|Nodaway County, Missouri History of 1882 Biographicals|
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|[page 576] Joseph Miller, section 16, post office Clearmont, is an old resident and a leading agriculturist of this county, and is a native of Monroe County, Virginia, [page 577] where he was born June 21, 1822. At the age of three years the family emigrated to Decatur County, Indiana, where he was raised to manhood as a farmer, and received his education. When twenty-one years of age he emigrated to Van Buren County, Iowa, where he resided six months, and from there he came to Missouri and settled in this county, where he has since resided. He has 320 acres of choice land, 180 of which are under cultivation. He has upon his place a splendid residence, and his improvements generally are of the best. Mr Miller has been twice married. First, April 29, 1847, to Miss Sarah Brownfield. They had from this union three children: Charles W., Ephraim P., and Sarah E. Mrs Miller's death occurred March 16, 1855. Mr M. was again married February 22, 1857, to Miss Sarah E. Ricketts, an estimable lady, their family consists of James O., Albert J., Marion, George W., Laura E., Clara A., Celia A., and Eva L., and an adopted daughter, Sarah E. They are members of the M.E. Church. Mr M. is supervisor of this township and also school director of the district.|
[page 577] A.C. Miller, section 12, post office Hopkins, is a successful and cultured farmer of this county, and was born in Hancock County, Indiana, February 3, 1824. He was there reared to manhood, and received the advantages of a good education. He has always been engaged in the occupation he now so successfully follows, and, in 1845, he immigrated west, and settled in Andrew County, Missouri, where he resided till 1868, when he removed to this county, locating where he now resides. He has a fine farm of 250 acres, which is second to none in the county, 150 acres of which are under cultivation. He has one of the finest residences in the county, situated on a splendid site, and shows good judgment in its arrangements throughout. His improvements on his place are very much above the average. Mr Miller was married February 8, 1847, to Miss Charlotte Tyna, an estimable lady, a native of Indiana. They have had a family consisting of: Mary A., Joseph A., Susanna, Karnes, Isabelle, Henry M., Floda, Tyna and Elbert. Mr M. is a member of Xenia Lodge, No 50, A.F. and A.M. of Hopkins. He is school director of his district. They are members of the M.E. Church.
Note: Don Mitchell: email@example.com sends some additional information correcting the name of A.C.'s wife Charlotte Tyna which should say Charlotte Tyner. Thanks for this correction!
|[page 577] E.P. Miller, dealer in harness and saddles, Clearmont. This business was started by Mr Miller in August, 1880, and since that time he has had a large share of patronage. He is a native of Davis County, Iowa, and was born March 28, 1851. He was there raised till he attained his fourteenth year, when he came with his family to this state and county, following the [page 578] occupation of farming till he embarked in his present business. He has a good farm of eighty acres of choice land, all of which is under cultivation. Mr Miller was married April 22, 1876, to Miss Mary E. Ingles, an estimable lady. They have one child: Artie J. Mr M. was road overseer of his township one term. Mrs Miller, in connection with Mrs Phillips, is in the millinery and dressmaking business in Clearmont. They are doing a satisfactory trade.|
|[page 578] Joseph A. Miller, section 11, post office Hopkins. The subject of this sketch is a native of Andrew County, Missouri, and was there born December 25, 1852. He was raised in that county till sixteen years of age, when, with the family, he came to this county and settled near where he now resides. He was brought up in the occupation he now follows, and is the owner of 105 acres of land in section 13, besides renting and working 100 acres where he now resides. Mr Miller was married November 10, 1880, to Miss Ella Lytle, a native of Ohio.|
|[page 581] Atchison Township - John W. Shearer, section 14, post office Clearmont. The subject of this sketch is a native of Iowa, and was born September 15, 1850. He there received a good common school education, and was raised to manhood in the occupation he now follows. In 1876, he emigrated to Missouri, and settled where he now resides. He has eighty acres of land that will average with any in the county, sixty-five acres of which are under cultivation. Mr S. was united in marriage in 1867 to Miss Mary C. Phipps. They have from this union three children: Emma E., Nettie A., and George F. Mr S. was justice of the peace of his township for one term.|
|[page 583] Atchison Township - E. Taylor, farmer, section 31, post office Hopkins, is a native of Baltimore County, Maryland, and was born April 19, 1821. He was reared on a farm in this and Frederick Counties, until eighteen years of age, and, in 1838, he removed to Ohio, settling in Clark County. He was married in 1849, to Miss Margaret O'Brien, a native of New Jersey. In 1855, he immigrated to Grant County, Wisconsin, and remained there until 1876, when he came to Nodaway County, Missouri. His farm contains 136 acres of land. Mr Taylor has made farming and teaching his life work. His family consists of five children: John W., Benjamin F., Lewis E., Joseph G. and S. Douglas. Two are deceased, Mary and Emma F.|
|[page 584] John B. Wallace, section 25, post office Clearmont. Among the old settlers and prominent farmers of Nodaway County, may be mentioned the subject of this sketch. He was born in Anderson County, Tennessee, June 22, 1821, and was there raised to manhood, following the occupation of farming. In 1860, he immigrated to Missouri, and settled where he now resides. He has 300 acres of land that will compare favorably with any in the county, 170 acres of which are under cultivation. Mr Wallace was married in 1844, to Miss Louisa Weaver, also a native of Tennessee. They have six children: Elizabeth J., Cynthia A., Mitty E., William S., Louisa and Thomas J. Mr W. is a member of the Masonic fraternity.|
|[page 584] Rev Aaron M. Wallace, Clearmont, another old settler and prominent minister of this district is a native of Tennessee, and was born in Anderson County, February 12, 1828. He was there raised, and received his education in the schools of that vicinity. In 1849 he emigrated to Missouri and settled in this county, where he resided till 1851, when he returned to his native state, remaining till 1856. At that time he again came to Missouri and settled in Morgan County, where he resided one year. From there he returned to this county, where he has since resided. He has a very large circuit [page 585] under his charge, and is pastor of the following churches: Clearmont Baptist, Bethel Church of Dawsonville, Baptist Church of Hopkins, and also the Missionary Church. He has been a faithful expounder of the Baptist faith in this district for twenty-five years. Mr Wallace was married January 20, 1846, to Miss Elizabeth Curnutt. They have four children living: Cynthia, William A., Lulelia E., and Kisiar. Mr W. has a farm of 146 acres in Lincoln Township, situated in sections 23 and 14, and has a splendid residence where he resides in Clearmont.|