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G. Waldo Dunnington Article

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ARMISTEAD, Franklin Armistead was a soldier of the war of 1813. He married HANNAH RICE, of VA., and they had William, Franklin, Jr., hannah and Delpha. Franklin, Jr., married MARTHA FAULKNER, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1833. They had Franklin W., Martha, Lucy, Mary, Joseph, John, Virginia, James and Eliza.

BYBEE, James Bybee, of England, came to America and settled in Clark Co., KY. His children were Alfred, James, Thomas, Louis, John, and 2 daughters. Alfred and John came to MO. The former settled in Cass Co., and the latter in Howard Co. John was married 6 times; first to POLLY ADAMS, of KY., by whom he had 6 children; second to NANCY ADAMS - 2 children; third to MARY MYERS - 1 child; fourth to MARY KYLE - four children; fifth to NANNETTE CREED - nine children; sixth to the WIDOW MCGEE. He had 22 children in all. He settled in Audrain co. i 1833, and 2 of his sons, Martellus and john, are still living there. One of his daughters, MRS. BLOOM, a widow, also lives in that county. Martellus is a great wit and humorist. He was the principal witness for the defense in the celebrated BOGGS breach of promise suit that came off in Mexico, MO., many years ago, and created a great deal of fun.

BROWN, Coulborn Brown, of PA., was killed in the REv. War. He had a son named Solomon, who settled in Bourbon Co., KY., when he was a boy. He married after he was grown, and had 2 sons, William, and Coulborn. The former lived and died in KY. Coulborn married JANE TAYLOR, who was of Irish descent, and they had William, Samuel, Alexander, Clarissa, George, Laban I. T., Coulborn, Jr., Jane, Milton, and Elijah, all of whom, except Alexander and Eliza, settled in MO.

BRADLEY, Ichem Bradley, of Ireland, came to America and settled in VA. His wife was a MISS MCGEE, by whom he had John, Thomas and William. John was a soldier in the Rev. war. He married MARTHA MOSHEY, and they had David, Thomas, Edward, Ichem, Nancy, Sally, Polly, and Martha. David and Thomas were both soldiers in the war of 1812, the former serving in and near Norfolk, and the latter below Richmond. thomas became tired of the smell of gun powder, and hired a substitute at 4100 per day. He married FRANKEY WINLER, and they had 9 children. Mr. Bradley and his family settled in Audrain Co. in 1838.

BLUE, Duncan Blue, of Scotland, married his cousin, EFFIE BLUE, and came to America and settled in N.C. before the revolution. He joined the American army when the war began, and served during the struggle for independence. After the war, he removed to Christian co., KY. His children were Daniel, Neal, and Peggy. Neal was in the war of 1812. He married ELIZABETH GALBRETH, of N.C., and they had Duncan, John, Sally, Effie A., Peggy, Flora, Eliza, Emeline, Caroline and Charlotte E. Several of the children died young, and in 1831, Mr. Blue and the rest of his family came to MO., and settled in Audrain Co.

BYRNES, John Byrnes and his wife were natives of Halifax Co., VA. Their children were William, John, Richard, Rhoda, Martha and Sarah. William married CATHARINE H. THAGMORTON, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1830. They had William H., John R., Sarah F., James T., Mary, Millie C., and Lucinda. Richard Byrnes married PATSEY BARNES, of VA., and settled in Audrain Co. in 1832. His children were John, Richard Jr., William, George, Fielding, Sarah, Jane and Ann. Rhoda Byrnes married GEORGE BONAR, and they had Alexander, Catharine, Sarah, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Georgiana. Martha Byrnes married MATTHEW SCOTT, who died, leaving her a widow with 1 child.

BOWEN, Thomas Bowen, of VA., married MARY STONE, and removed to KY., where they lived and died. Their children were Benjamin, John, Reece, George, Lorenzo, Thomas, Sarah, Polly, Elizabeth, Anna and Delilah. Thomas is a Baptist preacher and lives in Mexico, MO. He was born in Madison Co., KY. in 1796, and he and his brother, Reece, belonged to NATHAN BOONE's company of rangers during the Indian war in MO. M. Bowen married a daughter of ADAM ZUMWALT. He was very fond of dancing when he was a young man, and was present at PETER YATER's house warming, in Warren Co., when the floor fell through. Mr. Bowen had the misfortune to get caught under Mrs. Yater in the fall, and she left an impression on him that he never forgot, for she weighed 250 pounds.

BEATTY, James Beatty was born in Maryland, in 1742. He married ELIZABETH RAMER, whose father fled from Germany to avoid religious persecution by Charles V. Mr. Beatty settled in Fayette Co., KY., among the first white people who sought homes in that state, and he experienced all the dangers and trials of the long and bloody Indian war that followed. after the return of peace, he gave his assistance to the development of the country, and was one of the party who opened the first road to Ohio. His children were Mary, Michael, James E., Lydia, Edward, Jonathan, Ann, Ruth, Amy and Barbara. James E. married and lived in Mobile, Ala. Edward married MALINDA PRICE, by whom he had James E., John P., Elizabeth S., and William. He was married the 2nd time to ANNA S. SMITH, and they had Joseph and Martha J. He was married the 3rd time to ELIZA J. HOLMES, but they had no children. Mr. Beatty settled in Audrain Co. in 1837. John P. Beatty married ELIZABETH J. CLARK, and they had Edward H., John W., Lycurgus, Mary E., Loenidas, Helen S., Lawrence, James and Oliver, all of whom live in MO.

BARNETT, John Barnett, of England, had a son named Hutchins, who married POLLY MATTHEWS, of VA., and settled in Boone Co., MO. in 1820. Their children were John W., Thomas M., Jane W., Mildred A., and Sarah R. John W. married ARRETTA WILLINGHAM in 1822, and settled in Audrain Co., in 1831. They had Sarah J., Mary M., Mildred A., Martha E., William J., Napoleon B., Sanders, Hutchins, Athanssis, John W., Thomas and Jesse. Thomas, son of Hutchins Barnett, Sr., settled in Audrain Co. in 1831. He never married. He possessed a remarkable memory, and can relate past events with great accuracy. Sarah R., daughter of Hutchins Barnett, Sr., married DANIEL ELLINGTON, of Boone Co., MO.

CROCKETT, Hugh Crockett, of Va., was a colonel in the Rev. war and was distinguished for gallantry. He married REBECCA LORTON, and they had Samuel, Walter,, Robert, Hugh, Nancy, Jane, Mary and Rebecca. Samuel married MARGARET RAYBORN, of VA., by whom he had Hugh, Rebecca, James, Joseph, Jane, William, Margaret, Walter, John D., Robert and Randall. Mr. Crockett removed first to William Co., TN., where he lived 9 nears, and then came to MO., and settled in Boone Co. His eldest son, Hugh, now resides in Audrain Co. He has been married 3 times; first to MARY A. WRIGHT, 2nd to RHODA B. FINLEY, and 3rd to the WIDOW TURNER, whose maiden name was NANCY PRICE. Rebecca married JUDGE JAMES HARRISON, of Audrain Co. Jane married JOHN B. MORROW, and Margaret married JAMES G. MORROW. Joseph married NANCY KNIGHT, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1840. John married MARY POOL, and settled in that county the same year. The members of the Crockett family are a jovial class of people, noted for their wit and humor and cheerful dispositions. They also love the sport of hunting.

CALHOUN, Robert Calhoun, of VA., settled in Audrain Co., MO., in 1838. He married ELIZABETH BRIGHT, a sister of JUDGE MICHAEL BRIGHT, of Callaway Co., and they had Austin, Sarah, Margaret, Virginia, Samuel, and William. Mr. Calhoun was an industrious, energetic man, kind and affectionate in his family, and highly respected by his neighbors. Like all the early settlers, he was fond of hunting, and was one of the best marksmen in the county.

