History of Callaway County Missouri, published in 1884 by the St. Louis National Historical Company, Chapter VII, pages 154- 163. Transcribed by Kris Breid.
Dr. Baynham, of London, England, settled in Virginia in 1775. His son, William, married Mary Wyatt, by whom he had Jonah, Mary, Millie, William, Joseph, and John. The latter married Sarah Blackwell, of Halifax county, Virginia, and they had Mary, William G., Harriet B., John, Joseph and Charles M.
Jerry Tarleton, of Maryland, married Mary Briscoe, by whom he had Raphael B., Nancy, Alfred, Emily, John, Catharine, Meredith, Amanda, and Lewellen P. Emily married Samuel Moore, who settled in Callaway county in 1819. Meredith married Mary E. Lock, and settled in Callaway county in 1840.
Joseph Bennett, of Maryland, married Margaret Davis, and settled in Madison county, Kentucky. In 1820, he removed to Missouri and settled in Boone county, where he remained until 1838, when he removed to Callaway county. His children are Moses, Joel, Jesse D., Milton, Elijah, Sedreia B., Elizabeth, Nancy, Rebecca, Margaret, Emily and Mary. The Bennetts are relatives of Jefferson Davis, ex-President of the late Confederate States.
James Brooks married Elizabeth Holt, daughter of Timothy Holt, and settled in Callaway county in 1819. His children were Robert, John, Elizabeth, Winifred, Ann, Fanny and James.
COONCE—This name was formerly spelled Kountz, but by agreement among the different members of the family the orthography has been changed to its present form. Jacob Coonce, of Pennsylvania, settled in St. Charles county, Missouri, in 1797. He had John, Jacob, George, Henry, Nicholas, Polly, Elizabeth, Eliza, Nancy, Harris and Ibby. John married Barbara Rudy, by whom he had Abraham, Charlotte, George W., Maria, Euphemia, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Edna. Henry Coonce married Mahala Buckner, and settled in Callaway county in 1835.
Robert Brandon married Jane Holt, daughter of Timothy Holt, and settled in Callaway county in 1832. His children are Ann, Smith, Sarah, Frances and Elizabeth.
John Blythe, of Kentucky, married Sallie Carter, by whom he had Daniel, Samuel, Matilda, John, William, Peggy, Sally, Polly, Abby, Patsey and Maria. Mr. Blythe settled in Callaway county in 1817. Samuel married Sally H. Russell. William was married first to Matilda Denton, and second to Maria Coonce. Polly married Price Holt. Matilda married Isaac Zumwalt. They live in Callaway county.
John Burgett lived at or near New Madrid, Missouri, in 1811-1812, and was one of the victims of the dreadful earthquakes at that time and place. He struggled against his misfortune for several years, but finally, in 1817, he left that part of the country and settled in Callaway county. His wife was Elizabeth Coonce, by whom he had Josiah and Eli. The former married Polly Zumwalt, by whom he had Jacob, Elizabeth, John T. and Sarah. His first wife died, and he was married again to Catharine Gilman, and they had Thomas B. and Sterling P.
John Selby, of Maryland, was a Methodist preacher. He married Rebecca Jones, and settled in Bourbon county, Kentucky, in 1806. In 1824 he removed to Callaway county, Missouri, where his wife died in1828. Their children were Isaiah, Jesse J., Assentith, William J., Anna, John M., James H., Louis V., Eliza, Lucinda and Henry B. Isaiah married Sallie Bass, and settled in Callaway county in 1824. Jesse J. married Elizabeth Hereford. Assentith married Henry Swift, who settled in Boone county in 1823. William J. married Julia A. Turley. Ann married her cousin, Joseph Selby, who settled in Callaway county in 1824. John M. married Emily Dazey. James H. married Louisa Dazey, and Louis V. married Milley Dazey. Eliza married Hawley Hereford. Lucinda married Samuel Hardin, who settled in Boone county. Henry B. married Mary Steele.
