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Jersey County Township Information
|Jersey County was formed in 1839 from Greene County.|
|Population in 1840 Census – 4,535|
|Population in 1850 Census – 7,354|
|Population in 1860 Census – 12,051|
|Population in 1870 Census – 15,054|
|Jerseyville is the County Seat|
Early Land Patents and Cemetery list for each township
Section 16, School Land Entries for all Townships
Records were abstracted by fractions but some abbreviations were not understood. In some cases there are two Record ID’s for a person or persons, but the parts description is the same. These are “purchasers” of land, not necessarily residents of Jersey County, though there are familiar names in these Early Land Patents.
Table is arranged as the townships are platted in the county.
See Jersey County township map.
Please consider that errors could have been made. If in question, one should go to the site and verify the entry. These Early Land records were abstracted from the GLO Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office, Department of Interior. Copies and Search procedures at GLO
We are indebted to Harry Nelms, for his contribution of the abstractions of the Early Land Patents. Thanks to Gloria Frazier for her help. 1989 Cemetery Information from Jersey County GenealogicalSociety Newsletter May/June 1996. With permission of Marty Crull, Newsletter Editor,who also contributed the township sketch on the township page.
Jersey County Township Map Sketch
Jersey County IL Map (Current) – Tiger Maps – Census Bureau
GNIS USGS National Mapping Information. Looking for a town, school, cemetery, creek, etc. in Jersey County?
Land Record References Interpeting old land records, deeds, etc.