Opening the Ozarks
1835-1839 BUY NOW!!
First Families of Southwest Missouri
Marsha Hoffman Rising, CG, FASG
Indexed by Patricia Law Hatcher, FASG
Published by the American Society of Genealogists
Ö List of 1OOO Families covered in the book. Names are alphabetical with year of birth, death and spouse.
Origins of the first 1OOO purchasers.
Additions and Corrections.
For over 16 years, I have researched the
origins of the first 1000 pioneers who bought land from the Springfield Land Office. The
land office opened in June 1835 and the list goes through March 1839.
Although many people had already settled in the area, not all purchased
The goal of the study was to find the
geographical origins of these men and women before the moved to Missouri.
Origins were 853 were found.
The published work
contains 2962 pages and is 4 volumes.
The index of over 10,000 entries includes
every name, location, and subject, including cemeteries, churches, military
organizations, causes of death, divorce, migration trails, pensions and many
Primary records from over 700 counties were used. These counties were from not only Missouri, but Kansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Illinois, Georgia, South Carolina, Oregon, California, Texas and other locales.