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Randolph County



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ALEXANDER H. WALLER



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TOPEKA CLEVELAND

1920




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PREFACE



Histoiy is a record of human events, the personal element ever being-
present. Men perform their allotted work upon this earth and then depart.
Others follow to take up the work left unfinished by those who have pre-
ceded them. It was ordained by an omnipotent and omniscient Providence
that it should be the task of His creatures here below to go forth into,
subdue, and people the waste places of the earth, the forests, and the
plains ; to change the wide spaces of land into fertile areas so as to pro-
vide sustenance for mankind. The vanguard were the pioneers, men and
women accustomed to simple methods of living, inured to hardships, bred
to a life which required that they wrest a livelihood from the soil, and
imbued with the spirit of generations of pioneers. They accomplished
their self-imposed task and subdued the lands of what is now known as
Randolph county. They paved the pathway for others who followed to
resume the task of making a happy and prosperous community. Their
work was well and faithfully done and this volume of Randolph county
history might fittingly be dedicated to the memory of those brave men
and women.

Lest we forget, lest the children of today and of the tomorrows know
not the deeds of their progenitors, this history has been written and pub-
lished — affording an authentic and readable record for all time to come,
the story of the settlement and upbuilding of Randolph county.

History has been and is now being made. The great task of founding
and creating an important sub-division of the great commonwealth of
Missouri has been accomplished. The future will bring forth still greater
development. That this is possible is due to the bravery and hardihood of
that noble race who have preceded the present generation and who lie
sleeping peacefully beneath the sod they loved so well.

The following pages present a history of Randolph county, based upon
personal narratives, research, compilation, and official records. Inasmuch
as history in the aggregate is a record of the composite achievements of
all the people in a community during a course of many years, it is neces-
sary to present much personal history in a work of this kind.



True history is based upon personal achievement. True history, then,
in its wider sense is but biography. The biographical department of this
history of Randolph county, therefore, is important, as presenting a record
of the leading families of Randolph county and recording the personal
achievements of the men and women who have made Randolph county
what it is today. In the publishing of this important department which
is destined for the enlightenment of the present and future generations as
to the best information available, concerning their forbears, and no effort
has been spared to insure accuracy without exaggeration.

In the preparation of this work it has been the aim of the writer to
present the salient facts and the important events bearing upon the story
of the settlement and early development of the county. Many events, of a
seemingly remote character, had an influence in shaping the destiny and
moulding the future of Randolph county, and it is hoped that the present
and future generations may derive some benefit from the effort that has
been put forth here in the way of a modest contribution to the annals of
this splendid county.

ALEXANDER H. WALLER.

Moberly, Mo., August 1, 192C.



