Ramseys from KY to MO with Lampkin The State Republican 26 Feb 1891 pg 3

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Ramseys from KY to MO with Lampkin The State Republican 26 Feb 1891 pg 3 - to a Josiah R- Lamkln- It seems that the father...
to a Josiah R- Lamkln- It seems that the father of Mr. Lamkln died In Kentucky when lie was very young, and soon after Ills death, in 1817, Gen. Jonathan Ram sey conceived tho idea of emigrating to Missouri ; (lie wm brotlicr-in-hw to Mr. Lamkin's mother) she, It seems, had four children, Including tho subject of this sketch, nnd all small. (Jen. Ramsey was not only a man of considerable means but hu had friend in the community -vl.eru he lived, some of whom had so much eoiilldcncu in him that Ihcy decided to band together, form themselves into a sort of colony, remove to the then territory of .Missouri, get liome3 near each other and conliilito to lie friends and neighbors. There being uo steamboats ploughing t lie turbid waters of the Missouri at that time, they resorted to the expedient of procuring keel boats, in which all their families, household furniture, etc., could be brought along. All their cattlo, horses, etc., were t,o be collected collected in one herd, enough men were to go along Willi Ihcm to diivo them and enough retained on the boats to man nnd run them, Thoy oontcm plated going to somo point up the iMissouri river, either in what was then known us the Uoonslick country or a little further up to somo of the rich lands anil prairies that now lie in Valine, Lafayette or Jolinscn counties. counties. It wa3 arranged for Mrs. Lamkln Lamkln and her little onc3 to be made part of this emigrating company, come out to tho new country and grow up witli it. These airangements being perfected tho two divisions of this invading army or occupation took their departure according to program. All seems to have gone along smoothly smoothly and nicely; we have no information information of any eausaltics, delays or disappointments disappointments till some time in the month of October, after the stock had crossed the Missouri river at St. Charles and. were being driven through tho high praitios what would now be called a blizzard, met them. A cold northwest wind came sweeping sweeping down through these prairies, Btriking them squarely in the face ; it seemed to them tiiat winter had set In. Gen. Ramsey, who was with them, became fearful that the river would ficeze up or bccoiuo so full of ice that the boats would have to tlu up and winter at some inaccessible locality, locality, and tinder those, circumstances circumstances lie was induced to make an entire entire change of his plan of movements and this it will be hereafter seen changed the destiny of this entire colony ; it resulted eventually in their locating in what is now Callaway etch I county, and the subject of this sket hi3 m:inhoo(l in Cole county. It seems that Gen. Ramsey had some knowl-tlus edge of the country ; lie knew that the town of C'ltc Sans Deseln w:i3 quite a nourishing village and trading trading post on the bank of the Missouri river neatly opposite tho mouth of the Osage. All the countiy south of tho Mivauii river was then occupied by Indians who, witli the hunters and trappers that went out among them. l,!ul l" come t0 tllia l,laec wilh lliei'' f'!l'f, iMLlV.Tl0, Bn,d bartc' theie from St. Louis and supplied. them with tonacco, powder and lead, aml such oilier things as Indians and l,,uulc". '.,cca.eJ- " k"cw tllaTl J"t above tins place was a largo Island grown fllll o( vusllt.3) in"whicl thc stock could be sheltered and fed. and even fatten ou tho rushes. So he turned out from bis route in the ' to Ulis sIand aml waitcil f 't, , , , ., , , , 'ur r- rlval 01 tllc kctl "oats, which put in their appearance in due time and they prepared themselves to go into quaitcrs; they built houses ; Qt famie3 m,t Q, . ,, , cabins, in those days, moved their furniture and families into them out f the boats and made themselves as , or ucn, uamsey niraseit that they ! on found that winter hud not set comfortable as possible under the 1 circumstances. 1 hail it from the lips of Gen. Ramsey himself that they in ; the cold wind that struck them upon thc prairies soon ceased and it became warm again. Gen. Ramsey, it is to be presumed, as he was an old hunter, and game was plentiful, did not stay in his cabin while this line weather lasted, lie said that he soon began to observe what Iln.o land the Missouii river bottom wa3, the earth was as b'.Sick na soil could b ; amf!:jv the trees were many black walnuts which ho regarded as an indication indication of rich soil, so that it was not long befoie ho ami his comrades, made up their minds lo locate here, it seems that he had provided himself himself before ho started, with a lot of New Madrid certificates, which were a kind of lloaliiig laud warrants that the U. S. government had issued, each calling for a given number of acics ot land which the holder could, by going to a U- S. land officer locate upon and become the owner of any land that wa3 subject to purchase from tho government, so he said Input Input these warrants into the hands of his son, Allen, who look them to St. Louis and located upon land on tho bank of tho Missouri river neatly opposite opposite thc mouth of tho Moreau, whero ho operated a large farm and resided for many jears, but event ually, when he had become very old and inllrm he left his farm, came over to tho city and lived with his granddaughter, Mrs. Dunscomb, but after a time ho left the city and spent tho balance of his days with his daughter, Mrs. Kwing, on