Montgomery County Families O-W

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INGRAM, Jonathan Ingram married BARBARA MENNEFEE of Virginia and settled in Logan Co., KY. Their children were Rhoda, Jonas, Samuel, Garrett, James, Anna, Polly and Barsheba. Garrett married NANCY HUDSON and settled in Pike Co., MO in 1818. Their children were Polly, John, Barbara, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Samuel, Nancy and Sally. Rhoda Ingram settled in Indiana and James and Polly in Illinois HUGHES, Major Thomas Hughes, of Bourbon Co., KY., married LUCY TANDY, and their children were William, Gabriel, Thomas, Henry C., Elliott M., James and Susan T. The Major's first wife died, and he subsequently married her sister, who was a widow at the time. Major Hughes held the position of Justice of the peace in Paris, for forty years, and all his decisions were sustained by the higher courts. He also represented Bourbon Co., in the KY Legislature. His eldest son, William, married his cousin, MARGARET HUGHES, and settled in Boone Co., MO. Elliott M., received a classical education, and came to MO when a young man, and taught school in and near Danville for several years. He then returned to KY where he married JANE S. MCCONNELL, and soon after, came back to Montgomery Co., where he remained until his death, which occurred on the 14th of Jan., 1862. He exercised a large influence in his community, and was a general favorite with all who knew him. He wa fond of practical jokes, was full of wit and humor, and became a prominent member of the Evanix Society of Danville. The names of his children living in 1876 are Blanche a., Duncan C., Susan C., Elliott M., Jr., R. H., Arnold and Tandy. Elliott M., Jr., is Prosecuting Attorney of Montgomery Co., and is a rising young lawyer, with a promising future before him.

JACOBS, John Jacobs, of Germany, came to America and settled in Virginia, where he married SARAH CRAWFORD. Their children were David, John, Peter, William, Elizabeth C., and Susan H. William married MARGARET A. MCDANIEL daughter of DANIEL MCDANIEL & MARY ANDERSON, who were natives of Edinburg, Scotland. By her he had Charles A., George R., Mary, Anna, Sallie, Sophia and Catharine H. Mr. Jacobs died in Virginia in 1828, and in 1831 his widow removed to MO and settled in Montgomery Co., where she died in 1850. Charles, who was a wealthy merchant of New Orleans, died without marrying. George R., who was a physician, married LOUISA PARSONS, of Virginia, and settled in Montgomery Co., MO. in 1831, but subsequently removed to Boone Co. Mary and Anna died single, in Montgomery Co., one in 1843 and the other in 1844. Sophia married DR. GORGE Y. BAST, of New Florence. Catharine H. married HENRY CLARK, SR.

JONES, Ezekiel Jones, of Buckingham Co., VA., married RHODA GILL, and they had James, John, Andrew, Polly, Nancy and Sallie. John married ANNA HERRON, and lived in North Carolina. They had 8 children. Andrew was married first to a MISS WILSON, daughter of a congressman of that name from South Carolina. He was married 4 times in all, and lived in Arkansas. Polly married JOHN LAPPING, and they had 5 children. One of their sons married and had 13 daughters. Nancy married JOSEPH TATE, of North Carolina. Sallie married JESSE ORR, of North Carolina. James married ELIZABETH WARDLOW, daughter of PATRICK WARDLOW & ESTHER CONNOR, both of Ireland, but who settled in Buckingham Co., VA., previous to the American revolution. He wa married in 1811, and settled in Montgomery Co., where Jonesburg now stands, in 1829. The town was named for him, and he was the first postmaster at the place. He also kept hotel and the stage office, and after the railroad was built he was ticket agent for some time. He had seven children, Calvin, Julia A., Patrick, Luther, Thomas, William and James F.

