History of Callaway County, Missouri, published in 1884 by the St. Louis National Historical Company, Chapter IX, pages 170 – 216. Transcribed by Kris Breid.
Early Settlers | Fulton | Physical Features
Early History and Pioneer Business Men | Churches | Tanyards
Woolen Mills and Carding Machines | Street Difficulty | The First Sunday School
Fulton Lodge, A.F. & A. M. | Fulton Twenty-five Years Ago | Colonel Thomas H. Benton
Colonel Benton’s Speech in Fulton | Colonel Benton’s Appeal | Business of Fulton in 1852
Alexander Campbell’s Visit | Town Clock | Callaway Lodge, I. O. O. F. | Mills and Manufactories
Moot Legislature | Orion Royal Arch Chapter | Western Bank of St. Joseph
Bank of William T. Snell | Public Schools | Conflagration of June, 1870 | Fulton Woollen Mills
Callaway County Savings Bank | Southern Bank of Fulton | Religious Revival
Asylum of Calvary Commandery | Debate | Murphy Movement | Order of A. O. U. W.
City Officials | Improvements | Business Directory
Captain Archibald Allen settled in Callaway county in 1822. He was born in Botetourt county, Virginia, January 7, 1795, and served his country in the War of 1812. He was married in 1815 to Anna Galbreth, of Virginia, and settled first in St. Clair county, Illinois, whence he moved to Callaway county, Missouri, at an early date. After the death of his first wife he married Nancy Hamilton, of Missouri, in 1858, who died also. In 1875 he was married again to a Mrs. Brown, being at the time more than eighty years of age. He died soon after. Captain Allen joined the Presbyterian Church in 1824, and was one of the first members of the organization in Callaway county. He remained a consistent and devoted member until his death.
The parents of Thomas Armstrong died when he was quite young, and he was “ bound out “ to a man in Philadelphia to learn the boot and shoe trade. When he was grown he married Jane Dalton, and settled in Dixon county, Tennessee. His children were William, John, James, Thomas, Charles, Abner, Lucy, Sophia and Jane. . Wil- liam married Lucy Baxter, and settled in Callaway county in 1837. He had John, Limis, Jane, Nancy, Richmond, Thomas, Felix and William, Jr.
Bethel, Sampson and Thomas Allen, sons of Daniel Allen and Elizabeth Bethel, settled in Callaway county in 1817. Bethel married Elizabeth Read. He and Sampson were soldiers of the War of 1812. Richard, Edward, Frank, John and Rachel Berry were children of an English family that settled in Kentucky at an early date. Richard married Polly Ewing, and settled in Darst’s Bottom, St. Charles county, in 1820. Three years later he moved to Grand Prairie, in Callaway county. The names of his children were Caleb E., John, Edward G., Richard, Samuel H., Robert M., Elizabeth, Nancy, Margaret and Mary J. Caleb was at a public gathering of some kind on a certain occasion, and seeing no convenient place to hitch his horse, he buckled the bridle to the stirrup of Colonel Warner’s saddle. The Colonel’s horse got loose after a while and went home, a distance of twenty miles, taking Berry’s horse with him. Both men had to walk the entire distance to recover their horses. Caleb Berry married Virginia Fulkerson ; John married Margaret Galbreth, and Edward G. married Sallie A. Galbreth. Richard was married twice; first to Elizabeth Watts, and second to Mary Hamilton. Samuel H. was sheriff of Callaway county two years. He married Eliza Watts. Robert was married first to Elizabeth Martin, and second to Emily A. Scholl. Elizabeth was married first to Thomas Yocum, and second to John Watts. Nancy married John W. Johnson ; Mary J. married Tames B. Yager. Robert M. now lives in Williamsburg.
The Berrys settled first in Garden Prairie.
Martin, James, Jesse and John Basket were sons of Jesse Basket, Sr., of Nicholas county, Kentucky. Martin and James settled in Callaway county, Missouri, in 1821 ; Jesse and John married and remained in Kentucky. Martin married Jane Becker, of Kentucky, by whom he had a son and daughter, James married Mary Baker, of Kentucky, by whom he had five sons and four daughters. Mr. Barker was circuit clerk of Callaway .county for six years, and in 1835 he was elected one of the judges of the county court. He was a good man, and respected by all who knew him.
John, Charles and Sally Beaven were the children of Richard Beaven, of Maryland. Charles married Anna Saucier, and settled in Callaway county in 1824. His children were Richard, William, Robert, Zadock, Theodore, Walter, Polly, Elizabeth, Julia A. and Permelia.
The children of Abraham Bird, of Shenandoah county, Virginia, were George, Andrew, Marcus and Abraham. The latter married Mary Holker, of Virginia, and they had Nancy, John, George, Abraham, Marcus, William, Rebecca, Mary, Elizabeth and Catharine. Marcus settled in Callaway county in 1826, and married Eliza J. Tal- bott, daughter of Dr. James Talbott, of Montgomery county, and she is the only one of the original Talbott family now living. Mr. Bird was county surveyor of Callaway county for thirty-six years.
Richard Boulware was an Irishman by birth, but lived in Essex county, Virginia. He married Esther Ramsey, who was born in England, and they had six children: Catharine, Mordecai, Richard, Theodoric, Ramsey and Martha. In the fall of 1784 Mr. Boulware and his family left Virginia and made their way on pack horses through the wilderness to Garrard county, Kentucky, where they settled. Theodoric was born in Essex county, Virginia, November 13, 1780. After he grew up he united with the Old Baptist Church, and became a minister of that sect. He was married April 17, 1808, to Sarah W. Kelley, by whom he had Stephen G., James R., Theodoric F., Daniel R., Jane C., Cordelia A., Susan M., Jeptha and Isaac W. In 1827 Mr. Boulware came to Missouri with his family, and settled near Fulton, in Callaway county, where he taught school and preached in various churches of his denomination for many years. He lost his wife in January, 1854, and in June, 1855, he married Mrs. Elizabeth H. Offut, who died in December, 1857. Mr. Boulware was a man of a superior order of talents, possessed a fine flow of language, and ready wit. He was highly respected by the people of his community, and loved by the members of his church.
William Crowson and Mary Thomas, his wife, lived in East Tennessee. Their children were Moses, John, Jacob, Abraham, Isaac Thomas, Jonathan, Richard, Aaron and Jane. Thomas married Jane Vinson, whose father, David Vinson, came from Tennessee to old Franklin, Howard county, in a keel-boat of his own construction. He was on the different rivers seven months. Mr. Crowson and his wife had fifteen children, twelve of whom are now living, and the youngest is now forty-three years of age. Mr. Crowson was a very benevolent man, and sold corn on credit to all who were not able to pay the cash for it. When persons came with the money, he told them to go and buy of those who would not sell on credit to poor, suffering humanity.
Doctors Isaac and Thomas Curd, and their sister Catharine, were born in Albemarle county, Virginia. Dr. Isaac married Jane Watkins, and in 1824 he moved to Ross county, Ohio. In 1831, he came to Missouri and settled in Callaway county. His children were Catharine, Martha, John, Thomas, Isaac, Edward, and two named Martha, both of whom died while infants. Catharine married Frank Diggs. John and Isaac live in St. Joseph, Missouri, and Edward is a banker in Fulton.
John Crook, of Pennsylvania, married Elizabeth Dean, by whom he had seventeen children. His son John married Margaret Hughart, of Kentucky, and settled in Callaway county in 1834. His children were Martha E., Trennvilla J., Elizabeth M., Letitia E., Mary C., Sophia M. and John. Mr. Crook and his wife lived together fifty- one years, and never had a quarrel ; nor did he ever quarrel with one of his neighbors. He lived in Callaway fifty years without going beyond its limits.
Robert M. and Isaiah Craighead. were brothers, and they had a nephew named John, who was the son of their brother John, of Virginia. Robert M. married Nancy Powell, and they had William, Solomon, Robert, Jr., Jonathan, Stephen, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah and Nancy. They settled in Callaway county in 1819. Isaiah mar- ried Feminine Robinson, and settled in Callaway county in 1830. His children were John R., George, James, Isaiah W., William A. B., Jane and Nancy. John R. married Sarah Hall; and they had Isaiah 0., John W., Mark A., James, Patrick H., Caroline and Lucy J. John Craighead, the nephew of Robert and Isaiah, married Julia Smith, and settled in Callaway county, Fulton township, in 1828.
Elijah Dawson, of Nelson county, Virginia, married a Miss Gentry, and had Robert, Martin, Elizabeth and James. He was married the second time to Judith Gilliam, by whom he had Achilles G., Mary, Samuel and Judith. Most of his children live in Callaway county.
Samuel Dyer was born in Bristol, England, and came to America, when he was fourteen years of age, with a merchant named Breckenridge, to whom he was bound. When the Revolutionary War began, Breckenridge returned to England, but young Dyer enlisted in the American army and became a commissioned officer. After the war, he settled in Albermarle county, Virginia, and married Celia Brickley, of Hanover county, by whom he had William H., Samuel, John, Ann, Frank B., Eliza and Robert. William H. married Margaret Bridie, of Richmond, Virginia, and located in Fulton township, Callaway county, in 1827. Their children were Alexander B., Eliza A., Margaret, William F., Isaac C. and Henry. Samuel married a Miss Watkins, of Goochland county, Virginia, and came to Callaway in 1821. He was the second merchant in the town of Fulton. His children were Thomas B., Mary J., Martha, Samuel R., Virginia, Edward B., Eliza and Susan.
John Dyer married Evilena Warren, of Missouri, and settled in Callaway county in 1822. His children were Sarah, Helen, Emily, Samuel W., Israel G., Mary and Ann. Ann Dyer, daughter of Samuel Dyer, Sr., married
George Robinson, of Richmond, Virginia, who settled in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1828. Frank B. and Eliza. lived in Virginia. Robert married Sarah A. Morris, of Augusta county, Virginia, and came to Callaway county in 1850. His children were Catharine E., Frank M., Ann M., Robert, Thomas W. and Samuel.
Thaddeus Dulin, of Loudoun county, Virginia, married Elizabeth Powell, and they had John, Edward, James, Nancy, Sally, Fanny, Winifred, Susan and Lydia. Most of the children came with their parents to Kentucky at an early date. Edward married Mary Gordon, and they had Thaddeus, Sally, William, Thomas, Elizabeth, Fanny, John, Richard, Nancy and Lydia. Thomas settled in St. Charles county, Missouri, in 1819, and married Mary Lyle, by whom he had two sons and four daughters. He was married the second time to a widow, whose maiden name was Maria Neill. He moved to Callaway county in 1831. Richard settled in St. Louis. He was married twice. Thaddeus settled in St. Charles county.
David Duncan, of Scotland, came to America with his wife, and remained for some time in Boston, after which they removed to Mercer county, Kentucky. They had nine children. Mrs. Duncan died, after which he married again, and had eleven children. William, the oldest son by his first wife, married Elizabeth Henderson, of Ken- tucky, and moved to Callaway county in 1826. His children were Alfred R., Joshua M., William G., Nancy M., Amanda E. and Elizabeth.
J. Robert and David Dunlap were born in Ireland, but came to America with their parents when they were small boys, and settled in North Carolina. Robert was born February 26, 1763, and at the age of twenty-five he was married to Elizabeth Wile, of North Carolina, by whom he had John, David M., Robert, Thomas, Eliza, and Elizabeth S. In 1801 he removed to Bath county, Kentucky, and in 1821 he and his brother David removed to Missouri and settled in Callaway county. In 1825 they settled where Fulton now stands, and Robert Dunlap gave the name to the town, which for a number of years was called Bob Fulton on his account. He died in 1848, his wife having died in 1834. John Dunlap married Elizabeth Gudgell, and they had two children, Robert and Jane. The former was killed in the Florida war, and the latter married Milton V. Davis, of Callaway county. David M., son of Robert Dunlap, Sr., married Polly Gudgell, of Kentucky, by whom he had Elizabeth, Andrew, Thomas, Jane, Robert A., James and Mary. Robert and Eliza, children of Robert Dunlap, Sr., died in childhood, and Thomas died when he was twenty- three years of age. James married Sally S. Crump, of Missouri. Elizabeth married Solomon Craighead. David, brother of Robert Dunlap, Sr., taught the first school in Fulton. He had but one leg, and supplied the place of the lost member with an old-fashioned wooden peg-leg. He married and had one daughter, and died of cholera, at Portland, in 1840. The citizens of the place had such a dread of the disease that they buried him as soon as he was dead, in the dress he had on at the time. It was ascertained soon after- ward that he had $2,800 in a pocket in his undershirt, and two or three of the boldest citizens ventured to take the body up and get the money.
Richard Davis was a revolutionary soldier. He married Priscilla Coe, of Maryland, and they had Matthew, Catharine, Eli, James, Elizabeth, William, John, Presley, Richard and Alexander. Matthew married Elizabeth King, and moved to Callaway county in 1829. Jane married Baylis Reno, who settled in Callaway in 1831. Eliza- beth married Robert Randolph, who came to Callaway in 1833. William married Mary Randolph, and settled in Callaway in 1830. John married Malinda Luttrell, and settled here in 1837. Grarrett Davis, son of Eli, married Milley Day, and settled in this county in 1826.
