Holt County, Missouri
Prosecuting attorney of Holt County was born at
Bicker, Lincolnshire, England on July 24, 1843. He immigrated
to America with his father, two brothers and a sister in 1853;
the family settled in Allen County, Ohio. His father died in Toledo
en route to Allen County and his mother had previously died in England.
Thus Mr. LIMBIRD was left at an early age to shift for himself
and, except for 3 or 4 months of schooling, had no opportunities
for an education after coming to America.
He worked on farms in
various parts of Ohio until 1861 when he enlisted as a private
in the 27th Ohio infantry. He was disabled at Corinth and, as
a veteran, went into McLaughlin's squadron of cavalry in which
he served until Nov., 1865. He was chief clerk in the adjutant-General's
office, of North Carolina, from April to Nov. of 1865. While in
the army, he participated in 24 battles and fought for three months
He returned to Ohio in the fall of 1865, taught
school that winter, and moved to Carroll County, Missouri the next spring.
There he taught school as well as in Mercer County, where in March,
1867 he married Josie ARBUCKLE, a native of Ohio. He returned
to Carroll County in 1869 and began to study law in 1870. In July,
1872 he was admitted to the bar at Carrollton and began his practice
at Norborne in Carroll County He came to Oregon, Holt County, Missouri in
February, 1874 and there established a law practice. He was chosen
to be prosecuting attorney of Holt County in November, 1874 and was re-elected
in 1876. He is a Republican.
Source: "An Illustrated Historical Atlas Map, Holt County, MO.
Published by Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia, 1877
Provided by Dave Roberts of Lyon County, Kentucky,
a former Holt County resident.