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11907 HISTORY
Old Settlers - Old Time Tales

There is probably no section of the state in proportion to population, in which the old settlers are more fully represented than in the Pioneer Club of McDonough County, organized in August, 1905, and now containing a membership of nearly three hundred, whose ages range from seventy to 101 years, and who are excusably proud of the hard fight for the establishment of a splendid civilization in the West through which they have passed and proved no small element in securing the victory. The club originated in the habit of the more aged of the pioneers in the city of Macomb, of meeting before the store of James S. L. Grier for the purpose of friendly intercourse and recounting reminiscences, which naturally often drifted into tales and exchanged confidences of the past. These gatherings became so popular that Mr. Grier placed chairs and settees at the disposal of the old-timers. In July 1905, the press noticed and commented favorably on the disposition of the old settlers to get together and form an animated home historical society, and finally, at the suggestion of Mr. Grier, a group of twenty-four of the venerable fathers of the city and county were photographed. A larger and more representative group of forty-eight was later taken and published by the city newspapers. About this time Blandinsville organized a club (an organization having already been effected at Macomb), and the time seemed ripe to extend the scope of the local association so as to include the county.

A formal resolution was passed to organize a County Club, and Alexander McLean, E. O. Cole and James S. Gash were appointed a committee to place the movement on its feet, with instruction to report at the next meeting of the City Club. The result was an arrangement with the authorities of the McDonough County Fair, by which August 16, 1905, was to be Pioneers' Day, the old settlers of the county being admitted free and given complete use of the grounds. This was advertised in all the papers of the county and the result was that, on the day named, which proved to be a genial, clear summer day, there assembled in the grove some three hundred men and women, constituting an audience which, in all probability, will never meet again on this side of the River. There were represented the pioneers of this county, who helped to make a part of the imperial State of Illinois--the fathers and mothers, aged from seventy to 101 years of age. Mrs. Mariah Harden Neece was present, aged 100 years. She is the stepmother of Hon. W. H. Neece, who delivered an address on his experience as one of the early settlers, which greatly pleased the audience, as it brought before them the scenes of old times vividly. It soon proved that many who came to this county from 1821 to date were ready and willing to give testimony which would have been most valuable, but from lack of time it was agreed that any one who had something to contribute in that line, by giving a short sketch of his life and labors, be requested to do so, and that it be sent to the President of the Pioneer Club, and that such should appear in the papers of the day from time to time.

The meeting, with Alexander McLean presiding, opened with the grand old Doxology, which was sung by the hundreds present and proved an incident of no little interest. These grand old people voiced with heartfelt sympathy that they had reason to "Praise God from whom all Blessings Flow". After prayer by Elder J. C. Reynolds and the address of Mr. Neece, the exercises were interspersed with singing by the Nightingale Club, made up of old, well-trained singers..Messrs. Gash, Mapes, Grier and Wilson--who selected and, in an admirable manner, rendered appropriate old songs, which were heartily appreciated by the large congregation present.

It was resolved unanimously that the Pioneer Club of McDonough should be instituted and, for the purpose of carrying out the formation of such a club, which includes men and women, E. O. Cole, of Emmet Township, was elected President, and A. B. Stickle, of Macomb, Secretary. This concluded the exercises. All present at once shook hands with Mrs. Neece and the picnic feature was entered into with gusto and pleasure. The entire afternoon was taken up in visiting and conversation. Before the picnic, however, the pioneers present, numbering some 200, proceeded to the amphitheater, and formed in two groups; the women forming one and the men the other. Thus grouped, a large picture was taken of the notable gathering.

Although all residents of McDonough County are entitled to become members of the Pioneer Club, it will be noted that, with one exception, they have passed the "three-score years and ten."

Following is the roll of honor [not as published, extraction in alphabetical order]:

Joseph Allen, aged 86, born in Connecticut.
John Amos, aged 80, Good Hope.
Charles Andrews, aged 79, born September 24, 1826 in England, came to county 1850.
Thomas Andrews, aged 81, born July 21, 1824, in England, came to county in 1849.
John M. Archer and wife, aged 78, born April 14, 1827 in ohio, came to county 1868.
Mrs. Malinda Atkinson, aged 83, born 1822 in Kentucky.
Mrs. H. B. Avery, aged 77.
John Axford and wife, aged 74, born May 2, 1831, in England.

