Biography of Moses G. Netherton
Moses G. Netherton. The gentleman whose name heads this sketch is another citizen who can boast of having been to the ” manor born,” being a native of Daviess county, born February 27, 1845. He received his education in this county and. on leaving school, began farming and has been a farmer and stock-dealer ever since. In February, 1864, he enlisted in Company L, of the Twelfth Missouri Cavalry, and served till the war closed, and was honorably discharged in July, 1865. He participated in the battle of Nashville, Tennessee, under General George H. Thomas, and was in several other fights and skirmishes. He returned to his home after his discharge and again resumed farming.
Mr. Netherton was married, December 29, 1867, to Miss Elmira C. Brown, daughter of John A. and Frances Brown. One child has been born of this union, a daughter named Cordia, born August 17, 1870.
Mr. Netherton is one of the most successful stock-dealers and stock-raisers in the county. He owns a model farm of 280 acres of excellent land, on which he has a two-story frame residence, so located as to afford a view of the country for miles around. He has his place well stocked with fine breeds of Short-Horn cattle and Poland China hogs. He also has a fine Clydesdale stallion five years old that has taken a number of premiums in this State and Illinois, his first one having been awarded when he was a yearling at the Illinois State Fair. In 1866, Mr. Netherton was elected constable of Grand River township and held that position till he moved to Lincoln township. He has served as justice of the peace, township collector, and. is now serving as township treasurer; in fact, he has not been a year without holding some kind of an office since he left school. He has been a consistent member of the Pilot Grove Baptist Church for twelve years, and is in all things a worthy and valuable member of society.