JONES, Richard Jones, who was born in England, married a MISS LOVE, and settled in Botetourt Co., VA. He was a member of the Baptist church, but had to give a hogshead of tobacco every year for the support of the Episcopal Church. The names of his children were William, John and Silas. William married ELIZABETH METCALF, and settled first in Shelby Co., KY., from whence he removed to MO. and settled on Darst's Bottom, St. Charles Co., in 1818. In 1820 he removed to Callaway Co., and built a horse-mill, under the shed of which the Baptists held religious services for a number of years. The mill was kept by his son, William M., who afterward became a Baptist preacher, and is now a merchant at Montgomery City. William Jones' children were Jane, Richard, Elizabeth L., Susan, William M., Minerva, Maria, Martha, and Narcissa. Jane married ROBERT SAYLOR. Richard married UNICIA DAVIS. He afterward died on consumption, and the day before his death he was taken to the creek, on his bed, placed in a rocking chair, and baptized, chair and all, by JABEZ HAM. Elizabeth L. Jones married WILLIAM MCCORMACK. William M. married ELIZABETH JONES, and they had 12 children, one of whom, Judge Robert W. Jones, has been Judge of the probate court of Montgomery Co., and is now editor of the Standard at Montgomery City. Minerva married ANDERSON HUNTER. Maria married MARTELLUS OLIVER. Martha married BENJAMIN PROCTOR. Narcissa married WILLIAM METCALF, of KY.

JONES, William R. Jones was born in the state of Georgia. His father's name was JOHN JONES, and the maiden name of his mother was ROBINSON. William R. came to MO. in 1819, a single man, and settled in Montgomery Co., where he was married the same year to MARY WHITESIDES, by whom he had John H., James H., Amanda, Mary M., Emeline, Nancy J., William R., Jr., Sylvesta M., Samuel A., Thomas S., and Perry S. All the children, except three, who are dead, live in Montgomery Co. Mr. Jones was a Methodist preacher.

KNOX, David Knox was born in Ireland in 1700. He had a son named Andrew, who was born in 1728. In 1732, Mr. Knox came to America, bringing his little son with him, and settled in Philadelphia Co., PA. Andrew married ISABELLA WHITE, of Pennsylvania, and they had Robert, David, Martha, James, John, William, Mary and Andrew, Jr. Mr. Knox was a soldier in the rev. war, and having taken an active part in the events of the day, a reward was offered for him, dead or alive, by the British authorities. On the night of the 14th of Feb., 1778, he was at home visiting his family, and during the night, his house was surrounded by a party of tories, who had come to capture him for the reward. They announced their presence by firing a volley of balls through the door, and then broke it down with the breeches of their guns. But before they could effect an entrance, Mr. Knox and his son, Robert, met them with drawn sabres, and laid about them so vigorously that they were soon glad to retreat, with several of their party bleeding from the gashes and cuts they had received. some American troops in the vicinity was notified of the attack, and immediately started in pursuit. Several of the wounded were captured, as they could be easily traced by the blood on the snow; but the rest made their escape. Those who were captured were tried by court-martial, condemned as spies, and shot. David, son of Andrew Knox, was born in Pennsylvania in 1760. He married ISABELLA CALDWELL of Charlotte Co., VA., and settled in Mercer county, KY. Their children were William, George, Mary, andrew, John C., Robert, Davis C., James, Samuel, Benjamin F., and David R. William was born in Mercer Co., Feb. 3, 1792. He enlisted as a soldier in the war of 1812, and in 1818 he settled in Montgomery Co., MO. On the 18th of Dec. 1828, he married SARAH CLARK, and the children resulting from this marriage were David F., Mary I., Isaac H., William S., and Davis R. David F. married CATHARINE DAVAULT, who died in 1875. He has been sheriff of Montgomery co. several times, and is a prominent and influential citizen. Mary I. married DR. D. F. STEVENS, of New Florence. Isaac H., was married first to SARAH CLARK; second to ELIZABETH CLARK, and third to CAROLINE SNETHEN. Davis R. married ALICE DYSON.

KING, Isaac King, of Germany, settled in Wythe Co., Va., and married BARBARA STROUP (late Mrs. Fipps, of Montgomery Co., MO) by whom he had one son, John P. The latter settled in Montgomery Co. in 1835, and married SUSAN STEPHENSON, a granddaughter of JAMES HELLER, of rev. fame, and who was at the battle of Bunker Hill.

KING, Isaac King, of South Carolina, married LYDIA SITTON, and settled in Tennessee. Their children were Joshua, Abraham, Sarah and Joseph. Joshua, Abraham and Sarah settled in Lincoln Co., MO in 1817. Joseph married ELIZABETH YATES, and settled in Montgomery Co., in 1823. They had 6 children, Conrad, Isaac, John, Charles, and Sarah. Mr. King built a horse mill, which was run principally by his wife. He took a real deal of interest in politics, and was elected justice of the peace and Captain of the militia.

