Carlinville History - Macoupin County Illinois
©1997 James Stratmann




Joseph C. Howell
June 14, 1856

Joseph C. Howell was born in New Jersey on the day of the Battle of New Orleans, 1815.

I made the first Map of Macoupin in 1851 and had it printed in Philadelphia. I made the first map of now the City of Carlinville some time before and a man by the name of Col. Muhleman made the second one.

Joseph C. Howell
This Book owned by Prof. J. D. Conley, Carlinville, Ill.
Loaned to C.M. Thompson, for State University, Champaign, Ill., April 25, 1912.

A Brief History of Macoupin County

Compiled from the Best Sources within our Reach Imperfect as they may be they will Still be of Some Interest perhaps to Some one to think of and Look over hereafter and such as we are able to get I shall Keep and preserve.

So far as the Early History of this Macoupin County is concerned there appears to Be considerable difficulty in arriving at the data Entirely correct from Mr. O.W. Hall of Carlinville we Learn what facts we have his impression of These things are Based upon June 14, 1856 the facts of His Father Jas Hall family Removing to Madison County Illinois from N.C. on about the Year 1816 or 1817 he is well Satisfied It was when the State that now is was as a Territory and while Living in Madison County they Frequently would Come up into what now is Macoupin County for purposes of Hunting this Section Being what was called at those times the Black Hawk hunting grounds. It was on one of these trips that a neighbor of James Hall took one of these trips and was impressed So with the appearance of this country that when he returned he concluded to Remove with his family which he did about the Year 1821 or 1822 and James Hall Removed his. His name was Seth Hodge and he Settled out on what is called Hodges Creek Some Ten Miles northwest from what is now Called Carlinville and there Continued to Live and Raised a Family at that time it was Supposed and without much doubt that he Seth Hodge was the only Family of While north of Cahokia Settlement which was some where in the neighbourhood of the present Town of Staunton in Macoupin County and of this Settlement hereafter we may have occasion to Speak.

1821 or 1822 Now James Hall with his family Removed about his county Settling on the Macoupin Creek Some Six or Eight Miles South West from Carlinville near what is Called the round bottom Close By the Railroad Track North Side of the Creek and East Side of Rail Road.

And a short time Before Mr. Hall Settled, There was one or Two Family with their Kin who had Settled on the South Side of the Macoupin Creek to the right of the Rail Road. There names were Abraham Smith and Evan Smith & Daniel Detrick and Shadrick Redick.

And about this same time there was a family Living at what is Called Dry point.

And also a family Settled at Honey Point by the name of Michael Dodd.

And another at what is called old Macoupin point or on Lake fork, which it was then called is not now recollected all of these places being on what was called the old Trace from St. Louis to the Sangamon Country.

At the same time that Seth Hodge Removed with his family there was a man by the name of John Love who also settled in the same neighbourhood.

In 1821 or 1822 or 1823 David Coops Settled on what is called Coops Creek and from which it Derived its name - and then removed to what is now called Coops Mound some time afterwards Six Miles NE of Carlinville.

And about this same time there was a Man by the name of Thomas Judy who Settled in the forks of the Creek on or about what is now Known as the Ibbertson Farm or Chism. These Three Families constituted the Settlements in the north and west parts of the County. During all these times the Indians were very plenty all over the County.

The Settlers during these time done but Little farming just a Sufficient amount of Corn was Raised for Bread and for Meats they mostly Depended on Wild Meat Deer those days being very plenty.

During these times the Settlers Had a great deal of Social feeling and appeared to Enjoy themselves much more than they do at present.

These times continued with but a Slight Change other than Settlement were being made in and on the South Borders of our County for Instance on the head or near the Head Waters of the Piasa Creek there was persons Settled.

And also on Cahokia Creek a Settlement was Commenced near where the present Town of Staunton is and extending North and Telemackus Camp perhaps was among the Earliest of them with also familys of Wilcox & others continuing to Settle farther up the creek.

1827

So far as Information Between these Last Mentioned dates and the present time (1827) when Joseph Borrough Removed from Madison Co Ill. He was raised in Virginia nothing certain can be gathered.

And Settled East of Carlinville on the Hill when he continued to Lived and raised a family nothing very Deffinite is Known Except that few persons now and then Kept Coming in to the County.

During the Year 1827 Theodorus Davis Settled Down on the Macoupin Creek just East of the main Traveled Road and there remained for Some time afterwards removing to the place South of the Creek on the Same Road when he remained untill about 1838 or 1839 when he removed with his family to Iowa.