Robert Murray and his family came from Scotland to America on the first ship that sailed after the Revolution. They settled in Fauquier county, Virginia, and one of their sons, named John, married Dorcas Robinson, and settled at Bullitt Station, Kentucky. His children were Jesse, John, Enoch, Alfred, James, Joseph, Nancy and Dorcas. John was killed at Dudley’s Defeat in 1812. Enoch was born in 1779. He married Jemima Gray, of Virginia, and settled in Callaway county, Missouri, in 1817. At that time he had one son, Andrew R., and after his settlement in Callaway county the following children were born: Benjamin F., Elizabeth B. and Nancy G.
John Sheley, Jr., of Virginia, married Mary Ridgeway, by whom he had John, Benjamin, Harrow, Singleton, Van, George, Reason, Polly, Elizabeth, and Charlotte. Harrow married Sally Kelley. Benjamin married Elizabeth Boulware. Singleton was married first to Susan Oldham, and after her death he married Jane Creswell. Van was married first to Martha Woods, and second to Nancy Overton. All of the foregoing settled in Callaway county in 1831. George married Sally Brooker, and settled n Callaway county in 1834. Reason married Nancy J. White, and settled in Callaway county in 1883.
James Duley married Devola Shields, of Montgomery county, Maryland, and settled in Scott county, Kentucky, in 1799. They had Enoch, Nathaniel, Alexander, Susan, Devola, and Nancy. Nathaniel was a soldier of the War of 1812. He married his cousin, Sarah Duley, and settled in Indiana, from whence he removed to Callaway county, Missouri, in 1821, and settled on the bank of the Missouri river, where he died July 11, 1832. His widow died July 10, 1843. They had Paul H., Ferdinand C., John S., Margaret T., Samuel M., George W., Enoch C., William M. and Milton D. Paul H. was married first to the widow of Samuel B. Long, whose maiden name was Harriet Burnett, by whom he had two daughters. After her death he married the widow of Thomas Kelley, whose maiden name was Malinda Ellis. Ferdinand C. and John S. died when they were about grown. Margaret T. married Thomas Jones, and died soon after. Samuel M. was married first to Sarah Emmett, and second to Mary Wilkerson. He had three sons and three daughters by his last wife. George W. married Amanda Wilkerson, and they had one son and one daughter. Enoch C. married Minerva Wilkerson, and died, leaving a widow and two daughters. William M. married Amanda Dozier, and they had three sons and one daughter. Milton D. died in Mexico, in 1847, while serving as a soldier in the war between that country and the United States. Paul H., Enoch C., William M., and Milton D. were all soldiers in the Mexican war. Thomas Duley, a brother of Nathaniel Duley’s wife, settled in Callaway county in 1817, and died in 1830. He took a great interest in politics, and in order to keep himself informed in regard to public affairs, etc., he subscribed for the Missouri Republican in 1817, and continued his subscription until his death, when his nephew, Paul H., assumed it and still takes and reads the paper.
Jacob Wagoner, of Rowan county, North Carolina, married a Miss Zount, and they had a son named George, who married Alice Williams, of North Carolina, and settled in Tennessee. They had Edward, Susan, Jane and Martha. Mr. Wagoner was married again, after the death of his first wife, to Sarah Engle, by whom he had Catharine and Stokeley. All of his family settled in Callaway county from 1828 to 1831.
Jacob Winterbower, of Pennsylvania, married Polly Stone, and they had twenty children. One of their sons named John, married Elizabeth Zumwalt, of Missouri, daughter of Jacob Zumwalt, who settled in Callaway county in 1817.
William and James Reynolds were sons of John Reynolds, of Halifax county, Virginia. William married Lucy E. Holt, daughter of Timothy Holt, Sr., and settled in Callaway county in 1828. His children were Elizabeth, John, Martha, Anna, Bedford, Lucy, Ann, Fanny, and James.
