What Time has Done - Importance of Early Beginnings - First
Settlements -made in the Timber-Parts of the County first Settled
- Names of Pioneers - Postal and Mill Facilities - County
Organized and Named - The Name - James Monroe.
Life: The Pioneers'
Peculiarities -- Conveniences and Inconveniences - The Historical
Log-Cabin-Agricultural Implements - Household Furniture - Pioneer
Corn-bread -Hand Mills and Hominy Blocks- Going to Mill - Trading
Points - Hunting - Bee Trees
- Shooting Matches and Quiltings.
Records And Public Buildings:
Early Records and Public Buildings- First County Court - Its
Proceedings- First Circuit Court- First, Second and Third Grand
Juries - First Deed Recorded-Early Marriages-Public Buildings-
First Court House and Jail-Second Court House and Jail.
System & Government Surveys:
County and Township Systems- Government Surveys -Organization of
Features - Old Settlers -William Goodlow - A Sad Incident -
Caldwell Opens a Store -Paris - When Laid Out - Names of
Commissioners - Florida a Candidate
- Paris named by Mrs. J. C. Fox- Donations for County Seat - Sale
of Town Lots - Names of Some of the Purchasers - Parties
Associated in Laying Out the town - Spotted Fawn - Pioneer
Business Men- Old Race Track - Secret Orders - Banks and
Bankers - Woolen Mills and Carding Machines - Flouring Mills
-Paris Band -Dedicatory Services of the New Christian Church -
of Paris- Business Directory.
And Indian Creek Townships:
Jefferson and Indian Creek Townships -Physical Features -Old
Settlers -Florida-Its History-Mills-Mark Twain-Early Business Men
-Professional Men Sketch of Mark Twain -The Town Incorporated
-Secret Orders-Picnics-Stoutsville-Its History--Business
Houses-Pottery Manufactory--Shipments -Indian Creek Township
-Physical Features -Elizabethtown -Clapper
Features -Railroads -More Northern People in This Township Than in
Other-Large Farmers-Old Settlers-Monroe City-Its
History-Advancement-Surrounding Country-Pioneer Business and
Establishments -Monroe Institute Its History-Names of
Stockholders-Success of the Institute -Teachers and Officers
-Public Schools -Secret Societies -Monroe City Bank-Churches
-Laying of Corner Stone of New Baptist
Church -Catholic Church-Hereford Association -Shipments.
And Union Townships: Orders-
Marion Township-- Physical Features-Old Settlers- Madison -Secret
Holliday - Union Township - Old Settlers - Primitive Justice -
Middle Grove- Secret
Fork Township: Its
Physical Features - Farmers - Cemetery - Pioneers - Santa Fe - Its
History-Secret Orders- Strother- Strother Institute-Its
History-Extracts From Catalogue
-Long Branch Post-office
Clay And Woodlawn Townships: Washington
Township- Physical Features- Early Settlers - Clinton- Jonesburg-
Churches - Farmers - Clay Township - Physical Features - Farmers -
Old Settlers - Granville - Woodlawn Township - Physical Features
-Early Settlers- Woodlawn
History And Official Record
Press And Public Schools
And Bar-Crimes And Accidents:
Introductory Remarks-Priestly H. McBride-David Todd-Austin A.
King- Ezra Hunt - A. B. Chambers - Albert G. Harrison - John
Anderson- James R. Abernathy- Present Members of the Bar -Crimes
and Accidents -Miss Jennie Searcy Killed by a Train of Cars - W.
T. Johnson -Jeptha Heathman - George Stayton - Robert Cummings -
William Rouse- W. 0. Creason
War: Mexican War Call
for Volunteers -Monroe County Men- California Emigrants- The
Scenes in '49 and '50- Emigrants From Monroe County
-Incident-Death of Emigrants - The Civil War of 1861- Number of
Men Entering Southern Army from the County-The Battle at Monroe
City-Capture of Paris-Grant's Expedition v. Harris--Mercury
Suspended--Skirmish Near Elliott's Mills-Florida Fight- Bott's
Bluff Fight-Lieutenant Killed by One of His Men.
Matters: Old Landmarks - Maj.
William N. Penn -- Fielding Combs - James C. Fox - Major James M.
Bean -Death Rates- Births - Hurricane -Agricultural Societies -
Monroe County Immigration Society - Monroe City Immigration
Society -Patrons of Husbandry - Census of Monroe County in 1848-
1860- Population by Townships in 1880 - Beef Cattle - Bridges,
Their Location and Cost
County In 1884
efforts made to secure the history of the following churches that
they might be inserted in their proper place, our endeavors proved
unsuccessful. Hence we give them here. The reader
is referred to the chapter on Ecclesiastical History, pp. 278-291,
for other church history.