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“HISTORY OF SALINE COUNTY MISSOURI”
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Cambridge Township

 

Charles L. McCormack, P. O., Cambridge. Was in Lincoln county, Kentucky, on the 18th of December, 1826, where he was raised on a farm, until he was eighteen years old, when he learned the carpenter’s trade, and followed it until the breaking out of the war. He came to Missouri in 1850, and settled in Saline county the same year. On the 29th of May, 1849, he married Miss Mary E. Terry, daughter of Jno. T Terry, and has eight children living, four boy and four girls. Two of his daughters and one son, are married, and he has four grand-children. Mr. McCormack lives on his farm near Cambridge, farming, carpentering, making hogsheads, prizing and shipping tobacco; and is highly esteemed by his neighbors and associates. Page 585

William A. Cannon, P. O., Cambridge. Mr. Cannon was born in Henderson county, Kentucky, on the 1st of April, 1822. He came to this county in 1857, and settled on the farm where he still lives. Mr. Cannon has been married four times. His first wife was Miss Mahala Martin, to whom he was married February 17, 1842, and they had one child, a son. After the death of his first wife, he married Miss Margaret Powell, on the 14th of March, 1850, and to this marriage were born five children, one son and four daughters. After the death of the second Mrs. Cannon, he married Mrs. Susan V. Groves, on the 20th of October, 1869, but she bore him no children. On the 3d of September, 1878, he married his fourth and last wife, the lady this time being Miss Nannie J. Howard, and to this union there has been born one son, Robert E. Lee Cannon, named for the famous confederate chieftain. Mr. Cannon has made farming his business all his life, and has raised and shipped forty-two crops of tobacco. Pag 585-586

John W. Wilson, P. O. Gilliam. Is a brother of Dr. Robert H. Wilson, and was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, June 17, 1825. When quite a child he came with his parents to Missouri, in the fall of 1830. The entire family located in Saline county. He was raised on a farm, and after gaining his majority, and after his father’s death, he took charge of the farm and continued on it until a few years ago, when he commenced a general mercantile business in the new town of Gilliam, where he may now be found by all his old friends and associates. Page 586

Samuel M. Wilkes, P. O. Cambridge. Was born in Bedford county, Virginia, October 10, 1807. In the year 1811, he moved to Kentucky, and while there learned the trade of a stone and brick mason, and carried it on to a considerable extent. He came to Missouri in 1843, and settled in Saline county, followed his trade, and built about all the brick buildings put up in the town of Cambridge. After following his trade for several years, he went to farming. On the 10th day of October, 1832 he married Miss Margaret George, who was born October 15, 1812. They have five children living – four boys and one girl. Page 586

Philip M. Hill, P. O., Gilliam. Was born in Prince Edward county, Virginia, December 9, 1810, and came to Missouri and settled in Saline county in the year 1837, and at once engaged in farming, stock-raising, and in pressing and shipping tobacco very extensively. Mr. Hill has been married three times, and is now living happily and contented with his third wife. He was first married to Miss Malinda Epperson, on the 10th of February, 1825, and of this marriage he has six children, four boys and two girls. The second time, he was married to Miss Virginia Hawkins, March 10, 1854, and they had four children, two boys and two girls. His third and last marriage was to Miss Lucy Lucas, on the 15th of February, 1868. He lives on his splendid estate, surrounded by every luxury and hosts of friends. Page 586

Daniel S. Norvell, P. O., New Frankfort. Was born in Buckingham county, Virginia, February 6, 1813. He went to Kentucky in 1837, and from thence to Saline county, Missouri, in 1838, and carried on his occupation, which is that of carpenter, until 1851. Since that time he has been extensively engaged in farming, prizing and shipping tobacco. Mr. Norvell was married to Miss Mary M. Guerrant, December 15, 1841, and by that marriage has seven children, four boys and three girls. After the death of his wife, he married again, the lady of his second choice being Miss Mary C. Rhoades, on the 19th of November, 1872. He has now been a resident of this county for forty-three years, and there is no man in the county more highly esteemed by those with whom he comes in daily contact. Page 586-687

Mrs. Frances M. McGuire, P. O. New Frankfort. Was born in Cumberland county, Virginia, on the 27th of August, 1827, and came to this county in 1836, with her parents. On the 26th of December, 1851, she was married to Mr. George S. Hawkins, and to this union were born five children, two sons and three daughters. One son, John S. Hawkins, is a leading attorney of the Howard county bar, and city attorney at Glasgow. After the death of Mr. Hawkins, the care of a large farm devolved upon her. She was married the second time, on the 3d day of March 1880, to Mr. Robert A. McGuire. Mrs. McGuire still lives on the old place, assisted by her husband in carrying on the farm. Page 587

Samuel A. Shaw, P. O., New Frankfort. Mr. Shaw is a native of this county, and was born September 20, 1833. In 1840 he moved with his parents to St. Clair county, Missouri, and in 1847 to Cedar county, where he remained seven years, and then removed to Saline county, in 1853. He is a tanner by trade, but was engaged in freighting to New Mexico for 1853 to 1858, making his home in Saline county all the time. Following the example of St. Paul he never married, and except as already mentioned, and while in the Confederate army, has spent his life in this county. In the spring of 1861 he joined the Missouri state guard, under Gov. Jackson’s call for troops; private in company D, McCullough’s regiment, Parson’s brigade; then enlisted in company E, First Missouri cavalry, Col. Shelby; then Gordon, C. S. A. He participated in battles of Booneville, first and second, Lexington, Carthage, Wilson Creek, Dry Wood, Big Blue, Westport, Newtonia, etc.; discharged 1864. Page 587

William A. Lessley, P O., Cambridge. A native of Missouri, Was born in Randolph county, on the 7th of March, 1842. Moved to Howard county in 1872, thence to Saline county, in 1874, and engaged in farming. On the 13th of April, 1865, he married Miss Jennie Newman, of Howard county. Has seven children, five sons and two daughters. He has followed farming all his life, and is now feeding a large quantity of stock, cattle, horses, mules, and hogs. He is a man of untiring energy, vim and sound judgment, and of a large business capacity. Page 587

Mrs. Eliza J. Evans, P. O. Cambridge. Mrs. Evans was born November 16, 1822, in Covington, Kentucky, situated on the Ohio river, immediately opposite Cincinnati. Her husband, Benjamin M. Evans, was born on the 22d of October, 1823, and they were married February 11, 1844. They came to Missouri and settled in Saline county, in 1854. She has eight children now living as follows: Missouri T. born July 22, 1846; Lee W., born April 6, 1848; Rhoda M., born December 30, 1850; John W., born April 20, 1852; Eliza P., born November 15, 1854; Mary J., born August 10, 1859; Sarah M., born September 10, 1861; and Jennie M. born February 21, 1865. Her son Lee Evans, studied medicine—took his first course of lectures at the state university, 1878—and graduated at the Missouri medical college of St. Louis, in 1880, and is now practicing his profession at Lisbon, Howard county. Since her husband’s death, Mrs. Evans has had charge of her large family, and of her farm, and by her excellent management has greatly improved her fine estate. Page 587-588

William N. Huston, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in Augusta county Virginia, July 31, 1815, and came with his parents to Missouri in 1819, and settled in this county, where he was raised, and learned the saddler’s trade at Arrow Rock. He worked as journeyman, and then carried on the business for himself until the war broke out in 1861. He was married on the 4th of June, 1844, to Miss Mary J. Burke, and has four children now living, two sons and two daughters, also one grandson and two granddaughters. Since the war, Mr. Huston has devoted his entire attention to farming. Twice—in 1843 and 1844—he was driven from his home by the flood of the Missouri river. Part of his land was also inundated in 1881. Mr. Huston’s head is white with the snows of many winters, but he is still strong and vigorous, and enjoys the good will of his community. Page 588

William T. Hill, P. O. Cambridge. A native Missourian, was born in Cambridge township in this county on the 15th of May, 1843, and has lived in Saline all his life, except during the four years that he was in the Confederate army. He was married on the 20th of December, 1866, to Miss Sarah E. Daniels, and they have four children, one boy and three girls. In March, 1861, he enlisted in the Missouri state guards, at the call of Governor Jackson for volunteers, then enlisted in the Confederate army, and was finally second lieutenant in Col. Porter’s regiment of Gen. Shelby’s division. He was wounded slightly at Wilson’s Creek, and at Holly Springs; and discharged March, 1865. Was in the battles of Lexington, Wilson’s Creek, Pea Ridge, first and second Corinth, Holly Springs, Grenada, etc. Mr. Hill is an honest and industrious farmer, and devotes the greater portion of his time to his home and farm. Page 588

James J. White, P. O., Cambridge. Is a native of Erie City, Erie county, Pennsylvania, where he was born, on the 14th of January, 1828. His father, James White, celebrated his golden wedding a few years ago, which was attended by a great multitude of friends, by whom he was greatly beloved and respected. He died recently, of heart disease, at the advanced age of seventy-eight years. The subject of this sketch moved to this county in the year 1855, and was married in the same year. December 18, 1855. Two children were born: Earl, born July 8, 1860, and Inez, born March 8, 1862. Mrs. White died on the 26th of April, 1866. He married again, on the 5th of June, 1870; this time to Miss Fannie Zumwalt, who bore him three children: Ida, born August 30, 1872; Eva, born December 24, 1873, and Pearl, born March 10, 1880. During his life he has been engaged in merchandising, mining and farming, but he is now devoting his whole attention to farming. Page 588-589

William C. Kelley, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in east Tennessee, on the 15th of December, 1828; and, at the age of twenty-four years, came to Missouri, and settled in Saline county, in 1852. He is a sawyer by trade, and worked at his trade for several years. He was married September 29, 1853, to Miss Susan McMahan. To this union were born four children, all boys. In the spring of 1861, his wife died. He was married, the second time, on the 12th of October, 1862, to Miss Catherine Heff, and, by this marriage, has five children, four sons and one daughter, making a total of nine children living. He has long since given up the milling business—purchased a fine farm, upon which he now lives, with an ample force to cultivate the same, of his own boys. Page 589

