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Missouri Genealogy Express


A Part of Genealogy Express
 

Welcome to
Clinton County, Missouri
History & Genealogy


 

Source:
HISTORY of
CLINTON COUNTY, MISSOURI
containing
A History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, Etc.
Biographical Sketches of Its Citizens, Clinton County in the Late War,
General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers
 and Prominent Men, History of Missouri,
Map of Clinton County, Etc., Etc.
- ILLUSTRATED -
Publ.
St. Joseph, Mo.
National Historical Company,
1881

CONTENTS

HISTORY OF MISSOURI
CHAPTER I. - LOUISIANA PURCHASE 9
 - Brief Historical Sketch  
CHAPTER II. - DESCRIPTIVE & GEOGRAPHICAL 14
 - Name
 - Extent
 - Surface
 - Rivers
 - Timber
 - Climate
 - Prairie
 - Soils
 - Population by Counties
 
CHAPTER III. - GEOLOGY OF MISSOURI 20
 - Classification of Rocks
 - Quarternary Formation
 - Tertiary
 - Cretaceous
 - Carboniferous
 - Devonian
 - Silurian
 - Azoic
 - Economic Geology
 - Coal
 - Iron
 - Lead
 - Copper
 - Zinc
 - Building Stone
 - Marble
 - Gypsum
 - Lime Paints
 - Springs
 - Water Power
 
CHAPTER IV. - TITLE AND EARLY SETTLEMENTS 26
 - Title to Missouri Lands
 - Right of Discovery
 - Tule of France and Spain
 - Cession to the United States
 - Territorial Changes
 - Treaties with Indians
 - First Settlement
 - Ste. Genevieve and New Bourbon
 - St. Louis
 - When Incorporated
 - Potosi
 - St. Charles
 - Portage Des Sioux
 - New Madrid
 - St. Francois County
 - Perry
 - Mississippi
 - Loutre Island
 - "Boone's Lick"
 - Cote Sans Dessein
 - Howard County
 - Some First Things
 - Counties
 - When Organized
 
CHAPTER V. - TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION 32
 - Organization 1812
 - Council
 - House of Representatives
 - Wm. Clark First Territorial Governor
 - Spanish Grants
 - First General Assembly
 - Proceedings
 - Second Assembly
 - Proceedings
 - Population of Territory
 - Vote of Territory
 - Rufus Easton
 - Absent Members
 - Third Assembly
 - Proceedings
 - Application for Admission
 
CHAPTER VI. - MISOURI ADMITTED INTO THE UNION - 35
 - Application of Missouri to be Admitted Into the Union
 - Agitation of the Slavery Question
 - "Missouri Compromise"
 - Constitutional Convention of 1820
 - Constitution Presented to Congress
 - Further Resistance to Admission
 - Mr. Clay and his Committee Make Report
 - Second Compromise
 - Missouri Admitted
 
CHAPTER VII. - MISSOURI AS A STATE - 40
 - First Election for Governor and Other State Officers
 - Senators and Representatives to General Assembly
 - Sheriffs and Coroners
 - United States Senators
 - Representatives in Congress
 - Supreme Court Judges
 - Counties Organized
 - Capital Moved to St. Charles
 - Official Record of Territorial and State Officers
 
CHAPTER VIII. - EARLY MILITARY RECORD 46
 - Black Hawk War
 - Mormon Difficulties
 - Florida War
 - Mexican War
 
CIVIL WAR IN MISSOURI - 51
 - Fort Sumpter Fired Upon
 - Call for 75,000 Men
 - Gov. Jackson Refuses to Furnish a Man
 - U. S. Arsenal at liberty Seized
 
