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

Biography of Joseph B. Lindsey

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 …

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Biography of Arthur M. Morrison

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 …

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Biography of Thomas J. Lawrence and Arthur M. Morrison

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 …

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Biography of Frederick Kirby

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 …

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Biography of James M. Kirby

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, …

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Biography of R. N. Killingsworth

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 …

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Biography of Col. Benjamin S. Jones

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 …

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Biography of Monroe Ingraham

Monroe Ingraham, proprietor of the Dadeville Roller Mill, is a native of Chautauqua County, N. Y., born November 16, 1825, and the son of Thomas and Julia (Balis) Ingraham, both natives of Dutchess County, N. Y., the former born June 20, 1802, and the latter September 19, 1803. Thomas Ingraham was of English descent, and was a farmer by occupation. He emigrated to Chautauqua County, N. Y., about 1823, and from ther to Washtenaw County, Mich., in 1832, where he passed the remainder of his days, dying March 17, 1865. He was one of the pioneers of that county. The …

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Biography of Seymour Hoyt

Seymour Hoyt, attorney-at-law, real estate agent and abstracter, of Greenfield, Mo., was born in Marshall County, Ill., in 1844, and is one of the successful legal practitioners of Dade County. He is the son of James and Maria (Hitchcock) Hoyt, and the grandson of Benjamin Hoyt, who was a native of Connecticut. James Hoyt was born in Stanford, Conn., September 19, 1807, and is the seventh child of the seventh generation of that family in the United States, Simon Hoyt having emigrated from England to the United States in 1628 or 1629. In his youthful days James Hoyt was a …

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Biography of W. C. Holman

W. C. Holman is a native of Dade County, having been born here in 1851. His parents are Giles and Louisa (Hayter) Holman, of Tennessee, where they were married, and, in 1850, came to Dade County; they have since lived near the boundary in Polk County. Mr. Holman has a good farm, and is a successful farmer and stock-raiser. His wife died in 1876. W. C. Holman is the oldest of eight children, four sons and four daughters, and was educated in the common country schools. In 1872 he was married to Elizabeth J., daughter of James Moore, born in …

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