History Of Mcdonough County, Illinois; Its Cities, Towns And Villages, With Early Reminiscences…

Paperback | May 21, 2012

byS. J. Clarke

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 Excerpt: ...are yet in existence, and held as precious heirlooms by their possessors. On the twenty-fourth day of November, 1825, he was married to Eliza Swink Russell, daughter of Samuel Russell, in Green county, Kentucky. Samuel Russell was well known as one of the pioneers of this county. Twelve children were born unto them, four only of whom are now living, viz: Margaret M., wife of Corydou C. Chapman, Christopher Columbus, Samuel James, and Annie E., wife of Sidney S. Chapman. In the fall of 1830 he remored with his family to this county, where he has since resided, being well known to nearly every citizen, especially the older settlers. For many years in the early day he run a "tavern,"1 which at that time was more of a public resort than the "hotel" of to-day. Here the people for miles around assembled to discuss the news of the time and to indulge in drink For four years he was town constable! and eight years a justice of the peace. During the first four years he was justice he tried over niue hundred cases, a very large docket at that time. He was ever ready to render a decision, and as soon as a case on trial was finished, his judgment was rendered and recorded in his docket. Of all the cases appealed from his decision to the Circuit Court, he never had a judgment reversed. Few justices transacting the amount of business done by him can say as much. David Clarke is full six feet in height, well built, and has au excellent constitution. He is also a man of iron will--one that cannot be swerved from that he considers right. When he declares his iuteutiou of doing anything, if in the range of possibilities, it will be done. In the early part of 1841, while under the influence of intoxicating drinks, a habit which, unfortunately, had had grown...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 Excerpt: ...are yet in existence, and held as precious heirlooms by their possessors. On the twenty-fourth day of November, 1825, he was mar...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.61 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217491049

ISBN - 13:9780217491044

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