Salem

Salem Township, Daviess County, Missouri

Salem township comprises five-sixths of congressional township sixty-one and six sections off of township sixty-two, in range twenty-eight. It is bounded on the north by Harrison county; on the east by Washington township; on the south by Marion and Grand River; on the West by Benton. The principal streams are Cypress Creek, Hog Creek and …

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History of Salem Missouri

The first settlers in Salem township were Jonathan and Alexander Liggett, who came about the year 1837, and were from Tennessee. Jonathan Liggett staked out his claim on section twenty and Alexander located on section eighteen, township sixty-one, range twenty-eight. Soon after there came to the township Aurelius Richardson, A. G. Dergin, and Matthew Harboard, …

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