Lee County, Illinois Genealogy

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| building address = '''Lee County Courthouse'''<br>P.O. Box 329<br>Dixon, IL 61021<br>815-288-3309<br>[http://www.countyoflee.org/ '''Lee County Website''']
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{{Illinois-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Lee County''  
 
{{Illinois-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Lee County''  
  
=== Quick Dates ===
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== County Organization  ==
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Lee County are kept, see the [[Lee County, Illinois Courthouse|Lee County Courthouse]] page.
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
== History  ==
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[[Image:Richard_Henry_Lee.jpg|thumb|right|180px]]
  
==== Parent County  ====
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Lee County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Henry_Lee Richard Henry Lee] who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
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=== Parent County  ===
  
 
*'''1839--'''Lee County was created 27 February 1839&nbsp;from [[Ogle County, Illinois|Ogle]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Dixon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 195. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
 
*'''1839--'''Lee County was created 27 February 1839&nbsp;from [[Ogle County, Illinois|Ogle]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Dixon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 195. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
  
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=== African American  ===
  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
 
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6342&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=53&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Lee County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6342&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=53&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Lee County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  
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*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Lee County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Lee County.<br>
 
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Lee County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Lee County.<br>
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:- [[89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.<br>
 
:- [[89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.<br>
  
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Lee County are kept, see the [[Lee County, Illinois Courthouse|Lee County Courthouse]] page.
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====Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)====
  
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Revision as of 23:20, 29 July 2011

Lee County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Lee County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 27, 1839
County Seat Dixon
Courthouse
Lee County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Lee County Courthouse
P.O. Box 329
Dixon, IL 61021
815-288-3309
Lee County Website
   United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Lee County

Contents

County Organization

                                     Beginning Dates for Lee County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1839
1877
1840
1838
1839

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Lee County are kept, see the Lee County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Richard Henry Lee.jpg

Lee County is named for Richard Henry Lee who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Parent County

  • 1839--Lee County was created 27 February 1839 from Ogle County.  County seat:  Dixon [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190029,894
191027,750−7.2%
192028,0040.9%
193032,32915.4%
194034,6047.0%
195036,4515.3%
196038,7496.3%
197037,947−2.1%
198036,328−4.3%
199034,392−5.3%
200036,0624.9%
201036,031−0.1%
IL Counties 1900-1990

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Lee County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Lee County.
- 34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C and D.
- 89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.

Newspapers

Probate

Repositories

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Lee County are kept, see the Lee County Courthouse page.

Family History Library

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 195. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.