Bingham, Helen M. (Helen Maria) / History of Green County, Wisconsin
Preface, pp. [v]-viii PDF (513.9 KB)
PREFACE. Be fo)re the days of niewspapers in a new country, the county and family records are almost the only means by which the dates of important occurrences are pre- served. Nevertheless, when a county has been settled fifty years, each man,. by reference to the dates set down in his family Bible, and to the year in which he came, is able to fix a g'reat mal other dates, thus:" Barter and Newconib had been here a year when I came, il H37. Holland came the next spring. Smith came the year our baby died, and that was '38. Browi must have comne in '7, for it was the description of the country, in his letters, that induced the Smiths to leave Illinois. Jones came the ioth of Sept. '39". That wvas the day Tom was bonr, and I remember Jones was camped right in front of my house, because some of his cattle had g-iven out."
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