Illinois (territory) -- Franklin (county)


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County Quick Reference

County Seat: Benton

County Name: Named for Benjamin Franklin.


 
Boundary Changes
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Date
Area
Change
02 JAN 1818884Franklin County created out of Gallatin, Johnson, and White counties.
   

 

 

Authority
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Background
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Franklin County was formed on 02 January 1818 by by Territorial law [click here for more information]. The county's boundaries remained in place 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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Franklin County in 1818

 

Census
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DatePopulationChange
18181,281---


Bibliography
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  • Akin, Marsoen Moore. Springs Settlement (Browning Township) Franklin County, Illinois, 1812-1872. Spokane, CA: United Litho, 1998.
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  • Bailey, Velma Neal, Hiram M. Aiken and Daughters of the American Revolution. Springfield Chapter (Springfield Ill.). Index to History of Franklin County (Illinois), Centennial Edition [by] H.M. Aiken. Springfield, Ill.: Springfield Chapter D.A.R., 1972.
  • Baird, S. S. and Harry L. Frier. Franklin County, Illinois, War History, 1832-1919. [S.l.: s.n.], 1977.
  • Baird, S. S., Harry L. Frier and Franklin County War History Society. Franklin County, Illinois, War History, 1832-1919; Containing a Brief Review of the World War--Complete History of Franklin County's Activities--Photographs and Service Records of Franklin County's Soldiers, Sailors and Marines--Industrial and Biographical Review of Business and Professional Firms Who Have Made This History Possible. Benton, West Frankfort etc.: Pub. by H.W. Trovillion for the Franklin County War History Society, 1920.
  • Baird, S. S., Harry L. Frier, Marie Greenwood, Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois. and Franklin County War History Society. Franklin County, Illinois, War History, 1832-1919. Carterville, Ill.: Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois, 1985.
  • Beeson, Betty. Born in Wayne County, Illinois : Married in the Illinois Counties of Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Lawrence, Wabash. 2006.
  • Bolinski, Jayette. Cemetery Inscriptions of the Sacret Heart and St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery, Royalton, Franklin County, Illinois : With Selected Obituaries. Mulkeytown, IL: West Franklin Historical District and Genealogical Society, 1999.
  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Franklin County, Illinois : With Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Deluxe ed. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2005.
  • Bozovich, Michael Kenneth and Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. Franklin County, Illinois, U.S. Federal Census Ewing Township, 1910. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogical Society, 2000.
  • Bozovich, Michael Kenneth and Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. Franklin County, Illinois, U.S. Federal Census Six Mile Township, 1900. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogical Society, 2000.
  • Brown, Clara A. Crocker. Tombstone Inscriptions and Family Records, Maple Hill Cemetery, Goode Township, Sesser, Franklin County, Illinois, August 31, 1996. Sesser, Ill.: Goode-Barren Historical-Genealogical Society, 1996.
  • Buntin, Buela Jean and Mary Rea Eubanks. Marriage Record Index with Dates, 1866-1877, Franklin County, Illinois : License Book a, License Book B, and a Few 1874 from Another Book. Benton, Ill.: B.J. Buntin, 1989.
  • Buntin, Buela Jean and Mary Rea Eubanks. Franklin County, Illinois : Marriage Records, 1878-1893. Benton, Ill.: B.J. Buntin, 1991.
  • Buntin, Buela Jean, Sheldon Ray Jones and Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. Franklin County, Illinois Marriages Book 4, 1916-1920. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogical Society, 2003.
  • Buntin, Buela Jean, Mary Alyce Kern and Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. Franklin County, Illinois, U.S. Census, Eastern Township, 1900. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogy Society, 1990.
  • Carrier, James T. Tornado Hits Caldwell Area, Franklin County, Illinois : March 18, 1925. Rev. [Anniversary & souvenir edition] ed. Greenfield, Ind.: E.U.L.A. Publishers, 2000.
  • Carrier, James T. A Black Christmas : Orient Coal Mine Disaster ; Franklin County, Illinois December 21, 1951. Rev. [Memorial edition] ed. Greenfield, Ind.: E.U.L.A. Publications, 2002.
  • Corona, Pat O'Sullivan, Clara A. Crocker Brown and Goode-Barren Historical-Genealogical Society (Franklin County Ill.). Mitchell Cemetery, Goode Township, Franklin Co., Il. Indexes & Inventory ; Bear Point Cemetery, Goode Township, Franklin Co., Il Indexes & Inventory. 1 vols. Glen Ellyn, Ill.: P. Corona.
  • Couey, Judith Walley. Franklin Co., Illinois 1870 Plus. Cantonement, Fla.: J. Couey, 1999.
