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Friday, June 29, 2007

History of Marshall and Putnam Counties Online

Henry Ford's 1860 History of Marshall and Putnam Counties.

Chapter I: European Discovery in the West Page1-13 NEW!!

Florida discovered by Juan Ponce de Leon - Narvaez and De Vace - Discovery of the Mississippi - De Soto - Results of Spanish exploration - Discovery of the St. Lawrence - New France - Raymbault and Jogues in the North-west - Mesnard, Allouez, Dablon, Marquette, Perrot - Marquette's expedition to the "Land of the Great River" - His impressions of Illinois - La Salle in the West - Hennepin's expedition - Louisianna



Chapter II: The History of Illinois 1690-1825 Page 14-22 NEW!!

French colonization - D'Iberville Governor - D'Artaguette Governor - Grant to Crozat - Company of the West - Illinois in 1750 - French war - Clarke's Conquest of Illinois - Illinois County - North-west Territory - Indian troubles - Indiana Territory - Illinois Territory - Massacre at Chicago in 1812 - Illinois admitted into the Union - Slavery Agitation - Legislature of 1824-5 - New counties formed,



Chapter III: The Old County of Putnam Page 23-30

Northern Illinois in 1825 - The military Bounty Land Tract - Pike County - Division of the Military Tract into counties - Legislative proceedings - Formation of "Old Putnam,"



Chapter IV: History of Putnam Page 31-42

Northern Illinois in 1831 - Formation of later Putnam - Location of county seat - First election - First Circuit Court - Incidents thereof - First County Commissioners' Court - Early poll lists - Township organization - Jails built - Putnam in 1835 - The county divided - Defalcation of the County Treasurer, …. Page 31.



Chapter V: The Black Hawk War Page 43-63 NEW!!

The Indian treaty of 1804 - First invasion of Black Hawk - Campaign of 1831 - Black Hawk's second invasion - Terrors of white settlers - Mustering of rangers in Putnam county - Forts and block-houses erected - Incidents of the war in Putnam - Murder of Phillips in the Bureau Settlement - Stillman's defeat - Massacre on Indian Creek - Close of the war, …. Page 43



Chapter VI: The History of Bureau and Stark County Page 64-75

The pioneers of Bureau - Founding of Princeton - Towns of Windsor, Kin-no-wood, Concord, Greenfield, Farimount, Livingston, and Providence, laid off - Formation of Bureau County - The first election - Early settlement of Stark - Wyoming, Osceola, Moulton, Massillon, and Lafayette, laid off - Coffee County - Canvass for Representative - Preliminary meetings - Formation of Stark county



Chapter VII: History of Marshall County Page 76-84 NEW!!

Southern Putnam in 1839 - Movements for division - Establishment of Marshall County - Addition of range one - Location of county seat - First election - First County Court - First Circuit Court - Court-houses built - Jails built - Township organization - Absconding of School Commissioner, …. Page 76



Chapter VIII: History of the Towns of Putnam County Page 85-96 NEW!!

Hennepin - West Hennepin - Magnolia - Granville - Mt. Palatine - Caledonia - Florid - Putnam (old) - Snachwine (now Putnam)



Chapter IX: Country Settlements in Putnam Page 97-104 NEW!!

Union Grove - Ox Bow Prairie - Narrative of the Strawn robbery - Snachwine Settlement



Chapter X: History of the Towns of Marshall County Page 105-125 NEW!!

Columbia - Lacon - Henry - Wenona - New Rutland (Rutland) - Washburn - Sparland - Pattonsburg -Webster - Lyons - Paper Towns: Dorchester - Bristol - Auburn - Centreville - Troy City - Chambersburg



Chapter XI: Country Settlements in Marshall Page 126-142 NEW!!

Round Prairie - Shaw's Point - Robert's Point - Belle Plaine - Half Moon Prairie -Crow Creek Settlement - Tonti's Stop By The Mouth Of Crow Creek And Father Gabriel's Death in 1681 - Gen. Cass' council with the Pottawatamie Indians in 1827 - Edwards campaign (War of 1812 - Mouth of Crow Creek) -

Henry Prairie - The Reeves Family Incident - High Prairie - Camping Grove - Lawn Ridge - Yankee street



Chapter XII: Conclusion Page 143-146 NEW!!

Failure to receive census returns - Glance at Putnam county in 1860 - Glance at Marshall county in 1860



APPENDIX Page 147-160 NEW!!

List of officers of Putnam county - List of officers of Marshall county - Notices of old settlers (Thomas Hartzell, William Haws, James W. Willis, Hooper Warren, Jonathan Babb, Henry D. Palmer) - Indians of Putnam and Marshall (Shau-be-na, Senachwine, Shick-Shack, Crow, Black Partridge, Mark-whet, Gomas) -

Antiquities in the two counties (Mound builders, Indian artifacts)

Happing Hunting

Nancy Piper
County Host for Marshall, Putnam, Bureau and LaSalle County IL History and Genealgoy

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