Growing Up with Southern Illinois 1820 to 1861

By: Brush, Daniel Harmon

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Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion and borders on cover, t.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with sepia frontispiece portrait. Daniel Harmon Brush was born April 15, 1813, in Vergennes, Vermont. When he was 7, His family moved to Greene Co. IL. His father died same year. Daniel helped hold the homestead together for eight difficult years. His mother remarried and moved to Sangamon County. In 1828, Daniel moved to Jackson County to live with his older sister, Mary, who had married Alexander Jenkins. From 1837-47, Mr. Brush gained political experience working for Jenkins and Mr. Joel Manning. During the early 1850's, Brush saw the possibility of a town on the new IC railroad. He chose a location, gathered support, purchased land, and helped found the Carbondale in 1852. Daniel built the first business house, sawmill, bank and freight office, and was the first station agent. In 1854, the family from Murphysboro to Carbondale to live with his widowed sister-in-law, Jane. Daniel owned 10 acres where Brush School & later Carbondale Public Library were built. He had a fine new home built for his family and moved in July, 1857. On Sept. 24, 1859, Daniel and Julia became members of the newly built Presbyterian Church. Mr. Brush was a pious Christian, church-goer and strict Sabbath-keeper. During the Civil War, Daniel served with discipline, determination, and order. Col. Brush set such high standards that he was often considered stern and unsympathetic. At one point, the Colonel was arrested upon complaints from his enlisted men. He was cleared of all charges. Returning home, Brush established a law practice, a coal mine and newspaper. February 10, 1890, workmen tried to fell a tree near West Side School and the Brush mansion. In trying to help, Daniel tied a rope from the tree around his wrists. When the tree fell in an unexpected direction, Daniel Harmon Brush was catapulted into the air and slammed into the ground. Resulting injuries caused his death. In his later years, Brush enjoyed financial success and community respect, though he was considered quite a “character”. . Gilt moderately faded, head of spine mildly worn, some foxing on endpapers and fore-edge only, otherwise fine; unmarked, unread, tight, square, and clean. VERY GOOD. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 42. Frontispiece portrait.. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. xxxii, 265 pp

Title: Growing Up with Southern Illinois 1820 to 1861

Author Name: Brush, Daniel Harmon

Categories: History, Biography & Memoir, Rare, Antiquarian, and Collectible Books, Americana,

Edition: First Edition. First Printing

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons: 1944

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 12244

Keywords: Lakeside History Illinois Civil War