CIVIL WAR IN MISSOURI - Continued - 51
  - Proclamation of Gov. Jackson
 - General Order No. 7
 - Legislature Convenes
- Camp Jackson Organized
 - Sterling Price Appointed Major General
 - Frost's Letter to Lyon
 - Lyon's Letter to Frost
 - Surrender of Camp Jackson
 - Proclamation of Gen. Harney
 - Conference Between Price and Harney
 - Harney Superceded by Lyon
 - Second Conference
 - Governor Jackson Burns the Bridges Behind Him
 - Proclamation of Gov. Jackson
 - Gen. Blair Takes Possession of Jefferson City
 - Proclamation of Lyon
 - Lyon at Springfield
 - State Offices Declared Vacant
 - Gen. Fremont Assumes Command
 - Proclamation of Lieut. Gov. Reynolds
 - Proclamation of Jeff, Thompson and Gov. Jackson
 - Death of Gen. Lyon
 - Succeeded by Sturgis
 - Proclamation of McCullough and Gamble
 - Marital Law Declared
 - Second Proclamation of Jeff. Thompson
 - President Modifies Fremont's Order
 - Fremont Relieved by Hunter
 - Proclamation of Price
 - Hunter's Order of Assessment
 - Hunter Declares Martial Law
 - Order Relating to Newspapers
 - Halleck Succeeds Hunter
 - Halleck's Order 81
 - Similar Order by Halleck
 - Boone County Standard Confiscated
 - Execution of Prisoners at Macon and Palmyra
 - Gen. Ewing's Order No. 11
 - Gen. Rosecrans Takes Command
 - Massacre at Centralia
 - Death of Bill Anderson
 - Gen. Dodge Succeeds Gen. Rosecrans
 - List of Battles
 
CHAPTER X. - AGRICULTURE AND MATERIAL WEALTH 60
 - Missouri as an Agricultural State
 - The Different Crops
 - Live Stock
 - Horses and Mules
 - Milch Cows
 - Oxen and Other Cattle
 - Sheep
 - Hogs
 - Comparisons
 - Missouri Adapted to Live Stock
 - Cotton
 - Broom Corn and Other Products
 - Fruits
 - Berries
 - Grapes
 - Railroads
 - First Neigh of the "Iron Horse" in Missouri
 - Names of Railroads
 - Manufactures
 - Great Bridge at St. Louis
 
CHAPTER XI. - EDUCATION 66
 - Public School System
 - Public School System of Missouri
 - Lincoln Institute
 - Officers af Public School System
 - Certificates of Teachers
 - University of Missouri
 - Schools
 - Colleges
 - Institutions of Learning
 - Location
 - Libraries
 - Newspapers and Periodicals
 - Number of School Children
 - Amount Expended
 - Value of Grounds and Buildings
 - "The Press"
 
CHAPTER XII. - RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS 73
 - Baptist Church
   - Its History
 - Congregational
   - When Founded
   - Its History
 - Christian Church
   - Its History
 - Cumberland Presbyterian Church
   - Its History
 - Methodist Episcopal Church
   - Its History
 - Presbyterian Church
   - Its History
 - Protestant Episcopal Church
   - Its History
 - United Presbyterian Church
   - Its History
 - Unitarian Church
   - Its History
 - Roman Catholic Church
   - Its History
 

HISTORY OF CLINTON COUNTY
CHAPTER I. - PREFATORY - 79
 - The County, its Location
 - Name
 - Plan and Scope of this Work
 
CHAPTER II. - PHYSICAL FEATURES 87
 - Location
 - Boundary
 - Civil and Congressional Townships
 - Surface
 - Streams
 - Timber
 - Its Importance to Early Settlers
 - Climate
 - Rainfall
 - Health
 - Prairie
 - Waste Land
 
CHAPTER III. - 98
 - Legislative Act Organizing Clinton County
 - Appointment of Commissioners to Locate County Seat
 - Organization of the County
 - First Courts
 - Their Work
 - Townships Erected
 - Election Precincts
 - Roads, Etc.
 
CHAPTER IV. - 109
 - County and Township System
 - Government Surveys
 - Organization of Townships
 - Townships Named and Described
 - Shoal
 - Platte
 - La Fayette
 - Lathrop
 - Concord
 - Atchison
 - Jackson
 - Clinton
 - Hardin
 
CHAPTER V. - EARLY SETTLEMENTS 121
 - Importance of First Beginnings
 - When and Where Commenced
 
CHAPTER VI. - PIONEER LIFE 125
 - The Pioneers' Peculiarities
 - Conveniences and Inconveniences
 - The Historical Log Cabin
 - Agricultural Implements
 - Household Furniture
 - Pioneer Corn-Bread
 - Hand Mills and Hominy Blocks
 - Going to Mill
 - Trading Points
 - Bee-Trees
 - Shooting Matches and Quiltings
 
