Bates County Biographies
East Boon Township - Mathias Haas, farmer and stock raiser, is a native of Baden, Prussia, having been born on the 23d of January, 1826. There he grew up and took part in the revolutioin of 1848, and in 1856, April 7, he was married to Miss Madeline Hess, a native of the same town. They were married at Havre, France, while en route to America. Upon arriving at New York they came west as far as Ottawa, Illinois, where they remained until 1868. In that year they moved to Missouri, and settled in Bates County, buying 140 acres on section 25, East Boone Township. Mr. Haas has since added more land to his original purchase, so that he has at present 340 acres, all in a good state of cultivation and well improved. He has just completed a fine residence at a cost of nearly $2,000. Mr. Haas has had eight children, seven of whom are living: Wilhelmina (wife of William P. Black, married November 25, 1874); William F. married Miss Sallie Hokim, August 12, 1882; Barbara Lizzie, Emma, Henry, Louisa, Charley and Eddie, who died November 24, 1873. Mr. H. and wife are members of the Lutheran Church. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Homer Township - Pierce Hackett, farmer and carpenter by trade, section 23, was born in Liverpool, England in 1834. In 1850 he emigrated to America, landing at New Orleans, where he remained until 1853, then coming to Bates County, Missouri. Here he worked at his trade, and assisted in building the first mill on the Marais des Cygnes River. During the late war he served in the Confederate Army, under General Sterling Price, and surrendered at Shreveport, Louisiana, after which time he returned to Bates County. Since then he has devoted his time to farming and now owns 440 acres of fine land. In 1855, he married Mrs. Martha J. Cary, whose maiden name was Hart. She was a Kentuckian by birth, and in 1839 settled with her parents in Homer Township, Bates County, they being the first settlers of that portion of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Hackett have one child, Margaret J. He is a master of Charlotte Grange. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
The subject of this sketch was born at Wedel, near Hamburg, province of Holstein, Germany, May 30, 1852. Educated in the national schools at Hamburg. He was engaged in photography from his 13th year, and until his removal to America in 1870, just prior to the Franco-German war. Soon after landing in this country he joined a U.S. surveying corps, and served as photographer in the service for about one year and nine months, and traveled through the Southwest before the building of the Santa Fe railroad, and covered nine states and territories. Was naturalized at Emporia, Kansas, in 1871. He then returned to Germany, and was arrested on arrival at his old home as a deserter from the German army, and had he not been a U.S. citizen he would have landed in prison at Spandau, and would have been put to hard labor. He says that he still feels proud that he was and is still a United States citizen. The Consul of the U.S. told him that his room of 24x28 was the United States, and to make himself at home there, which he did. He remained in the old country two years, and returned to America in 1880. Worked at his profession in New York, and also in St. Louis; and established himself a business in Jefferson City in the latter part of 1880, and came to Butler in 1881, and established his art studio and gallery where it still remains. He is recognized as one of the leading artists in his line in the state, and has been honored by the State Photograph Association. He was Vice-President of the association for several years. He has twice served the people of this city as councilman from the First ward, elected in 1892, and re-elected in 1894. He is a scholarly gentleman, and speaks and writes three languages - low Dutch, German and English. He is fond of out-door sports, likes fine dogs, a good gun, and quail, jack snipe and duck hunting, and no season is allowed to pass without his enjoyment of these sports in company with a few congenial companions. His art studio is one of the finest in the state. (Old Settler's History of Bates Co., Missouri, published by Tathwell & Maxey, Amsterdam, Missouri; copyright 1897)
HALE, John C.
Pleasant Gap Township - John C. Hale, farmer and stock dealer, was born in Van Buren County, Iowa, October 7, 1845. John Hale, his father, who was born in Ohio, 1809, married Miss Christina Cassel, a native of Indiana. The former moved to Indiana with his parents when a child and there grew to manhood. He went to Iowa in an early day, and was one of the pioneers of Van Buren County. He was one of the first to represent that county in the legislature, and was a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention in 1845. John C. accompanied the family to Missouri in 1858, and settled in Bates County. He spent his youth on a farm, attended the common schools, and in 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate Army and served till the close of the war, taking part in the battles of Lone Jack, Missouri, Helena, and Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas, Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, and several minor engagements. After the war he returned to Bates County and was married here, December 8, 1867, to Miss E.J. Rogers, who was born in Platte County, Missouri. She is a daughter of Judge J.M. Rogers, one of the early settlers of Bates County, and whose sketch appears elsewhere. After his marriage Mr. Hale located on the farm where he now resides. He has 380 acres of land, 370 under fence and in cultivation, forty acres are devoted to timothy meadow. His young bearing orchard contains 125 apple and other trees. They have a family of three children: Sarah C., born September 4, 1870; Sidney W., born April 21, 1873, and Vinetta, born June 15, 1881. Mr. Hale is a thorough and thrifty farmer, and one of the best in his township. He resides on section 3. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HALL, Wiley P.
Deer Creek Township - Wiley P. Hall, physician and druggist, was born in Anderson County, Tennessee, February 25, 1847. James Hall, his father, was a native of Tennessee and a prominent farmer and attorney. He was judge of Anderson County for fourteen years. When Wiley was fourteen years old he removed to St. Clair County, Missouri and settled where the town of Roscoe now stands, and where his death occurred, in 1857. Wiley P. grew up on a farm and attended school for three months in Tennessee (one term) when twelve years old. This was all the education he received until after his marriage, when he was a student at a district school two winters and select school one term. While in the army he learned to write. In October, 1862, he enlisted for service in the war and was discharged August 17, 1865. He participated in the battles of Prairie Grove, Cane Hill, and all of Steele's engagements on his raid South. He was corporal of his company. After the close of the war he returned to St. Clair County and engaged in farming and attending school, until 1869. He then read medicine with Dr. James Marquis, of Roscoe, for three years, during which time he preached as local preacher for the Methodist Church. Coming to Bates County, Missouri, in 1874, he settled in Rich Hill, and practiced medicine there for two years, when he removed to his farm in Elkhart Township. There he followed his chosen calling until 1881, when he came to Adrian, where he embarked in the drug business, and he was proprietor of the Adrian House when it burned in 1881. In March, 1882, he sold his stock of drugs to Mr. A.J. Satterlee, and since then has had charge of the business for Mr. S. He owns a fine residence in Adrian. Dr. H. is a member of the Masonic fraternity. October 12, 1865, he was married to Miss Mary E. Jackson, a native of Missouri. They have five children: John E., James W.B., Dora and Minnie (twins), and Nettie B. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Summit Township - Ashby Hamilton, farmer and breeder of Short Horn and Gallaway cattle, was born in Bath County, Kentucky, October 30, 1851, and is the son of George Hamilton, founder and owner of Hamilton's Short Creek herd of Short Horn cattle at Mount Sterling, Kentucky. His mother, whose maiden name was Ellen Ashby, was born in Madison County, Kentucky. Ashby was reared on his father's farm and became thoroughly familiar with the merits and secrets of fine stock breeding. He enjoyed excellent educational privileges, having received a collegiate education at Washington, Lee College, Lexington, Virginia, the University of Virginia and Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. In 1871, at the age of twenty, he went to Illinois and had charge of his father's farm for one year. The next year he became engaged in shipping cattle from points in Texas to Illinois, which he continued for nearly two years. He subsequently sought a suitable place to embark in fine stock growing and fixed upon Bates County as the place offering the greatest inducements, and accordingly located here in 1873. His residence is in the northeastern part of this township and his farm consists of a beautiful tract of 1,500 acres in a high state of cultivation, with good improvements. Mr. Hamilton has probably more land devoted to the cultivation of the tame grasses than any other man in the county. His meadow covers a tract of 240 acres and he hs been quite successful raising timothy and clover. He was married April 21, 1874, to Miss Jessie Lindsay, a native of New Orleans. She is a woman of rare personal attractions and came from one of the first families of the South. They have one child, Ida Stewart. Mr. Hamilton and wife are members of the Christian Church. The former is making a specialty of raising fine blooded cattle, and has about one hundred and fifty short horn cows and seventy calves. He also has sixteen head of the famous Gallaway breed of cattle. He is devoting some attention also to the breeding of Kentucky saddle stock of thoroughbred horses. Below will be found the pedigree as found in the Ontario, Canada, Gallaway Register, of two of his Gallaway cattle: "John Borland." - Gallaway bull, property of Ashby Hamilton, Butler, Missouri, bred by R.G. Hart, Lapeer, Michigan; calved December 18, 1876; sire, "Shoo Fly," (184); dam, "Dairy Maid," (286). "Lucy" (324), calved March 5, 1879; bred by Peter Davy, Ashippun, Wisconsin; sire, "Lane," (280); grand sire, "Bob," (278); dam, "Mary," (281), by "Bob," (278); grand dam, "Fancy," 266, by "Hard Fortune," (154); great grand dam, "Woolwich Queen," (96), by "William Wallace," (67), etc., etc. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Deer Creek Township - F.V. Hamilton, merchant at Adrian, was born in Randolph County, Illinios, April 15, 1851. His parents were James Hamilton, a native of Illinois and a farmer by occupation, and Sophia (Brewer) Hamilton, a Kentuckian by birth. They had three sons and two daughters, the subject of this sketch being the fourth child. When he was young his mother died, and at the age of seven years his father died, after which he lived with his uncle Felix Brewer, a farmer. He was educated in the public schools of Illinois and St. Patrick's College at Ruma, Illinois, and after completing his education he taught until 1874, when he removed to Bates County, Missouri. Here he resumed school teaching for two years when he commenced farming, which calling he followed until the spring of 1882, then he came to Adrian and entered the mercantile business as a member of the firm McCory & Co. Mr. H. has been township clerk for one term and assessor one term. October 30, 1876, he married Miss Sarah Eyman, a native of Illinois. They have two children: Essa A. and James H. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Osage Township - Robert Hamilton, farmer, section 11, came originally from Ireland, where he was born in June, 1829. He resided there till fifteen years of age, when he emigrated to America, settling first in Jackson, Ohio, where he gave his attention to farming. In 1868 he came to Bates County, Missouri, and located where he now resides. He has 275 acres of land that will average with any in the county, all of which is under fence. Mr. H. was married, August 28, 1855, to Miss Matilda Barnhill, a native of Ohio. They have eight children: Ann E., John, Maria J., Mary A., Martha M., Robert G., Charles B. and Josie L.L. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Pleasaant Gap Township - Anton Hammer is a native of Baden, where he was born December 31, 1838. Andrew Hammer, his father, and also his mother, formerly Catherine Boner, came originally from Baden. In 1847, Anton Hammer emigrated to the United States with his mother and settled in Madison County, Ill., where he grew to manhood and married, December 31, 1857, Miss C. Grob, a native of Switzerland and a daughter of P. Grob. This wife died January 27, 1859, leaving one son, Fred. Mr. H. was married to Miss Emeretta Saffner, of Switzerland, in December, 1861. There are four childen by this marriage, Emma, wife of G. Hirschi, Lousia, Lewis and Caroline. Mrs. H. departed this life, March 20, 1866. Mr. Hammer was married to his present wife in Madison County, October 31, 1867, she then being Miss Mary Grob, a younger sister of his first wife. They have two children, John A. and William Henry. In 1869 he came to Bates County, Missouri, and purchased land and settled on his place in this township. He has a farm of 240 acres, all in cultivation, with good buildings upon it and a fine young bearing orchard. Mr. Hammer makes a specialty of feeding and dealing in stock. He and his wife are members of the German Reformed church. He belongs to the Ancient Order of United Workmen. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Pleasant Gap Township - Samuel Hammers, farmer and stock dealer, section 7, was born in Greene County Pennsylvania, November 14, 1816, and is the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Hannah Hammers, both Pennsylvanians by birth. The former was born in 1779. He was a blacksmith by trade, but for about forty years followed stock trading, etc. Samuel spent his youth on a farm, and was educated in the public schools. He was married in his native county March 7, 1850, to Miss Melissa Skinner, a native of Ohio, but who was reared and educated in Pennsylvania, and a daughter of Court Skinner. After this event Mr. H. moved to Woodford County, Illinois, where he bought land, which he improved. Selling out in the summer of 1866 he came to Missouri in the fall of the same year, and first settled in Henry County, near Clinton. He lived there but about six months, and moved to Bates County in the spring of 1867, locating on his present farm. He has 426 acres of land, about 340 under fence and mostly improved, with a good large residence on his home place, there are 170 young bearing and about eighy old apple trees, 300 peach and 100 cherry trees. Mr. and Mrs. Hammers have ten children: Joseph C., Mary A., (now Mrs. Zach Stephens), Lizzie (now Mrs. Cyrus Requa), John C., Samuel B., Jesse, James, Jennie M., Alice B., and Brower. He and his wife are members of the Baptist Church. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Osage Township - J.W. Handly, farmer and stock dealer, section 18, is a son of John G. and Margaret (Walkup) Handly, natives of Virginia, who early moved to La Fayette County, Missouri, where J.W. was born, October 3, 1838. He was there reared and educated on a farm, and from that county he came to Bates County in 1870. He now has a landed estate of 585 acres, constituting one of the best improved farms in the vicinity. Mr. H. was married October 2, 1874, to Miss Mary Robinson, a native of Dearborn County, Indiana. She was born March 30, 1856, and was a daughter of H.P. Robinson, a sketch of whose life appears elsewhere in this history. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HANDLY, Robert M.
