Biography of David M. Magruder (1831- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888), p. 572.

David M. MAGRUDER was born in Henry County, Ky., October 9, 1831, and is of Scotch ancestry. His parents, Alpheus and Sarah (MARTINIE) MAGRUDER, were born in Maryland and Kentucky in 1803 and 1812, and died in Lincoln County, Mo., in 1858 and 1886, respectively. When the family first came to America they spelled their name McGREGOR, but to escape the prosecutions of the English they changed the name to MAGRUDER. The parents were married in Kentucky, and in 1852 came to Lincoln County, where they spent the remainder of their days. David M. is the eldest of their nine children. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. After remaining with his parents until twenty-three years of age, he engaged in farming on his own responsibility, and by industry and economy has secured a farm of 610 acres. Previous to the war be was a member of the old Whig party, but since that time has voted the Democratic ticket. He was married in 1855 to Letitia A. MAGRUDER, of Kentucky. She bore him five sons and died in 1872. Five years later he married Mrs. Phoebe (ESTES) DAY, and by her is the father of two daughters. Both husband and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.

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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