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1,300 "Missing" Missouri Marriage Records from Newspapers, 1812-1853.  By: Lois Stanley, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson, Pub. 1979, Reprinted 1990, 112 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-435-2.

Newspapers may be the only source of data about marriages missing from civil records; often they reported parents' names, location of the ceremony, minister or J. of P. Especially valuable marriages of Missourians which took place outside the state, shown in "hometown" papers.

MO 18

$20.00

Death Records from Missouri Newspapers, January 1854 - December 1860. By: Lois Stanley, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson, Pub. 1982, Reprinted 1990, 274 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-444-1.

The records here - there are approximately 5,500 - come from all over Missouri, though some areas were not covered by a newspaper. But there were at least 85 newspapers in existence in the state, at one time or another, during the period covered by these records; and very often a death notice appearing in one would be picked up by one or more of the others. So, even when some of the newspapers are lost (and many are) we still have news from their areas.  These records, taken from 42 newspapers, include adults and children old enough to have appeared in the 1850 census, together with probate notices for some "burned" counties, notably Chariton, Dallas, and St. Clair. Some records, not available in the initial preparation for the book, are found in the ADDENDA starting on page 261.

MO 27

$30.00

Death Records from Missouri Newspapers, Jan. 1866 - Dec. 1870. By: Lois Stanley, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson, Pub. 1984, Reprinted 1990, 264 pages, plus newspaper codes, Index, ISBN #0-89308-445-X.

Here are reports from 150 newspapers, over a five-year span, which give valuable details about Missouri ancestors. there are notables; there were centenarians; and those who died in unusual ways. But in the main, these 9,000 records provide valuable ordinary details about the ordinary people who were our ancestors - where and when they died, and from what cause, age, birthplace, former residence, number of children, religious and lodge affiliations, maiden name. Estate records from "burned" counties are also included.

MO 28 $30.00

Divorces and Separations in Missouri, 1808-1853. By: Lois Stanley, George F. Wilson & Maryhelen Wilson, Pub. 1990, 35 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-446-8.

Divorce was not common in Missouri in the early 1800's. But there is considerable evidence that many couples found life together intolerable, at least at times. From earliest days newspapers carried plaintive "My wife having left my bed and board" notices filed by indigent husbands. The deserted wife seldom took this means of showing dissatisfaction. She waited the required period and sued for divorce.  Notices of separations can only be found in newspapers, but there are two other sources for divorce records: circuit courts, where one existed, and the State Legislature of Missouri, which acted on divorce cases in the wide areas where no circuit courts sat. Actually many of these cases also appeared in the newspapers, since many times a partner in a divorce case could not be found and it was necessary to notify him via the press. It is possible to go through a 10 year period in one of the early circuit courts and not find a single divorce action. But there may be divorces in some of those early records which are not included in the records which follow.  We think of "Women's Lib." as a product of our own time. But these records show that Missouri women have been far more liberated than we realized, and for a very long time!

MO 29 $12.00

Land Claims in the Missouri Territory. By: Walter Lowrie, Editor, Orig. Pub. 1834, Reprinted 1986, 232 pages, Index, Hard Cover,  ISBN #0-89308-584-7.

When the Louisiana Purchase took place in 1803, only two territories were immediately formed - the Louisiana and Orleans Territories. An act of Congress in 1812 provided that the Territory hereto called Louisiana should be hereafter called Missouri. The southern portion of the Territory of Missouri became the Territory of Arkansas in 1819 and the northern portion became the state of Missouri in 1821.  In these records, the original proprietor is named by whom the land is presently being claimed, reason for change of title (purchase or inheritance), nature and extent of claim, and if the claim was disallowed and the reason for disallowance.

MO 3

$30.00

(General History) History of Missouri from Earliest Times to the present.  By: Goodspeeds Pub. Co., Pub. 1888, Reprinted 1992, 202 pages, Index, Hard Cover,  ISBN #0-89308-477-8.

This book contains the general history of the state of Missouri covering such areas as Indian Wars, the Civil War, and skirmishes or battles in Missouri; early settlers; organization of various counties; general history of various churches... all of which pertain to the state as a whole.

