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Introduction

"Earlville Past, Present, Future. Historical and Prophetic
Sketch Being Prepared by Mr. John R. Parsons". Thus began a
series of articles which appeared in the Earlville Standard
Newspaper in 1926. In these articles, which were prepared and
published to help celebrate Old Home Week, local historian
John R. Parsons relates his version of the history of Earlville
and its environs. Quincy Square Museum Association revisits
these articles to celebrate Madison County's Bicentennial
Celebration 2006. Chapters will be published from time to time,
and QSMA invites everyone in possession of additional
information to get in touch with them. These articles will appear
as published in 1926, with updates in parentheses.

Earlville - Past, Present, Future.
Historical and Prophetic Sketch Being Prepared by Mr. John R. Parsons.

John R. Parsons Historical Writings Revisited


More coming!
John R. Parsons, 1856 1950, was the son of an early Earlville settler. His grandfather
arrived here in 1798 from Connecticut and established the family farm just out of the
village on what is now county road 23 south. In 1883, John married Viola Eliza Cook.
For many years, John was the Earlville Village historian, writing a weekly column in
the Earlville Standard newspaper. His work is cited as one of the best accounts of
Earlville history today.