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John Barnett, of England, had a son named Hutchins, who married Polly Matthews, of Virginia, and settled in Boone county, Mo., in 1820. Their children were—John W., Thomas M., Jane W., Mildred A., and Sarah R. John W. married Arretta Willingham in 1822, and settle a. in Audrain county in 1831. They had—Sarah J., Mary M., Mildred A., Martha E., William J., Napoleon B., Sanders, Hutchins, Athanasis, John W., Thomas, &and Jesse E. Thomas, son of Hutchins Barnett, Sr., settled in Audrain county in 1831. He never married. He possesses a remarkable memory, and can relate past events with great accuracy. Sarah R., daughter of Hutchins Barnett, Sr., married Daniel Ellington, of Boone county, Mo.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

BASSFORD, Homer, newspaper man; born, Mexico, Audrain Co., Mo., 1870; son of James C. and Catherine (Osborn) Bassford; educated in public schools and Barker Academy; mar­ried. Cedar Falls, IA., 1892, Etta Overman Chase; children: James C, Wallace O'Neill, Florence Osborn. Began journalism with R. M. White, of the Mexico Ledger; became, in 1889, Sunday editor and subsequently city edi­tor of the Kansas City Times; moved to St. Louis, 1893; dramatic and music critic of St. Louis Republic until 1907; since associate general manager St. Louis Times. Member Missouri Historical Society. Clubs: Missouri Athletic, Liederkranz. Office: 102 N. Broad­way. Residence: 6 Shaw PL.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)

James Beatty was born in Maryland, in 1742. He married Elizabeth Ramer, whose father fled from Germany to avoid religious persecution by Charles V. Mr. Beatty settled in Fayette county, Ky., among the first white people who sought homes in that State, and he experienced all the dangers and trials of the long and bloody Indian war that followed. After the return of peace he gave his assistance to the development of the country, and was one of the parties who opened the first road to Ohio. His children were—Mary, Michael, James E., Lydia, Edward, Jonathan, Ann, Ruth, Amy, and Barbara. James E. married and lived in Mobile, Ala. Edward married Malinda Price, by whom he had—James E., John P., Elizabeth S., and William. He was married the second time to Anna S. Smith, and they had Joseph and Martha J. He was married the third time to Eliza J. Holmes, but they had no children. Mr. Beatty settled in Audrain county in 1837. John P. Beatty married Elizabeth J. Clark, and they had—Edward H., John W., Lycurgus, Mary E., Leonidas, Helen S., Lawrence, James, and Oliver, all of whom live in Missouri.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Duncan Blue, of Scotland, married his cousin, Effie Blue, and came to America and settled in North Carolina before the revolution. He joined the American army when the war began, and served during the struggle for independence. After the war he removed to Christian county, Ky. His children were —Daniel, Neal, and Peggy. Neal was in the war of 1812. He married Elizabeth Galbreth, of North Carolina, and they ha>l— Duncan, John, Sally, Effie A., Peggy, Flora, Eliza, Emeline, Caroline, and Charlotte E. Several of the children died young, and in 1831 Mr. Blue and the rest of his family came to Missouri and settled in Audrain county.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Thomas Bowen, of Virginia, married Mary Stone, and removed to Kentucky, where they lived and died. Their children were—Benjamin, John, Reece, George, Lorenzo, Thomas, Sarah, Polly, Elizabeth, Anna, and Delilah. Thomas is a Baptist preacher, and lives in Mexico, Mo. He was born in Madison county, Ky., in 1796, and he and his brother Reece belonged to Nathan Boone's company of rangers during the Indian war in Missouri. Mr. Bowen married a daughter of Adam Zumwalt. He was very fond of dancing when he was a young man, and was present at Peter Yater's house warming, in Warren county, when the floor fell through. Mr. Bowen had the misfortune to get caught under Mrs. Yater in the fall, and she left an impression on him that he never forgot, for she weighed 250 pounds.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Ichem Bradley, of Ireland, came to America and settled Virginia. His wife was a Miss McGee, by whom he had—John, Thomas, and William. John was a soldier in the revolutionary war. He married Martha Mosby, and they "had— David, Thomas, Edward, Ichem, Nancy, Sally, Polly, and Martha. David and Thomas were both soldiers in the war of 1812, the former serving in and near Norfolk, and the latter below Richmond. Thomas became tired of the smell of gun powder, and hired a substitute at $100 per day. He married Frankey Winler, and they had nine children. Mr. Bradley and his family settled in Audrain county in 1838.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Coulborn Brown, of Pennsylvania, was killed in the revolutionary war. He had a son named Solomon, who settled in Bourbon county, Ky., when he was a boy. He married after he was grown, and had two sons, William and Coulborn. The former lived and died in Kentucky. Coulborn married Jane Taylor, who was of Irish descent, and they had—William, Samuel, Alexander, Clarissa, George, Laban I. T., Coulborn, Jr., Jane, Milton and Elijah, all of whom, except Alexander and Eliza, settled in Missouri.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

BROWN, George Marlon, president General Roofing Manufacturing Co.; born in Audrain Co., Mo., Sept. 24, 1866; son of James S. and Nancy (Oliver) Brown; educated in Missouri public schools and at U. S. Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., graduating in class of 1890; married, June 16, 1892, Katharine, daughter of Judge and Mrs. D. D. Fisher of St. Louis, then resident at Fort Douglas, Utah; children: Daphne, Fisher. After graduation served as officer in U. S. Army, 1890-93; stationed among the Ute Indians, and at Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City, Utah, until resigned, April, 1893. Since 1893 engaged as manufacturer of roofing materials; now president and manager of the General Roofing Manufacturing Co. of East St. Louis, ILL., manufacturers of asphalt and coal tar products, building and roofing papers, etc. Director Union Trust and Savings Co., East St. Louis. Member Business Men's League, National Association of Manufacturers, Illinois Manufacturers' Association. Republican. Member Pilgrim Congregational Church. Clubs: Bellerive Country; also Army and Navy (Washington, D. C), and Army and Navy, New York. Recreations: automobiling, golf. Owns and manages the Brown Farm, a noted stock farm in Audrain Co., near Mexico, Mo. Office: 17th St. and Southern Ry., East St. Louis. Residence: 3658 W. Pine Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)

James Bybee, of England, came to America and settled in Clark county, Ky. His children were—Alfred, James, Thomas, Louis, John, and two daughters. Alfred and John came to Missouri. The former settled in Cass county, and the latter in Howard. John was married six times: first to Polly Adams, of Kentucky, by whom he had six children; second to Nancy Adams—two children: third to Mary Myers—one child; fourth to Mary
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

John Byrnes and his wife were natives of Halifax county, Va. Their children were—William, John, Richard, Rhoda, Martha, and Sarah. William married Catharine H. Thagmorton, and settled in Audrain county in 1830. They had— William H., John R., Sarah F., James T., Mary, Millie C., and Lucinda. Richard Byrnes married Patsey Barnes, of Virginia, and settled in Audrain county in 1832. His children were—John, Richard, Jr., William, George, Fielding, Sarah, Jane, and Ann. Rhoda Byrnes married George Bonar, and they had—Alexander, Catharine, Sarah, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Georgiana. Martha Byrnes married Matthew Scott, who died, leaving her a widow with one child.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)


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