Frances Minerva Scott

Frances Minerva Scott

The following was extracted from the Southern Cook County and History of Blue Island before the Civil War by Ferdinand Schapper 1917 (Ref 977.31 SCH) (Blue Island Library)

Family Record
By Mrs. Minerva Shill

In the early thirties (about 1834) they came to Illinois and settled at Bachelors Grove on two hundred acres of land, obtained from the government through the land office at Washington, D.C. Here they built their log cabin which, at this date, was twenty miles from the little town of Chicago, and here the seven children were born, which I will name according to their births. (only one person being listed)

Minerva Frances at nineteen married John Shill of Saratoga County, N.Y. and an infant son who only survived a few weeks.