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Biographical Sketch of Joseph D. Feurt

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Was born in Scioto county, Ohio, August 15, 1817. His father, Thomas Feurt, was a native of Maryland, and his mother, Mary Feurt, was born in Pennsylvania. Our subject was educated in the common schools of Ohio, and at the age of seventeen learned the blacksmith trade, which was his principal business until 1870. He came to this county in 1840 and put up a shop that year in the old town of Di-Amon, which was the first blacksmith shop, north of Gallatin, in Daviess county. After four years working there he bought a farm in what is now Grand River township, and run his shop in connection with his farm until 1870. In 1878 he moved to Jameson, where he now lives. Mr. Feurt was united in marriage, July 7, 1842, to Miss Rachel Walls, who was born January 10, 1822. By this marriage they had eleven children, six of whom are living; namely, Mary C., born July 17, 1843-dead; Nancy, born November 15, 1844-dead; Benjamin, born February 13, 1846; Joseph H., born January 7, 1848-dead; George W., born August 30, 1849; William A., born May 4, 1851; Caroline, born May 4, 1853-dead; John D., born January 4, 1856-dead; Eli, born May 5, 1857; Everett, born November 8, 1859; and Ella, born April 6, 1862....

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Biographical Sketch of S. L. Doty

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now S. L. Doty was born in Greene county, Tennessee, August 13, 1831. His parents, Jesse and Rebecca Doty, were both natives of Tennessee. Azre Doty, grand-father of S. L. Doty, was a soldier of the Revolutionary War, and was under General Marion, ” the Swamp Fox.” Our subject was educated in the common schools, and at the age of eighteen began to learn the cabinet-making trade, which he made his business until 1865, and since that time he has been farming. He came to Missouri in 1853 and settled in Liberty, Clay county, where he remained four years, then removed to Platte City, Platte county, and in 1865 came to this county and settled on a farm, where he now resides. Mr. Doty was united in marriage February 21, 1858, to Miss Mary M. Wills, who was born in Clay county, Missouri, August 18, 1840. Her family is of Scottish descent, her grandfather having emigrated from Scotland to this country before the Revolutionary War. Mr. and Mrs. Doty have three children: Charles F., born July 31, 1861; Augustus H., born December 14, 1865; and Clara B., born September 26,...

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Biographical Sketch of John B. Dinsmore

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Is a native of Daviess county and was born in Jackson township on the 10th of April, 1850. He was reared and received his education wholly in this county. In August, 1870, he went to Kansas and there engaged in railroading. Part of his time in that State was spent in Emporia, where he remained till September, 1872. He then came to Daviess county, and locating in Jackson township, was soon called on to serve his fellow-citizens in a public office. He was elected township constable and collector, and served two years, refusing reelection. From that time he turned his attention to farming and stock-raising, till his health failed him. He made a trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and after his return came to Jamesport, where he went into his present business of butchering and stock-trading. Mr. Dinsmore was married on the 9th of March, 1876, in Harrison county, Missouri, to Miss M. M. Travis, daughter of Mr. David Travis. Mr. Dinsmore is a thorough business man, and his worth, in this particular, is duly appreciated by his many...

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Biography of Nathaniel G. Cruzen

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Nathaniel G. Cruzen was born in Jefferson county, Virginia, October 14, 1826, and is the son of Richard R., and Aurelia W. (North) Cruzen. His father was born in Loudoun county, Virginia, and for thirty years filled the position of inspector of the National Armory at Harper’s Ferry. His mother was born in Fairfax county, Virginia. Our subject was educated at Harper’s Ferry and worked under his father’s instructions in the armory until he was twenty years of age, and then immigrated to Missouri and settled upon a farm in Saline county, where he remained until 1849. Then becoming imbued with the “gold fever,” young Cruzen went to California and engaged in mining there during four years with fair success. Returning to Saline county he purchased a farm near his father’s, upon which he lived until the outbreaking of the Civil War, when he enlisted at Miami, in December 1861, in Company A, commanded by F. S. Robertson, and followed the fortunes of the cause of the “Sunny South” through four long years of civil strife. The first engagement in which Company A participated was at Kirkpatrick’s Mill, near Knob Noster, December 19, where the whole command was captured by Col. Jeff. C. Davis. Mr. Cruzen was taken to St. Louis and thrown with others into...

