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Nehemiah Matson

Born: 1816
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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 providevaluable clues for the researcher, and some of his apparently legendary tales can be verified.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Nehemiah Matson on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

French and Indians of Illinois River
ISBN: 0665101570 OCLC: 8423349

[publisher not identified], [Princeton, Ill.?] : 1874

French and Indians of Illinois River /
ISBN: 0809323648 OCLC: 43936765

Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale : ©2001.

Memories Of Shaubena
ISBN: 0548224072 OCLC: 179784232

Kessinger Publishing, LLC 2007

  Pioneers of illinois :
ISBN: 1286570557 OCLC: 934969859

Nabu Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2012.

ISBN: 1333535333 OCLC: 978695338

FORGOTTEN Books, [Place of publication not identified], 2016.