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“HISTORY OF SALINE COUNTY MISSOURI”
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Jefferson Township

 

Charles W. Hall, farmer, P. O., Slater. Was born in Scott county, Kentucky, near Georgetown, in 1818. Was educated in that state, also in Missouri. Raised a farmer. In 1835, he, with his father, Chas. W., Sr., came to this state, locating near Palmyra, Marion county, where he farmed for twenty-five years. He was married, in February 1840, to Miss Harriet B. Smith, a native of Virginia. They have eight children, five girls and three boys: Thomas, Charles W., John, Louise, wife of Charles Wise; Ellen wife of Samuel Oots; Gabriella, wife of Brack Masterson; Margaret, wife of P. Oots, and Josephine. In the spring of 1855, Mr. Hall came to this county and settled at the farm upon which he now resides, near Slater. He deals quite extensively in blooded stock, exclusive of his farming operations. Page 674

Thomas P. Lair, farmer, P. O., Slater. Was born in Russell county, Kentucky, 1805, where he was reared and educated until the age of fifteen. He then went to Garrett county, where he farmed for two years, at the close of which he worked for three years at the business of tanner and currier in the establishment of Benjamin Moberly. From there he went to Palmyra, Marion county, and there worked at his trade for six or seven years. In 1837 he moved to Shelby county, Missouri, where he again farmed for fifteen years. In 1830 he was married to Miss Kittie M. Anderson, a native of Kentucky, by whom he had ten children, only three of whom are now living: Elizabeth A. (Mrs. Rawlings), Sarah E. (Mrs. Hatfield), Margaret R. From Shelby county Mr. Lair went to Knox county, where he farmed until 1867, after which he spent one year in Texas, coming to this county in 1869, where he has since resided, engaged in the cultivation of a splendid farm. He has been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for more than a quarter of a century; is strictly conscientious in all of his dealings with his fellowmen, and highly esteemed by all. Page 674

James G. Kemper, farmer, P. O., Slater. Is a native of Fauquier county, Virginia. Born in 1845. Was raised on a farm and educated in the common schools. In 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate army, Capt. James H. Jamison’s company, 11th Va. Infantry, under Gen. Longstreet. He went out as private, but by his gallant and meritorious conduct, he gradually rose, step by step, from the ranks to the command of his company, a feat accomplished by very few, in the history of the war. He was engaged in the following battles, in all of which he acquitted himself with credit: Bull Run, Yorktown, where he was badly wounded in the thigh by a minnie ball; taken prisoner and exchanged at the end of six months; second Manassas, Gettysburg, Drury’s Bluff, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, and all other battles in which his command was engaged, until the surrender at Appomattox Court House; after which he returned home, and pursued his occupation of farming. In June, 1866, Capt. Kemper was married to Diadama Jones, of his native county. In December, of same year, he moved to this county, arriving with only $10 in his pocket. He took up his residence with Mr. W. W. Fields, with whom he lived for ten years. His wife died November 1, 1879, leaving four children: James Lloyd, John G., Myra W. and Stella M. By the indominitable energy which characterized his career during the war, coupled with industry and economy, Mr. Kemper is possessed of a splendid farm, upon which he may spend the remainder of his days in peace and comfort, surrounded by his family. Page 674-675

William Wheeler, farmer, P. O., Slater. Was born in Garrard county, Kentucky, in 1805. He attended the common schools of his native county until fourteen years of age, when he, with his mother and brothers, came to this county, where he finished his education, and served an apprenticeship to the blacksmith’s trade. He has worked at this trade, more or less, in connection with farming, during his life. He was married in 1830, to Miss Mary Harris, of this county, who died in June, of same year. In 1836, he was again married, to Miss Minerva J. Thomas, niece of Finis E. Kirkpatrick, of Vernon county. They had two children, one of whom is now living, Elbridge G. Mr. W. accompanied Gen. G. W. Lewis on the expedition against the Mormons. He is a pioneer in the full sense of the word, having been identified with the interests of this county since 1819. He has watched the progress of affairs with a great deal of satisfaction, and feels the proud consciousness of having contributed largely to the same. Page 675

