Milo Custer

Collection



Processed by

Brigid R. McBride

Spring 2009


Table of Contents
Milo Custer in an undated photograph  

Collection Information
Volume of Collection:
Seven boxes and one box of photographs
Collection Dates:
1843-1993
Restrictions:
Some fragile documents. See Librarian/Archivist.
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History.
Alternative Formats:
None.
Other Finding Aids: Record in National Union Catalog Manuscripts Collection On-Line.
Location: Archives.
Notes:

See also Photograph Collection-People; Custer, Milo Collection

 

The Historical Society Museum c 1917. The Museum was located in the Northwest corner of the Courthouse.

Historical Sketch

Milo Custer was born in 1879 to Samuel and Lucinda Parker Custer. Before settling in Bloomington, Custer lived in Heyworth in southern McLean County. He never married, and spent the 1920s and 1930s living with his widowed mother on S. Low St. near Bloomington's Miller Park. There he remained almost until his death, passing away on March 13, 1952 at the age of 73.

Milo attended the Walker School, in Section 22 of Bloomington Township. No further record of him is found until the December 5, 1903. From available records, it appears Custer delivered his first research paper to the McLean County Historical Society (today the Museum of History) in December 1903. He spoke on the archeology of McLean County, and provided biographical sketches of Rev. B.F. Langdon of Lytleville and James T. Miller of Bloomington.

Custer's interest in local history is evident in his many research publications, ranging from Pioneer Preparation and Spinning of Flax and Wool (published in 1912) to Soldiers of the War of 1812 Whose Bounty Land Grants Were Located in McLean County (also 1912).

In 1906 he visited Brown County, Kansas to study the Kickapoo, who had once lived in McLean County. His expenses for this trip were paid by George Perrin Davis, who was president of the McLean County Historical Society at the time. At the Society's meeting on December 1, 1906, he showed photographs and relics of his visit to Kansas, and loaned the society a prayer stick and several photos. The members were mightily impressed. From these visits, Custer drafted a series of manuscripts on subjects such as Kickapoo vocabulary; the religious doctrines of Kannekuk; ceremonial dances; and the government school in Horton, KS, among others.

In 1909, Custer became a paid "custodian" (or curator) of the historical society, a position he held until 1917. Clearly, his earlier work on behalf of the society, capped by is two visits to Kansas, paid off in the form of steady employment. He took charge of the historical society's collections in August 1909, busying himself with organizing displays and conducting tours. At that time, the historical society was housed on the third floor of the McLean County Courthouse (today, that room serves as storage for the Museum's textile collections). As custodian, Custer also headed a fundraising drive aimed at the construction of stand-alone historical society building.

January 1917 marked the passing of both George P. Davis and John H. Burnham, another key figure in the establishment and early years of the historical society. Custer's falling out with the society came at this time, though the reasons for his acrimonious departure remain unknown. We do know that Custer refused to recognize the appointment William B. Carlock as treasurer to replace Burnham. On that basis, Custer then refused to hand over subscription lists, pledges, certificates of deposit, and bank books he held as a member of the society's building fund committee. During the ensuing battle between Custer and the historical society, Custer admitted to burning membership lists and tossing valuable coins from the society's collections into both the lake at Houghton Park (today State Farm Park) and the lake at Miller Park.

He "deeply regretted his acts and said that he could give no reasonable explanation for committing them and asked for leniency." Custer was eventually relieved of custodianship of the collection and he promptly left the Historical Society.

Also during this time, Custer established a competing organization called the Central Illinois Historical Society. Under the auspices of this new society, Custer published a series of pamphlets, including Pioneer Portraits of Central Illinois (1923); Central Illinois Death Notices, 1848-1870 (1924), and Asiatic Cholera in Central Illinois, 1834-1873 (1930).

This collection was deposited in the memory of Roland Behrend, 1976.

 
Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains materials relating to early McLean County History. There are many scrapbooks and manuscripts written by Milo Custer and much of his family history. The collection dates from the early 1860s to the early 1990s with the bulk of items from the early 1900s.

 

Box and Folder Inventory

 

BOX 1: Biographical Information and Custer Family Genealogy

Folder 1:
Biographical Information
1.1.1
"Custer, Milo b 1880 d 1952" finding aid
1.1.2
Custer Collection donated by Mrs. Roland D. Behrends in memory of Roland C. Behrends; list
1.1.3
Milo Custer history

 

Folder 2:
School Land Sales
1.2.1
"Sale of School Funds" dated March 13, 1834; list of names, lot numbers, and price per acre

 

Folder 3:
Local Historical Notes
1.3.1
Local Historical Notes, Newspaper Clippings Etc. No. 6 McLean Co. Ill. By Milo Custer Heyworth, Ill, 1907
1.3.2
Transcribed Notebook from Milo Custer
1.3.3
Letter from Milo Custer from W.B. Brigham dated April 19, 1948 regarding errors in information with various Native American tribes in Illinois

 

Folder 4:
McLean County Historical Society
1.4.1
McLean County Historical Society proposal and paperwork
1.4.2
"Custer In A Broadside" Article from the Bulletin; photocopy, March 1917
1.4.3
"Custer In A Broadside" Article from the Bulletin; original, March 1917
1.4.4
"Report of Special Committee"
1.4.5
"To the Members of the McLean County Historical Society"

 

Folder 5:
Second Triennial Report, 1923
1.5.1
Second Triennial Report of the Central Illinois Historical Society; 1923, 8 pgs.; by Milo Custer

 

Folder 6:
Supplement to Custer Families
1.6.1
Supplement to Custer Families; this information supplements the Custer Genealogy written in 1944

 

Loose Items in Box 1:
 
1
Custer Genealogy; 1944, 149 pgs.; by Milo Custer (3 copies)
2
Adventures in Ancestry; undated, 49 pgs. of text; by C. C. Custer
3
Custer Mitchell Kennamer: Partial Copy; 1944, pgs 69-71; by Milo Custer
5
The Custer Families; 1912, unnumbered; includes newspaper clippings and handwritten notes; by Milo Custer
6
Central Illinois Death Notices 1848-1870; 1924, 26 pgs.; by Milo Custer (7 copies)
7
McLean County, Illinois Marriages, 1831-1841; 1925, 28 pgs.; by Milo Custer (3 copies)
8
The Original Town of Bloomington, Illinois and Its First Proprietors; 1923, 36 pgs.; by Milo Custer (2 copies)
9
Old Popular Songs, undated, 32 pgs.
10
Soldiers of the War of 1812 Whose Bounty Land Grants Were Located in Peoria County, Illinois; 1913, 6 pgs.; by Milo Custer (12 copies)
11
Soldiers of the Revolution and the War of 1812 Buried in McLean County, Illinois; 1912, 60 pgs.; by Milo Custer
12
Soldiers of the War of 1812 Whose Bounty Lands Were Located in Woodford County, Illinois; 1913, 18 pgs.; by Milo Custer (9 copies)
13
Soldiers of the War of 1812 Whose Bounty Land Grants Were Located in McLean County, Illinois; 1912, 40 pgs.; by Milo Custer
14
Pioneer Portraits of Central Illinois; 1923, 36 pgs.; by Milo Custer
15
Central Illinois Obituaries 1871-1880 (Compiled from Old Newspapers and Other Sources); 1912, 24 pgs.; by Milo Custer. With handwritten note.
16
Central Illinois Obituaries 1871-1880 Part Two; 1912, 18 pgs.; by Milo Custer (3 copies)
17
The Name, Bloomington, and the "Ington" Names; 1925, 12 pgs.; by Milo Custer
18
Old Family Records Numbers one, two, and three reprinted by the Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society
19
Old Family Records Number Four; originally compiled and printed by Milo Custer, 1914; reprinted by the Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society
20
Old Family Records Number Five; Originally compiled and printed by Milo Custer, 1919; reprinted by the Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society (2 copies)
21
Old Family Records Number Six; originally compiled and printed by Milo Custer, 1922; reprinted by the Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society
22
Old Family Records Numbers Seven and Eight; reprinted by the Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society (2 copies)
23
Old Family Records No. 6; 1922, 32 pgs.; by Milo Custer
24
Old Family Records No. 7; 1922, 24 pgs.; by Milo Custer (2 copies)
25
Asiatic Cholera In Central Illinois 1834-1873; 1930, 50 pgs; by Milo Custer
26
Descendants of Archealeous Parker; 1913, 12 pgs.; by Milo Custer (2 copies)
27
Custer's Topical Index to Duis; undated, 44 pgs; compiled by Milo Custer
28
An Open Letter from the Rev. Henry M. Field, D.D. to Col. Robert G. Ingersoll; undated, 55 pgs. unknown author
29
Library Catalogue of the McLean County Historical Society; 1915, 27 pgs.
30
The Reverend Alexander Miller of Virginia and some of his Descendants; 1910, 35 pgs.; by Milo Custer

