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THOMAS GARLAND OLD. Thomas Garland Old, blacksmith, is the son of S. M. and Elizabeth (Nichols) Old. His parents were Kentuckians, who emigrated to Boone County, Missouri, where the subject of this sketch was born, February 6th, 1844. The elder Old was a farmer, and the son was reared on a farm and worked at that business himself. Commenced working at the blacksmith's trade six or seven years ago. Settled at Claysville in November, 1881. Was married May 18th, 1876, to Virginia, daughter of George Mack Hickam, of Boone county. They have two children, Hezekiah and Luvestie. Mrs. Old's father was born and raised in Boone county. Her mother came from North Carolina.
[Source: History of Boone County, Missouri; By Author Col. Wm. F. Switzler; Publ. 1882; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack]

WILLIAM D. OLIVER; William D. Oliver was born in Casey county, Kentucky, January 16, 1836. His parents, Isaac and Mary (Downey) Oliver, were natives of North Carolina, who first emigrated to Kentucky, where the subject of this sketch was born, and then, in 1838, to Boone county, Missouri, settling nine miles northwest of Columbia, where the elder Oliver died, August 16, 1871. The subject of this sketch was educated at the common schools of the neighborhood. He was brought up on the farm, and has followed agricultural pursuits, the stone mason's trade, and teaching ever since attaining his majority. Farming has been his principal occupation. He has traveled as an adventurer and a soldier, over most of the States of the Union. He was married, July 17, 1871, to a daughter or Aaron and Margaret Pierce. They have three children, Mary Margaret, William Isaac, and James Aaron. Mr. Oliver and his wife are both members of the Christian church. Mr. Oliver served during the last year of the war under Gen. Sherman. Mrs. Oliver was a widow previous to their marriage. Her first husband was Benjamin Berry. There were two sons by this marriage, Walter W. and Benjamin L.
{Source:  History of Boone County, Missouri; By Author Col. Wm. F. Switzler; Publ. 1882 by Western Historical Company; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack.}

REV. DAVID OTT. David Ott, Sr., father of the subject of this sketch, was a native of Virginia. He emigrated first to Kentucky and then to Missouri, landing in Boone county in 1826. He first settled about six miles southwest of Columbia, where he remained two years. He then moved to Perche bottom, where he remained until 1844, when he removed to a place northeast of Columbia, remaining there two years, thence to a farm below Burlington, where he lived until his death, March 17th, 1857, aged sixty-three. He was a wheelright by trade. The subject of this sketch was born May 13th, 1830. His mother's maiden name was Susannah Perkins. She was a native of Virginia, moving first to Kentucky and then to Missouri.
She was married to David Ott in Rock Castle County, Kentucky. David Ott, Jr., lived in Boone county until 1859, when he removed to Carroll county, Missouri, where he resided until 1862, when he moved to Linn county, where, in 1870, he was ordained a minister of the Baptist church, and was engaged in the ministry until he came to Burlington. Went to Texas in 1877, where his first wife died in 1878. Was in Texas about a year and a half.
Returned to Carroll County and engaged in the ministry for a while as a missionary, then returned to Boone. While in Carroll county was pastor of Coloma and Bethlehem churches and supplied the church at DeWitt. After returning to Boone he preached for the Burlington church for one year.
Was first married September 21st, 1853, to Miss Matilda A., daughter of William and Mary Risk, natives of Kentucky. Have five living children by the first wife: Nathan B., A. L., J. B., M. F. and John P. The first four named are living in Carroll, the last mentioned is with his father.
Mr. Ott was married the second time January 8th, 1878, to Mrs. Sarah (Nichols) Chase. Mr. Ott was in the Union army about twelve months, being a member of Company C, Forty-third regiment, Missouri Volunteers. He was for a while a lieutenant in the " Bobtail Militia" of Carroll county. He is a Mason and a Granger. Was a constable and a justice of the peace while a citizen of Carroll county. He is of German origin.
[Source: History of Boone County, Missouri; By Author Col. Wm. F. Switzler; Publ. 1882; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack]

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