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Rock Island County, Illinois, Cemetery listings

Hi my name is Foxie Hagerty & I would like to welcome you to this Rock Island County, IL  Site! I very much am in need of your contributions of cemetery listings, tombstone photos and also on cemeteries which are soon to be lost and not to be found again.  So, let's hear from you out there!!! Thanks & I know your Ancestors will thank you too.

This county site is up for adoption. Email me if you would like to adopt, transcribe cemetery listings, have tombstone photos to submit, anything feel free to click on my doggie to email me.  Thanks for your kindness.

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****Need help here in this county if you would like to submit tombstone photos or listings feel free to email me your contributions to this site. .jpg works best for all browsers.

Not going to continue to make all townships with all cemeteries in their prospective townships as it takes too long to make.  So, will just be putting the cemeteries with their townships and then add when others want to contribute to this site or somebody wants to adopt it and put more online. Thanks.

Thanks for your help.

For other Records Contact:

Rock Island Historical Society

822 11th Avenue. Moline, IL 61265-1221 E-mail:
Tel. (309) 764-8590 Research Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 9:00 - 4:00

Augustana Historical Society
Special Collections, Augustana Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

Blackhawk Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 3912
Rock Island, Illinois 61204-391

Illinois State Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 10195
Springfield, IL 62791-0195

Rock Island County Historical Society
Post Office Box 632
822 11th Ave.
Moline, Illinois 61265

Historic Preservation Agency
Hauberg Museum
1510 46th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201

Center for Belgian Culture
712 18th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265

Always a works in progress

created June 19, 2007

Established from Jo Davies Co., IL, in 1831

It was formed out of Jo Davies county in 1831 and named for an island located in the
Mississippi river. The first white man who came to this county as a settler, was Col. George Davenport, who came with the garrison in 1816, and built his house on the lower end of the island. For about thirteen years he and his family were the only white persons, aside from the soldiers and officers of the garrison, in this vicinity. 

Rock Island County prior to its organization was included in the jurisdiction of Jo Davies County. In 1833 the Legislature passed an act declaring that all the territory embraced within the current county boundaries be known by the name of Rock Island.
In pursuance of the provisions of this act, due notice was given to the legal voters to meet at the house of John Barrell, in Farnhamsburg, on Monday, the 5th day of July, 1833, to elect three County Commissioners, one Sheriff, one Coroner, three Justices of the Peace and three Constables. The following were voted into office that day.

Commissioners George W. Harlan
John W. Spencer
Col. George Davenport
Sheriff Benjamin F. Pike
Coroner Levi Wells
Justices of the Peace George W. Harlan
J. B. Patterson
Joel Wells, Jr.
Constables George V. Miller
Huntington Wells
Edward Corbin

First Marriages: Marriages

(1) James L. Burtis and Angeline Beardsley, July 13, 1833

(2) Benjamin Goble and Barbary Vandruff, August 22, 1833

(3) Adrian H. Davenport and Hariet Sibley, April 1, 1834


"Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Rock Island County, Vol. II", 1914, Munsell Publishing Company, Chicago.

"Past and Present of Rock Island County, Ill.", 1877, H.F. Kent & Co., Chicago.

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