William Foxworthy, of Prince William county, Virginia, was a soldier of the Revolutionary War. His children were William, Samuel, John, Thomas, Alexander, Sally, Lilly and Harriet. William was a soldier of the War of 1812. He married Elizabeth Hester, of Pennsylvania, and they had Alexander, Joseph, John, Isabella, Clarissa and Sarah. Mr. Foxworthy settled in Callaway county in 1836, and was subsequently killed by a horse. His widow went to California when she was seventy-five years of age. Alexander married Emily Bryan, of Kentucky, and they had four sons and four daughters. John married William H. Wilson. Clarissa married Galbreth Wilson. Joseph and Sarah reside in California.
William Fisher, of Virginia, married Susan Peck, and they had Thomas, James, Elizabeth, William, Joseph, Richard, Margaret, Charles W. and Mary. Thomas married Isabella Humphreys, of Virginia, and settled in St. Charles county, Missouri, in 1819, and the following year he removed to Callaway counnty. His children were Mary J., William H., Susan, Isabella and Elizabeth. Joseph Fisher married Mary Craighead, and came to Callaway in 1826. His children were William R., Charles P., Mary J., Elizabeth G., James M., Richard B., Joseph S., Sarah M., Catharine F. V. and Cordelia A. William Fisher, Jr., settled in St. Louis. The members of the Fisher family are nearly all zealous Methodists.
Torcal Galbreth, of North Carolina, married a Miss Calvin, and located in Callaway county in 1819. They had Neal, Catharine, Isabella, Mary and Elizabeth. Neal died unmarried. Catharine died at the age of seventy years. She never married. Isabella married Robert Graham. Mary married her cousin, Daniel Galbreth. Elizabeth also married her cousin, James Galbreth. She was married the second time to Newton Carpenter. Torcal Galbreth was married the second lime to Catharine Graham, and they had Agnes, John, Daniel, Angus, Sally A., Margaret and James.
Robert Glover, of Virginia, married Omon Jones, and they had Jesse and Creed. Jesse was married first to Eliza Anderson, and second to Susan Williams, and settled in Callaway county in 1832. He was a soldier of the War of 1812. Peter and Robert Glover settled in Callaway county in 1827. The former was Secretary of State one term. He married Patsey Mosey Mosley. Robert married Patsey Andersen.
Thomas Gilmore, of Kentucky, settled in St. Charles county, Missouri, in 1808. He was a ranger in Captain Callaway’s company during the Indian war (Captain Callaway, after whom Callaway county was named), and after its close he settled at a noted place, which has since been known as Gilmore Springs, in the western part of St. Charles county. He married India Ramsey, daughter of Captain William Ramsev, and they had William, Thomas, Robert, Nathan, Ephraim and John, all of whom except Thomas, who was killed at Callaway’s. defeat, settled in Callaway county from 1826 to 1830.
Nicholas Harper, of Fairfax county, Virginia, had Thomas, Walter, Nicholas, Jr., Smith, Sally, Nancy, Rachel and Mary. Nicholas, Jr., married Lucy Jameson, and settled in Callaway county in 1824. He had Thomas J., Sarah, Louisa, Elizabeth H., Judith A. and Catharine. Rachel Harper married Stephen Donahue, and Sally married William Graham. Doctor Samuel Hobson, of Kentucky, married a daughter of Judge John Clark, and came to Missouri at an early date. He first settled in Montgomery county, on Camp Branch, where he lost several of his negro slaves by fever. He then moved and opened a farm on Nine Mile Prairie, in Callaway county, where he remained some time, and then located in Fulton. He had two children, Winthrop and Joseph. The latter died in his youth, and the former is a distinguished minister of the Christian Church. Winthrop was very wild when he was a boy, and was called one of the worst boys in Callaway county. He was bound to have his fun, no matter who suffered by it. Among his victims was an old colored man named Tom Nichols, whose life became a burden from the constant badgering of the young scape- grace. When Winthrop was nearly grown he was sent off to school, and remained away several years, during which time he grew to be a large, portly man. When he returned to Fulton he met Tom on the street, who failed to recognize him. ” Why, Uncle Tom,” said he, ” don’t you know me?” ” No, sah,” said Tom, ” never seed you afore as I knows of.” Winthrop looked at him smilingly for a mo- ment, and then said, ” Well, Uncle Tom, who was the worst boy you ever saw?” This was sufficient. Tom immediately recognized his old tormentor, and exclaimed, ” Why, Massa Winthrop, is dis you? Bless God I neber would o’ known you in dis world ! But what made you so fat, Massa Winthrop ; has you been drinking whiskey? I bet you has, ‘fore God.” This was a pretty rough sally for a divinity student, but Hobson took it in good part, laughed at the honest earnestness of his old friend, and then told him of the changes that had taken place, which greatly astonished Uncle Tom.
Micajah Harrison, of Kentucky, married Mary Payne, and they had Albert G., Micajah V., James 0., John P. and Mary. Albert G. married Virginia L. Bledsoe, of Kentucky, and settled in Calla- way county in 1882. He had four sons and two daughters. Mr. Harrison was a prominent lawyer, and was elected a representative in Congress from his district three times, viz. : 1834, 1836 and 1838. The town of Harrisonville, the county seat of Cass county, Missouri, was named in honor of him. He died in 1839. Micajah V. Harrison married Dulcinea M. Bledsoe, of Kentucky, and settled in Callaway couuty in 1833. He was chief clerk in the House of Repre- sentatives of Missouri during six sessions of the Legislature, and was sergeant-at-arms during several other sessions. He died in June, 1855, and a neat monument was erected by the State over his grave in the cemetery at Auxvasse church. John P. Harrison settled first in Mississippi and removed thence to New Orleans, where he died. James 0. was a lawyer, and lived in Lexington, Kentucky. After the death of Henry Clay he administered upon the estate of that eminent man. Mary Harrison was married first to Captain Simpson, of Kentucky, and after his death she married Doctor John Hannor, of Fulton, Missouri, who subsequently removed to Kentucky.
George Herring, of Virginia, married Elizabeth Closby, and they had Jonathan, George, John and Nathan. The three last named were soldiers in the War of 1812, and they afterwards married and resided in Callaway county. George married Lucy Sinco ; John married Lucy Carver, and Nathan married Susan Hill.
Isaac and Amelia Hockaday, of Clark county, Kentucky, had the following children: Irvine 0., Philip B., Edmund, Isaac N., Jane, two other daughters, one of whom married Thomas Moore, and the other John H. Field. All except Jane settled in Callaway county at an early date. Judge Irvine 0. Hockaday received a good English education, and at an early age manifested good business qualifications. When quite young he was appointed to the important position of cashier of the Clark County, Kentucky, Bank, and discharged his duties to the entire satisfaction of his employers. He was married in 1829 to Emily Mills, daughter of Doctor John and Lucy Mills, of Winchester, Kentucky, and in 1821 he resigned his position as cashier of the hank and came to Missouri. He settled in Callaway county, and was appointed the first circuit and county clerk, also treasurer, which offices he continued to fill for eighteen years to the entire satisfaction of the people of the county. He was also probate judge of Callaway county one term, and president of the Western Bank in Fulton, for some time. Judge Hockaday was a man of superior talents, and associated intimately with such distinguished men as Edward Bates, Thomas H. Benton, Beverly Tucker, and Hamilton R. Gamble. He was an influential member of the Presbyterian Church for a number of years, and enjoyed the respect and confidence of his brethren and fellow-citizens in the highest degree. He died in 1864, leaving a widow, who still survives, and a large family of children. One of his daughters married James L. Stephens, a wealthy and influential citizen of Columbia, Missouri. Another married J. H. Vanmeter, of Lexington, Kentucky, and died since the decease of her father. The names of his other children are Isaac, who lives io Columbia, Missouri ; Mrs. R. B. Price, Irvine 0., Jr., also of Colum- bia; Mrs. J. M. McGirk, of Lexington, Missouri; Mrs. Doctor A. Wilkerson, of Fulton, Miss Lizzie, of the same place, and Hon. J. A. Hockaday, the present able Attorney-General of Missouri. Philip B., brother of Judge Irvine 0. Hockaday, was an eminent attorney. He married Maria Hanson, a daughter of Judge Hanson, of Winchester, Kentucky, and came to Missouri in 1821. He settled first in Boone county, but afterwards removed to Montgomery, where he died. The names of his children were S. H., Amelia S., Martha J., Isaac, Philip B., Jr., Serena and R. W. Isaac N. Hockaday also settled in Callaway county at an early date, and resided there many years ; but now he lives in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. He married Catharine Shortridge, of Callawav county, by whom he had three children. Mr. Hockaday is an excellent and most highly esteemed citizen. Judge George, E. 0. John and James Hockaday, cousins of the above family, settled in Missouri in 1838. Judge George Hockaday married Lnura Hart, of Jefferson City, Missouri, and raised a large family. He was a member of the county court of Callaway county for six years, and also represented the county in the Legisla- ture for one term. He was a good business man, and highly esteemed citizen. John Hockaday was a merchant in Fulton for many years. He married Caroline Scott, of Loutre Island, and they had three chil- dren. He stood high in the community as a man and citizen, and was respected by all who knew him. James Hockaday was a successful fanner and prominent citizen. He married a Miss Dillard, and they had two children.
Joseph Heyten, of Maryland, married Priscilla Caywood, and settled in Montgomery county, Kentucky, in 1810. Their children were William, Stephen H. and Otho. Stephen H. was in the War of 1812. He married Nancy McGary, and settled in Callaway in 1830. Their children were Sampson, Landrum, Stephen, Susan, Mary, MaHnda, Rebecca, Nancy and Amanda.
The children of John Humphreys, of Greenbrier county, Virginia, were Rachel, Samuel, James, William, Elizabeth and Polly. Richard married Elizabeth Nevens, and moved to Callaway county in 1818. Samuel married Susan Smart, and came to the county in 1821. The other children settled in the county the same year. James Jameson, of Virginia, married Lucy Hackney, by whom he had John, James, Thomas, David, William, Zachariah, Judith, Margaret and Nancy.
Mr. Jameson moved to Kentucky in 1789. His eldest son, John, married Jalee Reeds, of Virginia, by whom he had James. Samuel, Thomas, John, Isaac N., Sarah, Lucy, Judith, Elizabeth and Amanda. Mr. Jameson emigrated to Callaway county in 1824. His son James lived and died in Kentucky. Samuel married Malinda Harris, and settled in Callaway county, where they had Tira H., James, Samuel, Sally A., Jalee, Minerva, Susan and Mary. Thomas Jameson was married, first, to Margaret V. Martin, and second to the widow of Philip George, whose maiden name was C. A. Sallee. Colonel John Jameson was born March 6, 1802. He possessed a superior order of mind, was an able speaker and reasoner, and was twice elected to Congress from his district. He wielded a large influence in that body, and ably represented his constituents. He died January 24, 1857. He married Susan Harris, and they had John H., Elizabeth, Sallie T. and Malinda R. Grace N. Jameson married Miss A. P. Smith, and died twenty-eight days after. Sarah married John Litton. Lucy married Nicholas Harper, and they had John, Albert, Thomas J., Sarah, Louisa, Elizabeth and Judith. Judith Jameson married Charles Yeater, and they had John, Joseph and Sarah. Elizabeth married Henry Wright, and they had Jameson and Jalee. All of the above settled in Callaway and Audrain counties.
John Kemp, of England, married a Miss Craighead, and settled in Franklin county, Virginia. There were born unto them Thomas, Robert, William, Jordan, John and Martha. John married Fannie Dudley, and emigrated to Callaway county in 1832. Their children were Dudley, Gordon, William, Milley and Polly. Thomas Kemp married Esther Maxey, of Virginia, and they had—Walter, John, William, Robert, James, Mary, Martha, Susan, Nancy, Lucy, Joanna, Elizabeth and Sarah W. Walter married Jerusha Key, and settled in Callaway county in 1832. William married Delila Kemp, his cousin, and moved to Callaway in 1834. Robert married Mary Holland, and moved to Callaway in 1834. James married the widow of Robert Craighead, and came to Callaway in 1834. Sarah W. was married first to Peter H. Holland, who emigrated to Callaway in 1836. After his death she married John Steele.
James Knight, of Maryland, married Nancy Williams, and located in Fleming county, Kentucky, where John, William, Elijah, Wesley, James, Selatha, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Sally were born. William married Eliza Hornbuckle, and settled in Callaway county in 1825. Their children were James F., Sally, Wesley H., Rebecca A., Amanda, Elizabeth A., William S. and John H.
Abraham Larrimore, of Madison county, Kentucky, had one child, Eliza, by his first wife. He was married a second time to Mary Davis, of Kentucky, by whom he had Samuel, Nancy, Henry, Elizabeth, Silas, Sally, Phoebe, John, Mary and Susan. Nancy married Burgess Elliott, who moved to Buchanan county, Missouri. Elizabeth married Fielding Lane, who settled in Jackson county. Sally married London Burk, and also settled in Jackson county. Phoebe married Allen Cox, and went to Buchanan. Henry married Jane Thomas, and set- tled in Callaway county in 1835.
