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Biographical Sketch of David Dryden

David Dryden, of Pennsylvania, married Barbara Berry, and settled in Washington County, Va., where he and his wife both died. Their children were Jonathan, David, Nathaniel, William, Thomas, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Mary. Jonathan married Fanny Duff, and lived and died in Kentucky. David was married twice, the name of his second wife being Jane Laughlan. He settled in Blunt County, Tenn. Nathaniel was also married twice; first to Ellen Laughlan, a daughter of Alexander and Ann Laughlan, but she died without children. Mr. Dryden was married the second time to Margaret Craig, a daughter of Robert Craig, who was a son of a revolutionary soldier, and they had Frederick H., John D. S., Ellen E., Mary R, Jane R., Louisa W., Thomas A., Margaret, David C., Caroline, and William P. Mr. Dryden represented Washington County, Va., in the Legislature of that State before he came to. Missouri, and after he settled in Montgomery County in 1829, he represented that County in the Missouri Legislature several terms. He also held other important positions in the County, and was an influential and highly esteemed citizen. He died in 1858, in his. 75th year; his widow still survives, in her 83d year.

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