Philip Buck, P. O., Cambridge. Was born on the 11th of June, 1832, in Baden, Germany, and crossed the Atlantic in 1852, being just twenty years of age when he landed in New Orleans. From New Orleans he came to Booneville, in Cooper county, Missouri, where he remained three years, and then went to Jackson county. He stayed but a short time in Jackson, and then came to this county, and commenced making wagons in Cambridge, and continued there, thus engaged for twenty-three years. March 24, 1856, he was married to Miss Mary Furrer, and has eight children, born as follows: William, born January 4, 1857; Caroline, born April 14, 1859; Charles, born December 4, 1861; Joseph, born January 12, 1863; Louis, born February 2, 1865; Walter, born November 20, 1868; Lillian, born December 3, 1873, and Bertha, born August 15, 1876. By strict economy and attention to his own business, Mr. Buck has laid up a snug little sum of money, with which he purchased the farm on which he now resides, and devotes his whole attention to farming and stock-raising. Page 589

John R. Morton, P. O., Gilliam. Mr. Morton is a native of Missouri, having been born in Cooper county, on the 4th of January, 1839. On the 11th of March, 1863, he was married to Miss Sarah A. Hazel. In October, 1865, they came to Saline county, where he has principally devoted his attention to farming and stock-raising. He has five children, three boys and two girls. His father, James Q. Morton, and his mother, whose maiden name was A. Ellison, were married in Virginia, an moved to Missouri before he was born. Mr. Morton has given his entire attention to farming, except during the time he was in the Confederate army. In the spring of 1861, he joined the Missouri state guard, under the call of Gov. Jackson, and was at the first battle of Booneville, Carthage, Lexington, second battle of Bonneville, and Pineville; was discharged in December, 1864, on account of ill-health. Page 589-590

Walter L. Ayres, P. O., Cambridge. A native of Missouri, was born in Saline county, February 17, 1849, where he was raised. In 1872, he went to Texas, with the intention of making it his home, but was so dissatisfied with the state that, in eighteen months(1873), he returned to his native county, where he has remained, contented since. Mr. Ayres is a carpenter by trade, but has spent the last few years on his farm, raising corn, wheat, tobacco, oats, fruit, etc. He was married on the 4th of April, 1879, to Miss Sarah Haynie, and has one son, born December 22, 1880, not yet named. Mr. Ayres is the son of W. L. and Sarah Ayres. Page 590

Jesse Epperson, P. O., Cambridge. Mr. Epperson is a native Missourian, and was born in this county, on the 25th of June, 1839. He was married on the 14th of February, 1866, to Miss Nannie E. Couch, and has five children—four sons and one daughter. He has lived and farmed in Saline all his life, except four years, during which he was in the cavalry, Missouri volunteers, and was discharged in St. Louis, after "Price’s raid." Was in the following battles, according to the record given by himself: Shiloh, Vicksburg, Nashville, Corinth, Price’s raid, and with Sherman on his march to the sea. Page 590

James A. Jackson, P. O. Cambridge, Is a native of Saline county, where he was born, February 1, 1844, and has lived his entire life except, while in the southern army. He married Miss Elizabeth Foster on the 2d day of February, 1871, and has five children, one boy and four girls. He has devoted his life to farming, and has a keen eye for fine stock, especially a fine horse. He is a gentleman, and very popular among his fellow citizens. In November, 1862, Mr. Jackson enlisted as first corporal in company E, First regiment, Missouri cavalry, Col. Shelby, and then Gordon. Surrendered and was paroled May, 1865. Was twice slightly wounded. Was engaged in the battles of Newtonia, Lexington, Helena, Prairie Grove, Cape Girardeau, Cane Hill, Little Rock, Salina River, Mark’s Mill, Wilson Creek, Corinth, Grenada, etc. Page 590

John Whittle, P. O., Glasgow. Was born in Hardin county, Kentucky, on the 29th of July, 1829, and came to Saline county in the year 1844, and was flooded out by the great overflow of 1844. Went to California in 1853; remained there about three years, and returned to this county in 1856, where he has lived ever since. On the 23d of October, 1856, he was married to Miss Martha E. Nichols, and has five children, two sons and three daughters. Except during the three years he spent in mining in California, he has been farming all his life. Page 590-591

William Foster, P. O., Cambridge. Mr. Foster was born in East Tennessee, May 10, 1815, and came with his parents to this county in 1819. On the 19th of August, 1853, he married Mrs. Mary J. Furgusson, and has one son and four daughters. Martha E., married James A. Jackson, Mary C. married Jackson Muller, and Lucy J. married Austin Haney. Mr. Foster has a good, well-improved farm in Cambridge township, where he has lived since his marriage. Page 591

John Ballou, P. O., Cambridge. Son of Lindsey Ballou. Was born on the 10th of March, 1838, and moved with his parents to Benton county, Missouri in 1841. He staid there two years, and then went to Illinois, where he lived about eight years. From Illinois he moved to Macon county, Mo., in 1851; thence, in 1853 to Chariton county, where he lived until 1881. In 1881, having been driven out of the bottom lands several times by overflows, he moved to Saline county, and is now devoting his attention to farming and handling stock. For nearly twenty years he ran the ferry between Cambridge and Chariton county. On the 1st of March, 1859, he was married to Miss Laura L Peaon, and has six sons, two daughters, and one grandson. He lost his family record in the last overflow, and can give no ages. Page 591

Thomas Lessley, P. O., Cambridge. Mr. Lessley was born in Jessamine county, Kentucky, April 22, 1827, and moved to Randolph county, Missouri, in 1847. In 1852 he went to California; remained there about one year, and then, in 1853, returned to Randolph county. In 1865, he went to Montana, returning in 1866. On the 7th of February, 1866, he married Miss Sallie Darr, and on the 22d of May, 1872, she died, leaving no children. In 1874, he moved to this county and settled here as his final home. In 1879, September 11, he married Miss Etta Daniels, and has one son, William F. Lessley, born October 20, 1880. He has a fine farm located in Cambridge township.

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George W. Conley, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in West Virginia, on the 1st day of March, 1846, and came to Saline county, Missouri, in 1866, and stopped at Saline City for a short time and returned to West Virginia. In 1868 he moved to this county and settled near Cambridge, and engaged in farming. He never married, but lives pleasantly and contentedly with his two sisters. He has three brothers living in other portions of the state. Page 591

Peter W. Land, P. O. Cambridge. Son of Robert C. and America land. Was born in Prince Edward county, Virginia, December 25, 1831, and came with his parents to Saline county, Missouri, in November, 1836, and remained here until 1855. On the 23d of November, 1855, he was married to Miss Virginia C. Ayers, and in 1857 moved to Howard county, where he extensively engaged in prizing and shipping tobacco, farming, and in buying and shipping stock to New York, Chicago, Cincinnati and St. Louis, until 1881, when he returned to his old home in Saline county, near Cambridge, where he is now surrounded by a very interesting family, and is highly respected. Has six children, two sons and two daughters living. Page 591-592

Joseph S. Davison, P. O., Cambridge. Son of Stewart and Annie Davison. Was born on the 15th of October, 1845, and came to Missouri in 1860, and located in Carrollton, Missouri. From there he came to Malta Bend, in Saline county. Stayed there two years, and then went back to Carroll county. In 1877, he returned to Saline, and engaged in teaching, near Cambridge. On the 20th of December, 1871, he married Miss Lou A. Faulkner, daughter of G. H. and Jane E. Faulkner, and has three children, born, as follows: Richard W., born September 13, 1874; Granville L. born January 1, 1877; Lucy A. L., born April 28, 1880. After teaching several terms he engaged in the drug business, in Cambridge, sold out in one year and returned to his old occupation, that of farming. Page 592

John W. Fisher, P. O., Cambridge. Is the son of William H. and Phoebe Fisher, and was born in Montreal, Canada, October 4, 1835. In 1837 he left Canada with his parents and moved to near Javord, and in 1840, went to Ohio. In 1852 went to Michigan, and thence back to Canada in 1855. In 1856 he moved to Wisconsin. In 1857 he came to Missouri on his bridal trip, and determined to settle in Saline county, which he did. On the 12th of September, 1857 he married Miss Mary A. Vaughn, and has eight children, born as follows: Charles A., born October 24, 1858; William H., born January 9, 1864; Laura J., born January 13, 1867; Adelaide, born July 9, 1869; Mary Belle, born March 13, 1872; John, born June 30, 1873; Edward, born July 9, 1875; and Ada, born June 5, 1880. When he came to Saline, Mr. Fisher settled in Cambridge, where he followed his trade of carpenter and joiner ever since, and is an energetic business man and a courteous gentleman. Page 592

Josiah Baker, Sr. P. O., Slater. Known as the "Father of Slater," the son of Joseph and Mary Baker, was born, September 23, 1814, in Pickaway county, Ohio, from whence his parents, when he was only six years old, moved to Ross county, Ohio, where he was raised on a farm. He was married, April 7, 1836, to Miss Emma Schooley, daughter of William Schooley of Ross county, Ohio. He settled down to farming after his marriage, for several years renting; and then bought a a farm, and began steadily to engage his trading in live stock, which he has made a life business. For fourteen years, he and his brother James, bought cattle in the west, drove to Ohio, fed, and shipped east. In 1864 he came to Saline county, Missouri and purchased 700 acres of land, upon part of which the city of Slater now stands, and, afterwards, 400 acres more on the Petite Saw Plains. Being a member of the Christian church, Mr. Baker united with Mt. Zion church, in this county, which has since been moved to Slater. He has three brothers living in this county: James, David and Joseph—and had a fourth—Martin, who died here. Has five children living; Matilda, Sarah, Emma, Josiah and Erskine. His great grandfather was a Baptist preacher, his grandfather, also a Baptist preacher, was a revolutionary soldier, and his father, also a Baptist preacher, was a soldier in the war of 1812. Page 592-593

Jacob Greenabaum, P. O. Slater. Mr. Greenabaum was born, October 10, 1838, in Oftenback, Prussia. Crossed the Atlantic, to Philadelphia, April, 1854, and attended school for a time. In the fall of the same year, he came, with his brothers to Fayette, Howard county, Missouri, whither their brother, Alexander, had preceded them, some eight or ten years. He finished his education at Central College, in Fayette, and then entered his brother Alexander’s store as a clerk. In 1856, he loaded a wagon with merchandise, and traveling in Kansas territory, traded with the Indians, until 1858; and, in that year opened a store is Morristown, Cass county, Missouri. In 1860, he married Miss Rosa Gibbon Morris, daughter of John Calvin Morris. In 1861, he engaged in milling, and took, an active part in fighting the Kansas jayhawkers, and remained about home until the capture of Lone Jack, in 1862. He then joined Col. Hays’ command (C.S.A.), and went to Arkansas, where he enlisted in Gen. Parsons’ brigade. C.S.A., and

continued in the same until the surrender at Shreveport, 1865. He was in the battles of Elkhorn, Prairie Grove, Little Rock, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, and Camden. After the war, he returned to Westport, where his father-in-law had moved during the war. He then settled in Miami, in this county, and engaged in general merchandise. In 1870, his wife died, leaving two daughters, Bertha M., and Alice M. In 1871, he was married to Miss Ella Woolford, daughter of Hiram P. Woolford, of Miami, Missouri; and, by this marriage, he has four children: Clara, Arthur, Frank and Bettie M. When Mr. Greenabaum began business in Miami, after the war, he had but $500, but the reputation he had made, enabled him to purchase a stock of $7,500; and he has bee one of Miami’s most successful merchants. In 1880, Mr. Greenabaum removed his business to Slater, and opened out there a large and splendid stock of dry goods and clothing, and no merchant in Saline has excelled him since. Page 593

