George W. Pointer, farmer and stock-raiser, is a native of Warren County, Ohio, and was born on the 23d of November, 1835. After residing there ten years with his parents, Henry and Messer (Daugherty) Pointer, they removed to Clermont County, where the father died in 1849 and the mother in 1852. At the latter date George W. engaged in steamboating on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in the capacity of mate-watchman, which occupation he followed until shortly before the war. Mary E. Raines became his wife September 29, 1860, and he came directly to Morgan County, Mo., and until the Rebellion resided in Versailles. Mr. Pointer immediately enlisted in Company F, Fifth Regiment Missouri Cavalry, and was in the battles of Pea Ridge, Hartville, Boonville, Little Blue, Fort Scott and Rolla, and was after Price on his raid, besides participating in many other skirmishes. He was one of a company that helped capture Marmaduke. He served over three years, and was never wounded. He was discharged on the 5th of April, 1865, and returned home. He and wife have the following family: Ernest, aged twenty-two years; Eva, aged twenty; Edwin, aged nineteen; Nellie, aged seventeen; Nora, aged fifteen; Carrie, aged eleven; Nettie, aged ten, and Jessie, aged six. He owns a good farm of 212 acres, with 130 under cultivation and forty acres more ready for cultivation. He is a stanch Republican in politics, and belongs to the G. A. R. He also belongs to the Masons and Odd Fellows, and his wife is a member of the Christian Church.
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.