TALBOT, Salathial
Appleton Township, St. Clair County
born: 1832, Barber Co, WV
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1125
SALATHIAL TALBOT, sections 4 and 5, originally from Barber County, West Virginia, was born October 3, 1832. His parents Robert and Mary (Woodford) Talbot, were both natives of that county, and were there reared and married. They had a family of thirteen children, of whom our subject was the seventh child. He was brought up on his father's farm, and when nineteen years of age began school teaching, which profession he continued six years. In the fall of 1865 he moved to Henry County, Missouri, and resided there till 1872, then returning home. In 1875 he again came to Missouri and located in St. Clair County on his present place. His farm contains 320 acres of choice land in excellent cultivation. Mr. Talbot was married March 1, 1854, to Miss Rachel Dickison, of West Virginia. They have had eleven children, eight of whom are now living: Jasper M., L. D. M., Demetrias W., Salathial S., Mary B., Harriet L. Rosa G. and Myrtle A. They are members of the Baptist Church. During the war Mr. T. enlisted, in 1862, in Company E, Sixty-second Virginia Regiment, and was acting quartermaster of the same toward the close of the war, and at the surrender of General Lee he was commissary of the Twentieth Virginia Regiment.

TALLY, John F.
Jackson Township, St. Clair County
born: 1851, St. Clair Co, MO
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1155
JOHN F. TALLY, farmer and miller, was born in St. Clair County. Missouri, November 15, 1851, and was the son of George W. Tally, who was born December 30, 1824, in Virginia. His mother, formerly Miss Amanda Kincade, was born January 21, 1829, and was also a Virginian by birth. They were married in 1846, in St. Clair County, Missouri, and are the parents of nine children, five now living. Mr. T. came to Pike County, Missouri, in an early day, and soon after moved to St. Clair County with his parent, his father-in-law, Mr. Kincade, also being one of the early settlers of the county. John F. Tally married Miss Laura J. Wheeler, of this county, August 7, 1873. They have two children living: Thirza H. and John A. George W. was born May 1, 1874, and died December 7, 1874. Mr. T. erected his steam saw mill in 1882, and is now doing a good business. There is attached to it a run of stone for grinding corn, which is well patronized. Politically he is a Democrat and together with his wife, belongs to the Baptist Church of Wright's Creek.

Deepwater Township, Henry County
born: Dec 8 1833, Medina Co, OH
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:622
Edwin Taylor came originally from Medina County, Ohio, where he was born December 8, 1833. Jonathan Taylor, his father, was a native of Connecticut, and his mother, formerly Lydia Taylor, was born in New Hampshire. Edwin accompanied his parents to Illinois and settled first in Hancock County, where they lived about five years, moving thence to Iowa and locating in Fairfield, in 1844. The subject of this sketch passed his youth on a farm and at school until about the age of sixteen years, when he was employed as stage agent in Iowa and Missouri until 1859. He came to Missouri in 1855 and worked for the stage company after this for about four years. In 1859 he engaged in the drug business at Calhoun, Henry County. He was appointed postmaster shortly after and continued in business there until the breaking out of the war. In 1863 Mr. Taylor moved to Germantown and opened a stock of general merchandise, which business he conducted till 1871, then closed out and came to Montrose and embarked in the hotel and livery business. He sold his hotel in a short time, and since then has been carrying on the livery business. His large barn contains a number of excellent horses and buggies, and being a pleasant, social and accommodating man, he is very popular and is having an extensive patronage. Mr. Taylor was married in Warsaw, Benton County in August, 1858, to Miss Ada V. Oliver, who was born in Warsaw, but educated in Springfield, Missouri. They have had four children, Edwin O., William H., who died in December, 1879, at the age of fourteen years, Lulie and Arthur.

Fields Creek Township, Henry County
born: Oct 6 1834, Woodford Co, KY
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:688
John W. Taylor, farmer, section 32, originally of Woodford County, Kentucky, was born October 6, 1834, his parents being Richard and Caroline Taylor, nee Whittinger, natives of the same county. The former was born in 1807, and is now a resident of Honey Creek Township, this county, the latter died in 1841. They had a family of three children, of whom John W. was the oldest, and the only child now living. He started in life for himself in Kentucky as an agriculturist, and in 1860 removed to Henry County, Missouri, settling where he now resides in the spring of 1868. February 5, 1861, he married Miss Nancy Nash, who was born in Henry County, Missouri, March 15, 1841. She was a daughter of James and Sarah (Pegg) Nash, Tennesseeans by birth, who emigrated to Missouri in 1832, and located upon the present site of Calhoun. During the late war Mr. T. was in Colonel Owens' regiment. He and his wife have a family of two children. Kate F. was born January 21, 1862, and William E. born September 17, 1867. They are both connected with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. T. is also a member of the Masonic fraternity.

Osage Township, Henry County
born: Dec 28 1832, Bourbon Co, KY
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:754
M. B. Taylor, M.D., was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, December 28, 1832, and was the son of Matthew and Mary (Baker) Taylor, also natives of that county. Our subject was reared in his native county on a farm, and in 1855 he went to Illinois and located in Coles County, engaged in the drug business at Mattoon for about one year. Shortly after settling in Illinois he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. T. B. Dora, one of the prominent physicians of Coles County. In the winter of 1856-7 he attended lectures at Cincinnati and graduated in January, 1858. After finishing his studies at college the doctor embarked in the practice of his profession in Moultrie County, Illinois, where he continued for about twelve years. Moving to Missouri in June, 1870, he located in Brownington, Henry County, and here has built up a fine practice and is recognized as one of the most successful physicians in the county. He was married in Moultrie County, Illinois, December 6, 1859, to Miss Mary E. Ellington, of that county, and a daughter of Daniel and Harriet Ellington. She died December 6, 1865, leaving two children, Laura B., now Mrs. C. W. Mercer, and Mattie E. The doctor was again married in Moultrie County, November 28, 1867, to Miss Mary F. Wilkerson, of Callaway County, Missouri, and a daughter of Moses Wilkerson. They have three children: Adda E., Lena L. and Clifford D. Dr. T. is a member of the Masonic fraternity. He belongs to the Christian Church, as does also his wife.

TAYLOR, Richard Ferguson
Windsor Township, Henry County
born: Aug 17 1820, Louisville, KY
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:598
Richard Ferguson Taylor, farmer and merchant, was born in Louisville, Kentucky, August 17, 1820. His father, Major William Taylor, was born in Virginia in 1756 and died in 1829 in Kentucky. His mother was formerly Elizabeth Courts, of Virginia, who died in 1849. The former was in the revolutionary war and served with Washington for eight years, and was promoted to major and served in that capacity much of the time. He had seven brothers, and all served with him through the war. One only was wounded, and died in consequence. From an old letter written in 1852 at the pension office, we learn that in 1781 the major received 5,333 1/3 acres of land from the government for his services. In 1800 he received 889 2/3 acres in full for seven years' service. In 1808 he received 889 2/3 acres for his eight years' service. In 1839 Richard F. came to Windsor Township and settled five miles west of this place. He entered 160 acres and improved it, and in 1852 he moved into Windsor, having bought the land where the city now stands. He improved his place and started the first store In the town, in 1853. He has since lived here, working his farm and running a store much of the time. He has 150 acres adjoining the city, with a good residence and everything comfortable and desirable. He married Miss Ann Fitz Hugh, of Virginia. They have six children living, all married: Eliza (Mrs. David Black), Henrietta F. (Mrs. Dr. J. B. Brame), Eleanor Madison (Mrs. John Houston), Montgomery, Catherine F. (Mrs. John Melvin), and Robert Henry Couts. President Taylor was a relative of the family, and R. F.'s father's aunt was the mother of President Madison. He was the first postmaster of this place, appointed by President Fillmore, and held the office for nine years. He is now justice of the city, has been its mayor and has held various positions of trust, which he is most competent to fill. In his political predilection he is a Democrat, and, religiously, a Presbyterian. He has for many years been a Mason and is now secretary of Windsor Lodge, No. 29. We find but few men living whose fathers were in the revolutionary war. Major Taylor was seventy years old at the birth of R. F., in 1820.

TAYLOR, William Richard
Windsor Township, Henry County
born: Aug 18 1818, Oldham, KY
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:592
William Richard Taylor, farmer and stock raiser, is the owner of 330 acres of land, and resides on section 9. He was born in Oldham, Kentucky, August 18, 1818, his father being John Taylor, a native of Jefferson County, Kentucky. His grandfather, William Taylor, was a major through the Revolution. William's mother, formerly Mariah F. Barber, was a Virginian by birth. In 1838 John Taylor moved to Missouri and settled on section 17, in Windsor Township, where his family grew up and assisted in clearing and improving the farm. William R. was the eldest of five children. He studied hard by himself to procure an education sufficient to enable him to do business and was faithful at home in assisting his father. In 1850 he went to California and returned in 1851, having worked in the mines most of the time. On his return he entered a store in Calhoun as clerk, and remained until the spring of 1856, when he was elected county assessor and entered upon the duties of his office for two years. He was deputy sheriff under Robert Allen in 1846-47. In 1848 he was elected sheriff and also re-elected in 1858 and 1860. In 1861 he resigned. In 1875, under the new town organization, he was elected judge. Mr. Taylor has ever been one of the most active men in all railroad enterprises and other Improvements affecting the interests of the county. He was married in November, 1852, to Miss Mary E. Watkins, who subsequently died. She was the daughter of Frank Watkins, of Boone County, Missouri, originally from Kentucky, and a niece of General Nat. Watkins, who is so well known in Southeast Missouri. She left four children: Henry P., John F., William E. and Minnie C. He married for his second wife Miss Elenor M. Berry, a daughter of Judge J. T. Berry, of Henry County. Politically Mr. T. has always been a Clay Whig. He belongs to the Masons. Very few men among the early pioneers of this county will have more lasting and pleasant recollections to follow them the remainder of their days than Mr. Taylor.

TAYLOR, Zachary
White Oak Township, Henry County
born: Nov 2 1857, Cross Anchor, Spartenburg Co, SC
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:719
Zachary Taylor, farmer and stock raiser, was born November 2, 1851, at Cross Anchor, Spartenburg County, South Carolina. His father, Steven Taylor, was born in that county, and was an extensive planter and slave owner. He died in August, 1858. His mother, formerly Miss Matilda Jones, was born in the same locality as her husband. They were married about the year 1840, and had five children, three sons and two daughters, all still living. Zachary Taylor was the youngest of them, and in 1866 he came to Henry County, with his sister's family, with whom he remained until July 3, 1867. Then he was married to Miss Margaret E. Elder. By this union they had two children, one son and one daughter. Mr. T. received his early education in his native county, at Anthon's Academy, attending school regularly for a term of six years, in that institution. On coming to Henry County he resumed his studies, pursuing them at the public school in Holden, Johnson County, for two years. In 1874 he took a trip to Oregon, remained for one year and visited California on his return. He has 121 acres of land, upon which he has erected a new mill, for flouring, the sawing of lumber, etc. Politically he is Independent, sustaining the best men for office.

