Jay Johns Journal
of John Jay Johns
Families of MO
St. ed LOUISA
WALDEN. James S. and John settled in the same county at a later date.
CAIN, Jesse Cain settled on Charrette creek,
in now Warren Co., about 1812. He joined NATHAN BOONE's company of rangers,
and served with them during the Indian war. He was an eccentric character,
and generally managed to afford his associates a great deal of amusement.
His children were Polly, Sally, Paulina, Vina, Jack, James, Jesse, Jr.,
Harvey, and Eli.
COIL, Jacob Coil settled on Loutre Island
in 1817. He was born in Pendleton Co., VA., in 1780, and died in 185.
He was married twice, and they had 9 children. His eldest son by his
1st wife, named Jacob, Jr., was married first to SARAH GIBSON and 2nd
to MRS. TAYLOR, who was a daughter of STEPHEN QUICK.
CARTER, Ithiel Carter, a native of Scotland,
married an English girl named LOUISA DEMING, emigrated to America, and
settled at Hartford, Connecticut. During the revolution, Mr. Carter
enlisted in the American army, and fought for the rights of his adopted
country. He had only 2 children, Cyrus and Orion. Cyrus came to St.
Charles in 1822, as a clock peddler, and sold to BENJAMIN EMMONS, SR.,
the first patent clock ever sold west of the Mississippi river, the
price being $40. Mr. Carter was married first in 1838, to the WIDOW
DERANG, whose maiden name was HARRIET MOORE. His second wife was the
widow of SAMUEL W. WILLIAMS, whose maiden name was MARTHA JOHNSON, daughter
of JOHN JOHNSON and MARY M. WOOLDBRIDGE of Chesterfield Co., VA.
CHAMBERS, John Chambers, of Ireland,
settled in N.C., and married MARY THOMPSON, of KY., by whom he had John,
Jr., William, Sarah, James, Thomas, Alexander, Nancy and Jane. In 1798,
Mr. Chambers came to MO. and settled in St. louis Co., and in 1800 his
wife died. After that he lived with his son, Thomas, in St. Charles.
Thomas married ELEANOR KENNEDY, nd the names of their children were
Prospect, Riley, Sarah, Julia, Harriet, Davis H., Ellen, Rhoda and Thomas,
Jr. Thomas and Alexander Chambers were rangers together in CAPTAIN MUSICK's
company, and were at the battle of the sinkhole in (now) Lincoln Co.
Alexander married the widow of FRANK MCDERMID, who was killed at CALLAWAY's
defeat. Her maiden name was RUTH COSTLIO. James, son of of John Chambers,
Sr., wa a tanner and lived in (now) Warren Co.
CLYCE, William Clyce, of VA., was an early
settler near Pinckney, in Warren Co. He married NANCY HART, and they
had Milford, Elizabeth and Preston. His first wife died, and he was
married the second time to POLLY WYATT, by whom he had nancy, Frank,
William, Gabriella an Thomas. Milford married in KY. to PRISCILLA WILLIAMS.
Elizabeth married and settled in Linn Co., MO. Preston and Frank died
single, in KY. Nancy married a MR. SWASEY, of Canada, who settled at
Pinckney, in Warren co., and opened a store. William married CHRISTINA
CHEESEMAN, a German lady. Gabriella married CUNNINGHAM PARSONS. Thomas
married REBECCA ANDERSON, and lives in High Hill, Missouri.
CALLAWAY, John B. Callaway was the eldest
son of Flanders Callaway and JEMIMA BOONE.* He was a fine scribe, and
an excellent business man, and was justice of the peace and judge of
the county court for many yeas. A large proportion of the old legal
papers of St. Charles Co. have the name of John B. Callaway attached
to them as Justice of the peace. He had a mill and a distillery on Femme
Osage creek, and the water for the distillery was carried some distance
in troughs, made by hollowing out poles, which were kept free of mud
by crawfish placed in the troughs for that purpose. Mr. Callaway died
in 1825. His wife was ELIZABETH CATON, and their children were Emaline,
Verlenia, James, and Octavia. Emaline married HAYDEN BOONE, a son of
SQUIRE BOONE, who was a nephew of DANIEL BOONE. Verlenia married JOHN
BRYAN, a son of HENRY BRYAN. James married MARY MCKINNEY, daughter of
ALEXANDER MCKINNEY. They live in Mexico, MO., where Mr. Callaway, who
is a capitalist, is engaged in the banking business. Octavia married
SCHUYLER RICE, who was from New England.
*it is stated elsewhere that Capt. James Callaway was the eldest son,
but it is a mistake, as we have learned since that portion of the book
CATON, Jesse Caton, of KY., settled near
the present site of Marthasville, in Warren Co. in 1811. He married
a MISS SPARKS, who was a sister of HENRY BRYAN's wife, and their children
were Noah, Jonas, Jesse, Jr., Elizabeth, Nancy, Jemima, Mahala, Rebecca,
Fannie and Hester. Noah married a MISS MCDERMID. Jesse, Jr. married
MISSOURI LAMME. Elizabeth married JOHN B. CALLAWAY, son of FLANDERS
CALLAWAY. Nancy married ADAM ZUMWALT. Jemima and Mahala both married
JOHN CARTER. Rebecca marred a MR. MCCUTCHEN. Fannie married DANIEL GILLIS.
Hester married a man in southwest MO. but we could not obtain his name.
DAVIS, Louis Davis, of England, came to
America and settled in VA., prior to the revolution. He had one son,
Louis, Jr., who married AGNES WALTON, and they had 9 children: Lourens,
Mary, Saluda, Sally, Jincia, Edna, Louise, Thompson and John K., all
of whom married and lived and died in VA. Isaac T. the second son of
John K. Davis, married MARTHA LANGFORD, and settled in Warren Co. in
1835. They had 5 children.
ELLIS, Charles Ellis, of VA., married his
cousin, NANCY ELLIS, and they had Thomas, Polly, Stephen, Elizabeth,
Nancy, Charles, Joseph, Martha, James M. and Susan. Mr. Ellis removed
from Richmond, VA. to Shelby Co., KY., in 1815. Stephen married MARY
YOUNG of KY., and settled in Warren Co., MO. in 1826. In 1847 he removed
to St. Charles Co., where he died. His children were James, Charles,
Nancy, Sarah C., Martha F., Mary H., and William T. Joseph Ellis was
married twice; first to NANCY NETHERTON, by whom he had Henry C., Mildred
C., Charles M., Ann E., Lucy H., Paulina, Joseph, Stephen E., John G.,
William S., and Martha I. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Ellis
married the widow of BENJAMIN PITTS, whose maiden name was SUSAN R.
SIMMS. Martha Ellis married THOMAS MOFFITT, of VA., who settled in St.
