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Capitol building Jefferson City Mo

 My name is Bob Jenkins
and I created this website to provide genealogy
 information and links to genealogy information  to assist people in researching
 their Cole County MO ancestors.

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 Brief History:  (from colecounty .org)

Cole County is in the central part of the state, bounded north by the Missouri River, which separates it from Boone and
  Callaway counties, east by Osage River, south by Miller, west by Miller and Moniteau counties, and contains 234,466 acres.

  As early as 1816, a few families from Kentucky and Tennessee located within the present limits of Cole County. It was
  organized November 16, 1820, when it was named for the intrepid pioneer, Capt. Stephan Cole. The county seat was located
  at Marion in 1822, and removed to Jefferson City in 1828. The seat of government of the state was removed from St. Louis to
  St. Charles in 1821, then to Jefferson City in 1826. The 1st Capitol Building was completed on October 1, 1826, and the
  Legislature convened in the building on the third Monday in November. At the time of admission of Missouri into the Union,
  Congress granted four sections of land for the location of the seat of government.
  Jefferson City Families
At this time there were but 2 families residing in the place, Major Josiah Ramsey, Jr., and Mr. Wm. Jones.
  This year (1823) the building of a brick State House was let to the lowest bidder, Daniel Colgan, and afterwards
  transferred to James Dunnica of Kentucky, who built the capitol at the bid of $25,000. The State House was
  completed at the stipulated time, and the Legislature assembled in the new State Capitol on the 3rd Monday in
  November, 1826. Up to this date all the families that resided in Jefferson City were:

Azariah Kennedy

Hiram H. Baber
Mr. Thompson
Christopher Casey
James Dunnica
Robert A. Ewing
Daniel Colgan
James R. Pullen
Robert H. Hones
David Harmon
Jesse F. Roystan
Samuel Harrison
David Scrivner
John C. Gordon
Stephen C. Doriss
David Slater
John Dunnica
Terry Scurlock
Geo. Woodward
John P. Thomas
Willis Thornton
Granville P. Thomas
Josiah Ramsey, Jr.
Wm. Henderson
Harden Casey
McDaniel Dorriss
Wm. Jones
Henry Buckner
Mr. Moss

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