TEAYS, James E. & Edward
Bear Creek Township, Henry County
born: Jun 5 1850, Henry Co, MO
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:772
Teays Brothers, James E. and Edward Teays, are natives of Missouri, and were born in Henry County. Their father, James T. Teays, was born in West Virginia, where he grew to manhood and married. He moved to Missouri in 1840 and settled in Henry County where he bought land and improved the farm where these brothers now reside. He was one of the early pioneers of the county and was a man esteemed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. James and Edward here grew to manhood, spending their youth on the old home farm, and attending the common schools, where they were educated. They now own 920 acres of land in a body and mostly improved and in cultivation. There are two good farm residences upon it and also other buildings. They are extensively engaged in feeding and handling cattle and hogs. Edward Teays was married in February, 1875, to Miss Sarah E. Dickinson, a daughter of Samuel E. Dickinson. They have four children: Willie C., Mary E., James D. and Sarah V. They are members of the M. E. Church, South. There is a new church building located on this land (Teays Chapel), built by subscription, and to which these brothers contributed largely and liberally of their means. J. E. Teays is connected with the Masonic fraternity.

TEAYS, James Everett
Bear Creek Township, Henry County
born: Mar 20 1844
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:384
James E. Teays. The Teays family is one of the oldest pioneer families of Henry County and western Missouri. Since 1840 when the elder Teays, father of James E. and Edward Teays, of whom this sketch is written, first entered a large tract of land in the southeast corner of Bear Creek township, this land has remained in possession of the family. James T. Teays, the elder, in his dying words to his sons, said: "Take care of the place." Ever since that time the sons have been improving this splendid tract of seven hundred seventy acres, one of the largest individual farms in Henry County. There are two sets of splendid improvements on this farm. The homestead is one of the largest and best built structures in the county. James E. Teays was born March 20, 1844, in a log cabin which was the first structure erected by his father upon his land in 1841. He is the son of James T. Teays (born 1807, died April 1, 1875). James T. Teays was a native of Kanawha County, West Virginia, and he migrated to Missouri in 1840. The following year he brought his family to the new home in Henry County and resided here until his death. He was accompanied by his father-in-law, John Everett. Until the log cabin could be erected in 1841 the family lived under a large tree which stood upon a high point of the Teays land. Mr. Teays entered Government land and also purchased land at $1.25 an acre until he accumulated a large tract of nearly 800 acres. In West Virginia James T. Teays married Eliza Ann Everett, born in Cabell County, Virginia, in 1810 and departed this life in 1880. The children born to James T. and Eliza Ann Teays were: Stephen, Francis Asbury, William Carroll, and Mary Elizabeth, deceased; James E., of this review; Edward, also of this review; Virginia and Henry deceased. Mr. Teays was a Democrat and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The brothers, James E. and Edward Teays, erected the Teays Chapel on a beautifully wooded and grassy plot of ground between the two residences on the place, because of the expressed wish of their parents. James T. Teays and his wife had planned, eventually, to build the church and had selected the place for its erection. Not long before her death the mother accompanied her son, James E., to the site she preferred and said to him: "Father and I often talked of building a church on this spot, and if you build it, build it right here." He did so and the church is a handsome, substantially built structure, situated on a grassy sward shaded by giant forest trees, making it one of the most beautiful country churches in this section of Missouri. The Teays brothers built this chapel in 1881, and consecrated the edifice to the memory of their parents. What better memorial could devoted children erect than a religious edifice? The deed showed nobility of character and a reverence for the memory of godly parents seldom surpassed or equaled. The mother of Joseph H. Wilson, the sage of Deepwater township, and James T. Teays' mother were sisters, of Revolutionary ancestry, the particulars of which can be found in the biography of Mr. Wilson, elsewhere in this volume. The great-grandfather of James T. Teays was once captured by savage Indians and kept captive for seven years in Virginia. James T. Teays was the son of Stephen Teays, who married a Miss Carroll of the Carrolls of Carrollton, Virginia, and of Carrollton, Ohio. Thomas Teays, father of Stephen Teays, married Catherine Lee and was an officer in the Colonial Army which served in the French and Indian Wars. He was captured by the Indians and condemned to death at the stake, but his life was saved by the intercession of a squaw. He was held a prisoner for seven years. The family is of French Huguenot origin and the direct ancestors in France fled to Germany to escape religious persecution. James E. Teays has lived all of his life upon the land where his birth occurred. He has never married but has devoted his life to the care of his brother's family. He is one of the best citizens of Henry County, who is universally respected and stands among the leaders of his county. Edward Teays was born on the Teays homestead June 5, 1850, and was married April 15, 1875, to Miss Elizabeth Dickison, who has borne him seven children, six of whom are living: Rev. William Combes Teays, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at Papinville, Missouri; Mary Everett, wife of F. W. Drake, Glenwood Springs, Colorado; James Dickison, residing on the old home place; Sarah Virginia, wife of F. L. House, Appleton City, Missouri; Edna Eliza, wife of W. B. Wooldridge, Trinidad, Colorado; Betsy Eleanor, wife of W. F. Henry, Walsenburg, Colorado. Mrs. Elizabeth (Dickison) Teays was born in Bear Creek township, Henry County, January 23, 1854, and is the daughter of Samuel (born May 25, 1807, died 1862) and Mrs. Sarah Ann (Combes) Dickison (born July 23, 1816, died March 5, 1876), natives of Virginia. Samuel Dickison moved to Ohio from his native State with his parents in 1819 and was there reared to young manhood. He came to Henry County and entered a tract of Government land in Bear Creek township in 1836. Mrs. Elizabeth Teays was the only child of this second marriage of her father. There were three children born of a former marriage, one of whom is living: Artemus Jefferson Dickison, Sumpter, Oregon. Sarah Ann (Combes) Dickison was the daughter of Col. John Combes, who was born September 11, 1777, and was a pioneer in Johnson County, Missouri. He served as commissioned officer in the War of 1812 and received a tract of land in Kentucky for his services.

Deepwater Township, Henry County
born: Jan 30 1838
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:475
Henry Teeman. The late Henry Teeman was one of the oldest native-born pioneers of Henry County, and a history of the Teeman family extends over a period of nearly ninety years in Henry county, a longer period than the memory of any living man in this county runneth. The Teemans first settled in this county in the early thirties. Joseph and Elizabeth Teeman, parents of Henry Teeman, were born and reared in Germany, immigrated to America, first settled in Baltimore, Maryland, came from there to St. Louis, and thence to the Germantown neighborhood in Henry County. They settled in this county in 1836. To Joseph and Elizabeth Teeman were born fifteen children: Anna Mary, died in childhood; Joseph, a Union veteran in the National Soldiers' Home at Leavenworth, Kansas; Henry, the subject of this sketch; Mrs. Eliza Devinne, deceased; Mrs. Anna Stevens, living in Kansas; John, a farmer, Deepwater township; Mrs. Margaret Hecker, died in Colorado; Mrs. Mary Goth, deceased; Frank, a farmer in Deepwater township; Mrs. Bertha Curtis, Leavenworth, Kansas; Rosamond, wife of Henry Sickman, Deepwater township; Anton, Deepwater township; Mrs. Theresa Silliman, deceased; George died in infancy; one child died in infancy. Henry Teeman was engaged to be married when the Civil War broke out, but he responded to President Lincoln's first call for volunteers and enlisted in Company K, 2nd Kansas Infantry, for ninety days' service. In 1862 he again enlisted, this time in Company H of the Seventh Missouri Cavalry and served until the close of the war, receiving his honorable discharge at Warrensburg in April, 1865, and got his final papers at St. Louis. The company with which he first enlisted was dispersed after the Battle of Lexington, and nearly all of its survivors joined the cavalry. October 27, 1863, while on furlough, in Pettis County, Mr. Teeman was married to Mary Augusta Kleine, who was born at Nieuheim, Herpster, Germany, March 12, 1841. She was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Stratdhausen) Kleine who immigrated to America in 1854, landing at New Orleans, and thence to Cincinnati, where after they lived for one year, they came to Henry County, arriving here May 1, 1855. Mr. and Mrs. Klein lived and died on their farm near Johnstown. Their two other daughters were: Mary Elizabeth, born February 25, 1865, and Anna Augusta, born July 12, 1866. To Henry and Mary Augusta Teeman were born twelve children: Mary Elizabeth, born February 25, 1865, now Sister Francisca, Denver, Colorado; Almira Augusta, born July 12, died December, 1868; Margaret, born February 16, 1867, deceased; Bertha Francisca, born 1870, wife of Henry Silliman, Montrose, Missouri; Matilda, born September 4, 1872, widow of Harold Balliot, Assumption, Illinois; Henry Robert, born September 26, 1874, married Elizabeth Dahlman and resides at Genda Springs, Kansas; Frances, deceased; Sophia, Sister M. Catharine, a teacher in the high school at St. Joseph, Missouri; Augusta Theresa, born December 4, 1879, wife of John Fick, Deepwater township; Cecilia Clara, born September 8, 1881, wife of Blas Vogel, Walker township; Louis Albert, born July 26, 1883, at home; Henry, born April 8, 1886, an oil man at Vinita, Oklahoma, married Mary Etta Teeters and has two children. Mr. and Mrs. Teeman built their first home in 1865, and moved to their farm in August of that year. They first built a small shack, and in as much as Mr. Teeman's health had been seriously impaired, much of the work of making a home fell upon his good wife's shoulders. They had a hard time of it for several years but both kept up their spirits and made things go. They began with forty acres which Mrs. Teeman received from her father. This farm is now well improved and Mrs. Teeman has capably managed it for several years. She now has forty acres of good, rich land. Mr. Teeman was a Republican. He was a member of the Catholic Church and was affiliated with the Grand Army of the Republic. He died on August 26, 1904. Mrs. Teeman is a most capable and well preserved woman who is noted throughout the country for her intelligence and sprightliness. During the year 1862, when this section of Missouri was overrun with bushwhackers or freebooters, the parents of Mrs. Teeman suffered from their depredations. One time in 1862, when armed men had entered the house with the intention of killing her father, John Kleine, she flew at the man, struck the gun out of his hand and dared him to shoot her father. After the battle of Lexington she cooked meals for twenty-two half famished soldiers over an old fashioned fireplace. Mrs. Teeman is a most interesting lady and loves to talk of old times and especially of the times during the war when there was so much excitement.

