel, Hiram R., Elizabeth, Matilda, Charity, Sarah, Sampson,
Eliza and Ross.
PETERS, Charles Peters, of Nelson Co.,
VA., settled in Callaway Co., on Auxvasse creek, about the year 1833.
He was married twice. By his first wife he had 7 children, but raised
only 3, viz.: Oliver, Napoleon and Lafayette. He was married the 2nd
time to MARY A. FULKES, by whom he had John, Martha, Claiborne, Frank,
Samuel, Mary and Maria, all of whom married and settled in Callaway
Co., and are all dead, except 3.
PRATT, William Pratt and his wife, both
natives of Ireland, came to America and settled in Smith Co., Tennessee.
They had John, William and Lavina. Mrs. Pratt died, and her husband
subsequently married POLLY AIKENS, of Tennessee, by whom he had Nancy,
Rebecca, Edward, Mary A., Jerusha, William, Albert G., Samuel, Araminta,
and Carroll. John and William Pratt came to Mo. in 1817. The former
settled in Clay Co. His wife was ANNA WILLIAMS, and they both died,
leaving 4 children - Charles W., Ann, Fidelia and William. Charles W.
married SALLY VAUGHN, and lives in Callaway Co. Fidelia married JOHN
ALLEN, of Callaway Co. William, son of William Pratt, Sr., married JERUSHA
BURCHETT, of TN., and settled on Coats' Prairie, in Callaway co., in
1817. His children were John, Thomas J., James M., Lavinia and Elizabeth.
John died of cholera in 1833, in his 24th year. Thomas J. was married
in 1839 to LUCINDA PETTY, by whom he had James M., John M. and Robert.
Mr. Pratt was a good citizen and a kind husband and father. He died
in 1876, and his loss was much lamented by all who knew him. James Pratt
died in childhood, in Tennessee. Lavina was married 1st to OLIVER WRIGHT,
by whom she had William H., and Mary E. She was married the 2nd time
to JAMES HAMILTON, by whom she had 1 daughter, named Fannie. Elizabeth
Pratt married HON. JOHN S. HENDERSON, of Callaway Co.
PALMER, David Palmer, of New Jersey, married
RUTH DAVIS, of VA., by whom he had Joel, Harriet, John J., Lucinda,
Thomas N., Adelaide and Marion. Joel, who is still living in Callaway
Co., was born in Jefferson Co., VA., in 1797. He volunteered in the
war of 1812, and served under GENERAL STANSBURY. He was in the battles
of Bladdensburg and Baltimore. In 1821 he married AMY M. YATES, of Bedford
Co., VA., by whom he had David, Hariet E., Sarah E., Burrell B., Marion,
William B., Garret P., Martha I., Lucy C., John N. Amy M., and Cordelia
H. Harriet, daughter of David Palmer, Sr., lived and died in St. Charles
Co., MO. John J. is the present editor of the Richmond, VA., Enquirer.
He has been married 3 times and has but one child. Lucinda Palmer married
JOHN POTTS, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1828. They had Lydia, John,
Joel, Susan and Caroline. Thomas N. Palmer disappeared in a very mysterious
manner, and was never heard of again. Adelaide married and died in Texas.
Marion died in his youth.
PATTON, James Patton, Sr., had Wilson,
John, Thomas, James Jr., Margaret and Fanny. Wilson married POLLY MARTIN,
and settled in Callaway Co., in 1826. John married NANCY DUNCAN, and
settled in that county the same year. Thomas married ANNA E. DUNCAN,
and also settled in Callaway Co. in 1826. Margaret married ALEXANDER
HENDERSON, who settled in KY. William married and settled in Callaway
Co. in 1826.
POWELL, Jonathan Powell, of Maryland, married
NANCY FRANKLIN, and they had Sally, Miranda, Charlotte, and William.
Mr. Powell died in 1815, and his widow afterward married SAMUEL BOWLES,
who came to Callaway Co. in 1826. Sally Powell married JAMES STEEL.
Miranda married JUDGE HENRY NUSOM, of Callaway Co. Charlotte married
DANIEL DUNHAM, of Callaway Co.
