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Early Settlers of Illinois

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  • Charity Ann Fothergill (1821 - 1915)
    Wife of William Harvey Wells. Her parents lived in Hamiliton County, Ohio when her brother Greenberry Wells was born. 1850 US Census Clermont County, Ohio lists her as living in Stonelick Township, Cle...
  • Eulalia Point du Sable (c.1796 - d.)
  • Catherine Point du Sable (deceased)
    I Feb. 27, 2016_Addition by William Arthur Allen According to , "du Sable and a friend, Jacques Clamorgan, traveled to Louisiana and Michigan , where he married a woman Potawatomi called Kittahaw...
  • Jean Baptiste Point du Sable (c.1750 - 1818)
    Feb. 27, 2016_Additional comment by William Arthur Allen: Versions of Wikipedia in three diferent languages provide slightly different information about Point du Sable and his marriage to Kitah...
  • James McRoberts (1763 - 1843)

Early settlers of Illinois were people who established residency in or immigrants to Illinois prior to 1860. In the case of entire families immigrating together, it is appropriate to add all adults and children among those who settled in Illinois.

Illinois is popularly known as the "Land of Lincoln" in honor of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, who movedwith his family from Kentucky to Illinois in 1830. The Lincolns settled on public land in Macon County, Illinois.

It will be useful to have links here to Illinois' historical societies and museums.

All interested in this subject are welcome to join this project.