Biographical Sketch of William P. Dunnington

William P. Dunnington. This gentleman is a native of Maryland, born July 21, 1816. At nine years of age he moved with his parents to Virginia, where he grew up and received a good common school education. In the fall of 1835 Mr. Dunnington moved to Ohio, but only remained one year when he moved to Illinois, where he remained a year engaged in farming. He came to Daviess county, this State, in, the spring of 1838, and settled in Harrison township, where he has ever since resided engaged in farming.

Mr. Dunnington was married, in this county, September 16, 1841, to Miss- Elizabeth Osborn, a lady who was born in Daviess county. Mr. and Mrs. Dunnington are the parents of eleven children, six sons and five daughters. Mrs. Dunnington died November 7, 1874, after a lingering illness of several years. She was a lady highly honored and esteemed by all who knew her, and her loss is regretted as that of a good neighbor, a kind mother and an affectionate wife. Mr. D. owns a good farm of 120 acres in Harrison township, and is known as a practical farmer and valuable citizen.



The History of Daviess County, Missouri. Daviess County, Missouri: Birdsall & Dean. 1882.

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