Farm & Family History

1824 - June 1, Land grant to William Allen of Howard County Missouri for 80 acres.

 

1831 - August 9, William & Rachel Allen sell to John Hightower 130 acres for $400.

 

1834 - December 19, John & Polly Hightower sell to Jonathan Q. Atkins for $620.

 

1853 - Jonathan Atkins constructs a substantial addition that more than doubles the size of the house.

 

1904 - February 13, Mary Atkins, Jonathan & Fannie Atkins and  John & Estelle Stone sell to Rudolph Schroeder for $7,605.

 

1920 - August 24, Rudolph & Annie Schroeder sell to Mary Johnson for $21,175.

 

1976  - House designated a Clay County Historical Landmark.

 

2005 - Working with Lena Johnson, the City of Gladstone acquires the house and a portion of the property to preserve its unique history.

 

2007 - November 4, House listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and becomes federally protected.

 

2009 - June, City of Gladstone acquires abandoned Big Shoal Cemetery through the Missouri Attorney General. 

 

2013 - April 27, Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum opens to the public.

Plat Map 1877(cropped)
Plat Map 1877(cropped)
1859 Liberty Tribune Advertisment (Cropped)
1859 Liberty Tribune Advertisment (Cropped)
J A Atkins
J A Atkins
1930-1940s
1930-1940s
Ellen Johnson (died 1991)
Ellen Johnson (died 1991)
1940's - Mary Johnson - east side of house
1940's - Mary Johnson - east side of house
1950s - Johnson Home
1950s - Johnson Home
1976 - Clay County Hist. Landmark Johnson Home 1976
1976 - Clay County Hist. Landmark Johnson Home 1976
1962 - Aug. 8 Johnson Home
1962 - Aug. 8 Johnson Home
May 1998
May 1998
Exposed logs in 2010
Exposed logs in 2010
2015 - September
2015 - September