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Perry County, Illinois
Established January 29, 1827
( Laws, 1827, page 110 ) - - -
Perry County was formed in 1827 out of Jackson and Randolph Counties.
It was named in honor of Oliver Hazard Perry who defeated the British fleet
at the decisive Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.
 
Parts of Perry County were formerly included in :
1790-1803
St. Clair County
  1795-1827
Randolph County
  1816-1827
Jackson County

County Seat - Pinckneyville
Approved June 1828
Early Perry County History
 
Pre-1900 Public Buildings
      Establishing a County Seat
      Courthouses
      Jails
      Poor Farm
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B I O G R A P H I E S
 
The Doctors of DuQuoin
Dr. William Arms, Dr. Thomas Burgess, Dr. Warren Burgess,
Dr. M. C. Carr, Dr. J. W. Dunn, Dr. W. T. Maclin
 
John Campbell, King of Scotland
 
Christian Michael BERGMAN
 
Gale McKinley BERGMAN
Autobiography
 
Samuel BURR Family
 
CHERRY Family
Descendants of George & Margaret Cherry
 
William H. CRAIN
 
Dorothy DAY
 
Harold Raymond DAY
 
Amelia DOERFLEIN
 
Donald W. DOERFLEIN
 
George DOERFLEIN, Jr.
 
George DOERFLEIN, Sr.
 
Lazarus EATON
 
Samuel EATON
 
  Enos Daugherty HOGE
 
John D. B. LANE
 
LEMEN Family
 
Pearle R. LOGAN (nee Redfern)
 
McCLURKEN, Roselia Florence ( nee Redfern)
 
James Curtis Milligan
 
Forgus MILLIGAN
 
Milton Wiley MILLIGAN
 
NEILL Family
Descendents of Matthew & Jane Neill
 
Zone Franklin THOMPSON
 
Charles WEINBERG
 
Parley Lycurgus WILLIAMS
 

B I R T H S
 
Miscellaneous Birth Records 1878 -1905
 

B O O K S
 
little book graphic    Rose FEDERER's 'Scrapbook'
 
little book graphic    Diary of John Atkinson Pendlington - 1869 - 1873 USA entries excerpts
 

C E M E T E R I E S
 
Antioch Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Bethel Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Blanchard Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Bradley Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Campbell Cemetery
    ( complete transcription )
 
Chapel Hill Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Chapman Cemetery
     Directions and Partial Burial List
 
Collins Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Concord Cemetery
     Directions and Partial Burial List
 
Cottom Cemetery
 
County Farm Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Cross Baptist Cemetery
     Partial Burial List
 
Cudgetown Cemetery
 
Curlee Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Cutler Cemetery
    ( partial transcription )
 
Davis Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Antioch Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Denmark Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
DuQuoin I O O F Cemetery
    ( partial transcription )
 
Friendship Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Galum Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Galum Baptist Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Galum Presbyterian Cemetery
    ( partial burial list - KRUG)
 
Grasshopper Cemetery

     no information at this time
 
Greenbrier Cemetery
Transcription
 
Haggard Cemetery
 
Holts Prairie Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Hopewell Cemetery
     Partial Burial List
 
House Cemetery
 
Map of House Cemetery

 
Huggin Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Immaculate Conception Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Immanuel Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Jenkins / Jinkins Cemetery
     Moved to Percy, Randolph County
     Relocation and Jenkins info
 
Jones Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Keene Cemetery   
aka   Old Keene Cemetery
     Directions and Photos and Partial Burial List
 
Kanzler Family Cemetery
  Lacy Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Lee Cemetery
 
Little Vine Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Lost Prairie Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Luther Lyle Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
McElvain Cemetery
     ( partial burial list )
 
Mueller Hill Cemetery
     Directions and Partial Burial List
 
Mulkey Grove Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Ninemile Cemetery
    ( partial burial list )
 
Oak Grove Cemetery
     Directions and Partial Burial List
 
Old Concord Cemetery

Pilot Knob Township,
Washington County, Illinois
 
Old DuQuoin Cemetery
     Lot Owners & Burials
 
Old DuQuoin Cemetery History
 
Paradise Prairie Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Pick Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Pinckneyville Cemetery
     Partial Burial List
 
Primitive Baptist Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Ragland Cemetery
     Burial site with two tombstones
 
Ross Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Round Prairie Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Sacred Heart Cemetery
    ( partial burial list )
 
