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Abstract Elijah Iles (1796-1883), a shopkeeper, farmer, politician, landowner and real estate developer in Springfield, Illinois; Washington Iles (1800-1871), Elijahâs brother, a farmer and businessman in Sangamon County and Springfield, Illinois; and their relatives and descendants. Born in Kentucky to Thomas and Elizabeth (Crockett) Iles, both Iles brothers had settled in Illinois by 1825. Elijah Iles opened the first retail store in Springfield in 1821, and, with 3 other investors, bought, surveyed...
Dates: Created: 1824-1911; Other: Majority of material found in 1824-1887
Abstract Jacob Harlan (1799-1836), a Clark County, Illinois, postmaster & county official, Stephen Sargent (1797-1878), a Coles County, Illinois, farmer, Nancy Robinson Chenoweth (1805-1893), who was married to Harlan (1822-1836), and later to Sargent (1842-1878); and their relatives and descendants in Illinois, Ohio, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Iowa, and Indiana. Including correspondence, deeds, bills, legal papers, clippings, publications, genealogical materials, poems, stories and other literary...
Dates: Created: 1820-1940; Other: Majority of material found in 1820-1889; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1957
Abstract Bond County, Illinois early settler, who farmed near Mulberry Grove, Illinois on land he bought with payment for his service in the Black Hawk War, traveled as Methodist circuit preacher, served in the Illinois House of Representatives, and was Chaplain for the Illinois 111th Volunteers from the time it was formed until illness forced his resignation late in 1864. James B. Woollard was born in South Carolina, where his grandfather, John, had settled when he came from England before the...
Dates: Created: 1774-1927; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1946
Collection — Box: 59
Scope and Contents July 24, 1879 letter to General John A. McClernand regarding his service in the Black Hawk War and his remembrance of the wilderness of the prairie when he first traveled through it. Sent in response to a request for information re: men who had served in that war.
Dates: Created: 1879
Collection — Box: 2
Scope and Contents Consists of one patent for a grant of 120 acres issued to Pleasant Armstrong by the United States or service during the Black Hawk War. It was endorsed by Delila Armstrong, widow, Petersburg, Illinois, February 4, 1860. Also, one undated appraisal of a white and brown steer, taken up by Robert Armstrong. Signed by Pleasant Armstrong and Obadiah Short.
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1860
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The Sidney Breese Papers, 1731-1896, consist of 0.83 cubic feet of personal letters, correspondence, legal documents, unpublished papers, copybooks, speeches, published material, clippings, and laws, bills and resolutions. The collection reflects the personal as well as the public life of Sidney Breese, an early Illinois lawyer and political figure. Collection includes personal letters, correspondence, legal documents, unpublished papers, copybooks, speeches, published material and clippings,...
Dates: Created: 1731-1896; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1913
Collection — Box: 2
Scope and Contents Consists of several letters and documents including: one letter of William B. Archer to Charles R. Matheny, January 28, 1826, enclosing a map, survey, and report on a recently established road from Springfield to Paris, Illinois; several Black Hawk War documents (receipts, muster rolls), 1832; an 1833 letter from John M. Robinson concerning land office business and Black Hawk War claims; two letters from Robinson concerning mail routes and a state road from Danville, Illinois to Chicago; five...
Dates: Created: 1826-1856
- Archer, William B., 1792-1870 1
- Armstrong, Delilah 1
- Armstrong, Pleasant, 1798-1854 1
- Breese, Sidney 1
- Bromwell, Henry Pelham Holmes,, 1823-1903 1
- Colton, Rufus 1
- Dulaney, Robert Leroy,, 1818-1903 1
- Gooding, William, 1803-1878 1
- Iles, Elijah 1
- Iles, Washington 1
- Job, Archibald, 1784-1874 1
- Matheny, Charles R.,, 1786-1839 1
- McLernand, John A. (John Alexander) 1
- Meacham, Lyman 1
- Robinson, John McCracken, 1794-1843 1
- Stevens, Frank Everett, 1856-1939 1
- Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 1
- Woollard, Francis Marion 1
- Woollard, James B., Rev. 1 ∧ less