Early days in Edgar County, IL, are recalled through colorful tales and factual data in this excerpt from the hard-to-find 1905 book: Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Edgar County, edited by H. Van Sellar. The brand new 79-page spiral bound 8.5" x 11" booklet is printed on 60# bond paper with the front cover protected with a vinyl sheet. Except where noted below, individual biographies from the original book are not included in this book, but will soon be available in a separate booklet. Among the topics included are: Early History; County Organization; Pioneer Settlers (including bios of John B. Alexander, Milton K. Alexander, Col. James M. Blackburn, General Isaac Sandford, Hiram Sandford, Leander Munsell, Col. Jonathan Mayo, George W. Rives); Fauna and Flora; Industral Progress; Precinct Organization, including names of many more settlers; Township History; the City of Paris with names of officials between 1849 and 1904; Material Development (transportation, communications, manufacturing, county fairs); Banking Institutions; Political history with names of officials; Doctors and Lawyers; Ministers; Education; Churches; Journalism; Fraternal Associations with names of officers; War History (with many names). Since our booklets are produced directly from the original vintage materials there are occasionally smudges, underlines or other marks which could not be deleted without damaging the type. In such cases we have chosen readibility as our primary goal.
Edgar County Biographies, IL
Sources: Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Edgar County
Authors: H. Van Sellar
Original Publication Year: 1905
Original Publisher: Munsell Publishing Company
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