James Larew (1883)

    Mr. Larew was born in Cooke county, Tennessee, April 23, 1814, receiving is education at the common schools of those primitive times. George Larew, father of James, was a Pennsylvanian by birth, and died in Tennessee, in 1856. James' mother was Sophia (nee Chilton) Larew, a native of Virginia, who died previous to 1850. At an early age James began farming and followed that calling in his native State until 1872, when he came to Bates county, Mo. From Bates he moved to Polk county, and in 1876 removed to this county, where he has since resided with his family. April 20, 1848, Mr. Larew was married Elizabeth Inman, a native of Jefferson county, Tenn., born February 10, 1818. Her parents were Jeremiah and Prudence Inman, both natives of Virginia. Nine children are: Mary O., Catherine, Charles P., Ann E., and Chilton. At this writing the family reside two miles west of Walnut Grove village, and are held in high esteem by their neighbors.


Submitted by Rosa Inman Hightower