No, not the founding of that Troy, the city-state made famous by Greek mythology. Troy, Illinois, in Madison County. It was co-founded by my four times great grandfather, John C Riggin (1781-1869) and four times great grand uncle, Harry Riggin.
These books(1) did turn out to be a goldmine!
The idea for this post came from Geneabloggers.
(1) Norton, W. T. (editor and compiler), Centenial History of Madison County, Illinois and Its People, Volumes I and II. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1912.