Rock Island County, Illinois Genealogy Trails

History of Rock Island County

 

Native American
Black Hawk

Indian History -
including the Black Hawk War and a List of Early White Settlers

Newspaper Stories concerning Native Americans in Rock Island County
 
 
Early Settlers and Pioneers
List of Early Settlers

Biographies

Reminiscences of Pioneer Life  
in the Mississippi Valley by J.W. Spencer, published in 1872.
The author met Black Hawk, participated in the Black Hawk War and gives a description of early Rock Island County

Excerpt from "
A summer in the wilderness; embracing a canoe voyage up the Mississippi and around Lake Superior."
More early pioneer data - from 1846. Also includes a piece on Nauvoo as well as Starved Rock. 
 

 

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