Biographical Sketch of Dr. John N. Raley

John N. Raley is a native of Belmont county, Ohio, and was born April 11, 1829; his parents were natives of Virginia. He was educated at the Mount Pleasant Seminary, of Mount Pleasant, Ohio, and lived upon a farm until he was twenty-two years old, then began clerking on a steamboat on the Illinois River,



Biography of John J. Enyaet

John J., son of Abram and Jane Enyart, was born near Plattsburg, Clinton county, Missouri, May 15, 1838, and lived there until 1848, when his parents moved to Gentry county, and settled upon a farm in Boyle township. Four years after taking up their residence in Gentry county his father died, and one year later,



Biographical Sketch of James L. Chapman

James L. Chapman is a native of West Virginia, born near Manchester, Hancock County, in the widely quoted “Pan-handle district,” March 23, 1818, and there he was reared, educated, and lived until the 5th of April, 1854. In that year he migrated to the “land of the Hawkeye,” settling in Jefferson county, but remained in



Biography of Gabriel Feurt, Judge

Gabriel Feurt was born in Scioto county, Ohio, July 3, 1827. His father, Thomas Feurt, was a native of New Jersey, and his mother, Mary, was born in Pennsylvania. His grandfather, George Bowers, served seven years in the Revolutionary War, and settled in Scioto county, Ohio, when there were but three other families in that



Biography of N. B. Brown

N. B. Brown was born in Logan county, Virginia, in 1833, and moved with his parents to Daviess county, Missouri, in 1843, settling three and one-half miles west of Pattonsburg. He was educated in the country schools of his native county in Virginia, and of Daviess county. When he came to Daviess county there were



Biography of William J. Pugh

William J. Pugh was born in Preble County, Ohio, in 1836, and is a son of Willianson and Sarah Thigh with whom he moved, at the age of three years, to Rush county, Indiana, where he resided until 1872, when he removed to Harrison county, Missouri, and five years later to his present residence in



Biographical Sketch of James I. Weldon

James I. Weldon was born in Hart county, Kentucky, in 1843. His parents were Jonathan and Sallie Weldon, with whom he moved to Missouri in 1855, where he has lived since that time, in the counties of Harrison and Daviess. He received his education in the schools of these counties in Kentucky and Missouri. Mr.



Biographical Sketch of Edward McIntire

Edward McIntire was born in Tippecanoe county, Indiana, in 1832. His parents were William and Nancy McIntire. He moved with his father to McLean county, Illinois, in 1838. Here he remained until 1856, when he moved to Daviess county, Missouri, settling at Salem, where he has since resided, except during an interval of five years,



Biographical Sketch of J. W. Rupe

J. W. Rupe was born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, in 1852. At the age of three years he moved with his parents to Iowa City, Iowa, where he resided two years, and then moved with his parents to Bethany, Harrison county, Missouri, where he remained until August, 1877, when he removed to Salem, Daviess county,



Biographical Sketch of Charles W. Brown

Charles W. Brown. Among the enterprising young men who have left good homes and friends and came to Missouri, and located in Daviess county, appears the name of Charles W. Keown, of Salem, the subject of this sketch. He was born in the town of Marine, Madison county, Illinois, September 30, 1861. He is the



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