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Biography of D. S. Ferguson

D. S. FERGUSON. Nowhere within the limits of Howell County, Missouri, can there be found a man who takes greater interest in its agricultural affairs than does D. S. Ferguson, who is also a prominent fruit-grower of this section. Every life has a history of its own, and although in appearance it may possess little to distinguish it from others, yet the connection of Mr. Ferguson with the agricultural and fruit interests of this region has contributed to give him a wide and popular acquaintance with nearly every citizen of the county, if not personally, then by name. His farm, one of the best in the county, consists of 220 acres, and is situated two and one-half miles west of Willow Springs. Mr. Ferguson is a native of Tennessee, his birth occurring in Greene County, May 13, 1853, and is a son of William and Elizabeth (Hogan) Ferguson, who came to Howell County in 1871, and here passed the remainder of their days. (See sketch of E. C. Ferguson.) Although the late war interfered to some extent with our subject’s schooling he managed to secure a fair education, which he has since improved by observation and study. He was nineteen years of age when the family came to this county and settled on land now occupied by the city of Willow Springs. In 1876 young Ferguson started out to make his own way in life, and his first venture was to marry Miss Martha I. Young, a most estimable young lady, and the daughter of William Young, of Willow Springs. After this union they settled on the farm where...

Biographical Sketch of George W. Peters

George W. Peters, farmer; P. O. Mattoon; was born in Green Co., Tenn., Sept. 14, 1814; is the son of Reuben and Elizabeth Peters, of the same county and State; is the owner of 163 acres of land, valued at $6,500; has held no public office. Was married to Harriet Rector March 22, 1838; the names of the children by this union are Alexander S., Reuben A., George W., Lewis B., John R., Caroline E.; deceased, Reuben A., died July 17, 1875, aged 34 years 6 months 16 days; living, Alexander S., born March 22, 1839; George W., May 3, 1843; Lewis B., Dec. 3, 1846; John R., May 3, 1856; Caroline E., born Jan. 2, 1852. Reuben and George served three years in the late war, in Co. I, 18t Tenn. V. C. A. S. is in Oakland, Oregon; George is in Sumner Co., Kan.; the rest are living...

Biographical Sketch of Adam B. Green

Adam B. Green, farmer; P. O. Mattoon; is the son of Ira and Mary Green, of Washington Co., Tenn.; was born in Green Co., Tenn., April 17, 1827; moved to Paradise Tp., Coles Co., Ill., Feb. 12, 1867. Was married to Caroline E. Peters May 5, 1866; they are the parents of six children, viz., James B., Dora D. and Laura (deceased), George W., Amanda M. and Ida M. Mr. Green is the owner of 163 acres of land, valued at $6,500. He was in the late war and served three years as Sergeant. His mother died April 12, 1861, and his father Aug. 20, 1848. Children deceased, George M., died May 27, 1870, aged 2 years 10 months and 19 days; girls, Amanda M., Oct. 21, 1869, aged 1 month and 15 days; Ida M., June 17, 1871, aged 2 months and 17 days; children living, girls, Dora, born June 19, 1872; Laura, born Sept. 16, 1875; boy, born (James B.) April 27, 1878. Florence A. Green is a neice of A. B. Green, and makes her home with him; aged 18; born Dec. 25,...

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