William S. Bailey and wife, aged 84, born in Kentucky.
John Barry, aged 77, born May 24, 1828 in Ireland, came to county in 1858.
Jeff Bayliss, aged 78, born March 27, 1827, in Knoxville, Tenn., came to county in 1851.
W. Baymiller and wife, aged 75, born January 15, 1830, at York, Pa., came to county 1856.
L. F. Beard, aged 82, born in Pennsylvania.
S. H. Black, aged 79, born March, 1826, came to county in 1849.
James Blazer, aged 89, came to state 1830.
Robert Booth, aged 71, born June 20, 1834, at Philadelphia, PA, came to county 1843.
Tillman L. Bowen, aged 73, born January 28, 1832, in McDonough County.
I. C. Bridges, aged 80, born August 20, 1825, came to county in 1830.
William Bright aged 78, born March 25, 1827, in england, came to county in 1850.
H. G. Bristow, aged 81, born August 21, 1824, in Cumberland County, VA., came to county in 1827.
Alexander V. Brooking, aged 76, born February 25, 1829, at Princeton, KY., came to Macomb 1834.
W. T. Brooking, aged 81, born at Princeton, KY., came to county 1834.
S. A. Bugg, aged 71, fifty-two years in Illinois.
S. A. Bugg, aged 72, born March 1833, came to state 1852.
Dennis Burke, aged 76, born June 17 1829 in Ireland, came to county in 1865.
David Burkhart, aged 81, born April 1, 1825 in ford County, Indiana, came to state 1857.
Fred N. Burt and wife, aged 77, born December 28, 1828, at Saratoga, N.Y., came to county 1855.
John Harris Bushnell, aged 90 years, born March 22, 1815 in Lincoln County, Ohio, moved to Illinois in 1827.
W. N. Byers, aged 70, born April 18, 1835, in Fayette County, PA., came to county in 1854.

G. HL. Cadwallader, aged 70, born July 8, 1835, in Illinois
John Calapatine, aged 70, born March 1835, in Belgium, came to county in 1869.
Farnham B. Camp, aged 79, born November 13, 1835 in McDonough County.
Daniel W. Campbell, aged 89 years, born August 28, 1826, Normal County, Tenn., married Adaline Jackson
November 9, 1854, came to Illinois in 1827.
David Campbell, aged 87, Good Hope.
John S. Campbell, aged 89, born December 5, 1816 in Knoxville, TN, came to county in 1830.
Shadrach Campbell, aged 81, born April 13, 1824 came to state 1828.
Mrs. James Chamberlain, (no info).
William H. Champ, aged 70, born March 1, 1835, in Illinois.
Nathan Cheesman, aged 80, born March 16, 1825, at Philadelphia, PA., came to county 1856.
D. Chidester, aged 82, born July 10, 1823, in New Jersey, came to state 1866.
Franklin Clark, aged 73, born February 17, 1833 in New York, came to state 1845.
James Claxton, aged 70, born in England.
J. B. Clugsten and wife, aged 81, born April 13, 1824 in Chambersburg, PA., came to county in 1862.
T. S. Colbert and wife, aged 78, born April 12, 1828, in Pennsylvania, came to county 1859.
E. O. Cold, aged 72, born in Ohio.
Mrs. S. C. Collins, aged 78, born July 20, 1827, came to county 1865.
Henry Compton, aged 78, born November 28, 1828 in Fairfield County, Ohio, came to county 1845.
Allen Cooper, aged 82, born August 31, 1823, at Nashville, TN., came to county in 1876.
Alfred Copeland, aged 80, born March 22, 1825, in Green County, PA., came to county in 1854.
A. B. Copeland, aged 83, born March 22, 1825, came to county 1854.
Alvia B. Copeland, aged 80, born March 22, 1825, in Green County, PA., came to county in 1854.
Mrs. Mary Coppage, aged 72, born 1833, in Tennessee.
Daniel M. Crabb, aged 79, born November 14, 1823, in Montgomery County, VA., came to Illinois 1836.
Robert Crabb, aged 71, born 1834, in Ohio, came to state 1836.
Charles D. Crissey, aged 73, born October 14 1832 at Fairfield, Conn., came to Macomb October 6, 1856.
J. J. Crowder, aged 74, Good Hope.
J. B. Cummings and wife, aged 81, born January 17, 1824 in Cecil County, MD., came to county 1851.

