Graden, Debra, ed. Buchanan County, Missouri Taxpayers, 1887-90 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.Original data: Buchanan County Taxpayers, 1887-1890
As the nineteenth century drew to a close, more residents of Missouri lived in the western county of Buchanan than any other, except Jackson and St. Louis counties. This database is a listing of nearly 10,000 taxpayers in the county between 1887 and 1890. It provides the year of tax and the township in which they lived. Copies of complete townships may be obtained from the Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society Library, 412 Felix, St. Joseph, Missouri 64502; (816) 233-0524. For those seeking information regarding ancestors from western Missouri, this can be a helpful database.