Osage Township - Robert M. Handly, farmer, section 20, post office Rich Hill, is a native of Lafayette County, Missouri, and was born August 4, 1847. He was brought up and educated in the county of his birth, and there followed farming for some time. In 1869, he came to Bates County, Missouri and first herded cattle for his father, and in March, 1870, he settled where he now resides. He has 550 acres of good land well improved, and all under fence. Mr. Handly was united in marriage, January 27, 1872, to Miss Josephine Neptune, who was born in West Virginia. They have four children: Charles E., Jessie, Johnnie, William L. and an infant. Mr. H. is a member of the Masonic fraternity. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HANES, John H.
Prairie Township - John H. Hanes, farmer and fruit grower, sections 10 and 11, was born in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, February 29, 1856, and was the youngest of six children, three only of whom are now living. His parents were Elias and Mary (Hillis) Hanes, the former a Pennsylvanian by birth, and the latter originally from County Down, Ireland. While blasting for the Bulger Tunnel, on the Pan Handle Railroad, between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Parkersburg, Virginia, Elias Hanes had the misfortune to lose his eyesight by a premature explosion, since which time he has been dependent upon his children and others to aid him in his work of selling books, stationery and other articles of merchandise. In that capacity John has traveled through thirty-two states. His father still continues to travel, and from the proceeds of his business he has accumulated means sufficient to purchase a tract of land upon which the subject of this sketch resides. This contains ninety acres, with a variety of choice fruits. Mr. Hanes was married, April 29, 1877, to Miss Anna Josephine Cobb, of Henry County, Missouri, she having been born June 26, 1861, in Lee County, Iowa. They have one child, Bessie, born September 22, 1879. Mr. H. has 200 acres of land in his own name, and also has the supervision of 200 acres still belonging to his father. Politically he is a Democrat. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HANKS, William F.
Mt. Pleasant Township - William F. Hanks, sheriff of Bates County, came originally from Wolfe County, Kentucky, where he was born August 27, 1837. His parents, Cudmillion and Millie A. (Garrett) Hanks, were also Kentuckians by birth. Their family now resides in Wolfe County, and all the children, save the subject of this sketch, live within a radius of five miles of their parents. Cudmillion Hanks, was a member of the Kentucky State Legislature at the time of the organization of Wolfe County, and Compton, the county seat was located upon his land. William F. was brought up and educated at his birthplace, and was the first county clerk of Wolfe, having been elected to that position in 1859. In 1863 he removed to Cole County, Illinois, and during the years 1863 and 1864, served as its deputy sheriff. For one year farming was his occupation, and in 1866, he returned to his native state, locating in Montgomery County, where he gave his attention to merchandising for two years. Then he went to Hood County, Texsas, and was interested in the stock trade for three years, after which he visited Augusta, Georgia. After dealing in horses and mules for one year he came to Bates County, and resumed agricultural pursuits. In 1878 he was appointed deputy sheriff, and served until January, 1882, when he entered upon his present duties as sheriff, which he is discharging to the satisfaction of all. Mr. Hanks was married in August 1861, to Miss Emma J. Swango, who was born in Kentucky. They have one child, Jimmie T. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HANNAH, Captain John W.
Mt. Pleasant Township - Capt. John W. Hannah, proprietor of the Palace Hotel, has been prominently identified with the business interests of Butler since 1866. He was born in Paris, Edgar County, Illinois, February 10, 1839. His father, John M. Hannah, a Pennsylvanian by birth, was an agriculturalist by occupation. The maiden name of his mother was Charity Mears, originally from Ohio. The early life of J.W. was divided between working on his father's farm and attending school, his education being received in the schools of his native county and at Bloomington, Illinois. In 1861, he was among the first to enlist in the Twelfth Illinois Infantry for the war, and served until the expiration of his term of service. Then he was largely instrumental in raising a company in teh Sixty-second Illinois Infantry, was commissioned lieutenant, and subsequently for meritorious conduct, was promoted to captain. After serving faithfully until the close of the war, he came to Missouri, and upon prospecting for a location in which to make his future home, he was so favorably impressed with the future promise of the then embroyo city, that he at once decided to settle here. He immediately began the construction of a building and engaged in the hardware and furniture business, conducting it successfully and profitably for some time. He has for a long period dealt largely in stock, and in this branch of trade, as well as in merchandising, his efforts have been crowned with good results. He has been one of the foremost citizens in advancing the interests of the town, and anything calculated to be of a permanent benefit receives his hearty support. The Palace Hotel, of which he is proprietor, is an evidence of his public spiritedness, and in his capacity of landlord, he has proved himself to be a genial and accommodating host. Captain Hannah married Miss Jennie S. Willey, daughter of Samuel and Annie Willey, of Illinois. They have four children: Gertie, Willey, Annie and Rinn. Captain H. is a member of the Masonic fraternity adn is a Knight Templar. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Spruce Township - J.W. Harbert, merchant, Johnstown. The subject of this sketch was born in Bates County, Missouri, August 3, 1849, his parents, William and Mary (Hull) Harbert, being Virginians by birth. The former came to Missouri when a young man, and was one of the pioneers of this county. He was engaged in the mercantile business for some time, and died in 1860. J.W. spent his youth at school and in his father's store at Johnstown. He was married here, June 12, 1870, to Miss Margaret J. Guyer, a daughter of George W. Guyer, and also a native of Bates County. In 1870, Mr. H. entered into the grocery business in Johnstown, and has been in trade most of the time since. He now has a large and select stock of general merchandise, has built up a good trade, and is doing a thriving business. He and his wife have four children: Nettie M., Cora F., Evaline and Cordie Lee. Mrs. Harbert is a member of the M.E. Church South. Mr. H. belongs to the Masonic order. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
West Point Township - R.G. Hardesty, stock dealer, was born in Platte County, Missouri, April 20, 1843, and is the son of James W. and Emily T. (Wilhite) Hardesty. His father was a native of Virginia, and his mother came originally from Kentucky. They settled in Missouri in 1842. Our subject is the eldest of four children: Ely W. and John H. in Platte County, and Med. S. with his brother. Mr. Hardesty attended the Weston High School and when seventeen years of age he went to California and attended school at Sacramento for a short period. On his return he remained for some time at Salt Lake and secured employment in a store as salesman. His father did an extensive freighting business to Salt Lake and he worked with him on these freighting expeditions. In 1870, January 6, Mr. Hardesty was married to Miss Aurelia Francis, a native of Kentucky. They have five children: James W., Annie M., Thomas F., Emma L. and Samuel T. In March, 1881, he came to Bates County and purchased the "Bassett" farm in West Point. This farm consists of 430 acres of well improved land. Med. S. Hardesty was born November 28, 1856, and has received a liberal education at the State University and also at Jacksonville, Illinois. He has a tract of 320 acres in section 1, West Point. These brothers are taking quite an interest in fine stock and have at present a herd of fourteen head of thoroughbred Short Horns. Their breeder is the noted "Rose Duke", 7,868, vol. vii, Short Horn Record. White Rose cows: "Daisy Dean", volume vi, page 393; "Daisy Gem", volume vi, page 395; "Daisy Gem V", volume ix; "Lady Saisy", volume xi; and "Lord Gem", volume xi. Belinda stock: "Etiquette", volume vi, page 413; "Maple Princess", volume ix; "Lady Ettie", volume xi. Clarentine stock" "Clarentine", volume ix; "Clarentine II", volume xi. Mrs. Motte stock: "Roan Duchess", volume xi, by "Savannah Duke", S.H.R., 6,997; A.H.B., 24,781. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HARDIN, George M.
Mt. Pleasant Township - George M. Hardin, farmer, section 8, was born in Nicholas County, Kentucky, in 1844, and was a son of R.W. and Delpha (Beard) Hardin. His father was a native of Virginia and his mother was a Kentuckian by birth. After their marriage they removed to Illinois in 1855 where George M. was brought up and educated. During the late war he served in the Sixty-eighth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry. In 1868 he married Miss Susan Adamson, a native of Kentucky, born June 26, 1848, and a daughter of Wilson Adamson, originally from Christian County, Kentucky. He was educated at Princeton College, and by profession was an architect. he became quite wealthy but lost his entire property during the rebellion. Mr. and Mrs. Hardin have a family of seven children: George W., James H., Ira M., Robert W., Ella and Charles. Mr. H. has been a resident of Bates County for many years. He located on his present farm where it was nothing but unbroken prairie but now has an estate that will compare favorable with any in this township. He and his wife are members of the Christian Church. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Charlotte Township - William Hardinger, merchant at Virginia, was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in the year 1837, his parents being George and Mary Hardinger. When fifteen years of age he, with the family, settled in Wayne County, Ohio. In 1856 he removed to Linn County, Iowa, where he followed farming for some time. In 1865 Miss Mary E. Berryhill, a native of Linn County, Iowa, became his wife. She was born in 1843, and was the daughter of Joseph and Jane (Butler) Berryhill, the former of Ohio and the latter of Michigan. In 1867 Mr. Hardinger came to Bates County, Missouri, and located on section 35, township 38, range 32, where he improved 120 acres of land. In 1880 he took a trip to Washington Territory, remaining there till 1881, when he became situated at Virginia, and embarked in the mercantile trade, in company with H.H. Flesher. They have since enjoyed a liberal patronage, and have built up quite a business. Mr. and Mrs. H. have one child, William M. They are both members of the M.E. Church. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
The subject of this sketch was born in Barton county, Mo., October 13, 1868. Later moved with his parents to St. Clair county, Mo., from there to Henry county, Mo., where he grew to manhood. He received his education in the public schools of Montrose. At about the age of 15 he began his apprenticeship in the Montrose Monitor office. He is a typical practical printer, having worked in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Indian Territory and Arkansas. On December 25th, 1892, he was married to Miss Laura DeLung, of Rockville, Mo. On May 11, 1893, he established the Rockville Reflex, of which paper he is now editor and proprietor. The Reflex is one of Bates County's brightest papers, and has done much for the city of Rockville with is everlasting admonition to the people to "keep your eye on Rockville." (Old Settler's History of Bates Co., Missouri, published by Tathwell & Maxey, Amsterdam, Missouri; copyright 1897)
HARMAN, James H.
Deepwater Township - James H. Harman, section 11, the subject of this sketch is a Virginian by birth and was born in Tazewell County, December 15, 1834, being a son of Henry and Polly (Day) Harman, also natives of Virginia. James H. grew to manhood in his native county on the farm where he was born, attending the common schools of his neighborhood. He served in the Confederate army during the late war for about a year, having enlisted in August, 1861, in the Eighth Virginia Cavalry; and was in a number of engagements. After the war he returned to Virginia. Mr. Harman was married in Wolf County, Kentucky, December 31, 1867, to Miss Zerelda Swango, a daughter of Stephen Swango. She was born in that county May 6, 1848, and was there mostly educated. After his marriage Mr. H. lived in Virginia for one year and in the summer of 1868 he moved to Missouri and located on his present farm in Bates County. He has 214 acres of land, 194 acres fenced and mostly enclosed with a good hedge and cross fenced in forty acre fields. He and his wife have four children: Carrie E., born February 12, 1874; Myrtie Belle, born August 7, 1877; Estella Rose, born April 12, 1879; and Ethel, born November 13, 1881. Mrs. Harman is a member of the Christian Church which she joined when thirteen years old. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HARPER, Thomas L.