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Biographical Sketch of Samuel Cropper

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Samuel Cropper was born near Manchester, England, May 12, 1831. His parents were Benjamin and Mary Cropper, also natives of England. He received his education and grew to manhood in his native country, and emigrated to the United States in May, 1853, locating in Rhode Island, where he learned the art of photographing. He has since spent some time in various States of the Union, engaged at his trade. He located in Jamesport in 1875 and has since erected a commodious gallery and built up a good patronage. Mr. Cropper was married in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, October 5, 1853, to Miss Jane, daughter of Mark and Jane Broadbent, all natives of England. The issue of this marriage is four children living: Elizabeth A., Albert W., Samuel B., and Jennie A. Mr. Cropper is a member of the A. F. & A. M., and I. O. O. F. He is Republican in politics, a good artist, and popular...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles A. Corman

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Charles A. Corman was born in Manitowoc county, Wisconsin, March 20, 1849. He is the son of Dennis V. and Louisa Reynolds Corman, natives of New York. He was educated at Manitowoc and grew to manhood in his native State. He began life on his own account as a lumberman, and pursued that business during four years. In January, 1874, he came to Missouri and located at Jamesport, where he entered the dry goods and grocery business, which he continued for five years. He then established his present drug and book store, and has ever since done a thriving trade. His stock is one of the most complete in town and his patrons are treated with fairness and politeness. Mr. Corman was married in his native county, November 16, 1873, to Miss Isabella, daughter of John and Elizabeth Spencer, natives of England. Mrs. Corman was born in the same county as her husband, on the 14th day of August, 1852. The issue of this union has been three children: Charles W., born July 16, 1874; Lulu Mabel, born August 9, 1876; and Lee, born March 16, 1879. Mr. Corman is a member of Jamesport Lodge No, 339; I. O. O....

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Biographical Sketch of Allen Conner

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Was born in Greene county, West Virginia, July 10, 1824. His parents, William and Mary Conner, were both natives of Virginia. Our subject was educated in the common schools of his native county, and when young learned millwright work, which he followed for five years, then learned carpentering and cabinet-making, which he followed until 1851, when he migrated to this county, and now owns a farm of 200 acres, well equipped with necessary implements. Mr. Conner was united in marriage October 9, 1850, to Miss Margaret Warren, the date of whose birth was January 4, 1830. They were blessed with three children: Garrett A., born March 7, 1852, died August 31, 1880, from a blow on the head by the swing of the well-auger; while letting the auger down, he accidentally fell and when he was getting up the sweep came around and struck him on the head which produced death in a few hours. Stewart P. was born March 30, 1854; and Mary O., born April 19, 1856. Mrs. Conner died in April, 1859. Mr. Conner married, January 5, 1860, Miss Martha M. McClung. She was born September 7,...

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Biographical Sketch of John W. Clark

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John W. Clark was born in Chillicothe, Missouri, September 4, 1853. He is the son of Dr. John K. Clark, a native of Kentucky, who is practicing his profession at present in Farmersville, Missouri. Mr. Clark was educated at Spring Hill, Livingston county, Missouri. He commenced life for himself on, the North Missouri Railway, and continued that business for two years, then served an apprenticeship, learning the watch-making trade at St. Joseph, Missouri, under August Wetteroth, who is regarded as one of the best workmen in the country. After finishing his apprenticeship he went to Denver and thence to Deadwood, working for a short time in each of these places at his trade. Mr. Clark located in Jamesport in 1876 with nothing but his tools and a good stock of pluck and determination, and by strict attention to business, good management and honorable dealing, has secured the support and patronage of the community, and built up a lucrative trade. He has a large and varied stock of all articles kept by a first-class jeweler, and is in a very prosperous condition. His success is the result of his own work. Mr. Clark was married in Spring Hill, November 22, 1877, to Miss Lizzie Wilburn, daughter of Charles H. and Tabitha Wilburn, of that place. Mrs. Clark...

