Illinois Genealogy

Illinois Genealogy is being developed as a genealogical and historical resource for your personal use. It contains information and records for Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Specifically, it provides sources for birth records, death records, marriage records, census records, tax records, court records, and military records. It also provides some historical details about different times and people in Illinois history.

Morgan County Illinois Biographical Sketches

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  • Biographies of Champaign County, Illinois
    The 475 biographies from this section were extracted from the Standard History of Champaign County, Illinois written by J. R. Stewart. They are a cross reference of the residents of Champaign County, and most were alive during 1918.
  • Histories of Illinois Civil War Regiments and Units
    The following histories of Illinois Civil War regiments and units originate from the first eight volumes of the nine volume publication, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois (1900-1902). The histories, some written shortly after the war’s end, are the work of numerous authors throughout the intervening years. The 1886 version of the Adjutant General’s Report included regimental histories compiled by that office which had not previously been published. The final 1900-1902 republication of the report incorporated revisions and corrections to the histories.

Neighboring States

The following states neighbor Illinois and are not listed in the Great Lakes Genealogy list below.

Great Lakes Genealogy

Biographical Sketch of Marshall Paul Ayers

Marshall Paul Ayers Ayers, Marshall Paul, (deceased), pioneer of Morgan County and banker, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 27, 1823, and died in Jacksonville, Illinois, September 30, 1902. He was a son of David B. and Eliza (Freitag) Ayers. The Ayers family was founded in America in 1632 by…
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Biographical Sketch of John Allen Ayers

John Allen Ayers Ayers, John Allen – The evolution of the banking business in Jacksonville is illustrated in the history of the Ayers National Bank, organized under its present form May 1, 1901, by its President, John Allan Ayers, but originally established by his father, Marshall Paul Ayers, in December,…
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Biographical Sketch of Joseph R. Askew, M.D.

Joseph R Askew, MD Askew, Joseph R., M.D., (deceased), formerly a well known and prominent physician of Jacksonville, Illinois, was born on a farm near Winton, Hertford County, N. C., May 25, 1819. He was a son of Jere Dergan Askew, born in 1777, on the same place, and a…
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Biographical Sketch of the Firm of Andre & Andre

Andre & Andre. – This firm is classed among the leading and progressive mercantile houses of the city of Jacksonville, and their extensive business as “High Grade House Furnishers” is not confined to the city, the county, or the State. While they are transacting a very large and growing business…
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Biographical Sketch of M. F. Andre

Andre, M. F., father of H. M. and G. B. Andre, now retired from active farming life, is living in a pleasant home at 329 Clay Avenue, Jacksonville. He was born in Aubagne, France, now a part of Belgium, February 13, 1833, the son of John and Susan (Walsing) Andre.…
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Biographical Sketch of James S Anderson

Anderson, James S., one of the most worthy and successful of the pioneer residents of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, was born in Loudoun County, Virginia, on Gladstone’s birthday, July 22, 1810, the son of Robert and Sarah Anderson. In 1815 Robert Anderson journeyed with his family to Jefferson County, Indiana,…
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Biographical Sketch of John T. Alexander

Alexander, John T., (deceased), stock-raiser, was born September 15, 1820, in Western Virginia, and when but six years old removed to Ohio with his father, who engaged in agricultural pursuits. John T. enjoyed in his youth but few opportunities for securing an education, and was engaged in roughing it through…
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Biographical Sketch of Rev. Peter Akers

Akers, (Rev.) Peter, (deceased), was born in Campbell County, Virginia, September 1, 1790. He received his education at different institutions of learning in Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. The degree of master of Arts was conferred on him by Transylvania University, Kentucky. The courses of study that he pursued in…
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Biographical Sketch of Albyn Lincoln Adams, M. D.

Adams, Albyn Lincoln, M.D., a very successful physician in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, was born at Pine Hill, Ontario, Canada, April 13, 1865, the son of James W. and Lee (Bowman) Adams, natives of Ohio. Mr. Adams received his early mental training in the public schools of Grand Rapids, Michigan,…
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