Biography of William Achor (1824- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 499.

William ACHOR, a worthy farmer of Lincoln County, is the son of Abram and Nancy (ELLIS) ACHOR, who were born respectively in Virginia and Kentucky.  They moved to Daviess County, Ind., and there died at a ripe old age.  Their family consisted of eleven children, eight sons and three daughters.  Both parents were members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and the father was a soldier in the War of 1812.  Five of his sons served in the Union Army during the late war, and were in service three years. The eldest son, William, was born in Shelby County, Ky., in September, 1824, was reared on a farm and received a limited education.  At the age of twenty-one he began for himself as a farmer, and has continued that occupation ever since.  In 1846 he married Miss Martha SULLENGER, a native of Henry County, Ky., born in 1826.  The same year of their marriage they moved to Lincoln County, MO., and he made that county his home since.  To their marriage were born six children, of whom three are now living. Mr. ACHOR has been both school director and road overseer ever since coming to this county, with the exception of about two years.  He was a Whig previous to the war, but now affiliates with the Democratic Party.  He has lived in this county for forty-two years, is accounted a good farmer and citizen, owns 260 acres of good land, and he and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Betty Lavy Krieg, 30 Oct. 2000.  Link change or update: 19 November 2000

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