The County Beginnings
Township Histories from A History of Northeast Missouri (Chapters 5-10)
A History of Northeast Missouri
by Walter Williams, pub. 1913
Churches and Lodges
Introductory – What Time has Done – Importance of Early Beginnings – First Settlements made in the Timber – Parts of the County first Settled – Names of Pioneers – Postal and Mill Facilities – County Organized and Named – The Name – James Monroe
Early Records and Public Buildings – First County Court – Its Proceedings – First Circuit Court – First, Second and Third Grand Juries – First Deed Recorded – Early Marriages – Public Buildings – First Court House and Jail – Second Court House and Jail
Township System and Government Surveys
MARION AND UNION TOWNSHIPS.
SOUTH FORK TOWNSHIP
WASHINGTON, CLAY AND WOODLAWN TOWNSHIPS
POLITICAL HISTORY AND OFFICIAL RECORD.
THE PRESS AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BENCH AND BAR - CRIMES AND ACCIDENTS.
Introductory Remarks – Priestly H. McBride – David Todd – Austin A. King – Ezra Hunt – A. B. Chambers – Albert G. Harrison – John Anderson – James R. Abernathy – Present Members of the Bar – Crimes and Accidents – Miss Jennie Searcy Killed by a Train of Cars – W. T. Johnson – Jeptha Heathman – George Stayton – Robert Cummings – William Rouse – W. O. Creason.
Mexican War – Call for Volunteers – Monroe County Men – California Emigrants – The Scenes in '49 and '50 – Emigrants From Monroe County – Incident – Death of Emigrants – The Civil War of 1861 – Number of Men Entering Southern Army from the County – The Battle at Monroe City – Capture of Paris– Grant's Expedition V. Harris – Mercury Suspended – Skirmish Near Elliott's Mills – Florida Fight – Bott's Bluff Fight – Lieutenant Killed by One of His Men.