Thomas V. McConnell, druggist, P. O., Slater. Mr. T. V. McConnell has recently moved to Slater, in the winter of 1881, and established a drug store, and carries one of the finest and fullest stocks of drugs, medicines, paints, oils, etc., etc., in the city. The store is elegantly arranged, and attractive in appearance. Mr. McConnell is an old druggist, having been in the business for over twenty years, in Chicago, St. Louis, and in Frankford, Pike county, Missouri, from which last place he moved to Slater. He has had all the advantages to be obtained in the large cities in perfecting the necessary knowledge of his profession. Page 593-594

Claiborn Winfield Hill, P. O. Slater. Son of Claiborn and Martha Hill, was born in Saline County, Missouri, May 31, 1847. In 1864, he left home and enlisted in the Confederate army, and at the close of the war, returned home and bought a farm, and farmed until 1869. Then went to Southern Kansas and engaged in the grain business in the town of Earlton. Next year he visited Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, etc. settled in Minburn, Iowa, and there found employment for three years in the drug store of J. H. Peabody—moved with him to Ripley and remained two years. In 1875 he attended the school of pharmacy, graduating the next year. From Ripley he went to Grand Junction and established a drug store under the firm name of Crow & Hill, and continued the business until 1880. In 1880 he purchased the stock of Gaines & Moseby, the leading drug house in Slater, and in the same year, moved to Slater. His thorough education in his profession, is an assurance of safety to his customers. On the 29th of December, 1880 he was married to Miss Emma Johnson, daughter of Thomas and Eliza Johnson, who were formerly of Ohio, now of this county, owning one of the best farms in Saline. Mrs. Hill has an elegant millinery establishment in the same building with her husband’s drug store. Page 594

Thomas Berryman Carter, P. O., Slater. Son of Thomas Jefferson and Susan Virginia Carter. Was born in Glasgow, Missouri, May 9, 1857. His parents were married in 1842, and came to Glasgow, Missouri in 1844, from Virginia, of which State they were both natives. His grandparents were Jesse and Nancy Carter. His maternal grandparents were William and Agnes Taylor. Mr. Carter was educated at the Glasgow institute. At the age of seventeen he entered the store of T. E. Birch, Jr., of Glasgow, and soon acquired a reputation for good business qualifications. After being with Mr. Birch for three or four years, he was induced to study the profession of dentistry with Dr. T. H. Wilson, of Glasgow, with whom he was connected in the practice for nearly two years. In 1879, he visited Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Kansas. In October, 1879, he entered, as salesman, the store of L. S. Meadsco, in Slater. He bears in Slater the same high character which he won in Glasgow, and he will yet reach the front rank of merchants. Page 594

David Holmes, P. O., Slater. Son of Thomas and Mary Holmes; was born in Brook county, Virginia, February 22, 1840. He moved to Jefferson county, Ohio, with his parents. His father was a miller; he spent his early years helping his father in the mill, and has followed the business to the present time. In 1868 he moved to Rocheport, Missouri, and was seven years engaged in the mill of A. M. Clayton. In 1875 he moved to Laynesville, in this county, and the next year to Marshall, and established the "Centennial Mill" there, and in 1880 sold out to his, then partner, Charles H. Vanstone. He then purchased his present interest (one-half), in the Slater flouring mills. February 29, 1868, he married Miss Sarah Taylor, daughter of George and Jane Taylor, the former of Pennsylvania and the latter of Ohio. They have five children; Ina M., Elry, Edna, Clarence E. and Leona. Page 594-595

Joseph Singer Oots, P. O. Slater. Son of Sampson and Mary Oots. His father was a native of Madison county, Virginia, and his mother of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They moved to Kentucky about 1809, and married about 1818. The subject of this sketch was born June 1, 1824, in Fayette county, Kentucky. In 1855, he came with his father, who was a cooper by trade, to this county. He afterward learned the carpenter’s trade, which he has worked at since, at different times. In 1860 he bought eighty acres of land of Joseph Cooper, lying seven miles southeast of Miami, which he sold and purchased the farm he now lives on, of seventy acres, two and one-quarter miles west of Slater, now very valuable. His wife was Miss Virginia Barbee of Fayette county, Kentucky. They have six children; Samuel J., Walter C., Rule J., Edward B., Arthur, and America B. Mr. Oots is now preparing to cooper for the Slater flouring mills. He is one of the most industrious men in the county. Page 595

Judge Matthew Clay Gwinn, P. O. Slater. The son of Bartholomew and Susan Gwinn, was born June 3, 1804, in Virginia. His parents came to this county from Tennessee, in 1816, and settled where the town of Frankfort now stands. He sold his farm to the German company who laid off the town. He died, however, before the sale was effected. He was the first white man to settle so high up the river. Judge M. C. Gwinn lived with his father until his death, and then with his mother until his twenty-ninth year. He was married in 1833, to Miss Mary Thrailkill, daughter of James and Susan Thrailkill, who was a native of North Carolina, and came to this county from Tennessee, in 1817. Judge Gwinn entered 300 acres of government land. He was elected judge of the county court in 1865, and served two terms. His father was one of the first county judges of Saline county, and his wife’s father one of the first sheriffs. Judge Gwinn died March 16, 1881, and Mrs. Gwinn still lives on the home place. Judge Gwinn leaves nine surviving children: Polly A., Thomas B., Elijah, Andrew J., Virginia ( Mrs. Abner Wilhite), Abner, William A. Richard P., and Martha L. (now Mrs. Wm. Baker.) Page 595

William Grant Fowler, P. O., Slater. Son of John B. and Mary Fowler, his father a native of Boone county, Kentucky, and his mother of Maysville, Kentucky, was born in Boone county, Kentucky, March 2, 1834, where he was raised on his father’s farm, and was educated at the Morgan academy, Burlington, Kentucky. From 1855 to 1859, he was engaged in trading in Texas and Mexico. He then settled in Scotland county, Missouri. In 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate service, under Col. Martin Green, as first lieutenant, and was engaged in the battles of Lexington and Wilson’s Creek, and continued with the army to 1862. He was then commissioned as captain under Col. Burbridge, on recruiting service. Was in the battle of Hartsville, and other small engagements. His health then became so bad that he gave up the service, and returned home. In 1864, he re-enlisted during Price’s last raid through the state. On the 5th of September, 1864, he was married to Miss Mary Frances Thomson, daughter of Robert Y. and Lucy T. Thomson, of Saline county. They have six children; Robert W., Susan M., McDonald T., Effie L., LaSelle P., and Lucy M. He has a splendid farm, one mile east of Slater. Mr. Fowler is an educated and cultivated gentleman, who keeps himself well posted in the history of the times. Mrs. Fowler and her sisters were educated at Glasgow, Missouri. Page 596

Thomas Lyne, P. O. Slater. Mr. Lyne was born in Woodford county, Kentucky, in 1821. His family is of English origin, his ancestors immigrating to Virginia about the year 1660, removing, later, to Granville, North Carolina. His great-great-grandfather, Thomas, remained in Virginia, and married Mary Edwards. Their son, his great-grandfather, Thomas, married Mary Sanford. Their son, Thomas, his grandfather, born in Westmoreland county, Virginia, in 1746, married Mary Padgett, and settled in Loudon county, Virginia, and to this union were born several children. Their son Thomas, the father of the subject of the following sketch, was born in Virginia, in 1783, and married. Mary Connelly, a relative, and moved to Woodford county, Kentucky. Sandford R. Connelly, maternal grandfather of Thomas Lyne, is of Irish ancestry, and was probably present at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis – married Mary Ramy. Thomas Lyne received but a limited education, and labored on his father’s farm, going to school in the winter. He remained on and managed his father’s farm until twenty-three years old. In 1848, he married Miss Eliza Garnett, of Boone county, Kentucky, and in 1853 moved to this county, and purchased the land on which he now lives. As the reward of his industry and good management, he has now one of the finest farms in Saline county. At an early age he united with the Baptist church, and his success in life, pecuniarily, enabled him to contribute to his means to the advancement of religion, and worthy objects generally. Mr. Lyne takes great interest in public affairs, and his pen has been busy for years in county matters. He is, and has been a democrat all his life, so far as party politics are concern. When the war broke out, he was in earnest sympathy with the South, but did not feel justified in joining the army, because of his large and helpless family. The war cost him, in the loss of personal property, about $8,000. He has had twelve children, nine of whom are living, and nearly all of them grown. Page 596-597

Jacob Nauerth, P. O. Slater. Son of John and Anna Nauerth, of Bavaria, Germany. Was born in Bavaria, November 27, 1844, and emigrated to Paris in 1862, and to the United States in 1866; landed in New York; went from there to Iowa, and in the fall of 1866 settled in Cincinnati, Ohio; engaged with the firm of Dunn & Witt, in the tinware and stove business, until 1868. He then moved to Frankfort, Saline county, Missouri, and opened a tin and stove store there. In 1871 he moved to Cambridge, a few miles below Frankfort, in this county, continuing the same line of business until 1878, when he moved to Slater, and building himself a store-room, established a tin, stove and hardware store, and was the first merchant to sell goods in the new city. In 1880 he built a two story brick business house, and moved into it in the fall of that year, changing the firm name to J. Nauerth & Co., and extending his line of trade to furniture. He was married, in 1869 to Miss Annie Buck, daughter of Anton and Regine Buck of Baden, Germany, who immigrated to the United States, in 1852, and both died the next year, in New Orleans, of yellow fever. To this union there are two children living; Annie R. and Maggie W. Mr. Nauerth landed in the United States a stranger and without money, but by energy, economy and good management he has acquired a competence and stands high among the merchants of Saline. Page 597