PEMBERTON, George Pemberton, of VA.,
had a son named John, who married LUCY VIVION, of VA., and settled in
Scott Co., KY. They had Fanny, Lewis, Vivion, Harvey, Lucinda, James,
Tandy and Elizabeth, all of whom settled in Boone and Callaway counties
RATEKIN, John Ratekin, of Campbell Co.,
VA., married MARY SMART, and settled in Montgomery Co., KY., from whence
they emigrated to Callaway Co., MO., in 1828. Their children were Anna
E., Sarah, Eliza S., Edmund W., Mary S., Martha V., Legrand, Miranda,
James C., and John G. Anna E. was married first to JAMES D. FISHER,
and second to COLONEL PATRICK EWING. Sarah married JAMES CRUMP, who
built the penitentiary and courthouse at Jefferson City. Mary S. married
STEPHEN BOULWARE. Martha V. married DAVID H. C. CHRATHAM. Miranda married
THOMAS CRESS. Mr. Ratekin was a mechanic and a natural genius. He made
all of his furniture, knives and forks, tableware, etc. He also built
his own house. He once sold some mules to a man on credit, and the man
stole one of his negroes and ran off with him and the mules, to the
south. Four years afterwards, the negro came back home, having run away
from the man to whom he had been sold in the south.
RAMSEY, Jonathan Ramsey was born in Livingston
Co., KY. His father was Josiah Ramsey, who was captured by the Indians
when he was 7 years of age, and remained with them until he was 30.
He became a celebrated hunter, and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1819.
Jonathan was married in KY. to HANNAH LAMPKIN, by whom he had Allen,
Ewell, Maria and Jane. Mr. Ramsey was a delegate to the Constitutional
convention in 1820, and afterward represented Callaway Co. in the legislature
for several years. He was also one of the Commissioners selected to
locate the capital of the state. He strongly advocated Cotesandessein
as the place, but there was some dispute about the title to the land
upon which the town was situated, and Jefferson City was selected as
the future capital. Mr. Ramsey was a shrewd businessman, and accumulated
a fortune before his death. Jane Ramsey married ROBERT EWING, of KY.,
and their son, Hon. Henry Clay Ewing, became Attorney-General of MO.
RILEY, John Riley was born in Ireland. When
he was 14 years of age, he came to America with his parents, and his
uncle Charles Riley, and his aunts, Elizabeth and Mary. They settled
in Pennsylvania, and Charles Riley served as a soldier in the Rev. war.
John was married in PA., to MARY STRAHAM, and settled Bourbon Co., KY.,
in 1793. His children were Samuel, Elizabeth, Grizelda, Jane, (who was
a mute), Mary, Nancy, Sarah and John, Jr. After the death of his first
wife, Mr. Ramsey married the WIDOW FRANKS, by whom he had Susan, Martha
and Charles. Samuel, now living in Callaway Co., was in the war of 1812.
After the war he made 6 trips to New Orleans in flatboats, and walked
back to his home in KY. each time, a distance of nine hundred miles.
In 1816 he was married to JANE ROBERTSON, of
Montgomery Co., KY., and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1825. His children
were William C., (a physician), Mary G., Benjamin S., James M., Eliza
J., John G., Samuel S., Jr., Julia A., George T., Joseph R. (also a
physician), and Fielding S.
READ, Robert Read, of Tennessee, married
a daughter of REV. WILLIAM COATS, and settled on Coats' Prairie in 1817.
He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and present at the battle of New
Orleans. He wa postmaster at Fulton for a number of years. He left no
children; his widow is still living.
ROBINSON, Henry Robinson, of VA., had
2 sons, Henry and Mitchell. The former married a MISS SCOTT, of KY.,
and raised a large family. Mitchell married NANCY WALLER, of VA., and
they had a son named Henry who married NANCY A. FISHER, and settled
in Pike Co., MO., where he died in 1860, leaving a widow and 7 children.
James, another son of Mitchell Robinson, married NANCY ALFORD, of KY.,
and they had 3 children. Captain John Robinson, a third son of Mitchell
Robinson, married MARY B. WALTER, of VA., in 1824, and removed to Callaway
Co. in 1826. He entered the land upon which the town of McCredie is
now situated; His children were Judith A., Agnes J., Walter A., Nancy
W., John E., Mitchell W., Addison L., and Mary E.
