Adams County Illinois Genealogy
The following table is an index of the three pages containing the 1830 census enumeration for Quincy, Illinois. We have provided the full three pages of the census beneath the table. Each page contains an A and a B side (two images per page) so make sure you view both...
About the Dunlap Letters The Dunlap Letters were written in 1841. Both were written by Rachel Malone Dunlap of Greencastle, Indiana, and sent to her son, Ephraim Dunlap, of Liberty, Illinois. The letters have been kept by the family for 160 years. They are...
Some Ebenezer History by Roy L. Sharrow at the Annual Home-Coming August 31, 1941 Cemetery, North List Cemetery, South List In the early fifties when those pioneers of the east began to settle in the Midwestern states, there were those who liked the looks of the...
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Adams County is located on the banks of the Mississippi River in West Central Illinois. The county was established January 13, 1825 and named for President John Quincy Adams. John Wood is regarded as the founding father of Adams County. Wood and his friend Willard Keyes first settled in the area in 1819.
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