Abner William Wilhite, P. O., Slater. Son of Elias Wilhite, and Nancy Wilhite, (Baker) of North Carolina. Was born in this county, near where Slater now stands, on the 17th of July, 1843. He enlisted in Co. F, Capt. Ben. Wilson, 7th Reg. M. S. M., and was in the battles of Osage, Big Blue, Mine Creek, on Price’s retreat, 1864. Resumed farming after the war closed, and in August, 1866, was married to Nancy A. Cott, who died in 1875, leaving four children: Sarah L., Rudolph A., Eva M., and Reuben A. July 30, 1876, was married the second time, to Miss Virginia Gwinn, daughter of Judge Matthew C. and Mary Gwinn, of Saline county. He has one child of his last marriage: Mary Lewis. Page 597

Dr. Noah Hayden Gaines, P. O. Slater. Was born in Lafayette county, Missouri, October 16, 1843. His parents were Thomas N. Gaines and Elizabeth Gaines, (nee Hayden); his grandfather, James Pendleton Gaines, of Culpepper county, Virginia. He was educated at Versailles, Woodford county, Kentucky, and at the age of sixteen entered the drug trade, and studied dentistry and pharmacy with regular professors and graduates. In 1862, he entered the confederate service, and served with Gen. John H. Morgan until the close of the war. Was sergeant-major and acting adjutant of Col. Dick Morgan’s battalion. In November, 1876, he married Miss Mary Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of John Shaw, of Richmond, Missouri. In 1879 he moved to Saline county, and settled in Slater, then containing but one hundred inhabitants, where he continued the practice of dentistry, in connection with a first class drug store. The drug store he sold out to Mr. C. W. Hill, in 1880, and has since devoted his whole attention to his practice. Doctor Gaines has built up a lucrative practice, and has one of the handsomest residences in Slater. Like all her citizen, he take great interest in the prosperity of Slater. Page 597-598

Albert Warren Yager, P. O., Slater. Was born, June 16, 1837, in Madison county, Virginia, and is a son of A. M. Yager and Martha T. Yager, nee Ford. While he was yet at infant, his parents came to Callaway county, Missouri; and in the next year moved to Howard county, and settled at Rock Springs, and there donated the ground for a school house. In 1862, Mr. Yager came over to this county, and lived near Longwood for four years. In 1870, he removed to Howard, and the next year returned to Saline county, where he has since resided. In 1874, he purchased the farm where he now lives. October 13, 1864, he enlisted in the Confederate army, and served in Col. Crisp’s battalion, under Gen. Shelby, as orderly sergeant, and participated in the battles of Lexington, and Westport, on the retreat south. May 26, 1865, he surrendered with Gen. Parson’s, at Shreveport. On the 29th of October, 1856, he was married to Miss Cornelia Callaway, daughter of S. E. Callaway and Mary Ann, his wife. To this union have been born the following childen: Stephen M., Agnes, Charlie A., Lucy W., Minnie J., Juliet C., George R. Roy W., May H., Cornelia C. and Henry Ross. Page 598

Henry Eubank, P. O., Slater. Is a son of Reuben B. Eubank and Martha Eubank (nee Thompson), his wife, and was born in Barren county, Kentucky, September 4, 1851. In 1854, came with his parents to this county, where he was raised. He was educated at the "Christian" university, Canton, Missouri, for the ministry, and was ordained in Canton, by Rev. Dr. W. H. Hopson, and has been engaged in preaching for some time. April 15, 1879, he was married to Miss Jennie Jenkins, daughter of Judge R. Jenkins, of this county. In 1879, he moved to Slater, and in the spring of that year, laid off "Eubank’s addition" to the town of Slater—ten acres—and at this time it is being rapidly bought, and built up. Page 598

James Austin Bright, P. O., Slater, of the firm of Bright & Reid, livery and feed stables, corner of Maine and Parker streets, in Slater; was born on the 13th day of January, 1842, in Culpepper county, Virginia. When he was about one year old, his parents moved to Newark, Ohio, and they lived there until 1852, and then moved to Pontiac, Illinois. In 1876, he moved to Mexico, Missouri, and in November, 1880, removed to Slater, in Saline county, where he has since resided. They have an excellent stable building, costing about $5,000, and are doing a good business. Page 598-599

Elisha Ancell, P. O., Slater. Son of James and Frances Ancell, (nee Estis), was born in Orange county, Virginia, December 24, 1825. Came with his parents, who moved to Howard county, Missouri, in 1836, and settled twelve miles east of Fayette, the county seat. His father died in the fall of 1877, and his mother in 1873, in Howard county. In 1847 Mr. Ancell moved to Cooper county, Missouri, and engaged in farming for several years, until 1849, when he moved to Arrow Rock, in this county, where he was occupied in carpentering, and established a lumber yard in Arrow Rock, until the latter part of 1878, or early in 1879, he moved his business and family to Slater, where he has since remained and is doing a thriving business. Mr. Ancell was married December 26, 1855, to Miss Margaret Ann Pemberton, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Pemberton, of Saline county, of which union he has one child, Mrs. Sarah M. Alexander, wife of Edward Alexander. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Ancell married her sister, Miss Nancy C. Pemberton, September 23, 1859. The children of this union are Leona, Laura, Dora, Ava, Arden, and Etta, all living. Socially, Mr. Ancell is a pleasant gentleman, happy in his household, and has been instrumental in building up Salter. Page 599

William Wills, Sr., P. O., Slater. Son of William and Polly Wills (Ballard) of Montgomery county, Kentucky, was born in Clark county, Kentucky in May, 1805. Soon after his birth, his father moved to Montgomery county, and there he was raised on a farm and educated. In 1826 he moved to Howard county, Missouri; having, the year before, married Miss Charlotte Benson, daughter of Amos and Sallie Benson formerly of Virginia. The children of this marriage were: Amos, Polly A., James, William, John, Amanda, Martha, Henry and Sallie A. After the death of his first wife, in 1864, he married Mrs. Bathsheba Sly, widow of Richard Sly, and daughter of Reuben and Laura Harris, and of this union were born three children, Laura A., Ollie V. and Charles A. Was mostly occupied with farming in Howard county, except two years, in which he was merchandising in Lisbon. In 1879 he moved to Slater in this county, where he continued the mercantile business, and occupies himself in building, owning now quite a number of dwelling houses. He is the oldest man in the city of Slater, but quite active yet. Page 599

Dr. Edward W. Smith, P. O., Slater. Son of William V. and Miriam Smith (his mother being a daughter of Capt. Peter Adams, a revolutionary soldier), of Warrenton, Virginia. Was born, March 28, 1842 in Warrenton, Fauquier county, Virginia. In 1846, his father moved to Howard county, Missouri, and, the year afterward, to Saline county, near Miami. He was educated principally at Miami, and graduated in medicine at the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York city. He spent some time in hospital practice in Cincinnati and New York, and, in 1866, located in Paris, Monroe county, Missouri. On the 11th of June 1868, Dr. Smith was married to Miss Almanda Naomi McBride, daughter of Judge McBride, of Monroe county, Missouri. They have five children: Moses, Edgar M. B., Louis O., Fannie B., and William W. Dr. Smith is closely identified with the town of Slater, having been there from the beginning; and, besides attending to a large and growing practice, he is always greatly interested in every progressive movement and enterprise connected with the growth of Slater, and freely devotes his time and means to the same. Sedalia owes a considerable proportion of her prosperity to his indefatigable efforts. Some of the best brick stores he has built from his own means, besides a handsome family residence. Page 599-600

William Philip Casebolt, P. O., Slater. Mr. W. P. Casebolt, postmaster of Slater, was born February 15, 1842, in Pocahontas county, Virginia. His father, William Casebolt, was a native of Pocahontas county, Virginia, and his mother, Mrs. Ellen Casebolt, formerly Lowe, a native of Braxton county, Virginia. He came to Saline county, Missouri, with his parents, in 1844, and settled near Miami, where he was educated. At the age of seventeen years, he engaged as clerk in a general store in Carrollton, Missouri. In the year 1865, he moved to Vienna, Maries county, Missouri, and engaged in business. March 4, 1868, he married Miss Roberta Anderson, daughter of Thomas and Mira Anderson of Tennessee. Two children were born to them, and both died very young. Mrs. Casebolt died on the 13th of February, 1873. In March, 1875, he opened a general store at Petra postoffice, Saline county, and in 1876, was appointed postmaster. In September, 1878, he removed to Slater, continuing as postmaster, and his business, and building the first store-house, southwest corner of Main and Front streets, which was burnt in January, 1881. In the summer of 1879, he disposed of his mercantile stock, and has since given his entire attention to the duties of the postoffice. In 1879, he built a two-story brick building, with metal roof on the east side of Main street. Mr. Casebolt was one of the first citizens of the present city of Slater, and has aided not a little, by his energy and enterprise, in its rapid growth, Mr. Casebolt was married, December 25, 1879, to Miss Celia Helen Graves, daughter of the late Edward D. Graves and Martha Ann Graves, formerly Garnett, of this county. He was a member of the first town council of Slater, and is a member of the present council. Page 600-601

James W. Hughes, P. O., Cambridge. Son of W. and Sallie Hughes; was born in Davis county, Iowa, December 8, 1850. He was moved by his parents, first to Macon county, Missouri, then back to Iowa, then to Hannibal, Missouri, in 1863, where he was employed in the railroad machine shops for five years. He then moved to Macon county; then to Howard county, where he farmed for four years. In 1875 he came to this county, and was, for a time, engaged in operating a saw-mill, but is at present running a well-known Cambridge flouring mill. On the 17th of November, 1868, he was married to Miss Emma Semmons, and has one son and one daughter. Mr. Hughes stands high in his community as a Christian gentleman. Page 601

John B. Collins, P. O., Cambridge. Son of Lewis P. and Emily J. Collins; was born in Glasgow, Howard county, Missouri, February 1, 1849, and lived there until 1854, when he came with his parents over to this county. In 1865 he moved to Indiana, but returned in 1868, and the next year, 1869, went to Atchison. In 1871 he returned to Saline to stay permanently. Married Miss Amanda Croff August 10, 1873, and has three children, born as follows; Margaret L., born October 18, 1874; Lucy J., born December 23, 1876; Sarah A., born August 12, 1878. In connection with his farm, Mr. Collins is running a flouring mill. Page 601

