Located in Chalk Level Township
History of St. Clair Co., Missouri 1883:
The early settlers of what is now Chalk Level Township settled mostly in the southern portion of it. Among those who settled previous and during the year 1838 was John I. Wood, from Virginia, who settled on fractional section 31, in the southwest corner of the township, on the Osage River in 1837. In the latter part of 1838 or early in 1839 John Bedell “was awakening the people of Huffman’s Prairie with the ring of his anvil”.