Monroe County, Missouri
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History Topics

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The County Beginnings

Township Histories from A History of Northeast Missouri (Chapters 5-10)

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 A History of Northeast Missouri
by Walter Williams, pub. 1913

Churches and Lodges 

Chapter I
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 

Chapter II
Pioneer Life 

Chapter III
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 

CHAPTER IV
Township System and Government Surveys 

CHAPTER V
JACKSON TOWNSHIP. 

CHAPTER VI
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP. 

CHAPTER VII
MONROE TOWNSHIP.

CHAPTER VIII
MARION AND UNION TOWNSHIPS.

CHAPTER IX
SOUTH FORK TOWNSHIP

CHAPTER X
WASHINGTON, CLAY AND WOODLAWN TOWNSHIPS

CHAPTER XI
POLITICAL HISTORY AND OFFICIAL RECORD.

CHAPTER XII
THE PRESS AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

CHAPTER XIII
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.

CHAPTER XIV
WAR RECORD
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.

 


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