The parents of Joseph Lynes died when he was a small boy, and he was raised by his aunt, Mrs. Wayne. When he was grown he married Mary Miller, of Kentucky, and settled in St. Louis county, Missouri, in 1805. In 1819, he removed to Boone county. His children were William, Jefferson, Washington, Madison, Harrison, Jackson, Perry, Elizabeth, Malinda, and Pauline. Jefferson, Washington and Jackson married and settled in Callaway county, the two latter in 1836, and the former in 1831. Jefferson married Catharine Suggett, Washington married Susan Suggett, and Jackson married Mary E. Hervey.
Timothy Holt, of Halifax county, Virginia, married Elizabeth Chambers, and they had Abner, Hiram, Robert, John, William, Lucy E., Elizabeth, Jane, and Ann. Abner married Elizabeth Brooks, of Virginia, and settled in Callaway county in 1819. They had Timothy, James, Robert, John, William P., Hiram, Abner, Jr., Elijah, Susan, and Elizabeth C. Hiram, son of Timothy Holt, Sr., was married twice, his first wife being Jane Stanfield, and his second her sister Nancy. He settled in Callaway county in 1826. His children were Ann, William, Abner, Elizabeth, Jane, Emeline, Mary, Margaret, Lucy, Hiram, Jr., and Ashley.
John Adams, of Maryland, married Susan Wood, and had William, Sylvester, Richard, Philip, Benjamin, Susan and Elizabeth. Philip was married first to Fannie Powell, by whom he had Susan, Thomas and Mary. He was married the second time to Matilda Foster, by whom he had one son John Booker. Mr. Adams settled in Callaway county in 1839. John Booker was twice married, first to Anna M. Allen and second to Mrs. Sally E. Allen.
Reuben Clatterbuck, of Virginia, settled first in Shelley county, Kentucky, and removed from there to Callaway county, Missouri, in 1826. His children were John, Leroy, James, Cageby, Richard, William, Nancy, and Caroline. John married Martha Reynolds. Leroy married Mary Gray. James married Permelia Howard. Cageby married Margaret Howard. Richard married Anna Reynolds. William married Caroline Laford. Nancy married Reuben Gordon, and Caroline married George W. Griffin. All of the above settled in Callaway and adjoining counties.
Thomas Bradley, of Kentucky, married Fannie Bush, by whom he had F. B., Lucy A., Thomas and Milton, all of whom settled in Callaway county in 1828.
Thomas Bradley, of Virginia, married Elizabeth Bullard, and settled in Callaway county in 1819. His children were Thomas, Jr., Churchill, Elcham, Theophilus, Jane, Elizabeth, William, James, George R., Lafayette, Lorenzo and Sarah, most of whom live in Callaway county.
John Hawkins, of Scott county, Kentucky, married Sarah Johnson, and they had John, Philip, William, Margaret, Sally, Fanny and Nancy. William married Lydia T. Francis, of Kentucky, and settled in Howard county, Missouri, in 1816. They had John, William, Mary J., Granville, and Henry. William married Catharine W. Shelby and settled in Callaway county in 1832. He raised a large family of children.
George S., son of William Brown, Sr., lives in Mexico, Missouri. He has been married twice: first to Margaret Smith, and second to Laura Payne. Margaret, daughter of William Brown, the second, married John Bailus, and died leaving four children.
William Cason married Nancy Hawkins, of Kentucky, by whom he had Hawkins, William, Larkin and Benjamin. Hawkins settled in Callaway county in 1827 and died a bachelor. William married Sarah J. Overton, and settled in Callaway county in 1828. Larkin married Nancy Suggett, and settled in that county in 1831. Benjamin was married first to Mary J. Hawkins, who died in 1834, and he was subsequently married a second time.
Stephen M. King, of Maryland, settled in Kentucky at an early date, and married a Miss Nelson, by whom he had a son named Stephen. The latter was married first to a German lady, who died; he then married Cynthia Chaney, who also died, and he afterwards married a widow lady named Bruner, who was a daughter of a Mr. Strood, of Clark county, Kentucky, who was a great Indian fighter. Mr. King had nine children by his three wives, and was an early settler of Callaway county.
