History of Lafayette County, Mo
D. J. Waters was born in Fauquier county
Virginia., Dec. 4, 1832. He is a son of James G. Waters, also of
Va., who died Feb 4, 1842, at the age of 36. He spent his early
life in his native state, and at the age of eighteen he moved to
Missouri with his mother Emily Waters and brother Areopagus J. and
sister Mary Penelope, and settled in Lafayette county, where he now
resides, and is the owner of 500 acres of land dealing extensively in
stock, making a specialty of fine sheep and hogs. He was married
July 12, 1866, to Mary A. Thompson, who was born in Fauquier county,
Va., near Mannassas Gap, Sept., 2, 1842. She is a daughter of Land
Thompson still living in Va., and Elizabeth who died in Woodlawn
Va. Sept 11, 1876, in the 63rd year of her age. By this
marriage they have five children: Mary E., born July 4, 1868;
Lizzie D., born March 7, 1870; John E., born Feb 7, 1872; Fannie Lee,
born June 10, 1876; D. J., born July 30, 1880; and three deceased.
Mr. Waters is a Master Mason member of Waverly lodge, No. 61, also a
member of the Patrons of Husbandry, and has held office in the latter
lodge since he first united, and is now their lecturer. Mrs.
Waters is also a matron in the lodge; they are both members of the M. E.
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