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Biographical Appendix


John A. H. Hogue

John A. H. Hogue, merchant and postmaster at Arcadia, was born in Obion County, TN., January 15, 1841, and is a son of John B. and Jane D. (Robinson) Hogue, natives of South Carolina and North Carolina, respectively. The parents emigrated from South Carolina to Tennessee, and settled in Obion County, where the father followed agricultural pursuits, and was the owner of several farms. He removed to Dunklin County, Mo., in 1860, purchased a farm, and there remained until his death, which occurred in July 1882. He was a very prominent man in that county, being county judge for a number of years.  The mother died in 1841, and the father married the second time.  He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  He was the father of one child by his first marriage.  John A. and one by his second marriage, who is deceased. John A. was reared principally in Obion County, TN, where he received his education.  After coming to Dunklin Co., MO, in 1860, he remained on the farm until 1861, when he enlisted in the six months' Missouri State Militia.  He served in Company K, Fifth Missouri Volunteers, and was in the battles of Corinth, Iuka, siege of Vicksburg, where he was taken prisoner but was soon after paroled. He then came home, and resumed farming in Dunklin County, where he remained until 1883, when he came to Arcadia and engaged in merchandising.  Here he has since remained, engaged in this business. He was married in 1864, to Miss Rebecca E. White, by whom he had five children, four now living: Cora B., Mortimer S., Maury A., and Iris M. In 1872 Mr. Hogue married his second wife, Miss Dora James, who bore him two children, one now living: Hesman D.  His third wife was Miss Mary M. Howell, and five children were born to this union, three now living: John A., Jr., Rabley H., and Carl. Mr. Hogue is a Mason, a member of the K. H., is a Democrat in politics, and he and Mrs. Hogue are members of the church.