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GAINES ADAMS; constable and revenue collector of Washington Township, DeKalb, County is a native of Kentucky, and was born in Pulaski County, January 28, 1836. He was reared in his native county, and came to Missouri in 1856, remaining a citizen of Platte County till 1857, when he came to DeKalb County. In 1852, he enlisted in the Federal service, in the Fourth Missouri Cavalry, with which he remained till the close of the war, serving as sergeant and sergeant major. During the last six months he was dispatch carrier for Governor Fletcher. After the close of the war, Mr. A. returned home, and, in the year 1868, was appointed as deputy sheriff of DeKalb County, holding the position two years. He was then elected constable of Washington Township, which office he has since continued to hold. In the spring of 1881, he was elected revenue collector of the same township. He now has a farm of eighty acres, in DeKalb County, and is to some extent engaged in the stock business. He was married, January 1, 1866, to Miss Rachel McWilliams. She was born in Platte County, Missouri, October 24, 1844, and died October 4, 1877. They had a family of seven children, five boys and two girls: Cynthia, John C, William C, George H., James, W. T. and Rachel.
(Source:  The History of Clinton County Missouri; published 1881; O.P. Williams & Co.; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)


J. W. ANDERSON; of the firm of Anderson & Deepen, grocers and proprietors of meat market, was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, August 19, 184.O, and in 1850, with his parents, he moved to DeKalb County, Missouri, where he was raised and educated. In February, 1873, he moved to Stewartsville, and since that time he has been engaged in the grocery business. November 19, 1864, he enlisted in the Federal service, Company I, Twenty-first Missouri Infantry, and remained in service until the close of the war. Mr. A. was married October 1, 1861, to Miss Mary A. Snethen. She was born in Kenton County, Kentucky, March 7, 1842. They have eight children: Malcom P., Emery L., Wm. D., Emma M., Leona A., Charles O., James B., and one infant.
(Source:  The History of Clinton County Missouri; published 1881; O.P. Williams & Co.; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

 


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