CHAPTER VII. - SETTLEMENT of ATCHISON TOWNSHIP 136
CHAPTER VIII. - SETTLEMENT of CONCORD TOWNSHIP 146
 - Plattsburg
   - Its Early History
   - Location
   - Names
   - Commissioners
   - Township Laid Out
   - Sale of Lots
   - First Deed Recorded
   - Town Incorporated
   - Additions
   - Official Record
   - Old Settlers and What They Did
   - Private and Public Schools
   - Plattsburg College
   - Churches
   - M. E. Church South
   - M. E. Church
   - First Baptist Church
   - Christian Church
   - Presbyterian Church
   - St. Mary's Episcopal Church
   - Catholic Church
   - Secret Societies
   - Newspapers
   - Banks and Bakers
   - Hotels
 
CHAPTER IX. - PLATTSBURG Continued - 178
   - Moot Legislature
   - Death of David Trice
   - Earthquake
   - Plattsburg Markets
   - Grasshoppers
   - A Beet
   - Indian Summer
   - Plattsburg Cornet Band
   - School Exhibition
   - Death of Judge Culver
   - Disastrous Fire
   - Base Ball Clubs
   - Masonic Installation
   - The Storm of 1870
   - Death of Josiah Brown
   - Organization of Fire Department
   - Building and Completion of the Brick Block
   - Cane Presentation
   - Death of Tyre Thorp
   - Cold Weather
   - Death of Judge James H. Birch
   - Business Review for 1880
   - Memorial Services
   - Postmasters
 
CHAPTER X. - SETTLEMENT of CLINTON TOWNSHIP and of HARDIN TOWNSHIP 210
CHAPTER XI. - SETTLEMENT of JACKSON TOWNSHIP 217
CHAPTER XII. - SETTLEMENT of LATHROP TOWNSHIP  
CHAPTER XIII. - SETTLEMENT of SHOAL TOWNSHIP 245
 - Cameron
   - Its History
   - Its Early Settlers
   - First Building
   - First House of Public Entertainment
   - First Store
   - Colonel Tiernan
   - Dr. King
   - Pioneer Business Houses
   - Post Office
   - Mills
   - Foundry
   - Burning of Cameron
   - Public Halls
   - Hotels
   - Town Incorporated
   - Official Directory
   - Stock in Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
  - Musser's Block
   - Schools
   - Churches
   - Newspapers
   - Banks
 
CHAPTER XIV. - CAMERON - Continued 270
 - Secret and Benevolent Societies
 - Park
 - Agricultural and Mechanical Association
 - The Last Fair
 - Premiums
 - To Whom Awarded
 - Residences
 - Review of 1880
 - The Occurrence of October 24, 18174
 
CHAPTER XV. - SETTLEMENT of LaFAYETTE TOWNSHIP - STEWARTSVILLE 289
CHAPTER XVI. - SETTLEMENT OF PLATTE TOWNSHIP 304
CHAPTER XVII. - FIRST RECORDS - 314
 - Deeds
 - Marriages
 - Grand Jury
 - Resignation of Richard R. Rees
 - First Cases
 - Roll of Attorneys Present
 
CHAPTER VIII. - PUBLIC BUILDINGS 322
 - First, Second and Present Court Houses
 - County Poor Farm
 
CHAPTER XIX. - RAILROADS 329
 - Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
 - Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific
 - Hannibal& St. Joseph Railroad
 - When Roads were Completed to Plattsburg
 - When Completed to Cameron
 
CHAPTER XX. - MEXICAN WAR - 339
 - The War News
 - Enthusiasm in the County
 - Names of Volunteers
 - Doniphan's Expedition
 
CHAPTER XXI. - CALIFORNIA GOLD EXCITEMENT - 343
 - Flattering Accounts
 - Names of Men who went from Clinton County
 - California Enterprise Company
 - Address of Colonel Black
 - Letters
 - California Emigrant Song
 - Cholera
 - Number of Emigrants
 