 

Box 2:
Scrapbooks I
2.1
"Newspaper Clippings of E.M. Prince 1898-1899, etc. No. One. 1909;" 98 pgs.; newspaper clippings with an index at front of book.
2.2
"Volume I Number 4; Made by Milo Custer;" 101 pgs.; newspaper clippings with an index at front of book.
2.3
"Volume I, No. 6 1898-1899;" 61 pgs.; newspaper clippings with an index in front of book.

 

Box 3:
Scrapbooks II
3.1
"Newspaper Clippings 1899 Vol. I No. 2 by Milo Custer;" index at front of scrapbook.
3.2
"Newspaper Clippings saved by E.M. Prince 1898-1899, etc. No. Six;" 1909

 

Box 4:
Scrapbooks III
4.1
"Newspaper Clippings Vol. I No. 5 1898-1899;" 93 pgs.; index at front of book.
4.2
Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings of birthdays, anniversaries, and obituaries from 1909
4.3
"Newspaper Clippings on Genealogical Subjects; scrapbook published during the month of November, 1909" collected by Milo Custer, Bloomington, ILL; contains newspaper clippings of obituaries, birthdays, anniversaries of Bloomington citizens

 

Box 5: Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Folder 1:
The Walker School
5.1.1
"The Walker School, No. 9, The Brick School-House in Blooming Grove" transcribed, typed copy
5.1.2
"A History of the Walker School" by Milo Custer typed with handwritten notes
5.1.3
Handwritten copy of "The Walker School, No. 9, The Brick School-House in Blooming Grove" by Milo Custer 1910

 

Folder 2:
The Passing of the Timber
5.2.1
"The Passing of the Timber-Milo Custer; Lows Grove and Keg Grove" transcribed typed copy
5.2.2
"The Passing of the Timber Lows Grove and Keg Grove" handwritten

 

Folder 3:
Central Illinois Historical Collections
5.3.1
Primary Poll Book of a Primary; includes newspaper clippings about the Historical Society

 

Folder 4:
The Old No. 7 or Hinshaw School
5.4.1
"The 'Old No. 7' or Hinshaw School" by Milo Custer, typed, transcribed, typed copy
5.4.2
"The 'Old No. 7' or Hinshaw School" by Milo Custer, handwritten copy

 

Folder 5:
Black Hawk War
5.5.1
Roll of Capt. M.L. Covell's Companies and Roll of Capt. Robert McClure's Company

 

Folder 6:
Abstract of Title 1829-1928

 

Folder 7:
Buckles Grove
5.7.1
"The First Settlers of Buckles' Grove and the Founders of LeRoy, ILL." Typed transcribed copy

 

Folder 8:
Rishell's Foundations
5.8.1
"A Brief Comment on the Chapter I of Rishell's "Foundations of the Christian Faith."" Dedicated to Rev. F.M. Harry; by Milo Custer, 1916

 

Folder 9:
Articles of Association
5.9.1
"Constitution or Articles of Association of the 'Universal Free Association'" Milo Custer, 1913

 

Folder 10:
Constitution
5.10.1
Constitution: Descendants of 1812; 1913
5.10.2
Constitution of Descendants of 1812, transcribed and typed

 

Folder 11:
Pioneer Cloth Weaving
5.11.1
"Pioneer Cloth Weaving In McLean County-Milo Custer; photocopy of transcribed version
5.11.2
"Pioneer Cloth Weaving In McLean County-Milo Custer; transcribed and typed
5.11.3
"Pioneer Cloth Weaving In McLean County by Milo Custer; handwritten

 

Folder 12:
Great Dearth (Drought) of 1854
5.12.1
Handwritten note, "History of McLean County, Ill, 1879, Page 401"
5.12.2
"The Great Dearth of 1854, In Central Illinois" by Milo Custer; typed, transcribed
5.12.3
"The Great Dearth of 1854, In Central Illinois" by Milo Custer; handwritten

 

Folder 13:
Randolph's Grove
5.13.1
"Prehistoric Inhabitants and First Settlers of Randolph's Grove" by Milo Custer, 1915

 

Folder 14:
Central Illinois Historical Society By-Laws
5.14.1
Membership Roll of the Central Illinois Historical Society 1917-1918-1919

 

Folder 15:
Flax Culture
5.15.1
"Flax Culture Among the Pioneers" by Milo Custer
5.15.2
"Flax Culture Among the Pioneers" by Milo Custer
5.15.3
"Flax" (Extract from Cockrum's Pioneer History of Indiana, page 327) "The Flax Industry" transcribed
5.15.4
"Flax" (Extract from Cockrum's Pioneer History of Indiana, page 327) "The Flax Industry" handwritten

 

Folder 16:
Flax Industry
5.16.1
"Flax Working in McLean County" Milo Custer transcribed
5.16.2
"Flax Working in McLean County" Milo Custer handwritten

 

Folder 17:
An Incident of the Black Hawk War
5.17.1
"An Incident of the Black Hawk War" transcribed
5.17.2
Envelope addressed to Mrs. Irene Bittner, 1993
5.17.3
Handwritten notes about Joseph Draper, Henry Draper and Reuben Draper by Milo Custer
5.17.4
"A Soldier of the Black Hawk War. By Milo Custer, 1909; handwritten

 

Folder 18:
Randolph Grove Church Circuit
5.18.1
"The Randolph Grove Circuit and the Heyworth Methodist Episcopal Church, also Heyworth Circuit Records and Some Anecdotes of the Circuit Preacher," 1906

 

Loose Item
The Kustar-Custard-Kusterd-Custer-Castor Family; Some descendants of Benjamin Kustar-Custard and three earlier generations of the Kustar family of which he is presumed to be a descendant. Compiled from records of: Mr. Milo Custer, Bloomington, Illinois, Mrs. Philip M. Allen, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, Mrs. O.B. Griffin, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Rev. J.W. Dean, Kulpmont, Pennsylvania. With loose picture of Milo Custer (about 1910) possibly removed from a book.

