Place:Jasper, Illinois, United States

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Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 9,698, which is a decrease of 4.1% from 10,117 in 2000. Its county seat is Newton.

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History

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Jasper County was formed in 1831 out of Clay and Crawford Counties. It was named for Sgt. William Jasper, Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina. In the defense of Fort Moultrie in 1776, when the staff of the American flag was shot away, Sgt. Jasper erected a temporary staff, and waved the flag at the British until a new staff was erected.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1831 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1835 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1835 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1835 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1835 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1877 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 1,472
1850 3,220
1860 8,364
1870 11,234
1880 14,515
1890 18,188
1900 20,160
1910 18,157
1920 16,064
1930 12,809
1940 13,431
1950 12,266
1960 11,346
1970 10,741
1980 11,318
1990 10,609

Research Tips

1910 US Census: microfilm reel 293 contains both Jackson and Jasper Counties, with Jasper beginning on frame 797, frame 796 being a title page for Jasper county. (Source:United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule)

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Jasper County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~iljasper/


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