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Established: Dec. 19, 1821
Parent County: Ste. Genevieve and Washington
County Seat: Farmington
Named After: Saint Francis of Assisi, founded the Franciscan Order or "Friars Minor".

The first settlement in St. Francois County was in the spring of 1796 at what is now known as Big River Mills by Andrew Baker, John Ally, Francis Starnater and John Andrews. They each located claims in 1794 but their families didn't come until 1796. Andrew Baker was the only one who had a house; the rest lived in camps. Baker, who built a large home along the north bank of Big River, established a community there. At one time he reportedly owned 200 slaves and was one of the wealthiest men in the area. Eventually all his children married and left the farm which consisted of 740 acres (3.0 km2). The farm was sold for taxes and later sold for $30 per acre. Several families settled that same year on Big River; among them were Elisha Baker, his son Elijah and Joseph Reed from Bois Brule Bottom. In 1798, Solomon George became the first to settle on Little St. Francois River. source:en.wikipedia.org

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2014

January

Obituaries:

Bell, Josephine
Bell, Stella
Bell, Stephen
Dunlap, Martha V.

February

Obituaries:

Bell, C. Darrell
Bell, Myrtle
Bell, Reed
Bell, Wilson L.
Dunlap, Ocia

Biographies:

de Lassus, Placide
Lawrence, Henry
Lester, Thomas
McCormick, James
McGahan, Henry
McHenry, Allen
McMahon, Patrick
Mahn, George W.
Manter, Charles T.
Marks, Thomas B.

March

Obituaries:

Rice, Shirley

Biographies:

Marsh, Searing
Martin, Elder R. C.
Matkin, Lucinda
Merryman, John
Miller, George A.
Milne, W. & Gordon, J.
Mullermann, Frank A.
Murphy, Franklin

September

Biographies:

Murphy, Peter
Murphy, Zebulun
Newby, William
Norwine, William
Norwine, J. J.

October

Biographies:

O' Bannon, John
Parsons, C. B.
Peers, L. K.
Pierce, George
Pigg, William


   

Surrounding County

Jefferson County (north)
Ste. Genevieve County (east)
Perry County (southeast)
Madison County (south)
Iron County (southwest)
Washington County (west)

 

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