I. W. Daily, aged 75, born in Virginia.
Milford Daniels and wife, aged 72, born March 18, 1833, Montgomery County, VA., came to county 1863.
William Darlington, aged 77, born March 8, 1828, in Pennsylvania, came to state 1838.
William G. Darlington, aged 78.
E. P. Dawson, aged 87, born February 14, 1819, in England, came to county in 1865.
Nathaniel Decker, aged 73, born December 2, 1832, in Ulster County, N.Y., came to county 1849.
Nathaniel Decker, aged 73, born December 2, 1832, in New York, came to state 1849
Adam Douglas, aged 72, born December 31, 1833 in Scotland, came to county in 1852.
A. Downey, aged 71, born July 11, 1834 in Canada, came to state 1840.
Thomas J. Dudman, aged 55, born September 19, 1850 in Hancock County, Ill., came to McDonough County 1879.
C. M. Duncan, aged 80, born October 6, 1824 in Tennessee, came to state 1830.

John Easton, born in 1832 in England, came to Illinois in 1855.
Mrs. J. Eaton, aged 75, born February 11, 1830, came to state 1834.
Jonas W. Everly, aged 71, born September 11, 1834, in Carroll Co., MD., came to Fulton County Ill., 1837.
John Ewing, aged 87, born December 12, 1818, in Ohio came to county 1853.
George W. Eyres, aged 94, born in New York.

Cornelius Falder and wife, aged 76, born in Germany.
Henry J. Faukner, aged 73, born October 30, 1832 in Ohio, came to county 1854.
James Finch, aged 77, born March 13, 1829 in Virginia, came to state 1850.
A. Fisher, born in Illinois (no other info).
A. J. Flemming, age 75, born January 27, 1830, in Virginia, came to state 1832.
Neuman Foster, aged 70, born August 15, 1835, in McDonough County.
John T. Franklin, aged 73, born January 25, 1832, in Cumberland County, PA., came to state in 1864.
Samuel Frost, aged 73 born October 10, 1832, in Licking County, Ohio, came to county in 1854.

John T. Gallagher and wife, aged 73, born March, 1832 in Clarion County, PA., came to county 1889.
Henry W. Gash and wife, aged 70, born January 20, 1835, in Kentucky, came to Illinois 1835.
James S. Gash and wife, aged 72, born in Kentucky.
Mrs. Mary Germond, aged 89, born Feb. 24,1816 in New York, came to state 1900.
John Gesler and wife, aged 77, born March 20, 1828, in Germany, came to county 1855.
C. C. Gibson, aged 73, born August 22, 1832, at Industry, Ill., has resided here always.
Amos Gillam, aged 84, born December 15, 1821 in Westmoreland County, PA., came to county 1843.
George Gillis, aged 77, born November 20, 1834, in Kentucky, came to state 1856.
Frank Graff, aged 72, Good Hope.
Mrs. E. J. Greenup, aged 72, born June 6, 1833 in Illinois.
A. W. Greer, aged 71, born in Kentucky.
Jacob Grim, born in Fairfield County, Ohio, April 1, 1826, moved to McDonough County in 1853.
G. C. Gumbart, aged 81, born May 14, 1826 at Frankfort, Germany, came to United States in 1853 and to Macomb April 15, 1864.