 

Box 6: Kickapoo

Folder 1:
Kickapoo Land Allotment
6.1.1
List of allotments of lands made to the Kickapoo Indians, January 1, 1865
6.1.2
Photocopy of list of allotments of lands made to the Kickapoo Indians, January 1, 1865

 

Folder 2:
Kickapoo Allotment 1898
6.2.1
Handwritten copy of "Allotment or Annuity Roll of Kansas Kickapoo in 1898 in handwriting of John Masqueaua" initialed by Milo Custer

 

Folder 3:
Prehistoric Remains in McLean County
6.3.1
"Prehistoric Remains in McLean Co.;" Milo Custer, 1904; handwritten

 

Folder 4:
Kickapoo Correspondence
6.4.1
Photocopy of correspondence to E.M. Prince from Milo Custer dated October 5, 1906
6.4.2
Correspondence from John Winsea (Powhattan, Kansas) to Milo Custer dated March 1, 1935
6.4.3
Photocopy of correspondence from John Winsea to Milo Custer dated March 1, 1935
6.4.4
Index: No. 3 Correspondence of Milo Custer of Local Historical Subjects
6.4.5
Correspondence to Milo Custer from A.V. Pierson dated October 27, 1910
6.4.6
Correspondence to Milo Custer includes draft of "History of McLean County Specimens"
6.4.7
Partial copy of letter of A.V. Pierson, dated November 29, 1910; handwritten
6.4.8
Correspondence from Demarchus Brown to Milo Custer dated December 1, 1910
6.4.9
Correspondence from Demarchus Brown to Milo Custer dated December 15, 1910
6.4.10
Correspondence from Miss Isabel Wallace to Milo Custer dated February 20, 1911
6.4.11
Artifacts history no. 506-245 and 506-268
6.4.12
Correspondence from Albinus A. Elchert to Milo Custer dated January 17, 1911
6.4.13
Correspondence from Jessie Palmer Weber to Milo Custer dated March 27, 1911
6.4.14
Correspondence to Milo Custer from a person in Dearborn MO., dated October 4, 1911
6.4.15
List of Kickapoo Indian Relics and Material Pertaining to that Tribe Collected by George J. Remsberg, Potter, Kansas; undated
6.4.16
Correspondence to Milo Custer from Arthur Whitewater dated July 13, 1911
6.4.17
Correspondence to Milo Custer from Arthur Whitewater dated April 24, 1911
6.4.18
Correspondence to Milo Custer from Arthur Whitewater dated June 30, 1911
6.4.19
Correspondence to Milo Custer from Edward P. Prince dated April 13, 1911
6.4.20
Correspondence to Milo Custer from E.J. Harrington undated
6.4.21
Newspaper clipping; article signed by George J. Remsburg
6.4.22
Newspaper clipping; article "Ole Timers' Department." From the Potter Kansan January 26, 1911
6.4.23
Newspaper clipping; article "The Kicking Kickapoos." From the Atchison Daily Globe December 20, 1910
6.4.24
Illinois Indian Names; handwritten; dated November 5, 1910

 

Folder 5:
John Masquequah Letters 1906
6.5.1
Correspondence to John Mas-que-quah from Milo Custer dated June 25, 1906
6.5.2
Correspondence to John Masquequa from Milo Custer dated July 9, 1906
6.5.3
Correspondence to John Masquequa from Milo Custer dated July 9, 1906 typed transcription
6.5.4
Correspondence to John Masquequa from Milo Custer dated July 23, 1906
6.5.5
Correspondence to John Masquequa from Milo Custer dated July 23, 1906 typed transcription
6.5.6
Correspondence to John Masquequa from Milo Custer dated August 11, 1906
6.5.7
Correspondence to John Masquequa from Milo Custer dated August 11, 1906 typed transcription
6.5.8
Correspondence to John Masquequa from Milo Custer dated September 1906
6.5.9
Correspondence to John Masquequa from Milo Custer dated September 1906 typed transcription

 

Folder 6:
Arrest Warrant
6.6.1
Department of the Interior Indian School Service arrest warrant for Ah-she-me-ka signed by J.A. Scott, dated October 20, 1892
6.6.2
Department of the Interior Indian School Service arrest warrant for Osk-puck-na-quah signed by J.A. Scott, dated October 20, 1892

 

Folder 7:
Kickapoo Vocabulary
6.7.1
"Kickapoo Vocabulary" by Milo Custer, undated

 

Folder 8:
Kickapoo Stockade
6.8.1
Original map; Plat of Indian Remains on the G.W. Funk Farm, in N.E. 1/4 Sec. 6, May 8, 1916
6.8.2
Photocopy of map; Plat of Indian Remains on the G.W. Funk Farm, in N.E. 1/4 Sec. 6, West Twp. (N.W. of House, near timber)
6.8.3
Handwritten notes undated and unsigned
6.8.4
Photocopy of handwritten notes

 

Folder 9:
Local Indian Traditions
6.9.1
"Local Indian Traditions-Milo Custer, 1914" typed transcription
6.9.2
Correspondence to Milo Custer from A.V. Pierson dated February 20, 1914
6.9.3
"Local Indian Traditions" by Milo Custer, 1914

 

Folder 10:
Archaeological Research
6.10.1
"McLean County Archaeology Researches" by Milo Custer
6.10.2
Handwritten draft of "McLean County Archaeology Researches"

 

Folder 11:
Brown County World Article
6.11.1
Newspaper clipping; "C.M. Moore & Co., Powhatan, Kansas" from The Brown County World, Holiday Souvenir, 1900, pgs. 97-102

 

Folder 12:
The Indian Land Cessions
6.12.1
"The Indian Land Cessions in Illinois" by Milo Custer; handwritten, June 1906
6.12.2
Typed transcription of "The Indian Land Cessions in Illinois"

 

Folder 13:
Captured by the Kickapoo
6.13.1
Typed transcription of "The Captivity of Mrs. Cannon, Thena Cannon & Mr. Starks by Kickapoo Indians at Old Town (Katahotan) in what is now Sec. 5, West Twp, McLean County, Illinois, During the War of 1812" by Robert Lindley (Edited by Milo Custer)
6.13.2
"The Captivity of Mrs. Cannon, Miss Thena Cannon and Mr. Starks by Kickapoo Indians at Old Town (Katahotan) in what is now Sec. 5, West Twp. Mclean County, Ill. During the War of 1812" by Robert Lindley. (Edited by Milo Custer Custodian, McLean Co. Hist. Soc.

 

Folder 8:
Kickapoo Stockade
6.8.1
Original map; Plat of Indian Remains on the G.W. Funk Farm, in N.E. 1/4 Sec. 6, May 8, 1916
6.8.2
Photocopy of map; Plat of Indian Remains on the G.W. Funk Farm, in N.E. 1/4 Sec. 6, West Twp. (N.W. of House, near timber)
6.8.2
Handwritten notes undated and unsigned
6.8.3
Photocopy of handwritten notes

 

Folder 15:
Delaware Indian English Spelling Book
6.15.1
"Extract from the Delaware Indian and English Spelling Book by Rev. David Jeisberger; Published at Philadelphia in 1806. (Taken from the copy loaned to Milo Custer by the Kansas Hist. Soc.) Copied by Milo Custer April 25, 1907; contains the Jeisbergers system of spelling the Delaware words.

