Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sharp Family Land Purchase, Pope Co., IL, 1852

On 2 October 1852, William C. Sharp purchased 80 acres of land consisting of the North West 1/4 of the North East 1/4 and the North East 1/4 of the North West 1/4, Section 11 in Township 14 South, Range 6 East, near the town of Tansill in Pope County, Illinois from John Smith for 300 dollars [1]. A transcription of the deed and maps showing the location follow the image.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

William Sharp family: not there or not counted? 1860 U.S. census, Pope Co., IL - Part 2

In the last posting on this topic, it was proposed that the 1860 federal census population for Pope County was under-counted. In this installment, the township populations are compared between 1860 and 1870 to provide additional support for this theory.