CLARK, Daniel Clark and his wife, who was a MISS SHELTON, were natives of Scotland. They emigrated to America and settled first in Lancaster Co., VA., from whence they removed to Culpepper Co., where they both died about 1799. They had six children - William, John, George, Robert, Elizabeth and Polly. William married ELIZABETH HUDNALL, and settled in Mason Co., VA., where his wife died Dec. 14, 1816, and he died at the same place, July 4, 1826. Their children were John H., Frances S., Jemima J., Elizabeth, Nancy, William M., and Polly A. William M. married ELIZABETH H. MCMULLIN, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1839. Mr. Clark is a good neighbor and citizen, hospitable, industrious and persevering. He has a remarkable memory in regard to dates, and can remember the date of nearly every event that has occurred during his life.

CAWTHORN, James Cawthorn, of England, came to america and settled in VA. He had but one child, a son named Charles, who served 7 years in the American army during the Rev. war. He was married 1st to ELIZABETH WILLIAMS and they had 1 son, whom they named Asa, and who was a soldier in the war of 1812. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Cawthorn married MARY SANDERS, of VA., and they had 7 sons and 3 daughters. Their names were Asa, Jr., David, Paul, Silas, Richard, Stephen, Celia W., Elizabeth and Martha. David and Paul married and settled in Andrew Co., MO. Peter married the widow of GEORGE EUBANKS, and settled in Andrew Co. in 1835. Silas married MARY JERMAN, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1855. Richard and Stephen and their three sisters settled in Indiana. Peter and Paul Cawthorn were twins, and very devoted to each other. They married widows of the same name (Eubanks), but who were not related in any way, and the brothers each had 1 daughter, which were of the same age.

CAUTHORN, Richard Cauthorn, of Essex Co., VA., was a school teacher and silversmith. He married a MISS FISHER, by whom he had Vinson, James, Reuben, Leroy, Godfrey, Amos, and Patsey. James married LEAH ALLEN, and they had Allen, Carter, James, Jr., Ross, Alfred, Nancy, Henrietta and Frances. Allen settled in Audrain Co., MO. and married ELIZABETH HARMEN. At his death, he left 2 sons and 2 daughters. Carter married ELIZABETH CALVIN, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1835. They had 11 sons and 2 daughters. James, Jr., married FRANCES CALVIN, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1835. They had 4 sons and 5 daughters. Ross, Nancy and Henrietta lived and died in VA. Alfred married EMILY BROOKS, and settled in Audrain Co. They had 7 sons and 5 daughters. Frances married WILLIAM GARRETT, who settled in Mexico, MO. They had 3 sons and 3 daughters.

CHARLTON, John Charlton, of Ireland, came to america and settled in Monroe Co., VA. His children were Joseph, Thomas, John, Isabella, Ella, Letitia, and Polly, all of whom, except John, lived and died in VA. John was a soldier of the war of 1812. He married ISABELLA HUMPHREYS, and came to Mo. in 1820. The journey was made on a flatboat as far as Shawneetown, Ill., where they disembarked and came by land to St. Charles Co. They settled first on Dardenne Prairie, and removed from there to Audrain Co. in 1830. Mr. Charlton built the first hewed log house in that county, and had to go 25 miles to get hands to assist in raising it. He was a very absent-minded man, and a number of amusing anecdotes are related of him in that connection. On a certain occasion, when his wife was about to be confined, he started after the doctor, and did not return until the child was old enough to walk. On another occasion, he went to the store to get some salt, and was absent 18 months. When he came back, he was carrying a broadax on his shoulder, but did not remember what he had been doing with it. The names of his children were James, Thomas, John H., and a daughter who died in childhood. James died in Illinois in 1829. Thomas died of small-pox in 1831, while returning home from New Orleans. John H. was married 1st to NANCY CARTER, and second to the widow of DAVID GLOSS. He lives in Audrain Co. He had 5 children by his 1st wife, three sons and 2 daughters.

CARDWELL, Thomas R. Cardwell, of England, came to America and settled in Richmond, VA. His children were John, Perrin and George. John married KEZIAH LOW, and they had John, Jr., Thomas, William, James, Wiltshire, George, Elizabeth, Nancy, Martha, Lucy and Mary. George, son of Thomas Cardwell, Sr., married ANNA HAMILTON, and they had John, Elizabeth, William, Keziah, Martha, Mary, George, Jr., Jane, Rebecca, Wyatt and James. George, Jr., married IDA VANSDOLL, an settled in MO. in 1832. Martha married WILLIAM SNELLEY. Wyatt married MAY WOODS, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1834. Jane married WILLIAM WOODS. William married BARBARA SANFORD, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1837. He was married the 2nd time to ELIZABETH WATTS.

CROUCH, Jonathan Crouch, of Bath Co., KY., was of German descent. He married HANNAH WELLS, and they had Joseph, Isaac, Jonathan, Andrew, James and Rebecca. Joseph was drafted in the war of 1812, but obtained his exemption papers because he walked in his sleep. He married NANCY MURLE, of KY., and they had Thomas, Frank, Ellen, and William, all of whom came with their parents to MO. in 1823, and settled in Ralls Co., where they remained 13 years and then removed to Montgomery Co. Thomas married LOUISIANA FUGET, and they had 10 children. He served as justice of the peace for 16 years. Frank married NANCY J. JOHNSON. Ellen was married first to HIRAM FUGET, and 2nd to SAMUEL DAVIS. William was married first to PHOEBE A. MCDANIEL, and second to SALLY LOVELACE. All of the above live in Audrain and Montgomery counties.

CANTERBERRY, Gideon Canterberry, of Canterberry, England, emigrated to America and settled in N.C. He served 3 years and a half in the Rev. war, and afterward married NANCY FRANKLIN, by whom he had Reuben, John, Nimrod and Benjamin. Reuben and John settled first in VA., and afterward removed to KY., where they died. Nimrod married MARY FRANKLIN, and settled in Monroe Co., MO. in 1835. Benjamin married SUSANNAH HOOSER, of TN., and settled in Audrain Co., MO., in 1836. His children were Franklin P., Reuben M., John C., Benjamin F., Narcissa, Mary, Susan, Nancy J., and Elizabeth. Mrs. Canterberry died in August, 1875, in the 95th year of her age.

COPHER, Thomas Copher was born in PA., but settled in Va. His children were Josiah, Jacob, George, Reuben, and Jesse, all of whom settled in KY. George came to MO. in 1820. Jesse married ELIZABETH BOONE, daughter of GEORGE BOONE, and settled in Boone Co., MO., in 1819. They had Thomas, Samuel B., David N., Phoebe, Endecia, Jerusha, Sally, Hattie and Millie. Samuel B. lives in Audrain Co. He was married 1st to ANNA THOMPSON, and second to ANNA MAUPIN. Thomas was a soldier in the war of 1812. The rest of the children lived and died in Boone Co.