Charles Co., MO., in 1830. Elizabeth married EDWARD R. KELSO, who settled
in St. Charles Co., MO., in 1831. The most of their children moved to
FINES, Vincent Fines, of Germany, settled
first in Pennsylvania, from whence he removed to Tennessee, where he
was killed by the Indians. His children were Thomas, William, Abraham,
Isaac, Phoebe and Sally. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Fines
married REUBEN BEDFORD, by whom she had 3 children. Thomas married MARY
NAVE, of TN., by whom he had Levi, Abraham, Sally, Delila and Amy. Mr.
Fines was killed by an accidental discharge of his gun, and in 1817,
his widow and children came to MO. Abraham married CYNTHIA HARPER, in
1819. The nearest justice of the peace was JAMES DUNCAN, of Lincoln
Co., who lived 16 miles distant, and was too old to go so far to marry
people. But he agreed to meet them half way. Accordingly, on the day
of the wedding they set out on foot, and walked to the designated place,
where the "Squire met them and performed the ceremony, and they
walked back home the same day. Mrs. Fines still has the dress that she
wore on that memorable occasion. Mr. Fines was a very active man, and
no one could beat him on a foot race. He was one of the first grand
jurymen of Montgomery Co. He says that while out hunting one day, he
came upon a den of rattlesnakes, whose heads were so thick where they
stretched themselves out of their den that they looked like corn stubbles
in a field. He fired into them with his gun and then ran away without
looking back to see what execution he had done. Levi Fines married NANCY
ODEN. Sally married JACOB ODEN. Delila married NICHOLAS SHRUMB. Amy
married JOSEPH SHRUMB. Phillip, a brother of Vincent Fines, settled
in St. louis Co. in 1800. He was a small man, and had a small wife and
daughter. Their aggregate weight was two hundred and fifty pounds.
FOURT, Dr. Andrew Fourt was born in Maryland
in 1780. When he wa 14 years of age, his parents removed to KY., where,
in 1807, he married SARAH WYATT. In 1810 he came to MO. with his wife
and 2 children, on pack horses, and settled near Charrette village in
(now) Warren co. When the Indian war began, he joined CAPT. CALLAWAY's
company of rangers, and served 12 months. When Montgomery Co. was organized,
Dr. Fourt was appointed one of the commissioners to locate the county
seat, and Pinckney, near the Missouri river, was chosen as the place.
The Doctor subsequently located there, and opened the first hotel in
the place, which eh kept 3 years, and then removed to the head of Pinckney
Bottom, where he lived until his death, which occurred on the 27th day
of Nov., 1852. He had 8 children: Emeley, John T., Peter W., Pullyan
M., Elizabeth, Martha S., Sarah J., and Louisa. Six of the children
married and raised families.
GRISWOLD, Harvey and Frederick Griswold,
of Conn., were cousins. They emigrated to the west and settled in (now)
Warren Co., MO. at a very early date. Frederick married REBECCA SHOBE,
and opened the first store in Pinckney. They had no children. Harvey
came to MO. when he was only about 16 years of age, and walked from
St. louis to Pinckney, carrying his wardrobe and all the property he
possessed tied up in a cotton handkerchief. His cousin, Frederick, at
first hired him to clerk in his store, but afterward bought a store
at Marthasville, and sent him there to take charge of it. He subsequently
purchased the store on his own account, and followed the mercantile
business for many years, acquiring a comfortable fortune before his
death. He married MAHALA SHOBE, a sister of Frederick Griswold's wife,
and they had 16 children, only 6 of whom lived to be grown: Rebecca,
William, Sylvanus, Prudence, Angeline and Frederick. Mr. Griswold owned
the land on which the graves of DANIEL BOONE and his wife were situated,
and he bitterly opposed the removal of the remains, but in vain. It
was his intention to erect a monument over the graves, and otherwise
beautify the last resting place of the old pioneer and his wife.
GILKEY, John Gilkey, of Ireland, married
JEMIMA PATTENGER, of VA., by whom he had Allen, John, David, Elizabeth,
Samuel, Barbara, William and Thomas. David married SALLY A. MURDOCK,
by whom he had Erasmus D., John G., William L., Sarah E., James P.,
and Ellen W. Mr. Gilkey settled in Warren co. in 1824, and his wife
died in 1830. He afterward married POLLY WYATT, when he was 75 years
old. William L. Gilkey married ELIZABETH LILES. Sarah E. married JAMES
BOWEN. Jemima P. married WILLIAM C. GILKEY, her cousin. Ellen W. married
GRAVES, Thomas Graves, of Culpepper Co.,
VA., was a soldier and Quartermaster in the rev. war. He married the
WIDOW SIMMS, by whom he had Thomas N., Elizabeth, Nancy, Lucy and Waller.
Thomas married MARY MASON, of VA., and in 1806 he removed, with his
father and sisters, Elizabeth and nancy, to Barbour Co., KY., from whence,
in 1820, they came to Warren Co., MO. The names of Thomas' children
were James B., William M., Candice A., Henry B., and Lucy M. Mr. Graves
was judge of the county court of both Montgomery and Warren counties.
James B., his eldest son, moved to Oregon. William M. disappeared in
a mysterious manner while in New Orleans, Louisiana. Candice married
USURDUS BRAINBRIDGE, of St. Charles Co. Henry B. married LUCINDA HOWELL,
and lives in California. Lucy M. married WOODSON A. BURTON, who settled
in Warren Co. in 1830. Warren, the brother of Thomas Graves, settled
in Warren Co., in 1826. His children, whose names were John, Henry,
Mary, and Ann, remained in VA.
GIBSON, Archibald Gibson, of Ireland,
emigrated to America and settled in VA. He had a son named Joseph, who
served in the war of 1812. Joseph married SUSAN HUDSON, and settled
in Lincoln Co., MO. in 1818. His children were Mary, Elizabeth, Archibald,
Nancy, John, William, Patsy, Susan, Lucinda and Malinda. Mr. Gibson
was married the 2nd time to the WIDOW CAFFER, whose maiden name was
MATILDA WRIGHT. By her he had Rufus, Mary, Waller, Matilda, Martha,
Richard, Emma and Thomas J. Mr. Gibson died in Lincoln Co. in his 87th
year. Archibald, Elizabeth and John married and settled in Warren Co.
John married SARAH A. WRIGHT. He was at a camp meeting once, where a
woman near him took the jerks, and fell into his arms. Never having
seen anything of the kind before, he was astonished and bewildered,
and called out at the top of his voice, "Here, Mr. Preacher, your
attention, please. Here's a woman with a fit!" But the "fit"
soon left her and he was relieved. Lucinda Gibson married FELIX KOUNTZ,
and settled in St. Charles Co. Martha married MR. PATTON, of Warren
Co Malinda married MR. SPENCER, and settled in St. Charles Co.
GIBSON, Gulon Gibson came from Duck River,
Tennessee, and settled in (now) Warren Co. in 1810. His children were
Sarah, Rachel, Ellen, Samuel, Joseph, John, Polly, Gilon, Jr., and James.
