Phoebe Couzins portrait

Phoebe Wilson Couzins, a lawyer and suffragist, was born on September 8, 1842, to John Edward Decker and…

Samuel Ryan Curtis. [State Historical Society of Missouri, James C. Joplin Photograph Collection, P0850-20239]

Samuel Ryan Curtis figured largely in Missouri’s Civil War history from August 1861 through…

A portrait of Alexander Doniphan, painted by George Caleb Bingham around 1850

Born on July 9, 1808, in Mason County, Kentucky, Alexander William Doniphan was the son of…

John Wesley Emerson, circa 1880. Photograph by John A. Scholten. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Photographs and Prints Collection, P0233-2542]

John Emerson, a lawyer in Ironton, Missouri, became a small-town Victorian gentleman who…

Daniel Marsh Frost

Daniel Marsh Frost, a Confederate army officer, was born on August 9, 1823, in Mariaville,…

Gert Goebel. [Courtesy of Edith Moore]

Gert Goebel came to Missouri in 1834 as an eighteen-year-old German immigrant, settling in…

Julia Dent Grant, circa 1875. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Prints and Photographs Collection, N29746]

Although best known as a general’s wife and a first lady, Julia Dent Grant left an…

James S. Green. [Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ppmsca-26803]

James S. Green was born in Fauquier County, Virginia, on February 28, 1817, and settled in…

William Torrey Harris

Born on September 10, 1835, in North Killington, Connecticut, William Torrey Harris was a…

William Henry Hatch. [University Archives, University of Missouri, collection C:3/25/28]

Born near Georgetown, Kentucky, on September 11, 1833, to Quaker parents the Reverend…