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The History of Jackson County, Iowa

Containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &c., biographical sketches of citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion ... history of the Northwest, history of Iowa ... miscellaneous matters, &c ...

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This edition was published in by Western Historical Company in Chicago, USA.

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The History of Jackson County, Iowa

Containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &c., biographical sketches of citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion ... history of the Northwest, history of Iowa ... miscellaneous matters, &c ...

First published in 1879



The History of Jackson County, Iowa

Containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &c., biographical sketches of citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion ... history of the Northwest, history of Iowa ... miscellaneous matters, &c ...

This edition was published in by Western Historical Company in Chicago, USA.


Table of Contents

HISTORY NORTHWEST AND STATE OF IOWA
History Northwest Territory 19
Geographical Position 19
Early Explorations 20
Discovery of the Ohio 32
English Explorations and Settlements 34
American Settlements 59
Division of the Northwest Territory 65
Tecumseh and the War of 1812 69
Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 73
Other Indian Troubles 79
Present Condition of the Northwest 79
Illinois 88
Illinois 257
Indiana 259
Iowa 260
Michigan 263
Wisconsin 264
Minnesota 266
Nebraska 267
History of Iowa 109
Geographical Situation 109
Topography 109
Drainage System 110
Rivers 111
Lakes 118
Springs 119
Prairies 120
Geology 120
Climatology 137
Discovery and Occupation 139
Territory 147
Indians 147
Pike's Expedition 151
Indian Wars 152
Black Hawk War 157
Indian Purchase, Reserves and Treaties 159
Spanish Grants 163
Half-Breed Tract 164
Early Settlements 166
Territorial History 173
Roundary Question 177
State Organization 181
Growth and Progress 185
Agricultural College and Farm 186
State University 187
State Historical Society 193
Penitentiaries 194
Insane Hospitals 195
College for the Blind 197
Deaf and Dumb Institutions 199
Soldiers' Orphans' Homes 199
State Normal School 201
Asylum for Feeble Minded Children 201
Reform School 202
Fish Hatching Establishment 203
Public Lands 204
Public Schools 218
Political Record 223
War Record 229
-- Infantry 233
-- Cavalry 244
-- Artillery 247
-- Miscellaneous 248
-- Promotions for Iowa Regiments 249
-- Number Casualties -- Officers 250
-- Number Casualties -- Enlisted Men 252
-- Number Volunteers 254
Population 255
Agricultural Statistics 320
ABSTRACT OF IOWA STATE LAWS
Adoption of Children 303
Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes 293
Commercial Terms 305
Capital Punishment 298
Charitable, Scientific and Religious Associations 316
Descent 293
Damages from Trespass 300
Exemptions from Execution 298
Estrays 299
Forms:
Articles of Agreement 307
Bills of Sale 308
Bond of Deed 315
Bills of Purchase 306
Chattel Mortgage 314
Confession of Judgment 306
Lease 312
Mortgages 310
Notice to Quit 309
Notes 306,313
Orders 306
Quit Claim Deed 315
Receipts 306
Wills and Codicils 309
Warranty Deed 314
Fences 300
Interest 293
Intoxicating Liquors 317
Jurisdiction of Courts 297
Jurors 297
Limitation of Actions 297
Landlord and Tenant 304
Married Women 298
Marks and Brands 300
Mechanics' Liens 301
Roads and Bridges 302
Surveyors and Surveys 303
Suggestions to Persons Purchasing Books by Subscription 319
Support of Poor 303
Taxes 295
Wills and Estates 293
Weights and Measures 305
Wolf Scalps 300
ILLUSTRATIONS
Source of the Mississippi 22
La Salle Landing on the Shore of Green Bay 24
Buffalo Hunt 26
Trapping 28
Mouth of the Mississippi 31
High Bridge 33
Pontiac, the Ottawa Chieftain 42
Indians Attacking Frontiersmen 55
Present Site Lake Street, Chicago, 1833 58
