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Goodspeed's History of Warren County, Missouri

HISTORY OF

WARREN COUNTY, MISSOURI,

WRITTEN AND COMPILED

FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE SOURCES,

INCLUDING A HISTORY OF THEIR

TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS AND VILLAGES,

TOGETHER WITH

A CONDENSED HISTORY OF MISSOURI; A RELIABLE AND

DETAILED HISTORY OF

ST. CHARLES, MONTGOMERY AND WARREN COUNTIES-THEIR

PIONEER

RECORD, RESOURCES, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF

PROMINENT

CITIZENS; GENERAL AND LOCAL STATISTICS OF GREAT

VALUE; INCIDENTS AND REMINISCENCES.

ST. LOUIS:

NATIONAL HISTORICAL COMPANY. 1885.

This 315 page book contains a new 15 page index of the Goodspeed History written in 1885.

CONTENTS.

HISTORY OF MISSOURI.

CHAPTER I.

LOUISIANA PURCHASE

Brief Historical Sketch

CHAPTER II.

DESCRIPTIVE AND GEOGRAPHICAL.

Name - Extent - Surface - Rivers - Timber - Climate - Prairies - Soils -

Population by Counties

CHAPTER III.

GEOLOGY OF MISSOURI.

Classification of Rocks - Quatenary Formation - Tertiary - Cretacious Carboniferous - Devonian- Silurian - Azoic - Economic Geology - Coal - Iron - Lead Copper - Zinc - Building Stone - Marble - Gypsum - Lime - Clays - Paints Springs - Water Power

CHAPTER IV.

TITLE AND EARLY SETTLEMENTS.

Title to Missouri Lands -Right of Discovery - Title of France and Spain - Cession to the United States - Territorial Changes - Treaties with Indians - First Settlement- Ste. Genevieve and New Bourbon - St. Louis -When Incorporated Potosi - St. Charles Portage des Sioux - New Madrid - St. Francois County - Perry - Mississippi - Loutre Island -" Boone's Lick "- Cote Sans Dessein - Howard County- Some First Things - Counties -When Organized

CHAPTER V.

TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION

Organization 1812 - Council - House of Representatives - William Clark First Territorial Governor-Edward Hempstead First Delegate - Spanish Grants-First General Assembly —Proceedings -Second Assembly -Proceedings Population of Territory-Vote of Territory - Rufus Easton - Absent Members-Third Assembly - Proceedings -Application for Admission

CHAPTER VI.

Application of Missouri to be Admitted into the Union — Agitation of the Slavery Question-" Missouri Compromise" - Constitutional Convention of 1820- Constitution Presented to Congress — Further resistance to Admission — Mr. Clay and his Committee make Report-Second Compromise -Missouri Admitted

CHAPTER VII.

MISSOURI AS A STATE.

First Election for Governor and other State Officers -Senators and Representatives to General Assembly- Sheriffs and Coroners — U. S. Senators Representatives in Congress — Supreme Court Judges — Counties Organized — Capital Moved to St. Charles — Official Record of Territorial and State Officers

CHAPTER VIII.

CIVIL WAR IN MISSOURI.

Fort Sumpter Fired Upon — Call for 75,000 Men — Gov. Jackson Refuses to Furnish a Man -U. S. Arsenal at Liberty, Mo., seized-Proclamation of Gov. Jackson General Order No. 7- Legislature Convenes -Camp Jackson Organized — Sterling Price Appointed Major-General -Frost's Letter to Lyon -Lyon's Letter to Frost- Surrender of Camp Jackson — Proclamation of Gen. Harney -Conference between Price and Harney - Harney Superseded by Lyon-Second Conference-Gov. Jackson Burns the Bridges behind Him -Proclamation of Gov. Jackson — Gen. Blair Takes Possession of Jefferson City- Proclamation of Lyon-Lyon at Springfield- State Offices Declared Vacant -Gen. Fremont Assumes Command Proclamation of Lieut.-Gov. Reynolds — Proclamation of Jeff. Thompson and Gov. Jackson — Death of Gen. Lyon — Succeeded by Sturgis — Proclamation of McCulloch and Gamble — Martial Law Declared — Second Proclamation of Jeff. Thompson — President Modifies Fremont's Order — Fremont Relieved by Hunter — Proclamation of Price-Hunter's Order of Assessment-Hunter Declares Martial Law-Order Relating to Newspapers - Halleck Succeeds Hunter — Halleck's Order No. 18- Similar Order by Halleck — Boone County Standard Confiscated — Execution of Prisoners at Macon and Palmyra-Gen. Ewing's Order No. 11--Gen. Rosecrans Takes Command-Massacre at Centralia-Death of Bill Anderson- Gen. Dodge Succeeds Gen. Rosecrans -List of Battles

