Illinois (territory) -- Crawford (county)


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County Quick Reference

County Seat: Robinson

County Name: Named for William Crawford, Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury.


 
Boundary Changes
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Date
Area
Change
31 DEC 181645,055Crawford County created from Edwards County.
   

 

 

Authority
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Background
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Crawford County was formed on 31 December 1816 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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Crawford County in 1816

 

Census
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DatePopulationChange
18182,074---


Bibliography
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  • Admire, Jim, Sue Jones, Judy Titsworth, Norman Miller, and William Shepherd. Crawford County, Illinois Miscellaneous Records. [S.l.]: Crawford County Illinois Genealogical Society and Crawford County Historical Society.
  • Bahr, Rosemary Love, Wilma Simons Miller, and Margaret Siler McIntosh. Record of Wills : Vol. I. Crawford County, Illinois, 1818-1850. Robinson, Ill.: James Halstead Sr. Chapter NSDAR, 1984.
  • Bailey, Chris H. Peter Barrick (1762-1841) : Revolutionary War Soldier of Crawford County, Illinois, with Some of His Ancestry and Many of His Descendants. Bristol, Conn.: C.H. Bailey, 1990.
  • Bateman, Newton and Paul Selby. Illinois Historical, Crawford County Biographical. Chicago: Munsell, 1909.
  • Bennett, D. McNeely. 1860 Census, Crawford County, Illinois. Champaign, Ill.: [s.n.], 1981.
  • Byrley, Rob. James Baird, "Killed by Indians". Ill.: R. Byrley, 2000.
  • [Cemetery Index, Crawford County, Illinois : Honey Creek Township]. Illinois: [s.n.]
  • [Cemetery Index, Crawford County, Illinois : Hutsonville Township]. Illinois: [s.n.]
  • [Cemetery Index, Crawford County, Illinois : Lamotte Township]. Illinois: [s.n.]
  • [Cemetery Index, Crawford County, Illinois : Licking Township]. Illinois: [s.n.]
  • [Cemetery Index, Crawford County, Illinois : Martin Township]. Illinois: [s.n.]
  • [Cemetery Index, Crawford County, Illinois : Montgomery Township]. Illinois: [s.n.]
  • [Cemetery Index, Crawford County, Illinois : Oblong Township]. Illinois: [s.n.]
  • [Cemetery Index, Crawford County, Illinois : Robinson Township]. Illinois: [s.n.]
  • Cloud Cartographics Inc. "Plat Book of Crawford County, Illinois." St. Cloud, MN; Robinson, IL: Cloud Cartographics Inc.; Crawford County Farm Bureau distributor, 1996.
  • Cochran, Flemmon Otto. Tree Branches and Roots of My Ancestral Families. 5 vols. Elmendorf AFB, Alaska: Flem Cochran Jr., 2008.
  • Cornwell, Ronald E. Thompson Rector Cornwell and His Descendants : Clark County, Illinois. Edwardsville, Ill.: R.E. Cornwell, 1989.
  • Crawford County Farm Bureau. "Crawford County, Illinois, Atlas & Plat Book." Battle Lake, Minn.; Robinson, Ill.: Accurate Pub. & Printing Inc.; Distributed by Crawford County Farm Bureau, 1991.
  • Crawford County Genealogical Society, Inc. [Newsletter]. Robinson, Illinois.
  • Crawford County Genealogical Society. 1900 Census Index, Crawford County, Illinois. Robinson, IL: Crawford County Genealogical Society, 1984.
  • Crawford County Historical Society. History of Crawford County, Illinois. Crawford County, Ill.: Crawford County Historical Society, 1980.
  • Darling, Lu Ann W. The History & the Mystery of the William Carter Family: Of Nelson County, Kentucky and Crawford County, Illinois. Rev. ed. Los Angeles, CA (11414 Albata St., Los Angeles 90049): L.W. Darling, 1997.
  • Darling, Lu Ann W. John Carter of Crawford County, Illinois & His Descendants : Including Murray, Highsmith and Related Families. 1 vols. Los Angeles, CA (11414 Albata St., Los Angeles 90049): L.W. Darling, 2000.
  • Farm & Home Publishers. "Crawford County, Illinois Plat Book : 2002." Belmond, IA; Robinson, IL: Farm & Home Publishers; Distributed by Crawford County Farm Bureau, 2002.
  • Farm & Home Publishers. "2007 Plat Book, Crawford County, Illinois." Belmond, IA; Robinson, IL: Farm & Home Publishers; Distributed by Crawford County Farm Bureau, 2007.
