John Henry ROYSTON, Sr.

Male 1827 - 1898


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  • Name  John Henry ROYSTON, Sr. 
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  12 May 1827  Caroline Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  2 Feb 1898  Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Combs Cemetery - Deer Creek Twp, Herny Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    • BIOGRAPHY

      John H. Royston is the present popular county assessor, and no one among the old settlers and prominent citizens of this county is more worthy of mention in its history than he. A native of Caroline County, Virginia, he was born May 12, 1827, his parents, Thomas and Susanna (Thornton) Royston, also being Virginians by birth. They were there reared and married, and in September, 1839, removed to Monroe County, Missouri, where John was engaged with his father in farming till April, 1841. They then came to Henry County, subsequently locating on a farm. Mr. Royston's death occurred in this county in 1851, his wife died in Monroe County in June, 1841. The subject of this sketch continued to till the soil here till 1847, when he went to Lexington, Missouri. Here for two years he worked at the carpenter's trade. In the spring of 1849 he took a trip to California, and was occupied in mining and prospecting till May, 1852. Arriving here again July, 1852, he resumed farming, which he continued (with the exception of short periods when occupied at carpentering), till elected to the office of county assessor. In 1882 he was re-elected to fill that office for the present term. Mr. R.'s family still reside on a farm which he owns in Deer Creek Township. He was married September 5 1855, to Miss Rachael E. Harris, of Missouri. They have seven children living: Mollie S., George H., J. Anna, Grace D., Thomas W., John H., and Mora L. Mr. and Mr. Royston are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
    Person ID  I6874  William Means Descendants
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2007 

    Father  Capt. Thomas W. ROYSTON,   b. Abt 1785, Caroline Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1851, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susanna Fitzhugh THORNTON,   b. Abt 1796, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841, Monroe Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 May 1815  Caroline Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1850 US Census  26 Sep 1850  Grand River Twp, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2456  Group Sheet

    Family  Rachael E. HARRIS,   b. 29 Jun 1836, Charitan Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1926, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Sep 1855  Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1860 US Census  9 Jul 1860  Grand River Twp, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pg23 D537:F537
      ROYSTON, John H. - 33 wm (1827) farmer - $3000-$4676 - Virginia
      ROYSTON, Rachel E. - 23 wf (1837) - Missouri
      ROYSTON, Mary S. - 3 wf (1857) - Missouri
      ROYSTON, George H. - 2 wm (1858) - Missouri
      ROYSTON, Samuel L. - 7/12 wm (1860) - Missouri
    Children 
     1. Mary S. ROYSTON,   b. Jun 1856, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Combs Cemetery - Deer Creek Twp, Herny Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. George H. ROYSTON,   b. 28 Dec 1858, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1939, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Samuel L. ROYSTON,   b. 1859, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Grace D. ROYSTON,   b. Sep 1865, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1914, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Thomas William ROYSTON, Sr.,   b. Jan 1867, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1949
     6. John H. ROYSTON, Jr.,   b. 2 Mar 1869, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1937, Lewis Station, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mora Lela ROYSTON,   b. 29 Jan 1876, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1956, Clinton, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Susan ROYSTON,   b. Jan 1863, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. J. Anna ROYSTON,   b. 1860, Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Henry Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  24 Mar 2011 
    Family ID  F2459  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    Biography of John H. Royston
    Biography of John H. Royston
    2nd biography of John H. Royston
    2nd biography of John H. Royston

  • Sources 
    1. [S27683] Combs Cemetery, (rootsweb Henry Co, MOWeb).


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