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1878 HISTORY
Chapter 38 - Old Settlers' Association

At a meeting called for the purpose of organizing an "Old Settlers' Association," held in Campbell's Hall in June, 1869, Major John M. Walker was called to the chair and a committee, consisting of J. M. Campbell, J. P. Updegraff and J. B. Kyle, were appointed to draft a constitution and requested to report the same at an adjourned meeting to be held on the fourteenth day of July, 1869, which meeting was duly held and the committee re- ported the following constitution, which was unanimonsly adopted.

CONSTITUTION.

ARTICLE 1. All citizens of McDonough county, who have resided therein thirty-three years, or who have resided in the State of Illinois thirty-three years, and who are now residents of said county, by giving their names, place of birth, age, and residence, be- come members of this Association.

ART. 2. The officers of the Association shall be a President, a Vice President for each township, a Secretary and Treasurer whose duties shall be such as usually pertain to those offices who shall be elected by a majority of the members present at each annual meeting, and shall hold their offices for one year, and until their successors are elected and qualified.

ART. 3. The above named officers shall constitute an Executive Board, who shall have power to call special meetings of the Association, to fill vacancies in the offices, when any occur, and shall have power to transact any business in the name of the Association which they may deem necessary during recess.

ART. 4. The Secretary shall keep a fair record of the proceedings of the Association and Executive Board, in a book provided for the purpose, and therein to enter the full names of each member, place and date of birth, age, date of residence in Illinois, and date of residence in the county, present place of residence and occupation; he shall give public notice of all meetings of the Association.

ART. 5. The Treasurer shall hold all monies of the Association, and shall pay the same only on the order of the Executive Hoard, attested by the Secretary, and shall annually report the same to the Association.

ART. 6. The Vice President in each township shall be a committee to present the claims of the Association to the old settler citizens, and obtain their names and forward for record of membership to the Secretary.

ART. 7. Any five members of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum to do business after notice duly given of a call-meeting of said Association.

ART. 8. The meetings of the Association shall be held annually on the twenty-ninth of September, but the Executive Board shall have power to call special meetings at such times and places as they may determine.

ART. 9. The Executive Board shall designate a badge of membership to be worn by each member at all meetings of the Association.

ART. 10. This Constitution may be amended at any annual meeting of the Association, or an adjourned meeting by a vote of two-thirds of the members present.

Meetings of the Association have been held annually ever since the adoption of the foregoing constitution, with the exception of the year 1875. Although there has not been that interest mani- fested in the meetings of the Association their importance de- serves, they afford considerable pleasure and satisfaction to those participating in the annual re-unions. We append below as com- plete a list of old settlers, those living in the county forty years and upwards, as we could obtain:

John Alison, born January 31, 1820, in Washington county, Penn.: came to McDon- ough county in 1835. Resides on a farm in Scotland township.

John L. Anderson, born March 28, 1815, in Adair county, Kentucky: came to this county in 1831. For many years resided in Macomb, but at present resides in Bushnell.

Andrew Alison, born in Washington county, Penn., in 1815; came to McDonough county in 1835, and settled four miles south of Macomb.

Emeline Atkinson, wife of J. H. Atkinson, born April 7, 1827, in Washington county, Kentucky; came to this county with her father, William Willis, in 1830.

James C. Archer, born in Casey county, Kentucky, December 25, 1812: came to this county in 1832. Lives in Bethel township.

Robert Andrews, born in Washington county, Penn., April 12, 1811; came to McDon- ough county in 1839. Resides on section twenty-five, Eldorado township.

J. H. Atkinson, born in Barren county, Kentucky, in 1822; and came to this county in 1834.

Larkin C. Bacon, born May 2, 1819, in Washington county, Tennessee: came to Mc- Donough county in 1834. Resides on farm in Tennessee township.

Lorina A. Banks, widow of the late Vandever Banks, born in Adair county, Kentucky, January 15, 1806, and moved to McDonough county in 1835, settling in Hire township where she continues to reside.

John D. Barber, born in Fairfield district, South Carolina, in 1799: came to this county in 1729.

W. T. Brooking, born in Union county, Kentucky, in 1824; came to McDonough in 1834.

J. H. Baker, came to this county in 1837. Resides in the city of Macomb. He was born May 8, 1817, in Chesham county, New Hampshire.

H. R. Bartleson, born in Macomb, in 1839, where he still resides.

Robert M. Bonham, came to McDonough county, January 9, 1839; he was born in Fleming county, Kentucky, March 26, 1806. Resident of Macomb.