CHAPTER XXII. - CIVIL WAR, AND THE EVENTS OF 1866 349
 - Situation in 1860-61
 - Meetings
 - Conventions
 - State of Feeling
 - Soldiers
 - Bushwhackers
 - Militia
 - Crime
 - Bloodshed
 - Arrest and Murder of Rev. A. H. F. Payne
 - Peace Proclamation
 - Peace Jubilee in Clinton County
 - Ovation to Returned Soldiers
 - Address of Thomas J. Porter
 - Names and Rank of Union and Confederate Soldiers
 - Speeches of Generals Shields, Blair and others
 - The Two Tickets
 - "Test Oath"
 - Rejected Voters
 - Election
 - Republicans Declared Elected
 - Judge Birch Gives Notice of Contest
 - Van Horn takes his Seat in Congress
 
CHAPTER XXIII. - AGRICULTURE - 374
 - Hemp
 - Clinton County Agricultural and Mechanical Association
 - Fairs
 - Premiums
 - Clinton County Farmers' Clubs
 - Patrons of Husbandry
 - Short Horn Association
 - Clinton County Compared with Other Counties
 - People
 
CHAPTER XXIV. - FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL - 6*8
 - Financial Condition of the County in 1833-4
 - Debt of the County in 1845
 - Taxable Property in 1880
 - Receipts and Expenditures in 1881
 - Political
 - Names of Voters in 1833
 - Election of 1834
 - Political Leaders
 - Official Vote for 1880
 
CHAPTER XXV - CRIMES, INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS 407
 - Willard Murder
 - Trial of William Lanston
 - Confession of Augustus Otis Jennings
 - Killing of Howard Glenn
 - Murder of Miss Mollie Steel
 - Execution of Albert Hughes
 - Accidental Shooting of Kennedy
 - A Terrible Crime
 - A Bloody Affray
 - Daring Robbery
 
CHAPTER XXVI. - BENCH AND BAR 434
 - Andrew S. Hughes
 - Ex-Governor George Smith
 - William B. Almond
 - Peter H. Burnett
 - Henry M. Vories
 - James B. Gardenhire
 - David R. Atchison
 - Willard P. Hall
 - Solomon L. Leonard
 - Bela M. Hughes
 - Silas Woodson
 - J. M. Bassett
 - A. W. Doniphan
 - George W. Dunn
 - William T. Wood
 - Thomas E. Turney
 - Thomas J. Porter
 - Winslow Turner
 - Austin A. King
 - Resolutions of Respect
 - Benjamin F. Loan
 - Resolutions of Respect of St. Joseph Bar
 - Roll of Attorneys
 - Bench and Bar of Cameron
 
CHAPTER XXVII. - SCHOOLS - 464
 - State Constitution
 - Teachers' Institutes
 - Enumeration for 1880
 - Funds
 - School Houses
 - Comparisons
 - Address of Hon. John M. McMichael
 
CHAPTER XXVIII. - REUNIONS OF OLD SETTLERS 476
 - Barbecue August 28, 1873
 - Bishop Marvin's Letter
 - Reunions at St. Joseph, in 1874 and 1875
 - Speeches of Generals Craig, Doniphan, Atchison, Judge Birch, Judge Vories, and others
 
CHAPTER XXIX. - OFFICIAL RECORD 501

PART II.
BIOGRAPHICAL.
CONCORD TOWNSHIP and CITY of PLATTSBURG 4
SHOAL TOWNSHIP and CITY of CAMERON 72
PLATE TOWNSHIP and CITY of OSBORN 125
JACKSON TOWNSHIP 154
CLINTON TOWNSHIP 163
HARDIN TOWNSHIP 169
ATCHISON TOWNSHIP 178
LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP 203
CITYOF STEWARTSVILLE 219
LATHROP TOWNSHIP 234

ADDENDA
CONCORD TOWNSHIP 262
SHOAL TOWNSHIP 263

LITHOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS
GENERAL DAVID R. ATCHISON 179
H. S. BUCK 220
LITHOGRAPHIC VIEWS
RESIDENCE of H. S. BUCK 303
BUSINESS HOUSE of ED. G. SHELDON 369
RESIDENCE of T. G. McCROSKY 480

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