Illinois (territory) -- Bond (county)


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County Quick Reference

County Seat: Greenville

County Name: Named for Shadrach Bond, the delegate to the United States Congress from the Territory. He later became the first Governor of Illinois.


 
Boundary Changes
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Date
Area
Change
04 JAN 181712,951Bond County created from Madison County.
   

 

 

Authority
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Background
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Bond County was formed on 04 January 1817 by by Territorial law [click here for more information]. The county's boundaries would remain the same until statehood.

The following map shows the original size of the county at its founding (in red with yellow border) superimposed on a modern map

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Bond County in 1817

 

Census
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DatePopulationChange
18181,382---


Bibliography
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  • Alexander, Jane. Bethel Presbyterian Church Records, Reno, Bond County, Illinois. 2 vols. Wilmette, Ill., 1978.
  • Anthony, Nelda Neer. Burials, Bond County, Illinois 1875-1915. [Illinois?: s.n.], 1986.
  • Anthony, Nelda Neer. Bethel Cemetery, Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1992.
  • Anthony, Nelda Neer. Cemeteries, Bond County, Il: Hug Cemetery, St. Nicholas, Tobias File. Greenville, Ill. (P.O. Box 172, Greenville, Illinois 62246-0172): Bond County Genealogical Society, 1992.
  • Anthony, Nelda Neer. Greene Cemetery, Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1992.
  • Anthony, Nelda Neer. Liberty Cemetery, Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1992.
  • Anthony, Nelda Neer. Union Grove Cemetery, Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1992.
  • Anthony, Nelda Neer. Baldwin/Durham Cemetery : Section 12, T5n-R2w, Pleasant Mound Township, Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill. (P.O. Box 172, Greenville, Illinois 62246-0172): Bond County Genealogical Society, 1993.
  • Anthony, Nelda Neer. Cemeteries, Burgess Township, Bond County, Illinois : Burgess, Aka Ethridge/Wilds & Britt. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1993.
  • Anthony, Nelda Neer. Cemeteries, Mulberry Grove Township, Bond County, Illinois : Durr, Neathery, Etcheson, Rhea, Messinger, Rawson. Greenville, Ill. (P.O. Box 172, Greenville, Illinois 62246-0172): Bond County Genealogical Society, 1993.
  • Anthony, Nelda Neer. Miscellaneous Cemeteries, Bond County, Illinois : Horab, Ayers, Jett, Laws II/Smith, White Burial Ground, Smith, Smith Burial Ground, Ellsworth, and Miller. Greenville, IL: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1993.
  • Anthony, Nelda Neer and Carlos Hawley. 1880 United States Census of Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 2000.
  • Anthony, Nelda Neer. Bond County, Illinois Soldiers 1831-1899. [S.l.: s.n.], 1990.
  • Anthony, Nelda Neer and Gerald E. Jenner. United States Census 1880, Bond County, Illinois. 1 vols. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1988.
  • Anthony, Nelda Neer and Sarah M. Neer. Cemeteries : Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill. (P.O. Box 172, Greenville 62246): Bond County Genealogical Society, 1988.
  • Bateman, Newton, Paul Selby, and Warren E. McCaslin. Illinois historical biographical Bond County. Chicago, Munsell publishing company, 1915.
  • Baumberger, Fred, and Bob Brubaker. Bond County Illinois Street & Address Guide. Illinois: Bond County Emergency Telephone System Board, 2000.
  • Bond County Genealogical Society. Bond County, Illinois Marriage Records, 1817-1877. Greenville, IL: Bond County Genealogical Society.
  • Bond County Genealogical Society. Bond County, Illinois Genealogical Society Ancestor Index. Greenville, Ill.: The Society, 1983.
  • Bond County Genealogical Society. Bond County, Illinois, Birth Index, 1866-1915. Greenville, Ill. (P.O. Box 172, Greenville 62246): Bond County Genealogical Society, 1986.
  • Bond County Historical Society. Bond County, Illinois Burial Grounds. Part 1 & 2. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Historical Society, 1970.
  • Bond County Historical Society. Tombstone Inscriptions Found in the Cemeteries in Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Historical Society, 1970.
  • Bond County Historical Society. Bond County, Illinois Burial Grounds. Part 3 & 4. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Historical Society, 1971.
  • Bond County Historical Society. Bond County History : A History of Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Historical Society, 1979.
  • Bond County, Illinois, 1983 Plat Book. LaPorte, IN: Town & Country Pub. Co., 1983.
  • Bond County, Illinois Cemetery. Book III: Campground, Mckendree Chapel, and Mulberry Grove Cemeteries. [S.l.: s.n.]