Harry May settled on May’s Prairie, in Callaway county, in 1820, where he built a horse mill and opened a race track. The race track became a place of note, and a great many races were run upon it. On a certain occasion, the Willinghams and Kilgores, of Audrain county, borrowed Sanford Jameson’s fine race nag, James, filled her mane and tail full of sheep-burs, and took her to May’s race track, to run against a crack pony, known as Nick Biddle, which had been brought from Kentucky, by Thomas, David and Singleton Shehan. The mare presented such a poor appearance with the burs in her mane and tail, that the bets were all in favor of the pony, and nearly every one present staked some money on the favorite. Colonel Jeff. Jones, who was a boy then, was there with $7.50 in his pocket, and he bet $5.00 of his money on the pony. When the race came off, the mare beat the pony 250 yards in a run of 600, and there were some pretty long faces in the crowd that witnessed the result. Mr. Jameson after- ward sold his little mare to a gentleman from Louisiana, for a large sum of money, and the latter won $80,000 with her, while he had her. She made the fastest time on record in the United States, in a race of 600 yards. Mr. May’s children were Gabriel, Hannah (Mrs. Joseph Sitten), Frances (Mrs. Stewart), Susan (Mrs. Crump), Matilda (Mrs. Robert Arm), Richard, John and Harry, Jr.
Mr. Nichols, of Pennsylvania, was of German descent. He moved from Pennsylvania to Virginia, married Elizabeth Thomas, and afterward removed to Kentucky, and settled in Clark county, near Bryan’s Station, where he died at the age of ninety-eight years. His widow died many years afterward, aged one hundred and fifteen years. Their children were George, William, Robert, Frederick, James, Catharine, Frances and Elizabeth, five of whom lived and died in Missouri, and three in Kentucky. George was born in Loudoun county, Virginia, and was married in the same county to Rebecca Davis, by whom he had James, William, George, Jr., Garret, Felix G., Frederick, Elizabeth, Polly, Eveline, Nancy and Sally. Mr. Nichols came to Callaway county in 1824, and entered the land upon which Fulton is situated. Mr. Nichols married Elizabeth Reno, of Missouri, by whom he had seven children. His mother, Rebecca Davis, was a daughter of John Davis, of Wales, who came to America and settled in Virginia. His brother Thomas emigrated to South Carolina. Their father was a silk merchant in Wales, and left an estate valued at $33,000,000, for a portion of which the Nichols heirs brought suit. John Davis was married three times, and had sixteen children. He moved from Virginia to Montgomery county, Kentucky, where he died at the age of one hundred and seven years.
James Patton Sr., was the father of Wilson, John, Thomas, James Jr., Margaret and Fanny. Wilson married Polly Martins, and moved to Callaway county in 1826. John married Nancy Duncan, and settled in Callaway the same year. Thomas married Anna E. Duncan, and came to Callaway the same year. Margaret married Alexander Henderson, who settled in Kentucky. William married and settled in Callaway county in 1826. Francis Reno was born in France, but came to America after he was grown, and settled in Prince William county, Virginia, where he married a Miss Bayliss. Their children were Enoch, Frank, George, Bayliss, Millie, Fanny, Dollie, Jane and Lydia. Bayliss married Jane Davis, and settled in Fleming county, Kentucky, in 1811. They had Richard D., Matilda, Henry F. and Elizabeth. Mr. Reno settled in Callaway county in 1831. Richard D. was married twice, first to Marv Summers, and second to Jane H. Davis. He located in Callaway county in 1826. Matilda married James R. Chalpant, who came to the county in 1829. Henry F. married Sarah Alexander, and moved to the county in 1829. He served as judge of the county court several terms. Elizabeth married Felix G. Nichols, who emigrated to the county in 1824.
Joseph Sitten, of North Carolina, married Dinah Bick, and they had John, Jeffrey, Pliillip, William, Thomas, Jesse, Lawrence, Lydia, Dinah and Saland. Mr. Sitten and family, with the exception of Thomas, who died in Tennessee, settled in Lincoln county, Missouri, in 1816. Lawrence, the seventh son, had settled in St. Charles county in 1808. Jeffrey married Polly Bostick, of North Carolina, and came to Callaway county in 1819. His children were Joseph, John,. Benjamin H., William M., Vincent R., Thomas B., Polly, Sally, Mahala, Lydia and Maria.
Hugh Sampson, of Scotland, had a son named John, who came to America and settled in Madison county, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Major, by whom he had one child, a son named John. The latter married Frankie Medley, ,of Virginia, and they had one son, also named John. Mr. Sampson died, and his widow and son came to Callaway county in 1837. The latter was married first to Mildred Tinsley, and after her death, he married the widow of George Emerson, whose maiden name was Nancy Snell. Major Sampson was a very tall man, measuring six feet and six inches without his boots.
John Smart, son of Elisha Smart and Amy Glover, of England, married Elizabeth Ford, of Kentucky, and they had James, Edward, Enos, Ann and Polly. James settled in Callaway county in 1828, and married Rachel Ewing, who died, and he afterwards married Susan Glover. Edward married Matilda Glover, and settled in Callaway county in 1835.—(Other children of Elisha Smart, Sr.)— Edward, Elizabeth Heath, and moved to Callaway in 1833. William married Anna Glover, and moved to the county in 1828. David mar ried Permelia Bledsoe, and came to the county in 1833. Thomas married Harriet Thompson, and emigrated to the county in 1832. Glover Smart married Lou Moseley, and settled in Callaway in 1832. Polly married John Ratekin, and came in 1828. Christopher Snedicor emigated to America from Holland at an early date, and settled in Greenbrier county, Virginia. He left two sons, Moses and Isaac. The former served seven and the latter five years in the war of the Revolution. Isaac was married in Greenbrier county, Virginia, to Eleanor Story, a cousin of Chief Justice Story, and after the birth of three children they emigrated to and settled in Montgomery county, Kentucky. The names of their children were Abigail, James, Mary W., Rebecca B., Samuel, Parker and Isaac. James and Isaac married in Kentucky, and settled in Alabama. After the death of their father, the widow and the rest of the children came to Missouri, in 1820, and settled in Boone county. In 1825 all, except Abigail, removed to Callaway county, and located near Fulton. Abigail was married twice; first to a Mr. Emmons, and second to a Mr. Finley. MaryW. was married in Montgomery county, Kentucky, to John Kelso, and their children were Joseph G., Elizabeth J., Har- rison W., Hester Ann R., William D., Isaac S., Maria S., Samuel P., John M. and Adam C. Of this large family Harrison W. and John M. only survive. Harrison Kelso lives in Kansas City, and John M. lives in Callaway county, where he has always resided. Eleanor Story, the grandmother of these children, was born in Greenbrier county, Virginia, in 1758. Her parents were from Ireland.
James Smith, of Warren county, Virginia, married Catherine Webb. Their son, Tarleton, married Lucy Mallory, and settled in Callaway county in 1834. They had Mary T., Permelia A., Sidney N., James H., Lucy, Tarleton, Frances E., Sarah N., Eliza and Stephen I.
Hiram Thrailkill, of Scott county, Kentucky, married Nancy Craig, and settled in Callaway county, Missouri, in 1835. His children were Marcellus N., Elcina, James, John, Sisra, Mary, Eliza A., Ellen and William. After the death of Mr. Thrailkill his widow married Creed Carter, of Callaway county.
Solomon Thomas, of East Tennessee, settled in Callaway county in 1817. He had no education, but was elected justice of the peace, and performed his duties reasonably well. He was a great yarn teller, and could entertain a crowd as well as any other man.
Joel Tipton emigrated to Callaway county the same year that Mr. Thomas did, and settled near his place. He was a very large man and a good trapper, but no hunter.
William Thornton and his son James also settled in Callawav county in 1817. They were great hunters and trappers.
James Thomas, of Kentucky, married a Miss Hayden. Their children were William, James, Robert, Presley, George H. and Susan. George H. married Evelina Nichols, and located in Callaway county in 1826. He was married a second time to Nancy P. Craighead. Presley Thomas married Phoebe Mieur, and settled in Callaway in 1831. He was married a second time to widow Collier, and the third time to the widow Galbreath. James married Frances Vaughan, and moved to Callaway in 1828. Susan married Jerry Mieur, and settled in the county in 1830.
Benjamin Yates was born in Virginia in 1767, and died in Shelby county, Kentucky, in 1858. He was married twice ; first to Margaret Ford, of Kentucky, by whom he had John, Edith, Gilson, Nancy, Mary, Milton, Benjamin F., Jeptha and William F. His second wife was a Miss Susan Sullivan, of Kentucky ; they had no children. Yates was married first to Mary Nichols, and they had one son, George, who is a druggist at Williamsburg. His second wife was Elizabeth Dawson ; their children were Benjamin D., William, Martha (Mrs. Samuel Grant), Thomas, John and Martin; the latter is a physician. Edith, daughter of Benjamin Yates, Sr., married Theodore Drain ; their children were Stephen, Dulcinia, Emma and Franklin. Gibson Yates married Catharine Ford, of Kentucky, and they had James, John and Frances I. Mary Yates married Will Guthin, and they had six children. Nancy married H. Woods, and they had four children. Benjamin died when he was sixteen years of age. Jeptha married Eliza J. Harrison, and their children were John, Mary and Lacy J. William F. married Nancy Hopkins, and they had but one child.
CALLAWAY is a flag station on the Chicago and Alton Railroad.
The county seat of Callaway county, was laid out in 1825, on the southheast quarter of section 17, township 47, range 9, on fifty acres sold to the county by George Nichols, at the nominal sum of $50. The plat of the town was filed on the 2d day of January,- 1827. The deed to the town-site was filed for record February 19, 1829. Fulton was originally called Volney, after a French author and infidel. The name, however, was soon after changed to Fulton, in honor of Robert Fulton, an American engineer and mechanician, who was born in Little Brittain, in Pennsylvania, in 1765. He was the first person who propelled a boat through water by steam. He con- structed the first United States war steamer in 1814, and died in February, 1815.
Fulton has an attractive location, near the centre of the county, with a range of picturesque, wooded bluffs upon the south and west, and a magnificent prairie and timber country on the north and east. The town is substantially built, mainly in the old Southern fashion, with here and there a fine specimen of modem architecture, and, with its fine old leisurely homes, noble collegiate and asylum buildings, its Court house with its lofty Corinthian columns and pleasant surroundings- impresses the visitor as an inviting city. The town has been noted for the hospitality of its people, its refined, cordial and social ways, and the successful management of its schools and State institutions.
Mr. Nichols erected the first cabin, still standing on Columbia street, that was built in Fulton, and had to go ten miles to get men to help him raise it. They came before sunrise on the appointed day, had the cabin completed before the sun went down, and danced in it the same night. The first mill that Mr. Felix G. Nichols ever saw in Callaway county was a horse-mill with a large wheel overhead, around which was a raw-hide cable that propelled the stones. A hollow sycamore ”gum” was used for both meal and bolting chest, the latter being turned by hand. The proprietor of this novel structure was Henry May, who lived about a mile and a half west of Fulton. When the blackberry season came in, there was always great rejoicing. They would then throw their ” corn-dodgers ” to the dogs, and ” go for” the blackberries with the greatest relish. Buckskin shirts, pants, and moccasins were all the style. At a wedding which Mr. Nichols attended in 1824, in Fulton township, near the place where he resided when he first came to the county, the bride was dressed entirely in cotton of her own spinning and weaving, and which she had made into garments. The groom wore pants and shirt of white cotton, and a coat and vest of buckskin, while his low gaiter shoes were made white with tallow. He arrived at the house of his intended six hours before the time for the wedding, and remained until the appointed hour. They were married by a Baptist minister, who was dressed in, buckskin from head to foot. The bride’s name was Betsey Langley the groom’s name was Joseph Williams. While Mr. Felix Nichols was chopping down some trees that stood upon the ground where the court-house now stands, in 1824, he killed a deer with his axe. A man named Ned Harper had shot and wounded the deer in the creek bottom, south of the present town of Fulton, and the deer came limping by where Mr. Nichols was working, and seeing it, he threw his axe at it and killed it.
The next house in the town was built by John Yates, at the south- west corner of the public square. Mr. Yates was from Shelby county Kentucky, and came to Missouri in 1816, when he was a young man and began to learn the tailor’s trade with Daniel Colgin, of St. Charles Missouri. He, however, soon grew tired of that business, and obtained a situation as porter in Collier & Co.’s store at $12 per month He had been in the store only a few days, when Mr. George Collier wanted a legal paper drawn up for some purpose, and made inquiries among his employees to know if any of them could do it. Mr. Yates replied he could, and the matter was intrusted to him. He perform the work so well and neatly that Mr. Collier was both pleased and surprised, and finding, on conversing with him, that he was an educated man, he employed him as book-keeper at good wages. A few years later he sent a stock of goods to Elizabeth, the first county seat of Callaway county, and sent Mr. Yates with it as superintendent The foods were opened in the house of Mr. Henry Brite, which was also used as a tavern, court-house, clerk’s office, etc. This was first store in Callaway county, except one at Cote Sans Dessein, owned. by Daniel Colgin, Jr., of St. Charles. Mr. Yates soon became a partner in the store, and in 1825 he moved to Fulton, where he – carried on the business for many years and made a fortune. Mr. Yates was the first merchant in Fulton. After coming to Fulton his salary increased rapidly and he ordered goods so often from Mr. Collier that the latter became uneasy and went to Fulton to see about it. Mr. Yates showed him the books to prove that the sales had been made as represented, and then handed him all the money due to date. This satisfied Mr. Collier and he returned home. Soon after this Mr. Yates bought Collier’s interest in the store and carried on the business himself, as stated, for many years, when he moved to a farm in Nine Mile Prairie, where he died.
The first hotel log-house was erected by Joseph Sitten. The second hotel was put up by Alfred Hornbuckle, south of the square. Mr. Hornbuckle’s father was originally from Virginia, and came to Callaway county in 1821. The second merchant in Fulton was Samuel Dyer, who was also a Virginian, coming to Callaway in 1821. His brother, William H. Dyer, was also a merchant, coming to the county in 1827. James Fisher, from Virginia, was the pioneer grocer and saloon keeper. William Coward, from Greenup county, Kentucky, was the first saddler in the town. William Armstrong was the first tailor. He came from Paris, Kentucky. Garret Nichols, brother of Felix G. Nichols, was the first blacksmith; his shop was built in 1825.
