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Biography of Capt. C. C. Owen

CAPT. C. C. OWEN. The greater part of the life of Capt. C. C. Owen has been devoted to husbandry, but now, in the sixty-fifth year of his age, he is retired from that life, and is a notary public of Protem, Missouri. He was born in Barren County, Kentucky, in 1829, a son of George W. and Martha S. (Dickerson) Owen, natives of North Carolina and Kentucky, respectively, the birth of the former occurring in 1801 and that of the latter in 1805. George W. Owen was taken by his parents to Kentucky, and there he attained man’s estate and was married. In 1842 he came, by wagon, to Benton County, Missouri, the journey thither occupying one month. For ten years or more the father operated a tan yard in Benton County, and became a well-known man in that section. At the opening of the Civil War he enlisted in the Federal Army, but was soon rejected on account of his age. Up to the opening of the great conflict between the North and South, he was a Democrat, but he afterward became a stanch Republican. He became a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and held to that faith until his death in 1870, his widow surviving him until 1886. His father, John Holland Owen, was born in bonnie Scotland, but when quite young came with his parents and five brothers to America, and located in North Carolina, later in Virginia, and in 1802 in Kentucky, which region was then in a wild and unsettled condition. Here he passed the remainder of his life, dying about 1850....

Biography of W. W. Moore

W. W. MOORE. He who is careful of small things, and who earns a reputation for honesty and reliability by observing the promises he has made, is already on the high road to a consummation of his hopes. Such an one is W. W. Moore, who is a prominent general merchant of Protem, Missouri He was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, in 1844, a son of Henry and Nancy (Litsey) Moore, who were born in Kentucky, in which State the father spent his life in the occupation of farming, his death occurring in 1867. His father, George Moore, was a Virginian by birth, but he was brought up in Kentucky, and died before the subject of this sketch had any recollection of him. He was of Irish extraction and a farmer by occupation. The maternal grandparents, James Litsey and wife, died on Blue Grass soil. W. W. Moore is the eldest of six sons and six daughters born to his parents: Harrison and Mattie, Ann, Sarah, Mary and Hannah, deceased; Josie, James, John, Horace (who resides in Protem, Missouri), Harvey and W. W. The latter received the education and rearing of the average farmer’s boy of his day, and at the age of twenty-one began farming for himself, continuing this for several years. He was married in 1866 to Susan, daughter of David and Lizzie Burnett, who came from east Kentucky to Hardin County, Missouri, where Mr. Burnett was engaged in merchandising until his death. Mrs. Moore was born in Hardin County, and has borne Mr. Moore six interesting children. In 1880 Mr. Moore removed with his family to...

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