On 2 October 1852, William C. Sharp purchased 80 acres of land consisting of the North West 1/4 of the North East 1/4 and the North East 1/4 of the North West 1/4, Section 11 in Township 14 South, Range 6 East, near the town of Tansill in Pope County, Illinois from John Smith for 300 dollars . A transcription of the deed and maps showing the location follow the image.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
In the last posting on this topic, it was proposed that the 1860 federal census population for Pope County was under-counted. In this installment, the township populations are compared between 1860 and 1870 to provide additional support for this theory.