One of the leading and substantial agriculturists of Jasper county is Isaac Ault, who owns one of the fine farms
of Twin Grove township. Mr. Ault was born in Wayne county, Ohio, on August 12, 1836, and was the son of John and
Magdalena C. (Yoke) Ault. John Ault was born in 1804, in Washington county, Pennsylvania, and emigrated to Ohio
when sixteen years old, and lived there until his death, when he was eighty five years of age. By trade he was
a tanner, and he worked at that in connection with farming for about fifty years, accumulating considerable means.
The mother of our subject was born in the same neighborhood in Pennsylvania, in 1810, and lived to be eighty one
years of age. She came with her parents to Ohio at the age of eighteen years, married there and became the most
devoted mother of twelve children and reared all but two of them to maturity.
Isaac Ault was the second son in the family, and grew to manhood in Wayne county, Ohio, where he received his education
in the common schools, which were then held in log structures, and these were usually built at cross¬roads.
Until he was twenty one years old he assisted his father in farming, and then started in business for himself.
On the 27th of December, 1862, our subject was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Wickey, who was born in Wayne
county, Ohio, and to this union were born six daughters and three sons, as follows: Abbie, the widow of L. D. McChord;
Amasa P., a resident of the state of Washington; Mary C, at home; Edna I, the wife of Charles E. Mitchell, of Galesburg,
Missouri; Effie D., a teacher; Edgar H.; Alpha R., a teacher; and Lizzie Florence, at home. The eldest son died
in infancy. Five of these children developed into successful teachers, and all have been well educated.
After marriage Mr. and Mrs. Ault settled on a farm in Wayne county, where they remained until they came to Jasper
county, Missouri, in 1868, and located upon the fine property which Mr. Ault owns and operates, in section 10,
Twin Grove township. All of the excellent improvements on this property have been made by our subject, and it is
one of the most desirable tracts in the county. Mr. Ault is a large land owner. In 1891 he bought a farm on section
11, in Mineral township, consisting of one hundred and sixty acres, which, added to the one hundred and twenty
in the home place, makes an area of large proportions.
Formerly Mr. Ault had been identified with the Republican party, but the agitation of the money question caused
him to cast his vote for the Democratic nominee in the last two presidential elections. In 1861 he testified his
fidelity to the Union by enlisting for service in Company C, Sixteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and remained from
home some five months. His standing in Jasper county is very high, for he is regarded as one of the reliable, honorable
and substantial citizens, belonging to a class which the county is proud to number among its representatives.
The Biographical History of Jasper County, Missouri
By Hon. Malcolm G. McGregor
The Lewis Publishing Co.
Jasper County, MO
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