Adams County Local History by Month November

From the Quincy Whig, November 4, 1846 Married-In Burton District October 20th, Mr. Edmund Wheeler to Mrs. Maria Pulman, all of Burton. October 23rd, Mr. Francis Brown of Quincy to Miss Nartha A. Lewis of Greene County. From the Quincy Whig, November 11, 1846...

Adams County Local History by Month October

The newsworthy events of 1846 were recorded in the Quincy Whig, published every Wednesday in Quincy, Illinois. I hope you’ll enjoy these tidbits gleaned from these very old newspapers, all on microfilm and available to read at Quincy Public Library. From the...

Adams County Local History by Month June

From the Quincy Whig, June 9, 1847 Married–Near Payson on Wednesday, 2d inst., by the Rev. Mr. Shaw, Mr. William Best to Miss Eveline Thompson, all of this city. From the Quincy Whig, June 16, 1847 Suicide — Mr. Isaac Vincent, of Lima, committed suicide on...

Adams County Local History by Month April

From the Quincy Whig, April 7, 1847 Married–Near Columbus on the 25th, ult. by the Rev. Mr. Matlack, Mr. Thomas Durant of Quincy to Miss Elizabeth Johnson of Highland County. From the Quincy Whig, April 14, 1847 Married–Near Mendon, March 27th, by Rev....

Adams County Local History by Month August

From the Quincy Whig, August 4, 1847 Shortness of Time The moments fly, a minute’s gone!  The minutes fly, an hour is run!  The day is fled, the night is here!  Thus dies a week, a month, a year!  A year, alas! How soon it’s past,  Who knows but this may...

Adams County Local History by Month February

From the Quincy Whig, February 3, 1847 DIED–Near this city (Quincy, IL), on the 26th ult. Wm. H. Whipple,  aged about 17 years, youngest son of the late Col. Whipple. From the Quincy Whig, February 10, 1847 MARRIED–In this city, on Thursday evening last,...

Adams County Local History by Month January

From the Quincy Whig, January 6, 1847 Murder–A most brutal murder was perpetrated at Lima in this county, on New Year’s Day. The names of the parties were Joshua Vance and Jackson Harness. The affair occurred at a grocery. Death of Mr. Hendry It is our...

Adams County Local History by Month July

From the Quincy Whig, July 7, 1847 DIED – At New Cumnock, County of Ayr, Scotland, on the 14th of February last, John Logan, aged 79 years. ACCIDENT – The horse and bread-cart attached, of Mr. H. N.. Kendall, baker of this city, was lost in the Mississippi...