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Delaware County
History & Genealogy

Source:
The History of Delaware Co., IA
containing A History of the County, its Cities, towns, &c.,
A Biographical Directory of its Citizens, War Record of its Volunteers
in the late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics,
Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men,
History of the Northwest, History of Iowa,
Map of Delaware County, Constitution of the
United States, Miscellaneous
Matters, &c
- illustrated -
Publ. Chicago: Western Historical Company
Successors to H. F. Kett & Co.
1878

CONTENTS


HISTORICAL
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History Northwest Territory 19
 - Geographical Position 19
 - Early Explorations 20
 - Discovery of the Ohio 33
 - English Explorations and Settlements 35
 - American Settlements 60
 - Division of the Northwest Territory 66
 - Tecumseh and the War of 1812 70
 - Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 74
 - Other Indian Troubles 79
 - Present Condition of the Northwest 86
 - Chicago 95
 - Illinois 240
 - Indiana 242
 - Iowa 243
 - Michigan 244
 - Wisconsin 245
 - Minnesota 247
 - Nebraska 248
History of Iowa:  
 - Geographical Situation 109
 - Topography 109
 - Drainage System 110
 - Rivers 111
 - Lakes 118
 - Springs 119
 - Prairies 120
 - Geology 120
 - Climatology 137
 - Discovery and Occupation 139
 - Territory 147
 - Indians 147
 - Pike's Expedition 151
 - Indian Wars 152
 - Black Hawk War 157
 - Indian Purchase, Reserves and Treaties 159
 - Spanish Grants 163
 - Half-Breed Tract 164
 - Early Settlements 166
 - Territorial History 173
 - Foundary Question 177
 - State Organization 181
 - Growth and Progress 185
 - Agricultural College and Farm 186
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History of Iowa:  
 - State University 187
 - State Historical Society 193
 - Penitentiaries 194
 - Insane Hospitals 195
 - College for the Blind 197
 - Deaf and Dumb Institution 199
 - Solciers' Orphans' Homes 199
 - State Normal School 201
 - Asylum for Feeble Minded Children 201
 - Reform School 202
 - Fish Hatching Establishment 203
 - Public Lands 204
 - Public Schools 218
 - Political Record 223
 - War Record 229
 - Number Volunteers 233
 - Number Casualties - Officers 234
 - Number Casualties - Enlisted Men 236
 - Population 238
History of Delaware County 331
 - First Election 337
 - First Marriages 341
 - Organization of County 342
 - First County Election 346
 - First Court Hosue 351
 - First Tax 353
 - First Civil Case 367
 - First Criminal Trial 368
 - First Divorce Case 368
 - Jail and Court House 379
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386
387
 - New Townships 380
 - County Judge System 381
 - Great Flood 382
 - Township Boundaries 387
 - Land Case 389
 - Incorporation of Delhi 390
 - Railroad Strangled 391
 - Broom Corn 392
 - Murder in Delhi 392
 - Poor Farm 403
 - Poor House 407
 - County Seat Contests 408
 - Harvest Home 410
 - Miscellaneous 411
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History of Delaware County  
 - Property Statement 414
 - Tax Statement 414
 - Vote 1876 415
 - County Officers, 1841 to 1878 416
 - Township Officers 418
 - Old Settlers' Society 422
 - Agricultural Society 424
 - Farmers' Institute 426
 - Patrons of Husbandry 427
 - Sabbath School Association 428
 - Post Offices and Postmasters 428
 - First and Lightning Insurance Company 431
 - Dairy System 432
 - Nurseries 434
 - War Record 435
 - Educational 459
 - Bowen Collegiate Institute 462
 - Railroads 468
 - Press 471
 - Medical Society 475
 - Musical Society 476
 - Bible Society 477
History of Towns:  
 - Manchester - In process 477
 - Delhi 514
 - Earlville 520
 - Delaware - FINISHED 525
 - Greeley 530
 - Colesburg and Colony 533
 - Hopkinton 537
 - Sand Spring - FINISHED 543
 - Forestville 547
 - Almoral - FINISHED 549
 - Rockville 551
 - Hartwick - FINISHED 552
 - Delaware Township 553
 - Masonville 554
 - Coffin's Grove Township 555
 - Yankee Settlement - FINISHED 556
 - Hazel Green - FINISHED 557
 - Delaware Center 558
 - Petersburg - FINISHED 559
 - Millheim - FINISHED 560
 - York - FINISHED 560
 - Elk Township - FINISHED 561
 - Bremen Township - FINISHED 561
Too Lates - Manchester - FINISHED 561

