Portraits from the Past of Knox County, Illinois Ancestors

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Here is the second in a line of series am doing on the founders and the early inhabitants of Knox County, Illinois.  These pictures are all owned by Foxie and I will not appreciate somebody using them on their site unless they have my permission to do so.  I respect copy write laws and expect that out of people out there in Cyber space.

All of these pictures are from the old History books I have mentioned earlier in my web site.  I have scanned them and thumbnail them for faster viewing however it will still take a bit to download over  a slow internet connection.  about 6:41 minutes on a 28.8kps internet connection which I believe is the slowest one yet.  If you would like a copy of any of the pictures for your files feel free to email me.  Just click on the email sign below and I will receive it.  Anyone having information or related to these people would love to hear from you and see what went on later. 

"Old stories never die they just get bigger."

Some of the looks on these people's face's about crack me up.  If they knew back then that someday they might be in a place where somebody all over the world could see their likeness I think they might of smiled.  It really seems rather odd that the women never did for some reason or another.  They just all look so grim and proper.  They would really be amazed at how things have changed through the years, centuries, and such.  Have a great and wonderful day. Thanks.

 feel free to


you can also click on the pictures to get a bigger view.  I've tried to put

 them big enough to really see them.  I have trouble seeing so I know

how that is.   

Always a work in progress... Thanks for stopping by and come again.


Monday October 02, 2006 10:04:35 PM -0500 last updated.

Andrew C. Housh Michael O'Shea


George Woodmansee

Eliza Woodmansee




John P. Parsons

Gilbert Swart


Dorlinsky Charles George A. Charles


Jacob C. Riner

John Hall


Elizabeth Dawdy J. M. Dawdy


Mary Ann Melton George W. Melton, Sen.


W. W. Campbell G. F. Reynolds


Eleanor Rambo Evans Willfard Evans


Dr. J. W. Hensley I. M. Wetmore


Sarah Mapps Ramp Benjamin Ramp


Wilbert L. Whiting was a volunteer in the

Army of the Republic, in the 42nd Ill Vol Inf. 

and was killed by a gunshot from the enemy at the battle of Resaca. He was born November 30th, 1845, and enlisted in defense of the union August 10, 1861, when he was but 15 years old. It will be seen hereinafter that his made him a veteran soldier before he reached the age of 19 years. He then re-enlisted for the war, receiving $400 bounty with 30 days' furlough. This was on March 02, 1864. He trturned to his regiment and started with Sherman on his march to the sea. This time, however, the fates ordained that he was to forfeit his young life in defgense of his country. He fell at Calhoun, Ga., May 16, 1864. Being under age, he had never as yet cast a vote in deciding the politics of his country, but for all that was a patriot of the first standing. His remains lie at rest, over which a monument has been erected to his memory, in the Altona Cemetery. The following is a copy of this young soldier's discharge:

"Wilbert L. Whiting, a private of Captain Walworth's Company C, 42nd Regiment of Illinois Infantry Volunteers, who was enrolled on the 10th day of August, 1861, to serve three years or during the war, is hereby discharged from the service of the United States, to date the 31st day of December, 1863, at Stone Mills, Tennessee, by reason of reenlistment as a Veteran Volunteer. Given at Chatanooga, Tenn., the 16th day of February, 1864."

Will's parents were Henry K. Whiting and Mary Philleo who were married on May 3rd, 1835, Hartford, Conn.  They farmed in Walnut Grove Township, Altona, Knox County, Illinois.

"Will" L. Whiting

This is Foxie's Tribute to this young man who fought and lost his life before reaching manhood.  What a Gallant and Brave young man he was if even not by age. We should all be so lucky to have someone like Will to go out and fight our battles for us. Thanks "Will"!!!!


John C. Hearn Eliza Hearn


Jonathon Latimer William Swigart


J. M. Holyoke George Ekins



Thomas McKee

George L. Hannaman


Captain William H. Reynolds

The above two portraits out of two

different books

Black Hawk, the Sac Chief


L. W. Allen

J. F. Latimer


Dennis Clark

J. L. Blair, M. D.


I. S. Perkins

J. J. Tunnicliff


A, W. Berggren

George C. Churchill

Monday, October 02, 2006 10:04:35 PM

Page 3 coming soon.... it has arrived.

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