  • Ferguson, Rhena, Burl Rich and Crawford County Genealogical Society. Bond Funeral Home Records, Crawford County, Illinois. 1 vols. Robinson, IL: Crawford County Genealogical Society.
  • Ferguson, Rhena, Burl Rich and Crawford County Genealogical Society. Funeral Homes Burial Records (Some Obituaries) Palestine, Ill. : 1880-1888, 1909-1914, 1917-1923. Robinson, IL: Crawford County Genealogical Society, 1994.
  • Firebaugh, Matha Ellen. "A History of Crawford County Illinois 1900-1925." M.a., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1951.
  • Gaines, Duane. Historical Data of the Courts, Court Houses and Jails of Crawford County, Illinois. [Robinson? Ill.], 1923.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. and Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Highway Research. "Traffic Map, Crawford County, Illinois." Springfield, Ill.: The Div., 1937.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of County Roads., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Local Roads., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Local Roads and Streets. and Illinois. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Planning and Programming. "[Flat Rock Street Maps]." 1941.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of County Roads., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Local Roads., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Local Roads and Streets. and Illinois. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Planning and Programming. "[Hutsonville Street Maps]." 1941.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of County Roads., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Local Roads., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Local Roads and Streets. and Illinois. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Planning and Programming. "[Oblong Street Maps]." 1941.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of County Roads., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Local Roads., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Local Roads and Streets. and Illinois. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Planning and Programming. "[Palestine Street Maps]." 1941.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of County Roads., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Local Roads., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Local Roads and Streets. and Illinois. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Planning and Programming. "[Stoy Street Maps]." 1941.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of County Roads., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Local Roads., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Local Roads and Streets., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Planning., Illinois. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Planning Programming and Environmental Science., Illinois. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Policy and Planning. and Illinois. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Planning and Programming. "[Robinson Street Maps]." 1941.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Highway Research., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Research and Planning., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Planning., Illinois. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Planning Programming and Environmental Science. and Illinois. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Planning and Programming. "General Highway Map, Crawford County, Illinois." Springfield, Ill.: The Bureau, 1950.
  • Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Research and Planning., Illinois. Division of Highways. Bureau of Planning., Illinois. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Planning Programming and Environmental Science. and Illinois. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Planning and Programming. "Traffic Map, Crawford County, Illinois." Springfield, Ill.: The Bureau, 1953.
  • Index, Federal Census of Crawford County, Illinois, 1860. Illinois: [s.n.]
