Pages 802-804, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




LOVEL P. PEMBERTON, who is widely and favorably known in Woodson County, where he is engaged in general farming and stock-raising, took up his abode in Liberty township, that county, in 1878 and throughout the intervening period has figured in connectIon with the advancement of agricultural interests in this portion of the state.

Mr. Pemberton is a native of Hamilton County, Missouri, born August 7, 1845, and is of English descent. The family was founded in America by the great-grandfather of our subject, who was born in England and crossed the Atlantic to the New World. Representatives of the name have since served in the Revolutionary war, the war of 1812 and in the Black Hawk war, and in civil life have they also displayed their loyalty to their country.

William Pemberton, our subject's grandfather, was a native of Virginia, whence he removed to Kentucky, but spent his last days in Paris, Ten-


nessee. John Pemberton, father of our subject was born in Adair County, Kentucky. He accompanied his parents to Paris, Tennessee, and when twenty-one years of age came into the new state of Missouri and entered land in Caldwell County. He passed the remainder of his long life there, dying in the year 1900 at ninety years of age. He lived sixty-two years upon the family homestead of a half section and was surely one of the "landmarks" of the county. He married Clarissa Wilson, a daughter of William Wilson, who was born and reared in the state of Mississippi and who died in 1856. For his second wife the father married Delilah Bogan. The children of his first marriage were: Carroll, of Caldwell County, Missouri; John H., who died in Shawneetown, Kansas, just after the Rebellion, he having been a soldier therein; Alfred W., who went to California in 1866 and has not since been heard from: Arminta, deceased wife of G. B. Hill: Rebecca A., wife of William C. Clevenger, of Kansas City, Missouri; Lovel P.; Thomas, of Caldwell County, Missouri: Chas. M., of Englewood, Kansas, and Cenevra E., who married T. P. Toner, of Livingston County, Missouri. A. C. Pemberton is a child of the second marriage of John Pemberton.

No event of special importance occurred to vary the routine of farm life for Lovel P. Pemberton in his youth until the Civil war came on and he joined the Eleventh Missouri cavalry at the age of seventeen years. He enlisted at Breckenridge, Missouri, and was mustered in at St. Joseph. The regiment, under command of Col. Wm. D. Wood, served in the western division Seventh Army corps. In 1864 an engagement on White river was participated in by the regiment and known as "the 19 of February." Mr. Pemberton also took part in the battle of Ashland Station and in many smaller engagements and skirmishes in the southwest, and served from 1863 to the close of the war. In August 1865 he arrived home and resumed the work of the farm. He remained in Missouri until 1878 when he deserted it to make his home on the prairies of Kansas.

In Caldwell County, Missouri, on the 24th. of September, 1874, Mr. Pemberton was united in marriage to Jane A. Brouse, a daughter of Michael Brouse who was a native of Canada and who married Ann Cook. Their union produced eleven children ten of whom survive. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Pemberton have been born six children, namely, John H., express messenger on the Union Pacific Railroad; Arthur L., of Wyoming; Claude, of Yates Center who married Bertha Lambrun; Herbert L.; Audley B., and Iva I.

For thirteen years after coming to Woodson County, Mr. Pemberton made his home in Liberty township and then located upon section thirty-one, township twenty-five, range fifteen, Belmont township. Here he is now the owner of six hundred and forty acres, and in connection with the cultivation of the fields and the raising of crops he has devoted considerable attention to stock-raising and feeding. His estate is a valuable property,


supplied with convenient farm improvements and is an ideal place for the handling of stock.

In his political views Mr. Pemberton is a Democrat. He is without ambition in politics and is seeking nothing beyond the opportunty[sic] to devote his time and talents to his immediate business.

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