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Genealogy Trails
Marshall County Illinois
Old Settler's Association Meetings

 

Old Settlers Meeting (Article suggesting Marshall County have an old settlers reunion - Jan. 1868)

First Meeting, Oct. 6, 1869 (Taken From the Henry Republican)

The 1871 Old Settlers Picnic and Reunion  - Oration by Silas Ramsey and brief speeches by Robert Barnes, William Atwood, Ed S. Jones, Mrs. Ann Bullman (Taken From the Henry Republican)

The 1872 Old Settlers Picnic and Reunion - Oration by Mr. Henry A. Ford,  and brief speeches by Col. G. L. Fort, Livingston Roberts, Robert Barnes, Richard Hunt, Silas Ramsey, George O. Barnes, Esq., Mrs. Ann Bullman (Taken From the Henry Republican)

The 1875 Old Settlers Picnics and Reunions - Oration by Hon. Mark Bangs, and brief Speeches by Dr. Boal, Wm. Maxwell, Wm. Atwood, Samuel Henthorn, F. S. Potter , Rev. H. G. Pendleton and others (There were two picnics this year because of the weather - Taken From the Henry Republican)

The 1876 Old Settlers Picnic and Reunion - Oration by Robert Boal, and brief Speeches by Samuel Lewis, A. M. Pool, John Williams, Jeriah Bonham, E. L. Monser, Joshua Myers and a letter from Eli Strawn, who could not attend (Taken From the Henry Republican)

The 1878 Old Settlers Picnic and Reunion - Oration by Dr. Robert Boal and brief speeches by Rev. Lemuel Russell, John O. Dent, Judge Burns, William Gallaher, Mrs. Ann Bullman, and Col. Fort (Taken From the Henry Republican)

The 1879 Old Settlers Picnic and Reunion - Oration by Perry Armstrong (Mr. Perry gives a wonderful history of early life in Marshall county) and speeches by Eli Strawn, C. W. Barnes, William Strawn, John S. Armstrong, Senator S. R. Lewis, Mrs. Anne Bullman and Hon. G. L. Fort.  Includes a mortality list of all old settlers who had died since the last reunion.

The 1880 Old Settlers Picnic and Reunion - Oration by Rev. J. G. Evans and speeches by Livingston Roberts, C. W. Barnes, John Williams, James Martin, E. S. Jones and Squire Laughlin.

The 1881 Old Settlers Picnic and Reunion - President's Address by Chauncey W. Barnes / Oration by Hon. G. O. Barnes / A Mammoth Chicken Pot Pie and Fish Chowder served for Dinner / Speeches by J. Newton Reeder, Wm. Barnes, Judge W. E. Parrett, Dr. Boal and other speaker mentioned / The Spinning Wheel, Flax Wheel and Reel of Ye Olden Time on Exhibition and Yarn and Linen thread spun by some of the Pioneer Women / List of all settlers who died from Aug. 1880 to Aug. 1881

The 1882 Old Settlers Picnic and Reunion

 

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