"AN EARLY HISTORY"
Sold by Gene Wheeler
Dianna's Notes: I have this book and love it! I learned and got more information from it than I did the 1884 history book. If you do not have it, I strongly suggest you get you contact Gene today to buy it!
In May and June, 1918, William Robert Jones, editor of the Yellville, Arkansas Mountain Echo wrote a series of newspaper articles about the early history Wayne County, Illinois which were published in the Wayne County PRESS, nearly one hundred years after the formation of the county in March, 1819.
Jones was a native of Wayne County, and in these articles, he recorded his remembrances, and those of other early inhabitants of the area. His insights into pioneer life as the land opened up to settlement are most fascinating. Most of the early Wayne County pioneers are identified.
Mr. Jones was born in 1861 and died about 1930, never having the articles printed in book form as he had intended. In 1970, his daughter, Mrs. Sam Duren, loaned this material to be microfilmed. The microfilm was obtained from the LDS Family History Library.
This soft cover with spiral binding book has 104 pages and is fully indexed. The cost is $25.00 (includes $3.50 for priority mail).
To contact Gene for information or to purchase the book,
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Gene Wheeler <-- email
635 Buoy Court <---snail mail
Chatham, IL 62629
Feb 20, 1999
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