Individual Author Record
Name: Nehemiah MatsonPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1816 Sites:
Illinois ConnectionNehemiah Matson was an early Illinois settler and wrote extensively about the earlier French and Indian inhabitants.
Biographical and Professional InformationNehemiah 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.
*''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