Morgan County Genealogy
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This is a list of published items dealing with Morgan County. Most of them were found by working through the indexes to the volumes of the Missouri Historical Review; some come from other sources. Since the list comes from my own research, there is a bias towards the Gravois Mills area. I have not yet seen most of them myself. If you have more sources, or if you have comments on any of the sources here, please send them in.
MHR: Missouri Historical Review
A.G. Baker. History of Morgan County and Some of Its People. 1901. Available online.
Morgan County Historical Society. History of Morgan County, Missouri 1833-1979. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co., 1979. 488 pp with illustrations and index. Source: "Book Notes", MHR 74 (1978-80), p.518.
Elizabeth Riffle Andrews. A History of Soap Creek and Gravois Mills. . 42 pp with illustrations. Source: "Book Notes", MHR 79 (1984-85), pp.138-9.
A Rural Survey of Morgan County, Missouri. Monthly bulletin of the Missouri State Board of Agriculture for February 1916 (vol. XIV, no. 2), with illustrations. Source: MHR 10 (1915-16), p.304. Available online.
1850 Census Book for Morgan County, Missouri, S&K Publications - a photoreprint of the original census pages, with index.
Sherida K. Eddlemon, Morgan County, MO. Marriage Records, 1833-1893 (1990). Partly available online.
Ilene Sims Yarnell, Miscellaneous Records: Includes counties of Moniteau, Morgan, Miller, Camden, Callaway, Laclede and Pulaski, Missouri (1982?).
David W. Eaton. "How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named, part 4." MHR 11 (1916-17) 330-47.
"Historic Mills to Pass". MHR 25 (1930-31) p.185 (reprinted from the Kansas City Star, Nov. 17 1929).
Asbury Good-Knight. "Wheat Raising in Pioneer Missouri". MHR 16 (1921-22) 502-5.
Omega Hutchison, a book on the descendants of Thomas and Lydia Hutchison - many of whom lived in Morgan County, MO.
These references come from the Missouri Historical Review; I haven't seen any of these articles myself. I would welcome comments from anyone who has seen them.
Mrs. Royce Moser. Articles on the early history of Versailles and Morgan County. VLS, Sept. 13, 27, Oct. 4, 1957. Source: MHR 52 (1957-58). p.178.
"Railroad Building Halted by the Great Civil War." VLS 6 May 1960. Source: MHR 55 (1960-61) p.81.
"Gravois Mills Has Come a Long Way." VLS 9 Oct. 1969. Source: MHR 64 (1969-70) p.246.
"Morgan County during the Civil War." MCP 3 Nov. 1976. Source: MHR 71 (1976-77) p.352.
"Pictorial History of Morgan County." MCP 13 July 1994 (special supplement). Source: MHR 89 (1994-95 p.101.
Jay L.B. Taylor. "Some Early History of Jacob's Cavern." Missouri Magazine (Jefferson City), Apr. 1934. Source: MHR 28 (1933) p.319.
Useful Historical Sources
Milton D. Rafferty. Historical Atlas of Missouri. Norman: U. of Oklahoma P., 1981.
Mather, Mineral Deposits of Morgan County. 1946. Mentioned by Rafferty, Historical Atlas, p.80.
"Mining History of the Central Mineral District of Missouri." Missouri Mineral News 13 no. 5 (May 1973) 84-89. Mentioned by Rafferty, Historical Atlas, p.80.
"'Few Men but Many Widows...': The Daniel Fogle Letters August 8-September 4, 1867", ed. James W. Goodrich and Donald B. Oster. Missouri Historical Review 80 (1985-86) 273-303.
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