INDEX



Adams, Carson L. 755

Adams, Samuel B. 751

Adams, Simon F. 525

Agee, W. E. 444

Alexander, John D. 6S9

Alexander, John W. 487

Allen, John P. 678

Allen, B. M. 283

Arline. A. A. 797

Asbell, Alguin S. 600

Ash, David P. 052

Ash. OttiS O. 225

Ashcom, Benjamin II. 581

Bagby, James H. 514

Bagby, Thomas J. 699

Bailey. Harry P. 530

Baird, Edward T. ,__ 310

Baird, William II. 778

Baker, David F., Jr 825

Balzar, J. W. 410

Bank of Moberly 255

Barclay. Christopher C. 826

Barlow, Alfred 780

Barr, Warren L. 704

Bassett, Church A. 771

Bassett, Homer 509

Bassett, Robert H. 507

Baugh, Willis 324

Bazan, L. A. 305

Bazan, Theodore B. 306

Bell Brothers 342

Bennett, Charles B. 396

Bennett, George 690

Bennett, James 690

Benton, David S. 566

Benton. John H. 810

Bierman, Morris 321

Blake, Charles D. 765

Bledsoe, John A. 464

Blood, E. O. 389

Blood, G. N. 389

Bobbitt, William A 692

Boland, John M. 833

Boney, A. T. 377



Boney, James T. 375

Boucher, Orion V. 769

Bowers, Jacob S. 322

Bowers, William S. 323

Braddick, G. F. 631

Bradley, Dudley. T. 576

Bradley, Joseph W. 834

Bragg, General Grant 586

Brawley. William R. 842

Brooks, James R. 666

Brooks, Obediah 812

Brown, Charles C. 597

Brown, S. B. 669

Buchanan, Walter C. 337

Bundridge, J. W. 234

Bundridge, V. E. 235

Burckhartt, G. Dorsey 743

Burckhartt, George H. 744

Burke. Edmund 568

Burke, M. W. 750

Bnrkbalter, Charles F. 483

Burkley, Andrew J. 531

Burklund, Leslie G. 302

Burton, Ambrose C. 809

Burton, Asa T. 789

Burton, Henry t>84

Burton, Henry M. 659

Burton, Medley 498

Busch, Theodore Fred 312

Butler, W. R. 327

Bye, George E. 667

Byrd, William F. 767

Cairo, Bank of 378

Campbell, John R. 715

Campbell, Richard R. 687

Campbell, Winfield S. 624

Camplin,Robert T. 548

Caplinger, Thomas A. 338

Capp, A. A. 307

Carney, P. J. 376

Carrell, Richmond R. 811

Carter, Joseph C. *05

Carter, Joseph F. 580

Carter, M. A. 653



BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX.



Carter, Richard D. Jr 823

Carter, Richard L., Sr 638

Caulkins, M. E. i 668

Cavanattgh, Henry B. 620

Cave, Willard P. 226

Chaniici-. Arthur B. 453

Chapman. William T. 672

Chilton, Z. T. 501

Christ, Charles F. 722

Christian. William Paul 757

Clapp, Chambers B. 275

Cleveland, Charles B. 648

Clifford. William C. 384

Clifton Hill Banking Company 590

Clifton. William D. 509

Coates, John IT. 319

Cogley, Edward c. 636

Cottingham, James H. 533

Cottingham, Guy 509

Cottingham, Lane 736

Cowan, Mercer B. 758

Cox. William G. 398

Creson, S. W. 281

Crews, John B. 802

Crews. Joseph S. 804

Crisler, Charles E. 406

Cromwell, William O. 680

('rose, Homer 358

Crose, L. M. 617

• 'rose. R. K. 356

Crose. S. P. 356

Cross. James Thomas 296

Crumrine, Amos L. 806

Cubbage, Henry B. 741

Cuppaidge, Godfrey <>. 474

Dameron, S. M. 42::

Dameron, William L. •""'•"•'• |

Dameron, William T. 553

Daniels. Charles H. 845

Darby, John L. 649

Darby. William F. 528

Davis. George M. 848

Davis, William R. 505

Dawkins Brothers 142

Dawkins, William c. 731

Dawson. Samuel P. 827

Day, Winfred E. 759

Denny. David R. 774

Deskin. E. G. 633

Deskin. George C. - 646



Dessert, William P. 402

Dixon, Charles IT. 462

Dixon, Robert R. 647

.Dodson, Charles L. 290

Dodson, Thomas B, 679

Doyle, Joseph A. 571

Duffy, William E. 411

Dnlany, James G. 557

Dumont, John X. 70<>

Dunn, Julius ^-M)

Dunivent, Wade II. 421

Dutton, Charles K. 473

Bckard, William II. S05

Eddings, George P. 316

Edwards. Cyrus L. 579

Edwards, Boy W. 239

Edwards, William I). 490

Egly, William 494

Elliott, Alonzo IT. 655

Elliott, Asher W. 655

Elsea, Felix <;. 713

Embree, C. B. 400

Emerson, William Henry .'52*

Fugle, Henry T. t>73

Fnslen. James C. 320

Epperly, Joshua T. 793

Epperson, William D. 760

Epping, Frank J. 415

Esry, William A. 5<i2

Estill, Frank Hartley '. 265

Eubank, James R. 429

Eubank, P. B. 430

Eubanks, Harvey C. 7.'!6

Evans, William M. ."7."!

