Joliet Prison Convict Register Index
"Unknown" Prisoners
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Date When Rec'd

Registered #

Last Name

First Name

County Court

Crime & sentence (years)

Age

Height

Wgt

Complex

Eye Color

Hair Color

Nation- ality

Occup- ation

Other Prisons - Recommitants

Religion

# years att. School

Habits [alcohol]

Parents Living or Age of Prisoner when Parents Died

POB - Father

POB - Mother

Left Home Aged

Conjugal/ Children

How & When Discharged

 

Aug 13 1858

42

?

"Curley"

Cook, R6

Robbery

23

5 3 1/2

 

Light

Light

Black

Ireland

Laborer

-

None

Read and Write

Temp

Yes

 

 

 

Widowed 2 child

Feb 7 1893

 

Sept 1 1854

1550

?

Catherine

Cook

Receiving stolen goods 1 year

38

4' 9 3/4"

 

light

hazel

 

New York

did not do anything

 

Episcopal

can read & write

Never drank to excess

parents living

 

 

 

single

July 26, 1855 pardoned by Governor

 

April 7 1853

1257

?

Charles

Montgomery

Larceny 5 years

23

6' 1 3/4"

 

light

dark

black

New York

Farmer

 

no church

can read & write

never drank to excess

parents in Chicago

 

 

 

Wife in Chicago

July 3, 1857

 

May 11 1854

1493

?

Cornelus

Cook

Larceny 1 year

42

5' 7 1/2"

 

light

blue

dark brown sprinkled with gray

?

 

 

Presb.

Can read & write

has drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

Wife in Chicago

May 11, 1855

 

Jun 21 1858

2816

?

Crim

Henry

Burglary - 3 yrs

26

5' 8-1/4"

 

Light

Blue

Light

Germany

RR Fireman

 

Presbyterian

Read & Write

has not drunk to excess

Moth. In Germany

Unk

Unk

Unk

Wife in Michigan

Taken to Joliet July 14 1858

 

Nov 25 1853

1405

?

Edmund A

Adams

Forgery 1 year

27

?

 

light

small gray

brown

Indiana

Tanner of ?

 

no church

can read & write

Never drank to excess

mother living in Indiana

 

 

 

Wife living in Adams County

Nov 25, 1854

 

Aug 31 1853

1333

?

Henry

Macon

Larceny 2 years

25

5' 3"

thick set

light

black

black

Switzerland

Farmer

 

no church

can read & write German

never drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

Single

Aug 31, 1855

 

June 4 1853

1300

?

John

Peoria

Larceny 1 year

35

5' 4"

 

 

black

black

Ireland

laborer

 

Catholic

can read & write

has drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

Wife in Wisconsin

June 4, 1854

 

Oct 9 1847

667

?

Joseph

Crawford

Burglary

28

5'3"

 

light

light

light

England

Earthenware maker

--

none

 

no

Parents living in England

 

 

 

No

Discharged May 21 1859

 

Feb 23 1891

838

?

William

McLean

Burglary & Larceny 3 yrs 3 indictments

39

1 m 70

?

Md Dark

Violet Blue

Chest Med

Pennsylvania

Steam fitter

 

Presbyterian

Collegiate

Moderate

Mother living Father died age 33

Scotland

Pennsylvania

21

Single

Aug 23 1893

 

March 3 1855

1682

?

Wilson

Cook

having in possession 10 years

45

5' 6"

 

dark

gray

black sprinkled with gray

New York

merchant

 

no church

 

never drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

single

Aug 12, 1856 discharged

 

Nov 18 1854

1613

?

Wm

Cook

larceny 1 year

32

5' 1 1/2"

 

dark

hazel

black

Pennsylvania

machinist

 

no church

can read & write

has drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

single

Nov 18, 1855 discharged

 

May 13 1854

1499

?

Wm J.

Moultrie

murder 3 years

22

5' 6 3/4"

slender

light

blue

light

Illinois

Farmer

 

no church

can read & write

has drank to excess

Mother in Crawford County

 

 

 

single

Dec 9, 1856

 

May 11 1854

1494

?ald

Henry

Cook

Larceny 1 year

28

5' 8"

 

light

yellow gray

dark

Germany

 

 

Catholic

Can read & write

never drank to excess

parents in Germany

 

 

 

 

Died Aug 20, 1854

 

June 4 1853

1301

?awlaw

John

Peoria

Larceny 1 year

35

5' 5"

 

light

blue

brown

Ireland

laborer

 

Catholic

can't read or write

never drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

wife living ?

June 4, 1854

 

Nov 25 1853

1407

?burn

Wm, Senior

Adams

Murder 8 years

53

5' 11"

 

light

gray

gray

New York

Farmer

 

no church

can read & write

has drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

wife in Idaho

discharged May ?,18**

 

Oct 18 1854

1578

?eaneland

Henry

Winnebago

Larceny 4 years

20

5' 6 1/4"

 

light

gray

light brown

Canada

 

 

no church

can read & write

has drank to excess

Mother in Lee County

 

 

 

single

Joliet June 9, 1858

 

May 5 1853

1279

?eggind

Perry

Boone

Battery Larceny 1 year

30

6'

 

light

gray

brown

 

Shoe maker

 

Presb.

can read & write

never drank to excess

Mother in Ohio

 

 

 

Wife in Boone County

May 3, 1854

 

Feb 15 1855

1667

?elens

Charles

Peoria

Larceny 1 year 6 months

24

?

 

dark

black

black

France

farmer

 

Lutheran

can read & write

never drank to excess

 

 

 

 

single

Aug 15, 1856

 

Sept 13 1853

1347

?errigand

Martin

Macoupin

Larceny 1 year

24

5' 4"

 

light shallow

black

black

Illinois

Farmer

 

no church

can read not write

never drank to excess

Father living in Illinois

 

 

 

Single

Sept 3, 1854

 

Apr 17 1886

7633

?evlin

James

Boone

burglary, 1 yr

24

5'11"

168

med fair

hazel

dk brown

Illinois

mill-hand

 

Catholic

R&W, 7 yrs

intemperate

yes

Ireland

Illinois

18

No

par'd March 30 1860

 

March 21 1854

1455

?humber

George

Cook

Larceny 1 year

21

5' 10"

 

light

gray

brown

Ohio

Farmer

 

no church

can read & write

has drank to excess

Mother living in Indiana

 

 

 

single

Mar 21, 1855

 

Sept 21 1854

1564

?iavan

William

Clinton

Larceny 1 year

30

5' 4"

stout

light

blue

brown curly

Ireland

Laborer

 

Catholic

can read & write

has drank to excess

Mother in St Louis

 

 

 

single

Sept 21, 1855

 

May 11 1854

1491

?lleyan

Margaret

Cook

Larceny 1 year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 11, 1855

 

Dec 11 1853

1419

?onder

Leo

Cook

murder 4 years

25

5' 4 1/4"

 

light

blue

light

Switzerland

Stone Cutter

 

Catholic

can't read or write

 

Parents living in Switzerland

 

 

 

Single

Discharged Dec 10, 1857

 

March 3 1853

1679

[---]

John

Cook

Larceny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discharged April 2, 1953 - Pardened by the Warden,

Guilty



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