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Biography of Capt. James H. Sallee

CAPT. JAMES H. SALLEE. This gentleman is a Protestant Methodist minister and a farmer of Ozark County, Missouri, and as a citizen, neighbor and friend is highly spoken of by all who know him. He owes his nativity to Madison County, Arkansas, where he was born April 10, 1833, a son of Arany Shasteen and Martha (Greene) Sallce, who were born in Indiana in 1811 and in Illinois in 1821, respectively. Their marriage was celebrated in Schuyler County, Illinois, soon after which they removed to Marion County, Arkansas, where they lived a few years, then returned to the Sucker State. After a short residence there they came to Greene County, Missouri, soon after to Taney County and about two years later to Ozark County, settling in the woods on North Fork, one mile below the present town of Thornfield. They improved a farm here, then moved to a farm on Pond Fork, which continued to be his home throughout the remainder of his life. He became a private in Company F, of Phelps’ regiment, and died at Cassville, Missouri, March 30, 1862. He had been an industrious farmer all his life, was for some years a justice of the peace, and was one of the pioneers of Ozark County. He was very fond of 11 athletic sports, especially hunting, and was known to kill twenty-four bears in one winter, besides elk, deer, panthers, wolves, etc. He was a soldier in the Black Hawk War and was well known for his patriotism, his strict adherence to all that was upright and honorable, and his love and faithfulness to home and...

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