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Biography of James A. Jadwin

JAMES A. JADWIN. It is quite probable that there is not a manin Shannon or the adjoining counties better known than James A. Jadwin, the popular treasurer of this county. He is a native of this State, born in Texas County, September 24, 1854, and is a son of Martin C. and Mary W. (Williams) Jawdin, who were natives of DeKalb County, Tennessee. Martin C. Jadwin came to Missouri when a single man, before he had reached his twenty-first birthday, or about 1844, and was married in Texas County to Miss Williams who had also come here when quite young. After marriage this young couple resided in this county for a few years and then moved to Dent County, Missouri In 1892. Mr. Jadwin moved to Shannon County and now resides a short distance from Eminence. He is a Mason, and he and his worthy companion hold membership in the Christian Church. Of the ten children born to their marriage, eight sons and two daughters, six sons and a daughter are now living. James A. Jadwin passed his school days in Salem, Dent County, Missouri, under the able instructor, Prof. Lynch, and when but a small boy worked hard to earn money to pay for his schooling. His earnest endeavors to educate himself met with the best of results and he subsequently became a teacher, following this profession six years in Dent County and five years in his home district. After this he embarked in merchandising at Salem, but subsequently moved from there to Sumnerville, Texas County, where he carried on the same business. Later he came to Shannon...

Biography of James McCaskill

JAMES MCCASKILL. This resident of Texas County, Missouri, owes his nativity to Maury County, Tennessee, where he was born February 13, 1854. His parents, William and Mary (Blassingame) McCaskill, were born, reared and married in Giles County, Tennessee They immigrated to Shannon County, Missouri, in 1855, where they entered land and began making a home for themselves and family. Mr. McCaskill served in the Confederacy under “Old Pap” Price during most of the war and was with him in his famous raids through Arkansas and Missouri. He was captured on Pike Creek, Shannon County, but effected his escape and returned to his command. After the war he resided in Shannon County until 1876, when he moved to Texas County, where he died April 17, 1881. He and his wife are most estimable people and to them were born the following children: Eliza, James, George, John, Elizabeth, William, Zimri, Levi, Alice and Dona. The paternal grandparents were pioneer settlers of Tennessee, from the ” Old North State,” where they became well and favor-ably known. The grandfather served under “Old Hickory” in the War of 1812. James McCaskill was reared principally in Shannon County, Missouri, and received but a limited education owing to the war and the scarcity of schools. He remained at home until twenty-four years of age, when he married Alcy Summers, daughter of Jesse and Ditha Summers, early settlers of Texas County, the town of Summerville, that county, being named in honor of the family May 1, 1881, Mrs. McCaskill died and three years later Mr. McCaskill married Miss Orpha, daughter of William and Eliza Wekley, who moved...

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