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Cyrus Root Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BC507
Abstract Cyrus Root was born in Peoria, Illinois, and served in the 86th Illinois Infantry during the American Civil War. This collection consists of correspondence between Root and his sister, documents concerning the 86th Illinois Infantry, and a genealogical history of the Root family.
Dates: Created: 1862-1914; Other: Majority of material found in 1862-1865; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2012

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

Engelmann-Kircher Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC190
Abstract The Engelmanns were a family of German emigrants who came to America in 1833 and settled on a farm near Shiloh in St. Clair County, Illinois. The collection consists of the letters and personal papers of brothers Theodore and Adolph Engelmann and their brother-in-law, Henry Kircher of Belleville, Illinois. The bulk of the collection is correspondence.
Dates: Created: 1779-1932; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1946

Jerry Wallace Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BC668
Abstract Jerry Wallace (1894-1982) was an Episcopal clergyman, ordained 1916. He served congregations in Illinois (Christ Church, Springfield, Illinois), and Tucson, Arizona. He was a member of the Charles Lamb Society and various historical and genealogical societies. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, sermons, radio talks, diaries (4 volumes), pocket diaries, Charles Lamb Society annual reports (1956-1962), newspaper clippings, genealogical material, printed material, church bulletins,...
Dates: Created: 1844-1982; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1984

John Carroll Power papers

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1207A
Scope and Contents Two letters, 1877, one from J.G. Holland at Scribner's Monthly and one from R. Shelton McKenzie of "The Press", congratulating Power on the publication of his book. One essay on the Power family coat of arms. One letter, 1890 from Power requesting information on his family in order to join the Sons of the American Revolution. One letter from the Bureau of Pensions with a history of Joseph Power, who served in the American Revolution, and his family. Two letters, 1891, regarding the death of his...
Dates: Created: 1873 - 1900

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...
Dates: Created: 1818 - 1907

John T. Jones genealogical record

 Collection
Identifier: MS-SC3768
Overview John Thomas Jones (1795-1877) was born in Pennsylvania. A minister in the Church of Christ, Jones lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, before moving to Jacksonville, Illinois. He moved to Eureka, Illinois, in 1847 where he was a founding trustee of Eureka College.

Collection consists of one partially-printed document containing the genealogical record of John T. Jones. The record notes his participation in the War of 1812, birth and death dates, locations, marriages, and children.
Dates: 1913

Jonathan Park journal extracts

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1140
Scope and Contents Photocopies of pages from his journal listing the marriages, baptisms and deaths in the Park, Quinn, Moberley, Clark and Cobb families from 1843 through 1879. Typed copy of couples married by Park, 1852-1879; individuals baptized, 1848-1872; and funerals performed, 1853-1867.
Dates: Created: 1843 - 1879

Merriman Family papers

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1034
Scope and Contents Land transfer for Amos Merriman for Clarke land in Kentucky. A letter from James B. Clarke to his brother regarding some dissatisfaction on the part of Merriman, discussing how to deal with it and offering his help if he cannot settle it. Document giving power of attorney to Reuben Merriman for renting land left to Nathan Chambers by Cary S. Clarke. Indenture for sale of land in Kentucky from Amos to Reuben Merriman. Divorce decree, 1881 for R.A. Merriman and M.J. Merriman in Union County Iowa....
Dates: Created: 1811-1821, 1881

Montgomery County, Illinois marriage register

 Collection — Box: 61
Identifier: MS-SC1065
Scope and Contents Board of Health forms filled out by Rev. W.P. Baker, Cumberland Presbyterian Church minister at Hillsboro, Illinois, for the marriages he performed. Gives full name of bride and groom as well as their place of residence, date of birth, full name of mother and father, number of prior marriages, maiden name of bride if previously married, groom's occupation, name of witnesses and date of marriage.
Dates: Created: 1879 - 1901