Dunaway, Lewis Campbell

Male 1846 - 1926


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  • Born  19 Dec 1846  Sac, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1850  Morgan, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  1860  Morgan, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • living with his parents
    Census  1880  Morgan, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • living next door to his mother
    _UID  A1180FFB0A574906A8EED66AC920D2030751 
    Died  5 May 1926  Dadeville, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Morris Cemetery, Dadeville, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Lewis C Dunaway, better known as “Whig” Dunaway, all-around farmer, and good citizen of Dadeville, Dade County, Missouri, is known to almost every man, woman and child in the county. He is a native son, having been born in Sac Township December 19th, 1846, a son of Lewis T. adn Jane (English) Dunaway, both natives of Tennessee, where they married in Ray County and emigrated to Dade County, Missouri, in 1835. They settled on Sac river and farmed there until 1850, when he sold out and moved to Crisp Praire, east of Dadeville, and he died near Rolla in 1861, his wife living for many years after.

      Lewis T. Dunaway was an ouspoken and fearless Whig in politics, and it was his reputation along this line (political Whigs) that gave Lewis C., his son, and the subject of this sketch, the nickname 'Whig' and while everyone knows Whig, very few would know who you meant if you should speak of him as Lewis C.

      Whig Dunaway remained at home, working at farming until the Civil War broke out, and during the war, up to 1865, when he enlisted in Company E, Fourteenth Missouri Voluntary Cavalry, but only served for seven months, although it wasn't his fault, for the war closed, and friend Whig had to go back to farming, which he did, opening up his operations on 180 acres of good prairie land east of Dadeville. This land was unimproved, and Whig went to work with a will, for it is safe to say that he had visions of a coming important event in his life, for he worked as never before or since. He broke up 40 acres of that raw land with steers, fenced it, built a small house, and, you bet, got married. He married Miss Sarah Jane Rector December 20th, 1868, who was a native of Tennessee, born there May 31, 1850, and a daughter of Grisgby Rector and Agneline Butler, his wife, both natives of TEnnessee, where they married and came to Dade County in the year 1852, settling west of Dadeville on 160 acres of government land. Mr. Rector was a Confederate soldier adn was killed during the war at Lone Jack, MO. Whig Dunaway made no mistake in his choice of a wife, for she was made of the same high-grade material as he, so they did not surprise anyone when they began to get to the front at once. They stuck to farming, and made a business of it, stayed at the same good old place for twenty-five years, prospered, adn kept buying land until at one time they had 480 acres of as good soil as Dade County affords. In 1889 they decided to move to Dadeville, having sold some of their land and given some to their children. In 1901 they bought 36 acres practically in the town of Dadeville, and remodeled the residence which now is one of the very best in town. Besides the town property they also own 120 acres. Mr. and Mrs. Dunaway have raised a fine family. Of their ten children, eight are iving and are a credit to the county and the name of Dunaway. In order of their birth, they are: Amos, born October 25th, 1869, died in infancy; Charlie, May 12, 1871; Anna M., born August 21, 1872, now Mrs. Thad Kirby of North Morgan; Nora J., born May 29, 1875, now Mrs. Charles McNeal of Cedar County; Theron, born April 29, 1878; Lucretia, born January 13th, 1881, now Mrs. Roscoe Pyle of Cathage, MO; Lucy E., born September 16th, 1883, now Mrs. Orris Landers and lives east of Dadeville; Margaret, born February 25th, 1886, and now a teacher of Roswell, N.M.; Zola P., born December 11th, 1889, now Mrs. Roy Davis of South Morgan; Wilford C., born August 22, 1892, of Dadeville. Mr. and Mrs. Dunaway have 18 grandchildren.

      Mr and Mrs. Dunaway are consistent members of the Church of Christ. Mr Dunaway is a staunch Republican, and can always be found ready to do his duty to his county and state. A broad-minded man, ever ready with his means to further any cause for the betterment of the county, a man of strict honor, he numbers his friendsby the hundreds, and you would have to look long, long time to find any person who would or could say aught but good of our friend and fellow-citizen, Lewis C. (Whig) Dunaway.' [ V. II History of Dade County And Her People pgs. 8-10]
    Person ID  I4316  Keith and Kay's
    Last Modified  15 Jan 2011 

    Father  Dunaway, Lewis Tarwater,   b. 11 Sep 1808, Smith's Crossing, Rhea, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861, Wilson's Creek, Dillon, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  English, May 'Jane',   b. 12 May 1807, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1881, Dadeville, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Nov 1832  Richmond, Ray, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  5E218744C7224507B1561F11840169B458EA 
    Family ID  F687  Group Sheet

    Family  Rector, Sarah Jane,   b. 31 May 1850, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1926, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Dec 1868  Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  C2773A6945764F76A524AA7A4EAB59F69187 
    Children 
     1. Dunaway, Amos,   b. 25 Oct 1869, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1870, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Dunaway, Charles,   b. 12 May 1871, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1871, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Dunaway, Anna May,   b. 21 Aug 1872, Dadeville, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1958, Dadeville, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Dunaway, Nora Jane,   b. 29 May 1875, Dadeville, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1974, El Dorado Springs, Cedar, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Dunaway, Lewis Theron,   b. 29 Apr 1878, Dadeville, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1962, Visalia, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Dunaway, Lucretia Ruth,   b. 13 Jan 1881, Dadeville, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1973, Coffeyville, Montgomery, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Dunaway, Lucy English,   b. 16 Sep 1883, Dadeville, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1974, El Dorado Springs, Cedar, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Dunaway, Sarah Margaret,   b. 25 Feb 1886, Dadeville, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1972, Greenfield, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Dunaway, Zola Pearl,   b. 11 Dec 1889, Dadeville, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1963, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Dunaway, Wilford Campbell,   b. 22 Aug 1892, Dadeville, Dade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1947, Petaluma, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1836  Group Sheet

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