RICE, Shelton Rice, of Virginia, married
LUCY WILLIAMS, and settled in Tennessee. In 1795 he removed to Mercer
Co., KY. His children were Absalom, Polly, nancy, Joseph, Newton, Harvey,
Lucy and Kittura. Absalom married ELLEN HENSLEY, of KY., and settled
in Callaway Co., MO. in 1831. His children were Amanda, William, Mary
and John. Mr. Rice is a minister of the Christian Church, and he organized
the first church of that faith in Callaway Co. in 1853. He and his wife
have lived together 50 years, and a cross word has never passed between
ROBINSON, Andrew Robinson and wife were
born in Ireland, but came to America and settled in Pennsylvania previous
to the rev. war. Their son, James, went to Bourbon Co., KY., during
the early settlement of that state, and took part in the war against
the Indians. He married the widow of SAMUEL NESBIT, whose maiden name
was ELSPY WATT. Her first husband was killed by the Indians. The children
of James Robinson were Andrew, James S., John, and Joseph. Andrew lives
in Indiana. James and Joseph married and died in KY. John married BARBARA
L. F. WILLETT, and settled in Callaway Co., MO in 1831. His children
were James E., William W., Eleanor P., Amanda, Elizabeth, and Viva M.
Mr. Robinson is now in his 80th year, and has been an influential and
useful citizen. He was justice of the peace in Callaway Co. for some
RANDOLPH - the children of Obediah Randolph,
of VA., were William, Thomas, Edmund, James, Lucy A., and Martha. Edmund
settled in Callaway Co. in 17828, and married MARTHA MCCLELLAND, by
whom he had Robert, James, Lucy, Sally, Elizabeth and Thomas. William
and Thomas, son of Obediah Randolph, settled in Montgomery Co., MO.
REYNOLDS, William and James Reynolds
were sons of John Reynolds, of Halifax Co., VA. William married LUCY
E. HOLT, daughter of TIMOTHY HOLT, SR., and settled in Callaway Co.
in 1828. His children were Elizabeth, John, Martha, Anna Bedford, Lucy,
ann, Fanny and James.
RENO, Francis Reno, was born in France, but
came to America after he was grown, and settled in Prince William County,
VA., where he married a MISS BAYLISS. Their children were Enoch, Frank,
George, Bayliss, Millie, Fanny, Dolly, Jane and Lydia. Bayliss married
JANE DAVIS, and settled in Fleming Co., KY., in 1811. They had Richard
D., Matilda, Henry F., and Elizabeth. Mr. Reno settled in Callaway Co.
in 1831. Richard D. was married twice; first to MARY SUMMERS, and 2nd
to JANE H. DAVIS. He settled in Callaway Co. in 1826. Matilda married
JAMES R. CHALPANT, who settled in Callaway co. in 1829. Henry F. Married
SARAH ALEXANDER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1829. He served as Judge
of the county court several terms. Elizabeth married FELIX G. NICHOLS,
who settled in Callaway co. in 1824.
ROBERTSON, Benjamin Robertson, of N.C.,
married a MISS ALLEN, and settled in Montgomery Co., KY. They had Polly,
Jane, Margaret, Joseph, William, Benjamin, and John A. Jane married
SAMUEL RILEY, of Callaway Co. William, who was
a physician, settled in Pike Co., MO., and was drowned in Spencer's
Creek. John A. settled in St. Charles Co. in 1815, where he married
NANCY KERR, and removed to Callaway Co. in 1819.
RIDGEWAY, Ninnian Ridgeway married MARTHA
REDMON, of KY., and settled in Callaway co. in 1823. They had John D.,
William, Zachariah, James R., A. D., Martin H., Mary, Thomas, Nancy,
Martha, and Sarah. William married PAULINA RAINFRO, and they had 8 children,
all of whom live in Callaway Co. The rest of the Ridgeway children married
and settled in Callaway, Boone and Montgomery counties, and are all
living except Thomas, Martha, Nancy and Sarah.
SMITH, James Smith was born and raised
in the northern part of Ireland. In 1783 he emigrated to America and
settled in Berks Co., PA., where he married JANE BLAKEY, and removed
to Madison Co., KY. Their children were John, William, Polly, Elizabeth,
Patsey, James and David. John married NANCY FOWLER, and died in 1857,
leaving a widow and 2 children. William was born in KY., in 1794, and
was married in 1824 to MARTHA MCMICHEL, daughter of JOHN MCMICHEL, of
St. Louis Co., MO., by whom he had James B., John M., Benjamin, William
H., Oliver P., Warren A., Josephine, Martha O., and Fielding W. Mr.
Smith represented Boone Co. in the legislature one term. Polly, daughter
of James Smith, Sr., married HENRY ANDERSON, who died without issue.
