Pioneers of Menard & Mason Counties
Including Personal Reminiscens of Abraham Lincoln & Peter Cartwright
By T.G. Onstot, 1902

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  INDEX   Page Number
       
SALUTATORY Page 12
INTRODUCTORY Page 13
       
  CHAPTER I    
Abraham Lincoln - illustration Page 16
Reminiscences of Lincoln Page 17
       
  CHAPTER II    
His First Love Page 23
His Second Love Page 24
Lincoln's Third Love Page 30
Lincoln's Residence at Springfield, IL - illustration Page 31
Lincoln's Marriage Page 33
       
  CHAPTER III    
From Flat Boat to White House Page 38
Shirt Sleeve Court in the Corn Field Page 41
Lincoln Attends a Circus Page 46
Lincoln's Monument at Springfield, Il - illustration Page 47
President Lincoln's First Dollar Page 51
       
  CHAPTER IV    
Lincoln at Salem Page 53
Lincoln as a Lawyer, on Horseback Page 58
Lincoln's Old Home at Salem, Illinois - illustration Page 62
Lincoln's Appearance Page 63
As A Lawyer Page 65
How He Traded Horses Page 66
He Preferred Grant's Whisky Page 66
Lincoln's Apt Reply Page 67
       
  CHAPTER V    
Ross and Lincoln Page 68
Anecdotes of Lincoln Page 71
Lincoln's Early Life Page 75
       
  CHAPTER VI    
Lincoln's Old Home Page 79
"The Three Graces" - illustration Page 84
How Lincoln Cured Charles Revis from Swearing Page 85
Lincoln as Postmaster at Salem Page 87
Biographical Note of Lincoln Page 90
       
  CHAPTER VII    
Lincoln's Religious Belief Page 92
Abe Lincoln and Slicky Bill Green Page 95
Trial of Duff Armstrong Page 98
Duff Armstrong's Statement Page 100
       
  CHAPTER VIII    
Peter Cartright - illustration Page 102
The Backwoods Preacher-Birth of Cartright Page 103
Judge of Human Nature Page 107
Cartright at a Dance Page 108
A Fatal Accident Page 110
       
  CHAPTER IX    
Anecdotes of Cartright Page 111
       
  CHAPTER X    
Riding His Circuit Page 115
Cartright gets a little Boozy Page 117
       
  CHAPTER XI    
The Baptists Page 121
The Campbellites Page 123
The Presbyterians Page 124
Methodist Church Page 124
Old Fashioned Camp-Meeting Page 125
Peter Cartright's Tomb Page 128
       
  CHAPTER XII    
Menard County Page 131
Stories of Pioneer Days Page 134
The Cold Day in 1837 Page 136
       
  CHAPTER XIII    
The Green Family Page 138
A Pioneer Gone Page 141
The Watkins Family Page 142
       
  CHAPTER XIV    
Plat of Salem in 1837 - illustration Page 146
Explanation of Plat of Salem Page 147
Old Salem on the Hill Page 148
The West End of Salem Page 152
Old Salem Under the Hill Page 155
       
  CHAPTER XV    
Old Settler's Day Page 160
The Founders of Petersburg Page 165
A Trip to Petersburg Page 166
In Memoriam Page 168
       
  CHAPTER XVI    
History of Petersburg Sixty Years Ago Page 170
       
  CHAPTER XVII    
Early Times in the Capital of Menard Page 178
Petersburg in the Forties Page 184
Old Fashioned Barbecues Page 189
       
  CHAPTER XVIII    
Recollections of Presidential Campaigns Page 192
Fish at Salem Dam Page 195
My First Pair of Boots Page 196
The Old Schoolhouse on the Hill Page 198
A Deer Hunt Page 199
George Kirby of Sandridge Page 200
       
  CHAPTER XIX    
Old Time Stories Page 203
Judge Joseph H. Pillsbury Page 206
Judge Joseph H. Pillsbury - illustration Page 206
       
  CHAPTER XX    
Reminiscences of Menard County Page 208
Early Settlements Page 211
Lincoln and the Bull Page 216
       
  CHAPTER XXI    
Anecdotes of Menard Page 217
       
  CHAPTER XXII    
Navigation of the Sangamon Page 222
Warlike Spirit of Menard County Page 223
Some Early Settlers Page 226
       
  CHAPTER XXIII    
City of Petersburg Page 239
Athens Page 245
A Letter from H. L. Ross Page 246
Harvey Lee Ross - illustration Page 247

 


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