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  • John Messinger (1771 - 1846)
    John Messinger (January 4, 1771 – September 16, 1846) was an American pioneer, politician, teacher, and surveyor who was the first Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. Born in Mas...
  • John Todd Stuart, US Congress (1807 - 1885)
    John Todd Stuart (November 10, 1807 – November 23, 1885) was a lawyer and a U.S. Representative from Illinois. Born near Lexington, Kentucky, Stuart graduated from Centre College, Danville, ...
  • John Percival (1812 - 1870)
    Fought in the Black Hawk and Seminole Indian Wars
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    Austin Augustus King (September 21, 1802 – April 22, 1870), also known as Austin A. King and Austin King, was the tenth Governor of Missouri and United States Congressman. King was born in...
  • Gen. John Bullock Clark, Sr., US & CS Congress (1802 - 1885)
    . John Bullock Clark, Sr. (April 17, 1802 – October 29, 1885) was a member of both the United States Congress and the Confederate Congress. Biography Clark was born in Madison County, Ke...

There were two Wars called the Black Hawk War

1. A war fought in 1832 in the Midwestern United States between Sauk and Fox Indians on one side and the United States Army and Illinois militia on the other. See;


2. A conflict, 1865-1872, between Mormon settlers and Native American tribes in Utah. See