  • Bond County, Illinois, Marriage Records, 1817-1850. [S.l.: s.n.]
  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Bond County, Illinois : With Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. 1st ed. Family Maps. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007.
  • Carlin, Thomas, James Shields and Lyman Trumbull. "Legal Document : Springfield, Ill., 1842 June 13."
  • Collins, Mary E. 1860 United States Census of Bond County, Illinois. Poplar Bluff, Mo. (1611 Minola St., Poplar Bluff 63901): M.E. Collins, 1982.
  • Combined Atlases of Bond County, Illinois, 1875 & 1900. Mt. Vernon, Ind.: Windmill Publications.
  • Cox, Caroline Margaret. [the Denny Family]. 1 vols., 1967.
  • Crisp, William M. "Poll Book, April 26, 1819." 1 item.
  • Davidson, Martha McNeill. Bond County, Illinois, Marriages, 1817-1831. [N.p.], 1933.
  • Dewey, Robert K., John H. Nowlan and Old Settlers Association (Bond County Ill.). Old Settlers Association, Bond County, Illinois. 1 vols. [S.l.: s.n.], 2000.
  • Dixon, Ellis W. "Ellis W. Dixon Scrapbook 1881-1895." 0.25 Cubic feet.
  • Dugan, Dorothy, Harlin B. Taylor and Lionel Hunter. 1850 United States Census of Bond County, Illinois. Decatur, Ill.: Decatur Genealogical Society, 1977.
  • Farm & Home Publishers. Bond County, Illinois, Plat Book : 2001. Belmond, IA: Farm & Home Publishers, 2001.
  • Farm & Home Publishers. Bond County, Illinois, Plat Book : 2006. Belmond, IA: Farm & Home Publishers, 2006.
  • Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Standard Atlas of Bond County, Illinois : Including a Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County. Chicago, Ill.: Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1900.
  • Geological Survey (U.S.). "Bond County, Illinois : 1:100 000-Scale Metric Topographic Map." In County map series (topographic). Reston, Va.,Champaign, Ill.: The Survey, 1994.
  • Hawley, Carlos. 1900 United States Census of Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1995.
  • Hawley, Carlos. 1910 United States Census of Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1995.
  • Hawley, Carlos. 1920 United States Census of Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1995.
  • Hawley, Carlos. 1930 Census of Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 2000.
  • History Biographies: Decatur Genealogical Society, 1972.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. "Traffic Map, Bond County, Illinois." Springfield, Ill.: The Div., 1937.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. "[Greenville Street Maps]." 1941.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. "[Mulberry Grove Street Maps]." 1941.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. "[Old Ripley Street Maps]." 1941.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. "[Pocahontas Street Maps]." 1941.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. "[Smithboro Street Maps]." 1941.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. "[Sorento Street Maps]." 1941.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. "General Highway and Transportation Map, Bond County, Illinois." Springfield, Ill.: The Bureau, 1950.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. "General Highway Map, Bond County, Illinois." Springfield, Ill.: The Bureau.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. "General Highway Map, Bond County, Illinois." Springfield, Ill.: The Bureau, 1951.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. "Traffic Map, Bond County, Illinois." Springfield, Ill.: The Bureau, 1953.
  • Jacober, Mae L. Drake. From My Scrapbook-- Book 2 : Excerpts from Local Newspapers of Birth Notices. Eagle River, Alaska: M.L. Jacober, 2003.
  • Jacober, Mae L. Drake. From My Scrapbook-- : Excerpts from Clinton, Madison and Bond Counties, Illinois Birth Notices, Book 3. Pocahontas, Ill.: M.L. Jacober, 2004.
  • Kaegy, Kevin John. Bicentennial Commemoration of the First Indian Attack Recorded in What Is Now Bond County : June 11, 2011. Illinois: s.n., 2011.
  • Kniker, Rosemary Connelly. Plants Unlimited : Descendants of Williamson Plant (1763-1830) and Frances Watts, B. 1760-1770, D. After 1830, Humphreys County, Tenn. And Bond County, Illinois. Fairview Hgts., Ill.: Kniker, 1980.
  • Leidner, Harold and Sally Ann Leidner. Duncan Cemetery, Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1992.
  • Leidner, Harold C. A History of the Leidner Family of Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: H.C. Leidner, 1991.
  • Leidner, Sally. Brown Cemetery, Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1992.
  • Leidner, Sally. Robinson Cemetery, Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1993.
  • Map of the City of Greenville and Bond County, Illinois. [N.p.], 1973.
  • Matthews, James A. Some of the Early and More Recent Marriages Recorded in Greenville, Bond County, Illinois, 1823-1890. 1 vols. Greenville, Ill.,, 1933.
