~ Deuteronomy 33:17
Samuel P Moorman
Samuel P. Moorman, dealer in agricultural implements at Osborne, is a native of Roanoke County, VA., born on December 27, 1847. He is the youngest of ten children born to James M. and Mary G.(McDaniel) Moorman, both of Scotch-Irish descent, and natives of Bedford County, VA. After their marriage, about 1832, they settled on a farm in their native county, but in 1846 removed to Roanoke County, where the father died on March 18, 1875, in his sixty-fourth year. The mother is still living, and makes her home with her son, Samuel P. She is sixty-five years of age, and a member of the church. The father was also a member. Politically, the father was a Democrat, and he had four sons who served in the Confederate service during the late war. Two sons were killed, William B. at Antietam, September 11, 1862, and John A., at Cedar Run, VA., on August 9, 1862. Samuel P. spent his boyhood on his father's farm, and received a fair education in the public schools.
When seventeen years of age, he entered the Confederate States' service enlisting in Company E of Cook's regiment, but was later transferred to the Valley of Virginia, under Gen. J.A. Early. At the close of the war he served an apprenticeship at the carpenter's trade in his native State, and in 1868 came to Missouri, and worked at his trade two years in Clay County, then coming to Clinton County. On December 18, 1871, he was united in marriage with Miss Corinthia Thorp, of Clay county, MO. He resided in Clinton County about ten years, and was engaged in farming the last nine years. His wife died on May 2, 1877, and on July 6, 1878, he removed to De Kalb County. After working at his trade two
years, he located on a farm in Colfax Township, where he remained until
March, 1886, when he came to Osborne, and began his present business. In connection with his mercantile business he has a livery stable, which he opened in 1887. He is the father of three children: William B., Myra C., and Anna, who died in infancy. Politically he is a Democrat. His wife died a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
History of Missouri, Andrew & DeKalb County", Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1888.