Spring Hill Cemetery
a k a Boyle Farm Cemetery
near Winkle, Perry County, Illinois
 
St. Bruno's Catholic Cemetery
     Directions and Partial Burial List
 
Saint Joseph Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Cemetery
    Todds Mill, Perry County, Illinois
    ( complete transcription )
 
Sunset Memorial Park
    DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois
    ( partial burial list )
 
Sutter Cemetery
    Rural Route DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois
    ( partial burial list )
 
Swanwick Cemetery
    ( partial list )
 
Tangen Cemetery
    ( one burial )
 
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Vancil Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Weitzel Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Williams Cemetery
     no information at this time
 
Youngblood Cemetery
     Partial Burial List
 

C E N S U S
 
1855 Perry County, Illinois State Census
      Township 4 South, Range 4 West
 
      Township 6 South, Range 3 West

 
Misc. Census Data : 1850      1860      1870      1880
 

C H U R C H E S
 
New website address
Denmark Baptist Church
Established 1848         Cutler, Illinois
 
Nine Mile Baptist Church
 
St Paul's United Church of Christ, Pinckneyville
Baptisms 1874 - 1886
Death Records 1884 - 1905

 

C I T I E S     &     T O W N S
 
Du Quoin Postcards circa 1940
 
Old DuQuoin -       Shook's Country Store
 
Old DuQuoin Sports Teams
      Old Du Quoin Red Socks Ball Team
 
Pinckneyville Pictures
 
Kunz Store & Opera House    Pinckneyville
 
Joel Russell's    Willisville Photos

 

D E A T H         R E C O R D S
 
Death Index    1916 -1950
| A |   | Ba-Bi |   | Bl-Bz |   | C |   | D |   | E |   | F |   | G |   | Ha-He |   | Hi-Hu |   | I |   | J |   | K |   | L |  
 
| M |   | Mc |   | N |   | O |   | P |   | Q |   | R |   | Sa-Sl |   | Sm-Sz |   | T |   | U |   | V |   | W |   | Y |   | Z |  

 
St Paul's United Church of Christ, Pinckneyville
      Death Records 1884 - 1905
 
      Miscellaneous Death Listings 1878 - 1914

E X E C U T I O N S
 
Executions in Perry County
 

F A M I L Y       H I S T O R Y
 
BAXTER Family
 
Levina ( nee Logan ) COCKRILL
 
Lemmon - Killion Family Register
 
LEMEN Family
 
Descendants of Carrol Bias LOGAN
 
The Drury LOGAN Family
 
Euclid Washington LOGAN and Queen Dilla Benedict LOGAN
 
The Life of Reuben M. LOGAN
 
The Family of William LOGAN
 
The Life of Zachariah LOGAN
 
Our Early MILLIGAN Immigrants
 
TURNER Family, first 'colored' family in area
 
WORTHINGTON
      Hillard & Emma (nee Wolf) Worthington, Obituaries and Family lineage

 

"F I R S T S"   of   Perry County
 
County Commissioners    (includes School Commissioners)
 
County Judges and Clerks of the Court
 
Grand and Petit Jurors
 
Masters In Chancery; Coroners; Recorder and Mine Inspector
 
Senators and Representatives
 
Sheriffs of the County
 
The First Murder Trial

 

F U N E R A L       N O T I C E S
M E M O R I A L       C A R D S

 
AAPUHN, Maude I.
 
BEARD, Charles S.
 
BLAKESLEE, Ellen A.
 
BURNETT, Ethel Maude
 
KILLION, Lon
 
KILLION, Sarah
 
LEE, Charles
 
LEMMON, James W.

 
  LOGAN, Andrew J.
 
LOGAN, Blanche H.
 
LOGAN, Eveline
 
LOGAN, James
 
LUKE, Aril Webster
 
LUKE, Mary Agnes
 
MILLER, Harry F.
 
RUSSELL, William E.
 
SHOOK, L. G.
 
SHOOK, Otilla
 
SHOOK, Robert S., Sr.
 
