Mission Institute, Quincy, Illinois – Affiliated names

Adelphia Theophilus Mission Institute
1843 – Mar 16 – Chapel burned by pro-slavery folks from Missouri
1844 – Jonathan Blanchard delivered Commencement address

Aiton, Rev. John Felix

Austin, Eliphalet Strong

  • 1809 – born Austinburg, Ashtabula Co, OH, son of Roswell Austin & Mersey Strong and grandson of Judge Eliphalet Austin (1760-1838) & Sibbel Dudley who migrated from CT to Ashtabula Co, OH. Judge Austin was a member of the Ohio Anti-slavery Society meeting in April 1835, and his home was a site on the UGRR
  • 1835 m. Julia Roxana Hawley, d/of George W. Hawley & grd/o Rev. Rufus Hawley of CT.  A first cousin to Rev. Zerah Kent Hawley.
  • conductor at Augusta, Illinois

Barnett, Barryman

  • 1800 – born in Virginia
  • 1838 – married Esther Butter in Adams County, Illinois (license lists both as people of color)
  • 1842 – assisted a freedom seeker named Charley who swam the Mississippi River, leaving a farm near Monticello, Missouri; Barnett took Charley to Dr. Richard Eells. Eells was indicted in a famous case for harboring Charley.
  • 1850 – enumerated in Ellington, Adams County w/Esther and children William D., Jane E. and George B.
  • 1865 – household enumerated in Adams County as 1 male and 2 females
  • 1866 – Quincy City Directory – white-washer; residence Chestnut ss 4 e Eighth.
  • 1870 – Jan. died a widower in Quincy, Illinois, called “Preacher Berryman”

Beardsley, Rev. William

  • 1798 – born New Fairfield CT s/o Obadiah Beardsley
  • graduated seminary at Auburn, NY
  • 1824 – Franklin Academy of Prattsburg, NY was chartered; he was principal and teacher
  • pastor at Evans, NY and Jefferson and Atwater Ohio
  • married Bethiah VanValkenburgh
  • 1839 – to Quincy, IL to teach at Mission Institute for 8 years; Quincy Congregational Church
  • 1843 – taught at Mission Institute
  • published in Oberlin Evangelist (http://books.google.com/books?id=9jNFAAAAYAAJ)
  • 1847 – left Institute; pastor at ____, Victoria and Farm Ridge, Illinois
  • 1859 – teacher at Wheaton College
  • 1866 – died Wheaton, IL
  • Ref: An outline history of Tioga and Bradford counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York http://archive.org/details/outlinehistoryof00sext
  • Ref: Genealogical history of the Beardsley-lee family in America http://archive.org/details/genealogicalhist00bear

Burns, Capt. John

Burr, James E.

  • 1814 – born Cuba, NY
  • 1834-5 – prep dept of Oberlin College, Ohio
  • 1841 – ministerial student at Mission Institute, Quincy
  • 1841 – July 12 – arrested near Palmyra, MO for assisting freedom seekers
  • 1849 – member of Congregational Church at Princeton, IL
  • 1846 – 1850 married Mary Ann Munroe (widow w/2 children)
  • 1850 Census – Princeton, IL
  • carpenter
  • 1859 – Apr 26. died of consumption at Princeton, IL
  • http://archon.wheaton.edu/?p=collections/findingaid&id=121&q=&rootcontentid=31792
  • http://dig.lib.niu.edu/ISHS/ishs…/ishs-1959autumn-419.pdf

Cook, Marcus (Lamarcus)

Eels, Dr. Richard

  • 1842, August – instigation of case for harboring
  • 1843 – elected President of state Anti-slavery society
  • 1844 – candidate for Congress for Liberty Party
  • 1846 – died of pneumonia

Holton, Isaac Farwell

  • 1812 – born Westminster, Vermont
  • 1836 – graduated from Amherst College
  • 1839 – graduated from Union Theological Seminary
  • became a teacher at the Mission Institute
  • 1857 – pastor of Cornwall, CT Congregational Church
  • pastor of McHenry, Illinois Presbyterian Church

Hunt, N. A.