Jessie D. Bowen, born in Franklin county, Ohio, October 19, 1826; came to McDonough in 1831. Lives in Chalmers.

Thomas Bullock, born February 13. 1794. in Downe county, Ireland: came to Mc- Donough county in 1836. Resides in Bethel.

Robert Barber, born in Pulaski county, Kentuckv. in 1822: came to McDonough county in 1829.

Mary Black, wife of Henry Black, of Industry township, was born January 15, 1822, near Washington, Washington county, Pennsylvania, and came to this county with her father, Mr. Alison, in 1836.

James W. Brattle, born June 16, 1795, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, came to this coun- ty in 1831; residence in Macomb.

Alexander H. Brooking, born in Clark county, Kentucky, in the year 1818; came to county in 1833: settled in Emmet township, now resides just north of Macomb.

Thomas Caldwell, born in June, 1824, in the State of Kentucky: came to McDonough county in 1832.

Mrs. Mary Clarke, widow of the late James Clarke, was born in South Carolina, on the fourth day of December, 1798; came to McDonough county in 1830; resides with her daughter, Mrs. Franklin, in Macomb.

C. S. Churchill, born in McDonough county, Illinois, April 25, 1834, resides in Ma- comb.

C. C. Clarke, born in Macomb, November 24, 1839, yet a resident of that city.

J. S. Campbell, born in Washington county, Tennessee, in 1816; came to McDonough county in 1830, and settled on section three, Industry township. In 1836 moved to Walnut Grove township, and in 1865 to his present residence in Sciota township.

Nelson Campbell came to the county in 1835, and settled on Camp creek, seven miles south of Macomb, in Scotland township. Was born in Cook county, Tenn., in 1814.

Harvey T. Chase, born May 5, 1797, in Sullivan county, New Hampshire; came to Mc- Donough county in 1836. Residence, Macomb.

James Clark, born August 14, 1825, in Washington county, Virginia; came to this county September 25, 1835. Besides in Scotland township.

William B. Clarke, born in Washington county, Kentucky, March 31, 1819, and with his father, James Clarke, came to Morgan county, Illinois, in 1829, and to this county in 1830. Mr. Clarke resides in the town of Sciota, of which he is the founder.

Hugh Conner, born in Jefferson county, Tennessee, in 1809; came to this county in 1833, settling in Blandinsville township.

John A. Crabb, born in Montgomery county, Virginia, November 20, 1828; came to this county in 1836, and has since resided in Macomb township.

William Cannon came to the county in 1833. Besides in Macomb. He was born in Washington county, Kentucky.

Charles Creel, born in Adair county, Kentucky, August 17, 1807; settled near Wolf Grove, this county, in 1836.

Silas Creel, born in Adair county, Kentucky, in 1818; came to McDonough county in 1833; settled at Wolf Grove, now known as Bardolph.

John Charter, born in Washington county, Kentucky, in 1829, and came with parents to this county in 1833.

William E. Crabb, born in Clinton county, Ohio; came to McDonough county with his father, John M. Crabb, in 1836; resides in Macomb township.

William H. Dawson, born in Adair county, Kentucky, in April, 1829; came to the county in 1832; resides in Macomb.

Isom David, of Eldorado township, was born in 1819 in Hardin county, Kentucky; came to McDonough county in 1836.

James Dorathy was born in Edwards county, Illinois, in 1825, and emigrated to this county in 1835, and settled on section eighteen, Hire township, where he still resides.

Margaret Elting, widow of the late Philip Elting, was born in the county of Fer- mana, Ireland, in 1823; came to America in 1825, and to this county in 1836, settling in Macomb.

Hugh Ervin, born in Augusta county, Virginia, August 19, 1810; came to McDonough county in 1836; now resides in Macomb.

Geo. W. Eyre, born September 20, 1812, in the State of Pennsylvania; came to this county in 1837. Residence in Macomb.

Orsamus Farrington, born January 26, 1811, in Meggs county, Ohio; came to this county in 1830.

Moses Foster, born in Davis county, Indiana, in 1811; cams to this county July 4, 1831. Settled in the southeast corner of the county.

M. C. Foster, came to this county from Pennsylvania, in 1834, and settled south of Middletown.

Wm. H. Franklin, born June 13, 1813, in Mercer county, Kentucky; came to Macomb October 25, 1839, where he still resides.

