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MOULTRIE COUNTY

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MOULTRIE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
History & Genealogy

Source:
1763
COMBINED HISTORY OF SHELBY AND MOULTRIE COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
With Illustrations Descriptive of their Scenery and
Biographical Sketches of some of their Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Published by
Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia
Corresponding Office, Edwardsville, ILL
1881

NOTE:  Remember that this history contains things for Moultrie County AND Shelby County.
I have included them both because of the merge Moultrie Co. was formed from part of Shelby Co.
I will, however, only be putting this pertaining to Moultrie county on these Moultrie county pages.
You can find the parts for Shelby county HERE


TABLE OF CONTENTS

NOTE:  This volume will include both Moultrie and Shelby Counties to be sorted out by the reader.

For Biographies, CLICK HERE

CHAPTER   PAGE
I. - Brief Sketch of northwest Territory 9
II. - Brief Hist'cal Sketch of Illinois 20
III. - Geography, Agricultural Resources and Railroad facilities of Shelby & Moultrie Counties 30
IV. - Geology of Shelby and Moultrie Counties 34
V. - Fauna of Shelby and Moultrie Counties 38
VI. - Flora of Shelby and Moultrie Counties 39
VII. - Pioneers and Early Settlers 40
VIII. - Custom of early days 49
IX. - Civil History of Shelby County 53
  Civil History of Moultrie County - Partially finished 65
X. - Bench and Bar of Shelby and Moultrie Counties - Partially finished 75
XI. - The Press of Shelby and Moultrie Counties 82
XII. - Common Schools of Shelby and Moultrie Counties 88
XIII. - Patriotism of Shelby and Moultrie Counties
  - The Black Hawk War in 1832 99
  - The Mexican War 100
     - Moultrie County Men in the Mexican War. 101
  - Eighth Infantry - Col. Richard J. Oglesby 102
  - Shelby County Men in the Eighth Infantry Regiment 102
  - Ninth Infantry 102
  - Eleventh Infantry 102
  - Fifteenth Infantry Regiment 102
  - Twenty-Second Infantry Regiment 102
  - Twenty-Third (Consolidated) Infantry Regiment 102
  - Twenty-Sixth Infantry Regiment 102
  - Thirty-First Infantry Regiment 102
  - Fourteenth Infantry Regiment 102
  - Eighteenth Infantry (Consolidated) 104
  - Twenty-First Infantry - General U. S. Grant 105
  - Twenty-First Infantry Regiment 105
  - Twenty-Fifth Infantry Regiment 106
  - Thirty-Eighth Infantry Regiment 106
  - Fifty-First Infantry Regiment 106
  - Sixty-Second Infantry Regiment 106
  - Sixty-Eighth Infantry Regiment 106
  - One Hundred and Fiftieth Infantry Regiment. 106
  - One Hundred and Fifty-Fourth Infantry Regiment 106
  - Thirty-Second Infantry - Col. John Logan's Regiment 106
  - Roster of Companies "E" and "I,' Thirty-Second Regiment. 107
  - Thirty-Fifth Regiment - Infantry - Partial... 107
  - Forty-First Illinois Infantry - Col. I. C. Pugh's Regiment - Not Started 108
  - Forty-First Infantry Regiment 109
  - Forty-Eighth Infantry Regiment 110
  - Seventy-Third Infantry Regiment 110
  - Eightieth Infantry Regiment 110
  - Eighty-Third Infantry Regiment 110
  - Eighty-First Infantry Regiment 110
  - One Hundred and Fiftieth Infantry Regiment 110
  - One Hundred and Seventeenth Infantry Regiment 110
  - One Hundred and Thirty-Second Regiment 110
  - One Hundred and Forty-Fourth Infantry 110
  - One Hundred and Fifty-Second Infantry Regiment 110
  - One Hundred and Fifty-Fifth Infantry Regiment 110
  - Forty Ninth Infantry Regiment - Col. Wm. R. Morrison 110
  - Fifty-Third Regiment - Infantry 110
  - Fifty-Third Infantry Regiment 111
  - Fifty-Fourth Regiment Infantry 111
  - Fifty-Ninth Infantry Regiment 112
  - Sixty-First Infantry Regiment 112
  - Sixty-Second Infantry Regiment 112
  - Sixty-Fourth Infantry Regiment 113
  - Seventy-Ninth Regiment Infantry 113
  - Ninety-Seventh Infantry 113
  - One Hundred and Fifteenth Infantry Regiment (Col. Jesse H. Moore in Command.) 113
  - One Hundred and Fifteenth Infantry Regiment 114
  - One Hundred and Sixteenth Infantry. - Col. N. W. Tupper's Regiment 115
  - One Hundred and Twenty-Third Infantry Volunteers.  - Col. James Monroe's Regiment 116
  - One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Infantry. 116
  - One Hundred and Forty-Third Regiment 118
  - Third Cavalry Regiment 119
  - Fifth Cavalry Regiment 119
  - Seventh Cavalry Regiment 120
  - Ninth Cavalry Regiment 121
  - Tenth Cavalry Regiment 121
  - Twelfth Cavalry Regiment 121
  - Fourteenth Cavalry Regiment 121
   
