Location: Johnson County IL

Use Of Tobacco Among North American Indians

Tobacco has been one of the most important gifts from the New World to the Old. In spite of the attempts of various authors to prove its Old World origin there can be no doubt that it was introduced into both Europe and Africa from America. Most species of Nicotiana are native to the New World, and there are only a few species which are undoubtedly extra- American. The custom of smoking is also characteristic of America. It was thoroughly established throughout eastern North and South America at the time of the discovery; and the early explorers, from Columbus on, speak of it as a strange and novel practice which they often find it hard to describe. It played an important part in many religious ceremonies, and the beliefs and observances connected with it are in themselves proof of its antiquity. Hundreds of pipes have been found in the pre-Columbian mounds and village sites of the eastern United States and, although these remains cannot be dated, some of them must be of considerable age. In the southwestern United States the Basket Makers, an ancient people whose remains are found below those of the prehistoric Cliff Dwellers, were smoking pipes at a time which could not have been much later than the beginning of our era.

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Illinois, Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Records, 1695-1956

A help guide for accessing the images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation (to 1907), marriage (to 1930) or death (to 1956) in the Diocese of Belleville (Illinois), Roman Catholic Church. The index to some volumes may reference pages within a given volume beyond current publication dates. As such, these images are not currently available. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes a small number of census, church history, family and financial records. To assist the researcher I have broken down the available registers by county and name of parish, including the years covered by those parish records.

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Biography of Hon. William A. Pearce

HON. WILLIAM A. PEARCE. The practical value of shrewdness and discrimination combined with strict probity is exemplified in the prosperous condition of those who transact business on these principles. Mr. Pearce is a man who has kept fully abreast of the times in the matter of enterprise, and is considered one of the most substantial and useful citizens of the town of Doniphan, Missouri He is a native of the Prairie State, born in Vienna in 1861, and is the son of I. N. Pearce, formerly a prominent merchant of Vienna. The father came to Missouri in 1878, settled in Butler County, and has held the office of probate judge almost ever since going there. He is now about seventy-nine years of age. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now William A. Pearce grew up in Vienna, Illinois, received his education in the public schools, and then branched out as a printer, working on the Old Yeoman. He left there in 1878 and came to this county,...

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Biography of R. I. January

R. I. JANUARY. Youth is not a bar to promotion, for the American people have learned that ability is not measured by the length of time man has spent upon earth. Some men might live a thousand years and not know anything, and others are bright and able to take their places among men long before they have arrived at mature manhood. The subject of this sketch belongs to the latter class, for he was bright at school, brilliant as a student of law, and now that he is a member of the bar, has a good practice, which rapidly increases from year to year, R. I. January is a native of this State, born in Oregon County October 26, 1850. Son of Joab and Amanda M. (Ward) January. The father was a native of Tennessee and of French origin. For many years he lived in Memphis, but in 1846 he came to Oregon County, Missouri, and there followed farming and stockraising until his death in 1860. His wife also passed away in that county. She was of Irish descent. Mr. January was a soldier in the Mexican War. Seven children were born to this estimable couple: George W., of Graniteville, Missouri; Sallie, wife of Gentry Moyer, of Iron County; R. I., subject; Annis, wife of William H. Shy, of this county; Joseph F., who is living at Lesterville,...

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Biography of Henry H. Stone

HENRY H. STONE. If industry, hard work and ceaseless activity, united with a strong and determined pers everance can accomplish anything in this world, then Mr. Stone is bound to succeed, for in him are to be found all the characteristics mentioned, and indeed he is deserving of more than ordinary credit for his career thus far in life. He is a product of the Sucker State, born in Johnson County February 12, 1845. He is the son of Thomas and Esther (May) Stone, both natives of Kentucky. The grandfather, Reuben Stone, was born in North Carolina, but at an early age emigrated to Kentucky, where his son Thomas grew to manhood. The latter is a mechanic by trade and has followed that all his life. He moved from his native State to Johnson County, Illinois, where he married Miss Esther E. May, and made his home there for a number of years, holding while there the office of justice of the peace for some time, moving thence to Jackson County, where the subject of our sketch was raised and educated. About 1889 he came to Billings, and there his wife died in October, 1892. She was a worthy member of the Baptist Church and Mr. Stone holds membership in the same at the present time. He is still living in Billings, and is retired from the active duties...

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Biography of John M. Copeland

John M. Copeland is one of the three survivors of that group of pioneers who constituted the original settlement of Glasco in Cloud County. His name had been closely identified with the pioneer history of that loeality for more than forty-five years. His part had been an honorable one, had been useful both in what he had accomplished as a private citizen and as a business man and public spirited factor in local affairs. Apart from his service as a soldier during the Civil war his life had not been one of conspicuous activities, and his accomplishments have come through the formal expression and exercise of the strength and talents granted him and through a realization of his personal responsibilities and duties to his community. Though Cloud County had been settled and occupied by white men less than half a century, only a few parcels of land do not show several ownerships and transfers. An exception to this rule is the case of Mr. Copeland, who still owned the old homestead which he took up in 1870. The first year he came here he broke some of his land and succeeded by the following year in making the products of his farm support himself and family. Only a few of the early settlers were able to do this. Mr. Copeland was one of the associates who laid out the...

