Welcome to
Audrain County
Missouri


Biographies
" M "

Robert Mansfield and Mourning Clark, his wife, of Virginia, had—William H., James W., Thomas M., Robert C., Joseph, Mildred, Elizabeth, Nancy H., Mary, Sarah, and Susannah. William H., James W. and Joseph were Baptist preachers, Thomas M. was a Methodist preacher, and Robert was a Presbyterian preacher. The latter settled in Audrain county in 1836, and he and Mr. J. H. Smith entered the land on which the city of Mexico stands. They donated 25 acres to the city the same year. Robert C. Mansfield married Elizabeth S. Beatty, and they had—Malinda, Mary, William, Edward, Charles and Lelia. Mildred, Elizabeth, Nancy H. and Sarah, daughters of Robert Mansfield, Sr., remained in A' Virginia. Mary married and settled in Illinois. Susannah married and settled in Monroe Co., Missouri.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

John C. Martin, of Lincoln Co., N. C., married Phoebe Allen, and settled in Audrain Co., Mo., in 1830. They had—Allen, Thomas, Rufus, Robert, Nelson, Polly, Nancy, Elizabeth, and Patsey. Mr. Martin was a devout Methodist, and held family prayers regularly, night and morning; but no one could understand his prayers, as he used language which he alone could interpret. It was his custom to give a corn shucking once every year, and wind up with a quilting, as he was very much opposed to dancing. One of his daughters married Henry Williams, who at the time was so poor he could not pay the minister, but gave him an old spinning wheel for his trouble. Mr. Williams afterward represented the county in the Legislature, and is now one of the leading merchants of Mexico. He could pay several parsons’ fees now without any trouble.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

George & Jane McDonnald. The parents of George and Jane McDonnald were murdered by the Indians in the early settlement of Virginia. George and his sister were in the lot, playing in a horse trough, when the attack was made. They lay down in the trough and were not discovered by the savages; but both of their parents, who were in the house, were murdered. When George was grown he married Mary Murdock, of Ireland, and they had— John, Peter, Thomas, James, William, Elizabeth, and Ann. In 1795 they settled in Nicholas Co., Ky., where Mr. McDonnald died, and his widow removed with her son William to Illinois,
where she died. Thomas McDonnald married the widow Gray, whose maiden name was Sarah Franklin, and settled in Missouri in 1831. They had—Malinda, William H., Zerelda, Arthur, Margaret, George, Elizabeth, Amanda, and Nancy, all of whom, except Zerelda, 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)

John McClure, of Scotland, settled in Virginia, and afterward removed to Clark Co., Ky. He had—John, Andrew, Samuel, and two daughters. John married Polly Redmon, and settled in Missouri in 1832. They had—John, William, Louisa, Polly A., Lucinda, Sally, Mary, and Margaret. Samuel McClure married Emily Brown, and settled in Missouri in 183!. They had—James, David, John, Joseph, Clay, Elizabeth, Mary, and Sallie.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Daniel McIntire and his wife, who was a Miss Weaver, were natives of Virginia, but removed to Kentucky, and settled near Lexington. They had—Charles W., Roland. Duskin, William, Catharine, Frances, Jane, and Elizabeth. Charles W. settled in Callaway Co., Mo., in 181'J, and in Audrain in 1836. He was married in July, 1821, to Margaret Harrison, of Callaway county, and they had—Donald, Thomas, William, Eliza, Cynthia, and Nancy. Mr. Mclntire was very fond of a joke, and never let and opportunity pass to indulge in one; but he got badly sold on a certain occasion. The people of Callaway county had been taunting the citizens of Audrain, and saying they had no money, and in order to convince them that there was some money in Audrain, he gave a man a $20 gold piece, and told him to go into Callaway and show it to everybody he could see, and tell them it was from Audrain. The fellow took the money and departed, and is doubtless showing it around yet, as he never returned it to its owner. On another occasion Mr. Mclntire endeavored to borrow the entire revenue of the county from the Sheriff, who was conveying it to Jefferson City. It consisted of S32 in money and six wolf scalps. Roland Mclntire was born in Fleming Co., Ky., in 1800. He married Maria Hunter, of Ohio, and settled in Audrain county, Mo., in 1831. He hewed the logs to build his house, and while they were lying in the woods some Indians set the woods on fire, and the logs were burnt black, rendering them unfit, in that condition, for use. Mr. Mclntire and a party of his neighbors pursued the Indians, and caught and whipped them, to learn them not to do so another time. He then hewed his logs again and built his house. He had eight children— Roland, Jr., Marvin, Amanda, Laura. Mary, Fleming, Catharine, and Redmon. Duskin and William Mclntire remained in Kentucky. Catharine married Lewis Day, who settled- in Audrain county in 1830. The widow of Frank Mclntire lives in Fulton, Mo. Jane married James McClannahan, of Callaway county. Elizabeth married Wiley Reynolds, of the same county.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Loyd McIntosh, of Logan Co., Ky., married Catharine Harper, by whom he had—John, George L., Julia, Rachel, and Jane. John married Elizabeth Gillum, and after his death his widow settled in Missouri. George L. married Sarah Harper, and settled in Missouri in 1838. Rachel married William Mclntire, of Fulton, Callaway county.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Samuel Mundy, of Albemarle Co., Va., married Mildred Croswhite. Two of their sons, Logan and Isaac, settled in Missouri in 1836. Isaac afterward removed to California, where he died. Logan married Lucinda Creed, and lives in Audrain county. He came to Missouri poor, but has prospered, and is now possessed of a goodly supply of worldly effects.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

