her early demise was much lamented by a large circle of friends and relatives. Mr. Bates was again married March 22, 1877, by Rev. J. M. Wheeler, of the Baptist Church, to Miss P. Gaut, daughter of Joshua R. and Winnie A. Gaut, natives of the state of North Carolina. She was born in Ray county, Missouri, March 18,1846. One child has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Bates, named, Sallie, date of birth, October 30, 1871. Mr. Bates owns one hundred and fifty-four acres of good land, one hundred and fifteen acres under cultivation, the rest growing timber of good quality. He is also engaged, to a considerable extent, in raising and feeding live stock. Mr. Bates is a practical, successful farmer, and a good • citizen.


William C. Garrett was born in Pulaski county, Kentucky, April 23, 1823, and continued to live there, with his parents, until he was fifteen years of age. The family then emigrated from Kentucky to Jackson county, Missouri, where they lived during one summer, and then removed to Buchanan county, Missouri. Mr. Garrett was married on the 20th day of February, 1840, by Reverend Benjamin Riley, of the Christian Church, to Miss Milly Kerns, who was born in Russell county, Kentucky, January 13, 1821. Five children have been born to bless this union. Their names, with dates of birth, follow: James M., born May 25, 1841; John W., born May 2, 1843; Sarah J., born March 26,- 1845; Mary A., born June 1, 1849; William F., born October 26,1857. In the year 1845 our subject moved to Andrew county, Missouri, where he lived three years, and then went to DeKalb county, Missouri, and remained there until 1854, when he removed to Henry county, Missouri. From there he went to Jefferson county, Kansas, and thence, after a time, to Pottawattamie county, Kansas, where he lived until 1874, and then came to Ray county, Missouri, where he located permanently, and has since resided. Mr. Garrett has been an active minister of the Regular Baptist Church for more than thirty-eight years. In the discharge of his ministerial labors he has traveled thousands of miles, and often been subjected to great hardships. Often he was compelled to walk long distances—sometimes as far as sixty miles—to keep an appointment that had been made for him to preach. His life has been that of the pioneer preacher, and he has wrought well and faithfully in the vineyard where the Master assigned him work. He is a very successful preacher, and is universally respected and revered by the members of his flock.


Henry B. Hamilton was born in Lincoln county, Kentucky, July 18, 1822. His parents, Thomas and Rachel Hamilton, were also natives of Kentucky, and immigrated from that state to Ray county, Missouri, when Henry was about ten years old. After completing the course of study taught in the schools of his adopted county, our subject returned to Kentucky and entered the medical department of Transylvania University, and graduated from that institution of learning in 1847. He returned to Ray county and commenced the practice of his chosen profession, and has continued it ever since with abundant success. Dr. Hamilton was married May 8, 1849, to Miss Elizabeth R. Craig, by Rev. John Walker of the Christian Union Church, in Ray county, Missouri. Mrs. Hamilton is the daughter of John and Susannah Craig. She was born December 25, 1833. Her father was a native of the state of Pennsylvania, her mother of North Carolina. Dr. and Mrs. Hamilton became the parents of two children: Charles L., born October 22, 1858; Claude C., born April 17, 1866. Dr. Hamilton was engaged in merchandising in company with J. R. Green, at Hainesvill, in Clinton county, Missouri, from 1853 to 1857. He then occupied and improved a tract of land which he had entered in Caldwell county, Missouri. This farm he exchanged for a stock of goods and engaged in merchandising again for about a year, at Kingston, Caldwell county, and then came to Richmond and engaged in the same business for the space of one year. He then returned to his farm where he has ever since lived, occupied in attending to the duties of his large practice. His son Charles L., graduated from the St. Louis Medical College in the spring of 1880, and is now associated with his father in the practice of medicine. Both father and son belong to the allopathic school of medicine.


James O. Killgrove was born in Carroll county, Arkansas, June 6,1846. His parents were John H. and Lucinda C. Killgrove, natives of North Carolina. Our subject continued to live at home with his parents, until the commencement of the civil war. He enlisted in company A, second Arkansas volunteer cavalry, which was assigned to service in Arkansas and Missouri, against the army of the Confederate General Price. He was discharged May 17, 1865, at St. Louis. His father had removed to he Perry county, Illinois, during his term of service in the army, and hither went, after being discharged, to join the family. After living in Illinois for three years, he went back to Arkansas, and was there married, in Johnson county, to Miss Mary A. Barnett, June 9, 1872, by Rev. Mr. Canada, of the M. E. Church. Mrs. Killgrove was born January 30, 1847. She is the daughter of Josephus and Jane R. Barnett, natives of the state of Tennessee. Mr. and Mrs. Killgrove became the parents of five children: Ellsworth L., born March 16, 1873; T. E., born January 21, 1875; Winona A., born January 28, 1877; Osborne E., born January 28, 1879. Ellsworth died August 19, 1874. In 1873 he immigrated to the state of Texas, where he lived for more than two years, and then returned to Ray county, Missouri, and has since lived here. Mr. Killgrove owns a neat, nicely improved farm, and is doing a thriving business. He is highly regarded by all of the community in which he lives, and is a valuable and influential citizen.


Is the son of W. K. and Nancy Nation. He was born in Daviess county, Missouri, January 31, 1851. His father was a native of Kentucky, and his mother of Missouri. Our subject left home at the age of nineteen years, and going to Polk county, Missouri, engaged in herding stock there, for about eighteen months, and then returned to Daviess county. Mr. Nation was married February 11, 1877, to Miss Maria McGhee, the daughter of William and Orlatha McGhee. She was born May 30,1853. The issue of this marriage has been three children, two of whom are now living: Lorenzo, born February 11, 1878; George R., born March 14, 1881. The principal occupation of our subject has always been farming, though he has engaged at carpentering also, at different times during life. Both Mr. Nation and his wife are leading members of the Missionary Baptist Church at Rockfall. He is a thrifty, enterprising and successful farmer and good citizen.


