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part of the Genealogy Trails Group
Genealogy and History
Jasper County website!
This website is full of searchable genealogical data. This is not
a site of just links - these pages are full of everything you need to find your family's history, including obituaries,
biographies, marriages, birth notices, census data, cemetery listings and much more.
My name is Kim Torp and as your county host I try to post as much data online as possible in order to make it freely
available to all. We gratefully accept contributions of raw data such as census information, marriage/birth/death
records, obituaries, county histories, biographies, old newspaper items - anything that would help someone build
their family tree!!!
Feel free to email
me with your contributions - every little bit helps.
These pages are updated frequently, so CHECK BACK OFTEN!
All the information on these pages has been laboriously gathered
at great time and expense by myself and some very generous volunteers. We welcome you to search for Jasper County
families and history here.... HOWEVER, please respect the amount of effort we have put into this endeavor and DO
NOT take anything from these pages to place on other websites. Feel free to link to this main page (only).
Please read the copyright statement.
And conversely, please don't submit information to me that you
have copied off of another website.... I try very hard to obey copyright laws.
*Can you identify anybody in this picture?**
My Hicks Family
My ancestors established their family homestead in this county
in 1851. The Hicks homestead was located in Grove township, near the town of Gila and next to Kern's, "sometimes
called Hicks", Graveyard. Immediate neighbors were the Eagleton, Jack, and Bolton families. Some families
that married into my Hicks line were Wilson, Strole, Printz, Wright, Hinton, Linthicum
My Hicks family also previously lived in Coles County, IL, Bracken County, KY and Kanawha County, WV before
coming to Jasper County.
More information on these locations can be found at my personal website at Hicks Genealogy Page
**I regret that I do not have the time to
perform personal research for you**
But if you're related, email me
NOTE: PLEASE CHECK YOUR LISTING ON THE RESEARCHERS LIST
TO MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS CURRENT.
Vital Records - Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Records and Obituaries
Land Records & Property Tax Excerpts
Politics in Jasper County
AND Legal Records
Miscellaneous Data Items
(Poor Farm, Letters from former residents, parties/reunions,
hotel arrivals, "events" in the area)
Data about Jasper Residents/Gossip
Biographies; newspaper gleanings; Jasper co. Families;
History of Jasper County AND Photos
of Jasper County
Research Aids and LINKS
Updates to this Site.
(Updates may not be immediately included)
May 2013: Grove Township school class photo
Apr 2013: bio for VAN BRUNT, RIGDON
Mar 2013: Class picture of Excelsior School, 1904; Picture of Cumberlain Street in Willow Hill
Jan 2013: George BURTON family
info; James Kibler murder story;
obits for NEWLIN, ALLAN
Aug 2012: HOLM obit, Gossip news items for ASBURY, ARNOLD, ALBRIGHT; Weather news, Hail storm of 1860 and Tornado
of 1872; Crime news - mail robbery 1889
Feb 2012: Gossip news for HOLM, HENDRICKSON, THOMPSON, GEDDIS; Fire at Hidalgo in 1903
Nov 2011: DANFORTH family bio; Willow Hill Class Pictures for 1938, 1939, 1944 and a picture of the band; HOLM
obit; LONG gossip news; TEETS-CARLSON wedding announcement.
July 2011: Willow
Hill Businesses and School additions:
1940 Class pix and 1946 Seniors
Dec 2010: 1910 College Hill Class; Kern School Teachers; 1940/41 Dark Bend students
July 2010: Picture of WEAVER House. Marriage Info for WEAVER-STARK
Jan 2010: 1858-59 Marriages, 1912-1914 Probate Records, 262 birth records transcribed from the 1884 Birth Register;
Teachers of Round Prairie School
Nov 2009: Wills of SMITH, VANDERHOOF; 1921 Willow Hill Football Team
picture with names
July 2009: Burials in WARD Cemetery; FINNEY obit
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Message from the Webmaster
Please understand that, while I do have a genealogical connection to Jasper County, I am not a resident there.
I do not have records or data with which I could supply you information about your ancestors. Further, I cannot
do research on your behalf. And please - do not copy & paste any of the information presented here onto your
own or any other website!! This website is considered to be a compilaton of facts, and is therefore covered under
current copyright laws. Please read the copyright statement below.
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