She is now living in Boone Co., a widow. Elizabeth married JOHN MCCALIP,
of Cooper Co., and died without issue. Patsey married THOMAS TAYLOR,
who settled in Boone Co. in 1828. They both died, leaving 4 sons and
2 daughters. James Jr., married NANCY HOWARD, of KY., and settled in
Howard Co., MO. They had 7 sons and 2 daughters. David Smith married
JOSEPHINE MCMICHEL, and settled in Boone Co. They had 8 sons and 4 daughters.
SMITH, Hezekiah Smith, of Virginia, was
married twice; first to the WIDOW DODSON, by whom he had Thomas, Patsey
and William. By his 2nd wife he had Hezekiah, Jr., James and Joel. Thomas
settled first in KY., but in 1811 he came to MO., and brought with him
in his saddle-bags, the gunlock that was on CAPTAIN JAMES CALLAWAY's
gun when he was killed. It was a waterproof flint-lock, of a superior
pattern, and fitted so closely that water could not penetrate to the
powder. Mr. Smith served as a ranger in one of Callaway's companies
for some time. He was married first to POLLY DARST, daughter of DAVID
DARST, SR., by whom he had two children, Miles and Sally. After the
death of his first wife, Mr. Smith married her sister, ELIZABETH DARST,
by whom he had Burrell, Loyd, Lavinia, Mackey, David, Bethel, Polly,
Cyrus C., Henry and Zenaz. Mr. Smith was married the 3rd time to the
WIDOW CRAIG, and after her death, he was married the 4th time to MARY
HEDDERSTON. He settled in Callaway Co. in 1818, and established Smith's
Landing, on the Missouri river, now called St. Aubert. Mr. Smith was
a wealthy and highly respected citizen. He was a member of the Old Baptist
Church for forty-five years.
SMITH, Thomas Smith, of England, came to
America and settled in VA. His son, Thomas, Jr., married a MISS DAVIS,
and settled in S. C. They had John, Thomas, Charles, Moses and several
daughters. John was married first to REBECCA JEFFERS, by whom he had
William, John and Polly. He was married the 2nd time to SARAH MOSELEY,
by whom he had Nimrod, Abel, Garland, James, Thomas, Edward, Susan,
Nancy and Lucretia. Nimrod married CELIA GUNN, and settled in Callaway
Co. in 1837. They had Isaac, William, John, Thomas, Elizabeth, Sarah
J., and Nancy. Mr. Smith is still living in his 73rd year; his wife
is in her 69th year, and blind.
SWAN, John Swan, of England, came to America
and settled first in PA., from whence he removed to VA., then to KY.,
and in 1815 he came to MO and settled on the St. Francois river, where
he died. He was married in VA. to MARGARET COBURN, by whom he had Richard,
Polly, John, Cynthia, Thomas and Letitia, all of whom came to MO. Richard
married NANCY THOMPSON of KY., and settled in MO. in 1834. He had 4
sons and 6 daughters.
SMITH, Peter Smith was of German descent.
He was born in Maryland, but settled in Montgomery Co., KY. He married
SUSAN MILLROY, and they had Joseph, William, Margaret, John, Elizabeth,
George L., James and Polly. George L. was married in 1828 to POLLY A
SCOTT, of KY., the ceremony being performed by the celebrated DEACON
SMITH. Son after their marriage, Mr. Smith and his wife packed everything
they possessed on three horses, and came to MO. When they stopped at
the house of MR. THOMAS HARRISON, on the Booneslick road, in Callaway
Co., they had just 25 cents as the total of their worldly wealth in
cash. Mr. Smith has served both as Lieutenant an Captain of militia
in Callaway Co. James Smith, brother of John L. died in Ralls Co., a
SMITH, James Smith, of Warren Co., VA.,
married CATHARINE WEBB. Their son, Tarleton, married LUCY MALLORY, and
settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. They had Mary T., Permelia A., Sidney
N., James h., Lucy, Tarleton, Frances E., Sarah N., Eliza and Stephen
SCOTT, John Scott, of Campbell Co., VA.,
married the widow of LITTLE PAGE, whose maiden name was ELIZABETH MATTHEWS.
They had 2 children, Matthias and Martha. The latter died in VA. and
the former was married in 1804 to ELIZABETH WAYNE, of VA. They settled
in Montgomery Co., KY., where they lived 25 years, and then, in 1829,
they came to MO., and settled in Callaway Co. They had 13 children.
