Biography of Beverly Duey (1835- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co.,
1888), pp. 529-530.
Beverly DUEY, sheriff of Lincoln County, Mo., and a native of
this county, born May 1, 1835, is the son of David and Mary (HARVEY) DUEY. When a
mere child David DUEY's parents parted and he was left with a couple who had no children.
He moved with his foster-parents to St. Louis when six years of age, and was the only boy,
with the exception of one, that spoke the English language in that city. After the death
of his foster-father he came with the widow to Lincoln County, and tenderly cared for her
all her life. In this county he married Miss HARVEY, and the fruits of this union were
nine children, eight sons and one daughter. He was a pioneer member of the Christian
Church in this State, being a constant, zealous worker all his life, as was also
his wife, and he was also a Democrat in politics. He died at the age of forty-eight and
his wife at the age of sixty-three. Their second child, Beverly DUEY, was educated in the
old fashioned, puncheon floor school-houses, and at the age of twenty began his career as
a farmer, and this has been his occupation through life. He has a fine farm of 300 acres,
and has been successful. In 1857 he married Miss Dolly CRENSHAW, a native of Lincoln
County. Eight children were the results of this union, seven now living, four sons and three
daughters. Both Mr. and Mrs. DUEY are members of the Christian Church. In 1884 Mr.
DUEY was elected to the position of sheriff, and re-elected without opposition in 1886. In
his political principles he affiliates with the Democratic party, and he is a member of
the Masonic fraternity.
File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Phyllis Lake, 21 October 1998. Link change or
update: 23 May 2000
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