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HISTORY OF GRUNDY COUNTY, MISSOURI
An Enclyclopedia of Useful Information, and a
Compendium of Actual Facts
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It contains
A Condensed History of the State of Missouri and its Chief Cities -
St. Louis, Kansas City and St. Joseph; Its pioneer Record,
War History, Resources, Biographical Sketches, General
and Local STatistics of Great Value, Portraits of
Prominent Citizens, and a
Large Amount of Miscellaneous
Matters, Incidents, etc.
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ILLUSTRATED
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KANSAS CITY, MO:
BIRDSALL & DEAN.
1881

DEDICATION AND PREFACE

CONTENTS:
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HISTORY OF MISSOURI

  PAGE
CHAPTER I. -  
LOUISIANA PURCHASE
 - Brief Historical Sketch
9-12
CHAPTER II. -  
DESCRIPTIVE AND GEOGRAPHICAL
 - Name
 - Extent
 - Surface
 - Rivers
 - Timber
 - Climate
 - Prairies
 - Soil
 - Population by Counties
13-18
CHAPTER III. -  
GEOLOGY of MISSOURI
 - Classification of Rocks
 - Quaternary Formations
 - Teritary
 - Cretaceous
 - Carboniferous
 - Davonian
 - Silurian
 - Azoic
 - Economic Geology
 - Coal
 - Iron
 - Lead
 - Copper
 - Lime
 - Clay
 - Paints
 - Springs
 - Water Power
18-23
CHAPTER IV. -  
TITLE and EARLY SETTLEMENTS
 - Title to Missouri Lands
 - Rights of Discovery
 - Title 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
 - "Boon's Lick"
 - Cote Sans Dessien
 - Howard County
 - Some First Things
 - Counties
 - When Organized
23-28
CHAPTER V.  
TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION
 - Organization, 1812
 - Council
 - House of Representatives
 - William Clark, first Territorial Governor
 - Edward Hempstead, First Delegate
 - Spanish Grants
 - First General Assembly
 - Proceedings
 - Second Assembly
 - Proceedings
 - Population of Territory
 - Vote of Territory
 - Rufus Easton
 - Absent Members
 - Third Assembly
 - Proceedings
 - Applicaitons for Admission
28-31
CHAPTER VI. -  
ADMITTED to the UNION
 -
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 Compremise
 - Missouri Admitted
31-34
CHAPTER VII. -  
MISSOURI AS A STATE
 - First Election of Governor and Other State Officers
 - Senators and Representatives to General Assembly
 - Sheriffs and Coroners
 - U. S. Senators
 - Representatives in Congress
 - Supreme Court Judges
 - Counties Organized
 - Capital Moved to St. Charles
 - Official Record of Territorial and State Officers
35-38
CHAPTER IX. -  
EARLY MILITARY RECORD
 - Black Hawk War
 - Morman Difficulties
 - Florida War
 - Mexican War
47-50
 
  PAGE
CHAPTER X. -  
AGRICULTURAL AND MATERIAL WEALTH -
 -
Missouri as an Agricultural State
 - The Different Crops
 - Life Stock
 - Horses
 - Mules
 - Milch Cows
 - Oxen and Other Cattle
 - Sheep
 - Hogs
 - Comparisons
 - Missouri Adapted to Live Stock
 - Cotton
 - Brown corn and other Products
 - Fruits
 - Berries
 - Grapes
 - Railroads
 - First Neigh of the "Iron Horse" in Missouri
 - Names of Railroads
 - Manufactures
 - Great Bridge of St. Louis
50-54
CHAPTER XI. -  
EDUCATION
 - Public School System of Missouri
 - Lincoln Institute
 - Officers of Public School System
 - Certificates of Teachers
 - University of Missouri
 - Schools
 - Colleges
 - Institutions of Learning
 - Location
 - Libraries
 - Newspapers and Periodicals
 - Number of School Children
 - Amount Expensed
 - Value of Grounds and Buildings
 - "The Press"
55-61
CHAPTER XII. -  
RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS.
 -
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
62-65
CHAPTER VIII. -  
CIVIL WAR IN MISSOURI
 - Fort Sumter Fired Upon
 -
Call for 75,000 Men
 - Governor Jackson Refuses to Furnish a Man
 - U. S. Arsenal at Liberty, Missouri, Seized
 - Proclamation of Governor Jackson
 - General Order No. 7
 - Legislature Convenes
 - Cap Jackson Organized
 - Sterling Price Appointed Major-general
 - Frost's Letter to Lyon
 - Lyon's Letter to Frost
 - Surrender of Camp Jackson
 - Proclamation of General Harney
 - Conference Between Price and Harney
 - Harney Superseded by Lyon
 - Second Conference
 - Governor Jackson Burns the Bridges Behind him
 - Proclamation of Lyon
 - Lyon at Springfield
 - State Offices Declared Vacant
 - General Fremont Assumes Command
 - Proclamation of Lieutenant-governor Reynolds
 - Proclamation of Jefferson Thompson and Governor Jackson
 - Death of General Lyon
 - Succeeded by Sturgis
 - Proclamation of McCullough and Gamble
 - Martial Law Declared
 - Second Proclamation of Jeff Thompson
 - The 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 Houter
 - Halleck's Order No. 81
 - Similar Order by Halleck
 - Boone County Standard Confiscated
 - Executor of Prisoners at Macon and Palmyra
 - General Ewing's Order No. 11
 - General Rosecrans takes Command
 - Massacre at Centralia
 - Death of Bill Anderson
 - General Dodge Succeeds General Rosecrans
 - List of Battles
39-46


