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Jersey County

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History

Early Pioneers’ Life, notes from Hamilton, 1919.

Greene County 1818-1821 Jersey County was part of Greene County until 1839

The Whipping Post 1832 Greene County ( Jersey County was part of Greene County in 1832).

Emigrant’s Guide, information for prospective early settlers.

Pioneer Papers, Isaac Snedeker’s trip from New York State to Illinois, 1844

Plank Roads, 1850 road construction

Underground Railroad, Jerseyville

Lawlessness 1860s, the home front during the Civil War period

Jersey County History from the Atlas Map of Jersey County, Illinois 1872

The Witness Tree, Jersey County Democrat, 1874

History of Jersey County, B. B. Hamilton, 1876

History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, 1885 transcribed, many biographies, names, events, and more:

50th Anniversary Celebration, Semi-centennial 1889

Jersey County History from the Jersey County Democrat 1889

Hamilton’s History of Jersey County, 1919, Illustrations.

Jersey County Poorhouse 1845-1957, articles, some lists of ‘inmates’ – updated November 2004

People

Reminiscences of Augustus Van Horne, by May Van Horne Cutting (large pdf file). Elijah Van Horne, father of Augustus Van Horne, brought his family from New York to Jersey County. This is the story of that family’s trip in 1833 and their life in Jersey County. Contributed by Randy Curtis, great great grandson of Augustus Van Horne.

Indexes to Jersey County Histories, Complete indexes: 1872 Atlas, 1885 History, Cooper’s History, Hamilton’s History, 1991 History. All pdf files. See below for 1885 in html format (not pdf).

1872 Atlas now online. Biographies, illustrations.

1885 Jersey County History Index, History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, 1885: (Make a note of the page number in the index for the name you are researching, then find the information in Places below or History above, e.g. John M. Dabbs is on page 276 in the index, he is found on pages 274-301, Otter Creek below. Frank M. Roberts is on pages 129, 131, 133, 135, he is found on pages 120-140, Early Newspapers above.)

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    Online, see township places below: pages 257-274 (Elsah), pages 274-301 (Otter Creek), pages 301-324 (Quarry), pages 325-337 (Piasa), pages 337-365 (English), pages 366-395 (Richwoods), pages 396-411 (Rosedale), pages 411-432 (Fidelity), pages 433-457 (Mississippi), pages 457-470 (Ruyle), pages 470-550 (Jersey).

    Online, see History above: pages 72-83 (Settlement), pages 84-92 (Government), pages 94-99 (Marriages, Records, Town Plats), pages 100-117 (Court House, Judicial), pages 120-140 (Newspapers), pages 142-148 (Attorneys), pages 150-162 (Physicians), pages 162-167 (Societies), pages 168-189 (Churches), pages 190-227 (Government, Officials), pages 229-231 (Education).

Link to History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois – 1885 Surname index (partial) and biographies, mostly Greene county

Businesses 1879

1916 Directory

1918 Automobile Owners

Places

Delhi

Elsah Landing

Elsah Township, from 1885 history, pp. 257-274

English Township, from 1885 history, pp. 337-365

Fidelity, from 1885 history, pp. 411-432 and more

Fieldon (Richwoods Township)

Grafton (Quarry Township)

Graham’s Hollow

Jersey Township, from 1885 history, pp. 470-550

Kemper, Ruyle Township

Lofton’s Prairie, Mississippi Township

Mississippi Township, from 1885 history, pp. 433-457

Nutwood

Otter Creek, from 1885 history, pp. 274-301 and more

Otter Creek 1853

Piasa Township, from 1885 history, pp. 325-337

Quarry Township, from 1885 history, pp. 301-324

Richwoods Township, from 1885 history, pp. 366-395

Rosedale, from 1885 history, pp. 396-411 and more

Ruyle Township, from 1885 history, pp. 457-470

Ely Mansion

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