Thank you, Jan. I have a lot of IL genealogy balls in the air right now. I hope to come back to Jacob Black. One vet of the Black Hawk War was honored almost 3 yrs ago. http://will.illinois.edu/news/spotstory/illinois-national-gu...
I phoned and wrote but no one ever replied. Guess they want to keep him to themselves.But I'd bet this one came from VA. Catherine Black Kessler and her Jacob Black sure did.
I forgot to tell you I live in VA about an hour from the Glade Creek Church where the older Kesslers are buried.
Happy New Year,