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DAVIESS COUNTY

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JOHN C. LEOPARD AND BUEL LEOPARD



GENTRY COUNTY

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PREFACE



It is the aim of the editors of the History of Daviess County to present
in substantial form an authentic history of the county and its people, to
which the present and future generations may refer with confidence and
satisfaction as the years come and go, and that it may be a matter of pre-
manent record for all time. It is not an easy matter to write the history
of such a county as Daviess. Much more research was required than was
anticipated as every effort has been made to secure accuracy. Many events
had an influence in shaping the destiny of this county.

The chief sources of material were the county records, newspapers,
reports of the state departments, the history of the county published in
1882, "Early Days on Grand River and the Mormon War" by R. J. Britton,
the Memoirs of Major J. H. McGee, "Memories" by John F. Jordin, and
"Recollections" by H. C. McDougal.

The writers have made requests for information upon various subjects
of a large number of men and women, almost all of whom have responded
willingly and promptly. To them the writers feel greatly indebted and
while it is impossible to mention them all, this must not be taken to indicate
a lack of appreciation of their efforts.

Among those who have been especially painstaking in supplying infor-
n mation are Mrs. Mary Cruzen, Samuel F. Sperry, Sr., George W. Williams,
^ S. W. Brandom, W. C. Gillihan, C. H. Longfellow, H. J. Hollis, E. A. Martin,
^ Mrs. W. W. Ament, Dr. M. A. Smith, and Mrs. J. W. McClasky.
^ THE EDITORS.

^ Gallatin, Mo., June 1, 1922.



INDEX.



