Source: Book: History of Whiteside County, Illinois
From Its First Settlement To The Present Time; with numerous biographical and family sketches.
Edited by Charles Bent, for ten years editor and proprietor of "The Whiteside Sentinel," of Morrison, Ill.
"Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation."
Morrison, Illinois, 1877
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1877, by Charles Bent, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
Reprinted by: Higginson Book Company, 148 Washington Street, P.O. Box 778, Salem MA 01970
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
Chapter XIII Page 236
Amos Reeves is a native of New York State, and came to Whiteside county with the intention of making it his home in 1857. Upon arriving here he heard of the cheapness and fertility of the so-called swamp lands, and upon looking them over purchased a large tract upon which he now resides. In the winter of 1856-57 he taught school in what is known as Brakey's settlement. When the town of Hahnaman was organized he was elected its first Town Clerk, but, before the expiration of his term, resigned to enlist as a volunteer in the Union army, joining the celebrated Yates Sharpshooters. He remained in the service during the entire war, and although participating in many battles and skirmishes with courage and zeal, came back unwounded. Almost immediately upon his return he was elected Supervisor of his town, and from 1869 to 1875 was continuously Town Clerk. In 1876, he was elected Supervisor, and again in 1877, now holding the office. He is one of Hahnaman's public-spirited men, and is always at the fron when her interests are at stake. Mr. Reeves is a bachelor in the prime of life.