A Pioneer Dwelling 60
Lake Bluff 62
Tecumseh, the Shawanoe Chieftain 68
Indians Attacking a Stockade 71
Black Hawk, the Sac Chieftain 74
Old Fort Dearborn, 1830 79
Lincoln Monument 80
A Pioneer School House 81
Chicago in 1833 82
Hunting Prairie Wolves 85
Kinzie House 87
Starved Rock 89
An Early Settlement 108
MISCELLANEOUS
Map of Jackson County Front
Constitution of United States 269
Vote for President, Governor and Congressmen 283
Practical Rules for Every-Day Use 284
United States Government Land Measure 287
Surveyor's Measure 288
How to Keep Accounts 288
Interest Table 289
Miscellaneous Table 289
Names of the States of the Union and their Significations 290
Population of the United States 291
Population of Fifty Principal Cities of the United States 291
Population and Area of the United States 292
Population of the Principal Countries in the World 292
HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY
Anti-Pioneer Times 323
County Organization 327
Township Organization 329
County Commissioners' Business 330
Probate Court 331
First Settler 332
First Sermon 332
First Deed 333
Club Law and Claims 333
The County Seat 335
County Supervisors 338
Embezzlements 341
Bridges 342
County Poor Farm 343
County Jail 344
County Finances 345
Statistics 347
Geological 349
Burt's Cave 350
Hunter's Caves 352
Descriptive Geography 353
Streams 354
Natural Products 355
Timber 355
Surface 356
Arrival of Outlaws in Bellevue 356
A Real-Estate Transaction 362
The Groff-Davis Tragedy 363
A Checkered Life 366
A Romance 368
Citizens' Association 371
The Bandit's Den 372
A Deputy's Bravery and What Came of It 374
James Thompson 377
A Temporary Reform 280
Smuggled Spoils 381
Killing of James Thompson 382
The Gunpowder Plot 387
The Thieves' Last Haul 390
A General Arrest Proposed 392
The Bellevue War 396
The Assault on Brown's Hotel 398
The Thieves Tried and Sentenced 398
Jackson-Perkins Murder and Execution 403
Fate of Alexander Grifford 405
Vigilance Committee 405
Barger Murder and Lynching 406
The Cronk Murder Trial 407
Lead Exploration in 1834 413
The Winter of 1842-43 -- Incidents 417
A Bridegroom's Disappointment 418
The Iowa Band 419
Vosburg's Hunting Yarn 419
A Defeated Congressman 418
Pioneer Honor 421
A Disgusted Barber 422
The First Woman's Crusade 423
Incidents 423
Court Incidents 426
Court Resolutions 428
Truth Stranger than Fiction 428
A Distressing Accident 431
Monmouth's Centennial 431
Fairfield's Centennial 434
Railroads 434
Agricultural Society 440
Horticultural 442
Political 443
Vote 1876-1878 444
Educational 444
County Officers 449
Township Officers 449
Legislative Representation 452
War History 453
Roster Volunteers 463
Maquoketa 487
Andrew 521
Bellevue 531
Sabula 562
Miles 587
Preston 595
Baldwin 601
Monmouth 603
Spragueville 606
Van Buren 607
Fulton 607
Spring Brook 607
St. Donatus 607
Mill Rock 608
Canton 608
Ozark 608
Nashville 608
La Motte 611
Zwingle 611
Cottonville 611
Sterling 611
Iron Hill 611
Otter Creek 611
Correspondence on the Bellevue War 612
Vote 1879 620
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
Bellevue 657
Brandon 757
Butler 764
Fairfield 773
Farmer's Creek 743
Iowa 702
Jackson 765
Maquoketa 621
Monmouth 651
Otter Creek 750
Perry 724
Prairie Springs 685
Richland 688
South Fork 641
Tete des Morts 678
Union 693
Van Burten 716
Washington 709
Too Late for Insertion 782,783
LITHOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS
Mrs. N. R. Allen 627
N. Butterworth 411
A. L. Bartholomew 717
Mrs. Juliett Carman 447
Thomas W. Cassin 663
James Dunne 753
Z. De Groat 339
Charles M. Dunbar 645
J. M. Fitzgerald 519
James D. Gage 483
Mrs. J. E. Goodenow 501
J. E. Goodenow 321
M. G. Hyler 537
J. J. Hofstetter 699
J. Hilsinger 429
N. Kilborn 393
George W. Kelsall 609
George W. Keister 771
L. Millar 555
J. W. Miles 591
Theo. Niemann 681
E. G. Potter 375
Asher Riley 465
J. G. Sugg 587
Henry Specht 605
B. R. Thomas 735
E. A. Wood 573
W. A. Warren 357

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