Pioneers of Putnam County

Old Settlers and Pioneer Stories

Old Putnam In Ye Olden Time (An article written about the a meeting in February 1868 of the settlers of Old Putnam county which included Putnam, Bureau, Marshall and La Salle counties.  Lists the names of those present at the meeting and when/where they settled.  

Old Settlers Meeting (The second meeting of the settlers of Old Putnam county (November 24, 1868))

Letter from Thomas Dent  
Copy of a letter written by Thomas Dent to his cousin Louis E. Ijams , both grandsons of Thomas Plummer Ijams, 1901- Donated by Peggy Cacciamatta.  In the letter Thomas tells of his family first settling in Putnam County Illinois and gives a lot of family history.

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