KERR - The father of William Kerr, whose name was Thomas, died when he was 6 years of age. They were originally of VA., but at the time of Mr. Kerr's death, they were living in Mercer Co., KY. William was bound out by his mother, who did not feel able to raise him; and in 1827 he came to Montgomery Co. Here he married and had James H. H., George W., Elizabeth, William A., John t., Melissa C., Benjamin, Sophia, William, Douglass M., and Milton. Two of the children are dead, and all the others, except one, who resides in Lincoln Co., live in Montgomery Co. William Kerr was a stage driver for 16 years, on different routes, but most of the time on the route between Fulton and St. Charles, over the Booneslick Road. He was one of the best drivers that could be found, and his services were sought by all the contractors. The horses were herded on the prairies, like cattle, when they were not in use.

LEAVELL, Edward Leavell, of VA., married ELIZABETH HAWKINS, and settled in North Carolina. They afterward removed to Garrard Co., KY., where they both died. Their children were Benjamin, Joseph, James, John, Edward, Nathan, Mary, Nancy, Elizabeth, Catharine, Sally and Mildred. Benjamin, Joseph and john lived in KY. Nathan died in N.C. James married REBECCA STINSON, who cut the throat of a mad wolf that had bitten her father, while he held it. Their children were Margaret, Elizabeth, Jane, Julia A., William H., James M., Benjamin F., and Edward. Margaret married JOHN STEPHENS. Elizabeth married RANDOLPH BOONE. Jane married MR. CARNIFIX. Julia A. married M. B. SNETHEN. William H. was married 3 times. James M. died single. Benjamin F. married SARAH NUNNELLY, and they had 1 child, James. Edward married RHODA SALLEE. Mildred, daughter of Edward Leavell Sr., married NICHOLAS H. STEPHENSON, of KY., and is now a widow in her 86th year. Mr. Stephenson and his family started to MO in 1813, on horseback, but after crossing the Ohio river, they purchased a wagon and traveled in that some distance, when the roads became so bad that they could use it no longer. They then sold the wagon and performed the rest of the journey on horseback, arriving in St. Charles Co., in 1814, having been on the road one year. Mr. Stephenson settled first in Howell's Prairie, where he built a tanyard, and in 1818 he removed to Montgomery Co. He had 2 children, James and Mildred A. THOMAS D. STEPHENSON, a brother of Nicholas, settled in Howell's Prairie St. Charles Co., in 1812, where he married MARY PITMAN. In 1844 he removed to Warren Co., where he died. He was county judge and justice of the peace for some time, and was an influential citizen.

LEACH, John Leach, of England, settled in Prince William Co., VA. His son, William was married first to FANNY GEORGE, and they had Henry and Fanny. He was married the second time to MARTHA CLARK, by whom he had William, reason, Louisa, Martha and Mary E. Henry married FRANCES HORTON, and settled in Montgomery Co., MO in 1830. They had two sons and 8 daughters. Fanny married JOHN ROBINSON, who settled in Montgomery Co., in 1830. William died in infancy. Mary also died young. Reason, Laura (?) and Martha settled in Montgomery Co.

LEWIS, Edwin Lewis, of N.C. pitched his tent in Montgomery Co. in 1830. He married ELIZABETH EVANS, by whom he had Wormley, Mary, Edward, Francis, Hiram, Bentley, Susan, Ann and Lucretia. Mr. Lewis' first wife died and he afterward married MRS. REBECCA WALLPOOL, a widow, by whom he had Thomas, James, elizabeth, Amanda, Margaret, Caroline and Jane.

LAWSON, Henry Lawson, of Shelby Co., KY., married REBECCA LEWIS, by whom he had Henry, James, Joseph, William, John, Cynthia A., Mary, Laura, Rebecca and Nancy. Mr. Lawson settled in Montgomery Co., MO in 1822. He and his wife were present at the organization of Macedonia Church on Cuivre, of which they became members.