” Here smokes his forge; he bares his sinewy arm,
And early strokes his sounding anvil warm;
Around his shop the steely sparkles flew,
As out of steel he shapes the bending shoe.”
The first church was erected by the old Baptists, and stood on Asylum street. The early ministers officiating in this church were the Rev. Theodoric Boulware and the Rev. William Coates. The former was from Essex county, Virginia, and came to Callaway in 1827, and the latter from South Carolina, and moved to the county in 1817.
David Dunlap was the first school teacher to exercise his calling in Fulton. The school house was located on the east side of the street, north of the Palace Hotel. The building was a log cabin, and possessed all the characteristics that belonged to the primitive school houses of that day. Mr. Dunlap had but one leg. He and his brother Robert settled in Fulton in 1825. David died at Portland, Callaway county, in 1840.
A tanyard was kept at the foot of Market street by William Coward at a very early day, in 1827. Samuel Hunter established the next tanyard in 1831 or 1832, near the creek, at the foot of Market street. Hunter quit the business be- fore the late war. Nothing has been done at that business in Fulton since.
Elkanah Smith established the first wool-carding machine in Fulton, in 1827 or 1828, at the foot of Market street. He moved his mill and residence about the year 1840, about one mile from town on the St. Louis road, where he operated his mill until the close of the War of 1861.
The first difficulty that occurred on the streets of Fulton was par- ticipated in by Samuel Hayden and a man by the name of Sitterly. Sitterly was a wheelwright and resided in Jefferson City. Hayden was a blacksmith and lived in Fulton. Sitterly was fond of intoxicants,. and was drinking at the time of the occurrence. They met on the street, and while Sitterly was approaching Hayden, the latter shot and killed him. Hayden was sent to the penitentiary.
About the year 1831 or ’32, a very small Sunday school was – organized in Fulton. The town, at that time, numbered about two hundred inhabitants. The names of the parties present, when the school was organized, were Wm. Bryder Napier, Esq., who was made superintendent; Mrs. Martha T. Dyer, Mrs. Margaret M. Nolley, and Major Daniel Nolley were the teachers. The pupils were Mary Jane Dyer, now Mrs. Nicolson, Martha Dyer, now Mrs. Watkins, Virginia Dyer, now Mrs. Lanther, Eliza Dyer, now Mrs. Price, Samuel K. and E. B. Dyer, Garrot Forbush and James Moore. The two latter were apprentices of Major Nolley. This was the first Sunday school organized in the county.
The brethren of Fulton Lodge, No. 48, A. F. and A. M., convened for the first time on September 25, 1841, in one of the jury rooms in the court-house in Fulton, in pursuance of the order of Brother Daniel Nolley, acting under and by authority of a dispensation dated September 4, 1841, from Hon. Priestley H. McBride, W. G. M., of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, appointing him W. M. of Fulton Lodge, Alfred Menifee, S. W., and Thos. Collier, J. W. At said conclave the following brethren were present and acting officers: Daniel Nolley, W. M. ; Nathan Kouns, as S. W. ; Thomas Collier, J. W. ; W. H. Russell, as Secretary; A. Vantrecht, as Treasurer; Daniel Dunham, as S. D. ; B. P. Evans, as J. D. ; E. P. Gains, as Tyler, and Bro. Robert 0. Blakey. The lodge opened in the third degree and proceeded to the election and appointment of permanent officers for the Masonic year, resulting in the election of B. P. Evans, Treasurer; W. H. Russell, Secretary; E. P. Gains, S. D. ; Nathan Kouns, J. D. ; Daniel Dunham, Tyler. The lodge was chartered the 17th of October, 1842, with Daniel Nolley asW. M. ; Alfred Menifee, S. W. ; and Thomas Collins, J. W. They secured an upper room of a frame building then standing on Broadway where the tobacco factory now stands, and subsequently, about 1850, built and_ fitted up a room in the attic of the two store-rooms on the northeast corner of Asylum and Court streets, now occupied by the negro Masons as a lodge room. In February, 1872, they moved into their present hall, erected at an expense of nearly $4,000. The names of the present officers are : Geo. G. Bartley, W. M. ; H. Ettorson, S. W. ; F. S. Pastor, J. W. ; J. D. Henderson, Treasurer ; J. W. Overton, Secre- tary ; George W. Penn, Chaplain ; P. Godfrey, S. D. ; F. A. Hunter, J. D. ; J. W Craghead, First Steward ; John G. Ratekin, Second Steward ; W. L. Sims, Tyler. Membership at present, 115. Number of petitions shown by the register to have been received and acted upon since its organization, 534.
In January, 1874, an old settler, signing himself “1849,” contri- buted two articles to the Telegraph, in which he spoke of the business men of that date. As these articles are valuable, because of the history they contain, and because they give the names, and some of the characteristics, of many of the men who did business in the town in 1849, we here reproduce them in full:—
Twenty-five years ! How rapidly they have passed away, and how seldom a business man finds time to travel over a road over which he has whirled with lightning- rapidity, and were it not that so many events have left unfading impressions— each year; perhaps, having- its own reminiscences, distinctly marking- it from all others—twenty-five years ago would seem as fresh and vivid as the events of the year, whose last tolling bell we may fancy now to hear. As we hurriedly travel over these years gone by, searching’ for the business men who have served their day, and some good fellows among’ them have laid their last balance-sheet on the ‘Master’s Desk,’ we find that some of these twenty-five years have been a weary way, and all of them full of ups and downs. Where are the merchants, the lawyers, the doctors, the prominent officials, the mechanics and citizens, who gave to dear old Fulton a name, which her gray-headed sons of to-day proudly revert to— ‘ The Home of Hospitality, ‘—in 1849. To attempt to name them all would not add to the interest of this article, for we would find them too numerous. But even now, those most interested have seen their faces pass before them, as they have gone back over this panorama of years so full of events.
A quarter of a century ago, the writer first made his rustic bow before the customers of a well established firm in Fulton. Let us take a stroll with him and learn who were the business men of that day.
We naturally fall into Ike Hockaday’s, the successor of his father. He is gay and full of life and hope—soon removing to Independence, he has passed three years in sunshine and shadow, and is to-day in the far West, now and then returning to his old home on the hill. Next we look into Sam Dyer’s. Poor Sam ! do you remember how hard he struggled but to fail at last? He lies in Columbia’s cemetery and Lizzie by his side. Many of us saw them married. His prospects were brig-lit. Five orphan children are all that is left.
Further up is Will Tuckers. He sold drugs then, but under a different license. Do you remember his trip to California? It was a brief trip. He got as far as -New Orleans, the boat blew up, and .after an interesting- passage of fifty feet in the air, and losing his last cent, he landed, under the impression that Fulton was the best place for a poor boy—and it is. He is a poor boy yet, until something- comes along to suit, and then that old stockin ‘ never goes back on him.
Tucker, Harris & Co. were succeeded by D. M. & J. H. Tucker. T. B. Harris taking-to agricultural pursuits, has been more than once honored by his fellow citizens, is still on terra firma, bearing- his heavy burdens like a man. He has our sympathy. The firm succeeding them has had a continually increasing trade, and are still here to speak for themselves. Dan and Jim are household words. Liberal and public spirited, they have cast crackers upon the waters, which have returned to them in loaves.
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Returning on our way, we meet Edward Parker, whose familiar face was seen for more than twenty years succeeding—young and dressy. Merging into that absorption which characterized his after life, he since has passed away, accomplishing that for which he labored. He was not usurious ; he was faithful to every trust reposed in him. ‘ Peace to his ashes.’ At the old brick corner we find Edward Lawther, in the prime of life. Keen and discerning, he amassed a fortune, and retired from business in 1870, and is now among the old citizens of Fulton.
Daniel Nolley we find one door below. Sleeping within the sound of his tack, the writer wondered if he ever slept—for it was the last song he heard at night, and long before day its familiar rap disturbed his morning slumbers. He seemed to be an elderly man then, but how lightly have these twenty-five years rested upon him ! It is not because he has not felt them passing, for in them he has not only borne privations, but sorrow deep and heartfelt. Being nearly eighty years of age, like Daniel of old, with windows open towards heaven, he continues to make supplication towards Jerusalem, and leaning upon his shepherd’s rod, like old Jacob, is waiting to gather up his feet into the bed, and be buried beside his own Leah.
Two doors below we enter a quaint old establishment, in charge of a quaint old man, full of vivacity and repartee. It was seldom that any man could head him off; but John Annett once silenced his battery in the following characteristic way: Mr. Broadvvell was the unfortunate owner of a note against John, and as the latter had volunteered in the war with Mexico, he called in to settle the balance. Furs were a legal tender in those days, and the holder of said note would have considered himself in luck to receive coon skins in ex- change for it, and consequently his smile was childlike and bland,’ when John, in his cheery way, said:—
‘ Good morning, Mr. B———; I have called in to pay that note.’
Mr. B———, rubbing his hands—’ All right, John ; an honest man is the noblest work of God.
‘ ‘ I suppose you take fur, Mr. B? ‘
‘ Oh, yes, certainly, John ; good as gold.’
‘ Well, Mr. B———, I have joined the army and am going to Santa Fe, and if that is not fur enough to pay you, I will go to the Gulf of Mexico, and I guess that will settle it.’
Mr. Broadwell gave up his business to his sons in 1852, he having amassed a comfortable fortune in business, at a time when all they wanted to know about per cent was to multiply by two. Mrs. Broad- well died in 1857, and the old gentleman followed her, from the resi- dence of his son-in-law, Judge Wood, near Lexington, Missouri, in 18—.
Across the street was B. P. Evans, recently interred in Fulton Cemetery, his sons succeeding him in business, and just above was the tailor shop occupied by Joseph Drops. Did you remember that Joseph was a musician? He used to play the violin for processions, and on one occasion he and Ben Bigbee played ‘ Old Rosin the Bow,’ three times in succession, that being the only tune they could play together. You will soon be an old citizen, and worse ones have lived and died.
On the south side of Columbia street we find Wm. Willing, one of the few links of these twenty-five years yet unbroken. William was also selling drugs, from which he merged into merchandise—closing with the war, and opening again after the war was over, with Louis Rhule, subsequently associated with J. H. Dorsey & Co. William is plucky, enterprising and deserves success. His shadow grows no smaller, and as year by year he makes up his allotted time, may his experience and influence open into fields yet unsurveyed by him, until his eyes shall take in the beauties of that newer and higher life, whose portals are open to all the living, who lived in 1849.
Twenty-five years ago, the mellow notes of the coachman’s bugle announced the arrival of the daily mail. A new coach, drawn by four spanking bays, handsomely caparisoned, as it dashed down Court street into Columbia, never failed to draw a crowd, for the ‘stage driver ‘ often brought later news than the daily papers. There was something rather pleasant in the spring of those Concord coaches, as they dashed away toward the then two days’ distant city of St. Louis. But don’t you remember, old fellow, how the romance was shorn,. when you were politely requested to light out in the mud and get a rail to ‘ prize her out?’
Let us go over to the post-office a few minutes before the mail arrives. Uncle Bob Read is postmaster, and we find him as jolly an old friend as you ever met. Did you ever hear a man say aught against him? He has no enemies, except political ones, and they liked Uncle Bob, but hated to see him such a ‘ terrible old Dimicrat.’ Aunt Rachael and Buckie are the only links in that family chain, and it were well if these separated, for Buckie is no comfort to her now, as day by day she is stepping closer to the sands of the ‘ Shining Shore.’ On the stone steps in front we will meet several of those whose names must appear in this article.
First is Boss Golding; he is ill no hurry, for he has only fifteen pairs of boots promised today, and none of them are made, so what’s the use? He is still here, has raised his family in respectability, ;and he and his good wife have the best wishes of many friends. The Boss is a good business man, for he explained to the entire satisfaction of his customers how he could sell boots for less than cost and make money on them ; but there is one joke he has never explained —that last trip to Osage. Come, old fellow, out with it.
Here comes I. B. Grant, the efficient and popular county clerk, and George Bartly, who had no superior as a circuit clerk ; both of these have now finished their work, and we sincerely trust, when their eyes behold the great book of records, opened by the good and compas- sionate Judge, their ears may have heard the joyful news that every Judgment has been satisfied, and their title clear to that ‘inheritance, incorruptible and undefiled.’ Rest in peace. One by one they appear, who entered into that company whose tramp, tramp, tramp has been steadily towards the tomb.
St. George Tucker, the jolly old landlord, Bob Raphael, the kind- hearted old bachelor, Alfred George, Andrew Kayser, the pioneer tinner, succeeded by his son John, near the spot where his father labored, Thomas Ansell, Dr. Isaac Curd, Thomas Curd, Edward B. Dyer, R. R. Prosser, John McLanahan, John and David Allen, and a host of others.
Reader, how many graves have you helped to fill, and how often have you heard the church bells toll in these twenty-five years? Perhaps you can answer this ; but can you tell how much longer you and I must tramp, before we reach our camping ground? and when we lie down to sleep, shall we awake with the good who have gone before us, since 1849 ? Charlie Bailey, with his sleeves rolled up, is fresh from the anvil at the corner. He soon becomes a farmer; has been honored by his fellow-citizens; a good man and neighbor—he is still with us. Having buried his noble Will, the second graduate of Westminster College, and afterwards the wife of his youth, he has recently felt another sorrow in giving up the first born of his second marriage.
