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Jersey County Illinois Census Information
Jersey County was formed in 1839 from Greene County, County Seat – Jerseyville.
Jersey County Illinois Federal Census Records include: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.
The 1890 Jersey County, Illinois Federal Census Records (including the Veterans and Widows census) were completely destroyed by a 1921 warehouse fire.
Soundex code indexes for the Jersey County, Illinois Federal census records are available on microfilm for census years: 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920.
Jersey County, Illinois Mortality Schedules include 1850, 1860, and 1880. The 1870 mortality schedule is missing.
Jersey County, Illinois State Census Records include: 1855 and 1865.
Jersey County, Illinois Federal Census Records
- 1840 Jersey County Census Records
- 1850 Jersey County Census Index – partial
- 1850 Jersey County Census Records
- 1860 Jersey County Census Index
- 1860 Jersey County Census Records – partial
- 1870 Jersey County Census Index
- 1870 County Census Records – partial
- 1880 Jersey County Census Records at Family Search.
- 1900 Jersey County Census Index
- 1910 Jersey County Census Index
- 1920 Jersey County Census Index
- 1930 Jersey County Census Index
1930 Jersey County Census Index
- Elsah township
- English township
- Fidelity township
- Jersey township
- Mississippi township
- Otter Creek township
- Piasa township
- Quarry township
- Richwoods township
- Rosedale township
- Ruyle township
- Jerseyville Ward 1
- Jerseyville Ward 2
- Jerseyville Ward 3
- Jerseyville Ward 4
Jersey County, Illinois Mortality Schedules
- 1850 Jersey County Mortality Schedule
- 1860 Jersey County Mortality Schedule
- 1870 Jersey County Mortality Schedule is missing.
Jersey County, Illinois State Census Records
- 1855 Jersey County Census Index 1855 Index by Township
- 1865 Jersey County Census Index – partial Jersey Landing, Phills Creek, Piasa, Richwood townships.
The Census of 1870 will cause some important changes. In 1840 the West was represented in Congress by thirty members; after 1870 it will have eighty-two. In the Eastern States a very different result will be produced. Those States in 1840 had thirty-eight members; their representation will be but twenty-two after 1870. In 1840, the Atlantic Eastern States, as divided from the Southern, had one hundred and nineteen Congressmen; after 1870, they will have but eighty-six. More than one third of the next House of Representatives, elected after the census of 1870, will be from the West, and united to the Southwest, will constitute a clear majority of the members of that body as well as of Presidential electors. When the census shall be taken, and apportionment made for the first time in accordance with it, the South will have a full representation upon the negroes, instead of three-fifths of them as now and heretofore. By this the South will gain thirteen members at least. Jersey County Democrat, September 4, 1869
These lists from the Jersey County Federal Census Indexes were contributed by the Jersey County Historical Society. The indexes to the Jersey County Federal Census of 1910, 1920 and 1930 were contributed by Delores Molloy. A big thank you to JCHS, Marty Crull and Delores Molloy!
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