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I found the following paragraph in a book titled "Women and Men on the Overland Trail" by John Mack Faragher (Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1979.)

"A quarter of the parties were voluntary associations, sometimes composed of acquaintances of the road or spring camps, but more commonly friends and neighbors from back home. In 1846, for example, Charles Imus, an early settler along the Apple River in northwestern Illinois, organized a party of neighbors to emigrate to California. Included in the company were Imus's nephew, the families of Joseph Aram, Adna Hecox, Charles Isbell, his brother James Isbell, the Savage family, and several single men. All twenty-two members had lived within a few miles of each other and knew each other before the trip....." (pp. 32-3)

So, if your family just disappeared in the mid-1840s, you may have to look farther west.
Monica Odani


Published by Kendall Publishing, P.O. Box 181, Yorkville, IL  60560


A book full of vintage photographs.   There are no dates on the pictures.  The company names and names of people, from some of the pictures, are as follows:

(Submitted by Dori Leekley)

History of Henry County, Illinois
Established seven years after Illinois became a State.


Formed from unorganized territory attached to Fulton County, Illinois on 13 Jan 1825.  The original Henry County ran north to the border of Illinois and Wisconsin and included parts of present-day Carroll,
Jo Daviess, Knox, Rock Island, and Whiteside counties.

In 1827, the formation of Jo Daviess County drastically reduced the size of Henry County to about half its present day area.  The present borders of Henry county were not established until 1836, and until about 1837, Henry County was attached to Knox County.


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