Jesse Wolfskill, farmer, P. O. Slater. Was born in this state and county, in 1837, on the farm where he still lives. Was educated by private tutors. In 1861, he enlisted in the M. S. G., Capt. Brown’s company, under Gen. Parsons. While in this command he took part in the following battles: Booneville, Carthage and Wilson’s Creek. After the last battle he was taken sick and returned home, where he remained until 1864, when he re-enlisted in Col. B. F. Gordon’s regiment. Capt. Joseph Elliott’s company, which company becoming too large, a new one was organized under Capt. Benj. Nixon, which was joined to Col. Slayback’s regiment. With this regiment he participated in the battles of Lexington, Little Blue, Independence, Westport, Big Blue, Fort Scott, and Newtonia. He surrendered at Shreveport in June, 1865, and reached home in July, following. Mr. W. was married in 1866, to Miss Ida Gilliam, daughter of A. W. Gilliam, of this county. The fruit of this union, was four children, three of whom are living: Allie, George H., and Judson. He is now engaged in cultivating and improving a fine farm, upon which he is gradually acquiring a competence. Page 675

John R. Lucas, farmer, P. O., Slater. Was born in Howard county, Missouri, in 1829. At the age of six, his father, Washington Lucas, came to Saline county, and located about three miles south of New Frankfort. He had been engaged in some of the Indian wars. Mr. John R. was raised on a farm, and educated under private tutors. He was married, in 1850, in Saline county, to Miss Sallie Gwinn, daughter of the Rev. Abner Gwinn. His wife died in 1876, leaving six children living, four being dead. The living are named as follows: Nancy E., (Mrs. E. D. Norvell), Wm. B, Abner W., John P., Sarah D., Martha K. In June, 1877, he was married, the second time, to Miss Emma Brightwell, by whom he had one child, now dead. Mr. Lucas is an energetic, successful farmer, a man of integrity, esteemed by all who know him. Page 676

Newton B. Ross, farmer, P. O. Slater. Was born in Monroe county, West Virginia, in 1844; was educated at the "Emory and Henry College," in Virginia, Prof. E. E. Wiley, president. At the commencement of the war he enlisted in the command of Major-General Loring, King’s battalion of artillery. In 1863 he was transferred to Major-General Ransom’s command, East Tennessee, and in 1864 to Early’s corps, Breckinridge’s division. He participated in the battles of Knoxville, Lynchburg, Monocacy Junction, Winchester, Fisher’s Hill, and several other skirmishes in the valley. He surrendered at Christiansburg, under Gen. Eckles (Gen. Early being sick at the time), in April, 1865. In 1866 he entered college, taking a scientific course, and graduating in the following year. Mr. Ross came to Saline county in February, 1875, locating in the McDaniel neighborhood. He was married in December, 1878, to Miss Kate Graves, daughter of Benjamin Graves, deceased. They have one child, Lillian G. In the fall of 1876 he was elected to the office of county surveyor, which position he held for four years, a fact which in itself fully attests to his ability to fill the office in a creditable manner. At present he is dealing to quite an extent in fine stock in connection with his farming. Mr. R. is a man of intelligence and strict integrity. Page 676