TERRY, Thomas
Dallas Township, St. Clair County
born: 1817, King William Co, VA
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1169
THOMAS TERRY, the son of James and Nancy P. Terry, was born in King William County, Virginia, on the 25th of December, 1817. His father, a native of the same county, was born in 1778, and died there. In 1797 his marriage occurred, his wife also being a Virginian by birth, and they had a family of ten children, of whom Thomas was the ninth child. In 1842, leaving the state of his birth, he emigrated to St. Louis County, Missouri, and after living there. for eight years, moved to St. Clair County, which has since been his home. About the year 1845, he was married in Cole County, Missouri, to Miss Mary J. Walser, a daughter of Squire P. Walser. They have had ten children: Elizabeth A., Squire Walser, Elvira, Cass, John S., Eliza, Daniel Elias, Magoon, Stanton, and Albert G. In politics, Mr. Terry is a Republican, though never having taken any active part in political matters. He is connected with the Baptist denomination.

Roscoe Township, St. Clair County
born: 1812, Grayson Co, VA
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1205
ERVIN THOMAS, farmer, section 10, was born in Grayson County, Virginia, June 16, 1812. His father, Nathan Thomas, born in North Carolina, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war under General Green, and was at the battle of Guilford court house, North Carolina. Ervin's grandparents were originally from Wales. His mother, formerly, Rebecca Pool, (of English parentage) came from North Carolina. He was the ninth of ten children. After the war his father moved into Virginia, when he bought a farm. Young Ervin remained at home for several years, and for a time was in Florida. In 1839 he came to Missouri and settled in Roscoe Township, near where he now lives. In 1849 he went to California with William Walters and others and remained three years. He now has a finely improved farm of 120 acres. During the late war General Lyon's army destroyed nearly all his property while on their raid after Price's army, and then Mr. Thomas joined Price for protection. He was out six months. He married Nancy Crider, November 17, 1833, in Grayson County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Henry Crider, of Virginia. They have four children living: Margaret Ann (now Mrs. Thomas Hackett, of Kansas City), Jane (Mrs. Thomas J. Sherley, who died in 1881), Sarah (now Mrs. H. Gest), Susan (wife of Charles Bidell), and Edwin E., now in Colorado. Politically he is a Democrat. He belongs to the Christian Church, and is a member of the Masonic order.

THOMAS, James S.
Tebo Township, Henry County
born: Mar 21 1856
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:596
James S. Thomas - The history of Henry County is founded on the histories of those intrepid men and women who came to her fertile lands when the buffalo and wild deer were unmolested in their native haunts. When the slow ox team was the safest and fastest means of locomotion, and neighbors few and far between. The homes were hewed from the native logs and the clearing plowed to plant the corn and wheat. Among such surroundings James S. Thomas was born March 21, 1856, the son of Cornelius and Sarah (Neathery) Thomas. Cornelius Thomas was born in Virginia August 12, 1813, and was reared in Cumberland and Clinton Counties, Kentucky, where his parents lived during his childhood. Cornelius Thomas was married to Sarah Neathery, who was born in Clinton County, Kentucky, November 23, 1823. In 1844 they left their home in Kentucky and by steamship came up the Missouri river to Lexington, Missouri, where they loaded their household effects and farm machinery, such as it was, upon ox driven wagons. Upon their arrival in Tebo township they commenced their home building and Mr. Thomas was kept very busy in clearing the land and reclaiming it for the production of the corn and wheat which has placed Missouri in the front ranks of States excelling in the production of foodstuffs. Cornelius Thomas did a great deal of carpenter work and helped the incoming settlers in erecting their buildings and was away from his family over many days and weeks at a time. During the Civil War, the conditions were very hard for those left at home as well as for those at the front, but the men and women, by strict economy braved those stressful times and continued after the war in the rebuilding of the farms and homes. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas lived to see the results of their early struggles and enjoy the pleasures of peace and plenty in later years. Mr. Thomas was laid away May 15, 1876, and his wife survived him until February 12, 1898. They were the parents of ten children, eight of whom are living, as follow: Elizabeth, resides with her brother, James; Exeoney, wife of Esley Hornbarger, living in Big Creek township; Martha A., widow of F. Land at Rockyford, Colorado; Harriet F., widow of W. M. McBride, Fort Morgan, Colorado; James, subject of this sketch; Walter, farmer of Tebo township; Charles, Denver, Colorado; Nannie, wife of Seymour S. Morgan, Juneau, Alaska. James Thomas was reared and educated in Tebo township and knows every crook and cranny of his farm, as it has been his home all of his life. He began his farming career very young, as he was only nine years of age when he, with the help of an older brother, plowed, his brother guided the plow and he drove the oxen. In 1890, Mr. Thomas commenced to buy the land of his present farm from the heirs and in 1898 it was all his own, consisting of 180 acres He has since added 206 acres, making 386 acres in all. March 8, 1899, James Thomas and Addie McAfoose were married and have two children: Winona, born August 16, 1902, and Arthur, born June 9, 1909. Mrs. Thomas was born September 6, 1874, in Henry County, the daughter of Daniel and Maggie (King) McAfoose. They were natives of Pennsylvania and came to Henry County in 1868. They lived in Lewis Station and are now deceased. Mr. Thomas has raised great numbers of hogs and cattle for the market but has not raised so many in recent times. He owns 386 acres of land, twenty acres of which is in the natural timber. He is a stockholder of the Calhoun Elevator and also a stockholder in the packing plant at Sedalia, Missouri. He fraternizes with the Modern Woodmen of America, located at Calhoun, Missouri, and politically is a Democrat.

THOMAS, S. C. & R. B.
Chalk Level Township, St. Clair County
born: 1846, Chalk Level Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1150
S. C. AND R. B. THOMAS, farmers; section 33, are among the prominent citizens and early settlers of St. Clair County. S. C. was born on section 33 of this (Chalk Level) township February 11, 1846. His father, Elisha Thomas, was a native of North Carolina and came to St. Clair County in 1839. The mother of our subjects, whose maiden name was Jane W. Goff, came originally from Tennessee. S. C. was the eighth of a family of twelve children. He went to Henry County, Missouri, in 1864, where he followed farming for some time, then returning to St. Clair County. R. B. Thomas was born June 21, 1848. His youth was spent, like that of his brother, on the farm in this county. They own 185 acres of farm land, 100 acres of which are in cultivation. The senior Thomas died May 9, 1862, and his widow October 5, 1873.

THOMAS, William L.
Appleton Township, St. Clair County
born: 1809, Nicholas Co, KY
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1125
WILLIAM L. THOMAS (deceased) was born in Nicholas County, Kentucky, August 9, 1809. He was there brought up, following farming till 1850, when he came to Saline County, Missouri. Here he was engaged in farming and stock dealing till 1865. Going to St. Charles County, Missouri, he continued to reside in that locality till 1871, in which year he came to St. Clair County, and at that time had some 1,000 acres of choice land. Mr. Thomas was married May 16, 1866, to Miss Lizzie McFadden, a daughter of John McFadden, of Henry County, Kentucky. Mr. Thomas' death occurred May 8, 1880. He was through life an honest, upright and enterprising man, and his liberality, kindness and benevolence were well known. Almost the last act of this man was a generous one. Mrs. Thomas, since her husband's death, has successfully managed the most of his estate. She is beloved and respected by all who know her.

THOMPSON, Benjamin F.
Windsor, Windsor Township, Henry County
born: May 7 1885
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:838
Benjamin F. Thompson, junior member of the Windsor Manufacturing Company, Windsor, Missouri, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, May 7, 1885, and is the son of Hezekiah Thompson, a successful broom manufacturer, a sketch of whose career appears in this volume in connection with that of Walter C. Thompson. After receiving a good common school education in the public schools of St. Louis, Benjamin F. Thompson entered his father's factory and thoroughly learned the making of brooms and the various phases of manufacturing and selling of brooms. He accompanied his father to Jefferson City, Missouri, and came to Windsor in 1904 and has since been associated with his brother in the management and operation of the Windsor Manufacturing Company. On June 25, 1906, Benjamin F. Thompson and Miss Grace E. Tuckley were united in marriage. Mrs. Grace E. Thompson was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, and is the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Kielman) Tuckley, well known residents of Jefferson City. One child has been born to Benjamin F. and Grace E. Thompson, namely, Tuckley. Mr. Thompson is an independent Democrat who prefers to do his own thinking along political lines and votes for the office seeker who seems best fitted to perform the duties of the office sought. He and Mrs. Thompson are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He is fraternally affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America.

THOMPSON, Charles L.
Big Creek Township, Henry County
born: Feb 9 1874
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:716
Charles L. Thompson, a successful farmer and stockman of Big Creek township, while yet a young man, has probably had more experience than any other man in Henry County. He was born near Lone Jack, Jackson County, Missouri, February 9, 1874, and is a son of William and Elizabeth (Simmons) Thompson, the former a native of West Virginia and the latter of Kentucky. The father is now eighty-two years of age and the mother is seventy-seven. They were the parents of the following children: Jemima, married James Bynum and is now deceased; T. H., Odessa, Missouri; William A., on the home place in Jackson County; Alice, married C. B. Kennedy; Minnie, married John Cummings, Bliss, Oklahoma; Charles L., the subject of this sketch; Robert, deceased; Oliver, Lone Jack; Oscar, lives in Wyoming; Maud, married Clifford Tyson, Callaway County, Missouri; George, Barton County, Missouri, and four died in infancy. Charles L. Thompson was reared in Jackson County, Missouri, and educated in the public schools. He remained at home with his parents until he was twenty-one years old, and then went to New Mexico. After remaining there a short time he went to eastern Colorado. Here he bought two farms, aggregating 280 acres and for sixteen years was engaged in the cattle and sheep business. He was an extensive feeder and met with success in that business. While he was interested in business in Colorado, Mr. Thompson made a trip to Alaska in the interest of a mining company and while there developed some mining property which he still owns. In 1910 he disposed of his interest in Colorado and returned to Henry County, where he bought 475 acres of land. Later he sold 160 acres and now owns 315. This is one of the well improved and valuable farms of Big Creek township. Since purchasing the place Mr. Thompson has made many improvements and the place has a good residence and ample barns and other farm buildings. The place is well watered by natural springs and Norris Creek. Mr. Thompson is not only a large producer of grain but one of the extensive stockmen of the county. His farm is located four miles southeast of Blairstown and is recognized as one of the best farms in the county. Mr. Thompson was united in marriage in 1904 to Miss Catherine Smith of Danville, Illinois. She was born in that city in 1874, a daughter of Joseph and Susan (Keykendall) Smith, the former a native of West Virginia and the latter of England, who came to this country at the age of sixteen. Mrs. Thompson departed this life March 4, 1916, leaving the following children: Joseph and Catherine. Mr. Thompson is one of the substantial citizens of Henry County and his worth as such is universally recognized. In politics he is a Democrat.

