Early days in Webster County, MO, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales, factual data, and individual biographies in this NEW 180 page booklet, an excerpt reprinted from the rare 1889 book: History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, Missouri. The spiral bound booklet is 8 1/2 x 11" and is printed on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Communities currently listed for this area by the National Association of Counties include: Diggins, Elkland, Fordland, Marshfield (County Seat), Niangua, Rogersville (part), and Seymour. Topics covered in the history of this rural county in central Missouri include: Physical Features, Description, etc.; Pioneers -- with purchasers listed by township number, range and section (example: Township 29, Range 16, was entered in 1846, by Thomas B. Love, on Sections 19 and 30); Early Marriages, with marriages for 1855 and 1856 listed (example: December 23, White S. Hargus and Margaret Cunningham, by John McEwen, M.G.) ; Physicians, Organization of the county, with many names of officials and transactions of the court; Election results; Courthouses, jail and poor farm; Courts and Bar; Murders and murderers, including the "demon family of Wellers" and several murders during the Civil War Years; Civil War Military Record, involving the 24th, 74th, and 46th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, the 8th Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, the 8th Missouri Vol. Cavalry, a skirmish near Marshfield, and a 13 page "Roster of Federal and Confederate Soldiers"; County Societies (including an anti-horse-thief league); Railroads; Township organizations; Villages (including Hazelwood, Teague Post Office, Frankfort, Webster City, Niangua, Northview, Bloomington, Bunker Hill, Russelville, Boston, St. Luke, Panther Valley, Seligman, Sand Springs, Diggins, Seymour, Mountain Dale, Waldo, Sarvis Point, White Oak Springs, Fordland, Rogersville, Henderson, Compton, Duncan, Elkland, and Marshfield; Tornado of 1878; Fires; Newspapers; Churches; and other bits of history and trivia. In addition to the many names mentioned in the first section of the booklet, there are a number of fairly detailed individual biographies. While these are of primary interest to their decendents, they contain many items of general historical interest, particularly accounts of Civil War activities. The Surnames include: Micajah Aldridge, Thomas Anderson, Scott Atkins, Floyd E. Barnes, John Bass, Joseph D. Bodenhamer, Samuel T. Brannock, Christopher W. Brooks, George A. Brown, Samuel H. Caldwell, James P. Callaway, Alexander M Cantrell, Felix G. Cantrell, Joseph P. Cantrell, Edmund P. Cardwell, Alexander G. Cardwell, Lewis S. Cass, Daniel E. Cates, Col. George L. Childress, Anderson H. Chitty, Samuel C. Crawford, William M. Crump, William G. Davis, Judge John H. Davison, Judge John Denney, Samuel B. Dugger, Freeman Evans, L. Farnsworth, Dr. Thomas S. Florance, John Freeman, John Fuson, Valentine Garner, Joiner Gentry, Rev. Jacob Good, Thomas Goodwin, D.L. Graham, Joshua H. Graves, John D. Green, James Green, Sheriff C.H. Greer, Newton F. Grier, Gus Gumpertz, Peter F. Hailey, Coffee Carroll Haggard, Oscar T. Hamlin, Abram Harges, John H. Hartley, William Z. Haymes, Dr. Messer Highfill, Thomas Russell Hightower, George Hoover, Silas A. Hoover, John W. Hubbard, Dr. William H. James, Robert W. Jameson, Hiram Jennings, William E. Jones, Eli W. Jones, Isaac C. Jones, Judge Joseph Keller, Allen Kilburn, Frederick King, Dr. Herndon H. Lea, Welcome Letchworth, Matthew Long, William L. Long, Russel McCormmach, Col. John F. McMahan, William T. McMahan, Robert McMahan, James McMahan, Prof. John H. Magill, Archibald Marlin, William A. Martin, Christian Mikkelsen, Capt. Friley Washington Moore, Joseph T. Moore, James Thomas Morris, John W. Nelson, John L. Pryor, William M. Puett, Samuel Y. Puryear, Henry Rabenau, John J. Redmond, Nicholas Rhodes, Rev. Robert E. Rhodes, William S. Riggs, Daniel Wesley Robertson, James Lawrence Rush, Edwin W. Salmon, George W. Silvey, Nathan T. Smith, William L. Smith, Prof. William W. Thomas, Rev. George W. Thompson, Andrew J. Thompson, William H. Triplett, Samuel C. Trimble, William Tunnell, Samuel W. Walton, Oliver Wells, P.P. Wells, R. Jason White, Jonathan D. Whittenburg, Dr. David A. Williams, and Malcolm Wilson.