Hunter, Rev. Moses

  • from Allegheny, NY
  • 1839 – Quincy IL Congregational Church

Nelson, David

  • 1836 – driven from Missouri
  • 1839 – Quincy IL Congregational Church
  • 1844 – died of stroke at age 51

Platt, Jireh (Deacon)

  • conductor of UGRR near Mendon, Illinois
  • 1798 – born N. Milford,  CT
  • about 1808 moved to Plymouth CT
  • 1822 – married Sarah Dutton in Connecticut
  • 18__ – birth of son Henry D. Platt (who lived in Franklin Nebraska in 1896)
  • 1833 – birth of 5th son Jeremiah E. Platt in CT; 6 weeks old when family moved to Illinois
  • 1833 – to farm near Mendon, Illinois after hearing sermon of Rev. Asa Turner on the need for Christian men in the west (Cong. Quart. Vol 13)
  • 1835 – Deacon in Mendon Congregational Church for next 35 years
  • 1841-1847 – son Henry D. attended the Mission Institute (other sons did too, including Jeremiah)
  • 1870 – died near Mendon
  • Photo: http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/210916
  • Photo of African American woman passed through Platt family (http://www.territorialkansasonline.org)
  • Son Jeremiah attended Illinois College nd moved to Kansas as part of the Beecher Bible and Rifle Colony; son Luther
  • bio of family in Portrait and Biographical Album of Washington, Clay and Riley Counties (Kansas)http://books.google.com/books?id=vxI1AQAAMAAJ
  • The Congregational Quarterly, Volume 13. http://books.google.com/books?id=Hs1DAAAAIAAJ

Sartle, Rasselas

  • Eel’s horse was killed in Sartle’s possession by pro-slavery

Stillman, Levi & Henry

  • conductors at Mendon

Terrel, Benjamin & Electa (Cook)

Thompson, George

  • 1817 – born Madison, NJ
  • pupil at same school attended by John Brown
  • 1832 – to Licking County, Ohio
  • 1835 – to Oberlin, Ohio
  • 1836 – Austinburg, Ohio (Eliphalet Strong Austin’s hometown)
  • 1838 – Mission Institute at Quincy
  • engaged to & married to Martha, dau of Lamarcus A. Cook of Plymouth, Illinois, when captured in June 1841 and sentenced 12 Sep 1841
  • 1846 – married Martha Cook
  • 1848 – American Missionary Assoc to Mendi Mission in West Africa
  • 1849 – his book about incarceration was published
  • 1850 – returned to America to get wife & 2 children
  • 25 years as home missionary in northern Michigan
  • 1893 – died in Oberlin, Ohio
  • http://dig.lib.niu.edu/ISHS/ishs…/ishs-1959autumn-419.pdf

Turner, Rev. Asa Jr.

  • pastor of the Lord’s Barn (Quincy Illinois Congregational Church)
  • wife Martha
  • later moved to Iowa

Van Dorn, John K.

  • Congregationalist in Quincy
  • helped David Nelson escape Missouri

Westgate, George J. W.

  • Congregationalist in Quincy
  • helped David Nelson escape Missouri

Williams, Evan

  • 1836 – run out of Missouri

Work, Alanson

  • born Middletown, CT
  • 1825 – Aug 3. in Middletown, CT m. Amelia A. Forbes
  • mechanic
  • was for a time a resident of Round Prairie (Plymouth, IL)
  • went to Mission Institute to education his kids
  • 1849 – 1851 – Hartford, CT (as condition of his pardon, returned to CT)
  • 1879 – died
  • http://dig.lib.niu.edu/ISHS/ishs…/ishs-1959autumn-419.pdf

Blatchford, Dr. – temporarily Quincy Presbyterian Church
Brown, Rufus & his wife Nancy
Felt, Peter & his wife Mary
Foote, Horatio – 1840 – Quincy Congregational Church
Furness, James E.
Griswold, Elijah
Kendall, Orin
Keyes, Willard
Kimball, Edward B.
Kirtland, Elias E.
Marks, J. J. – Mar 1840 –  Quincy Presbyterian Church
Mears, Rollin – 1 Jul 1847 – Quincy Congregational Church
Porter, I – Quincy Presbyterian Church
Renshaw, Charles (June 1838 – Quincy Congregational Church)
Seymour, John L.
Stoby, William

 

Journal of the Illinois State historical Society 1921-1922.

In commemoration: fiftieth anniversary of the organization of the General … http://books.google.com/books?id=9eR3c2aKYPEC

Reminiscences of Quincy, Illinois: containing historical events, anecdotes … by Henry Asbury http://books.google.com/books?id=LUAjAAAAMAAJ

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