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Rush Limbaugh Farm, Bollinger County, Missouri

Limbaugh farm

The Limbaugh farm is mostly forest now.

Limbaugh farm
Limbaugh farm
Limbaugh farm

Wild flowers are growing everywhere.

The following is from the original land petition filed by Daniel R. Limbaugh claiming the right of preemtion filed on Sept. 22, 1855.

Deposition of witnesses in the case of Daniel R. Limbaugh claiming the right of preemption under the Act of 4th September 1841to the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ and the S ½ of the SW ¼ of Section 12 and North half of NW ¼ of Section 13 in Township 32 N. of Range 10 E subject to sale at the Land Office at Jackson Missouri.

Philip Killian of lawful age being produced & sworn according to law, deposes & says; That the said Daniel R. Limbaugh commenced settlement upon the above described tract, on the 11th day of October 1854, by cutting house logs thereon, and continued to prosecute his work thereon, and in January following he erected on the same a log dwelling house, 16 by 18 feet square, finished & moved it in February thereafter, with his family, and has lived in & made the same his home ever since to the present date. Said house has a clapboard roof, plank floor, stick & clay chimney with fire place, one door with shutter, one window with shutter, and is chinked and daubed. During the past winter claimant also erected on said tract, two stables, cleared and fenced about five acres which he has in cultivation the present season – having planted it with corn the past spring also, enclosed said dwelling house with fence and erected a smoke house; and except himself & family there is no person residing upon said tract. Witness further states, that the said Daniel R. Limbaugh is a citizen of the United States, is the head of a family, having a wife & children, and did not abandon a residence on land of his own in this State, when he settled upon said tract.

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Sworn to & subscribed before the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court in & for Cape Girardeau County State of Missouri, this 22nd day of September 1855.

Henry Sanford, Clerk

By G. W. Ferguson        D. C.

Henry Limbaugh of lawful age being produced & sworn according to law, deposes & says; That the said Daniel R. Limbaugh commenced settlement upon the above described tract on or about the 11th day of October last, by cutting house loges thereon, and afterward erected a dwelling house thereon of the above description given by Mr. Killian first witness in this case, and moved into the same in the past winter & has lived in & made it his home ever since to this date. Since the 11 th of October aforesaid claimant has cleared & fenced on said tract, about five acres, & put the same in cultivation the past Spring, built a smoke-house, two stables; and except himself and family there is no person residing upon said tract. Witness further states, that the said Daniel R. Limbaugh is a citizen of the United States, is the head of a family, having a wife & children, and did not abandon a residence on land of his own in the State when he settled upon said tract.

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Sworn to & subscribed before the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court in & for Cape Girardeau County State of Missouri this 22nd day of September 1855.

Witness my official signature and the Seal of said Court hereto affixed at Office in Jackson, the date above written.

Henry Sanford, Clerk
By G. W. Ferguson       D. C.

We hereby certify that we believe the aforesaid deposers Philip Killian & Henry Limbaugh to be men of truth and veracity, and competent witnesses,

G. W. Ferguson            D. Clerk
Thos B. English Register
Geo M. Beattie Receiver


Daniel R. Limbaugh

Daniel R. Limbaugh was the son of Mary Hise and Henry Limbaugh.  He was married three times.  The first wife is unknown, but there were two children from that marriage:  Lauraney who later married George Cook and Thomas Jefferson Wilson Limbaugh who became the first mayor in Jackson, Missouri and was editor of the local newspaper.  The second wife was Elizabeth Statler and they were married on April 5, 1827.  From that marriage there were five children:  William Madison, Catherine, John P., Henry H. and Morgania Jane.  Daniel's third marriage was to Delilah Shell on August 18, 1842.  From that marriage there were seven children:  Joseph Headley, Nathaniel Pinkston, Rachael, Sarah Anna, Josephus, Jason Hunter and Susan.   Daniel's property is still owned by the descendants of Joseph Headley Limbaugh.  The Limbaugh Cemetery is on that property.

Second marriage of Daniel R. Limbaugh to Delilah Shell November 15, 1842

Limbaugh farm

This is the family of Susan and Joseph Headley Limbaugh, (Delilah and Daniel R Limbaugh's son).

Standing L-R:

Helen Gillespie  (one of Roscoe's daughters), Daniel Limbaugh Col US Army Ret. (son of Manley), Leona Kurre (Burette's oldest daughter), Paulette Limbaugh (wife of Daniel), Manley Limbaugh (Rush's second oldest), Pug Kurre, Mary (wife of Manley and mother of Daniel), Barbara Limbaugh Kuncl, Bill Reynolds (can hardly see him--he's county treasurer for Cape County ), Venida Reynolds (Burette's youngest daughter--graduated from high school within 1/4 mile of the Limbaugh farm), Bob Kuncl, Joe Turner Limbaugh (Burette's oldest living son), and Eula (Joe's wife).  Eula and Joe lived on the Limbaugh farm when they first got married. 

