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John Absolom Firestone1,2

Male
b. 22 May 1842, d. 4 July 1901


Father Michael T. Firestone1 b. 4 January 1812, d. 25 July 1884
Mother Rebecca Brown1 b. 20 October 1819, d. 22 May 1884
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Family Francis Agnes "Fannie" Paynter b. 25 March 1845, d. 18 May 1936
Marriage* circa 1865  Cedar Co., VA, John A. Firestone & Francis A. Paynter, 01 Nov 1865, Cedar, Missouri, Principal=Francis Agnes "Fannie" Paynter6,7 
Children  1. Eliza Labirta Belle Firestone b. 1 Mar 1865, d. 1942
  2. Michael Christopher Firestone b. 18 Sep 1866, d. 8 Feb 1933
  3. John C. G. Firestone b. 22 Jul 1868, d. 4 May 1889
  4. Alonzo "Lon" Firestone b. Jan 1870, d. 20 Apr 1915
  5. Emily R. Firestone b. c 1872
  6. Charles N. Firestone b. c 1874, d. Nov 1949
  7. Lulu Alice Firestone b. 21 Sep 1877, d. 25 Nov 1925
  8. Sarah "Sadie" Firestone b. Apr 1880
  9. William Clinton Firestone b. Jun 1883
  10. Gertie Firestone b. Nov 1885
  11. Shelton Firestone b. 28 Jun 1888

Biography*   From the book "History of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade and Barton Counties, Missouri", Pg. 734

John A. Firestone, residing on his farm of 200 acres, five miles east of Stockton, Mo., was born in Boterourt County, VA., May 22, 1842, and is a son of Michael T. and Rebecca (Brown) Firestone, who were also born in that county, January 3, 1812, and October 30, 1819, respectively. They came to Cedar County, Mo., in 1853, engaged in farming, and here died in 1884. The second of eleven children, and, until twenty-one years old, worked on his father's farm, but only received a few months' schooling. March 1, 1862, he enlisted in Company D, Eighth Missouri Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, and received his discharge on the 9th of March 1865. He then returned to Cedar County, and resumed farming, and, in the fall of 1865, married Miss Frances Paynter, whose birth, occurred in Botetourt County, Va., March 25, 1845 (for parents; history see sketch of Judge C. W. Paynter). They have the following children: Michael C., John E. T. (was accidentally shot May 4, in Idaho, by Mrs. Paul), Alonzo, Labirta B., Emily R., Charles N., Lulu, Sadie, Gertie, William C. and Romie. Mr. Firestone has been a resident of Cedar County since 1853, and is one of the prosperous farmers of the county. He has 150 acres improved and under cultivation. He is a Republican in Politics, a member of the G. A. R., and is a man who has always commanded the respect and esteem of all who know him.3 
Birth* 22 May 1842  Botetourt Co., VA, The 1900 census gives the date as May 1841.1,2,4 
Census* 1850  1850 Federal Census, Virginia, Botetourt County, Western District 8, Series: M432, Roll: 936, Page: 153A, October 2
(enumerated with father, Michl Firestone)
34, 1545, 1545, Firestone, John A, 9, M, , , , , , , ,1 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Missouri, Cedar County, Madison Township, Series: M653, Roll: 613, Page: 121, September 16
(enumerated with father, Michael A Firestone)
08, 846, 846, Firestone, John A, 19, W, M, , Farm Laborer, , , Va, , , ,5 
Marriage* circa 1865  Cedar Co., VA, John A. Firestone & Francis A. Paynter, 01 Nov 1865, Cedar, Missouri, Principal=Francis Agnes "Fannie" Paynter6,7 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Missouri, Cedar County, Jefferson Township, Series: M593, Roll: 768, Page: 46A, July 23
38, 38, 38, Firestone, John A, 29, M, W, , Farmer, 800, 600, Va, , , , , , , , , 1,
39, 38, 38, Firestone, Fannie A, 24, F, W, , Keeping House, , , Va, , , , , , , , , ,
40, 38, 38, Firestone, Michael C, 3, M, W, , , , , Mo, , , , , , , , , ,
1870 Federal Census, Missouri, Cedar County, Jefferson Township, Series: M593, Roll: 768, Page: 46B, July 23
01, 38, 38, Firestone, John C G, 2, M, W, , , , , Mo, , , , , , , , , ,
02, 38, 38, Firestone, Alonzo, 5/12, M, W, , , , , Mo, , , Jan, , , , , , ,6 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Missouri, Cedar County, Jefferson Township, ED: 252, Series: T9, Roll: 680, Page: 348B, June 17
21, 136, 135, Firestone, John, W, M, 39, , , , 1, , , Farming, , , , , , , , , 1, 1, Va, Va, Va
22, 136, 135, Firestone, Agnas, W, F, 35, , Wife, , 1, , , Keeping House, , , , , , , , , 1, 1, Va, Va, Va
23, 136, 135, Firestone, Michael C, W, M, 14, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , 4, 1, 1, Mo, Va, Va
24, 136, 135, Firestone, John, W, M, 14, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , 4, 1, , Mo, Va, Va
25, 136, 135, Firestone, Lonzo, W, M, 11, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , 4, 1, , Mo, Va, Va
26, 136, 135, Firestone, Bell, W, F, 9, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , 4, , , Mo, Va, Va
27, 136, 135, Firestone, Mary, W, F, 7, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , 2, , , Mo, Va, Va
28, 136, 135, Firestone, Charles, W, M, 5, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Mo, Va, Va
29, 136, 135, Firestone, Lulu, W, F, 3, , Daughter, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Mo, Va, Va
30, 136, 135, Firestone, Sarah, W, F, 2/12, , Daughter, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Mo, Va, Va8 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Missouri, Cedar County, Jefferson Township, ED: 50, Series: T623, Roll: 847, Page: 100A, June 23
Sheet 15A
39, 305, 305, Firestone, John A, Head, W, M, May 1841, 59, M, 35, , , Virginia, Virginia, Virginia, , , , Farmer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, O, F, F, 284
40, 305, 305, Firestone, Fannie A, Wife, W, F, Mch 1845, 55, M, 35, 11, 10, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
41, 305, 305, Firestone, Sadie, Daughter, W, F, Apr 1881, 19, S, , , , Missouri, Virginia, Virginia, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
42, 305, 305, Firestone, Clinton, Son, W, M, June 1883, 16, S, , , , Missouri, Virginia, Virginia, , , , At School, , 10, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
43, 305, 305, Firestone, Gertie, Daughter, W, F, Nov 1885, 14, S, , , , Missouri, Virginia, Virginia, , , , At School, , 10, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
45, 305, 305, Firestone, Shelton, Son, W, M, June 1888, 11, S, , , , Missouri, Virginia, Virginia, , , , At School, , 10, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,9 
Death* 4 July 1901  Cedar Co., MO2,4 
Burial* after 4 July 1901  Lindley Prairie Cemetery, Bearcreek, Cedar Co., MO, Inscription: Father
John A.
Firestone
Born
May 22,
1842,
Died
July 04,
1901.10,4

Citations
  1. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S85] Firestone Genealogy - 1957, George Ely Russell.
  3. [S465] History of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade & Barton Cos, MO.
  4. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.
  5. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S466] MO, Cedar Co. Marr 1845-1883 V. A-C, LDS.
  8. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  9. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  10. [S464] Cedar Co., M)GenWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~mocedar, Lindley Prairie Cemetery Transcriptions
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~mocedar/cem_lp_pf2g.htm.


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