LEWIS, Aesop Lewis, a blacksmith, was of English parentage, and lived in the state of New York, from whence he removed to Vermont. The names of his children were Rufus, Benjamin, Eli, Chandis, Salina, and Hannah. Rufus, who was a cooper by trade, married ELIZABETH GILBERT, of Conn. and moved with his parents to Ohio in 1816. They went from there to KY., and in 1819 they came to MO in keel boats, landing at St. Genevieve. They settled in Washington Co., and in 1839 Rufus Lewis, with his wife and son, Enos W., came to Montgomery Co. They had 3 children besides Enos W., viz: Mary A., George W., and Elizabeth. The latter was married first to COMMODORE C. LEWIS, and after his death she married JOSEPH CHARLES. Mary A. and George W. married and settled in MO. Enos W. lives in Montgomery Co., and is a substantial, well-to-do farmer, fond of fun and frolic, and nearly always has a joke to tell on somebody. He married the WIDOW COTES, whose maiden name was NANCY SMITH.

LEWELLYN, Jacob, son of Samuel Lewellyn, had a son, Samuel, who settled in Pike Co., MO. at a very early date, and died in 1837. He left a son, John W., who married JANE TRABUE, of KY, in 1824, and had 10 children, nine of whom are still living. Mr. Lewellyn lived for some time in Clarke Co., MO., where he was judge of the County court for 8 years. He settled in Montgomery Co., in 1839, having lived in St. Charles Co., in 1818, and in Pike Co., in 1820.

LOYD, William Loyd, of Wales, emigrated to America, and at the commencement of the revolution, he sided with the Americans and enlisted in their army. He settled and lived in Virginia. His son, William, married MARY HILL, and they had Kirtley, Richard, William, Willis, Robert, James, Anna, Mary, Sarah and Margaret. Kirtley lived in VA., until 1860 when he removed to MO. Richard married MARTHA ELLIS, and settled in Montgomery Co, in 1838. William married the WIDOW DAVAULT, whose maiden name was VIRGINIA MAUGHS. Robert married the WIDOW BROWN, whose maiden name was CYNTHIA A. BUSH. James, Sarah and Margaret lived in VA. Anna married JAMES D. WOOD, who settled in MO in 1835. Mary married THOMAS NUNNELLY.

LOGAN, Hugh Logan was born in Ireland. At the age of 15 years he had a difficulty with his father, and ran away from home and went to sea. He followed the life of a sailor for three years, and then landed at Philadelphia, and made his way from there to KY., during the first settlement of that state. He married REBECCA BRYAN, a sister of JONATHAN, DAVID AND HENRY BRYAN, who had been raised by her aunt, MRS. DANIEL BOONE; her mother having died while she was young. Their children were William, Alexander, Hugh, Jr., Henry (called "Ross") and Mary A. Mr. Logan was drowned in Fleming's creek, KY., while attempting to swim a race horse across the stream, and his body was not found until twenty-four hours afterward. The night before his death he had a singular premonition of his approaching fate in a dream, in which the catastrophe of the following day was clearly depicted. He related the dream to his wife, who tried to persuade him not to go near the creek that day; but he laughed at her for being scared at a dream, and met his death as above stated. William Logan, the eldest son, married NANCY H. HOBBS, daughter of JOSEPH HOBBS AND NANCY HUGHES, and came to MO. in 1820, with his wife and one child, on horseback. They had 12 children in all. Mr. Logan died in 1852, but his widow is still living, on the old place in Tenque Prairie, in her 81st year. Her memory is bright as ever, and she takes great pleasure in relating incidents and adventures of early days in Missouri and KY. She still has her wedding dress, which is made of home-spun cloth and striped with copperas. Alexander Logan married ELIZABETH QUICK, and settled in Callaway Co., MO in 1817, but the following year he moved and settled on South Bear Creek, on the line between Warren and Montgomery counties. He was a man of iron constitution, and could endure the greatest extremes of cold and heat without apparent inconvenience. His will was as strong as his constitution, and he governed his family and everything that came under his control with the strictest discipline. One day, he accidentally killed a fine donkey, for which he had paid $500, while trying to teach it "horse sense" with a clapboard. Hugh Logan married a MISS MASSEY, and settled in Warren County. He was very fond of hunting, and became subject to rheumatism from exposure in the woods. But he wa cured one day by an adventure with a bear, which is related elsewhere. Henry Logan came to MO. when he was quite a boy, and at the age of 14 he accompanied Daniel Boone and JOHN DAVIS on a hunting expedition to Grand River. His father having died while he was young, he was bound out to learn the tanner's trade, and when he became able, he opened a tanyard in Montgomery Co., and carried on the business for many years. He was more eccentric than any of the other boys, and many amusing anecdotes are related of him. He was a member of the Old Baptist Church, and a regular attendant upon religious services. He would often carry his hat full of grapes to church and pass them around to the ladies and children during services. In warm weather he went barefooted, with his pants rolled up nearly to his knees; and it is said that he courted his wife barefooted. He asked her father, JACOB QUICK, for her hand, late one Sunday night, long after the family had retired to bed. It seems that, about 12 o'clock, he obtained the consent of his sweetheart, and immediately knocked at the door of her father's sleeping room, in order to secure his sanction. Mr. Quick, startled at the unexpected summons, sprang up and demanded what was wanted, to which Logan replied in a loud voice, "I want you daughter, Sally". The old gentleman, who was vexed at the disturbance and the abruptness of the demand, replied angrily, "Take her and do to the devil with her". Mr. Logan wore a hat for 20 years that was made by MARK COLE, out of raccoon and muskrat fur. It would hold an even half-bushel of corn, and it's owner frequently used it to measure grain with. He once had a bushel of seed corn that he was saving for a neighbor, when another neighbor came along one day and wanted it, but Logan told him he could not have it unless he would prove himself to be the better man of the two. The neighbor said he was willing to try, and so they went at it on a big pile of tan bark. The result was that Logan lost his corn. Late one night, a stranger stopped at his house and begged to stay all night when Logan gave him the following characteristic reply: "No, Sir, you can't stay all night at my house, but if you feel like it you may spent the BALANCE of the night with me." Notwithstanding his eccentricities, he was a kind-hearted man and a good neighbor, and was respected by all who knew him. Two years ago, he started to California to visit one of his sons, and not long after the train had left Omaha, he fell from the car and was killed.

