Dade County

History of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade and Barton Counties, Missouri

Biography of Robert Cowan

Robert Cowan, farmer and stock-raiser, residing three miles northeast of Dadeville, Mo., was born in Sullivan County, East Tenn., in 1827, and is the son of William R. and Nancy (Sursong) Cowan. The father was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., about 1790, was of Irish descent, and a farmer by occupation. He died in his native county about 1868. The mother was born in Washington County, Va., near 1800, and died in Sullivan County, Tenn., in 1878. They were the parents of eleven children, eight sons and three daughters, six now living. Robert Cowan was the second child in order …

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Biography of John R. Clopton

John R. Clopton, merchant and mail contractor at Dadeville, Mo., is a native of Dade County, born on Sac River, two miles south of Dadeville (where he now lives), January 22, 1852. He moved to Dadeville March 14, 1866, went to California in November, 1873, but returned in October, 1873, and, July 19, 1874, he chose for his companion in life Miss Martha A. Gaunt, who was born in Dadeville, November 10, 1852, and who is the daughter of John M. and Emily (Pyles) Gaunt, very early settlers of this locality. The father is still living, but the mother died …

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Biography of Edgar Clark

Edgar Clark, county collector of Dade County, Mo., was born in Benton County, Mo., in 1841, and is one of the prominent citizens of the county. He is the son of John B. and Margaret (Homer) Clark, the former a native of New Jersey, born in 1794, and the latter a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1801. John B. Clark was of Scotch descent, and was a cabinet-maker by trade. When a young man, or about 1815, he went to Harrisburg, Penn., and was there married to Miss Horner. In 1837 they emigrated to Benton County, Mo., and in 1850 …

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Biography of Joseph W. Carmack

Joseph W. Carmack, farmer and justice of the peace of Morgan Township, resides near the village of Dadeville, and is the son of John and Elizabeth (Chapin) Carmack, both natives of Overton County, Tenn., born in 1807 and 1809, respectively. The father was of Scotch-Irish descent, and came to Dade County, Mo., in 1853. He was a farmer by occupation, and died in the last named county in 1856. His wife is still living, and makes her home with her son, Joseph W. Carmack. She is seventy-nine years of age, and is the mother of eight children, four now living, …

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Biography of James M. Carlock

James M. Carlock, farmer and stock-raiser of Morgan Township, was born in Dade County, Mo., October 25, 1848, and is the son of Lemual L. and Angeline (Davidson) Carlock. Lemuel L. Carlock was born in Tennessee, in 1821, and is now living in Greene County, Mo. He came to Dade County, Mo., in about 1842, and was among the first settlers, and has followed agricultural pursuits the principal part of his life. He is now living with his second wife, Angeline (Davidson) Carlock, who was born in Tennessee, March 13, 1825, and who still survives. They are the parents of …

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Biography of Franklin Carlock

Franklin Carlock, the youngest of four sons and seven daughters, was educated at the common county schools, reared on a farm, and at the age of twenty-three married Susan, daughter of James and Barbara Wheeler, of Tennessee, who came to Dade Count about 1837 or 1838, where they died. Mrs. Carlock died in Dade County in April 1887, leaving seven sons and one daughter. In October, 1887, Mr. Carlock married Mrs. Sarah Starr, daughter of Charles O’Kelly, an early settler of Southwest Missouri, where Mrs. Carlock was born, and where her father is still living with his third wife at …

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Biography of Charles S. Cannady

Charles S. Cannady, dealer in harness and saddlery. Among all classes and in every circumstance of life are those who succeed in whatever they undertake, whether of a professional, agricultural or commercial nature, and prominent among them stands the name of Mr. Cannady, who, although a young man, has the reputation of being a first-class business man. He was born in Bartholomew County, Ind., near Hartsville, May 6, 1867, and is the son of Henry H. and Louisa Cannady. The father was born in Harrison County, Ind., June 20, 1829, and was by occupation a farmer and wagon-maker. He moved …

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Biography of William R. Bowles

William R. Bowles, attorney-at-law and editor of the Dade County Advocate, of Greenfield, Mo., was born in that village in 1857, and is the son of Dr. Samuel B. and Elizabeth J. (Vaughan) Bowles. Dr. Samuel B. Bowles was born in Portsmouth, N. H., in 1806 (?), and was of English descent. His father having died, Samuel was taken and reared by his uncle, Samuel Bowles, who lived in the city of Boston. It was in this city that Dr. Samuel B. Bowles was reared, and where he received his literary education. In 1847-48 he took a course of medical …

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Biography of Orlando H. Barker

Ex-Judge Orlando H. Barker, a prominent farmer and a successful breeder of Jersey cattle in Lockwood Township, was born in Delaware County, Ohio, in 1843, and is the son of Daniel B. and Rebecca (McCoy) Barker, both natives of Ohio, the former born in Delaware County, in 1818, and the latter in Franklin County, in 1824. After marriage the parents settled in Delaware County, where Mr. Barker died about 1850. He was a woolen manufacturer. Mrs. Barker married the second time, and died in Indiana in 1874, while visiting her sister. Her father, Robert McCoy, was born in North Ireland, …

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Biography of Dr. Charles Aaron Badgley

Dr. Charles Aaron Badgley, doctor of dental surgery, of Greenfield, Mo., is a native of Auglaize County, Ohio, born in 1854, and is the son of George and Martha (Watkins) Badgley; grandson of George and Rebecca (Eddy) Badgley; great-grandson of Aaron and Joannah (Hedges) Badgley; great-great-grandson of George Badgley, and great-great-great-grandson of George Badgley, who was a native of England, born in the latter part of the sixteenth century, and a ship carpenter by trade. He was also one of the best swimmers known, yet he came to his death by drowning. George Badgley (great-great-grandfather) came to America about 1740 …

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