ILLINOIS GENEALOGY EXPRESS

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COLES COUNTY,
ILLINOIS

Source:
HISTORY OF
COLES COUNTY, ILLINOIS
Containing
A History of the County - its Cities, Towns, &c.; a Directory of its
Tax-Payers; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent
Men; General and Local Statistics; Map of Coles
County; History of Illinois, Illustrated;
History of the Northwest, Illustrated;
Constitution of the United States
Miscellaneous Matters,
&c., &c.
ILLUSTRATED
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CHICAGO:
Wm. Le Baron, Jr., & Co., 186 Dearborn Street
1879

CONTENTS:

HISTORICAL
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History Northwest Territory 19
Geographical 19
Early Exploration 20
Discovery of the Ohio 33
English Explorations and Settlements 35
American Settlements 60
Division of the Northwest Territory 66
Tecumseh and the war of 1812 70
Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 74
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Other Indian Troubles 79
Present Condition of the Northwest 87
Illinois 99
Indiana 101
Iowa 102
Michigan 103
Wisconsin 104
Minnesota 106
Nebraska 107
History of Illinois 109
     Coal 125
     Compact of 1787 117
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History of Chicago 132
  Early Discoveries 109
  Early Settlements 115
  Education 129
  First French Occupation 112
  Genius of La Salle 113
Material Resources 124
  Massacre of Fort Dearborn 141
  Physical Features 121
  Progress of Development 123
  Religion and Morals 128
  War Record of Illinois 130
ILLUSTRATIONS
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Source of the Mississippi 21
Mouth of the Mississippi 21
Wild Prairie 23
La Salle Landing on the Green Bay 25
Buffalo Hunt 27
Trapping 29
Hunting 32
Iroquois Chief 34
Pontiac, the Ottawa Chieftain 43
Indians Attacking Frontiersmen 56
A Prairie Storm 59
A Pioneer Dwelling 61
Breaking Prairie 63
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Tecumseh, the Shawnee Chieftain 69
Indians Attacking a Stockade 72
Black Hawk, the Sac Chieftain 75
Big Eagle 80
Captain Jack, the Modoc Chieftain 83
Kinzie House 85
Village Residence 86
A Representative Pioneer 87
Lincoln Monument, Springfield, Ill 88
A Pioneer School House 89
Farm View in the Winter 90
HIgh Bridge and Lake Bluff 94
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Great Iron Bridge of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, Crossing in River at Davenport, Iowa 96
A Western Dwelling 109
Hunting Prairie Wolves at an Early Day 108
Starved Rock, on the Illinois River, La Salle County, Ill. 110
An Early Settlement 116
Chicago in 1833 133
Old Fort Dearbron in 1830 136
Present site of Lake Street Bridge, Chicago, in 1833 136
PIoneers' First Winter 142
View of the City of Chicago 144
Shabbona 149
COLES COUNTY HISTORY
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General History of Coles County 223
Ashmore Township 391
Charleston Township 289
East Oakland Township 443
Hutton Township 430
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Humbolt Township 469
La Fayette Township - Partially transcribed 478
Mattoon Township 324
Morgan Township 456
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North Okaw Township 489
Pleasant Grove Township 407
Paradise Township 496
Seven Hickory Township 463
LITHOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS
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Adams, W. E. 239
Adams, J. J. 221
Cunningham, J. T. 257
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Cash, L. S. 293
Gordon, John 275
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Pemberton, J. J. 311
Rutherford, H. 329
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
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Ashmore Township 592
Charleston Township 511
East Oakland 558
Humbolt Township 633
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Hutton Township 607
La Fayettte Township 654
Mattoon Township 539
Morgan Township 620
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North Okaw Township 646
Paradise Township 649
Pleasant Grove Township 582
Seven Hickery Township 639
DIRECTORY OF TAX-PAYERS
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Ashmore Township 669
Charleston Township 657
East Oakland Township 777
Hutton Township 675
   
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Humbolt Township 684
La Fayette Township 689
Mattoon Township 663
Morgan Township 680
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North Okaw Township 687
Pleasant Grove Township 673
Paradise Township 691
Seven Hickory Township 682
ABSTRACT OF ILLINOIS STATE LAWS
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Adoption of Children 160
Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes 151
County Courts 155
Conveyances 164
Church Organization 189
Descent 151
Deeds and Mortgages 157
Drainage 163
Damages from Trespass 169
Definition of Commercial Terms 173
Exemptions from Forced Sale 156
Estrays 157
Fences 168
Forms:
     Articles of Agreement
     Bills of Purchase
     Bills of Sale
     Bonds
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175
174
176
176
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Forms:
     Chattel Mortgages
     Codicil
     Lease of Farm and Buildings
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177
189
179
Lease of House 180
Landlord's Agreement
     Notes
     Notice Tenant to Quit
     Orders
180
174
181
174
Quit Claim Deed 185
Receipt 174
Real Estate Mortgaged to Secure Payment of Money 181
Release 186
Tenant's Agreement 180
Tenant's Notice to Quit 181
Warranty Deed 182
Will 187
Game 158
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Interest 155
Jurisdiction of Courts 151
Limitation of Action 154
Landlord and Tenant 165
Liens 179
Married Women 152
Millers 159
Marks and Brands 159
Paupers 164
Roads and Bridges 161
Surveyors and Surveys 160
Suggestions ot Persons Purchasing Books by Subscription 190
Taxes 154
Wills and Estates 152
Weights and Measures 158
Wolf Scalps 164

MISCELLANEOUS

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Map of Coles County Front
page
Constitution of the U. S. 192
Electors of President and Vice President 206
Practical Rules for Every Day Use. 207
U. S. Government Land Measure 210
Agricultural Productions of Illinois by ?Counties, 1870 210
Surveyors' Measure 211
How to Keep Accounts 211
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Interest Table 212
Miscellaneous Tables 212
Names of the States of the Union and their Signification 213
Population of the United States 214
Population and Area of the United States 215
Population of the Principal Countries of the World 215
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Population of Illinois 216-217
State Laws Relating to Interest 218
State Laws Relating to Limitations of Actions 219
Population of Coles Co. 699
Business Directory 693
Errata 656
 

 

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