And also at what was called Coops Mound 5 Miles North East of Carlinville a family by the name of David Coops & Sons Settled and from which this point took its name the Father of said family having Settled Some time previous on what is called Coops Creek in the South west part of the County and from which the Creek got its name.

1829

During the Year 1829 the County of Macoupin was organized from Madison & Green County & Sangamon County.

1829

On the 12th day of April 1829 the first Session of the County Court was held at the House of Joseph Borrough East of the present Town of Carlinville on the Hill Seth, William Wilcox, Theodorus Davis, Being the Members of Said Court and T.P. Hoxsey was the Clerk of the Court appointed.

1828

In 1828 Ezekial Good removed from Green County and Built a Log House East of the Old Plat (Known Lately as the old Good property) where ([Inserted between lines] Lot 6 & 7 in Block 11 on Main St East of Court House) he improved a Small farm Say Ten acres or more or Less outside of the Town plat his residence being in the Add to the Town on East and During the same Year 1828 a man by the name of Adcock Built the first House in what was now properly the Town of Carlinville in the Northwest part of the Town. Built of Logs near where the Old Methodist church once Stood outside of the Old Plat and E Good Built the next House East of the Square Spoken of above on Lot 1 & 2 in Blk 5 E. SW & McAffee addition on the East which it Turned out To be when the Town was Laied out and platted.

1829

In August of this Year (1829) The Town of Carlinville was Laied out by Seth Hodges & Ezekiel Good and Joseph Borrough, Surveyed the Orginal plat of the Town. Borrough Was the Surveyor.

30 acres of which was given to the County for the purpose of Laying out Said Town off of the SW 1/4 of 28 - 10 - 7 which was then owned by Seth Hodges & Ezekiel Good.

And Either in the fall of this Year John S Greathouse who Removed to this place from Edwardsville Ill Bought out Jos Borrough Interest in Said Town and continued to Live in and near the Town of Carlinville untill 1846 practising Law he Lived in the House East of the Square on Lot 71 & 72 which he thinks was about the Second House Built in the Town.

1829

And the 3rd House Built in the old plat of the Town was on the West Side of the Public Square on Lot No. 59. Built of Logs one Story High by unknown and P H Winchester, and William Starr of Edwardsville Sent a Young Man by the Name of William Barrett here with Some few Goods and in this House This Man Done Business for them and being the first Trading done in the place and most Likely in the County.

1831

The first preaching done in the Town of Carlinville was by Stith M. Otwell in the Old Log Court House which then Stood on the public Square he was of the Methodist Order and said Otwell was then Living in Madison County but afterwards Say about the Year 1835 removed to Carlinville where he continued to reside most of the time the Latter part of his Day in the Country was Spent, Two Miles West of our Town where he Died about the Year.

1832

The Order of the County Court was Made 8 March of this Year for the building of a County Jail of Hewed Timbers 18 feet Square which was built on or Before September 1833 18 ft Square.

1834

Frame Methodist Church was Built on Lot 2 Miller & Edwards West Add S M Otwell was appointed first Preacher. The Frame Seminary was Built on Lots 3 & 4 Miller & Edwards addition S. West pt of Town.

1836

The Presbyterian Church was built of Brick on Lot 7 & 8 Edwards Smith & McA Add.

1837

Brick Court House on the Public Square was built, ([Inserted between lines] Commenced in 1837) and finished in 1838. Baptist Church was also built this Year on Lot 110 South End Old Plat of Brick1.

This Church was Sold to the Methodist and they occupied it as Such Church and untill they Built on the North End of Lots 110 & 111.

1838

In June of this Year a Storm Came up from West and took off the Upper Story of the Store House on the East Side of the Square on the corner of Lot 64 O P property belong to Dr. Blackburn, Est.

1840

June 2 Todd was Hanged for the Murder of his Nephew.

1850

Oct Saw Mill Built by E Braley N E part of Town.

1851

About the 4th of June Cholera broke out in Carlinville as an Epidemic and abated about the Last of July. There Was some Twenty Five to Forty persons Carried off by it out of a population then the Town of 438.

1852

May 26 & 27 12 O'clock at Night the McWaine Tavern house Together With FW Hill grocery Store Burnt on the West Side of the Square South West Corner.

June 28/52 The Rails Were Laid to our Town and the Cars Came through from Alton to this point on said day Which was a great Sight for the people.

1852

Macoupin Statesman a Newspaper was Established in Carlinville by Jefferson L. Dugger the 1st Number was Issued March 4, 1852 (Double Super Royal Size) Political Complexion Whig.

