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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...
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...
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...
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The Sidney Breese Papers, 1731-1896, consist of 0.83 cubic feet of personal letters, correspondence, legal documents, unpublished papers, copybooks, speeches, published material, clippings, and laws, bills and resolutions.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 Collection includes personal letters, correspondence, legal documents, unpublished papers, copybooks, speeches, published material and clippings,...
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...
- Subject: Black Hawk War, 1832 X