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So many of my relatives came from Sangamon County, Illinois that I developed a particular affinity for the area. I followed my addiction to the level of researching anybody who attached to my family in any way....that means I added Sangamon families right and left until over one fourth of my database was from these early settlers. I have included about 6,000 people who from Illinois in general or from other counties.
My sources include: 1850, 1860 and 1880 census of Sangamon County, Marriage records from 1900 backwards, one booklet on births, the book: 1912 Historical Encyclopedia of Sangamon County Illinois - Volume II part 2 Biographical and the book: The History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois and finally, information passed on to me by others. Please be aware that this is meant to be a resource for other Sangamon researchers. I have not verified any information.
If you find your family here, please email me and I'll send the complete file on that family with sources of information included.
All information is freely shared and in return I would love any corrections or additions you care to submit.
Other Illinois counties: I have listed here the genealogy page for certain Illinois counties. The surnames next to those pages are those found in Cherie's Illinois Families from that particular county. There are many people who have Illinois as the only place so just because you don't see the surname you are looking for in a particular county, please check anyway.
If you would like me to catalog a particular county from my database please email me.
Bureau County, Illinois - Britt, Clark, Haines, Hall, York
Cass County, Illinois - Arenz, Baujan, Beach, Black, Brady, Brockman, Brown, Buck, Buckley, Carver, Coleman, Collins, Cotrell, Crow, Davis, Deardorff, Dick, Dodds, Foster, French, Frizell, Gaines, Hamilton, Hatfield, Horn, Keltner, Lahmon, Lake, Lawrance, Lindsley, Livingston, Merriman, McIlvay, Merriman, Morgan, Morrow, Noble, Nolte, Quigg, Ragin, Schaeffer, Schneider, Scott, Self, Shaffer, Stalkin, Summers, Taylor, Walker, Ward, White, Whitmore, Willis, Woodward, Yoakum, Young.
Christian County, Illinois - Anderson, Archer, Baker, Bevans, Bilyeu, Blackwill, Britton, Buck, Carman, Chapman, Cooley, Crowder, Dillon, Dunn, Elliott, Free, Gaines, Grant, Green, Hall, Haney, Hays, Hazlett, Hunt, Hazelett, Hyner, Jacobs, Jones, Kenney, Lambert, Lindsley, Mauzy, Melugin, Mengle, Montgomery, Nuckolls, Patton, Pyle, Radford, Ransom, Rape, Rickard, Shellhouse, Smith, Taylor, Torrence, Troxell, Turpin, Wood, Workman, Wyckoff.
Clark County, Illinois - Caldwell, Dozier, Eastridge, Emrich, Endsley, Hays, Shaw, York.
Crawford County, Illinois - (Over 1400 individuals) Ackley, Adams, Alderman, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Ames, Askrin, Athey, Badwell, Bain, Baker, Barbee, Barber, Bathe, Beeman, Beeson, Bemus, Bennett, Berrick, Biggs, Blollin, Bogard, Bonham, Bowen, Bowles, Bowman, Boyd, Boyer, Bradbury, Bristom, Broadstone, Brown, Browning, Buckmaster, Bullock, Buntin, Burress, Burton, Burwall, Bush, Caldwell, Callahan, Cannady, Carnes, Carter, Clark, Clouse, Cody, Collins, Cone, Conrad, Cooley, Correll, Cox, Creath, Crosier, Cruse, Cullum, Cunningham, Daron, Daves, Davis, Delapp, Delzell, Doak, Doolittle, Dougherty, Downs, Draper, Dyche, Eagleton, East, Easton, Eastridge, Eaton, Edwards, English, Evans, Everingham, Ewing, Farmer, Ford, Forde, Fowler, Fry, Fullen, Fuller, Gaines, Gallett, Garrard, Gillian, Glenn, Goff, Goodwin, Gould, Gower, Graves, Gray, Green, Griggs, Grouse, Grubaugh, Guinn, Gurrell, Guyer, Hale, Hall, Hand, Hartshorn, Haskins, Hatfield, Hathaway, Helpingstine, Henderson, Henry, Herres, Hick, Higgins, Highsmith, Hill, Hinkley, Hoke, Hope, Hoskinson, Hultz, Hurst, James, Johnson, Jones, Kaley, Kennedy, Kibler, Kidwell, King, Kingsberry, Kirts, Kittell, Knight, Kopta, Lackey, Lagow, Lamb, Land, Latham, Latson, Layton, Leach, Leaswell, Leatherman, Lee, Leggitt, Lindley, Lindsay, Linn, Lorance, Lowe, Lowrance, Lugan, Lull, Mace, Main, Mallett, Marbry, Marksbury, Martin, Matheny, McAlister, McCain, McCorkle, McCoy, McCrory, McGuire, McKee, McKenzie, McKinney, McMillan, McNutt, McQueen, Midgett, Mikeworth, Minow, Mitchell, Mize, Montgomery, Moore, Mount, Mouser, Mullin, Murphy, Musgrave, Neal, Newbold, Newlin, Nichols, Noblet, Nuttall, Odell, Osburn, Owens, Pack, Painter, Park, Parker, Parr, Partridge, Pearce, Pearson, Pifer, Pinkstaff, Pleasant, Plunkett, Postlewaite, Pratt, Price, Ranell, Reavill, Reese, Reinocht, Reynolds, Rich, Rodgers, Rogers, Rosebrock, Rousch, Ruddell, Salisberry, Schiffler, Scotton, Scott, Sexton, Shaw, Shelton, Shepherd, Shew, Shimmer, Simonds, Simons, Sipson, Skaggs, Smith, Stamm, Starr, Stephenson, Stiles, Stowell, Stratton, Swearingen, Swinger, Thompson, Tracey, Tracy, Trimble, Truit, Tucker, Turner, VanHorn, VanWinkle, VanAlenkee, Vaughan, Wagonseller, Waldrop, Wallace, Walters, Ward, Warlsbarger, Watson, Watts, Wayne, Weger, West, Westcott, Wheeler, White, Williams, Wilson, Wolfe, Wood, Woods, Woolverton, Wright, Wynn, York, Young.