Oct. 31 1853 Cherry & Odell Tavern with Cabinet Shop & Saddlery Shop & Two Store Rooms Burnt on Lot 73 O.P.

1854

Methodist Church was commenced in 1854 and finished in 1855. Built of Brick on Lots 110 & 111 Old Plat of Carlinville Contractor James Black Lived at Brighton Consecrated Sept. 23, 1855 Bishop Jayne officiated.

1854 was the most Remarkably Dry Season Ever. Known Crops of all Kinds almost a failure.

2nd The New County Jail was Built this Year on Lots 94 and 95 in the Old Plat of Carlinville of Brick Thos R. Corning Contractor.

1852

Frame Seminary on Lots 125, 126, 127 O P was Commenced this Year 2 Story Frame Built by Subscription and finished in 1853.

June 23, 1854 Andrew I. Nash was to have been hanged But his Sentence was Commuted to the penetentary for Life but he hung himself in the Jail.

1857

Chesin's & Blackburn Bank opened for Business Aug. 3, 1857.

1857

Brick School House Built on Lot 32 Oakland addition.

1856

Free Democrats Started by Kimball & Philips Freemont & Dayton.

1858

John Lancaster Built the first House of Brick on the Seminary Addition on the Lot 4 where the old farm House was.

1858

The first Catholic Church in the County of Macoupin was built at Carlinville During the Year on a Lot 556 in Blk 14 Edwards Smith & McAffee West & South add Foundation for German Luthern Church Laid on October of this Year.

1865

The Foundation for a New Irish Catholic Church ([Inserted between lines] on Lot 8 E. S. McAff West & South Add) was Laied During the Year 1865 and the Walls Were Built up in 1867 and Before the Roof was on a Storm Blew the Walls Down.

1859

June 30th Old Man Seavey was Murdered on Otter Creek 10 Miles North West of Carlinville. Supposed to be by a young Man by the Name of Atwood.

1868

On Monday Nov. 30 at one O'clock PM one Engleman was taken from our County Jail by a Mob and Hung on a Tree on Cherry Street near Lot one in Block 20. Said Engleman having cut the Throat of his Wife. She was the Daughter of our old citizen Elijah Mitchell Living Six Miles South of Carlinville.

The first No of a Newspaper Called the Conservative was Issued in Carlinville by Geo H Holliday March 24, 1868. Campaign paper Democratic but Lived a Short time only.

The foundation for the New Methodist Church was Commenced the Contractor Was a Mr. White of Springfield Ill the Corner Stone was Laied Sept 13th 1881 On Lots 108 & 109 O P Carlinville and the Building was Consecrated on.

The Old Methodist Church was Sold in 1883 to the City of Carlinville and it Was Remodeled into a City Hall and Opera House in the Year 1884, the Architect was Phifenbrook of Alton and it was open with Home Talent Tuesday Aug 12, 1884 assisted With Mrs. Peebles of St. Louis.

1853 Our population this Year was 790.

1854 Our Town population for this Year was 936.

1856

The Winter of 1855 and Spring was cold and a good deal of Snow Spring opened finely and farmers got their corn planted Early but had to Continue replanting up to June. The Wheat for this Year Turned out finely and good prices averaging about $1.00 per Bushel. A very heavy Crop A great deal More ground is being Broken and put in Wheat.

I spent Three Months East August Sept & Oct.

Carlinville and Macoupin Co Improved a good deal during the Year 1856.

The Carlinville Free Democrat was Established in 1856. The first Number of Which was Issued 7 August 1856. Proprietor William C. Phillips Politics Republican.

1857

This Year (1857) The Blackburn Theological Seminary was Commenced in this Year and was finished in 1858 and a preparatory School was opened in 1859 by John C. Downer Teacher.

1858

In this Year the Early part of the Season opened with poor prospects to the farmers Raining throughout the Spring to that Extent that great fears are felt for Wheat Crops and which proved very Destructive the Wheat Crop was Nearly all ruined by Rain and Lot to the farmers Many thoughout the County were Ruined.

