Christian County Reference Lookups

Christian County Reference Lookups

Reference Books and Volunteers

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Reference Author Owner/Email
Linwood Cemetery, Pana, and the other cemeteries included in Vol. IV of the Decatur Genealogical Society publication


Karen Gray
Harvesttime on the Prarie – A History of Baptists in Illinois, 1796-1996
It lists many Baptist ministers during this time period.

  Bob Maloy
Christian County Illinois 1855 & 1865 State Census
These censuses list the head of household and only numbers for age ranges for those in the household.

Christian Co. Gen. Soc., 1991

Gloria Barnes

Trinity Lutheran Church, a Historical Compendium, 1896-1996 (church history as well as lists of pastors, baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials. No dates, but years for the events are given) Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville Jodi Reifsnyder
Information on the Daigh clan   Clark L. Carley
Christian Co. Cemetery Inscriptions, V. 4 – Grove City, Linwood, Mound Chapel, Ohlman, Owaneco, Poor Farm, Tanner, Young, and an unknown cemetery – perhaps Hammer Decatur Genealogical Society, 1970 Jane Duke McAshan
Vol. 1 & 2 of The Durbins and Logsdons and Related Families . Some of the other names are Painter, Porter, Brown, Wilkerson, Simpson, Virden, French, McKinney, Skinner, Oller, Taylor, Willis, Gatton, Simons, Rice William Jessie Durbin Earliene Kaelin
1840 & 1850 Census books for Christian Co. Decatur Genealogical Society Janet Sargeant Carpenter
1870 Christian Co, Illinois census (Subject line should say "1870 Christian Co." or your email will probably not be read)   Penny Voss

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One reply on “Christian County Reference Lookups”

I have been looking for information on my wife’s family. Her great grandmother was Hattie Isabelle Crowder. She was born 1865 in Christian County. She was living alone at age 15 and then married at age 15 to William Wiley Taylor. 1880 in Christian County. Given away by her guardian John H. Crowder. Mother is dead and has no father. I am wondering if you have any help on who her parents might have been? Born 9 May 1865 Taylorville, Christian County. Married 25 sept. 1880. Thank You for helping me out.

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