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Bond County from Sectional map of Illinois, J.H. Colton & Co., 1836, Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Bond County

Bond County was formed from Madison County on 4 January 1817.


Communities: Burgess, Central, Donnellson, Greenville, Keyesport, Lagrange, Mills, Mulberry Grove, Old Ripley, Panama, Pierron, Pleasant Mound, Pocahontas, Shoal Creek, Smithboro, Sorento, Tamalco

Map: Bond County from Sectional map of Illinois, J.H. Colton & Co., 1836; Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Virtual Libraries

William Henry Perrin, History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois (Chicago, Illinois : O.L. Baskin and Co., 1882)

Will C. Carson, Historical Souvenir of Greenville, Illinois (Effingham, Illinois : The LeCrone Press, 1905)

Allan H. Keith, Historical Stories about Greenville and Bond County, Illinois (Mattoon, Illinois : self published, 2002)

BCGS News, Spring 1986, vol. 4, no. 1, p. 20.

Cemeteries

Bond County Historical Society, Tombstone Inscriptions Found in the Cemeteries in Bond County, Illinois,, Part 1, (Greenville, Illinois : Bond County Historical Society, 1970). Cemeteries: VFW Hall, Baldwin, Bethel, Blanchard, Brown, Camp Ground, Collier, Corrington, Coyle, Cruthis, Dewey, Diamond, Duncan, Dunkard, Durham, Edwards, Elm Point, Enloe, Ethridge, File

Bond County Historical Society, Tombstone Inscriptions Found in the Cemeteries in Bond County, Illinois, v. 1-3 (Greenville, Illinois : Bond County Historical Society)
Part 1 (same as above), p. 1-89

Part 2, p. 90-232
Cemeteries: Fain, German, Glenn, Gum, Hall’s Grove, Hastings, Hazel Dell, Hubbard, Hug, Hunter, Jett, Lansing, Laws, Liberty, Maxey, McKendree Chapel, Mt. Gilead, Mt Pleasant, Mulberry Grove, Old City.

Part 3, p. 233-339
Cemeteries: One Grave, Two Graves, Mt. Nebo-New, Mt. Nebo-Old, Noffsinger, Paine, Peterson, Pogue, Seagraves-Segraves, Smith Grove, Snow, Sugg, Tisdale, Union Grove, Wade, Wait, Wisetown, Wright, Zion.

Bond County Historical Society, Tombstone Inscriptions Found in the Cemeteries in Bond County, Illinois, vol. 4 (Greenville, Illinois : Bond County Genealogical Society, 1974). Cemeteries: Babcock, Bethlehem, Britt, Donnellson, Durr, File, Horab, Hubbard, Laws 2, Kirkland, Merry, Messinger, Mt Moria, Mount Rose [Montrose], Neathery, Catholic, Rawson, Rhea, Robinson, Smith, St. Lawrence Catholic, Sunnyside, Sybert, Traylor, Walnut Grove, White

Nelda Neer Anthony and Sarah M. Neer, Cemeteries, Bond County, Illinois, Book 1, (Greenville, Illinois : Bond County Genealogical Society, 1988). Cemeteries: Hazel Dell, Smith Grove, St. Lawrence, Zion, Wisetown

Nelda Neer Anthony, Cemeteries, Bond County, Illinois, vol. 5, (Greenville, Illinois : Bond County Genealogical Society, 1992), 200 pages. Cemeteries: Snow, Sybert, File, Enloe, Cruthis, New Nebo, Coyle, Massey, Lansing, Hubbard, Vaughn, Tisdale, Daggett, Dunkard, Booher, Corrington, Mt. Auburn, Wait, Wade, Peterson, Neathery, Brethren

Gerald E. Jenner, Mt. Gilead Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery History 1819-1993, 184 pages

Institutions, Societies, and Government Websites

Bond County government website

Bond County Historical Society

Bond County Genealogical Society

Greenville Public Library

Newspapers

Protestant Monitor (1846)

Greenville Advocate (12 Sept 1861)

Suburban News (July 1916)

West Towns Citizen (1962-1962)

Advertiser (1966-1966)

La Grange Suburban Life (1976-2004)

La Grange Suburban Life Citizen (1976-2000)

Civil War Draft Registrations

U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865, 10th district, 6 volumes
(Ancestry)

Election Records

Greenville, Bond County, Illinois Poll Book, 16 May 1863 Election

Vital Records

Births

Index to Bond County Births, vol 8
(Family Search)

Bond County Birth Register, vol 1, 1877-1883
(Family Search)

Bond County Birth Register, vol 2, 1883-1888 
(Family Search)

Bond County Birth Register, vol 3, 1888-1901 
and pages 87-217 (Family Search)

Bond County Birth Register, vol 4, 1902-1907
(Family Search)

Bond County Birth Register, vol 5, 1906-1907 and pages 120- 590 (Family Search)

Bond County Birth Register, vol 6, 1911-1914 and pages 236-600 (Family Search)

Bond County Delayed Birth Reports
(Family Search)

Marriage

Index to Bond County Marriage Records
(Family Search)
Index to Bond County Marriage Records
(Family Search)
Index to Bond County Marriage Records
(Family Search)

Bond County Marriage Licenses,
Book 8 A 1817-1837 (Family Search)

Bond County Marriage Licenses
Book 1843-1852
(Family Search)

Bond County Marriage Licenses
Book A 1858-1877 (to p. 124)
(Family Search)

Bond County Marriage Licenses
Book A (cont. from p. 125) 1843-1857
(Family Search)

Bond County Marriage Record, Book 1
1878-1891 (Family Search)

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
(Illinois Secretary of State)

Death

Index to Bond County Deaths Register
(Family Search)

Bond County Death Register, Book A 1878-1896
(Family Search)

Bond County Death Register, Book B (to pg. 100) 1899-1910 (Family Search)

Bond County Death Register, Book B (from pg. 100) 1899-1910 (Family Search)

Bond County Death Records, Book C 1910-1915 (Family Search)

Illinois Death Certificates Database, 1916-1950 
(Illinois Secretary of State)

Cemetery and Probate Records

Illinois, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999 (Ancestry)

Bond County probate records require access
at a Family Search affiliate library

Property & Tax Records

General Index 1 1818-1856
GrantorGrantee
(Family Search)

General Index 2 1857-1872
Grantor Grantee
(Family Search)

General Index 3 1873-1882
GrantorGrantee
(Family Search)

General Index 4 1882-1900
GrantorGrantee
(Family Search)

Bond County Deed Records 1817-1921
(Family Search)

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales
(Illinois Secretary of State)

Bond County, Illinois Tax Books, 1853-1966
require access at a Family Search affiliate library

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