|History of Caldwell County,
As written in the 1876 Atlas
of Caldwell County Missouri
selection of Far West as the New Jerusalem had been approved, the Mormons came into the
County in great numbers. Their settlements extended along Shoal Creek into Livingston
County, and spread out over considerable portions of Daviess and Clinton Counties. They
entered the greater part of the public lands in Mirable, Rockford, Kingston, and Fairview
Townships. Many of them settled on land in Hamilton, New York, Davis, Breckenridge and
Kidder Townships. The majority of them were farmers. The population of the County
increased to about 7,000 in habitants.
Crosby Johnson, An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Caldwell County, Missouri.
1876. Edwards Brothers