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1887 History of Gallatin County

Early Ancedotes

Military History

250+ Biographies

Full-name Index

520+ Pages

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
I 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 grand jury.

  • 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 Spanish-American Wars.

  • 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 sources.

  • 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 (if known).

    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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    You can also send a check or money order for $24 plus $3 S/H to:
    PO Box 1142
    Marion IL 62959

    Illinois residents add $1.74 sales tax (for 1 book). (7.25 percent sales tax)

    If you order by mail, please include your e-mail address so I can reach you.

    Books should be available for shipping by the end of January 2004.

    ©2004 Jon Musgrave
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