CLARK, James Clark, of Ireland, married CATHARINE HORNE, of Scotland. They came to America and settled in Winchester, VA., from whence they removed to Lincoln Co., N.C. They had 6 sons, Alexander, William, James, Christopher, John and David. William and 11 other men were killed by the Indians in KY. They were in camp at night, and the savages came upon them and shot them by the light of their fire. David came to MO. on a visit in 1811. After his return to N.C., he married MARGARET DOUGLASS, and they had 1 son, named William. Mr. Clark removed his family to MO. in 1823, and settled in Lincoln Co. Captain Christopher Clark settled first in Lincoln Co., KY., where he married ELIZABETH ADAMS, by whom he had James, Sarah, Catharine, David, Hannah and Elizabeth. He was married the 2nd time to HATTIE CALVERT, of VA., and they had Raphael H. F., Julia, and William C. James and David came to MO. among the early settlers, and the former was a ranger in NATHAN BOONE's company, while David served in CALLAWAY's company. They and 2 of their sisters, Sarah and Catharine, married and settled in Texas. Hannah died single. Elizabeth married JESSE COX, who settled in Lincoln Co., MO. Raphael H. F. was born in Green's Bottom, St. Charles Co., while his mother was on a visit there. He married MARY MURPHY, of KY., by whom he had 2 children. She died in 1839, and Mr. Clark afterward married MARY ATKINSON, of KY., by whom he had 8 children. His 2nd wife is dead also, and he lives in Audrain Co. Captain Christopher Clark sent his stock to MO. in 1799, and brought his family in a keel-boat to St. Charles Co. the following year. He settled first at Gilmore Springs, where he remained one year, and in 1801 he removed to Lincoln Co., near where Troy stands. He built a fort there during the Indian war and was commissioned captain of militia by GEN. WM. H. HARRISON. The musters took place at Zumwalt's springs, and most of the men would get drunk on ADAM ZUMWALT's whisky. One day, after the drill was over, the captain treated his men to a wash-tub full of whisky, which so elated them that they marched around it and fired a salute with their guns, which were loaded with powder and toe wads. One of the men was too drunk to hold his gun up when he fired, and the wad entered DANIEL MCCOY's moccasin and cut off one of his toes. Captain Clark commanded the company that went to bury PRICE, BALDRIDGE AND LEWIS, who were killed by the Indians while hunting on Loutre Prairie. The bodies of Price and Baldridge were found and buried, but no trace of Lewis could be discovered. The captain was a member of the Territorial Legislature when St. Charles Co. was reduced to its present dimensions, by the organizations of Lincoln and Montgomery Counties. A debate arose in regard to the boundary line. MR. COTTLE advocating Peruque Creek as the line between St. Charles and Lincoln, and Captain Clark favoring Cuivre. The captain at length carried his point, and Cuivre became the line between the two counties. He also secured the name for the county, by a speech which brought tears to the eyes of the members, a number of whom were natives of Lincoln Co., N.C., and Lincoln Co., KY. He worked upon their feelings by bringing up tender recollections of their old homes, and then closed his speech with a flight of eloquence that brought many of them to their feet. Said he - "I was born in Lincoln county, N.C., have lived in Lincoln Co., KY., and if God is willing, I want to die in Lincoln Co., MO." His appeal could not be withstood, and the county was named Lincoln without a dissenting vote. Captain Clark was a most excellent citizen, and his death was a great loss to the community.

CUNNINGHAM, Jonathan and DELILAH Cunningham were natives of the state of Massachusetts. They had a son named Elliott P., who came to MO. in 1840, and settled in Audrain Co. He obtained the contract for building the state university at Columbia, and was afterward elected a member of the county court of Audrain Co. He married CYNTHIA SLOCUM, and they had Ellen, Clara, russell S., Earle C., and Emmett R., all of whom live in Audrain Co.

DOAN, Hezekiah J. M. Doan, of Harrison Co., KY., married MATILDA BERRY, and removed to Boone Co., MO. in 1827, from whence they removed to Audrain Co. in 1831. Mr. Doan was appointed one of the first judges of the county court of that county, and was justice of the peace for many years. He died in 1865, his wife having died in 1856. They had 8 children, 5 daughters and 3 sons.

DOUGLASS, George Douglass, whose parents were Scotch, settled first in Amherst Co., VA., and removed from there to Bedford Co. He married MARY TUCKER, and they had Lucinda, David, John, Murphy, William, Polly, Susannah and Sally. Lucinda, John, Polly and Susannah remained in Va., where they married and raised large families. Murphy married and settled in the northern part of Alabama. William married and settled in Byron Co., KY. Sally married JOHN COWARD, who settled in Shelby Co. David was a soldier in the war of 1812. He married SALLIE WHITE, a daughter of JACOB WHITE and REBECCA HOLLAWAY, by whom he had Nancy, Elizabeth, William B., Louisa, Edward H., Mary A., Martha, Lumira, Sarah, Edith, Robert H., Edna and Keren. William B., who is a minister, settled in MO. in 1830. He was married in 1832, o LUCY CHICK, the ceremony being performed by ESQUIRE ENOCH FRUITE. They had 6 sons and 2 daughters. Mr. Douglass taught school for some time after he came to MO., and he had a great many grown pupils who did not know their letters. It was the fashion then, to study out loud in the school-rom, and each one would try to get hisw lesson in a louder tone than the others, and sometimes the noise would be so great that it could be heard for half a mile. After Mr. Douglass began to preach, he was frequently called upon to marry people. On one occasion, he went seven miles to marry a couple, through a drenching rain, swimming several creeks that lay in his route, and returned the same day; for which he received the magnificent sum of fifty cents! He then had to go thirteen miles, on a cold, rainy day, and pay that fifty cents to have the marriage recorded. Such were the trials of pioneer preachers. Edward H. Douglass settled in Audrain Co. in 1837. He married MARY J. OGDEN, of VA., by whom he had 2 sons. He died in 1838. Sarah Douglass married her cousin, ROBERT DOUGLASS, and settled in Johnson Co., MO.

DINGLE, Edward Dingle, of Maryland, settled in Scott Co., KY., where he married and had 7 children. Three of them, Richard, Winder C., and Julia, settled in Marion Co., MO. Mr. Dingle settled in Audrain Co. in 1840. He was married the 2nd time to FRANCES SALLEE, of VA., by whom he had Samuel, Carter B., William S., John G., Polly S., Nancy C., and Mary A. Samuel was killed in Mexico, and left a widow and 5 children. Mary A. married TASWELL JOHNSON. Carter B. married NANCY WARD, and died, leaving a widow and 3 children. His widow afterward married his brother, John G., and they had 3 children. William S. Dingle died in his youth. Polly S. married KINZEY HARDISTER, and she is now a widow in California. Nancy C. married a MR. LANDRUM.

EUBANK, John Eubank, of England, came to America and settled in the state of Maryland. His children were George, John, Thomas, Richard, William, Mary, Lamar and Sophia. George married REBECCA HERINGDON, of Maryland, and they had David, Martha, George, Polly, Ellen, Rebecca and Rhoda. David was a soldier of the war of 1812, and when the war was over, he removed with his father to KY., and from thence, to Ohio. He subsequently returned to KY., and married ANNA WYATT, and settled in Audrain Co., MO. in 1837. His children were Cynthia, Julia, Lina, George, Rebecca, Jonathan, David, Loyd and Ambrose.

ELLER, Jacob, Joseph and Daniel Eller were born and raised in Maryland. Jacob married MARGARET WILLARD, and they had Philip, George, Daniel, John, Sally, Susan, Margaret, Jacob, Jr., and Elias. Jacob Jr., married ELIZABETH GRIMES, and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1837. His children were Warner, Willard, John T., Ann M., Martha and Elizabeth. Elias Eller settled in Audrain Co. in 1838. He married MARY STANDERFORD, of VA., and they had Abraham, Lizzie, Eleanor H., Margaret J., Mary A., Susan V., George E., Rachel and Joseph.

FARCETT, Edward Farcett, of N.C., settled in Audrain Co. in 1835. He married NANCY MCRAY, and they had John, Thomas, Nancy and Sally. Nancy married JOSIAH GANTT, of Audrain Co.

FIKE, John Fike, Sr., of Chatham Co., N.C., had Aaron, James, John, Jr., and Nathan. John, Jr., married MARY ROWE, and settled in Ralls Co., MO. in 1817. They had Sally, Hasting, Elizabeth, Aussy H., Nelson, Dillard, Robert, Martha A., and Lucy. Aussy H., married MARY THOMPSON, and they had a son named John, who married VIRGINIA FISH. Aussy H. Fike was married the 2nd time to MARY TIPTON. Martha A. married WILLIAM POWELL, of Montgoery Co., and after his death, she married WILLIAM H. MARTIN, of Audrain Co. Lucy married CALEB MARTIN, of that co. Nelson, son of John Fike, Jr., married MARY J. HUGHES, and settled in Montgomery Co. Dillard, his brother, married the WIDOW MCCONNELL, whose maiden name was ANN SCOTT. Robert married MECHA HOLMES, and was afterward killed by lightning.

FUGET, Josiah Fuget, of VA., settled first in KY., and removed from there to MO. in 1836. He married JANE MUSICK, and they had Jonathan, Sally, Josiah, Elizabeth, Ellen, Hiram, Polly, Hattie, James, Louisiana, Virginia and Nancy.

GILMER, John Gilmer and MARGARET BERRY, his wife, settled in Mercer Co., KY. They had Joseph, James, William, Alexander, Ann and Jane. James was the only one who came to MO. He married NANCY WILSON, and settled in Monroe Co. in 1831. And in Audrain in 1843. His children were Mary A., Margaret L., Eliza J., Sallie A., Harriet M., Emma C., and John J.