J. N. Foster, born in Dubois county, Indiana, February 8, 1829; came to this county with his father, A. J. Foster, in 1831, who was the first to settle Eldorado township, locat- ing in the northeastern part; his sons H. W., W. D. and S. J., all have made McDonough their home, and live in the neighborhood known as Foster's Point.

Charles W. Fulkerson, was born October 14, 1822, in Tennessee. He came to this county, in 1832, residing on section 29, Tennessee township.

John W. Fugate, born in West Virginia in 1817; came to the county in 1834, and settled on section thirty, Bethel township.

James Fulton, born in 1804, in Fleming county, Kentucky; came to McDonough county in 1830, and settled in Macomb township.

John Gilfrey, Sr., born in Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, in 1793; came to this county in 1836. Mr. Gilfrey was one of the early settlers of McDonough, and was well and favorably known all over the county. He died in 1874, in Blandinsville township, where he had long resided. His widow yet lives on the old homestead, enjoying compar- atively good health at the ripe old age of eighty-four.

Mrs. Flora Gates, born in Lexington, Kentucky, April 17, 1803; came to this county in 335, and settled in Chalmers township. Resides in Bardolph. She is the mother of Thomas R. and John M. Wilcox, well known residents of the county.

Thomas M. Gilfrey, born in Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, in 1820; came to this county in 1836. Resides on a farm in Blandinsville township.

David Glenn, born in the State of Virginia in 1793; came to McDonough county in 1833.

S. F. Greenup. Place of birth, Monroe county, Kentucky, in 1835. In 1836, with his father, John Greenup, came to McDonough county and settled in Pennington's Point.

Charles W. Greenup came to this county in 1836. Was born in Monroe county, Ken- tucky, in 1829.

William Greenup, born in Monroe county, Kentucky, came to this county in 1836 with his father, John Greenup. Resides in Scotland township.

Nathaniel Grigsby, born in Hardin county, Kentucky, May 8, 1825, and came to this county in 1830.

Redman Grigsby, born in Prince William county, Virginia; in 1800, came to this county in 1830; residence in Blandinsville township.

Silas J. Grigsby, born in Hardin county, Kentucky, in 1823; came to McDonough county in 1830; residence, Blandinsville.

George G. Guy came to McDonough county in 1836, and settled on section 20 Em- met township, where he still resides; was born September 2, 1808, in Adair county, Kentucky.

Cynthia A. Hall, wife of David Hall, was born February 6, 1822, in Washington coun- ty, Kentucky, and came to this county with her father, William Willis, in 1830; resides in Sciota township.

John T. Hagerty, born February 8, 1817, in Harrison county, Kentucky; came to the State in 1830 and the county in 1835; now resides in Macomb.

William S. Hail, Macomb, born in Simpson county, Kentucky, April 19, 1818; came to this county in 1836.

John S. Holliday, born January 25, 1811, in Galitan county, Kentucky; came to this county in 1832; resides in Lamoine township.

Demothenes Hamilton, born April 13, 1811, in Rockbridge county, Virginia; came to this county January 6, 1835; residence, Prairie City.

S. Hamilton, born in Adair county, Kentucky, in 1828; came to the county and settled on section four, Macomb township, in 1831.

James E. D. Hammer came to McDonough county in 1833. Was born in Washington county, Tennessee, April 28, 1809.

William Hardesty, born in Hamilton county, Illinois, in 1819; came to this county in 1830.

Victor M. Hardin, born in Washington county, Kentucky, in 1812; came to McDon- ough county in 1834. Resides in Blandinsville.

Advice Hays, born October 4, 1798, in Limtie county, South Carolina; came to the county in 1830, settling in Industry township.

John H. Hays, born in Hire township in 1836, near the place in which he now resides.

Mrs. Sarah Hagerty came to this county in 1827. Was born in Lafayette county, Indiana, June 18, 1822. Wife of John T. Hagerty.

Stewart F. Hammer, born in Monroe county, March 31, 1831; came to this county in 1834. Resides m New Salem.

Durham Harris, born in McDonough county, December 22, 1832; resides in Macomb township.

John H. Head, Washington county, Kentucky, place of birth, in the year 1812; re- moved to this county in 1831.

Charles Hill, born in Hardin county, Kentucky, in 1816; came to this county in 1830; settled on section twelve, Lamoine township.

John M. Holmes, Mound township, was born August 7, 1818, in Green county, Ken- tucky; came to McDonough county in 1835.

Charles C. Hungate, born in Washington county, Kentucky, in 1812, and came to McDonough county in 1833; was one of the early County Commissioners and County Judges.

