In 1850, Mary J. Eddy (1810-1878), was the head of household; Henry Eddy had died in 1849. The presence of a son, John, in the 1850 census corroborates this.
Henry Eddy's name is seen frequently on the Register Of Slaves (Indentures) And Emancipation Of Slaves.
In Union General John A. McClernand and the Politics of Command, it was stated that McClernand, in 1829 at the age of 17, studied law in the Shawneetown law office of Henry Eddy.
There's a collection of Henry Eddy (1798 - 1849) papers in Illinois.
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Henry Eddy was born in Pittsfield, Vt., in 1798, attended school in Buffalo, N.Y., and served two months in the New York Militia. In 1818, after studying law and printing in Pittsburgh, Pa., Eddy moved to Shawneetown, Ill., where he established the second newspaper in the state. He became well known as a lawyer and served as a representative to the Illinois General Assembly in 1820 and 1846.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat
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Description: Obituary Maj. Aaron R. STOUT
Date: September 3 1887
Shawneetown, Ill., September 2.--Maj. Aaron R. STOUT died at his residence in this city at 5 o'clock this morning. He was one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of this place, having come to Shawneetown in 1839. He was an extensive contractor and builder of that early day, and became wealthy, but was afterward unfortunate in the wholesale merchandise business, dying a poor but highly honored man. He was a native of Emmitsburg, Md., and was 77 years of age.