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Elijah Crawford Featherston

Male 1858 - 1942  (83 years)


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  • Name Elijah Crawford Featherston  [1
    Born 31 May 1858  Middle Grove, Monroe County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Land Feb 1909  Macon County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Elijah Featherston, of Macon County bought from Wm. F.Buster for $5200.00in Feb 1909 the N/E1/4 section 17, township 56, Range17.
    Anecdote Bef 1942  [12
    • 'In the history of this country the family to which E. C. Featherston, ofCallao in this county, belongs has been active in many places andvarious lines of endeavor. His name sparkles in the annuals of fourgreat states of the American union and dignifies and adorns almost everyform of industrial energy, and social, civil, military and officiallife. It had it American origin in Virginia, employed it faculties inthe development of kentucky, helped to bring a portion of Missouri fromprimitive conditions to a state of advanced improvement and stridingprogressiveness, and aid in giving the mining industries of California alift at the very beginning of their wonderful career. In all therelations of life and in every department of human energy the members ofthe family have borne themselves in a manner greatly to their own creditand the advantage of the communities in which they lived.

      E.C. Featherston was born in Monroe County, Misssouri on May 31, 1858,and is a son of Green and Anna (Broaddus) Featherston, natives ofKentucky and early arrivals in Missouri. The father was born inJessamine County of the Blue Grass state and remained there until 1846.His father, Burrell Featherston, was a native of Virginia and belongedto families resident in that state from colonial times. His son Greenobtained his education in the county of his nativity and aided incarrying on the extensive farming operations conducted by his fatheruntil he reached the age of eighteen. At the time he was a youth inyears but a man in stature and spirit, and he determined to begin thebattle of life for himself, and, as his father had don, in a regionremote from family influence and in which there was opportunity yet tobegin at the foundation of affairs and work from that to the desiredresults wholly by his own efforts. He therefore came to Missouri in1846 and took up his residence in Randolph County, where he remaineduntil 1849. The gold harp of California was then fairly ringing out itsseductive music to the ravished ear of the world; and Mr. Featherstonwas enchanted by the inspiring strain. He joined the 'Forty-niners' intheir dramatic and spectacular argonautic expedition across thetrackless plains and forbidding rugged mountains to try his luck in thegold mines. He was one of the successful adventurers, mining profitableuntil 1852. He then returned to this state and again located in MonroeCounty to continue the farming industry he had abandoned three yearsbefore.

      This one experience satisfied his longings for adventures in distantregions, and he devoted himself wholly to his farming and stock-raisingenterprise until 1870. In that year he moved to Moberly, which was inneed of builders to meet the demands of its then rapid development, andduring the next nineteen years he worked at the carpenter trade in thatcity, doing some teaming with connection with the industry at his trade.Om 1880 he gave up active work and moved to Monroe County, where hemade his home with his son until 1892 when he died. At the dawn of hismanhood came the call to arms to defend the country against theaggressions of Mexico, and he was one of the first to respond. In thatshort but decisive contest, the Mexican War, he justified his familyname and history by his valor, taking part in nearly all the principalengagements and sharing in the glory that came to the arms of ourcitizen soldiery in consequence of their entire subjugation of ourhaughty neighbor of the southwestern border.

      The elder Mr. Featherston was a Democrat in Political allegiance andenergetic in the service of his party. he was allied fraternally withthe Masonic order, and in religious relations with the Christian church.He married in 1853 to Miss Anna Broaddus, of Kentucky and they becameparents of three children, all of whom ar living; Luella, the wife of R.L. Broaddus, of Madison, Missouri; and Allen G., a resident of Randolphcounty and Eliza C. of this county.

      E. C. Featherston was educated in the district school of his nativecounty, and after leaving school worked as hired hand on farms in theneighborhood of his home until 1878. In that year he started learningthe trade of carpenter, and to this line of activity he adhered until1888. Agricultural pursuits at that time seemed to offer betteradvantages than mechanical industry, and they were more in line of histastes. He therefore turned his attention to farming and raising stock,which he followed with marked success until 1896, when he sold his farmof sixty-five acres and all its equipment and moved to Brynumville inChariton county. There he passed three years in the milling business,and in 1899 took advantage of better opportunity that presented itselffor an extensive trade in grain and mill products at Callao in thiscounty, moving them to that town, where he has ever since had his homeand the seat of his mercantile and commercial undertakings.

      In all the communities of his residence Mr. Featherston has taken anearnest and helpful interest, showing good qualities of leadership inenterprises for public improvement and of persistency in carrying themto successful issues. In April 1906, he was elected Mayor of Callao,and he filled this important and responsible office with great credit tohimself and benefit to the town until April 1909, when he was electedvice-president of the school board and made superintendent of theconstruction work in building new school houses. In politics, Mr.Featherston is independent, holding himself free to support any policyor candidate he deems in line with his convictions and likely to proveof benefit to the people and their best interests. He is a Freemason infraternal life and a member of the Christian church in religiousallegiance, taking great interest in the welfare of and being an activeand effective worker in both his lodge and his church. On 27 Dec 1888,he was united in marriage with Miss Mattie Cunningham, a daughter of A.J. and Sallie (Duncan) Cunningham long residents and highly esteemedcitizens of Monroe County, Missouri. All of the six children resultingfrom the union are living. They are: Bessie, Harry M. Russell, Glenn,Chester and Lucille, all still at home with their parents andcontributing to the brightness and warmth of the family fireside. Thefamily stands well in the community, its members are leaders in social,educational and church work, and they are all held in the highest regardthroughout the county, and wherever else they are known.'