Sarah married THOMAS KENNEDY. Rachel married LAWRENCE SITTER. Ellen
married PHILLIP SITTER. sAMUEL MARRIED tabitha kennedy. Joseph married
ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG. John married POLLY SITTER. Polly Gibson married
JOHN SHRUMB. Gulon, Jr., married SALOMA SITTER. James married DIANA
SITTER. James, John and Gulon, Jr., were all rangers in Callaway's company.
GRAY - When Robert Gray was a small boy he
lost his father, while they were moving from N.C. to Tennessee. He had
4 sisters, Polly, Dorcas, Elizabeth and Jane. After the death of his
father, his mother proceeded on her way to TN with her children, and
they remained in that state until 1809, when they came to (now) Warren
Co., MO. during the Indian war they lived the greater portion of the
time in Castlio's Fort, in St. Charles Co. Polly Gray married REUBEN
THORNBILL. Dorcas married BARNER THORNBILL, and Jane married BRYANT
THORNBILL, all of whom were early settlers of Warren Co. Elizabeth married
JOB STARK, who was also an early settler of Warren Co. Robert married
ELIZABETH LILES, by whom he had James, Milton, Henry, Elizabeth, and
Jane, only a part of whom lived to be grown.
HUGHES, James Hughes, of Ireland, settled
in PA. His son, James, married and settled in Sullivan Co., TN. By his
1st wife he had but one child, a son, named Alexander; and by his 2nd
wife, a daughter, named Gertrude, who married JAMES M. OWINGS. Mr. Hughes
built a keel-boat, in which he conveyed his family and property to MO.,
coming down the Holsten, Tennessee and Ohio rivers, and up the Mississippi
HOWARD, Cornelius Howard, of KY., was
married first to a MISS GRIGGS, by whom he had Rachel, Cynthia, Elizabeth,
Martin, John, and two others whose names we could not obtain. He was
married the 2nd time to the WIDOW HUNT, but had no children by her.
She had 8 children of her own at the time he married her. One of the
Misses Howard (should this be Miss Hunt?) was a very beautiful girl,
nd one day she handed some water to a stranger who called at the gate
and begged for a drink. The stranger fell desperately in love with this
beautiful Rebecca, and married her two days afterward. In 1816, Mr.
Howard settled on Brush Creek, in Warren Co., and lived there two years.
He cleared a field and raised 2 crops of corn, but now the field is
covered with large oak trees, and the Brush Creek Presbyterian Church
stands about the center of it. In 1818 he moved and settled on South
Bear Creek, where he died many years afterward.
HAYS, Jeremiah Hays, of Ireland, married
JANE MOORE, of Scotland, and came to America and settled in Bourbon
Co., KY., where they had Mary, Delila, Nancy, Joanna, Absalom, Jane,
Thomas, Joseph and mahala. Mr. Hays, with his wife and 2 daughters,
Jane and Mahala, started to Montgomery Co., MO., but when they reached
St. Louis, he died. His widow and children settled near Marthasville.
Jane married OLIVER MCCLEUR, of PA., who was a blacksmith, and settled
in Warren Co. Mahala married JOHN WARD, of KY., who was a hatter, and
also settled in Warren Co. Absalom and Joseph Hays came to MO. with
DR. JOHN YOUNG in 1816. Joseph married KATE MAHONEY, and settled in
Montgomery Co. Absalom was the 2nd sheriff in Montgomery Co., and after
the organization of Warren, he was elected the first sheriff of that
county, which office he held alternately, until 1845. He married ANNA
SKINNER, of Montgomery Co., by whom he had Jeremiah, Susan, John A.,
Jane and Mary C. The year after Mr. Hays' marriage, he had to attend
court at Lewiston, and took his wife and little child with him to her
father's, who lived on Camp Branch, to remain while he was at court.
But the session lasted longer than he expected, and his wife, impatient
to be at home, persuaded her father to go with her. The journey was
too long for 1 day, and they stopped overnight at the house of MR. JOHN
WYATT. During the evening, Mrs. Wyatt put on her spectacles, and after
scrutinizing Mrs. Hays and her child very closely for some time, she
turned to Mr. Skinner and said she was "monstrous" glad that
was not his wife and child, for "of all things she did despise
upon this earth, was an old man with a young wife and child; for,"
she added, "it is the most bominubler thing in the world."
Mr. Hays was lame from his birth, and sometime before his death, he
was thrown from a horse and received an injury from which he never entirely
recovered. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Hays continued to live
on the farm near Marthasville, until the late war, when she was broken
up, and has since lived with her children. She now resides in Jonesburg,
Montgomery Co., with her daughter, Jane, and still enjoys good health
for a person so advanced in years.
HANCOCK, William Hancock was a pioneer
of both Kentucky and Missouri. In the former state he helped to fight
the Indians and guard the forts, and experienced the dangers and privations
of those times. He came to MO. among the first Americans who sought
homes here, and was the first settler on the Missouri river bottom,
in Warren Co., which has since borne his name. He was married in St.
Charles Co. to a MISS MCCLAIN, by whom he had 3 children, 2 daughters
and a son named William, Jr. The latter died at home, unmarried. One
of the daughters, named Mary, married CAPT. HAMILTON, and they now live
on the old homestead. Capt. Hamilton served with distinction in the
war with Mexico. The other daughter married DR. GEORGE Y. BAST, of New
Florence, MO. Mr. Hancock was a jovial man, and fond of practical jokes.
He and ANTHONY WYATT and JACOB DARST once took a flat-boat loaded with
pork and peltries to Natchez, Miss., and while there they concocted
a plan to shaw Darst -who was a devil-may-care sort of a man - as a
wild man of the forest. Accordingly they rigged him out in an appropriate
costume, and exhibited him with great success, the room being crowded
with visitors during the entire exhibition. Darst enjoyed the joke equally
as well as his two companions, and they all reaped a substantial reward
for their pains. Hancock and John Wyatt ran for the Legislature once,
and the vote was a tie. They tried it over, and tied again, when Hancock
withdrew and let Wyatt have the office.
HOPKINS, William Hopkins, of S. C., removed
to KY., where he married JANE STONE, and in 1810 he came to MO., and
lived for some time in CAPTAIN JAMES CALLAWAY's house. In the spring
of 1819 he settled in (now) Warren Co. His children were Cynthia, Isaac,
Walker, Polly, Sally, Thomas, Jane, Matilda, Lucy, Anna, Benjamin, John
and Susan. Isaac married ELIZABETH BROWN. Walker married NANCY GIBSON,
by whom he had 20 children. He was married a 2nd time, to JANE BECK,
a daughter of one of the first settlers of Warren Co. Thomas married
LYDIA BECK. Jane married JOSEPH HATFIELD. Matilda married JAMES STARK.