GANTT - An English family named Gantt, and consisting of five brother and two sisters, settled in N.C. Their names were John, James, William, Zachariah, Ichem, Keziah and Sally. William married FANNIE RIPPEY and settled in Ray Co., MO. Ichem married SALLY RIPPEY, and they had Jane, Levi, Josiah, Jesse, William, Thomas and Ichem, Jr. Mr. Gantt died, and his widow afterward married his brother, James, by whom she had James, Jr., and John. Josiah and Thomjas, sons of Ichem Gantt, Sr., settled in Audrain Co. in 1835. The former married NANCY FARCETT, and the latter married CYNTHIA HURDELL.

HEPLER, Jacob Hepler was of German descent. He was born in Rockbridge Co., VA., but married and settled in Ohio, where his wife died. Their chilren were Obediah, John, Elizabeth and Anna. Mr. Hepler was married the 2nd time to CATHARINE MILLER, of Ohio, by whom he had Joseph, Edward, William H., Mitchell, Rebecca, Eliza and Barbara. All of the children by his second wife settled in Audrain Co.

HALL, James Hall, of Nicholas Co., KY., had Elizabeth, Polly, Cynthia, Melvina, James, John, Henry, Elihn (?), and Moses. John and Elihu (?) came to MO. in 1835. The former married KITTY SQUIRES, and they had one son and 10 daughters... Cynthia, Margaret, Mary, Amanda, Robert, Ruth, Liney, Mildred A., Judith A., Sally and Caroline. Elihu hall married SUSAN BRADSHAW, and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1835, and in 1839 he settled in Audrain Co. His children were William, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Polly, Robert, John, David and James. James, Davi and Amanda died in Indiana. Mr. Hall died in 1850, but his widow is still living, in her 77th year.

HENSON, Francis Henson, of VA., married ELIZABETH HANCOCK, a daughter of STEPHEN HANCOCK, and settled in Madison Co., KY., from whence he removed to MO> in 1838. They had Sarah, Elizabeth, William B., Zerelda, Polly A., Thoas H., and Frances. Sarah died single. Elizabeth married ARCHIBALD CRESS, of KY. William B. married a MISS VAUGHAN. Zerelda married JAMES HORN. Polly A. married BURGOYNE BENNETT. Thomas H. was married 1st to LOUISA J. BYBEE, and 2nd to the WIDOW GREEN. Frances married MOSES BAKER.

HALL, William Hall, of England, settled in PA., and was killed by the Indians. His son, John, married MAGDALENE SMITH, and they had John, William, Matthew, Jesse, Hezekiah, Elisha, Tabitha and Keziah. Elisha married SARAH BENT, and they had 10 children. Two of their sons, John and Burkes B., settled in MO in 1832. John married ELIZABETH MOON. she is dead, but he is still living.

HOOK, Thomas Hook and SALLY LONG, his wife, were natives of Maryland.. They remmoved first to KY., and from there to MO. in 1828. Their children were Elizabeth, William, James, Samuel, thomas, Patsey, Polly, Nancy and Matilda. James married CYTHIA SUMMIT, and settled in Boone Co., MO. in 1826. Samuel married MARY SIMMS, and settled in Boone Co. in 1828. He died in 1829, and his widow married THOMAS HOOK, who died in 1850. The first husband's children were Martha, Mary and Samuel T., and the children of the second, were Graham, Robert S., Lucullus, William H., Joseph and Martha E.

HUBBARD, Thomas Hubbard was a hard-shell Baptist preacher. He bought a bible that was published in London in 1708, for which he paid $100 in Continental money. the bible is now in possession of his great-grandson and namesake, Thomas Hubbard, of Audrain Co.; and it contains the genealogy of the Hubbard family from 1718 to the present time. Thomas Hubbard had a son named Thomas, who also was a Baptist preacher. He was born in 1722, and learned the ship carpenter's trade. He married ANNA BRENT, of PA., and they had 1 son, James. Mr. Hubbard was married the 2nd time to ANNA YERBY, and they had Gilbert, Thomas, Hill, and Estell. He was married the 3re time to ANNA YARP, by whom he had Jabez, Mary, Asap, Ebenezer, Nancy, Hulda and Harriet. James, the eldest son, settled in KY. Gilbert settled in Howard Co., MO. in 1807. Thomas settled in Washington Co., MO. Hill died while he was a boy. Estell married ST. CLAIR LEDGER, of KY. Jabez was a member of the legislature from St. Charles Co. in 1823-4. He died from the effects of intemperance. Asap settled in Howard Co. in 1808, and participated in the Indian war of 1812. He was a carpenter, and a Hard-shell Baptist preacher. He married MARY STEPHENSON, who was living in New Madrid at the time of the great earthquakes. She was a granddaughter of COLONEL HUGH STEPHENSON, of Rev. war fame. The children of Asap Hubbard were Henry C., Thomas J., Agnes E., and Fannie F. He settled in Audrain Co. in 1830.

JACKSON - The parents of Zachariah Jackson, who were from Ireland, settled in Pamlico Co., N.C. Zach was a soldier of the war of 1812, annd was at the battle of New Orleans, where he was captured and held as a prisoner of war until peace was declared. He then settled in Williamson Co., TN., where he married MALINDA SLOCUM, by whom he had Sarah A., James, Mary J., Zelpha, Slocum, Riley, Malinda and Permelia. Mr. Jackson removed to MO. with his family in 1819, and settled in Howard Co., from whence he removed to Boone Co. in 1822.l James, his eldest, married ASANITH TURNER, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1834. He was appointed first sheriff of the county, but declined, and was elected the first representative. He served two terms. The revenues of the county were so small at that time that his expenses had to be paid by the state. He was afterward clerk of the state senate one term, and served as judge of the county court 8 years. He is also a Baptist preacher of the old school. Mr. Jackson says he was never "tight" but once in his life, and then he felt so good he tried to burn the grass on the prairie when the snow was a foot deep. He was very fond of hunting in early days, and one time while out on the prairie he came upon a rock about 8 feet high, that had been split in the center, and the two halves were lying about 8 feet apart. In 1860 he saw the same brock again, and the two pieces had grown fast together, and were only 3 feet high.

JESSE, Rev. William M. Jesse, of Cumberland Co., VA., was an Old School Baptist preacher. He married POLLY A. PARKER, and they had 16 children: John P., Icham T., Mary A., Susan, Sally G., William J., Jesse S., Royal A., Paulina E., Cyrus S. Maria H., Alexander, and James M., seceral of whom died in childhood. John P., Icham T., William J., and Royal A., are all Baptist preachers, and live in Audrain Co.

KILGORE, Jonathan Kilgore, of Ireland, emigrated to America and settled in S. C. He removed from there to Caldwell Co., KY., where he and his wife both died, the latter being 81 years of age at the time of her death. Their children were John, David, William, Hugh, Jane, Samuel, Mary and Jonathan. John and Hugh came to MO., the former in 1827, and the latter in 1837. John was married first to POLLY WIILLINGHAM, and they had John, Samuel, Polly, Jane, Elizabeth, Nancy and Margaret. He was married the 2nd time to PHOEBE TART, of N.C., by whom he had Permelia, Amaretta, Lucinda, James B., Erretta, nathan F., and Parthena. Nathan F. married MARGARET J. ELLER. Permelia married JOHN H. KILGORE. Amaretta married ALFRED POWELL. Hugh, brother of John Kilgore, Sr., married PHOEBE BOWLIN, and they had several children, all of whom are dead. John Jampton, Casana and Isabella, children of David Kilgore, of Caldwell Co., KY., settled in MO. John Hampton settled in Audrain Co. in 1830, and married MARGARET WILLINGHAM, who died, and he afterward married PERMELIA KILGORE. He had 18 children in all. Casana married ICHAM KILGORE, who setled in Boone Co. in 1826, and in Audrain in 1827. They had 6 sons and 6 daughters. Isabella married WILLIAM WOOD, who settled in Callaway Co. in 1837, and in Audrain in 1838. They had 2 sons and 4 daughters.