Dr. A. Hall, aged 92, Good Hope.
Mrs. Cynthia Hall, aged 85 years, born in Kentucky in 1820, came to Illinois in 1836; married David Hall.
Enoch Hall, aged 73, born March 25, 1832 in Ohio, came to state 1855.
W. W. Hammond, aged 71, born May 27, 1834, in Tennessee came to state 1855.
John Hampton, Macomb, aged 78 years, born in Miami County, Ohio, January 9, 1827, moved to McDonough County in 1845.
A. J. Hankins, aged 81, born March 10, 1825, in Indiana, came to state 1825.
A. Hanson, aged 80, born April 25, 1825, in Ross County, Ohio, came to county 1861.
B. T. Hartsook, aged 75, born June 29, 1831, came to county 1854.
David Hawn, aged 83, born april 22, 1822, in Ohio came to state 1854.
Mrs. Dr. C. Hayes, aged 84, born September 29, 1821 in Kentucky came to county in 1835.
Charles C. Hays, aged 70 years, born May 24, 1835 in Clinton County, PA., moved to Illinois in 1856; married Mattie Laughry.
W. H. Hays, aged 81, born September 1 in Kentucky, came to county 1824.
R. B. Helms, aged 74, born March 5, 1831, at Harrisonburg, VA., came to Illinois 1854.
Mrs. Rebecca Henderson, aged 87, born 1818, in Ohio.
W. W. Henderson, aged 73, born December 19, 1832, in Harrison County, Ohio, came to county in 1844.
James Hendricks, aged 80, born 1825, in Ohio, VA.
Philip Hesh, aged 70, born March 4, 1835, at Baden, Germany, came to county 1875.
J. W. Hiatt, aged 70, born August 12, 1835 in Stoke County, N.C., came to county in 1838.
Eliphalet Hickman, aged 74, born March 13, 1831, in Floyd County, Ind., came to county 1863.
A. B. Higginson, aged 71, born in Indiana.
O. W. Hinman, aged 70, born May 18, 1835, came to state 1856.
John L. Hockinson, aged 86, born in West Virginia.
Robert Horrell, aged 80, born March 19, 1825, in Adair County, KY., came to McDonough County in 1835.
Thomas Horton and wife, aged 73, born in England.
Michael Hume, aged 71, born September 1, 1834, came to state 1863.
Laura Hunter, born August 17, 1824, at Athens, Ohio, came to county in 1854.

J. W. Jackson, aged 75, born December 6, 1830 in Virginia, came to state 1836.
James W. Jackson, aged 75, born December 6, 1830 at Warrensburg, VA., came to county 1836.
N. H. Jackson, aged 71, born 1834, at Warrensburg, VA., came to county 1836.
William Jackson, aged 80, born 1825, at Warrensburg, VA., came to county 1836.
Mrs. Talbot Jaggard, aged 67.
Talbott Jaggard and wife, aged 76, born April 15, 1829, Cumberland County, N.Y., came to Illinois 1856.
Mrs. Mary Jenkins, aged 70 (no other info).
J. P. Johnson, aged 75, slave.
James N. Johnson and wife, aged 70, born February 19, 1835 in England, came to Illinois 1854.
Clinton Jones, aged 73, born November 20, 1833, in Kentucky, came to county 1854.
George Jones, aged 78, born July 5, 1827, at Winchester, VA., came to county 1839.
Russell Jones, aged 70, born June 10, 1835, came to county 1851.

George W. Keithley, aged 74, born July 22, 1831, in Indiana, came to county 1839.
Wilford Keithley, aged 74, born February 4, 1831, in Indiana, came to state 1834.
Charles H. Kellough, aged 71 years, born May 16, 1834, in Cecil County, MD., moved to Illinois in 1837 and to McDonough County in 1842.
Wellington Kennedy.
J. J. Kirk, aged 77, born December 10, 1828, in Ada County, VA., came to county 1834.
J. T. Kirkpatrick, aged 72 years, born December 2, 1833 in Morgan County Ill., moved to McDonough County in 1855; married Elizabeth Low September 30, 1856.
R. O. Kirkpatrick, aged 80, born January 19, 1825 in Ohio, came to county 1866.
Nathan Kitch, aged 78, born 1827, in Philadelphia, came to county in 1865.
David Knapp, aged 72, born July 16, 1833 in Madison County, Ohio, came to McDonough County 1866.

