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From: Bill Blevins <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Re: ALSUP GANG/ Thanks/ Dale Marr
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 06:48:50 -0800 (PST)
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Thanks very much for this information it is most
appreciated. I had a great story in my files somewhere
that apparently got deleted or put in one of the wrong

Again, Thanks so much.


--- Dale Marr <> wrote:
> Bill,
> Here's a little information.
> You might check the Springfield-Greene Co. Library which
> has a good genealogy collection:
> The Allsop Gang
> Numerous family histories and accounts refer to the
> "Allsop Gang" and their atrocities committed against
> thier Confederate ancestors and their families. One such
> reference comes from Histories and Families of Wright
> County, page 582.
> "By 1858, Joseph Todd was among land purchasers in Clark
> and Hart Townships, Wright County. Presumably motivated
> to remove his family from the Upper Fox Creek arena of
> the legendary and bloody Alsup feuds, Joseph and other
> pioneer neighbors in the vicinity of Falling Spring,
> Ozark-Douglas County, shifted residence slightly farther
> north into Wright County."
> From: The Battle of Clarks Mill page 205. In reference to
> Moses Alsup the author writes:
> "That he took pretty much what he wanted throughout the
> county is told in many stories. One story suggests that
> he wanted a particular portion of land near his home that
> was owned by a Todd family. He caused the husband to be
> killed, but before he could force the widow off the land
> she remarried. He then caused this husband to be killed,
> but the actual killer was caught. The wife came to the
> courthouse to bear witness against the killer. When she
> came into the court Moses kicked her down the steps, and
> his son gave the widow several hundred dollars and a
> wagon and warned her to be out of the county by sundown.
> The Alsups became the owners of the farm in question."
> Another source states that William Rufus Prock was killed
> on his doorstep in 1865 by the Alsup gang in Wright
> County.
> Douglas County History includes a ruling family, the
> Alsups. Instead of Republicans and Democrates, the county
> had the Republican-Unionist Alsups and the Democrate
> Confederate anti-Alsups.
> From the History of Douglas County - Muster Roll dated
> August 7, 1861-Members of the Douglas County Home Guards
> included these Alsup names:
> First Lt. William Alsup
> Benjamin Alsup, Sr.
> Benjamin Alsup, Jr.
> John B. Alsup
> James S. Alsup
> Zachariah Alsup
> Moses L. Alsup
> T. S. Alsup
> From Muster and Descriptive Roll , Company H, 46th Regt.
> , Missouri Vol. Inf.-included these Alsup names:
> Capt. Moses L. Alsup
> Thomas S. Alsup
> Benjamin Alsup
> James S. Alsup
> John B. Alsup
> Thomas A. Alsup
> Lt. W. M. N. Alsup
> Companies H and I were organized under special orders,
> which gave permission to defend the border and hold all
> property which they might cature from Confederate troops
> as their own.
> Source: Goodspeeds History of Wright, Webster and Texas
> Counties.
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