Ellis B. Putney, saw-mill operator, P. O., Slater. Was born in Buckingham county, Virginia, in 1859. His brothers, Charles F. and David, are natives of same state and county, where all were raised and educated. Ellis B. and David served an apprenticeship to the carpenter and wheelwright trade, at which they worked until the year 1868, when they moved to Lafayette county, Missouri, where they built a water-mill, on Big Sni creek, eight miles southwest of Wellington. They operated this mill three years, after which they worked at their trade for four years. In 1875 they came to Saline county, and rented a saw and grist mill, which they operated for one year. In 1880 they purchased the mill which they are now operating, and with which they have cut over 150,000 feet of lumber, besides doing considerable other work. Their partner, Joseph H. Musgrove, was born in Knox county, Missouri, in 1854, where he was raised and educated. In 1874 he came to this county, where he has since resided. The father of the Putney brothers, Isaac B., is a native of Virginia, where he was engaged in the milling business. He came to this state and county with his sons in 1868. December 10, 1835, he was married to Miss Nancy Wilson, of Virginia, who died in 1870, leaving eleven children: Samuel J., Robert W., Isaac (Jr.), Fulton, David, William, Ellis, Charles F., Nancy, Elizabeth, and Virginia. Isaac B. has one granddaughter living, Mariah Jeffries. Page 676-677

Joseph H. Wolfskill, farmer, P. O., Slater. Was born in this state and county, 1821. Was educated in the common schools, and raised upon a farm. In 1847, he was married to Miss Sarah L. Watson, a native of Virginia. They have five children: Parthena A., wife of Geo. E Woodson, Susan H., wife of Amos Price, Mary E., wife of James Garrett, Wm. B., and Jos. D. Mr. Wolfskill owns one of the oldest and best improved farms in the county. His father, Wm. J. Wolfskill, was born in 1795, in Kentucky. His mother was born in same state, in 1801. They came to Saline county, 1817, being pioneers in the fullest sense of the word. Mr. W. was a soldier of 1812, and took part in several important battles, the battle of the River Raisin among others. He has often said the David King killed Tecumseh, who fell dead but a short distance from him, and whom he recognized by a blemish in the eye. Mr. W. also enlisted in the Blackhawk war, serving during the entire campaign. He was married in Garrett county, Kentucky, in 1817, to Miss Susannah Wheeler, a sister of Mr. Wm. Wheeler, of this county. They have had nine children, four of whom are now living: Jessie, Elizabeth A., wife of Wm. H. Renick, Susan K., wife of Richard G. Eubank, and Joseph H. Mr. Wolfskill entered 320 acres of excellent land, the most of which is still owned by his heirs. He died in 1876, his wife dying four years previous. Page 677

Geo. W. Latimer, farmer, P. O., Miami. Was born in Boone county, Kentucky, in 1836. Came to Saline county, when about eight years of age, with his father, Randall Latimer, locating where he now resides. He studied surveying, with his father, and during the years of 1874-6 served the county in capacity of surveyor. In 1861, he enlisted under Col. Frank Robinson, and was captured at Blackwater, in same year, and held prisoner for three months, after which he returned home. In 1864 he re-enlisted in Shelby’s brigade, Col. Williams’ regiment. He participated in all of the battles and skirmishes in which his command was engaged, during Price’s raid. After the close of the war Mr. L. taught school for a short time in Texas. He was married December, 1866, to Miss Bettie Bell, daughter of the Rev. Wm. M. Bell, of this county. They were blessed with four children: Ida B., Wm. R., Edward R. and an infant not named. In the fall of 1872, he went to Bates county, Missouri, where he engaged in farming and dealing in stock, until the year 1874. For a short time previous to this he was engaged in the grocery business at Miami. Mr. L. is an old resident has and watched the progress and growth of his county with a great deal of pride. Page 677-678

John Will Winning, farmer, P. O., New Frankfort. Was born in the city of Arrow Rock, October 27, 1841. Was named after Dr. John Long, an intimate friend, and resident of that place. Was raised a farmer and educated by private tutors, of eminent ability. In 1864, during Price’s raid, he enlisted in Col. Slayback’s regiment, Capt. Benjamin Nixon’s company, under Shelby. Was engaged in the following battles: Lexington, Little and Big Blue, Independence, Westport, Newtonia and Ft. Scott. He surrendered at Shreveport with his regiment, and returned to Saline county. Mr. Winning was elected to the office of justice of the peace for Jefferson township, in 1872, which office he still holds, a fact which in itself, is a sufficient guaranty of his ability to administer justice. He was married October 5, 1875, to Miss Elvira M. Woodson, daughter of James Woodson of this county. Mr. W. has also held the office of notary public, since February 18, 1873; having been commissioned twice. Is at present engaged, also, in farming and stock-raising, having formerly made a specialty of raising tobacco, which he still cultivates to some extent. He is a genial, whole-souled gentleman, enjoying the confidence of all. Page 678

