Dan Collins

I am looking for photos from the Pulaski County Sheriff's office?  My 2nd Great Grandfather, Lafayette Collins, was a deputy sheriff for Pulaski County/Mound City from the late 1880s, probably until the early 1900s.  His name appears in a Illinois Supreme Court case (Hogan v Stophlet) as the arresting officer.  I can't find any verification other than that reference to him and his appearance in the US Census (at one point, listed as 'Marion L Collins, County Jailer', with several people at his address listed with the occupations of "in jail", leading me to believe that he and his family may have actually occupied living quarters in the County jailhouse)!.
He was originally from New Albany, Indiana, was a veteran of the Civil War (4th Kentucky Cavalry, Company A), relocating to Mound City sometime in the 1880s.  He died in 1912 and is buried in the National Cemetery at Mound City.  I do have a hard-bound history of Pulaski County, but there is very little about the law enforcement personnel....
Any thoughts about finding more documentation on Lafayette (or Marion) Collins, especially photographs?  I have tried the Sheriff's Office itself
Thank you, for any help you can provide.
Dan Collins



Betty Burt

John Charles Hodge (1831-1897) and Amelia Hancock (1832-1899). They are buried in the Old City Cem., Carbondale, IL

Donald W Copeland

I am looking for an ancestor that died 25 Dec 1961, Thomas Benton Turpin reportably died in Mound City, ILL from the measles. Thomas was in the Indiana 10th Infantry Company H at this time. There were several soldiers that died during this time. Any help you could provide would be appreciated.



Deb Davis


I am interested in corresponding with anyone who has information on the ALEXANDER family from Pulaski County, Illinois. Thomas Alexander married Ella McClelland on January 18, 1893 in Pulaski County, Illinois.  Ella was the daughter of Richard MCCLELLAN(D) and Sarah (Sallie) RUTLEDGE MCCLELLAN(D). Richard was born in Tennessee in 1839 and Sallie was born September 1842 in Tennessee.  The family was found in the 1900 census with a son George Alexander, born July, 1890.  I have been unable to find them in any other census records .I would really like to know what happened to son, George.  Did he have a family and if there are any living descendents.  Please contact me if you have any info regarding this family.


Glenna Davidson


I'm researching Miles Jackson who lived in Pulaski County, Illinois prior to CW and for a time after that.  He was in the ILL. 81st Infantry, Co. I. 


Shirley A.Dixon

 I'm looking for these ancestors: Albright, Simon, Henry E. and William. My name is Shirley Dixon. I've been trying to complete genealogy on the Albright family of Wetaug, Ullin, and Pulaski, Il. The older family members are buried at the Mt. Pisgah Lutheran cemetery in Wetaug, I've made 2 or 3 trips back there and can get little information about this family. Can you give me a clue where to start?

My grandfather WILLIAM HENRY B: 1872 in Il - M: ADDIE MAE DOUGLAS B: 1876. They lived in or around Wetaug and raised their children there. My father was one of their offspring. Both parents died when most of the children were young.

William's father was Henry E. Albright B: 1858 in Il - M: ANGELINA MARIA STONER (STEINER). Her family appear to have been from Rowan Cty, NC, where a lot of the Albright's migrated from. Sorry for the LONG note, but I'm getting a little desperate. I love the Web Page!

Joan Flatt

I stumbled upon your Pulaski County homepage quite by accident and I was thrilled. I sincerely hope that you are able to help me in my quest. My grgrgrgrandfather Aaron Tucker settled in Johnson County. We first find him on the census there in 1840. He is, however, on the subsequent census of Pulaski County. We feel, therefore, that he did not move, but due to the redrawing of the county boundaries in the 1840's was listed in Pulaski County. He lived in the Grand Chain area. His land was in Township 14. Apart from wondering if any of his descendants are still in the area, I am also wondering if you might know of the cemeteries in this area. He was last found on the 1860 Pulaski County Census at the age of 92. He was not, however, listed on the agricultural census of 1865 so we currently believe that the must have died sometime between 1860 and 1865. His wife, Nancy (actually her name was Frances) is listed with the youngest son, Henry L.W. on the 1870 census. Without going any further into particulars, his daughter Malinda married Calvin Kitchell, son of Moses Kitchell of Pulaski County. His daughter Matilda married a Havens and his daughter, Frances R. married William J. Thompson. His son Andrew J. lived in the Olmstead area and Andrew J.'s son, Thomas Aaron and his family also lived in Olmstead. Son, John and Matilda may have lived in the Massac county area. Henry L.W. never married, but died at Creal Springs in Williamson County. I would love to hear from any descendants of these families and also to find out if there is a family cemetery in the area, and if so where.