J. F. Jones is not robust, but well kept, is jovial, and enjoys a laugh. Jeff. was a sprightly and promising young lawyer, unseared by disappointed railroad projects, undisturbed by visions of county bonds, which have since haunted him, until he devotedly takes up the prayer—’Save and defend us from our ghostly enemies.’ Jeff. loved his town then, and the people honored him. Why, oh why hast thou so wandered from thy first love, and from the dirt that made thee all thou art? Come back, Jeff., and improve your hand- some lots ; live among the best people in the world ; in the most prom- ising young town in the State (not quite two years old, dating since the railroad was finished), and live the remainder of your days in peace and prosperity. You don’t like farming any way—it don’t agree with you.
Willie R. Wilson looks smiling, as he passes in, and by the cut of his jib, you would at once mark him as a genial, pleasant gentleman and a first-class business man. He was the first steward in the Lunatic Asylum; appointed county clerk, under Archibald Gamble, and is now running a first-class hotel in company with our young friend, David Harrison, in Denver City.
Tom Nesbitt—God bless his old bald head—is looking younger, some, than he does to-day, but much of a whatness. I wonder he is alive. Any poor creature who has had to advise, and hold up, and cheer up as many poor creatures as he has had to do in the last twenty- five years, must be ‘tired and sleepy, too;’ and the second and third cousins ! Whew ! If all of them had been put on Noah’s ark, the old patriarch would have exclaimed, ‘ Look, now, and see if he be able to number them ; they are as the stars in the firmament, and as the sands on the seashore.’ And yet, even this is an indication to the man. Generous in his impulses, the humblest are free to approach him, and though he may often have been imposed upon, Tom Nesbitt will never be charged with failure to comply with the teachings of Hebrews 13, 2 : ‘Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for some have thereby entertained angels unawares.’
J. S. Henderson, in the prime of life, is always eager for his daily paper. His walk is springy, and his look does not indicate a great amount of care. For many years the county treasurer, he has subsequently acted in the same capacity for the Lunatic Asy- lum, and though now burdened with his heavy sorrow, he has the sympathy and confidence of the entire community.
Twenty-five years ago W. W. Robertson was vigorous in his man- hood, mentally and physically. He was trained in the school of ‘ La- bor and Wait,’ and self-denial and privations were two of the leading branches both taught and practiced(sic) at the institution. In 1849 he had, however, about graduated, and from that time forward he has been permitted to enjoy the fruits of his labors. It is not our pur- pose to speak of his ministerial work, but to his energy, sagacity and indomitable will is, in a great measure, due the location of West- minster College in our city, while he has ever been prominent in the public enterprises of the day. Recently he has removed to Concord, in this county, where he is enjoying, to some extent, that quiet and rest to which his earlier years of labor entitle him—in the enjoy- ment of which he has the best wishes of a host of friends.
D. J. W. Martin having lived here until the close of the war, removed to Louisville, Missouri. His children are all grown, and some of them are doing well. He was a kind-hearted neighbor and a good citizen.
Dr. Nathan Kouns, though not a citizen at this time, is still spoken of among the honored list of ‘ oldest inhabitants.’ He continued his practice until the infirmities of age made it necessary for him to lay aside the ‘ pill-bags,’ and he is now living in” the country with his son, and, we hope, is in the enjoyment of health and the comforts of life.
Mrs. M. T. Dyer was then the hospitable old lady of the man- sion, a lady of fine address and more than ordinary intelligence. She was happy in her impressions upon both neighbor and stranger. Her house was the place of many delightful reunions, and there is not a spot, perhaps, more intimately associated with the earlier days of Fulton than the ‘ Old Dyer Mansion.’ After her death, the beauti- ful yard was sold off into lots, and business houses now stand where the moss rose and tulip grew, and the mansion itself is occupied as the City Hotel. Ah ! these twenty-five years have made their mark.
We move west a few doors and enter the drug store of Thomas L. Stephens. If you don’t want any medicine, he insists on giving you a small dose of ‘ hard-shell,’ and if that should give you fits, he has the remedy. He invented the celebrated Stephens’s Eye Salve, and a number of other cures for the ‘ ills that flesh is heir to.’ He moved finally to Stephens’s Store, and died there a few years ago.
Prominent among the men of his day stands the character and reputation of Preston Boone Read. Among a thousand, the commanding figure of this gentleman would be marked as one of God’s noblemen. Born without the influence of riches or family reputation, he boldly set his mark at what may have seemed a giddy height to be attained by a boy in his humble station. Whilst serving his apprenticeship at the hatter’s trade, in the rich old State of Kentucky, he matured his plans for obtaining an education, and, after reading law, he found his way to Fulton, where the most of his after life was spent. Too pure in heart to be deceitful, his unassumed politeness and pleasant address were as charming to the barefooted boy he would meet, as to the man of position and influence. Commanding without ostentation ; dignified but humble ; determined but not disrespectful ; honored by his fellowmen, his life was cut short in its apparent zenith. Whatever may have been his faults, suffer the mantle of charity to cover them. Had those who knew him best been gathered about his bier, and requested to indite his epitaph, no words could have been more suitable than these—Here lies a friend, who lived and died a Christian gentleman.
Dr. Alfred A. Riley, — few are the names on our calendar of the past to which those who knew him best revert with greater sadness than to the memory of Dr. Riley. Quiet and unassuming in his man- ner, learned and successful in his profession, he had the confidence of all who knew him. Though the writer knew but little of him, socially, his name has been a household word. He distinctly remembers the large concourse of people who assembled to pay him the last tribute of respect. One of the first trustees of Westminster College, he was its devoted friend. He lived the life of the righteous, and at his death all men said, ‘ A good man is gone.’ He sleeps in Auxvasse Cemetery, with his children, Emma and Alfred, by his side. None now live who bear his name.
We will close our observations by calling at the office of C. H. Hardin. Sprightly and industrious, he is laying the foundation for his future success, both as a lawyer, politically and financially. Close attention to business gave him business as an attorney. After gain- ing some eminence in his profession, he was chosen captain in several hard-fought battles between the Whigs and Democrats, in every case, I believe, he being victorious. Finally moving to Audrain county, he represents his district in the State Senate. He has become wealthy, and we are glad to see he is liberally bestowing for educational pur- poses. He is in all respects a useful and generous minded citizen. Being without children, some months ago, an interesting child was left at his door in a basket, with the request that it be adopted. Charlie was not disposed to be so suddenly forced into the responsible position of papa, and at once determined to find it other quarters. The child took sick in the meantime, and his good wife, having nursed it as tenderly as a mother, found herself becoming greatly attached to it, and the child to her. When it recovered a home was found for it, Mr. Hardin agreeing to contribute $50 per annum for a term •of years to educate it; so the little waif was not thrown into bad hands after all. Mrs. Hardin visits it often, and seems anxious for its welfare.”
Colonel Benton spent about a week in Fulton in May, 1849, await ing the subsidence of the cholera, which had at that time made its appearance at different points in the State. He was on his way to Jefferson City, but, learning that the cholera was at that place, he stopped over at Fulton. He did not speak to the people while sojourning among them, but returned again in October, the same year, and made a speech at the court house. The Fulton Telegraph said of his speech: —
The Hon. T. H. Benton, on Saturday, the 6th of October, delivered a speech in the court house in Fulton to a very respectable audience, the house being full. After some introductory remarks he proceeded to say that his object in addressing the people of the State in different places was not to get votes for any office; he had never, during the whole course of his political life, canvassed for that object; he did not do so now— he had been called to undertake this labor by high considerations— he had the mortification now to do, what in a service of thirty years he had never had occassion for, to come out and defend himself against a foul conspiracy—and the State of Missouri from the dishonor that threatened her from a band of nullifiers.
He said that he had often been assailed during his political life, but it was always upon principle; he had never before been called upon to repel that lowest mode of at- tacking a member—the misrepresentation of the votes he had given. He here read a portion of J. Jameson’s letter to Parsons, in reference to striking out of the Oregon bill the words ” free white.” This letter states that Benton voted to strike out those words, without adding that anything was to be inserted, thus conveying the impression that he would have negroes to vote. Benton said there was no such motion, the motion was to strike out the words ” free white ” and insert the then existing law of the territory, passed by the people of Oregon themselves in their Legislature, and if there were any members of Congress in Missouri who did not know this, he did, for he was always sober and wide-awake. The motion to strike out and insert was made by Mr. Hale, Mr. Benton had not the document before him, but we here insert the motion as we find it in the Congressional Globe:—
Mr. Hale modified his motion so as to stand thus: Strike out a “free white “from fifth section, and insert next after the word “act” in the fourth line, the words, “and qualify to vote by the existing laws now in force in the Territory of Oregon, under the authority of the Provisional Government, established by the people thereof.”
Benton said that if the people of Oregon wanted negroes to vote it was immaterial to him; laying significant stress on immaterial — but, he said, that which was moved to be inserted was the male descendants of white men, and there white men do not have black children,—on that virgin soil, and amidst the grand and beautiful scenery of that new country, men cannot stomach the blacks—they must first have a judge on the Supreme bench, and a member of Congress, before such things are known there. The designs of Congress was to admit the descendants of white men to the privileges of citizenship as were the descendants of Pocahontas and other Indian women in our own country; and many of the descendants of Indian mothers there are as white as we are — paying taxes, and improving, and have a right to all the privileges of other citizens. These, the laws of the people of the Territory designed to favor, and he had only voted to let the people have their own law, as the journals of the Senate would show.
He next came to the great matter which concerned the honor and harmony of the State. He said that a plot had been set on foot by a number of designing men in this State, to array neighbors and friends against each other, by gross misrepresenta- tions. That this was always the means resorted to, to break up the harmony of a community or a family—we see every day around us the most sacred ties sundered, and hearts broken by the malignant influence of misrepresentation—planting hell in the hearts where peace and love had reigned.
He then entered at considerable length into the history of nullification and Calhoun’s agency in it, but as these matters have been so fully presented in his published speeches, we do not consider it necessary to repeat them.
He next referred to the Pacific Railroad, spoke of its advantages, the deep inter rest manifested in it by people in all sections of the Union—stated that none but nullifiers opposed it, and they must have it to run through the new Southern Confed- eracy, or not to be built at all.
He next alluded to the instructions given to him by the last Legislature—said they were gotten up with the intention of forcing him to disobey, for with him, obedience to them would be high treason to his State. He had accordingly appealed to,, the people from these resolutions; he represented the whole people, worked for the whole, and he appealed to the whole; and knew that he would be sustained. What has passed this summer, he said was only the droppings of what is to come. Next summer he intended to carry on the war with redoubled vigor.
It was said that Benton called all those who supported those resolutions knaves or fools,—he had never thought or said any such thing; but his enemies by the end of next summer might think that they were both knaves and fools. If these resolutions were brought in the Senate the ensuing session, they would go upon the archives of the nation, and Missouri would be recorded as a nullification State. But, he said, they are yet in the people’s hands, and they owed it to patriotism, and very high con- sideration to withhold them. The eyes of the whole Union, he said, were upon the people of Missouri—the battle of nullification was being fought here, and if Benton be put down, who shall stand?
In order that our readers may know and understand Colonel Ben-ton’s appeal, we here and in this connection reproduce it:—
To the People of Missouri:—.
The General Assembly of our State, at its last session, adopted certain resolutions on the subject of slavery, and gave me instructions to obey them. From this command I appeal to the people of Missouri—the whole body of the people—and if they confirm the instructions, I shall give them an opportunity to find a Senator to carry their will into effect, as I cannot do anything to dissolve this Union, or to array one-half of it against the other.
I do not admit a dissolution of the Union to be a remedy to be prescribed by states- men, for the diseases of the body politic, any more than I admit death or suicide to be a remedy to be prescribed by physicians for the diseases of the natural body.
Cure, and not kill, is the only remedy which iny mind can contemplate in either case.
I think it probable, from what I observe, that there are many citizens—good friends—to the harmony and stability of this Union— who do not see the Missouri instructions and their prototype, the Calhoun address, in the same light that I see it, and in the light in which it is seen by others who best understand it. For the information of such citizens, and to let them see the next step in this movement, and where it is intended to end, I herewith subjoin a copy of the Accomac resolutions, lately adopted in that county of Virginia, and fully indorsed by the Bichmond Enquirer, as the voice of the South. I do not produce these resolutions for the purpose of arraigning them; on the contrary, I see something in them to admire, as being bold and open, and to
the true interpretation and legitimate sequence of the Calhoun movement. I consider the Calhoun address, and its offspring, the Missouri instructions, as fundamentally wrong; but to those who think them right, the Accomac resolutions are also right, and should be immediately imitated by similar resolutions in Missouri. I produce them to enable the people of Missouri to see what it is to which their Legislature would commit the State, and what it is they have instructed me to do.
I appeal from these instructions to the people of Missouri— the whole body of the people—and in due time will give my reasons for doing so. It is a question above party, and goes to the whole people. In that point of view the Accomac resolutions present it—and present it truly; and I shall do the same. I shall abide the decision of the whole people, and nothing less.
ST. LOUIS, May 6, 1849.
THOMAS H. BNTON.