MORROW, Daniel Morrow, a soldier of the war of 1812, married FANNY HALL, and settled in So. Carolina, but afterward removed to Tennesee. Their children were John, Fanny, Sarah, and Elizabeth. John married SARAH HALL, and settled in Montgomery Co., MO. in 1816. They had William, Bethel C., John H., David P., James A., Washington J., Lucinda, Elizabeth and Sarah M.

MASSEY, Thomas Massey, Sr., married NANCY HILL, of KY., and settled in Montgomery Co. in 1809, and in 1813, he settled at Loutre Lick, having obtained permission to do so from Nathan Boone, who owned the land on which the Lick is situated. His son, Thomas, Jr., was a ranger in Boone's company. There were 11 children in all, viz.: Israel, Thomas, Jr., Harris, Ann, Agnes, Sally, Nancy, Matilda, Elizabeth and Docia.

MAUPIN, Gabriel Maupin, eldest son of Thomas Maupin of Albermarle Co., VA., married ANNA SPENCER, by whom he had John, Thomas, Joel, Clifton, David, Arthur T., Susan, Nancy, Polly, Rosana and Patsey. Arthur T. and Joel married and settled in Montgomery Co., MO. in 1838.

MCGINNIS, John McGinnis and his wife came from Ireland, and settled first in VA., from whence they removed to KY. Their son, Greenberry D., married SALLIE LEWIS, of KY., and settled in Lincoln Co., MO., in 1832. His children were Elizabeth, Margaret B., William B., Jane, Nancy, Thomas S., Maria, Milton, Sarah E., and Mary E. Milton married MARGARET WILLIAMS and settled in Pike Co. Elizabeth married ENOCH SEVIER and lives in Lincoln Co. William B. married twice and settled in Illinois. Jane and Nancy died single. Sarah E. married JOHN HARRIS, and settled in Illinois... Samuel, son of John McGinnis Sr., was married twice and by his first wife he had John, Dora, Samuel, Jr., Polly and Elizabeth. He was married the 2nd time to MRS. MARY MCGINNIS, by whom he had Erasmus T., William and Jesse G. Erasmus was married first to MISS STEWART, and second to FANNY BERGER. He lives in Montgomery Co. William also married a MISS STEWART and lived and died in Montgomery Co.