After the death of his 1st wife, Mr. Scott married ELIZABETH BARNES,
by whom he had 1 child. He died in 1852, but his widow still survives.
SNELL, John Snell and his wife, whose maiden
name was ELIZABETH WATTS, removed from VA., to Scott Co, KY., at an
early date. They had John Jr., Willis W., Robert, William, Joseph, Frank
and Anna. John married POLLY BURTON, of VA., and settled in Callaway
Co., MO in 1825. He was married the 2nd time to BARBARA ROTH, of Indiana,
and by his two wives, he had 26 children, thirteen of whom lived to
be grown. The names of the latter were Lucy, Frank, Greenup, William,
Warfield, Garrett, Anna, Elijah, John R., Carroll, Polly, Maria and
Julia. William W., brother of John Snell, married JANE HERNDON, of KY.,
and settled in Callaway Co. in 1825. Their children were Susan, William,
James, Herndon, Edward, Willis and Clay. Mr. Snell was sheriff of Callaway
Co. in 1828; he was also a member of the state senate one term. Robert
Snell married POLLY BLANTON, and settled in Callaway Co. He was married
the 2nd time to the WIDOW SIMPSON, by whom he had several children.
William Snell settled in Howard Co., MO. Joseph was killed by his son-in-law,
in KY. Frank and Anna married and lived and died in KY.
SCOTT, The children of Reuben Scott, of
KY., were John, Martin, William, Reuben, Stephen, Elijah, Thomas and
Phoebe. Reuben married JANE GILMORE, and settled in Callaway Co. in
1827. Their children were James, Nancy J., Stephen L., and Silas. Mrs.
Scott died, and he afterward married the WIDOW ALLEN, whose maiden name
was MARY STEEL, by whom he had Martha, John A., Mary M., Sarah A., William,
Samuel M., and Andrew Z. William Scott, son of Reuben, Sr., married
SUSAN TATE, of KY., by whom he had Eliza, Elizabeth, William and Margaret.
Stephen Scott married the WIDOW MONTGOMERY, by whom he had a son, named
William C., who settled in Mexico, MO. in 1852.
SIMCO - In Albemarle Co., VA., there lived
a Mr. Simco who had 3 children - James, Brooks and Catharine. The 2
latter married in VA., and lived and died there. James married FRANCES
KENNEDY, of VA., by whom he had Mary, Elizabeth, Lucy, Judith, William,
Reuben, Wharton, Samuel and John. Mr. Simco was a soldier in the war
of 1812 and settled in Callaway Co. in 1836. All of his children came
with him to MO., except Samuel. Mary married DAVID SHEETS, who died
in Va. She then married WILLIAM HARDIN, who settled in Callaway Co.
in 1836. Lucy married GEORGE HERRON. Judith married JOHN FLETCHER. Reuben
married SARAH HILL, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. Wharton married
JULIA A. BROCKMAN, of MO. John was married twice; first to MARY FLETCHER,
and 2nd to FRANCES SMITH, both of Callaway Co. William died in Mississippi,
SCOTT, William Scott and his wife, whose
maiden name was HAWTHORN, were natives of PA., but removed to Lafayette
Co., KY. Their son, William B., was married in 1806 to LYDIA METCALF,
a niece of GOVERNOR METCALF, of KY. In 1819 they came in a keel-boat,
to Callaway Co., and settled in the bottom on the Missouri river, six
miles below Jefferson City, where Mr. Scott died in 1840. Their children
were Charles M., Mary A., Angeline T., Eveline M., Alexander D., George
W., Lydia, James M., and William V. Charles M. was married twice; first
to MARY A. HAWKINS, and 2nd to MRS. MCLANE. Mary A. Scott married COLONEL
JOHN BOYD. Angeline married WILLIAM H. MCCAMEY. Eveline M. married ROBERT
D. IRVIN. Lydia married WILLIAM C. HERRON. Alexander married and removed
to Texas. George W. married a widow lady named DAUGHERTY. James M. married
JANE IRVIN. William V. was a soldier in the Mexican war, and died unmarried.
Mrs. Scott, widow of William B. Scott, Sr., is still living, in her
88th year, and keeps herself constantly employed making wax flowers
and bed quilts of a superior pattern.
