Location: Salem Missouri

Biographical Sketch of Dr. John N. Raley

John N. Raley is a native of Belmont county, Ohio, and was born April 11, 1829; his parents were natives of Virginia. He was educated at the Mount Pleasant Seminary, of Mount Pleasant, Ohio, and lived upon a farm until he was twenty-two years old, then began clerking on a steamboat on the Illinois River, where he was engaged for two years. He was next employed in keeping books for grain merchants on the Chicago & Alton Railroad, in Illinois, and after a few years there moved to the State of Iowa and engaged in farming for two years. In

Biography of John J. Enyaet

John J., son of Abram and Jane Enyart, was born near Plattsburg, Clinton county, Missouri, May 15, 1838, and lived there until 1848, when his parents moved to Gentry county, and settled upon a farm in Boyle township. Four years after taking up their residence in Gentry county his father died, and one year later, in 1853, his mother also journeyed to ” that bourne from whence no traveler ere returns.” Thus left alone, he made his home with his half-brother, William Mulligan, until 1857, when he came to Daviess County and lived with his uncle, H. W. Enyart, near

Biographical Sketch of James L. Chapman

James L. Chapman is a native of West Virginia, born near Manchester, Hancock County, in the widely quoted “Pan-handle district,” March 23, 1818, and there he was reared, educated, and lived until the 5th of April, 1854. In that year he migrated to the “land of the Hawkeye,” settling in Jefferson county, but remained in that county only till the following fall, then removed to Wayne county, Iowa, and there continued to live and engage in farming until 1864, when he made his home in Missouri, locating in Harrison county. Six years he pursued farming avocations in that county, then

Biography of N. B. Brown

N. B. Brown was born in Logan county, Virginia, in 1833, and moved with his parents to Daviess county, Missouri, in 1843, settling three and one-half miles west of Pattonsburg. He was educated in the country schools of his native county in Virginia, and of Daviess county. When he came to Daviess county there were few settlements in the northern part of the county. The county then, and for several years afterward, embraced what is now Harrison county. Mr. Brown came to Salem township, then known as Benton, in 1857, and built the first store-house in Salem. When he first

Biography of Gabriel Feurt, Judge

Gabriel Feurt was born in Scioto county, Ohio, July 3, 1827. His father, Thomas Feurt, was a native of New Jersey, and his mother, Mary, was born in Pennsylvania. His grandfather, George Bowers, served seven years in the Revolutionary War, and settled in Scioto county, Ohio, when there were but three other families in that county. Our subject received his education in the common schools of Ohio, and came to this county in 1845, in company with his mother and others of the family, and settled where he now lives-never having resided in any other than his birthplace, and where

Biographical Sketch of Edward McIntire

Edward McIntire was born in Tippecanoe county, Indiana, in 1832. His parents were William and Nancy McIntire. He moved with his father to McLean county, Illinois, in 1838. Here he remained until 1856, when he moved to Daviess county, Missouri, settling at Salem, where he has since resided, except during an interval of five years, from 1861 to 1865, which time he spent in Iowa and Illinois. He twice offered to enter the army in behalf of the Union, but was rejected on account of his health. Mr. McIntire started in the furniture business in Salem in 1866, and has

Biography of William J. Pugh

William J. Pugh was born in Preble County, Ohio, in 1836, and is a son of Willianson and Sarah Thigh with whom he moved, at the age of three years, to Rush county, Indiana, where he resided until 1872, when he removed to Harrison county, Missouri, and five years later to his present residence in Salem. Mr. Pugh was educated in the common schools of Rush county, Indiana, and at the Fairview Academy in the same county, which institution he attended ten months. Mr. Pugh commenced teaching at the age of eighteen years, and’ taught for thirteen winters, working a

Biographical Sketch of J. W. Rupe

J. W. Rupe was born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, in 1852. At the age of three years he moved with his parents to Iowa City, Iowa, where he resided two years, and then moved with his parents to Bethany, Harrison county, Missouri, where he remained until August, 1877, when he removed to Salem, Daviess county, where he has since resided. Mr. Rupe received his education in the schools of Bethany, Missouri. While in Bethany he learned the trade of harness-making, which he has since followed. Mr. Rupe has been married twice. His first wife was Miss Alice Shockley, of Bethany,

Biographical Sketch of James I. Weldon

James I. Weldon was born in Hart county, Kentucky, in 1843. His parents were Jonathan and Sallie Weldon, with whom he moved to Missouri in 1855, where he has lived since that time, in the counties of Harrison and Daviess. He received his education in the schools of these counties in Kentucky and Missouri. Mr. Weldon has been engaged in farming all of his life, and now owns a nicely improved farm adjoining the town of Salem. He is now turning his attention to sheep-raising, as he regards it more remunerative than other kinds of stock. At the age of

Biographical Sketch of Henry T. Keown

Henry T. Keown. The subject of this sketch is the son of John A. and Angeline Keown, and was born in Madison county, Illinois, November 21, 1843. He received a common school education, and lived with his parents until he was eighteen years old, then commenced business for himself. He engaged in dealing in cattle for six years. After his marriage he settled on a farm and stayed there about six years, then purchased a marble shop in New Douglas, Illinois, and was engaged in the marble business by himself until 1878, when he took in a partner (I. A.