Abarr, Millege Lester 884

Adkisson, W. C 663

Adams, Edward 805

Adams, George P 466

Adams, M. E 72>2,

Adams, Willis 529

Adkison, Shannon 453

Agee, Carl J 828

Akes, Emert 472

Alexander, Joshua W 331

Allen, Charles S 668

Allen, F. T 669

Allen, John Henry 647

Allen, S. W 1002

Allenbrand, R. J 541

Allsup, J. W 400

Ament, W. W 695

Austin, Fred S 528

Arnold, W. L 430

Bacon, Henry G 727

Bacon, Jason 898

Ball, John Lemuel 855

Ball, Robt. J 901

Ball, Thomas J 854

Bare, H. W 470

Barger, Dr. J. N 921

Barlow, T. C 987

Barnes, John H 804

Bartlett, Oscar A 724

Bayless, White 954

Beauchamp, Lemuel 553

Beck, H. M 749

Bell, Amanda M 953

Bennett, James B 416

Best, Arthur 1023

Bethel, Eugene L 604

Birge, Ed E 837

Birge, James 760

Bishop, M. V 738

Black, Edgar 887

Black, R. M 983

Blackburn, D. A 391

Blackburn, Frank H 899



Blackburn, John A 899

Blackburn. W. E 386

Blacklock, Eben E 621

Blacklock, Ebenezer Edgar 615

Blacklock, L. Bruce 622

Blacklock, William L. 616

Blair, J. S 983

Blakely, S. W 418

Boley, Benjamin 810

Bonham, William W 625

Bowman, Lewis M 1035

Brandom, Silvester W 576

Bray, William E 915

Brewer, Enoch W 645

Brodrick, Isaac F 876

Brown, Cornelius 623

Brown, E. G 703

Brown, J. Forrest 417

Brown, John N 348

Brown, Alarcus M 488

Brown, N. B 997

Brown, Rufus Fayette 617

Brown, T. T 991

Brown, Thomas 808

Brown, W. P 958

Brown, W. T 444

Brown, Walter W 878

Brown, William H 957

Bruce, Charles A 743

Burge, W. F 421

Burkhart, George 535

Burtch, Dr. J. A 759

Burton, HalHe 340

Butler, Granville 838

Cain, John J 572

Caldwell, Joseph M 904

Campbell, A. B 517

Campbell, Dr. James Clyde 1007

Campbell, Dr. Malcomb Monroe... 593

Canaday, Andrew W 881

Canaday, William Calvin 785

Caraway, W. T 933

Carlow, Peoples Bank of 417



HISTORY OF DAVIESS AND GENTRY COUNTIES



Carter, Annie Laurie (Akin) 539

Carter. H. F 532

Carter. Salathiel 592

Carter. W. H 624

Castor, Grant 729

Chamberlain, C. S 750

Chambers, Mrs. James A 753

Chapman. Henry 868

Chapman. R. W 1019

Chenoweth, M. W 502

Childers, J. J. 818

Chilton. F 671

Clagett. Dr. D. M 696

Clark, S. J 990

Cline, W. G 600

Colburn, Byron 722

Cole, J. 732

Cole, Ramus M 973

Cole, W. L 610

Collier, D. L 589

Collier, William H 660

Conrad, Joseph 723

Cook, Frank H 967

Cook, William S 634

Cooper, L. T 875

Cooper, Truman 586

Cooper, W. T 451

Coppersmith, Dr. A. W 793

Cornett, R. L 1037

Cottrill. David Marshall 557

Cottrill. David Alars . hall 557

Coulter, Johnson Wesley 489

Courtier. Devi^itt C 1023

Cousins, O. G 857

Cox, Joseph M 423

Cox, Levi P 454

Cox, Walter 432

Crane. William Milton 883

Creekmore, Rev. Grant 1027

Creighton, Sterling Harrison 965

Critten, James 419

Croy, Amos B 599

Croy, B. E 373

Croy, E. A 442

Crowder, Charles Bruce 700

Cruzen, Nathaniel G Zll

Culver, Elmer L 480

Cummings, John M 637

Cunningham, J. H 649



Dale, Lawrence T 848

Dator. William E 643

Davidson, J. E 488

Davis. D. Harfield 387

Day, E. B 927

Day, Joseph Owen 631

DeFord, Alva E 674

DeFord, Melvin Ross 682

Degginger, J. H 844

Denny, Lewis W 522

De Vorss, J. William 436

Dice, George E 977

Dieter. Thomas J 829

Dills. Henry P 551

Doak, Harry A 391

Doak, Novia 447

Doak, Peter P 390

Dockery, Alexander M 352

Dougan, Don C 783

Dowell, William 755

Downning, Charles L 925

Doyle, John R 494

Dresbach, J. A 585

Dresbach, Samuel H 579

Drummond, J. B., Sr 420

Drummond, James M 435

Dudley, Col. Boyd 344

Dudley, Boyd, Jr 344

Dunavan, Lewis R 816

