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Roberts Township

Roberts township is located in Township 30 North, Range 1 West. It has one town: Varna.

Early Settlers

The first settlers here were: 1828 - Livingston ROBERTS; 1829 - Dr. J. GAYLORD, Abel ESTABROOK, Horace GAYLORD; 1830- Enoch DENT, Geo. MORTON, G. H. SHAW, Wm. COWAN; 1831 - Samuel REDMOND, Eli REDMOND; 1832 - David MYERS, Chas. S. EDWARD, David STATELER, Samuel BECKWITH, Wm. McMILLAN, Jerry HARDENBOWER, John MYERS; 1833 - David MYER's family, Hiram MYERS; 1834 - B. REYNOLDS, Abram DeLONG; 1835; Wm. SWARTZ, Zeb SWARZ; 1837 - Mr. DAVIDSON, Mr. ELLENBORG; 1838 - Mr. USHER, James HOYT; Aaron GAYLORD came to Marshall County about 1833, and settled in Roberts Township on the Keys farm. Mr. GAYLORD himself and two daughters died in 1834. His wife Maria was left with a large family and raised them successfully. Among them were: Dr. Ed. GAYLORD, of Magnolia; Dr. Hiram GAYLORD, of Pontiac; James S. GAYLORD, of Western Kansas; Orange GAYLORD, who went to Oregon many years ago; Mrs. T. BECKWITH, now in the south part of Evans Township.

Extracted from Records of Olden Time

Land Owners

1890 Map from Plat Book of Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois, 1890

The following list of names transcribed from the 1890 map may not be complete. As always, we welcome corrections and additions.

ANTRIM, John
ARNDT, August
BADE, August
BANE, C C
BANE, Rachel S
BANS, Nancy
BELL, Jonas T
BOSHELL, J
BOYS, ___
BOYS, N___ A M
BROADDUS, Alice V
BROADDUS, Florence E
BROADDUS, H E
BROADDUS, Helen M
BROADDUS, John L
BROADDUS, Marshall
BROADDUS, Minerva A
BROADDUS, R
BROADDUS, Reuben
BROWN, John
BRUMSEY, Nathan
BURR, William H
CAI___, Mary S
COLES, A, est
COLLINS, A
COLSOM, John
CROFT, Euphremia
CROFT, F
CROFT, J
CROFT, James
CROSSLAND, H V
CROSSLAND, Cynthia
DARIS, Mrs. Nancy
DERFF, Jacob
DORFF, Jacob
DOWNEY, R F
EDDING___,

FARR, J
FESTER, James
FESTER, Walter
FOSTER, J
FOSTER, Joshua
GANTS, N, heirs of
GENTZ, N, heirs of
GLENN, Allen
GLENN, I A
GREEN, E R
HAWS, Joel
HAWS, John
HAWS, William, heirs of
HELD, P
HOFFERT, Alfred
HOLD, C J, Jr
HOLD, Conrad J
HOYT, James
JANE, Lewis
JENKINS, A W
KAHLER, S M K
KAYS, C, heirs of
KAYS, H B
KELLEY, Andrew
KELLEY, Barney
KELM, Andrew
KELSEY, Julia
KEMNITZ, F
KEMNITZ, Fred
KIDD, J O
KING, Martin
KIRKPATRICK, Emma
KOCH, C
KOCH, William
KOHLER, E W
KOHLER, M O

LENZ, Andreas
LENZ, Jacob
LENZ, John
LENZ, Mrs. A
LINDSTROM, Peter
LITTLE, Annie S
MALEHAM, Charles H
MAR__, C C
MAY, Charles
McCUSKEY, John
MOORE, R P
MORTON, G W
MYATT, G S, heirs of
MYERS, A S
MYERS, H
MYERS, J J
MYERS, John
MYERS, Phoebe J
NORTON, George W
NORTON, John
ONG, William
PEERSON, N P
PEHN, J J
PETERSON, Charles
PHILLIPS, Edward
PHILLIPS, F
POWELL, F A
PRICE, H

RAPP, Julia
ROBERTS, John A
ROBERTS, Livingston
S__NW__ROLD, George
S__NW__ROLD, Jacob
SANWALD, George
SANWALD, Jacob
SHAW, George, heirs of
SHIELDS, Calvin
SIMPSON, Arch
SMITH, E
SNYDER, L
STATELER, David, heirs of
SWANKEE, Henry
SWANSON, P A
TALBOT, H A C
THOMPSON, James B
THORNTON, J W
THORNTON, James B
TIDMARSH, Abel
TRONE, Walter F
VEDINE, A T
VEDINE, August
WHETZAL, J W
WHETZAL, William
WOLLCOTT, O P
WRIGHT, Alex
WRIGHT, Alexander
WRIGHT, Alfred
WRIGHT, C F
WRIGHT, James


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