LEVAUGH, Abraham Lebaugh, of Wodford Co., KY., was of French descent. He had Rebecca, Sally, Jane, William, Isaac, James and Elizabeth. William married POLLY MURPHY, of N..C., and settled in Montgomery Co., MO in 1823, and in 1832, he settled in Audrain Co. He had but one child, a son, who married ELIZABETH HALL, by whom he had 3 sons. He was married again to MINERVA JONES, and they had 3 sons and 1 daughter. Mr. Levaugh was a partner of the first merchant in Mexico, MO.

LOCKRIDGE, James Lockridge was born in VA., but removed to and lived in Nocholson Co., KY. His children were James Jr., Robert, Andrew, William and John. James and John settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1828. The former married LAVINIA HALL, and they had Margaret, Martha, James, Cynthia, Elihu, John, Elizabeth, Perlissa A., Robert and Melvina. John, son of James Lockridge, Sr., married MAHALA BROWN, and they had John, Nancy, Martha, James, William, Robert and Mary. All of this family are now living in Audrain County.

MCCLURE. -- John McClure, of Scotland, settled in Virginia, and afterward removed to Clark Co., Ky.  He had -- John, Andrew, Samuel, and two daughters.  John married Polly Redmon, and settled in Missouri in 1831.  They had -- James, David, John, Joseph, clay, Elizabeth, Mary, and Sallie.

MCINTOSH, Loyd McIntosh, of Logan Co., KY., married CATHARINE HARPER, by whom he had John, George L., Julia, Rachel, and Jane. John married ELIZABETH GILLUM, and after his death, his widow settled in MO. Georgte L. married SARAH HARPER, and settled in MO. in 1838. Rachel married WILLIAM MCINTIRE, of Fulton, Callaway Co.

MCDONNALD - The parents of George and Jane McDonnald were murdered by the Indians in the early settlement of Virginia. George and his sister were in the lot, playing in a horse trough, when the attqck was made. They lay down in the trough and were not discovered by the savages; but both of their parents, who were in the house, were murdered. When George was grown he married MARY MURDOCK, of Ireland, and they had John, Peter, Thomas, James, William, Elizabeth and ann. In 1795 they settled in Nicholas Co., KY., where Mr. McDonnald died, and his widow removed with her son, William, to Illinois, where she died. Thomas McDonnald married the WIDOW GRAY, whose maiden name was SARAH FRANKLIN, and settled in MO. in 1831. They had Malinda, William H., Zerelda, Arthur, Margaret, George, Elizabeth, Amanda, and Nancy, all of whom, except Zerelda, settled in MO.

MUNDY, Samuel Mundy, of Albemarle Co., VA., married MILDRED CROSWHITE. Two of their sons, Logan and Isaac, settled in MO. in 1836. Isaac afterward removed to California where he died. Logan married LUCINDA CREED, and lives in Audrain Co. He came to MO poor, but has prospered, and is now possessed of a goodly supply of worldly effects.

MARTIN, John C. Martin, of Lincoln Co., N.C. married PHOEBE ALLEN, and settled in Audrain Co., MO., in 1830. They had Allen, Thomas, Rufus, Robert, Nelson, Polly, Nancy, Elizabeth and Patsey. Mr. Martin was a devout Methodist, ande held family prayers regularly, night and morning; but no one could understand his prayers, as he used language which he alone could interpret. It was his custom to give a corn shucking once every year, and wind up with a quilting, as he was very much opposed to dancing. One of his daughters married HENRY WILLIAMS, who at the time wa so poor he could not pay the minister, but gave him an old spinning wheel for his trouble. Mr. Williams afterward represented the county in the legislature, and is now one of the leading merchants of Mexico. He could pay several parson's fees now, without any trouble.

MYERS, Yosty Myers was of German descent, and lived in Maryland. His children were Louis, Jacob, John, Mike, Benjamin, Rebecca and Mary. Louis married ELIZABETH MCKAY, of Virginia, and settled in KY., at a very early date. His children were Isaac M., Silas, William, Lewis, Elias B., Meredity, Harvey S., Abigail M., Mary A., Elizabeth, Sally and Rebecca. Meredith married NANCY P. JENNINGS, a daughter of GENERAL WILLIAM JENNINGS, of the war of 1812, and settled in Audrain Co., MO., where his wife died. He afterward married EMELINE BLUE. By his first wife he had two sons and four daughters. Louis Myers came to MO. and bought land, intending to remove his family here, but he died on his way back to KY. His family came to MO. after his death.

MURRAY, William Murray, of Georgia, had 5 children - Nancy, Timothy, William, Douglass and Samuel. The latter volunteered as a soldier in the war of 1812 when he was only 17 years of age. After he was grown, he married MARY A. BINNS, and settled in Audrain Co., MO., where he died in 1861, in the 65th year of his age, leaving a widow and 5 children.

MYERS, Drury Myers, of Ireland, settled in Halifax Co., VA. His children were Drury, William, Gardner and Beverly. Drury married NANCY DOUGLASS, who had 7 brothers in the American army during the Rev. war. They settled first in Tennessee, and removed from there to KY., where Mr. Myers died in 1828. He had 6 children, and his widow and 5 of the children settled in Boone Co., MO., in 1832. The names of the children were Sally, Drury D., Nancy, Beverly S., and William M. Sally married MARION PATE, who settled in Audrain Co. in 1835. Drury D. married MARY A. BARNES, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1833. Nancy married HIRAM G. MILLER, who also settled in Audrain Co. Beverly S. was married first to MARTHA RIDGEWAY, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1833. He was married the 2nd time to EMELIA E. BLADUS. William M. married ELIZABETH H. BARNES, and settled in Audrain co. in 1834.

MCINTIRE, Daniel McIntire and his wife, who was a MISS WEAVER, were natives of Virginia, but removed to KY. and settled near Lexington. They had Charles W., Roland, Duskin, William, Catharine, Frances, Jane, and Elizabeth. Charles W. settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1819k and in Audrain in 1836. He was married in July, 1829 to MARGARET HARRISON, of Callaway Co., and they had Donald, Thomas, William, Eliza, Cynthia and Nancy. Mr. McIntire was very fond of a joke, and never let any oopportunity pass to indulge in one; but he got badly sold on a certain occasion. The people of Callaway Co. had been taunting the citizens of Audrain, and saying they (Audrain countians) had no money and in order to convince them that there was some money in Audrain, he gave a man a $20 gold piece, and told him to go into Callaway and shoe it to everybody he could see, and tell them it was from Audrain. The fellow took the money and departed, and is doubtless showing it around yet, as he never returned it to its owner. On another occaswion, Mr. McIntire endeavored to borrow the entire revenuee of the county from the sheriff, who was conveying it to Jefferson City. It consisted of $32 in money and six wolf scalps. Roland McIntire was born in Fleming Co., KY., in 1800. He married MARIA HUNTER, of Ohio, and settled in Audrain Co., MO. in 1831. He hewed the logs to build his house, and while they were lying in the woods, som Indians set the woods on fire, and the logs were burnt black, rendering them unfit in that condition, for use. Mr. McIntire and a party of his neighbors pursued the Indians, and caught and whipped them, to learn them not to do so another time. He then hewed his logs again and built his house. He had 8 children, Roland, Jr., Marvin, Amanda, Laura, Mary, Fleming, Catharine and Redmon. Duskin and William McIntire remained in KY. Catharine married LEWIS DAY, who settled in Audrain Co. in 1830. The widow of Frank McIntire lives in Fulton, Mo. Jane married JAMES MCCLANNAHAN, of Callaway Co. Elizabeth married WILEY REYNOLDS, of the same county.

