Days Gone By In Staunton


December 7, 2022

Thursday, March 27, 1975 -- DIPPING INTO OLD MAN MOSES' BUCKET -- In a previous article, I mentioned the early settling of the Staunton area, as recorded in some of the published histories of Macoupin County.

It seems that the families who came to this area were concerned with the Three Rs – reading, riting and rithmatic.

Among the first school teachers were William Wilcox. Roger Snell, Tristian and Archibald Hoxsey.

Inasmuch as most of the early settlers acquired land on which they grew crops, the need for a placea to grind their grain was imperative, and early millers were Richard Cha...

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