 

Folder 16:
Gospel of Matthew
6.16.1
"Extracts from the Gospel of Matthew, in the Language of the Pottowatomie Indians (according to Lykins) (original published by Wm. C. Buck at Louisville, Ky.) in 1844 (taken from the copy loaned to Milo Custer by the Kansas Hist. Soc.) copied by Milo Custer, April 25, 1907
6.16.2
"Indian Language"
6.16.3
"Indian Language" transcribed copy

 

Folder 17:
La Ferines Defeat-Kaanekukka-Old Masheena
6.17.1
Property of Milo Custer, January 16, 1909
6.17.2
"Pemoatam" by Milo Custer; on back handwritten note-"to be read at Old Settlers Picnic, Ellsworth, Ill, Aug.12, 1915
6.17.3
"La Ferines Defeat, Kaanekukka, & Old Masheena" by Milo Custer January 16, 1906

 

Folder 18:
Nota Jarhsharshnon
6. 18.1
"Nota Jarhsharshnon" A sample of the "Nota Jarhsharshnon" (copied from the original text in possession of John Masquequa, Horton, Kansas, and with English translation according to him) also Elementary Sounds of the Pottowatomie Indian Language according to Big Swan" Milo Custer October 1906

 

Folder 19:
Notes on Kickapoo School in Kansas
6.19.1
"Note-book kept by Milo Custer at the Kickapoo reservation in Brown Co. Kansas in October 1906;"
6.19.2
"Note Book (These words are in the handwriting of Arthur Whitewater)"
6.19.3
"Note book kept by Milo Custer at Horton, Kansas Oct. 10th, 1906, with other notes and copies of letters received by him since that time"

 

Folder 20:
Kickapoo Training School
6.20.1
Newspaper clipping from Atchison Globe, August 1, 1907; "The Kickapoo Indian School and Mission Near Horton." (Sent by Geo. J. Remsburg, Oak Mills, Kan.)
6.20.2
Correspondence from Department of the Interior, United States Indian Service, Kickapoo Training School to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs dated September 3, 1909; unsigned
6.20.3
Correspondence from the Department of the Interior, United States of Indian Service, Kickapoo Training School to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs dated September 4, 1909; unsigned

 

Folder 21:
Kannakuk Extracts
6.21.1
"Supplement to Correspondence on the Subject of the Kickapoo Indians" (Extracts from material sent to Milo Custer by Geo. J. Remsburg of Oak Mills, Kans, Aug. 9th, 1907)
6.21.2
"Supplement to Correspondence on extracts from--------- sent by Remsburg to Milo Custer, Aug. 9, 1907" typed transcription

 

Box 7: Genealogical Manuscripts

Folder 1:
Henshaw
7.1.1
"A Fragment of Henshaw Genealogy" copied and arranged by Milo Custer September 1, 1915

 

Folder 2:
The Stout Family
7.2.1
"The Stout Family for Whom Stout's Grove was Named"
7.2.2
Handwritten notes
7.2.3
"The Stout Family (Miss Elliott)"
7.2.4
"The Stout Family for Whom Stout's Grove was Named" by Milo Custer handwritten

 

Folder 3:
Our Revolutionary Soldiers
7.3.1
"Our Revolutionary Soldiers" by Milo Custer September 5, 1913; typed
7.3.2
"Our Revolutionary Soldiers" by Milo Custer September 5, 1913; handwritten

 

Folder 4:
Soldiers Buried in McLean County
7.4.1
"Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in McLean County, Illinois;" list compiled by Milo Custer, 1915 (2 copies)

 

Folder 5:
Beeler Genealogy
7.5.1
"Beeler Biography and Genealogy" compiled and printed by Milo Custer Bloomington, Illinois, 1918" copied and typed by Ethel Florence Beeler March 1961

 

Folder 6:
McLean Co. Burials Pre-1776
7.6.1
Persons Born Before July 4, 1776 Buried in McLean County

 

Folder 7:
Stout's Grove Cemetery
7.7.1
"Stout's Grove Cemetery, Sec. 16, Danvers Twp."

 

Folder 8:
Custer, Paul (and descendants)
7.8.1
"Paul Custer and his Descendants" by Milo Custer March 5, 1910; handwritten
7.8.2
"Paul Custer and his Descendants" by Milo Custer March 5, 1910; typed transcription

 

Folder 9:
Will of Capt. John C. Karr
7.9.1
"The Will of Captain John C. Karr: A Revolutionary Soldier" by Milo Custer dated November 6, 1912
7.9.2
"The Will of Captain John C. Karr: A Revolutionary Soldier" by Milo Custer dated November 6, 1912; handwritten

 

Folder 10:
McLean County Marriages
7.10.1
"McLean County, (Illinois) Marriages, 1831-1841" compiled by Milo Custer at Bloomington, Illinois, 1915 (2 copies)

 

Folder 11:
A.R. Parker and His Family
7.11.1
"A.R. Parker and His Family" by Milo Custer March 1, 1910; handwritten

 

Folder 12:
Dr. Alexander Miller's Family History
7.12.1
"Dr. Alexander Millers History of his family" copied by Milo Custer, Dec. 25, 1909; handwritten
7.12.2
"Dr. Alexander Millers History of his family" copied by Milo Custer, Dec. 25, 1909; photocopy of original
7.12.3
The Millers by Milo Custer 1910

 

Folder 13:
Rutledge Genealogy
7.13.1
"Rutledge Family Records" compiled and printed by Milo Custer, Bloomington, Illinois, 1922; photocopy

 

Folder 14:
Misplaced Grave Markers-War of 1812
7.14.1
"Some 17 War of 1812 Grave Markers Mis-Placed"

 

Folder 15:
Kentucky Soldiers-War of 1812
7.15.1
"Index to Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812; (Custer)" (2 copies)

 

Folder 16:
Soldiers of the War of 1812
7.16.1
"Soldiers of the War of 1812 Buried in Mclean County, Illinois; (list compiled by Milo Custer, 1915)"
7.16.2
"Soldiers of the War of 1812 Buried in Counties Adjoining McLean Co. ILL (Compiled by Milo Custer, 1916)" 3 pgs.
7.16.3
"Soldiers of the War of 1812 Buried in Counties Adjoining McLean Co. ILL (compiled by Milo Custer, 1916)" page 1. (2 copies)
7.16.4
"Soldiers of the War of 1812" 1 pg. (2 copies)
7.16.5
"Soldiers of the War of 1812 in Counties Adjoining Mclean County, Illinois." (List compiled by Milo Custer, 1915) (2 copies)

 

Folder 17:
Notes on Soldiers of the Mexican-American War
7.17.1
Additional names secured since monument was erected; (War of 1812)
7.17.2
Addenda handwritten
7.17.3
Miller Cemetery list
7.17.4
Addenda handwritten
7.17.5
Addenda handwritten

 

Folder 18:
Gravestone Inscriptions
7.18.1
"Old Gravestone Inscriptions"

 

Folder 19:
Covell and Durley Families
7.19.1
Horatio Durley biography
7.19.2
Census information on Durley family
7.19.3
Correspondence to Milo Custer from J.W. Clinton dated September 17, 1914
7.19.4
"The Covell and Durley Families" by Milo Custer dated September 7, 1914; typed transcription
7.19.5
"The Covell and Durley Families" by Milo Custer dated September 7, 1914; handwritten with edits
7.19.6
"Copy of Petition: Margaret Durley, widow of William Durley" (Copy made by Milo Custer and completed Sept. 7, 1914)
7.19.7
Correspondence to Milo Custer from the Department of the Interior Bureau of Pensions dated May 12, 1915
7.19.8
Correspondence to Milo Custer from Charles Crowell (?) dated October 31, 1914
7.19.9
Correspondence to Milo Custer from Jessie Palmer Weber dated September 27, 1914
7.19.10
Correspondence to Milo Custer from Department of Commerce and Labor Bureau of the Census (Wm. J. Harris) dated October 17, 1914
7.19.11
Census information on Covell family