  • Couey, Judith Walley. Franklin Co., Illinois Federal Census of 1860. Cantonement, Fla.: J. Couey, 1999.
  • Davis, Chloe and Ruby Henderson. Cemetery Inscriptions, Tyrone Township, Franklin County, Illinois. Utica, KY: McDowell Publications, 1982.
  • Dorris, Susan. Discharges, Civil War & Spanish American War. West Frankfort, Ill.: The author, 1993.
  • Dorris, Susan Doxsie. 1830 Census, Franklin County, Illinois. West Frankfort, Ill.: S.D. Dorris, 1993.
  • Dorris, Susan Doxsie. Original Entry Book, Franklin County, Illinois : Book a, First Deed Book. West Frankfort, ILL: S.D. Dorris, 1993.
  • Dorris, Susan Doxsie. 1840 Census, Franklin County, Illinois. West Frankfort, Ill.: S.D. Dorris, 1994.
  • Dorris, Susan Doxsie. 1910 Census, Barren Township, Franklin County, Illinois. West Frankfort, IL: S.D. Dorris, 1994.
  • Dorris, Susan Doxsie and Daughters of the American Revolution. Shawnee Trail Chapter (West Frankfort Ill.). Cemetery Inscriptions of Denning Township in Franklin County, Illinois : Denning Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Rose Cemetery, Barber Cemetery, Hanes Cemetery, Follis Cemetery. West Frankfort, Ill.: S.D. Dorris, 1983.
  • Dorris, Susan Doxsie. Surname Index for the 1910 Census of Franklin County, Illinois : Reel T624-287. Illinois: S. Dorris, 1999.
  • Frankfort Area Genealogical Society. Cemetery Inscriptions, Northern Township, Franklin County, Illinois. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogical Society, 1979.
  • Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. Cemetery Inscriptions, Northern Township, Franklin County, Illinois. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogical Society, 1979.
  • Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. Cemetery Inscriptions, Cave Township, Franklin County, Illinois. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogy Society, 1980.
  • Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. Cemetery Inscriptions, Tower Heights Cemetery, Frankfort Township, Franklin County, Illinois. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogy Society, 1980.
  • Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. Cemetery Inscriptions, Frankfort Township, Franklin County, Illinois : Volume 2. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogy Society, 1982.
  • Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. Cemetery Inscriptions, Ewing Township, Franklin County, Illinois. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogy Society, 1997.
  • Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. and Illinois State Genealogical Society. Marriages, Franklin County, Illinois, 1835-1916. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogical Society.
  • Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. and Illinois State Genealogical Society. Marriages, Franklin County, Illinois, 1835-1900. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogical Society, 1998.
  • Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. and Max H. Lude. Cemeteries of Franklin County, Illinois : Barren Township, 1812-2009. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogical Society, 2009.
  • Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. and Max H. Lude. Abandoned & Inactive Cemeteries, with Interments, of Franklin County, Illinois : Alphabetical Listing, 1812-2010. 1 vols. 1st ed. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogical Society, 2010.
  • Franklin County Genealogy Society (Franklin County Ill.). Franklin County, Illinois, Will Book a, 1845-1879. West Frankfort, Ill.: Franklin County Genealogy Society.
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  • Franklin County Illinois 1818-1840 Census. S.l.: Berrin Branch Publications.
  • Franklin County Illinois 1850 Census. S.l.: Berrin Branch Publications.
  • Franklin County Illinois 1860 Census. S.l.: Berrin Branch Publications.
  • Franklin County Illinois 1870 Census. S.l.: Berrin Branch Publications.
  • Franklin County Illinois Servicemen : 1832-1918. S.l.: Berrin Branch Publications.
  • Franklin County, Illinois Delayed Birth Record Index, 1861-1915. Illinois?: C. Summers.
  • Franklin County, Illinois, 1818-1997. Paducah, Ky.: Turner Pub. Co., 1996.
  • Giulvezan, Isabel Stebbins and Frank X. Muehlbauer. Tombstone Inscriptions : Monroe County, Illinois, Franklin, Jefferson, St. Francois, and St. Louis Counties, Missouri. Missouri: s.n., 1966.
  • Gorin, Sandra Kaye Laughery. My Laughery and Pyle Roots of Logan, Franklin and Sangamon County, Il. Glasgow, Ky.: Gorin Genealogical Publishing.
  • Goss, David E. A History of Northern Township, Franklin County, Illinois : A Local History Project. 2 vols. Illinois: D.E. Goss, 2001.
  • Greenwood, Marie. Cemetery Inscription, Ewing Township, Franklin County, Illinois. Thomson, Ill.: Heritage House, 1974.
  • Greenwood, Marie. Cemetery Inscriptions, Ewing Township, Franklin County, Illinois, 1974.
  • Greenwood, Marie, Harry L. Frier, S. S. Baird and Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois. Index of Franklin County Illinois War History, (Originally Published, 1920.). 1 vols. Carterville, Ill.: Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois, 1975.
  • Hindman, Pat. Denning Cemetery, Franklin County, Illinois. West Frankfort, Ill.: P. Hindman, 2010.
