Livingston County HISTORY  

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COUNTY HISTORY

Livingston County in the Civil War | History of Livingston County (1886)

Past and Present of Livingston County (1913)

Chillicothe and Livingston County (1916) | Domestic Life During the Depression

History of Livingston County (1937) | 100 Years in Livingston County (1976)

Celebrating 150 Years: 1821-1981 | Chillicothe: Home of Sliced Bread



LIVINGSTON COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Astoria (Grand River Twp)
From History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties Missouri, 1886

Avalon (Fairview Twp)
History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties, Missouri, 1886
Livingston County History, 1821-1981

Bedford (Grand River Twp)
Historical Sketch
As compiled by W.N. Bate
By Mrs. W.F. Figg
The Bedford Railroad by W.N. Bate
From Livingston County History, 1821-1981
Photos

Blue Mound (Blue Mound Twp)


http://www.bluemoundhistory.com/

Chillicothe (Chillicothe Twp)
From History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties, Missouri, 1886
The City with a Future, 1909
From Past and Present of LIV County, Vol. 1 (History) by A.J. Roof, 1913
From Magazine Supplement to the Chillicothe Constitution, June 24, 1916 | Photos

Chula (Rich Hill Twp)
From LIV County History, 1821-1981

Coxville (Rich Hill Twp)
From History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties Missouri, 1886

Dawn (Blue Mound Twp)
From The Dawn Clipper, July 3, 1886
General History & Sketch of the Town of Dawn (from History of Caldwell & Livingston Counties Missouri 1886)
From Magazine Supplement to the C-T, June 24, 1916
From LIV County History, 1821-1981
The Tornado of 1883 by Jim Jones
Photos

Eversonville (Medicine Twp):
No information available

Farmersville (Cream Ridge Twp)
Miscellaneous Notes from History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties Missouri, 1886
From Livingston County History, 1821-1981

Gordonsville (Medicine Twp)
Organization from History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties Missouri, 1886

Grandville (Grand River Twp)
Sketch of Grandville from History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties Missouri, 1886

Ludlow (Monroe Twp)
A City of 600 People (from Magazine Supplement to The Chillicothe Constitution, June 24, 1916)
From Livingston County History, 1821-1981

Mooresville (Mooresville Twp)
The Town (from History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties Missouri, 1886)
From LIV County History, 1821-1981
Photos

Poosey (Jackson Twp)
A Place Called Poosey by Anna Dockery Burgess
The Kingdom of Poosey by Max C. Hamilton

Sampsel (Sampsel Twp)
The Town of Sampsel (from History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties Missouri, 1886
From LIV County History, 1821-1981

Shearwood (Jackson Twp)
No Information Available

Springhill (Jackson Twp)
From History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties Missouri, 1886
Memories of old Spring Hill by Douglass Stewart
One Hundred Fifty Years of Springhill (from LIV County History, 1821-1981)
Springhill History, People, and Events by Carolyn Leffler

Sturges (Rich Hill Twp)
From LIV County History, 1821-1981

Utica (Greene Twp)
From History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties Missouri, 1886
Utica History by Lois McCain
Uticans and Ancestors compiled by Darlean Cole
Utica's History by Darlean Cole
From LIV County History, 1821-1981

Wheeling (Wheeling Twp)
Sketch of the Town from History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties Missouri, 1886
From Magazine Supplement to the C-T, June 24, 1916
From LIV County History, 1821-1981

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY PEOPLE

Past and Present of Livingston County (1913) vol. 2 Biographies by Major A.J. Roof, 1913

Bicentennial Memories of Negroes edited by Progressive Art and Study Club

Reverend Frank J. Bradley 1860-1895

Olive Rambo Cook (Constitution Tribune, June 1, 1988)

Not Much of Anything: A History of My Life by John Hoyt

Jerry Litton
Additional information: Biography written by Bonnie Mitchell (available at Livingston County Library)
Additional information is available at Western Historical Manuscript Collection (includes biographical sketch)


Uticans and Ancestors compiled by Darlean Cole

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY PLACES

Architectural Annals of the Grand River Valley by John Albury Bryan

Livingston County Churches Listed by Township | Livingston County Mills | Livingston County Schools

Chillicothe R-2 School District | Litton Ag Center | Grand River Technical School | Southwest R1 Schools (Ludlow)

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GENEALOGY RESOURCES

These two sites offer access to many others...

  • Cyndi's List - Cyndi Howells has brought together every possible site of interest to genealogists.

  • UsGenWeb Project - An easy-to-use quick way to orient yourself to resources available for a given state, county, or city. It does not include the resources themselves.

FORMS and Basic Search Information...

  • Census, Blank Forms - Family Tree Maker provides blank census forms that can be downloaded as needed. The site also includes access to a larger number of other people's research on their own families.

  • GenealogySearch.org - Everything you need for genealogical research online including free software links, forms and charts.

  • PBS Ancestors Series
    The companion web site to the PBS family history and genealogy television series.This excellent site provides straightforward instruction on beginning genealogical research as well as GIF and PDF files of key genealogical charts and forms.
  • The State Historical Society of Missouri-  Citizens, officials and students interested in Missouri history, biography and genealogy find in the society library unsurpassed reference collections. The library of books, pamphlets and official state publications total more than 460,000 items. There are also more than 500,000 manuscript items and 800 reels of microfilmed manuscripts, more than 150,000 state archival records, and more than 2,900
    maps.


     

More sites...

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System - This National Park Service site includes a database of more than 230,000 African-American troops who served in the Civil War.

  • Family History Library - The largest genealogical society in the world is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You can access its card catalog and key databases online. If you only go to one site, this is it. It is packed with information, indexes, and practical tools. Included is the complete SourceGuideTM with hundreds of finding aids and research papers.

  • National Archives and Records Administration, Genealogy Page - This outstanding site is packed with genealogical tips, guides, and practical information for obtaining federal records as well as indexes like the Index to all Veterans Who Died in the Korean War.

  • Social Security Death Index - Searches can be limited by city, county, or state and modified by birth year, month or day. This site only works for people who were covered by Social Security and who are dead. The Ancestry site has a few records such as the Social Security Death Index that are free, but many more, such as the U.S. Census, that are fee-based.

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