MUSICK - About the last of the 17th century, a small boy was found in Wales, who could give no account of his parents or himself, except that his first name was George. George manifested a fondness for music, and his friends surnamed him Musick, as the word was then spelled. He emigrated to Virginia in the beginning of the 18th century, where he raised 5 sons, viz.: Daniel, George, Alexis, Ephraim and Abraham. He also raised some daughters, but of these we know neither the number nor names. Ephraim married a MISS ROY, and raised a family in Spottsylvania Co. He raised 2 daughters, one of whom married a JENKINS, and one a CAUTHORN. He raised 4 sons, viz.: Abraham, John, Thomas R., and Ephraim. Thomas R. Musick was born 10/10/1757. He joined the Baptist Church and commenced preaching at about seventeen years of age. He went to N.C. during the rev. war, where he married MARY NEVEL. Thomas served a part of the time in the American army. He removed to S. C. in the year 1789, and in 1794, he removed to Barren Co. He visited MO. several times while it was under the Spanish Government, and preached in St. Louis County as early as the year 1797. While preaching there he was frequently threatened with violence. In the spring of 1804 he removed with his family to MO. and settled in St. Louis Co., one mile north of the present town of Bridgeton. Shortly afterward, he instituted Fefee Creek Baptist church, which was doubtless the first Baptist church west of the ississippi river, of which he was pastor for many years. In the year of 1823 or 1824, his wife, Mary, died at home in St. Louis Co. After the death of his wie, he made his home at the house of his nephew, Ury Musick, a son of Abraham Musick. He continued to preach in various parts of MO. and Illinois until a short tie previous to his death, which occurred on the 2nd of Dec. 1842, at the home of Ury Musick. The famioy of Thomas consisted of three sons and six daughters, viz.: William, Nancy, Lewis, Mary, Charlotte, Sarah, Drucilla, Joyce and thomas. William died at 7 or 8 years of age, and Thomas at 16; all the others lived to be grown and married. Lewis Musick was born the 1st day of Feb. 1784. He came with his father to MO. in 1804, and married NANCY MARTIN, who died soe years afterward, after which he married MARY FITZWATER. Lewis removed to Pike Co. in the fall of 1819, and fro there to Audrain Co. in the spring of 1839. From MO. he went to California, starting on the 15th of April, 1849. He died in Sacramaento Valley, Oct. 27, 1849. He was engaged in trading inlivestock during the greater part of his life, and in the course of his business, was occupied in driving horses and cattle in various directions, all the way from Texas to Selkirk's Colony on North Red river, the country over which he had to pass, for the most part, a savage wilderness. Lewis raised 10 children, Lawson T., Elvira, Lafrenier C., Mary Ann, Charlotte M., Sarah T., Thomas R., Ephraim L., James J and Mandana A. Lafrenier wa born in St. Louis Co. on the 29th day of July, 1815, and married JANE D. HAYDEN. He joined the Baptist church in March 1833, commenced preaching immediately afterward, and was ordained in Oct. 1835. His present residence is in Audrain Co.

MANSFIELD, Robert Mansfield and MOURNING CLARK, his wife, of VA., had William H., James W., Thomas M., Robert C., Joseph, Mildred, Elizabeth, Nancy H., Mary, Sarah and Susannah. William H., James W., and Joseph were Baptist preachers. Thomas M. was a Methodist preacher and Robert was a Presbyterian preacher. The latter settled in Audrain Co. in 1836, and he and Mr. J. H. SMITH entered the land on which the city of Mexico stands. They donated 25 acres to the city the same year. Robert C. Mansfield married ELIZABETH S. BEATTY, and they had Malinda, Mary, William, Edward, Charles and Lelia. Mildred, Elizabeth, Nancy H. and Sarah, daughters of Robert Mansfield, Sr., remained in VA. Mary married and settled in Illinois. Susannah married and settled in Monroe Co., MO.

PETLEY, Joseph Petley, of Warren Co., KY., married NANCY HAMILTON, and they had Alfred, Allen, Alexander, John, George, Mary, Margaret, Rachel and Nancy. Alfred settled in Audrain Co. in 1828. He was married first to MALINDA MEIGS, by whom he had 3 children. He was married the 2nd time to CYNTHIA HOWARD, by whom he had 9 children. Mr. Petley was the greatest hunter and trapper of his day. It is said by those who had opportunities of knowing, that he killed more bears, deer, panthers, wild cats, raccoons, and wild turkeys than any two men in Missouri. He was very stout, and was often seen carrying two deer, one strapped on each shoulder, and his gun at the same time. He would carry such a load as this for miles without seeming to grow weary. He lived to a very old age, and died in 1874. While he was lying on his death-bed, he had his gun and powder horn, a set of buck's antlers, and the skins of a wild cat, raccoon and bear, hung where he could see them, and they were the last objects tat his gaze rested upon as his soul took its flight to the spirit land. Allen Petley settled in Montgomery Co, and married ELLEN BISHOP. Alexander also settled in Montgomery Co. One day during harvest, he cut seven acres of wheat with a cradle, and drank a large quantity of cold water while he was heated, from the effects of which he died that night. Margaret married TALIAFERRO REED, who settled in Montgomery Co. in 1834. Rachel married WILLIAM WILLIAMS, who settled in that county the same year.

PULIS - The parents of John Pulis, of New York City, were Irish. John was married twice, and by his first wife he had David and Conrad. His second wife was a MISS PLUNKETT, by whom he had Peter and John. David was married in the city of New York, to PHOEBE TAYLOR, by whom he had Elizabeth, William, John, Reuben, Conrad and Samuel E. Mr. Pulis removed to KY., where he lost his wife, and was married again to MARY N. GARDNER, by whom he had Thomas M., Stephen M., George and Joseph. He then removed to Warren Co., MO., where he died in 1848. William and john Pulis married and settled in MO. in 1829 and 1830. Reuben ran away from home when he was 16 years old, and came to MO. He landed at Hannibal, which at that time, consisted of 1 house. There he made a bark canoe and went down the Mississippi river to St. Louis, from whence he worked his way back to KY. on a steamboat. He then learned the trade of a blacksmith, and married the WIDOW HUTSON. Her property consisted of a featherbed, a gun, a cradle, two chairs and a pair of scissors, while he had $25 in money and a set of blacksmith's tools. He paid the $25 to a man to haul himself and wife and their property to MO. They settled first in Audrain Co., removed from there to Callaway, and returned to Audrain again, where Mrs. Pulis died, and he afterward married NANCY MCDONALD. Mr. Pulis was a justice of the peace in Audrain Co. for 6 years. Conrad, Samuel, Thomas and Stephen Pulis married and settled in MO., Thomas in Audrain Co.

PEERY, James Peery and his wife, who was a MISS JAMESON, were natives of Ireland. They settled in Tazewell Co., VA., and had Thomas, James, John, William and Samuel. Mr. Peery and his son, Thomas, were both soldiers in the Rev. war. The former was wounded severely, and the latter was killed. Samuel Peery married SARAY CARTMAN, by whom he had John, William, Josweph, Thomasd, Martha, Elizabeth, althamira and Matilda. Thomas married NARCISSA CANTERBERRY, and split rails at 50 cents per 100 to get money to pay the parson. He paid his first taxes in Audrain Co. in 1837, to JACK WILLINGHAM, who was the first sheriff. His taxes amounted to two wolf scalps and a half-a-pound of powder. Mr. Peery is a devoted Methodist, and loves to attend camp meetings. He was present at a camp meeting a good many years ago, when a violent rain and wind storm came up and broke the ridge pole of the large tent, which let the canvas sink down in the shape of a funel, into swhich a large quantity of water gathered, when some one cut a hole in the canvas and the water rushed out with such violence that the preachers were washed out of the pulpit and the women away from the altar.

PEARSON, Stephen Pearson, of Burch Co., N.C. married MARY POTTS, and they had 2 sons, John A. and Joseph, both of whom settled in Audrain Co., MO., where the city of Mexico now stands, in 1835. When the town was laid off the following year, Joseph donated three acres of land to hep it along. John A. married NANCY CARLTON, of N.C., by whom he had Rufus S., Leander P., John V., Marschall C., Joseph W., Clinton P., Julia A., Mary E., Emily L., and Elizabeth L. In addition to his own famiy, Mr. Pearson had 8 negro slaves and they all lived in two small cabins for a nyumber of years. He served 8 years as a member of the county court, and was an esteemed and influential citizen.