[From the Telegraph]
We will sum up a part of the present business of our town, as follows: Mercantile houses, 10; steam grist and saw mill, 1; drugstores, 2; hotels, 3; furniture store, 1; saddlery shops, 3; cabinet shops, 2; tinware and stove store, 1; carriage factories, 2; wagon factories, 2; printing office, 1; lumberyard,1; tailor shops, 3; shoe shops, -; bakery,1; family groceries, 2; confectionery, 1; barber shop, 1; groceries, 3; millineries, 3; blacksmith shops, 3; tanyard, 1; stone yard, 1; livery stables, 2. In addition to this, Messrs. J. Frink & Co. have established here the main depot for their various lines of stages in this State. They have a large stable, a wagon and black- smith shop, farm and pasturage, and a shop at which they manufacture and repair their own coaches.
This eminent divine arrived in our city on Saturday evening (1857) of last week, and, as before announced, preached to the citizens of this place and vicinity on Sab- bath. An immense congregation assembled at the Christian Church to hear him. Mr. Campbell is an easy, fluent, unimpassioned speaker—logical in his argumenta- tion, strong in his faith and zealous in the advocacy of his views of the gospel. Mr. Campbell was seventy-two years old on the 8th day of September last, and his venerable appearance adds much to the dignity and impressiveness of his discourses.
His text when here was from 1 Corinthians xv, 1, 2, 3, 4: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received and wherein ye stand: by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again on the third day, according to the scriptures.
This text was argued with much ability, according to Mr. Campbell’s interpretation of the scriptures. We understand that Mr. Campbell closed a six weeks’ tour in this State with his discourse in this city, having preached, during that period, more than fifty sermons. As our readers know, his object in visiting the West was to secure donations to the building fund of Bethany College. In this county he obtained at Millersburg, $290; at Fulton, $230. About $8,292 have been contributed in this State, about $2,000 of which was in cash. During his visit in the State thirty-five additions have been made to the church under his ministration.
All those who have subscribed for the town clock, will please call and pay their subscriptions, as the workmen will-be here in a few days with the time-piece, to place it in the court-house dome. Many others of our citizens who have not subscribed anything are solicited to call and pay something, for all are interested in this enter- prise. The amount yet to be raised is $150, which, with the $550 already subscribed, will fully pay for the bell and clock. Yours, T. L.STEPHENS. “Naught treads so silent as the foot of time.” The town clock was placed in its present position in May, 1857, at a cost of $700. The new court-house had just been erected, which was at that time considered to be one of the largest and most magnifi- cent buildings to be found in this part of Missouri. The building was surmounted with a handsome dome, and the citizens thought, very wisely, that all that was needed to make it complete was a town clock, which could be heard all over the city.
This lodge was instituted April 28, 1857, by J. H. Crane, Grand Master, and Isaac M. Veitch, Secretary. Charter members.—F. W. Knight, A. Mayfield, Geo. F. Burdette, Louis Ruble and James L. Minor. Present officers.—Ed. L. Carpenter, N. G. ; L. T. Meadow, V. G. ; J. W. Mclutyre, E. S.; J. Mayfield, F. S. ; E. S. Henderson, Treasurer.
. The pioneer flouring mill was erected by Benson & Rawlings, about the year 18—. Trautwain Brothers purchased Benson’s interest some time afterward. The new firm continued to operate the mill for some years, but finally sold it for the old lumber, as the mill, financially, was never a success. A carriage manufactory was established about the year 185-, by Eohert A. Prosser, who sold an interest to I. B. Grant. The firm, Prosser & Grant, did business for several years.
In October, 1860, the citizens of Fulton, as will be seen, organized a moot Legislature : —
” The House met, pursuant to adjournment, on last Saturday even- ing. Speaker Bailey in the chair. “On motion, the following additional officers were elected : Assistant Clerk, A. T. Russell; Doorkeeper, J. D. Gribson ; Public Printer, John B. Williams; State Treasurer, D L. Wimley. ”
The rules of the Missouri Legislature were adopted to govern the Legislature of the State of Callaway, with the following amendment: That no smoking be allowed in the hall during the sitting of the body.
“The Committee of Ways and Means require all members to pay twenty-five cents before they are entitled to vote.
” Leave was granted the following gentlemen to introduce bills : —
“Mr. Waterbury, of Sullivan—A bill to appoint a committee to confer with South Carolina and offer her our sympathy and support in case of her secession ; also, a bill to change the name of one of his constituents.
” Mr. Whaley, of Ralls—A bill for a macadamized road from New London, in Ralls county, by the way of Fulton to Jefferson City.
” Mr. Haynes, of Lafayette—A bill to send an army to Kansas to capture Montgomery and his men.
“Mr. Cordell, of Ozark—A bill to allow his constituents to pay their taxes in wolf scalps.
” Mr. McIntyre, of Audrain—A bill to abolish capital punishment.
“Mr. Jolly, of Henry—A bill appropriating aid to the Pacific Railroad.
” Mr. Bay, of Cole—A bill extending the State penitentiary.
” Mr. Hardin, of St. Charles—A bill offering a reward to capture Montgomery. ” Mr. Barbour, of Clay—A bill appropriating aid to Westminster College.
“Mr. Linsley, of Greene—A bill appropriating aid to the South- west Branch Railroad.
“Mr. Bishop, of Pemiscot—A bill appropriating means to drain the swamps of said county. These swamps cover about one-third of the county.
” The House is composed of sixty-three members, as follows : T. C. Fox, Douglas Dem., Marion ; W. S. Duncan, R., Gasconade ; John P. Barbour, U., Clay ; I. D. Snedecor, R., St. Louis ; W. H. Bates, D. D., Mercer; Charles H. Liudsley, U., Greene ; R. J. Shaw, D. D., Pettis ; J. H. Malone, D. D., Macon ; Daniel H. McIntire, U., Au- drain ; Samuel L. Coleman, D. D., Pulaski; T. Allen Russell, U., Tauey ; Edward Overfelt, D. D., Lincoln; Henry Willing, U., Cal- laway ; James L. Grant, B. D., Webster ; Wm. T. Grant, U., Clinton ; Clary Atkinson, U., Washington ; Joseph W. Gray, D. D., Platte ; Robert McPheeters, U., Atchisou ; J. K. Freeman, U., Laclede ; James Hamilton, D. D., Montgomery ; C. 0. Bishop, U., Pemiscot; J. P. Snedecor, B. D., St. Charles ; J. A. Hockaday, D. D., Jackson ; D. L. Whaley, D. D., Rails; Wm. Soner, U., St. Louis ; Joseph B. Bailey, U., Christian ; John M. Nesbet, D. D., Cass ; John McEvoy, D. D., Grundy ; George Anderson, U., Pike; G. M. Shapleigh, U., Howard ; Thomas Patton, U., Dade ; James Stewart, D. D., Macou; Ben. Bowden, U., Stoddart; Thomas Shootman, D. D., “New Madrid ; E. Stephen Waterbury, B. D., Sullivan; Frank Braudon, U., Lin- coln; Henry Haynes, U., Lafayette; W. H. Baily, U., Boone ; H. Herkenrath, U., St. Louis ; Thomas Bay, D. D., Cole ; J. Hardeman Cordell, D. D., Ozark; R. G. Coleman, D. D., Putnam ; J. H. Jameson, D. D., Buchanan ; J. B. Williams, U., Shannon; J. S. Baker, U., Carter; F. W. Knight, U., Monroe ; G. P. McRoberts, D. D., Ripley; John D. Jolly^U., Henry; P. M. Wright, D. D., Warren ; J. M. Dodd, U., Mississippi; F. P. Buckner, U., Scott; T. C. Barrett, U.,Vernon ; J. M. Tate, U., Adair; H. M. Ander:?on, D. D., Nodaway ; H. T.Blow, D. D., ‘Newton ; Wm. Baker, U., Marion ; R. S. Andersou, U.,Dent; W. A. McClure, U., Cape Girardeau ; Willis T. Bennett, U., Texas ; C. P. Hardin, D. D., St. Charles ; W. L. Atwood. U., St. Louis; Samuel Shoemaker, U.,Johnson; John Galwith, D. D., Osage.
” No governor as yet has been elected. There are several promi nent gentlemen named tor the position, among whom are Hon. C. H. Hardin, Hon. I. W. Boulware, Judge Thomas Ansell and Dr. J. T. Collier.
” The following is the certificate of one of the members:—
( This is to certify that John H. Galwith has been duly elected by the qualified voters of Osage county to represent said county in the next General Assembly of the State of Callaway by a majority of 450 votes.
[Signed] S. A. DOUGLAS, City Clerk.
H. V. JOHNSON, D. Clerk.
Witness—J. B. HENDERSON.”
chartered March 5, 1869, with the following officers and members:
W. W. Robertson, M. E. H. P. ; James D. Henderson, E. K. ; William C. Harrison, E. S. ; E. S. Shields, C. H. ; J. H. Scott, P. S. ; J. S. Harrison, E. A. C. ; J. A. Lumkin, G. M. 3d V.; E. H..Fow- ler, G. M. 2d V. ; John H. Porter, G. M. 1st V. There are now ninety-seven members. The following are the pres- ent officers: E. S. Shields, M. E. H. P. ; M. F. BelI. E. K. ; W. H. Wilkerson, E. S. ; B. P. Bailey, C. H. ; W. S. Marshall, P. S. ; Jos. Eickenbangh, treasurer ; P. Godfrey, secretary ; F. A. Hunter, E. A. C. ; G. T. King, G. M. 3d V. ; John McGregor, G. M. 2d V. ; J. N. Brandon, G. M. 1st V. ; W. S. Sims, guard.
The public schools of Fulton were organized under the new law, in 1868. Thomas A. Russell was employed as the first teacher and principal, at a salary of $70. School commenced June 29, 1868, in two rooms in the basement of the Baptist church building on Asylum street and was continued for a term of two months. Mr. Rus- sell was employed the second term as principal, at $75 per month, and William V. Berry as his assistant.
At the close of the first year (1868), the report shows there was an attendance of eighty-three pupils, fifty-four males and twenty-nine females. The second year (1869), one hundred and ninety pupils attended, ninety-six males and ninety-four females, total one hundred and ninety.
The number of pupils attending the public schools in 1883 is 923. There are 612 white and 311 colored children.
Teachers— 1883. — Professor J. W. Marion, principal; George H. Jameson, first assistant; Miss M. 0 Harris, Miss M. E. Burt, Miffs Clara V. Townsend, Mrs. M. E. Lewis.
Teachers of Colored /School.—James M. Rutledge, principal; J. R. Austin, assistant. Tabe Broyls fills the place occupied by J. E. Austin, deceased.
The board met in April last (1883) and made the following estimate for carrying on the public schools for a term of eight months, the term commencing the first Monday in September of 1883. —
For teachers’ wages ……….. $3,600
Less State Fund ……….. 615 $2,985
For Fuel ………….. 135
” Sinking Fund ……….. 1,000
” Interest on Bonds ………. 320
” Incidental ………… 460
Less Cash on Hand ……….. 400 60
In January, 1874, a lot was purchased on the corner of Westminster street and Seminary avenue for $1,100, as a -site for a school building. In May, 1874, the contract for the building was let to Weight & Bell for $7,670. Since then an addition has been built, which cost $2,200. The building is of brick, two stories high, and presents from the street an attractive appearance. The lot contains a little more than two acres of ground, which is shaded by forest trees and set in blue grass.
Directors—1868.—Thomas B. Harris, Jacob Mayfield, Louis Euhle, Samuel L. Dedman, I. W. Boulware.
1869.—Jacob Mayfield, Louis Ruhle, W. H. Wilkerson, J. W. Overton, S. L. Dedman.
1870.—Thomas B. Harris, Jacob Mayfield, Louis Ruhle, James W. Overton, Jameson.
1871. —Dr. A. Wilkerson, E, T. Manchester, R. Ith, E. Townsend, L. Christ, F. S. Poston.
1872.—Morgan McIntyre, Louis Christ, Eli Townsend,J. S. Watson, E. T. Manchester, William Willing.
1873.—William Willing, Eli Townsend, Jacob Mayfield, Morgan McIntyre, John A. Flood, J. W. Overton
1874.—J. W. Overton, I. W. Boulware, William Willing, Jacob Mayfield, Eli Townsend, Morgan McIntyre.
1875. — Same board.
1876.—J. W. Overton, Morgan McIntyre, I. W. Boulware, J. H. Tureman., William L. Wheeler, W. E. Berghauser.
1877.—William Willing, William L. Wheeler, I. W. Boulware, W. E. Berghauser, W. H. Dawson.
1878—J. W. Overton, Wm. L. Wheeler, Morgan Mclntyre, W. E. Berghauser, J. H. Tureman.
1879— Wm. Willing, Wm. L. Wheeler, W. E. Berghauser, W: H. Dawson, D. P. Bailey, I. W. Boulware.
1880— D. P. Bailey, W. H. Dawson, William Willing, W. E. Berg- hauser, P. S. Adams, I. W. Boulware.
1881—N. D. Thurmond, J. H. Reed, W. H. Dawson, William Will- ing, W. E. Berghauser, I. W. Boulware.
1882—Same board. 1883—Same board.
The Conflagration On Saturday morning, June 18, 1870——The “Moore House” In Ashes——Loss Estimated At $25,000
[From the Telegraph.]
” Our citizens on last Saturday morning were called to witness the largest and most, destructive fire that has ever visited our city. About two and a half o’clock in the morning, the large and spacious building known as the ” Moore House” was found to be on fire ; and despite all efforts that could be made, the building was consumed to ashes. The fire was first discovered in the southwest corner of the attic,. Hundreds of the citizens were early on the ground, and used every exertion, in saving the furniture of the hotel, and goods and valuables of the inmates, in which they succeeded, to a limited extent.
