BOND, Shadrack, (1773 - 1832)


BOND, Shadrack, a Delegate from Illinois Territory; born in Frederick, Md., November 24, 1773; received a common-school education; moved to Kaskaskia, Ill. (then Indiana Territory), in 1794 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the legislative council of Indiana Territory 1805-1808; when Illinois Territory was formed was elected a Delegate on October 10, 1812, and served from December 3, 1812, to August 2, 1813; served as receiver of public moneys in the general land office at Kaskaskia, Ill., 1814-1818; upon the admission of Illinois as a State into the Union was elected its first Governor and served from 1818 to 1822; appointed register of the land office for the district of Kaskaskia on January 28, 1823, and served until his death in Kaskaskia, Randolph County, Ill., April 12, 1832; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Chester, Randolph County, Ill.