Welcome To the Grundy County, Missouri Genealogical Web Page

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Grundy County, Missouri was organized January 2, 1841 from part of Livingston County. The county is named for Felix GRUNDY, U.S. Attorney General under President Van Buren. The County Seat is Trenton, Missouri, 64683.

Before white men settled in Grundy County, it was occupied as a hunting ground by tribes of Sac, Sioux, and Pottawottomie Indians. No obtainable record or tradition exists of a permanent settlement being made until 1833, when General W. P. THOMPSON settled near the Grand River. Among the first settlers in the vicinity of the present site of Trenton were: James R. MERRILL, Samuel BENSON, John THRAILKILL, Levi MOORE, William COCHRAN, Jewett NORRIS, John SCOTT, and Daniel DeVAUL, plus the PERRY, GRUBB, and METCALF families.

Grundy County is divided into thirteen Townships:
















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Grundy County Centenarians

Search Surnames and Searchers 1998 , a publication of the Grundy County Genealogical Society; has links from surnames to persons researching that surname!

Visit the Grundy County Jewett Norris Library

Grundy County Courthouse:

Grundy County Courthouse
700 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683-2063

660-359-5409 (Recorder)
660-359-6305 (County Clerk)
660-359-6605 (Circuit Clerk)
660-359-6909 (Probate Div)

Recorder of Deeds: Index to deeds, 1846-1888; Deed records, 1841-1911; Warranty Deeds,1867-1887; Quitclaim deeds, 1876-1898; Index to marriage records,1841-1937; Marriage records, 1841-1916; Military discharge records, 1862-1865

Clerk of the County Court: Permanent record of births, 1883-1893; Record of Births, 1847-1866; Record of Births and stillbirths, 1883-1893; Record of Deaths, 1883-1893

Clerk of the circuit court: Index to circuit court records, 1841-1912; Circuit court records, 1841-1889

Clerk of the Probate Court: Index to probate records, 1864-1909; Probate Records, 1864-1888; Admin/exec letters bonds and records, 1863-1919; Inventories, appraisements and sale bills, 1871-1900; Index to Will records, 1864-1910; Will records, 1863-1919.

USGenWeb Grundy County Archives  More Information Here!

search for Grundy County Records in the MO State Archives

Grundy County has both a Genealogical Society and a Historical Society.

The Grundy County Genealogical Society is hosted by the Grundy County Jewett Norris Library. The Society's mailing address is:

Grundy County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 223
Trenton, MO 64683

Visit the Grundy County Genealogical Society homepage   and join us!

Visit the Grundy County Museum Page

Discovering Your Heritage

Veach Saddlery History

Veitch Historical Society

including various spellings.

Grundy County's Military

Confederate Soldiers from Grundy County

from pension records

from personal records

Union Soldiers from Grundy County

from personal records

23rd MO Volunteer Infantry (Union) Homepage includes roster of names

28 Grundy County Residents Lose Life In World War I Trenton Republican-Times, Nov 11th 2010

Grundy County WW II Prisoners of War Trenton Republican-Times  

The History of Wilson Township

"They rode the Orphan Trains" the last of which arrived in Trenton in 1929.

"My Friend the Sheriff" by Jo Hoffman, member, Missouri Sheriffs' Association

"Salvaging History: The Thompson House"

Pleasant Grove School Students, 1900

Pleasant Grove School Students, 1906

Pleasant Ridge School Students, 1901

Pleasant Ridge School Students, 1906

Laredo School Students, 1911

Laredo High School Class of 1941

Edinburg School, 1901 - 1902 listing pupils, Board of Education members, and teacher

Black Oak School, 1906 listing pupils and teacher

Beulah Coffman's 1917-18 Report Card

The Centennial Rowoth Farm of Lincoln Township

Laredo School 1920-1924? Can you identify anyone here? 

Shelburn(e) Sunday School photo

Tindall School Photos c 1933-1943
1949 Tawana - Trenton High School Yearbook
1958 Tawana

Photos of Unidentified Grundy County Folks Can you identify any?  Update! One photo has been identified!

Photo of Unidentified Grundy County Couple Can you help identify?  Photo provided by Kerry.

Photos of SPROUT family members Provided by Natalie Huntley. Please send her email if you can add any information about these photos.

HUDSON family in Grundy County Can you provide any additional information about this family?

MAXSON family in Grundy County Two individuals have handwritten "Ben" and "Lula" on the photo. Can you provide any additional information about this family?

Newspaper Photos from Trenton (and one from the Kansas City Star).

Grundy County Facts

Grundy County Books

Early Residents of Grundy County

Grundy County locations included in the National Registry of Historic Places

Crowder State Park Vehicle Bridge
MO Hwy 128
Jewett Norris Library
1331 Main St.
St. Philip's Episcopal Church
141 E. 9th St.
WPA Stock Barn and Pavilion
Oklahoma St. at Eastside Park

Grundy County 1850 Census Part 1 - Family #1 - #125

Grundy County 1850 Census Part 2 - Family #126 - #250

Grundy County 1850 Census Part 3 - Family #251 - #375

Grundy County 1850 Census Part 4 - Family #376 - #477

Grundy County Marriages 1841-1850

Grundy County Lineages

Grundy County Lookups


Grundy County Cemeteries

Includes listings of persons buried.

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Grundy County Queries April-June 1999

Grundy County Queries January-March 1999

Grundy County Queries October-December 1998

Grundy County Queries July-September 1998

Grundy County Queries April-June 1998

Grundy County Queries January-March 1998

Grundy County Queries October-December 1997

Grundy County Queries July-September 1997

Grundy County Queries April-June 1997

Grundy County Queries Jan-Mar 1997

Grundy County Queries 1996

Queries from Grundy Gleanings
published by the Grundy County, MO Genealogical Society.

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The MOGenWeb Project

Grundy County Links

MOGenWeb and Other Missouri Links

US and World GenWeb Links

Neighboring Counties

-- Mercer County

-- Sullivan County

-- Linn County

-- Livingston County

-- Daviess County

-- Harrison County

Personal Links

-- Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

-- Search for surnames and genealogical sites at Lines & Lineage

- includes Common Threads and I Found It!

E-Mail to Larry Flesher, Washington County, MO

This page was last updated 25 Mar 2018.