Early family ties crossed Adams, Hancock county lines
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Early family ties crossed Adams, Hancock county lines

In the earliest days of settlement in Adams County and Hancock County, connections can be found leading to interesting discoveries regarding family ties, lawyers and Abraham Lincoln. An example is the John Williams family.

World War I unit became known as 'the Fighting Black Devils'
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World War I unit became known as 'the Fighting Black Devils'

When the early Chicago train pulled into Quincy's Burlington depot on Feb. 25, 1919, it was met by both a band and a cheering crowd.

When Quincyans attempted to be peacemakers
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When Quincyans attempted to be peacemakers

Summary of Part 1 published in June: After Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, declared that Missouri was the location of the Garden of Eden and the stones Adam used for worship were still there, thousands of Mormons poured into the state with beliefs tha