Lone Oak Township - Thomas L. Harper, the son of John and Jeannette (Little) was born in Kelso, on the Tweed River, Scotland, on the 19th of September, 1848. His father was a native of Invernesshire, of the highlands, and has spent nearly his whole life engaged upon various railroads in Scotland, England and France. In 1851 he came to America, and has since devoted his attention to railroad work. There is but one other child in the family a sister of Thomas, Sarah N., wife of E. Ellston, now at Ellston, Cole County, Missouri. In 1857, the family lived in St. Clair County, Illinois, and afterward in Madison County. Thomas began work on a railroad when quite young, and served as conductor for nearly ten years on the I. & L.L. Railroad. While acting in that capacity he had the misfortune to meet with a serious accident, by being thrown under a car, which ran over his foot, causing such injuries that amputation was necessary. When sufficiently recovered to attend to business, he was given the position of coal agent at Ellston Station, in Cole County, on the Missouri Pacific. He held this position for three years and then embarked in the mercantile business at Ellston for three years. He was subsequently interested in farming near Ellston until March, when he came to Bates County, where he is at present living on the farm with his father, who came here in 1878. Mr. Harper was married, December 2, 1872, to Miss Mary E. Chambers, a native of Missouri. They have four children: John, Elmer, Charley, and Willie. They have lost a little girl of one year, Ollie. He and his father have quite a large tract of land, in all about 500 acres, which is situated in Lone Oak Township, some five miles southeast of Butler. Mr. Harper's ability and business capacity were soon recognized by his neighbors, and in appreciation of them he was elected a justice of the peace at the late spring election. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Charlotte Township - R. F. Harper, farmer and cattle feeder, section 30, was born in Athens County, Ohio, in 1841. His father, Theron Harper, a native of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, was of Irish-English descent. He accompanied his parents to Ohio at an early day, there grew up and married Miss Catherine Allen. When R.F. was ten years of age, his father died and he then assisted in supporting his mother until her second marriage. Then he made his home with an uncle, who helped him to acquire an education, and in 1860, went to St. Joseph, Missouri, with the intention of going to Pike's Peak. He finally concluded to visit Denver, and accordingly paid a freighter $25 for the privilege of walking, together with his board. While in Colorado, he devoted about one year to mining and working on water improvements. During the entire late war, he was a member of Company F, First Colorado Regiment, and served in that state and New Mexico. In 1865, he was mustered out at Denver and soon returned to Athens, Ohio. While on furlough in 1864, he was married to Miss Olive Young, a native of Athens County, born on January 20, 1843, and a daughter of John and Mary (Higgins) Young. The former was also born in Athens County in February, 1810, was there brought up and married in 1841, his wife being originally from Jefferson County, where she was born in March 1828. She went to Athens when sixteen years of age. They are both living at this time. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Harper soon settled in Johnson County, Missouri, but in one year came to Bates County in the spring of 1868, having purchased land in the fall of 1867. His farm consists of 240 acres, that will compare favorably with any in the county. His improvements made at a cost of about $4,000, are among the best in this township. He and his wife have three children: Thaddeus S., Mary Caroline and John T. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HARRISON, James C.
Grand River Township - James C. Harrison, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Morgan County, Missouri, July 30, 1844. His father, A.H. Harrison was a native of Tennessee, and his mother's maiden name was Ann J. Martin, born in Virginia. The family consisted of ten children, five boys and five girls, of whom James was the third. His father settled in Morgan County in 1842, and there young Harrison grew to maturity, being educated in the schools of the county. He came to Bates in company with the family in 1868, and on November 6, 1870, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Crawford, daughter of William Crawford. She is a native of Bates County, and was born December 14, 1852. His present home is on section twenty-one, where he has a farm of 270 acres, well adapted to stock growing and agriculture. He handles a good quality of stock and has about thirty head of horses and mules and sixty hogs. He also has in his possession a farm of well improved land on section twenty-three. Mr. Harrison has been township assessor for three years. He keeps himself thoroughly posted in regard to the topics of most interest to the farmer and is a member of that farmer's school, the Grange; he also belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Pleasant Gap Township - Edmond Hart, farmer and stock raiser, section 16, was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky, March 27, 1815. Israel Hart, his father, and also his mother, whose madien name was Ulsey Hudson, were natives of Kentucky. Edmond moved to Missouri with his parents in 1839 and lived for about two years in St. Louis County, and in June, 1842, came to Bates County, settling west of Butler. He has spent his entire life on a farm. He was married in this county, in 1845, to Miss Frances Jane Jackson, a native of Monroe County, Missouri, and a daughter of J.J. Jackson. In December, 1868, Mr. Hart moved on his present farm, where he has 260 acres of land, nearly all fenced and with 180 acres in cultivation and in good condition. He has raised a family of six children: Jesse B. (now in Texas), Archibald Edmond, Stephen Bailey, Emiline E. (now Mrs. Nathan Godfrey), Jane (now Mrs. Joseph Baker), and Ettie F. Mrs. Hart is a member of the M.E. Church, South. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HARTWELL, Rufus Graves
Mt. Pleasant Township - Rufus Graves Hartwell, real estate agent, was born in Clinton County, New York, May 29, 1828, and in 1833, his father, also Rufus Graves Hartwell, originally from New Hampshire, moved to the new territory of Michigan, and settled in Marshall, Calhoun County. His wife was formerly Ester Clark, eldest daughter of Dr. Nathan S. Clark, of Burlington, Vermont. The senior Hartwell died in 1842, leaving a family of eight children, of whom the subject of this sketch was the fourth. He soon commenced work at $4 per month, but found time to obtain an academic education, after which he began the study of law. In the meanwhile he labored somewhat on the farm, subsequently succeeding in improving it. In 1852, he crossed the plains for California, remaining for two years in the mines, when he returned to Marshall and bought a farm. He was interested in contracts on the Michigan Central Railroad for a year or two, and also lived in Adrian, Michigan, for a time, where he was occupied in the real estate business. His good judgment in railroad matters and real estate enterprises proved to be the foundation of his subsequent success. In April, 1866, he came to Missouri and settled in Butler, being one of the very first, with Captain Henry, to settle there. He at once formed a partnership with that gentleman, which has been known as the firm of Henry & Hartwell, real estate dealers, and this was the first firm and the only one now doing business which was started at that time. They have transacted a large and profitable trade, not only on their own account, but for other parties. Mr. Hartwell was appointed agent of the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad Company to obtain right of way and other important railroad duties, and is showing himself to be competent in the settlement of the many vexed questions continualy coming before him. He has several acres of land in West Butler overlooking the railroad on the west and the city on the east, and has built an elegant residence. Mr. Hartwell is strictly a self-made man. In 1850, he married Miss Nancy Chambers, who died in 1861. His second wife was Mary A. Bartley, of Canada, whom he married in January, 1863. She was the daughter of William H. Bartley, and her mother was Mary Wareham, born and married on the Isle of Wight, in the English channel. She well remembers Roland Hill, and has often seen the father of the "Dairyman's Daughter". Her history, it will be remembered, was the cause of 30,000 persons being converted to Christianity. Mr. and Mrs. Hartwell have seven children. Dwight, attending college in Iowa, Edward Payson, Ralph G., Willie Thomas, Florence L., Mertie V. and George Frederick. Nellie died in 1877, aged fourteen years. Politically he is a Republican. He is a leading member of the M.E. Church, and was a charter member of the first Masonic lodge in the county organized in the county since the war. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HAWKINS, Samuel F.
New Home Township - Samuel F. Hawkins, judge of the probate court, was born in Franklin County, Kentucky, April 6, 1826. His parents were William B. and Mary (Crockett) Hawkins, the latter being a daughter of Colonel Anthony Crockett, the first representative whom Kentucky sent to represent her in the Virginia Legislature and an old Revolutionary soldier, for many years previous to his death, honored by the Kentucky senate by being given the post of sergeant at arms of the senate. Both families were from the old Virginia stock, both grandfathers were Revolutionary soldiers and both came to Kentucky in the days when it was truly the dark and bloody ground. Mr. Crockett came from Orange County and settled near Fort Harod. Mr. Hawkins was from Culpepper County and located near Fort Brown, and both served in the late war of 1812, as did also William, the father of Samuel F. He and his wife were reared near Frankfort where they married and where they died, he in 1845 and she in 1856. The subject of this sketch is the youngest of ten children - six girls and four boys. One brother, Elisha O., is the sherriff of Franklin County, Kentucky, and one sister, Martha N. Clark, lives in Colorado. He received a fair education, attending Beach Grove Academy. At his father's death he worked on the farm until the death of his mother, having been married in September 12, 1850, to Miss Martha J. Thomas, who had been reared and educated by Dr. J. Hiter Ellison. In 1857 they came to Missouri and remained in Johnson County for one year. In 1858 he came to Bates County and bought a tract of 360 acres on section 29. His wife's mother located near him about this time and theirs were the only houses between Price's and Reed's Creeks. In 1861, December 19, his house was burned. He had taken his wife to Clinton in September and shortly after to Johnson County, where they lived until the close of the war. During 1864 and 1865 he was the railroad agent at Knob Noster. In 1868 he sold his farm and purchased another tract of land and returned to Bates County. His wife, on their return, called it their "New Home", and from this the village which soon sprang up and the township derived the name of New Home. Since his return to Bates he has been farming and doing a real estate business. In 1873 Mr. Hawkins was appointed a notary public by Governor Woodson and has since been re-appointed by Governors Hardin and Crittenden. In 1876 he was an aspirant for the legislature before the convention but failed to receive the nomination. At the recent election he was elected judge of the probate court of the county. Mr. Hawkins lost his wife on the 24th of February, 1881. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Osage Township - Allen Haworth, farmer and stock raiser, section 24, is a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Coat) Haworth, and was born in Miami County, Ohio, December 13, 1841. He was reared on a farm at his birthplace and there obtained his education, following agricultural pursuits in the same county till 1861. At this time he moved to McLean County, Illinois, and was there interested in a like occupation until 1869, since which period he has been a citizen of Bates County, Missouri, except for the first year, when in the northern part of Vernon County. His farm contains 320 acres and compares favorably with any in this locality. During three years of his residence in Illinois he was township clerk. January 1, 1863, Mr. Haworth was married to Miss Harriet Stumpff, a native of McLean County, Illinois. She died August 2, 1882, leaving three children: Alfred, Henry and Emily. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HAYNES, Horace O.
Hudson Township - Horace O. Haynes is one of the prominent agriculturists and stock raisers of Hudson Township. He was born in Washington County, Ohio, June 5, 1829. His father, Sylvester Haynes, a native of Massachussetts, was born near Boston in 1789. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. His wife, whose maiden name was Susan Griffin, was born in New Hampshire. Sylvester Haynes moved to Ohio in 1817, and located in Washington County, of which he was one of the pioneers. There he purchased land and improved a farm, on which he resided some twenty-one years. In 1839 he went to Monroe County, Illinois, where he died in 1864. Horace O. accompanied his father to Illinois in 1839. His youth was spent on a farm, with the advantages of a common school education. When twenty years old, he became interested in the carpenter's trade, and worked at the business for ten years. He was married in Monroe County, Illinois, March 16, 1857, to Miss Adelaide A. Durfee, a daughter of Aaron Durfee. She was born in Massachusetts, but moved to Illinois with her parents, where she was raised and educated. Mr. H. subsequently farmed in Jefferson County for eight years, and in October, 1864, he entered into the service of the Union army, enlisting in the Sixty-Second Illinois Volunteer Infantry, with which he served until the close of the war. After its close he purchased a farm in Macoupin County, Illinois, in 1865, and farmed there for three years. In the latter part of 1867, he sold his Illinois property, and in the spring of 1868, came to Missouri, and located in Bates County, where he bought land and improved the farm where he now resides, in section 36. He has 320 acres, all well improved, with a large house, barn and outbuildings, and an orchard of 300 bearing apple and 200 peach trees, etc. The yard around his residence is ornamented with forest and evergreen trees, shrubs and flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Haynes have seven children: Percy S., Adie, Anna, Abbie, Elsie, Evie and Lovell D. They have lost one son, who died in childhood. Mr. H. is identified with the Republican party, and was elected by his party as the justice of the peace of Hudson Township, and was nominated by his party as probate judge in 1882. He is well versed in the political issues of the day, and has been a delegate to numerous conventions. He is also a member of the order of Patrons of Husbandry, and was a delegate to the State Grange in 1881. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HAYS, John B.