  • Hood, Delores G. and Franklin County Genealogy Society (Franklin County Ill.). Fifth Census of the United States, 1830, M. 19. Illinois Roll #22, Thomas M. Dorris, Enumerator : Franklin County, Illinois. West Frankfort, IL (P.O. Box 524, 108 N. Emma St., 62896): The Society, 1994.
  • Illinois State Archives. and Illinois State Genealogy Society. Franklin County, Illinois Marriage Record Index. Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Archives and Illinois State Genealogy Society, 1992.
  • Johns, Bob. The 1925 Tri-State Tornado's Devastation in Franklin County, Hamilton County, and White County, Illinois / Bob Johns. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2012.
  • Johnson, Janice. Vantrease Funeral Home Record, 1963-1965. West Frankfort, Ill.: J. Johnson, 1994.
  • Johnson, Janice. Administrator, Guardianship, and Miscellaneous Records for Franklin County, Illinois 1846-1847-1848-1849. West Frankfort, Ill.?: J. Johnson, 1995.
  • Johnson, Janice. Franklin County, Illinois Land Records, Book B. West Frankfort, IL: J. Johnson, 1995.
  • Johnson, Janice. Franklin County, Illinois Land Records, Book C. West Frankfort, IL: J. Johnson, 1995.
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  • Jones, Sheldon Ray and Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. Franklin County, Illinois, U.S. Federal Census Browning Township, 1900. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogical Society, 2000.
  • Kellogg, E. W. E.W. Kellogg Diary, 1852-1858.
  • Kern, Mary Alyce and Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. 1900 U.S. Census, Ewing Township, Franklin County, Illinois. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogy Society, 1992.
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  • Kern, Mary Alyce and Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. 1900 Federal Census, Northern Township, Franklin County, Illinois. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogy Society, 1994.
  • King, Tyler. Transcription of the 1910 United States Population Census, 3rd Ward, Enumeration District No. 41, West Frankfort City, Denning Township, Franklin County, Illinois. Centennial, CO: American Society for Genealogy and Family History, 2008.
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  • Lemons, Lawrence. Maple Hill Cemetery Inscriptions, Franklin County, Illinois. Carterville, Ill. (700 Logan College Rd., Carterville, 62918-9599): Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois, 1996.
  • Lemons, Lawrence. Maple Hill Cemetery Inscriptions, Franklin County, Illinois : Located on State Road 148 North of Sesser. Updated ed. Scheller, IL (RR #1, Box 111, Scheller, 62883): L. Lemons, 1996.
  • Lude, Max H. and Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. African American Cemeteries of Early Franklin/Williamson County, Illinois, 1812-1910 : G.P.S. Location Guide, Historical Data & Pictures. 1st ed. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort County Genealogical Society, 2008.
  • Lude, Max H. and Frankfort Area Genealogy Society. Maps of All Known Cemeteries in Franklin County, Illinois by Township, 1812-2009 : Roads, G.P.S. Location Guide & Historical Data. 1st ed. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogical Society, 2009.
  • Mandrell, Curtis. Browning Township Cemeteries, Franklin County, Illinois. Illinois: [s.n.], 1999.
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  • McGhee, Jo Ann. Cemetery Locations of Franklin County, Illinois. Crescent City, Fla.: J. McGhee, 2004.
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  • Murphy, Charla Schroeder and Helen Sutt Lind. Boner Cemetery, Franklin County, Illinois. West Frankfort, Ill.: Frankfort Area Genealogical Society, 2004.
  • Neal, Harley Buntin. Inventory of Cemeteries in Benton Township, Franklin County, Illinois. Rev. [ed]. ed. Rockford, Ill.: H.B. Neal, 1987.
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  • Pulliam, Carla. Naturalization Records, 1911-1913, Franklin County, Illinois. Benton, Ill.?: C. Pulliam.
  • Pulliam, Carla. Obits and Tidbits, Franklin County, Illinois. Benton, Ill.: C. Pulliam.
  • Pulliam, Carla. Early Divorce Records, Franklin County, Illinois, 1837-1875. S.l.: C. Pulliam, 1994.
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Census of Illinois Territory, 1818, Franklin County

The census covers Franklin 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 separate County out of Gallatin, White and the detached part of Jackson county, 1818

BE it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the lllinois 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 corner of townships ten and eleven on the line, between ranges four and five; thence north with said line thirty-six miles; thence west twenty four miles to the third principal meridian ; thence south with the same to the line dividing townships ten and eleven ; thence east to the beginning, shall constitute a separate county, to be called Franklin: And for the purpose of fixing the permanent seat of justice for said county, the following persons be appointed commissioners

 

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