John Williams, (deceased), was born in Yazoo county, Mississippi, about the year 1814. His early life was passed on a farm and in acquiring an education. In 1836, he came to Saline county, locating on the old Thomas Roger’s farm, near Miami. In 1841, he was united in marriage to Miss Julia Davis, of this county. They have had six children, only one of whom is living: Joshua. Mr. Williams was with General Lewis in the campaign against the Mormons, in which he was slightly wounded in the lip. He died in 1855, and was buried in Chariton county. His widow was again married in 1859, to Isaac Ulrey, of Carroll county. They had two children, one of whom is living: Andrew, Mrs. Ulrey died in 1860, and was buried in Carroll county. Four years later, Mr. Ulrey followed his wife to that "bourne from which no traveler returns," and was laid beside her. Mr. Joshua Williams, the only survivor of the first marriage, was born in 1842, in this county, where he was raised and educated. In September, 1861, he enlisted in the Federal army, company A, 118th Missouri infantry; participated in the following battles: Shiloh, Corinth, Atlanta, Bentonsville, Columbia, and many other engagements too numerous to mention. After the war he returned to this county. In 1865, he was married to Lucinda Johnson, of this county, by whom he had two children, John L. and Marion C. His wife died in 1869. In 1871, he was married the second time to Sarah C. McLain, of this county. By this marriage he also had two children, one of whom is now living, Maudie A. Mr. Williams is an intelligent and progressive farmer, and a man of whom nothing can be said to his discredit. Page 678-679

John T. Rhoades, farmer and blooded stock raiser, P. O. Slater. Is a native of this state and county, born in 1848. Was raised on a farm and educated in the common schools. Was married in 1875 to Miss Martha Norvell, by whom he had three children, two of whom are now living: William B., and Lilian. In addition to farming, Mr. Rhoades is giving special attention to the breeding of fine blooded stock, in the accomplishment of which he will confer a lasting benefit upon the farming communities of this and the adjoining counties. Too little attention had been given to this specialty, in the past, the consequence of which is that the greater part of the stock raised in these days is of an inferior grade, and the efforts of Mr. Rhoades to improve it, deserve the commendation and co-operation of all who are interested in stock-raising. Page 679

Samuel Freet, P. O., New Frankfort. Mr. Freet was born August 28, 1813, in Woodstock, Shenandoah county, Virginia, and was the son of Joseph and Susan Freet. Mr. Freet was a carpenter by trade. He came to Missouri in 1842, and settled in Saline county. He entered 120 acres of land in section 18, township 52, range 19, where he lived until his death, which occurred December 17, 1880. Mr. Freet was married April 14, 1846, to Miss Maria C., daughter of Edward and Catherine Winning, of Saline county. They came from Berkeley county, Virginia, in 1841. Mr. and Mrs. Freet have five children: Joseph Edward, Mrs. Kate M. Rhoades, David Samuel, Mrs. Willie K. Hill, and Thomas W. The subject of this sketch was a man who stood high in his community for honesty and integrity.

