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Monroe Missouri Officers

The first board of trustees was composed of the following named persons: William G. Steward, E. W. Payne, and John G. Wilson. McClain Wilson was the first clerk; and John G. Wilson, the first assessor. The first meeting of the board was held at the house of McClain Wilson. In 1872 there was organized the “Hesperian Literary Society.” There are several industries within the township such as blacksmith shops, wag on-repair shops, saw-mills, and the township is well represented by preachers, doctors, carpenters, etc. The first list of officers elected under the township law for 1872, being the first year …

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Monroe Missouri Biographies

The following contains brief biographies of men from Monroe Township, Missouri. You can search the entire listing using the search at the bottom of the page. Green, James T. Green, Oliver P. Harlow, Jordan L. Henry, Stephen Jones, John H. Langford, Elias S. Lewis, William McKim, James Milstead, Campbell Reed, Abraham Sawyer, John W. Stewart, George G. Stewart, William G. Tuggle, John A., Judge Tuggle, William S. Whitt, Henry A. Wood, John W.

Monroe Township, Daviess County, Missouri

Monroe township is one of the oldest settled portions of the county, although it was first a portion of Honey Creek then of Gallatin and Harrison townships. It was organized in 1869 and at that time its territory was taken from the two last named townships, and is in area a congressional township. It is bounded on the north by Union, east by Harrison and a corner of Jackson townships, south by the Caldwell county line and west by Sheridan township, and covers an area of twenty-three thousand and. thirty-eight and eighty-eight one-hundredths acres of land of which fully three-fifths …

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Early Settlers of Monroe Township Missouri

As has been before stated Monroe township can boast of being among the-earliest settled sections of the county. In fact, what is now Monroe, Union and Harrison, then, Honey Creek, was the first settled, unless the, Grindstone settlement was started about the same time, but the earliest record of the latter is 1833. Those who located in what is now Monroe township was Hardin Stone, now an honored resident of Gallatin, who came in 1831, and following closely in the same year, were- Samuel McDow, John Stokes, William Stone. The next year Andrew McHaney, M. Wilson, T. B. Blakely, George …

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Early History of Monroe Township Missouri

The first wedding that there is any account of in this township was that of Ephraim McCrary and Miss Rebecca Linville. This was in September, 1842, at the residence of the bride’s father, Lewis Linville. The first child born was Wiley W. Stone. The first death recorded is that of Thomas McDow, who died in the year 1844, and was buried in Whitt’s graveyard. The first physician was Dr. Venable, since dead, and Dr. John Cravens, now living north of Gallatin. The first preachers were Rev. J. Barker and. Rev. Thomas Ellington, both Methodists. The latter preached the first sermon …

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