Lucy married JOHN ZUMWALT. John married SALLY COPS. Susan married JOHN
CORKER. Anna and Benjamin died of the measles.
HART, Capt. Hart was a native of the state
of N.J., where, during the French and Indian war, previous to the American
revolution, he raised a company of men and was commissioned Captain.
He was with GENERAL WOLF's army at the battle of Quebec, in Canada,
in 1759, where that gallant young general fell. Capt. Hart's company
behaved with great gallantry on that occasion, and the men, who were
dressed in blue uniforms, were afterward known as the "Jersey Blues".
Honest John Hart, as he was called, was a son of Capt. Hart, and one
of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Nathaniel, the 4th
son of Honest John Hart, settled in Mason Co., KY., in 1795. His son,
also named Nathaniel, was born May 5, 1794, and came to MO. in 1819.
He settled first in St. Charles Co., where he remained 1 year, and then,
in 1820, removed to Warren Co., and settled near Pinckney; where on
March 6, 1823, he was married to UNITY L. MARSHALL, daughter of JOHN
MARSHALL, of Montgomery Co., KY., who was one of the first settlers
of Warren Co. Mr. Hart is now living in Boone Co., in his 83rd year.
He had several children, but they all died in infancy, except two sons,
Joseph E., and Alfred H., who also live in Boone Co. He has in his possession,
a cane that belonged to his grandfather, Honest John Hart.
HUGHES, John Hughes, of England, came
to America and settled in Virginia, where he married and raised 3 children
- John, Jr., Nancy and Mary A. John married in VA., and had 7 children.
One of his sons, named Andrew, married ELIZABETH THOMPSON, by whom he
had Sarah, Thomas S. T., Reason, Elizabeth, Louisa, Harriet, Waddy,
Susan, Joseph and George. Thomas S. T., came to the city of St. Louis
in 1830, where he was married, first to REBECCA DOWNS, and 2nd to REBECCA
WELLS. Andrew Hughes settled in St. Charles Co. in 1839, and his daughter,
Reason, married SAMUEL ABINGTON. Elizabeth married JOHN WILLIAMS, of
Warren Co. Louisa married THOMAS ROYSTON, who died in N.C. Harried married
SIDNEY WOODS, of St. Charles Co. Susan married ST. JAMES MATTHEWS, of
St. Charles Co., and after his death, she married ARCHIBALD CARUTHERS.
Waddy died single. Joseph married SARAH CARYCOE, and settled in Warren
Co. George settled in Colorado.
HOWARD, David Howard, of Mount Sterling,
KY., married first to MARGARET FOURT, and settled on Charrette Creek,
in Warren Co., in 1819. His children were James, Peter, Thomas, Polly,
John and Jackson. After the death of his 1st wife, he married the WIDOW
MCCUTCHEN, whose maiden name was REBECCA CATON. By her he had Elizabeth,
George and Naoma. Mr. Howard was a great hunter and sugar maker, and
made the best maple sugar in the country. He was also a zealous Methodist
and his name is prominetly identified with the early history of that
church in his county. His son, John Howard, is at present, sheriff and
collector of Warren County.
IRVINE, Jared Irvine was one of the early
settlers of Warren Co. He married MARY PEEBLES, and they had Eliza J.,
Louisa and John. Mr. Irvine served as a soldier in the war of 1812,
when he was only 16 years of age. He was captured in one of the battles
and taken to Canada, and after his exchange, he walked from Canada to
his home in KY. He was a member of the first grand jury of Warren Co.,
and was a leading and influential citizen.
JAMES, Benjamin James married NANCY FOURT,
of KY., and settled in (now) Warren Co. in 1811. He joined the rangers
during the Indian war, and saw some active service. His children were
William, John, Walter and Peter. John fell from a mill dam on Charrette
creek and was drowned. Peter lived in St. Louis County, and never married.
Walter married SALLY WYATT, and they had Frank, Mary A., William J.,
John, Elizabeth, Walter R., Joseph and Lycurgus.
JONES, Henry Jones, of Wales, emigrated
to America, and settled in Henry Co., VA., where he married and had
the following children: Fielding, Joseph, Lewis, Peter, Willis, Delila
and Elizabeth. Lewis married FANNIE LAMB, of N.C., and settled in MO.
in 1837. His children were Henry, Zero, Joseph, George, Elizabeth, William,
Malinda, Lewis, Delila and Fielding, all of whom married and settled
in MO. Willis is a Baptist preacher, and married MARGARET C. BURSON,
of VA., whose father was also a Baptist preacher.
JONES, Giles Jones was an Englishman, but
came to America and served as a soldier in the Rev. war. His son, John,
came to MO. in 1817, and studied medicine under DR. YOUNG. Dr. Jones
married MINERVA CALLAWAY, daughter of FLANDERS CALLAWAY and JEMIMA BOONE,
and granddaughter of DANIEL BOONE, and settled near Marthasville. They
had the following children: James, Caroline, Emily, Daniel, John S.,
Ellen, Paul, Samuel, George, and Anna. The doctor became celebrated
as a physician, and had an extensive practice. He was also very fond
of hunting, and had a horse named Nick, that he generally rode on his
hunting expeditions. Sometimes, just as he would be in the act of firing
at a deer or some other game, Nick would move and cause him to miss
his aim. The horse did this one day just as he was drawing a bead on
a fine buck, and the buck escaped unhurt, which so enraged the doctor,
that he determined to give him a whipping. So he alighted and cut a
keen switch, and placed the bridle under his feet to keep old Nick from
running away while he whipped him; but the horse jerked his head up
at the first cut of the switch, threw the doctor on the back of his
head, and nearly killed him. After that, when he tried to whip old Nick,
he held the bridle in his hand. Dr. Jones took a prominent part in ferreting
out the counterfeiters and horse thieves with which the country was
infested from about 1835 to 1844, when the "slicker" organization
put a stop to their rascally practices. By so doing, he incurred the
enmity of the gang, and on the 22nd of Jan., 1842, he was shot and killed
in his own yard, by an assassin who was concealed in the woods near
the house. The whole country was thrown into a state of excitement by
this murder, and the repeated outrages which led to it, and companies
of regulators and patrols were organized in every community. But notwithstanding
the most delight and thorough search was made for the murderer, no trace
of him could ever be found. Several suspected parties were arrested
and tried, but they generally had but little difficulty in proving their
KABLER, Rev. Nicholas C. Kabler, of Campbell
Co., VA. was a son of Rev. Nicholas Kabler, of the same county. He married
SARAH GOLDON, of VA., and settled in Warren Co., MO. in 1830. He was
a Methodist minister, and traveled with REV. ANDREW MONROE for a number
of years. His children were Ellen, Simeon, William A., Lucy, Anna, Parks,
and Charles. Ellen married WILLIAM MCMURTRY, of Callaway Co. Simeon
and Lucy died in VA. William married LUCY J. PENDLETON, of Warren co.,
whose father and mother, JAMES PENDLETON and NANCY SHARP, settled in
the county in 1833. Her brothers and sisters were ROBERT PENDLETON,
FRANCES PENDLETON, PATRICK PENDLETON, ELIZABETH PENDLETON, JAMES L.