      Chariton Co., MO Deed Bk. 93, p. 318 Warranty Deed Elijah Featherston,of Macon County bought from Wm. F.Buster for $5200.00 in Feb 1909 theN/E1/4 section 17, township 56, Range17.
    Reference Number 32019 
    Reference Number mem 45 
    Died 07 Feb 1942  Ellis Fischel State Cancer Hospital, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Unknown GEDCOM info: Burial Monroe Co., Mo. Sunset Hill Cemetery.
    Buried Aft 07 Feb 1942  Sunset Hill Cemetery, Madison, Monroe County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gravestone
    Gravestone
    Elijah Crawford Featherston 1858-1942
    Sunset Hill Cemetery, Madison, Monroe County, Missouri, USA
    Person ID I32019  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2015 

    Father Green Berry Featherston,   b. 22 Jan 1823, Jessamine County, Kentucky, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1901, Callao, Macon County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Anna Mahone Broaddus,   b. 1830, Kentucky, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1860, Middle Grove, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 07 Jan 1853  Monroe County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Family ID F10358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mattie Ganoe Cunningham,   b. 17 Mar 1863, Monroe County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1957, Jackson County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1888  Monroe County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 15
    Children 
     1. Elijah Chester Featherston,   b. Aft 1889
     2. Ressie Featherston,   b. 11 Nov 1889, Monroe County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1980, Shawnee Mission, Johnson County, Kansas, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Harry Mahone Featherston,   b. 12 Oct 1893, Monroe County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1961, Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Samuel Russell Featherston,   b. 21 Oct 1895, Monroe County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1974, Madison, Monroe County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Errett Glenn Featherston,   b. 15 Oct 1900, Callao, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Sep 1994, Madison, Monroe County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     6. Edward Chester Featherston,   b. 14 Aug 1904, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1984, Shawnee Mission, Johnson County, Kansas, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. Edith Lucille Featherston,   b. 31 Dec 1907, Callao, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1910, Callao, Macon County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F10431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1071] Featherstone Society Member Joyce F Hawkins 45, JFHGEN@aol.com, Compiler: Joyce F Hawkins, (21 June 2001), mem45. (Reliability: 1).
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    2. [S2053] 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Callao, Macon, Missouri; Roll: 873; Page: 6B;Enumeration District: 0064; FHL microfilm: 1240873 (Reliability: 0).
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    3. [S2049] 1860 United States Federal Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Randolph, Missouri; Roll: M653_642;Page: 904; Image: 319; Family History Library Film: 803642 (Reliability: 0).
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    4. [S2050] 1870 United States Federal Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Union, Randolph, Missouri; Roll: M593_802;Page: 337A; Image: 677; Family History Library Film: 552301 (Reliability: 0).
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    5. [S2051] 1880 United States Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Madison, Monroe, Missouri; Roll: 704; FamilyHistory Film: 1254704; Page: 671B; Enumeration District: 057; Image:0655 (Reliability: 0).
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    6. [S2077] 1920 United States Federal Census, US Gov., (Ancestry.com), Year: 1920; Census Place: Madison, Monroe, Missouri; Roll: T625_936;Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 125; Image: 190 (Reliability: 0).
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    7. [S2077] 1920 United States Federal Census, US Gov., (Ancestry.com), Year: 1930; Census Place: Marion, Monroe, Missouri; Roll: 1213; Page: 6A;Enumeration District: 9; Image: 702.0; FHL microfilm: 2340948 (Reliability: 0).
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    8. [S2078] 1940 United States Federal Census, (Ancestry.com), Year: 1940; Census Place: Madison, Monroe, Missouri; Roll: T627_2130;Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 69-11 (Reliability: 0).
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    9. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014).

    10. [S42] Featherstone Society, Joyce had the city recorded.

    11. [S1071] Featherstone Society Member Joyce F Hawkins 45, JFHGEN@aol.com, Compiler: Joyce F Hawkins, (21 June 2001), mem45., Chariton Co., MO Deed Bk. 93, p. 318 Warranty Deed (Reliability: 1).
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    12. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014), Source: General History of Macon County, Missouri ; Henry Talorand Co., Chicago, 1910 Pages 822-825.

    13. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014), Missouri DC #5862; acute pancreattis. Merchant. Father's name listed asGreen Berry Featherston. Died at Ellis Fischel State Cancer Hospital inColumbia, Missouri.

    14. [S1071] Featherstone Society Member Joyce F Hawkins 45, JFHGEN@aol.com, Compiler: Joyce F Hawkins, (21 June 2001), mem45. (Reliability: 1).
      {TMG Surety 1111.}

    15. [S2053] 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Callao, Macon, Missouri; Roll: 873; Page: 6B;Enumeration District: 0064; FHL microfilm: 1240873 (Reliability: 0).
      {TMG Surety 0000.}