Crawford County, Illinois
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as the county history information itself, transcriptions of obituaries, burial data from cemetery trompings and/or
readings, the data from military pensions and other service records; enumerations from census years, any newspaper
gleanings for the family members including birth announcements, marriage announcements, death notices/obits and
anything in between - in short, the data you used to build your family tree
(rather than the tree itself since we don't have the space or manpower to accept gedcoms and trees)
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Crawford County was established December 31, 1816 (Territorial Laws, 1815 16, p. 21), formed from Edwards
County, Illinois Territory. Sometimes known as "Great Crawford County", its area extended from the Wabash
to the middle of Illinois, and from its present southern border almost to the Canadian border.
Crawford County was formed in 1816 out of Edwards County. At the time of its formation, it encompassed about one
third of the State, but it was reduced to its present borders by 1831 as it spawned new counties. It was named
in honor of William H. Crawford, from Georgia, who was serving as Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury
at the time. Crawford County was home to several battles between the settlers and Indians... [wikipedia]
The crime committed that resulted in the first woman in Illinois to be hanged was committed in Crawford county
(though she was actually executed in Lawrence County)
Robinson, East side of the square, c. 1918
Robinson (county seat)
* Flat Rock * Hutsonville * Oblong * Palestine * Stoy
* Honey Creek * Hutsonville * Lamotte * Licking * Martin
* Montgomery * Oblong * Prairie * Robinson * Southwest
Other populated areas, past and present, include:
Annapolis * Bellair * Birds * Chauncey * Crawfordsville * Dogwood * Duncanville * Gordon *
Green Brier * Hardinville * Heathsville * Kibbie * Landes * Morea * New Hebron * Oil Center * Oil Grove
Pierceburg * Porterville * Port Jackson * Richwoods * Riddleville * Russellville * Trimble * Villas
West Union * West York
Church Histories / Records
NOVEMBER 2018: New obituaries, Fires, Marriages, Marriage
Permits, Real Estate Transfers, Community News, Birth/Anniversary
AUGUST 2018: New obituaries, Court News, Real Estate
Transfers, Birth Announcements Crime News, Marriage Permits,
Community News, and Miscellaneous news stories.
JULY 2018: New obituraries, Community News, Court News,
Marriage Permits, Marriages, Real Estate Transfers, Sick List,
Crime News, Public Notices
MAY 2018: New marriage, new obituary for Lewis Henry, Added
more cemeteries and directions to them
APRIL 2018: Court news, First Baptist Church photo/story,
New Obituary for John Bradbury
FEBRUARY 2018: New obituaries/split by surname, Partial 1903 Marriage Index,
Marriage Permits 16FEB1910 & 5APR1910, Marriages & Anniversaries
JANUARY 2018: Several new
obituaries, Newspaper stories, & Enumeration District 17-1 from
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