A. C. Lampton is a son of John Lampton, who moved to Howard County, Mo., in the year 1826, when the subject of this sketch was a boy. He remained in Howard County but a short time, then moving to Cooper County, Mo. The former was born in 1820. His father was a native of Kentucky, and served in the War of 1812. His grandfather was from Virginia, and moved to Kentucky in an early day, settling on the Kentucky River near Boonsboro. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. A. C. Lampton took a part in the Mormon campaign. He was married in Cooper County, in 1846, to Miss Salina Field. a daughter of John Field, formerly of Virginia. They had two children: Walter, who is married and living in Colorado, and William, married, and living in Morgan County, Mo. Mrs. Lampton died September 24, 1887, and subsequently Mr. Lampton married Miss Ida Baker, daughter of William Baker, of Quincy, Ill. Mr. Lampton is a successful farmer, making the raising of jacks a specialty. He has the largest herd in the county of Maltese and Mammoth stock.

History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.