Figures in Illinois History
- See also Early
Illinois Women and Illinois Alive!
- Adams, Samuel, Dr.
- instrumental in establishment of first medical school in Illinois at
Illinois College, Jacksonville in 1834.
- Bateman, Newton
- famous educator; lived in Jacksonville. Superintendent of Public
Instruction in Illinois from 1859-63 and 1865-75.
- Bickerdyke, "Mother" Mary Ann Ball
- Nursed soldiers during Civil War
- Beecher, Edward
- (1803-95) First president of Illinois College, Jacksonville. Edward's
father Lyman was a Presbyterian Minister.
Edward's brother Henry Ward Beecher was also a clergyman. Edward's sister
Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin, a
novel about injustice of slavery, published in 1851.
- Cartwright, Peter
- (1785-1872) Methodist Circuit Rider - Politician
- Douglas, Stephen A.
- Lawyer - Orator - Political Leader
- Duncan, Joseph
- Governor of Illinois from 1834-38. His home "Elm Grove" is the only
remaining Governor's mansion outside of the state capitol.
- Earp, Wyatt
- Old West lawman. Born in Monmouth, Illinos on 19 Mar 1848.
- Grant, Ulysses S.
- Civil War General and US President
- Grierson, Benjamin
- Civil War General
- Hay, John
- Private secretary to President Abraham Lincoln. Secretary of State
under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt. Poet, Novelist, Biographer of Lincoln.
- Hickok, Wild Bill
- Troy Grove, Illinois Memorial Site
- Lawler, Michael Kelly
- Mexican War soldier, Civil War general
- Lincoln, Abraham
- US President
- Logan, John A.
- A statesman and became a general during the Civil War.
- MacMurray, James E.
- Senator. Benefactor of MacMurray College in Jacksonville.
- McClernand, John A.
- Major General during Civil War
- Oglesby, Richard J.
- Colonel and Major General. Governor of Illinois and US Senator following the Civil War.
- Schofield, John McAllister
- General during Civil War; Secretary of War; Commanding General of the US Army
- Yates, Richard
- Governor of Illinois from 1861-65 (Civil War);
one of two graduates of the first class of Illinois College in 1835
- Wilson, Robert L.
- Lawyer and statesman in Illinois. Paymaster for the US Army.
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