Walker Township, Henry County
born: Nov 15 1851, Clarke Co, IL
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:725
Robert A. Thompson. One of the most original minds in Henry County is that of Robert A. Thompson. Though quite a young man, and having received but a limited education, his genius and inventive mind are placing him among those who are public benefactors, through the means of his various labor saving inventions. He was born in Clarke County, Illinois, November 15, 1851, and is the fifth of ten children, four of whom are living, James, John D. and Melissa, now Mrs. Labaugh. His father, Robert Thompson, was a native of the North of Ireland, and his mother, formerly Margaret Birney, was born in Lawrence County, Illinois, where they were married March 23, 1841. In the same year they came to Clay County, Missouri, and after living there six years returned to Clark County, Illinois. Entering land he lived there six years, when he came to Henry County, in 1854. He has entered nearly 800 acres, and also owns 320 acres in Hickory County. Mr. Robert Thompson enlisted in the Seventh Missouri during the war, and participated in the battle of Lone Jack, where he received six wounds, and was discharged at Greenfield in February, 1863. Robert A. Thompson was married January 23, 1879, at Clinton, to Miss Mary C. McGrath, daughter of James McGrath, born February 10, 1858, in Jo. Daviess County, Illinois. They have two children, Anna Belle and Robert James. Mr. Thompson, being naturally of an inquiring disposition, closely noticed various labor saving inventions, and in the fall of 1881 he began to experiment with a three horse equalizer, and has secured a patent on his invention. It has been pronounced the most complete equalizer ever patented. He has, also, a model for a corn planter attachment, for the check rower, which will obviate the necessity of a check line. He is also at work on a riding plow attachment which places the plow in front of the wheels. Other minor inventions are receiving his attention. He, as was his father, is identified with the M. E. Church, and in politics is a Republican.

THOMPSON, Robert Lincoln
Brownington, Osage Township, Henry County
born: Apr 10 1868
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:749
Robert Lincoln Thompson, a leading merchant of Brownington, Missouri, is a native of England. He was born April 10, 1868, and is a son of James and Grace (Nichols) Thompson, both natives of England. James Thompson came to America with his family in 1873 and first settled in Maryland. A short time afterwards he came to Henry County, Missouri, and settled at Lewis Station, and he and his wife are both deceased. They were the parents of the following children: James A., who resides at Brownington, Missouri; Mary Ann, married John Bowen of Windsor, and is now deceased; George W., Deepwater, Missouri; Robert Lincoln, the subject of this sketch; Nicholas M., died at Deepwater, Missouri, and Elijah H., Deepwater, Missouri. Robert Lincoln Thompson was reared in the vicinity of Lewis Station and received a good common school education. He remained at home for a few years after reaching his majority and in 1895 engaged in the mercantile business at Brownington, Missouri. He bought the Taylor & Kiderville general store there and since that time has devoted himself to a mercantile career. He conducts a general store and carries a very complete line of dry goods, groceries, men's furnishings and sundry other articles usually found in an up-to-date general store in a town of the size of Brownington. Mr. Thompson was married in 1892 to Miss Ada A. Wagner, a daughter of Dallas and Julia (Turner) Wagner of Brownington, Missouri, both of whom are now deceased. Mrs. Thompson has one brother, Dorsey, proprietor of the Hotel at Brownington, Missouri. To Mr. and Mrs. Thompson have been born the following children: Leona, who assists her father in the store; Eva, a graduate of the Deepwater High School who also assist her father in the store; Genevieve and Julia. Mr. Thompson takes a commendable interest in the progress and development of his home town and has served as mayor of Brownington and has also been a member of the school board. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Modern Woodman of the World. He is one of the progressive and enterprising citizens of Henry County, whose career is worthy of study and emulation.

Shawnee Township, Henry County
born: Jan 13 1850, Henry Co, MO
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:673
Samuel M. Thompson, farmer and stock raiser, section 35. The subject of this sketch was born in Henry County, Missouri, January 13, 1850. His father, Harrison Thompson, was a native of Indiana, and a son of Samuel Thompson. His mother's maiden name was Ella Gillit, of Missouri. S. M. was reared in this county and was educated in our common schools. When twenty years old he engaged in farming and stock raising, which occupation he has since followed. His farm contains 140 acres of land that will average with any in the county, and upon it is a good orchard. Mr. T. has held the office of township clerk and assessor. He is a member of Agricola Lodge No. 343, A. F. & A. M., and Carrsville Lodge No. 281, I. O. O. F., and the Encampment. February 3, 1876, he was married to Miss Fannie Quarles. She was born in Marion County, Missouri, January 25, 1854. They have two children, Nellie and John.

THOMPSON, Walter Clifton
Windsor, Windsor Township, Henry County
born: 1864, St. Louis, MO
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:838
Walter Clifton Thompson - The Windsor Manufacturing Company, makers of brooms, owned and operated by Walter C. and Benjamin Thompson, is one of the thriving local industries of Windsor and Henry County. The factory was established in 1904 by Hezekiah Thompson, father of the present proprietors. The factory was installed in the old canning establishment which has been remodeled and well equipped with the most modern broom making machinery. Thirty people are employed and the output of the factory will exceed fifty dozen brooms per day. Four traveling salesmen dispose of the product of the Thompson factory to the trade and the concern is in a flourishing condition. The Thompson factory building is 100x40 feet in dimension and is arranged so that plenty of light and ventilation is easily obtainable. This concern does a business of over $150,000 yearly, a considerable item of cash which naturally flows through the channels of trade in Windsor and the surrounding country. Hezekiah Thompson, father of the subject of this sketch, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1864, and while a youth he learned the trade of broom maker. He established a broom factory in his native city and remained there until 1901, when he went to Jefferson City, Missouri, and organized and placed in operation the broom manufacturing plant Operated in connection with the State prison and now known as the Central Broom Factory. Selling out his holdings in Jefferson City in 1904 he located in Windsor and established the factory now owned and operated by his sons. Later he went to Long Beach, California, and established a broom factory at Huntington Beach, near the latter city. Mr. Thompson was married in 1882 to Emma Lawrence, a native of St. Louis. The following children were born of this marriage: Walter Clifton, of this review; Benjamin, associated in business with his brother; Eva, wife of Harry Bowman, Long Beach, California; Harry, stenographer for a ship building concern, Long Beach, California. The mother of these children was born in Ohio on February 14, 1863, and accompanied her parents to Missouri when a child. Walter C. Thompson was educated in the public schools of St. Louis and at the age of sixteen years he became interested in the broom manufacturing business with his father. Under his father's tutelage he learned every phase of the business of manufacturing brooms and accompanied his father to Windsor in 1904, when the Windsor Manufacturing Company was placed in operation. In partnership with his brother, Benjamin, they are making a pronounced success of the business, which is of decided benefit to the growth and development of Windsor. On October 22, 1902, W. C. Thompson and Grace Isabelle Aird of St. Louis, Missouri, were united in marriage. This marriage has been blessed with two children: Gladys and Esther Thompson. Mr. Thompson is an independent Democratic voter, and he and Mrs. Thompson are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

THOMPSON, William F.
Doyal Township, St. Clair County
born: 1836, Simpson Co, KY
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1195
WILLIAM F. THOMPSON was born January 10, 1836, in Simpson County, Kentucky, and was the son of Tillman Thompson, who was also born in Kentucky in 1811. He lived in that state until 1840, when he came to this county, locating where the subject of this sketch now resides. In 1834 he married Miss Adaline Earnest, daughter of Jacob and Lucinda Earnest. They had twelve children: William F., Jacob, Monroe, Carrol, Edwin, Matilda, Perry, Ellen, Paulina, George, Cornelius and Lomba. William F. remained at home until 1858, and on March 24th of that year was united in marriage with Miss Leah Culbertson, of St. Clair County, and a daughter of Isaac Culbertson, mention of whom is made elsewhere in our history. To them eleven children were born: Paulina, born in 1861; Adaline, born in 1863; Harriet, born in 1865; one unnamed, born in 1867; Julia, born in 1868; Sherman, born in 1870; Flora, born in 1872; Logan, born in 1874; Della, born in 1876; Lulu, born in 1879; and Genevia, born in 1882. Of these only five are now living. Mr. Thompson is the owner of 150 acres of excellent land, and to some extent is engaged in the stock business. Politically he is a Republican.

THORNTON, John Fitzhugh
Windsor Township, Henry County
born: Jul 8 1826, Oldham Co, KY
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:599
John Fitzhugh Thornton was born in Oldham County, Kentucky, July 8, 1826, his parents being Fitzhugh Thornton and Caroline Matilda, nee Fitzhugh, both Virginians by birth. His paternal ancestry was from Wales and the two families came over and first met at Plymouth Rock, and settled in Virginia. They have inter-married and have been identified together ever since. John's father came to Missouri and settled in Henry County in 1840 and bought the Arbuckle farm, where he lived and prospered until December, 1861, when he died. Mrs. T. died in 1863. Young Thornton was the youngest of a family of thirteen children. He grew up to manhood and for a time resided on the old homestead. After selling that farm he bought his present place, on section 8, of 242 acres of improved land. He is unmarried, and the only member of the large family living. His sister, Sarah Ann, married James Todd, of Kentucky, and died in 1846, leaving two children, Eliza Jane and Catharine; their mother died in 1873. Eliza Jane died in 1871. Catharine married James Wyatt Taylor, and they are now living with Mr. Thornton. They have two children, Anna and Lida. Anna married William Harris. In 1852 Mr. T. went to California, and remained for two years occupied in farming. By his own exertion and economy he has added to the estate left him and is now among the prosperous and independent farmers of the county. He has many friends in this community.

Big Creek Township, Henry County
born: Oct 18 1846, Henry Co, MO
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:708
Dr. T. T. Thornton was born October 18, 1846, in Henry County, Missouri, and was the son of W. B. Thornton, a native of Kentucky, who was married to Augusta Toliver, also a Kentuckian by birth. About the year 1846 the family removed to Missouri, and located in Henry County at Calhoun, where W. B. Thornton carried on his trade, that of a saddler, until his death in 1850. After his father's death T. T. Thornton returned to Oldham County, Kentucky, and there grew to manhood, spending his youth on a farm. His education was acquired principally through his own efforts. At about the age of eighteen years he commenced the study of medicine under the tutorship of Dr. H. G. Duerson, one of the prominent physicians of Oldham County, and later attended lectures at the Kentucky School of Medicine at Louisville. After completing his studies at this college the doctor commenced the practice of his profession at Shady, Crittenden County, Kentucky, where he remained four years. In 1872 he located at Huntingdale, Henry County, Missouri, and continued practicing, in partnership with Dr. E. C. Royston, for two years. In 1874 he came to Norris, and here has built up a fine practice. Dr. Thornton was married in Huntingdale in October, 1873, to Miss Sallie Lewis, a daughter of Robert Lewis. She was born in St. Louis County, but was reared and educated in Cass County. Dr. and Mrs. Thornton have a family of five children, Lucy A., Alice, Emma L., Genevieve and Samuel L. The doctor is a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows orders. His wife belongs to the Missionary Baptist Church.