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XIV. - Ecclesiastical History of Shelby and Moultrie Counties 122


BIOGRAPHIES
These include biographies from Moultrie & Shelby Cos., Illinois
Shelby *    Moultrie
 
A - B C - D E - F G - H I - J K - L M - N O - P Q - R S - T U - V W - X Y - Z

Adams, E. S. 248
Allen, J. G.* 241
Allen, Peter * 232
Ames, Truman E. * 173
Andes, James A.  277
Atkinson, John 246
Baker, Evan * 232
Baker, William. K. 211
Bandy, Geo. A. * 315
Barbee, John * 302
Biddlecome & Toby 228
Birkett, Skelton * 250
Bisdee, Edward * 173
Blythe, Alfred, (dec'd) * 233
Blythe, Joseph * 308
Bristow, D. F. 193
Brisden, John P., Capt. * 240
Brownlee, James * 220
Calvert, E. L. * 271
Calvert, William * 272
Campbell, A. C. 206
Carlisle, McDonald, Dr. * 293
Catherwood, Thomas (M.D.) * 172
Cheever, Nathan, (M.D.) 228
Chew, Wm., Hon. * 171
Clark, C. C. 198
Clark, William R. * 287
Cochran, W. A. * 163
Compton, Chas. * 296
Cokenower, J. W., Dr. 193
Craddick, A. M. 278
Crowder, Robert (dec'd) 247
Daugherty, Reuben 265
Davis, J. W. 215
Davidson, David L. (M.D.) * 251
Day, Henry F. * 207
Dawdy, John W. 212
Dearing, B. P. * 162
De Garmo, Rufus * 286
Dilley, Matthias * 177
Dove, S. L. * 280
Doyle, E. M. * 205
Duncan, John, Dr. * 297
Dunscomb, John H. 195
Durkee, George A. * 303
Eden, John R.   186
Elam, Joel J. * 313
Elder, William 192
Francisco, Allen * 299
Frazer, James E. * 170
French, E. S. * 304
Freeland, James (dec'd)   245
Freeland, John A. 191
Friedley, John M. * 202
Fringer, G. W., Dr. 277
Fritts, Thos. J., Hon. * 218
Foster, Joseph * 252
Foster, William C. (Lieut) 228
Gammill, S. F.  212
Gaskill, Allen, Rev. * 307
Gilbert, W. C. 194
Gillham, Perry B. 195
Goldstien - See Kleeman * 164
Graybill, Thomas J. * 167
Greene, Alvin P. 189
Grier, D. D., Dr. 211
Hadley, Wm. T. * 220
Hall, Cyrus * 175
Hall, John H. 278
Hamer, J. W. * 166
Hamlin, Howland J. * 174
Harper, Robert * 267
Harris, Joseph T. 189
Hess, W. W. * 165
Higginbotham, Lafayette * 160
Hill, George B. * 267
Hilsabeck, W. F., Dr. * 241
Hodkinson, George * 311
Homrighous, John W.  * 311
Howell, Charles 229
Howell, John T. 229
Hoxsey, Anderson P., Dr. * 208
Hughes, Thomas M. * 207
Huffer, John C.  * 173
Jackson, W. H. * 302
James and Yantis * 177
Johnson, Hiram * 257
Keeler, George W. * 168
Kellar, A. R., Dr. 197
Kelly, Wm. C. * 176
Kennedy, James C. 244
Kinkade, John B. (dec'd) 212
Kirkwood, James 198
Kirkwood, Wm. 190
Kleeman and Goldstien * 164
Knox, J. J., Dr. * 312
Kurtz, C. J. * 178
Lane, John E. * 318
Launey - see Sittler  * 174
