Fw: The Full Text of the History of Randolph County, Missouri on line

From: Jane Wisdom <jdwisdom_at_cox.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:09:19 -0500

I found the full text of the History of Randolph County, Missouri on line
tonight. It is long and I did not get through all of it yet. Very
interesting. The first Grand Jury was held in someone's house in 1829 and
two indictments. One was for John Cooley for resisting legal process. Not
sure what that means.

At the second Grand Jury Nicholas Tuttle, Randolph White's Rev.
soldier-friend and James Cooley were members.

Maybe you already understand these early pioneers but one of the reasons
people did not select the good farm ground for their first homes was because
they needed the forest for food, fuel and homes, and fences, plus they had
no tools for Missouri farm -land planting. Even when they did have the
first plows, it took three oxen to pull the plow through the ground. Thus
the reason why so many must have gone on west as that became possible.
Indians were a problem until about 1833.
Jane
Received on Wed Jun 27 2012 - 21:09:21 MDT

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