Anna Adams Brainard Pioneer
Anna Adams Brainard
Published in the Kendall County Record, April 10, 1907
Edited and compiled by Elmer Dickson
The south side bluff at the head of Bridge Street in Yorkville, has not always been occupied by the county's stately capitol building. This may be noted in the obituary notice of Mrs. Anna Brainard who died at Sheridan last week and was buried in the Millington-Newark Cemetery. Anna Adams was born in Chautauqua County, New York, July 7, 1827. At the age of six years she came to Illinois with her parents. Their first cabin home in Illinois was situated on the hill where the courthouse now stands in Yorkville. Their emigration in 1833 makes the family one of the early settlers of this county.