Clinton Township, Henry County
born: May 1 1806, VA
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:544
Dr. William Thornton. The subject of this sketch was born on the first day of May, 1806, in the northeastern part of the state of Virginia. His family were among the earliest settlers in Virginia. The dwelling upon the family homestead was built from bricks that were brought from England by his grandfather. It was to this same house that Stonewall Jackson was conveyed after receiving his mortal wound on the field of Chancellorsville; there it was where this great leader closed his earthly career. When the thirteen colonies proclaimed their independence of the mother country, Charles Thornton, the father of William T. Thornton, joined the Army of the Revolution, and became a captain. In the year 1811, Captain Charles Thornton removed from Virginia to Oldham County, Kentucky, taking with him his family. At the time of his settlement there Kentucky was a wilderness and infested with Indians, who were so bad that the settlers were obliged to build block houses and keep guards constantly posted, in order to protect themselves, and their property. It was here, amid the wilds of Kentucky, that William T. Thornton was reared. When becoming of sufficient age, he went to Cincinnati to be educated, where he graduated in the profession of medicine, about the year 1831. Shortly afterward Dr. Thornton removed to Jacksonville, Illinois, and there began the practice of his profession. When he had succeeded there in establishing himself in his profession, he returned to Louisville, Kentucky, to marry Caroline V. Taylor, a daughter of Major William Taylor, of the Continental Army. She bore him seven children, three of whom died in early childhood, the other four are still living. The eldest, Paul V. Thornton, is the president of the Thornton Banking Company of Nevada, Missouri, and is now residing in Austin, Texas. The second son, William T. Thornton, is a practicing lawyer in Santa Fe, in the territory of New Mexico. The youngest son, James T. Thornton, and his daughter, Carrie V. Stone, and her husband, reside near Waco, Texas, engaged in stock raising. In the year 1839 Dr. Thornton, in company with his eldest brother, Fitz Hugh Thornton, removed from Jacksonville, Illinois, to the state of Missouri, and settled at what is now known as Thornton's Ferry, on Grand River, in Henry County. There he remained a few years, when he removed to Calhoun, in which place he continued in the practice of his profession, until about the year 1846, when he gave up the practice and purchased a large farm on the Tebo; the same farm that is now owned by Dr. Barbour. There he continued to live until the close of the year 1865, devoting his time to agriculture and to the breeding of stock, in which pursuits he took great delight, amassing, by his industry and systematic labor, a very comfortable fortune; being in fact, at the beginning of the war, one of the largest land and slave owners in Western Missouri. His stock was prized throughout his whole region. He particularly interested himself in the raising of horses and cattle, and in breeding fine stock. It was one of his delights to aid and to contribute to the displays that were made at the agricultural and mechanical fairs of central Missouri, visiting annually the fairs held at Brownville, Georgetown, Warrensburg, Cold Camp, Clinton, Harrisonville, and other points, and always taking pleasure in contending for the premiums offered by those associations. As a physician, William T. Thornton ranked among the best of the state, and long after he quit the practice, was consulted by the leading physicians in important cases occurring in the vicinity in which he lived. He was a prominent member of the M. E. Church, South, and took great interest in the prosperity and success of this denomination. In politics he was a Whig, but never at any time aspired to any office, or sought political preferment. Dr. Thornton was three times married. His second wife, Miss Elizabeth Fewell, lived but a few years after her marriage. His third wife, Mrs. Maria Atkinson, formerly a Miss Williams, who was a daughter of General Samuel Williams, of the war of 1812, and is a sister of John S. Williams, better known as Cerragoda Williams, and who at present represents Kentucky in the United States Senate. She now resides at Clinton, in Henry County, the place which Dr. Thornton made his home after the war. Like most of the large slave owners, Dr. Thornton suffered greatly by the war. Not only was his estate wasted, his stock stolen, and his home made desolate, but throughout the greater portion of those sad four years he was a refugee. When the war closed there was little that was left to him about his old home. His staves were liberated, most of his horses and cattle had been seized by the marauders belonging to the armies of the contending sections. The surplus money which he had gradually accumulated through his years of toil, had been expended in maintaining himself and family through the years of strife, but still at its close he was enabled, by the sale of his real estate and of what personal property that was left to him, to realize enough to enable him to live comfortable during the remainder of his life, and to give to his children a good start in business. On the 27th day of December, 1874, Dr. Thornton departed this life, at his residence in Clinton, in the sixty-ninth year of his age beloved by his children and relatives and regretted by his friends.

THUME, John G.
Clinton Township, Henry County
born: Mar 22 1833, Saxony, Germany
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:546
John G. Thume, cigar manufacturer, was born in Saxony, Germany, March 22, 1833. He spent his youthful days and received his education from the schools of that country, and at the age of fourteen years was apprenticed to learn the shoe making trade, at which he served till twenty-one years old. He then emigrated to America and settling in Trumbull County, Ohio, was engaged at his trade at Mineral Ridge up to 1866, when he removed to Franklin County, Missouri. There he gave his attention to the occupation of farming for three years. In 1869 he came to Clinton and resumed shoe making on the corner where he now has his factory. He thus remained for three years, then for the following three years was interested in the liquor business In 1874 be began the manufacture of cigars. He now makes on an average 35,000 cigars per month, besides doing a good retail business in cigars and tobacco. Mr. Thume was married April 22, 1854, to Miss Sophia W. Grossie, a native of Germany. They have eight children: John H., Sophia, Clara, Anna, Emma, Oscar, Minnie and George.

TILLERY, William H.
Collins Township, St. Clair County
born: 1840, Knox Co, TN
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1177
WILLIAM H. TILLERY owes his nativity to Knox County, Tennessee, having been born there September 20, 1840. His parents, Sampson and, Catharine (Yoast) Tillery, both of Knox County, were married December 23, 1840. The former was born January 17, 1791. William H. was the twelfth of a family of thirteen children. In August, 1859, he was united in marriage with Miss Martha E. Parker, of Knox County, Tennessee. In October following, leaving his native county, he came to St. Clair County, Missouri, and settled on the farm now owned by J. P. Butcher in this township. In 1860 their eldest child, Mary L., was born, and since then they have had nine children: Sampson M., Emily T., Catharine E., C. L., William M.. James J., John A., Frederick M. and Lulu G. The family has never experienced a day of sickness, and with one exception, when the arm of Emily was broken, never has a physician been in the house for the purpose of administering medical relief. Mr. T. was formerly a very extensive dealer in mules, and was the acknowledged leader of this industry in this vicinity. In 1880, on account of failing health, he discontinued the business, and now devotes his attention to the cultivation of his farm, one of the finest in the township, situated on Coon Creek, and under good improvements. Politically, he is a staunch Republican. He is a Master Mason and a prominent member of the Grange in this township. Mr. Tillery once had a narrow escape from death, the circumstances of which were as follows: "Having been deputized, in August, 1880, to serve a warrant of arrest on a horse thief who had previously stolen a horse in that district, he started after the criminal, overtook and arrested him, and while returning to Osceola, his attention being directed to other parties coming down the road, the thief with great rapidity drew his revolver and fired at Mr. T., the ball entering his neck just back of the jugular vein on the right side, and passing behind the throttle, came out on the left side; it then entered the shoulder, and glancing back from the blade, fell into his vest pocket."

TILLMAN, Nelson H.
Shawnee Township, Henry County
born: Apr 14 1842
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:771
Nelson H. Tillman, a Union veteran of the Civil War and a Henry County pioneer, is a native of Ohio. He was born in Darke County, April 14, 1842, a son of Jacob and Eliza (Nighswonger) Tillman. They were the parents of the following children: A. M., resides in Clinton, Missouri; Nelson H., the subject of this sketch, and William H., of Clinton, Missouri. The mother died in Darke County, Ohio, about 1852 and the father was married again. To this second marriage were born two children: George and John, both of whom are now deceased. Nelson H. Tillman was reared in Darke County, Ohio, and attended the public schools. The Civil War broke out when he was about nineteen years of age and in August, 1861, he enlisted at Arcanum, Ohio, in Company K, 34th Ohio Infantry, and served throughout the war. He participated in the battles of Cedar Creek, Harper's Ferry, Ball Towns and numerous other hard fought battles and important engagements. At one time he was struck by a minnie ball which knocked him down, although he was but slightly injured. Mr. Tillman was captured during his term of service in the army. He with eight hundred other Union soldiers were captured by General Rosser's forces while engaged in guarding the Baltimore and Ohio railroad in Virginia. Mr. Tillman was confined in the Confederate military prison during the winter of 1864 at Richmond in Libby prison until April of 1865. During the period of his confinement he never lost courage and with his good humor and optimistic view of the situation he gave much comfort and encouragement to many of his more despondent comrades. At the close of the war Mr. Tillman received his honorable discharge by general order of the war department and returned to his Ohio home. Here he remained until 1868, when he came to Missouri, settling in Pettis County, near Dresden. A short time later he went to Cherryville, Kansas, where he remained two years. He then came to Henry County and operated a saw mill south of Calhoun for about three years. In 1873 he bought a farm in Shawnee township in partnership with his brother William, and since that time he has been successfully engaged in general farming and stock raising. He owns one hundred ninety-eight acres of good farm land under a high state of cultivation. His farm is well improved. All the improvements have been placed there by Mr. Tillman. Nelson A. Tillman was united in marriage January 26, 1873, with Miss Harriet A. Leaton, a daughter of Edward and Pinkston Leaton, pioneer settlers of Tebo township, Henry County. Edward Leaton was born in Kentucky and came to Henry County, Missouri, an orphan boy. Harriet Pinkston was a widow when he married her, her first husband having been a Mr. Stephenson. Both parents of Mrs. Tillman are now deceased. Mrs. Tillman was one of the following children born to her parents: Flavius, Harriet A., wife of Nelson H. Tillman; Franklin, Verilous, Oscar and Mrs. Laura Crabtree, who lives in Oklahoma, all of whom are deceased except Mrs. Tillman and Mrs. Crabtree. To Nelson H. and Harriet A. (Leaton) Tillman have been born three children, as follow: Clara, resides at home with her parents; Ruby, married M. E. Merritt, Calhoun, Missouri, and Carl, who is living on the old home place in Shawnee township, Henry County. Mr. and Mrs. Tillman have five grandchildren: Tillman, Evangeline Merritt and Harless C., Ruth O. and Carl C. Tillman. Mr. and Mrs. Tillman are one of the honored pioneer couples of Henry County and well deserving of mention in a work of this character, the chief aim of which is to preserve the story of the pioneers of other days.