” The hotel was occupied by Mr. F. Brandon as a boarding house, who had a small insurance on the furniture, bedding, etc. It was quite fortunate that there was no wind stirring at the time of the fire, otherwise a number of the adjoining buildings would undoubtedly have been consumed in the conflagration. • The loss by the fire is esti- mated at $25,000. No insurance.
” One of the rooms under the hotel was occupied by Messrs. New- man & McCord, as a family grocery store. Their stock was saved, though in rather a damaged condition.
” The east room was occupied by Mr. James Turkey, as a saloon and billiard hall. The contents were saved ; small loss.
” A large brick building adjoining the hotel, occupied by Messrs. W. H. & S. S. Evans, as a saddlery store, was also consumed by the devouring element. Their stock was saved. The building was owned by Dr. W. B. Tucker, valued at $1,200. No insurance.
” The tailor and shoe shop of the Messrs. Newcomb was seriously damaged by the falling walls of the hotel. We understand these gen- tlemen will very soon repair the damages, and will be ready for busi- ness in a short time, at their old stand.
” Dr. Milster lost his bedding and furniture, which he recently placed in the hotel.
” Mr. T. A. Russell lost many valuable books and papers, together with his furniture and many family relics, which were only valuable to him, and a small amount of money.
“The Misses Brandon lost considerable in clothing, jewelry, etc.
” Prof. R. P. Kavanaugh, of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, lost heavily in furniture, bedding, etc.
” All the clothing and a small amount of money belonging to Messrs. Turley and McBride was destroyed.
” The fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary.
” The hotel was mortgaged to Judge T. B. Nesbit and Col. Isaac Tate for several thousand dollars, and they are the principal losers by the fire.
” This is not the first hotel ever burned in the city. On Wednesday morning, December 15, 1859, about three and half o’clock, the hotel was burned down on the ruins of which was built the present popular and spacious Whaley House.
” Would it not be well for our citizens to provide themselves with an engine, or some other fire extinguisher? ”
In 1870 James McGwinn and Riley Sartor, under the firm name of Crwinn & Sartor, started a woollen manufactory, and in 1881 the Ful- ton Woollen Mills were erected by a joint stock company. John A. Hockaday is president, Wm. E. Berghauser, secretary, and S. L. Dedman, treasurer.
This was the pioneer bank in Fulton, and was established in 1860. Irvine 0. Hockaday was president; James S. Henderson, cashier, James S. Snell, book-keeper and teller. They continued to do busi- ness until about the year 1865, when it was succeeded by the private.
In 1865, William T. Snell opened a private bank, which was the second bank in the town. He continued in business until 1871, when he was succeeded by the Callaway County Savings Bank.
was established January 2, 1871, with a capital stock of $19,378.65. The stock has been increased to $60,000. The stockholders at its organization were W. T. Snell, D. M. and J. M. Tucker, Thomas B. Nesbit, Samuel Grant, William Harrison, Edwin Curd, John A. Hockaday, and Phillip E. Chappell. The following shows the present condition of the bank : —
Of the financial condition of the Callaway County Savings Bank at Fulton, State of Missouri, at the close of business on the 25th day of August, 1883.
. Loans undoubtedly good on personal or collateral security . $163,642 92
Loans and discounts undoubtedly good on real estate security72,950 00
Overdrafts by solvent customers 31,283 66
Other bonds and stocks at their present cash market value 25,150 00.
Due from other banks, good on sight draft 88,194 72….
Real estate at present cash market value ….. 6,500 00
Furniture and fixtures 1,316 28… …..
Checks and other cash items . 24,134 04. …..
Bills of national banks and legal tender United States notes17,685 00
Gold coin ……….. 650 00
Silver coin ……….. 1,436 45
Exchange maturing and matured …… 10,782 09
Capital stock paid in . . 60,000 00.
Surplus fund on hand 32,958 53……
Deposits subject to draft—at sight …. 834,228 62
Deposits subject to draft at given dates 16,538 01. ‘ .
Total. $443,725 16
State of Missouri, County of Callaway — :
I, P. S. Adams, cashier of said bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement Is true to the best of my knowledge and belief
. P. S. ADAMS, Cashier
. Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 11th day of September, A. D. eighteen hundred and eighty-three. SEAL Witness my hand and notarial seal hereto affixed, at office in Fulton, the date last aforesaid.
(Commissioned and qualified for a term expiring March 1, 1887.)
W. W. MASON, Notary Public.
Correct — Attest:
JNO. A. HOCKADAV,
September 14, 1883.
This bank was established May 1, 1871, with a capital stock of $48,100, by W. H. Bailey, B. P. Bailey, I. W. Boulware, William Crowson, P. J. Dudley, John A. Glasgow, Dr. C. H. Hughs, W. J. Henderson, Thos. B. Hubbard, Wm. King, R. H. McCall, W. Stokes McCall, F. G. Nichols, R. S. Shields, R. W. Tureman, W. L. Wheeler.
The following is the last statement of the bank : —
Official statement of the financial condition of the Southern Bank of Fulton, at Ful- ton/State of Missouri, at the close of business on the 25th day of August, 1883.
Loans undoubtedly good on personal or collateral security . . . $76,382 91
Loans and discounts undoubtedly good on real estate security . . 49,704 16
Overdrafts by solvent customers ….. … 3,666 05.
Other bonds and stocks at their present cash market price . . . 9,350 00
Due from other banks, good on sight draft … … 47,166 49
Real estate at present cash market value …. … 5,000 00
Furniture and fixtures … …. … 1,000 00
Checks and other cash items …… … 1,761 72
Bills of National Banks and legal tender United States notes . . 12,915 00
Gold coin …… …. … 3,160 00
Silver coin ………. … 588 42
Exchange maturing and matured …….. 2,719 84
Total ……….. … $213,404 38
Capital stock paid in . . . … . . . . . $48,100 00
Surplus funds on hand ………. 13,697 61
Deposits subject to draft—at sight …….. 136,606 77
Deposits subject to draft at given dates . . . . . . 15,000 00
Total . ……….. $213,404 38
State Of Missouri,
County Of Callaway,
We, S. L. Dedman, President, and C. W. Jameson, Cashier of said bank, and each of us, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of our knowl- edge and belief.
S. L. DEDMAN, President.
C. W. JAMESON, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 5th day of September, A.D. eighteen hundred and eighty-three.
Witness my hand and notarial seal hereto affixed, at office, in Fulton, Mo., the date last aforesaid.
(Commission and qualified for term expiring April 6, 1887.)
T. A. BOULWARE, Notary Public. Correct —
Attest: I. W. BOULWARE,
J. H. HOWARD,
C. W. JAMESON,
September 7, 1883.
One of the greatest religious revivals that ever occurred anywhere, took place in Fulton, commencing at the Presbyterian Church, February 6, 1874, and continuing till March 22, same year. One hundred and twenty persons connected themselves with the Presbyterian Church alone. As many more attached themselves to other churches. The services were conducted by that great logician and theologian, Dr. N. L. Rice.
was organized by Sir Knight Fred. B. Young, grand generalissimo of the Grand Commandery of the State of Missouri, July 28, 1875, with eleven members : First officers. — M. S. Clemmens, E. commander ; T. A. Forman, generalissimo ; D. P. Bailey, captain general; G. W. Penn, prelate; W. F. Bell, senior warden; Peter Godfrey, junior warden; Thomas F. Gilbert, treasurer; W. G.Carson, recorder; John A. Flood, warden ; James McGuinn, captain guard : Present officers.—M. F. Bell, E. commander ; P. Godfrey, generalissimo ; J. J. Brown, captain general ; John E. Sallee, prelate ; John McGregor, senior warden ; D. P. Bailey, junior warden ; James Rickenbangh, treasurer; C. M. Wright, recorder; T. F. Gilbert, warden. Present membership, twenty-five. The following have been eminent commanders : M. S. Clemmens, D. P. Bailey, P. Godfrey, J. E. Sallee.
On Wednesday, the 23d day of January, 1878, Elder L. B. Wilkes, of the Christian Church, and Dr. Jacob Ditzler, of the M. E. Church South, began the discussion of the following propositions:—
- Infant baptism is authorized by the Word of God. Dr. Ditzler affirms, and Elder Wilkes denies.
- Baptism is for remission of sin. Elder Wilkes affirms, Dr. Ditzler denies.
- The sprinkling or pouring of water upon a proper subject by a proper administrator, is Christian baptism. Dr. Ditzler affirms, and Elder Wilkes denies.
- The New Testament is the creed of the Disciples of Christ. Elder Wilkes affirms, and Dr. Ditzler denies.
The debate continued three days.
During the month of March, 1878, what was known as “The Murphy Movement,” was commenced in Fulton, by Judge Forrest, of Mexico. Hundreds of men, boys and women took the pledge.
was organized December 20, 1878, by John A. Brooks, Grand Over seer. Charter members.—Carl Vincent, John McGregor, John S. Jameson, Joseph T. Brown, B. P. Wiggs, John T. Buckner, R. G. Broadwater, N. D. Thurmond, J. Sam Watson, Martin Yates, S. S. Evans. First officers.—J. H. Jameson, P. M. W. ; N. D. Thur- mond, N. W. ; Carl Vincent, G. F. ; J. Sam Watson, 0. ; S. S. Evans, recorder; R. G. Broadwater, financier; Joseph T. Brown, receiver; B. P. Wiggs, guide; John McGregor, I. W; D. P. Bailey, 0. W. Present officers.—Joseph T. Brown, P. M. W. ; D. W. Eversole, N. W. ; J. W. McIntire, G. F. ; John McGregor, 0. ; S. S. Evans, recorder; W. R. Pemberton, receiver ; W. H. Humphreys, guide ; J. P. Thomas, I. W. ; Henry Hill, 0. W. Present membership, twenty-nine.
(Fulton was incorporated as a city, in 1858.)
1859. —Edwin Sheriff, mayor ; T. T. Shootman, David L. Whaley, Daniel Nolley, James H. Jameson, John McLanahan, councilmen ; Edwin Curd, treasurer ; John R. Provines, assessor ; William T. Snell, city constable ; John A. Hockaday, city attorney and clerk.
1860.—Robert R. Prosser, mayor; Rufus Abbot, John McLana- han, John Studdard, Calvin McMurtry, William B. Tucker, council- men ; J. B. Grant, assessor; John E. Kent, city constable ; Rufus Abbot, street commissioner; John A. Hockaday, attorney and clerk.
1861.—Thomas Patton, mayor; John B. Williams, Rufus Abbot, T. T. Shootman, D. H. Overton, Francis Branden, councilmen ; J. B. Grant, assessor; Edwin R. Parker, treasurer; George Nichols, city constable ; Charles H. Hardin, attorney and clerk.
1862.—Thomas Ansell, mayor; Rufus Abbot, William H. Curtis, George Steck, W. W. Suttle, Daniel Nolley, councilmen ; E. R. Park, treasurer; Daniel D. Ford, assessor; William H. Curtis, street com- missioner; Morgan McIntire, constable.
1863. —The officers for 1863 held over.
1864.—Same officers held over.
1865. — Same officers held over.
1866.—James K. Sheley, mayor; J. H. Jameson, E. T. Man- chester, I. D. Snedecor, Francis Neal, L. H. Sartor, councilmen ; B. F. Harris, treasurer; Daniel D. Ford, assessor; Morgan McIntire, constable; Daniel Nolley, clerk ; Nathan C. Kouns, attorney.
1867. —Thomas B. Harris, mayor; Isaac D. Snedecor, William H. Wilkerson, Joseph R. Tales, Francis Brandon, L. B. Fullilove, coun- cilmen; B. F. Harris, treasurer ; Daniel Nolley, assessor and clerk ; I. P. Snedecor, constable and commissioner; B. F. Harris, attorney.
1868.—Francis Brandon, mayor; John N. Bennet, William Brown, Frances H. Neal, Thomas A. Howard, L. H. Sartor, councilmen ; R. R. Parker, treasurer; Daniel Nolley, clerk and assessor; William Brown, constable and street commissioner; B. F. Harris, attorney.
1870. —Francis Brandon (held over), mayor ; William King, James W. Overton, W. L. Sims, William E. Berghauser, Lewis Christ, councilmen ; E. R. Parker, treasurer; Daniel Nolley, assessor and clerk ; T. J. Sims, constable.
1871.—Francis Brandon, mayor; W. W. Tuttle, William T. Snell, B. P. Bailey, A. B. Faut, C. 0. Atkinson, councilmen ; Daniel Nolley, assessor and clerk ; William Wilkerson, treasurer; Thomas J. Sims, constable.
1872.—John A. Flood, mayor; John N. Bennet, Edwin Curd, B. P. Bailey, Wm. Willing, Joseph Dreps, councilmen ; Wm. H. Wil- kerson, treasurer ; Francis Brandon, assessor ; A. N. Kemp, constable ; Daniel Nolley, clerk. (June, 1872, L. W. McKinney, was elected mayor, Flood resigned.)
1873.—David L. Whaley, mayor; Benj. P. Bailey, Joseph Dreps, John S. Watson, L. H. Sorter, Wm. King, councilmen ; Daniel Nol- ley, clerk ; Wm. H. Wilkerson, treasurer ; Daniel Nolley, assessor; A. N. Kemp, constable and collector; John Carner, weighmaster.