John Brown, of Pennsylvania, married Jane Sherman, and settled in Scott county, Kentucky. Their children were John, William, Mary, Jane, Nancy and Ann. John married Elizabeth Ewing, and lived in Kentucky. His children were: Alexander, Samuel, James, Robert, Charles, Sally, Margaret, Rachel W. J., Polly, Nancy and Jane. Margaret married her cousin, William Brown, and they had Charles H., John, Sarah, James, Margaret, Robert, William and George S., all of whom settled in Callaway county in 1834. Charles H., John, James and Robert are large land owners and cattle raisers. The former married Amanda McCanny; John married Jane Robinson; James married Catherine F. Holman, and Robert married Mary A. Fry.
Rev. Joseph Howe, of Pennsylvania, was a Presbyterian minister, but unlike ministers in general, he was wealthy. At his death he willed $20,000 to pay a church debt, and divided the remainder of his property into nine equal parts, eight of which were for his eight children, and the ninth was to be given to “the Lord.” His children were Isaac, Harvey, John D., James, Cynthia, Maria, Jane and Eliza. Isaac married Jane Boyd, and settled in Callaway county at an early date. His children were Wallace, Thomas, John, David, Harvey, James, Jane, Margaret and Mary A. Harvey and John D., brothers of Isaac, also settled in Callaway county. The latter was married first to Sally Parnell, and second to Margaret Henderson. James married Ann C. Baker. Cynthia married David D. Davis. Maria married James Jameson. Jane married Jacob Coons. Eliza was married first to Joseph Henderson, and second to Mr. McAdoff.
An old pioneer of Cedar township (James Holt) has given much information concerning the same, sixty-three years ago. His father emigrated with his family from the State of Tennessee to the Territory of Missouri in the fall of 1819, and located near Old Chariton on the Missouri river, in Chariton county, Missouri. After spending the ensuing winter at that point, he moved the following spring to Callaway county, and settled near Round Prairie, then an almost unbroken wilderness. The first year he resided in the county, bread was obtained from Fort Cooper, in Howard county, which served as a sort of a depot for supplies. The settlers generally drew their rations of meat from the woods, except in warm weather, when the flies were very troublesome. One of the greatest inconveniences was getting corn ground into meal. Mills were scarce and of very inferior quality. The common hand mill was used by many persons. The hand mill was used n some localities. Salt was obtained from Boone’s Lick, a distance of forty miles.
Venomous serperts [sic] were numerous, especially the rattlesnake, and many persons were bitten by them. Bears, wolves, panthers and wild cats were so numerous that the raising of hogs and sheep was almost a matter of impossibility. About the year 1824, the people in portions of Cedar township entered into some arrangement to secure their destruction. Every man obligated himself to kill all he could, and present the scalps at a time and place appointed for that purpose; the reward for each scalp to be one bushel of corn, to be paid out of a common fund. They met at the time and place designated, and hundreds of scalps presented—a general balance struck—no charges made—and after indulging in a great fandango of fun and frolic, returned to their homes.
The first school teacher was a Mr. Feree, a worthy and excellent man, and a good teacher of his day. Some of his descendants now live in St. Aubert. The next best teacher was Samuel Hayden. For many years there were no church edifices. A few Cumberland Presbyterians and Methodists would hold meetings at the neighbors’ houses. Mr. Josiah Ramsey (grand dad), who is said to have been brought up by the Indians, would meet them at David and James Henderson’s houses, and by exhortations and prayer would have most excellent meetings. One Anderson Wood, a Baptist, held a two-days meeting at Mother Ransefer’s on Revaw creek, about miles east of Jefferson City, and immersed Miss Hardin, which was the first case of the kind that took place in Callaway county.
The general battalion and petty musters were gala days in those early times. The general muster was held at old Elizabeth (Ham’s Prairie), the battalion muster at Round Prairie, near Colonel George King’s, and the petty muster took place twice a year at Charles Dougherty’s (Holt’s Summit). Often many persons would remain on the muster grounds for days, indulging in horse racing, relating anecdotes and stories of adventure, and not unfrequently [sic] taking a turn at the unpleasant, but then very popular, game of fisticuff.