William Murray, of Georgia, had five children— Nancy, Timothy, William, Douglass, and Samuel. The latter volunteered as a soldier in the war of 1812, when he was only seventeen years of age. After He was grown he married Mary A. Binns, and settled in Audrain Co., Mo., where he died in 1861, in the 65th year of his age, leaving a widow and five children.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

George Musick.—About the last of the seventeenth century, a small boy was found in Wales who could give no account of his parents or himself, except that his first name was George. George manifested a fondness for music, and his friends surnamed him Musick, as the word was then spelled. He emigrated to Virginia in the beginning of the eighteenth century, where he raised five sons; Daniel, George, Alexis, Ephraim, and Abraham. He also raised some daughters, but of these we know neither the number nor names. Ephraim married a Miss Roy, and raised a family in Spottsylvania county. He raised two daughters, one of whom married a Jenkins, and one a Cauthorn. He raised four sons;  Abraham, John, Thomas 11., and Ephraim. Thomas R. Musick was born October 10, 1757. He joined the Baptist Church, and commenced preaching at about seventeen years of age. He went to North Carolina during the revolutionary war, where he married Mary Nevel. Thomau served a part of the time in the American army. He removed to South Carolina in the year 1789, and in 1794, he removed to Barren county. He visited Missouri several times while it was under the Spanish Government, and preached in St. Louis county as early as the year 1797. While preaching there he was frequently threatened with violence. In the spring of 1804 he removed with his family to Missouri and settled in St. Louis county, one mile north of the present town of Bridgeton. Shortly afterward he instituted Fefee Creek Baptist Church, which was doubtless the first Baptist Church west of the Mississippi river, of which he was pastor for many years. In the year of 1823 or 1824 his wife Mary died at home in St. Louis county. After the death of his wife, he made his home at the house of his nephew, Ury Musick, a son of Abraham Musick. He continued to preach in various parts of Missouri and Illinois until a short time previous to his death, which occurred on the 2d of December, 1842, at the house of Ury Musick. The family of Thomas consisted of three sons and six daughters; William, Nancy, Lewis, Mary, Charlotte, Sarah, Drucilla, Joyce, and Thomas. William died at seven or eight years of age, and Thomas at sixteen; all the others lived to be grown and married. Lewis Musick was born the 1st day of February, 1784. He came with his father to Missouri in 1804, and married Nancy Martin, who died some years afterward, after which he married Mary Fitzwater. Lewis removed to Pike county in the fall of 1819, and from there to Audrain county in the spring of 1839. From Missouri he went to California, starting on the 15th of April, 1819. He died in Sacramento Valley, October 27, 1849. He was engaged in trading in live stock during the greater part of his life, and in the course of his business was occupied in driving horses and cattle in various directions all the way from Texas to Selkirk's Colony on North Red river, the country over which he had to pass for the most part a savage wilderness. Lewis raised ten children; Lawson T., Elvira, Lafrenier C., Mary Ann, Charlotte M., Sarah T., Thomas R., Ephraim L., James J., and Mandana A. Lafrenier was born in St. Louis county on the 29th day of July, 1815, and married Jane D. Hayden. He joined the Baptist Church in March, 1833, commenced preaching immediately afterward, and was ordained in October, 1835. His present residence is 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)

Drury Myers, of Ireland, settled in Halifax Co., Va. His children were—Drury, William, Gardner, and Beverly. Drury married Nancy Douglass, who had seven brothers in the American army during the revolutionary war. They settled first in Tennessee, and removed from there to Kentucky, where Mr. Myers died in 1828. He had six children, and his widow and five of the children settled in Boone Co., Mo., in 1832. The names of the children were—Sally, Drury D., Nancy, Beverly S., and William M. Sally married Marion Pate, who settled in Audrain county in 1835. Drury D. married Mary A. Barnes, and settled in Audrain county in 1833. Nancy married Hiram G. Miller, who also settled in Audrain county. Beverly S. was married first to Martha Ridgeway, and settled in Audrain county in 1833. He was married the second time to Emelia E. Bladus. William M. married Elizabeth H. Barnes, and settled in Audrain county in 1834.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Yosty Myers was of German descent, and lived in Maryland. His children were—Louis, Jacob, John, Mike, Benjamin, Rebecca, and Mary. Louis married Elizabeth McKay, of Virginia, and settled in Kentucky at a very early date. His children were—Isaac M., Silas, William, Lewis, Elias B., Meredith, Harvey S., Abishai M., Mary A., Elizabeth, Sally, and Rebecca. Meredith married- Nancy P. Jennings, a daughter of Gen. William Jennings, of the war of 1812, and settled in Audrain Co., Mo., where his wife died. He afterward married Emcline Blue. By his first wife he had two sons and four daughters. Louis Myers came to Missouri and bought land, intending to remove his family here, but he died on his way back to Kentucky. His family came to Missouri after his death.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)


Return to

Audrain County

Missouri

Genealogy Trails

Copyright © Genealogy Trails
All data on this website is Copyright by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.