PENDLETON, and CAROLINE PENDLETON. Anna Kabler married MARCELLUS C.
POINDEXTER, of St. Louis. Charles lives in California, unmarried.
KENNEDY, John Kennedy, and his wife, whose
maiden name was MARGARET ROWAN, of Ireland, came to America and settled
in VA. many years before the revolution. They had 8 children: John,
James, William, Thomas, George, Abraham, Margaret and Jane. John was
killed by the Indians while assisting to cut a road from Knoxville to
Nashville, Tennessee. James settled in S. C., where he died. William
was captured by the British, while serving in the continental army,
and died on board one of their prison ships. George and Margaret were
killed by the Indians, where Nashville, TN., now stands. Their mother
died shortly after, and was the first white woman who died a natural
death in the state of Tennessee. Abraham emigrated to MO. in 1808 and
joined NATHAN BOONE's company of rangers in 1812. He removed to Texas
in 1834, where he died. His wife's maiden name was RHODA CARTLEMAN,
of S. C. Thomas was in the 5th regiment of VA. volunteers during the
Rev. war, and was at the massacre of Beaver Creek, S. C. After that
he served as a scout in CAPT. MURPHY BARNETT's company, until the close
of the war. He then went to TN., but remained only a short time, when
he returned to S. C., and married his second wife, whose name was SARAH
GIBSON. In 1807, he came to St. Charles Co., MO., where he remained
until the commencement of the Indian war, when he removed to near the
present town of Wright City, and built a fort there. His children were
James, Gayem, Abraham, Pleasant, Royal, Ellen, Tabitha, Rhoda, Sarah,
Ann, Dinah S., Narcissa, and Amanda. James was a ranger in CAPT. CALLAWAY's
company, and was present when he was killed. He married SALLY LYLE.
Gayem married ELIZABETH SITTEN. Abraham married SALLY RICE. Pleasant
married HARRIET SULLIVAN. Royal was married twice; first to CAROLINE
MCKEZELL, and second to MARGARET E. HUNTCHINSON. He has long been a
prominent citizen of Warren Co., having served as county judge for several
terms, and in 1860 he was elected a member of the legislature. Ellen
Kennedy married THOMAS CHAMBERS. Tabitha married SAMUEL GIBSON. Rhoda
married ALLEN JAMISON. Sarah was married first to THOMAS LIVINGSTON,
and 2nd to WILLIAM PERKINS. Ann married BENJAMIN F. RUGGLES. Dinah S.
married ISAAC KENT. Amanda married LEVI TILSON.
KITE, Martin Kite, of VA., was of German
descent. He married a MISS CHEELEY, of VA. by whom he had George and
Kitty, and several other children, whose names we could not obtain.
George and Kitty both live in Warren Co. Mr. Kite settled in that county
in 1835, and built a mill on Charrette creek. The lumber from which
most of the flat-boats of that period were built, was sawed at Kite's
KETCHERSIDES - A man named Ketchersides,
a cooper by trade, came from TN. at a very early date, and settled on
Massey's Creek in (now) Warren Co. He remained only one year, when he
sold out and returned to TN. In about another year he made his appearance
in MO again, but remained only a short time, when he went back to his
old state. He continued in this way until his death, remaining in one
state only so long as it was necessary to get money enough to take him
back to the other.
KENT, Isaac Kent, of KY., lost his parents
when he was quite young, and was "bound out" to be raised.
When he was of age, he married LUCY HOPKINS, and they had John, William,
Jane, Andrew, Robert, Elizabeth, Polly, Thomas, Isaac, Dozier, Louisa
and Lucinda. Mr. Kent came to MO. and settled in Warren Co. in 1819.
His son John married CATHARINE ZUMWALT. William married MARY A. ZUMWALT,
and was killed by WALLER GRAVES, who was insane, at the house of NEWTON
HOWELL, on the 2nd of Oct. 1830. Andrew Kent enlisted as a soldier in
the Mexican was and was burned to death in one of the forts captured
by the Americans. Robert, Elizabeth, Isaac, Polly, and Thomas, all moved
to Oregon. John Kent was a ranger in CALLAWAY's company.
LEEPER, Thomas Leeper was born in Jefferson
Co., VA., and came to MO in 1821, with JOHN REYNOLDS, when he was only
8 years of age. He married his first wife, whose name was ELIZABETH
EDWARDS, in 1838, and they had 3 children. After her death, he married
RUTH A. GRIGGS.
LONG, Lawrence Long, of Culpepper Co., VA.,
settled in St. Louis Co., MO. in 1797, and built a saw and grist mill.
His children were Gabriel, John, William, James, Nicholas, Nancy, Sally
and Elizabeth. John married RACHEL ZUMWALT, by whom he had Lawrence
and Andrew J. He died soon after, and in 1823, his widow and her 2 sons
removed to Warren Co., where she married NEWTON HOWELL. Lawrence married
MALINDA HUTCHINGS, of St. Charles Co. Andrew J. married MARY W. PRESTON
of St. Charles Co.
LANGFORD, Parrish Langford married SALLY
LAWRENCE, of N.C., and they settled first in VA., from whence they removed
to Smith Co., Tenn. They had 5 children: William, Arthur, Jesse, Henry
and Moses. William, who was a soldier in the war of 1812, married SALLY
KING, of S.C. and settled in Warren Co. in 1818. Their children were
Elizabeth, Polly, Nancy, Sally A., Delila, Lawrence, Arthur, Joshua,
Jesse, Richard W., John, William and Henry. Nancy and Delila married
and settled in Pike Co., MO. Lawrence, Henry, Jesse, William and Arthur
married and settled in Warren Co. Joshua settled in Lawrence Co., MO.
Lawrence married POLLY MCCANN, a daughter of NEAL MCCANN, who was an
early settler of Warren Co.
LAMME, William T. and James Lamme were sons
of Robert Lamme of Bourbon Co., KY. William T. settled in (now) Warren
Co., MO., in 1803. He was 1st Lieutenant in NATHAN BOONE's company of
rangers, and was afterward major or a regiment. He married FRANCES CALLAWAY,
daughter of FLANDERS CALLAWAY and JEMIMA BOONE, and granddaughter of
DANIEL BOONE, by whom he had 10 children: Serena, Zarina, Hulda, Cornelia,
Missouri, Josephine, Jackson, Leonidas, Achiles and Napoleon B. Mr.
Lamme had a good education, was a find business man, and left his family
in good circumstances at his death. Zarina Lamme married WILLIS BRYAN,
a son of DAVID BRYAN, who was the first settler within the present limits
of Warren Co. Hulda married JOHN BRYAN, called "Long Jack",
on account of his extraordinary height, who was also a son of DAVID
BRYAN. Missouri married JESSE CATON. Joseph married CAMPBELL MARSHALL.