I'aessler. John W. 454

Faessler, Louis F. 168

Farmers and .Mechanic's Bank 234

fennel, William. Sr. 280

Ferguson, Andrew J. 582

I'il'er. Harry M. 535

Fifer, Walter D. 684

Finn. John W. 783

Fiorita, T. R. *_ 2!>1

Fleming, Jacob C. 250

Fleming, Thomas s. 217

Forney. Frank B. 267

Forney, I. B. 245

Forster, Ed M. •""»»'.•

Fort, Otto H. 313

Fountain, Otis i 540



BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX.



Fowler, James A. 332

Fowler, Otto S. »0S

Frampton, David A. 711

Fray, Oswald S. u4G

Freeman, John 839

Freeman, Timothy 813

Freyslehen, Gustave 30S

Fullington, Charles P. 630

Galbreath, Lee 309

Galbreath, Kay 326

Gilflllin, Harry B. 4<;3

Gipson, George B. 625

Gladney, Albert C. 650

Goddard, John M, 830

Goodding, William W. 37'.i

Gould, Kohin 840

Gowan, George 839

Graves, J. Will 595

Greasa, Charles E. 64.'.

Grimes, II. A. 299

Gross, George W. olf>

Grotjan. J. A. 661

Gutekunst, Emil 273

Hackley, J. S. 706

Haden, Tucker G. 378

Haines, Evan 564

Haley, S. L. 4*:

Hall, J. Ereckson 651

Halliburton, Callie 575

Halliburton, George I). 504

Halliburton, Orley 692

Halloran, Patrick 458

Halterman, Gyrus 520

Halterman, J. A W. :___ 686

Hamilton, John N. 232

Hamilton, Ira S. 513

Hamilton, Stephen G. 537

Hammett, Aubrey R. 331

Hammett, Clarence J. 621

Hammett, Francis M. 613

Hammett, Jim L. 742

Hammett. John H. 613

Harbaugh. James E. 761

Hardin, John H. 516

Hare. David S. 4S9

Harlan. Ira F. 314

Harlan, Lee Smith 588

Harmon, Henry S49

Harris, C. J. Lumber Company 368

Harvey, Frank B. 333



Hatton, <>. F. 623

Haworth. Harry H. 734

1 la worth, Nathaniel F. 732

Hayiies, Carl 781

Haynes, Finis Ewing 790

Haynes, Sidney H. 749

Haynes, William J. 846

Heddinghaus Frank B. 445

Hedges, James S., Jr 654

I lei fner. Joseph F. 601

I lei fner. John Pressley 822

Heifner, V. 536

Hellensmith, William 330

Henderson, William F. 661

Hepple, George 705

Hestler, August 658

Hickerson, E. R. 277

Hines. Abraham S. 392

llines. Ilollie P. 524

Hinton, Newton E. 782

Holbrook, B. C. 456

Holbrook, Solomon M. 329

Holloway. John H. 363

Holman, II. Frank 264

Holman, Jim W. 202

Holman, Neal 817

Holman, William 561

Holtsinger. F. If. 417

lion, Charles C. 316

Honey, James H 831

Horner. James S. «. 386

Hubbard, Frank T. 560

Hubbard. James E. 526

Hulen, C. M. 271

Hulen, George L. 529

Hulen. Sterling Price 532

Hunker, Albert J. 693

Hunter, Silas Oak 459

Huntsman, Josiah 683

Hurt, Eugene H. 700

Hurt, Everett E. 598

Hutsell, James D. 359

Hutsell, Jerry C. 370

Hutsell. John W. 850

Hutsell, W. W. 346

Irons, Thomas 408

Irons. William A. 632

Jackson, George H. 565

Jackson, I. B. 585

Jackson, John A. 682



BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX.



