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  • Name James HEATON 
    Gender Male 
    Publication 1884  Audrain County, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • History of Audrain County, Missouri

      JAMES HEATON,
      farmer, and one of the energetic go-ahead citizens of Cuivre township,
      is a native of Illinois, born in Madison county, December 20, 1839.
      He was the youngest son of a family of four children, two sons and
      two daughters, of John Heaton and wife, whose maiden name was
      Rocceanna Kensler, the father a native of Pennsylvania, but the mother
      originally from Virginia. They were married in Pennsylvania and
      removed to Madison county, Illinois, in an early day. The father
      died there in 1844. He was a substantial farmer of Madison county,
      and was highly respected and esteemed as a citizen. James, the
      subject of the present sketch, was brought up to habits of industry
      on his father's farm and to principles of sterling integrity. Reared
      to a farm life, that calling after he reached manhood, naturally
      became his permanent occupation. Starting out for himself soon
      afterwards, on the 30th of May, 1863, he was married, in St Louis,
      Missouri, to Miss Lucinda Braden, a daughter of Isaac Braden, an
      old citizen of Madison county, Ill., where Mrs. Heaton was born and
      reared. Mr. Heaton continued farming in his native county, and
      with substantial success, until 1871, when he removed to Missouri,
      locating in Audrain county, where he bought the farm on which he
      now resides. Mr. Heaton has nearly a quarter section of good land
      in his homestead place and, besides, has another tract not far distant
      from the home farm. Mr. Heaton is one of those industrious push-
      ing men who farms with intelligence and energy and keeps every-
      thing around him up in business-like shape. His home place is well
      improved and is apportioned to fields, meadows and pastures to
      the best advantage for general farming purposes and for stock
      raising. There is a new, substantial, neatly appearing two-story
      residence on his place, with a one-story ell attached, under which is
      an excellent cellar. He also has a good new barn, 40x40 feet in
      surface dimensions, suitable for horses, hay, grain, etc., to which is
      attached a shed for other stock. His place also has a good orchard
      with about 100 bearing apple trees and numerous peach, plum, and
      pear trees. He likewise has an excellent variety of small fruits on
      his farm. On the 3d of June, 1882, Mr. Heaton had the misfort-
      une to lose his wife by death, a lady of the most amiable and devoted
      qualities as a wife and mother, and who was much beloved by her
      neighbors and acquaintances. She was a worthy and devout member
      of the Presbyterian church, and died in the faith that the rest in the
      grave will be at last broken by the dawn of a happy and eternal day.
      She left her bereaved husband five children, as the most sacred pledges
      of the love and devotion of a true and noble wife, namely: J. Isaac,
      Sarah, Jacob, Martha B. and Rocceanna. Left with a family of
      children, and being a man of an affectionate, domestic nature, Mr.
      Heaton doubly felt the loss he had sustained by the death of his wife.
      Still hardly a middle aged man, it was of course not sensible nor
      reasonable to think of going on through the twenty or thirty years
      more of his life without a wifely companion to share his home with
      him, to assist in bringing up his family, and to partake of his joys and
      sorrows. Accordingly, on the 30th of September, 1883, he wa
      married to Mrs. Mahala, the widow of the late William Chandler, Esq.,
      and a daughter of Matthew Hall, of Callaway county. This lady was
      eminently worthy of the affection he bestowed upon her, that of a
      true-hearted, generous-minded man, and to take the place in his
      family which was made vacant by the death of his first wife. She is
      a lady of singular kindness of heart, of many excellencies of character,
      and of superior intelligence, and contributes her full share to make
      their home a comfortable and happy one. The union was a most
      proper and fortunate one. She was two children by her former
      marriage: Albert and William. Mrs. Heaton is a member of the
      Presbyterian church. Mr. Heaton is a worthy member of the
      Patrons of Husbandry.
    Person ID I96  Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2016 

    Father John HEATON,   d. 29 Jan 1844 
    Mother Rockceanna KENSLER 
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet

    Family Mahalia Catherine HALL 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Mark HEATON
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S55] History of Audrain County, Missouri (online), (National Historical Company: Saint Louis, Missouri, 1884), p. 487-488.