Scott County, Illinois Genealogy
|Scott County, Illinois|
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
|Founded:||February 16, 1839|
|Address|| 101 E. Market Street|
Winchester, IL 62694
|Named for: Scott County, Kentucky|
- 1 Scott County Information
- 2 Places / Localities
- 3 Resources
- 4 Societies and Libraries
- 5 Web Sites
- 6 References
Scott County Information
|Beginning Dates for Scott County Records|
No official website Courthouse 101 E Market Street Winchester, IL 62694-1209
Scott County was established on February 16, 1839 from a portion of Morgan County. It's territory was first part of Illinois County, created by Virginia in 1783. In 1787 this sparsely settled county became part of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio River. In 1790 present day Scott became part of St. Clair County which was one of the initial counties located in Indiana Territory when it was formed in 1800. In 1809, that county became part of the new Illinois Territory and Scott county's territory moved through several county organizations as the population of Illinois began to expand rapidly: first Madison in 1812; next Greene in 1821; and as the last step before becoming its own county it became part of Morgan in 1823. This very rural county retains much the look it had during it's early days. See the diagram of the county's derivation at www.pikecoilgenweb.org/comments.php
- Scott County was formed 16 February 1839 from Morgan County.
- Named after Scott County, Kentucky through influence of emigrants from that county.
- No known changes
Places / Localities
Towns: Naples Villages: Alsey . Bluffs . Exeter . Glasgow . Manchester
Precincts: Alsey . Bloomfield . East Winchester . Exeter . Glasglow . Manchester . Merritt . Naples . North Bluff . North Winchester . Oxville . Point Pleasant . Sandy . South Bluffs . South Winchester
Unincorporated Community: Riggston
The following have information concerning African American research.
- African American Research (US) has more information about the kinds of records
- Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
- African-American Resources for Illinois
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.
- Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Scott County and links to the information for the individuals buried there.
- Scott Co. IL USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
- Scott County Cemeteries in the Rootsweb site has many cemeteries listed and some have a list of people buried in those cemeteries. The give coordinates, section, township, and range. If there is a township name, that is also listed.
- Illinois Cemeteries by county.
- The Family History Library Catalog lists some records of cemeteries in Scott County. Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
- ePodunk list of Scott 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.
- The Scott County website of ILGenWeb has many pages of information on the county's cemeteries at www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php.
|IL Counties 1900-1990|
- 1840 Pensioners
- A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, Scott County on page 188.]
- 1850 Census
- 1850 Mortality Schedule
- 1860 Census
- 1860 Mortality Schedule
- 1870 Census
- 1870 Mortality Schedule
- 1880 Mortality Schedule
BLM GLO Records. Search original land patents for Scott County from the Govenment Land Office (GLO) or Eastern States Office. Some searches include images of the original warrants. All search results include the patant details needed for requesting copies of the land entry files at the National Archives. The GLO is the custodian of millions of land title documents. The General Land Office Automated Records Project is responsible for making these important documents available to the public.
Land records that include Bond County at Ancestry.com $:
- "Illinois Public Land Purchase Records" This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence.
- "U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796 to 1907:" Records of Illinois are among the 13 states included in this set. It includes images of the land patents which contain the information necessary for ordering the complete case files from the National Archives. This appears to be the same information that is online at the Federal Land Office site http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.
- Sheldon, Theodore. Land registration in Illinois. Chicago: Callaghan Co., 1901. Digital book. Expains the laws regarding land and the land systems used in Illinois. Includes court cases involving land issues. In addition to being on Ancestry, this book is available online at no cost at Internet Archives and Google Books.
- Civil War 1861–1865
Civil War service men from Scott 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 Scott County.
- - 33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- - 61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- - 91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G.
- Other Civil War records may be locate to help you with your ancestors.
- Spanish-American War 1898
Naturalization and Citizenship
- Natutalization Records, Circuit Court 1859 to 1904
- Naturalization Records, County Court 1864 to1906
- Newspaper and Other Articles of Genealogical Interest to Scott County Researchers at Rootsweb – Free; Incomplete
Marriages were first recorded in Scott County in 1839--when the county was organized. The early marriage records may or may not contain the marriage application (which would contain parent names). Birth records were first recorded in Scott County in 1860; deaths were first recorded in 1877. It was not until 1916 that the recording of births and deaths became mandatory. These vital records are available through the Scott County Clerk/Recorder, 35 East Market St., Winchester, IL 62694. Phone: 217.742.3178.
- Birth Certificates 1880 to 1900
- Birth Records 1877 to 1903
- Birth Records Index 1877 to 1903
- Birth Afftdavit Records, Chidren of Civil War Casualties 1861 to 1875
- Early Births Registered in Scott County, Illinois (1850s-1860s), courtesy: Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois
- Births During 1900: Scott County, Illinois, courtesy: Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, for Scott County 1839 to 1900
- Marriage License Applications 1876 to 1900
- Marriage Licenses 1876 to 1927
- Marriage Records 1839 to 1914
- Marriage Record Index 1839 to1945
- Scott County, Illinois Marriages Groom Index 1900 - 1915, courtesy: Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois
- Scott County, Illinois Marriages Bride Index 1900 - 1915, courtesy: Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois
Index to Illinois Death Certificates, 1916–1950
- Death Records 1877 to 1913
- Death Record Index 1877 to 1913
- Scott County, Illinois Deaths 1878 - 1903, courtesy: Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois
- Scott County Patient Deaths at the Illinois State Hospital (1910s-1930s), courtesy: Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois
- WWII Deaths from Scott County, Illinois, courtesy: Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois
Societies and Libraries
- Family History Library Catalog
- Scott County - ILGenWeb/USGenWeb
- Scott County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Scott County, Illinois Resources (Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois) Extensive Atlases, Cemetery, Census, Directories, Local Histories, Military, Soldiers' and Sailors' Home Records, Vital Records
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).