William C. Jadwin
From the 1889 Goodspeed History
          William C. Jadwin, collector of Texas County, Mo., was born in De Kalb County, Tenn., April 2, 1848, and is the son of Alexander and Elizabeth (North) Jadwin, both of whom are natives of Tennessee. The father is now living in Texas County, Mo., whither he moved in 1851, and where he has resided ever since. He was born in 1818; has followed farming all his life, and has made a success of the same. He learned the blacksmith trade when a young man, which he followed in connection with farming until recent years. He is a Democrat in politics. In 1857 he was elected sheriff and collector of Texas County, and served four years. In 1878 he was elected probate judge of Texas County, and served four years. His wife was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and died in Texas County, Mo., in 1872. They were the parents of eight children, six now living: W. C., Martha, Laura, wife of L. A. Fourt; Sarah, wife of J. M. Brown; Joseph E. and Matilda. Those deceased were named Manson M., who was killed at Jenkinsí Ferry during the war, and Nancy, who was the wife of S. G. Cannady. William C. Jadwin was educated in Texas County; was reared on a farm, and followed this occupation until elected to his present position. In 1877 he was elected school commissioner, and held the office six years. February 20, 1876, he married Miss Nancy Hardin, daughter of R. W. Hardin, of Texas County. By this union was born one child, Walter E. Mr. Jadwin is a member of the Masonic fraternity, the I. O. O. F., and is a Democrat in his political views.


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