Thomas Lamb, aged 80, born December 2, 1824, in Ohio, came to state 1854.
Dudley Land, aged 70, born September 30, 1835, in Kentucky, came to state in 1836.
J. E. Lane, aged 70, born October 1, 1834, in Kentucky, came to county in 1836.
Mrs. Catherine Lewis, aged 72, born November 11, 1833 in Kentucky came to county in 1875.
J. T. Lewis, aged 73, Good Hope.
J. P. Logan and wife, aged 73, born October 24, 1832 in Illinois.
Elmer B. Lownes, (no info).

James D. Machin, aged 81, born in New York.
Allen Magruder, aged 70, born 1835 in Kentucky. Came to county 1864.
David Maguire, aged 72, born October 20, 1833 in Shelby County, KY., came to county 1852.
Ed Maguire, aged 75, born in Shelby County, KY., came to county 1852.
Edward Maguire and wife, aged 77, born October 29, 1829 in Kentucky, came to county in 1853.
Daniel Markham and wife, aged 72, born February 2, 1833, at Cassopolis, Mich., came to Illinois 1860.
Mrs. H. G. Martin, aged 82, born March 18, 1823, in Miami County, Ohio, came to county in 1849.
Mrs. H. G. Martin, aged 82, born March 18, 1823, came to county 1849
Jacob Martin, aged 72, born August 29, 1833 in Wentworth County, N. C. came to county 1845.
Peter McBride, aged 72 born December 16, 1832, in Ohio, came to state 1852
J. C. McClellan, aged 76, born April 1, 1829, at Cannonsburg, PA., came to county 1835.
Robert McCutcheon, aged 79, born August 26, 1826 at Port Patrick, Scotland, came to county 1851.
C. P. McDonald, aged 75, born December 16, 1830, came to county 1849.
Josiah McDonald, aged 78, born in Ohio.
H. L. McKee, aged 76, born October 2, 1830, in Sangamon County, Ill., came to county 1839.
Alexander McLean, aged 72, born September 24, 1833 at Glasgow, Scotland, came to county 1849.
William McLeod, aged 81, born March 25, 1825, in Winchester, VA., came to county in 1858.
Hugh McMillan, aged 74 years, born March 15, 1831 at Campbelltown, Scotland, moved to Illinois in 1848.
John McMillan, aged 87 years, born in Trumbull County, Ohio, August 17, 1818, came to Illinois in 1854; married
Eliza E. Bruce.
William McMillan, aged 77, born February 18, 1828, Belfast, Ireland, came to county 1851.
George C. Meador, aged 80, born August 5, 1824, at Nashville, Tenn., came to county 1844.
William Miller and wife, aged 72, born December 15, 1833 in Tennessee, came to county 1852.
William Miller, aged 75, born August 20, 1830, came to state 1854.
John T. Miner, aged 85, born September 22, 1820, came to county 1835
Alexander Monger, aged 72, born January 13, 1833 in Warren Co., PA., came to county 1854.
John Moniger, aged 74, Good Hope.
Mrs. Nancy Moore, aged 77, born February 28, 1828, in Pennsylvania, came to county in 1860.
George Mordue, aged 73, born September 29, 1831, came to state 1857.
Rev. J. H. Morgan, aged 77, born January 24, 1828 in Warren County, Tenn., came to county 1839.
Benjamin Morrow and wife, aged 75, born February 4, 1830 in Ohio, came to state in 1844.
Ira N. Morrow and wife, aged 72, born April 6, 1833 in Danville, VT., came to county in 1901.
William H. Morrow, aged 71, born December 26, 1834 in Ohio, came to state 1844.
John Mourning, aged 73, born March 11, 1832, came to state 1856.
L. B. Mourning, aged 75, born July 17, 1830, in Adair County, KY., came to county in 1837.
Mrs. H. C. Mullen, aged 76, born May 12, 1829, came to county 1860.
Mrs. Jane Mullan, aged 76, born May 12, 1829, came to county in 1860.
John D. Munger, aged 80 years, born April 25, 1824 at Saratoga, N.Y., came to Ohio and Illinois 1833 and 1876.
Ben Murphy, aged 77, Good Hope.
Allan Murray, aged 71, born October, 1834, in Kentucky, came to state in 1836.
Mrs. E. H. Murray, born February 1, 1837, came to state in 1845.