HISTORY OF ST. LOUIS

  PAGE
ST. LOUIS 66-76
 - First Settlement
 - Arrival of the First STeamboat
 - Removal of the Capital to Jefferson City
 - When Incorporated
 - Population by Decades
 - First Lighted by Gas
 
 
 
  PAGE
 - Death of one of Her Founers, Pierre Chouteau
 - Cemeteries
 - Financial Crash
 - Bondholders and Coupon-clippers
 - Value of Real and PErsonal Property
 - Manufacturers
 - Criticism
 


HISTORY OF KANSAS CITY.

  PAGE
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 77-96
 - A Sketch
 - The New Life
 - Its First Settlement
 - Steamboat Events from 1840 to 1846
 - Mexican War
 - Santa Fee Trade
 - Railroads
 - Commercial Advancement
 - Stock Market
 - Pork Packing
 - Elevators and Grain Receipts
 
 
  PAGE
 - Coal Receipts
 - Buildings
 - Railroad Changes
 - Banks
 - Newspapers
 - Churches
 - Secret Societies
 - Public Schools
 - Manufacturing Center
 - Her Position and Trade
 - Assessed Valuation
 - Close
 
   


HISTORY OF ST. JOSEPH.

  PAGE
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI
 -
Early Settlements
 - The First Settlement at Blackstone Hills
 - Robidoux
 - Biographical Sketch
 - At the Bluffs
 - Then at Roy's Branch and Blacksnake Hills.
 
 
  PAGE
 - 1834-1836
 - Robidoux's Home
 - Employes
 - Servant
 - Ferry
 - From 1837 to 1840
 - Rival Towns
 - Wolves
 


LAWS OF MISSOURI

  PAGE
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION LAW
 -
Husband not Liable
 - Rights of Married Women
 - Hedges Trimmed
 - Changing School house Sites
 - Marriage License
 
 
  PAGE
Purchasing Books by Subscription
 - Forums of Deeds, Leases adn Mortgages
 - Notes
 - Orders
 - Receipts
 - Valuable Rules
 - Weights and Measures
118-129


STATISTICS

  PAGE
POPULATION of the UNITED STATES
 -
By Races
 - Increase
 - Miles of Railroad in United States
 - Telegraph Lines and Wifes
 
 
  PAGE
 - Cotton Crop
 - Coal Fields
 - Cereal Production
 - Presidential Vote from 1789 to 1880
 - Dates of Presidents' Births
130-134


HISTORY OF GRUNDY COUNTY

  PAGE
CHAPTER I. - INTRODUCTORY 135-137
 - Geolobical Formation
 - Surface
 - Boundaries
 - Name
 - Early Inhabitants
 - The Home of the Indian
 - Irresistible March of Civilizaiton
 - When Grundy County was Settled
 - The Vann-guard of Progress
 - "The Good Old Times"
 - Reverence for the Pioneer
 
CHAPTER II. - PIONEERS. - 137-170
 - Early Settlers
 - 1833
 - 1834
 - First Store
 - Heatherlly Gang
 - 1838
 - 1839
 - New Settlement
 - Mormon Family
 - Campaign, 1840
 - Women Pioneers
 - Wedding Tours
 - Marriage Record
 - First Coffin
 - Cheaper Market
 - Hard Cider
 - CAmpaign
 - Names of Old Settlers
 - Tetherow and Lomax
 - The Coming Country Seat Struggle
 - Poem
 - 1841
 
