Welcome to the Genealogy Trails website for Pettis County, Missouri.
Our goal is to
help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical
data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers
This site is maintained by Jamie
Jones and you can contact me at any time regarding this site, or for
Information about adding your family to Pettis County
This site is dedicated to FREE genealogy and I am
honored to be apart of it.
If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic
webpage-making skills, consider joining us, there are other Counties that
need a host!
Get the details on our Volunteer Page.
[A desire to
transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]
If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the Volunteer Page
Pettis County is rich in history,
located in the western portion of the state it has 686 square miles,
over 100 Cemeteries, and is home to the Missouri State
Fair in Sedalia which is the largest city in
Pettis was founded in 1833 at a little place called St. Helena, today all that remains of the
First county seat is a stone marker at a little place
called Pin Hook.
are a couple of little known places in Pettis County that are very dear to many families….
is known as Pin Hook, where Thomas Ryland Wasson built a grist mill on the
Muddy river around 1826 when
is believed that he was the 14th man to purchase land in what is
now Pettis County. His land
patent was signed in
Washington D.C. June 15, 1826. The
second is Longwood, although the town
was not formed until 1873,
1827 men were carving out homesteads on the gently rolling hills, first
called Hermantown, while the post office
called Oak Grove, but names didn’t seem to matter because by 1881 125 people made their home in
Pettis County Missouri………
We regret that we are unable to do personal research for anyone..
All data we come across will be added to this site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates
we make to this site
Happy Trails to you
on your quest for your ancestors.
Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!
If you are interested in adding your families' information this website, Email Us.
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical
data find a home here at
Missouri Genealogy Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.