MO 4

$25.00

Andrew & DeKalb Counties, MO., The History of. By: Goodspeeds Pub. Company, Pub. 1888, Reprinted 1997, Approx. 591 pages, New Index, Hard Cover, ISBN #0-89308-671-1.

This volume contains the history of the above mentioned counties along with Biographical Sketches of some 181 individuals. Genealogical data is to be found on approximately 9,800 other individuals / family members.

MO 6

$48.50

Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries, & Osage Counties, Missouri, History of.  By: Goodspeeds Pub. Co., Pub. 1889, Reprinted 1978, 1988, 972 pages, New Index, Hard Cover, ISBN #0-89308-105-1.

This volume contain the histories of the above mentioned counties along with biographical sketches of some 593 individuals in these seven counties.  Genealogical data is to be found on approximately 2,400 other individuals / families.

MO 1

$65.00

Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford, & Gasconade Counties, Missouri, The History of. By: Goodspeeds Pub. Co., Pub. 1888, Reprinted 2001, 1000 pages, New Index, Hard Cover, ISBN #0-89308-669-X.

This volume contains the history of the above mentioned counties along with Biographical Sketches of over 812 individuals . The New Index that was prepared for this reprint edition has over 23,000 individuals in it.

MO 7 $65.00

Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade, & Barton Counties, Missouri, The History of. By: Goodspeeds Pub. Co., Pub. 1889, Reprinted 2002, 848 pages, New Index, Hard Cover,  ISBN #0-89308-779-3.

This volume contains the history of the above mentioned counties along with Biographical Sketches of over 600 individuals. The New Index that was prepared for this reprint edition has over 20,000 individuals in it.

MO 8 $65.00

Jackson County, Missouri, The History of. By: William Z. Hickman, Orig. Pub. 1912, Reprinted 1990, 1,072 pages, New Index, Hard Cover, ISBN #0-89308-680-0.

This rare, long-out-of-print book on the history of Jackson County is probably the most complete and authentic history ever compiled on Jackson County. It is filled with hundreds of family sketches tracing in many cases the Biographer and his family for several generations, sometimes back into the late 1700's and in many cases telling where the family lived before settling in Jackson County. This book provides a veritable gold-mine of information on many of the early families of Jackson County and is a "must book" for anyone with roots in this county or area.

MO 14

$55.00

Ozark Region (of Arkansas and Missouri), A Reminiscent History of. By: Goodspeeds Pub. Co., Pub. 1894, Reprinted 1995, 784 pages, New Index, Hard Cover, ISBN #0-89308-106-X.

It contains the history of 29 Arkansas counties and 26 Missouri counties, as well as some 660 biographical sketches of individuals in this region. Genealogical data is to be found on approximately 2,700 other individuals / families. ARKANSAS COUNTIES are: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Cleburne, Crawford, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Hot Spring, Howard, Izard, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Newton, Pike, Polk, Pope, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, Stone, Van Buren, Washington, and Yell. MISSOURI COUNTIES are: Barry, Carter, Christian, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Laclede, Iron, Jasper, McDonald, Newton, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, and Wright.

MO 2 

$60.00

New Madrid County, MO. Marriage Records, 1847-1874, Vol. #1. By: Mary Brown & Fay Hedgepath, Pub. 1973, Reprinted 2004, 166 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-803-X.

Even though New Madrid was organized in 1805, these marriage records begin with the first two books on file in the office of the county recorder. There is a gap in the marriage records of New Madrid County and is probably accounted for by that at one time the records were kept in various buildings and some of the buildings burned. The researcher will also discover that due to New Madrid's geographical location in the Most Southeastern corner of the State, along the Mississippi River, that you will find some Kentucky and Tennessee marriages being mixed within those of New Madrid County.

MO 33 $20.00

New Madrid County, MO. Marriage Records, 1874-1881, Vol. #2. By: Mary Brown & Fay Hedgepath, Pub. 2004, 156 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-804-8.