Census of Carlinville July 1st 1853 - 789

[Conley Papers]

                    Black
(Pages 1,2)     M F    M F

P Brailey 2 7 5
E Brailey 3 7 5
L F Palmer 2 3 2
Dutch Weiser 2 2
A C Walker 1 1
John J Battie 3 3 5
Thos Shutt 1 4 2
N Boice 1 2 3
Brown 4 7 4
Mrs. Odell 4 16 11
Zeb Cherry 3 2 3 Martin Pocklington 2 4 2
Shoemaker 3 1
Rob Demoison 2 5 1
Lem Bishop 1 1
Weiser     3 2
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70 50

(Pages 3,4)

Dr. Webster 2 2
J H Gray 3 16 6
Gardner 1 4 2
Widow Taylors 2 2 3
B Eastham 3 2 5
Mark Crowder 2
McDonald 1 1 2
Sam Works 4 5   16
John Hall 5 5 5
Patrick Carmon 1 2
Dutch Baker 1 2 2
Frenchman 1 3 1
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45 46

(Pages 5,6)

                    Black
            M F     M F

D McDaniel 5 3 7
Wm. Weers Mr. 2 4
Thomas Madison 2 6 4
Wm. Reckart 3 2 3
Robt. Stewart 1 2
W. B. Brink 3 3 3 1
P. Sharp 1 3 6
Andres 1 2
Dr. Brock 1 2
G. B. Hix 1 3 1
R. W. Glass 2 6 1
Sam Gilbert 2 1
Jas Queen 5 9 2
Wm. Maddox 2 5 3
A. Cooper           1 1
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47     41

(Pages 7,8)

E. Page 2 3
B.T. Burke 2 4 3
Grubbs 2 4
Carter 3 3 3
Old man Gilbert 3 1
Thos Loveless 2 2 2
Wm. Daniels 1     4 1
John Loveless    3 2 4
Fitch McWairee 2 1
Martin O'Rouke 2 1
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    22 22

(Pages 9,10)

George Fishbuck 2 2
R.L. Berry 4 3 4
Sprowl 1 1
C.W.Vankirk 3 6 2
N.W. Howe 1 1
Mrs. Ovenshiner 2 1 3
Jos Keeler 3 2 5
              Black
              M F M F

Jas Scott 1 2 2
Levi Blockberger 3 1
Jas Neely 3 2 4
F.W. Hill 2 5 2
Abe Frank 3 1
Wm. Wright 1 2 2
Wesley Dugger 3 4 4
Jeff Adams 1 2 3
Robt. Park 2 3 4
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    42 41

(Pages 11,12)

Hardin Weatherford 1 1
S. Seaman 3 8 4
Mrs. McWaine 3 2 2
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      11 7

(Pages 13,14)

Morgan 2 2 3
Jos. Dugger 2 3 4
Mrs. Dugger 3 3 3
S. T. Mayo 2 2 7
A.M. Dubois 1 2 4
J.M. Palmer 2 3 4
Henry Fishback 2 2 7
J.L. Overstreet 3 1
Deitrich 1 1
Mrs. Birkby 2 1
Jos. Borrough 2 5 2
Mrs. McMannus 1 1 2
A.D. Keller 3 5 2
Rachael Boyd 3 1
Ande McNeeley 1 1
Mr. Oswell 4 2
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42 45

      Black
M  F      M  F

(Pages 15,16)

Reding Phelps      1 1
Jos. Philips         5 4 6
Jack Washburn    1 3
Jos. Davidson     1 2 2
Thos. Philips       1 1
Jas. Weatherford
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9 13

(Pages 17,18)

Thos. Allen 4 4 4
Full Smock 2 3
James Bagby 2 2 3
James Dooley 2 2 4
David Street 2 1
Dr. Mantello 2 1
Mrs. E.C. Gay 1 2 2
W. Waters 1 2 3
J.R. Watker 3 5 3
John Graham 3 4 3
Stephen Madison 3 3 2
Isaac Whittaker 2 1 5
John Reynolds 2 3 5
Dr. Logan 3 5 2
        Bishop 2 4 3
        Conly     1 2
        Brofey    3 1
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            47 47

(Pages 19,20)

Mrs. Whitworth 5 1
Const. Kelley 2 3 2
Widow Jordon 1 2 3
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         10 6
38 34 2 2
21 21

                   Black
            M F M F

47 47 9 13
42 45
          11 7
          42 41
          22 22     4 1
          47 41     2 1
          45 46
          70 50     1
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404 373
404
12
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789

Whites       Colored
M F            M F

(Pages 21,22)

Wm. Snow 2 3
Jos. Jolley 4 4 2
O'Neal 4 4 3
Henry Kelley 2 2
Henry Page 2 1 3
Alex Rule 1 1
Alex Johnson 3 1
Robt. Gwin 2 5 4
Wm. Trover 3 4 3
Widow Berry 1 3 1
John Shibley 3 4 2
A. S. Walker 2 3 3
Wm. Phelps 2 2 2
F. Taggairt 2 1 3
E. Wall 2 1 3
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         38 34

               Black
         M F    M F

(Pages 23,24)