 

Folder 20:
Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in McLean Co. - Correspondence
7.20.1
Correspondence from Mrs. Howard Harley to Milo Custer dated Aug. 3, 1912
7.20.2
Correspondence Milo Custer to Sarah Crose dated Aug. 21, 1912 and correspondence from Sarah Crose to Milo Custer dated Aug. 22, 1912
7.20.3
Correspondence from G.A. Vincent to Milo Custer dated Sept. 2, 1912
7.20.4
Correspondence from the secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society to Milo Custer dated September 24, 1912
7.20.5
Correspondence from H.R. McIlwaine to Milo Custer dated Sept. 28, 1912
7.20.6
Correspondence from Sandra Jones to Milo Custer dated Sep. 30th 1912
7.20.7
Correspondence from Milo Custer to County Clerk in Pekin, Ill dated Oct. 3, 1912 and correspondence to Milo Custer from Geo. Behrens dated Oct. 3, 1912
7.20.8
"Jacob Williamson" dated Oct. 7, 1912
7.20.9
Correspondence to L.J. Freese from Aaron A. Richardson dated October 3, 1912
7.20.10
Correspondence from Charles Barnes to Milo Custer dated Oct. 9, 1912
7.20.11
Correspondence from Louisa C. Patrick to Milo Custer dated Oct. 9, 1912
7.20.12
Memorandum dated Sept 1912 and Oct. 1912
7.20.13
Correspondence from Barbara E. Fisher to Milo Custer dated Oct. 15, 1912
7.20.14
Correspondence from John A. Sterling from Milo Custer dated October 16, 1912
7.20.15
Correspondence from Jennie E. McNaught to Milo Custer dated October 11th, 1912
7.20.16
Correspondence from Milo Custer to Winton Carlock dated Oct. 14, 1912
7.20.17
Correspondence from Geo. Behrens to Milo Custer dated Oct. 22, 1912
7.20.18
Correspondence from H.R. McIlwaine to Milo Custer dated November 16, 1912
7.20.19
Correspondence from W.F. Sadler to Milo Custer dated December 12, 1912
7.20.20
Correspondence from Milo Custer to Louis Patrick dated Oct. 2, 1912 and from Mrs. O.W. Patrick to Milo Custer dated December 28, 1912
7.20.21
Correspondence from J.A. Fletcher to Milo Custer dated February 4, 1913
7.20.22
Correspondence from J.A. Fletcher to Milo Custer dated February 11, 1913
7.20.23
Correspondence from Fred P. Haggard to Milo Custer dated March 17, 1913
7.20.24
Correspondence from Henry Hainline to Milo Custer dated April 3, 1913
7.20.25
Correspondence from Harriet Walker to Milo Custer dated May 6, 1913
7.20.26
Correspondence from Charles Barnes to Milo Custer dated May 21, 1913
7.20.27
Correspondence from Harriet Walker to Milo Custer dated June 2, 1913
7.20.28
Correspondence to Milo Custer dated May 19, 1913
7.20.29
Correspondence from Mrs. David Matilda P. Gillespie to Milo Custer dated June 5, 1913
7.20.30
Correspondence from D. W. Orendorff to Mrs. Gillespie dated May 30, 1913
7.20.31
Correspondence from Winston Carlock to Milo Custer dated June 17, 1913
7.20.32
Correspondence from Mrs. E.J. Goodensugh (?) to Milo Custer dated June 20,
7.20.33
Correspondence from Gladys Bradley Coe to Milo Custer dated May 19, 1913
7.20.34
Correspondence from Harriet Walker to Milo Custer dated April 26, 1913
7.20.35
Correspondence from Harriet Walker to Milo Custer dated July 14, 1913
7.20.36
Correspondence from Harriet Walker to Milo Custer dated July 23, 1913
7.20.37
Correspondence from Harriet Walker to Milo Custer dated July 31, 1913
7.20.38
Correspondence from H.R. McIlwaine to Milo Custer dated Aug. 4, 1913
7.20.39
Correspondence from H.R. McIlwaine to Milo Custer dated Aug. 5, 1913
7.20.40
Correspondence from Harriet J. Walker to Milo Custer dated Aug. 7, 1913
7.20.41
Correspondence from Treasury Department office of the Auditor for the Interior Department to Milo Custer dated August 9, 1913
7.20.42
Correspondence from Mary S. Andrews to Milo Custer dated Aug. 18, 1913
7.20.43
Correspondence from R.A. Warlow to Milo Custer dated Aug 20, 1913 and correspondence from the Commissioner of the Bureau of Pensions to Mr. L.J. Freese dated August 21, 1913
7.20.44
Correspondence from Commissioner of the Department of the Interior to Milo Custer dated August 27, 1913
7.20.45
Correspondence from Harriet Walker to Milo Custer dated Aug. 31, 1913
7.20.46
Correspondence from L.J. Freese to Milo Custer undated
7.20.47
Correspondence from Harriet Walker to Milo Custer dated Sept. 15, 1913
7.20.48
Correspondence from G.L. Farnum (?) to Milo Custer dated September 17, 1913
7.20.49
"Revolutionary Bibliography" (Muster Rolls, etc.) "List Supplied by the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D.C. Sept. 19, 1913"
7.20.50
Correspondence from M.M. Smith to Milo Custer dated Sept. 23, 1913
7.20.51
Correspondence from Milo Custer to Preston Rounds Co. dated Sept. 18, 1913
7.20.52
Correspondence from Milo Custer to Secretary of State Concord, N.H. from Milo Custer dated Sept. 18, 1913
7.20.53
Correspondence from Harriet Walker to Milo Custer postmarked Sept. 23, 1913
7.20.54
Correspondence from Frank Donahue to Milo Custer dated September 23, 1913
7.20.55
Correspondence from Harriet Walker to Milo Custer dated September 28, 1913
7.20.56
Correspondence from the Public Archives Commission of Delaware to Milo Custer dated Sept. 30, 1913
7.20.57
Correspondence from Frank Donahue to Milo Custer dated September 30, 1913
7.20.58
Correspondence from Harriet Walker to Milo Custer dated Oct. 14, 1913
7.20.59
Correspondence from Harriet Walker to Milo Custer dated Nov. 3, 1913
7.20.60
Correspondence from L.J. Freese to Milo Custer dated Nov. 12, 1913
7.20.61
Correspondence from the Treasury Department to Milo Custer dated November 29, 1913
7.20.62
Correspondence from T.A. McCord (?) to Milo Custer dated April 23, 1914
7.20.63
Correspondence from L.J. Freese to Milo Custer dated 1914
7.20.64
Correspondence from L. J. Freese to Milo Custer dated May 10, 1914
7.20.65
Correspondence from Harriet Walker to Milo Custer dated June 20, 1914

 

