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Missouri Genealogy Express

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PLATTE COUNTY,
Missouri

HISTORY

Source: History of Clay and Platte Counties, Missouri
Publ. 1885

CHAPTER XXVIII.

MARSHALL TOWNSHIP
Pages 1086-1121

Boundary -

      Marshall township, in the northwest portion of the county, is bounded on the north of Buchanan county, on the east of Green and on the west of the Missouri river.

Physical Features..

     Portions of the township are quite hilly; much of the high land, however, is undulated.  The soil is good and highly productive, the bottom land on the Missouri river is of Superior Quality, and produces bountiful crops.

Stock and Fruit Interests -

     There are perhaps more of the pioneer settlers, or of their descendants, living in Marshall township than in any other township of the county, and in this township is found some of her most prosperous farmers.  The raising of thoroughbred stock in cattle, hogs and horses is attracting more than ordinary attention.  Among the leaders in this direction may be mentioned Messrs. Alderson, Thorp, cook, Risk, Stone and Siler, besides many others.  In hogs, Mr. D. F. Risk is without a peer in the county, and in thoroughbred short horns Mr. J. C. Alderson's herd numbers 100 females, besides calves.  Fruit growing is absorbing the attention of many, and proving a profitable industry.

Pioneers - Early Settlers.

     Among the early pioneers of the township were John Bigham, A. J. Lovelady, James Lovelady, George Martin, John McAdow, Samuel McAdow, Simeon Collier, N. J. Alexander, Wm. Prather, Andrew Henson, Elkannah Risk, Abraham Risk, Thomas Dye, Levi Lollar, G. W. Dyer, J. W. Steele, John C. Harris, Matthew Kyle, Nathan Newby, Alfred Soward, A. G. Smith, M. Dale, Alfred Allen, Lewis Shouse, W. Ralston, Jesse Page, J. O. Abbott, Andrew Thompson, Thomas D. Cook, John D. Alderson, __ Bryam and others.
     The society of the township is an ideal one, for here we find the large-hearted liberality, the open hospitality and the true manliness of the dweller in the county, mingled with the suavity, the culture and the metropolitan manner of those whose lives are spent in cities.  Good books, Classical music, vocal and instrumental, fine pictures and other works of art adorn the houses of the farmers as well as those of the inhabitants of the towns.  The State University and the Female Colleges of this and other States receive a very considerable patronage from this township, and, in consequence, the percentage of cultured and refined men and women residing here equals that of almost any other similar section in the United States.

Iatan - Present Business Men -

     Iatan is situated on the Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad, six miles above Weston, and was selected as a town site by Maj. John Dougherty.  At one time it promised to be one of the most important places on the Missouri River, and was a large shipping point.  The business of the town in general merchandise and groceries is done by A. G. Smith and J. A. Gittinger; the druggist is Dr. H. P. Grover.

Sugar Lake and Bean's Lake -

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL

Abbott, J. O. 1088
Alderson, James C. 1090
Alexander, N. J. 1089
Allen, James A. 1089
Andrews, Francis M. 1091
Bailey, Josiah M. 1091
Benner, Jacob 1091
Blythe, A. D. 1092
Brown, James F. 1092
Collier, Simeon 1093
Cook, Hamilton 1094
Cox, J. W. 1095
Dale, Madison 1095
Dye, James 1096
Fellows, William 1097
Gabbert, James I. 1097
Grover, H. P. 1098
Harris, J. C. 1098
Herndon, John M. 1099
Hull, James H. 1100
Hull, Walter S. 1100
Jones, Thaddeus C. 1101
Kyle, William 1101
Layton, David B. 1103
Layton, James W. 1102
Linville, P. H. 1103
Lollar, Levi 1104
Lovelady, A. J. 1104
Martin, John T. 1106
Martin, John W. 1107
McAdow, James W. 1105
McAdow, John 1106
Monson, Thomas C. 1108
Moore, Benjamin F. 1108
Mullendore, George D. 1109
Nelson, N. P. 1110
Newby, Merritt L. 1111
Rees, William 1112
Risk, D. F. 1113
Risk, Samuel 1114
Risk, Sidney 1112
Rose, T. D.  1114
Rose, William P. 1114
Russell, George 1115
Seever, G. W. 1115
Shouse, Albert P. 1116
Siler, Charles M. 1116
Smith, A. G. 1117
Soward, Alfred 1118
Steele, O. C., Elder 1118
Stephens, Lewis N. 1119
stone, Thomas F. 1119
Weldin, Harvey 1120
Woolston, Alfred B. 1120

 

 

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