White settlement of Pike County began in the early 1800's ... (more TBA).
William Handsome (Pritchard), artist and photographer, is a native of England, and was born at Carlisle, Cumberland, July 20, 1827. In his infancy his parents removed to Glasgow, Scotland, where he lived with them until he was seventeen, when he was employed in a cotton warehouse until he was nineteen, when he was captivated by the nicely-uniformed company of the Fourth Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, while passing through the streets of Carlisle. Following them, he enlisted and soon after became orderly for General Arbuthnot, and served as such twelve months at Man- chester, when he was promoted to corporal and sent to Maidstone to be trained and qualified as drill instructor in the riding school, and after a thorough drill of twelve months he joined the regiment at Birmingham. In 1851 he purchased his discharge, when he accepted the position of receiv- ing warden and physician's asistant in Birmingham borough jail, serving as such until 1852, when he went to Liverpool and became hall keeper in St. George's Hall, continuing as such until 1862. Early in life he was fond of oil painting, and being a natural artist, he soon became master of the brush and palette. On leaving St. George's Hall, he became associated with Mr. Quillish in the firm name of Quillish & Handsome, and engaged in photographing, and learned that art of and was with Mr. Quillish until 1864, when he emigrated to the United States. He first settled at Chicago, where he established a photo gallery, and pursued that business until the great Chicago fire, in 1871, when he lost all he had by being burned out. In 1872 he came to Louisiana, Missouri, where he was employed for a short time as operator in the gallery of Samuel Rice. He then engaged in giv- ing instructions in oil painting, being for a time at Quincy, Illinois, where he took the nom de plume of "Prof. Pritchard." He also executed several pieces of oil painting for citizens of Louisiana, thereby accumulating means enough to again engage in photographing. He established his present gal- lery and studio, known as "Pritchard's," in 1873, and built up a lucrative business. His paintings that adorn the walls of his studio, and the sample photos, shows that they were executed by the hand of a skillful master. April 15, 1851, he married Hannah Cole, of Northfield, near Birmingham, England. They are members of Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church, of Louisnana. - The History of Pike County, Missouri; Des Moines, Iowa; Mills & Company; 1883; page 692. Pike County, Missouri Deaths, 1878-1917 via Ancestry.com lists a "Pritchard Handsome", died 26 Nov 1892, issue date 1 Dec 1892. [died age 65] ------------------------------------------------------------------ From: "Marilyn Moore"
To: Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 3:17 PM Subject: Re: [MOPIKE-L] Pritchard Photographers, Louisiana, Mo. > Here it is, I hope that it comes through this time. I think I just forgot > to paste it on the last message.....Marilyn > I have a copy of the "Louisiana & Clarkdale Missouri City Directory For > 1875-1876 > > There is a listing for Pritchard John, photographer and oil painter > s 3d bet Georgia and South Carolina > res e s Main s North Carolina > In case you aren't familiar with the abbreviations meanings, they are > s(south) and es (eastside). > > Also there was an advertisement: > John Pritchard, Photographer Artist - This well known oil painter,from > Chicago, has cast his lot with the people of Louisiana, and is > acknowledged to be one of the best in the western country. Mr P. finishes > pictures in oil, water, and india ink, and is also a landscape painter. > His establishment is located on the north side of Georgia between Third > and Fourth, and is ornamented with pictures if the finest scenery, and is > open for the inspection of everybody. Call and you will never regret your > visit. > US Census 1870 - Illinois - Cook Co. - Chicago - Ward 18 - Page No. 320 Ancestry.com index / ED image 320/429 HQ: Can't find at all in their index 25 1554 2797 Handsome Wm 42 M W Photographist England 26 --- Hannah 43 F W Keeping House " 26* Ancestry indexes as "Hannah Handsome" US Census 1880 - Missouri - Pike Co. - Louisiana - ED 132/Page No 19 (480C) Ancestry.com index / ED image 19/87 11 149 153 Pritchard Hansom W M 52 Photographer England England England 12 ---- Hanna W F 54 Keeping House England England England 11* Ancestry.com/LDS Familysearch indexes as "Hansom Pritchand" US Census 1900 - Illinois - Cook Co. - Chicago - Ward 13 - ED 391/Sheet No. 9B - "West Town" Ancestry.com index / ED image 18/34 79 88 198? Handsome John Head W M Mar 1882 48 M 31 England England England 80 ------ Mary F Wife W F Sept 1850 49 M 31 4 2 N.S. Germany Germany 81 ------ Frederick _ Son W M Jan? 1870 30 M + Illinois Germany N.S. 82 Handsome Hannah Mother W F Mar 1828 82 W 1 1 England England England 83 ------ Thistle M G Daughter W F Sept 1894 5 S Missouri Illinois Missouri 81* Years married appears to be a '1' with a horizontal line drawn through it 82* Age '82' clearly written, looks like the '2' in 1828 was overwritten with a '1'; s/b age 72
PCGS - Pike County, Missouri Cemeteries. Comprehensive detail listing alphabetical or by township.
PCGS - Pike County, Missouri Townships Comprehensive, detailed and descriptive listing of townships in Pike County and towns within them.
Pike County Amish
I had no idea there were Amish in Pike County until I found this link. The community is apparently about four miles from Bowling Green.
(Map of all farms and owners' names.)
Over the decades, families routinely migrated among these counties, including those in Illinois. My own ancestors and relatives also lived at various times in Lincoln (MO), Calhoun, Jersey and Pike (IL). At one time there was even a ferry boat (Hamburg Ferry) that provided regular trips between the shores (not sure when it began or if still in service).
Links and brief information about surrounding counties is posted on the above Pike County, Missouri USGenWeb site. These sites vary as to quantity and quality of genealogical data.
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