Leonard, John T. 214
Lloyd, J. Wm. * 176
Longenbach, Isaac * 304
Marshutz, W. B. * 158
Martin, Horace L. * 166
McDermith, James * 293
McDermith, S. T., Dr. * 292
McDonald, John F. 274
McNutt, Isaac B., Dr. * 219
Meeker, J. (Judge) * 187
Messer, Harrison (dec'd) * 308
Middlesworth, John (dec'd) * 296
Middleton, David * 287
Miley, Aaron 197
Miller, D. O. * 279
Miller, William C. * 284
Minor, H. M.  226
Mitchell, John B. 248
Mize, W. J. 192
Morgan, John, Dr. * 280
Morrow, George (dec'd) 236
Moulton, S. W. * 159
Nance, William W. * 293
Noble, Thomas 245
Noble, Robert Cooper * 253
Osborn, A. Lanson * 286
Penwell, Enos, Dr. * 171
Pierce, Addison G. * 284
Price, J. Henry * 240
Reber, Chas. T. (M.D.) * 172
Roane, Charles L. 192
Robson, Victor * 294
Rowdybush, Milton * 218
Sanner, David G. * 264
Sanner, E. B. * 259
Sanner, Jacob H. * 262
Sanner, John W. * 257
Sanner, Shields H. * 260
Sanner, Samuel (dec'd) * 256
Scott, A. E. D. 193
Scott, James W. * 253
Sharp, Robert H. 195
Shelton, Arch * 169
Shepherd, M. T. 227
Shinn, W. H. 191
Shuman, Charles  265
Silver, J. H. * 179
Simpson, John T. * 220
Sittler and Launey * 174
Smart, A. T. * 219
Smith, Dudley C., Col. * 162
Smith, Samuel * 279
Smith, William * 270
Smyser, Alfred N., Capt.   188
Snyder, Valentine * 204
Snyder, William J. * 263
Stearns, D. F. 497
Strain, J. A. 244
Stuart, Thomas W. * 178
Sweet, Orson * 260
Thompson, G. M. * 258
Thornton, Anthony, Judge * 161
Thornton, Wm. F., Gen. * 157
Torrence, L. G., Lieut. * 299
Torrence, R. C. * 294
Trower, W. A. * 170
Turner, John * 254
Turney Family * 299
Van Reed, D. R., Dr. * 160
Vanhise, J. H. 194
Vaughan, George A. 193
Voris, Chas., Hon. * 239
Waggoner, E. E. * 177
Waggoner, J. H. 194
Warren, Tilford * 291
Warden, J. L. * 239
Webster, Phil R., Capt. * 179
Webster, Samuel H. * 168
Wemple, H. M. * 268
Wendling, George * 318
Westervelt, C. J. (M.D.) * 179
Whitlatch, Rezin * 316
Wilson, J. D. * 312
Wiley, Joseph B. 264
Winings, William 235
Wolf, C. W. * 280
Wood, Samuel S. 230
Wright, George, Capt. * 303
Wright, James B. * 285
Wright, William. M. * 158
Yantis -See James & Yantis * 177
Zeigler, Charles E. * 292


TOWNSHIP HISTORY

MOULTRIE COUNTY

SHELBY COUNTY

Dora 233
East Nelson 263
Jonathan Creek 273
Lovington 221
Lowe 288
Marrowbone 211
Sullivan 180
Whitley 208
Ash Grove 305
Big Spring 230
Cold Spring 216
Dry Point 289
Flat Branch 281
Holland 294
Moawequa 199
Oconee 213
Okaw 297
Penn 255
Pickaway 309
Prairie 309
Richland 343
Ridge 268
Rose 319
Rural 266
Shelbyville 152
Todd's Point 249
Tower Hill 275
Windsor 236