Spruce Township - John B. Hays, section 7, was born in Saline County, Missouri, August 13, 1843. His father, William Hayes, was a native of Kentucky, and was born in Pulaski County, while his mother, formerly Mary Buster, was originally from Tennessee. Shortly after his marriage, William Hays moved to Missouri and located in Saline County, where he bought a large tract of land, consisting of about 2,000 acres. John B. passed his youth on his father's farm and received a common school education. He was married in his native county, December 23, 1869, to Miss Ruth Alison, a daughter of Robert C. Alison, and a granddaughter of Moses Johnson, who was one of the pioneers of Bates County. Mr. Hays subsequently improved a farm in Saline County, and resided there about five years. In the fall of 1872 he sold out his property, purchased land, and moved to Bates County, and after about four years, went to California. He lived there one year, when he returned to his farm in Bates County. He has 260 acres of land, well improved, with two fair housees and outbuildings, and a good orchard. Mr. and Mrs. H. have five children: Minnie May, Robert W., Woodie E., Samuel Tilden, and Bessie. They have lost five children: Archie B. died in July, 1878, aged seven months; David B. died October 12, 1882; John Clyde died October 5, 1882, and two children who died in infancy in Saline County. Mr. Hays is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and his wife of the Christian Church. He also belongs to the Masonic fraternity. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HEDDEN, William C.
Osage Township - William C. Hedden, farmer, section 23, is a native of Shelby County, Kentucky, and was born February 22, 1844. He resided in the county of his birth until eight years of age, when he removed with his parents, Lee and Susan Hedden, nee Moler, to Anderson County. They were natives of Kentucky, and had reared three children, of whom William was the eldest child. His father died October 29, 1878, and his mother's death occurred October 8, 1873. The greater part of his youthful days were spent in Anderson County, where he followed farming. At the age of twenty-two he went to Vernon County, Missouri, which was his home for five years, he then settling at his present location. He has 240 acres of land well improved and under cultivation. Mr. Hedden was married October 5, 1865, to Miss Mary E. Yates, a Kentuckian by birth. They have five children living: William E., James W., Enoch L., Susan M. and Clarence A. They are members of the Baptist Church. In 1862, Mr. H. enlisted in Company G, 9th Kentucky Cavalry, and served for one year. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Pleasant Gap Township - Leonard Hegnauer, farmer and stock dealer, section 36, was born in Switzerland, April 25, 1843. His parents, Lucius and Margaret Hegnauer nee Bernet, were also natives of Switzerland. In 1856, the family immigrated to the United States and settled in Madison County, Illinois. L. Hegnauer spent his youth on a farm, receiving good common school advantages. He was married in Madison County, July 4, 1866, to Miss Susan K. Hirschi, also originally from Switzerland, who was born May 15, 1846, and a daughter of Christian Hirschi. After his marriage Mr. H. lived in Illinois three years, and in 1869, he came to Missouri and located in Bates County, on his present farm. He owns 240 acres in cultivation, upon which is a fine, large residence, just completed, and other buildings, together with a young bearing orchard. He makes a specialty of feeding and dealing stock. In 1861, he enlisted first in the three months; service, and in October re-enlisted in Company E, Fourth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and served some eighteen months in the Union army, and was discharged in February, 1863, when he returned to Illinois. Mr. Hegnauer has a family of five children: Mary C., Christian, Leonard, Susan K. and Margaret M. He and his wife are members of the German Reformed Church, and he belongs to the United Workmen. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
W.F. Hemstreet was born in Syracuse, N.Y., Dec. 7, 1833, and removed to La Salle County, Ill., in 1859, and in 1861, to McLean County, Ill. He lived there until the fall of 1871, and came to Cass County, Mo., in 1872, and settled on a farm near where Drexel is now. In 1887 he came to Butler where he has since resided. He has been engaged in the grocery business; and in the Elevator with Bryant & McDaniel; and in the spring of 1893 was elected Justice of the Peace and member of the township board for Mt. Pleasant, which offices he still fills to the general satisfaction of the people. In 1892 he was elected Police Judge of the City of Butler Judge Hemstreet is an active member of the Christian church, and has been one of the elders for many years. He lost his first wife in 1888, leaving three children, two sons and one daughter, all of whom are married and reside in this vicinity. His mother is still living in Chicago, now 92 years of age, but enjoying good health. She lives with her daughter, Mrs. Gardner. Judge Hemstreet married his present wife about a year ago, a most estimable woman, and they live in a commodious home on South High street in the enjoyment of the confidence and esteem of a large circle of acquaintences. (Old Settler's History of Bates Co., Missouri, published by Tathwell & Maxey, Amsterdam, Missouri; copyright 1897)
Deepwater Township - A.B. Henderson is a native of Missouri, and was born in Bates County, May 19, 1849. Hiram Henderson, his father, was born in Tennessee, and his mother, whose maiden name was L. Brown, came originally from Kentucky. The former was one of the pioneers of Bates County, where he died in 1855. A.B. was raised on a farm, and on September 17, 1864, he enlisted in Company F, Forty-Fifth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and served in the army until the close of the war, having been in the engagement at Jefferson City. He was married in Texas, September 15, 1872, to Miss Hettie Martin, a daughter of James Martin, of Dallas County, Texas. After this he resided some four years in Texas, returning to Bates County in 1876. In May, 1882, he moved on his present farm in section 27, where he owns fifty acres of land, with fair improvements and a good orchard. Mr. and Mrs. Henderson have three children: Leonora, George T., and Alpha Ellen. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Mt. Pleasant Township - E. Henderson, farmer, section 9, is the owner of 320 acres of fine land, well improved, that will compare favorably with any in the township. He is a native of Guilford County, North Carolina, and was born July 27, 1824. His parents were Isaac and Mary (Emsley) Henderson, both originally from North Carolina. When the subject of this sketch was two years old he was taken by his parents to Preble County, Ohio, and there settled on a farm. He was married in Ohio, October 11, 1849, to Miss Hannah Pottinger, a native of Muskingum County, that state, born March 26, 1827, and a daughter of John and Nancy (Barnett) Pottinger. Her father was a native of Kentucky, and her mother of Pennsylvania. When Mrs. H. was twelve years of age she moved to Preble County, Ohio, where she was raised and married. Mr. and Mrs. Henderson have a family of nine children: James, Nancy E., John H., Mary E., Charles T., W. Scott, Anna, Frank and Isaac. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
West Boone Township - Eli Henderson, stock raiser, was born September 16, 1833, in Vermillion County, Illinois. His parents were Nathaniel and Anna Henderson, nee Golden. The former a native of Indiana and the latter of East Tennessee, and both descendants of North Carolina families. The family consisted of twelve children, of whom Eli was the third. Only five are now living, all in Missouri. The subject of this sketch is a man of far more than ordinary education, although his early school training was somewhat deficient. While young he learned the carpenter and millwright trade, at which he worked for a number of years, and in connection with his father he built a mill at Danville, operating it for ten years. He was married March 29, 1855, in Vermillion County, to Miss Sarah L. Black, a native of that county. After this Mr. H. continued in the mill until 1865, when he moved to his farm near Danville, and engaged in farming. After living there until October, 1880, he emigrated to Bates County, Missouri, locating on a large tract of land in West Boone Township. Here he has 560 acres, mainly used for pasturage, nad specialy adapted to stock raising, and to this industry Mr. Henderson and his son John are turning their attention. He has been interested considerably in improving the grade of fine stock, and has met with marked success in the work. He is now handling the well known Llewellyn family of cattle, having two fine cows: "Llewellyn Ninth" and "Tenth", by "Rob Roy", No. 6, A.H.B. 33,717, from the famous "Llewellyn Fifth" and "Count Athol" No. 19,269, and several calves of much promise. His thoroughbred bull, "Duke of Bates", bred by George W. Gains, Ridge Farm, Illinois, by Jubilus' "Breastplate", No. 32,937, and his cow, "Bates Beauty", by "Shamwalla", No. 11,434, are well worth a careful examination by all who are interested in thoroughbred stock. Mr. Henderson is a member of the Society of Friends or Quakers, and for several years has been a minister of their church. In politics he is a Republican. His family consists of Martha Ann (wife of Wilbert E. Ankrum); Elam, a student at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana; John M., William J., who died quite young; Asenath O., Laura A., Alonzo, Lois Belle, and Luther, who died in 1875. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HENDERSON, George W., Dr.
Deer Creek Township - Dr. George W. Henderson, physician and surgeon, was born in the state of Indiana, December 15, 1832, his parents, James and Rebecca (Anderson) Henderson, being natives of Kentucky. The former was a farmer by occupation. While George was a child the family removed to Burlington, Iowa, where he remained about four years, then going to Illinois. There the subject of this sketch grew to manhood, receiving his education in the public schools. When eighteen years old he began the study of medicine with Dr. H.L. Henderson, of Louisville, Illinois, with whom he read for about three years. He was then with Dr. R.K. Montgomery for two years, after which he began the practice of his chosen profession in Illinois. In 1859 he removed to Bates County, Missouri, and located near Crescent Hill, where he has practiced medicine until the present time. He attended the Rush Medical College of Chicago for a while. Dr. H. owns a fine farm of 120 acres of good land, well improved, with a good young orchard. The doctor is a member of the Masonic fraternity. In November, 1863, he married Miss Eliza Jane Abbott, a native of Illinois. They have three children living: Thomas Lee, Surilda A. and James M. They have lost one child, John W. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HENRY, Captain Edward P.
Mt. Pleasant Township - Capt. Edward P. Henry, real estate dealer, was born in Washington County, Ohio, November 24, 1837. His father, Mathew Henry, who was born in Pennsylvania, married Miss Mary Park, of Oneida County, New York. The subject of this sketch is the sixth of a family of nine children, all of whom are living. The mother resides with P.L. Wyatt, her son-in-law. August 6, 1861, Mr. H. enlisted in the Thirty-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was connected with the Fourteenth Army Corps. He veteranized, was with Colonel Crook and also with General Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. He served three years as captain, having been promoted from the lieutenantcy. His faithful and competent service was highly complimented by his superior officers. After retiring from the war he spent a year at home, and in April, 1866, he came to Missouri and settled in Butler, Bates County, when there were but five small shanties in the village. He soon commenced to purchase property and embarked in the real estate business and now has the oldest established office in the city. He owns a farm of 213 acres adjoining the corporation containing an orchard of 1,300 choice bearing fruit trees, together with a great variety of small fruit. Upon the place are two good springs, one of which supplies a large pond which is well filled with good sized carp - perhaps the only carp pond in the county. Mr. Henry, after coming here became associated with Mr. Rufus Hartwell in dealing in real estate and this firm are now doing a most profitable business. He married Miss Gertrude Garrison, November 24, 1870. She was the daughter of J.C. Garrison of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Her mother was originally from Western New York. They have four children: Alice Gertrude, born November 24, 1871; Mary Bertha, Charles Edward and Walter Whittier, born July 4, 1880. Mr. Henry is a staunch Republican and an active member of the Presbyterian Church. Though commencing here with limited means he has done much for the enterprises of the town, and has been successful in all his transactions. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HENRY, Edward A.
