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Robert Calhoun, of Virginia, settled in Audrain county, Mo., in 1838. He married Elizabeth Bright, a sister of Judge Michael Bright, of Callaway county, and they had— Austin, Sarah, Margaret, Virginia, Samuel, and William. Mr. Calhoun was an industrious, energetic man, kind and affectionate in his family, and highly respected by his neighbors. Like all the early settlers, he was fond of hunting, and was one of the best marksmen in the county.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Gideon Canterberry, of Canterberry, England, emigrated to America and settled in North Carolina. He served three years and a half in the revolutionary war, and afterward married Nancy Franklin, by whom he had—Reuben, John, Nimrod, and Benjamin. Reuben and John settled first in Virginia, and afterward removed to Kentucky, where they died. Nimrod. married Mary Franklin, and settled in Monroe Co., Mo., in 1835. Benjamin married Susannah Hooser, of Tennessee, and settled in Audrain Co., Mo., in 1836. His children were—Franklin P., Reuben M., John C., Benjamin F., Narcissa, Mary, Susan, Nancy J., and Elizabeth. Mrs. Canterberry died in August, 1875, in the 94th year of her age.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Thomas R. Cardwell, of England, came to America and settled in Richmond, Va. His children were—John, Perrin and George. John married Keziah Low, and they had— John, Jr., Thomas, William, James, Wiltshire, George, Elizabeth, Nancy, Martha, Lucy, and Mary. George, son of Thomas Cardwell, Sr., married Anna Hamilton, and they had—John, Elizabeth, William, Keziah, Martha, Mary, George, Jr., Jane, Rebecca, Wyatt, and James. George, Jr., married Ida Vansdoll, and settled in Missouri in 1832. Martha married William Snelley. Wyatt married May Woods, and settled in Audrain county in 1834. Jane married William Woods. William married Barbara Sanford, and settled in Audrain county in 1837. He was married the second time to Elizabeth Watts.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

CARTER, Lemuel Ray, grain broker; born, Mexico, Mo., July 29, 1874; son of T. W. and Mary L. (Lupton) Carter; graduated from Stoddard (public) School, 1883, Smith Academy, 1894; Ph.B., Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, 1897; married, St. Louis, 1902, May Dillon; children: Elizabeth, Mary and Margaret (twins). In business as grain broker since 1897. Member St. Louis Merchants' Exchange. Methodist. Clubs: St. Louis Country, Racquet, City. Office: Pierce Bldg. Residence: 5041 Waterman Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)

Richard Cauthorn, of Essex county, Va., was a school teacher and silversmith. He married a Miss Fisher, by whom he had—Vinson, James, Reuben, Leroy, Godfrey, Amos, and Patsey. James married Leah Allen, and they had—Allen, Carter, James, Jr., Ross, Alfred, Nancy, Henrietta, and Frances. Allen settled in Audrain Co., Mo., and married Elizabeth Harmcn. At his death he left two sons and two daughters. Carter married Elizabeth Calvin, and settled in Audrain county in 1835. They had eleven sons and two daughters. James, Jr., married Frances Calvin, and settled in Audrain county in 1835. They had four sons and five daughters. Ross, Nancy, and Henrietta lived and died in Virginia. Alfred married Emily Brooks, and settled in Audrain county. They had seven sons and five daughters. Frances married William Garrett, who settled in Mexico, Mo. They had three sons and three daughters.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

James Cawthorn, of England, came to America and settled in Virginia. He had but one child, a son named Charles, who served seven years in the America army during the revolutionary war. He was married first to Elizabeth Williams, and they had one son, whom they named Asa, and who was a soldier in the war of 1812. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Cawthorn married Mary Sanders, of Virginia, and they had seven sons and three daughters. Their names were—Asa, Jr., David, Paul, Silas, Richard, Stephen, Celia W., Elizabeth, and Martha. David and Paul married and settled in Andrew county, Mo. Peter married the Widow of George Eubanks, and settled in Andrew county in 1835. Silas married Mary Jerman, and settled in Audrain county in 1835. Richard and Stephen and their three sisters settled in-Indiana. Peter and Paul Cawthorn were twins, and very devoted to each other. They married widows of the same name (Eubanks), but who were not related in any way, and the brothers each had one daughter, which were of the same age'.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