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Biographical Sketch of Joseph S. Chenoweth

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Joseph S. Chenoweth, the subject of this sketch, was born in Ross county,. Ohio, on the 18th of February, 1833. His father, Richard Chenoweth, was a native of Kentucky,. and a farmer; his mother’s maiden name was Elizabeth Smith, and she was a native of Maryland. They became the parents of eight children, of whom Joseph is the sixth, and when he attained the age of three years, they removed to Tippecanoe county, Indiana, and three years later to Missouri,. settling in Grundy county. There Joseph was reared and educated’, and there his father died in 1861, and his mother in 1879. Young Chenoweth began business for himself when twenty years of age, as a carpenter in Grundy county, where he resided until 1865, when he came to Jamesport, where he has since been engaged working at his trade. Joseph S. Chenoweth was united in marriage, on the 25th of August,. 1859, to Miss Sarah A. Forshay, daughter of Edward and Sarah Forshay, of Indiana. She was born near Lebanon, Ohio, January 28, 1839: By this union they have three children, Lilian R., Sarah E., and Joan. Mrs. Chenoweth is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Chenoweth is a Republican in politics; and is a member of the Jamesport Lodge No. 201, A. F....

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Biographical Sketch of E. Chamberlin

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now E. Chamberlin was born in Windham county, Vermont, November 18, 1821. His father, Nathaniel Chamberlin, was a native of Worcester, Massachusetts. When he was eleven years old his parents moved to Bureau county, Illinois, where he was reared upon a farm and educated in the common schools. In 1852 he engaged in the grocery business, together with butchering and shipping stock. He was among the first settlers of Northern Illinois, and was in Chicago when there were but six houses in the town. In 1867 he came to Daviess county, and is now one of the leading farmers of this county. Mr. Chamberlin was united in marriage, September 29, 1842, to Miss Elizabeth Boyd. She was born January 2, 1822, in Springfield, Illinois; her father, Charles S. Boyd, settled in that State in 1820. Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlin have six children; namely, William O., born April 2, 1850; Oscar G., born July 13, 1852; Charles S., born May 13, 1855; John, born September 9, 1857; Edward, born September 21, 1860; and James, born December 9,...

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Biographical Sketch of Joseph Caraway

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Joseph Caraway is a native of Greenbrier county, Virginia, and was born October 18, 1811. He was reared in the county of his birth and educated in the common schools of Virginia. In 1837 he left Virginia and traveled on horse-back to Vermillion county, Illinois, and after taking a rest there of two years, rode on to this county and entered the land where he now lives in 1839. He pitched his tent for once and all, and has never moved, except out of his first log cabin into his present dwelling, since 1839, or before he was married, and is one of the successful farmers of this county. He was married, October 1, 1840, to Miss Mary Kipers, who was born December 12, 1822. They had eight children; namely, Sarah J., born September 23, 1841; Elizabeth C., born September 15, 1845; Rebecca A., born December 13, 1847; Mary J., born September 23, 1850; Margaret S., born January 14, 1854; William T., born May 25, 1857; John A., born June 6, 1860; and George N., born May 11, 1863. Mrs. Mary Caraway died March 17, 1864. On August 22d, 1866, Mr. Caraway was united in marriage to Miss Rebecca McNeel. The date of her birth was May 8, 1836, in Logan county, Ohio. By this union...

