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John Newport papers

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1100

Scope and Contents

Two letters, 1881, discuss the railroad and family business. The remaining letters 1895-1900, refer to the sinking of a coal mine in Farmington and politics. Several letters from John Moorehead of the Madison Coal Company of which the last spells out the requirements of the land to sink the mine. Several letters from James M. Truitt, an attorney in Hillsboro, Ill. discuss the 1900 election campaign, with opinions on Yates, Walter Reeves, Senator Cullom and John Tanner. Letters from Reeves and Elbridge Hanecy re: their campaigns. Two Bulletins from the Methodist Episcopal Church of Waggoner, Ill. for August 11 and 18, 1907. An invitation to the graduation at the Whipple Academy, 1892. A list of births, deaths and marriages in the John McCormick family from 1801-1867.


  • Created: 1818 - 1907


Biographical / Historical

Came to Illinois in 1854 from Ohio and taught school for a number of years in various towns. Moved to Montgomery County in 1868 living in Bois d'Arc until 1891 when he moved to Farmington where he was a Justice of the Peace, a promoter of a coal mine for the town and involved in Republican politics. He was married to Elizabeth McCormick of Kentucky.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 25 items

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