CHAPTER IX.

EARLY MILITARY RECORD.

Black Hawk War -Mormon Difficulties — Florida War — Mexican War

CHAPTER X.

AGRICULTURE AND MATERIAL WEALTH.

Missouri as an Agricultural State-The Different Crops-Live Stock-Horses--Mules — Mulch Cows — Oxen and Other Cattle — Sheep — Hogs — Comparisons — Missouri Adapted to Live Stock — Cotton — Broom Corn and Other Products — Fruits — Berries — Grapes — Railroads — First Neigh of the "Iron Horse in Missouri — Names of Railroads — Manufactures - Great Bridge at St. Louis

CHAPTER XI.

EDUCATION.

Public School System - Public School System of Missouri - Lincoln Institute Officers of Public School System- Certificates of Teachers - University of Missouri - Schools - Colleges -Institutions of Learning - Location- Libraries - Newspapers and Periodicals -No. of School Children -Amount Expended- Value of Grounds and Buildings -" The Press"

CHAPTER XII.

RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS.

Baptist Church Its History -Congregational -When Founded-Its History -Christian Church -Its History -Cumberland Presbyterian Church- Its History Methodist Episcopal Church-Its History- Presbyterian Church -Its History- Protestant Episcopal Church-Its History-United Presbyterian Church-Its History- Unitarian Church-Its History-Roman Catholic Church-Its

History

CHAPTER XIII.

ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNOR CRITTENDEN.

Nomination and Election of Thomas T. Crittenden - Personal Mention Marmaduke's Candidacy - Stirring E vents - Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad - Death of Jesse James - The Fords - Pardon of the Gamblers

HISTORY OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSOURI.

CHAPTER I.

Introduction - The Organization of Warren County - Original French Settlers - Arrival of Daniel Boone - Kennedy's Fort -The Massacre of the Ramsey Family Death of Capt. Callaway - The Boone's Lick Road-- Geological and Physical Features

CHAPTER II.

PIONEER LIFE AND EARLY COURTS.

First Session of the County and Circuit Courts-The Proceedings-Temporary Seat of Justice - Tilman Cullom - The First Sheriff - A Cowhide Fight

CHAPTER III.

Daniel Boone - His Early History in this County, Etc. - Death and Burial Place

CHAPTER IV.

BENCH AND BAR.

The Warren County Bar in the Past - Hon. Ezra Hunt - Judge Carty Wells -Col. Frederick Morsey- Hon. L. J. Dryden-Hon. Chas. E. Peers-W. L. Morsey --Peter P. Stewart

CHAPTER V.

WAR HISTORY,

Introduction-Second War with Great Britain-Names of Veterans-Indian Outbreak of 1832 - The Mexican War - War of the Rebellion - Burning of Red Hill Bridge -The Wright City Raid-Confederate Attack on a Railway Train-The Skirmish at Briscoe's Farm-Names of the Veterans of both Armies

CHAPTER VI.

CRIMINAL RECORD.

The Foster Case-Killing of a Negro by Wm. Foster-Trial and Conviction of Foster-Decision Reversed-Second Trial and Sentence of Death-Execution-- The Taylor Murder-Daniel Price, the Murderer-His Death on the Gallows- Murder of John Hartgen - Shooting of Col. Meyer - Murder of Mrs. Callihan

CHAPTER VII.