Mrs. Jesse Neece, aged 99 years, born in Washington County, KY., March 21, 1806,, moved to Illinois October 5, 1835;
married Jesse Neece September 28, 1838.
Mrs. M. H. Neece, aged 100 (no other info).
W. H. Neece and wife, aged 74, born February 2, 1831, in Illinois.
A. B. Newton, aged 94, born in New York.

J. W. Oakman, aged 76, born March 15, 1829, in Pennsylvania, came to state 1855.
John Owen, aged 72, born September 8, 1823, in Licking County, Ohio, came to county 1841.

G. W. Pace, aged 70, born May 30, 1835 in Illinois.
Nicholas Pearce, aged 78, born October 20, 1827, at Baltimore, MD., came to county 1855.
John Pearson, came to Illinois in 1849.
J. J. Pierce, aged 89, born August 3, 1816 in Indiana County, PA., came to state 1863
G. W. Poling, aged 79, born June 12, 1826 in Brooklyn, N.Y., came to state in 1838.
Mrs. Susan M. Porter, aged 83, born February 22, 1822, in Massachusetts, came to state 1856.

D. L. Randolph, aged 80, born February 20, 1825, in Kentucky, came to county 1852.
Mrs. M. J. Randolph, aged 86, born 1818, came to county in 1834.
Mrs. M. J. Randolph, aged 87, born 1818, in Kentucky, came to state 1836.
Mrs. W. H. Randolph, aged 87 years, born in 1818; married January 26, 1837, came to Illinois in 1835.
Mrs. Charles M. Ray, aged 85, born January 17, 1820 in Oneida County, NY, came to state 1844.
Jacob Reedy, aged 70, born December 1, 1834, in Ohio, came to state 1856.
Rev. J. C. Reynolds, aged 80, born December 15, 1825 in Holt County, KY., came to Illinois 1839.
James M. Rexroat, aged 77, born January 22 1828, at Jimtown, PA., came to county in 1853.
W. M. Rexroat and wife, aged 75, born May 8, 1830 Russell County, KY., came to county 1846.
Jonas Ringer, aged 72, born November 22, 1833, in Somerset County, PA., came to county in 1856.
William Ritter, aged 92, born in Pennsylvania.
Edward Rix and wife, aged 71, born October 19, 1834, in England, came to state in 1845.
J. S. Robertson and wife, aged 81, born in Kentucky, came to Adair County January 5, 1825.
John Robinson, aged 74, born January 15, 1828, Adair County, PA.
William Robinson and wife, aged 80, born May 8, 1824, in Champaign County, Ohio, came to Illinois 1833.
Thomas L. Robison, aged 74, born February 10, 1831, at Wooster, Ohio, came to county in 1856.
John Russell, aged 72, born April 28 1833 in Augusta County, VA., came to county in 1842.

S. R. Sapp, aged 74, Good Hope.
W. O. Sapp and wife, aged 78, born January 13, 1831.
Miles Schnatterly, aged 73 years, born in Fayette County, PA., September 12, 1833 moved to McDonough County in 1870.
Mrs. John Scott, (no info).
H. W. Scott and wife, aged 82, born 1822, in West Virginia.
Mrs. Mary Payne Scudder, aged 72, born November 15, 1833 in Butler County, Ohio, came to state 1854.
Willis Seward, aged 71, born June 13, 1834, in Lin County KY., 1857.
James T. Shannon and wife, aged 74, born in Tennessee.
D. Shumate, aged 78, born June 11, 1827, at Madison, KY., came to county 1844.
Rowan Simmons, aged 70, born April 24, 1836 in Kentucky, came to state in 1850.
John H. Smith, aged 86, born July 26, 1819, in West Virginia, came to McDonough County in 1829.
Samuel Smith and wife, aged 76, born January 29, 1829, in Cumberland County, PA., came to state in 1851.
Thomas T. Smithers and wife, aged 76, born January 29, 1830, Columbia, KY., came to county 1833.
Alexander Snapp, aged 72, Good Hope.
Simon L. Sommers, aged 82, born October 23, 1823, at Washington, D.C. came to Illinois 1855.
T. J. Spicer, aged 76, Good Hope.
Rachel Sprague, aged 71, born January 19, 1834 in Indiana.
James Statler, aged 74, Good Hope.
Charles Stewart, aged 71, born September 6, 1834, in New York, 1856.
A. B. Stickle, aged 80, born april 25, 1826 in Pennsylvania, came to county 1837.
Mrs. L. Stocker, aged 72, born January 2, 1833, in Germany, came to state 1853.
Simeon Strader, aged 86, born January 5, 1819, in Ohio, came to state 1851.
Darius L. Sutherland.
William Swearingen, aged 72, born July 20, 1833, in West Virginia, came to state 1852.
Abraham Switzer, aged 74, born October 23, 1831, at Stanton, VA., came to McDonough County 1854.