Jaeger, Gustav H. 360

Jahnel, Peter 670

Jefferies, Jerry M. 235

Jennings, J. B. 228

Johnson, (Jeorge L. 443

Johnston, Norman C. 569

Johnston, Mrs. E. M. 403

Jones, A. W. 301

Jones, W. B. 341

Jones, William F. 515

Jones. Winfield S. 424

Jordan, William S. 656

Keeley, R. F. 847

Kehoe, James L. 460

Kehoe, Martin J. 457

Keiter, Ed Y. 467

Kelliher, Daniel T. 339

Kelloek, Thomas 413

Kelly, Leonard W. . 539

Kelly, William S. 660

Kiernan, Robert E. 550

Kingsbury Robert 364

Klein, Louis 803

Kynaston, John F. 344

Lamb, Hugh 702

Land, Hiram 497

Landram, W. L. 393

Larson, Charles L. 756

Lawrence. Marvin R. 772

Lay, (Jeorge William 611

Lea, A. G. 435

Lea, Elbert 1). 591

Leonard, Edward E. 383

Levy, Ren 790

Levy, Henry 790

Lilly. Major J. 231

Littrell, James H. 506

Uttrell, Watts 521

Lockrldge, William D. 694

Letter, Herman J. 447

Lowry, John A. S21

Lynch. Bernard E. 843

Lynch, John E. 253

McAdam, ('. A. 372

McAfee. Frank C. ___J 286

McOandless, Alexander 401

McCormick, Frank Leslie 361

McCoy, Alexander R. 34S

McCoy, Hartley A. 298

McCune, John W. 815



McDonald, Patrick 47<f

McDonald, Swan T. 77<;

Me(Jinnis, Thomas 441

McKlnney, J. Logan 677

McKlnney, H. (Coon) 675

McKinney, II. S'. "Harry" ^__ 471'

McKlnney, Herbert J. 077

McKinney, J. F. 391

McKinney, Madison 480

McKinney, May R. 674

McLean, W. II. 725

Magrudel", Samuel A. 307

Mahan, Albert K. 252

Mahan, E. Rell 251

Malone, Homan H. -j37

Malone, Lute A. ' 664

.Mangus, William F. 324

Manning, Charles A. 512

Marshall. Byrd ulO

Marshall, Claude D. 794

Marshall, James W. 479

Marshall, Melvin N. 283

Marshall, Milton M. 350

Marshall. Wiley D. oil

Majrtin, Forrest 24::

Martin, Joseph Davis 261

Martin, John R. 259

Martin, Omar 260

Martin, Samuel 355

Maslen, William F. 756

Mason, William Y. 746

Mast, Phillip 710

Mathews, Huston 311

Mathias, Nicholas 639

Mayo, James P. 608

Mayo, Porter 593

Meals, Marvin 325

Meals, Orville 488

Meals, William J. 334

Mechanic Savings Rank l'27

Melton, John A. 476

Menke, Perry D. 385

Merck, August 295

Merrill. Kufns E. 835

Meyers. F. H. 3<1

Michaels. S. A. 635

Mikel, Charles W. 663

Milam, Ed L. 425

Milam, John C. 427

Miles. William N. 753



BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX.



Miller, Clyde 272

Miller, Thomas \Y. ___ -Lis

Miller, William J. 403

Mitchell, Ralph 507

Mitchell. Ki.ss A. __ 4S7

Mize, John P. 718

Moberly Wholesale Grocery Com-
pany -. 282

Moeller, Otto L. — 828

Moore, William F. __ 7'.rj

Morris, George W. . <;t>2

Monis. John J. i;!>.">

Morrlssy, Calvin T. 434

Morrison, Bldridge s. :;s<i

Motley, J. E. 7:'><>

Monnce, A. M. 230

Mounce, Alexander M., Jr J"-".!

Murphy, Mark _. 4M

Murphy, Patrick J. 4 1 r,

Murnin, John J. 702

Murry, Marion 77".

