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Pioneers of Coles County Illinois by Etta Mae Allison

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Published by s.n. in [S.l .
Written in English


  • Allison family.,
  • Coles County (Ill.) -- History, Local.,
  • Coles County (Ill.) -- Biography.

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Statementwritten by Etta Mae Allison.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
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Open LibraryOL22889721M

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Pioneers of Coles County Illinois (Classic Reprint) [Allison, Etta Mae] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Pioneers of Coles County Illinois (Classic Reprint). Full text of "The History of Coles County, Illinois map of Coles County; history of Illinois history of Northwest Constitution of the United States, miscellaneous matters, &c., &c" See other formats. Consequently, Coles County was established on Christmas Day, , and was named for Edward Coles, Governor of Illinois in Charleston was designated the County Seat one year later, giving impetus for growth of the new settlement by Parker and its namesake Charles Morton. Early Coles County was much larger in area than it is today. Coles County County governments were originally created as administrative divisions of the states. Each state government in the country has designed, through its constitution and statutes, the authorities and powers that counties may exercise.

History of Madison County, Illinois: illustrated, with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers. t4^ "PIONEERSOFCOLES COUNTY" PART I. WhenDavidDrydenstartedto IllinoisfromFarmington,Bedford County,Tennessee,heputmy grandmother,HannahEvelineDry- denononeofthehorses,not hitchedtothecoveredvv'agon,to helpdrivethecattletheywere bringingtoanewandstrange countrytheyhadneverseenbe- fore. ThiswasJune10,andwhen . Folklore. Coles County is home to several well-known legends and folktales, including the Mad Gasser of Mattoon and the ghost of Mary Hawkins at Pemberton Hall. Michael Kleen has documented many of these tales, including the "witch's grave" of St. Omer Cemetery and story of "Rag Doll Cemetery," in his book Tales of Coles County, Illinois. The legend of "Rag Doll Cemetery" formed the basis of Congressional district: 15th. Portrait and Biographical Record of Clinton County, Illinois, COLES: History of Coles County, Illinois, Portrait and Biographical Album of Coles County, Illinois, Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Coles County, Farmer's Review of Coles County, Illinois, Pioneers of Coles County, Illinois, COOK.

Charleston Genealogy (in Coles County, IL) USA (1,,) > Illinois (45,) > Coles County () > Charleston (97). Note: This page primarily lists records kept at the city level. Additional records are listed on the county and state pages. Joseph Allison was born in Mecklinburg County, North Carolina, Feb. 11, and died Aug. , in Coles Comity, Illinois, near the village of Farmington. He married Margaret Ann Cathy, J and she died Oct. , near Farmington, Coles County, Illinois. In or '30 they left North Carolina, and moved to Gibson County. Subscribe to our newsletters to get updates about Illinois Public Media's role in giving voice to local arts, education, new ideas, and community needs, sent straight to your inbox. [email protected] History of Coles County, Illinois. By Charles Edward Wilson That was what the pioneers called the trees that were straight-grained, so as to be split easily. They knew when they felled a tree whether it was straight-grained or otherwise, and if it was a walnut or white-oak tree and the grain was straight, it was kept to make clapboards.