Even though New Madrid was organized in 1805, these marriage records begin with the first two books on file in the office of the county recorder. There is a gap in the marriage records of New Madrid County and is probably accounted for by that at one time the records were kept in various buildings and some of the buildings burned. The researcher will also discover that due to New Madrid's geographical location in the Most Southeastern corner of the State, along the Mississippi River, that you will find some Kentucky and Tennessee marriages being mixed within those of New Madrid County.

MO 34 $25.00

Southeast Missouri, The History of. Embracing an Historical Account of the Counties of St. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscott, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne, and Iron. By: Goodspeeds Pub. Co., Orig. Pub. 1888, Reprinted 2004, 1,126 pages, New Index, Hard Cover, ISBN #0-89308-431-X.

This volume contains the history of the above mentioned counties along with biographical sketches of 1,878 individuals. Also included in this book are some 11,000 names of additional family members plus 27,000 names of other persons prominent in the early history of these counties.

MO 13

$75.00

Perry County, MO., Deeds, 1821-1844, Abstracts of. By: Bill Eddleman, Pub. 2004, 188 pages, 7"x10", Index, ISBN #0-89308-800-5.

Perry County lies in the extreme Eastern portion of the state boarding the Mississippi River. It was created from Ste. Genevieve District in 1821. Many of these early settlers came from the East from such states as: Pennsylvania, Kentucky and North Carolina. Since these families and others arrived here before the Louisiana Purchase, they received large influx of settlers heading West. It is surrounded by the counties of: Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Madison, Ste. Genevieve and St. Francois.  The deeds within this book start with the creation of the county (1821) but many have earlier dates because they were not officially recorded until after it was carved off of Ste. Genevieve.

MO 32

$35.00

St. Charles County, MO., 1805-1844, Marriage Records of. By: Lois Stanley, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson, Pub. 1978, Reprinted 1990, 96 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-436-0.

A valuable records source: St. Charles was the site of the state's first capital and a cross-section of early population groups - French, "American", and German. Includes Book I and II, never previously published. With brides' index and ministers' list.

MO 19

$18.50

Missouri Marriages in the News, 1851-1865. By: Lois Stanley, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson, Pub. 1983, Reprinted 1984 & 1990, 96 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-438-7.

Reports of about 2,100 marriages, many unusually interesting, may be found here, e.g., Maria White, "eldest daughter of the late Thomas of Liverpool, England" married Richard Jackson. Many small details are noted: Almarinda Murphy was the "youngest daughter of John, a soldier in the War of 1812". Missourians married in such varied locations as Corunna, Mich, Ausable Forks, N.Y., Pottsville, PA., Beloit, Wis., Manate, Minn., Sherman Conn., Panola, Miss., Newbern, N.C., and many more.

MO 22

$18.50

Missouri Marriages in the News, Vol. 2, 1866-1870. By: Lois Stanley, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson, Pub. 1984, Reprinted 1990, 88 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-439-5.

This book contains 1,400 marriages, reported from all over the state; about 300 were outside of Missouri, some as close as Illinois and Kansas, others as far away as California. they include a number of odd, interesting and very human sidelights.

MO 22

$18.50

Missouri Taxpayers, 1819-1826. By: Lois Stanley, George Wilson, & Maryhelen Wilson, Pub., 1979, Reprinted 2004, 144 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-434-4.

This is the First listing ever made of adult male (and some female) residents of Missouri at the time the State entered the Union - about 14,000 names. Virtually a first census from ALL available tax lists, delinquents, miscellaneous taxes from the State Archives plus lists from newspapers showing names found in tax lists.

MO 17 $28.50

More Death Records from Missouri Newspapers, 1810-1857. By: Lois Stanley, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson, Pub. 1985, Reprinted 1990, 128 pages, plus newspaper code, Index, ISBN #0-89308-442-5.

Reports of about 2,900 deaths taken from 20 newspapers, sequel to previous collections from the same period. Some, primarily adults, are from papers not available for earlier book; the rest, children previously omitted due to space limitations. The records cover a long period, from baby Harriet Penrose who died in St. Louis in Feb. 1810 to deaths on both sides of the state (Kansas City, St. Louis) and numerous places between, in 1857.  Most of the children and many women could not be found in a census; they were born and died before 1850, or born before 1850 and died young.

MO 25

 $22.50