James W. Thompson, P. O., Cambridge. Son of Jacob and Martha Thompson, was born in Owen county, Kentucky, January 28, 1845. He moved to Lewis county, Missouri, remained there until 1874, when he went to Texas, and stayed there about eight months. He then returned to this state, and settled in this county. On the 18th of November, 1864, he was married to Miss Georgia Williams, and has one son, and two daughters, While in Kentucky he joined the Confederate cavalry leader, Gen. John Morgan. Mr. Thompson is an experienced farmer, and has a fine farm in Saline. Page 601

Harvey Ballou, P. O., Cambridge. Son of Linsey and Marina Ballou, was born in Wayne county, Kentucky January 29, 1844, and about 1849 came with his parents to Missouri, and in 1851 to Illinois, and back to Missouri in 1859, where he remained until 1873. He then went to California, and in 1878 to Chariton county, Missouri; and in 1881, came to this county, which, he proposes to make his permanent home. On the 28th of January, 1865, he was married to Miss Sarah Jaques, and has four children—three sons and one daughter. He is a stone-cutter by trade, but is now giving his entire attention to farming. Page 601

George W. Shumate, P. O., Cambridge. Son of James and Jane Shumate, was born in Fauquier county, Va., October 6, 1822, and moved to Knox county, Ohio, and to Marion county, Missouri, in 1837; thence to Lewis county; thence to Clark county, and from Clark back again to Lewis county, in 1868 he moved to this county and went to farming and dealing in stock. On the 1st of March, 1849, he married Miss Hannah Dale, of Lewis county, Missouri, and has five sons and three daughters. He is a carpenter by trade, but has not worked at his trade since he has lived in Saline county. Page 601-602

James R. Meyers, P. O., Cambridge. Mr. Meyers is a son of John W. and Elizabeth Meyers, and was born in Howard county, Missouri, December 19, 1826. When about twenty years of age, in 1847, he went to the Mexican war, and returned home in 1848. In 1852, he went to California, with Gov. Bradley, of Nevada, with a drove of cattle. Returned to Howard county, in 1853; and, in 1855, went to Kansas, and stayed there until the fall of 1857. From that time until 1859, he was route and mail agent on the North Missouri railroad. He then returned to farming, in Howard county, and there joined the M. S. G., on Gov. Jackson’s call, in 1861, in Capt. Major’s company. Col. Clark’s regiment, then enlisted in the Confederate army, and served until the end, in 1865, and came home without discharge or surrender. Was engaged in the following battles: Lexington, first and second, Pea Ridge, Booneville, Drywood, etc., etc. Was sent to Mexico, in 1863, to procure ammunition. After the close of the war, he moved to Saline county, and engaged in farming. On the 22d of March, 1877, he was married to Miss Mattie F. Lessley, and has one child, born January 15, 1878. Page 602

Capt. Richard D. Richardson, P. O. Gilliam. Capt Richardson was born in Albemarle county, Virginia, February 19, 1812, and lived there until he was twenty-seven years of age. In the year 1839, he came to Missouri, and settled in this county, and engaged in farming and stock-raising. In 1845, he was elected to the office of justice of the peace by a large majority, and filled the office to the satisfaction of his constituents, and with honor to himself. In June, 1841, he married Miss Maria Brown, daughter of Judge Bernis Brown, and has seven children, three boys and four girls. Has also eleven grandchildren. Capt. Richardson has been living in this county for forty-two years, and has devoted all of that time to farming and stock-raising and feeding, except a short time in 1877, which was occupied in merchandising in the town of Gilliam. His farm, on which he now lives, is located about two miles from Cambridge, and is one of the finest in the county. He also owns several other valuable tracts in this county. Page 602

William M. Wilhite, P. O. Cambridge. Was born, August 4, 1837, in Saline county, Missouri, and is son of James and Charity Wilhite, two of the oldest settlers in this county, his father having reached the age of eighty-five years. He was raised as a farmer, but in the year 1873, he concluded to try the mercantile business, and opened a grocery store in Arrow Rock. He continued in this line until 1877, when he sold out and returned to his farm, where he expects to pass the remainder of his days. On the 6th of February, 1862, he was married to Miss Mary F. Morrison. No children have blessed their union. Page 620-603

Fredrick A. Brightwell, P. O. Cambridge. Mr. Brightwell was born in Prince Edward county, Virginia, on the 11th of June, 1812, and came to this county from Virginia, in an ox wagon, in 1837, and taught school for about two years. In the spring of 1839, he moved to Howard county, and clerked in a store in Glasgow, and afterwards sold goods on his own account until the year 1844. He then returned to Saline county, and was the first post-master in Cambridge, and had the honor of giving that town its name. He sold goods in Cambridge, for some years, and suffered greatly from the overflow of 1844, in his generous efforts to assist those who lost their all in the waters. On the 15th of January, 1848, he married Miss Elizabeth Reynolds, and had four children, two boys and two girls. After the death of his first wife he married the second time—this time to Mrs. Mary J. Baker, of Hanover county, Virginia, and widow of a confederate soldier, killed at the battle of Pea Ridge. By this marriage he has two children, one boy and one girl. At present Mr. Brightwell is occupied in farming, his farm lying between Cambridge and Gilliam station. Page 603

Bowling W. Swinney, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in Campbell county, Virginia, on the 26th of June, 1832, where he was raised and was occupied with farming until August, 1858. In that year he came to Missouri, and located in Fayette, Howard county, and was there employed as salesman in a dry goods store, the rest of the year. He then went into the tobacco business. Leaving Howard, he crossed the river, and located in Cambridge, Saline county, and engaged as clerk for L. H. & T. C. Duggins, general merchants, in Cambridge. In 1861, he returned to Howard, and for eight years was occupied there in farming. He then came back to this county, and established himself as a farmer here. On the 25th of November, 1857, he was married to Miss Maria L. Burroughs, of Campbell county, Virginia. To this union were born four children: Thomas M., born in January, 1865; Emma M., born January 16, 1870; Mary A., born in March, 1875, and Joseph B., born January 7, 1877. His means were small when he came to Missouri, but by industry and good management he has acquired a handsome property. Page 603

John E. Broughman, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in Botelot county, Virginia, and thinks he is about fifty-five years of age, but has no means of positive knowledge. He moved to Missouri in the fall of 1858, and settled in Saline county. On the first day of September, 1858, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Turpin, a native of Rockbridge county, Virginia, and has three children two boys and one girl. Mr. Broughman is a carpenter by trade, and worked at this trade two years after coming to Saline. Since then he has been engaged in farming and stock-raising, and has been very successful in his operations. Page 603-604

Merrill Hughes, P. O. Cambridge. Was born in Madison county, Kentucky, November 13, 1846, and lived there until he was twenty-one years of age. In 1867 he moved to the State of Illinois and located in McClean county, and farmed there until the year 1879, when he moved to Missouri, and settled in Saline county and engaged in farming, and in carrying the mail from Cambridge to Slater. He was married in Kentucky to Miss Angeline Howard, on the 29th day of March, 1866, and has eight children, six boys and two girls. Mr. Hughes is energetic and prompt in all his business transactions, and enjoys the esteem and confidence of all who know him. Page 604

Edmund J. Dunlap, P. O., Cambridge. The subject of the following sketch was born in this county, January 28, 1854, and was educated at Miami. His father, Dr. John M. Dunlap, was a native of Virginia, and moved to this state when quite young. The subject of this sketch begun the drug business in Malta Bend, in this county, in the spring of 1875, and in the fall of the same year sold out and moved to Cambridge, where he engaged in the drug trade, and is at the present time doing a lucrative business, and has the respect and esteem of all who know him. Page 604

James P. Duncan, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in Logan county, Kentucky, on the 19th of February, 1831. About the year 1837 he moved to Missouri with his parents, Benj. F. and Sarah A. Duncan, and settled in Howard county, where they lived about five years. In 1842 he moved to Saline county, and, except for a few years spent with his parents in Lafayette county, has lived here ever since. Mr. Duncan does not recollect the exact date of his marriage, but thinks it was in the year 1856. His wife, a most estimable lady, was Miss N. F. Wilhite, daughter of James and Jane C. Wilhite, old settlers of the county. Has six children, all living, three boys and three girls. A farmer by choice, Mr. Duncan in one of the substantial men of Saline county, and by energy, economy and attention to business, has made the fine farm upon which he lives, besides other valuable tracts in this county. Page 604

Thomas M. Dow, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in Roanoke county, Virginia, November 25, 1827, from whence, at the age of eighteen, he moved to Boone county, Kentucky. There he engaged in teaching and in working at the plastering and bricklaying trade, until the spring of 1856, when he moved to Saline county, Missouri, and located near Cambridge, where he has followed his trade. In the spring of 1858, he married Miss Mary L. Duggins, a daughter of John and Frances E. Duggins, of Nelson county, Virginia. Has three children living; Julia T., born July, 1860; Gertrude A., born January, 1864; Maud M., born December, 1866, Mr. Dow stands very high in his community as a man of integrity and worth. He was twice elected to fill the office of justice of the peace—once in 1858, and again in 1866. He takes great pride in the improvement of his property, and has taken great pains in the selection of his fruit, ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers, etc. Page 604-605

Benjamin Thorp, P. O., Cambridge. Mr. Thorp was born in Howard county, Missouri, November 30, 1824, and lived there, with the exception of a short time in Chariton county, until after the war. In 1867 he was engaged with Mr. James Reynolds in putting up tobacco, opposite Saline City, in Howard county; and in 1868, moved to this county and commenced the coopering business. He owns one store house and one private residence in Cambridge, and is also closely identified with the business interests of the town of Gilliam.