John Hankins 1 3 2
James C. Lack 2 4
Jos. Cardwell 3 1
Widow Bates 1 2
John Melton 1 2
Perry 2 2
Daniel Fogerty 1 1
Wilson 1 2 3
Nelson 1 2
Wm. Collins 1 1
McRay 1 1
Mr. Scotton 1 3
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      4   21    21

Population of Carlinville, July 1st 1853 - 789

Population of Carlinville, August 11, 1854 - 936

White     Black
M F       M F

(Page 1)

James Dooley 2 4
M.D. Ramey 5 4
Mr. Allison 7 4
T. I. Corr 1 2
Josiah Borrough 5 4
James Bagby 3 3
George Fishback 3 2
R.L. Berry 4 4
Zeb Cherry 2 3
John Cherry 3 1
C. A. Walker 2 2
Mrs. Overshiner 1 4
Wm. Trover 2 3
Wm. Patterson 2 6
Wm. Snow 3 2
Wood Hill 5 1
S. Seaman 5 4
Lee Graham 1 1
Horatio Adams 4 2
Will Adams 1 1
Jef Adams 1 2
Judd 1 1
Mr. Kennet 8 1
Abe Frank 3 2
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     74 63

(Page 2)

Mrs. Odell 3
Mr. Hamilton 4
Henry Detrich 2 1
C. Shurtzer Tailor 1 2
Gov. Reynolds 6 4
A. Springer 3 3
Mr. Lynch 4 4

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           White     Black
           M F       M F
P. Brailey 3 3
E. Brailey 5 5
C. Andrest 2 1
John Penn 6 2
George Brailey 5 2 J.L. Dugger 1 1
Henry Wiser 2 2
James Fishback 2 2
Thos. Shult 2 3
N. Boice 1 4
G.N. Brown 5 3
Mr. Lockeman 2 2
Mrs. Mooney 1 2
Jo Horton 2 1
Dutch Reneker 1 1
Hick Grubbs 1 2          -----------
           57    57

[Pages 3]

Mr. Foot 1 2
John Hall 2 1
Dr. Webster 2 2
Mr. Baird 3 6
Macoupin Hotel 13 8
    Gardner 4 3
B. Eastham 3 3
M. Ryan 1 2
F. N. Bates 1 2
Michael O. Ryan 1 1
E. Page 1 2
F. M . Chapman 1 1
Mr. Cronan 1 1

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Sam Lowry 1 1
Widow Nash 2 4
Anderson 4 3
Jas. Carroll 4 2
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       45         44

White                   Black

             M F         M F
[Page 4]

Widow Berry 3 1
Robt. Gwin 1 4
Printer Kaughenberry 3 1
A. S. Walker 2 3
Wm. Phelps 2 3
Mr. Bush 4 4
Wm. B. Hicks 2 2
John Hankins 5 2
E. Wall 3 3
Mr. Pattison 2 3
Henry Page 2 3
Mr. O'Neal 5 3
Jas. McDonald 1 2

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The Eagle Hotel 10 5
J.H. Dugger 1 1
Wm. Maddox 3 2
Jas. Queen 11   3
M. Graham 3 3
Wm. Wright 1 2
George Hughes 3 2
J. Gilbert 3 1
R. W. Glass 6 1
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76        54

[Page 5]

G. B. Hicks 7 6     2
Henry Miller 3 1
Philip Shap 2 5
John Sharp 2 1
Fitch McWaine 3 1
W.H. Ryder 1 3
W.W. Freeman 1 1
Widow McWaine 2 3
White Black M F M F

J.S. Cotter 3 2
John Logan 5 2
Dr. Halderman 2 5
C.E. Dalrymple 1 3
John Robinson 2 2
Thos. Loveless 3 2
Mr. Prentice 3 2
Mr. Kee Gun Smith 1 1
Isaac Kell 6 4
Dutch Barber 1 3
Wm. Daniels 0 0 3 1
David McDaniel 3 7
Dr. Brink 2 2
John Loveless     2 4
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55    60                        3   3

[Page 6]

Wm. Morgan 2 2
Jesse Sutton 3 3
Jos. C. Dugger 3 5
Mrs. Dugger 1 1
Andrew Miller 2 3
S. T. Mayo 1 6
A McKim Dubois 2 3
John M. Palmer 2 6
Henry Fishback 2 4
John Overstreet 2 3 Widow Boyd 3 1
Harrison Robinson 1 2
Robt. Denison 2 5
Dutch W. Wiser 3 2
Widow Whitworth 2 4
Wm. McKee 2 1
S. S. Gilbert 3 2
Sam B. Dugger 1 4
George Tice (Dutch) 1 1
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38 58