Mt. Pleasant Township - Edward A. Henry, county clerk of Bates County, was born in Lamoille County, Vermont May 11, 1842, and was the son of Ozro Henry, a Pennsylvanian by birth who married Miss Laura A. Austin, originally from Vermont. They reared three children, of whom Edward was the second child. His early manhood was passed in his native county and there he received his education, having attended teh academies of the vicinity. When nineteen years of age he immigrated to Miller County, Missouri, and devoted his time to school teaching until the spring of 1874, in which year he came to Bates County. Here he farmed, and taught during the winter seasons, and in 1876 he was employed as a teacher in the Butler City School. The year following he was appointed principal, and filled this position with ackowledged ability until nominated for his present office in 1878. In 1876 he was elected one of the judges of the county court and served until the change in the township organization, which reduced the county bench from five to three judges. He was then appointed by the governor of the state, and discharged from his official duties until the next regular election. In 1872 he was the nominee on the Democratic ticket for representative of Miller County, Missouri, in the state legislature, and although that county was largely Republican, his popularity caused him to make a strong race, and he was only defeated by fifty-seven votes. Upon being elected to his present office, he commenced at once to serve in a manner which has won for him many friends. Mr. Henry was married February 12, 1862, to Miss Carrie T. Dooley, of Miller County, Missouri. They have one child, Arthur M. Mr. Henry is a member of the Masonic fraternity. The family is connected with the Baptist Church. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HENRY, Loren G.
Mt. Pleasant Township - Loren G. Henry, dealer in agricultural implements, wagons, buggies, etc., was born in Athens County, Ohio, on the 14th of June, 1832. He was brought up and educated in the county of his birth and started in life by early following agricultural pursuits, and the raising of stock. In 1866 he removed to Chicago, Illinois, and was engaged in the stock business for one year, at the expiration of which time he came to Butler, Missouri. Here he resumed farming and stock raising, and continued to give his attention to this industry until June 1881, when he embarked in his present lucrative business, which under his management has grown into an extensive trade. Mr. Henry was married December 24, 1874, to Miss Emma Marshall, a native of Ohio. They have one child, Libbie G. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Homer Township - J.T. Hensley, farmer, section 14, was born in Montgomery County, Kentucky, in 1846, and is a son of James and Theney (Anderson) Hensley, both natives of this county. J.T. was raised at his birthplace and commenced life for himself as a farmer. In 1865, he moved to McDonough County, Illinois, and gave his attention to agricultural pursuits until coming to Bates County, in 1869. He located on his present place in 1870. In connection with his farming operations he deals in live stock and has built up quite a reputation as a successful man in his calling. Mr. Hensley was married in 1873, to Miss Carrie Orear, of Montgomery County, Kentucky, born in 1849. She died in April, 1879, leaving two children: Ella M. and Carrie. He was married the second time, February 16, 1882, to Miss N.B. Orear, a sister of his first wife. They are both members of the Christian Church. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Howard Township - E.F. Herndon, physician and surgeon, is a native of Platte County, Missouri, and is a son of F.D. and Mary Herndon; the former of Woodford County, Kentucky, born in 1808, and the latter of Mason County, same state, born in 1812. They were married in 1832 and in 1842 settled in Platte County, Missouri, moving to Pleasant Hill, Cass County, in 1862. In 1864 they returned to Platte County and resided there until 1877 when they came to Bates County and located on a farm some two miles north of Hume. They have five children living: J.E., E.F., David, Jonathan and J.T. Six are deceased: B.P., Sarah E., Francis P., Susie, Alfred and Benjamin. The subject of this sketch was brought up and received his literary education in the county of his birth and afterwards read medicine with his brother, Dr. J.E. Herndon, graduating in 1876 at Kansas City, and afterwards at St. Louis. He then began practicing in Bates County, and in 1880 he located at Hume and opened a drug store and here he has since met with good success. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HERRMANN, John A.
Shawnee Township - John A. Herrmann, farmer, was born in Hasel, Germany, April 12, 1835, and was the fifth of seven children. His father, August Herrmann, a blacksmith by trade, was married to Elizabeth Ust, also of German nativity. John received his education in the German schools and learned the trade of miller, at which he worked in Germany. In 1857 he came to America and was situated on a farm in Pennsylvania for three years. Moving to Illinois he farmed until 1869, when he came to Bates and here he has given his attention to agricultural pursuits since. His farm contains 160 acres in section 35, all of which he has acquired by his own labor. In February, 1858, Mr. H. married Miss Elizabeth Shultz, also of German birth. They have seven children: Annie, August, Elizabeth, Peter, Maggie, Louisa and Johnnie. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Osage Township - J.W. Heylmun, attorney and civil engineer, was born in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, March 31, 1829, his parents, Mordecai and Lorenda (Newell) Heylman, also having been natives of that state. The former died when his son was but a child, and the latter now lives in Frostburg, Maryland. The subject of this sketch was reared in his native county, where he received an academic education. Subsequently he followed teaching school till he attained the age of twenty-five years, when he began the study of law in the office of General Fleming, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the bar in that city in 1857, and was afterwards engaged in the practice of his profession there for ten years, or till 1867, when he located in Fort Scott, Kansas. He was there elected to the office of police judge, being the first to hold the position in the city. After two years residence in Fort Scott he was elected city engineer, the duties of which office he discharged for four years. He also worked at other surveys and held many minor offices while in the place. He also worked at other surveys and held many minor offices while in the place. In 1873 he started a store in Carbon Center, Vernon County, of which he afterwards took charge, and continued the business till August, 1881. Since that time he has resided in Rich Hill, and has given his attention to the practice of his profession. In the winter of 1881-2 he made a survey for the Chicago & Alton Railroad Company from Odessa to Fort Scott, and is still connected with the enterprise. Mr. Heylmun was married, November 1, 1853, to Miss Angeline Kilborn, a native of Bradford County, Pennsylvania. The family of Mr. H. consists of four children: William, Belle, Robert F. and Harry. William Heylmun, the eldest child, who is now occupied in the practice of medicine in Rich Hill, was born in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, September 23, 1854. He received his primary education in the schools of the different localities where his father resided, and in 1877 began the study of medicine with Dr. Baldwin, of Fort Scott, Kansas. He was graduated from the Bellevue Hospital Medical College of New York, in the class of 1880, and in June of that year he came to Rich Hill, being the first physician to open an office in the town. He is now recognized as a leader among his brother practitioners. Dr. H. was one of the first trustees of the town. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Deer Creek Township - G. Hess, farmer, section 30, was born in Baden, Germany, January 20, 1844. His parents, Jacob and Mary (Smith) Hess, were natives of Germany. The subject of this sketch was the oldest child of three sons and two daughters. He spent his boyhood days on a farm, receiving his education in the public schools of his native country. In 1868, he immigrated to America, landing in Illinois April 18, 1868, where he followed farminmg until 1869, then coming to Bates County, Missouri. Here he again gave his attention to agricultural pursuits. His farm contains 160 acres of good land, well improved. He has an excellent residence, built in 1881, at a cost of $8,000, with a young orchard near it. He keeps about forty head of cattle. December 31, 1869, Mr. Hess married Mrs. Katie Haas, a daughter of Mike Kiern. They have four children: Henry, Eddie, Ida and Emma. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Howard County - L. Hibbs, of the firm of Blaker & Co., dealers in lumber and grain at Sprague, is also station agent at the place, and has ever devoted his entire energy and time to the building up of the town. He ws born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 1842, his parents being Samuel and Eleanor (Smith) Hibbs, both natives of Pennsylvania. Young Hibs passed his youth at his birth place, receiving his education at Lancaster. He first began life as a farmer, but in 1870 went to Mound City, Kansas, and embarked in the hardware business quite extensively, and with satisfactory results. Selling out, he established his present business at Sprague, where he was among the pioneers. In 1865, Mr. H. was united in marriage to Miss Mattie B. Simpson, also a Pennsylvanian by birth, and a native of the same country as her husband. She grew up there, but is a graduate of Hudson River Institute of New York. Mr. and Mrs. H. have four sons: S. Willis, Russell, Alfred B. and Walter. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HICKMAN, Gideon B.
Homer Township - Gideon B. Hickman, farmer, section 12, was born in New Jersey, May 10, 1829, and is a son of James and Mary (Blake) Hickman, both of the same state. The former was born March 12, 1802, and the latter April 27, 1804. They were married February 23, 1823, and had a family of nine children: Jeremiah A., Gideon B., Hannah, Daniel W., John B., Joseph S., Mary E., Olive, and James. In 1836 the family moved to Hancock County, Illinois. The parents are now residents of Carthage, Missouri. Gideon B. passed his youth in Hancock County, and was married November 23, 1853, to Miss Kate Caine, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, born April 27, 1831. Her parents were John and Sarah (Knott) Caine. Her father, who was a carpenter by trade, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1797, and in 1836 was killed by the fall of a tree. His wife was born in the same county as himself, November 14, 1798, and is still living. She was married the second time to E. Worrell, after which she settled in Hancock County, Illinois, where Kate grew up. Mr. Hickman located in Adams County, Illinois, after his marriage, moving thence, in 1865, when he settled where he now resides. His farm contains 440 acres. While he was in Illinois he was engaged in general merchandising and working in coal mines, and since coming to Bates County he has served as assesesor for four years. Mr. and Mrs. H. have three children: Aza, Everett and Irwin. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HICKMAN, John L. Jr.
Summit Township - John L. Hickman, Jr., section 4. The subject of this sketch was born in Boone County, Missouri, October 29, 1833. David M. Hickman, his father, was a native of Virginia, but early moved to Kentucky with his parents and located in Bourbon County, near Paris, where he grew to manhood. He married Miss Cornelia Bryan, who was born while her mohter was in a fort near Lexington, Kentucky, when attacked by the Indians. Her father served in the war of 1812, and commanded a company at the battle of Fort Meigs, and was wounded. David M. Hickman was one of the prominent men of Bourbon County, and politically was identified with the old Whig party, serving as sheriff of that county. He came to Missouri in 1823, and filled several important positions in Boone County, and was a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention in 1844. He served as a member of the legislature from Boone County for several terms. He died there in 1850. John L. Hickman spent his youth on his father's farm and at school. He graduated at the State University in 1853, and attended teh law department of Harvard University, where he graduated in 1855. After completing his collegiate course he became engaged in the stock business and farming in his native county. In the spring of 1878 he moved to Bates County, and settled on his present farm. He has 1,600 acres of land, all under fence, with good improvements. There are 1,100 acres in pasture, mostly timothy. His large residence is located on the high rolling prairie overlooking the surrounding country, and he has a commodious barn, ice house and outbuildings, and a young orchard. He is extensively interested in the stock business, and has some thoroughbred short-horn cattle, and is one of the leading dealers of Bates County. Mr. Hickman was married in Cooper County, in November, 1858, to Miss Mary Walker, a daughter of Judge A.S. Walker, of that county. She is a native of the state, and is a lady of refinement and culture. She was educated at Boonville. Mr. and Mrs. Hickman have three children: Walker, Cornelia, and Mary. They have lost one, John L., who died in Boone County, in 1877. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HIGGINS, Captain Silas C.