Mustek, William B. 027

Xeal, Matthew H. 522

Nebergall, Charles C. 477

Xebergall, John 11. 240

Nelson. Clement II. 640

Nice. Ilamp M. 35]

Nice. <>. R. 344

Nichols. George M. ."(mi

Nichols. Roy 1 TlfJ

Noell. John R. 071

Noland, Moss R. 735

Nugent, Robert A. 844

O'Brian, James R. 297

O'Bryan, Owen Redick 256

• ••Conner. James T. 798

O'Keefe, Arthur 703

O'Keefe, John C. z88

O'Keefe, Joseph F. 290

O'Keefe. William P. 289

O'Leary, John 720

Ornburn. Benjamin F. 527

Ornburn, Ollie 837

Ostman, George J. 841

Owen, James H. 851

Owen, Henry W. 723

Owen, Willard 490

Owings, Willard A. 538

Packwood, Price 764

Palmer, Elliott 799



Palmer, Shackel 728

Payton, Oscar W. 422

Peebles, James A. 414

Perry, George O. 461

Phillips, Duff G. 719

Phipps, Samuel B. 578

Pigott, R. F. 347

Pitts, John A. 545

Powell, Charles J. 518

Powell, lsliaiu , 552

Ragan, Stephen T. 291

Ragsdale-Carter Dairy Company 405

Ragsdale, Earl 400

Ragsdale, Bdward W. V77

Randolph County Trust Company 315

Ratlin"'. George N. 448

Ratlin", liven 629

Rector, Joel i,. 739

Reed, John II. t>04

Reed, W. T. ■_ 430

Retinoids, George R. 481

Rentchler, Chester L. 724

Rice. John I). 838

Richardson, Charles II. 360

Rlcheson, Joseph G. 791

Richmond, Aubert B. 626

Riegel, Jerome A. 410

Riegel, Val 409

Robb, John Trice 696

Robb, Leslie 698

Roberts. James G. 376

Roberts, John Henry 374

Robertson, William 820

Robertson, Waller W. 523

Robinson, John F. 810

Rohloff, William F. 270

Romans, Merritt A. 203

Rother, Anthony J. 388

Rowland. Marvin 832

Rubey, A. B. 284

Rucker Brothers 450

Rucker, Robert M. 269

Rupp, E. G. 294

Rutherford, Hayden L. 555

Ryan, II. Edwin 340

Sandison, Charles D. 572

Sandison, Jack M. 249

Sandison, James '. 248

Sandison, W. H. 551

Sandison, William 240



BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX.



San ford. J. E. 270

Scampton, William I ». 285

Schmidt, I. J. 70s

Scars, James T. (JHI

Sears, Madison L. 747

Shearer, Bert 311)

Shiflett, Walter J. 642

Shipp, Charous M. 665

Short, Edward C. 317

short. Patrick J. 317

Short, William .7. 318

Shumate, Clay a. 401

Sibhitt. A. ('. 397

Sihbitt, Glenn A. 397

Sipple Brothers 431*

Skinner, John C. 712

Skinner, Oather A. 77.".

Smith, Garfield A. • 304

Smith, George A. 768

Smith. William C. 587

Snow, O. E. »29

Sours, Fousie L. 738

Sours, George H. 465

Sours, John S. 49.".