SCHOLL, William Scholl, of England, married
a MISS MORGAN, and they had Peter, Isaac, Aaron, Joseph, John, Sally,
Elizabeth and Rachel. Joseph was born in 1755 and died in 1835. He married
LAVINIA BOONE, daughter of DANIEL BOONE, and settled in Clark Co., KY.
They had 8 children, Jesse B., Septimus, Marcus, Joseph, Selah, Marcia,
Leah and Daniel B. Jesse B. married ELIZABETH MILLER, of KY., and settled
in St. Charles Co., MO. in 1811. He died in 1839. Septimus married SALLIE
MILLER, and came to MO. His children were Nelson, Daniel B., Marcus,
Joseph, Cyrus, Catharine and Eliza. Marcus Scholl was married twice,
and by his second wife had 2 sons, Marcus, Jr., and Joseph. Joseph,
son of Joseph Scholl, Sr., married REBECCA V. G. MILLER, and settled
in Callaway Co. in 1820, where his wife died in 1829. Their children
were Oliver P., Cyrus R. M., and James R. Mr. Scholl was married the
2nd time to ELIZA A. BROUGHTON, of KY. by whom he had, Rebecca, Elizabeth,
Catharine, Louisa, Eliza, Celia, Septimus, Jesse B., Joseph R., Nelson
and Sarah. Mr. Scholl was a justice of the peace in Callaway Co. for
22 years, and in early days was a great bear and deer hunter. His 2nd
wife, who is still living, often hunted with him and has killed several
deer. Mr. S. would frequently go into caves after bears, and was present
when ROBERT GRAHAM had the fight with the wolf in Loutre creek. He is
now in his 76th years, and his eyesight is so good that he can see to
read fine print trough an awl hole in a pair of leather spectacles.
Peter, son of William Scholl, of England, married MARY BOONE, daughter
of GEORGE BOONE, a brother of DANIEL BOONE, by whom he had 13 children.
Two of his sons, John and Peter, came to Callaway Co., the former in
1830, and the latter in 1826. John married CENIA JONES, and they had
7 children. Peter married ELIZABETH HUNTER, and they had William M.,
and Mary. The former was sheriff of Callaway Co. in 1875. He married
SALLIE HUGHES, a daughter of REESE HUGHES. Mary Scholl married MILTON
JONES, and died some time afterward. SAYERS, John T. Sayers was born
in VA. in 1758. He joined the patriot army during the Rev. war and served
with gallantry during that contest. He married SUSAN CROCKETT, and settled
in Wythe Co., VA., where they both died. Their children were Robert,
William, Samuel, John T., Margaret, Easter, Lucy and Jane. Robert and
John T. were in the war of 1812. Samuel married ELIZABETH GOES, and
settled in Callaway Co. in 1883. He died in 1855, leaving a widow, who
still survives, and the following children: Susan C., Elizabeth J.,
Mary E., Lucy A. M., Helen C., Nancy V., John T., and George R.
SITTEN, Joseph Sitten, of N.C. married
DINAH BICK, and they had John, Jeffrey, Philip, William, Thomas, Jesse,
Lawrence, John, Lydia, Dinah and Saland. Mr. Sitten and his family,
with the exception of Thomas, who died in Tennessee, settled in Lincoln
Co., MO., in 1816. Lawrence, the 7th son, had settled in St. Charles
Co. in 1808. Jeffrey married POLLY BOSTICK, of N.C. and settled in Callaway
Co. in 1819. His children were Joseph, John, Benjamin F., William M.,
Vincent R., Thomas B., Polly, Sally, Mahala, Lydia and Maria. Joseph,
son of Jeffrey Sitten, kept the first hotel in Fulton, in 1825.
SAMPSON, Hugh Sampson, of Scotland, had
a son named John, who came to America and settled in Madison Co., VA.
He married ELIZABETH MAJOR, by whom he had but one child, a son, named
John. The latter married FRANKIE MEDLEY, of VA., and they had 1 son,
also named John. Mr. Sampson died, and his widow and her son came to
Callaway Co. in 1837. The latter was married first to MILDRED TINSLEY,
and after her death he married the widow of GEORGE EMERSON, whose maiden
name was NANCY NELL. Major Sampson is a very large man, measuring six
feet-six inches tall, without his boots.
SIMMS, Matthew Simms and his wife, who was
a MISS EMORY, removed from N.C. to Madison Co., KY., in 1779. Their
children were Nancy, William, Elizabeth, Lucinda and Josiah. William
married SALLY BARNES, of KY., and settled in Howard Co., MO. in 1818.