SIEFERT, George Henry

M A R R I A G E S       R E C O R D S
M A R R I A G E S     -     W E D D I N G S

 
Marriages     partial list, 1831 - 1899
 
 
ANNIVERSARIES
 
Nehrkorn's 50th Anniversary
 
Rosenberger's 50th Anniversary
 
Smith's 51st Anniversary
 
  Dippel - Burk
 
Helvey - Stowers
 
Logan - Norbury
 
McClurken - Redfern
 
Medeker - Ross
 
Schimpf - Rosenberger
 
Watts - Logan
 
Williams - Logan

 

N E W S P A P E R       E X T R A C T S
 
The Pinckneyville Advocate - April 23, 1920
 
Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles
 

P E N S I O N    R E C O R D S
 
List of Pensioners on the Roll, 1883
 

P R E C I N C T S    of    Perry   County
Perry County has never adopted the township form of government.
The county has been divided into precincts.
Beaucoup   Cutler   DuQuoin
 
Paradise   Pinckneyville   Sunfield
 
Swanwick   Tamaroa   Willisville

P R O B A T E    R E C O R D S
 
Estate of Welcome BUTLER
 
Estate of Elijah VANCIL

 
The Last Will and Testament of
George CHERRY
 
The Last Will and Testament of
Catharine CUNNINGHAM

Research Links
 
Illinois State Archives Databases -- Global Database Search
 
Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916 - ongoing project
Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950
 
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 - ongoing project
 
Illinois War of 1812 Veterans - 1812 - 1815
Illinois Winnebago War Veterans -
     1827 company rosters of the 20th Regiment of mounted volunteer riflemen
Illinois Black Hawk War Veterans - 1831-1832
Illinois Mexican War Veterans - 1846 - 1848
Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls - 1861 - 1865
llinois Civil War Veterans of Missouri Units - 1861 - 1865
llinois Civil War Veterans Serving in the U.S. Navy - 1861 - 1865
Illinois Spanish-American War Veterans - 1898
 
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales
 
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
 
Genforum
 
LDS site
 
Library of Congress - Local History & Genealogy Reading Room
 
Obituary Depot
 
German Links -- Finding a German Place of Origin
 

Research Locations
 
Cutler Public Library
PO Box 57
409 South Main
Cutler, Illinois 62238
 
  DuQuoin Public Library
28 South Washington Street
DuQuoin, Illinois 62832
 
  Pinckneyville Public Library
312 South Walnut Street
Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274
 
  Perry County Historical Society
108 West Jackson Street
Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274
 
 
I R A D
Research requests should be sent to the IRAD depository
holding the records you wish to have searched.

 
IRAD Depository
c/o Special Collections
Morris Library-6632
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
618 - 453 - 3040
  Illinois Regional Archives Depository
Illinois State Archives
Springfield, Illinois 62756
217 - 785 - 1266
Fax : 217 - 524 - 3930
 
  Perry County Government Building
P.O. Box 438
Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274
 
 
Perry County Clerk
618 - 357-5116
 
  Perry County Circuit Clerk
618 - 357-6726
 
  Perry County Recorder
618 - 357-5116
 

R E U N I O N S
 
LOGAN-GASS FAMILY REUNION - August 28, 1960
 

S C H O O L S
 
1938 Eighth Grade Graduations in Rural Schools
 
Du Quoin Female Seminary   Old Du Quoin 1855-1892
 
Du Quoin School Bands
      Du Quoin Grade School Marching Band 1934 - 1935
      Du Quoin High School Marching Band 1939 - 1940
 
Du Quoin School Sports
      Du Quoin High School "Indians" Football Team 1939 - 1940
 
Old Du Quoin Grade School
History, pictures with names, reunions, etc.
 
Pinckneyville Class Photos
      1912 - 1st Primary
      1914 - 1st Primary
      1915/1916 -B 2nd Grade

 

Veterans of Perry County, Illinois
 
Flag with cross and helmet   The United States at War

 
V E T E R A N S       Listed Alphabetically
 
| A |   | B |   | C |   | D |   | E |   | F |   | G |   | H |   | I |   | J |   | K |   | L |   | M |   | Mc |  
 
| N |   | O |   | P |   | Q |   | R |   | S |   | T |   | U |   | V |   | W |   | X |   | Y |   | Z |  
 
 
Unknown Burial Locations
 
Grand Army of the Republic
G. A. R. 1913 Rosters
G. A. R. Transcription of the Death Rolls, 1879-1947
in Washington & Perry Counties, Illinois
including some nearby communities

 
Soldiers' and Sailors' Home Residents (1887-1916) at Quincy, Illinois
 
World War I Veteran's Photos
Duncan - Luke - Wilson
 
Korean War Casualty List
 
Viet Nam War Casualty List
 
World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing

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