tho bluff of the rlvor nearly opposite his old Cal-laway Cal-laway home. Ho dtod in 18C0. Mr. Kwing died in 1883, but we must now get back upon the subjoct of this sketch. It seems that Gen. Ramsey so arranged things that Mr. Lamkin'B mother located on 80 acres of land three or four miles from tho river In Callaway county, but intlrao 1 It seems that slio, like, several others. of this colony, concluded that they could do better on tho south stdo of the Missouri river, and wo havo t from Mr. Lamkln himself, that in 1821, when he was only 14 years, old sho had him and Ins brother William at work on tho Moreau clearing up ground for cultivation and getting ready to move to It. which tlmv eventually did. and he and his mother remained there, she dvlng in 1847. mis nuiu uome, no in tune, by buying buying ndlolnlim lauds and clearlmr landi in the Moreau bottom, got to be anil now is a large rami. I once hoard blln say that when he was n bov hn carried for considerable tlmo tho mall on horseback from the Cltv nf Jefferson to a postolllco called Pizgah, Cooper county, and sometimes ns fnr as Boonvllle and Franklin, making the trip once a week. I also heard Urn say that it was during the sum mer of 1821, and whilo he and his brother were working to make their Moreau farm, the celebrated llooil came which broke mill dam on Cedar creek; it seems that an unprecedented unprecedented run fell in that creek. some of the oldest inhabitants said that its waters rose to the height of 30 or 10 feet, pouring such a vplumo of water into the river as to cause It to run up stream and forcing such a strong current up Cedar creek as to break the dam of a mill four milc3 from its mouth. Mr. Lamkln's brother in time went to Osago county, county, went into the mercantile business where he did well ; in time was elected elected clerk of the county, which oillco ho held for a long time and nearly up to the time of ids death. Befor quitting quitting the mercantile business he took in Ids two nephews, Labieus and Tha-dius Tha-dius Zevcly, and chcy continued tho business for somo time after he had ictired ; they were the sons of one of his sisters; they are both dead, and their father was a Baptist preacher. The other sister married Martin Noland, also a Baptist preacher, who died in 18G2. CORRESPONDENCE- ELSTON ITEMS. Mr. Frank Caparl sold his farm last week to .Mr. Cbas. O. Chambers. Consideration, Consideration, S2. per acre. Mr Casparl will glvo possession this week and move to his father's, Thomas Caparl, who re sides one mile south of Elston. F. M. Tripp, tho contractor, has about completed the carpenter work on tho new residence of Mr. O. Conge, and will soon commence tho erection of a new barn for Mr. Herman Ilcidker, near town. Tho tllshlct schools of Elston, Union and King Chnppcl all closed their whiter terms l.iit Friday. l'hi! Brainless Fop m-.ulo his annual trip through Elnon on February 14. Rev. 1$. T. Tipton filled his regular anpolntmont lat Sabbath. Miss .Sallle E. Rout'zong wont to Moniteau county Satuid.iy, where she will remain several days vlsltlug frietid3 and relatives. Sevn' U'tUnriwero arrested last week wolcurn, for robbing some school children children of their dinners when on their way to school. It Is about time the authorities authorities at this place wcro c.iforclng good buh.ivlor not only from tramps, but also some of the natives should bo attended to In and around Elston If reports aro true. Gentlemen, watch your flour barrel, meal tub. your smoko bouses aud corn crib. There is a thief of small call'no in the community , aud he will be caught, so says the prophet. Mr. P. W. Reisdorf had tho misfortune misfortune to lose one of his thumbs while working in a saw mill at Lohman's Lohman's station last week. The cutting off of his thumb by some of the machinery machinery was very painful to him, but uo serious results arc feared. Information has just icached hero that Hugh Vaughn of Tuscumbia, in an altercation with a man, whoso name wo failed to learn, near Tuscumbia, Tuscumbia, struck the man on thc hcail with a club, which produced death. Hon. James M. Hawkins has been' doing strong work in having Miller county remain in this circuit. His people and tho people of this county arc opposed to thc change. Mrs. Ada C. Price, executor of tho late Tlios. B. Price, lias sold tho Price farm of 5')00 acres in Moniteau county to Mr. James Hickman for 86,500 cash. Mr. O. G. Burch, cashier of tho Eiist National bank, executed tho deed and transfers. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Goldman wcro in St. Louis attending the silver wedding wedding ceremouies of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Goldman, which occurred last week. The family have a largo circle of friends hero who Join In hearty congratulations. New York Herald. June It- Tho Siberian bljod hounds to bo used in tho production or "Casey's Troubles" havo just arrived by steamship City of Paris. They aro on exhibition at -'Thcis" on 14th street. Thcso dogs aro attracting much attention on account of theic wonderful size, ono in particular being spotted so peculiar ono would; feel certain it was a leopard. "Wo noticed among the many visitors a gentleman looking very anxiously at the spotted hound. It seems ho has been engaged to play tho villain In the piece, and ho says if he has to faco that beast lio U going to wear a steel armor. If we were him wp. would scad on a (luajmyv

Clipped from The State Republican26 Feb 1891, ThuPage 3

The State Republican (Jefferson City, Missouri)26 Feb 1891, ThuPage 3
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