Osage Township - Captain Silas C. Higgins, proprietor of feed stable, was born in Tazewell County, Illinois, May 20, 1840, and is a son of Durrett and Mary (Graves) Higgins, who were both natives of Kentucky. The subject of this sketch was reared in his native county, receiving his education in the Lombard University of Galesburg, Illinois. July 24, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Second Illinois Cavalry, and served as second lieutenant for the first six months, when he was commissioned captain, acting in that capacity until the close of the war. He participated in many noted battles, after which he returned to Illinois. Subsequently he crossed the plains to New Mexico and remained one year. Going thence to Springfield, Ohio, he was married, in 1867, to Miss Anna Walters, of Tennessee, by which marriage he has one child, William E., who is now attending the university at Lawrence, Kansas. After his marriage Mr. H. went to Pennsylvania and was engaged in keeping a hotel at Foxburg, and for two years he was in the livery business at Butler, Pennsylvania. In 1871 he located in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was occupied in the insurance business for three years. Then he became a member of the fire department of that city and thus continued for four years. In 1880 he took a trip to Kansas, and in December of the same year came to Rich Hill, Missouri. Mr. H. is a member of the Masonic fraternity, K. of H., A.O.T. and the G.A.R. orders, being commander of the post in Rich Hill. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HILL & BERRY
Howard Township - This extensive mercantile firm is composed of Mr. D.H. Hill and W.N. Berry, the former of whom is the pioneer merchant of Hume, he also having been in business at Walnut Post office some two years previous. He was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, October 4, 1848, and was the son of Jacob and Lydia A. (Pritchett) Hill, nativs of the same county. The father was born in 1802 and the mother in 1820. They had a family of eight children, D.H. being the fourth child. He was reared on a farm and obtained his education at the State University at Charlotteville, Virginia. In 1870 he accompanied his parents to Lafayette, Missouri, they now being residents of Aullville. He taught school about nine years before entering into mercantile life. Mr. Hill was married, December 20, 1879, to Miss Emma Berry, a native of Pettis County, Missouri, born March 16, 1857. Her parents were W.N. and Eliza J. Berry, nee Williams. Mr. Berry was born in 1825 in Boone County, Missouri, but was brought up in Camden and Pettis Counties as a farmer. His father, T.H. Berry, married Hettie B. Coffer, who, like himself, came originally from Madison County, Kentucky. They had a family of eleven children, W.N. being the third. In 1851 he married Miss Eliza J. Williams, who was born in North Carolina in 1832. She early accompanied her parents to Missouri, and here grew up and was educated. Mr. and Mrs. Berry hav a family of nine children: Lawson F., David, Emma J., Boone, Nannie, Willie, Jennie, Alma and Kate. One is deceased. They are both members of the Baptist Church. Messrs. Hill and Berry carry a stock to the amount of $4,000 and are having an excellent patronage. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Charlotte Township - Johnson Hill, farmer, section 27, was born in 1817, on a farm some thirteen miles east of Lebanon, in Warren County, Ohio. His parents, James and Deborah (Davis) Hill, were both Virginians by birth, and when the former was ten years old he accompanied his father's family to Warren County, Ohio, where he grew to manhood. Returning to Virginia he was married, after which with his bride and a few goods, he went to Cincinnati on a flatboat. They resided in Warren County until 1829, and then settled in Clark County, which was their home until 1832. Moving near Plain City, Madison County, they remained until 1840, going thence to Jasper County, Missouri. In 1842, they returned to Warren County, Ohio, and the year following his father died at the age of forty-eight years. His widow is now a resident of Benton County, Iowa, aged eighty-five years. Johnson Hill was educated in the state of his birth, and in 1839, he married Miss P.C. Kimball, of Champaign County, Ohio, born in 1819. She was a daughter of Andrew and Lucy Kimball nee Marshall, both originally from Massachusetts. They were married in 1800, and soon located in Champaign County. The father died in 1822, and the mother in 1829. In 1840, Mr. and Mrs. Hill settled in Newton County, Missouri, and afterwards in Greene County. In 1843, they moved to VanBuren County, Iowa, and in 1844, to Linn County. Here Mr. H. farmed for a number of years, and was subsequently interested in the lumber business. In 1864-5, he built a large flouring mill, and in 1867, he came to his present location, upon which he had made many improvements. His landed estate embraces 280 acres under cultivation and ten acres of timber. Mr. and Mrs. Hill have six children living: Pleasant A., Oscar, Martha A., Alice A., Phila C. and Kimball. Three are deceased: Johnson, Truman and Lucy May. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HINTON, Prof. J.H.
Osage Township - Prof. J.H. Hinton, superintendent of the public schools of Rich Hill, is a native of Warren County, Kentucky, and was born August 14, 1850. His parents were Joseph and Mary V.C. (Billingsley) Hinton, who were also Kentuckians by birth. J.H. was reared in the county of his birth, and attended the common schools of that vicinity, finally taking a collegiate course in the University of Kentucky, located at Lexington. In order to do this he had to borrow the money to defray expenses and otherwise practice rigid economy. He was afterwards engaged in teaching in Warren and Simpson Counties for nearly four years, and later on he entered the Cumberland University, of Lebanon, Tennessee, attending the law department, from which he was graduated in June, 1879. Subsequently he located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he practiced law for two years, and upon prospecting over Missouri and Texas, he concluded to locate in Rich Hill in October, 1881. He taught a select school during the summer of 1882, and in the fall of the same year he was unanimously elected to his present position, for which he is is so ably fitted. Prof. H. is a member of the Masonic fraternity. He was married March 20, 1869, to Miss Bettie Copeland, of Franklin, Kentucky, she having been born in Simpson County. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Prairie Township - Christian Hirni, son of Christian and Elizabeth Hirni nee Riser, was born January 3, 1843, in Switzerland, where also his parents were born. In January, 1845, he emigrated with them to America, settling in Madison County, Illinois, where they remained until November, 1869, He received only ordinary common school advantages, but in later years has obtained an enviable reputation as a cultured business man. Leaving Illinois he came to Papinville, Bates County, Missouri, and for one year he followed butchering, when he moved upon his farm, which had been undergoing improvements. January 1, 1865, he married Miss Elizabeth Leutwiler, of Madison County, Illinois. She died December 25, 1866, leaving one son, who still survives. He was married again April 25 following, to Miss Lucy Leutwiler, a sister to his former wife. Mr. H. then resumed farming for five years, at the expiration of which time he embarked in the flouring business, as a member of the firm of Hirni, Brother & Co. He still retains his farm of ninety acres, a part of it being rented; the remainder he superintends. He is a member of the Masonic order. Politically he is a Republican. Both himself and wife are connected with the Evangelical Protestant Church. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Prairie Township - Jacob Hirni, younger brother of Christian Hirni, was born on the 1st of April, 1854, in Madison County, Illinois, and like his brother received but a limited education. His youthful days were passed in his native state. In May, 1872, he came to Missouri and also became interested in the flouring business, becoming a member of the establishment now known as Hirni, Bro., & Co. He owns a third interest in landed property of the firm, embracing 640 acres of land located in Pleasant Gap and Prairie Townships. On June 17, 1880, Mr. H. was married to Miss Delia Barrows. They have an infant son. He is also connected with the A.F. & A.M. This firm is fast gaining the confidence of the people of this vicinity and is steadily increasing in business worth. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Hudson Township - G. Hirschi, farmer and stock feeder, section 31, was born in Madison County, Illinois, April 17, 1856. His parents, Christian Hirschi and Magdaline nee Stocker, were natives of Switzerland. Gottlieb grew to manhood in his native county, passing his youth on the farm and attending the public schools. He was also a student at the Central Wesleyan College, at Warrenton, Missouri. After completing his education here he returned to Illinois. In January, 1877 he came to Bates County, Missouri, and settled in Pleasant Gap Township. He was married in this county August 4, 1879, to Miss Emma Hammer, a native of Madison County, Illinois, and a daughter of Aaron Hammer. Mr. Hirschi now resides in Hudson Township, but owns a farm of 164 acres in Prairie Township, in section 1, all fenced and fairly improved. His intention is to move to this place in the spring of 1883, where he will make his future home. Mr. and Mrs. Hirschi have two children: Abram Garfield, born May 9, 1880; Louisa M., who was born June 19, 1882. Mr. H. is a member of the United Workmen. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HOAGLAND, John M.
New Home Township - John M. Hoagland, stockraiser and farmer, was born in Coschocton County, Ohio, May 24, 1851. His parents were Isaac and Sarah Hoagland, nee Bantum, both natives of Ohio. The Hoagland family came originally from Virginia, and that of the Bantums from Maryland. John M. was the sixth of seven children, of whom there are living, one half brother, George, who is at Schell City, and a half sister, Mary, is the wife of Noah Myhart. He obtained a common school education, and then came to Missouri in 1868, at that time being seventeen years of age. His father purchased a homestead, and in two years died, leaving the whole charge to John. He received 130 acres of land and soon began to handle stock, and now is one of the most prominent stock men in Bates County, and he has been purchasing land until he has over 500 acres. Mr. Hoagland was married January 9, 1879, to Miss Alice Fayler, daughter of Elias Fayler, of Rich Hill. Her death occurrred April 1, 1880. His mother is still living with him. Mr. H. is a man of eminent business ability and by strict attention to business has acquired quite a comfortable fortune. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Osage Township - J.W. Hodges, one of the leading carpenters and contractors of Rich Hill, and one of the firm of Gibbs, Hodges & Co., came originally from Henderson County, Tennessee, where he was born May 3, 1847. When he was but a child his parents moved to Haywood County, of the same state, going thence in a few years to Shelby County, where he was reared and educated. In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate army, Company H, Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, and remained in service till May 1865, having acted as second lieutenant. Then he learned the carpenter's trade in Memphis, Tennessee, which he followed till 1873, when he moved to Newton County, Missouri. In 1877 he went to Galena, Kansas, from which locality he came to Rich Hill in 1882. Mr. Hodges was married May 20, 1874, to Miss S.W. Clark, a native of Illinois. By this union they have two children: Lydia and Walter R. Mr. H. is a member of the Knights of Pythias. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HOFFMAN, James O.
East Boone Township - James O. Hoffman was born in Madison County, Virginia, October 18, 1824. His parents were both natives of Virginia. His father, James Hoffman, was the son of Samuel, a revolutionary soldier. His mother's maiden name was Mary Finks. James O. is the third of a family of eight children, six of whom are living. He learned the trade of carpenter while young and worked for several years in various counties in Virginia. When twenty-five years old he emigrated to Hancock County, Illinois, where he followed his trade. He was married there in June, 1854, to Miss Elmira Warfield, a native of Ohio. In 1867 Mr. Hoffman came to Bates County, Missouri, and in 1873 purchased his present farm on section 3. He and his wife are members of the Christian Church. In politics Mr. H. was formerly a Democrat, but recently has espoused the Greenback cause. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Mt. Pleasant Township - Lewis Hoffman, dealer in wool, hides, furs, and wholesale liquor dealer, was born on December 20, 1857, in Austria. He remained in his native country until fourteen years of age, when he emigrated to America and settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, there being engaged in the cigar and tobacco trade. In December, 1876, he removed to Quincy, Illinois, and resumed the same calling until July, 1878, when Clinton, Missouri, became his home. There he embarked in the hide and wool business, and continued at that point until June 1, 1880, when he came to Butler, Missouri, and established his present trade which has since been on the increase. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HOGAN, John M.
Deer Creek Township - John M. Hogan, contractor and builder was born in Barren County, Kentucky, October 23, 1830. John Hogan, his father, a farmer by occupation, was a native of Kentucky, as was also his mother, whose maiden name was Mary Dunn. John M. was the fourth of sixth children, two sons and four daughters. He was raised a farmer boy and received his education in the subscription schools of Kentucky. When only sixteen years of age he began to work at the house carpentering trade at Nicholasville, Kentucky, where he worked for three years, after which he was situated at Bloomington, Indiana, for a short time. In 1857 he removed to Missouri, and labored about seven years in Liberty, Clay County. He then resumed farming, which he followed until 1876, when he came to Bates County. He farmed in different parts of that county for a time and in August, 1881, located in Adrian. Here he has since continued his trade. He has built some of the best houses in the town, among others, those of Moudy & Co.'s store, and Howerton's Hotel. He owns a fine farm of 105 acres, well improved, with a good house and barn; he also owns a residence in Adrian. Mr. Hogan is a member of Crescent Hill Lodge, No. 368, A.F. & A.M. April 24, 1850, he married Miss Elizabeth Dishman, a native of Kentucky. They have six children living: Mollie, James B., Susan C., Jeff D., Sallie, and Eugene. They lost one child, Bettie, who died August 16, 1878. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HOLCOMB, Phineas H.
