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Daniel Ashby was born in 1791 in Virginia, but lived his childhood in Mercer County, Kentucky. He was a major in the War of 1812. In 1815, he married Cassandra Leeper (Photo on right) and became the acting sheriff in Hopkins County, Kentucky. In 1818, he moved to Chariton County, Missouri, where he farmed and became a member of the first county court. In 1828, he was elected a member of the House of Representatives and in 1834, 1836, 1838 he served in the Missouri Senate. After the death of his wife Cassandra he married Frances Walton. He then married Henrietta Bull, after her death in 1868 he married Idress Craig. General Daniel Ashby served the state of Missouri during the Mormon Wars. He has letters that he wrote to the governor and senate about certain battles that he personally was in. One of these letters in transcribed on the section of letters of interest on this County site. He died October 11, 1879, and was buried on the old Hiram Craig farm near Forest Green in Chariton County, in the private cemetery of his fourth wife, Idress.
(Source: Daniel Ashby Collection, Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Missouri, Submitted by Linda Craig)


Atwood, Frank Ely (b. 1878) — of Carrollton, Carroll County, Mo. was born in Carrollton, Carroll County, Mo. on October 5, 1878. Son of Jacob Smith Atwood and Nancy (Goodson) Atwood; married, October 22, 1908, to Agnes Rea Luscombe. He was a Republican, and Lawyer; served as the Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney from 1915-19; served as a delegate to the Missouri state constitutional convention, 1922; served as a supreme justice of Missouri statecourt, 1925-35. he was a member of the Baptist Church, he was a member of the American Bar Association, the American Judicature Society; the Order of the Coif; the Freemasons; the Phi Delta Phi; and the Phi Gamma Delta. Frank died at the Atwood Hospital of coronary thrombosis on March 5, 1943. Services were handled by the Standley Funeral Home. His body was intered in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
(Submitted by Linda Craig)


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