table rock, 1858 - 1959
This history was written by Ellen Fellers. It is not a scholarly work but it is a helpful one and very readable. For the most part, she tells what she has learned by her research without citing to her source. The Argus was probably her main source but there are delicious tidbits of oral history, with many a story that was told to her mixed in - like the pig who arrived at school, rooted its way in the door, entered, closed the door and....... There are a few statements that can, by reference to original sources that were not available to her, may be shown in error but this is a lovely and unique read.
Ellen was the second wife of Willis Fellers. a Table Rock merchant who was the son of an early settler, William Fellers, also referred to as Billy Fellers or, eventually, "Old Man" Fellers. (Willis's first wife was Anna Mary Groves Fellers.)
Ellen Fellers' history was retyped into this form by Nettie Stehlik in 1968; Nettie was a very active volunteer for the Historical Society.
Thus concludes Ellen's lovingly gathered history.