Harrison Hungate, born in Washington county, Kentucky, in 1810; came to this county in 1833; resides in Blandinsville.

Caroline Hunter, born in Washington county, Kentucky, April 7, 1827; and came with her father, William Willis, to McDonough county in 1830; residence in Macomb.

Samuel A. Hunt, born in 1817 in Washington county, Tennessee; came to this county in 1831. Residence, Bushnell.

Preston Huston, born in Blandinsvllle township in 1836; living there to the present time.

Rigdon Huston, born in Blandinsville township in 1833; still resides in that town- ship.

W. M. Huston, M. D., born in the county in 1828; resides in Blandinsville.

John M. Jackson, born October 11, 1825, in Orange county, Virginia; came to McDon- ough county November 11, 1836; residence in Bardolph.

James N. Jackson, born in Forquer county, Virginia, in 1830; came to this county with his father, Wm. H. Jackson, in 1836, and settled west of Bardolph.

William J. Jackson, born in Forquer county, Virginia, April 15, 1872; came to the county in 1836. Settled at Wolf Grove.

James Jarvis, born in Madison county, Kentucky, August 1, 1812; came to the State in 1829, and to the county in 1837. Resides in Tennessee township.

John E. Jackson, born December 16, 1811, in Mason county, Kentucky; came to this county in 1837, settled near Middletown. Resides now in Tennessee township.

N. H. Jackson, born in Orange county, Virginia, October 13, 1834; came to the county with his father, William H. Jackson, in 1836. Resides in Bardolph.

Charles Kepple, born in Virginia in 1823; came to this county in 1834. Lived with his father one mile south of Bardolph.

Robert Kepple born in Virginia, October 12, 1812; came to this county in 1832. Re- sides in Mound township.

William H. Kendrick, born in Scott county, Kentucky, September 10, 1813; came to this county 1839. Residence now in Macomb.

Dr. James B. Kyle, came to McDonough county, January 10, 1835. He was born in Miama county, Ohio, September 20, 1808. Resides in the city of Macomb.

Michael Lawyer, came to McDonough county, in 1837, settled on section 34, Tennessee township, where he yet lives. He was born September 16, 1798, in Virginia.

John Ledgerwood, born in Knox county, Tennessee, December 17, 1810; moved to this county in 1836, and located on section seventeen, Emmet township.

Nancy Logan, born in Green county, Kentucky, January 13, 1802, and with her late husband, Elder John Logan, came to this county in 1828.

Samuel C. Logan, born October 24, 1822, in Simpson county, Kentucky; came to Mc- Donough county in 1828. Resides on a farm in Hire township.

Margaret Morrow was born June 22, 1826, in Rhoan county, Pennsylvania, and came to McDonough county in 1834. Wife of Samuel Morrow, of Scotland township.

John McCormack, an early settler of Bethel township, was born in Maryland, August 21, 1789, and came to the county in 1835.

Edward McDonough, born in this county on the fourteenth of April, 1832; resides in Macomb.

James McMillan, of Scotland township, was born in Washington county, Virginia, August 14, 1822, and came to McDonough county September 25, 1835.

John Login, Jr., born October 13, 1824, in Dubois county, Indiana; came to this county in the early part of 1828 with his father, the Rev. John Logan. Mr. Logan now resides on farm in Sciota township.

Evan Martin, born in Indiana, 1797, and came to McDonough in 1834; resides in Hire township.

A. Y. McCord, born in Overton county, Tennessee, in 1825; came to McDonough county in 1832, and settled in Emmet township.

Samuel McCray, born in Warren county, Ohio, 1816; came to this county in 1836; settled near Macomb.

B. Mason, born in 1814, in Tennessee; came to the county in 1836; settled on section twenty-eight, Bethel township.

Benjamin L. McClure, Prairie City, born March 1, 1804, in Cumberland, Kentucky; came to this county in 1834.

Michael McDonald, born in Boone county, Illinois, in 1829; came to this county in 1836; residence, Bushnell.

William McKamy, born in Tennessee in 1810, emigrated to this county in 1834, and settled on section five, Industry township.

William Moore came to the county in 1835, and settled on section thirty-one, New Salem township. Born in Monroe county, Kentucky, in 1802.

Samuel F. Morris, born in North Carolina in 1816; came to McDonough county in 1836, and settled in section thirty-six, in Lamoine township.

George W. Mustain, born in the State of Virginia in the year 1832; came to this county with his father the same year. Rasides on a farm in Blandinsville township.

