Constantine Estes (deceased), an old settler of Morgan County, Mo., was born September 15, 1816, in Tennessee, and was the son of John and Susie (Kelly) Estes, also natives of Tennessee. The family moved to Missouri in 1819, settling in Cooper County when Constantine was but three years of age, and there the father took a claim and improved a farm. He died in Moreau Township, Morgan County, Mo. Constantine lived with his parents until twenty-three years of age, when he married Miss Malinda Sims, a native of Cooper County. After marriage they moved to a farm in Moreau Township, two and a half miles north of Versailles, and there made their home for a short time, then moving to another farm north of Versailles, where he owned 140 acres. He lived there until 1876, when he moved to a place near Versailles, and there remained until his death, which occurred January 7, 1881, at the age of sixty-six years. Mr. Estes was twice married, his first wife being the mother of three children: James K., Mary G., wife of J. N. Martin, of Moreau Township, and William, who died at the age of eighteen years. The mother of these children died January 23, 1845, at the age of twenty-five years. Mr. Estes was again married in 1847 to Mrs. Elizabeth Allison, nee Ford, who bore him seven children: George W., now of Holden, Mo.; John B., now in the State of California; Matilda M., wife of Jasper Estes, of Morgan County; Andrew T., now in Colorado; Alfred M., of Glensted, Mo., Minerva, wife of Isaac Gahart, of Clinton, Mo., and Fannie, wife of Eugene Gahart, of Morgan County. The mother of these children is still living. Constantine Estes was a member of the Baptist Church, and was a man who took an active interest in all church work.
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.