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Champaign County, Illinois

"Early History and Pioneers of Champaign County," 1886

Click on "Early History and Pioneers of Champaign County - The Bright and Shady Side of Pioneer Life" to reach a .pdf copy of the complete volume.

This book includes Early history of Champaign County (location of county seat, county officers and terms of service; first school house; interesting incidents, etc.), Pioneers and early settlers, Discovery of Illinois, Pioneers of Champaign County. The following biographies and/or photos are included:

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Mrs. Malinda Bryan
  • Thomas S. Hubbard
  • David Cantner
  • George W. Burton
  • William H. Owens
  • Charles Alexander Hart, M.D.
  • Judge J. O. Cunningham
  • Ninian A. Riley
  • Elisha Stevenson, Senior
  • Lewis A. McLean
  • John Thornburn
  • John L. McCain
  • Randolph C. Wright
  • David Silver
  • W. J. Ford
  • Edward Blackshaw
  • John T. Phillips
  • Alexander Spence
  • David B. Stayton
  • Hon. James S. Wright
  • Eli J. Heller
  • Archa Campbell
  • Thomas Lindsey
  • John H. Strong
  • William Radebaugh
  • Albert G. Cable
  • Thomas L. Butler
  • Andrew Lewis
  • James Boyd
  • James T. Roe
  • George W. Flynn
  • Thomas Alexander Davidson
  • John C. Denton
  • Col. Matthew W. Busey
  • James W. Somers
  • Moses D. Harvey
  • Wallace Silver
  • George Wilson
  • James Johnson
  • Eli Halberstadt
  • Morris Lowenstern
  • William D. Somers
  • Thomas R. Leal
  • William H. Somers
  • Zachariah E. Gill
  • Thomson Rhodes Webber
  • Ebeneezer Warren Parker
  • John Rogerson
  • S. Barclay Radebaugh
  • Fielding L. Scott
  • Abner W. Somers
  • John W. Dodge
  • John George Ely
  • John Ashmon Benedict
  • Alonzo Lyons
  • Judge J. P. Tenbrook
  • William Redhed
  • Penrose Stidham
  • Winston Somers, M.D.
  • Asa Fleming Hays
  • F. B. Sale
  • William Sim
  • Hon. S. H. Busey
  • Joseph thornton Kelley
  • John C. Thomas
  • Harrison W. Drullinger
  • Hon. clark R. Griggs
  • Martin Rinehart
  • Henry C. Smith
  • Myron Stoddard Brown, M.D.
  • Stephen Boyd
  • George R. Shawhan
  • Col. William N. Coler
  • Giles F. McGee
  • James C. Ware
  • John Gere
  • Lieut. Samuel Osgood
  • Archibald Martin Kerr
  • General S. T. Busey
  • George G. Webber
  • James L. Somers
  • Rev. William Munhall
  • William J. Foot
  • Richard Allen
  • John Brownfield
  • William M. Shawhan
  • Jonathan N. Howser
  • Samuel D. Jones
  • Benjamin P. Prather
  • J. B. Porterfield
  • William S. Garman
  • James G. Thompson
  • Calvin Reed Morehouse
  • Elder Gerard W. Riley
  • William Wallace Graham
  • Judge Joseph W. Sim
  • John M. Spencer
  • Francis Martin Snyder
  • William H. Jaques
  • Barnard Kelley
  • Arthur W. McNichols
  • Rufus A. Harvey
  • Hon. M. L. Dunlap
  • John Roughton
  • James S. Gere
  • Fountain J. Busey
  • Henry Willey Renner
  • Hon. Abel Harwood
  • Daniel Rugg
  • Rezin Boltin
  • Andrew Barr
  • Dr. Philip C. Mosier
  • Samuel Boyd
  • Mark Carley
  • A. P. Cunningham
  • Dr. William A. Conkey
  • Judge Calvin C. Staley
  • William G. Brown
  • Chalmers M. Sherfy
  • Samuel Van Brunt
  • Mrs. Margaret Smith
  • David Rice
  • Hugh Jackson
  • Robert Peters
  • Mary Ann Moore
  • John C. Kirkpatrick
  • John J. Rea
  • Daniel D. Cannon
  • Mahlon Glascock
  • Calvin J. Sabin
  • Matthew E. Stamey
  • Joshua Smith
  • Simon Baltzell
  • Hon. Jairus Corydon Sheldon
  • Edwin Justin Udell
  • William Sadorus
  • Malinda Bartley
  • Robert Orr Porterfield
  • Andrew J. Rock
  • Lindsey Corbley
  • John Colvin
  • Paul W. Woody
  • John F. Schweizer
  • John Dallenbach
  • Henry Mortimer Russell

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