His children were Elias, James, Tarleton, William, Irving, John, Elizabeth,
REbecca, Lucretia, Nancy and Sally. Elias married ELIZABETH MARTIN,
and settled in MO. in 1819. James settled in Callaway Co. in 17830.
Tarleton married PERMELIA BOWLIN, and settled in Boone Co. in 1819.
William married MARY GAY, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1835. Irvin
married ELIZABETH TURNER, and settled in Boone Co. in 1819. John married
MARTHA CREWS, and settled in Boone Co. the same year. Elizabeth married
JAMES BARNES, who settled in Boone Co. in 1816. Rebecca married AZAL
BARNES, who settled in MO. in 1835. Lucretia married BENJAMIN BARNES,
who settled in Boone Co. in 1816. Nancy married EZEKIEL HICKMAN, who
settled in Boone Co. in 1816. Sally married GEORGE HICKMAN, who settled
in Boone Co. in 1835.
SELBY, John Selby, of Maryland, was a methodist
preacher. He married REBECCA JONES, and settled in Bourbon Co., KY.
in 1806. In 1824 he removed to Callaway Co., MO., where his wife died
in 1828. Their children were Isaiah, Jesse J., Asenith, William J.,
Anna, John M., James H., Louis V., Eliza, Lucinda and Henry B. Isaiah
married SALLIE BASS, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. Jesse J. married
ELIZABETH HERREFORD. Asanith married HENRY SWIFT, who settled in Boone
Co. in 1823. William J. married JULIA A. TURLEY. Ann married her cousin,
JOSEPH SELBY, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1824. John M. married EMILY
DAZEY, James H. married LOUISA DAZEY, and Louis V. married MILLEY DAZEY.
Eliza married HAWLEY HERREFORD. Lucinda married SAMUEL HARDIN, who settled
in Boone Co. Henry B. married MARY STEELE.
STEELE, Colonel John Steele, of VA., married
a widow lady named SARAH HOLLAND, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1834.
His children were Isaac, Margaret and Sarah. Colonel Steele served as
Captain of militia for some time, and then as Colonel, for a number
SCOTT, Captain Saybrook Scott lived in
Georgetown, District of Columbia, and was a sea captain. He married
MISS CANAN DARNE, by whom he had Allen, Robert and Elizabeth. Allen
was also a sea captain. He married MARY DARNE, by whom he had James,
John D., William A., Mary A., Melvina, Jeannette E., and Henry. Captain
Scott settled in Callaway Co. in 1837. His son, John D. was captain
of a steamboat on the Mississippi river for 30 years. He married CATHARINE
DARNE, of Va. James Scott married MARIA ELLIS, of VA., and settled in
Callaway Co in 1837. William A. married MARGARET BRASHER, and settled
in Callaway Co. in 1837.
SMART, John Smart, son of Elisha Smart and
AMY GLOVER, of England, married ELIZABETH FORD, of KY., and they had
James, Edward, Enos, Ann and Polly. James settled in Callaway Co. in
1828, and married RACHEL EWING, who died, and he afterward married SUSAN
GLOVER. Edward married MATILDA GLOVER, and settled in Callaway Co. in
1833. Enos was married 3 times, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1833.
Polly, a daughter of John Smart, married JOSEPH WARNER, who settled
in Callaway Co. in 1835. Other children of Elisha Smart Sr., and siblings
to John Smart, were Edward, who married ELIZABETH HEATH, and settled
in Callaway Co. in 1833. William, who married ANNA GLOVER, and settled
in that co. in 1828. David, who married PERMELIA BLEDSOE, and settled
in Callaway Co. in 1833. Thomas, who married HARRIET THOMPSON, and settled
in Callaway Co. in 1832. Glover Smart, who married LOU MOSELEY, and
settled in Callaway Co. in 1828.
SHELEY, John Sheley, Jr., of VA., married
MARY RIDGEWAY, by whom he had John, Benjamin, Harrow, Singleton, Van,
George, Reason, Polly, Elizabeth and Charlotte. Harrow married SALLY
KELLEY. Benjamin married ELIZABETH BOULWARE. Singleton was married first
to SUSAN OLDHAM, and after her death, he married JANE CRESWELL. Van
was married first to MARTHA WOODS, and second to NANCY OVERTON. All
of the foregoing settled in Callaway Co. in 1831. George married SALLY
BROOKER, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1834. Reason married NANCY J.