Phineas H. Holcomb was born near Vinton, Gallia County, Ohio, on April 26, 1841. His father was John E. Holcomb and his mother, Mary, a daughter of Capt. Phineas Matthews, after whom the subject of this sketch was named. Phineas enjoyed the advantges of the good public schools of Ohio and was a student of a neighboring academy until he entered the Ohio University at Athens in 1861, where he remained until 1863, only excepting the time he served as private soldier in the 60th Ohio Infantry in 1862. This regiment was a part of the command that surrendered to the confederate army under Jackson at the battle of Harper's Ferry, September, 1862, and was disbanded the following December at Camp Douglas, Chicago, owign to the termination of its enlistment. He then resumed his studies in the Ohio University, where he remained during the year 1863, when he commenced the study of law under the direction of his uncle, A.T. Holcomb. He taught at intervals in the public schools and the academy where he had formerly been a student. He also engaged in teaching for nearly a year near Carlisle, Ky. This was in 1864 and 1865. The following winter of '65 and '66 he spent in the Ann Arbor Law School. In 1867 he was admitted to the Ohio bar at Jackson and shortly after moved to Missouri. He arrived in St. Louis in April, 1867, where he was admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court then in session. Hon. David Wagner, presiding judge, gave him his certificate of admission. He went to Greenfield, Mo., and remained there a year practicing law, coming to Butler in June, 1868, where he has ever since resided, engaged in the practice of his profession. He served as county attorney from the year 1869 to 1872, and was appointed postmaster by President Grant, which position he held from 1876 to 1880. He was elected prosecuting attorney in 1894 on the Populist ticket, but was largely supported by both Republicans and Democrats. This position he filled acceptably for two years. Always taking a deep interest in public instruction and in general advancement of learning and morality, he has done the public good service in that direction. He served the city upon the school board, and was alderman for a number of years; also was one of the Board of Regents of the Warrensburg Normal School for over six years. He has been a member of the Presbyterian church since 1878, and is now an elder in that church. Married to Miss Mary L. Henry in 1876, and he and his wife enjoy a comfortable and pleasant home in Butler. (Old Settler's History of Bates Co., Missouri, published by Tathwell & Maxey, Amsterdam, Missouri; copyright 1897)
East Boone Township - Barton Holderman, one of the earliest settlers of Bates County, was born June 1, 1815, in Ross County, Ohio, and was the son of Abraham and Charlotte (O'Neil) Hodlerman. His father was a native of Pennsylvania, and his mother of Virginia. Barton is the sixth of fourteen children, of whom eight are living; one, Henry, being in Cass County, and the others in Grundy and La Salle Counties, Illinois. In 1831, his parents moved to Kendall County, Illinois, where his father died in 1861. His mother died at the same place five years previous. Mr. Holderman has been married three times. His first wife was Miss Charity White, a native of Illinois, whom he married April 7, 1840, in La Salle County, Illinois. She died in Grundy County, Illinois, September 28, 1848, leaving three children: Harriet wife of Lewis Adams; Samuel, who died in the spring of 1867; and Byron who married Miss Ruth Piatt, and now living in Grundy County, Illinois. January 6, 1853, Mr. H. was married to Miss Alice Adams. She died August 15, 1855, leaving one child: John H. who married Clara Turner; he resides in Ford County, Illinois. Mr. Holderman's last wife was Miss Jane Feeley, a native of Ohio. They were married in Bates County, February 24, 1856, and have had six children: Alexander, known as "judge", who married Miss Amanda Glass, at Sedalia, August 10, 1880. She is a native of Missouri and has been engaged in teaching school; Gertrude wife of Joseph Irvin, but who died February 16, 1877; Barton, died May 20, 1862; Artie Jane, Morris Dyson and Addie May. In July, 1853, Mr. Holderman came to Missouri, and in that and the following year he entered about 700 acres of land. He now has 400 acres. During the trouble with Kansas, in 1858, he was chosen to visit the Kansas people, and by doing so managed to secure an amicable settlement of some of the existing troubles. In 1861 he returned to Illinois, and remained there until 1865, when upon coming back to Missouri in the fall he found everything destroyed or in confusion. He is at present well situated, with good buildings and improvements. He is handling quite a number of cattle and hogs, and is one of the most substantial farmers of Bates County. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HOLLENBACK, Major C.W.
Howard Township - Major C.W. Hollenback, farmer and stock raiser, section 17, was born on December 25, 1834, in Kendall County, Illinois, and was the first child born within the limits of that county. His father, Thomas Hollenback, a native of Muskingum County, Ohio, born in 1812, accompanied his parents to Kendall, then a part of Cook County, when sixteen years of age, and there grew to manhood, and served in the Black Hawk War. He was married in 1832, to Miss Susan Darnell, who was born in 1808, near the Pede River in North Carolina. When quite young she had been taken to Kendall County, where her youth was spent. Their family consisted of eleven children, eight of whom are now living, C.W. being the eldest. In 1847, he moved with his parents to Jackson County, Missouri, locating about seven miles from Independence, but in a few months settled some five miles east of Harrisonville, Cass County, and purchased a farm. In 1848, the family took a trip to California, and remained until 1852. Our subject, not seeing fit to return, resided in that state until 1857, when he retraced his steps to Missouri. February 11,1858, he married Miss Frances Willoughby, of Platte County, Missouri, born February 22, 1830, and a daughter of James and Irena (Brock) Willoughby. In 1858, Mr. and Mrs. H. came to Bates County, taking up their location within three miles of where they now live. Here they made their home until 1861, then going to Kansas City. Mr. H. enlisted as a private in the Twelfth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, but was soon promoted to first lieutenant, and assigned to General Blunt's staff. In November, 1863, he resigned and received an appointment as steward of the United States Army, and took charge of a hospital at Omaha, Nebraska, and in 1865, at Macon City, Missouri. Soon after he resigned, and was mustered out under special order Special Order, No. 3, of U.S. Grant. Returning to Kansas City he soon entered the mercantile business, at Marysville, Kansas, and in 1867, opened a general stock at Pleasant Hill. In 1869 he sold out and for eleven years was a commercial traveler, but finally settled upon his present finely improved farm. Major and Mrs. Hollenbeck have four children: Susan (wife of T.A. McDonald), Maggie, Willie, and Jennie; one Thomasw C. is deceased. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HOOK, James S.
Hudson Township - James S. Hook is among the pioneers and substantial farmers of Hudson Township. He is a native of Virginia and was born in Alleghany County in May, 1814. Stephen Hook, his father, was a native of Maryland, and was in the war of the Revolution. He moved with his parents to Virginia where he grew to manhood and married Miss Sally Hansberger, a native of either Pennsylvania or Virginia, but she was raised in Virginia. James S. spent his youth in his native county on a farm, having but limited opportunities for obtaining an education. He came West in 1840 and located first in Monroe County, Missouri, but resided there only long enough to raise one crop in 1841. In 1842 he went into Cass County and after one year or in March, 1843, he came to Bates County where he entered land and improved the farm where he now resides, in section 35. This land had not yet come into market and there were not yet to exceed a dozen families in the limits of what is now Hudson Township. The subject of this sketch was married in this township December 28, 1846, to Miss Rebecca Hornsinger, a daughter of Jacob Hornsinger, one of the pioneers of Bates County. She was born in Boone County but was principally raised in Bates. Mr. H. entered 480 acres of land but has at this time 530 acres, nearly all under fence, with sixty acres in meadow and 400 in pasture and cultivation. This is well improved and upon it is a good orchard of about 200 apple trees and some small fruits. Mr. and Mrs. Hook have four children: Elizabeth, (now Mrs. William Hall), Anna (now Mrs. Ousley), Edgar A. and James Emmett. They are members of the M.E. Church South, and Mr. H. belongs to the Masonic fraternity. He has filled some official local positions in his township and was a justice for the peace for six years in succession. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Deer Creek Township - James Howerton, proprietor of the Adrian House, was born April 4, 1834, in Montgomery County, Virginia. His parents, Joseph A. Howerton, and Maria nee Fortune, were natives of Virginia. They had nine children, of whom James was the fourth. When he was six months old his father removed to Pike County, Illinois, and when he was five years of age, to Livingston County, Missouri. He was one of the pioneers of Illinois and Missouri. They remained on a farm in that county until 1845, when they went to Pettis County, Missouri, farming there until 1849, when his father visited California. After residing there for two years he returned to Missouri, and settled in Johnson County, where he died in 1853. In 1855, the subject of this sketch came to Bates County, and located on a farm in this township. He has improved three farms in Bates County, and has followed the occupation of farming from 1855 up to 1881, except about five years, when in the mercantile business, and five years spent in Atchison County during the late war. In 1881, he came to Adrian, and erected the Adrian House at a cost of about $1,500. He keeps one of the best hotels in the county, and also has in connection with his house an excellent feed stable. He and his wife are members of the Baptist Church. In 1877, he was ordained a minister of that church, and has had charge of the Baptist Church at Crescent Hill since that time. He also belongs to the Masonic fraternity. March 27, 1858, Mr. Howerton married Miss Margaret Hendrix, who died October 8, 1858. April 5, 1861, he married Miss Martha McCraw. Her death occurred in June, 1867. His third marriage was to Mary McRoberts, whose maiden name was Mary McDaniels. He has six children living: John W., Joseph A., Eveline, Martha, Melvina and Emma. Two children are deceased. Mr. H.'s mother went to Washington Territory in 1868, and is now residing there. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HUCKEBY, Geo. P.
Geo. P. Huckeby was born in the town of Rome, in Perry county, Indiana, May 7th, 1841. His early life, like that of most boys brought up on a farm, was uneventful. He worked on the farm during the summer and went to school in the winter after the crops were "laid by". His school days were so well improved that at the age of seventeen he was admitted to the Freshman Class at Hanover College, Ind., and graduated at the age of 21. In July, 1861, he enlisted in Co. D., 1st Indiana Vol. Cav., and served until the following January when he was discharged because of disability, the result of typhoid fever. His army service was mostly in Southeastern Missouri. He began the reading of law in the fall of 1863 and was admitted to the bar in New Albany, Ind., and began the practice of his profession in 1865. He continued the practice until the fall of 1879, when he removed to Butler, Bates county, Mo. His first business in this county being that of a school teacher. When the town of Rich Hill was founded in 1880, Mr. Huckeby removed to the new town and established the first newspaper. In May, 1881, he was appointed Postmaster and held the office until October, 1885. At the close of his term he went into the law and real estate business, and spent one year (1887) in the boomng city of Wichita, Kansas. His success was not remarkable in Wichita, as the collapse caught him as it caught many more. After returning to Rich Hill he again took up the newspaper business and was quite active in the presidential campaign of 1888. In the fall of 1890 he was again appointed Postmaster and held the office until October, 1894, and retired with the approval of all his fellow citizens as a faithful and obliging official. Since retiring from his second term as Postmaster he has been engaged in the practice of his profession and conducting a very safe and successful office business. Always interested in everything that tends to benefit mankind, Mr. Huckeby has taken great interest in all political, moral and social questions. He has been a member of the Masonic fraternity ever since his majority. He is an active member of the Methodist Church and has been ever since a mere youth. He is a good lawyer, a quiet, courteous gentleman, and has the confidence and respect of all who know him. (Old Settler's History of Bates Co., Missouri, published by Tathwell & Maxey, Amsterdam, Missouri; copyright 1897)
HUCKEBY, George P.
