Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri
by Howard L. Conard
Conrow, Aaron H., lawyer, soldier and member of the Confederate Congress, was born near Cincinnati, Ohio, June 9, 1824, and was killed near Camargo, Mexico, August 14, 1865. When a child, his parents removed, first to Illinois, and in 1840 to Missouri, and settled in Ray County. He studied law and began practicing at Richmond, soon rising to eminence and success at a bar which numbered A. W. Doniphan, Austin A. King and others among its members. He served four years as circuit attorney, and for a time as judge of the court of common pleas. In 1860 he was elected to the Legislature, and the next year espoused the cause of the South and entered the Confederate Army. He was also elected by the Missouri Confederate troops to the Confederate Congress. On the collapse of the Southern cause, he went to Mexico with General M. M. Parsons, and while encamped near Camargo, at night, the whole party of six persons were cruelly massacred by a detachment of Mexican Liberalists.