Samuel Thomas, aged 72 born March 8, 1833, in Pinckney, Ohio.
Samuel Thomas, aged 80, born March 1, 1825 in Columbus, Ohio.
J. C. Thompson, aged 78,, born January 31, 1827, in New Jersey, came to state 1855.
Nathan Thorpe, aged 75, born 1830, in Kentucky, came to county in 1876.
Richard Tobin, aged 73, born in Ireland.
John W. Twaddle, aged 73, born april 18, 1832, in Ohio, came to state 1844.
Marcen M. Twaddle, aged 70, born August 15, 1834 in Ohio, came to state 1844.
Mrs. Henry W. Twyman, (no info).

J. H. Utley, aged 71, born March 21, 1834, came to county in 1852.

W. R. Vanatta, aged 76, born December 23, 1828, in Pennsylvania, came to state 1866.
D. P. Vanpelt, aged 88, Good Hope.
P. Vanpelt, aged 87, born September 29, 1817, in New Jersey, came to state 1871.
Cyrus Walker and wife, aged 73, born September 25, 1832, Adair County, KY., came to county 1833.

O. F. Walker and wife, aged 75, born March 18, 1830, in Indiana.
O. T. Walker, aged 75, born March 30, 1830, in Indiana, came to county 1832.
Abe Watson, aged 78, born January 9, 1825, at Completon, Scotland, came to county, 1851.
John Watson, aged 79, born March 9, 1824, at Completon, Scotland, came to county 1851.
Joseph Watts, aged 71, born January 30, 1834, in Johnson County, Indiana, came to state 1865.
Garrett Wayland, aged 72, born November 21, 1833, in Illinois
Garrett Wayland, aged 72, born November 21, 1833, in McDonough County.
G. W. Welch, aged 76, born August 28, 1829, came to state 1849.
Mrs. D. P. Wells, aged 76, born April 30, 1829, in Oneida, N.Y., came to state in 1834.
S. P. Wetherhald, aged 73, born in Pennsylvania.
Christopher Wetzel, aged 74, born April 14, 1831 at Augusta, VA.
George Wetzel, aged 72, born June 18, 1833, at Augusta, VA., came to county in 1845.
John N, Wetzel, aged 76, born May 11, 1829, in Augusta County, VA., came to county in 1845.
Michael Whalen, aged 84, born April 18, 1821, in Ireland, came to county in 1852.
A. J. Wilhelm, aged 72, (no other info)
Andrew J. Wilhelm, aged 72, born May 11, 1833 in Washington County, Ark., came to county 1830. [sic]
Mrs. John O. Wilson (formerly Purdy), aged 95 years, born in Kentucky, July 28, 1810, came to Illinois in 1833; married May 12, 1829.
Lewis Wilson, aged 71, born May 10, 1834, in Pennsylvania, came to state 1860.
T. B. Wilson, aged 72, born November 24, 1832, came to state 1834.
T. W. Wilson, aged 70 years, born in Harrison Co, Ind., March 28, 1835, moved to Illinois in 1904.
F. A. Woodmansee, aged 78, born November 8, 1827, came to county 1850.
Thomas C. Yard and wife, aged 74, born December 4, 1830 in Connecticut, came to county 1832.


Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, pages 780-784 Transcribed by Joanne Scobee Morgan