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    • Jonathan Hagar

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This is a portrait of Jonathan Hagar of Plainfield, IL. Mr. Hagar was born in Quebec, Canada February 19, 1807. He moved with his parent to Montreal then to Middlebury, VT and lived on his mother's farm. His father was a sea captain. Mr. Hagar...
    • Reverend S R Beggs

    • Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Pioneers--Illinois; Blackhawk War--Illinois
    • This is a picture of Rev. S.R. Beggs in his younger years. Rev. Beggs was born in Rockingham Co. VA on March 3, 1801. When a child, he came to KY with his parents, and later to Clark Co. IN. His education was limited to that of the community...
    • Hayes Legal Document LT1840080801, Land Transfer

    • Hayes, William, 1795-1849; Hayes, Anna, 1800-1861; Jenkins, Gaius; Martin, Zachariah; McCormick, William; Military Bounty Lands; Peoria County (Ill.); Randolph County (Ill.); Wear, Edwin
    • This is an Indenture made August 8, 1840 between William and Anna Hayes and Gaius Jenkins. William and Anna sold a piece of land situated at the north half of section five of township six south, range six west. Said tract was patented to Zachariah...
    • Eliza Chappel

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • This is a picture of Eliza Chappel who was born Nov. 5 1807 at Geneseo, NY. Here she obtained a fair education. In 1830, Robert Stuart, agent for the American Fur Co. induced her to come west to Mackinaw and establish an infantile school. She also...
    • Father St. Cyr

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • A picture of Father St. Cyr. Born Nov. 2, 1803 at Lyon, France. He left France in June 1831 and first went to St. Louis. He studied the English language and then went on to Chicago, arriving May 1, 1833. On May 5, he celebrated his first Mass in...
    • Elijah Wentworth Sr.

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • A picture of Elijah Wentworth Sr. He was born Sept. 25, 1776 in Stoughton, MA. He came to Chicago in 1829. He was married in 1798 or 99 to Lucy Walker of Hamden, ME. In 1830, he opened the Wolf Point Hotel. Later, he moved to a claim near Jefferson...
    • John Bates

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • This is a photo of John Bates who was born Dec. 28, 1803 in Duchess Co. NY. He married Harriet E. Gould Nov. 13, 1833 by Justice of the Peace Col. R.J. Hamilton. John Bates was first employed by J.S.C. Hogan as Deputy Postmaster. He was also a...
    • Dr. William B. Egan

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • Dr. Wm. B. Egan was born Sept. 28, 1808 near Lake Killarney, Ireland. After coming to America, he taught school and also attended lectures at the University of VA. On Jan. 21, 1832, he married Miss Emeline Mabbatt, and in the fall of 1833 Dr. Egan...
    • Mrs Elisa Forbes

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • This is a picture of Elisa Forbes, wife of Stephen Forbes. She was born Nov. 30, 1806 and was the daughter of Noble Bates and a sister of Mrs. B.H. Laughton, whose husband was an Indian trader and had a store at Hardscrabble, now the town of...
    • Archibald Caldwell

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • A photograph of Archibald Caldwell, one of Chicago's first tavern keepers. He was born April 30, 1806 at Pearisburgh, WV. He came by way of Fort Wayne to Chicago, arriving in July of 1827. He made the journey on horseback. In 1829, Caldwell and...
    • Colonel William Whistler

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Forts & fortifications
    • This is a portrait of Col. Wm. Whistler, son of Capt. John Whistler, who came to Chicago in 1803 and built the first Fort Dearborn. He had been an officer in the Revolutionary War, but very little is known of his early life. Capt. John Whistler...
    • John S C Hogan

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Forts & fortifications
    • A picture of John S.C. Hogan, born Feb 6, 1805 in NY City. [He] was of Irish parents. At the age of 7, he was adopted by a Mrs. Coats. Mr. Hogan came to Chicago early in 1830. He engaged in merchantile pursuits, and was at one time sutler for the...
    • R A Kinzie

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Forts & fortifications
    • A picture of R.A. Kinzie. He was born in Chicago February 8, 1810 and left Chicago with is parents at the time of the Fort Dearborn Massacre on August 15, 1812 and returned with is parents in 1816. He received his education at Detroit, and in 1825...
    • Alexander Robinson

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Forts & fortifications; Indigenous peoples
    • This is a picture of Alexander Robinson, also known as "Chicago" Robinson. His Indian name was "che-che-pin-qua" which meant "blinking eyes." He was chief of the united Pottawattamies, Chippawas, and Ottawas. There was some dispute as to his age...
    • Mrs Zebiah Wentworth Estes

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Frontier & pioneer life
    • This is a picture of Mrs. Zebiah Wentworth Estes. She was born in Hampden, ME on April 19, 1810. She married Elijah S. Estes on Sept. 4, 1836 and later moved to Bay View, WI. She was connected with much of the early history of Chicago, and was...

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