I just got a copy of a land patent dated 1838 for an ancestor Richard Lee.
It describs land "on the island" but does not say what island. Someone
elso told me that he owned land on an island. Could this has bee the
island of Kaskaskia? I remember visiting a site somewhere in Randolph Co
years ago that gave something about the history of Kaskaskia and told about
a great flood that washed away the town. Is any of the island still there,
or could this be another island? I don't live in the area so don't know
much about that geography.