HISTORY OF FORD COUNTY

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Aborigines 11
Early Discoveries 13
Indians 16
The Illinois 21
Pottawattamies 23
Kickapoos 25
Northwest Territory 27
The State of Illinois 31
Governors of Illinois 32
General Description of Illinois 32
History of Illinois 34
Explanation of Government Surveys 36
Economic Resources of Illinois 36
Ford County 45
Ford County Organized 48
County Government 54
Board of Supervisors 56
Monuments to the Soldiers Dead 64
Battles for County Seat 64
County Government 67
County Clerk 68
County Treasurer 69
County Recorder 70
Clerk of Courts 70
Sheriff 71
County Superintendent 72
State's Attorney 73
Probate Judge 74
County Surveyor 74
County Coroner 75
Other County Offices 75
County Board 75
Township Government 76
Paxton 78
Patton Township 107
Drummer Township 117
Gibson City 121
Button Township 127
Clarence 128
Reminiscences by Mrs. Jane Patton
Dix Township 161
Elliott 162
Pella Township 166
Wall Township 168
Lyman Township 170
Roberts 173
Mona Township 178
Kempton 181
Rogers Township 183
Cabery 184
Peach Orchard Township 186
Melvin 189
Sullivant Township 194
Sibley 194
Brenton Township 197
Piper City 198
Reminiscences
Swedes in Ford County 217
Statistics 223
Farm Drainage of Ford County 224
Ford County Fairs 226
Farmers' Clubs 228
Schools of Ford County 229
Church History 243
Ford County Newspapers 267
Physicians of Ford County 273
Ford County Bar 274
Ford Circuit Court 288
County Officials 297
First Courthouse 299
Sheriff 's Residence and Jail 300
Newport House 303
Almshouse and Poor Farm
Lafayette, Bloomington and Mississippi Railroad Bonds 306
War of the Rebellion
G. A. R. Posts
Piper City Guards
Reminiscences by R. R. Murdock
Biographical

Table of Contents extracted 13 Oct 2016 by Norma Hass from History of Ford County, Illinois, Volume 2, published in 1908.

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