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Edrington, Delouvois L.

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Edrington, Delouvois L.
February 20, 2007 08:49PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 4th ed., 1887,
Adair County.
DELOUVOIS L. EDRINGTON was born in Adair County, June 11, 1844, the
fourth of twelve children born to Benjamin and Emily (Settle) Edrington,
natives of Adair County and of English descent. Benjamin Edrington was
born February 27, 1812, and taught several years in the common schools.
He married, at about the age of twenty-three years, and soon after bought
a partially improved farm near Cane Valley, Adair County, on which he
resided two or three years, when he sold out and bought a farm on the Green
River, in the same county, near Wagoner's Bend. After a few years he sold
this place also and bought another near Columbia, remaining until about
1841, when he left the place and removed to Livingston County, Mo., where
he remained some two years and then removed to his farm in Adair County.
Here he remained until 1850, when he sold the farm and went back to
Livingston County, Mo., settling on a farm he had bought some years before,
engaged in agricultural pursuits and, for two years, also in general
merchandise until 1863, when he sold out and moved to Plymouth, Hancock
County, Ill., where he engaged in merchandising for nearly two years. In
1865 he returned to Adair County, Ky., and bought a farm near Cane Valley,
upon which he resided until his death, May 23, 1880. His father, Thomas
Edrington, was born in South Carolina, March 2, 1778. When a young man
he came to Adair County and settled near Wagoner's Bend, where he bought
over 1,000 acres of wild land, improved a farm upon which he resided
until his death, April 16, 1859. Mrs. Emily (Settle) Edrington was born
September 1817, and died Aug 1, 1869. Her father, Benjamin Settle, was
born in Virginia and was one of the pioneers of Adair County, Ky., owning
a large farm of 2,000 acres on the Green River near Plum Point, upon which
he resided until his death. Delouvois L. Edrington received a good
common school and academic education in youth, including a thorough Latin
course. In June, 1861, he enlisted in Company E. First Missouri
Volunteer Infantry (Confederate), and served until February, 1862, when he
was taken prisoner at Springfield, Mo., and was soon after paroled and
returned home. He participated in the battles of Carthage, Mo.; Wilson's
Creek, Mo.; Dry Wood and Lexington, Mo. After his return from the army
he farmed one year and in April, 1863, started for California in company
with some fifty or sixty emigrants who accomplished the entire journey
across the plains with an ox team, arriving in California in September.
>From Sacramento he went to Virginia City, Nev., where he was engaged in
mining for a short time; thence he went to Dayton, Nev., where he was
employed as chemist for a quartz mining company for nearly one year and
a half. He then went to San Francisco and from there returned to his
father's home in Plymouth, Ill. In the fall of 1865 he went to St. Louis,
Mo., where he took a regular commercial course. The next year he opened
a general store at Cane Valley, where he remained two years longer. In
1870 he removed his stock to Rolla, where he continued the business for
some five years. In 1875 he sold the stock and bought a farm of 140 acres
on Casey Creek, on a part of which the village of Rolla has since been
built. He has been successfully engaged in stock raising and farming,
and for a time made the culture of tobacco a specialty, but has recently
given more attention to fine stock and corn. For several years he was
deputy county clerk of Adair County and is at present postmaster at Rolla.
He was married, December 24, 1869, to Miss Sallie F. McWhorter, a native
of Adair County, born January 28, 1850. Three children have blessed their
union, as follows: Afton C., born September 18, 1870; Emma E., born August
25, 1872, and Albert B., born March 7, 1876. Mr. and Mrs. Edrington have
been for many years members of the Christian Church, in which he as
officiated as a deacon for many years. He is also a bright member of the
Masonic fraternity, having been Worthy Master of his lodge for several
years, and at present is secretary. Politically he is a Democrat.
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