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1878 HISTORY
Table of Contents

The History of McDonough County, Illinois, It's Cities, Towns, and Villages with Early Reminiscences, Personal Incidents and Anecdotes, and a Complete Business Directory of the County, by S. J. Clarke, 692 pages. Extractions are offered below. The entire book is available online (links to each volume are on our Resources page).

Chapter 1 - Early Settlements

Chapter II - 1831

Chapter III - 1832-34

Chapter IV - The Lost Child

Chapter V - Murder of John Wilson

Chapter VI - Personal Incidents and Anecdotes

Chapter VII - 1834-38

Chapter VIII - Early Settlements

Chapter IX - The Mormons

Chapter X - A Newspaper and a Railroad

Chapter XI - Home Life and Amusements

Chapter XII - Various Matters

Chapter XIII - Division of the County

Chapter XIV - Geological

Chapter XV - Temperance

Chapter XVI - 1857-1860

Chapter XVII - The War - At Home

Chapter XVIII - The War - In the Field

Chapter XIX - First Impressions - Marking Stock

Chapter XX - New Court House and Jail

Chapter XXI - Other Railroads

Chapter XXII - Newspaper Enterprises

Chapter XXIII - Underground Railroad

Chapter XXIV - Stone Coal - Clay

Chapter XXV - McDonough County Agricultural Society

Chapter XXVI - Black Laws

Chapter XXVII - Resources of the County

Chapter XXVIII - The Bar of McDonough County

Chapter XXIX - Railroad Business

Chapter XXX - Biographical

Chapter XXXI - Political

Chapter XXXII - Educational

Chapter XXXIII - Biographical Sketches Continued

Chapter XXXIV - Biographical Sketches Continued

Chapter XXXV - Religious

Chapter XXXVI - Religious Continued

Chapter XXXVII - Reminiscences

Chapter XXXVIII - Pioneers

Chapter XXXVIX - Miscellaneous

Chapter XL - Macomb

Chapter XLI - Blandinsville

Chapter XLII - Industry - Doddsville - Middletown

Chapter XLIII - Prairie City

Chapter XLIV - Bushnell

Chapter XLV - Bardolph

Chapter XLVI - Colchester - Tennessee - Hill's Grove and Colmar

Chapter XLVII - Sciota - Good Hope - Adair - New Philadelphia - Walnut Grove and Scottsburg