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Philip Reidenbach, P. O., New Frankfort. Mr. Reidenbach is the son of Peter and Elizabeth Reidenbach, and was born February 2, 1835, in Lelbach, now belongs to Prussia. He came to this country in 1854, and spent one year in Albany, New York. He went from there to Milwaukee, where he remained until 1863, when he came to Missouri and settled in New Frankfort, where he still resides, and owns eighty acres of good land. Mr. Reidenbach was married 1860, to Miss Bertie Steflen, of Milwaukee. They have five children: Robert, Bertie, Otto, Florence, and Philip. He was in the Glasgow fight in 1864. Mr. Reidenbach is a deacon of the German Methodist Church. Page 679

John Keppler, P. O., New Frankfort. Mr. Keppler is a son of France and Victoria Keppler, and was born in 1813 in Vienna. He came to this country in 1851 and settled in St. Louis, where he remained until 1858, when he same to Saline and opened the first store ever started in New Frankfort. He still continues in the business, and keeps a general merchandise and drug business. Mr. Keppler was elected assessor of Saline county, in 1860, on the liberal ticket, and served two years. He was postmaster of New Frankfort for twelve years. Mr. Keppler was married in 1856 to Miss Jonnie Nicholas, of St. Louis. They have two children, Joseph and Charles. His wife died November, 1878. Page 679-680

John L. Hill, P. O., New Frankfort. Mr. Hill is a Missourian, having been born and raised in Saline county. He is the son of Philip and Malinda Hill, and was born February 2, 1839. He now lives in section 16, township 52, range 19, where owns eighty acres of good land. Mr. Hill was married April 9, 1863, to Sallie E. Ford, of Saline county. They have three children living: Cora Z., Cassie J., George B. Mr. Hill enlisted August, 1861, with Col. William Brown. He was in the Booneville fight, where he was wounded, and remained three or four weeks. In August, 1863, he went with Capt. Asa Thomson south, and then joined Gen. Shelby’s army. He surrendered at Shreveport. He was in the battles of Westport, Big Blue, Lexington, and Mine Creek. Page 680

E. S. McCormick, P. O., New Frankfort. Mr. McCormick is the eldest son of Thomas and Nancy McCormick, and was born March 2, 1831, in Buckingham county, Virginia. His early life was spent on the farm in Virginia until 1851, when he came to Missouri and settled in Saline county. He now lives in section 17, township, 52, range 19, where he owns 120 acres of good farming and pasture land. Mr. McCormick was married January 9, 1853 to Miss Luticia Hawkins, of Saline county. They have ten children: George T., William H., Mrs. Mary F. Brightwell, Ethlene M., Lorena A., Susan A., Sarah J., Daniel E., Lucy K., John E. Mr. McCormick, his wife and four of his children are members of the Baptist Church. Mr. McCormick’s father was a soldier in the war of 1812. He was born June 1, 1795, and is still living. Page 680

William E. Gauldin, P. O., New Frankfort. Mr. Gauldin was born September 10, 1833, in Prince Edward county, Virginia, and is a son of Wm. S. and Mary Gauldin, who came to Missouri in 1837, and settled near Arrow Rock, Saline county. Mr. Gauldin now lives in section 15, township 52, range 19, where he owns fifty-one acres of good land. He was married February, 1860, to Miss Polly Ann Gwinn, of Saline county. Her father, Judge M. C. Gwinn, came to Saline county about 1816. Mr. and Mrs. Gauldin have five children living: Virginia, Mary, Lucy C., William, and John. Mr. Gauldin is a member of the Baptist Church. Page 680

R. A. McGuire, P. O., New Frankfort. Mr. McGuire is the son of John and Harriet McGuire, and was born January 2, 1847, in Hardeman county, west Tennessee. His early life was spent in school. He spent several years of his life in the west and traveling over different states. Mr. McGuire served two years and a half in the Confederate army, in Duckworth’s regiment, Rucker’s brigade. He was in the battles of Shiloh, Missionary Ridge, Harrisburg, and various other skirmishes. Mr. McGuire came to Missouri, in 1874, and settled in Saline county. He was married March 3, 1880, to Mrs. Francis Hawkins, of Saline county. He now lives one mile from New Frankfort, and is carrying on a large farm. Page 680-681

