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Aaron H. Rountree, reminiscences of early days and old settlers in Montgomery County, Illinois

 Collection — Box: 74
Identifier: MS-SC1304
Scope and Contents Typed transcripts of the articles with an introduction re: the 52nd birthday of Montgomery County. The articles discuss the first settlers who came to the area, describes the first dwellings they built, their dress, the food they ate, the first school, the first government and those elected, the first blacksmith, the first store, the first Lutheran church, the first store and the first mill. Anecdotes re: life on the prairie and some of its hardships. Biographical sketches of many of the first...
Dates: Created: 1873

Edward Scofield letters

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1352
Scope and Contents Letters to his father, Peter, and brother, Charles, back in Connecticut. Letter, 1832, scolds them for not having written to him since he has been gone, mentions the Indian War, a severe drought, the growth of Jacksonville and the school, his financial situation and the Juvenile Sewing Society awarding him clothing and tuition. Letter, 1833, to brother recalls their unfriendly parting, the death of their mother and other siblings, and the state of his brothers mortal soul. Also the formation of...
Dates: Created: 1832 - 1834

Elijah Iles Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC307
Abstract Elijah Iles (1796-1883), a shopkeeper, farmer, politician, landowner and real estate developer in Springfield, Illinois; Washington Iles (1800-1871), Elijah’s 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

Harlan-Sargent Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC268
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

James B. Woollard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BC708
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

John Mason Peck papers

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1158
Scope and Contents Letter, 1819, from Rev. B.F. Farnsworth of Boston discussing news of his life and work and the possibility of his coming west. Letter, 1833, to Elder B.W. Henry, from Peck in Rock Spring discussing the Edwardsville Association and the principles of Illinois Baptists. Notes, ca. 1833-1834, on "Illinois history", pertain to Black Hawk War; also a circular, Oct. 21, 1833, "To the friends of education in Illinois" from Bela Jacobs, secretary of The Western Baptist Educational Association. Letter,...
Dates: Created: 1819 - 1856

John Phelps reminiscences

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1169
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of reminiscences tell of his numerous journeys, businesses and successes and losses. Tells of his long journey from Virginia to New Orleans to meet with his regiment in time to fight in the Battle of New Orleans. Discusses his numerous business ventures including building a raft to take whiskey to St. Louis to sell using a crew of novice sailors. His business with the lead mines in Galena, Ill. Mentions interactions with Thomas Carlin, a relative of his wife; Governor Reynolds...
Dates: Created: 1874

Joseph Benjamin Oakleaf letters

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1114
Scope and Contents Seven letters to Frank E. Stevens regarding Lincoln and the Black Hawk War. Discussing the route that Lincoln's company traveled and asking Stevenson's help in clarifying. Several references to Governor Emmerson and George Dixon, president of the Illinois Historical Society, and his mishandling of the "Commission". One letter from Charles G. Davis with notes on changes for Oakleaf's manuscript. Two letters to Stevens from Joseph L. Oakleaf after his father's death re: the manuscript.
Dates: Created: May 10 - July 17, 1930

Lyman Meacham letter

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1023
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: July 24, 1879

Pleasant Armstrong legal documents

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC41
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

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