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Madison Day, Taney and McDonald Counties, Missouri
Posted by: Brad Melton (ID *****7821) Date: December 29, 2011 at 18:17:47
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Madison Day came to the Taney & Christian County, Missouri area some time prior to the Civil War from his native Tennessee. He was born abt. 1825. He was the Sheriff appointed the day Galba Branson was shot, July 4, 1889 at the 4TH of July picnic at Kirbyville, MO and was only in that office two weeks. He also was the Taney County Coroner, founded the Day, Missouri Post Office where he was the first postmaster, rebuilt the mill at the Whacker millsite on Bear Creek and was Justice of the Peace for Jasper Township. He led the Coroner's jury at the site where America Pruitt and her two daughters died on Gravelly Hollow and had earlier been one of the organizers of the Stone County Militia during the Civil War where he attained the rank of Captain. Madison was also a defendant in the John Wesley Bright/Deputy Williams murder trial and soonafter - the fall of 1892 - left for McDonald County where he died in 1900 and is buried there in the Roller Cemetery.

Has anyone run across this man in your research? Any idea where I can get a photograph of him.

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