  • Index, Federal Census of Crawford County, Illinois, for the Year 1870. Illinois: [s.n.]
  • Index, Federal Census, Crawford County, Illinois, 1840. Illinois: [s.n.]
  • Johnston, Donna Gowin. Our Crawford County, Illinois Heritage. Casper, Wyo.: D.G. Johnston, 1983.
  • Lent, Robertalee. Crawford County, Illinois : Early Marriages : 1850 Census Schedule. [S.l.]: Genealogical Reference Builders, 1966.
  • Lent, Robertalee. Some Early Crawford County, Illinois Marriages : Compiled from Early Newspaper Records. Pinehurst, Idaho: R. Lent, 1968.
  • Mapping Solutions (Firm). "Crawford County, Illinois : 2012 Plat Book." Lathrop, Mo.: Mapping Solutions, 2011.
  • McIntosh, Margaret Siler and Sylvia Clatfelter. Early Marriages of Crawford County, Illinois, 1817-1873. Robinson, Ill.?: Margaret Siler McIntosh?
  • McKamy Realty Company Inc. (Robinson Ill.). Plat Book of Crawford County, Illinois. Robinson, 1947.
  • Miller, R. D. and John Carroll Power. Genealogy and History of the State of Illinois. Coram, NY: GenealogyCDs.com, 2003.
  • Newberry Library. Miscellaneous Manuscript Materials Concerning Crawford County, Illinois Veterans and Other Residents Bulk 1884-1927. microform.
  • Official Census, Crawford County, Illinois, 1880. Illinois: [s.n.]
  • Palestine (Ill.) Sesquicentennial Celebration. History Committee. Pioneer Panorama, Celebrating the First 150 Years of Palestine and Crawford County, Illinois. Palestine, Ill., 1961.
  • People from Crawford County, Illinois. [S.l.]: General Books, 2010.
  • Perrin, William Henry. History of Crawford and Clark counties, Illinois. Chicago : O.L. Baskin & Co., 1883.
  • Peterman, Timothy E. The Henry Bauguess and Lydia (Sparks) Bauguess Family of Wilkes County, North Carolina, Owen County, Indiana, Crawford County, Illinois, Boone County, Iowa, and Southeastern Kansas. Kansas City, Mo. (11315 Applewood Dr., Kansas City 64134): T.E. Peterman, 1987.
  • Pinkstaff, M. C. A Synopsis of the Story of Crawford County, Illinois, in Verse. Robinson, Ill., 1966.
  • Puckett, Martin and Dolores Puckett. 1850 United States Census of Crawford County, Illinois. Decatur, Ill.: Decatur Genealogical Society, 1986.
  • Rand McNally and Company. "Map of Crawford County, Illinois." Chicago, Ill.: Rand McNally & Co., 1911.
  • Reed, Helen M. Early Crawford County, Illinois Marriages, 1817-1844. Olney, Ill.: H.M. Reed, 1988.
  • Remlinger, Velma. History of Crawford County, Illinois, 1980. Marshall, Ill.: Clark County Genealogical Society, 1982.
  • Remlinger, Velma, and Wilma Jackson. Crawford County, Illinois Marriages, 1817-1845. Marshall, Ill.: Clark County Illinois Genealogical Society and Genealogical Library, 1981.
  • Remlinger, Velma, Wilma Jackson, and Mazie M. Garver. Crawford County, Illinois Marriages, 1817-1873. Marshall, Ill.: Clark County Illinois Genealogical Society and Genealogical Library, 1981.
  • "Road Map, Crawford County, Illinois." Crawford County, Ill.: County Supt. of Highways, 1937.
  • "Road Map, Crawford County, Illinois : 1962." Crawford County, Ill.: County Supt. of Highways, 1966.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Farm Plat Book and Business Guide, Crawford County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1954.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. "Farm Plat Book with Index to Owners, Crawford County, Illinois." Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1960.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. "Tri-Annual Atlas & Plat Book, Crawford County, Illinois." Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1966.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. Triennial Atlas & Plat Book, Crawford County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill.,: [s.n.], 1970.
  • Rockford Map Publishers. "Crawford County, Illinois, Land Atlas and Plat Book : 1980-1981." Rockford, Ill.; Robinson, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers; Available at Crawford County Farm Bureau, 1980.
  • Rockford Map Publishers., Crawford County Farm Bureau (Ill.) and Roger S. Baskes Collection (Newberry Library). "Farm Plat Book with Index to Owners, Crawford County, Illinois." Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers, 1960.