John Charlton, of Ireland, came to America and settled in Monroe county, Va. His children were—Joseph, Thomas, John, Isabella, Ella, Letitia, and Polly, all of whom, except John, lived and died in Virginia. John was a soldier of the war of 1812. He married Isabella Humphreys, and came to Missouri in 1820. The journey was made on a flatboat as far as Shawneetown, IL. , where they disembarked and came by land to St. Charles county. They settled first on Dardenne Prairie, and removed from there to Audrain county in 1830. Mr. Charlton built the first hewed log house in that county, and had to go twenty-five miles to get hands to assist in raising it. He was a very absent minded man, and a number of amusing anecdotes are related of him in that connection. On a certain occasion when his wife was about to be confined, he started after the doctor, and did not return until the child was old enough to walk. On another occasion he went to the store to get some salt, and was absent eighteen months. When he came back he was carrying a broadax on his shoulder, but did not remember what he had been doing with it. The names of his children were—James, Thomas, John H., and a daughter who died in childhood. James died in Illinois in 1829. Thomas died of small-pox in 1831, while returning home from New Orleans. John H. was married first to Nancy Carter, and second to the widow of David Gloss. He lives In Audrain county. He had five children by his first wife, three sons and two daughters.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Daniel Clark and his wife, who was a Miss Shelton, were natives of Scotland. They emigrated to America and settled first in Lancaster county, Va., from whence they removed to Culpepper county, where they both died about 1799. They had six children—William, John, George, Robert, Elizabeth and Polly. William married Elizabeth Hudnall, and settled in Mason county, Va., where his wife died December 14, 1816, and he died at the same place July 4, 1826. Their children were—John H., Frances S., Jemima J., Elizabeth, Nancy, William M., and Polly A. William M. married Elizabeth H. McMullin, and settled in Audrain county in 1839. Mr. Clark is a good neighbor and citizen, hospitable, industrious, and persevering. He has a re
mark able memory in regard to dates, and can remember the date of nearly every event that has occurred during his life.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

James Clark, of Ireland, married Catharine Home, of Scotland. They came to America and settled in Winchester, Va., from whence they removed to Lincoln Co., N. C. They had six sons—Alexander, William, James, Christopher, John, and David. Alexander, James and John lived and died in North Carolina. William and eleven other men were killed, by the Indians in Kentucky. They were in camp at night, and the savages came upon them and shot them by the light of the fire. David came to Missouri on a visit in 1811. After his return to North Carolina he married Margaret Douglass, and they had one son, named William. Mr. Clark removed his family to Missouri in 1823, and settled in Lincoln county. Captain Christopher Clark settled first in Lincoln county, Ky., where he married Elizabeth Adams, by whom he had—James, Sarah, Catharine, David, Hannah, and Elizabeth. He was married the second time to Hattie Calvert, of Virginia, and they had—Raphael H. F., Julia, and William C. James and David came to Missouri among the early settlers, and the former was a ranger in Nathan Boone's company, while David served in Callaway's company. They and two of their sisters, Sarah and Catharine, married and settled in Texas. Hannah died single. Elizabeth married Jesse Cox, who settled in Lincoln county, Mo. Raphael H. F. was born in Green's Bottom, St. Charles county, while his mother was on a visit there. He married Mary Murphy, of Kentucky, by whom he had two children. She died in 1839, and Mr. Clark afterward married Mary Atkinson, of Kentucky, by whom he had eight children. His second wife is dead also, and he lives in Audrain county. Captain Christopher Clark sent his stock to Missouri in 1799, and brought his family in a keel-boat to St. Charles county the following year. He settled first at Gilmore Springs, where he remained one year, and in 1801 he removed to Lincoln county, near where Troy stands. He built a fort there during the Indian war, and was commissioned captain of militia by Gen. Wm. H. Harrison. The musters took place at Zumwalt's Springs, and most of the men would get drunk on Adam Zumwalt's whisky. One day, after the drill was over, the Captain treated his men to a wash-tub full of whisky, which so elated them that they marched around it and fired a salute with their guns, which were loaded with powder and toe wads. One of the men was too drunk to hold his gun up when he fired, and the wad entered Daniel McCoy's moccasin and cut off one of his toes. Captain Clark commanded the company that went to bury Price, Baldridge and Lewis, who were killed by the Indians while hunting on Loutre Prairie. The bodies of Price and Baldridge were found and buried, but no trace of Lewis could be discovered. The Captain was a member of the Territorial Legislature when St. Charles county was reduced to its present dimensions, by the organization of Lincoln and Montgomery counties. A debate arose in regard to the boundary line, Mr. Cottle advocating Poruque creek as the line between St. Charles and Lincoln, and Captain Clark favoring Cuivre. The Captain at length carried his point, and Cuivre became the line between the two counties. He also secured the name for the county, by a speech which brought tears to the eyes of the members, a number of whom were natives of Lincoln county, N. C., and Lincoln county, Ky. He worked upon their feelings by bringing up tender recollections of their old homes, and then closed his speech with a flight of eloquence that brought many of them to their feet. Said he—"I was born in Lincoln county, North Carolina, have lived in Lincoln county, Kentucky, and if God is willing I want to die in Lincoln county, Missouri." His appeal could not be withstood, and the county was named Lincoln without a dissenting vote. Captain Clark was a most excellent citizen, and his death was a great loss to the community.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Thomas Copher was born in Pennsylvania, but settled in Virginia. His children were—Josiah, Jacob, George, Reuben, and Jesse, all of whom settled in Kentucky. George came to Missouri in 1820. Jesse married Elizabeth Boone, daughter of George Boone, and settled in Boone Co., Mo., in 1819. They had—Thomas, Samuel B., David N., Phoebe, Endecia, Jerusha, Sally, Hattie, and Millie. Samuel B. lives in Audrain county. He was married first to Anna Thompson, and second to Anna Maupin. Thomas was a soldier in the war of 1812. The rest of the children lived and died in Boone county.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

