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DRYDEN, Jonathan J

DRYDEN, Jonathan J[1, 2, 3]

Male 1813 - 1855  (41 years)

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  • Name DRYDEN, Jonathan J 
    Born 15 Nov 1813  Sullivan County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  District 51, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 13 Nov 1855  Livingston Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties, Missouri

      Saint Louis: National Historic Company, 1886

      P. 1031

      Jonathan J. Dryden
      (Deceased)

      On the 13th of November, 1855, there died, at his home in Livingston county, Mo., a man who had been a resident of this county for fifteen years, and whose name had stood from the beginning without reproach ñ Jonathan J. Dryden. So many of his children have become prominently identified with the affairs of this county, that it is but proper a sketch of his life should be inserted here. Originally from Sullivan county, Tenn., he was born November 15, 1813. In 1838 he removed to Missouri, locating in Daviess county. Previous to that time he had served as a soldier in the Florida War in 1836 and 1837, from which he was honorably discharged, and for his services he received a land warrant. After his settlement in Daviess county he took active and deep interest in its welfare, and, besides his connection with its agricultural affairs, was engaged in school teaching and also became well known in an official capacity. Besides being assessor he was sheriff in 1854, his election to that office being by the largest majority ever bestowed upon a candidate for that position. His death occurred while he was discharging the duties of that office, and his loss was the more keenly felt because it was known that a good and useful man had departed. His wife was formerly Caroline L. Dryden, a native of Washington county, Va., and daughter of William and Sarah Dryden. The latterís parents were Francis and Sarah Berry, Virginians by birth. Mrs. Caroline Dryden was born in 1813, and in 1830 accompanied her fatherís family to Chariton county, Mo., moving thence to Daviess county. The father was a farmer and blacksmith, and after moving to Linn county, he remained there until his death in 1860; his wife survived until 1874, dying in the same county.

      Fifteen children were in their family, twelve of whom grew to maturity: Nathaniel J., Constantine, Augustine, Caroline L., Eliza A., Sallie H., William W., Thomas L., Louisa, Oscar Decatur, Virginia A., and John Q. Jonathan Dryden and wife had given them five children: David N., born January 6, 1843; William L, now deceased; Louisa J., wife of John R. Brown; Thomas A., born January 4, 1851, and John R., born July 4, 1854. Mr. D. was a participant in both the Mormon and Heatherly Wars. All his children are members of the M. E. Church South. Thomas A. Dryden, at whose insistence this sketch is inserted, is closely occupied in tilling the soil here, and, on account of his thorough acquaintance with the calling, is making it a success.
    Person ID I1891  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2019 

    Father DRYDEN, David,   b. 17 Aug 1764, Rockbridge, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1852, Sullivan, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother LAUGHLIN, Jane,   b. 18 Nov 1774, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1822, Sullivan, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1809  Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family DRYDEN, Caroline Lucinda,   b. 5 Mar 1818, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1891, Larned, Pawnee, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1841  Daviess, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. DRYDEN, David Nathaniel,   b. 6 Jan 1843, Sampsel Township, Livingston, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1909, Livingston, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. DRYDEN, William L,   b. 5 Jan 1844, Livingston Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1886  (Age < 41 years)
     3. DRYDEN, Louisa Jane,   b. 5 Jan 1848, Livingston, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1907, Livingston, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. DRYDEN, Thomas Alexander,   b. 4 Jan 1851, Livingston Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. DRYDEN, John Redman,   b. 4 Jul 1854, Chillicothe, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1904, Pawnee, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Nov 1813 - Sullivan County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Oct 1841 - Daviess, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - District 51, Livingston, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Nov 1855 - Livingston Co, MO Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties, Missouri, (Saint Louis: National Historic Company, 1886), p. 1031.

    2. [S8] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850.M432, 1,009 rolls. District 51, Livingston, Missouri, roll M432_405, page 84, image 172.

    3. [S103] One World Tree (sm), Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.), Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc.




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