James A. Mustain, born in Pittsylvania county, Virginia, in 1829; came to McDonough county in 1832.

Nathaniel Mustain. Place of birth, Pittsylvania county, Virginia. Born in 1819, and emigrated to this county in 1832.

Benjamin F. Naylor, born in Adair county, Kentucky, March 15, 1801, came to this county in 1833, and settled in Macomb.

John Patrick, born in Fayette county, Kentucky, January 1, 1810, and came to this county in 1835. Settled in Bethel township, and laid out Middletown. He resides in Macomb.

Robert Peck came to this county in 1822, and resides in Industry township. He was born in Hardin county, Kentucky, April 24, 1824.

Catherine Painter, born in Pennsylvania in 1804, came to the county in 1831, and set- tled on Spring creek.

Richard Pennington, born in Monroe county, Kentucky in 1814; moved to McDon- ough county in 1830, and settled on Camp Creek, now Pennington's Point, where he has resided ever since.

Thomas J. Pennington, born March 15, 1810, in Monroe county, Kentucky; came to this county in 1830. Mr. Pennington was one of McDonough's early settlers, and all through his life labored earnestly for the prosperity of the county. He served as a sol- dier in the Black Hawk war. For many years he represented Industry township in the Board of Supervisors. He was esteemed as a worthy citizen by all who knew him. He died in 1876.

Alfred Pennington, born in Schuyler county, Illinois, in 1827; came to the county with his father (William Pennington) in 1828. Resides in Emmet.

Perry Pennington, born in McDonough county, July 29, 1828; lives in Emmet town- ship.

George W. Provine was born May 5, 1813, in Clark county, Indiana. Came to this county November 20, 1835. Resides in Scotland township.

William H. Phelps, born in Mercer county, Kentucky, April 20, 1819; came to Macomb in 1836.

Margaret Phelps, wife of William H. Phelps, was born in Green county, Kentucky, on the thirty-first day of October, 1819, and came to McDonough county with her father, Samuel Russell, in the year 1831.

William B. Pile, born December 11, 1811, in Adair county, Kentucky; came to McDon- ough county in 1833, and resides in Industry township.

Abraham Powers, born in South Harvard, Vermont, in 1825; came to this county in 1834, and settled in Eldorado township.

James C. Roberts, born December 19, 1812, in Courtland county, New York; came to Macomb in 1837, where he still resides.

G. E. Robinson, born in Bond county, Illinois; came to this county in 1836 with his father, Matthew B. Robinson, who was born in North Carolina in 1795. Settled on sec- tion thirty-six, Bushnell township, and was the first person to make a home in the town- ship.

Darius Runkle, born February 10, 1813, in Champagne county, Ohio; came to McDon- ough county in 1837, and resides in the southern part of Industry township.

Hiram Russell, born in Green county, Kentucky, October 14, 1816; came to McDonough county in 1831.

John L. Russell, born December 8, 1808, near Campbellville, Green county, Kentucky; came to McDonough county May 5, 1832. Settled on and improved the "Jack Gash" farm, one mile west of Macomb, for which he paid $1.25 per acre.

Mary Russell, wife of John L. Russell, born near Springfield, Washington county, Kentucky, May 16, 1816, came to this county with her father, Wm. Willis, in 1832, who settled three miles southwest of Macomb.

Merritt A. Russell, born March 9, 1815, in Green county, Kentucky, came with his father, Samuel Russell, to McDonough county in 1831, settling just west of Macomb.

David Seybold, the subject of this notice, was born in Washington county, Kentucky, in 1805; emigrated to this county and settled in Blandinsville township in 1830; lived and died upon the old homestead entered forty-seven years ago. He departed this life August 19, 1877, aged seventy-two years, seven months and nineteen days. Thus the sturdy pioneers are one by one leaving us.

James Seybold was born in Washington county, Kentucky, in 1816, and came to this county in 1830.

Joshua Simmons, born in Halifax county, Virginia, in 1806; came to this county in 1835; settled on Spring creek.

S. C. Simpson, born in Tennessee in 1811, came to McDonough county in 1835; loca- ted in Macomb.

James B. Smithers, born December 27th, 1823, in Adair county, Kentucky; came to this county in 1833; residence in Macomb.

Thomas T. Smithers, born January 29, 1830, in Adair county, Kentucky; came to Mc- Donough county in 1833; now resides in Macomb.

William W. Stewart, born August 15th, 1820, in Todd county, Kentucky; came to the State in 1829, and to the county in 1839; resides in Walnut Grove township.

