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CLARK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
History & Genealogy

History of Crawford & Clark Cos., Illinois
Illustrated
Publ. Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
Lakeside Building
1883

PART II.
CLARK COUNTY, IL

CHAPTER DESCRIPTION PAGE
CHAPTER I. General Description of Clark County - Topography and Physical Features - Geology - Coal Measures- The Story of the Rocks - Building Stone - Soils, Timber and Productions - Artesian Well - The Mound Builders and Their Works - Indian Relics, etc. etc. - 210
CHAPTER II. Early Settlements - The Pioneers and Where They Came From - Their Hard Life, Rude Dwellings and Coarse Clothing - Incident of a Biscuit - Salt - Negro Slavery = An Exciting Campaign - Col. Archer - Game - "Marks" and "Brands" - Taxation - The Indians - Shooting Matches - Early Society - Christianity and Pioneer Preachers - Intemperance - The Climate, etc., etc.  
CHAPTER III. Organization of the County - The Legislative Act Creating It - Location of the Seat of Justice - The Courts - Aurora and Darwin - Removal to Marshall - Bitter Contests - The Question Finally Settled - Division of the County into Precinct - English Tithings - Township Organization - Benefit of the Systems, etc. 236
CHAPTER IV. Clark's First Courts and Administration of Justice - An Incident of Flogging - How a Sheriff Adjourned Court - Officers and Their Pay - War History - Early Military Forces of the County - Black Hawk - Mexican War - The Rebellion - Part Taken in it by Clark, etc. etc. 252
CHAPTER V. Educational - First Steps Toward Knowledges - School Lands and the Fund Derived From Them - The Dunan School Law - Taxes for Educational Purposes - Changes of the School Laws - First Schools of the County - Early Temples of Learning and Pioneer Teachers - Academics and Colleges - Statistics, etc. etc. 265
CHAPTER VI. Internal Improvements - The Old National Road - How it was Built - Railroads - Their Appearance in Clark - Building of the Vandalia Road - Wabash and Other Railroad Projects - Conclusion, etc., etc. 273
CHAPTER VII. Bench and Bar - The Early Comers and Who They Were - Some Comments on the Profession - First Lawyesr - Biographies and Character Sketches - Anecdotes of Ficklin and Linder - Other Legal Luinaries, etc. 279
CHAPTER VIII MARSHALL TOWNSHIP - Introduction - Topography - An Illinois Barren - Primitive Attractions - Early Land Entries - Origin of the Village - Pioneer Industries and Improvements - Early Society, etc., etc. 293
CHAPTER XI. The City of Marshall - The Plat and Subsequent Additions - Official Organization and Progress - Internal Improvements - Business Growth - Newspapers - Schools and Churches - Secret and Benevolent Orders, etc., etc. 305
CHAPTER X. YORK TOWNSHIP - Topographical - Union Prairie - The Pioneer Settlement of Clark County - Early Life on the Wabash - Boating - York Village - Its Growth and Development - The Rise of Church and School, etc. 330
CHAPTER XI. DARWIN TOWNSHIP - Description and Topography - Walnut Prairie - First Step Toward Civilization - Work and Play in a New County - Sterling - Aurora and Darwin - County Seats - Religious, Educational, etc. 347
CHAPTER XII. CASEY TOWNSHIP - Boundaries - General Topography - Soil - Streams - Early Settlement - Incidents - Vigilance Committee - Pioneer Life - Condition of all Country - Indians - Mills - Village of Cumberland - Village of Casey - Secret Societies - School History - Religions, etc. etc. 363?
CHAPTER XIII. WESTFIELD TOWNSHIP - Topographical Features - Early Immigration - Social Characteristics - Growth and Development of Settlement - Richmond - Westfield Village - Its Rise and Progress - The College - Churches, Ministers and Schools. 377
CHAPTER XIV. WABASH TOWNSHIP - Configuration Boundaries, etc. - Early Settlement - Pioneer Society - Amusements - Indians - Improvements and Industries - Villages - Churches and Schools, etc., etc. 394
CHAPTER XV. MARTINSVILLE TOWNSHIP - Topography - Soil and Timber - Pioneer Settlement - National Road - Early Hotels - Incidents - Indians - Village of Martinsville - Its Growth and Development - Mills - Secret Societies - Schools - Churches. 403
CHAPTER XVI. DOLSON TOWNSHIP - Topography and Physical Features - The Coming of the Pioneers - Character of the People - Mills, Roads and Other Improvements - Schools, Churches, etc. - Village of Clarksville, etc. 417
CHAPTER XVII. ANDERSON TOWNSHIP - The Lay of the Land - Original Entries - Early Settlement - The Birch Family - Schools and Churches. 425
CHAPTER VIII. ORANGE TOWNSHIP - Position - Topography - Soil and Productions - Pioneer Settlement - Incidents - Early Condition of Country - Pioneer Dwellings - First Birth - First Marriage - Early Schools - Church History - 432
CHAPTER XIX. MELROSE TOWNSHIP - Surface Characteristics - Timber, Growth, Soils, etc. - First Settlement - Backwood Experiences - Pioneer Industries - Churches and Schools. 439
CHAPTER XX JOHNSON TOWNSHIP - Location and Boundaries - Topography - Pioneer Settlement - Early Mills -  First Birth - Marriage, Death - Schools - Church History 448
CHAPTER XXI. PARKER TOWNSHIP - Surface Features - The First Settlers - Pioneer Industries and Improvements - Churches and Preachers - Educational Facilities, etc. 454
CHAPTER XXII. AUBURN TOWNSHIP - "E Pluribus Unum" - Its Pioneers and Organization - The "Emporar" of Auburn - Early Expectations - Auburn Village - Church and School 458
CHAPTER XXIII DOUGLAS TOWNSHIP - Geographical Prostitution  - Settlement by the Whites - Improvements - Distilleries, Mills and Roads - Schools, Schoolhouse, Churches, etc. - Villages and Castle Find - 465

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP - 217
AUBURN TOWNSHIP - 200
CASEY TOWNSHIP - 77
DARWIN TOWNSHIP - 160
DOLSON TOWNSHIP - 210
DOUGLAS TOWNSHIP - 206
JOHNSON TOWNSHIP - 131
MARSHALL TOWNSHIP - 3
MARTINSVILLE TOWNSHIP - 106
MELROSE TOWNSHIP - 186
ORANGE TOWNSHIP - 213
PARKER TOWNSHIP - 146
WABASH TOWNSHIP - 57
WESTFIELD TOWNSHIP - 154
YORK TOWNSHIP - 170

PORTRAITS:

Archer, W. B. - 225
Bishop, Ezekiel - 45
Bradbury, J. S. - 243
Bradley, R. H. - 261
Callahan, E. - 63
Cox, Bryant - 189
Crews, W. J. - 279
Draper, W. L. - 297
Firebaugh, J. L. - 315
 
Fox, John - 333
Golden, J. J. - 351
Harlan, J. - 369
Harlan, Lucinda - 387
Harper, G. W. - 81
Hill, Doctor - 405
Hippard G. - 423
Hurst, John R. - 153
Jones, William C. - 99
 
Reavill, Andrew J. - 441
Ruddell, Martha - 459
Steel, James H. - 117
Swearingen, S. G. - 27
Talbott, John - 171
Taylor, Henry - Part II - 17
Wilson, W. C. - 207
Woodworth, A. P. - Part IV - 233
Woodworth, J. S. - 135

 



 
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