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Biography of Samuel P. Cox

Samuel P. Cox was born in Williamsburg, Whitley county, Kentucky, December 16, 1828. In 1839 his parents, Levi and Cynthia Cox, removed to Missouri and located in the eastern part of Daviess county, now known as Jackson township, and the subject of this sketch lived...

Biography of John Oxford

The subject of this sketch was born in Clay County, Kentucky, April 9, 1833. His parents are Jonathan and Elizabeth Spurlock Oxford, the former a native of North Carolina, and the latter of Kentucky. His father was one of the first settlers of Daviess County, and was...

Biographical Sketch of John W. Burge

Was born in Patrick County, Virginia, September 21, 1838. He is the son of Woody Burge, now living in Daviess. County; his mother died in Virginia in 1836. Our subject was reared principally upon his father’s farm in Virginia. September 10, 1836, he left...

Biographical Sketch of Theodore Peniston

Was born in Jessamine County, Kentucky, May 6, 1812. His father, Robert P. Peniston, was one of the first settlers of Daviess County. His mother’s maiden name was Miss Nancy Nuttall. Our subject was principally reared on a farm, and educated in Kentucky. In...

Biographical Sketch of William B. Smith

Was born in Howard County, Missouri, November 21, 1829. His father, Asa Smith, and his mother, Frankie Maupin Smith, are both natives of Kentucky. When about ten years of age our subject left Howard County for Daviess County. From that time his life was spent in...

Biographical Sketch of Dr. W M. P. Johnson

William P. Johnson was born in Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, April 25, 1855, in which State he was reared and educated. He left college in 1873 and immediately began the study of medicine under Dr. H. B. Miller, and read with him as preceptor until the spring of...

Biographical Sketch of George W. Litton

This gentleman was born in Livingston County, this State, on the 16th .day of May, 1842, and was reared and educated in the County of his birth. He commenced life as a farmer in his native County, and continued there until the fall of 1880, when he came to Daviess...

Biographical Sketch of Turner Langford

The subject of this sketch was born in Harrison County, Indiana, January 20, 1828. He is the second child of Anderson and Nancy Boston Langford. His father is a native of Virginia, and is now living in Iowa. ‘Our subject left Indiana when about six years of age...

Biographical Sketch of James H. Carter

The subject of this sketch was born in Jasper County, Missouri, July 11, 1843. His parents were Salathiel and Charity Cook Carter; the former died in 1871, but the latter still resides in this County. James was but nine years of age when he accompanied his parents in...
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