Biographical Sketch of John F. McDougal
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John F. McDougal. This gentleman was born in Virginia, May 1, 1814, and lived there till March, 1866, and there acquired his education. His coming to Missouri was on the last named date, and here again he engaged in farming, as he had done in Virginia, though he found a much more inviting field for agriculture here than in the time-worn” mother of Presidents.” Mr. McDougal came straight to Daviess county and settled in Lincoln township just when, this country was first recovering from the evil effects of the Civil War. He has been quite successful as a farmer and stock-raiser, and now owns one of the best farms in Lincoln township, his place containing 327 acres of fine land which he has well improved and adapted to the stock business.
Mr. McDougal was married, in Virginia, December 29; 1863;. to Miss Harriet C. Upton, by which union they have two children; named respectively, Basil H., and Sarah M. Mr. McDougal is a live man in respect to enterprise and thrift, and bears an unspotted reputation, as a man and citizen.