WHITE, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1833.
SUGGETT, James Suggett, of Wales, came
to America and settled in Baltimore, where he married ELIZABETH SMITH,
by whom he had a son named John, who married MILDRED DAVIS, of VA.,
and they had James, William, John, Edgar, Milton, Elizabeth, Catharine
and Polly. James was a hard-shell Baptist preacher, and noted for his
facility in telling yarns. He married SALLY RIDDEN, of VA., and settled
in Boone Co., MO. in 1822, but in 1833 he removed to Callaway Co. His
children were Thomas S., James M., John, Edgcome, Joseph R., Henry,
Benjamin, William W., Malinda, Nancy, Catharine and Susan. Thomas served
in the war of 1812. James M. is a bachelor, and like his father, loves
to tell amusing stories. John, a brother of Rev. James Suggett, married
WINNIFRED CRAIG, and settled in Callaway co. in 1835. His children were
Volney, Minter, John H., Garret, Frances, Araminta and Martha.
STOKES, Daniel Stokes, a German, who lived
in Halifax Co., VA., married a MISS DUPLEY, by whom he had Thomas, Josiah,
William, Young, Bartlett, Henry and Polly. Thomas married POLLY WADE,
and they had Henry W., and Thomas Jr. He was married the 2nd time to
a MRS. MUNDY, and they had Singleton, Hamilton, Mumford, Armon and Sarah.
Henry W. Stokes settled in Callaway Co. in 1835. He married POLLY TATUM,
and they had 9 children. He was married the 2nd time to ELIZA A. BARTLEY,
by whom he had 19 children. By his 2 wives, he had 28 children, 14 sons
and 14 daughters.
SNEDICOR, Christopher Snedicor emigrated
to America from Holland at an early date and settled in Greenbriar Co.,
VA. He left 2 sons, Moses and Isaac. The former served 7 years, and
the latter, 5 years, in the war of the revolution. Isaac was married
in Greenbriar Co., VA. to ELEANOR STORY, a cousin of CHIEF JUSTICE STORY,
and after the birth of 3 children, they emigrated to and settled in
Montgomery Co., KY. The names of their children were Abigail, James,
Mary W., Rebecca B., Samuel, Parker and Isaac. James and Isaac married
in KY., and settled in Alabama. After the death of their father, the
widow and the rest of the children came to MO. in 1820, and settled
in Boone Co. In 1825, all, except Abigail, removed to Callaway Co.,
and settled near Fulton. Abigail was married twice; first to a MR. EMMONS,
and 2nd to a MR. FINLEY. Mary W. was married in Montgomery Co., KY.
to JOHN KELSO, and they had Joseph G., Elizabeth J., Harrison W., Hesteran
R., William D., Isaac S., Maria S., Samuel P., John M., and Adam C.
Of this large family, only the mother, now in her 86th year of her age,
and Harrison W., and John M., survive. Harrison Kelso lives in Kansas
City, and John M. lives in Callaway Co., where he has always resided.
ELEANOR STORY, the grandmother of these children, was born in Greenbriar
Co., VA., in 1758. Her parents were from Ireland.
SMITH, Edward Smith, of VA., married a
MISS LINNVILLE, by whom he had Thomas, Edmund and Nathan. Thomas married
MARGARET ZOUNT, and settled in Howard Co., MO., in 1816. His children
were Jerry, Richard, Marion, Matilda, Malinda, Louetta, John, Polly
and Boone. Richard married ELIZABETH WAGONER, and after her death he
married the WIDOW WAGONER, whose maiden name was SUSAN HART. He settled
in Callaway Co. in 1836. WHITTINGTON, Thomas Whittington, of London,
England, came to America when he was 12 years of age, with his uncle,
who was a sea captain. He settled in VA., and after he was grown, married
ELIZABETH BROWN, by whom he had William, Thomas Jr., James, Stark D.,
John, Edmund, Judith, Rhoda, Patsey and Nancy. Stark D. married ELIZABETH
LOUDON, and they had James, Eliza, Martha, Emily, Anderson, George,
Reuben, Frances and Elmira. James married HARRIET GREGORY, and settled
in Callaway Co. in 1841. He was married the 2n time to LUCY BURCH. Reuben
Whittington also settled in Callaway Co.