CHAPTER III. - GRUNDY COUNTY ORGANIZED 170-208
 - Metes and Bounds
 - First Elections
 - First Road
 - School Lands
 - First School Organization
 - Township Boundaries
 - County Organization
 - Hon. Felix Grundy
 - First Sheriff
 - County Justices
 - First Circuit Court
 - County Seat Imbroglio
 - Writ of Error
 - Election of County Officers
 - New Court House
 - First Deed
 - Stray Notices
 - Original Townships
 - Mexican War
 - Free-men of Color
 - Naturalization
 - In Court
 
CHAPTER IV. - THE GOLD FEVER - 209-233
 - New El Dorado
 - A Deficiency
 - Contest of 1861
 - Union and Confederate Meetings
 - The Twenty-third Missouri
 - Pittsburg Landing
 - Field of Shiloh
 - Death of Tindall
 - Tribute to his Memory
 - Eulogy of Woolfolk
 - Roll of Company B
 - Confederates
 - Grundy County Battalion
 - The Forty-fourth
 - Peace
 - The Blue and the Gray
 - The Dark Days of the Civil War, 1862-65
 
CHAPTER V. - COMING DAYS. - 234-251
 - Miscellaneous
 - Railroads
 - "Look Out for the Cars"
 - First Officers
 - Description
 - County and Town Suscription
 - Economy
 - The Jail
 - The Most Accomplished Unfortunate
 - Iron Bridge
 - New Townships
 - Metes and Bounds
 - Township Registration
 - Election
 - Low Assessment of Railroad Property
 - Poor farm
 - The Centennial Year
 - Hail, Rain and Wind Storm
 - New Judicial Districts
 - Wool-Growers' Association
 - First Marriage License
 - The County Debt.
 
CHAPTER VI. - RESOURCES - 252-264
 - Central  Location
 - Surface
 - Coal
 - Building Stone
 - Timber and Prairie
 - Climate
 - Soil
 - Cereals
 - Tobacco
 - Average Crop
 - Fruits and Vegetables
 - Vintage
 - Grasses
 - Stock
 - Number of Head of Live-stock
 
CHAPTER VII. - AGRICULTURAL and MECHANICAL ASSOCIATION - 267-274
 - Organization
 - Incorporators
 - First Officers
 - New Organization
 - Board of Directors
 - Constitution and By-laws
 - Grounds
 
CHAPTER VIII. - PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY. - 274-280
 - When Organized
 
- First Officers
 - List of Granges
 - Declaration of Purposes 
 - 200 Wagons and 10,000 Bushels of Wheat
 
CHAPTER IX. - SCHOOLS OF GRUNDY COUNTY 281-291
 - Educational
 - Exploring the Records
 - School Organization
 - Enumeration in 1847
 - Number of Children, 1853 and 1854
 - School moneys
 - Progress from 1865
 - School Commissioners
 - Nwe Era
 - Superintendent's Report
 - school Fund, 1874
 - Steady Growth
 - Letter from State Superintendent
 - School Fund by Townships, 1875
 - 1876
 - County Superintendent's Report, 1879,
 - 1880 -
 - Value of School Property and Report for 1881
 - "The Men Who Have Guided"
 
CHAPTER X. - MISCELLANT 292-304
 - County Map
 - Cyclone, 1880
 - Political
 - Population and its increase
 - Census of 1880
 - Comparison
 - Official Vote of Grundy County, 1880
 - Tenth District for 1880
 - Valuation of Property
 - Assessment by Townships, 1874
 - Assessment, 1879
 - Valuation, 1881
 - Immigration
 - Grundy County's Advantage
 
CHAPTER XI. - COUNTY OFFICIALS 304-314
 - Election in 1842
 - Sheriffs
 - Defalcation
 - Circuit and County Clerks
 - Missing Funds
 - Cost of Suit
 - Circuit Clerks
 - County Treasurers
 - Probate Judges
 - Salaries
 - Members of the Legislature
 - State Senators
 - Circuit Judges
 - Circuit and County Attorneys
 - Judicial, Sensorial and Congressional Districts
 - Congressmen
 - County Judges
 - County Officers, 1881
 