All of the above are dead except Hulda, who lives with her son, John
C. Bryan, who is recorder of Franklin County, and a prominent and influential
citizen. Achiles Lamme lives in Montana, where he carries on an extensive
mercantile business. Napoleon B. lives in California. Serena married
LEWIS HOWELL. LILES, Hugh Liles and his wife and children, whose names
were Robert, Polly, William, James, Elizabeth, Sally & Ann, settled
in (now) Warren Co. in the year 1809. Robert, the eldest son, married
POLLY WALKER, and settled in Audrain Co., MO. POlly married JOSHUA JAMES,
and settled in Warren Co. Sally married JAMES KENNEDY. Ann married a
German. Hugh Liles was a great hunter, and belonged to the rangers.
MARTIN, James Martin, of Campbell co.,
VA., married CAROLINE BURTON, by whom he had William, Elizabeth, Oliver
W., Frances A., Edward M., Caroline W., Cynthia P., Sarah and Thomas
J. Mr. Martin settled in Warren Co. in 1830. William and Elizabeth remained
in VA. Caroline W. married GARRET PRATT, and lives in Warren Co. Cynthia
P. married WILLIAM H. H. SIMPSON, of St. Charles Co. Sarah married CHARLES
A. WOMACK, of Lincoln co.
MCKINNEY, John McKinney, of Staunton,
VA., served in the American army during the latter part of the revolution,
and had his thigh broken by a musket ball, which lamed him for life.
He settled at Lexington, KY., where he taught school, and was elected
sheriff of the county. He married a Mexican woman, by whom he raised
a large family. In 1805, he came to MO. on a trading and prospecting
tour, and in 1709, he moved his family here. When the Indian war began,
he took his family back to KY., to get them out of danger. His son,
Alexander remained, married NANCY BRYAN, who was only 16 years of age,
and settled near Charrette creek, in (now) Warren Co. He was a surveyor
and a fine business man, and accumulated a fortune before his death.
He also served in the state legislature during several sessions. His
sister, Elizabeth, married JOHN KING, who settled near Marthasville.
John McKinney traveled back and forth between KY and MO as long as he
lived, trading in land and land warrants.
MORGAN, Mordecai Morgan, of Shelby Co.,
KY., married CATHARINE TURNER, and settled in (now) Warren Co., MO.
in 1814. He was a noted pioneer of that county, and the first county
court was held in his house. His children were Malinda, Hiram, Rachel,
Maranda, Matilda, Missouri, Martha and Minerva. Malinda married JAMES
BRYAN, a son of DAVID BRYAN. Hiram was a ranger in NATHAN BOONE's company.
He died of cholera at Rock Island, in 1832. Rachel married SAMUEL DOUGHERTY,
of Warren Co. Maranda married LOUISA HARPER, of Lincoln Co. Matilda
married LEVI HINDS of TN., who settled in Warren Co. Missouri died single.
Martha married WILLIAM HARPER, who is at present, a banker in Mexico,
MO. Minerva married EDWARD PLEASANTS, of VA., who settled in Warren
Co., MO. in 1830.
NORTHCUTT, John Northcutt, of KY., married
JANE TRIMBLE, and settled on Charrette creek in 1820. He was an ardent
Methodist, and used to exhort and preach in a style peculiar to himself.
He had 3 daughters, and was very much opposed to their getting married.
He was not willing for them to learn to write, lest they should send
letters to their sweethearts; but they all contrived to get married
in spite of his precautions. The names of his children were Elizabeth,
George, John, Polly, Joseph E., Stemmons, and Jane. Elizabeth married
MR. KEITHEY, (should this be Keithley?) of St. Charles Co. George married
KITTY WELCH, and raised a large family before his death. John married
KITTY KITE, of Warren Co. Polly married NATHAN KEITHLEY, and lives in
Lynn Co., MO. Joseph E. married MISS WELCH, daughter of JOHN WELCH,
of Warren Co. Stemmons married a daughter of HENRY WELCH, of the same
county. Jane married JAMES WELCH.
OWINGS, George Owings, of Maryland, married
a MISS WELLS, by whom he had 12 children. He was married the 2nd time
and had 12 children more. Two of his sons, John and Thomas, by his 1st
wife, came to MO. in 1816, and settled in Warren Co. Thomas married
MARY O'BRIEN, and moved to Illinois. JOhn was in the war of 1812. He
married HATTIE MCGARVEY, by whom he had 15 children: James M., Richard,
George W., David R., Joseph E., John B., Thomas, William H., Wesley,
Rachel, Nancy, Julia, Maria, Eliza J., and Emily. All the children lived
to be grown, and all married except Wesley and Rachel. Mr. Owings was
a devout Methodist, and built a church near his house, which he called
Ebenezer. He came to MO. in a cart, drawn by two horses, one before
the other. He kept this cart for many years, and used it on his farm.
PRATT, Thomas Pratt, of Culpepper Co.,
VA., married a MISS SMITH, by whom he had Thomas B., Elizabeth and Ann.
His first wife died and he wa married again to MARTHA TERRELL, by whom
he had Jonathan, Milton W., Lucinda, Mary and Martha. Mr. Pratt settled
in Warren Co. in 1831, with all of his children except Thomas B., and
most of them now reside in that county.
PRINGLE, Norman Pringle, of Connecticut,
settled in Warren Co. in 1819. He was a very intelligent man, and was
frequently solicited to run for offices, but always refused, because
he had so great a dislike for politics. He married SALLY KELLOGG, by
whom he had 9 children: Jane, Judith, Helen, Harriet, Huldah R., Virgil,
Mark, Norman O., and Charles W. All of the children, except Mark, (who
died a bachelor) married, and most of them live in Warren Co.
PRESTON, John Preston was left an orphan
when very young, but at 8 years of age, he was adopted by an old gentleman
and his wife, who were very kind to him. They took him to Rock Castle
Co., KY., and educated him, as though he had been their own son. When
he was of age, he married JANE DAY, and came to St. Charles co., MO.
in 1820. They had 11 children, only five of whom lived to be grown.
Their names were Frank L., Mary W., Caroline V., Liberty M., and Fanny
H. Mr. Preston and his wife were the first members of the Old Baptist
Church at Warrenton.
PRICE, Lemuel Price, of N.C. settled on
the Boone's Lick Road, near Camp Branch, in (now) Warren Co., in 1815.
