William Q. Brizendine
Farmer, section 14, post office Grain Valley, was born on the 19th of November, 1832, in Sumner County, Tennessee, and spent his boyhood days there on a farm; also worked some at the stone-mason trade. He moved to Kentucky in 1853, and remained there two years, and came to this county in 1855, settling in this township; he moved to the place he now occupies in the fall of 1876. He owns 175 acres, about 100 of which are under cultivation. He also has a large amount of stock. Mr. Brizendine has filled the office of school director, He enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1862, served but a short time, and received a wound, which compelled him to return home. He married Miss Susan K. Alley in 1856. She is a native of Tennessee, and was born in 1841. They have eight children living: John F., Carolina C., Nancy E., Joseph W., Samantha E., Mary M., and Samuel J. T.; lost four. He is a member of the Christian Church and his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  [He had no daughter named Caroline.]
Uncle Quint Brizendine passed away at the home of his daughter Mrs. Nannie Russell near Latour Wednesday morning, November 7, 1923. His funeral was preached at New Liberty Thursday afternoon by Rev. Hatcher to a large crowd of relatives and friends and his body laid to rest in Adams Cemetery. Uncle Quint was born in Tennessee Nov. 19, 1832. In a few days he would have celebrated his 91st birthday. He came to Missouri, was married to Miss Susan Catherine Jane Alley, eldest daughter of Major and Elizabeth Alley, Dec. 4, 1856. To this union fifteen children were born, 3 daughters and 12 sons. The three daughters and five sons survive him, Mrs. Nanny Russell, Mrs. Albert Wyatt, Mrs. Ed Moore, John, Riley, Joe, Calvin, and Tilden. His wife preceded him to the Heavenly Land six years ago. Uncle Quint was a Civil War veteran, having been wounded in the Battle of Lone Jack. Most of his life has been spent in this vicinity. Uncle Quint was a hard working man of strong constitutions, his was a long life of usefulness. The last few years of his life he has been an invalid. He was converted years ago. He loved to sing his praises to the Lord. He once remarked that he wanted to hear music as he was leaving this world and wanted music to greet him first in Heaven. The last time we stood by his bedside a few weeks before his death, he was speaking as if in prayer. We heard him plainly say, My Blessed Savior. The though came to us, how could any human being doubt Christianity when one like he who had spent so many years in this world and who was at that time at the very brink of the grave knowing that his Savior was with him, communing with Him, who gave his life for us. May the Lord comfort his loved ones and when our Savior calls us may we have so served Him here that we will find Uncle Quint and Aunt Jane and many other loved ones waiting to greet us Over There. Written by his niece, Mrs. Lola Duncan Leonard. 
[The surviving daughters were Nancy "Nanny" Russell, Mary Wyatt, and Samantha Moore.]
William Quinton Brizendine died of old age, being blind and deaf for over a year. The obituary states he died in Latour which is in Johnson County, Missouri, but his death certificate gives his place of death as Sni-bar in Jackson County. He was buried in Adams Cemetery which is not that far from the site of the Battle of Lone Jack in which he was wounded. The cemetery is on the Lone Jack Civil War Trail and was where William Clarke Quantrill camped during the battle.
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