White Black M F M F

[Page 7]

Wm. Shibley 4 2
Mr. Cain 4 1
S. L. Collins 3 2
David Street 1 1
E. E. Guy 2 1
E. C. Keller 5 5
Martin O'Rouke 2 1
John Boren 3 1
James R. Walker 5 2
James Waters 3 1
C.W. Van Kirk 4 2
Jos. Davidson 4 2
John Dougherty 6 4
Con. Kelley 3 3
Widow McManisus 2 1
Alexander Johnson 3 1
Thos. Philips 1 1
Mr. Crosby 2 2
John Sailor 5 3
Courier 2 1
Dr. Mantello 2 1
R. B. Phelps 3 1
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69 39

[Page 8]

Jos. Philips 2 6
Pence 1 3
A. McNeeley 1 3
Wm. Collins 2 1
Widow Bates 2 2
Jos. Cardwell 5 1
A. Lysle 2 2
Dan Foggerty 1 2
E. S. Wicklin 5 3
Reynolds(English) 1 3
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22 26

[Page 9]
Depot     White      Black
       M F M F

Sam Works 26 6
P. Cannon 1 2
B. Folley 9 2
M. O Neal 9 2
Julius Bowman 1 2
Mr. Undercover 2 4
M. Brofey 3 1
B.T. Burke 3 3            Isaac Whittaker 1 5
A. C. Turner 3 2
T. Lee 2 2
Mozeau 1
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61 31

[Page 10]

Wm. Daniels

Blk 4 3
61 31
22 26
69 39
38 58
55 60
76 54
45 44
57 57
74 63
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501 435
435
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936

[Conley Papers]

No of Houses Built in Carlinville 1858

[Page 1]

Frame Dwelling Stories V

Old Man Morgan
John Logan 2
Enock Wall 2
Mr. Poley 2
Frame by The Warehouses 1
Mr. Mounts 1
James Allens 2
James Drish 1
John Cherry 1
Frame House North Dick 2
Samuel S. Gilberts 2
Thos. Davis 2
John D. Sutton 2
Thos. Lee by the Machine Shop 1
Sam Browns

[Page 2]
Additions Stories Value
Charly Barbers
John Hall
Milton McClelure

[Page 3]
Brick Dwellings Story Value
Catholic Church
German Luthern Church
Foundation Laid in Oct.

[Page 4]

Brick Stores or Shops Story Value

Henry Detrick 2
Abe Frank 2
Thomas Miller 2
[Page 5]
Frame StablesEnoch Wall
T. G. Lofton
Brick or Stone Stables

[Page 6]
Frame Store
Jas. Fishback
Charles Page
Michael Carmon
John Graham

[Conley Papers]

List of Houses Built in Carlinville the Year 1857

[Page 1] Brick Stores

1. Page & Andrews
2. Shutt & Keller
3. Simons
4. H. Bartels
5. H. Wiser
6. Dutch
7. Dutch
8. Mr. Bloomfield
9. School House East pt Town
10. Berry & Overstreet
11. Dutch Butcher Shop
12. John Lancaster

[Page 2]
Brick Dwellings
1. Dutch Preacher House
2. Jos. Cardwell 3. Do

[Page 3]
Frame Dwellings
1. Abe Franks
2. North pt Town by Mill
3. Mr. Crude
4. Braley out by McClure
5. M.D. Ramey
6. Miller Huskey
7. Dutch Widow adj Cadwell
8. Dutch Bodie
9. Do by Copeman property
10. South of Grave Yard
11. Thos. Millers
12. Jack Weavers Add
13. On Church Lots (South)
14. Adam Waggoners
15. Thomas
16. Mr. Cain
17. Mr. Head
18. North pt Town South of McDaniels
19. Pense New House
20. Old Man Morgan

[Page 4]
Frame Shops
1. Peter Hines
2. Chapino Add to Store
3. Wiser Carpenter Shop
4. Cabinet Shop
5. Lumberman Office
6. Wagon Shop
7. Shibley new Blacksmith

[Page 5]
Stables
Sykes Watkins
Jacob Kellar
Ezra Kellars
Miller Huskey addition

[Page 6]
On Seminary Ground
1. Wm. Pattisons Dwelling
2. John Lancaster
Brick House on Seminary Grounds
John Lancaster

[Conley Papers]