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Pembroke S. Epperson, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in Lincoln county, Kentucky, February 15, 1817, and at the age of twenty-two moved to Missouri, and settled in this county, where he has lived ever since. He commenced farming on his arrival, and has devoted all his time since to the improvement and cultivation of his farm. On the 23d of September, 1839, he was married, and by the marriage has three children living: Jesse, aged about 40 years; Mrs. Mary E., wife of John Earl, aged 35 years, and Daniel born November 23, 1851. Mr. Epperson lost his first wife, April 10, 1852, and was married the second time, to Miss Mary A. Jackson, in May, 1853. To this marriage were born six children; Mary A., born August, 1854; William H., born December, 1856, Eliza J., born April, 1858; George, born March, 1861; Peter born June, 1864, and Alexander, born October, 1866. At the general election in the fall of 1868, Mr. Epperson was elected constable for Cambridge township and served for two years. He declined to make the race for a second term. In December, 1880, he was appointed justice of the peace until the next general election, which office he yet fills, with honor and credit to himself, and with justice to all. Page 605

Edgar B. Augustus, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in Vernon, Iowa, January 12, 1853, and came to this state with his parents, John B. and Virginia E. Augustus, settling in Clark county. In the fall of 1860 they moved to Saline county, and settled near Cambridge, where Edgar grew to manhood, and commenced farming, at which he continued until February, 1881, when he rented out his farm and engaged in the grocery business in the town of Cambridge in March, 1881; in which, from his energy and pluck, he has fair prospects of success. On the 13th day of January, 1879, he was married to Miss Emma J. Elder, daughter of James and Mary Elder. They have one child, Wm. F. Augustus, born February 17, 1880. By his integrity and steady business habits, Mr. Augustus has made a host of friends. Pag 605-606

Benjamin C. Morrison, P. O. Cambridge. Was born in Evansville, Indiana, May 23, 1848. At the age of fourteen he was placed as an apprentice at the shoemaker’s trade under Joshua H. Smyth, of Evansville, where he remained until he was twenty-one years of age, when he commenced work as a journeyman, and continued for two years. He then concluded to try farming, which seemed a great deal better suited to his taste; and has given it his whole attention up to the present time. Recognizing the fact that every farmer ought to have a good wife, he found his ideal in Miss Susan M. Hudson, and was married to her, October 16, 1872. Being unblessed with children, he concluded to move further west, which he did, settling near Cambridge, in this county, continuing his occupation of farming, and intending to purchase when satisfied with the opportunity. Page 606

John F. McKinney, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in Green county, Kentucky, July 5, 1828, and lived there until the year 1850. He then moved to Missouri and located in Miami, in this county, and went to work at his trade of blacksmithing, where he continued for seven years. He then moved to Cambridge and has lived there and in its vicinity ever since. He was married, in Miami, too Miss Virginia Haney, October 12, 1851. Had two children: Mary N., born September 24, 1852; and Martha L., born September 12, 1855. His first wife died in 1856, and he again married, this time, Miss Mary A. McMahan, May 5, 1857. To this union was born four children, now living; John W., born October 16, 1862; Louisa A., born May 25, 1865; Elizabeth J., born December 9, 1867; and Jessie F., born February 5, 1871. Mr. McKinney now lives two and one-half miles from Cambridge, where he enjoys the reputation of being a good farmer, a fine judge of stock, a good neighbor, and a pleasant, affable gentleman. Page 606

John Jordon, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, on the 25th of April, 1824, and emigrated to the United States in the year 1852. He first located in Ohio, and lived in Marion county for three years. In 1855, he moved to Missouri and settled in Cambridge, employed in general work. He was married while living in Ohio, to Miss Sophia Eischlor, March 18, 1855, and has five children living: Mrs. Mary T. Balthis, born April 5, 1858; Caroline M., born June 29, 1859; Sophia K., born July 16, 1861; John W., born August 4, 1863; and Gottleib R., born April 15, 1867. He has also one grandchild, son of John W. and Mary T. Balthis, named Catren B., born September 20, 1880. By industry, economy and strict attention to business, Mr. Jordon has made for himself and family, a comfortable home and support, and is now surrounded by the comforts as well as the necessaries of life. He has devoted much of his time and attention to the cultivation of grapes. His crop last season amounted to sever tons, all of which he manufactured into wine. He also keeps a public house, where the wayfarer can refresh himself with pure native wine, and is sure of a hospitable reception. Page 606-607

Robert F. Land, P. O. Cambridge. The subject of this sketch was born in Prince Edward county, Virginia, November 20, 1835, and moved with his parents to Missouri in November, 1836, and grew to manhood in this county, and has here passed his life to the present time, as farmer and stock-feeder, except about nine months in the Confederate service. He was married to Miss Josephine M. Ayers, February 16, 1864, who was a daughter of Matthias and Nancy G. Ayers. Mrs. Land is a native of Saline county, where she was born and raised in what was then included in Jefferson township. Page 607

John N. Duggins, P. O. Cambridge. Was born in this county, November 16, 1839. His father, John Duggins, was born in Louisa county, Virginia, May 1, 1796, and moved to Missouri in March, 1833, and settled in Saline county, near Marshall, and moved to Cambridge in 1850. He was one of the first surveyors of this county. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Dickerson, January 20, 1825. They were at the first Methodist conference ever held in this county, and entertained the bishop. John W., the subject of this sketch, was married to Miss A. E. Hawkins daughter of Nicholas Hawkins, of this county, September 3, 1865, and has six children: Luna B., born June 18, 1866; Ollie V., born December 25, 1868; Susie M., born April 29, 1871; Kate V., born May 23, 1873; John T., born August 13, 1876; Spencer M., born March 26, 1879. Mr. Duggins has followed farming all his life, except four years, during which he served as township constable, and three years in the Confederate service, under the command of Gen. Shelby. Page 607

Peter C. Porter, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in Glasgow, Howard county, Missouri, January 25, 1839, and lived there five years, when his father William H. Porter, moved to Chariton county, and at the age of ten, his father moved to Saline county and located in Cambridge, where he grew to manhood, and engaged in farming and stock raising, in which occupation he has continued ever since. He was married to Miss Cornelia B. George, September 28, 1970, and has five children living: Mary C, born July 28, 1871; Maggie R., born July 26, 1873; Ruth, born September 16, 1876; Julia, born October 19, 1878, and one girl, not yet named, born November 21, 1880. Though a young man, Mr. Porter is ripe in experience, and his judgment as a farmer is much relied on. Page 607

Dr. G. H. Forkner, P. O., Cambridge. Dr. Forkner was born in Surrey county, North Carolina, October 6, 1818. Moved to Missouri in 1839, and located in Grundy county, and remained there until 1841. Then went to Lexington, and worked at the carpenter’s trade until 1844, when he commenced the study of medicine in Grundy county, and graduated in St. Louis in 1849. Commenced practice of medicine in Trenton, the county-seat of Grundy county, and remained there for a year. He was married to Miss J. E. Lacy, of Moniteau county, April 22, 1847, moved to Moniteau county, and there practiced his profession until 1853. About this time his health failed, and he abandoned the practice of medicine, and went to farming in Johnson county, and remained there until 1856, when he moved to Saline county, and located for practice in Cambridge. But his health again failed in about eighteen months, when he moved to Fulton, Missouri, and engaged in the drug business. Sold out in six months, and returned to Cambridge, and formed a co-partnership with Dr. B. E. Powell, and continued the practice until 1868, when he again tried farming, this time in Sugar Tree bottom, Carroll county. Staid there until 1876, when he returned to Saline, settled in Laynesville, and practiced medicine for about one year, and then back again to Cambridge, December 1877, where his is now practicing his profession. He has seven children living, two sons and five daughters. He has also six grandsons and two granddaughters living. His father, Samuel Forkner, died in California at the advanced age of ninety-eight years. His mother, quite young in Surrey county, N. C. Page 607-608

William H. Porter, P. O., Cambridge. Mr. Porter was born in Albemarle county, Virginia, November 19, 1811, within sight of Monticello—the birth-place and residence of Thomas Jefferson—and was married in Buckingham county, Virginia, to Miss Mary N. Harris, October 7, 1830. In 1835 he moved to Missouri, and settled in Saline county, and has been closely identified with the county ever since. He has eight children living, three sons and five daughters, all living in Missouri except one, who lives in Kansas. Came on a steamer from Guyandotte to St. Louis, and says they had a pleasant, though long and tedious trip of sixteen days. Was engaged in teaching school in Howard, Chariton and Saline counties for about twenty-five years. Was justice of the peace for eight years in Chariton, and for about same length of time in Saline. For the last thirty years he has been occupied in farming, and in teaching occasionally. Page 608

W. D. Fore, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in Buckingham county, Virginia, April 21, 1818, and came to this county in November, 1836. For about fifteen years he worked at the carpenter’s trade, and in 1850 crossed the plains to California with an ox-team, returning to Missouri in 1851, by the way of Panama. In 1852 he visited relatives in Virginia, and in 1853 returned to this county, commenced farming and continued farming until the end of the war, when he moved into Cambridge and engaged in the mercantile business, in which he is still engaged. Page 608-609

D. M. McCormack, P. O., Cambridge. The subject of the following sketch was born in Houstonville, Lincoln county, Kentucky December 13, 1830, and came to this county in 1848, and settled in the town of Cambridge—and there commenced the carpentering business. He was married to Miss Harriet Hanny, of Howard county, Missouri, November 22, 1860. They have seven children, five boys and two girls, living. He is justice of the peace of Cambridge township, and his present occupation is that of farmer and undertaker. Page 609

William D. Wooldridge, P. O., Cambridge. Was born, March 8, 1833, in Prince Edward county, Virginia, where his father, Francis M. Wooldridge, died. He came to Missouri in 1836, when but three years old. He commenced the grocery business in this county in the town of Cambridge, when quite young. He next tried farming. He was married March 16, 1854, to Miss Mary E. Norvile, and continued farming for about eight years, when he returned to Cambridge and commenced merchandising, and continued it until the beginning of the war—when he left Cambridge, and engaged in the same business in Glasgow, Missouri. After the war he returned to Cambridge. He then went to Frankfort, in this county, and sold goods there for six years. Mr. Wooldridge is widely and favorably known, and stands high as a reliable business man. Page 609

Dr. Robert H. Wilson, P. O., Cambridge. Was born on Timber Ridge, Rockbridge county, Virginia, March 4, 1829, in the same house in which Gen. Sam Houston was born, and on the same day on which Gen. Jackson was inaugurated president the second time. He was second son of David S. Wilson, of Augusta county, Virginia, who was raised to manhood, and was married to Miss Margaret Skinner, in Rockbridge county, and moved to this county when the subject of this sketch was but fifteen months old. Dr. Wilson has spent the principal part of his life in Saline county, except six years, from 1849 to 1857, which he spent in California. Dr. Wilson attended the National Medical College of Washington City, and graduated there in 1861. He is of Scotch-Irish descent. His grandfather, William Wilson, had four sons who came to the west, viz: Gen. John Wilson, now of San Francisco, California; Robert Wilson, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri; Col. William A. Wilson, deceased, of this county, and David S. Wilson, the doctor’s father, who, with Gen. John Wilson, were soldiers of the war of 1812, and were known in the old times as old Virginia gentlemen. Page 609

