Nehemiah Matson

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General Information

Name: Nehemiah Matson

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1816

Deceased: 1883

Illinois Connection

Nehemiah Matson was an early Illinois settler and wrote extensively about the earlier French and Indian inhabitants.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nehemiah Matson was a Princeton resident and was one of the most prolific and entertaining amateur historians of the nineteenth-century llinois. Because of his indiscriminate mixing of fact and legend, however, scholars generally discount his books as valid sources. But he does provide valuable clues for the researcher, and some of his apparently legendary tales can be verified.

Published Works

  • French and Indians of the Illinois River:... Foreward by Rodney O. Davis, SIU Press, 2001
  • Pioneers of Illinois, Chicago, Knight & Leonard Printers, 1882, 2010
  • Reminiscences of Bureau County, Nabu Press, 2010
  • Beyond the Atlantic or Eleven Months in Europe, Egypt and Palestine, Republican Printing Establishment, 1870, 2010
  • Memories of Shaubena: With Incidents Relating to the Early Settlement of the West, Kessinger Publishing, 2007

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

French and Indians of Illinois River (Shawnee Classics)

ISBN: 0809323648
Release Date: 2001-01-31

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Reminiscences of Bureau County [Illinois] in Two Parts, Parts 1-2

ISBN: 1148698205
Release Date: 2010-04-08

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Beyond The Atlantic; Or, Eleven Months' Tour In Europe, Egypt And Palestine, With Illustrations

Release Date: 2010

Memories Of Shaubena: With Incidents Relating To The Early Settlement Of The West

ISBN: 0548224072
Release Date: 2007-07-25

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External Links

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