Daniel Limbaugh cabin, 1854

To the left of the main house is the old log cabin built by Daniel R. Limbaugh in 1854 and where Delilah, his wife, lived until she died. Daniel R. was murdered in front of the cabin in September of 1862.  The Cabin is featured on the Home page of this web site.  To the right of the log cabin is the home of Susan and Joseph Headley Limbaugh.  Joseph Headley bought the interest in the farm from his brothers and sisters and built the home next to the cabin.  He also took on the responsibility of caring for his mother, Delilah Shell Limbaugh, until she died.  Jennie, Arthur, Hattie, Lillie, Rosco, Burette and Rush Limbaugh the children of Susan and Joseph Headley Limbaugh were raised in this home. Both the log cabin and the Joseph Headley Limbaugh home were ravaged by weather and wear and after so many years fell apart and collapsed.  The Limbaugh's tried to restore the buildings, but the wood was rotted and it was a hopeless cause. They did leave the vegetation including the original daffodils that were planted around the home.  The daffodils multiplied through all the years and in the spring they are a sight to behold. There are thousands of daffodils.  Many Limbaugh's have taken some of those old bulbs and have them growing in their own flower gardens.

Rosco Limbaugh, son of Joseph Headley Limbaugh, who was the son of Daniel R. Limbaugh the son of Henry Limbaugh.

The children are Loya Nell, Rosco's daughter and Jo, Burette's son.

Susan Frances Presnell Limbaugh wife of Joseph Headley Limbaugh.
Joseph died in 1898 of TB along with two of their daughters, Hattie 19 years old and Virginia (Jennie), 24 years old.

Children of Susan Frances and Joseph Headley Limbaugh:
1. Jasper Valley Limbaugh, born July 18, 1876; Died November 27,1876
2. Virginia (Jennie) Limbaugh, born August 3, 1878; died Dec. 4, 1902
3. Arthur Brazilian Limbaugh, born July 6, 1880; died November 14,1963;
Married Willie May Moore Oct.28,1877; died Feb. 10,1951.
4. Hattie Isabella Limbaugh born Sept. 19, 1882; died July 8, 1902
5. Lillie Lucretia Limbaugh, born Aug. 18,1884; died 1984.  Married Doctor Dayton Isador Layton Seabaugh, born August 28, 1882; died March 16, 1969.


6. Rosco Cameron Limbaugh, born Dec. 19, 1886; died Dec.27, 1965 Married Josie Ann Miller, born July 11, 1884; died Aug. 1, 1972.
7.Morton Burette Limbaugh, born Dec.31, 1888; died Dec. 1, 1976 Married Cora J. Lively born April 30, 1886; died May 11, 1978
8. Rush Hudson Limbaugh, born, Sept. 27,1891; died April 8, 1996 Married Bea Seabaugh, born May 3, 1891; died Sept 2, 1977.

Article about Dr. William W. Roberts and his wife Mary E. Presnell the daughter of Steven and Elizabeth Presnell

Dr. William W. Roberts, a prominent physician of Sedgewickville, Bollinger Co., Mo., is a son of Caswell C and Nancy (Pigg) Roberts.  Caswell C. Roberts was born in North Carolina, in 1804, and was a son of Reuben and Emily (Eshore) Roberts.  Reuben was born in Lancashire, England, in 1742 and lived to be one hundred and six years of age.  He immigrated to Americaand during the war for independence, held the office of first duty sergeant in the American army, and stood guard at the time the constitution was framed.  Emily Eshore was born in France, and came to America with LaFayette when she was eighteen years of age.  Landing in Maryland, she went from there to North Carolina.  Caswell C. Roberts was educated in Tennesseeand was a farmer.  His wife was also a native of the old North State.  To them were born four children, viz.: James L., Ann (Mrs. A. P. Crawford, of Tennessee) and William W.  The subject of this sketch was born in WarrenCounty, Tenn., in 1839, and received his literary education in Burk College, that State, graduating in 1857.  In 1867 he came to Bollinger County, Mo., and remained one year engaged in teaching.  In 1869 he went to Denver Cityand began the study of medicine under the direction of Dr. John Higher.  Returning to Madison County, in 1871, he resumed his study with Dr. John Dunnell, of Fredericktown, and remained until 1876, when he entered the University of Nashville, Tenn., from which Institution he graduated, in 1879.  Locating at Columbus, Ky., he practiced his profession until 1884, when he came to Bollinger County, where he has since resided.  In 1877 he was united in marriage with Mary E. Presnell, of Perry County, Mo.  She is a daughter of Steven and Elizabeth (Hudson) Presnell, native of North Carolina and Virginia, respectively.  The parents were married at Giles Courthouse, Va., and removed to Perry County, Mo., in 1918.  They were the parents of seven children, viz.: Mary E. (Mrs. W. W. Roberts), Susan (Mrs. Joseph Hedley Limbaugh), Sarah (Mrs. Van Kinder), Evaline (Mrs. Frank Kritz), Julia (Mrs. William Propst), Marcella (who married Francis Bridges), and Charles, (now attending the College of Physicians and Surgeons in St Louis).  During the war Dr. Roberts was a member of the Twentieth Army Corps of Illinois, was on detached business all the time and reported to the Forty-eighth IllinoisRegiment.  He was discharged at Chicagoin 1865.  Five children have been born to the Doctor and wife: Sarah E., Minnie M., Eustacia Eve, Nancy Ann, and Edna Pearl.  Politically Dr. Roberts is a Democrat.  He is a consistent member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and of the A. O. U. W.

