Dr. Andrew Fourt was born in Maryland in 1780. When he was fourteen years of age his parents removed to Kentucky, where, in 1807, he married Sarah Wyatt. In 1810 he came to Missouri with his wife and two children, on pack horses, and settled near Charrette village in (now) Warren County. When the Indian war began he joined Capt. Callaway’s company of rangers, and served twelve months. When Montgomery County was organized, Dr. Fourt was appointed one of the commissioners to locate the county seat, and Pinckney, near the Missouri river, was chosen as the place. The Doctor subsequently located there, and opened the first hotel in the place, which he kept three years, and then removed to the head of Pinckney Bottom, where he lived until his death, which occurred on the 27th day of November, 1852. He had eight children Emsley, John T., Peter W., Pullyan M., Elizabeth, Martha S., Sarah J., and Louisa. Six of the children married and raised families.