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Richard Souders (#47769424)
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Bio Photo I grew up in the St. Louis County, Mo area of Breckenridge Hills/Overland. I graduated from Ritenour High School in 1973, worked as an X-ray tech at St. luke's Hospital then as a Police Officer retiring from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept in 2001. I now live with my wife on a small farm in Vernon County, Mo.
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Gary Souders
RE: Hamilton/Abram Souders
Hi Richard, I don't know if I ever responded to your last message (April 2012). My parents did find an old cemetery near Oak Hill several years ago, but they forgot their camera. They said they did find several head stones of Benjamin and etc. They said it was out in a field off a road near one of the Souders decendants. If you have burial informantion on any of them you can link to the ones I have. Would be nice to keep the family tree growing. thanks
Added by Gary Souders on Jan 21, 2013 11:16 AM
Gary Souders
RE: Hamilton/Abram Souders
The information about Hamilton trading farms was in a Bi-centinial book that was done. I was added to the text I sent you earlier. Brandenburger was the name of the guy he traded farms with. If you haven't figured out the Souders and everyone they married were all German.
Added by Gary Souders on Apr 20, 2012 7:10 PM
Gary Souders
RE: Hamilton/Abram Souders
Abram Souders, another successful farmer of Brush Creek Township, was
born in Washington County, Ind., in 1844, and is the youngest of a
family of seven children born to Benjamin and Nancy (Teauge) Souders.
(For further particulars of parents see sketch of Hamilton Souders,
whose sketch just precedes this.) Abram was left an orphan at an early
age, and when nine years of age he came with his eldest brother to Gas-
conade County, where he has ever since lived. He received but very
little education, and at the age of sixteen began for himself. At the
age of twenty-two he married Miss Melvina, daughter of James and Eliza-
beth Morris, who were formerly from Washington County, Ind., where Mrs.
Souders was born. To Mr. Souders and wife were born six children, viz.:
Alice E., Mary C., Emily J., Charles E., Cora E. and Francis M. Mr.
Souders has lived on his present farm of 114 acres, situated four miles
northwest of Oak Hill, on Big Bourbois Creek, since his marriage, and
can testify with pride to the fact that the most of his property was
obtained by his own individual efforts. He is a farmer and thresher by
occupation, and owned the first steam thresher in the vicinity. He
threshed 30,000 bushels one season. He is a Republican in his politi-
cal views, and his first presidential vote was for U. S. Grant.

Added by Gary Souders on Apr 20, 2012 4:20 PM
Gary Souders
RE: Hamilton/Abram Souders
I found the text of the book:

Hamilton Souders, farmer and blacksmith of Brush Creek Township, was
born in Washington County, Ind., in 1828, and is the eldest of a family
of seven children born to Benjamin and Nancy (Teauge) Souders, natives
of Tennessee and North Carolina, respectively. When young both moved
northward with their parents to Indiana, where in a few years they were
married and spent the remainder of their days in Washington County. The
father was a farmer and died in 1851. His father, Frederick Souders,
was a native of Virginia, was of German descent, and died in Indiana.
The mother of Hamilton Souders died in 1852. Hamilton received but
little education, was reared on the farm and was married in 1854 to
Miss Lydia Ann, daughter of Andrew Naggle, a native of Washington Cou-
nty, Ind. Seven children were born to this union, six now living:
Andrew B. (who is living on the old farm), George Henry, Joseph Levi,
Mary E. (Mrs. Isham Holliday), Caroline (deceased), Nancy J. (Mrs.
William Vincen) and Marion H. The same year of his marriage Mr. Sou-
ders came to Gasconade County, moved on his farm, only two acres of
which had been cleared, and in a part of the house he now occupies.
Mr. Souders now has over 300 acres, 100 of which are improved, and the
most of which was obtained by his own efforts. It is one of the best
farms in the county. Mr. Souders is a Republican politically, and is a
member of the Baptist Church. His wife died February, 1885. She was
also a member of the Baptist Church.

Added by Gary Souders on Apr 20, 2012 4:14 PM
Gary Souders
RE: Hamilton/Abram Souders
I do have some information on that, I will dig it up. If you find a book History of Gasconade, Crawford County (published 1890)you will find a biographical sketch on both of them. They were all from Oak Hill, MO. The book says that after Hamilton's wife died that, Abram, Hamilton and Andrew Benjamin (my great grandfather) traded farms with a guy in Hickory County Mo. My grandfather (Roy Andrew Souders) was born in Weabuleua in 1904, then Andrew B moved his part of the family to Oklahoma in 1907.

I thought I had a scan of that page, if I can't find it I will get you a copy. My uncle is also Richard Souders
Added by Gary Souders on Apr 20, 2012 9:51 AM

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