MABREY, Cornelius Mabrey, of Pittsylvania Co., VA., was a millwright by trade. He was married twice, but of his first wife and her children, we have no account. His second wife was POLLY CHANEY, by whom he had Patsey, Pleasant, Letitia, Elizabeth, Polly & Philip. Mr. Mabrey moved to middle Tennessee and lived there several years. He afterward settled in Logan Co., KY., where, after a residence of several years, he was drowned. In 1828 his widow and her children came to MO, and settled in Lincoln Co., where she died two years afterward. The eldest daughter, Patsey, married GEORGE HUSS, who also settled in Lincoln Co. Pleasant married BARSHEBA ENGLAND, and is now living in Pike Co. He had 7 children, 5 of whom live in in Montgomery Co. Letitia married JAMES EIDRUM, of KY. Elizabeth married SHELTON COBERT. Polly married ELBERT ENERT. The 3 latter all live in Lincoln Co. Philip, who lives in Montgomery Co., was married twice; first to POLLY UPTEGROVE, and second to ELIZA J. HUGHES. He is a carpenter by trade, and has done well in his battle with life. In his younger days he was very intimate with DR. MCFARLAND, of Troy, and they went to all the quiltings and dances together. They were both very tall men, and the lofts of the cabins had to be taken out before they could dance without striking their heads against the boards. When the dance was over they would assist in replacing the loft. Young men and women often came to these frolics barefooted; but they generally went prepared with buckskin, from which they made moccasins to dance in, before the dance began.

MCCARTY - Ezekiel and Ira McCarty were sons of James McCarty and JANE HARDING, of VA. They settled in Clark Co., KY in 1806 where they lived and died. They had 12 sisters, all of whom married and settled in KY. Ezekiel was a soldier of the war of 1812, and was in the battle known as Dudley's defeat. He married ELIZABETH SIDEBOTTOM, of KY. Their children were Shelton A., Eli, James, Sally, George W., John W., Joseph K., and Alfred S. Mr. McCarty removed to MO and settled in Danville in 1836. He died in 1866, and his wife in 1873. Eli, George W., and Alfred are the only surviving children. George W., is a justice of the peace and a prominent citizen. Ira McCarty, brother of Ezekiel, married a MISS MOORE, of KY., and settled in Boone Co., MO., where he raised a family of 7 children.

MAUGHS, Nathaniel Maughs was of Loudon Co., VA. His children were David, William, John, Moses, Elijah, Stephen, Vinson, Mary, Sally and Eli. Mr. Maughs removed from VA to Fleming Co., KY., and his children all came with him. David and William were Baptist preachers, and the former settled in Lincoln Co., MO. Elijah married MARY SMITH, by whom he had Mordecai M., Milton M., Sophronia F., Lucinda S., Elijah C., Daniel M., and Mary S. V. Mr. Maughs died, and his widow married his brother, Stephen, who settled in Montgomery Co., MO. in 1822. They had Jerry S. D. S., and George M. B. Mordecai Maughs who was a physician was married first to the WIDOW JANE SCOTT; second to DOROTHEA STEPHENSON, and third to LIZZIE OFFUTT. He had 16 children in all. The doctor was an educated, intelligent man, full of wit and humor, and very fond of practical jokes. He lived at Danville for many years but finally removed to Callaway Co., where he died. Sophronia Maughs married DR. WILLIAM PROCTOR, of St. Louis. Mary V. S. was married first to HENRY DAVAULT and second to WILLIE LOYD, both old settlers of Montgomery Co. Jerry died a bachelor in Montgomery Co. George M. B., son of Stephen Maughs, is a physician. He married ANNA ANDERSON, of Callaway Co., and settled in St. Louis, where he has become distinguished in his profession.

MORRIS - The parents of Joshua and Samuel Morris died in VA. Joshua married NARCISSA VALLANDINGHAM, and settled in MO in 1821. Their children were William H., Samuel J., Lewis R., Sarah J., and Rachel A. Samuel Morris, brother of Joshua, was a saddler by trade, and made such good saddles that they became popular all over the country, and he had all the work he could do. He settled in MO in 1821 and married ESTHER BRYAN, daughter of HENRY BRYAN. Their children were Joshua, Chester, Marion, Naoma, Cynthia, Lucinda, Julia, Virlena and Alice. Mr. Morris lives in Saline Co.; his wife has been dead several years.