CHAPTER XII. - TRENTON TOWNSHIP 314-340
 - Description
 - Boundary
 - First Election
 - Steady Progress
 - The Coming Storm
 - Railroad Fever
 - Quincy, Missouri & Pacific Railroad
 - $40,000 Raised
 - Rejoicing
 - Schools, etc.
 - BIOGRAPHIES
 
CHAPTER XIII. - CITY OF TRENTON 341-360
 - Commanding Situation
 - New Life
 - Business
 - Second Railroad
 - Manufacturing
 - Deed of the Town Site
 - The City Charter
 - Plat of Trenton
 - Incidents
 - Continued Progress
 - Milk Wagon
 - "Iron Horse and Joy Unspeakable"
 - Crossing the Line
 - Machind-shops
 - Closs of 1871
 
CHAPTER XIV. - SOMETHING OF A BOOM 360-377
 - Onward March, 1872
 - First Fire-company
 - Building Association
 - Brewery
 - Financial
 - Crash
 - Railroad Business
 - Public Library
 - Gas Works
 - Hotels
 - Banks
 - Trenton Silver Cornet Band
 - Passing Events
 - Prehistoric
 - Gala Day
 - Depot Burned
 - Telegraph
 - Trenton's Business Houses
 
CHAPTER XV. - THE EARLY BAR, ETC. 378-387
 - Early History
 - Bar of 1841
 - Juries
 - Important Case
 - The Present Bar
 - Trenton High School History
 - Its Rise and Progress
 - Its Present Condition
 - The New Organizaiton
 - Depth of Shaft
 - The Coal Vein
 - Woolen and Flouring mill
 - Cost
 - Weather and Crops
 - Below and Above Zero
 - Crops Injured
 - A Review of its Effects
 - Trenton's Officials, 1857-1881
 - Places and Distances
 
 
  PAGE
CHAPTER XVI. - THE PRESS OF TRENTON 388-397
 - Trenton Pioneer
 - Herald
 - Christian Pioneer
 - Trenton Republican
 - Its Political Course
 - Incidents in its Career
 - Grundy County Times
 -
Organ of the Democracy
 - More Wood
 - Daily Bazar
 - Trenton Weekly Star
 -
First Appearance
 - Monthly Star
 - Daily Star
 -
Its principles
 - "What Becomes of Editors?"
 - Daily Evening Republican
 
- A Forward Movement
 
CHAPTER XVIII. - MEDICAL SOCIETY, CRIMES, ETC. 413-491
 - Trenton College
 - When Incorporated
 - Medical Society
 - When Organized
 - Qualification of Members
 - Railroad and Machine-shops
 - Number of Employes
 - Expenditures
 - Coal Consumed
 - Waste and Oil Used
 - Managers
 - Crimes
 - The War Period
 - Robbery and Murder
 - Burglar Shot and Captured
 - BIOGRAPHIES
 - Alphabetical List of Sketches
 - Prominent Citizens of Trenton
 
CHAPTER XIX - FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP 492-519
 - Its Location
 - One of the Group of Seven
 - Its Soil, Creeks, Woodlands and Prairies
 - Its First Settlers
 - The First "Corn-cracker"
 - The First Cabin
 - Early Events
 - Elections
 - Churches
 - Schools
 - Spickardsville
 - Its Incorporation
 - Mayor and Trustees
 - additions
 - A Shipping Point
 - Its Schools and Churches
 - Its Business in 1881
 - Names of its Business Men
 - BIOGRAPHIES
 
CHAPTER XX. - MARION TOWNSHIP - 520-555
 - Its Boundary Lines
 - 1838 to 1842
 - The Heatherly War
 - The Redskins
 - $70,000 Cost
 - Thomas's Grove
 - Churches
 - Schools
 - The First School-house
 - An Elopement
 - Preparing for Battle, an Incident
 - The Indian Outbreak of 1842
 - The Gulliver War
 - Assassination
 - Description
 - First Elections
 - Township Officers
 - Lindley
 - Its First Settlers
 - Incorporation
 - Business Houses
 - Its Famous Mineral Spring
 - BIOGRAPHIES
 
CHAPTER XXI. - MADISON TOWNSHIP 556-601
 - Metes and Bounds
 - Acres of Land
 - When Settled
 - The First Birth in the County
 - Old Settlers
 = The Fright
 = Saved Their Scalps
 - The First School
 - The First Wedding
 - Mills
 - Edinburg
 - Grand River College
 - When First Started
 - A Complete History
 - Business
 - Petition for Incorporation
 - Incorporated
 - 1881
 - BIOGRAPHIES
 