Spragg,' Robert W T . . 644

Sphrling, Walter E. 517

Staebler, George 71T

Stamm. W. J. 352

stamper. F. M. 779

Stark. John B. 637

Stautermann, Peter 432

Stephens, Temple 354

Sternitzke, John Albert 407

Stevenson, S. C. 27S

Stinnett. J. P. 390

Stockton. Joseph G. 541

Street. Frank 542

Sutliff. Enoch P. 558

Sutliff and Jennings 369

Summers, James II. 610

Summers. Lewis A. 607

Swetnam, J. H. 543

Swetnam, Jim W. 622

Taylor. John X. 720

Tedford, May J. 203



Terrill, Henry R. 262

Terrlll, R. G. 382

Terry, Alfred &18

Thackston, John W. 41!*

Thiemann, A. 786

Thornburg, George 544

Towles, William K., Jr. 395

Towles, William K.. Sr 394

Towles, Stokley P. 469

Truesdell, James 814

Truesdell, John C. 400

Tuggle, Irvin L. 707

Turner, David 602

Turner. Virgil 305

Vandergrift. William P. 807

Vasse, Percy L. 570

Walker, Nathan E. 819

Waller, Alexander H. 450

Walton, Thomas II. 478

Webb, John M. o91

Weber. Anthony J. 016

Weis, Phares K. 245

Wegs, Frank B. 274

Westfall. Allen C. 657

Wheeler, Andy H. 740

Wheeler, Joseph H. 496

White. Allen C. 303

White, Benjamin R. 336

Whittaker, Thomas B. 801

Wiggington, William F. 733

Wight, James F. R. 241

Wight, James William 237

Wight, James Winter 236

Wiley, John W. 519

Wilhite, Chester S. 353

Williams, James S. 727

Willott, August M. 362

Willott. Ed A. 7S7

Winans. Francis E. 788

Winn, James W. 485

Wirt. J. E. 534

Witten, Paul S. 300

Wright. George P. 619

Wright, Sam W. 612

Voder and Yoder 26S

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History of Randolph County



CHAPTER I



INTRODUCTORY.



EARI.V EXPLORATIONS A.\'l> DISCOVERIES THE NORTHMEN — CHRISTOPHER
COLUMBUS— SPANISH, FRENCH AND ENGLISH EXPLORERS— ST. AUGUSTINE.
THE OLDEST TOWN IX THE UNITED STATES— SANTA FE — RESULT OF EARLY
EXPL< (RATIONS 65-69

CHAPTER II



INDIANS.



SOLITUDE OF THE WILDERNESS CHARACTERISTICS — MODE OF LIVING — FORM OF
GOVERNMENT— RELIGION— ENDURANCE TESTS— TORTURE OF CAPTIVES— A
CRUEL ENEMY. BUT STEADFAST FRIEND — WHAT HE TAUGHT THE WHITE
MAN— ALLIANCES WITH EUROPEAN NATIONS — INDIAN WARS 70-73



CHAPTER III



EARLY EXPLORATIONS AND SETTLEMENTS.



FIRST ENGLISH COLONY — SETTLEMENT OF MANHATTAN — THE MAYFLOWER —
PLYMOUTH COLONY— LORD BALTIMORE— RELIGION — PENN— LAWS — CHAM-
PLAIN— THE JESUITS — FRENCH AND ENGLISH ENMITY— FRENCH AND INDIAN
WARS— FALL OF QUEBEC — TREATY OF PARIS — LOUISIANA TERRITORY —
DANIEL BOOXE 74-84



CONTENTS.



CHAPTER IV



LOUISIANA PURCHASE.



SCOPE OF LOUISIANA TERRITORY NECESSITY OF AN OCEAN PORT— JEFFERSON'S
NEGOTIATIONS— LIVINGSTON AND MONROE TO PARIS — PURCHASED FROM
NAPOLEON— TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES DOUBLED — ORGANIZATION
OF TERRITORY — COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS — POPULATION— TERRITORIAL LEG-
ISLATURE 85-92



CHAPTER V



ADMISSION AND ORGANIZATION OF STATE.



TERRITORIAL LEGISLATURE CONVENED — "MISSOURI QUESTION" — STATE AD-
MITTED UNDER CONDITION'S— COUNTIES— STATE CONSTITUTION — FIRST GOV-
BRNOR — GENERAL ASSEMBLY ELECTED— GOVERNORS OF MISSOURI— UNITED
STATES SENATORS FROM MISSOURI— REPRESENTATIVES FROM RANDOLPH
COUNTY 03-101



CHAPTER VI



EARLY CONDITIONS.



BOONSLICK COUNTY WITHIN RESERVATION OF SAC AND FOX INDIANS— INDIAN
CLAIMS EXTINGUISHED — COMING OF SETTLERS— FIRST SETTLEMENTS— IM-
MIGRATION— PIONEER FARMING— THE "RAZORBACK" — INDIAN MENACE —
BLACK HAWK WAR— SALE OF PUBLIC LANDS 102-lOt;



CONTENTS.



CHAPTER VII



EARLY SETTLEMENTS IN THE BOONSLICK COUNTRY.



