Town of Shibleys Point
Shibleys Point, Adair Co., Mo.
Shibleys Point History:
Submitted by Victoria Tagart. It was found by another family member researching the Hughes line.....unknown date on the description.
Shibley's Point is described as "a post village of Adair
County, in Morrow Township, situated on Shuteye Creek, 15 miles from Kirksville, the
county seat." It was settled in the year 1840 by James Cain, Robert Burns
(see picture below),
Jacob Shibley and James Cox. In the year of 1853 a post office was
established. The country around is very rich and productive. Principle kinds
of timber are oak, walnut, hickory, elm, cherry, and maple. Chief products of the
county are wheat, rye, oats, corn, tobacco, and buckwheat. The village contains one
church, viz: Christian, Rev. B. Shibley. It contains two blacksmiths, one broom
manufacturer, three cabinet makers and dealers in furniture, two clothing dealers, three
carpenters, one cooper, one steam flooring mill, one hide and leather dealer, two
physicians, one steam saw mill, and two shingle makers. Population: 100.
Forest and Inez Miller,
Forest and Inez Miller's new home
Picture donated by:
This sketch, of Robert and Louisa Balla Burns, is
a pencil recreation of a copy of a copy of an original photo that was about to
go "by by" due to deterioration. My wife's parents were from the Greencastle and
Shibley's Point communities.
Email me so we can share: Dave
dlwigginton at essex1 dot com