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LEASEL L. LINDSAY. This gentleman was born October 24, 1814 in Spartanburg district, South Carolina. He is the son of John and Elizabeth (Warford) Lindsay. His parents being poor hired him out to the neighbors to help carry on their farms. He grew to manhood in the neighborhood of his birth, and is without text-book education. When he was twenty years of age he left home and learned the tanner's trade. Then he came to Boone county, Missouri, in 1834 and has resided here ever since. He located in the vicinity of Union settlement, near Union church on the Perche. He lived there a year and then moved to where he now lives or in close proximity to his farm. He is a farmer, but has carried on the business of milling for about seventeen of the twenty-three years since he moved to the old homestead.
He was married June 4, 1837, to Miss Adeline A. V. Edwards, in this county. She was the daughter of Presley and Mary J. Edwards, who had moved to Missouri from Tennessee some years before. He is the father of twelve children, five of whom are dead. Mary E. (deceased), born April 18, 1839; Eliza J., born March 1, 1841; Sarah Margaret, born December 18, 1842; Zerelda A., born January 1, 1845; Jezrel, born September 28, 1847; Jasper, born April 22, 1849; Cassy C. P. (deceased), born February 23, 1853; Newton, born February 15, 1856; Frances Ellen (deceased), born August 2, 1858; Adeline Lenora, born January 23,1861; Leasel and James, twins (deceased), born April 1, 1804. He is a Mason—member of the lodge at Ashland. Both he and his wife are members of the Baptist church. He is a good citizen, enjoying the esteem and confidence of his neighbors, as an evidence of which, he has been a justice of the peace for six years.
[Source: History of Boone County, Missouri; By Author Col. Wm. F. Switzler; Publ. 1882; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack]

DR. JAMES S. LOCKRIDGE; The subject of this sketch was born in Randolph County, Missouri, April 27, 1832. His father, William Lockridge, was a native of Rockbridge County, Virginia. His mother was a native of Augusta County, Virginia. Her maiden name was Ruth Davis. The elder Lockridge died when his son was but sixteen or seventeen years of age, leaving him the sole support of his mother and three sisters. He had but little time to attend school and grew to manhood without being scarcely able to write his name. His sisters having married, and his mother dying when he was about twenty-one, he commenced his education in real earnest. He attended the St. Louis Medical College and Jefferson College, Philadelphia, graduating from the latter institution in 1856, and from the St. Louis Medical College the year following. He came to Sturgeon in the spring of 1857, where he was married the following November to Elizabeth A., daughter of Thomas Prather and granddaughter of Mrs. Cowan, one of the oldest citizens of Boone county. They have one child living, R. Lee. Have two sons’ dead. William died at the age of fourteen, Willard at the age of two and a half years. Dr. Lockridge built the first brick house ever erected in Sturgeon. He has an interest in the store conducted under the firm name of Goin & Lockridge. He has taken a lively interest in every enterprise calculated to promote the interests of the town in which he lives, and has lent a helping hand to every laudable undertaking which stood in need of such patronage. He is also liberal in his professional charges, especially so to the poor, and in this way has done a great deal of good of which the world knows little or nothing at all. The doctor and his wife are both members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
{Source:  History of Boone County, Missouri; By Author Col. Wm. F. Switzler; Publ. 1882 by Western Historical Company; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack.}

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