CHAPTER XXII. - LINCOLN TOWNSHIP 601-639
 - Its Municipal Boundary
 - Woodland, Prairies and Running Waters
 - Its First Settlers
 - The Bain Settlement
 - Death of Risson Bain
 - Union Church
 - Trading with the Indians
 - The First School and School-house
 - The First Church
 - New Settlers
 - War Period
 - When Organized
 - Public Servants
 - Incidents
 - A Memorable Tramp
 - A Solid Note
 - Assessed Valuation
 - BIOGRAPHIES
 
CHAPTER XXIII. - WILSON TOWNSHIP - 640-656
 - Early Settlement
 - Silken Bonds
 - Into this World, and Out
 - Schools and Churches
 - First Universalist Church
 - Organization
 - Population, etc.
 - Tragic Events
 - Town of Alpha
 - Petition to Incorporate
 - Present Officers
 - Business Directory
 - BIOGRAPHIES
 
CHAPTER XXIV. - TAYLOR TOWNSHIP - 656-669
 - When Organized
 - Old Zack
 - The Early Pioneers
 - The First CAbinetship in Grundy Coujnty
 - TheSilent Dead
 - Schools and Chaurches
 - Old Mrs. Duncan
 - Its First Offiers
 - The Mormon Troubles
 - Dark Deeds and Darker Criems
 - BIOGRAPHIES
 
CHAPTER XXV. - WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP - 669-676
 - An Original Township
 - Organized by Livingston County Court in 1839
 - Its Present Boundary
 - First Settlement
 - The Old Pioneers
 - Prairies and Timber
 - Its Living Waters
 - :Its First Church and Minister
 - The Old Log School-house
 - Its Present Officers
 - An Accident
 - Noble Effort
 - A Member of the Legislature
 - BIOGRAPHIES
 
CHAPTER XXVI - JACKSON TOWNSHIP 677-689
 - Its Early Settlement
 - From Indiana, Illinois and Virginia
 - Trading point
 - Forest and Streams
 - Prairie
 - Births and Deaths
 - First Physician
 - Wedding Bells
 - Christianity and Education
 - Extent of Domain
 - First Township Officers
 - Where they Met
 - Population
 - Present Township Board
 - BIOGRAPHIES
 
CHAPTER XXVII. - MYERS TOWNSHIP - 682-704
 - Its Location
 - Organized in 1872
 - Running Streams
 - Undulating Prairies
 - Forests of Timber
 - When Settled
 - Indians and Wild Game
 - 1840-41
 - Institutions of Learning
 - Methodist and Christian Churches
 - The First Baby
 - Cartmill Rickets Nuptials
 - Spinning-wheel and Lom
 - Its First and Present Township Officers
 - BIOGRAPHIES
 
CHAPTER XXVIII. - LIBERTY TOWNSHIP 705-709
 - Settled in 1838
 - Named in 1845
 - The Old Pioneers
 - Marriages
 - Births and Deaths
 - Ministers and Doctors
 - Schools
 - The First Divorce in Grundy County
 - Valuation
 - Railraod
 - Town of Gault
 - BIOGRAPHIES
 
CHAPTER XXIX. - HARRISON TOWNSHIP - 709-726
 - When it was Organized
 - Acres of Land
 - Boundaries
 - Population
 - Its Schools and Churches
 - History of the Churches
 - The Old Pioneers
 - How They Lived, What They Saw and How They Conquered
 - Early Marriages and Deaths
 - Its Political Status
 - Township Officers
 -BIOGRAPHIES
 
CHAPTER XXX. - JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP - 727-739
 - How Situated
 - Area in Acres
 - When Organized
 - Its Metes and Bounds
 - Early Settlers
 - Fancy Sketch
 - First Election, 1837
 - Pioneer Incidents
 - Schools and School houses
 - The Cost of the First School-house
 - Pioneer
 - Transportation
 - Climate, Soil and Prosperity
 - Township Officers, 1881
 - BIOGRAPHIES
 


PORTRAITS

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Col. John H. Shanklin 145
Col. Jacob T. Tindall 163
Col. W. B. Rogers 197
Hon. George H. Hubbell 231
Hon. A. H. Burkeholder 265
Hon. R. A. DeBolt 299
Judge Stephen Perry 333
 
  PAGE
Hon. E. F. Horton 367
Judge George Hall 401
Gilbert D. Smith 435
M. G. Kennedy 469
Luther Collier 503
Judge George A. Spickard 537
C. A. Conrads 554

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