Minister and farmer, section 34, post-office Lone Jack, was born on the 22d of February, 1820, in Granville County, North Carolina, and was reared on a farm. He studied for the ministry, and received his education at the Missionary Baptist College of Wake Forest, near Raleigh, North Carolina. Commenced preaching in Wake County, North Carolina, in 1850, and remained there until November, 1868. Then removed to Kentucky, and soon came to this county. In the spring of 1869, he took charge of the churches at Lone Jack, Oak Grove, Elvira Springs, and Pittsville, Johnson County and Concord, Lafayette County. He has retired from the ministry, on account of age, and has given his attention chiefly to farming, and owns 110 acres, most of which is under cultivation. He has filled the office of school director. June 5, 1850, he married Miss Helen P. Knight, a native of North Carolina, born in 1830. They have five children; Julian, Noel, Donald, Sidney, and Fannie E.; lost one.
Source: [Anonymous], The History of Jackson County, Missouri (Kansas City: Union Historical Co., 1881), pp. 936-937.