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Hancock County (Ill.) -- History

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Almon W. Babbitt legal documents

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230244078]
Identifier: MSS SC 625
Scope and Contents

Holographs. The collection includes legal documents concerning various cases in which Babbitt represented clients in the Hancock County, Illinois, courts.

Dates: 1844-1846

Lewis C. Bidamon and Joseph Smith III legal documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 357
Scope and Contents

Documents concerning eleven legal cases involving either Bidamon or Joseph Smith III.

Dates: 1849-1860

Cyril Call papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 774
Scope and Contents

Handwritten legal transactions; a tax receipt; an inventory of property; a notice of a scheduled Hancock County, Illinois, court hearing; a judge's decision on a bill of divorce; and a personal letter.

Dates: 1816-1858

Circuit Court legal documents

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230244037]
Identifier: MSS SC 621
Scope and Contents

Manuscript documents (8 pages) concerning the case of Martha Aker vs. William S. Hathaway, including subpeonas and judgements.

Dates: 1845-1846

Circuit Court legal documents

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1247
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten legal documents. The collection includes petitions, contracts, appeals, court orders, and summonses involving members of the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1838-1846

Minor R. Deming letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325752]
Identifier: MSS SC 2707
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated 17 July 1845 and addressed to "Gen. Ewing." Deming admits that the hope of expelling the Mormons from Hancock County had been abandoned and indicates that he had been accused of the murder of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith.

Dates: 1845 July 17

Robert D. Foster legal documents

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230244029]
Identifier: MSS SC 620
Scope and Contents

Mss. documents includes two witness affidavits and a trial transcript all signed by Foster; and a transcript of a trial decided against Foster in the amount of $42.40.

Dates: 1843-1845

Nancy Frost letters to Joseph and Mary Rawlins

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230326065]
Identifier: MSS SC 2737
Scope and Contents

Contains two photocopies of handwritten letters. These letters were written in Hancock County, Illinois. Frost writes to family members, Mary and Joseph Rawlins, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She discusses religious issues, family matters, and local matters.

Dates: 1850-1855

Artois Hamilton legal papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230244219]
Identifier: MSS SC 639
Scope and Contents

Mss. collection consists of legal documents concerning Artois Hamilton, including 2 promissory notes, a bond, a forcible detainer, and an affidavit.

Dates: 1842-1858

Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court case documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2951
Scope and Contents

Documents in the collection relate to criminal and civil court cases which took place in Hancock County, Illinois between 1830 and 1846. They include several debt and trespassing cases, as well as a few for rape, murder, and larceny cases. Documents include affidavits, subpoenas, verdicts, bonds, bills, writs, agreements, and others. There are approximately 100 cases and about 1200 items.

Dates: 1830-1846