ILLUSTRATIONS
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Mouth of the Mississippi 21
Source of the Mississippi 21
Wild Prairie 23
LaSalle Landing on the Shore of Green Bay 25
Buffalo Hunt 27
Trapping 29
Hunting 32
Iroquois Chief 34
Pontiac, the Ottawa Chieftain 43
Indians Attacking Frontiersmen 56
A Prairie Storm 59
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A Pioneer Dwelling 61
Breaking Prairie 63
Tecumseh, the Shawnoe Chieftain 69
Indians Attacking a Stockade 72
Black Hawk, the Sac Chieftain  
Big Eagle 75
Captain Jack, the Modoc Chieftain 83
Kinzie House 85
A Representative Pioneer 86
Lincoln Monument 87
A Pioneer School Hosue 88
Pioneers' First winter 94
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Great Iron Bridge of C., R. I. & P. R. R. Crossing the Mississippi at Davenport, Iowa 91
Chicago in 1833 95
Old Fort Dearborn, 1830 98
Present Site Lake Street Bridge, Chicago, 1833 98
Ruins of Chicago 104
View of the City of Chicago 106
Hunting Prairie Wolves 249
Starved Rock 274
Centennial Medals 562

LITHOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS
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Bailey, Joel 329
Belknap, J. S. 563
Bronson, Chas. E. 509
Baker, Henry 35
Cowles, E. S. 419
Carr, E. M. 211
Coffin, Clement 99
Denton, M. 67
Doolittle, F. B. 51
Drybread, H. C. 545
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Drybread, J. S. 455
Emerson, F. 491
Flint, C. L. 401
Griffin, R. B. 163
Gilmore, Silas 193
Hobbs, Chas. W. 365
Jackson, Leroy 617
Claus, H. H. 653
Le Roy, M. F. 295
McNamee, L. 635
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Martin, W. H. 527
Martindale, John 227
Peters, J. H. 599
Swinburne, J. B. 473
Stone, Andrew 383
Stewart, John 581
Sullivan, A. 347
Van Anda, S. G. 437
Wood, H. D. 131
Wellman, O. 245

DELAWARE COUNTY WAR RECORD
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Infantry 441
 - First 441
 - Third 441
 - Fifth 441
 - Ninth 442
 - Twelfth 442
 - Twenty-first 444
 - Twenty-seventh 447
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Infantry:  
 - Forty-fourth 448
 - Forth-sixth 448
 - Miscellaneous Infantry 449
Cavalry 449
 - First 449
 - Second 450
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Cavalry:  
 - Fourth 450
 - Sixth 452
 - Seventh 453
 - Eighth 453
 - Miscellaneous Cavalry 453
Artillery, etc. 453

BIOGRAPHIC TOWNSHIP DIRECTORY
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Adams 684
Bremen 703
Colony 608
Coffin's Grove 660
Delaware 565
Delhi 595
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Elk 625
Hazel Green 693
Honey Creek 649
Milo 615
North Fork 689
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Oneida 637
Prairie 700
Richland 677
South Fork 669
Union 705

ABSTRACT OF IOWA STATE LAWS.
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Adoption of Children 284
Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes 275
Commercial Terms 286
Descent 275
Damages from Trespass 281
Exemptions from Execution 280
Estrays 280
Forms:  
 - Articles of Agreement 288
 - Bills of Sale 289
 - Bond for Deed 298
 - Bills of Purchase 287
 - Chattel Mortgage 297
 - Confession of Judgment 288
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Forms:  
 - Lease 294
 - Mortgages 292
 - Notice to Quit 290
 - Notes 287-
294
 - Orders 287
 - Quit Claim Deed 297
 - Receipts 287
 - Tenant's Notice of Leaving 290
 - Wills and Codicils 290
 - Warranty Deed 297
Fences 282
Interest 375
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Jurisdiction of Courts 278
Jurors 279
Limitation of Actions 279
Landlord and Tenant 285
Married Women 279
Marks and Brands 281
Mechanics' Liens 283
Roads and Bridges 283
Surveyors and Surveys 284
Suggestions to Persons Purchasing Books by Subscription 298
Support of Poor 285
Taxes 277
Wills and Estates 276
Weights and Measures 286

MISCELLANEOUS
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Map of Delaware County Front
Constitution of United States 250
Vote for President and Vice-President 264
Practical Rules for Every-Day Use 265
United States Government Land Measure 268
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Surveyor's Measure 269
How to Keep Accounts 269
Interest Table 270
Miscellaneous Table 270
Names of the States of the Union and their Significations 271
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Population of the United States 272
Population of Fifty Principal Cities of the United States 271
Population and Area of the United States 273
Population of the Principal Countries in the World 273

Errata .............................. 300
Page 505 - Fourth line of Olive Branch Chapter, No. 48, Thomas Toogrod should read Toogood
Page 514 - End of fourth line from top of page, date 1851 should read 1858; next line, I. W. Grist should be I. W. Ghrist
Page 526 - Last line of "Business Interests," Session should be Sisson.
Page 530. Last line but one before GREELEY, Rev.. should be Pres.
Page 530.  Third line of GREELEY - Richard T. Barrett should be Richard F.
Page 535.  Second line, fourth word under head of "Religious" should by by instead of when.
Page 540.  Sixteenth line from bottom, "the first brick house: should read "the first brick school house."
Page 543.  The date at end of fifth line should be 1856 instead of 1852.
Page 558.  The first line of Delaware Center, the date 1853 should be 1854.
Page 607.  Delhi Township, Swinbune J. B. should be Swinburne J. B.

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The Pages to 331 are omitted, on account of a mistake in calculating the amount of preceding matter.

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