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Felts, Mildred Bertha Gore Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Mildred Bertha Felts, 99, of Baker City, died Aug. 29, 2004, at her home. Her funeral was Friday at the Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City, Ill. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City. The Rev. Shelly E. Forrest of the First United Methodist Church in Johnston City conducted the services. There will be a memorial service for her at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baker United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. The Rev. Jack Bynum will officiate. Mildred was born on Aug. 5, 1905, to Simeon Addison Gore and Mary Catherine Roach Gore at Elvira, Ill. Elvira was a small neighborhood area consisting mostly of her grandfather, Dr. T.B. Gore’s, general store, doctor’s office, post office, home, and small farming area. A few relatives and neighbors were scattered in the area. When she was 3 or 4, the family moved to Buncombe, Ill., where her father accepted a job as rural mail carrier on a 30-mile route out of Buncombe. She had three sisters, Edythe, Beulah, and Blanche; and three brothers, Ralph, J.C. and Everett. She and her brothers and sisters attended the Elvira and Buncombe schools until she was 15 and the family moved to West Frankfort, Ill., and on to Johnston City, Ill., where she graduated from high school in 1924. She worked at the Johnston City ice plant for...

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Felts, Mildred Bertha Gore Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Mildred Bertha Felts, 99, of Baker City, died Aug. 29, 2004, at her home. Her funeral was Friday at the Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City, Ill. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City. The Rev. Shelly E. Forrest of the First United Methodist Church in Johnston City conducted the services. There will be a memorial service for her at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baker United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. The Rev. Jack Bynum will officiate. Mildred was born on Aug. 5, 1905, to Simeon Addison Gore and Mary Catherine Roach Gore at Elvira, Ill. Elvira was a small neighborhood area consisting mostly of her grandfather, Dr. T.B. Gore’s, general store, doctor’s office, post office, home, and small farming area. A few relatives and neighbors were scattered in the area. When she was 3 or 4, the family moved to Buncombe, Ill., where her father accepted a job as rural mail carrier on a 30-mile route out of Buncombe. She had three sisters, Edythe, Beulah, and Blanche; and three brothers, Ralph, J.C. and Everett. She and her brothers and sisters attended the Elvira and Buncombe schools until she was 15 and the family moved to West Frankfort, Ill., and on to Johnston City, Ill., where she graduated from high school in 1924. She worked at the Johnston City ice plant for...

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1818 Johnson County, Illinois Census

  Name: Head of Household Page: Page of Census Listing Range of Ages: 1st Number – Free white males 21 yr. and upwards 2nd Number – All other white inhabitants 3rd Number – Free persons of colour 4th Number – Servants or slaves   Name Page # Range of Ages Allen, Jesse 113 00-05-00-00 Bain, James 112 01-07-00-00 Baker, Elijah 115 01-02-00-00 Baker, James 115 01-01-00-00 Bivens, Wheeler 113 01-02-00-00 Boren, Willis 113 01-07-00-00 Bowman, John 115 01-05-00-00 Brasele, George 114 01-08-00-00 Bridges, John 113 01-08-00-00 Brown, Aron B. 113 01-01-00-01 Burk, Charles 113 01-04-00-00 Burk, Richard 113 01-07-00-00 Carter, Ricks 113 01-06-00-00 Cherry, William 113 01-05-00-06 Choat, Squire 115 01-08-00-00 Cochran, Moses 113 01-05-00-00 Coghorn, James, Sr. 114 01-04-00-00 Coghren, Andrew 112 01-08-00-00 Cooper, John L. 114 01-01-00-00 Cooper, John 114 01-11-00-00 Copeland, John 114 01-08-00-06 Copeland, William 114 01-08-00-00 Crunk, James 115 01-04-00-00 Doyle, Thomas 114 01-01-00-00 Dugless, Thomas H. 115 01-02-00-00 Elems, David 115 01-12-00-00 Elkins, John 114 01-04-00-00 Elkins, Joshua 114 01-07-00-00 Elkins, William 114 01-02-00-00 Fane, Jesse 114 00-02-00-00 Finney, James 112 01-00-00-01 Godthard, William 113 01-07-00-00 Gore, John W. 114 01-07-00-00 Gore, Joshua, Sr. 115 01-02-00-00 Graves, Fredrick 115 01-01-00-00 Graves, John S. 115 01-05-00-00 Gressham, John 113 01-11-00-00 Grogan, Spencer 115 01-07-00-00 Gurley, Benjamin 114 01-01-00-00 Hancock, Bennet 114 01-09-00-00 Hancock, John 115 01-01-00-00 Hancock, Robert 114 01-00-00-00 Harvick, Adam 112 01-03-00-00...

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