Shawnee Township, Henry County
born: Feb 27 1827, Muskingum Co, OH
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:673
Jacob Tingler, farmer and stock raiser, section 1, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, February 27, 1827, and was the son of Frederick and Lydia (Dunham) Tingler, natives of Pennsylvania. Jacob grew to manhood in his native county and was educated in the common schools of the vicinity. In 1855 he went to Iowa, where he followed farming until 1867, then coming to Henry County, Missouri. Here he has since been interested in farming and stock raising. Mr. T. is truly a self-made man, starting in the world a poor boy. By his own energy he is now one of the prominent men of the county. His farm is one of the best improved in the township and contains 300 acres, surrounded and subdivided with good fences. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Company I, Twentieth Iowa, and was discharged in July, 1865. February 15, 1870, Mr. Tingler was married to Macila Whitermack, a daughter of P. Whitermack. She was born in Indiana May 24, 1845.

TITUS, James W.
Butler Township, St. Clair County
born: 1839, Loudoun Co, VA
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1186
JAMES W. TITUS, farmer and stock raiser, section 18, was born in Loudoun County, Virginia, February 22, 1839, his parents, Jeremiah and Susan (Goodheart) Titus having been Virginians by birth. James W. was the oldest of a family of six children. When sixteen years old he was taken by his father to Muskingum County, Ohio, where he grew to manhood. He farmed in Ohio until 1860, when he moved to Coles County, Illinois, continuing his former occupation until 1868, when he came to St. Clair County, Missouri. He owns a farm of 183 acres, well improved. Mr. T. has worked at the carpentering business for the last twenty years. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Company H, Seventy-ninth Illinois Volunteers, and was discharged December 15, 1863. He is a member of the M. E. Church, and belongs to both the Masonic fraternity and the Grange. February 23, 1860, he married Miss Caroline Roberts, of Ohio. They have seven children: S. A., Martha S., Lydia, Thomas J., James F. John H. and Ira N. They lost two children.

TITUS, John H.
Norris, Big Creek Township, Henry County
born: Nov 19 1877
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:705
John H. Titus, a well known merchant at Norris, Missouri, is a native of this State. He was born in St. Clair County, near Lowry City, November 19, 1877, and is a son of James W. and Caroline (Roberts) Titus, the former a native of Virginia and the latter of Ohio. James W. Titus was born February 22, 1839, and when a young man moved to Illinois, where he was living when the Civil War broke out. He enlisted in Company H, 79th Illinois Infantry, and served for three years. He took part in a number of important battles. He was wounded severely at the battle of Stone River, and after being wounded was taken prisoner and for a time was confined in Libby Prison and later transferred to other Confederate prisons. He came to Missouri in 1865 and settled near Osceola. He made the trip through from Illinois with a team and wagon, driving a wagon which he had made by his own hands. In 1868 he moved to the present site of Lowry City. At that time that section was unsettled and his was the first house built near where the town now stands. This house is still standing and at the present time is occupied by his daughter. Mr. Titus was a carpenter and built the first store building in Lowry City, as well as several other buildings there. For a time he was engaged in the lumber business there. To James W. and Caroline (Roberts) Titus were born the following children: William D., deceased; Mrs. Louster E. Brown, Lowry City; Mrs. Martha A. Houk, Chico, California; Mrs. Lydia A. Page, Sacramento, California; Thomas J., deceased; Sarah J., deceased; Francis, deceased; John H., the subject of this sketch; Ira N., deceased, and Myrtle F., deceased. John H. Titus was reared at Lowry City and educated in the public schools. He began life as a farmer near Lowry City, where he remained seven years. He then sold out and went to Florida. He returned, however, in a short time and bought a farm near Chloe, Missouri, where he was engaged in farming and stock raising until 1914. He then came to Norris and engaged in general mercantile business, to which he has since devoted his attention. He carries a very complete line of merchandise and deals extensively in farm produce. His trade extends over a large section of the country surrounding Norris, and by his integrity and honesty as a merchant he has won the confidence of the public. Mr. Titus was married December 25, 1898, to Miss Rosa Huebner, a daughter of C. F. and Jennie (Crissman) Huebner, the former a native of Somerset, Ohio, and the latter of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The father has been in the mercantile business at Lowry City for the past forty years. His wife died in 1907. They were the parents of the following children: Mrs. Minnie Foster, Lowry City; Rosa, wife of John H. Titus, the subject of this sketch; Daisy, died at the age of thirteen; Mrs. Carrie Patterson, Lowry City, Missouri, and Mrs. Lula Weir, Bolivar, Missouri. To Mr. and Mrs. Titus have been born six children as follow: John Charles, Mary B., Ruth C., Jewell H., Myrtle O. and J. Harold. Mr. Titus is one of the progressive business men of Henry County and a valued and substantial citizen.

TRAINER, John Montgomery
Clinton Township, Henry County
born: Feb 18 1850, Randolph Co, WV
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:849
John M. Trainer, a native of West Virginia and erstwhile farmer of Iowa, is one of the many men who have made Henry County their home after farming in other localities. He was born February 18, 1850, in Randolph County, West Virginia, and is the son of Thomas H. and Jane (Hart) Trainer. Thomas Trainer was a circuit rider of the Methodist Church and carried the Gospel to many souls. His trips, on horseback and by foot, were beset with many dangers, but he continued his long and tedious journeys for many years. He was born in 1827 in West Virginia and is now deceased and his remains are buried at Moundsville, West Virginia. His wife, the faithful companion and mother of his thirteen children, died in 1874. John M. Trainer spent his youth in West Virginia, receiving his education in Wheeling, West Virginia. For two years in early manhood he drove a team for a roller mill, and then was employed as a bridge builder for a railroad construction company until he was twenty-six years of age. In 1876 Mr. Trainer went to Clinton County, Iowa, and worked as a farm hand and in 1880 purchased land in Ida County, Iowa, which he disposed of in 1892 and purchased land in Clinton County. In 1903 he came to Henry County, Missouri, and purchased one hundred sixty acres, his present farm. John Trainer and Jessie Dripps were married February 2, 1881, in Iowa, her birthplace. They are the parents of six children, as follow: Harry D., in South Dakota; Mrs. Grace Barthlemeu, now a widow living in California; Charles D., in South Dakota; Mary, wife of Alfred Jensen, living in South Dakota; Ralph, in the United States Marine Corps, and Philip, at home. Mr. Trainer has made many improvements upon his farm, setting out an orchard, building new fence and building the necessary farm buildings. He is the breeder of the Norman horse which he has introduced in his community and the farmers are finding this breed to be a superior farm animal. Mr. Trainer is a Democrat and has served as school trustee. His church membership is in the Methodist faith, for which his father gave the best years of his life.

Bethlehem Township, Henry County
born: Sep 19 1828, Jessamine Co, KY
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:793
M. Treadway, farmer, section 5, was born in Jessamine County, Kentucky, September 19, 1828, and was the son of Daniel F. Treadway, who was born August, 1801, in that county, and there lived all his life. He married Miss Esther Organ, a native of the same county. Her death occurred in 1840. His father died May 2, 1881. Our subject was reared in the occupation of farming, and continued that calling till 1850, in which year he went to Bloomington, Illinois, and after a short residence there, to Sangamon County. He was engaged in farming till 1867, and soon came to Clinton, Missouri, residing in that city till the spring of 1869. He then settled on his present place and has since been identified with the farming industry of this county. He has a well improved farm of 245 acres, and deals quite largely in stock. Mr. Treadway was married July 27, 1852, to Miss Matilda Foster, of Illinois. She died April 24, 1876, leaving five children: Daniel F., Merriman F., Elizabeth F., Mary F. and Jennie. He was again married January 11, 1877, to Miss Susan Hopper, a native of Tennessee. They have two children, Gracie and Cora. Mr. T. is a member of the Masonic order, and also belongs to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Taber Township, St. Clair County
born: 1843, Vinton Co, OH
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1222
D. C. TREMAIN, M.D. section 3, is a son of Edwin Tremain, who was born in England in May, 1803, and who was married in Ohio to Miss Sarah Hutsell, born in that state in February, 1804. They now reside in Vinton County, Ohio. They had a family of four children, D. C. being the second child. He was born in Athens, (now Vinton County) Ohio, March 26, 1843. He was there reared and received the advantage of a common school education, after which he entered the Normal School of Lebanon. In June, 1861, he enlisted in Company D, Fourth Virginia of the Federal army, and remained in services four months, when he was mustered out as commissary of subsistence. Returning to Ohio he continued the study of medicine, which he had began previous to the war, and in 1836 was graduated from the Ohio Medical College. In 1877 he located in Johnson County, Kansas, having received the appointment from the governor as physician and surgeon for the Shawnee Indians. He held that appointment for two years, but continued the practice of medicine in that county until 1876, when he came to St. Clair County, Missouri. Here he is considered to be one of the most prominent in the profession. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. fraternity, and the encampment. Dr. T. was married September 26, 1859, to Miss Lizzie Evans. She was born in Mason County, Kentucky, September 24, 1850. They have three children: Dema, Ralph and Mabel.

TREVEY, Robert
Tebo Township, Henry County
born: Sep 13 1840, St. Charles Co, MO
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:656
Robert Trevey, physician and surgeon of Calhoun, was born in St. Charles County, Missouri, September 13, 1840, and was a son of Joseph V. Trevey, a native of Virginia, who was by occupation a farmer. The mother of Robert, formerly Jane Adams, was a daughter of Hugh Adams, a direct descendant of John Q. Adams. The subject of this sketch was principally reared and educated in his native county. When sixteen years of age he went to Virginia, where he attended an academy for three years. Returning to Missouri he was a student at the college at St. Charles one year. When about twenty years of age he entered the office of Dr. Samuel Overall, of St. Charles, with whom he read medicine two years, and subsequently attended a term of lectures in the St. Louis Medical College. Upon going back to St. Charles he continued to read with his preceptor, and was later, graduated from the St. Louis Medical College in March 1866. In the same year he began the practice of his profession in St. Louis, and followed it there till 1869, when he moved to his present location. Dr. Trevey is an excellent physician, deserving of being placed among the leaders in his profession. He has held many prominent offices in Henry County, in all of which he has proved a success. He is an active member of the Masonic fraternity. He was married November 26, 1867, to Miss Marcie P. Thomas, of St. Louis. They have a family of five children, Robert, Ola, Velpeau, Hale M. and Hallie.

