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Note for:   Essie May HARBOUR,   JAN 1893 - JUN 1893         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Campbell Cemetery


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Note for:   Martha E. HARBOUR,   14 NOV 1893 - 8 NOV 1895         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Campbell Cemetery


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Note for:   Thomas J. MILLER,   1856 - 10 MAR 1909         Index

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     Encyclopedia & History of Sangamon Co., Vol. 2, Pt. 2: Lived in Chatham Twp., Sangamon County, IL
History of Sangamon County, p. 1466-7: A Democrat, Thomas J. served as School Director and Road Commissioner. He died from a fall into a tile ditch, which broke both legs and caused internal complications.

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Note for:   Henry Clay JACOBS,   4 APR 1858 - 11 MAR 1937         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Sulphur Springs Cemetery

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     Encyclopedia & History of Sangamon Co., Vol. 2, Pt. 2: A liveryman in Auburn. According to his obit, Mr. Jacobs lived till his death at 404 N. Fifth St, spfld, IL

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Note for:   Elizabeth JACOBS,   1860 - 24 FEB 1865         Index

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     Encyclopedia & History of Sangamon Co., Vol. 2, Pt. 2: Died at the age of 5.

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Note for:   Winfield Scott MCGINNIS,   1861 -          Index

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     Encyclopedia & History of Sangamon Co., Vol. 2, Pt. 2: From Canto, IL.

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Note for:   Fred JACOBS,   1865 - 1867         Index

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     Encyclopedia & History of Sangamon Co., Vol. 2, Pt. 2: Died at 2 yrs. of age.

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Note for:   John Dorkman WORKMAN,   6 JUL 1824 - 4 MAR 1910         Index

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     Encyclopedia & History of Sangamon Co., Vol. 2, Pt. 2: Was brought to Sangamon Co. in 1830 by his father and purchased, after his marriage, 160 acres in Chatham Twp.. He eventually accumulated at least 6,000 acres, mostly in Sangamon, but he also had holdings in Christian County, near Mowequa. He was one of the original stockholders of the Illinois National Bank.

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Note for:   John CAMPBELL,   4 NOV 1790 - 29 JAN 1875         Index

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     The History of Sangamon County claims him the first settler of Chatham Twp. in 1818, arriving on March 20, and locating on Lick Creek, 5 miles east of present day Chatham. He enlisted, from Tennessee, in the War of 1812, re-enlisted, and served till 1815, drawing a pension till his death. John moved to Madison County, IL in 1818, married there and moved to Sangamon County. All seven children were born there to Lavinah. Mr. Campbell died leaving a "very large" estate 5 miles west of Chatham.

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Note for:   William H. WORKMAN,   12 APR 1862 - 1940         Index

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     According to an article in the Illinois State Journal, dated April 28, 1930, by reporter Malden Jones, Mr. Workman was well-known in the Loami area for his skills at woodcarving and had been using for several years a set of teeth he had carved from a Hickory plank. The plank had served earlier as part of a bridge. To waterproof the lower molars, Mr. workman soaked them once a month for 24 hours in olive oil. He had turned down offers from local dentists to carve teeth for others.

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Note for:   Jacob WORKMAN,    -          Index

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     Past and Present of Sangamon County: Moved from MD to Bourbon County, KY, where William Workman was reared.

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Note for:   William Earnest COLBURN,   28 AUG 1869 - 22 JUN 1939         Index

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     Historical Encyclopedia & History of Sangamon County, Pt. 2: worked at Coe & Company in Springfield.

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Note for:   Jacob MILLER,   1789 - 27 JUL 1862         Index

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     History of Sangamon County: Born, raised and married in Clark County, KY; they had 5 children in KY and came to Illinois in December, 1824, settling in the northwest corner of Chatham Twp. He reportedly fought in the Black Hawk War and abhorred slavery. He was a staunch Whig, who became friends with Abraham Lincoln, and left Kentucky because he was against slavery.
According to Opal Dodd's notes, he also fought at the Battle of Tippecanoe. His home in the northwest corner of Chatham Twp., came to be known later as the Cecil Keplinger home and, as of 2000, it still stands, though in ruins.

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Note for:   Lucina POTZ,   18 DEC 1793 - 2 NOV 1877         Index

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     Her name may be "Lucinda." I have also seen several spellings of her last name. "Early Settlers" uses the last name of "Poats."