Houses Built in Carlinville During the Year 1856

[Page 1]
Stables Frame

1. I. A. Chusnut
2. Gardners
3. George Smith
4. Walker Tavern Stable

[Page 2]
Shops Frame
1. W. N. Shibley
2. Boring & N Machine
3. Braley Blacksmith Shop
4. Riley & Bro. Back Shop
5. G. Braley & Co. Machine
6. Sam Gilbert Office
7. John Graham Grocery

[Page 3]

Dwellings Frame

1. John W. Hankins
2. Owens South pt Town
3. Milo Graham
4. James Kelley Irishman
5. Dutch House East of Brick Kiln
6. Robert Gardners
7. A. Glessner
8. House opposite R. Hankins
9. House Back of this
10. A. Glessners South pt Town
11. Dutch House West of Sam Lewis
12. Egbert Page
13. Unknown } Fishback
14. Do } add 15. Hankins Hotel 16. Neals Dwelling 17. Fannans "

[Page 4]
1. G. W. Hamilton
2. R. L. Berry
3. Add to P. Braleys
4. W. N. Shibley

[Page 5]
Brick Dwellings
1. Sykes Watkins

[Page 6]
Brick Store or Dwellings
1. C. Andrist
2. Chapino Store & Dwell
3. Walker Phelps & Co Add
4. Dutch on S W Side Square
5. Small Brick Dwelling South Town


[Conley Papers]

List of Houses Built in 1855 From Jan. 1st to Dec. 31, 1855

Stables &

1. John Hankins Frame
2. N. Boice do
3. Dan Dorman do

Smoke Houses

1. Wm. Snow Frame
2. Henry Detrick Frame
3. John A. Chestnut Brick

Brick & Frame

1. Charles Shutze Brick & Frame
2. Mr. Hines Brick & Frame
3. H. Briner
4. Henry Wiser Add
5.Dutch Butcher

Dwelling Houses

1. Phillip Sharp Frame D
2. R. Hankins Frame Add D
3. James Queen Frame Add D
4. Daniel Dorman Frame Add D
5. Josiah Borrough (near Dennisons) D
6. E. Brailey D
7. John Boring Add D
8. Dan Fogerty D
9. Mr. Lynch Add D
10. Miller Husky Add D
11. Mark Crowder D
12. Hick Grubbs D
13. Sam Gilberts Add D
14. John Sharp Add D
15. Lark Loury D
16 Robt. Dennison Add D
17 Davidson Hankins Add D

List of Houses Built in Carlinville 1855

1. Old Man Morgan Frame Dwelling
2. Mr. Irishmans near Duffs Frame Dwelling
3. M.D. Ramey Brailey do
4. Martin O'Rouke D
5. John Sutton D
6. Joseph Sutton D

Houses Built in 1855

1. John A. Halderman Brick D
2. Dutchman Miller do D
3. Thos. Shutt do D
4. John Overstreet do Store
5. C. H. C. Duderson do do
6. Page & Ryders do do

Shops

1. John Graham Frame Grocery
2. Bowen & Co. do Shop ad
3. Groves do Cooper Shops
4. Mills do Shop
5. Fitch McWaine do Shop
6. Braley & Co Foundry

[Conley Papers]

List of Houses Built in Carlinville Since Jan. 1st 1854

[Page 1]

Public Buildings

County Jail
Methodist Church
Floating Palace

[Page 2]

J.M. Palmer Office
Wood Mill Store
R.L. Berry Shop
Boring Carpenter Shop
John Weer Warehouse
Brailey Machine Shop
Pocklington Office
Dr. Webster do
Coss Shop
Butcher Shop

[Page 3]
C Andrest Shop
R.L. Berry add to Shop

[Page 4]
E.L. Page Dwelling
John Dougherty do
James Neeley do
Mr. Merritts do
E.C. Keller do
John Cherry do
John Lancaster do
George Craig do
Mort Nantze do
James Dooley do

No of Houses Built in Carlinville Since Jan. 1st 1854

[Page 5]

1. Bates Dwelling
2. New Grocery at Depot
[3] S. Womack Dwelling
4. Thos. Corning do
5. John Cherry do
6. Allisons do
7. Josiah Borrough do
8. Andrew Miller do
9. John Sharp do

[Page 6]
10. John Shibley Dwelling
11. Grubbs do
12. Jos. Dugger do
13. Mills do
14. Hicks do
15. George Smith do
16. Pence do
17. Capt. Lewis do
18. Henry Detrich do

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19. Jeff Corr Dwelling
20. Jesse Sutton do
21. N. Boice do
22. Jas. Fishback do
23. Wm. Trover do
24. Irish Dwelling near Rail Road
25. James Waters Dwelling
26. Mrs. Penns Dwelling
27. House in front of Saw Mill D
28. Widow Weatherford D

