Daviess County

Benton Township Now and when Settled

Benton township is bounded on the north by Harrison county, on the east by Salem township, on the south by Marion, and on the west by Gentry county. The territory occupies all of township sixty-one of range twenty-nine, and also sections thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, thirty-four, thirty-five and thirty-six of township sixty-two, range twenty-nine. It is the fourth township in size and the second in point of population, the census of 1880 giving it 1,875 in number. It was originally a part of Grindstone township, one of the three original townships organized when the county was formed in 1837, and remained …

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Accidents And Crimes in Washington Missouri

Two suicides have taken place in this township and both in the same year. It is not the right way to meet the troubles and trials of this life, but as the world is made up of all manner of people, it is to be expected that different views of this life and the life to come will be manifested. It is hard for some to live when all hope has fled, when not a ray of sunshine is to cross their paths, and the question arises with portentous force, why live ? Just so, even those who see only …

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Bancroft, Lincoln Township, Daviess County, Missouri

Bancroft History The town of Bancroft is pleasantly situated in the northwest corner of the township, and is located in townships sixty-one and sixty-two, being on the township line dividing them, and about one mile from the Sullivan county line and the same distance from the west line of the township. Is is principally built upon sections five and thirty-two. It was laid out in the year 1857, by John Oram and Thomas Mikels, each giving five acres of land for the site of the town. The first merchant being Washington Nichols and the first blacksmith shop was that of …

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1881 Bancroft Missouri Business Directory

Business Directory Mitchell & Thornberg, general merchandise Weldon & Hendricks, general merchandise H. E. Gibson, hardware store W. R. Hendricks, drugs, paints and oils John Gordon, blacksmith Samuel L. Turley, shoe shop A. F. Hendricks, postmaster C. H. Weldon, drugs Gibson & Johnson, blacksmiths Agricultural store Dr. D. B. Hill, spoken of in the early history of the township; Dr. R. L. Green, of the eclectic school, who deservedly stands high Dr. G. A. Lierlie, a young man of solid sense and attainments, reared in the township, and enjoys a good practice The grangers have a fine hall over one …

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Adam-On-Di-Amon, Grand River Township, Daviess County, Missouri

This historic place, now nearly obliterated by time, was situated about two miles south of Jameson upon a pleasant eminence bordering upon a rocky bluff with a surrounding of beautiful scenery and overlooking the turbid waters of Grand River. It was on this spot that the Mormon prophet, Smith, claimed that our forefather, Adam, was buried. The land was purchased from a man by the name of Arrington, and other lands from Roland, Coots, and others, and it was here that the Saints flocked as their promised Zion. There on this site they commenced to build a town, and they …

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1881 Winston Missouri Business Directory

J. Swike, dry goods, groceries, etc. Watson & Homer, dry goods, groceries, etc. F. B. H. Brown, drugs and medicines J. T. Shaw, drugs and medicines S. Clark & Co., hardware P. A. Haney, hardware William Shepherd, groceries C. B. Munson, grocery and restaurant Wade & Bellinger, grocery and restaurant J. M. Handy, grain and lumber dealer Swike, Koons & Cole, grain dealers Cave & Fales, livery stable Frank Calhoun, livery stable Robert J. Whitchurch, blacksmith N. Whetstone, blacksmith Robert Munson, wagon-maker Mrs. Susan Brinegar, millinery P. H. McAthe, artist F. C. Eastman, D. M. Clagett and H. E. Brook, …

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