Jeremiah Sullivan, born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, February 18th, 1817; came to this county May 2, 1835; resides in Scotland township.

George A. Taylor, born in Henry county, Virginia, January 16, 1809; came to McDon- ough county in 1833; has held several county offices, among which were those of Sheriff and Supervisor; well known and universally respected; now lives in Industry.

G. W. Thompson, of Bushnell township, was born in New York City in 1824; came to McDonough county in 1837, and settled on section twenty-five, where he now resides.

John Twidwell, born January 20, 1818, in North Carolina; came to this county in 1836; located on section thirty-three, Lamoine township.

Thomas Twidwell, born in Virginia in 1791: emigrated to McDonough in 1836; settled in section twenty-three, Lamoine township.

Iverson L. Twyman, born November 29, 1814, in Barren county, Kentucky; came to Macomb in 1836, where he still resides.

Eleanor Vance, born in 1814, in Wilson county, Tennessee, and came to this county in 1830, and settled in Industry township.

Benjamin Vail, born May 12, 1813, in Ohio; came to this county in 1834; resides in Macomb.

Benjamin Waddle, born in Tennessee township, this county, in 1833; his father, John Waddle, came to this county in 1833.

John Mont. Walker, born April 29, 1819, in Adair county, Kentucky; came to this county in June of 1833.

James R. Ward, born in Washington county, Kentucky, in 1823; came to this county in 1833; resides in Blandinsville.

Horace Ward, born in Washington county, Kentucky, in the year 1828; came to thia county in 1833; residence, Blandinsville.

W. F. Wayland, born in Carroll county, Kentucky, in 1823; came to McDonough county November 9, 1832, and settled in Chalmers township.

Thomas R. Wilcox, Scotland township, was born July 7, 1833, in Fayette county, Ken- tucky. Came to McDonough county April 5, 1835.

James Williams, born September 18, 1811, in Washington county, Kentucky; came to this county in 1834. Resides in Hire township.

Quintus Walker, born in Adair county, Kentucky; came to McDonough county in 1830 and settled in Industry township, and was among the first settlers in Walnut Grove township, where he still resides.

Andrew H. Walker came to this county in 1830, and for many years has resided on section sixteen, Walnut Grove township. He was born in Adair county, Kentucky.

Alexander Walker, born in Adair county, June 29, 1824; came to this county with his father, Cyrus Walker, in May, 1833. Resides in city of Macomb.

James Willis, was born January 3, 1819, in Washington county, Kentucky, and came to this county with his father, William Willis, in the early part of 1830. Resides in Macomb.

John C. Willis, born in Washington county, Kentucky, November 22, 1824, and came to this county in 1830. Now resides in the city of Macomb.

Martha R. Wilson, born in Jackson county, Tennessee, in 1804; came to this county in 1827 with her father, James Vance, and settled in Industry township. Was married to John Wilson, October 30, 1828, being the first couple to marry in the county.

Thomas F. Wilson, born In Washington county, Kentucky, in 1822; came to county in 1832.

William S. Wilson, born in Washington county, Kentucky, in 1820, and came to this county in 1833.

D. D. Woods, born in Erie county, Pennsylvania, in 1821; came to McDonough county in 1831.

Salem Woods, born in Madison county, New York, June 4, 1799. Visited this county in 1828, to look at the land he had bought the previous year. Did not move until 1831. He is now residing on the land he bought in 1827.

William S. Woodside, born in Washington county, Virginia, and came to McDonough county in 1833.

James A. Woodside, born in Washington county, Virginia; came to this county with his father, J. W. Woodside, in 1833. Resides in Blandinsville township, on a farm.

John M. Wilcox, born in Carroll county, Kentucky, March 19, 1826; came to this county with his mother in 1836, and lived in Chalmers township. Mr. Wilcox now re- sides on section thirty-one, Mound township.

James Williams came to the county in 1834. He was born in Washington county, Kentucky, September 18, 1811. Resides in Hire township.

C. Wilson, born in Casey county, Kentucky, June 11, 1832. Came to this county in 1834.

Edward Woods, born July 4, 1832 in this county. Resides on a farm in New Salem.

Mrs. Mary Yocum, wife of the late Stephen Yocum, born in Sumner county, Tennessee, in 1808. Came to the county in 1833. Settled in section nineteen, New Salem township.


Source: 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, published in 1878, pages 594-601. Extracted 30 Aug 2018 by Norma Hass.