Duncan, Earl Clifford 860

Duncan, Frank W 858

Duncan, Harrison M 781

Dunnington, J. F 400

Dunshee, Harry J 877

Edwards, Thomas J 929

Elder, William Carson 474

Ellis, John M 1012

EUis, N. G 1008

Embree, Charles 601

Enyart, James E 536

Ernst, C. E 424

Ethel, Willis J 834

Etter, R. L., Sr 367

Evans, Claude M 641

Evans, James J 820

Evans, William B 882

Everly, C. C 989

Everly, C. H 389



HISTORY OF DAVIESS AND GENTRY COUNTIES



Everly, Henry H 1025

Everly, S. H 754

ENving, George D 958

Farmers and Mechanics Bank, The. 571

Faulkner, James R 756

Fetters, Enoch 625

Feurt, Homer 336

Feurt, W. H 962

Fields, Clarence Riley 1038

Fields, Victor 583

Fisher, Daniel M 365

Fitterer, Enos 379

Fitterer, Frank A 379

Fitterer, Oscar L 380

Flowers, Dale S 468

Foley, E. M., Jr 704

Folgate, Chauncey 787

Follett, D. H 629

Fore, Ted 508

Francisco, Cort 995

Frost, Thomas L 702

Fulton, A. J 683

Galbreath, John 765

Gall, Samuel L 619

Gallatin Trust Company, The 1034

Galpin, Peter 693

Gardner, Dr. P. L 372

Gartin, Andrew C 473

Gartin, Ray S 812

Gay, George R 928

Gay, James 864

Gildow, J. Frank 744

Giles, F. L 817

Giles, Oliver 655

Gillespie, J. H 986

Gillett, F. M 831

Gillett, John R 936

Glendenning, Milton 523

Goodbar, George C 383

Goodwine, Andrew J 802

Gould, Will S 768

Grace, John W 537

Grace, O. L 497

Graham, Amaziah A 950

Graham, Dr. James B 987

Grantham, Herbert C 1034

Grantham, Lincoln 801



Graves. P. M 830

Graves, W. P 605

Green, E. P 515

Green, George E 889

Green, Henry H 939

Green, John Francis 456

Green, M. M 511

Greenlee, Claud A 573

Greenwell, Alexander 512

Greenwood, E. H 929

Gregg, Aaron 790

Gregory, James M 569

Griffeth, C. J 888

Griffin, W. P 691

Grissinger, Guy Forrest... 587

Guerin, James 431

Guess, John H 505

Gurthep, J. B 1018

Hadley, Larkin Francis 520

Hager, John T 780

Hamilton, T. E 432

Hamilton, Wood H 384

Hamm, Fred 652

Hammer, Charles E 630

Hammer, Peter 833

Handy, W. R % 449

Harden, William S 595

Harding, Samuel Oscar 494

Hardinger, Dr. S. L 996

Hardwick, John R 642

Hargis, Dr. Wm. H 956

Harlow, E. J 394

Harlow, J. Sam 393

Harman, A. M 740

Harpster, Ray 832

Harrah, Harley J 1033

Harris, George Dowe 917

Harris, George W 863

Harris, Lewis Allen 714

Harrison, Clifford Melvin 656

Hartsock, W. E 840

Hathaway, W. E 734

Hawthorne, Lester L 584

Hays, Charles E 459

Hays, John B 460

Hedges, Dr. Frank 984

Helms, Everett H 981

Hemry, Charles 368



HISTORY OP DAVIESS AND GENTRY COUNTIES



Henderson, Mary Ellen 880

Henry. Edmon 994

Hess, Charles A 889

Heyde, Maxmilian 598

Heyser, Stanley 736

Hill, James C 934

Hinote, J. W 885

Hise, S. R 542

Hisel, D. E 982

Holden, Thomas C 481

Holmes, Henry 909

Hopkins, Charles E 787

Hosman, Leonard M 376

Houston, George B 412

Houston, W. F 915

Hoyt, John H 650

Hudson, Richard 800

Hulet, Lewis C 515

Humphrey, T. M 601

Hundley, John A 479

Hunter, Jesse T 464

Hutcherson, William P 964

James, John Thomas 1022

Jameson, Hiram Ramsay 620

Jameson, Madison Finley 851

Jameson, William Alexander 644

Jamesport, Commercial Bank of... 426
Jamesport, Peoples Ex. Bank of.... 458

Jarrett, Samuel A 960

JefTeries, Thomas J 784

Jenkins, W. E 931

Jinkins, Joseph 747

Johnson, G. W 746

Johnson, James A 821

Johnson, James Franklin 442

Johnson, James L 707

Johnson, H. L 687

Johnson, V. P 989

Johnson, W. A 920

Jolly, Albert Newton 659

Jolly, Frank S 814

Jolly, Henry C 646

Jolly, James Perry 552

Jones, Jacob 825

