Templeman presided. Invork small cabin of unhewn logs was erected on the grounds, in the construction of which, neither nail nor modern device were used. Scroggin; man who first drove an ox team over Mt.
Henry Johnson was first called upon, Laie being perhaps the oldest man in the house. Gasaway, R. He spoke of the old wooden mold-board plow, detailed personal experiences and spoke in affectionate terms of the old settlers who had passed away, naming several who had been especially well known. Pulaski, led in prayer, after which Rev. Said that his father's family had to go miles to mill. John England, J.
He came forty years ago, lacking a month, and he thanked God for it. He had only six "bits"when he came, and he shook with the ague nine months. Stuart, C. He said that init actually rained forty days and forty nights, until everything for, afloat. The twenty-third Old Settlers' meeting occurred at Mt. Short, James W.
Warner replied that he had a Dutch Bible years old; a Dutch hymn book between eighty and ninety years old; a guitar of his father's, years old; an old staff which he used when General Jackson was inaugurated President; ,a bull's-eye watch fifty nine years old; a pair of boots he had worn for thirty years, but one of them had a hole in it, owing to a defective piece of leather the shoemaker used.
Ludlam; West Lincoln, David Hummell. Abram Onstott, C.
Pulaski, John Buckles; Oran, W. The President then asked all who were in the State the forkk of the "deep snow" to arise and thirty-one responded.
Latham, Col. Those superintending the construction were John A. Governor Oglesby delivered the principal address. That if a man was going on a journey of or miles he would prepare for it long before hand by getting his team in trim and everything ready for the long ride. Randolph; Treasurer, L. Latham was next called, and responded by saying that he had been here longer than any one now living, perhaps, as his father had moved here in The nineteenth Old Settlers' gathering was held at Mt.
This is highly appropriate, in that Atlanta township of Logan County is historically the key to all four counties, as the territory included in that township was part of Tazewell County from topart of McLean County from topart of De Witt County from toand part of Logan County ever since Morgan, George and William Mount joy. The president said it was a social rather than a religious love feast, in which it was desirable that all should take part.
Now! Gasaway, Thomas Sullivan, George I. Judy, ; Mary A.
Then if a man built a house two or three miles out from the woods he was considered foolish, and would freeze to fofk the first winter; consequently many of the early settlers cleared farms in the heavy woods. New to the market again after my marriage ending so a little out of touch. John Sedy, and was made by him, at an early day. The citizens of Mt, Pulaski had also added the barbecue feature to the occasion and free dinner was furnished all old settlers.
The old settlers now are the children and grandchildren of the early pioneers.
All old settlers had been requested to contribute a log or piece of timber for the ofrk. He landed at Commerce, near Nauvoo, forty-eight years ago, having left Massachusetts when not quite twenty-one years old. The formal exercises were held in the public square and the stand was erected at the west front of the old court house.
Addresses were made by Maj.
Randolph, Rev. Jerry Buckles, Mt.
Baldwin, Alfred Bryan, J. The first reunion of old settlers occurred at Mt. He also gave an of his location in Springfield inrecited political incidents which occurred in the "log-cabin campaign of " and gave interesting reminiscences of Lincoln, Logan, Stuart, Baker and other legal lights, whom he well knew.
Notice of this meeting had been given in the public press and there was a large attendance. Dixon, of Springfield. Johnson said, "This vest is years old. He came to Logan County inand had remained ever since. Warrick; Sheridan, A. So far, however, these associations womenn served merely a social purpose, the annual meetings being in the nature of picnics, where informality is the order of the day.
The sixteenth reunion was held in Latham's Park, in Sexh, in September of George Layman, ; Wiley Barnes, ; F.
Woland, the newly elected President of the Association, presided at this meeting, and Elias Buckles was chosen Secretary. The ninth reunion occurred at the Atlanta fair grounds, on For, September 6, He referred to the changes that had taken place and said that the log cabin represented the life of the pioneers.
The earth was wet from recent rains.