DANIEL BOONE'S FIRST EXPEDITION HERE— HE DISCOVERS A SALT SPUING

BENJAMIN COOPER AND FAMILY SETTLE HERE— AN ATTRACTIVE COUNTRY
— FIRST PERMANENT SETTLEMENT — A COLONY OF KENTUCKIANS COME —
ROADS— FIRST SETTLERS IN BOONSLICK COUNTRY 107-109



CHAPTER VIII



CHARACTERISTICS AND CUSTOMS OF PIONEERS.



SELF-RELIANT AND BRAVE— FREE FROM PRIDE AND VANITY — GOOD WILL BE-
TWEEN NEIGHBORS — MANY WELL-TO-DO — SLAVE OWNERS — PRODUCTS —
FIRST HOMES— COOKING — GAME IN ABUNDANCE— -THE PIONEER FAMILY-
SUPPLIED THEIR OWN WANTS 110-114



CHAPTER IX



PIONEER SETTLERS OF RANDOLPH COUNTY.



SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP SETTLED FIRST— WILLI AM HOLMAN FIRST SETTLER-
SETTLERS MOSTLY FROM THE SOUTH — DR. FORT FIRST PHYSICIAN— EARLY
SETTLERS— ORIGINAL TOWNSHIPS— PIONEERS WERE OF HIGH TYPE— OTHER
EARLY SETTLERS 115-120



CONTENTS.



CHAPTER X



ORGANIZATION OF RANDOLPH COUNTY.



ORGANIZED IN 1829 — NAMED IN HONOR OP JOHN RANDOLPH OP ROANOKE — FIRST
COUNTY COURT— COUNTY DIVIDED INTO FOUR TOWNSHIPS— OFFICERS AP-
POINTED— SECOND SPECIAL TERM— COUNTY FINANCES— FIRST BRIDGES-
COUNTY RECORDS — FIRST CIRCUIT COURT — FIRST GRAND JURY — ATTOR-
NEYS—SECOND GRAND JURY 121-127



CHAPTER XI



EARLY WARS.



BEFORE WAR OF 1812 — INDIANS IN WAR OF 1812 — FORTS CONSTRUCTED IN BOONS-
LICK COUNTRY — INDIAN WARFARE— SETTLERS KILLED BY INDIANS — CAP-
TAIN COOPER ASSASSINATED — CAPTAIN SARSHALL COOPER'S COMPANY-
MEXICAN WAR— COMPANY ORGANIZED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY — CIVIL
WAR 128-134



CHAPTER XII



PHYSICAL FEATURES AND NATURAL RESOURCES.



LOCATION— AREA — GRAND DIVIDE— RIVERS, CREEKS AND STREAMS TIMBER-
COAL— TOPOGRAPHY— SOILS 130-1:: 7



CONTENTS.



CHAPTER XIII



TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION.



FOUR ORIGINAL TOWNSHIPS— LATER TOWNSHIPS— ORIGIN OP COUNTY SYSTEM-
BEGINNING OF TOWNSHIP SYSTEM — EARLY METHODS OF TAKING UP GOV-
ERNMENT LAND— PRESENT SYSTEM OP LAND SURVEYS— CONGRESSIONAL
TOWNSHIP— MARKINGS 138-145



CHAPTER XIV



TOWNSHIPS.



CAIRO TOWNSHIP- CAIRO VILLAGE- CLIFTON TOWNSHIP CLIFTON HILL— CHAR-
ITON TOWNSHIP DARKSVILLE— ._ 146-154



CHAPTER XV



TOWNSHIPS, CONTINUED.



JACKSON TOWNSHIP— JACK Si >NVILLE — MONITEAU TOWNSHIP— H1GBEE— PRAIRIE
TOWNSHIP— RENICK — SALT RIVER TOWNSHIP — UNION TOWNSHIP— MILTON—
SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP — MT. AIRY — SUGAR CREEK TOWNSHIP 155-168



CONTENTS.



CHAPTER XVI



TOWNSHIPS, CONTINUED.
MOBERLY.



