The History of Keokuk County, Iowa
DES MOINES: UNION HISTORICAL COMPANY.
1880.
CONTENTS.
(Note: Pages currently available are linked, below.)
 
HISTORICAL.
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The Northwest Territory: Indian Incidents and
     Reminiscences - - - - - - - - -
276 County Finances - - - - - - - - - - 421
Early French Explorations
     in the Mississippi Valley - - -
7 Early Settlements - - - - - - - - - 282 Religious - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 424
Early Settlements
     in the Northwest - - - - - - - -
14 First Settlers - - - - - - - - - - - - - 284 Gold Excitement - - - - - - - - - - 426
The Northwestern Territory - - 22 A New Departure - - - - - - - - - 290 John Brown's Soul and
     Bleeding Kansas - - - - - - - -
431
The Louisiana Purchase - - - - - 28 Pioneer Life - - - - - - - - - - - - - 311 The Great Tornado - - - - - - - - 434
Indian Wars in the Northwest - 34 Claim Clubs & Claim Laws - 317 A Western Romance - - - - - - - 440
Sketches of Black Hawk
     and other Chiefs - - - - - - - - -
42 A Border Sketch - - - - - - - - - - 322 The Skunk River War - - - - - - 443
Early Navigation of
     Western Rivers - - - - - - - - - -
56 Surveys and Land Sales - - - - - 325 The Keokuk County
     Vigilance Committee - - - -
448
Archeology of the Northwest - - 59 Trading Points - - - - - - - - - - - 327 The Press of Keokuk County - 451
Sketches of Western and
     Northwestern States - - - - - -
67 Trapping and Hunting - - - - - 330 Educational - - - - - - - - - - - - - 460
Expedition of Lewis & Clarke - 86 Growth of the County - - - - - - 332 Old Settlers' Association - - - - 470
Sketch of Chicago - - - - - - - - - - 96 Table of Events - - - - - - - - - - 335 Agricultural Society - - - - - - - - 472
History of Iowa: County Organization - - - - - - 336 County Medical Society - - - - - 473
Descriptive and Geographical
     Sketch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
105 Election Precincts - - - - - - - - - 344 Accidents and Crime - - - - - - 474
Geology of Iowa - - - - - - - - - - - 117 First Commissioners' Court - 346 Prominent Citizens, Living
     and Dead - - - - - - - - - - - -
479
Economic Geology - - - - - - - - - 125 First Grand and Petit Juries - 347 War History - - - - - - - - - - - - - 487
How the Title to Iowa
     Lands is derived - - - - - - - - -
130 First Claims Allowed - - - - - - - 348 Sherman's March to the Sea - 541
Early Settlements and Territorial
     Organization - - - - - - - - - -
141 First Tax Levy - - - - - - - - - - - 349 Township Organizations:
Territory of Iowa - - - - - - - - - - - 153 Township Organization - - - - 350 Richland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 543
State Organization - - - - - - - - - 158 First Court - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 351 Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 549
Educational - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 162 Old Records - - - - - - - - - - - - - 354 Steady Run - - - - - - - - - - - - - 655
State Institutions - - - - - - - - - - 169 Territorial & County Roads - 358 Benton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 557
Railroads - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 172 Old Court House - - - - - - - - - 360 Warren - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 558
Official Record - - - - - - - - - - - - 174 The Jail - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 364 Lancaster - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 562
The Judiciary - - - - - - - - - - - - - 176 County Seat Contests - - - - - - 368 Clear Creek - - - - - - - - - - - - - 564
Congressional Representation - 177 The Second Contest - - - - - - - 377 German - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 567
State Agricultural Society - - - - 178 The Fools' Book - - - - - - - - - - 381 Sigourney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 569
Centennial Awards - - - - - - - - - 191 Early Reminiscences of Men and Things - - - - - - - - - - - 385 Van Buren - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 586
History of Keokuk County: The First District Judge - - - - 388 Washington - - - - - - - - - - - - - 587
Origin of Name - - - - - - - - - - - 257 The Poor Farm - - - - - - - - - - - 390 Prairie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 588
Physical Geography - - - - - - - - 258 Railways - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 397 Adams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 591
Mathematical Geography - - - - 261 The C. R. I. & P. Railroad - - - 400 English River - - - - - - - - - - - - 591
Indians and Indian Affairs - - - - 262 The I. & W. Railroad - - - - - - - 404 Liberty - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 594
Keokuk and Wapello - - - - - - - - 266 Political - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 406 Lafayette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 596
ILLUSTRATIONS.
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Westward the Star of Empire
takes its Way
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -

17

Lincoln Monument, Springfield, Illinois - - - - - - - - -   

72

Old Fort Dearborn, 1880 - - - - 103
An Indian Camp - - - - - - - - - - - 33 Chicago in 1820 - - - - - - - - - - 97 A Prairie Home - - - - - - - - - - - 129
Indians trying a Prisoner - - - - - 49 Present Site Lake St. Bridge, Chicago, 1833 - - - - - - - - - - - - 97 Breaking Prairie - - - - - - - - - - 146
LITHOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS.
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Adams, H. C. - - - - - - - - - - - - - 571 Higgins, Warren - - - - - - - - - - 635 Newsome, W. W., M. D. - - - - 517
Axsmear, J. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 643 Irons, John - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 463 Sherbondy, Homer - - - - - - - - 681
Clubb, W. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 481 James, S. A. - - - - - - - - - - - - - 273 Singmaster, Samuel - - - - - - - 499
Cook, S. D., M. D. - - - - - - - - - 373 Johnson, J. W. - - - - - - - - - - - 625 Skillman, E. H , M. D. - - - - - - 337
Dodge, Daniel - - - - - - - - - - - - 553 Keck, I. A. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 391 White, J. F. - - - - - - - - - - - - - 366
Ford, T. F. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 607 McFarlan, Samuel - - - - - - - - 445 Wilson, J. F. - - - - - - - - - - - - 427
Hogin, J. L. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 291 McFarlane, Daniel - - - - - - - - 589 Woodin, G. D. - - - - - - - - - - - 309
Hogin, J. C. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 319 McBride, Jesse O. - - - - - - - - - 671    
Henkle, H. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 653 Morgan, T. A. - - - - - - - - - - - - 409    
BIOGRAPHICAL TOWNSHIP DIRECTORY.
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Adams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 802 Lancaster - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 700 Steady Run - - - - - - - - - - - - - 652
Benton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 610 Liberty - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 773 Van Buren - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 733
Clear Creek - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 694 Lafayette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 753 Warren - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 712
English River - - - - - - - - - - - - - 779 Prairie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 814 Washington - - - - - - - - - - - - - 724
German - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 743 Richland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 680    
Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 666 Sigourney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 603    
ABSTRACT OF IOWA STATE LAWS.
  PAGE.   PAGE.   PAGE.
Adoption of children - - - - - - - - 203      Confession of Judgment - - 208 Jurors - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 199
Bills of Exchange and
     Promisory Notes - - - - - - - -
195      Lease  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 214 Landlord and Tenant - - - - - - 206
Capital Punishment - - - - - - - - 199      Mortgages - - - - - - - - - - - - 212, 213  Limitation of Actions - - - - - - - 199
Commercial Terms - - - - - - - - - 208      Notice to Quit - - - - - - - - - 210 Married Women - - - - - - - - - - 200
Damages from Trespass - - - - - 201      Notes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 207, 215  Marks and Brands - - - - - - - - 201
Descent - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 195      Orders - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 207 Mechanics' Liens - - - - - - - - - 204
Estrays - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 201      Quit-claim Deed - - - - - - - 216 Purchasing Books by
     Subscription - - - - - - - - - - -
219
Exemption from Executions - - 200      Receipts - - - - - - - - - - - - - 208 Roads and Bridges - - - - - - - - 20
Fences - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 202      Wills and Codicils - - - - - - - 211, 212  Surveyors and Surveys  - - - - - 20

Forms:

     Warranty Deed - - - - - - - - - 216 Support of Poor - - - - - - - - - - 20
     Articles of Agreement - - - - - 209

Game Laws:

Taxes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 19
     Bills of Sale - - - - - - - - - - - - 210      Birds and Quadrupeds - - - 217 Wills and Estates - - - - - - - - - 19
     Bond for Deed - - - - - - - - - - 217      Fish and Fish Ways - - - - - 218 Weights and Measures - - - - - 20
     Bills of Purchase - - - - - -  - - 207 Interest - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 195 Wolf Scalps - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20
     Chattel Mortgage - - - - - - - - 215 Jurisdiction of Courts - - - - - - 198    
MISCELLANEOUS.
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Map of Keokuk County - - - - - - Front. Constitution of the
     United States - - - - - - - - - -
240 The Pioneer - - - - - - - - - - - - - 256
Statistics - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 183 Practical Rules for
     every-day use - - - - - - - - - -
252    
Constitution of the
     State of Iowa - - - - - - - - - - -
220 Population of Iowa Cities - - - - 255    
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