This weekend, I went to visit my sister and her family. They live in O’Fallon, Illinois. While I was there, I decided to take a day trip to Pike County, Illinois, where my Cadwell ancestors lived from about 1830 – 1846, when they came to Navarro County, Texas.
Pike County is only about 100 miles northwest of O’Fallon through rural southern Illinois – a very nice drive.
Daniel Cadwell and his family settled in Griggsville, Illinois about 1830. Daniel operated the first trading post in the area. The original building was a log cabin; over the years, it’s modernized.
And then there were very interesting barns.