J ones, Standish E 843

Kaufman, John W 975

Karrar, Armand 483



Keck, E. A 731

Kelso, Henry C 717

Kemp, J. H 720

Kent, Charles H 839

Kerfoot, William H 558

Kerlin, John W 806

Kerwin, Thomas 798

Kibler, James C 980

Killam, Sam C 448

Kingsborough, Dimmon D 477

Kingsley, C. E 735

Kirk, Patrick 823

Knauer, Charles L 350

Knight, Idella 640

Knight, M. N 439

Knight, V. E 910

Koch, George B 457

Koger, John Henry 1011

Korn, Charles 884

Landes, Daniel 445

Landes, F. S 748

Lankford, E. S 396

Lankford, E. T 396

Law, M. L 822

Lawson, Joseph G 976

Lay, W. T 923

Lear, Henry 1021

Lee, Wesley, Jr 725

Limpp, Rufus H 611

Lindsey, Charles T 890

Link, W. C 359

Littlewood, C. E 563

Litton, J. S 914

Lively, Ivo W 426

Lockwood, E. C 581

Loest, L. C 636

Long, James W 437

Love, Penn 922

Lowrey, Charles N 943

Lowrie, D. Luther 343

Lyons, H. E 507

McAllister, M. F 942

McCammon, Robt. M 1031

McCarty, John H 866

McCaskey, J. B 679

McCampbell, Walter E 524

McClaskey, John W 446



HISTORY OF DAVIESS AND GENTRY COUNTIES



McClure, Elcania 763

McClure, Jonathan 856

McClure, W. T 425

McConkey, Samuel R 779

McCoy, Jesse James 896

McCoy, John R 461

McCoy, S. D 574

McCray, Robert D 872

McCue, J. L 428

McCue, P. S 458

McCue, R. M 381

McCullough, Joseph Lafayette 870

McDaniel, George W 657

McDaniel, J. W 992

McDonald, J. B 942

McElvain, Joseph 338

McElroy, T. H 799

McGinnis, Asa Hardin 900

McKenney, Keeran 852

McKnight, James W 827

McMahan, H. C 443

McMillen, Albert 850

McMillen, J. L 853

McMillen, Patrick Henry 513

Macy, Perry 404

Macy, Seth 403

Macy, W. C 392

Mallory, James M 699

Manion, Edward W 554

Mann, Alva 638

Mann, Clem P 767

Mann, Moses 560

Manring, James A 709

Manring, Jordan William 711

Marlow, L. C 433

Martin, T. A 412

Mathews, Alonzo 1026

Maupin, R. E 935

Meadows, J. E 970

Meadows, Mary Elizabeth 1009

Meadows, Oscar P 1010

Melton, William Ellis 549

Mendenhall, C. C 578

Mettle, Oliver 360

Miller, A. 509

Miller, A. W 751

Miller, Charles B 1004

Miller, James M 665



Miller, Martin Van Buren 544

Milligan, William J 797

Millman, Isaac 684

Millstead, Hayden 946

Minor, Leland F 979

Mitchell, George William 548

Miock, George 673

Monk, Jesse W 658

Monroe, Jonathan S 506

Moody, Wade D 940

Mooney, P. A 966

Moore, E. E 562

Morris, Theodore F 664

Morris, Tmiothy 1015

Morris, W. J 1014

Morrison, G. M. Dallas 791

Morton, Frank 612

Mothersead, Charles H 465

Moulten, L. T 1036

Murphy, Robert 493

Murray, G. G 361

Musselman, John 342

Nalle, John 1025

Naylor, W. E 419

Neal, Joab P 789

Needles, Simpson ,W 530

Neth, Albert 690

Newcomb, J. E 594

Newman, A. A 907

Newman, Jacob 846

Nickerson, James H 969

Nugent, Dr. J. T 455

O'Hare, Hugh Elwood 963

O'Mara, James 497

O'Toole, James M 925

Olsen, George A 698

Osborn, Henry 655

Osborn, W. T 906

Pangburn, Marion Edgar 937

Pape, Carsen 909

Parks, William 609

Parman, Orville S 463

Pate, John A 761

Patterson, M. H 911

Patrick, Benedict W 409

Patton, H. E Z72,



HISTORY OF DAVIESS AND GENTRY COUNTIES



Patton, Isaac Gentry 498

Patton. J. T 985

Patton, Jefferson P 974

Patton, John F 774

Patton, Joseph Henry 653

Patton, William A 842

Payne, Clinton L 375

Peniston, Anthony 608

Peniston, George H 414

Peters, Mrs. Ida M 721

Pierce, Benjamin 583

Pierce, Fred L 402

Pierce, Lee R 374

Pipkin, Dr. Charles 930

Place, A. J 339

Pogue, George H 752

Pogue, W. C 388

Potter, Charles 835

Powell, Lew Wallace 912

Powers, Harvey 796