  • Mayer, M. M. Bond County, Illinois, Census : 1818-1850. S.l.: s.n., 1985.
  • McCracken, Evelyne. Bond County, Illinois, Marriage Records, 1851-1877. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society.
  • McCracken, Evelyne. Bond County, Illinois, Marriage Records, 1878-1893. Greenville, Ill. (P.O. Box 172, Greenville 62246): Bond County Genealogical Society, 1985.
  • McCracken, Evelyne. Bond County, Illinois, Marriage Records, 1878-1899. Greenville, Ill. (P.O. Box 172, Greenville 62246): Bond County Genealogical Society, 1985.
  • McCracken, Evelyne. Bond County, Illinois, Marriage Records, 1894-1915. Greenville, Ill. (P.O. Box 172, Greenville 62246): Bond County Genealogical Society, 1985.
  • McCracken, Evelyne. Bond County, Illinois, Marriage Records, 1878-1899 Supplement. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1985.
  • McKean, Beutonne. Noffsinger & German Cemeteries, Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1992.
  • McKean, Beutonne. 1870 Census of Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill. (P.O. Box 172, Greenville 62246): Bond County Genealogical Society, 1989.
  • Middlesworth, Grace H. Excerpts of Bond County, Illinois : History Biographies. Decatur, Ill.: Decatur Genealogical Society, 1972.
  • Morris, Saundra Sovereign. Descendants of Miss Maria(H) Ives (1905 New York-1868 Bond Co., Il) and Her Spouse Lorenzo Dow Plant (1804 Anson Co., N.C.-1861 Bond Co., Il). 1 vols. Lincoln, Neb.: Saundra Morris, 2011.
  • Mulberry Grove (Ill.). Revised Ordinances of the Village of Mulberry Grove, Bond County, Illinois. Mulberry Grove, Ill.,: Argus Print, 1894.
  • Mulberry Grove Lions Club (Ill.). History Book Committee. Community Sesquicentennial, 1834-1984 : Mulberry Grove, Illinois. Mulberry Grove, Ill.: Mulberry Grove Lions Club History Book Committee, 1984.
  • Narowetz, Louis J. A Historical Sketch of a People Called Cumberland Presbyterians in Bond County, Illinois, 1980.
  • Neer, Steve, Nelda Neer Anthony. Elm Point Cemetery, Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, IL: Bond County Genealogical Society, 1993.
  • Perrin, William Henry. History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois. Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1882
  • Peterson, Gordon E. Place Names of Bond County, Illinois. Abingdon, Ill., 1951.
  • People from Bond County, Illinois. [S.l.]: General Books, 2010.
  • Plant, Williamson. Diary, 1849.
  • Portrait and biographical record of Montgomery and Bond counties, Illinois. Chicago: Chapman bros., 1892
  • Rand McNally and Company. "Map of Bond County, Illinois." Chicago, Ill.: Rand McNally & Co., 1910.
  • Reno (Ill.) Bethel Presbyterian Church. List of Members: Bethel Presbyterian Church, Reno, Bond County, Illinois. Wilmette, Ill.,, 1978.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Land Atlas & Plat Book Retrospect : Property Information from the Past, Bond County Il. Rockford, IL: Rockford Map Publishers.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Farm Plat Book and Business Guide, Bond County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1949.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Land Atlas & Plat Book, Bond County, Illinois, 1977. Rockford, Ill., Greenville, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1976.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Land Atlas & Plat Book, Bond County, Illinois, 1980. Rockford, Ill., Greenville, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1980.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Land Atlas & Plat Book, Bond County, Illinois, 1977. Rockford, Ill., Greenville, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1977.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Atlas & Plat Book, Bond County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Tri-Annual Atlas & Plat Book, Bond County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Farm Plat Book and Business Guide, Bond County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1949.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Tri-Annual Atlas & Plat Book, Bond County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1966.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Bond County, Illinois, Atlas & Plat Book : 1974. Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers : Sponsored by Bond County Board, 1974.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Bond County, Illinois, Land Atlas & Plat Book, 1977. Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1976.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Bond County, Illinois, Land Atlas & Plat Book, 1980. Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1980.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Bond County, Illinois, Land Atlas & Plat Book, 1990. Rockford, Ill., Greenville, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1990.