POLITICAL AND ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

Introduction -Earl y Political Customs- Chronicles of the Campaign of 1866--

How "Joe" Fount Collected his Mileage --Presidential Election of 1866 -Official Directory - Ecclesiastical Introduction -The Old Log Church near Hopewell Pioneer Religious Customs-The Churches of the County

CHAPTER VIII.

MISCELLANEOUS.

The Cyclone of May, 1883 - Agricultural Societies Warren County Press Educational - County Indebtedness - Census Statistics of 1880 - Banks and other Incorporations-California Gold Excitement- Warren's County Seat-First Deed Historical Facts, etc. -- Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railroad

CHAPTER IX.

HISTORY OF CHARRETTE TOWNSHIP.

Early History-First Settlement by the French. -Physical Features –Nashville--Other Towns - Early Settlers. - Biographical

CHAPTER X.

HISTORY OF PINCKNEY AND BRIDGEPORT TOWNSHIPS.

Organization of Pinckney Township - Early Settlers -- Biographical -Bridgeport Township -Physical Features - Boundary - Streams -- First Settlers -- Biographical

CHAPTER XI.

HISTORY OF ELKHORN TOWNSHIP.

Establishment - Boundary -Physical Features - Early Settlers --Warrenton Location of County Seat- Situation- Coal -Central Wesleyan College-Orphan Asylum Removal of the Depot-- Truesdale -- Pendleton

CHAPTER XII.

HISTORY OF HICKORY GROVE AND CAMP BRANCH TOWNSHIPS.

Hickory Grove Township Organized - Wright City - Pitts Post-office -

Biographical -Camp Branch Township

Index:

Abell, Ackerman, Adams, Akers, Albert, Allen, Alley, Alsop, Anderson, Andrews, Appleby, Archer, Armstrong, Arnell, Arthur, Ashley, Asper, Assum, Atchison, Augney, Austin, Avis, Babcock, Baber, Backhaus, Bainbridge, Baker, Balcke, Baldridge, Baldwin, Ball, Ballard, Ballentine, Banyher, Barcroft, Barnes, Barr, Barrett, Barrez, Barringhaus, Bartholomaeus, Barton, Bass, Bateman, Bates, Baumer, Bawdle, Bay, Beagle, Bechtold, Beck, Bell, Benjamin, Benney, Bent, Bentfeld, Benton, Bentz, Berchlage, Berg, Berger, Bernard, Bernd, Bertens, Bettis, Bevins, Bierbaum, Biermarch, Biesemeyer, Bingham, Birch, Bird, Bishop, Black, Blackburn, Blair, Blanchette, Bland, Blattner, Bliss, Block, Blome, Bock, Bockelmann, Bockhorst, Boehmer, Boeshenz, Boggs, Bogy, Bohnmeyer, Bokelmann, Bollinger, Bolm, Bonaparte, Bondurant, Boone, Boones, Boothe, Borberg, Borgman, Borgnen, Bothe, Bourquin, Bowen, Bower, Bowlin, Bowman, Boyd, Brandt, Branns, Brascher, Breton, Brieker, Brinkmann, Briscoe, Broadhead, Brockmeyer, Brookmann, Brooks, Broom, Brown, Browning, Bruckner, Brueggenjohann, Brune, Brunert, Bryan, Bryant, Bryce, Bryson, Bubermeid, Buckhorst, Buckner, Budke, Bueker, Buffington, Buford, Buglers, Bull, Bullet, Burdett, Burger, Burgess, Burkhart, Burnet, Burrows, Burton, Buschotz, Bushman, Busse, Butler, Buxton, Byrd, Cabanne, Cain, Caldwell, Callaway, Callaways, Callihan, Cameron, Camp, Campbell, Cannon, Carpenter, Carr, Carrico, Carson, Carter, Caruthers, Casner, Cavenor, Chamberlain, Chambers, Chappell, Chauvenet, Cheeley, Childs, Chiles, Chouteau, Christie, Christy, Churchill, Claiborne, Clardy, Clark, Clay, Cleaver, Clopper, Clyce, Coalter, Cockrell, Cole, Coleman, Collett, Collins, Colman, Conway, Conyers, Cook, Cooke, Cooper, Cope, Copenhaven, Cordey, Cordis, Corley, Cornelius, Corwin, Coton, Cowan, Cowlen, Craig, Cravens, Crittenden, Crouch, Cullom, Cunningham, Currier, Curtis, Custer, Dallmeyer, Dandridge, Daniel, Darby, Darnell, Darnkuler, Darrell, Davenport, David, Davis, Dawson, De Bolt, Dehart, Delventhal, Delventhall, Denison, Determan, Devore, Dickhaus, Dickmeyer, Dickson, Didier, Diedert, Dike, Dill, Dillon, Dodge, Doehring, Dokerty, Doniphan, Dothage, Dougherty, Doyle, Drake, Draper, Drewer, Dreyer, Drunert, Dryden, Dubberdt, Duckworth, Dudley, Duebbert, Dunklin, Dunnica, Duthsmann, Dutzow, Dyer, Earickson, Easley, Easton, Eaton, Eckelcamp, Eddings, Edmunds, Edwards, Edwin, Eilers, Eimbeck, Einebeck, Eisvogel, Eldridge, Eliot, Elliot, Elliott, Ellis, Emming, Emmons, Engel, Engermann, Enl, Erwin, Evans, Ewing, Faerber, Fagg, Fahrmeier, Fant, Fariss, Farrar, Farre, Farris, Farrow, Fasse, Faulconer, Fausdahl, Fehmeyer, Feil, Feix, Felix, Ferguson, Ferrell, Fiebig, Fife, Findley, Fine, Fines, Fink, Finklenburg, Finley, Finney, Fischer, Fisher, Flaugherty, Fletcher, Folernius, Ford, Fords, Foristell, Fort, Fortmann, Fosse, FOSTER, Fourt, Francis, Franklin, Fremont, Frick, Friebe, Frodeman, Frost, Frowein, Fuort, Gaffney, Gaines, Gale, Gamble, Gardemann, Gardenhire, Garling, Garrett, Gates, Gausley, Geisinger, Gentry, Gerdermann, Gerkin, Gerster, Geyer, Gibson, Gidding, Giddings, Giles, Gilkey, Gilpin, Glosemeyer, Glover, Gockel, Gordon, Gosejacob, Graff, Graham, Gravelley, Gravelly, Graves, Gray, Green, Gregory, Griensesen, Griffin, Griswold, Groom, Grunecker, Guggenmoos, Gump, Haberthier, Hackman, Hackmann, Hall, Halleck, Hallman, Halsman, Hamilton, Hammond, Hammontree, Hancock, Hankins, Harbaum, Hardin, Harmon, Harnett, Harney, Harper, Harrison, Harstronberg, Hart, Hartel, Hartgen, Hasse, Hatch, Hatcher, Havens, Hawks, Hayes, Hays, Hazeltine, Heart, Heath, Heckman, Hedemann, Heffern, Heidel, Heidtbrink, Heinkamp, Heitmann, Held, Helter, Hempelmann, Hempstead, Henderson, Hendricks, Heneke, Hennion, Henry, Henze, Herman, Hietmann, Hilbrandt, Hilgedick, Hill, Hillermann, Hilmer, Himmelberg, Hince, Hinds, Hinkle, Hoake, Hoblit, Hockaday, Hoech, Hoensbreak, Hoffman, Hogan, Hohelman, Holbach, Holladay, Hollman, Hollmann, Holmes, Hopkins, Hoppy, Horrell, Horstmann, Hotmer, Hough, Houts, Hovelmann, Howard, Howell, Hubbard, Huckride, Hudson, Hudstedde, Huelsmann, Huenefeld, Hughes, Hukriede, Humphrey, Humphries, Hunchberger, Hunefeld, Hunnefeld, Hunt, Hunter, Huston, Hutcherson, Hutchings, Hutchinson, Hutton, Hyde, Ittner, Jackman, Jackson, Jaeger, James, Jameson, Jamison, Jenkins, Jewett, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Justus, Kablers, Kamlah, Kamp, Kampe, Kampman, Karenbock, Karenbrock, Kathan, Kearney, Keat, Kee, Keely, Keller, Kelly, Kelsoe, Kemper, Kenmer, Kennedy, Kenner, Kennion, Kenrick, Kent, Kerckhoff, Kerkoff, Kern, Kerr, Kerstens, Kessler, Key, Keys, Kidder, Kiderlen, Kierker, King, Kirkhof, Kirkhoff, Kirtley, Kite, Knapheide, Knipmeyer, Knott, Koch, Koehler, Koelling, Koeneke, Koenig, Kohler, Kopmann, Kountze, Kracht, Kraener, Krag, Krekel, Kruetzmann, Kuehne, Kuhl, Kuhle, Kunze, Labhardt, Lamb, Lamme, Lang, Langemann, Langford, Langhoop, Langpopp, Larkin, Lawson, Leak, LeChasseur, LeClere, Ledbetter, Lee, Leek, Leeper, Lefholtz, Lehmberg, Lehme, Leineker, Lemme, Lenze, Leonard, Leonmann, Lewis, Liedke, Liguest, Liles, Lindley, Linn, Linnert, Lipscomb, Lisle, Liveseg, Livingston, Livsey, Loan, Logan, Lohmann, Long, Lovelace, Lowndes, Lucas, Luckett, Luhro, Lunt, Luppold, Luttmann, Lyon, Lyons, Lytle, Macke, Mackintzer, Mahoney, Mallenbroch, Marmaduke, Marshall, Martin, Massey, Massmann, Maxey, Maxwell, May, Maynard, McArthur, McBride, McCann, McCleary, McClellan, McClenney, McClinney, McClure, McClurg, McConnell, McCord, McCormack, McCoy, McCrary, McCready, McCulloch, McDaniel, McDermon, McDonald, McDurmid, McFadden, McFerron, McGaw, McGinness, McGirk, McGown, McGrath, McGready, McGuire, McIntire, McIntyre, McKee, McKinney, McKinnon, McMillian, McNair, McNeill, M'Cutchen, McWilliams, Meajer, Meigs, Meine, Meinersbagan, Meinershagen, Menrin, Mercer, Metcalf, Meyer, Middelkamp, Miller, Mills, Milton, Mindrop, Minor, Mische, Mitchell, Mittler, Monroe, Moody, Moore, Moran, Morgan, Morhaus, Moritz, Morris, Morrison, Morsey, Moseley, Moser, Muench, Mulligan, Multhaupt, Munson, Murphy, Music, Musick, Myers, Napton, Nast, Nauber, NcNair, Neblett, Neeley, Neihaus, Neithammer, Nelson, Newcomb, Nichols, Niebuhr, Nieburg, Niedringhaus, Niemann, Niemeyer, Nixon, Noel, Nolte, Northcutt, Norton, Oaks, Oberhellmann, O'Brien, Oden, O'Keif, Oliver, Ordelheide, Organ, Orrick, Ottermann, Overstreet, Owens, Owings, Pace, Painter, Parker, Parsons, Pate, Patton, Paxton, Peers, Peitz, Pendleton, Pennington, Perkins, Perry, Peterson, Pettibone, Pettis, Peukert, Pfaff, Phelps, Philips, Phillips, Pieper, Pieterjohn, Pile, Pitman, Pittman, Pitzer, Plaisant, Pleasant, Pleasants, Ploeger, Plummer, Poertner, Polk, Pollard, Pope, Porter, Pothorst, Pratt, Pratte, Preston, Price, Pringle, Pritchard, Pritchett, Prudhome, Pryor, Pulliam, Putt, Raine, Rains, Ramp, Ramsey, Rapp, Ray, Razee, Rea, Rector, Redman, Reese, Reeves, Regan, Reiche, Reid, Reiniska, Relfe, Rethorst, Reynolds, Rhine, Rice, Richardson, Riddick, Riddle, Riechers, Riegen, Riess, Rinkel, Rithorst, Ritter, Rivinius, Robards, Roberts, Robidoux, Rodman, Roeder, Roell, Roesner, Roewe, Rogers, Rogge, Rollins, Roloff, Rosatti, Rosecrans, Rossiter, Rothwell, Roundtree, Rountree, Rowie, Ruff, Ruge, Rume, Rummons, Ryan, Rye, Ryland, Salmon, Salva, Sanders, Sauer, Sawyer, Schaaf, Schaberg, Schaden, Schaefer, Schaper, Schierbaum, Schilier, Schinck, Schlapper, Schlinger, Schlueter, Schmidt, Schneider, Schnick, Schoberg, Schoenbaum, Schoomann, Schopedhorst, Schoppenhorst, Schowengerdt, Schrader, Schranz, Schreiber, Schroeder, Schroer, Schuller, Schulte, Schurz, Schwartzwelder, Schwarze, Schweissguth, Scott, Seibold, Seipp, Seisl, Seiver, Seivert, Seling, Shaw, Shellhorn, Shelton, Shepard, Sherwood, Shields, Shrader, Shrum, Sievert, Sigel, Simms, Simon, Simonds, Sims, Sinclair, Sippel, Skinner, Slater, Slitt, Smart, Smith, Snick, Snyder, Speckmann, Speed, Spencer, Spire, Spires, Stacks, Stacy, Stamm, Stanard, Stanger, Starkebaum, Starnater, Staudinger, Steele, Sterritt, Stevenson, Stewart, Stineker, Stoddard, Stoeken, Stone, Stoneberger, Stoneburger, Stover, Strach, Strack, Strasjecker, Streter, Stringfellow, Stroeter, Strong, Strother, Strubbe, Strucker, Struckhoff, Stuhnman, Stuhrmann, Stumeier, Stumphe, Suak, Suhre, Sullins, Sullivan, Sundermeyer, Sutton, Sweeney, Taggart, Talbot, Talbott, Tallmadge, Tanner, Tappe, Tatum, Taylor, Tease, Teass, TEASSE, Temple, Thee, Theermann, Thomas, Thompson, Thurman, Thurmond, Tiamann, Tice, Tidswell, Tidswells, Tiemann, Timmerberg, Tomlinson, Tompkins, Torley, Trau, Travis, Trudeau, Truesdail, Turner, Ulfers, Ulffers, Unverzagt, Upmeyer, Van Dorn, Van Duzer, Van Horn, Van Nierleau, Van Riel, Vandeventer, Vaughan, Veith, Vest, Viering, Vivian, Vogelsong, Vogt, Vosholl, Voss, Vreeland, Waddell, Wagner, Wahl, Wahlbrink, Walker, Wallace, Waller, Walton, Waltsmath, Waltz, Wappelhoost, Warren, Wash, Wasserman, Watkins, Watrin, Wegener, Wegner, Wehiking, Wehmeyer, Wehner, Weigel, Weightman, Weile, Welch, Welge, Wells, Welsh, Wenz, Werman, Werner, Wessel, Wetmeyer, Whalen, Wheeler, Whiteside, Whittaker, Wild, Wilhelmi, Wilkennig, Wilkerson, Wilkinson, Will, Willenbrink, Williams, Williamson, Wilmsmeyer, Wilson, Wingate, Wingett, Winkelmeyer, Winter, Wipfer, Wisbrock, Witt, Witton, Wood, Woodlan, Woodland, Woods, Woodson, Woollam, Wright, Wyatt, Wyatts, Yater, Yeater, Yocum, Young,