WILLIAM O CREASON- a native of Audrain County, Missouri, was born July 11 1874. His parents were George H and Mary A (McClenny) Creason. He was married August 07, 1898 to Miss Berdine Lacock. They have one child-- Willard G, born August 12, 1903. When only six years old, William Creason moved with his parents to Livingston County {Mo}, where he was reared. He attended the public schools and took a course at old Avalon College. When eighteen years old he left home and went to Kansas City. Here he worked for the street car company in the day time and attended business college at night, taking a course in stenography. He was stenographer for E.R. Cowen Lumber Company at Kansas City for a short time, then went to Louisiana and took charge of the wholesale lumber interests for a company there. He next went into the oil business at Beaumont Texas; then back to Kansas City, taking charge of the wholesale orders of the Long, Bell Lumber Company; then to Kirksville in 1904, where he organized the Adair Company Lumber Company; then to Kirksville in 1904, where he organized the Adair County Lumber Company, and was made manager. This company at one time had nine different yards, one being at Kirksville and one at Novinger. On January 01, 1911 he sold out his interests here and bought a wholesale plant near Little Rock Arkansas. His family is still in Kirksville. The lumber plant he bought comprises 5,500 acres, about 600 acres being in cultivation. Mr. Creason is interested in various other business enterprises and is a director in the Kirksville Building and Loan Association. He belongs to the Elks lodge, and was largely responsible for their new club building erecting in this city.
["The History of Adair County Missouri" by E.M. Violette (1911) Submitted by Desiree Rodcay]

Hugh Crockett, of Virginia, was a Colonel in the revolutionary war, and was distinguished for gallantry. He married Rebecca Lorton, and they had—Samuel, Walter, Robert, Hugh, Nancy, Jane, Mary, and Rebecca. Samuel married Margaret Rayborn, of Virginia, by whom he had—Hugh, Rebecca, James, Joseph, Jane, William, Margaret, Walter, John D., Robert, and Randall. Mr. Crockett removed first to Williamson county, Tennessee, where he lived nine years, and then came to Missouri, and settled in Boone county. His eldest son, Hugh, now resides in Audrain county. He has been married three times; first to Mary A. Wright, second to Rhoda B. Finley, and third to the widow Turner, whose maiden name was Nancy Price. Rebecca married Judge James Harrison, of Audrain county. Jane married John B. Morrow, and Margaret married James G-. Morrow. Joseph married Nancy Kright, and settled in Audrain county in 1840. John married Mary Pool, and settled in that county the same year. The members of the Crockett family are a jovial class of people, noted for their wit and humor and cheerful dispositions. They also love the sport of hunting.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Jonathan Crouch, of Bath county, Ky., was of German descent. He married Hannah Wells, and they had—Joseph, Isaac, Jonathan, Andrew, James, and Rebecca. Joseph was drafted in the war of 1812, but obtained his exemption papers because he walked in his sleep. He married Nancy Mime, of Kentucky, and they had—Thomas, Frank, Ellen, and Wilham, all of whom came with their parents to Missouri in 1823, and settled in Rails county, where they remained thirteen years and then removed to Montgomery county. Thomus married Louisiana Fuget, and they had ten children. He served as Justice of the Peace for sixteen years. Frank married Nancy J. Johnson. Ellen was married first to Hiram Fuget, and second to Samuel Davis. William was married first to Phoebe A. McDaniel, and second to Sally Lovelace. All of the above live in Audrain and Montgomery counties.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Jonathan and Delilah Cunningham were natives of the State of Massachusetts. They had a son named Elliott P. who came to Missouri in 1840, and settled in Audrain county. He obtained the contract for building the State University at Columbia, and was afterward elected a member of the County Court of Audrain county. He married Cynthia Slocum, and they had—Ellen, Clara, Russell S., Earle C., and Emmett R., all of whom live 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)

 


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