POWELL, Thomas Powell and NANCY CHANCEY, his wife, were natives of Maryland, but settled in Nicholas Co., KY., in 1796. Thay had 11 children, none of whom lived to be grown, viz.: John, Charles, Jerry, Thomas, Isaac, William, Robert, Polly, and Nancy. John, Isaac and Nancy settled in Indiana. Charles, Thomas and William lived in KY. Polly married and she and her husband lived in Ohio. Jerry settled in Illinois. Robert was a soldier of the war of 1812, and became an early settler of Audrain co., where he still lives in his 83rd year. He was married first to CELIA MURPHY, of KY., by whom he had Alvin, Alfred, Monroe, Jefferson, Jameson, Columbus, Jackson, Robert T., Julia A., Nancy and Grezella. Mr. Powell was married two other times, his last wife bein the WIDOW HUNT. All of his children live in Audrain Co.

RODGERS, Charles Rodgers and his wife, ELIZABETH HARRIS, of Halifax Co., VA., had 1 son, Charles B., who was a Lieutenant in the war of 1812. He settled in Callaway Co., MO., in 1829, and at the commencement of the war with Mexico, he raised a company in Callaway and Audrain Counties, and served as captain of his company during the war. His wide was ALETHA OVERFELT, of Beford Co., VA., and their children were Richmond H., Charles A., Andrew J., James C., John L., Elizabeth J., Sarah H., Virginia C., Thomas R., Isaac C., William G., and Aletha J. Charles A. was a private in his father's company during the Mexican war.

REED, Zachariah Reed, of Richmond, VA., married MARGARET COCKRELL, by whom he had 5 sons and 5 daughters. They left VA. and settled in KY, where they lived for many years. Their son, James, who was a coppersmith, married SUSAN WILLIFORD, and settled in Boone Co., MO. in 1826, and in Audrain Co in 1834, where he still lives, in his 87th year. He served in the war of 1812, under ISAAC SHELBY, in Canada. He had 2 sons and 7 daughters.

REYNOLDS, John Reynolds, of S. C., married NANCY GRIGGS, by whom he had Allen, John, Sarah, Shadrach, Emily, William, Wiley, Judith, Joseph and Durham. Mr. Reynolds settled in Boone Co., MO. in 1829, and in Audrain co. in 1832.

ROSE, George Rose and his wife, of Germany, had 3 children - Louis, Martin and Matthiaas. Louis was Colonel of a regiment in the battle of Blue Licks, KY., and was captured and taken to Detroit, where he was exchanged, and returned home in Aug. 1783. Matthias married NANCY HICKMAN, of Louon Co., VA., and settled in St. Louis Co., MO. in 1818. His children were Louis, Elga H., Rolley F., Elizabeth, Sarah and Angeline. Louis married ELIZABETH MASSEY, and they had 1 son, Frank E., who lives in St. Louis County. Elga H. better known as Judge Rose, lives in Mexico, MO. He married ELLEN B. SULLIVAN, and they had Matthias D., and Lucy E. Rolley F. was married first to MARY CLARK, by whom he had Louis, William, Franklin and Nancy. He was married the 2nd time to ADELINE DEHARE, a French lady. Elizabeeth married JAMES MCCLURE. Sarah maried NICHOLAS S. BURKHART. Angeline married BENJAMIN D. RAY.

RUSSELL, Mr. Russell, of N. C., was a soldier in the Rev. war. He married in N. C., and settled in Campbell Co., VA. His children were Mark, Henry, Daniel and Louis. Daniel married LUCY LANE, and settled in Carroll Co., MO, 1836. Louis married JANE DAVIDSON, and they had Frank, David, William, Eliza, Henry, John and three others. Mr. Russell lived for many years on the Ohio river, in W.V. and made regular trips to New Orleans with flatboats. He was fond of hunting and trapping, and drvoted a great deal of time to those occupations. He settled in Audrain Co., MO. in 1835, and died in 1872, in the 84th year of his age.

SPENCER, Barnard Spencer and his wife, MARY HAMPTON, of Gallatin Co., KY., had Preston H., Sarah A., Joseph D., James H., Eliza, Ross, Susannah, Henry H., and Barnard H. Joseph D. married ELIZABETH BISHOP, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1839. Henry H. was married twice, and settled in Audrain Co. Barnard H., Eliza and Susannah also settled in Audrain Co.

STRAHAN, John Strahan was the son of Robert Strahan and NANCY SCOTT, of Doun Co., Ireland. When John was 3 years old, his mother died, and in 1812, his father came to America, bringing his son with him, and settled in Beaver Co., PA. His brother, William, and sister, Nancy, also came with them. John lost his father when he was only 11 years of age, and he was bound out to learn the carpenter's trade. But that trade did not suit him, and he left the man he was bound to and learned the boot and shoe business. he also procured books and acquired such an education as he could by his own efforts. He was naturalized in 1824, and settled in Lincoln Co., KY., in 1832, where he married CELIA CANTERBERRY, by whom hd had 4 sons and 4 daughters. He came to Mo. in 1841, and settled first in Platte Co., but removed from there to Audrain Co. in 1844. He was elected Judtice of the peace in 1846, but resigned his office when he went to California in 1849, and during his absence, his wife died. He returned home in 1854, and married CYNTHIA EUBANK. He was re-elected Justice of the peace upon his return, and continued to hold the office for many years. He has been a great friend of public improvements, and when the North Missouri Railroad was built, he subscribed largely to the capital stock, saying that if he could not pay his railroad tax when it was due, he would take his spade and work it out. The Esquire is now living on his farm in Audrain Co., and is a worthy and respectable citizen.

SHOCK, Henry Shock, of Germany, emigrated to America and settled first in PA., from whence he removed to Greenbriar Co., VA. His children were Henry, John, Jacob, Rayner, Christina and Sally. John married POLLY SHILEY, and they had Milley, David, Henry, Hector P. L., Eliza, Polly, William, Rebecca, Peggy and Sarah. Mr. Shock settled in Boone Co., MO. in 1816, and built a horse mill. His son, Henry, was married first to MARY JACKSON, and second to HANNAH L. COX, and by his two wives, he had 16 children. He settled in Audrain Co. in 1831, and bought out RICHARD WILLINGHAM, "stock, lock and barrel", for $80. He afterward purchased the property of COLONEL ROBERT FULKERSSWON, whose land adjoined his, and the latter removed to Montgomery Co. Mr. Shock is dcalled the "fat man" of Audrain Co. David Shock married CYNTHIA GIBSON, of Boone Co. Hector P. L. married SARAH A. JACKSON, and settled in Bates Co., where he died. Eliza married THOMAS STRICKLAND, the first stage contractor on the Booneslick road. Polly married WILLIAM BREWER. William married the WIDOW EVANS. Margaret married PERRY COX. Sarah A. married MILTON BLYTHE. Richard died in childhood.

STEPHENSON, Hugh Stephenson, of Ireland settled in PA., and fought under Washington during the rev. war. His children were John, Hugh, Richard and Marcus. The 3 latter also served in the Rev. war. Marcus married AGNES HINKSON, and they had Polly, Elizabeth, Hugh, Nancy, Marcus, Peggy and Garret. Mr. Stephenson removed to MO. in 1807, and died i 1814, while on his way to Howard Co. His widow afterward married THOMAS REYNOLDS, of KY., and died in 1865. Garret, son of Marcus Stephenson, married EFFIE A. BLUE, and lives in Audrain Co.

SLOCUM, Joseph Slocum, of England, settled in N.C. where he married MARY RILEY, amd they had Riley, Nancy, Robert and Cynthia. Riley married the WIDOW POTTS, whose maiden name was NANCY CROCKETT, of TN., and settled in Boone Co., MO. in 1819. They had Nancy, Robert and Cynthia. Nancy, daughter of Riley Slocum, married JOSEPH M. GRAY, and they had 2 children. Cynthia married ELLIOTT P. CUNNINGHAM. Robert is a bachelor, and lives in Audrain Co. Riley Slocum was married the 2nd time to ANNIE HERRING, by whom he had William, Alfred, Joseph, Susan, John C., and Amanda J. The first four died young. Amanda J. was married 1st to CHARLES V. MCWILLIAMS, and 2nd to OLIVER C. CUNNINGHAM. She had 2 children by her 2nd husband, Charles and Prince.

THOMAS, Jackson Thomas was born and raised in Mercer Co., KY., but removed to Monroe Co., MO>, in 1834, and to Audrain Co. in 1838. He married SARAH D. MCGEE, and they had Ida C., James S., Mary J., Louisa A., Sarah E., Susan F., Martha E., and William J.