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Biographical Sketch of William G. Callison

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Was born in Daviess county, Missouri, August 8, 1846, and is the son of Franklin Callison, whose biography appears elsewhere. Our subject was educated chiefly in his native county, finishing his scholastic training with a two years’ course at the excellent academy at Gallatin. After leaving school he engaged, with his father, in merchandising at Jamesport until 1878, when he was admitted to the bar and began the practice of the legal profession in the courts of this and adjoining counties. This business he has since con-tinned with good success. In addition to his professional business Mr. Callison gives personal attention to his large stock-farm, comprising some 1,500 acres of land, sufficient to accommodate more than a thousand head of live stock. He has six hundred. head of fine cattle at the present time, September, 1881, on his excellent pastures. He is a large shipper of both cattle and hogs to eastern markets and by his sound judgment and good management makes this branch of his business very profitable. He is an active, public spirited man and has done much for the improvement and advancement of Jamesport. He is, perhaps, the largest owner of valuable real estate in the city. Mr. Callison was married, in Jamesport, January 2, 1873, to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Robert C....

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Biographical Sketch of Franklin Callison

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Son of James Callison, a native of Tennessee, was born in Pocahontas, county, Virginia, January 27, 1819. He was reared and educated in his native State and remained with his father on the farm until twenty-four years of age. Mr. Callison moved to Daviess county, in the spring of 1845, and has lived here ever since, engaged, in merchandising and farming. He is one of the most extensive real estate owners in the county. He also deals largely in live-stock. Mr. Callison was married in Huntersville, Virginia, September 6, 1843, to Miss Caroline, daughter of William and Isabella Gibson, natives of Rockbridge county, Virginia. They became the parents of four children, Susan-J., William G., H. C. and Isabella. Mr. Callison is a Democrat and has held various political offices, at present being-mayor of the city of Jamesport and justice of the peace. His estimable lady died April 6, 1879, deeply and sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives by whom she was tenderly loved and greatly respected. Franklin Callison is one of the oldest and best citizens of Daviess...

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Biographical Sketch of Samuel W. Buzzard

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Samuel W. Buzzard was born in Harrison county, Missouri, September 10, 1859. He is the son of Andrew L. Buzzard, whose biography appears in this work. Our subject removed with his parents to Daviess county at the age of four years and has resided here ever since. He completed his education at the State University, at Columbia, and in 1877 entered the bank as clerk. Two years later he was promoted to the position of cashier and has since discharged the duties of that responsible office with entire satisfaction to all the patrons of the bank. Mr. Buzzard was married in Jamesport, February 20,. 1881, to Miss Phila, daughter of Abraham Benjamine, a native of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Buzzard was born in the State of Iowa, April 15, 1865. They are the parents of one child, Leonora. Mr. Buzzard is a member of Jamesport Lodge No. 201, A. F. & A. M., and is also a member of the I. O. O. F. He is a capable and trustworthy business man, and one whose future is...

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Biography of Andrew L. Buzzard

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Andrew L. Buzzard was born in Greenbrier county, West Virginia, December 10, 1836. His parents were also natives of that State. His mother’s maiden name was Elizabeth Kincaid and her ancestry were of Irish extraction. In 1852, at the age of fourteen, our subject immigrated, with his parents, to Daviess county, Missouri, and in 1857 began business on his own account as a farmer and stock-dealer which business he still conducts on an extended scale, in addition to his banking operations. Mr. Buzzard entered the Farmer’s Bank January 1, 1877, as cashier in which capacity he continued until 1880 when he was elected to the office of president and his son .Samuel W., succeeded him as cashier. This bank has a capital stock of $50,-000 and does a general banking and collecting business with all the principal points in the country. Mr. Buzzard was married in Harrison county, Missouri, December 19, 1858, to Miss Julia A., daughter of David and Mary A. Travis, natives of ‘Tennessee. Mrs. Buzzard was born near Bloomington, Illinois. Their family consists of four children: Samuel W., Halleek, Effie Lee and Edwin. Politically, Mr. Buzzard is a Democrat and was elected by his party to represent the county in the Thirty-first General Assembly, which trust he discharged with great credit to himself...

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