1874.—B. P. Bailey, mayor; James Forman, Francis Brandon, Wm. King, Wm. J. McCarroll, Wm. H. Bailey, councilmen ; Wm. H. Wilkerson, treasurer; D. P. Bailey, city attorney; Jno. F. Gar- ner, weighmaster ; Wm. King, street commissioner ; Wm. H. Dawson, assessor; Wallace Williams, clerk ; Harvey B. Allen, constable and collector and jailor.
1875.— B. P. Bailey, mayor; E. T. Scott, J. W. Overton, M. F. Bell, J. D. Henderson, W. J. McCarroll, councilmen; W. H. Wil- kerson, treasurer; J. H. Tureman, assessor; C. 0. Atkinson, clerk; George McIntire, constable and collector; J. W. Overton, street commissioner; J. B. Snell, attorney; Sidney M. Royster, weigh- master.
1876.—Francis Brandon, mayor; C. 0. Atkinson, M. S. demons, George Kreutz, Wm. King, Francis Brandon, councilmen; Philip S. Adams, clerk; W. H. Wilkerson, treasurer; Jas. W. Overton, street commissioner ; Jas. B. Snell, attorney ; Sydney M. Royster, weigh- master; George McIntire, collector and constable; J. N. Brandon, assessor.
1877.—Jas. B. Snell, mayor; D. P. Bailey, Jas. H. Jameson, George Kreutz, Wm. L. Wheeler, Theo. Lacoff, councilmen ; Francis Brandon, assessor; Wm. H. Wilkerson, treasurer ; N. D. Thurmond, attorney ; George McIntire, collector and constable; S. M. Royster, weighmaster; Wm. H. Dawson, street commissioner; P. S. Adams, clerk.
1878. —James B. Snell, mayor ; J. C. Yantis, James H. Tureman, George Kreutz, William L. Wheeler, Theo. Sacoff, councilmen; George McIntire, collector and constable; William H. Wilkerson, treasurer; S. M. Royster, weighmaster; J. W. Overton, assessor; W. H. Dawson, street commissioner; T. A. Boulware, attorney; P. S. Adams, clerk.
1879.—James B. Snell, mayor; William Willing, Theodore La- coff, J. C. Yantis, S. S. Evans, Wallace Williams, councilmen; George McIntire, collector and constable ; S. M. Royster, weighmas- ter ; William H. Dawson, street commissioner; William E. Berg- hauser, treasurer; Eli Townsend, city clerk; T. A. Boulware, city attorney; Francis Brandon, assessor.
1880.— James B. Snell, mayor; William Willing, J. C. Yantis, Theodore Lacoff, W. H. Humphries, A. Sloan, councilmen ; William Harris, clerk ; George McIntire, constable and collector ; William E. Berghanser, treasurer; Sidney M. Royster, weighmaster; Francis Brandon, assessor; W. H. Dawson, street commissioner; T. A. Boulware, attorney. (Harris did not serve; Eli Townsend served in his place.)
1881.—James B. Snell, mayor ; William E. Berghanser, C. M. Wright, Henry Bauer, Theodore Lacoff, M. F. Bell, councilmen ; Eli Townsend, clerk; George McIntire, constable and collector; William E. Berghauser, treasurer ; S. M. Royster, weighmaster ; B. P. Wiggs, ass.essor; W. H. Dawson, street commissioner; Warner Lewis, attorney
1882.—James B. Snell, mayor; Henry Bauer, B. P. Wiggs, W. H. Davis, W. T. Snell, Conrad Neukomm, councilmen ; Eli Townsend, clerk; George McIntire, constable and collector: H. T. Doerries, treasurer; Edward M. Bolton, assessor; William H. Dawson, street commissioner; T. A. Boulware, attorney.
1883.—James B. Snell, mayor; W. H. Davis, B. P. Wiggs, Henry Bauer, Fritz Lorenz, Conrad Neukomm, councilmen ; Eli Townsend, clerk; George McIntire, constable and collector; H. T. Doerries, treasurer ; T. A. Boulware, attorney ; Henry Bauer, street commissioner, resigned, Gustav Auerswald appointed in his stead; T. B. Harris, assessor; Martin Basket, weighmaster. (Neukomm died in May, and L. T. Meador elected in his place.)
Two frame dwellings, James Smith; four frame dwellings, H. Hop- kins ; three brick dwellings, H.Hopkins; two brick dwellings, six rooms each, H. Lawther ; frame dwelling, W. Mason ; frame dwell- ing, Henry Tucker; frame dwelling, H. Harris; African M. E. Church; frame dwelling, P. Bury; frame dwelling, J. C. Yantis; frame dwelling, J. Adams ; frame dwelling, J. Neukomm ; frame dwell- ing, Charles Fisher; stone livery stable, Clarence McIntire ; stone addition to Powell’s stable, W. F. Powell ; brick dwelling, W. F. Powell; addition to Sheley & Basket’s stable; addition to Lorenz’s store, Fritz Lorenz; frame dwelling, L. Parker; brick dwelling, Wichman ; remodel old Baptist Church to stable, Dick Smith & Co. ; frame dwelling, Fred Spicer ; brick carpenter shop, Epperson ; frame carpenter shop, Wiggs and Russell: frame dwelling, Colonel J. H. Reed ; frame dwelling, L. Manahan ; frame dwelling, John Goff; frame dwelling, G. R. True; brick dwelling, T. Lacoff; brick dwelling, Fisher; frame dwelling, name unknown ; frame dwelling, S. Hoffe- man ; frame dwelling, R. Craigo; frame dwelling, Willet; frame dwelling, Mrs. Erno ; brick dwelling. Dr. Charles ; brick dwelling, R. Shields ; brick dwelling, R. McPheeters ; frame dwelling:, Clanton ; frame dwelling, S. Collier; frame dwelling, James Woods; frame dwelling, W. Horner; frame dwelling, A. Bellman; frame dwelling, M. F. Bell ; Baptist Church ; Christian Church ; remodel the Presby- terian Church ; large addition to State Lunatic Asylum ; straw house at State Lunatic Asylum ; new front to Deaf and Dumb Asylum ; kiln and stack at Howard Pottery Company.
Rev. Frank W. Allen, Christian ; Rev. Joseph E. Allen, Methodist South; George Andris, baker; Gustav Auerswold, commissioner; Daniel P. Bailey, lawyer; John S. Baker, proprieter Palace Hotel; W. D. Bush, general store ; Basket & Sheley (Martin Basket, Wood Sheley), livery ; Miss Mary Bauer, millinery ; Phillip Bauer, tailor; Giles Bell, barber; M. Fred. Bell, supervising architect; Bellamo Springs Company, Mineral Springs, six miles east; W. E. Berghauser & Co. (Wm. E. Berghauser, W. B. Tucker), hardware ; James D. Berry, shoemaker; Wm. V. Berry, county sheriff; Isaac W. Boul- ware, lawyer; T. Ansel Boulware, lawyer; Brandon Bros. (John R. and J. Newton), billiard room; J. W. Brightbill, proprietor Mineral Springs Dairy, two and one-half miles south; Joseph T. Brown, county coroner; John T. Brown, druggist; Rev. W. H. Burnham, Baptist; J. H. Buchanan, livery; Callaway Gazette, Nichols & Rice, editors and proprietors; Callaway County Savings Bank (capital $60,000), Edwin Curd, president, P. S. Adams, cashier; John F. Carner, deputy sheriff’; Wm. Carrington, county collector ; Leonidas B. Chaney, agent Chicago and Alton Railroad; Rev. B. H. Charles, president Fulton Synodical Female College ; Louis Christ, bakery and confectionery ; Mrs. Anna Chumbley, dressmaker; Wm. Church- hill, painter ; Chas. R. Craighead, blacksmith ; John F. Craigo, painter ; Crews, Thurmond & Co., coal mine ; Crews & Thurman (Robert A. Crews, Nicholas D. Thurmond), lawyers; J. F. Crawford, lumber; Wm. S. Dedman, dentist; Herman T. Doerries, general store; John P. Dreps, painter; Joseph Dreps, tailor; Benjamin Durr, artist; Ernest L. Epperson, physician ; Harrison Ettenson, clothing ; Samuel S. Evans, harnessmaker ; Achilles Finley, lawyer ; Christian Fisher, marble works; Fisher Bros. (Wm. A., Charles L. and John F.), hardware ; Fulton Deaf and Dumb Institute, W. D. Kerr, superinten- dent; Fulton Insane Asylum, T. R. H. Smith, superintendent; Ful- ton Synodical Female College, Rev. B. H. Charles, president; Fulton Telegraph, Wallace Williams, editor and proprietor; Fulton Woollen Mills, John A. Hockaday, president, Wm. E. Berghauser, secre- tary; S. L. Dedman, treasurer; Mary Gannaway, dressmaker; Wm. Gerhardt, shoemaker; Gilbert & Curd Tobacco Company, Edwin Curd, president, Phillip S. Adams, treasurer; Peter Godfrey, pho tographer; Mrs. Eliza F. Golding, proprietress Golding House; Golding House, Mrs. Eliza F. Golding, proprietress; J.R. Gains, barber; John Harris, coal miner; Samuel T. Harris, prosecuting attorney; E. S. Henderson, harnessmaker; James D. Henderson, county clerk; J. C. & J. W. Herring (James C. and John W.), flouring mill, three miles northeast; Herckenrath & Hunter (Hugo- Herckenrath, Frank A. Hunter), dry goods ; Rev. Chas. C. Hersman, president Westminster Male College ; John H. Hill, sewing machines ;. Hubbard & Ward, general store; John A. Hockadav, lawyer; Mrs. I. P. Hook, milliner; Howard Fire Clay Manufacturing Company (capital $16,000), Thomas A. Howard, Edwin Curd, Sisera Thrald- kild, M. F. Bell, J. H. Howard, J. K. Ricky; John H. Howard physician; Rudolph Ith, gunsmith; John H. Jameson, proprietor omnibus line; Price Jameson, barber; C. W. Jameson, cashier Southern Bank of Fulton ; Keller & Becker (Robert Keller, Thomas J. Becker), meat market; Edward Lorenz, saloon ; Samuel D. Lawther, insurance ; Samuel Lee, manager coal mine ; Lehman & Sons (John, August, William and Jacob), lime kiln and coal miners, Christian Loeskamm, carpenter; Edward Lorenz, brewer; Fritz Lorenz, grocer; William C. McDonald, billiard room; McGregor & Co. (John and K. A. McGregor), tailors; J. W. McIntire, nursery; Peter McKernan, grocer; Robert McPheeters, judge of probate; Magorian & Shusley (George Magorian and Joseph Shusley), fur- niture ; Ramsey W. Main, jeweler; Rev. W. H. Marquess, Presby- terian ; Samuel Maycock, manager coal mine; Jacob Mayfield, restaurant; Meador & Nichol (Lit. T. Meador, Luther U. Nichol), grocers; John A. Moore, sewing machines; Israel K. Morts, shoe- maker; Jacob J. Neukomm, tailor; Margaret S. Nichols, milliner; Nichols & Adams (Samuel A. Nichols, Thomas S. Adams), druggists; . Nichols & Rice (James J. Nichols, John J. Rice), editors and propri- etors Callaway Gazette; Norris, Comer & Davis (E. B. Norris, J. J. Comer, W. H. Davis), saloon ; Roger B. T. Oliver, lawyer; Palace Hotel, J. S. Baker, proprietor; A. L. Palmer, jeweler; Charles A. Patton, bookseller; Pedrick & Broadwater (William W. Pedrick, Richard G. Broadwater), general stores; George W. Penn, circuit clerk and recorder; John W. Philips, county assessor; John W. Plummer, dentist; Ferdinand S. Poston, real eastate and insurance agent; Powell House, John Powell proprietor; John Powell, pro- prietor Powell House ; W. S. Price, associate judge county court • L. B. Rambler, printer; James C. Renshaw, real estate; George M. Rootes, dentist; T. A. Russell, grocer ; Rev. J. E. Roberts, Baptist; Robnett & Humphreys (N. D. Robnett, W. H. Humphreys), furniture; C. W. Samuel & Son (Charles W. and J. Ray), grocers ; Elijah T. Scott, physician ; William L. Sims, blacksmith ; William W. Sims, blacksmith ; Alexander Sloan, blacksmith; Henry Smith, blacksmith and horse-shoer; James Smith, manager coal mine; James B. Snell, lawyer : Southern Bank of Fulton (capital $48,000), Samuel S. Dedman, president, Charles W. Jameson, cashier; Spicer, Smith & Co. (C. E. Spicer, J. H. Smith), grocers; Thurmond, Curd & Co., lime works, nine miles north; H. Tincher, presiding judge county court; Eli Townsend, painter; D. M. & J. H. Tucker, (Daniel M. and James H.), general store ; Warren W. Tuttle, grocer ; James E. Watson, grocer; J. Samuel Watson, county treasurer; Watson & Co., grocers; George Wehr, harness maker; Jacob Winger, saloon ; Westminster Male College, Rev. Charles C. Hersman president; David A. Whaley, grocer; Hans H. Weichmann, blacksmith; William H. Wilkersou, hardware; Wallace Williams, editor and proprietor Fulton Telegraph; Andrew J. Williamson, boots and shoes ; Sarah J. Williamson, dress maker ; Willing & Son, general store ; C. M. Wright, & Co., (Charles M. Wright, Wm. B. Tucker), drugs ; John C. Yantis, flour mill; Martin Yates, physician ; Thomas Yates, associate judge county court.