Franklin County, Illinois - (Over 1,100 individuals) Absher, Adams, Akin, Allen, Allmon, Anthony, Bailey, Bain, Barnes, Barnfield, Beaty, Blackburn, Blaylock, Bosley, Boyd, Boyer, Branson, Brayfield, Briley, Britton, Browning, Brownlee, Buntin, Burlison, Champlain, Choate, Clark, Clem, Collin, Collins, Coppage, Cox, Darnell, Davis, Dillon, Dixon, Downes, Duckworth, Eubanks, Ewing, Flannigan, Fletcher, Forrester, Foster, Frailey, Funkhouser, Gaither, Galbraith, Gammon, Hall, Hammons, Harper, Harris, Hatchett, Hatley, Hays, Hogan, Horton, Howel, Howerton, Hungate, Ice, Ing, Irby, Irvin, Isaacs, Jackson, Jones, Kenedy, Knight, Lampley, Larkin, Launius, Lehr, Lilly, Martin, Mathews, Matthews, Mays, McClusky, McGinnis, McLean, Miller, Moore, Neal, Odle, Otterson, Paris, Pendley, Perkins, Phillips, Pickering, Pinkston, Pipkins, Plasters, Pyles, Reese, Rice, Roberson, Robertson, Robinson, Rogers, Rotramel, Rountree, Rowe, Russell, Sanders, Saylan, Saylens, Shaw, Shepherd, Short, Simmons, Smith, Smothers, Stewart, Stout, Stull, Sullivan, Summers, Swafford, Troutt, Varner, Waller, Ward, Webb, Whittington, Whitton, Willhammer, Williams, Winn.
Knox County, Illinois - Beach, Bomberger, Brouhard, Burtt, Cacebeer, Clark, Coffey, Dolan, Flynn, Grant, Gregory, Harrison, Harvey, Hendrix, Hobbs, Howard, Kearsey, Kegley, Kelly, Kennedy, Lotts, McClelland, Norton, Palmquist, Rice, Russell, Sapp, Scott, Sexton, Smith, Soupene, Sullivan, Winans.
LaSalle County, Illinois - Donavan, Grove, Holderman, Kneel, Lair, Letts, Linnbarger, Miller, Rice, York.
Lee County, Illinois - Badger, Barge, Boardman, Dixon, Elmore, Goodwin, Greenwood, Hager, Henderson, Jeffry, Johnson, Knotts, Mallory, McIlvain, Richards, Scott, Simon, Uhl, Williamson,
Morgan County, Illinois - Allen, Anderson, Atherton, Ball, Beerup, Bennett, Berry, Black, Boulware, Brockman, Buchanan, Burch, Carpenter, Chrisman, Clayton, Cloud, Coulter, Cunningham, Davidson, Dodds, Duncan, Dyer, Eads, Ford, French, Frizell, Gaines, Gard, Graham, Grant, Hamlin, Hanes, Harnsberger, Hodgson, Huggins, Jarrett, Johnson, Lawrance, Liming, Lindsley, Long, Maddox, McDonald, McMurphy, Miller, O'Neal, Owen, Parr, Phillips, Plasters, Pond, Ragin, Reaugh, Reeves, Ritchey, Robeson, Rogers, Salter, Schaeffer, Scott, Self, Sharp, Sims, Smith, Stephenson, Strawmatt, Sweet, Tannehill, Trotter, Vaughn, Wilson, Wolf, Wright, Wyatt, York.
Sangamon County, Illinois - Over 17,000 individuals, too many surnames to list. Please check for your ancestors.
Stephenson County, Illinois - Beatty, Dametz, Horn, James
County, Illinois - Amey, Armstrong, Bainbridge, Caldwell, Chappell,
Collins, Cox, Davis, Ewing, Findley, Gilmore, Grant, Kilgore, Lightfoot,
McCullough, McKelvey, Miller, Mills, Peffer, Porter, Quinn, Russell, Sincock,
Thompson, Viney, Wyckoff.
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