Missouri Genealogical Records and Abstracts, Volume 3: 1787-1839 - Sherida K. Eddlemon. This is the third volume in the series of Missouri genealogical records and abstracts compiled by the author as a result of her search for her French ancestor, Achille Godin (or Gaudin). The records in this volume cover the period from 1787 to 1839, which is a frustrating period for the Missouri/Arkansas researcher, because the area changed hands so frequently. The French claimed the region in the name of King Louis XIV, then gave “Louisiana” to the Spanish, who returned the land to the French forty-one years later; shortly thereafter, the French sold it to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase. This volume is a comprehensive collection of various typed of records from forty-three counties: tax lists, marriage records, cemetery records, marriage licenses, public securities, court cases and fines, loan office reports, lot purchases, and a sampling of obituaries and wills are some of the records the reader will encounter in this volume. The surname index includes “dit” names (aliases), which were commonly used by the French, and contains over four thousand entries. This volume covers the following counties: Adair, Arkansas, Audrain, Benton, Boone, Buchannon, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Chariton, Clay, Cole, Cooper, Greene, Howard, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Lafayette, Laclede, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, New Madrid, Osage, Perry, Pettis, Ralls, Ray, Ripley, Saline, Scott, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Sullivan and Van Buren (or Cass) County. (1991), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 276 pp.