New Book Reveals 'Illustrated History of Campton Township'

New Book Reveals ‘Illustrated History of Campton Township’

Author and Corron Farm Preservation Society collaborator Adam D. Gibbons has completed what is believed to be the first-ever book on the history of Campton Township.

According to a Corron Farm Preservation Society news release, “An Illustrated History of Campton Township, Kane County, Illinois ©2017 has been published by Higginson Book Company, the largest publisher of genealogical materials in the United States.


“This book will be the first full history of Campton Township ever published, and is based in part upon the works and research of Lucinda Muirhead Corron,” the release says. “Adam also used many of the documents and photographs in the Corron Family collection in his book, plus contributions from dozens of Campton residents, as well as schools and churches.

The book provides an illustrated history of original Campton Township residents and their descendants, a comprehensive table of contents and a full surname index. The online link to purchase this book can be found at

“Over 20 individuals and groups donated thousands of images for inclusion in the book,” Gibbons said.

In addition to the Corron Farm Preservation Society, major contributors were Chris (Johnson) Brauer, Joy (Bowgren) Nelson, the Town & Country Public Library, Filip Johnson, Mary Campbell, the Sharp family, Mike Ormond, and Mary Mather, with contributions from George Bergland, Mary Damisch, Dolly Anderson, Barbara (Norton) Tamms, Sarah (Corron) Toms, Nancy (Mongerson) Warner, Wendell Craft and Jerry Johnson of Garfield Farm Museum.

The final retail purchase price of the book is $52 per two-part set, plus shipping if purchased online. The book also is available from CFPS or the author.

Gibbons is a former researcher for a publishing company and has authored, The Founders and Early History of Geneva, Kane County, Illinois: Volume I – Beginnings to 1837.”

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About the Corron Farm Preservation Society

Corron Farm Preservation Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserve, increase, and enrich knowledge of the history of Corron Farm and early Campton Township and to provide leisure and educational opportunities for Township residents, businesses, and surrounding communities. Historic Corron Farm is currently listed on the Kane County Register of Historic Places. The Society is currently in the process of applying for National Register status of Corron Farm.

SOURCE: Corron Farm Preservation Society news release