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Land Atlas & Plat Book : Bond County, Illinois, 1990. Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1990.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Bond County, Illinois, Land Atlas & Plat Book : 1994. Rockford, Ill., Greenville, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1994.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Bond County, Illinois, Land Atlas & Plat Book : 1997. Rockford, Ill., Greenville, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1997.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Triennial Atlas & Plat Book, Bond County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1971.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Tri-Annual Atlas & Plat Book, Bond County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1966.
  • Sanborn Map Company. "Sorento, Bond County, Illinois, June 1906." New York: Sanborn Map Co., 1906.
  • Sanborn Map Company. "Greenville, Bond County, Illinois, August 1912." New York: Sanborn Map Co., 1912.
  • Sanborn Map Company. "Greenville, Bond County, Illinois, January 1928." New York: Sanborn Map Co., 1929.
  • Sanborn Map Company. "Sorento, Bond County, Illinois, Oct. 1932." New York: Sanborn Map Co., 1932.
  • Schunk, John F. 1850 U.S. Census, Bond County, Illinois. 1 vols. Wichita, KS (P.O. Box 8173, Wichita 67208): S-K Publications, 1987.
  • Selby, Robert E. and Phyllis J. Selby. Bond County, Illinois, Marriage Records, 1817-1850. Kokomo, Ind. (3405 W. Zartman Rd., Kokomo 46902): Selby Pub. & Printing, 1982.
  • Smithborough (Ill.). Revised Ordinances of the Village of Smithborough, Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.,: The Sun, 1898.
  • Snow, Joy L. Bond County, Illinois Marriages, 1763-1900. Marshfield, [Mo.?]: J.L. Snow.
  • Sorento (Ill.). Revised Ordinances of the Village of Sorento, Bond County, Illinois. Sorento, Ill.,: Blade Print, 1905.
  • Stewart, Robert. History of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Bond County, Illinois, Delivered Sept. 15th, 1875. Butler, Ill.,: Messenger Print., 1879.
  • Streleski, Nelda, and Eleanor Clary. 1840 United States Census of Bond County, Illinois. Decatur, Ill.: Printed by Decatur Genealogical Society, 1979.
  • Town & Country Publishing Co. Bond County, Illinois Plat Book, 1987. La Porte, Ind.: Town & Country/DataSearch, 1987.
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  • W.W. Hixson & Co. Bond County, Ill. Rockford, Ill.: W.W. Hixson & Co., 1927.
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  • Wait, William S. Carlyle Beacon Extra ... Carlyle, March 12, 1844. Circular. To Every Inhabitant Residing West of the Alleghany Mountains or Upon the Shores of the Great Lakes. Sir--the Growing Importance of the Western States and Territories and of the Country Bordering Upon the Great Lakes, Is Not Justly Appreciated by the Congress of the United States. Carlyle, Ill.,: Carlyle Beacon, 1844.
  • Weber, Harry B. Record Book of the Liberty Baptist Church, 1853-1887, Bond County, Illinois. West Branch, Iowa: H.B. Weber, 1982.
  • West, Carrie McLain. The Mclains, by George! : The Family History and Genealogy of George Mclain, Revolutionary War Veteran through Two Sons, John Alexander Mclain of Bond County, Illinois, Jediah Alexander Mclain of Bedford County, Tennessee. [El Paso,? Tex.]: C.M. West, 1981.
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  • Willeford, William Willis. Stories of Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: [Farm Bureau Office?], 1928.
  • Wilson, Kathryn Eleanor. Tales, Trails & Breadcrumbs, 1838-1938, One Hundred Years, Bond County, Illinois. Greenville, Ill.: K.W. Wilson, 1993.
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Census of Illinois Territory, 1818, Bond County

The census covers Bond county. The census includes name of county and for each household name of head of household, numbers of free white males twenty-one years of age or older, other white inhabitants, free Negroes and mulattoes, and servants and slaves.

An Act forming a new county out of the county of Madison, 1817

BE it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Illinois territory, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that all that tract of country within the following boundaries, to-wit: Beginning at the south west corner of township number three north of range four west, thence east to the south east corner of township number three north, of range number one east, to the third principal meridian line; thence north to the boundary line of the territory; thence west with said boundary line so far that a south line will pass between ranges four and five west; thence south with said line to the beginning, shall constitute a separate county, to be called Bond;

 

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