S. N. Smith, M.D., P. O., New Frankfort. Mr. Smith is the son of James C. and Margaret Smith, and was born in 1838, in Vermillion county, Illinois. His early life was spent in school. He was educated at Greencastle, Indiana. He is also a graduate of the medical school at Nashville, Tennessee, and Keokuk, Iowa. Dr. Smith began the practice of medicine, in 1829, at Natchez, Mississippi. He served in the U. S. A., as captain of company F., Fourth Illinois cavalry, for three years. He was assistant surgeon in the Seventh U. S. cavalry, for four years. Dr. Smith came to Missouri, in 1869, and settled in Chariton, where he practiced medicine until 1880, when he came to Saline county, and located in New Frankfort, where he still continues his practice. Dr. Smith is a man of ability, and enjoys the leading practice of the place. Page 681

W. H. Donoho, P. O., New Frankfort. The subject of this sketch was born March 10, 1843, in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and is the son of Edward and Sarah Donoho. His early life was spent at school. Educated at the Kentucky University. He came to Missouri in 1865, and settled in Chariton county, and began the profession of teaching. Remained there a short time, and moved to Saline county, where he was engaged in teaching and farming, until April, 1881; when he moved to New Frankfort and opened a drug store. Mr. Donoho was married June 13, 1867, to Miss Lavinia M. Garrett, of Saline county. They have three children: Fitzwarren, Mildred and Peter Rea. Mr. Donoho was elected justice of the peace of Jefferson township, in 1880. He is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Page 681

Peter Kaul, P. O., New Frankfort. Mr. Kaul is the son of Jacob and Gertrude Kaul, and was born July 4, 1835, in Prussia, Germany. Early life was spent at school. In 1854 he came to the United States and settled in Milwaukee, where he remained until December, 1857, when he came to Saline county, and settled in New Frankfort. He now resides in the edge of the town, and is engaged in farming. He owns about 200 acres of good farming and pasture land. Mr. Kaul was married October, 1856, to Miss Mary Reidenbach, of Milwaukee. They have seven children: Jacob, Charles, Lizzie, Mary, John Lena and Peter. Mr. Kaul is a member of the Evangelical Association. Was once mayor of New Frankfort. He is a man of energy, and has made a successful farmer. Page 681

John Kaul, P. O., New Frankfort. Mr. Kaul was born November 9, 1832, in Prussia, Germany. He is the son of Jacob and Gertrude Kaul. Mr. Kaul came to the United States in 1856, and settled in Milwaukee, where he remained until December, 1857, when he came to Saline county and settled in New Frankfort, where he has been engaged in farming, and selling goods. Mr. Kaul was appointed postmaster January, 1874, and has held the position ever since. He was married December, 1865, to Miss Amelia Wrase, of New Frankfort. She died March 31, 1868. He again married May 10, 1870, to Mrs. Mary Lichtenberg, of St. Louis. They have four children: Emma, William, Henry and Joseph. Mr. Kaul enlisted July, 1861, in the second Missouri volunteers, U. S. A. Col. Shaefer commander. He was engaged in the battles of Pea Ridge, Murfreesboro, Chicamauga and Chattanooga. He was slightly wounded in the battle of Chattanooga. He was discharged October, 1864. Mr. Kaul is a member of the Presbyterian Church, a man of integrity and business habits, and enjoys the leading trade of the place. He was town treasurer in 1866. Page 681-682