Thomas C. Shumate, P. O., Cambridge. On the 17th of February, 1829, Mr. T. C. Shumate was born in Knox county, Ohio, and in 1837 came to Missouri with his parents, and located in Lewis county, and lived there until 1848, when he moved to Saline county. In 1849, 25th of August, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Duncan, daughter of Benjamin F. and Sarah A. Duncan, of this county. They have five children, three sons and two daughters. Since manhood, Mr. Shumate has followed farming and stock raising all his life, and on the farm where he now resides. His father, James Shumate, died in 1879, at the advanced age of eighty-one years. Page 609-610

Lewis P. Collins, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in Bath county, Kentucky, on the 10th day of December, 1821; moved to Missouri in 1844, and settled in Glasgow, Howard county. He married Miss Emily J. Andrews, and lived there five years. In 1849 he moved to this county, and then back to Glasgow in 1851, and in the following winter, to Chariton county. In the spring of 1855 he moved back to this county, and located in the town of Cambridge. He has five children, three sons and two daughters, all of whom are now grown. Mr. Collins is a wagon maker by trade, but for many years has given his attention to farming and stock feeding. Page 610

F. H. Gilliam, P. O., Gilliam. Was born in Prince Edward county, Virginia, on the 30th of March, 1814, where he was raised and educated. In 1835, at the age of twenty-one, he determined to move west, and came to this county. He settled at the mercantile business in Cambridge, which, for several years, he conducted with marked success. He then purchased a large tract of land one and one-half miles from Cambridge, and turned his attention to farming. In 1850 he crossed the plains to California, returning the next year, 1851. He then built a large saw-mill on his farm, from which he received a considerable revenue. After the completion of the C. & A. R. R., and the location of the town of Gilliam, he established an extensive flouring mill there; main building, 45x56; boiler room, 45x20, four stores high; four run of burrs, with a capacity of pounds of flour daily, and latest improved machinery. He is also proprietor of the Gilliam lumber yard. July 4, 1837, he was married to Miss Ann E. Ayers, daughter of Matthias and Nancy G. Ayers, of Buckingham county, Virginia. They have six children, two sons and four daughters, and many grandchildren. Mr. Gilliam lost his first wife, and was married again on the 15th of March, 1881, to Mrs. Mary A. Swinney, widow of James E. Swinney. He is in the full vigor of life and health, and full of energy. He is carrying on milling extensively, and deals heavily in lumber; and also largely engaged in farming. Mr. Gilliam ranks high as a businessman, and as a social gentleman. Page 610

William M. Mangus, P. O., Cambridge. W. F. Mangus was born in Flemming county, Kentucky, January 3, 1834, where he was raised and educated, and lived until he was twenty-four years old. He then moved to Missouri and settled in Saline county, in January, 1858. In the next year he went south, to the State of Louisiana, and was employed as overseer on a cotton plantation. In 1865 he returned to this county. He was married on the 27th day of December, 1858, to Miss Susan Perry, daughter of John T. and Martin Perry. They have nine children, five sons and four daughters. Mr. Mangus is farming about four and one-half miles from Cambridge, and is always glad to see his friends and show them his fine stock. Page 610-611

David Hunter, P. O., Cambridge. Was born on the 2d of September, 1825 in Perry county, Pennsylvania, where he was raised, and learned his trade, that of stone-mason. In the year 1842 he went to Iowa, and worked at his trade. Not liking Iowa, he moved to Missouri, in 1868, and settled in this county. Here he found plenty of work, and worked steadily for several years, and then concluded to try farming. On the 3d of May, 1849, he was married to Miss Lydia Starr, and had four children, three boys and one girl. He lost his first wife, and after her death he married Miss Mary A. Shumate, February 2, 1871. This union has not been blessed with children. Mr. Hunter is yet hale and hearty, and most highly respected by the community in which he lives. Page 611

A. F. Rector, P. O., Slater. Mr. Rector is a son of Wm. B. and Susan D. Rector, and was born March 26, 1852, in Campbell county, Virginia. His early life was spent at school. He came to Missouri in 1870, and settled in Chariton county, where he was engaged in farming for two years. He then engaged as railroad agent at Dalton, in the same county, where he remained until 1878, when he went to Slater, in Saline county, and took charge of the office at that place. Mr. Rector was married January 10, 1878, to Miss Lucy M., second daughter of Jacob M. Venable, of Chariton county. They have one child, George Vest. Mr. Rector was elected the justice of the peace of Chariton county in 1877. He is a member of the M. E. Church, South, and a man of integrity, and one of the strong business men of this town. Page 611

James W. Gibbs, P. O., Slater. The subject of this sketch is a son of Hiram and Susan A. Gibbs, and was born November 9, 1838, in Palmyra, Marion county, Missouri. His early life was spent on the farm. At the age of thirty-five he went to Memphis, Missouri, and engaged in selling goods. He remained there five years, when he came to Saline county, and opened a hotel in Miami, where he remained for seven months. He moved to Slater in September, 1878, and opened a hotel on Front street, convenient to the depot. Mr. Gibbs was married May 6, 1858, to Miss Sarah A. Petty, of Schuyler county, Missouri. They have four children; Susan E., Telitha O., John W., and Mattie E. Mr. Gibbs is a Royal Arch Mason, and has served as master of the lodge. He is a member of I. O. O. F., and of the M. E. Church, South. His grandfather, John Palmer, was a soldier in the war of 1812. Page 612

W. J. Baker, P. O., Slater. Mr. Baker is the son of Jos. And Charlotte Baker, and was born May 3, 1847, in Ross county, Ohio, where he remained until sixteen years of age, when he began railroading, in which he continued until he was twenty-one years old. He came to Saline county, in 1868, where he has been engaged in farming and threshing, up to the present time. He now lives one and one-half miles southwest of Slater, and owns 90 acres of good farming and timber land. Mr. Baker was married April 26, 1874, to Miss Martha, daughter of Judge Gwinn, who came to Saline county, in 1816. They have two children; Adair and Mary. Page 612

Peter Sheer, P. O., Slater. Mr. Sheer was born March 27, 1834, in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, and is the son of John and Margaret Sheer. He left Ohio in 1846, with his parents, and went to Adams county, Illinois, where he remained until the spring of 1879, when he moved to Saline county and settled two miles west of Slater, where he owns 230 acres of choice farming and pasture land. Mr. Sheer was married August 20, 1856, to Miss Elizabeth Beilsteine, of Adams county, Illinois. They have seven children: George W., Mary A., John, Charles P., Adam, Annie, Wm. P. Mr. Sheer and family are member of the C. P. Church. He has filled various offices of trust during his life. Page 612

William L. Ish,, P. O. Slater. Mr. Ish was born January 4, 1819, in Saline county, Missouri. He is the son of Jacob and Parthena Ish, who came to Saline county in 1815. Mr. Ish now lives one mile north of Slater, and owns a good body of farming land. Mr. Ish was married June 24, 1838, to Miss Mary L. daughter of James Wilhite, who came to Saline county in 1815. They have three children; Benton, Mrs. George Willis, John C. B. Mr. Ish is a ruling elder of the C. P. Church, and a member of I. O. O. F. In December, 1861, he started south with Col. Frank Robinson, but was captured at Blackwater, and taken to St. Louis; thence to Alton, where he remained in prison, two and one-half months. Page 612

Burnis B. Davis, P. O. Slater. Mr. Davis is a son of William and N. H. Davis, and was born August 10, 1848, in Saline county, Missouri. At the age of eighteen he learned the carpenter trade, and has worked at his trade ever since. In 1879 he moved to Slater. He is a member of the firm of Brown & Davis, carpenters and builders. Mr. Davis was married October 8, 1873, to Miss Fannie Remington, of Saline county. They have one child, Lee. Mr. Davis is a member of the I. O. O. F. Page 612

William B. Kincaid, P. O., Cambridge. Mr. Kincaid, son of Samuel B. and Nancy Kincaid, was born in Nicholas county, Kentucky, June 23, 1831, where he was raised on a farm, and educated in the country schools. In 1854 he moved to Cass county, Missouri, and there married Miss Margaret J. Johnson, July 6, 1854. He continued to farm in Cass county until 1861, and then came to this county. Soon after he moved to Cooper county, and in 1869 returned to Saline, where he has since been engaged in farming and stock-raising. While in the rebel army, he was in Quantrell’s command, and stuck to him all through the war. Page 612-613

John N. Browning, P. O., Cambridge. Was born in Bracken county, Kentucky, November 10, 1832, and with his parents (Caleb and Penelope Browning) moved to Pike county, Illinois, in 1833, where he was raised on a farm, and was educated in the common schools. In 1856 he moved to Scotland county, Missouri. He then returned and settled in this county, and engaged in farming, at which he was busily employed when the war broke out. In 1861 he took the side of the old flag, and enlisted as a private in company F., 7th Missouri cavalry, Col. Houston, and was in the army three years. Was at the battles of Lone Jack, Prairie Grove, Springfield, Pine Bluff, and many skirmishes. January 17, 1877, he married Miss Dinah Andrews, and has two sons and one daughter. Page 613

Michael G. Alkire, P. O., Cambridge. Son of Michael and Margaret Alkire, was born in St. Charles county, Missouri, November 24, 1852. In finding a settlement he went from St. Charles county to Holt county, then to Clay county, then to Barry county, Arkansas, then to Cedar county, Missouri, then to Franklin county, and finally arrived in Saline county in 1877. On the 23d of December, 1875, he was married to Miss Emily F. Erskine, and has two sons. He is a farmer by occupation and choice; and gives his undivided attention to cultivating the soil, and dealing in horses, cattle, mules and hogs, with much success. Page 613

James C. Pollard, P. O., Cambridge. Son of Abner (soldier of the war of 1812) and Martha Pollard, was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, June 15, 1820. After going to school for a while, he was apprenticed to a shoemaker, until his eighteenth year. In 1838 his family came to Callaway county, Missouri, where he came also, and concluded to learn the blacksmith trade. He then moved to Boone county, and then to Monroe county, where he remained five years, and engaged to learn the boot and shoe business. He then moved to Randolph county, and stayed there sixteen years. From Randolph county he came to Saline, where he engaged in farming, and then went to Johnson, but did not like Johnson, and returned to Saline. In September, 1840, he married Miss Elizabeth Haley, who bore him one daughter, Lizzie H. His wife died; and he married on the 26th of December, 1875, to Miss Sarah Bella Nickell. Though he has tried three occupations, blacksmith, shoemaker and farming, Mr. Pollard is doing well financially. Page 613