  • Roesler, Wilma Downey and Imogene Roberts Bailey. Cemetery Inscriptions of Crawford County, Illinois. 1975.
  • Sanborn Map Company. "Palestine, Crawford County, Illinois, June 1910." New York: Sanborn Map Co., 1910.
  • Sanborn Map Company. "Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois, April 1910." New York: Sanborn Map Co., 1910.
  • Sanborn Map Company. "Oblong, Crawford County, Illinois, April 1914." New York: Sanborn Map Co., 1914.
  • Sanborn Map Company. "Palestine, Crawford County, Illinois, February 1916." New York: Sanborn Map Co., 1916.
  • Sanborn Map Company. "Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois, March 1916." New York: Sanborn Map Co., 1916.
  • Sanborn Map Company. "Oblong, Crawford County, Illinois, July 1920." New York: Sanborn Map Co., 1920.
  • Sanborn Map Company. "Palestine, Crawford County, Illinois, February 1927." New York: Sanborn Map Co., 1927.
  • Sanborn Map Company. "Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois, August 1927." New York: Sanborn Map Co., 1927.
  • Sanborn Map Company. "Oblong, Crawford County, Illinois, November 1929." New York: Sanborn Map Co., 1929.
  • Sanborn-Perris Map Co. "Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois, Jan'y. 1894." New York: Sanborn-Perris Map Co., 1894.
  • Sechrest, Eldric Norman. Creed of Crawford County, Illinois. Pasadena, Calif.: E. Sechrist, 2004.
  • Selby, Paul, William C. Jones and Ethelbert Callahan. Illinois Historical, Crawford County Biographical The Heritage Collection from Unigraphic : History and Biography. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1978.
  • SK Publications. 1860 Crawford County, Illinois S-K publications census images. Wichita, KS: S-K Publications, 1999.
  • Smith, Herbert F. and Robert S. Smith. Some Descendants of George Smith, Sr., Who Came to Sugar Creek Township of Vigo County, Indiana in 1825 Including Some Art, Kool and Kuykendall Links. Rev. ed. Silver Springs, Md.: R.S. Smity, 1995.
  • Town & Country Publishing Co. "Crawford County Illinois 1977 Plat Book." La Porte, Ind.: Town & Country Pub. Co., 1977.
  • Town & Country Publishing Co. "Crawford County, Illinois 1979 Plat Book." La Porte, IN: Town & Country Pub. Co., 1979.
  • Town & Country Publishing Co. "Crawford County, Illinois Plat Book 1987." La Porte, Ind.: Town & Country/DataSearch, 1987.
  • Town & Country Publishing Co. "Crawford County, Illinois, 1981 Plat Book." La Porte, Ind.: Town & Country Pub. Co., 1981.
  • Townships in Crawford County, Illinois. [S.l.]: General Books, 2010.
  • W.W. Hixson & Co. "Plat Book of Crawford County, Illinois." Rockford, Ill.: W.W. Hixson & Co., 1930.
  • W.W. Hixson & Co. "Plat Book of Crawford County, Illinois." Rockford, Ill.: W.W. Hixson & Co., 1937.
  • W.W. Hixson & Co. and Acme Bookbinding. "Plat Book of Crawford County, Illinois." Charlestown, Mass.: Acme Bookbinding, 2007.
  • Wakefield, Shirley. Cemetery Index, Crawford County, Illinois: Southwest Township. Illinois: s.n.
  • Wakefield, Shirley. Cemetery Index, Crawford County, Illinois. Robinson, Ill.: Wakefield, 1996.
  • Wardle, N. J. Cemetery Records of the Central States Mission. Utah: L.D.S. Church in the Central States Mission, 1969.
  • Watts, Esther A. The Boyd Families of Crawford County, Illinois. Whittier, CA.: E.A. Watts, 1986.
 
Related Content
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Census of Illinois Territory, 1818, Crawford County

The census covers Crawford 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 for the division of Edwards County, 1816

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 mouth of the Embarras, and running with said river to the intersection of the line dividing townships number three and four, north of range eleven, west of the second principal maridian; thence west with said township line to the meridian, and due north until it strikes the line of Upper Canada; thence to the line that separates this territory from the state of Indiana, and thence south with said dividing line to the beginning, shall constitute a separate county to be called Crawford;

 

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