TINSLEY - The father of Edward Tinsley came from Scotland and settled on James river, in VA., before the Rev. war. Edward married ELIZABETH BUFORD, who was a sister of COLONEL WILLIAM BUFORD, of the Rev. war. They had Caleb, Henry, Joshua, Willoiam, Abraham, Judith, Elizabeth, Rachel and Frances. Caleb married ELIZABETH MEDLEY, of VA., and they had Ann, Mildred, Peachey, Frances E., and Abraham B. Mr. Tinsley removed to KY. in 1816, and settled in Callaway Co., MO. in 1837. Abraham B. married RACHEL JAINS, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1837. He was sheriff of that county three terms, and represented it in the legislature two terms.

TALLEY, George, Abraham, Richard and William Talley were born and raised in England, but settled in Halifax Co., VA., at a very early date. George and William came to MO. in 1817, and settled in Howard Co., where they remained 2 years, and then removed to Boone Co. William settled in Audrain Co. in 1829, and George in 1831. The latter married MARTHA WILSON, and they had William, Jr., Sally, James, Martha, Harriet, George, Boswell W., Wiley and Judith. William Talley Sr., married JUDITH WILSON of VA., and they had Elizabeth, John, Daniel, Wiley, Berry, Jennie, George, William, and Lethe.

TURNER, Thomas Turner, of VA., married CATHARINE SMITH, of the same state and settled on the Yadkin river, in N.C. They had a son named William, who was born in Jan. 1778, and is now living in Audrain Co., MO. He has been a member of the Old Baptist Church for 76 years. He went to KY. with his parnts in 1790, where he married ELIZABETH CROOKS, and in 1837, he settled in Boone Co., MO., where he resided until 1869, when he settled in Audrain Co. His children were Thomas, James, Clinton, John, Samuel, Silas, Mary, Lucinda, Nellie, Sarah, Margaret, Narcissa, Elizabeth and Catharine. Four of Mr. Turner's brothers, Smithton, James, John and Thomas, settled in Boone Co., MO.

VAUGHAN, Frederick Vaughan was a soldier of the revolution, and lived in Henry Co., VA. He married NANCY BOULWARE, and they had Catharine, Polly, Nancy, Fannie, Patsey, Robertson, Frederick and Martin, all of whom settled in Shelby Co., KY. Martin, Frederick, Polly, Fannie and Peter came to MO. with their parents. Martin was married 3 times: first to REBECCA TAYLOR, 2nd to SUSANNAH PROFFIT, and 3rd to AROLINE WILBORN. He had only 3 children, and is now a widower in his 80th year.

WAYNE, John Wayne, of VA., had a son named Temple, who was of a roving disposition and passionately fond of hunting. He settled in Audrain Co., MO. in 1827, and killed 6 deer the first day he stopped there. During the hunting seawsons, no one killed more deer and wolves than he did, and he lived for years entirely on wild game. He was never satisfied except when he was in the woods, where he spent nearloy all of his time, night and day - Sunday being like any other day to him. He was married first to LORINDA PEYTON, by whom he had William, Mary, Temple Jr., Joseph, Lorinda, Jane and James. He was married the second time to ELIZABETH GRIGGS, and they had Lucy A., George, Elizabeth, Emily, Alfred and Franklin.

WILSON, Moses Wilson married MARY RUSSELL, of Va., and settled in Boone Co., KY. They had John H., Sarah, Martha, William, Elizabeth, Samuel, Susan and Chrine. John H. was a soldier in the war of 1812. He married SUSAN SIMMONS, and settled in Audrain Co., MO., in 1834. They had Sally, Martha A., Esther, William W., Mary, Joseph R., Susan C., and Samuel M.

WILLIAMS, Cobb Williams was a native of VA., but settled in Lincoln Co., N.C. where he married PATSEY BROWN. He settled in Audrain Co., MO., in 1830. His children were Polly, Patsey, Delilah, Granderson, Caleb, John, William L., Gideon, and Absalom. John and Delilah died in N.C. Polly married JOHN ALLEN. Patsey married JOHN KILGORE. Granderson and Abraham live in Monroe Co. Caleb is in California. William L. was married first to CORDELIA KILGORE, and second to MARY E. EVANS. Gideon married ELIZABETH GULLEY. Caleb Williams, Sr., died in 1832, and his funeral was the first preached in Audrain Co. The services were conducted by REV. ROBERT YOUNGER, a Methodist minister of Boone Co.

WEATHERFORD, John Weatherford, of Ireland,k settled in VA., at an early date. His children were George, Joel, Archibald, Harden, Lindsley and Milley. Joel married CATHARINE DRY, and settled first in KY., from whence he removed to Pike Co., MO. in 1829. They had 1 child, Polly, ;when Mrs. Weatherford died, and he married MARGARET DRY, by whom he had Catharine, George J., Joel M., Caroline, Margaret, Jane, Frank and Jacob. Joel M. married MARY B. STANFORD. Polly married FRANK MCCORD. Catharine married JOHN PARDON. George J. married SUSAN JOHNSON. Caroline married S. T. LOVE. Margaret married WILLIAM HOARD. Jane married GEORGE WALKER. Frank married ANNA ATKINS, and Jacob married a MISS FERRELL.

WILLINGHAM - Many years before the Rev. war, a family of Willinghams lived in N.C. About 1800 two brothers of the family, named John and William, settled in KY., and in 1816 they came to MO. and settled on Rocky Fork Creek, within the present limits of Boone Co., from whence they removed to what is now Audrain co. in 1825. John Willingham had a son named Jack Willingham, who was the first sheriff of Audrain Co. He collected the revenues in 1837, which amounted to $32 in money and six wolf scalps.

WATTS, Samuel Watts, of Halifax Co., VA. was born in England. He married SALLY BURCHETT, and they had Rebecca, Daniel, Lizzie, Gillum, John, Roland, Joseph, Berry, Brackett, and Sally. Roland married POLLY LANE, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1833. Joseph was maried 1st to DOROTHEA CONNER, of VA., and 2nd to the widow of HENRY BURNES, whose maiden name was ARSISSA JOHNSON, daughter of RICHARD JOHNSON and ANN WITHENS, who came from Bourbon Co., KY., to Callaway Co., MO. in 1824.

WOODS, Andrew Woods, of Mercer Co., KY., married MARY MCGEE, and they had John, James and William. John and James settled in Monroe Co., MO. William married JANE CARDWELL and settled in Audrain Co. in 1837. They had George A., David, James, William, Mary A., Joseph, John, Albert, Olivia, Martha J., and Susan.

WOODS - The parents of Archibald Woods were Irish. He was married in VA., and removed to KY., during the early settlement of that state, where he was killed by the Indians during one of their attacks upon the fort where he and his family were staying. He left a widow and 4 children; William, Franklin, Nancy and Archibald. William was married in KY., and settled in MO in 1820. Frank died unmarried, in Boone Co., MO. Nancy married WILLIAM MULLINS, who settled in Howard Co. in 1820. Archibald married FANNIE HILL, and settled in Callaway Co. in 1826. His children were David H., Elizabeth, John, Nellie, Nancy and Patsey. David H. married SARAH REYNOLDS, and lives in Audrain Co.

WEST, William West married a MISS BYBEE, and removed from VA. to N.C., and in 1800 he settled in east Tennessee. Mr. West was a soldier of the Rev. war, and while he was in the army his wife kept all the pewter ware, of which she had quite an amount, buried to keep the soldiers from moulding it into bullets. Their eldest son, Jolley H., married NANCY WILLIAMS, of N.C., by whom he had James, John, Emily, William, Elizabeth, Jeremiah J., and Louisa. After the death of Mr. west, his widow came to MO. with 3 of her children, Jeremiah J., William and Elizabeth, and settled in Audrain Co. in 1834. Mrs. West afterward married ELIAS GILPIN, who removed to Texas. William West married POLLY MULLINS, of Tennessee. Jeremiah J. married ZELPHA HATTON, of KY., by whom he had 10 children, nearly all of whom are named for Methodist preachers. Louisa West married B. A. FIELDS, and died in 1856, leaving 7 children.




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