|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1844|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1915|
John Harvey DePriest, b Oct 5, 1844, Thomasville, Mo (Rebekah's twin); grew up in Shannon Co, Mo.
In 1862 he joined the army during the Civil War--Confederate Army, Mo 4th Inf, Co D; his brother Abraham was a Lieutenent in this company. John was in the battles of Corinth, Iuka, Post Gibson, and Vicksburg where he was captured & paroled. After he came home he went with father to Ill. in 1863 where he met and married Lydia in 1866, and farmed there until 1867.
He moved back to Shannon Co, Mo. in 1867 and farmed there near Birch Tree.
He was appointed Postmaster for 4 years in 1880. In 1884 he sold his farm and bought another one closer to Birch Tree with 193 acres. By industry and good management he became one of the substantial men of the community.
He was a Mason and an Oddfellow. He was Shannon Co Assessor in 1872, 1874 & 1884. He was a Democrat. He ran for Shannon Co. sheriff.
From "Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region", pub. 1894 (p 459)
John H. DePriest was born in Thomasville, Oregon Co, Mo. Oct 5, 1844, but grew to manhood in this county [Shannon] and is one of its representative citizens. His father, Isaac C. DePriest, was a native of Smith County, Tenn....He was married in south Illinois to Miss Elizabeth Buffington....
John H. DePriest grew up on Shannon County, received a fair education in the schools of the same, and in the spring of 1862 joined the 4th Missouri Confederate Infantry, Company D. His brother, Abraham, was lieutenant of this company. Our subject participated in the battles of Corinth, Iuka, Port Gibson, and Vicksburg, where he was captured. He was paroled and came home, and later went with his father to Illinois, where he followed farming until 1867, when he returned to Shannon Co, Mo. Here he commenced farming near Birch Tree where he bought land, but sold his farm in 1884 and bought another place near the town. He has 193 acres, the principal part under cultivation, and although he started with limited means, by industry and good management has become one of the substantial men of this section. In the year 1866 Miss Lydia Gregory, of Jefferson Co, IL, became his wife. Seven children have been born to this union, 2 sons and 5 daughters. Mr. DePriest is both a Mason and an Odd Fellow. He was assessor in 1872, 1874 and 1884, is a Democrat in politics, and is no candidate for sheriff of Shannon County, a position he is in every way qualified to fill."
Isaac Casey Depriest (1802 - 1878)
Elizabeth Buffington Depriest (1806 - 1884)
Lydia Gregory Depriest (1841 - 1915)
Isaac G. Depriest (1867 - 1870)*
Mary Alice Depriest Edwards (1868 - 1954)*
Frances Melvina DePrist Baker (1871 - 1957)*
Margaret Elizabeth DePriest Shelley (1873 - 1952)*
Charlie H. Depriest (1875 - 1876)*
Missouri Magdalene Flager (1877 - 1952)*
Maude Susanna Eudy (1879 - 1966)*
Albert Hayden Depriest (1881 - 1961)*
John Homer Depriest (1884 - 1961)*
Note: Missouri Death Cert. #15018
Created by: Robert J. Stauffer Jr.
Record added: May 01, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8708746
In honor of you Grandpa John. May you memory live on forever.|
Daniel F. Hensley
Added: Apr. 16, 2011
In memory of my Great-Great Grandfather.|
Daniel F. Hensley
Added: Aug. 16, 2007