Capt. E. Addison McCaleb was a farmer and stock-raiser born in Putnam County, Illinois in 1833. He was the sixth child of Samuel and Catherine McCaleb, who had ten children. After attending rustic log schoolhouses and one year at Judson College, he taught for two winters. He served in the United States Army for seven months and later settled on a wild piece of prairie land in Dade County, Missouri, where he became an extensive farmer and owner of 1,003 acres of land, dealing largely in short-horned cattle. He was a Democrat, a Mason, and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Christian Church.
John Cyrus Lindley was born in 1852 in Dade County, Missouri, where he lived his entire life. His parents, John and Mary Lindley, settled in the county in 1833, and John Lindley became the largest tax-payer in the county before his death during the Civil War. J.C. Lindley received only a basic education, as he had to care for his aged mother and take over the family business after his father’s death. He married D.F. Hailey in 1877, and they had six children. Lindley is a successful farmer, owning 1,600 acres of land and handling stock, and he is a deacon in the Church of Christ. Although he was once a political candidate, his true ambition was to be a minister.
Mt. Pisgah was organized not far from the present town of Dadeville, Dade County, Missouri, on the 14th day of February, 1836, and is therefore the oldest (Baptist) church of which we have any record in the bounds of the early association of Southwest Missouri. The members in the constitution were Martin Waddle, Elisha Henson, Ann Henson, Polly Henson, Hiram Savage, William Barnes, Margaret Barnes, Margery LeForz, and Catherine McDowell. The twelve articles of faith adopted are in good accord with the articles usually adopted by Baptists, also the rules of decorum, except that the church will have nothing to
Joseph B. Lindsey, stock dealer and feeder at Lockwood, Mo., was born in Fond du Lac County, Wis., in 1847, and is the son of Keyes and Almira (Button) Lindsey, natives of Vermont, born in 1809 and 1811, respectively. Keyes Lindsey was left an orphan when a boy, and was partly reared in New York. Mrs. Lindsey went to New York with her parents when young, there met and was married to Mr. Lindsey, and there remained until 1845, when they removed to Fond du Lac, Wis., and there lived until 1881. They then moved to Dade County, Mo., where
Arthur M. Morrison was born in Tennessee in 1830, and is the son of Thomas and Nancy (Chastain) Morrison, the father born in Virginia, in 1808, and died in Douglas County, Mo., in 1888. He came to Missouri about 1868. Mrs. Morrison is still living, and was born in Tennessee in 1808. They were the parents of ten children, all of whom survive. Arthur M. came to Missouri in 1866, and, in 1869, he opened a store of general merchandise and (with the exception of about two years) has been engaged in the business ever since. He is a member
Thomas J. Lawrence and Arthur M. Morrison, dealers in general merchandise at Cedarville, Dade County, Mo., carry a stock of goods valued at $2,000, and are the leading merchants of that village. Mr. Lawrence was born in Alabama in 1859, and is the son of Edward and Martha E. (Morrison) Lawrence. Edward Lawrence was born in Tennessee about 1818, and is of English descent. He is now residing in Fayette County, Ala., and has followed agricultural pursuits all his life. He wife was born near Savannah, Ga., and was burned to death march 14, 1878, by the explosion of an
Frederick Kirby, another prominent agriculturist of Morgan Township, was born in Dade County, Mo., September 16, 1848, and is the son of Tully C. and Nancy (Hernington) Kirby. Mr. Kirby was born in Kentucky in 1802, and was of English-Welsh descent. He was a farmer by occupation, and emigrated from his native State to what is now Dade County, Mo., in 1837. He was one of the first settlers, locating in the county before the village of Dadeville was laid out for a town. His wife was born in Kentucky in 1805, and they were married in that State. Their
James M. Kirby, a farmer and prominent stock-raiser of Morgan Township, who is located then miles northeast of Greenfield, is a native of Kentucky, born December 1, 1830, and the son of Tully C. and Nancy (Hernington) Kirby. (For further particulars of parents, see sketch of Fred W. Kirby, which appears elsewhere in these pages.) James M. Kirby was the fourth of eleven children born to his parents and remained with them until nineteen years, of age, when he enlisted for the Mexican War, and was a soldier under Capt. McNair, in Company A, Third Regiment Mounted Infantry of Missouri,
R. N. Killingsworth, who resides in North Township, nine miles northwest of county seat, and who is one of the prominent agriculturists and stock-raisers of Dade County, is a native of Greene County, Mo., born January 12, 1840, and is the son of Joseph and Melinda (Barnett) Killingsworth. Joseph Killingsworth was born in McMinn County, E. Tenn., May 12, 1813, and died October 16, 1888, in Dade County, Mo. He was of Scotch descent. In 1838 he came to Greene County, Mo., followed agricultural pursuits, and was one of the early settlers of that county. His wife was born in
Col. Benjamin S. Jones, farmer and stock-raiser, of Rock Prairie Township, was born in Putnam County, Ind., in 1832, his parents being the Rev. Benjamin and Hester (Alexander) Jones, born in Maryland in 1779 and 1796, respectively. They were married in Kentucky in 1822, and the same year moved to Indiana, where he died in January, 1845, the mother dying in April of the same year. Mr. Jones was a Methodist minister for twenty-five years. He was of Welsh descent, a son of Benjamin Jones, who was born in Wales, and came when a young man to America, settling in