Butler Township, St. Clair County
born: 1846, Montgomery Co, OH
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1186
JOHN H. TRISSEL, postmaster at Lowry City, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, February 28, 1846, being the son of Joseph and Rachael (Garwood) Trissel. His youth was spent in Ohio and he was educated in the common schools, following engineering in that state until 1889, when he came to St. Clair County, Missouri. Here he manufactured brick for one year, after which he gave his attention to farming and carpentering until 1873. Returning to Ohio he was employed as engineer until 1878, when he again came to St. Clair County. August 1, 1881, he was appointed postmaster, which position he now fills. In June, 1862, he enlisted in Company K, First Ohio Heavy Artillery and was discharged July 25, 1865. He is a member of the M. E. Church and belongs to the I. O. O. F. fraternity. August 25, 1868, Mr. Trissel married Miss Elizabeth J. Houk, a daughter of George W. and Caroline (Simmon) Houk, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of Maryland. Mr. and Mrs. T. have a family of six children. Harvey L., Lucy A., Garlie, Callie, George and Bessie.

Clinton, Clinton Township, Henry County
born: Feb 7 1863, Leesville, Henry Co, MO
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:821
John Cecil Trolinger - Nations preserve their histories and so do individuals. There is a sort of glamour cast around those brave ones who dared to come into a wild and unpeopled country, save for the savages and the wild beasts, and conquer the wilderness so that it might yield food and shelter for their loved one and also for their posterity. Mr. Trolinger is indeed proud of his sturdy ancestors, who were the early settlers of Henry County and laid the foundation for its broad fertile farms and prosperous institutions. John Cecil Trolinger was born July 26, 1863, in Leesville, Missouri, the son of Dr. John Philip Trolinger who was born in Springfield township, February 7, 1835, and died in Benton County, January 25, 1885; and Martha Ann (Nichols) Trolinger, who was born in Lafayette County, Missouri, May 31, 1840, and died February 10, 1891. They were the parents of eight children as follow: William H., of Honey Creek township; John Cecil, with whom this sketch deals; James H., Welch, Oklahoma; Mrs. Alta C. Shrum of Frederick, Oklahoma; Mrs. Martha A. Gilcrest, residing in Benton County, Missouri; Archie N., Quapaw, Oklahoma; Mrs. Allie May Fewell, deceased; Samuel W., at Dillon, Montana. The father of John Cecil Trolinger, who was Dr. John Philip Trolinger received his medical education in the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis, Missouri, and practiced medicine in St. Clair County until the Civil War, when he removed to Leesville, Missouri, where he practiced until a few years before his death. He moved across the line into Benton County and lived but a few years after his removal. Doctor Trolinger was the son of Henry Trolinger and Attelia Cecil Trolinger. The former was born in Virginia and came to Missouri in 1829, locating in Henry County in 1832. He entered land in Springfield township until the land was surveyed by the Government, when he, in 1837, filed on the land, becoming its legal owner. He was married in Virginia to Attelia Cecil, daughter of Philip Cecil, who was a very early settler of Springfield township. Philip Cecil owned a very valuable violin, which made music during the long lonely hours of pioneer life which is highly cherished and is now in the hands of his grandson, John Cecil Trolinger. The joys of companionship were rare in those early days, at least in the thirties, when the neighbors were from twelve to twenty miles apart. "But where there is a will there is a way" and the young people of those early days thought nothing of trips on horseback to visit one another. Mrs. Attelia Cecil Trolinger, in Springfield township, neighbored with Mrs. Fields of Fields Creek township and also with the Sweeney family in Clinton township. Those were indeed the days when friendships were cherished and their long rides on horseback were forgotten in the joys of the moment. The little children were brought also on these long neighborly calls and enjoyed them as much as their elders. John Cecil Trolinger was educated in the public schools of the county and attended Hooper's Institute, Clarksburg, Missouri, one year. He farmed in Springfield township until 1908. In 1896 he was elected County Assessor and served his county for four years. In 1907 he came to Clinton and was in the employ of the Elliston Insurance Company until his acceptance of the bookkeeper's chair in the Clinton National Bank, where he is now Assistant Cashier. He is a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and also a stanch Democrat. In the Mason Lodge he is an active member of the Blue Lodge Works. February 14, 1888, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Trolinger and Miss Laura L. Magers, the daughter of Desha and Icy (Broyles) Magers, the former a native of Kentucky, and the latter born in Macon County, Missouri, and laid to rest in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Trolinger was born in Macon County, Missouri, and she with her husband are the parents of two daughters: Leila, a graduate of Clinton High School, Warrensburg State Normal School, and is now at the University of Colorado; Mallie, the wife of C. E. Brodie, resides at Washington, D. C., but is now at Dallas, Texas, with her husband who is in the United States Aviation Corps, located at that place. Mrs. Brodie is also a graduate of Clinton High School and the Warrensburg State Normal. Mr. Trolinger is justly proud of his antecedents and looks with pride upon their lives as they wove the woof of life in the community. The first brick chimney to be built in Henry County is still upon the Cecil farm, built by the original owner. Also Mr. Cecil's will was the first be recorded upon the Henry County books.

TROUT, William O.
Fairview Township, Henry County
born: Jun 6 1848, Warren Co, MO
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:764
William O. Trout, farmer, section 32, owes his nativity to Warren County, Missouri, where he was born June 6, 1848. His father, William M. Trout, a native of Trimble County, Kentucky, was born on the 18th of May, 1812, his parents having been Virginians by birth. He was married in the county of his birth to Miss Frances B. Duncan, also of Kentucky. There is one son by this marriage, D. B. Trout, who resides in Ohio County, Kentucky. This wife died in Warren County, Missouri, July 12, 1841. Mr. T. was married the second time in Warren County July 12, 1844, to Harriet M. Pringle, of Connecticut. They had six children, only two of whom are living, William O. and Mary C., now Mrs. R. H. Britell, of Whiteside County, Illinois. William M. Trout moved from Kentucky to Missouri in 1841, and settled in Warren County, afterward living in St. Charles and Lincoln Counties until 1865, when he went to Illinois. He was located in Macoupin County until returning to Missouri in 1880. William O. spent his youth on a farm, and attended the common schools, where he received his primary education, supplemented with a term's attendance at the Carbondale College, in Southern Illinois. After completing his studies he was occupied in teaching for two winter terms in Illinois. He was married in Whiteside County December 24, 1879, to Miss Dilla H. Morton, a native of Missouri, but who was reared and educated in Illinois. They have one child, Jessie A. Mr. T. came upon his present farm in March, 1881. He has 240 acres, all fenced, with 160 acres in cultivation, and eighty acres in pasture. He had the misfortune to lose a lower limb by an accident in 1868, while working with a threshing machine. The wounded member was amputated below the knee.

Speedwell Township, St. Clair County
born: 1845, Dearborn Co, IN
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1209
T. F. TRUE, farmer, section 20, was born in Dearborn County, Indiana, October 4, 1845, being a son of Nelson and Mary E. (Piles) True, also natives of Indiana. T. F. was reared and educated in the county of his birth, where he was engaged in farming till 1866. Then he came to St. Clair County, Missouri, and now owns a farm of 220 acres. In 1861 he enlisted in Company G, Fifty-seventh Indiana, remaining in service till the close of the war. Mr. True was married July 5, 1867, to Miss Fannie Tives, a native of Moniteau County, Missouri. They have four children: Nelson, William A., Laura J. and Charles F.

TUBBESING, John Dietrich
Tebo Township, Henry County
born: May 23 1866
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:589
John Tubbesing - The rich farming lands of Henry County have been attractive to farmers of other counties and we find many men from other places coming here and purchasing this land for their homes. One of those who has made Henry County his home is John D. Tubbesing, a prominent farmer and stockman, who was born May 23, 1866, in Franklin County, Missouri, a son of William F. and Anna Tubbesing. For a more complete record of this family, see sketch of William Tubbesing, which appears in this volume. John Tubbesing was reared in Franklin and Jefferson counties, Missouri, and in 1890 came to Henry County, where he rented land for one year, and afterwards returned to Jefferson County. In April, 1891, John D. Tubbesing and Zetta Fox were married and in 1897 came to Henry County to set up their home. They purchased eighty acres of land in Tebo township, section 30, and later purchased their present farm. In the years gone by sons and daughters have come to bless their home as follow: Freddie and Edward, deceased; Lena, Herman, Lizzie, William, John and Harry at home with their parents. The mother of this family was born in September, 1866, in Jefferson County, Missouri, the daughter of John Fox, an early settler in Jefferson County, where he and his wife now reside. Mr. Tubbesing is a breeder of Shorthorn cattle and owns 292 acres of land. He is a stockholder of the Farmers Elevator Company of Clinton, Missouri, and one of the substantial citizens of Henry County. He is public spirited and enterprising and has made good.

TUBBESING, William Frederick
Shawnee Township, Henry County
born: Sep 15 1875
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:804
William Tubessing, one of the well-known and progressive farmers and stockmen of Shawnee township, is a native of Missouri. He was born in Franklin County, Missouri, in 1875, and his parents were William and Anna (Broder) Tubessing, both natives of Germany. They were married in Franklin County, Missouri, and died in Jefferson county, where they spent the greater part of their lives. They were the parents of the following children: Mrs. Katie Cordes, Jefferson County, Missouri; Henry, resides in Shawnee township, Henry County; Mrs. Anna Saurhogen; John, who resides in Tebo township; Mrs. Emma Thies, St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. Lizzie Bohle, Bond County, Illinois; William, the subject of this sketch, and Mrs. Mary Ficker, Jefferson County, Missouri. William Tubessing was reared and educated at Cedar Hill, Jefferson County, Missouri. In early life he engaged in farming and stock raising in Jefferson County, which he followed there until 1906, when he came to Henry County and purchased the Robert Wiley farm and settled eight miles north of Clinton, in Shawnee township. He has added a number of improvements to the place since coming here, including a new barn, silo and other buildings as well as remodeling the residence. The place presents an attractive appearance and is one of the valuable and well-kept farms of the county. Mr. Tubessing is engaged in general farming and stock raising and also quite extensively interested in the dairy business, keeping a small herd of high grade Durham cows. William Tubessing was united in marriage in November, 1898, to Miss Lizzie Ludemann of Jefferson County, Missouri. She is a daughter of Fred and Helena Ludemann, both of whom now reside in Jefferson County, Missouri. Mrs. Tubessing is one of the following children born to her parents: John, resides in St. Louis, Missouri; Henry, Jefferson County, Missouri; Lizzie, wife of William Tubessing, the subject of this sketch; Mrs. Katie Bowers, Jefferson County, Missouri; Lena, the eldest is deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Tubessing have been born the following children: Lena, Hulda, Fred, Mamie, Tillie, Bertha, Lora, Viola, Mary, and Margaret, all of whom reside at home with their parents. Mr. Tubessing is one of the progressive citizens of Shawnee township and through his own efforts he has succeeded and is one of the substantial men of the community.