Folder 21:
Huston Genealogy
7.21.1
Correspondence to David Dickinson from Ellen Hardy dated March 3, 1999
7.21.2
Census information about Huston Family
7.21.3
See Also: Houston Surname File
7.21.4
Correspondence from Dan Houston to McLean County Historical Society dated November 24, 1992
7.21.5
Correspondence from McLean County Historical Society to Dan Houston dated February 4, 1993

 

Folder 22:
War of 1812-Muster Rolls
7.22.1
Roll of a Company of Infantry 1811
7.22.2
"Extract from Cockrums Pioneer History of Indiana, 1907 page 374
7.22.3
Roll of a Detachment from the field and staff of Indiana Militia from Sept. 11, 1811 to Nov. 24, 1811
7.22.4
Roll and Field Staff Company Officers and Privates Kentucky Volunteers in War of 1812 p. 1-17 and p22-57
7.22.5
Correspondence from Jessie Palmer Weber to Milo Custer dated November 13, 1912
7.22.6
Roll and Field Staff Company Officer and Privates p. 58
7.22.7
List of Kentuckians in the Battle of New Orleans, Jan. 8, 1815; pgs, 1-23

 

Folder 23:
Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Correspondence
7.23.1
Correspondence to Milo Custer from Mrs. Fred Ball dated October 10, 1912
7.23.2
Correspondence to William Merrifield from Milo Custer dated September 27, 1912 and correspondence from William Merrifield to Milo Custer dated October 2, 1912
7.23.3
Note signed Elizabeth Wheeler, undated
7.23.4
Correspondence from L.J. Freese to Milo Custer dated September 25, 1912
7.23.5
Correspondence from Wm. Hieronymus to Milo Custer dated October 8, 1912
7.23.6
Correspondence from J. Ellis to Milo Custer dated October 10, 1912
7.23.7
Correspondence from Mrs. J.L. Brown (nee. Sarah A. Peeler) to Milo Custer dated October 23, 1912
7.23.8
Correspondence from E. Hoobler (Livingston County Abstract Company) to Milo Custer dated October 25, 1912
7.23.9
Correspondence to Milo Custer from L.J. Freese, undated
7.23.10
Correspondence to Milo Custer from the Woodford County Historical Society dated December 24, 1912
7.23.11
Correspondence to Milo Custer from Charles Weybrecht (?) (Adjutant General's Office State of Ohio) dated December 13, 1912
7.23.12
Correspondence from W.F. Sadler (Adjutant General State of New Jersey) to Milo Custer dated December 6, 1912
7.23.13
Correspondence from Thomas L. Montgomery to Milo Custer dated December 11, 1912
7.23.14
Correspondence from Elizabeth Smith to Milo Custer dated December 13, 1912
7.23.15
Correspondence from W.F. Sadler to Milo Custer dated December 16, 1912
7.23.16
Correspondence from Charles (state of Maryland Adjutant General) to Milo Custer dated December 18, 1912
7.23.17
Correspondence from Herbert Putnam to Milo Custer dated December 26, 1912
7.23.18
Correspondence from Edgar M. Heafer to Milo Custer dated September 26, 1912
7.23.19
Notes about William J. Rowley
7.23.20
Correspondence from the Department of the Interior General Land Office to Milo Custer dated October 1912
7.23.21
Correspondence from Peter Nelson to Milo Custer dated November 7, 1912
7.23.22
Correspondence from A.V. Pierson to Milo Custer dated November 8, 1912
7.23.23
Correspondence from Geo. Mc-ay (State of Indiana Adjutant General's Office) to Milo Custer dated November 14, 1912
7.23.24
Correspondence to W.F. Sadler to H.A. O'Leary dated December 2, 1912
7.23.25
Correspondence from L.J. Freese to Milo Custer dated December 16, 1912
7.23.26
Correspondence from W.F. Sadler to Milo Custer dated November 21, 1912
7.23.27
Correspondence from Mary H. Roberts to Milo Custer dated November 27, 1912
7.23.28
Notes on Lieut. Col. Joseph Bartholomew, Robert Cunningham, soldiers with surname Vance, and William Huston, undated
7.23.29
Correspondence from Charles Winchester to Milo Custer dated November 11, 1912
 