Powers, J. Clark 795

Preston, John 504

Price, Aseph Butler 545

Prichard, William M 944

Prior, Crittenden D 1028

Pulsifer, Joseph R 824

Quigley, Silas Edgar Ill

Quisenberry, P. T 811

Railsback, Daniel 924

Ralph, W. D 519

Ramsbotton, William 404

Ray, Charles 561

Ray, James M 771

Reed, George W ITh

Reed, J. W 747

Reed, John W 1000

Reich, J. L 680

Reid, Adelbert W 686

Rhea, George W 730

Rice, D. P 550

Richardson, Philip 874

Ridinger, G. W 409

Rigney, T. N 484

Rizzi, A 611

Robertson, James 565

Robertson, Wesley L 672

Robinson, D. H 1001



Robinson, J. H 918

Robinson, O. P 972

Robison, John B 540

Robison, Lester M 503

Roper, William Terry 893

Royston, Mrs. Ada M 948

Runyon, Charles Henry 588

Runyan, George Sterling 534

Rybolt, Edward E 998

Sager, George A 580

Sager, W. F 794

Sale, J. M 865

Sale, Phillip 543

Sampson, W. B 605

Sanford, Thomas H 591

Schwyhart, M. S 745

Scott, Charles L 770

Scott, H. C 397

Scott, J. C 757

Scott, Roy T 719

Scrivner, V. H 438

Sealey, George F 635

Seller, A. F 363

Semple, Malcolm Monroe 501

Shakleford, Dr. Earl 949

Shockley, T. R 440

Shoemaker, Everett M 716

Short, Alexander 726

Shrike, John J 614

Sidens, William J 568

Slagle, W. M 873

Smith, Asa L 1015

Smith, Dr. M. A 356

Smith, Edgar L 556

Smith, Frank L 776

Smith, J. J 590

Smith, James D 469

Smith, Kimbro 971

Smith, W. D 772

Smith, W. Glen 354

Snapp, Delbert D 607

Snider, J. M 422

Spaht, Gustave 602

Speers, William 670

Sperry, Samuel F 1016

Spiers, Amos 978

Stapleton, Robert E 905

Stapleton, William Peery 491



HISTORY OF DAVIESS AND GENTRY COUNTIES



Steininan, Edward 826

Stephens, Arthur M 366

Stewart, J. R 892

Stewart, John W 666

Stith, James 762

Stout, C. J 358

Stovall, Hardin N 951

Strasser, John A 708

Streeter, Cyrus 678

Stroup, Silas M 908

Summa, Earl 567

Summa, Ira 567

Surface, Samuel R 677

Sutton, John George 813

Sweaney, Boon L 897

Sweat, J. R 662

Swisher, C. H 742

Tate, J. H 349

Temple, W. A 836

Terry, Anda B 974

Thomas, Joseph 862

Thomas, William 803

Thompson, Dr. A 895

Thompson, Dr. R. V HI

Thompson, W. L 766

Tibbs, J. L 739

Todd, Levi 472

Tolbert, J. W 441

Tolen, Mark 415

Townsend, W. P 408

Trimm, James C 1029

Trosper, Milton 401

Trosper, William B 688

Tuggle, Floyd S 394

Tunnell, Clarence E 632

Turner, Edwin 955

Uhlig, Paul J 786

Utz, Alfred E 1006

Utz, J. J 815

Utz, William L 1017

Vandermark, James Edward 525

Van Hoozer, Jonathan W 527

Vaughn, James 628

Wade, Allen F 1035

Wade, I. L 410



Wagers, J. T. 617

Walker. John W 510

Walp, Henry S 894

Walls, Boyd E 993

Waltemath, John A 496

Waltemath, Fred 809

Ware, B. F 415

Warren, A. H 429

Washburn, L. E 807

Waters, Davis E 952

Watkins, George P 769

Weldon, J. H 406

Weldon, William G 758

Wellman, William Z 741

West, Edward F 689

Wetzel, Reuben 736

Whaley, M. P 462

Wharton, David Amos 861

Wheatley, Charles T 627

White, Jerome C 681

Whitt, O. R 999

Whitton, Charles R 782

Whitton, Rufus 848

Wiglesworth, Ovelman 713

Wilder, John F 7:!,7

Wiles, Ralph 427

Williams, George W 995

Wilmore, D. C. . . . ^. 597

Wilson, Samuel 72>2>

Wood, Mrs. Ada 1003

Wood, R. F 961

Wooden, M. H 675

Wooderson, David H 500

Wooderson, Frank 841

Woodring, R. E 1020

Woodruff, Frank A 369

Wynne, H. S 991

Yadon, John A 867

Yates, Benjamin A 941

Yates, C. G 750

Yates, M. B 947

Yeater, H. C • , 486

Yoell, E. G 919

Yost, Cornelius 968

Youtsey, Archibald S., Jr 398

Youtsey, Eben Estes 398

Youtsey, O. S .926



PART I.



