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Macon County, Illinois
History & Genealogy

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Source:
History of Macon Co., Illinois
from its organization to 1876
By
John W. Smith, Esq.
of the Macon County Bar.

Springfield: Rokker's Printing House.
1876

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  Portrait of Joseph Stephens  
  PREFACE Page v - vii
  MEMORIAL LINES viii - ix
CHAPTER I. - Illinois - The Indians; Discovery of Illinois; Its Settlements; Its Government under the French, English, Canadians, Virginians, United States Government, Northwestern Territory, Indiana Territory, Illinois Territory, and State Organization. Page 10
CHAPTER II. - Macon County -
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Its Organization; Original and present boundaries; Location of County Seat; Comparative advantages of County in location, public sentiment, intelligence, business, etc.; Its settlement: where made, drawbacks, fencing, Speculators, markets, ague, etc., etc. Page 17
CHAPTER III. - County Officers -
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County Commissioners' Court; County Court; Board of Supervisors; Judges of Circuit Court; Judges of County Court; State's Attorneys; Masters in Chancery; Circuit Clerks; County Clerks; County Treasurers; Sheriffs; Circuit Courts; Charter of first cases; Early Juries; Attorneys; Biographical sketches of all county officers from organization of the county, etc. Page 35
CHAPTER IV. - Record of the County in the Black Hawk war, Mexican war, and Late war; Principal engagements each Company and Regiment participated in; Names of all who enlisted from Macon County, dates of enlistment, discharge, and if killed or wounded, when and where, etc. Page 58
CHAPTER V. - Incidents connected with the Early History of the County; Deep Snow; Sudden Change; Hard trials and tribulations of pioneer life; Games; Amusements; Bee Hunting, Deer Hunting, etc., etc. Page 144
CHAPTER VI. - Churches of the County; Methodist, Presbyterian, etc.; When Organized; Respective Pastors; Present condition, statistics, etc.; Sunday Schools; when organized, statistics, etc. Page 171
CHAPTER VII. - Our Manufactures, Improvements, Railroads, Agriculture, and Present Status of Each. Page 189
CHAPTER VIII. - Our Cities, Towns and Villages; Decatur, Maroa, Macon, etc.; Officers of Each. Page 216
CHAPTER IX. - Our Educational Interests; Early Schools; Ye Olde Schoolmaster; Early Methods of Teaching; School-houses and furniture; Comparison of Past and Present Educational Facilities; School Statistics, etc. Page 233
CHAPTER X. - Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers who came here prior to 1836, and their families, up to the Present time; Births, Marriages, Deaths, etc. Page 246

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