TUCKER, John Ryland
Doyal Township, St. Clair County
born: 1842, Johnson Co, MO
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1195
JOHN RYLAND TUCKER, a native of Johnson County, Missouri, was born in 1842, being the youngest child in a family of four sons and four daughters. Early Tucker, his father, was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, February 4, 1802, and followed farming there until 1832, when he removed to Lafayette (now Johnson) County, Missouri. Soon after his settlement there he built a cabin, having to send fourteen miles for men to assist in raising it. About the year 1827 he was married to Lucretia Owsley, a niece of George Owsley and a native of Lincoln County, Kentucky. John R. remained upon the farm of his father, in Johnson County, until February 9, 1862, when he was married to Jane Richardson, of that county. To them were born six children, but three only survive: Logan M., Lulu Belle and Lilly May. Mr. T. was at one time a Republican in his political views, but is now connected with the "National" party. His wife is a member of the M. E. Church, South.

Dallas Township, St. Clair County
born: 1853, Gasconade Co, MO
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1170
JOHN T. TUCKER is a native of Gasconade County, Missouri, and was born in 1853, being the son of Thomas and Jane (Miller) Tucker, both originally from Tennessee, the former having been born in 1830. They were married in 1852. In 1866 John T., still a small boy, came to this township, and has since continued to reside here. In 1874 he was married to Miss Mary Walters, a daughter of William Walters, and by this marriage there were four children, three of whom survive: William C., Nellie F. and Effie. One died in infancy. Mr. T. is by occupation a farmer, but occasionally follows the trade of blacksmith, in which he is quite an adept.

TUCKER, William
Dallas Township, St. Clair County
born: 1828, Lincoln Co, KY
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1170
WILLIAM TUCKER, a twin brother of Elizabeth Tucker, was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, in 1828, the eldest of a family of eight children, seven of whom grew to maturity. Early Tucker, his father, who was also born in Lincoln County in 1802. remained there occupied in farming and trapping until 1832, when he emigrated to Johnson (at that period Lafayette) County, bringing his entire possessions in an ox-cart, while the family, who were large enough to do so, walked by the way. After his arrival here in order to build a cabin he was compelled (as elsewhere stated) to send fourteen miles for help to raise the structure. Previous to this, in 1827, he had married Miss Lucretia Owsley, of Lincoln County, Kentucky, and a niece of Governor Owsley. William was brought up in this vicinity upon a farm, and while school was held attended the sessions, though compelled to travel a distance of four miles through a trackless forest to the school house. On January 11, 1846, he was married to Miss Amanda Bazzill, daughter of Ezekiel Bazzill. To them were born six children: Mary F., born in 1851; Samuel H., born in 1853; James M., born in 1855; Melvin J., born 1856; John F., born in 1860; and William P., born in 1866. Mr. Tucker was brought up a Whig, afterwards voted the Democratic ticket and is now a Greenbacker. He is a member of the M. E. Church, South, belongs to the Grange and also to the Masonic fraternity. He is the owner of a most excellent farm in section 7, and upon it raises considerable stock, the quality and purity of which is surpassed by none, and in numbers but few are in advance of him. In 1850 Mr. Tucker's brother Henry, together with William Smith and a man named Moore, left Johnson County for the gold fields of California. Within three years Smith and Moore died, and Henry Tucker, having amassed quite a fortune, began to make preparations for his return. Starting he got as far as Boonville, where, overtaken by robbers, he was poisoned, stripped of even his clothes, robbed of his hard earned money, and placed upon the stage in an unconscious condition for Georgetown, where he arrived but he never knew his own father, who met him at that point. William Tucker now has in his possession the purse that contained the money of his murdered brother.

TURNER, Garland C.
Taber Township, St. Clair County
born: 1835, Simpson Co, KY
Source:1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co. Pg:1223
GARLAND C. TURNER, farmer and stock raiser, section 17, was born in Simpson County, Kentucky, September 25, 1835. His father, John Turner, was a native of Kentucky as also was his mother, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Bluette. Garland was reared and educated in his native county, and there resided till 1870 when he moved to Henry County, Missouri, and in 1881 he came to St. Clair County. He has made farming his occupation during life and now has a well improved farm of 140 acres. During his residence in Henry County he was assessor for one term under the township organization. He has always taken great interest in educational matters. Mr. Turner was married August 28, 1856, to Miss Sarah Breedlove who was born in Virginia, August 28, 1836. They have five children: John W., Sallie, Forrest E., Georgia and Bascar. Mr. and Mrs. F. are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

TURNER, John P. Capt.
Leesville Township, Henry County
born: Dec 18 1821, Bourbon Co, KY
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:782
Captain John P. Turner, farmer and stock raiser, section 29, is a native of Bourbon County, Kentucky, and was born December 18, 1821. His father, Joseph Turner, a Virginian by birth, went to Kentucky when a young man and there married Susan Parks. John P. passed his younger days on the home farm, receiving his education at the Bourbon County Seminary where he acquired a fair education in the common English branches. In the spring of 1844 he came to Henry County, Missouri, and bought and entered 408 acres of land on Cedar Creek near Grand River. Mr. Turner was married in this county in the fall of 1844 to Miss Rosa J. Parks, a daughter of Reuben Parks, a pioneer settler of the county. There were eight children by this marriage, three of whom are living: Perez, John and Nancy B.; five are deceased. Mrs. Turner died in November, 1874. The captain was again married, this time in Indiana, March 8, 1877, to Mrs. Harriet E. Duggins, a daughter of R. W. Mullis. She is a native of Hancock County, Indiana, but was reared and educated in Fayette County. They have three children: Lela Myrtle, Ala Delle and Bonnie. Mr. Turner served during the war in the Enrolled Missouri Militia and was captain of a company. He was also appointed and acted as county judge but resigned the position in 1864 and was then appointed assessor and made the assessment of the county. He also was elected under the township organization, assessor of his township, all of which positions he has filled faithfully and impartially.

TUSSEY, Julius C.
Clinton Township, Henry County
born: Nov 23 1856, Davie Co, NC
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:546
Julius C. Tussey, photographic artist, is a native of Davie County, North Carolina, and was born November 23, 1856. He was there reared, and while a youth was engaged in clerking. In 1873 he went to Boonville, Missouri, and began learning the profession of photographing in the gallery of W. H. Peters. After one years time he bought his preceptor's gallery and continued the business in that city till July, 1878, when he came to Clinton, Missouri. Here he established a gallery, and in January, 1881, sold it to his brother and purchased Mr. Cory's photographing business. This he has since managed. He has the best fitted gallery in this city, and his reputation as a fine and experienced operator is widely and favorably known. Mr. Tussey was united in marriage October 25, 1877, to Miss Anna Simes, originally from Ohio. They have two children, George V. and Lulu. They are members of the M. E. Church.

Clinton, Clinton Township, Henry County
born: Mar 15 1862
Source:1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg Pg:614
Paul Tyler, the well-known cashier of the Citizens Bank of Clinton, has been prominently identified with the banking interests of Henry County for a number of years, as well as his father before him. Mr. Tyler was born at Bloomington, Illinois, March 15, 1862, a son of W. D. and Adelaide (Warriner) Tyler, the former a native of Genesee, New York, and the latter of Illinois. The mother died in 1880. W. D. Tyler came to Clinton in 1866. He was then thirty-six years of age. He came to this country from New York State, and took a prominent part in the early affairs of Clinton and Henry County. He served two terms as mayor of Clinton and was elected county recorder in 1872, serving four years. He took an active part in educational matters and was a member of the Clinton school board for twenty-six years, twenty-two years of which he was president of that body. When the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad was constructed, he was paymaster for that company for a time. W. D. Tyler was one of the organizers of the Citizens Bank of Clinton and was it's first cashier, serving in that capacity for twenty years. He died in 1913 at the age of eighty-three years and his remains are interred in Englewood Cemetery. The Citizens Bank of Clinton is the successor of the First National Bank of Clinton, which was organized in 1872 with a capital stock of $50,000. The first officers were: J. G. Dorman, president; M. B. Merritt, vice-president, and W. D. Tyler, cashier, all of these gentlemen are now deceased. The First National Bank was succeeded by the Citizens Bank of Clinton in 1894, and the officers of the new organization were: I. M. Every, president; W. A. Hastain, vice-president; and Paul Tyler, cashier. The capital stock was then the same as now, $25,000. The present officers of the bank are George S. Holiday, president; W. F. Smith, vice-president, and Paul Tyler, cashier. Paul Tyler was the only child born to his parents. He received a good high school education and his life has practically been spent in the banking business. He began as bookkeeper in the Clinton National Bank and when the Citizens Bank was organized he became its cashier and has held that position to the present time. Mr. Tyler has had a long experience in the field, of bankers and is one of the best posted men in Henry County in the intricate problems of finance and the system of modern banking. Mr. Tyler was united in marriage in 1900 with Miss Louise Neil of Columbus, Ohio, daughter of Robert and Sarah Neil. Mr. and Mrs. Tyler reside on the corner of Clinton and Second streets, and have a broad acquaintance and many friends in Clinton and Henry County, and the Tyler home is well known for its gracious hospitality.

Clinton Township, Henry County
born: Nov 17 1830, NY
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:546
W. D. Tyler, cashier of the First National Bank of Clinton, is a native of New York and was born November 17, 1830. His father, William Tyler, was born in Massachusetts, while his mother came originally from New York. William D. was the second child of a family of four. He was reared in the state of his birth, receiving his education at Geneseo Academy. When twenty-three years of age he removed to Rock County, Wisconsin, and after a residence in that state of one year he located in Bloomington, Illinois, and for several years was occupied in the hardware business. In 1864 he went to DuQuoin, Illinois, where he held the position of superintendent of a coal company. In 1867 he came to Clinton and was a contractor on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad for two years. In 1870 he was elected recorder of Henry County and filled this office very acceptably four years. In 1872 he was elected assistant cashier of the, First National Bank and remained identified with this institution until 1881, when he became one of the organizers of the Henry County Bank, and its managing official and cashier until December 10, 1881, when he again became associated with the First National Bank and elected to his present position. Mr. T. has been twice married, first May 28, 1861, to Miss Adelaide Wariner, a native of Illinois; she died February 22, 1880, leaving one son, Paul. His second marriage occurred October 25, 1882, to Miss C. S. Jones, of Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Tyler is a member of both the I. O. O. F. and A. O. U. W. fraternities. In educational matters he has taken a deep interest and has served as a member of the school board for fourteen years, part of the time as president of the school board. In 1882 he was elected mayor of this city.