Rock Island County, Illinois, Cemetery listings
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For other Records Contact:
Rock Island Historical Society
822 11th Avenue. Moline, IL 61265-1221 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.