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Hudson Limbaugh (about 19 years old), Son of Susan and Joseph Headley Limbaugh

Arthur Brazilian Limbaugh, son of Susan and Joseph Headley Limbaugh.

The Joseph Headley Limbaugh Family:

Willie and Arthur Limbaugh, Cora and Burrette Limbaugh, Dil and Lillie Seabaugh, Rosco and Josie Limbaugh, Bea and Rush Limbaugh

Willie Mae and Arthur B. Limbaugh

Ruthford Limbaugh, the son of Willie Mae and Arthur Limbaugh.

Picture was taken at the St. Louis, Missouri World's Fair in 1904.

Arthur B. Limbaugh

Jennie Limbaugh

Died, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Susan H. Limbaugh, July 1, 1902.  Jennie leaves a mother, four brothers and one sister to mourn her departure
Hattie A Limbaugh abiding faith in the blood of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ but her
Miss Hattie A. Limbaugh, agod again.
It is attested by all who knew her that she died at the age of 19 years, 9 months and 28 days.
Such was the sad smile only for everybody. Her pleasant face can never be forgotten which but recently has been bowed in sorrow for her sister is never to be seen again in this world, and her place in her family many hearts in the community where the deceased was can never be .tillect' but know this, she was known and loved by her gentleness, her Christian hand to her sister Hattie who preceded her in death, to the character, her sweet charity and her helpfulness she blissful shore.s a few months had won a place in the affections of all who knew her, singing hallelujah to the Lamb that taketh away sin and her memory will live with us and her name be of the world W. C. I. cherished by us while the heart beats and memory is true to ~ office. Hattie had been confined to her room most of the time the last six months.

February 23, 1902, she had to undergo 11 surgical operations which she stood so well.

thought tile time of recovery was near, but alas, the reverse to that dreaded disease formed on her lungs and recovery became impossible. died March ll, 1900,

lungs and recovery became impossible. She passed away shouting "I am going to rest Hattie", WIth her had been celebrated but a few weeks before and the two sisters, united with the Lutheran Church July 3. Joys of Christmas time had hardly passed when the 1902. She leaves a mother. two sisters, four brothers.  The happy home was darkkened by the sudden entrance of death and we mourn their loss. The funeral was preached by Rev C. C. Lyerly, pastor of the Lutheran Church, and her burden of sorrow on every heart within. The  two little girls rernains were laid to rest by the side of their father in the Limbaugh Cemetery.

Marble Hill Press, Marble Hill, Bollinger, Missouri, July 16, 1902

Died, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Susan F. Limbaugh, July 1, 1902, Miss Hattie A. Limbaugh, aged 19 years, 9 months and 28 days. Such was the sad intelligence which but recently has bowed in sorrow so many hearts in the community where the deceased was known and loved. By her gentleness, her Christian character, her sweet charity and her helpfulness she had won a place in the affections of all who knew her, and her memory will live with us and her name be cherished by us while the heart beats and memory is true to her office. Hattie had been confined to her room most of the time the last six months. On February 23, 1902, she had to undergo a surgical operation which she stood so well. Then everyone thought the time of recovery was near, but alas, it was the reverse to that. The dreaded disease formed on her lungs and recovery became impossible. She passed away shouting "I am going to rest." Hattie, with her two sisters, united with the Lutheran Church July 3, 1902. She leaves a mother, two sisters, four brothers to mourn their loss. The funeral was preached by Rev. C. C. Lyerly, pastor of the Lutheran Church, and her remains were laid to rest by the side of her father in the Limbaugh Cemetery.
 

Marble Hill Press, Marble Hill, Bollinger, Missouri, December 24, 1902

Miss Jennie Limbaugh, daughter of Joseph and Susan Limbaugh, was buried in the home cemetery December 10, 1902. Deceased was born August 3, 1878, and died December 4, 1902, making her 24 years, 4 months and 1 day old. She had been a sufferer for a year but bore her afflictions patiently. When her disease had baffled the skill of home physicians, she sought the more genial climate of California, accompanied by her brother Arthur, but it was of no avail; God, who doeth all things well, took her to live with Him, where pain and disease are unknown. She had united with the Evangelical Lutheran Churchsome months before here death, and gave full assurance of an abiding faith in the atoning blood of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jennie leaves a mother, four brothers and one sister to mourn her departure, but her Savior is also their Savior, therefore they can meet her again. It is attested by all who knew her that she had a smile only for everybody. Her pleasant face can never be seen again in this world, and her place in her family can never be filled, but know this, she has clasped the hand of her sister Hattie who preceded her in the blissful shores a few months, and together they are singing hallelujah to the Lamb that taketh away the sin of the world. W. C. L.

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