Is a native of Lincoln county, Kentucky, and was born April, 1822. His parents were Newman and Precia Vaughn, natives of the state of North Carolina. When Thomas was fifteen years of age, his parents moved to Bond county, Illinois, and resided there until 1846, when our subject returned to Kentucky, and remained there three years, and then went to California. From that state he traveled for about six years, going to the Sandwich Islands, in the Pacific Ocean, and to other places of interest. Returning once more to his native state, he remained there for a short time, and then removed to Illinois for a time. From Illinois he came to Ray county, Missouri, and located where he now lives, and pursued the avocation of cabinet- making for about fifteen years. Since that time he has been engaged in the business of farming. In the month of April, 1857, Mr. Vaughn was married to Miss Sarah A. McCullum, daughter of Williamson and Mary J. McCullum, natives of Tennessee. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Samuel P. Johnson, of the Christian Church. The result of this union has been five children, all but one of whom are living: Laura, born February, 1858 (now the wife of W. J. Craig); Josie E., born August, 1872; Charlie T., born February, 1875; John R., born November, 1880. Both Mr. Vaughn and his wife are members of the Christian Church, and also of the Crab Orchard Grange, P. of H. Mr. Vaughn owns a fine fertile farm, well improved, and in a good state of cultivation. He is a valuable citizen, and is held in universal respect and esteem by his neighbors.


This gentleman was born in East Tennessee on the 20th day of November, 1830. When he was only two years old, his parents, James and Jane Harris, also natives of Tennessee, immigrated with him to Howard county, Missouri, and after a short time spent there, to Ray county, where the family located permanently, on the farm where our subject now resides. His father died when Lilburn was but fourteen years old, and the care and support of the family devolved, in a large measure, upon him. The family consisted of eight persons, and young Lilburn's ditties at home were too arduous to allow him much time for attending school, and his education was, in consequence, somewhat limited. At the age of twenty years, Mr. Harris was married, in February, 1850, to Miss Mary Clark, by John E. Wells, justice of the peace. After his marriage he was engaged at farming until the outbreaking of the civil war. In 1862 he was enrolled in the militia and served until 1864, when he enlisted in company B, 44th Missouri regiment of volunteer infantry. He participated in the battles of Duck River, Springhills, Franklin, Nashville, Cedar Point, and Spanish Fort. He was discharged August 15,1865, and immemediately returned home to his family. His wife died in August, 1866, leaving him with seven young children. He was again married, April 10, 1867, by Judge McKissack, of Ray county, to Miss Salina J. Veach. She too, died, after becoming the mother of two children, June 29, 1869, and Mr. Harris was married the third time, November 20, 1880, to Miss Margaret A. Clark, sister of his first wife. This ceremony was performed by William Brown, justice of the peace. The third Mrs. Harris was born March 30, 1832. She is the daughter of R. and Nancy Clark. Her father was a native of Kentucky, and her mother of North Carolina. Ten children have been born to Mr. Harris by his different marriages, seven of whom are now living and three dead. Their names with dates of birth are as follows: Sarah E., born July 6, 1851; Elijah J., born November 4, 1852; Margaret, born February 21, 1856; Marcus L., born July 7, 1861; Nancy E., born August 14, 1864 ;.Benuretta, born December 30, 1867; Willemetta, born May 30, 1869; Hannah A., born January 13, 1858, died January 19, 1872; Julia F., born September 30,1854,died, May, 1873; Georgia A., born May 5, 1859, died July 19, 1872. Mrs. Harris is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. James Harris, father of our subject, was born January 17, 1804, and died September 25, 1844. His mother (Jane), was born August 4,1810, and died in the month of February, 1878.


William McKissack was born in Cocke county, Tennessee, September 1, 1812. His parents removed when he was only seven years old to Missouri, and, locating first in Saline county, lived there for three years, and then came to Ray county, and settled upon the same place where Judge McKissack now lives. Our subject was educated in the schools of this county, and remained at home with his parents until nineteen years of age, and then commenced farming on his own account. In the month of December, 1832, William McKissack was married to Miss Rachel Odell, by Elder Turnadge, of Ray county. Mrs. McKissack is the daughter of Isaac and Nancy Odell, natives of Tennessee. She was born in the month of December, 1815, in the state of Indiana, whither her parents had removed. Ten children have been born to Judge and Mrs. McKissack, only four of whom are now living. John enlisted in company B, 44th Missouri volunteers, and died at New Orleans April 11,1865, and was buried there. Simon enlisted in the 3d regiment of Missouri cavalry, in which he was orderly sergeant, and was killed June 8, 1862, at the battle of Springfield. His remains were brought home and interred in the Odell cemetery. Sarah, who married George P. Clevinger, is now deceased. Isaac is also dead. James enlisted in company B, 44th regiment Missouri volunteer infantry, and was killed in the engagement at Franklin, Tennessee, and buried on the battle-field. Martha married James Woods, and is now living near her father's home. William is married, and lives in Vernon county, Missouri. Mary Ann married John Connerford, and now lives in Kansas. Moses is unmarried, and still at home with his parents. Two children, unnamed, died in infancy. William McKissack was judge of the county court of this county for ten years. He has also served as justice of the peace for a number of years. He and Mrs. McKissack are leading members of the Missionary Baptist Church. Judge McKissack is one of the oldest, most highly respected, prominent and influential citizens of Ray county.


Jesse D. Rowland is the son of D. and Rachel Rowland, and was born in the territory of Indiana, September 6, 1816. While an infant his parents removed with him to Missouri, and located in Saline county, where they lived for three years, and then came to Ray county and set

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