He came to MO. the year previous, but as the Indians were very troublesome
at that time, he remained in one of the forts until the following year,
when he erected his cabin at the place mentioned above. It was the first
habitation erected on Camp Branch. ISAAC VANBIBBER, PATRICK EWING, BOONE
HAYS and LEWIS JONES assisted in raising the cabin. Mr. Price had 8
children: James, Lamb W., Parthena, Margaret, Miles, Job, Caroline,
and Alfonso. James married and moved to Texas. Parthena married JOHN
THURMAN. Margaret married JOSEPH THURMAN. Miles married the widow of
JOHN SKINNER. Job married a MISS BRYAN. Caroline married a man named
WILLIAMS. Alfonso married SARAH GAMMON, and they had Lamb, Benjamin,
Elizabeth, Lucinda, John, Timothy, Virginia, Alfonso and Anna.
SHERMAN, David Sherman, who was a millwright
by trade, settled in Warren Co. in 1819. His wife's maiden name was
MARGARET ROOT, and their children were David, William, Lucinda, Ira,
Frank, Mary A., Charles, Electa M., and George W. All these, except
David, married and settled in MO.
SIMPSON, James Simpson was the owner of
Simpson's Ferry on the KY. River. He had a son named Erasmus, who married
MARY BARTLETT, of VA., and they had Fortes B., Elizabeth, Thomas, James
W., Martha, William H., H., John L. Mary, Julia and Jeptha D. Fortes
B. settled in Warren Co. in 1828. Elizabeth married WILLIAM B KING,
and they settled in St. Charles Co. in 1830. Martha married SIDNEY S.
WOOD, who settled in St. Charles Co. in 1835. Julia married JOSEPH I.
CARTER, and settled in St. Charles Co. in 1836.
TICE, John Tice, a German, and an uncle of
the celebrated PROF. TICE, of St. Louis, settled in Warren co. about
1809, and was the first settler on Pinckney Bottom. When the overflow
of 1824 came, he refused to leave his house, but moved his family upstairs
and waited patiently for the water to subside. But in order to be prepared
for escape in case of an emergency, he tied 2 meat troughs together,
to be used as a canoe. Some of his neighbors who had fled to the hills,
became alarmed at the absence of Tice and his family, and went to their
house on a raft, to see what had become of them They found them safe,
but unwilling to abandon their home; so they left them. Fortunately,
the water did not sweep the house away, or reach the 2nd story, and
they remained in safety until the river receded into its banks. When
Mr. Tice first settled on Pinckney Bottom, the country was infested
by hostile Indians, and they had to be always on the lookout for them.
One day, Tice went into the woods near the river, for some purpose,
and came close upon a white man who was making an ax helve, without
perceiving him. The man, thinking he would have a little fun, rapped
upon the ax helve with the blade of his knife, making it sound like
the snapping of a gun, which frightened Tice so badly that hr sprang
into the river and swam to the other side The names of Mr. Tice's children
were John, Joseph, Mary and Sally. The latter was a splendid ball player,
and played with the boys at school, who always chose her first, because
she could beat any of them.
WYATT, Frank Wyatt was a native of N.C.,
but settled and lived in Montgomery Co., KY. He came to MO. 5 times
to look at the country, but could never make up his mind to move here.
He had 4 sons, John, Anthony, Douglass and Joseph. John was a captain
in the war of 1812. He settled in MO. in 1817, and married ATTOSSA SHARP,
by whom he had 7 children; John, Jr., Sarah, Harriet, Catharine, Margaret,
Lucy and Mary. Anthony came to MO. in 1816. He married MARY SMITH, daughter
of HENRY SMITH and NANCY DAVIS, (who were natives of Wales), and by
her he had Henry S., James W., Joseph, Martha A., Nancy J., and Frank.
Douglass Wyatt settled in MO. in 1817. He married ELIZABETH SEE of Montgomery
Co., and they had Hayden, Amanda, Emily, Frank, Douglass, Jr., Joseph
and Mary. Joseph Wyatt, son of Frank, Sr., died a bachelor, in Franklin
Co., MO. (Children of Anthony Wyatt). Henry S. married SARAH HOPPING.
James W. married MARTHA A. PEARLE. Joseph married SUSAN GRISWOLD, Martha
A. married THOMAS J. MARSHALL, of Mexico, MO. who was county clerk of
Warren Co. for 18 years. Nancy J. married JOHN JONES, of Mexico, MO.
Frank was married twice: first to ELIZA A. JONES, and after her death,
to MARIA FARSDALE. Mr. Wyatt built a ferry boat for THOMAS HOWELL, who
paid him in gold, and then offered to run a foot race for the money
he had paid him. But Mr. Wyatt did not consider it safe to take the
risk, notwithstanding he was a young man and Mr. H. was 67 years old.
WALLER, Thomas Waller, of Spottsylvania
Co., VA., wa born in July, 1732, and his wife, SARAH DABNEY, was born
in Oct., 1740. They had 9 children: Mary, Anna, Agnes, Dolly, Carr,
Dabney, Comfort, Elizabeth and John. Carr married ELIZABETH MARTIN,
by whom he had Saran M., William I., Joseph G., and Martha M. Sarah
M. married HENRY EDWARDS. William I. married MARIA NORVAL. Joseph G.
married VIRGINIA MCDONNELL, and settled in Warren Co., MO. in 1830/
They had 9 children: Susan, Martha, Agnes, Jane, Collin, John, Louisa,
Joseph and Eliza. Martha M. Waller married HENRY PRITCHETT who settled
in MO in 1835. Their children were Carr W., Lizzie, Sarah, William I.,
Julia D., Joseph H., John F., Martha P., Edwin and Mary E. Joseph H.
is a distinguished Methodist minister and Carr W., principal of Pritchett
Institute at Glasgow, MO., is one of the most highly educated men in
the state. The Waller and Pritchett families are well educated and intelligent,
and exercise a large influence for good in their respective communities.
WRIGHT, Richard Wright, of Culpepper Co.,
VA., was a soldier of the war of 1812. He married ANN SMITH, of VA.,
and settled in Warren Co., MO. in 1822. In 1858 he removed to Lincoln
Co., where he died. His children were Elizabeth, Henry C., Susannah,
Ann M., George W., and Francis M. Elizabeth married MARION ROSS, who
settled in Lincoln Co. Henry C. is a physician. He settled in Warren
Co., and when the North Missouri Railroad was built, he laid off a town
on his farm, and called it Wright City. The place now numbers some five
or six hundred inhabitants, and is a thriving town. Dr. Wright represented
his county in the Lower House of the Legislature two terms, and one
term in the state senate. He at present, resides in St. Louis, and enjoys
a comfortable fortune. Susannah Wright married PRESLEY ROSS, of Lincoln
Co. Ann M. married JAMES TAYLOR, who died in California. George W. married
JUDITH CARTER, of St. Charles Co. Frank M. married NANCY GIZER, of Lincoln
WILLIAMS, Edward Williams, of N.C., went
to KY with DANIEL BOONE, and lived for some time at Boonesborough, where
he married JEMIMA ANDERSON, daughter of MAJOR JACK ANDERSON. Their children
were Daniel, Joshua, Pernell, Casper, Susan and Caleb. The latter married
ELIZABETH WOODLAND, of KY., and settled in Warren Co. in 1818. They
had 9 children: William, Dulcina, Laurel, Abihue, Heath, Jane, Zuima,
Elizabeth and Caleb C. Dulcina married EVERETT CREECH, who settled in
Warren Co. in 1832. Caleb Williams was Justice of the peace in Warren
Co. for many years.
