Logan County, Illinois Genealogy

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Logan County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Logan County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 15, 1839
County Seat Lincoln
Courthouse
IL-logan-courthouse.jpg
Address P.O. Box 278
Lincoln, IL 62656
217-732-4148
Website: www.co.logan.il.us
Named for: John Logan

 

Quick Dates


                                     Beginning Dates for Logan County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878
1857
1878
1840
1829
1855



History

Logan county was named for Dr. John Logan, a pioneer phhysician, and father of General John A. Logan.

Parent County

  • 1839--Logan County was created 15 February 1839, from Sangamon County.  County seats:  Postville, Mt. Pulaski, Lincoln [1]

Boundary Changes

1827-1839 Tazewell
1821-1839 Sagngamon
1817-1821 Bond
1812-1817 Madison
1790-1812 St. Clair
1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory

Record Loss

April 15, 1857 -- Courthouse burned and virtually all records were destroyed.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:


Populated Places

Atlanta

Beason

Broadwell

Chestnut

Elkhart

Emden

Hartsburg

Lake Fork

Latham

Lincoln

Middletown

Mount Pulaski

New Holland

San Jose

Historical Place Names

Aetna, Albany, Allenville, Altic, Atlanta, Athol, Atlanta, Atteberry

Beason, Bell, Big Prairie, Bloomingdale, Boren, Broadwell, Burton View

Camden, Camp Latham, Chester, Chestervale, Chestnut, Clay, Cornland, Corwin, Crohurst, CroHurst Station

East Lincoln, Elk Hart City, Elk Heart City, Elkhart, Elkhart City, Emden, Eminence, Evans

Fogarty, Fulscher

Gale, Georgetown, Gilchrist, Gillett, Gold Springs, Griggs

Hamilton, Harness, Hartsburg, Hartsburgh, Hartwig, Hurlbut, Hurricane Point

Irish Grove

Johnsons, Johnsons Siding

Kickapoo, Kickapoo Siding, Kings, Kruger

Laenna, Lake Fork, Latham, Lawndale, Layman, Lee, Leesburgh, Lincoln, Lincoln Hill, Long Point, Lucas

Mackey, Madison, Martin, Middletown, Mt. Fulcher, Mt. Hope, Mt. Joy, Mt. Pulaski, Music, Musick's Ferry

Narita, New Castle, New Holland, North Lincoln

Oran, Orndorff, Orvil

P & N Junction, Peifer, Peoria District Junction, Perry, Postville, Prairie Creek, Pulaski

Quisenberry

Rhody, Richmond Grove

Salt Creek, San Jose, Scroggin, Sheridan, Skelton

Union, Utility

Warick, West Lincoln, Wilmert, Woodlawn, Woolf, Wyatt

Xenia

Yankeetown

Source: Illinois Place Names. Compiled by James N. Adams, Illinois Historical Society, 1989. Edited by William E. Keller with a new addendum by Lowell M. Volkel

Neighboring Counties


Records and Resources

Biography

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.
190028,680
191030,2165.4%
192029,562−2.2%
193028,863−2.4%
194029,4382.0%
195030,6714.2%
196033,6569.7%
197033,538−0.4%
198031,802−5.2%
199030,798−3.2%
200031,1831.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990

Church Records

1866-1920 Records of the Lincoln Circuit Methodist Churches in Logan County, Illinois. Copied by Mrs. Kenneth Patterson; indexed by Mrs. Jean Hauffe. FHL Collection two fiche Book: 977.357 K2p

Court Records

1857-1944 Circuit court Case Files IRAD-ISU

1872-1963 Guardinas' records FHL film 1316630 first of 5 films

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Logan 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 Logan County.

Cavalry

- 2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company B.
- 4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company H.
- 10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company G.
- 14th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company D.

Infantry

- 7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D, E and H.
- 28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 32nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 106th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I.
- 108th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 145th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies D and H.
- 155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.

Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois. Illinois Military Units in the Civil War. (Springfield: Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois, 1962). Other libraries with this book. FHL Collection.FHL US/CAN Book 977.3 M2im.

Civil War Dead, Logan County. transcribed by William J. Donath. FHL Collection

This is My Story: Veterans of Logan County Illinois. Logan County Genealogical and historical Society FHL book 977.357 M2t v. 2

Naturalization

1859-1906 Naturalization Records. Illinois County Court. FHL Collection Includes indexes.

Newspapers

Probate Records

1894-1964 Probate Inventory Record IRAD-ISU

1931-1963 Probate Sale Record, Personal Property IRAD-ISU

Probate records available through the Family History Library

1844-1949 Probate Records. Logan,Illinois County Court FHL Collection

1855-1930 Will Records. Logan County Court. FHL Collection

Online Illinois Probate Records:

At FamilySearch

Repositories

Archives and Libraries

Illinois Regional Archives Depository

Illinois State Universtiy
2016 Warehouse Road Campus
Box 1520
Normal, Illinois 61802
Phone: 309-452-6027

Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County


School Records

1897-1901 School Pupil Roster and inventory record, Girls Industrial's IRAD-ISU

1920-1948 School Pupil Diploma Records IRAD-ISU

Social Groups Online

Societies

Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society, 114 N. Chicago Street, Lincoln, IL 62656 (217) 732-3200

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage

1857-1865 Marriage Record Index IRAD-ISU

1857-1901 Marriage Record IRAD-ISU

Death

1891-1899 Burial Registers (Lincoln) IRAD-ISU


Places / Localities

Web Sites

Databases Pertinent to Logan County


Local Governmental Records Database
Name Index to Illinois Local Governments
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index
Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database
Federal Township Plats of Illinois
Logan County Circuit Court Criminal Case Files Index (1857–1945)

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 196. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.