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Welcome to
Winnebago County, Illinois
History & Genealogy

Source:
The History of Rockton,
Winnebago Co., Illinois
1820 to 1898
by Edson I. Carr
Published:
Rockton, Illinois
Herald Office Print.
1898

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

  PREFACE  
  HISTORY OF ROCKTON 5
  STEPHEN MACK 6
   - STEPHEN MACK'S WILL 13
   - FIRST SETTLERS 16
   - BUILT A SMALL CABIN  
  1836 23
   - THE POLISH CLAIM 24
  1837 29
   - SETTLERS' CLAIMS 37
  1838 38
   - THE MAINE COLONY 39
  1839 50
   - CLAIMS 55
   - AN INDIAN DEATH AND BURIAL 57
   - FIRST BIRTHS 59
   - FIRST DEATHS 59
   - MACKTOWN 60
   - MACK'S BRIDGE 64
   - THE PECATONICA RIVER (poem) 65
  1840 73
   - ANTIQUITIES 73
   - INDIAN RELICS 74
  1841 76
  1842 77
  1843 78
  1844 80
  1845 88
   - ROCKTON SEMINARY 88
  1846 91
  1847 92
  1848 94
  1849 96
  1850 99
   - THE FIRST TEACHERS INSTITUTE 99
   - UNDER TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION 102
   - FIRST TOWN MEETING 102
  1851 103
  1852 105
  1853 107
   - ROCKTON RAILROAD BONDS 108
   - PAID ON RAILROAD BONDS  
  1854 110
  1855 111
   - ROCKTON LAWYERS 113
   - ROCKTON PHYSICIANS 113
  1856 114
  1857 116
   - ROCKTON CEMETERY 116
   - CHURCHES OF ROCKTON - 117
   - - CONGREGATIONAL 117
   - - METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 121
   - - THE BAPTIST CHURCH 123
  1858 126
  1860 126
  1861 128
   - ROCKTON SOLDIERS OF 1861 AND '65 129
   - - SOLDIERS BURIED IN ROCKTON CEMETERY 134
   - - ROCKTON VETERANS 135
   - - SOLDIERS' WIDOWS WHO DRAW PENSIONS 135
   - CIVIC SOCIETIES 137
   - - FREE MASONS 137
   - - ROCKTON CHAPTER 138
   - - MODERN WOODMEN 138
   - - KNIGHTS OF THE GLOBE 139
   - - COURT OF HONOR 139
   - - THE ODD FELLOWS 140
   - - GOOD TEMPLARS 140
   - - TEMPLE OF HONOR 140
   - - ROCKTON LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 141
   - - GRAND ARMY POST 141
   - ROCKTON LIME KILN 155
   - TOWN OFFICERS SINCE 1850 155
   - - TOWN CLERKS 155
   - - ASSESSORS 155
   - - COLLECTORS 156
   - - JUSTICES OF THE PEACE 156
   - - COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHWAYS 156
   - - CONSTABLES 158
   - THE WATER POWER 158
   - MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 158
   - UNDEVELOPED WATER POWER 162
   - BRIDGES 162
   - VILLAGE OF ROCKTON 162
   - ADDITIONAL SOLDIERS' NAMES 163
   - MARRIAGES 174
   - - GOLDEN WEDDINGS 183
   - DEATHS 184
   - FIRES IN ROCKTON 185
  INDEX 186


 



 
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