1887 History of Gallatin County
ISBN# 0-9707984-0-7 Cloth-bound with full-color dust jacket SOLD OUT
ISBN# 0-9707984-1-5 Paperback Available February 2004
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By Jon Musgrave|
Handbook of Old Gallatin County
t's the book everyone with roots in Gallatin County needs!
The new Handbook of Old Gallatin County is a compilation of mostly 19th
and early 20th century sources on Gallatin County's fascinating history.
In other words you're reading the biography your ancestor wrote probably
in his own words and syntax.
Specifically, here's what's included:
The complete version of the 1887 History of Gallatin County as published
by Goodspeed Publishing Company taken from their five-county history of southeastern
Illinois. Everything's included as in the original, with the only changes of
additional section headings and paragraph breaks as desperately needed. Not
only are the original footnotes still there, but also new ones noting any
corrections or addition comments as needed.
Miscellaneous Anecdotes of Early Gallatin County a collection of
writings on everything from the early saltworks to a sketch of the 1891
Military History of Gallatin County a collection of writings on the
military actions of Gallatin County residents from the Revolutionary War
through the Civil War with a special focus on the frontier Indian battles in
southeastern Illinois during the decade that centered around the War of 1812
as well as some of the actions taking place in the county during the Civil
War. Also included will be complete rosters (as best as can be determined)
of Gallatin County soldiers in the Black War, Mexican, Civil and
Gallatin County Biographies More than 250 biographies will be
included here pulled from the 1876 State Atlas of Illinois, the 1883 History
of White County (which included chapters on the northern two townships of
Gallatin), the 1887 History of Gallatin County, the 1905 Memoirs of the
Lower Ohio Valley and the 1912 History of Southern Illinois. Also included
are a handful of other miscellaneous biographies from a scattering of
Plus... and probably most important of all to researchers... a full name and
subject listing Index in the back of book. Every name is listed, women twice
many times, once under their married name and again under their maiden name
In addition to the new annotated footnotes in the 1887 history portion, all
the stories included in the Anecdotes and Military History are printed
verbatim from the original source and are footnoted with the source. The
idea has been to take all the good stories and original source material
that's scattered and put it into one volume.
The final publication contains 464 pages trimmed to a 6" by 9" size. The cover is full-color with a striking picture
of the Bank of Illinois building in Shawneetown taken during the Depression.
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Marion IL 62959
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Books should be available for shipping by the end of January 2004.
©2004 Jon Musgrave
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