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Author: Dennis Partridge

Brown County Illinois Marriage Index, 1763-1925

This marriage index has been extracted from the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index. Since 1985 the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) has cooperated with the Illinois State Archives to create an index to Illinois marriages occurring prior to 1926. Today there are 8,783 marriage records included in the Brown County Illinois Marriage Index. Data entry has been done by Archives staff and volunteers working on mainframe terminals at the Illinois State Archives and by other volunteers who have entered hundreds of thousands of marriages at home on their personal computers. The sources for this index include original county clerks’ marriage...

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Obituary of Mrs. Octavia Johnson

Octavia Alexander Johnson, daughter of Allen and Lucy B. Alexander, was born in Brown county in August 1843, and died February 14, 1927, in Jacksonville, in his hospital where she was a patient for many years.

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Obituary of William Burnside of Brown County, Illinois

Source: February 21, 1907 Rushville Times Burnside, William H. — William H. Burnside was born in Schuyler County, Illinois, July 3, 1847, and died at his home near Mt. Sterling, Illinois, Feb. 14, 1907, aged 59 years, 7 months, and 27 days. He spent most of his life in Schuyler county where he was extensively engaged in farming. Mr. Burnside bought a farm in Brown county to which he moved about six years ago, and where he lived up to the time of his death. He was a prosperous, successful farmer. His industrious habits, his energy and his successful methods of farming were a help and an inspiration to his neighbors, all of whom spoke well of him. He was kind, accommodating and generous. He made no profession of religion, but always speak well of the church and especially of the M.E. Church and requested that a minister of that church should have charge of the funeral services. His afflictions began about a year ago. He went away last October for a surgical operation, but the operation was not very successful, and he gradually failed until the end came Feb. 14, about 4 o’clock a.m. He leaves three brothers, three sisters and many other relatives and friends to mourn his death. Rev. J. Glick of Mt. Sterling officiated at his...

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Death Certificate of Sarah Margaret Bloomfield

Death Certificate of Sarah Margaret (Snodgrass) Bloomfield who died 12 April 1921 from organic disease of the heart. She was the child of R. Snodgrass and Pheobe Weldon. She was buried Sterling City Cemetery on 15 April 1921.   Contributed by: Trish...

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Extraction of Death Certificate for Catherine Baldwin

Death Certificate Information for: Catherine Groves Six Baldwin November 11, 1834-December 13, 1924 Catherine Baldwin died in Lewis County, La Belle Township, Registration District No. 479, Missouri, December 13, 1924. She lived to the age of 90 years, one month, and two days, having lived in the area for twenty-five years. Catherine was a white female, the wife of Amos N. Baldwin. Prior to her death she was a housewife, living on a farm. Her date of birth was November 11, 1834, in Brown County, Illinois. Her father was Joseph Groves who was born in Virginia, and her mother was Mary (Catherine?) Staley who was born in Virginia. Her cause of death was Angina Pectoris, which she had had about one year and eight months. Contributory cause of death was senility, which she had endured for ten years. Fred Baldwin, a son living in Lewistown, MO, was the informant for this certificate. Catherine Baldwin was buried in La Belle, MO, on December 15, 1924. Missouri state law prohibits me from reproducing the original document. Contributor: Anita...

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Brown County Illinois Surname List G – L

The following individual researchers have requested that we place their surname and email on this website in order to exchange information with others who may be searching the same surname in Brown County IL. To add your name to this list simply leave a comment below providing the surnames of the people you are researching who at some point in time resided in Brown County. We will periodically update this list with those comments below, deleting the comment. Brown County Illinois Surname List A – F Brown County Illinois Surname List M – S Brown County Illinois Surname List T – Z Brown County Surname Researcher Date Added Icenogle Ann B. Hartman Gladys Eichelberger Judy Gilker 1 Aug 2003 14 May 2005 Gallaher Bill Curtiss 14 Apr 2001 Gandy Stephen R. Kemp 19 Mar 2006 Gannon linda c. grass Susan Duff 4 Mar 2001 Gaphany/Gaffney Jennifer Heer Norman 17 Nov 2012 Garner Ann Wigent 8 Mar 2001 Garrity Sharon Leezer 9 Oct 2006 Garron linda c. grass Garrity Prudence Baugher 13 Jan 2001 Gaston Jennifer Lane 25 Apr 2007 German S. Doolin 7 Jan 2005 Gibbs Virginia L. Hatten 29 Jun 2011 Gibson Elaine Nagel-Rumler Giddings Judy Gilker 3 Mar 2004 Gifford Ken Huffman 3 Mar 1999 Gill Pamela Hambrook Gillis June Noland Gilker Judy Gilker 14 May 2005 Gleason William T. Murray Glenn Bettye Wingate 3 Apr 2008...