Osage Township - George P. Huckeby, postmaster of Rich Hill, is a son of Elijah Huckeby, a native of Kentucky, but of English descent, who married Miss Kavey Graves, originally from Indiana. The subject of this sketch was born in Perry County, Indiana, May 7, 1841, and there grew to manhood, completing his education in the Old School Presbyterian College, of Hanover, Jefferson County, where he was graduated in 1862. In July, 1861, he enlisted in Company D, First Indiana Calvary, and remained in service for six months, when he was discharged on account of disability, having acted for a time as third sergeant. After leaving college he studied law with Randall Crawford, of New Albany, Indiana, and was admitted to the bar of that place in 1865. He was there engaged in the practice of his profession till 1878. In 1879, he moved to Butler, Missouri, and the following year came to Rich Hill and founded the Rich Hill Gazette, printing his first paper on August 5. This was the first printing office established in the city, and his paper was published in the interests of the Republican party for one year. In this enterprise Mr. H. succeeded admirably. He was appointed postmaster in May of 1881. He has taken great interest in educational matters, and is now one of the school board of the city. He is also a member of the Masonic fraternity. He was married December 21, 1865, to Miss Maria Castlin, a native of Crawford County, Indiana. The family of Mr. and Mrs. Huckeby consists of five children: Jessie F., Nannie R., Sallie L., Isabel D. and George A. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Osage Township - W.T. Hudelson, druggist, was born in New Albany, Indiana, December 15, 1854. In 1868 he moved to Butler, Bates County, Missouri, where he was for several years employed as clerk in a drug store. In 1878 he located in Virgil, Kansas, and there gave his attention to the drug business for two years, and later at Neodesha, Kansas, till May, 1882, when he came to Rich Hill. Mr. H. is one of the most practical druggists of Rich Hill. He has a certificate from the state of Kansas to practice medicine there, and having complied with all the laws of Missouri in the same direction, is as ably fitted to prescribe as to fill prescriptions for the afflicted. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HUDSON & JAY
New Home Township - This prominent firm of contractors is composed of Simeon Jay and William F. Hudson. The former was born in Meigs County, Ohio, November 12, 1840, his parents being Wilsey and Elizabeth (Eads) Jay. When twelve years of age he began to work in the mines and learned the stone cutting trade, and in 1861 enlisted in the Second West Virginia Cavalry, and served in West Virginia and in the Shenandoah Valley, being in nearly all the actions in the valley. He was with Sheridan in the Richmond raid and was at Appomattox. He was discharged at Wheeling. He was married, May 26, 1869, to Miss Lucretia Thompson in Meigs County, Ohio. They have five children: Lois, Charles C., Allen A., Eva, Simeon dying when two years old, and John J. Mr. Jay operated a mine for himself three years and was then employed by other men. In 1869 he removed to Kingman County, Kansas, and farmed one year. Coming to Rich Hill in July, 1880, he prospected for coal for some time and started a restaurant, and worked at his trade of stone cutting and also in a blacksmith shop a while. In 1881 he opened Slope No. 2 for the mining company, and has had charge of the work ever since in that mine. Mr. Hudson was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky, July 10, 1842, and was the son of Jacob Hudson and Lucy, nee Morgan, of English and Welsh descent. Jacob Hudson was a coal operator as well as a farmer, and worked at mining and farming until the war, when he enlisted in the Twelfth Kentucky Infantry, at Somerset. At Mill Spring, December 5, 1861, he was captured and confined at Nashville, and finally sent to Salisbury, where he was turned over to General Burnside on parole, and in January, 1863, was exchanged at Columbus and rejoined his regiment at Lebanon, Kentucky, in April. He served in the campaign in Kentucky and with Burnside. He subsequently entered the veteran service at Strawberry Plain, January 1, 1864, and joined his brigade in Georgia and went with Sherman as far as Atlanta, when he returned to Nashville against Hood. November 9, 1864, he was commissioned captain of Company A, his original company, the captain having retired. He was discharged at Louisville in July, 1865. In 1868 Mr. Hudson was employed by the Chicago & Alton Railroad in the wood department, and in 1869 he came to Missouri and for three years farmed near Pleasant Hill, and until November 1, 1880, had lived mainly in Cass County, but had spent some time in Kansas and Texas. He came to Rich Hill at that time and has since worked for the mining company. He has done some shipping by contract and is now connected with Mr. Jay in running Mine No. 1. He is a member of the blue lodge, chapter, council and commandery of the Masonic fraternity. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HUFF, James C.
Deer Creek Township - James C. Huff, stock dealer, ws born in Parke County, Indiana, October 11, 1840, and was the son of Allen Huff, a farmer and stock dealer by occupation, and a native of Kentucky. James was the third of twelve children, three sons and nine daughters. He remained with his father on the home farm until 1856 when they removed to Marion County, Iowa. He received his education in the schools of Knoxville, Indiana, and when eighteen years old engaged in the stock business in Iowa. He bought and shipped stock in that state until 1868. In 1869 he came to Bates County, Missouri, and embarked in the drug and grocery business at Crescent Hill continuing until 1877, when he resumed the stock trade. June 10, 1861 he enlisted in Company K, Third Iowa Cavalry, and was discharged October 20, 1864. He participated in the battles of Pea Ridge, Vicksburg, and all the engagements in which the regiment took part. He was wounded at Salem, Arkansas, February 20, 1863. January 2, 1865, Mr. Huff married Miss Margaret Delashinett, a native of Iowa, born April 20, 1843. They have three children living: Belle, Van and Corda. They lost one child, Allen, born September 10, 1869, and who died September 24, 1869. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HUFFMAN, William W.
Pleasant Gap Township - William W. Huffman, farmer, section 7, was born in New Jersey, June 21, 1838. His father, James Huffman, was born in Pennsylvania, in 1798, and his mother, formerly Mary Ware, came originally from New Jersey. James went to New Jersey when a young man, where he was married and subsequently made his home. The subject of this sketch moved to Illinois in 1847, and located in Peoria County, being among the early settlers of that county. He spent his boyhood days on a farm in that county, where he was married, in March, 1862, to Miss Lucinda Steele, also a native of New Jersey, and a daughter of Daniel Steele. After this event, Mr. H. visited Iowa, and farmed for two years in Louisa County. He returned to Illinois in December, 1863, and was engaged in farming there about seven years. In the fall of 1870 he sold his Illinois property, and came to Missouri and located on his present farm. He has a fine estate of 160 acres of land, all in cultivation, and a young orchard of 300 apple trees, with some peaches, pears, plums and apricots. Mr. and Mrs. Huffman have six children living: Joseph H., James Wesley, Rosa C., Cora Ellen, Oscar S. and Lulie. Mr. H. is a member of the Patrons of Husbandry. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Summit Township - The subject of this sketch is a native of Kentucky, and was born in Clark County, October 4, 830. His parents, William L. and Narcissa L. (Schooler) Hukel, were also Kentuckians by birth. R.J. moved wth the family from Clark to Henry County in 1832, where they lived three years. In 1835 they came to Missouri, located first in Boone County, and after one year's residence there, in 1836, moved to Monroe County. Young Hukel passed his youth on a farm. He was married in Boone County, May 10, 1859, to Miss Susan Stone, a daughter of Isaac Stone. She came originally from Virginia. After this marriage, Mr. H. settled upon a farm in Audrain County, where he was engaged in farming until 1866, when he sold out and moved to Bates County; coming on his present farm in section 8. He has 140 acres of land, 120 under fence and in cultivation, with a young orchard of 150 bearing apple, peach, cherry and pear trees. He is Republican in politics, and has held several offices. In 1874 he was elected assessor of his township, and in 1875, was elected township clerk, and re-elected in 1876. He served about eighteen months in the state militia during the late war. Mr. and Mrs. H. are members of the Christian church. They have two children, Thomas A. and John H. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HULETT, R.F., M.D.
Osage Township - The subject of this sketch is also numbered among Rich Hill's distinguished physicians and surgeons. He was born in Clark County, Kentucky, November 16, 1842, and is a son of Silas and Pauline Hulett, who were also natives of that state. R.F. was reared in his native county to the life of a farmer's boy, and received his literary education in the common schools. In 1858 he came to Missouri, and began the study of medicine in 1860, but in the following year he enlisted in the Federal service in Company A, 7th Missouri, where he remained till the close of the war. Then he completed the study of medicine with Caster & Fragee, of Holden, and graduated from the St. Louis Medical College, after which he began his practice in Holden. He continued there till 1874, and then he located in New Home, Bates County, Missouri, in March, 1882, coming to Rich Hill. He also attended special lectures in the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, of New York, in 1879-80. Dr. Hulett is a member of the Masonic fraternity. In March, 1871, he was married to Miss Viola Irvin, a native of St. Louis County, Missouri. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HULL, Dr. J.T.
The subject of this sketch was born in Johnson county, Mo., April 23, 1868, near Knob Noster. He was educated at the Warrensburg Normal, and graduated from the Dental College of the Central University, at Louisville, Kentucky, in the class of '90. Began the practice of his profession at Knob Noster in 1890, and came to Butler in 1893, established an office and has enjoyed a lucrative practice ever since. He is recognized as one of the leading dentists of the state; and is a cultured and progressive citizen. (Old Settler's History of Bates Co., Missouri, published by Tathwell & Maxey, Amsterdam, Missouri; copyright 1897)
Mt. Pleasant Township - A.H. Humphrey, breeder of fine cattle, section 27, was born in Liberty Township, Delaware County, Ohio, December 17, 1818. His parents were Lemuel and Betsey (Pinney) Humphrey, both natives of Hartford, Connecticut. The former was born in 1795, and early settled with his parents at Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio, some nine miles north of Columbus, on the banks of the Olentanza River. The mother of our subject was born in 1795, and located at the same place about the year 1800. There they were married in 1814, and subsequently settled six miles northwest of Washington, remaining there until 1843, when, with their family, they went to Johnson County, Iowa. Lemuel Humphrey died here in 1846, and his widow survived until 1875, when she departed this life in Missouri. A.H. Humphrey was brought up in Ohio, receiving a part of his education at the Blendon Institute, Central College of Franklin County, which was in charge of Rev. Washburne, a Presbyterian minister.Upon leaving Ohio he went to St. Clair County, Illinois, and taught school for some time, finally going to Johnson County, Iowa, in 1843, and being a pioneer there. September 21, 1845, he married Miss Amy Cuppy, who was born in Richmond, Indiana, and a daughter of Thomas and J. (Ward) Cuppy. Mr. Humphrey continued to reside in Johnson County until 1869, when he came to Bates County. He and his wife have four children living: Lydia, (wife of A. Henry); Albert, now of Linn County, Kansas; Silas, now of Johnson County, Iowa; and Mamie, who is a graduate of Baldwin University, of Kansas. One daughter, Nettie, who married Dr. Boulware, of Butler, died in 1882. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HURLY, Robert J.
Mt. Pleasant Township - Robert J. Hurly is a member of the extensive firm of R.J. Hurly & Co., dealers in lumber. He was born in the State of New York on the 23d of March, 1844. When only an infant one year old, he was taken by the family to ----, where he grew to manhood and attended school, receiving a fair education. At the age of seventeen years he began learning the trade of a carpenter, at which he worked until 1869. Moving to Omaha, Nebraska, he gave his attention to his chosen avocation for two years. He then removed to Kansas City, and six months later to Fort Scott, Kansas, which place was his home for eight years. Subsequently he located at Appleton City, Missouri, and established himself in the lumber business. From this beginning other yards branched, until Butler was deemed the best point for headquarters, and accordingly Mr. Hurly came to this city. This firm is one of the largest and best lumber establishments in southwestern Missouri, and their yards are to be found at Harrisonville, Archie, Adrian, Rich Hill, Rockville, Appleton City, and they are interested in the yard at East Lynne. Perhaps no one man in either Bates or Cass Counties, has done so much for the benefit of a community, in promoting all enterprises tending toward its development, than R.J. Hurly. He was one of the organizers, and is now a stockholder in the Butler Brush Electric Light Company of Butler, and is also secretary and treasurer of the Butler Lime Company. Mr. H. was married on the 19th of December, 1872, to Miss Julia Hall, a native of Indiana. They have three children: Nellie, Alice J. and George W.D. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
HUTCHINSON, Henry M.
Deer Creek Township - Henry M. Hutchinson, miller, was born in Knox County, Ohio, June 26, 1837, his parents being H.M. Hutchinson a native of Massachusetts, and Sarah (Hill) Hutchinson, originally from Ohio. They had three sons and four daughters, Henry being the sixth child. While an infant the family removed to Illinois, where he was reared and educated in the common schools. At the age of sixteen years he commenced the carpenter's trade, at which he worked for six months, when he went to Peoria, Illinois, learning the trade of baker. After one year he located in Menard County, Illinois, and followed engineering in a mill for twelve years, when he was engaged in repairing engines at different places in Illinois until the breaking out of the war. In 1861 he enlisted in Company C, Forty-second Illinois, and was with that company about one year, when he was discharged on account of sickness. Returning to Illinois, he acted as United States detective to hunt deserters in 1863. He recruited a part of a company for the Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry, and remained with them until the close of the war. After this he removed to Kansas, where he was interested in milling. Three years later he visited Green County, Missouri, and milled at Walnut Grove six months. Going again to Kansas, he was appointed deputy sheriff and city marshal of Concordia. He stayed there three years, and then took a trip to Colorado and gave his attention to mining. For five years he was superintendent of the Kansas Consolidated Mining Company, and was one of the discoverers of those mines. In 1880 he came to Adrian and embarked in the grocery business. In 1881 he erected the Adrian Mills at a cost of $5,000. Mr. Hutchinson was married August 25, 1860, to Miss Nancy E. Feese, of Schuyler County, Illinois. They have two children living, Daisy G. and William H. They have lost three: Charles A., Elizabeth and Mary. Mrs. H. is a member of the M.E. Church. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)