QUARLES, Benjamin L.
Clinton Township, Henry County
born: May 6 1826, Overton Co, TN
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:537
Benjamin L. Quarles, County Clerk, is a native of Overton County, Tennessee, and was born May 6, 1826. In 1835 he removed with the family to Monroe County, Missouri, where he was reared to manhood and educated, spending his time when not attending school in his father's store. In 1851 he engaged in the mercantile business for himself at Madison, Missouri, where he did a successful business for two and one-half years. In 1854 he came to Henry County, Missouri, and until 1859 farmed and taught school. In that year he was elected county clerk, serving in that office for two years, and then he enlisted, in 1862, in the Confederate army in Company K, second Missouri Cavalry. That company acted as General Price's body guard during the war. In June, 1865 he returned to this city and was occupied in clerking till the fall of 1869, when he embarked in business for himself. He remained in trade until elected county clerk, in 1874, serving four years. In 1879 he was appointed to fill out an unexpired term as circuit clerk, and at the close of that term, in 1880, was elected to that office, and served till January 1, 1883. At the election in November, 1882, he was elected again for the third time to the office of county clerk, and entered upon the duties of his position in January following. Mr. Quarles was united in marriage May 3, 1849, to Miss Sarah E. Young, a Kentuckian by birth. Her death occurred in 1852. He was again married March 17, 1853, to Miss Emily Swindell, a native of Monroe County, Missouri. They have five children, Martha F., Mary R., John A., James E. and Berilla M. Mr. Q. is a member of the Masonic fraternity.
QUICK, A. O.
Bogard Township, Henry County
born: Sep 3 1853, Johnson Co, MO
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:695
A. O. Quick, farmer and stock raiser, section 34, was born in Johnson County, Missouri, September 3, 1853; and was the son of D. C. Quick, a farmer and stock raiser by occupation, who was born in Ohio, coming thence to Missouri, in 1844. Bessie E. Tannahill was the maiden name of the mother of the subject of our sketch. A. O. was reared on his father's farm, Johnson County, attending the district schools until he acquired a fair education. When twenty-two years old he engaged with his father in stock raising. In 1880 he removed to Henry County, and settled where he now resides, owning 320 acres of choice land that will average with any in the county, and well improved. Mr. Quick has 100 head of fine cattle, 100 head of hogs, 10 head of horses and mules. May 20, 1880, he was married to Miss Flora Davis, of Ohio. They have one child, Carrie, born June 5, 1881. Mr. Quick is a member of the United Brethren Church.
QUICK, Isaac J.
Bethlehem Township, Henry County
born: Jul 9 1835, Sullivan Co, NY
Source:1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg Pg:789
Isaac J. Quick, farmer and justice of the peace, section 1, is a native of Sullivan County, New York, and was born July 9, 1835, his father being Philip and his mother Mary (Tyree) Quick, also of New York. They reared four children, of whom Isaac was the third child. In 1836 the family removed to Peoria County, Illinois, where they resided till Isaac was seven years of age, at which time they went to Hancock County, Illinois, residing there till September, 1855. Then he emigrated to Missouri, settling in Henry County, and in 1857 located where he now resides. He has 172 acres of land well improved, and is one of our most successful farmers. Mr. Quick was married November 20, 1856, to Miss Sarah A. Peeler, a daughter of Major Peeler, an old pioneer of this county. They have six children living: Margaret A., Mary J., Allie V., Laura O., Susan I. and Rosa S. In the fall of 1873 Mr. Q. was elected justice of the peace of Bethlehem Township, the duties, of which position he is now discharging to the satisfaction of all.