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History of Jersey County
      Established: February 28, 1839

Origin of the Name: Named from the State of New Jersey, which derived
its name from the Isle of Jersey in Great Britain.

County Seat: Jerseyville

In 1821, with the establishment of Greene County, it ceased to be a part of Madison County, a relation it had held since the latter was formed by Gov. Edwards in 1818. The part of Greene County that now constitutes Jersey County, continued to be included in Greene County until August 5, 1839. The Enabling Act passed by the Legislature, February 28, 1839, provided that on August 5, following at an election held for that purpose, a proposition should be submitted to the voters of the latter county, for and against the separation of Jersey County from Greene County, for their determination.
At that election, there were 1,239 votes for and 714 against the proposition, a majority of 525 out of a total of 1, 953 votes. From 1821 until 1839, however, the history of Jersey County is naturally included in that of Greene, and is so given. [Hamilton "History of Jersey Co." 1919]

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Jersey County Data

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Website Updates:
Feb 2014:  Obituaries of WW1 Soldiers;  Jersey County Men Battle Experiences from WW1
Oct 2013:  1883 pensioners
July 2013: obit for SMITH
May 2013: VETTER obit
Apr 2013: obits for BOWMAN, COPLEY, WATKINS, CROSS, JOYCE, MCDONALD
PREVIOUS UPDATES:
List of Licensed Physicians prior to 1912 (under "County Records"); 1850 Mortality Schedule; BEZNER biography; Crime news for HEROLD; Obit for SHELTON; Bio for VAUGHN, HOLMES


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