This book is about previously unidentified people who became Abolitionists involved in the antislavery movement from about 1840 to 1860. Although arrests were made in nearby counties, not one person was prosecuted for aiding a fugitive slave in DeKalb County, Illinois. First, the area Congregationalist, Universalist, Presbyterian and Wesleyan Methodist churches all had compelling antislavery beliefs. Church members, county elected officials, and the Underground Railroad conductors and stationmasters were all one and the same. Additionally, DeKalb County had the highest concentration of subscriptions to the Chicago-based Western Citizen antislavery newspaper. It was an accepted local activity to help escaped slaves. A biographical dictionary includes evidence and personal information for more than 600 men and women, and their families, who defied the prevailing Fugitive Slave Law, and helped the anti-slavery movement in this one Northern Illinois County. Unique photographs and illustrations are included along with notes, bibliography and index.
DeKalb County has a vast and interesting history spanning from Confederate general John Hunt Morgan's raids on the North during the Civil War to the building of Center Hill Dam, which formed a beautiful lake that brings thousands of tourists to the county each year. The lake, encompassing 18,220 acres, displaced thousands of the earliest settlers' descendants along the Caney Fork River. The state legislature established DeKalb County from parts of surrounding counties in 1837. The county was named after Revolutionary War general Johann DeKalb, while the county seat of Smithville was named after state senator Samuel Granville Smith; neither man was from the county.
Dekalb County in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History Series)
The fleeting scenes of the train depot in Ashley, the Auburn Hotel in Auburn, and the Thompson Opera House in Butler were captured on postcards sent or collected by DeKalb County's residents and visitors. Showcased here on over 200 vintage postcards and images is the history of DeKalb County.Offering a unique visual history of the area through preserved one-cent postcards, this book portrays the socials, events, buildings, homes, and residents of a by-gone era from the towns of DeKalb County, including Corunna, Garrett, Spencerville, St. Joe, Waterloo, and many other small towns and rural areas.
History of Dekalb County, Tennessee (Classic Reprint)
Vi I HAVE thought the virtues and affairs of the people of my native county vi orthy of chronicling and trust there is a place among them for this little book. It is finished with the haze and hush of Indian summer about me and under the spell of the old hills. It is i easy to see once-familiar faces, to hear remembered voices, to recall the little activities on farms and in c= villages, and I cherish the fact that I was once a part gof all this. It should not be a matter for wonder, then, that I often feel what Burns felt when he gave expression to his perpetually quoted wish :T hat I for poor auld Scotland ssake oi Some useful plan or book could make, g Orsing a sang at least. The works which have been helpful are named where oquoted. Very valuable, indeed, have been two musty account books referred to repeatedly herein; they have helped so much to illuminate a bygone time. The first is that of the Liberty physician and merchant, Ebe2 nezer Wright, dated from A pril 22, 1832, to June 18, 31833. The second belonged to Dr. John W. Overall, of A lexandria, and dates from 1830 to 1834, but was afterwards used by his father. Col. A braham Overall. While I never had much fondness for figures, these two documents, with all that they reveal in and between the lines, proved as interesting as romance.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text.
African-American Life in DeKalb County, 1823-1970 (Images of America: Georgia)
Within these pages, discover little-known facts about the county’s past residents, including Bukumbo, the young girl who was brought from Africa to Decatur to serve as a nurse, who quickly became a beloved member of the family and died only a short while later. Learn about the great impact that the Clark and Oliver families had on Decatur, and view famous sections and landmarks of the county, including Lithonia, Ellenwood, StoneMountain, Doraville, Tucker, Chamblee, Clarkston, Lynwood Park, Scottdale, and South DeKalb. Whether one is well acquainted with the county’s rich heritage or a newcomer just becoming familiar with the people and places that make up the county’s history, African-American Life in DeKalb County: 1823–1970 offers something for everyone.
DeKalb County, Tennessee 1885-1900, Land Deed Genealogy of. ( Vol. #3 )
DeKalb County was formed in 1837 out of parts of Cannon, Jackson, Warren, and Wilson counties. This is the 3rd volume of deed abstracts for this important Middle Tennessee County. Deeds are one of the favorite research tools of the genealogists due to the wide variety of family connections found within them. Not only will the reader find the deed transaction itself, but often times such things a: marriages, relinquishments of dower, divisions of family farms among heirs, remarriages of windows are just a few of the matters you can anticipate finding within records of deeds.
DeKalb County In Vintage Postcards (GA) (Postcard History Series)
Before Fulton County, there was DeKalb County; before Atlanta, there was Decatur. It is a community rich in history and the "mother county" of the city of Atlanta. A tiny town called Terminus was established in 1846 and from this early settlement in DeKalb County, the South's most thriving city, its cosmopolitan center, was born. DeKalb County in Vintage Postcards depicts the tranquil days before the boom of Atlanta, revealing a landscape unfamiliar to present-day residents of the area. Postcard scenes of the famed Stone Mountain, Camp Gordon, and the historic neighborhood of Druid Hills are featured within these pages, along with a variety of churches and educational institutions.
History of Dekalb County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns ... and Biographies of Representative Citizens: Also a Condensed History of Indiana ..; Volume 2
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Portrait and biographical album of DeKalb County, Illinois: containing full-page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative ... of all the governors of Illinois, and of
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DeKalb County, Alabama, Wills and Estates 1836-1929. Volume I, A-J
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