History of Daviess Counhj.



CHAPTER I.



EARLY SETTLEMENT.



TERRITORY EMBRACING DAVIESS COUNTY— INDIAN OCCUPATION— FIRST SETTLERS-
SETTLEMENT OF BENTON TOWNSHIP— SETTLEMENT IN OTHER TOWNSHIPS-
NATIVITY OF PIONEER SETTLERS— CHARACTER AND NATIVITY OF LATER
ARRIVALS 65-70



CHAPTER II.



ORGANIZATION OF THE COUNTY.



PETITION PRESENTED IN 1836 BY ALEXANDER DONIPHAN— LOCATION OF COUNTY
SEAT— TOWN ORDERED PI>ATTED AND SALE OF LOTS— REPORT OF COMMIS-
SIONERS—EFFORT TO REMOVE COUNTY SEAT TO CRAVENSVILLE— OTHER
EFFORTS TO CHANGE COUNTY SEAT 71-74



CHAPTER III.



COUNTY BUILDINGS.



COURT HOUSE— JAIL— COUNTY FARM AND BUILDINGS 75-81



HISTORY OF DAVIESS AND GENTRY COUNTIES

CHAPTER IV.



CITIES AND TOWNS.



GALLATIN— COFFEY— WINSTON— PATTONSBITRG - JAMESON— CARLOW — LOCK
SPRINGS— ALTAMONT— CIVIL BEND — MILLPORT — ADAM-ONDI-AHMON — CRAV-
ENSVILLE— PRAIRIE CITT—CRITTENDEN— ECLIPSE— OLD PATTONSBURG— VIC-
TORIA— ALTA VISTA— BANCROFT 82-90



CHAPTER V.



MILITARY HISTORY.



BLACK HAWK WAR— HEATHERLY WAR— MEXICAN WAR— COL. WICKHAM'S MILITIA
COMPANY, COMPANY A, SECOND MISSOURI REGIMENT. N. G. M 91-93



CHAPTER VI.



THE MORMONS IN DAVIESS COUNTY.



LYMAN WIGHT THE FIRST MORMON TO SETTLE IN DAVIESS COUNTY— HEADQUAR-
TERS AT FAR WEST— JOSEPH SMITH, JR., SELECTS SITE OF STRAKE IN
DAVIESS COUNTY— GROWTH OF TOWN— FIRST MORMON TROUBLE— LATER
DEVELOPMENTS- THE MORMON WAR— MOBOLIZATION OF TROOPS— EXTERMIN-
ATION ORDER— MAUN'S MILL MASSACRE— MORMONS SURRENDERED TO MILITIA
LEADERS TAKEN TO INDEPENDENCE- SUBSEQUENT TRIAI.— REMAINS OF
MORMON OCCUPATION 94-101



HISTORY OF DAVIESS AND GENTRY COUNTIES

CHAPTER VII.



THE CIVIL WAR.



SENTIMENT DIVIDED IN DAVIESS COUNTY— ACTIVITIES OF UNION MEN IN 1861—
COMPANIES ORGANIZED— HEADQUARTERS ESTABLISHED AT GALLATIN— GUER-
RILLA WARFARE— SKIRMISH — BOUNTY OFFERED TO VOLUNTEERS — UNION
SOLDIERS FROM DAVIESS COUNTY— COMPANY A— COMPANY G— COMPANY B—
FORTY-THIRD INFANTRY— SPECIAL ORDER NO. 6— CONFEDERATES— CIVIL WAR
INCIDENTS . ia2-121



CHAPTER VIII.



PIONEER AND MODERN TRANSPORTATION.



STAGE LINES— FERRIES— NAVIGATION— ROADS— RAILROADS 122-132



CHAPTER IX.



CHURCHES.

PIONEER MINISTERS— PIONEER CHURCHES— CAMP MEETING — CHURCH SERVICES-
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH— CATHOI>IC CHURCH— CHRISTIAN CHURCH— EVAN-
GELICAL CHURCH — BAPTIST CHURCH — METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH —
METHODIST EPISCOPAL SOUTH— PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH— SEVENTH DAY AD-
VENTISTS 133-145



CHAPTER X.



