Cooper County, Missouri
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BARTON, David, Senate years of service: 1821-1831; Party: Democratic Republican; Adams-Clay Republican; Adams Democrat; Anti-Jacksonian. A Senator from Missouri; born near Greeneville, N.C. (now Tennessee), December 14, 1783; read law; admitted to the Tennessee bar; moved to the Territory of Missouri in 1809; elected attorney general of the Territory in 1813; first circuit judge of Howard County in 1815 and presiding judge in 1816; member, Territorial house of representatives 1818 and served as speaker; member and president of the convention which formed the State constitution in 1820; upon the admission of Missouri as a State into the Union was elected as a Democratic Republican (later Adams-Clay Republican) to the United States Senate; reelected in 1825 as an Adams Democrat and served from August 10, 1821, to March 3, 1831; unsuccessful candidate for reelection as an Anti-Jacksonian in 1830; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Eighteenth through Twenty-first Congresses); member, State senate 1834-1835; died in Boonville, Mo., on September 28, 1837; interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
BURR, Henry Bell, president Carterville Coal Co.; born, Boonville, Mo., Dec. 27, 1860; son of William E. and Harriette (Brand) Burr; completed early education in St. Louis High School; married, Dallas, Tex., Apr. 28, 1906, Mrs. Eula W. Dayton; three children: Kinsey, Minnie G. and William E. Went to Texas, 1883, and engaged in business in that state for twenty-five years; was elected president and general manager Carterville Coal Co., with mines at Carterville, ILL., Nov. 27, 1908, and has since resided in St. Louis. Member KoKoals; also Illinois Commercial Men's Association, International Travelers' Association. Democrat. Episcopalian. Recreations: fishing and bowling. Office: 912 Rialto Bldg. Residence: 6132 Kingsbury Boulevard.