Reuben B. Eubank, P. O. Slater. One of the most successful farmers, stock-raisers, and stock-feeders in Saline county. Was born in Glasgow, Barren county, Kentucky, February 9, 1824. While yet very young, his father moved from town to a farm near Glasgow, upon which he was raised, and where he received his education. Between his twentieth and twenty-first year, he entered the store of D. R. Young, as salesman, and after about a year, entered the store of Joseph Glazebrook, and remained with him four years, and then took charge of a store located at a little station called Horse Well, remaining two years. Out of his whole earning as clerk, he laid by the sum of $750, which was the foundation upon which he erected his subsequent fortune. He was married to Miss Martha Thomson, October 30, 1848, daughter of R. S. Thomson, an old settler of Hart county, Kentucky. After a year, he moved to Hart county, and lived there five years. In 1855, he moved to Missouri, and landed in Miami, March 27. In the following fall he bought a small tract of land, which is now included in his present farm, upon which he settled in the next year, 1857, and where he has since resided. By intelligent energy and judicious management, this farm has been increased to 820 acres, and is now one of the finest estates in the county. The soil is rich and inexhaustible, and the improvements are first-class. Besides this farm, he owns another, of 380 acres, equally good, and still more valuable, adjoining Slater, an "addition" to the city being located on a portion of it. He also owns about 2,000 acres of land in other portions of the state. Commencing, as he did, a poor boy, Mr. Eubank has reason to be proud of his financial achievements. Before the war, he dealt largely and successfully in hemp, but since the war closed, his whole attention has been devoted to raising grain, and to the raising and feeding of live stock. The war cost him heavily in the way of personal property, his farm being literally stripped, but in a short time, everything was restored. His first wife died, January 25, 1861, and out of a family of five, left three children living. She was a member of the Christian church. His second wife was Miss Elizabeth Whitaker, daughter of John Whitaker, an old settler of Boone county, Kentucky. She also was a member of the Christian church, and died February 27, 1873. She also left three children living. His present wife, who was Miss Annie Leeper, was a daughter of James Leeper, of Lewis county, Missouri, formerly of Kentucky. He has had twelve children, eight of them now living, two by his present wife. In 1844, he joined the Baptist church; but on settling in Saline, he united with the Christian denomination, in 1859. He was an old line whig, but on the dissolution of the whig party, he joined the democratic party, to which he still adheres. There are twelve miles of hedge on his farm, and no field larger than forty acres. He operated the first horse corn-planter used in Saline, in 1858. Page 682-683

Benj. W. Gaines, P. O., Slater; is a native of Boone county, Kentucky, and was born February 12, 1832; was raised on a farm, and received a good English education. In the spring of 1880, he moved to Missouri and located in Saline county, and devoted himself to farming and stock raising. He was married on the 19th of October, 1854, to Miss Eliza Graves, who died on the 19th of December, 1879. To this union were born seven children—all living—Robert O., Lula V., Albert S., May, Lillie, Carrie and Gilbert. During the war, he was a southern sympathiser, but was not in the army. He owns in this county, a fine, well improved farm of 280 acres, with a handsome residence upon one of its eminences. His father, James Gaines, was born in Kentucky, and his mother, Virginia Watts, was a native of Virginia. Page 683

William I. Garnett, P. O., Slater. A son of Henry and Susan Garnett (nee Skinner). Was born in Burlington, Boone county, Kentucky, November 7, 1837. When quite young his father moved to Hancock county, Illinois; and ten years later, to Howard county, Missouri. In 1855 Mr. Garnett moved over the river and located in Saline county, and has made this his home since. In December, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Capt. Ruxton’s company for the Confederate army, and was captured with Robinson’s regiment of recruits at Blackwater, December 19, 1861, and taken first to St. Louis, then to Alton, Illinois, where he was released on taking the oath, in April, 1862, and returned home. In the fall of 1862 he re-enlisted, in company E, Gordon’s regiment, in Shelby’s brigade, and was discharged in 1865. After the war closed he spent two years on the plains. Since returning home he has been engaged in farming and stock-feeding. His home farm consists of 440 acres, two miles north of Slater, about sixty acres being timber land. In October, 1869, he was married to Miss Carrie Graves, daughter of Joseph C. Graves, of Boone county, Kentucky, and to this union has been born Kirtley M., now living. Both Mr. and Mrs. Garnett are members of the Baptist Church. When Mr. Garnett came over to Saline county he paid his last cent for crossing the river. In 1860 he had accumulated $1,800 in cash, which was all gone when the war closed. But energy and pluck have pulled him through, and he is now in comfortable circumstances. Page 683-684