George W. Bradshaw, P. O., Cambridge. Son of Frederick and Sarah Bradshaw, was born in Mercer county, Kentucky, on the 15th of June, 1859, and about the age of twelve came with his parents to Missouri, and settled in this county September 30, 1871. He assisted his father on the farm, attending school when he could. He is not yet married, and is at present carrying on farming and stock feeding to a considerable extent. He has the character of an honest, sober, industrious and thrifty farmer. Page 614

A. H. Martin, P. O., Cambridge. Son of Lewis B. and Elizabeth Martin, was born in Madison county, Kentucky, in 1843, where he was raised on a farm, and attended school. He went to Boone county, Kentucky, but returned to Madison county in 1868. He then came to Pike county, Missouri, but again returned to Madison county, Kentucky. After staying there a while, he again came to Missouri, and settled in this county, March 28, 1881. On the 1st of November, 1864, he was married to Miss Sallie P. Baker, and has one son. In 1862 he enlisted in the Federal army and was in the battles of Camden, Ervin and Richmond, etc. He is now giving his whole attention to farming and stock raising. Page 614

Thomas Holmes, P. O., Cambridge. Son of Peleg and Mary A. Holmes, was born in New York, May 17, 1836, where he was educated for the ministry. In 1856 he moved to Tennessee, and after remaining there a short time, he went to Cambridge county, Kentucky. In 1868 he came to Missouri, and was engaged in surveying, engineering and school teaching. In 1871 he came to Cambridge, in this county, and had charge of the public schools here for several years, which he conducted with credit and honor to himself, and satisfaction to the trustees and patrons. While teaching, he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1874, and since then, he has been practicing law in this county. September 1, 1858, he married Miss Kate N. Mathias, and has one son, Thomas R. Page 614

Thomas Walters, P. O. Cambridge. Is the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Walters. Was born in Cox county, Ohio, September 15, 1845, and moved to Brown county, Ills., where he remained six years, and commenced attending school. Made a trip to Minnesota and Illinois, and came to Missouri and settled in this county, in 1869. On the 27th of March, 1869, he married Miss Martha R. Watts, and has three sons and one daughter. His occupation is that of a farmer, in which he has been engaged ever since he came to this county. He also pays considerable attention to the buying and shipping of stock. Page 614

John Lee Hill, P. O. Cambridge. Mr. Hill is the son of Philip M. Hill, and was born in this county, February 2, 1839, where he grew up on a farm, and was educated in the county schools. In 1861 he responded to Gov. Jackson’s call, and joined Capt. Wm. B. Brown’s company, M. S. G., and was at the battle of Booneville, where Capt. (then Colonel) Brown was killed, and he was wounded and returned home. In 1863 he went to Texas with Col. McColloch, and in February, 1864, was in the battles of Camden, Arkadelphia, Ockloney, Marks’ Mills, Prairie Dean, Saline River, etc. At Duvall’s Bluffs he had two horses shot from under hime. Remained in the army to the end of the war, and surrendered at Shreveport, in 1865. On the 7th of April, 1863, he married Mrs. Sarah E. McDaniel, and has three children: Gertrude L., Judith C., and George B. Mr. Hill gives his entire attention to farming and stock-raisiing, and, has since the war, been very successful. Page 614-615

Samuel V. Daniel, P. O., Cambridge. Son of Elias J. and Susan Daniel; was born in Campbell county, Virginia, January 5, 1848, and when a youth came with his parents to this county, in 1858, receiving his education partly in Virginia and partly in Missouri, finishing at Cambridge. He continued on the farm with his parents until 1874, and then went to Carroll county, and engaged in farming and stock-raising. While living in Carroll he married Miss Martha L. McKinney, of Saline county. December 23, 1874. He lived in Carroll about five years, and then, in 1879, returned to Saline and purchased the fine farm on which he now lives. Besides his farm, Mr. Daniel is also engaged, with Mr. B. W. Swinney, in buying and shipping mules, cattle, and hogs, in which they are meeting with considerable success. He has three children: America G., Charles R. and Birdie N. Page 615

L. James Wilkes, P. O., Cambridge. Son of Samuel M. and Margaret R. Wilkes; was born in Hardin county, Kentucky, January 16, 842, and in the next year came with his parents to Holt county, Missouri and in 1845 moved to Platte county, and from Platte came to Saline and settled, in 1852, where he grew up on the farm, and attended school in the winter months. In the fall of 1861 he joined the body of recruits going south, under Col. Robinson, and was captured with them on Blackwater, December 19, 1861, taken to St. Louis, and then to Alton, Illinois, until July 1862, when he took the oath, was released and came home and commenced farming, which he continued until November, 1863; he then enlisted as private in company E., First Missouri cavalry, Col. Gordon, under Gen. Shelby, and was in the battles of Hickory Station, Ditch Bayou, Mark’s Mills, Prairie Dean, Little Missouri and Big Blue, where he was badly wounded in right side and taken prisoner, and taken November, 1864, to Gratiot street prison, St. Louis, and then to Alton, Illinois. He again took the oath, returned home, and again went to farming. On the 4th of August, 1868, he married Miss Laura E. Letham, and has had eight children, four now living: Annie Lee, Thomas M., David C. and John H. Wilkes. Page 615

Susan R. Daniel, P. O., Cambridge, is the daughter of Vincent and Sarah A. Turpin; was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, near the natural bridge, October 12, 1826, where she grew up and received her education. On the 5th of April, 1843, she was married to Mr. Elias J. Daniel, living in Virginia; about three years after marriage, they then moved to near Lynchburg, Virginia, and remained there until 1858, when they moved to Missouri, and settled in this county. Her husband purchased a farm here; he was an excellent financier, and a good manager, and was very successful. He died, November 13, 1868, leaving her in the care of a large farm and seven children: Sarah E., John W., Samuel V., Marshall L., Mary E., Virginia F., and James R. Her sons have nobly assisted her in the management of the farm. Page 615-616

Newton Morgan, P. O., Cambridge. Son of Richard and Louisa Morgan, was born in Trimble county, Virginia, May 18, 1844, where he was raised and educated. He lived there, attending the duties of the farm until the war broke out. In 1861 he joined Gen. Morgan’s command and was in the battles of Lebanon, Tennessee, and Lebanon, Kentucky, Milton, Lexington, Snow Hill, and the raid through Indiana and Ohio, and was captured at Buffington Island, and taken to Fort Delaware, where he remained till the end of the war, and returned home in 1866. Come to Marion county, Missouri, and in 1868 to Saline county, and began farming. On the 2d of April, 1874 he married Nannie Cunningham, and has four children, two living: Henry L. and Mary K. He is still occupied with farming. Page 616

Thomas Howard, P. O., Cambridge. Son of Zadoc and Nancy Howard. Was born in Spencer county, Kentucky, July 20, 1839, and at twelve years of age moved with his parents to Lewis county, Missouri, and remained there until 1861. He then enlisted in company A., Col. Porter’s regiment, M. S. G., and was in the battles of Shelbina, Lexington, Dry Run, and Shiloh. He then joined Gen. John Morgan, in July, 1863, and was in the battle of Perryville; was captured at Knoxville; escaped, and went to Indiana, in the spring of 1864, and there married Miss Amanda E. Allen, July 20, 1867. He was engaged in farming before and after his marriage. He has three children: John L., Charles A., and Lillian May. Mrs. Howard died May 15, 1875. Mr. Howard has not married again. Page 616

Robert A. Murrell, P. O. Cambridge. Son of Jeffrey and Lavinia Murrell. Was born in Campbell county, Virginia, July 25, 1836, where he was raised and educated. In 1858 he came to Saline county, Missouri, and remained here about three years, when he returned to Virginia, in 1861. In the spring of 1862, he enlisted in the Confederate army, under Gen. Longstreet, and was engaged in the battles of Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Wilderness, Gettysburg, and was taken prisoner at the fight of Five Forks, and held for seventy-five days, then pardoned at the close of the war, when he married Miss Ann M. Perron, and went to farming, which occupation he followed until 1876. He then returned to this county, and commenced putting up tobacco for Mr. Gilliam. The next year, he again began farming, together with prizing and shipping tobacco. They have five children: Charles, Robert C., Emory P., Franklin L., and Fletcher M. Page 616-617

Marshall L. Daniel, P. O., Gilliam. Son of Elias J. and Susan R. Daniel. Was born in Campbell county, Virginia, in 1850, and at the age of eight, came with his parents, in 1858, to this county, where he was educated, and commenced farming on his own account. In 1871, he went to Texas for his health and change of climate, but returned disappointed, in one year. On the 13th of November, 1873, he was married to Miss Jennie H. Swinney, and in 1874 went to the Indian territory, with his wife and one child, intending to settle there. He lived there a while, had one child born, and lost both of his children, he concluded to return to Saline county and make it his future home, which he did the following year, and again went to farming. By strict economy and attention to business, he has provided for himself and family a comfortable home. He has now three children living: James, Dennis M. and Marion M. Page 617

John W. Daniel, P. O. Gilliam. Son of Elias J. and Susan R. Daniel. Was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, December 20, 1845, and in 1858, came with his parents to this county, where he was educated in the village of Cambridge. In 1866, he went to Illinois and lived there one year; then returned to this county; then went to Carroll county, in 1868, and lived one year, and there, December 7, 1869, married Miss Annie E. Lucas, and in 1870, returned again to Saline, and engaged in farming and stock raising for two years. He then went back to Carroll county, and farmed for three years. He now determined to make a permanent location, and with his wife and three children: Ely J., Benjamin F., and Ellen, again moved to this county, purchased and improved a tract of land, and has since been engaged in farming and feeding and shipping stock. Page 617

Thomas Shepherd, P. O., Cambridge. Son of William and Elizabeth Shepherd, was born in Clark county, Ky., July 9, 1831, and moved with his parents when quite a boy, in 1839, to Audrain county, Missouri, where he was raised on a farm, and educated as opportunity was afforded. From Audrain county he came to Saline in March, 1854, and has lived in this county ever since. June 24, 1856, he married Miss Rebecca N. Wassen, and has eight children living: Sarah L., William F., Joseph H., Claiborne, Vinie, Thomas, Vinney V., and Vada. After coming to Saline, he engaged in flat-boating for a few years. He then commenced raising tobacco with profit, and then went to regular farming. He now owns a valuable farm. In 1875 Mrs. Shepherd assisted her husband to raise 1,000 barrels of corn, and a tobacco crop that sold for $1,000, besides attending to her duties as housewife. Page 617-618