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Cedar County

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Early days in Cedar County, MO, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales, factual data and personal biographies in this 157 page booklet, an excerpt reprinted from the rare 1889 book: History of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade and Barton Counties, Missouri , originally published by /the Goodspeed Publishing Co. of Chicago in 1889. The spiral bound booklet is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" and is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. (Booklets for the other counties mentioned in the title are or soon will be available.) There is also a brief excerpt from Missouri, a Guide to the "Show Me" State, a WPA publication, concerning the development of Eldorado Springs. Communities in the booklet include: Stockton, Jerico Springs, El Dorado Springs, West El Dorado, Clintonville, Caplinger's Mills (Sacville), Lebeck, Virgil City, Fincastle (Arnica), Paynterville (Bear Creek), Balm (Cedar Springs), White Hair, Centerville, Meadow, Cane Hill, Filley, and Pleasant View. Mentions range from a line or so to three or four pages. Topics covered in the history of this rural county in central Missouri include: Physical Description, including Topography, Springs, Soil, and Minerals; Early settlers, such as Robert Graham, John Williams, Richard Tatum, etc.; First Judges of elections, Roads and Improvements; Land Entries (30 pages with lots of names); Organization of the county and townships; the Courts and members of the bar; County officials and public buildings; Newspapers; Towns and Villages -- societies, newspapers, etc; "Exciting Episodes" as a border community during the Civil War -- the Livingston and Shelby Raids, ; Education; Churches; and other bits of history and trivia. Attention Genealogists: Besides the many names mentioned in the first part of the booklet, there are biographies of many county residents of yesteryear. Most include parents, spouse, previous residences, children, in-laws, affiliations, war records, and business activities, in the course of which they often shed light on the businesses, professions and institutions in the county. The biographies include: Rev. William R. Allen, Robert N. Banister, Dr. Alfred Barter, W.W. Billingsley, Dr. Thomas J. Blake, James McBride Blake, Dr. J.P. Brasher, John F. Brown, Thomas M. Brown, Benjamin Carter, William Carroll Church, Charles R. Church, Joseph Cline, Richard N. Cox, Feranzo K. Crawford, John B. Cross, Dr. W.E. Dawson, Zimri Dixon, D.R.D. Dobyns, Capt. Harvey J. Dutton, Elisha Edge, John A. Firestone, Nelson Fritts, Thomas Benton Graham, William Griffith, Solomon O. Grimes, Judge Jerome Napoleon Gunier, William B. Hamlett, John E. Hartley, Richard Harley, Thomas J. Hartley, William A. Higgins, Dr. Samuel W. Horn, John M. Hudson, Samuel F. Hurt, Jefferson Jackson, John A. Jackson Sr., John Montgomery Jackson, Theodore L. Kerr, Simon B. Leedy, James William Legg, Samuel D. Light, Rev. Jacob Lindley, Dr. David J. Lindley, Elisha Liston, Thomas T. Loy, Milton B. Loy, William J. Lyon,Thomas J. McFarland, Christopher Hannibal Mace, Dr. Isaac F. Marquis, Isaac J. Martin, Morris W. Mitchell, James. L. Mitchell, Alexander C. Montgomery, Thomas R. Montgomery, W.W. Moore, William E. Nance, Judge Newton S. Noffsinger, Judge Charles W. Paynter, Edward C. Peters, Dr. John B. Phipps, William B. Phipps, R.C. Phipps, James M. Preston, Solomon Preston, Lemuel T. Preston, L.B. Prouty, Capt. James W. Prowell, John N. Pyle, W.W. Redford, John M. Rountree, Wiley J. Ryan, Riley Sherrill, William B. Sherrill, George H. Simpson, Dr. John B. Simrell, Alexander Simrell, Samuel L. Smith, Dr. Peter B. Smith, William Stark, A.W. Stearns, Judge D. J. Thompson, Levi Vassar, G.L. Walker, Bart Ward, John Wasson, Henry P. Willett, William R. Williams, Harden M. Williams, J.K.P. Williams, Dr. Madison B. Wooldridge, Dr. William H.H. Younder, Charles S. and Younger

Cedar County, MO
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Cover of Cedar County History

Sources: History of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade and Barton Counties, Missouri / Cedar County Missouri
Authors: John Warner Barber and Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1889
Original Publisher: Goodspeed Publishing Co.
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