Salem Missouri Churches and Organizations

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church This church was organized in the year 1857. The names of the organizing members cannot now be obtained, but the number was thirteen. The church building, a frame, was built in the year 1868, at a cost of $1,000. It has never been formally dedicated. Some of the pastors have been Revs, J. R. Hardin, J. B. Christie, James C. Poe, J. L. Netherton. The present membership is sixty-nine. The church is located on section nine, township fifty-one, range twenty-eight. Bethel Church (Methodist Church South) Bethel Church is one of the pioneer churches of Daviess county. …

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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 Brushy Creek. All of these flow southward and empty into the Grand River. Probably two-thirds of the township’s soil consists of high, undulating prairie; but there is an abundance of timber sufficient for the wants of the people. The township contains twenty-three thousand and seven …

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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, who settled in the vicinity of where the village of Salem now stands. Old John Severe settled on section twenty in 1841, and built a water-mill at the -Rocky Ford on Cypress Creek. This was the first mill in the township and in this section …

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Biographies of Salem Township, Missouri

The following contains brief biographies of men from Salem Township, Missouri. You can search the entire listing using the search at the bottom of the page. Brown, Charles W. Brown, N. B. Feurt, Gabriel, Judge Githens, Henry W. Handy, D. W. Keown, Henry T. McClung, M. B., M. D. McIntire, Edward Pugh, William J. Rupe, J. W. Weldon, James I.

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