MCGHEE, John McGhee, a native of Ireland, married MARGARET ADAMS, who was born in England. They settled in Shelby Co., KY., where they had Lynch, Emily, Margaret, James, Washington, Nancy and Rice. Lynch was a physician. He married MARGARET SHACKELFORD, and settled in Louisville, KY., but removed to St. Louis, MO., in 1838. Washington married JULIA SIBLEY, of KY., and died in 1828, leaving a widow and four children... Mary H., Robert L., Harriet and Epsey. Mrs. McGhee and her children settled in Montgomery Co., MO., in 1841, and she is still living, in her 76th year.

MOORE, James Moore was born in Campbell Co., VA., in 1761. He was married in 1795 to PRISCILLA REED, by whom he had John G., William R., Sarah, Thomas, James G., Mary and Martha. He was a captain in the war of 1812. In 1839 he came to MO and settled on Dry Fork of Loutre, in Montgomery Co., where he died in 1858. His wife died one month later. Mr. Moore was a member of the Methodist church, a quiet and inoffensive man, and highly esteemed by his neighbors and friends. His son, William R., married MARY HUBBARD, of VA., and settled in St. Joseph, Mo. Sarah married WILLIAM FARRIS, and remained in VA. Thomas married EDETHA REYNOLDS, of VA., and settled in Montgomery Co., in 1839. James G. never married. He settled in Montgomery co in 1839 and is the only one of the original family still living. Mary married WILLIAM MCDANIEL, who settled in Montgomery Co., in 1839. Martha married PETER G. HUNTER, of Montgomery Co.

NOWLIN, James nowlin and his wife, MARTHA COLLINS, were natives of Scotland. They came to America prior to the Revolution and brought all their household and kitchen furniture with them. they settled first in the eastern part of VA., but afterward removed to Pittsylvania Co. Their only son, Bryan W. Nowlin, was a captain in the American army during the revolution. He married LUCY WAIDE, of VA., and they had 15 children, thirteen of whom lived to be grown, and 12 of them married. The eldest son, Peyton, married LUCY TOWNSEND, and settled first in KY., from whence he removed to Saline Co., MO., previous to 1820, and raised a large family of children. Richard Nowlin, brother of Peyton, married CELIE SHELTON, and settled first in KY, and afterward in Saline Co., MO. Samuel Nowlin married FANNIE PAUL, of VA., by whom he had Joseph and David. His first wife died, and he was married the 2nd time to ELIZABETH EVERSON, by whom he had 2 daughters, both of whom are living in VA. Joseph Nowlin lived and died in Lynchburg, VA. David studied law at the U. of VA. In 1835 he married ELIZABETH BERGER, of VA., and the following year he came to MO and settled in Montgomery Co., where he practiced his profession, and was elected to several official positions in the county, which he filled with credit to himself and his constituents. He was also a Baptist preacher, and possessed more than ordinary powers as a pulpit orator. His son, Samuel S. Nowlin, is an attorney, and lives at Montgomery City. He has served his country as circuit clerk, and made one of the best officers the county ever had. He possesses a large influence, and his prospects for future political advancement are good.

NUNNELLY, Peter Nunnelly was a "bound boy" to a horse doctor and jockey, and was with LORD CORNWALLIS' army at Yorktown, when it was captured. After the war, he settled in America and was married twice; first to ELIZABETH SMART, by whom he had Peter, Jr., Absalom, Benjamin, Gillum, Buckner, Littleberry, James, Ephraim, Mildred, Martha and Judith. Ephraim married ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, and his son, Ephraim married EVELINE SCHOLL, and lives in Callaway Co. His children were James, Anderson, Daniel, John, Lucy, Mary H., Elizabeth, Sarah L., and Susan A. James is a bachelor and lives in Montgomery Co. Anderson married VIOLET PATTON, and lived and died in Montgomery Co. Daniel married CATHARINE LEE. John and Lucy died young. Mary H. married JOHN MCMAHAN. Elizabeth married GRANVILLE NUNNELLY, her cousin. Sarah L. married BENJAMIN F. LEAVELL. Susan A. married GRANVILLE L. GREGORY.


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