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ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION OF ILLINOIS


AUGUST 26, 1818 -The Illinois constitutional convention, meeting at Kaskaskia, adopted a state constitution and selected Kaskaskia as the first state capital.


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SIGNERS OF THE 1818 CONSTITUTION

If your ancestor was one of the delegates below and you would like to submit a biography, obituary, will, pension, etc. please contact Kim


Bond County - Thomas Kirkpatrick, Samuel G. Morse


Crawford County - Joseph Kitchell, Ed N. Cullom
Info on Joseph Kitchell, provided by researcher Kim Cox:  born 31 JUL 1779 in Hanover, Morris Co., NJ; died 7 APR 1843 in Palestine, Crawford County, IL

Edwards County -
Seth Gard, Levi Compton

Franklin County - Isham Harrison,Thomas Roberts

Gallatin County -MichaelJones, Leo(nard) White, Adolphus Frederick Hubbard

Jackson County -Conrad Will,James Hall, Jr.

Johnson County - HezekiahWest,
William McFatridge

Madison County - B. Stephenson, Joseph Burrough, Abraham Prickett

Monroe County -Caldwell Carns,
Enoch Moore

Pope County -Samuel Omelveny, Hamlet Ferguson

Randolph County -George Fisher, Elias Kent Kane

St. Clair County -ThomasMessinger, James Lemon, Jr.,
Jesse B. Thomas (President)

Union County - William Echols, John Whiteaker

Washington County - Andrew Bankson

White County - Willis Hargrave,
William McHenry

Secretary to the Convention -William C. Greenup



 Actual signatures of the 1818 Constitional Convention participants

1818 Signatures

 

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