Liberty Missouri History

The township was organized in 1869 and was taken from Jefferson and Gallatin. The real estate valuation in 1877 was $143,510, and the personal property, 613,630, making a total valuation of $209,140. Since then no township valuations have been kept separate, until the assessment for this year, 1881, which under the new law will be taken by townships and the progress made in material wealth the past four years can be known when the assessor’s returns are reported January 5, 1882. The township laws were changed so often that some years the only township officers were the justices of the …

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Liberty Township, Daviess County, Missouri Biographies

The following contains brief biographies of men from Liberty Township, Missouri. You can search the entire listing using the search at the bottom of the page. Grove, Simon Martin, T. A. Myers, Lafayette F. Brennon, William E. Covington, A. M. Creermore, Jesse A. Eggers, T. S. Fisher, William P. Fossinger, A. Grove, Jacob Hartman, William H. Henderson, G. W. Heyser, William P. Kaufman, Jacob Koger, J. Lewis, R. S. E. Matchett, Benjamin Matchett, Benjamin Jr. McDougall, John Morris, George W. Noah, Lucien B. Reid, H. T. Rogers, J. S. Stigers, J. A. Thompson, H. C. Tingler, Jacob Vallandigham, R. L. …

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Liberty Township, Daviess County, Missouri

Liberty is in the second tier of townships from the south and also on the west part of the county, and for the fertility of its soil and the beauty of its undulating prairies it is considered one of the best townships in the county, and according to number is populated with the best reading people in the county, and they must, of course, be well educated on the general topics of information. Fully two-thirds of this township is a rolling prairie with a natural drainage, which makes it the equal of any township in the county for stock-raising. Timber …

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Firsts of Liberty Township

William M. Prewett and John Smith settled in Liberty township in 1834. Smith came from Clay county, where he was reared. Prewett came from Lafayette county, but was originally from Kentucky. H. W. Creekmore and Elisha B. Creekmore were also from Kentucky. Prewett and Smith came early in the spring and the Creekmores and Tobias Miller came in the summer and early fall of the same year. T. P. Gilreath, another Kentuckian, came about the same time, but had lived in Lafayette county before he removed to Daviess. The latter, with Prewett, settled on section five in the northwest corner …

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Churches of Liberty Township

Union Church This church was first organized in 1856 and is located on the east half of the northwest quarter of section seven. The church is a neat frame building put up the same year of the church organization, but not wholly finished until 1857. It was dedicated in July, 1857, and the dedication sermon was delivered by the Rev. George Flint. The first ministers of the Union Church were Rev. George Flint and Rev. Benjamin Wheeler. The church cost $900 and has a very pretty location, being surrounded by well improved farms. There is some talk of building a …

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