States: Missouri: Clay
I believe you are looking for the Fishing River Township in Clay County, Missouri. This Township is located in the extreme southeast corner of the County and is generally the lower drainage basin of the Fishing River. The largest community within it would be Excelsior Springs along with Missouri City and Prathersville. There are several small cemeteries scattered through what is still mostly open farm country. If you could provide any community or family names I would be willing to help you further.