'CHARTER GRANTED TO RAILROAD— PLAN TO INDUCE SETTLERS TO COME HERE—
PATRICK LYNCH FIRST SETTLER— REVIVED AFTER CIVIL WAR— RAILROAD
ACTIVITY— TOWN PLATTED— SALE OF LOTS — HOTEL BUILT — OTHER BUILD-
INGS—EARLY MERCHANTS — PANIC — FIRST TRUSTEES— NEGOTIATIONS WITH
RAILROAD COMPANY TO LOCATE SHOPS HERE — LAND DONATED — BONDS
VOTED— TOWN INCORPORATED — FIRST ELECTION — CITY OFFICERS— PUBLIC
SCHOOLS — PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS — LIBRARY — CONTRACT WITH RAILROAD
COMPANY— BOND— FROM MOBERLY'S FIRST NEWSPAPER 169-191



CHAPTER XVII



TOWNSHIPS, CONTINUED.
HUNTSVILLE AND SALT SPRING TOWNSHIP.



..SALT SPRING TOWNSHIP. HUNTSVILLE: LOCATION OF COUNTY SEAT— NAMED
AFTER DANIEL HUNT, ONE -OF THE DONORS— OTHER DONORS— FIRST SALE
OF LOTS — PIONEER BUSINESSMEN — EXTRACT FROM MISSOURI GAZETTE —
FIRST LODGES— FIRST CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOI^OPERA HOUSE— TOWN-
INCORPORATED— FIRST MAYOR— PUBLIC SCHOOL — CITY AND SCHOOL OFFI-
CERS— TEACHERS— MT. PLEASANT COLLEGE — OFFICERS— FIRST FAIR —
LIBRARY— FIRST COURT HOUSE— SECOND COURT HOUSR 193-203



CONTENTS.



CHAPTER XVIII



MEDICAL PROFESSION.



DR. WILLIAM FORT. FIRST DOCTOR EARLY CONDITIONS— EARLY DOCTORS —
PHYSICIANS FROM 18«if. TO 1890— DOCTOR TERRILL — DOCTOR VASSE — EARLY
DOCTORS AT HIGBEE, RENICK. CLIFTON HILL, CAIRO AND OTHER LOCALI-
TIES — EARLY DOCTORS AT MOBERLY — PRESENT PHYSICIANS OF THE
C< HN'TY 204-20G



CHAPTER XIX



BENCH AND BAR OF RANDOLPH COUNTY.



SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT ESTABLISHED— JUDGE TODD PRESIDED OVER FIRST
CIRCUIT COURT— FIRST LAWYERS IN ATTENDANCE— JUDGES THOMAS REY-
NOLDS, JOHN D. LELAND. WILLIAM A HALL. GEORGE H. BURCKHARTT. JOHN
A. HOCK ADA Y, ALEX AX HER H. WALLER AND ALLAN W. WALK I0R— EARLY
LAWYERS— LATER MEMBERS OF THE BAR— PRESENT-DAY LAWYERS- 207-212



CHAPTER XX



EARLY CHURCHES.



FIRST CHURCH ORGANIZED IN 1819— OTHER EARLY ORGAXIZATIONS— PRIMITIVE
AND MISSIONARY BAPTISTS — MT. PLEASANT COLLEGE BUILT — PROVIDENCE
METHODIST CHURCH — ANTIOCH CHRISTIAN CHURCH— SALEM CHRISTIAN
CHURCH — SUGAR CREEK CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — MT. HOPE
CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHLTRCH 213-214



CONTENTS.



CHAPTER XXI



TRANSPORTATION.



STEAMBOAT TO HANNIBAL AND GLASGOW SUPPLIES HAULED OVERLAND— NORTH
MISSOURI RAILROAD IN 1858— RA1 1. ROAD BUILDING SUSPENDED DURING
CIVIL AVAR — CHICAGO & ALTON BUILT IN 1871 — WABASH RAILROAD AND ITS
BRANCHES— THE MISSOURI, KANSAS & TEXAS— RAILROAD PROSPECTS IN
CONTEMPLATION 215-217



CHAPTER XXII



MISCELLANEOUS.



THE "RAZORKAi'K"- FROM THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LIBERTY NOBLE— INDIAN



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