Putnam County

1880 Records of the Olden Time

Published in 1880 and authored by Spencer Ellsworth, Records of the Olden Time is full of many biographies, portraits, and illustrations.

CHAPTER XIV - PUTNAM COUNTY

Pages 79-97

  • Earliest Settlers
  • First Houses
  • Boundaries of the County
  • Location of the County Seat
  • First Election
  • County Offices and Incumbents
  • Court House and Jail
  • Ferry and Ferry Rates
  • Revenues, Surveys, etc.
  • Division of the County
  • Early Records
CHAPTER XV - THE BLACK HAWK WAR

Pages 98-154

  • Treaty of 1804
CHAPTER XXII - HENNEPIN TOWNSHIP

Pages 155-176

  • Topography
  • The City of Hennephi
  • Old Time Records
  • Pioneers
  • The Ferry
  • Stage Lines
  • Religous Organizitions
  • Schools
  • Benevolent Societies
  • Buel Institute
  • Mills
CHAPTER XXIII - INCIDENTS and ANECDOTES
  • Great Snows - Odd Characters
  • A Negro Sold Under the Vagrant Act
  • Hard for Bachelors - A Preacher Answered
  • Out of Meat
  • A Wolf Story
  • A Still Hunt
  • A Starved Recruit
  • Jail Burned
  • A Pioneer Express
  • Indians Outwitted
  • Fastidious Travelers
  • The Indian's Ride
CHAPTER XXIV - BURGLARY
  • A Noted Burglary
  • Discovery, Pursuit and Capture of the Burglars
  • Brazen Conduct of Molly Holbrook
  • Escape and Re-capture of the Prisoners
CHAPTER XXV - UNION GROVE
  • First Settlers
  • Schools
  • An Early Bible Society
  • A Pioneer's Story
  • The First Church
  • The Village of Florid
  • Fort Cribs
  • Newspapers of Putnam County
CHAPTER XXVI - MAGNOLIA TOWNSHIP
  • General Description
  • Railroads -The Earliest Settlers
  • The Village of Magnolia
  • The Society of Friends
  • The Old School House
  • Jeremiah Strawn's Fort
CHAPTER XXVII - The Good Old Times, etc.
  • The Good Old Times
  • Joys and Sorrows of Pioneer Life
  • Social Customs and Domestic Economy
  • Wages and Cost of Living
  • Strawn's Prairie
  • Robbery of Jerimiah Strawn
  • Birch's Confession
  • Aaron Payne
  • Pioneer Plows
  • Recollections of Mrs. Geo. Hiltabrand
CHAPTER XXVIII - Benjamin Lundy, etc.
  • Benjamin Lundy, Philanthropist and Abolitionist
  • Efforts in Behalf of Universal Emancipation
  • Old Time "Shivarees"
  • Stealing a Squaw
  • Indian Neighbors
  • An Indian Sign of Peace
  • A Girl who wanted to Marry
CHAPTER XXIX - Ox Bow Prairie, etc.
  • Ox Bow Prairie
  • Early Settlers
  • David Boyle's Primitive Cabin
  • Hard Times
  • Indian Alarms
  • Game
  • Wolf Hunts
  • The Devil Turned Informer
  • Misplaced Confidence
CHAPTER XXX - Old Mills of Magnolia, etc.
  • Old Mills of Magnolia and Vicinity
  • The First Orchard
  • The Great Snow
  • Incidents of the Sudden Freeze
  • An Underground Railway Station Hunting
  • Stories
  • Home-made Cloth
  • The Village of Mt. Palatine
  • Churches
  • Accidents and Incidents
  • An Immense Pigeon Roost
CHAPTER XXXI - SENACHWINE TOWNSHIP
  • Topography and General Description
  • Early Settlers
  • First Religious Services
  • Senachwine's Indian Village
  • Indians at Senachwine's Grave
  • How a Woman Shot a Deer
  • Senachwine Branch U. G. Railway
  • The Murder of McKee
  • Sickness
  • Old Time Surgery
CHAPTER XXXII - GRANVILLE TOWNSHIP
  • Topography
  • First Settlers
  • The Village of Granville Churches Labors in behalf of Education
  • Granville Academy
  • Old School Houses
  • An Obliging Tramp
  • The Hopkin's Tragedy
  • The Kamsay Tragedy
  • Lynching of "Joe Smith"
  • Murder of Dowhower
  • Lost on the Prairie
  • Anecdotes. Incidents, Etc.
BIOGRAPHICAL SECTION

 


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