Clark County Illinois
Genealogy and History

 

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History Topics

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History Topics

County Organization and Early Boundaries

County Description and Overview

Hardy Pioneers of Clark County --1894

Reminiscences of Martinsville at the Turn of the Century

Old Settlers Festival -- 1914

Old Settlers Reunion Picture of Layton Family Members - 1926

Town and Community Histories

Early Settlers, Old Time Lawyers, Old Time Doctors

1907 History Book


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History Book Transcription

The History of Crawford and Clark County
W. H. Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., 1883

Table of Contents:

Chapter I. General description of Clark County...
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.


Chapter II.
Early Settlements
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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. ARCHERGAME-" 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...
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 PRECINCTS—ENGLISH TITHINGS — TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION — BENEFIT OF THE SYSTEM, ETC., ETC.

Chapter IV. Clark's first courts and administration of justice...
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.

Chapter V. Educational...
EDUCATIONAL—FIRST STEPS TOWARD KNOWLEDGE—SCHOOL LANDS AND THE FUND DERIVED FROM THEM—THE DUNCAN SCHOOL LAW—TAXES FOR EDUCATIONAL
PURPOSES—CHANGES OF THE SCHOOL LAWS—FIRST SCHOOLS OF THE COUNTY—EARLY TEMPLES OF LEARNING AND PIONEER TEACHERS—ACADEMIES AND COLLEGES—STATISTICS, ETC., ETC.

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.

Chapter VII.
Bench and bar...
THE EARLY COMERS AND WHO THEY WERE-SOME COMMENTS ON THE PROFESSION—FIRST LAWYERS-BIOGRAPHIES AND CHARACTER SKETCHES - ANECDOTES OF FICKLIN AND LINDER—OTHER LEGAL LUMINARIES, ETC.

 
Chapter VIII.
MARSHALL TOWNSHIP
Introduction — Typography — An Illinois Barren—Primitive Attractions—Early Land Entries—Origin of the Village—Pioneer Industries and Improvements—Early Society, Etc., Etc.

Chapter IX. The city of Marshall...
THE CITY OF MARSHALL-THE PLAT AND SUBSEQUENT ADDITIONS—OFFICIAL ORGANIZATION AND PROGRESS—INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT-—BUSINESS GROWTH— NEWSPAPERS—SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES—SECRET AND BENEVOLENT ORDERS, ETC., ETC

Chapter X. York Township...

Chapter XI Darwin Township

Chapter XII. Casey Township...

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.

Chapter XIV. Wabash Township..
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Chapter XV.—Martinsville Township

Chapter XVI. Dolson Township...

Chapter XVII. Anderson Township...

Chapter XVIII. Orange Township...

Chapter XIX. Melrose Township...

Chapter XX. Johnson Township...

Chapter XXI. Parker Township...

Chapter XXII. Auburn Township...


Chapter XXIII. Douglas Township...

Biographical sketches





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