History of Lafayette County, Mo
Grimes H. Dryden was born in Marion
county, Indiana, Jan. 26, 1841 and came to Missouri the fall of 1846,
and settled in Holt county Mo., and in 1848, moved to Atchison county,
where he lived until the fall of 1865, when he came to Lafayette where
he has since resided, and now owns one hundred acres of land. He
was married April 21, 1867 to Eliza Ramey, her parents being early
settlers of this county. By this marriage they have two
children: Frank M. and John H. Mr. Dryden is a member of the
Patrons of Husbandry, also of the Christian church. He enlisted
the September of 1861, in Co. B., 5th regiment under Col.
Launders, and took a part in a number of engagements, and served until
Feb. 1863 when he was discharged, and soon after taken prisoner and
retained for two months, when he was exchanged.
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