SCHOOLS.



EARLY DAY SUBSCRIPTION SCHOOLS— PIONEER TEACHERS— FIRST SCHOOL HOUSE-
LOCATION OF EARLY SCHOOLS— TEACHER'S INSTITUTES— HIGH SCHOOLS— CON-
SOLIDATED HIGH SCHOOLS— APPROVED RURAL SCHOOLS— GRAND RIVER COL-
LEGE—GRAND RIVER ACADEMY— GALLATIN ACADEMY 146-153



HISTORY OF DAVIESS AND GENTRY COUNTIES

CHAPTER XI.



BENCH AND BAR.



THREE CIRCUIT JUDGES FROM DAVIESS COUNTY— FIRST TERM OF CIRCUIT COURT
HELD IN 1837— FIRST BUSINESS TRANSACTED— CHANGES IN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT-
CIRCUIT JUDGES— LAWYERS IN 1860— LAWYERS WHO CAME AFTER THE CIVIL
WAR— ATTORNEYS IN 1882— PRESENT DAY ATTORNEYS— THE TRIAL OF FRANK
James 154-158



CHAPTER XII.



THE MEDICAL PROFESSION.



WM. P. THOMPSON THE FIRST DOCTOR IN THE GRaND RIVER COUNTRY— OTHER
EARLY DAY DOCTORS— THE LIFE AND PRACTICE OF PIONEER DOCTORS— THE
DAVIESS COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY— THE GRAND RIVER MEDICAL ASSOCIA-
TION 159-160



CHAPTER XIII.



THE PRESS.



FIRST PAPER PUBLISHED IN THE GRAND RIVER COUNTRY IN 1843— FIRST NEWS-
PAPER PUBLISHED IN DAVIESS COUNTY IN 1853— EARLY DAY NEWSPAPERS
AND PUBLISHERS— ED. HOWE ENGAGED IN NEWSPAPER WORK HERE— LATER
PUBLICATIONS— NEWSPAPERS AT GALLATIN, WINSTON, COFFEY, LOCK-
SPRINGS, JAMESON, ALTAMONT, JAMESPORT, PATTONSBURG AND OTHER
PLACES 161-168



HISTORY OF DAVIESS AND GENTRY COUNTIES

CHAPTER XIV.



A CHAPTER OF "FIRSTS.'



169-172



CHAPTER XV.



OFFICIALS.



UNITED STATES OFFICIALS— STATE OFFICIALS— DA^^ESS COUNTY REPRSENTA-
TIVES— COUNTY TREASURERS— PROBATE JUDGES— COURT OF COMMON PLEAS-
RECORDERS — SHERIFFS — PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS — CIRCUIT CLERKS-
COUNTY CLERKS— COUNTY JUDGES 173-179



CHAPTER XVI.



THE WORLD WAR.



BARLEY ENTRANTS FROM DAVIESS COUNTY— FIRST REGISTRATION— DRAWING
UNDER THE SELECTIVE DRAFT— EXEMPTION BOARD— FIRST GROUP OF MEN
CHOSEN— LEAVING FOR CAMP— KILLED IN ACTION— DIED OF DISEASE—
WOUNDED— DAVIESS COl^NTY SOLDIERS— RETURN OF SOLDIERS— AUXILIARY
WAR WORK— LIBERTY LOANS— UNITED T\"AR WORK CAMPAIGN— THRIFT STAMP
CAMPAIGN— COUNCIL OF DEFENSE 180-194



CHAPTER XVII.



AMERICAN RED CROSS.



FIRST APPEAL— DAVIESS COUNTY CHAPTER ORGANIZED— BRANCH CHAPTERS-
GROWTH IN MEMBERSHIP— SCHOOL AUXILIARY— RED CROSS WEEK— FIRST AID
CLASS— MEETING OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— WELCOME HOME ENTERTAIN-
MENT—AWARDS FOR SERVICE— PEACE PROGRAM 195-199



HISTORY OF DAVIESS AND GENTRY COUNTIES

CHAPTER XVIII.



SOCIETIES AND LODGES.



GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC— SONS OP" VETERANS— PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY-
YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION— IGNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS—
P. E. O. SISTERHOOD— JAMESPORT FORTNIGHTLY CLUB— DAVIESS COUNTY
IMMIGRATION SOCIETY— DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION- THE W.
C. T. U.— MASONIC— EASTERN STAR— KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS— I. O. O. F.— RE-
BEKAHS— AMERICAN LEGION 200-211



PART 11.



History of Gentry County.



CHAPTER I.



INTRODUCTORY.



THE AUTHOR'S OBSERVATION OF SIXTY-FIVE YEARS IN GENTRY COUNTY— HIGH

POINTS OF HISTORY— PROGRESS OF GENTRY COUNTY— ADHERENCE TO FACTS—

"HARKING BACK" 213-214



CHAPTER II.



TERRITORIAL HISTORY.



CLAIMED BY RIGHT OF DISCOVERY— INDIANS' RIGHTS SWEPT ASIDE— LOUISIANA
PURCHASE— TERRITORY OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED- HOWARD COUNTY BSTAB-
LISHED— "THE MOTHER OF COUNTIES" -GENTRY COUNTY ORGANIZED IN 1845—
NAMED IN HONOR OF COLONEL GENTRY— LOCATION 215-216



CHAPTER III.



NATURAL RESOURCES AND TOPOGRAPHY.



WHAT CONSTITUTES NATURAL RESOURCES— AVAILABLE AND POTENTIAL— MIN-
ERAL SPRINGS— RAINFALL— PHYSICAL FEATURES— SCENERY AND SOIL— "A
LAND OP PROMISE." 217-218



HISTORY OF DAVIESS AND GENTRY COUNTIES

CHAPTER IV.



EARJ^Y SETTLEMENTS.



NONE OF THE FIRST SETTLERS NOW LIVING — CONQUEST OF THE NINETEENTH

• CENTURY— "V^HHAT THE PIONEERS BROUGHT— THEIR AMBITIONS- SETTLEMENT

BEGAN IN 1834— FIRST SETTLERS— OTHER SETTLERS— FIRST SCHOOL— FIRST

POSTOFFICE— FIRST WHITE CHILD BORN IN COUNTY— FIRST CHURCH— EARLY

PREACHERS 219-221



CHAPTER V.



PIONEER LIFE.



REMINISCENT AND TRADITIONAL — THE PIONEER'S HOME — IMPLEMENTS — HIS
TRIALS AND PRIVATIONS— SCARCITY OF NECESSITIES— BUILDING THE LOG
CABIN— THE CRUDE FURNITURE— COMMUNITY SPIRIT— PASTIMES— GAME AND
FISH— THE BLACKSMITH— GRISTMILL AND TRADING POST 222-228



CHAPTER VI.



FIRST COURTS.



MET IN 1845— OFFICERS APPOINTED— BUSINESS TRANSACTED— CREATED SIX MUNIC-
IPAL TOWNSHIPS— FIRST PETITION FILED IN CIRCUT COURT— EARLY RECORDS
—RECORD BOOK STILL IN EXISTENCE 229-234



CHAPTER VII.



COUNTY BUILDINGS.



COURTHOUSE— JAIL— COUNTY FARM BUILDINGS 235-241



HISTORY OF DAVIESS AND GENTRY COUNTIES

CHAPTER VIII.



TOWNSHIPS.



ATHENS— BOGLE— COOPER— HOWARD— JACKSON— HUGGINS— MILLER— WILSON. 242-259

CHAPTER IX.



CITIES AND TOWNS.



ALBANY— AT FIRST CALLED ATHENS— LOCATION— FIRST HOUSE— FIRST BUSINESS
AND PROFESSIONAL MEN— TOWN INCORPORATED— FIRST SCHOOLS AND OTHER
INSTITUTIONS— NEWSPAPERS— CHRISTIAN CHURCH— PRESBYTERIAN— METHO-
DIST EPISCOPAL— BAPTIST— LIBRARY 260-271



CHAPTER X.



CITIES AND TOWNS— CONTINUED.



STANBERRY— KING CITY— GENTRYVILLE—McFALL— FORD CITY— ALANTHUS— ISLAND
CITY— DARLINGTON— BERLIN— GENTRY— EVONA— OTHER TOWNS 272-281



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