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ELIJAH H. REID, section 36, is a native of Jessamine County, Kentucky, and was born October 12, 1840. His father was also a Kentuckian by birth, and was there reared and married to Miss Maggie Igo. They had six children, of whom Elijah was the fifth of the living ones. He was brought up at his birthplace till fifteen years of age, when he removed to Cooper County, Missouri, there residing till 1856, when he came to Cass County. In 1870, he settled where he now lives. He has 320 acres of land, which is well fenced, and the improvements generally are excellent. Mr. Reid was married March 11, 1875, to Miss Sarah J. Britts, a native of Indiana. They have three children : Carrie, Grace A. and John B. Mr. Reid is a member of the Knights of Honor and A. O. U. W. lodges. He and his wife belong to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate army in Company E, First and Fourth Missouri Regiment, serving until the close of the war. He participated in many well known battles, was wounded and captured at the battle of Franklin, Tennessee, and confined at Fort Delaware till the close of the war.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

WILLIAM A. RYAN, farmer, section 8. The subject of this sketch was born in Mercer County, Kentucky, May 14, 1822. His father, David Ryan, was a Virginian by birth and moved from that state to Kentucky when but three years old. He there grew to manhood and was married to Miss Martha Burford also of Kentucky. They raised nine children of whom William was the sixth child. He was brought up in his native county and has always followed the occupation of farming and stock raising and dealing. In 1852 he came to Cass County, Missouri, settling where he now resides. He has one of the best and largest farms in the county, consisting of 800 acres of land in one body, most of which is under fence. Mr. Ryan was married September 1, 1844, to Miss Mary Detherage, a native of Kentucky. They have six children living : Sarah J., Thomas D., Martha A., Mary B., Charles D. and William A. They are members of the M. E. Church.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

P. S. RYLE, SR., is a native of Boone County, Kentucky, and was born November 17 1828. David Ryle, his father, is said to have been the first white child born in that county. He was there brought up and married to Miss Elizabeth Stephens. They had by this marriage five children, of whom Pembrook was the third. He was also reared and educated in his native county, following from early life the occupation of farming. In 1857 he emigrated to Missouri and settled in Cass County, on the place where he now resides. He has a farm consisting of 220 acres of land, 185. acres of which are under fence. In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate army, in Company I, Eleventh Missouri Regiment, serving three years. In 1865 he returned home, and has since been actively engaged in farming. Mr. Ryle was married October 3, 1849, to Miss Margaret A. Pressor, a native of Kentucky. They have had eight children, five of whom are now living : David, Thaddeus, Pembrook S., Ida, and Iva. They are: members of the Baptist Church. He resides on section 15.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

PEMBROOK S. RYLE is a member of the firm of York & Ryle, proprietors of livery, feed and sale stable. The subject of this sketch is a native of Missouri, and was born in Cass County, September 7, 1858. He has here spent his life, receiving his education from the schools of this county. His occupation was that of a farmer until he became a member of this firm in (1882). They have ten head of horses and are conducting their stable to its full capacity, thoroughly meriting the success which they are enjoying. Mr. Ryle was married July 30, 1882, to Miss Katie A. Adams, a native of Missouri. He is a member of the Equitable Aid Union.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883



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