Jim Fristoe

My great-grandmother, Charlote Corday Carter Fristoe, was from Mound City. She was the daughter of Henry Goodloe Carter, Judge and Postmaster for Mound City. He was the son of George William Carter, also a Pulaski County Judge. Both are buried in the old Beech Grove cemetery, but I could not find their headstones in all the brush. My great-grandparents were married in Mound City, at St. Peter's.

 My father I think was born in Mound City ,IL.. William Joseph Edmondson 1897 Married Iva Pearl Davis also beleived to have been born in Mound City IL My father's mother's maden name was McQuinne( Not sure of the spelling)My mother and father had both brothers and sisters.I do not know their names. Any assistance given in this area would be greatly appreciated.


Randall R. Harris

I came across your web page while I was doing a genealogy search. My name is Randall R. Harris and my father, Herbert Henry Harris was born in Olmstead, Illinois. I noticed that you had the surname HARRIS among those
in your database. My father died in 1975 and was buried in the cemetery in Mound City where his oldest son, my brother, is buried. Do we have family in common?

Herbert H., Harris Section B, Grave #20

Herbert H. Harris, Jr. Section E, Grave #3302A

Paula Heilig

 Mildred Ruth Schnaare (mother) of Grand Chain and Harold Earl Heilig (father) of Pulaski. Heilig Bros. Farm and Home Center. Richard Dean Parker (husband) of Pulaski. Parker's Construction Co. Darren Kyle Parker (son) Gary Jay Severs (husband 2) of Villa Ridge. Wyatt Dagla Severs (son)


Dave Jordan

I am looking for info on a Henry F Weaver of Pulaski, Ill. He was born 1839 in New York, his wife's name was May. I have the 1870 census showing them there but don't have anything else, deaths, burials etc. any help would be greatly appreciated. I also know he did serve in the 12th Illinois Inf. during the Civil War.

Thanks again
Dave Jordan

Ruth S. Larson

Looking for descendents of William H. LEIDIGH of Pulaski Co., IL. I think his wife was Elizabeth Hoover. They had several children. 1930 listed at America, Pulaski Co., IL... Thanks for any information.



Trying to find obits for my Duckworth relatives
June Margaret Duckworth March 04, 1927 Ullin, Pulaski Co Illinois
Grace Evlyn Duckworth August 22, 1929 Perks, Pulaski Co. Illinois
Flossie Duckworth Dillingham April 05, 1988 Villa Ridge, Pulaski Co. Illinois



Madeline McIntire

Looking for these Pulaski Co, IL surnames: GAUNT, HALL, MCINTIRE, YOUNGBLOOD


Shane Merritt


I'm looking for information about Sam Merritt, who died on 11 Nov 1899.  He married Elizabeth Parks and had a son named Elmer.  They lived in Grand Chain, Pulaski County and later ended up in Wayne County.  I would appreciate any information that may be available.  Sam is buried in one of the cemeteries in Grand Chain.

Shane Merritt
30 Western Ave
Gloucester, MA  01930



Youlanda Montgomery

 I am working on my families genealogy. my family lived in Pulaski IL. I heard there is a center there with different people pictures and information. I wanted to know if you knew about this center and how to get in touch with them.. My great great grandfather was Wiley Thompson and Clement Lilly was also my great great grandfather. They were members of St John Missionary Baptist Church. I heard one of them was the minister at the church. I am looking for pictures, or obituaries. if you are able to help or know somebody who can please let me know. thank you Youlanda.

Tiffany Nicolaides

I have been working on my family tree but can not find anything on my dad's mom side. Does anything know anything about the McNeill's. I am looking for infomation on Lewis and Dartha McNeill. I know that my grandma Shirley Mae grew up in Mounds


Daniel F. Read

 Ancestors: Eustace Clinton Fletcher, who died at age 51 in Mounds on April 26 1927,

Hazel Mae Fletcher who was his daughter.

Francis Read, who married Hazel (my grandparents) he is listed in the 1910 census in Mounds Ward 1, Pulaski, IL



LouAnn McClellan Stokes


I am looking for the Lackey cemetary. It is an abandoned cemetary in Pulaski county, IL. If anyone knows where this cemetary is or can tell me how to find an abandoned cemetary I would appreciate the help.


Karla J. Taylor

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