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
about adding your family to Pettis County Genealogy Trails
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,
Cemeteries, and is home to the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia which is the largest city in
Pettis county. 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.
There are a couple of little
known places in Pettis County that are very dear to many families….
One is known as Pin Hook, where
Thomas Ryland Wasson built a grist mill on the Muddy river around 1826 when
It 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,
By 1827 men were carving out
homesteads on the gently rolling hills, first called Hermantown, while the
Was called Oak Grove, but names
didn’t seem to matter because by 1881
125 people made their home in
Longwood, 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.
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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.