Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Roll Of Honor
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Origin of the township name Bois d’ Arc
In the spring of 1851 Mr. Lewis Thomas entered 970 acres of land in township 12 N., R 5 W., Montgomery County. This was the fourth, and by far the most important, entry made in this township. On this land was the second land-breaking done within this township. This breaking was for a hedge-row.
Klu Klux Klan Visits Bois D'Arc Church
During song service on Sunday evening at the Bois DArc Baptist church five miles north of Farmersville, twenty-one members of the Klu Klux Klan marched into the church following the leader who was carrying a U. S. Flag, left a contribution of $21.00 and a message stating that the Klan was in sympathy with the work done by the Bois DArc Baptist church and that its organization upholds church work.
Lewis H. Thomas House
Fire destroyed his first wooden home in Bois D Arc Township and his second home of brick was built in 1888. This mansion had a cistern in the attic which supplied the two story home and the basement with water. It also had a apiary in the attic with the bees passing through the walls of the house by means of pipes.
History of Farmersville - Bois D'Arc West & East (1874)
The first settlement made in this township was made by John Hendershott, at the head of the Macoupin Creek, about the year 1825. This was one of the first settlements made in the county. Mr. Hendershott
History of Farmersville Illinois
The most Important town in Bois D Arc Township is Farmersville. Names often indicate some local event or are given in honor of some prominent individual, but not so with Farmersville. The name reminds one of the fact that the town was in a community of farmers.
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