ILLUSTRATIONS

Adams, E. S. - Moultrie facing page 248
Atkinson, John - Shelby facing page 246
Baker, Wm. K. - Moultrie & Shelby bet. pp. 234 & 235
Bail, E. T. - Moultrie facing page 264
Bailey, Samuel - Shelby facing page 312
Bandy, Geo. A. - Shelby bet.  p. 314 & 315
Bendsley, E., Mrs. - Shelby facing page 312
Birkett, Skelton - Shelby facing page 250
Bisdee, Edward - Shelby facing page 172
Campbell, J. C. - Shelby facing page 206
County Maps facing page 9
County Buildings of Moultrie County facing page 70
County poor farm - Shelby facing page 152
Craddick, A. M. - Shelby facing page 278
De Garmo, R. - Shelby facing page 286
Doyle, E. M. - Shelby facing page 204
Dubler, W. H. - Shelby facing page 210
Fisk, L., Mr. & Mrs. - Shelby facing page 312
Friedley, J. M. - Shelby facing page 202
Foster, John - Moultrie facing page 288
Goodwin, Geo. - Shelby facing page 256
Hall, John H. - Shelby facing page 278
Harris, Joseph T. - Moultrie facing page 178
Howell, John T. - Moultrie facing page 228
Lane, John E. - Shelby facing page 152
Log School house page 96
Jackson, W. H. - Shelby facing page _02
Killam, John T. - Shelby facing page 272
Killam, Nathan - Shelby facing page 286
Kirkwood, J. - Moultrie facing page 264
Milddlesworth, John - Shelby facing page 296
Miller, David O. - Shelby facing page 380
Mittendorf, Louis - Shelby facing page 272
Moultrie Co. Court House - Moultrie facing page 194
Nazworthy, W. - Moultrie facing page 304
Ney, Frederick - Shelby facing page 284
Old log Court house facing page 494
Public Buildigns of Shelby Count facing page 56
Public School Building page 89
Rincker, W. H. - Shelby facing page 310
Ruch, John - Shelby facing page 318
Sanner, E. B. - Shelby facing page 258
Sanner, David G. - Shelby facing page 260
Sanner, Saml. - Shelby facing page 256
Sanner, S. H. - Shelby facing page 266
Scott, J. W. - Shelby facing page 253
Sexson, Perry - Shelby facing page 194
Sharp, Robt. H. - Moultrie facing page 194
Shephard, H. C. - Moultrie facing page 226
Shepherd, E. L. - Moultrie facing page 192
Short, Amos - Moultrie facing page 198
Short, Willis A. - Moultrie facing page 198
Short, Willis - Moultrie facing page 198
Smith, T. M. - Shelby facing page 206
Snyder, W. J. - Shelby facing page 282
Snyder, M. - Shelby facing page 284
Stewart, James G. - Shelby facing page 208
Strain, J. A. - Moultrie facing page 192
Thompson, Saml. - Shelby facing page 258
Thompson, H. B. - Shelby facing page 262
Thornton & Sons Bank - Shelby facing page 172
Turner, John - Shelby facing page 254
Vanhise, J. H. - Moultrie facing page 226
Vaughan, Geo. W. - Moultrie facing page 196
Webster, S. H. - Shelby facing page 240
Wemple, H. M. - Shelby facing page 266
Whitfield, Z. B. - Moultrie facing page 296
Wiley, J. B. - Moultrie facing page 264


PORTRAITS

Bandy, George A. - Shelby 311
Barkett, Skelton, sen'r  - Shelby facing 250
Birkett, Mary, ____ - Shelby facing 250
Birkett, Elizabeth - Shelby facing 250
Calvert, E. L. 271
Campbell, A. C. - Shelby 206
Cochran, W. A. - Shelby 163
Eden, John R. - Moultrie 186
Friedley, John M. - Shelby 202
Foster, Joseph 252
Foster, Mary 252
Graybill, Thomas J. - Shelby 167
   
Hall, Cyrus - Shelby 175
Hess, W. W. - Shelby 165
Homrighouse, John - Shelby 316
Kirkwood, Wm. - Moultrie 190
Minor, H. M. 226
Moulton, S. W. - Shelby 159
Sanner, E. B. - Shelby 259
Sanner, Naomie P. - Shelby 259
Sanner, David G. - Shelby 261
Shelton, Arch - Shelby 169
Smyser, Alfred N. - Shelby 188
Thornton, Wm. F., Gen. - Shelby facing 156
Thornton, Anthony - Shelby 161

 

   
Partial List of Patrons 319
Constitution of Illinois 334
Declaration of Independence 341
Constitution of United States 342
Amendments to Constitution of United States 344

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