WYATT, Frank Wyatt, of N.C., had the following
children: John, William, Frank, Jr., Ricks, Polly, Elizabeth and Sally.
John, William and Ricks settled in Lincoln Co., KY., at a very early
date, and the former served as a soldier in the Rev. war. He married
POLLY PEARLE, of VA., and settled in Warren Co., MO. in 1817. They had
Martha, Frank, Susan, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebecca, William S., Mary A.,
Anna E., and Nancy. Frank was a soldier of the war of 1812, and died
on consumption in KY. Nancy, Martha and Anna E. all died unmarried.
Susan married JAMES PENNINGTON, of KY., who settled in Warren Co., in
1817. Their children were Frank M., John T., Liberty S., Mary C., Ephraim,
Rebecca, Isabella J., Martha F., and Lavinia W. Elizabeth Wyatt married
WILLIAM JAMES, who settled in Warren Co. in 1809. Their children were
John W., Martha A., Benjamin S., William F., and Lucias A. Mr. James
was judge of the county court for some time, and sheriff two terms.
Sarah Wyatt married WALTER T. JAMES, who settled in Warren Co. in 1709.
They had Frank W., Mary A., William S., John B., Elizabeth, Joel P.,
Rex and Lycurgus. Rebecca Wyatt was married first to JOEL PEARLE, who
settled in Warren Co. in 1828. They had 2 children - John H., and Mary
A., when Mr. Pearle died, and his widow subsequently married JOSEPH
RATTSBURN, of Ohio. William S. Wyatt married PATIENCE PEARLE, but they
had no children. Mary A. married and settled in MO.
WHEELER, Chester Wheeler, of Vermont,
settled in (now) Warren Co., MO., in 1810 or 1812. He married JOANNA
BRYAN, daughter of HENRY BRYAN, and they had a large family of children.
Their son, Samuel H., who is at present Treasurer of Montgomery Co.,
and a leading and influential citizen, was raised by his uncle, JOHN
DAVIS. He married MARGARET FULKERSON, daughter of the late COL. ROBERT
FULKERSON, of Danville.
YOUNG, Leonard Young, of VA., married
MARY HIGGINS, and settled in Fayette Co., KY. They had 13 children:
Nancy, Elizabeth, William, James, Richard, Frances, Jane, John, Aaron
H., Henry, Mary, Catharine and Benjamin. James married NANCY BOOKER,
by whom he had Elizabeth, William, Richard, Mary, Martha, Nancy K.,
Booker, James S., Sarah J., Frances A., Caroline, John H., and Elenora
E. William and Mary came to MO. The latter married STEPHEN ELLIS, of
KY., who settled in ST. Charles Co., MO. in 1826. William was born in
Shelby Co., KY., in March, 1803. He settled in the town of St. Charles
in 1827; but the following year he removed to Troy, in Lincoln Co.,
where he practiced law for many years. He was also county judge. He
was married first to MARTHA A. BOYD, daughter of HON. WILLIAM G. BOYD,
of Shelby Co., KY., by whom he had but one child, who died in infancy.
Mrs. Young also died, and he was married the second time to SARAH C.
RUSSELL, of KY., by whom he had James R., Richard, Samuel, William H.,
Anna B., and Susan F. E. John, Aaron H., and Benjamin Young also came
to MO. JOhn was a physician, having graduated at the Philadelphia Medical
College. He came to Warren Co. in 1816, and laid off the town of Marthasville,
which he named for his first wife, MARTHA FUQUA. He was married twice:
first to MARTHA FUQUA, of VA., in 1805, who died without children. In
1811 he married SARAH SCOTT, of VA., who also died without children.
The doctor moved to St. Louis in 1827, and died while on a visit to
some of his wife's relations in Alabama, in 1832. Aaron Young was married
in 1804, to THEODOSIA WINN, of Fayette Co., KY., and came to MO. and
settled near Marthasville in 1819. His children were James, Martha,
Elizabeth, Leonard and Mary. Mr. Young served as county judge for several
terms, and finally moved to St. Louis Co., where he died. Benjamin Young
was born in Fayette Co., KY., in 1791. He married MARY MAARO, and came
to Warren Co. in 1819. He settled at Marthasville, and opened a store,
being the first merchant of the place. In 1820 he removed to Callaway
Co. and settled in Ham's Prairie, at a place called Elizabeth, which
was the first county seat of Callaway Co. In Feb. 1821, he was appointed
the first county judge, by GOV. MCNAIR, which office he filled for a
number of years with credit to himself and the county. Mr. Young was
a man of superior talents, and represented Callaway Co. in both houses
of the state legislature for a number of years. He was also a member
of the Constitutional Convention of 1845. Unfortunately, he had an impediment
in his speech, and always had to go through a certain formula before
he could speak, which was as follows: "Be-kase, be-kase, be-kase,
air, by g-d," at the same time advancing with a short hop at the
utterance of each word. He was married twice, and by his first wife,
had Hannah, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth, and William M. By his second
wife he had Anna and Martha.
YATER, Conrad Yater, of Germany, came to
America and settled first in VA., where he married. In 1818, he came
to MO. and settled in Warren Co. During his residence here, he built
four mills, (one run by water, two by horses, and one by oxen), and
one distillery. His children were Joseph, Peter S., Polly, Elizabeth,
Nancy, Henry, Sarah, Catharine, Charles and George W. Joseph married
POLLY PHOENIX, and settled in Pike Co., MO. Polly married JOHN JOHNSON,
of Pike Co. Elizabeth married JOSEPH KING, of Montgomery Co. Nancy married
COLONEL REUBEN PEW, of Montgomery Co. Henry married SUSAN SHIELDS, of
Pike Co. Sarah married ISRAEL SITTERS, of Callaway Co. Catharine married
NICHOLAS BRADLEY, of Callaway Co. Charles married JUDITH JAMISON, of
Callaway Co. George W. married ELIZABETH COIL, and settled in Warren
Co. Peter S. married MISS SLONCE, of KY., and settled in Warren Co.
in 1818. He built a stone chimney 8X9 feet in size, and afterward built
a cabin to the chimney. He obtained assistance from St. Charles Co.
to raise his cabin, and as he furnished plenty of good whisky, it took
them a week to finish it. When the house was completed, he gave a dance,
and during the night, the floor gave way and let them all down into
the cellar. THOMAS HOWELL played the fiddle, and REV. THOMAS BOWEN,
who was a young man then, danced as vigorously as any of the other guests.