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J. T. JAMISON; of the firm of Poe & Jamison, dealers in general merchandise, Gower. This popular young gentleman is a native of Buchanan County, Missouri, and was born August 6, 1853, his father, Allen, being one of the early settlers of the county. J. T. was raised on the farm, receiving the benefits of the common schools. After attaining his majority, for two years he was an attendant of the State Normal School at Kirksville, the latter portion of the time being employed as a teacher. For several years he pursued the vocation of teaching in Buchanan and Clinton Counties, and engaged in his present business in the spring of 1881.
(Source:  The History of Clinton County Missouri; published 1881; O.P. Williams & Co.; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

G. W. JOHNSON; farmer and stock raiser, section 31, post office Gower, an enterprising young agriculturist, is a son of Mr. J. D. Johnson, and was born in 1848, in Shelby County, Kentucky, between Frankfort and Shelbyville. He came to Platte County with his father in 1854, and to Clinton County in 1856, where he has been raised and educated, and where he has since resided, spending his boyhood days in tilling the soil of his county. Mr. J. in farming and stock rising combines the real with the theoretical. Being thoroughly schooled as an agriculturist, he promises in the near future to be numbered with the substantial farmers of the county. In 1877, Miss Mary Wright, an estimable young lady, became his wife.
(Source:  The History of Clinton County Missouri; published 1881; O.P. Williams & Co.; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

J. D. JOHNSON; farmer and stock raiser, section 31, post office Gower, is a native of Virginia, and was born in Fluvanna County, December 5, 1805. His father, William, was a farmer, and an old resident of that state. The subject of this sketch, when 26 years of age, migrated to Kentucky, where he resided until 1854, when he came to Platte County, Missouri, and after a residence there of eighteen months, came to Clinton County, locating where he now resides. He first bought 2oo acres of land, and has been adding to it from time to time, until his present estate embraces 3CX5 acres of choice land, on which is situated a comfortable residence. Mr. J. has been a man of untiring industry, and few citizens of Clinton County are more respected for sterling merit. He has been twice married; first, in 1829, to Miss Mary L. Kent, of Virginia. She died in Kentucky, March 19, 1855. Miss Margaret W. Brumley, of Kentucky, afterwards became his wife. Her father, Daniel, was a native of Virginia, and moved to Kentucky when sixteen years of age.
(Source:  The History of Clinton County Missouri; published 1881; O.P. Williams & Co.; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

JOHN W. JONES; farmer and raiser of thoroughbred stock, section 5, post office Stewartsville. Among the many substantial agriculturists and successful stock raisers, who have contributed much to the reputation of Clinton County, and one deserving of special notice, is the subject of this sketch. He was born in Fauquier County, Virginia, November 23, 1832, and when seven years of age, came with his parents to Platte County, Missouri. He was reared on a farm, and received a common school education. After the death of his parents, he lived with his grand parents until 1852, and then took the management of a plantation belonging to an aunt, and in 1856, he rented a large farm, and devoted his entire attention to raising hemp, grain and stock, and in 1858, he removed to Clinton County, and settled on his present farm, which he had purchased the fall previous. His farm is one of the best stock farms in the county, containing 240 acres, divided by a living hedge into seventeen fields, well watered. His buildings are far above the average. Beside a good dwelling and two barns, he has shelter for 1,000 head of sheep. During the late war his sympathies were with the South, but he took no active part in the contest. He was married January 31, 1860, to Miss Mary E. Wylie, a native of Licking County, Kentucky. She was born in the year 1839. They have five children living: Anna E., born October 3, 1861; Mary Virginia, born February 13, 1865; Leila A., born June 16, 1869; Arthur T., born February 12, 1874; Allen W., born August 6, 1878. Lost three: Scott W., born October 18, 1863, died in November, 1863; Lewis L., born March 18, 1867, died June 20, 1871; Mattie A., born January 8, 1872, died March 8, 1877.
(Source:  The History of Clinton County Missouri; published 1881; O.P. Williams & Co.; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

 

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