Biographical Sketch of John Grace, Wayne Township, Buchanan County, MO

>From "History of Buchanan County, Missouri, Published 1881, St. Joseph
Steam Printing Company, Printers, Binders, Etc., St. Joseph, Missouri.
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John Grace, farmer, section 35, postoffice DeKalb, was born October 27,
1821, and is a native of Fayette County, Indiana. When but a child his
parents moved to Rush County, where he grew to manhood. He has made
farming his vocation during life. In 1844 he emigrated to Missouri and
located in Buchanan County, and with the exception of two years, resid-
ed in same county till the fall of 1855. During these two years he was
engaged in mining in California. In the fall of 1854 he moved to Doni-
phan County, Kansas, and remained there till 1861, when he returned to
Buchanan County. His landed interest consists of 356 acres. He was
married September 17, 1843, to Miss Racheal N. Dunning. She was born
in Granger County, Tennessee, October 23, 1820, and was principally
raised in Indiana. She, with her parents, moved to Buchanan County,
Missouri, in 1839 and located on a farm. They have had six children,
two now living: William M., born October 27, 1853, and Minerva R.,
born November 21, 1859; Mary A., Sarah C., Paris H. and an infant are
deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Grace are members of the Christian Church.
Mrs. Grace was baptized in the faith before eighteen years of age.

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