In 1825 the
state of Illinois sent commissioners to the newly created County of Adams
to locate a county seat. The commissioners drove a stake into
the public square (John’s Square) and named the settlement Quincy in honor
of the newly-elected U.S. President, John Quincy Adams. John's Square
became known as Washington Park in 1857 and was the site of Quincy's
Lincoln-Douglas debate the following year
We're looking for people who share our dedication to
putting data online and those who are interested in helping this
project be successful. If you are interested in joining our group
and becoming a state or county host, view our
for further information.
My name is Debbie
Gibson. I am your Adams County Illinois Host. I was born in Pike county,
Mo., raised in Winfield, Lincoln county, Mo., and moved to Adams county
when I was 15. I lived in Payson until I was about 18 and moved to
Quincy. Have been here ever since. I love the history of this town. I
hope to do a great job as your host.
If you are interested in contributing data of your
family or items from Adams County, Illinois.
click on my name to email me.
The purpose of this site is to bring you
free raw data to aid you in your research. Any and all donations of
information you would like to contribute to the site are welcome!
We gratefully accept contributions of raw data such as census
information, marriage, birth and death records, obituaries, county histories, biographies,
old newspaper items anything that would help someone build their family
We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks.
All data we come across will be added to this site. We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site.