7.23.30
Correspondence from Robert T. (illegible surname), Department of Archives and History State of Tennessee to Milo Custer dated November 18, 1912
7.23.31
Correspondence from Jessie Palmer Weber to Milo Custer dated November 12, 1912
7.23.32
List of Filson Club Publications and correspondence from John P. Morton & Co. to Milo Custer dated November 9, 1912
7.23.33
Correspondence from H.H. Myer to Milo Custer dated November 4, 1912 and correspondence from J.L. Farnum to Milo Custer dated November 6, 1912
7.23.24
Correspondence from Dr. R. H. Arnold to Milo Custer dated November 4, 1912
7.23.25
Form from the Headquarters Kentucky Volunteers dated October 25, 1912
7.23.26
Notes on John Sweed
7.23.27
Correspondence from Charles Weybrecht (?) (State of Ohio Adjutant General's Office) to Milo Custer dated October 14, 1912
7.23.28
Correspondence to A.V. Pierson from Milo Custer dated September 23, 1912 and from A.V. Pierson to Milo Custer undated
7.23.29
Correspondence from J. Green to Milo Custer dated September 13, 1912
7.23.30
Correspondence from Mrs. Sidon Harris to Milo Custer dated September 11, 1912
7.23.31
Correspondence from H.R. McIlwain to Milo Custer dated September 11, 1912
7.23.32
Correspondence from Milo Custer to the Adjutant-General of Washington, DC dated September 10, 1912 and from the Adjutant General's Office to Milo Custer dated September 13, 1912
7.23.33
Correspondence from Ruth Moulton Tiffany to Milo Custer dated September 7, 1912
7.23.34
Interlibrary Loans memorandum from Library of Congress, form dated November 1908 and correspondence from J. L. Farnum to Milo Custer dated September 6, 1912
7.23.35
Note from Maude Merrifield to Milo Custer dated September 3, 1912
7.23.36
Correspondence from Dickson (Adjutant General's Office State of Illinois) to Milo Custer dated September 2, 1912
7.23.37
Note from E.K. _inings to Milo Custer dated August 1912
7.23.38
Correspondence from H.R. McIlwain to Milo Custer dated August 23, 1912
7.23.39
Correspondence from A.V. Pierson to Milo Custer dated August 29, 1912
7.23.40
Correspondence from E.K. _inings to Milo Custer dated August 31, 1912
7.23.41
Correspondence from Milton Griffith (Chief Clerk State of Maryland Office of Adjutant General) to Milo Custer dated August 21, 1912
7.23.42
Correspondence from Milo Custer to E.C. Silliman dated August 21, 1912 and from E.C. Silliman to Milo Custer dated August 24, 1912
7.23.43
Correspondence from J. Ellis (Adjutant General's Office Frankfort Ky.) to Milo Custer dated August 21, 1912
7.23.44
Correspondence from Edward Baker to Milo Custer dated August 19, 1912
7.23.45
Notes about John Nelson
7.23.46
Correspondence from J.H. (illegible surname) to Milo Custer dated August 17, 1912
7.23.47
Correspondence from Charles Weybrecht (?) (Adjutant General's Office State of Ohio) to Milo Custer dated August 17, 1912
7.23.48
Correspondence from Hugh Rabb to Milo Custer dated August 16, 1912
7.23.49
Correspondence from Geo. E. Flesher to Milo Custer dated August 16, 1912
7.23.50
Correspondence from J. Ellis to Milo Custer dated August 16, 1912
7.23.51
Correspondence from Wm. Spencer to Milo Custer dated August 2, 1912
7.23.52
Correspondence from John R. Grouley to Milo Custer dated August 3, 1912
7.23.53
Correspondence from Assistant Commissioner of the Department of the Interior General Land Office to Milo Custer dated August 6, 1912
7.23.54
Correspondence from John R. Grouley to Milo Custer dated August 12, 1912
7.23.55
Handwritten notes on Soldiers of 1812 buried at Pleasant Hill
7.23.56
Correspondence from Mrs. M. McCormick to Milo Custer dated August 3, 1912
7.23.57
Correspondence from Mrs. F.J. Harris to Milo Custer, undated
7.23.58
Correspondence from Mrs. Francis M. Crumbaugh to Milo Custer dated August 1, 1912
7.23.59
Correspondence from J. E. Buckles to Milo Custer dated July 31, 1912
7.23.60
Correspondence from Milo Custer to The County Recorder of Sangamon County dated July 20, 1912
7.23.61
Correspondence from Milo Custer to Gen. F.C. Ainsworth dated March 14, 1912 and return from Henry McCain (?) dated March 18, 1912
7.23.62
Correspondence from Milo Custer to the Commissioner of Pensions dated March 14, 1912
7.23.63
Correspondence to Milo Custer from J.L. Davenport (Commissioner of the Department of the Interior Bureau of Pensions dated March 18, 1912
7.23.64
Correspondence from Assistant Commissioner to Milo Custer dated June 12, 1912
7.23.65
Correspondence from State of Connecticut The Adjutant General's Office dated June 1912
7.23.66
Correspondence to The Adjutant General Hartford, Conn. from Milo Custer dated June 22, 1912
7.23.67
Correspondence from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania The Adjutant General's Office to Milo Custer dated June 27, 1912
7.23.68
Correspondence from William Wilson Sale to Milo Custer dated June 27, 1912
7.23.69
Correspondence from Ethel Wayne to Milo Custer dated June 28, 1912
7.23.70
Correspondence from Milo Custer to the Adjutant General Albany N.Y. dated June 22, 1912
7.23.71
Correspondence from J. Ellis to Milo Custer dated June 27, 1912
7.23.72
Correspondence from L. Dickson (The Adjutant General, Chief of Staff, State of Illinois) to Milo Custer dated June 28, 1912
7.23.73
Correspondence from Milo Custer to The Adjutant General Boston, Mass. dated June 22, 1912 and return correspondence dated June 28, 1912
7.23.74
Correspondence from The Adjutant General's Office Albany N.Y. to Milo Custer dated June 29, 1912
7.23.75
Correspondence from Charles Weybrecht (?) (Adjutant General's Office State of Ohio) to Milo Custer dated June 29, 1912
7.23.76
Correspondence from Milo Custer to The Adjutant General State of Tennessee dated July 6, 1912
7.23.77
Correspondence from Luther R. Kelker (Custodian of Public Records Pennsylvania State Library) to Milo Custer dated July 8, 1912
7.23.78
Correspondence from R.A. Warlow to Milo Custer dated July 8, 1912
7.23.79
Correspondence from R.A. Warlow to Milo Custer dated July 10, 1912
7.23.80
Correspondence from Milo Custer to Mr. A.E. McCoy dated July 9, 1912 and correspondence from A.E. McCoy to Milo Custer dated July 15, 1912
7.23.81
Correspondence from A.V. Pierson to Milo Custer dated July 10, 1912
7.23.82
Correspondence from Etta (illegible surname) to Milo Custer dated July 12, 1912
7.23.83
Correspondence from Ethel Wayne to Milo Custer dated July 16, 1912
7.23.84
Correspondence from Frank Maloney to Milo Custer dated July 18, 1912

 

Folder 24:
Soldiers of War of 1812-Correspondence
7.24.1
Correspondence from Luther Kelker to Milo Custer dated December 4, 1912
7.24.2
Correspondence from E.C. Silliman to Milo Custer dated July 1, 1913
7.24.3
Correspondence from Woodford County Historical Society to Milo Custer dated June 25, 1913
7.24.4
Correspondence from the Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore to Milo Custer dated June 25, 1913
7.24.5
Correspondence from George H. Wood (State of Ohio Adjutant General's Office) to Milo Custer undated
7.24.6
Correspondence from Clyde Burtis to Milo Custer dated May 7, 1913
7.24.7
Correspondence from Roy Verdercoo (?) to Milo Custer dated June 13, 1913
7.24.8
Correspondence from Edward Baker to Milo Custer dated June 14, 1913
7.24.9
Correspondence from A.V. Pierson to Milo Custer dated June 16, 1913
7.24.10
Correspondence from the Adjutant General State of Maryland to Milo Custer dated June 14, 1913
7.24.11
Correspondence from Adah McCuteheor (?) to Milo Custer dated June 22, 1913
7.24.12
Notes
7.24.13
Correspondence from Elizabeth Wheeler to Milo Custer dated March 13, 1913
7.24.14
Correspondence from Mrs. Marion McCormick to Milo Custer dated March 13, 1913
7.24.15
Correspondence from A.V. Pierson to Milo Custer dated March 13, 1913
7.24.16
Correspondence from Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore to Milo Custer dated March 14, 1913
7.24.17
Correspondence from James M. Gibbs to Milo Custer dated March 15, 1913
7.24.18
Correspondence from H.E. Miller to Milo Custer dated March 16, 1913
7.24.19
Correspondence from Jennie E. McNaught to Milo Custer dated January 21, 1913
7.24.20
Correspondence from S.L. Enlow to Milo Custer dated March 16, 1913
7.24.21
Correspondence from Richard Warlow to Milo Custer dated March 17, 1913
7.24.22
Correspondence from M.C. Funk (?) to Milo Custer dated March 17, 1913
7.24.23
Correspondence from Mrs. C.M. Heller to Milo Custer dated March 18, 1913
7.24.24
Correspondence from H.L. Willhoite to Milo Custer dated March 18, 1913
7.24.25
Correspondence from Ethel Wayne to Milo Custer dated March 17, 1913
7.24.26
Correspondence from S. L. Enlow to Milo Custer dated March 19.1913
7.24.27
Correspondence from Angeline A. Heller to Milo Custer dated March 20, 1913
7.24.28
Correspondence from Reference Librarian at Indian state Library to Milo Custer dated March 18, 1913
7.24.29
Correspondence from Elizabeth M Smith to Milo Custer dated March 21, 1913
7.24.30
Correspondence from Clyde Burtis to Milo Custer dated March 24, 1913
7.24.31
Correspondence from Hattie Allin to Milo Custer dated March 20, 1913
7.24.32
Correspondence from Mrs. Clara A. Rowley to Milo Custer dated April 4, 191
7.24.33
Correspondence from Edgar M. Heafer to Milo Custer dated April 4, 1913
7.24.34
Correspondence from Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore to Milo Custer dated April5, 1913
7.24.35
Correspondence from Milo Custer to Emma Hodge dated April 7, 1913
7.24.36
Notes on John Palmer
7.24.37
Correspondence from A.V. Pierson
7.24.38
Correspondence from Randolph, Ill to Milo Custer dated April 9, 1913
7.24.39
Correspondence from Barbara Fisher to Milo Custer undated
7.24.40
Correspondence from A. F. Marshall to Milo Custer dated April 8, 1913
7.24.41
Correspondence from Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore to Milo Custer dated April 14, 1913
7.24.42
Correspondence from Milo Custer to Emma Hodge dated April 16, 1913 and from Emma Hodge to Milo Custer undated
7.24.43
Correspondence from A.V. Pierson to Milo Custer dated April 18, 1913
7.24.44
Notes
7.24.45
Correspondence from Chrisie Winkle---- to Milo Custer dated April
7.24.46
Correspondence from A.V. Pierson to Milo Custer dated April 29, 1913
7.24.47
Correspondence from J. M. Harvey to Milo Custer dated April 29
7.24.48
Correspondence from H. A. Thomas to Milo Custer dated April 28, 1913
7.24.49
Correspondence from J.J. McMullen to Milo Custer dated May 1, 1913
7.24.50
Correspondence from Geo. E. Flesher to Milo Custer dated May 5, 1913
7.24.51
Correspondence from W.A. Bartholomew to Milo Custer dated May 4, 1913
7.24.52
Correspondence from A.V. Pierson to Milo Custer dated May 9, 1913
7.24.53
Extracts from Va. Muster and Pay Rolls
7.24.54
Correspondence from J.L. Davenport to Milo Custer dated May 17, 1913
7.24.55
Correspondence from A.V. Pierson to Milo Custer dated may 20, 1913
7.24.56
Soldiers of 1812 Buried in Livingston Co. Ill.
7.24.57
Correspondence from Adah S. McCuteheor (?) to Milo Custer dated May 30, 1913
7.24.58
Correspondence from F.M. Bighams to Milo Custer dated Jun 4, 1913
7.24.59
Correspondence from Mary McClellan to Milo Custer dated March 17, 1913
7.24.60
Correspondence from R.A. Warlow to Milo Custer dated March 11, 1913
7.24.61
Correspondence from A.V. Pierson to Milo Custer dated March 6, 1913
7.24.62
Correspondence from R.A. Warlow to Milo Custer dated February 20, 1913
7.24.63
Correspondence from Mrs. R.H. Tomlinson to Milo Custer dated February 21, 1913
7.24.64
Correspondence from L.J. Freese to Milo Custer dated March 6, 1913
7.24.65
Form from the Headquarters Kentucky Volunteers, Adjutant General's Office dated March 5, 1913
7.24.66
Correspondence from Thomas J. Mason to Milo Custer dated March 4, 1913
7.24.67
Correspondence from Milo Custer to Recorder of Deeds Urbana, Ohio dated February 24, 1913 and return dated February 25, 1913
 