[Page 8]
Zeb Cherry New House
Dutch House near Walker Stable
Morgan Dwelling
Lowry Dwelling

[Page 9]
Old man Crowders D
Dutch Barbers D
Henry Detrick (add) D
Henry Miller D
H Adams to Dwelling

[Page 10]
    Stables
Wm. Snow Stables
C.A. Walker Stables
James Bagby do
Thos. Shutt do
E & P Brailey do
Stephen Womack do
E. Brailey do
Horatio Adams do
Mills & Gardner do

[Conley Papers]

R L U.S

STATE Illinois

Name of Club, Virden Republican Club
Post Office, Virden
County, Macoupin

1840 VOTERS

Republican Democratic Doubtful Third Party

Jacob Groves       J.M. Bronaugh
R. C. Brown
A.D. Holliday
James Morrison
Harvey Hays
Harmon Hays
Jacob Utt
Wm. Stevens
Edward Everts
Hon Jonathan Plowman
John J. Smith
John L. Morrell
Samuel Crawford
Wm. C. Baldwin
Henry Burch

[Conley Papers]

1840 Veterans

At a meeting of the old veterans who voted for Gen. W.H. Harrison in 1840 held in the Court House on the 18th day of August 1888 Capt. Samuel Welton was Called to the chair and J. C. Howell appointed sec.

Upon motion it was resolved to organize a Harrison & Morton Club.
Upon Motion Saml Welton was elected president and J. C. Howell was elected secretary.

A roll of members was then prepared and the following names were enrolled.

Samuel Welton      Zachariah Waters
Jos. C. Howell       William Morgan
John C. Ramey       Eluir Dooley
Sylvenus Seamen     James Allen
Ellison Braley        M.M. Gulick Sept. 1/88
Philander Braley     G. W. Ward Sept. 1/88
Peter Keplinger      S. T. Mayo Sept. 1/88
Abraham K. Netherton     C. W. Vankirk Sept. 1/88

(voted for V. in 1840)
Darius Swaim        S.C. Stoddard
Aron Comer          Jacob Groves Virden

R. C. Brown

Meeting adjd. To meet Sept. 1st 1888 at the Court House.

Saml Welton Chairman
J.C. Howell Sectry

[Conley Papers]

Macoupin County

List of 1840 voters who support Harrison in 1888.

Samuel Welton Carlinville
Jos. C. Howell Carlinville
John C. Ramey Brushey, Md.
Sylvenus Seaman Carlinville
Ellison Braley Carlinville
Philander Braley Carlinville
Peter Kiplinger Carlinville
Abraham K. Netherton Gillisper
Darius Swain Carlinville
Aaron Comer Bird
Zachariah Waters Bird
Wm. Morgan Brushey, Md.
Elihu Dooley Brushey, Md.
James Allen Carlinville
M.M. Gulick Plainview
G. W. Ward Brushey Md.
S. T. Mayo Carlinville
C. W. VanKirk, sr., Carlinville
S. C. Stoddard Brushey Md.
Jacob Groves Virdin
R. C. Brown Virdin
A. (R) D. Holliday Virdin
James Morrison Virdin
Harvey Hays Virdin
Harmon Hays Virdin
Jacob Utt Virdin
Wm. Stevenson Virdin
Edward Everts Virdin
Hon. Jonathan Plowman Virdin
John S. Smith Virdin
John L. Morrell Virden
Samuel Crawford Virden
Wm. C. Baldwin Virden
Henry Burch Virden
J.N. Bronaugh Virden
S. M. Emery Shipman
Sampson Groves Carlinville
E.B. Eldrid Polk
Edward Rhoades Polk
Edward W. Johnson Shaws Point

[Conley Papers]
Richard Wilhelms & family settled on the NE NE 24 - 7 - 7 - in Macoupin county in the winter of the year 1819 or 20 and lived in a hollow Sycamore tree a part of the Winter until he got his cabin up. John Levi & Seth T. Hodges came from the neighborhood of Collinsville - & David Roach & John Harrington came from Lambs Point in Madison co over 10 miles to help him to put up his cabin. One Joseph Vincent measured the tree in which Wilhems & family lived with a 10 foot rail and found that it was the lingth of a 10 foot rail in the clear, the tree is on the NW 1/4 of Sec 19 - 7 - 8 - entered by Telmachus Camp in August 1819 - the remains of the stump is yet to be seen this 12th April 1870 -the above facts are from William C. Purdy now living on the NE NE 24 - 7- 7 -Telemachus Camp settled in that neighborhood about same time Wilhelms did.



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