Marshall County Illinois Township History

(Includes biographies and photos)

Bennington Township

Henry Township

Lacon Township

Saratoga Township

Bell Plaine Township

LaPrairie Township

Richland Township

Steuben Township

Evans Township

Updated

Hopewell Township

Roberts Township

Whitefield Township


Bell Plain Township


History of Bell Plain Township

Belle Plain Cemetery

Chasing a Horse Thief  (courtesy Barb Darling)


Bennington Township

History of Bennington Township


Evans Township

History of Evans Township

1866 Register of Electors for Evans Township Contributed by Steph McGrath NEW!!

 SURNAME INDEX TO "OLD SANDY REMEMBERS"
(
BY PEGGY BROCK CACCIAMATTA )


Photo of Austin Garvin and Reuben Grimes
- (Courtesy Marty Miller)

Photo of Joshua Evans - pioneer settler of Evans township- (Courtesy Peggy Cacciamatta)

Photo of Rev. Lewis Springer and Rev. Jarvice G. Evans  (Courtesy Peggy Cacciamatta)

Early Life in Evans Township - The life of Alexander Brown (Article written about the early experiences and pioneer life of Mr. Brown, who arrived in Marshall county in 1837 as a toddler and was 87 years old at the time the article was written.- Henry Current News, March 10, 1921)

Pioneers of Evans Township (Written by Thomas Judd and printed in the Henry Republican, January 15, 1880)

Sketches of Evans Township Residences (Taken From the 1873 Marshall County Atlas)

Grange Hall To Be Sold At Auction  (May 31, 1928 - Taken From the Henry News Republican)

The Burgess Brothers - Robert and Charles Burgess - (Important Importers of Horses during the last part of the 1800's. - Biographical Sketch from History of Lasalle County, 1886)


Henry Township

History of Henry Township

1857 Henry Township Election Results  (Taken from "The Courier" newspaper, April 10, 1857)

Old settlers of Henry township (Taken From the Henry Republican, April 18, 1870)

1878 Trip through Henry, Whitefield and Saratoga townships (Taken From the Henry Republican, June 13, 1878)


LaPrairie Township

History of LaPrairie Township

A Visit to Whitefield, Saratoga and La Prairie Townships  (Taken From the Henry Republican June 23, 1870)

The LaPrairie's Farmer's Club (Henry Republican 1877)

Obituary of James Smith - pioneer settler of LaPrairie Township

Old Settlers of Marshall County by L.P. Bates (1867)

Richard Scholes

Hopewell Township

 Local News Articles (January 12 1915)


Richland Township

History of Richland Township

Old Salem Cemetery

Home of Col. John Strawn

1880 History of Phelps Chapel

Subscription to Repair Phelps Chapel - Contributed by Jane Foster


Lacon Township


Roberts Township

History of Roberts Township

Jane (Meyers) Wright, one of the oldest settlers of Roberts Township

1875 Township Election Results


Saratoga Township

A Short History of Saratoga Township

A Visit to Whitefield, Saratoga and La Prairie Townships  (Taken From the Henry Republican June 23, 1870)

A Trip into the Country (A visit through Whitefield and Saratoga townships)  (Taken From the Henry Republican, April 23, 1874)

1878 Trip through Henry, Whitefield and Saratoga townships (Taken From the Henry Republican, June 13, 1878)

Steuben Township

History of Steuben Township

A Terrible Accident Near Sparland (The death of Charles Doran and how the township could have prevented it.)


Whitefield Township

A Short History of Whitefield Township

John W. January  (A short article about his capture and cruel treatment at Andersonville during the civil war.)

 A Visit to Whitefield, Saratoga and La Prairie Townships  (Taken From the Henry Republican June 23, 1870)

A Trip into the Country (A visit through Whitefield and Saratoga townships)  (Taken From the Henry Republican, April 23, 1874)

Terrific Storm in Whitefield township  (Caused the burning of Newton Combs home and his death)

1878 Trip through Henry, Whitefield and Saratoga townships (Taken From the Henry Republican, June 13, 1878)

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