7.24.68
Correspondence from the Peabody Institute City of Baltimore to Milo Custer dated February 21, 1913
7.24.69
Correspondence from Edgar M. Heafer to Milo Custer dated February 20, 1913
7.24.70
Correspondence from George Wood to Milo Custer dated January 29, 1913
7.24.71
Notes signed G.J. Mason, undated
7.24.72
Copy of Patent on Farmer's State Bank stationery undated and correspondence to Milo Custer from Thomas Mason dated February 12, 1913
7.24.73
Correspondence from Millard Banks to Milo Custer dated February 10. 1913
7.24.74
Correspondence from George D. Cline to Milo Custer dated February 9, 1913
7.24.75
Correspondence from Thomas Mason to Milo Custer dated February 8, 1913
7.24.76
Correspondence from B.L. Newcombe to Milo Custer dated January 30, 1912
7.24.77
Correspondence from Etha L. Largent to Milo Custer dated January 24, 1913
7.24.78
Correspondence from H.E. Millay to Milo Custer dated January 24, 1913
7.24.79
Correspondence from A.V. Pierson to Milo Custer dated January 18, 1913
7.24.80
Correspondence from Milo Custer to The Adjutant General Montpelier, VT dated January 9, 1913 and return from Edward Baker dated January 13, 1913
7.24.81
Correspondence from Peabody Institute City of Baltimore to Milo Custer dated January 7, 1913 and return dated January 10, 1913
7.24.82
Correspondence from Milo Custer to Maryland Historical Society dated December 16, 1912
7.24.83
Correspondence from L.J. Freese to Milo Custer dated September 16, 1913
7.24.84
Correspondence from Milo Custer to Nancy Wiley dated July 7, 1913 and return from Nancy Wiley dated July 8, 1913
7.24.85
Correspondence from George H. Wood to Milo Custer dated July 12, 1913
7.24.86
Correspondence from William Merrifield to Milo Custer dated July 16, 1913
7.24.87
Correspondence from Mrs. William S. Edell to Milo Custer dated July 22, 1913
7.24.88
Correspondence from Milo Custer to Adjutant-General Columbus, Ohio dated July 17, 1913 and return from George H. Wood to Milo Custer dated July 24, 1913

 

Folder 25:
Old Inscriptions-City Cemeteries
7.25.1
"Scogins Cemetery, Old Part. Sec. 13, Dale Township" by Milo Custer dated August 29, 1914
7.25.2
"Two Old Cemeteries: Scogin's and City Cemetery; Bloomington" by Milo Custer dated August 29, 1914; typed transcription
7.25.3
"Old Inscriptions" pgs. 9-15

 

Folder 26:
Orendorff Genealogy
7.26.1
Photocopy of "Orendorff" by Milo Custer 1919

 

Folder 27:
Tazewell County
7.27.1
"Tazewell County, Illinois, Marriages, 1827-1831 and Pekin, Illinois, Gravestone Inscriptions" Re-Copied by Milo Custer March 28, 1920

 

Folder 28:
Old Gravestone Inscriptions
7.28.1
"Old Gravestone Inscriptions; in McLean County, Illinois, No. 2" collected and compiled by Milo Custer, 1909-1915

 

Box 8:
Duplicate Manuscripts
1
"A Few Family Records No. 7." Compiled and printed by Milo Custer, Bloomington, Illinois; 1922
2
"McLean County, Illinois Marriages, 1831-1841." Compiled and printed by Milo Custer, Bloomington, Illinois; 1925 (3 copies)
3
"Central Illinois Death Notices, 1848-1870." Compiled and printed by Milo Custer, Bloomington, Illinois; 1924 (7 copies)
4
"Soldiers of the War of 1812 Whose Bounty Land Grants Were Located in Woodford County, Illinois." Milo Custer Bloomington, Illinois; 1913 (8 copies)
5
"The Original Town of Bloomington, Illinois, and Its First Proprietors." Compiled and printed by Milo Custer, Bloomington, Illinois; 1923 (2 copies)
6
"Central Illinois Obituaries 1871-1880 (Compiled from Old Newspapers and Other Sources)." By Milo Custer Bloomington, Illinois; 1912
7
"1871-1880 Central Illinois Obituaries; Part Two N-Z." by Milo Custer (2 copies; one in white envelope)
8
"Archelaus R. Parker, and Descendants." by Milo Custer
9
Reprints, "Central Illinois Death Notices 1848-1870." Compiled and printed by Milo Custer Bloomington, Illinois; 1924 (4 copies)
10
"Old Family Records Numbers Seven and Eight." Reprinted by the Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society
11
"Old Family Records, Number Five." Originally compiled and printed by Milo Custer 1919; Reprinted by the Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society 1969
12
"The Reverend Alexander Miller of Virginia and some of his Descendants" by Milo Custer
13
Custer Genealogies; 1944, 149 pgs.; by Milo Custer (2 copies)

 

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