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Perry County

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Early days in Perry County, IL, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this new 8 1/2" x 11" spiral-bound booklet. The 126 page booklet, an excerpt from the hard-to-find 1884 book: Combined History of Randolph, Monroe and Perry Counties, Illinois, originally published by J.L. McDough and Co. of Philadelphia, is printed on 60# opaque paper. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. Communities currently listed for this area by the National Association of Counties, excluding the townships, include: Cutler, Du Quoin, Pinckneyville (County Seat), Saint Johns, Tamaroa, and Willisville. Among the subjects discussed are: Location, Population, Hydrography (Big Muddy River), Typography and Soil, the "Post-Oak Flats", Agriculture and Horticulture, Transportation Facilities, including river travel and railroads; Early Settlers; Manners and Customs of the Pioneers -- dress styles, log-rolling, shucking, journey cakes, loo, horse racing, etc.; County Organization; First jurors; Early Marriage Licenses; Courthouses; Jails; County Almshouse; Actions in the Circuit Court; Judges and other members of the bar; Early Murder trials; Statistics; Government officials -- many names; Newspapers, Schools -- Teaching methods, Books, Teaching contracts, Buildings, Principals, School Commissioners and county superintendents; Histories of Various Churches; Pinckneyville -- Early history, Businesses, Societies; Tamaroa -- Early history, Businesses, Societies; Paradise history; Grand Cote history ; South Western Twp. and Denmark history; Du Quoin -- Businesses, History, Secret Societies, village of St. Johns; Cutler -- businesses, history; Beaucoup history; and many more bits of history and trivia. The booklet contains some very nice drawings. They include: Court House; County Farm; Jail; Farm residence of William H. Milligan (full page); Oldendorph Manufacturing Company, Du Quoin; Farm residence of W. Soukup, Pinckneyville Precinct; The Roots Place, south of Tamaroa; Farm Residence of I.J. Pyatt, Pinckneyville Precinct; E.H. Lemen Residence, Pinckneyville. There is also a map of the tri -county area of Monroe, Randolph and Perry. Attention Genealogists: Besides the many names mentioned in the first part of the booklet, there are biographies of many county residents of yesteryear. Some are brief, but many include ancestors, previous residences, children, in-laws, affiliations, war records, and business activities, in the course of which they often shed light on the businesses, professions and institutions in the county. The biographies include: Pinckneyville-- Edwin H. and Cynthia C. Lemen (pixs), James J. Penny, J.K.P. Ragland, William E. Gladson, William K. Murphy (pix), John Boyd, William M. Breese, Walter Smith (pix), Louis M. Kane, Richard B. Anderson, Lewis Hammack, Evan B. Rushing, Capt. R.Q. Thompson, Charles H. Roe (pix); John W. Pyatt, Capt. M.C. Edwards, Richard M. Davis, W.L. McCandless and Thomas F. Penwarden. Tamaroa-- Lysias Heape, Nelson Holt, Charles E.B. Winthrop, Dr. Joh n S. Williams, Frederick Williams, Joseph B. Curlee; Paradise -- Grand Cote -- Rev. James C. Elliott, Capt. William M. Adair; Du Quoin -- Presley P. Hamilton (pix), Charles P. Richards, John B. Ward (pix), Hiram L. Burbank, M.B. Laurence, Charles W. and Albert N. Curlee, Albert Judd Blakeslee (pix), Dr. L. Dyer, Henry P. Scott (pix), R.W.S. Wheatley, John T. Beem;

Perry County, IL
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Cover of Perry County History

Sources: Combined History of Randolph, Monroe and Perry Counties, Illinois / Perry County Illinois USA
Authors: W.W. Merritt Sr.
Original Publication Year: 1884
Original Publisher: J.L. McDonough and Co.
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