This town was laid out in January, 1870, by David Kenney, commissioner of Land Company, on the northwest fractional quarter of section sixteen, township forty-four, range eleven. It is the southern terminus of the Missouri Division Chicago and Alton Railroad, and lies on the Missouri river, in Cedar township, opposite Jefferson City. It is twenty-five miles southwest of Fulton. The shipments from this point are cattle, hogs, wheat, tobacco, etc., etc. Methodist and Presbyterian societies are here. Population is 250. Tri-weekly stages run to Columbia, Claysville and Ashland. Telegraph, Western Union. Express, United States. Mail daily, L. D. Farmer, postmaster.
A.W. Barman, shoemaker; W. Bliss, carpenter; J. W. Davis, meat market and saloon; Dr. T. D. Evans, teacher; L. D. Farmer & Co., general store; Joseph Gathright, physician; W. A. Hart, farm implements; A. Hughes, saloon; W. C. McGubbins, blacksmith; David Kenney, hotel proprietor; G. A. LaDies, general store and drugs; Church Lynes, hotel proprietor; Dr. McSchooler, fruit; S. C. Lynes, blacksmith; Richard Rice, poultry; P. J. Ryan, railroad and express agent; C. L. Tarleton, physician.
was laid out on the 10th of June, 1872, by Samuel N. Guthrie and John Guthrie, on the southwest quarter of section 18, township 46, range 10. It is a station on the Missouri Division of the Chicago and Alton Railroad, and is twelve miles southwest of Fulton. Shipments, wheat and live stock; population, 100; telegraph, Western Union; Express, United States; mail, daily; J. W. Bruton, postmaster.
J. S. Baker, druggist; J. W. Bruton, notary public, railroad and express agent and lumber dealer; Rev. W. T. C. Campbell, Presbyterian; Dr. W. C. Christian, physician; Dozier & Co., general store; Duley & Guthrie, general store; E. O. Fogerstrom, blacksmith; Smith, hotel; Clatterbuck & Criswell, grocery and hardware; H. E. Brown, wine and beer saloon.
was laid out on the 7th of September, 1870, by Timothy Holt, on section 25, township 45, range 11. It is twenty miles southeast of Fulton, on the Missouri Division Chicago and Alton Railroad. Shipments, timber, coal and country produce; population, seventy-five; mail daily; Perry S. Holt, postmaster.
Rev. M.B. Broadus, (Methodist); J. J. Brown & Co., timber; J. W. Burks, collection agent and lawyer; Wm. Busnell, blacksmith; M. D. L. Dunn, lawyer; P. S. Holt, general store and produce; T. Holt, hotel proprietor and insurance; Holt & Stokes, blacksmiths; R. C. Kuling, carpenter; James Lee, constable; R. P. Nichols, teacher; Rev. S. H. Pollard, Baptist; R. Warfield, coal miner.
is a station on the Missouri Division of the Chicago and Alton railroad, twelve miles southwest of Fulton. It was laid out in 1836, by Enoch Murray, on northeast corner of the southeast quarter of section 31, township 46, range 10. The town was originally called Bloomfield. Presbyterian and Christian churches and district schools are sustained; population, 100. Grain and live stock are shipped; express and United States mail daily; John Wilson is the postmaster.
C. Brooks, physician; N. G. Caldwell, grist and saw mill; Clatterbuck & Wilson, live stock; R. R. Dunn, justice of the peace; S. N. Ferguson, blacksmith; Brooks & Pierce, druggists (Ed. F. Brooks, Jas. Pierce); John Galwith, boots and shoes; J. B. Holt, constable; J. R. James, wagon maker; Woodson Lynes, general store and hotel; J. K. Pemberton, physician; R. Y. Ramsey, physician; D. M. Tucker & Co., general store; John Wilson, express and railroad agent.
Is a post office and station on the Chicago and Alton Railroad.