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Brown County Illinois Surname List T – Z

The following individual researchers have requested that we place their surname and email on this website in order to exchange information with others who may be searching the same surname in Brown County IL. To add your name to this list simply leave a comment below providing the surnames of the people you are researching who at some point in time resided in Brown County. We will periodically update this list with those comments below, deleting the comment. Brown County Illinois Surname List A – F Brown County Illinois Surname List G – L Brown County Illinois Surname List M – S   Brown County Surname Researcher Date Added Tankersley Ted Monahan &nbsp Tapp Jane E. Hall 3 Sep 2003 Taylor Barbara Taylor Gelder Kathy Stoneberg 6 Sep 1999 Tebo Tammy Sipfle 13 Sep 1999 Test T1966 La Verne Test Robert Test 3 Mar 2002 25 May 2005 Thacker William Lawrence Graham 23 May 2009 Thomas Carol Comfort Gladys Eichelberger Ken Thomas Judi Gilker Nancy Sanders Ida Daniels 1 Aug 2003 27 Apr 2002 14 May 2005 22 Jul 2010 17 Nov 2012 Thompson Spoonamore, Janet H 18 Jul 1999 Timmerman Stefanie Huntsman 29 Jan 2000 Tinley Jim Dowd 14 Aug 2005 Todd Ida Daniels 17 Nov 2012 Tolle Jim Ransom Alice Alene Herren 16 Apr 1999 6 May 2006 Tomlinson Judi Gilker 14 May 2005 Townsend Kelly Townsend...

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Brown County Illinois Surname List A – F

The following individual researchers have requested that we place their surname and email on this website in order to exchange information with others who may be searching the same surname in Brown County IL. To add your name to this list simply leave a comment below providing the surnames of the people you are researching who at some point in time resided in Brown County. We will periodically update this list with those comments below, deleting the comment. Brown County Illinois Surname List G – L Brown County Illinois Surname List M – S Brown County Illinois Surname List T – Z   Brown County Surname Researcher Date Added Abbott Anna Worley 09 Feb 2000 Adams Gladys Eichelberger Judi Gilker Ida Daniels 1 Aug 2003 14 May 2005 17 Nov 2012 Albert/Allbert Olyn Wade Allbert 1 Feb 2009 Albrecht Sylvia Wilson Alder Kyle M Condon 10 Sep 2001 Alexander Edna Kokanour Priscilla Alexander Wally McGahan 8 Jun 2002 8 Jun 2002 Allen Carol Comfort Peg Spencer Judi Gilker 19 Nov 2001 14 May 2005 Amen Judi Gilker 14 May 2005 Anderson maniaci John Jackson 11 Apr 1999 29 Aug 2010 Angel Vicki Perry 24 Feb 2009 Ashbaker Virginia L. Hatten 29 Jun 2011 Ashcraft/Ashcroft Julie Jensen JCharla Weisenburger July 6, 2001 8 Nov 2007 Askew/Ascue Peg Spencer 19 Nov 2001 Atchison floydbbenn Johnsons 2 Dec 2000 Aucutt Duane Aucutt...

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Biography of Hamilton Nighswonger Sr.

Hamilton Nighswonger Sr. My GGGGGrandfather Hamilton Nighswonger Sr. was born in 1784, Fort Henry, Wheeling West Va. Our ancestors emigrated from Langnau, Bern, Switzerland in the early 1700’s. He was probably named after his uncle, Hamilton Kerr. His mother, Jane Kerr‘s, brother. His father, Peter, fought in the last battle of the Revolutionary war at the siege of Fort Henry. Around 1788 they moved to Fort Harmar, Marietta, Oh. He continued in his occupation as a Ranger, hunter/spy. He hunted for food, protected the fort and it’s occupants, tracked and kept tabs on the Indians. In 1793 they moved down the Ohio river to Miegs county Ohio. He planted over 200 peach trees and built a distillery to make whiskey and peach brandy. In 1809 Hamilton married Ann Nancy Vandeventer, Washington county Ohio. Hamilton Jr. was born 1814. In 1823 the Nighswonger’s and Vandeventer’s moved initially to Gallatin county Illinois, near Shawneetown. Peter died there in 1834. In 1826 Hamilton moved to the Brown county bluffs, later named Versailles. He died there in 1855 as did his son Hamilton Jr. in 1862. Both buried in Versailles South side cemetery. Only Jr. and wife, Mary Bullard, have marker (in far right hand corner). William Hamilton Sr. was born March 14th, 1842. Wife Fannie VonKington. William Hamilton Jr. was born 1873. In 1883 the family moved to Kansas and then participated...

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Photos of Brown County Illinois Residents

If you have family photos that you would like to share with others this might be the place to post them.   If you have a Brown County Family history to share contact the coordinator for this county. Cecil Roberts Bembridge Benjamin Quinn Cecil & Georgia Roberts Georgia Roberts Isaac Walter Snodgrass and his wife Emmaline “Emma” and “Tink” Quinn (Snodgrass) Walt Durkopp, my Mother’s (Phyllis Jean Roberts) last husband Phillis Roberts Cecil Eugene Roberts is the 2nd husband of Georgia Elizabeth Snodgrass. Georgia Elizabeth Snodgrass (Roberts). The only child of Isaac Walter Snodgrass &Emmaline “Tink” Quinn (Snodgrass). Georgia...

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