Biography of Joseph D. Damron (1827- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 523.

Joseph D. DAMRON is a native of Nelson County, Va., born in 1827, and is a son of Druey C. and Charlotta (MARTIN) DAMRON, who were also born in Virginia, in 1802 and 1808, and died in 1887 and 1871, respectively. They came to Lincoln County in 1843 and here afterward made their home with the exception of 1846-47, which they spent in Pike County. There were members of the Baptist Church. Joseph D. is the second of their thirteen children, ten of whom lived to be grown, and in his boyhood days received a very limited education. At the age of eighteen years, he began working for himself on a farm for $8. per month, and continued that occupation until 1857, when he went to California. In 1853, he made a trip to Vancouver’s Island, but in 1859 he returned to Missouri, and acted as overseer for the neighboring planters until the slaves were emancipated. March 1, 1861, he married Virginia HALL, who died in 1862. A year later he married Nannie B., a daughter of Richard and Mary J. HALL, and sister of his first wife, and by her is the father of three living children: Guy, Mollie (wife of L. D. REYNOLDS) and Charley. Mr. DAMRON owns a fertile farm of 136 acres, and is one of the county’s prosperous farmers. He votes the Democratic ticket and he and Mrs. DAMRON are members of the Baptist Church.

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