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Was born in Monroe County, West Virginia, September 25, 1813. His parents were George and Easter Boyd Drummond, both natives of Virginia. Our subject was reared and educated in Virginia, his home being on his father’s farm.

On June 14th, 1836, Mr. Drummond was married to Miss Sydney Nickell, daughter of George W. Nickell, both residents of Monroe County, Virginia. In the autumn of 1839 he left Virginia for. Daviess County, Missouri, and entered in the same year 160 acres of land in what is now known as Auberry Grove. When he had entered his land in this County he went to live for three years in Monroe County, Missouri. In 1842 he moved on his farm in Daviess County and has been a resident of this County ever since.

Mr. and Mrs. Drummond are the parents of eleven children, whose names are as follows: Margaret N., now Mrs. Mann; Elizabeth E., now Mrs. Baldwin; Amanda J., now Mrs. Musselman; Mary, now Mrs. Barnett George W. and Andrew J., twins; William N.; John K.; Caroline, now Mrs. Jenkins; James M. and Charles W. Mrs. Drummond died in November, 1858. July 14, 1859, he married Miss Maria F. Mann, daughter of .John Mann, residents of this County.

Our subject is a member of the Masonic order, Lodge No. 116, of Jamesport. He owns one of the finest farms in Daviess County, the home placer ‘occupying all of section two. He is highly regarded by all who know him.

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