James Eubank, P. O., Slater; was born in Barren county, Kentucky, April 27, 1833, where he was raised on a farm, and received an English education. In 1855, he came to Missouri, and located in Saline county, which has since been his home. In 1853 and 1854, he was engaged in the drug trade in Glasgow, Kentucky. In Saline, he has been engaged in farming and stock feeding; has a farm of 272 acres, with a fine residence crowning an eminence. Has 300 acre farm in St. Clair county, Missouri, and like his brother Reuben, has been the founder and builder of his own fortune; coming to this county with no other property than one horse. He was married May 22, 1859 to Miss Mattie F. Thomas. They have three children, Minnie, Ann Lee and May, and two dead. Mr. Eubank enlisted in the confederate army in December, 1861, and was captured December 19, 1861 in Robinson’s regiment of recruits. Imprisoned at St. Louis, then at Alton, Illinois. Released on taking the oath, February 1, 1862, and returned home. In October, 1864, he re-enlisted in Nixon’s company, Gordon’s regiment, Shelby’s division and was in all the long, running fight of Shelby’s division, to Newtonia. Surrendered at Shreveport, 1865. Page 684

I. N. Graves, P. O., Slater. Was born in Boone county, Ky., in 1830, where he was educated principally. His father, Reuben Graves, held the rank of major, under Gen. Harrison, in the war of 1812, and his uncle Wm. was a revolutionary soldier, and was at the surrender of Cornwallis. In 1836, he moved with his father to Illinois, Hancock county, where his father died in 1871. In 1849, he came to this county, and located where Mr. Reuben Eubank now lives, which farm he improved; it now adjoins the city of Slater. In 1858, he purchased the farm on which he now lives, containing then, 1,100 acres, from Dr. Crawford E. Smith. In 1850, Mr. Graves was married to Miss Cornelia A. Ingram, of this county, originally of Boone county, Kentucky. She died in 1879, leaving five children: Clarence, Erasmus, Elenora, Mary and Cornelia. He has chiefly devoted his attention to the raising of fast trotting horses. From 1857 to 1859, he served as deputy clerk, collecting revenue. His farm contains the finest body of walnut and burr oak timber in the county. Page 684

Ormond Hupp, P. O., Miami. Was born in the city of La Porte, Indiana, in 1840, and at the age of three years, moved with his father to a farm, and was educated at the Notre Dame College and University, South Bend, Indiana. In 1861, he enlisted in the 5th Indiana battery, and was in the battles of Perryville, Atlanta, Altoona, and in the Georgia campaign was under fire continuously for four months, except three days of the time. At the battle of Perryville, he was wounded by a piece of shell, which has so disabled him since, that he cannot now perform hard manual labor. He was discharged in 1864, and returned home to his native county, and remained there one year. He then came with his father and brother to this county, and purchased the Dr. William Lacy farm, and settled on it in 1878. Afterwards, he removed to the farm where he now lives. In the fall of 1873, he was married in this county, to Miss Laura M. Campbell a native of Tennessee. They have four children living: Jesse K., Charles C. Luella and Gertrude. Mr. Hupp’s attention is largely given to the handling of stock. His farm lies between Slater and the river, giving him the advantage of both river and railroad shipping facilities. Page 685

William H. McAmis, P. O., New Frankfort. Was born in Green county, East Tennessee, June 18, 1825, where he was raised on a farm, and educated. In 1847, March 6, he was married, in Green county, Tennessee, to Miss Mary McCollum, who died March 9, 1872, leaving six children: Louisa J., James E., Martha (Mrs. Hupp), Martin, Florence, (Mrs. Hill), and Mary E. In 1862 he enlisted in the army of Gen. Albert Sydney Johnston, in Lynch’s battery. Got a discharge same year on account of physical disabilities. His occupation has been that of a farmer all his life. In 1865 he came to Saline county, Missouri, and was married again in this county, March 1880, to Mrs. J. W. Norvell, of this county, and has one child: Thomas Harvey. Mr. McAmis is farming exclusively, except feeding a few hogs. Page 685