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Ilinois Blacksheep Ancestors

Ilinois Prisons & Convicts

Illinois State Reformatory, 1930 Index of Prisones
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Southern Illinois penitentiary
1880 census

Illinois State Prison at Alton
  • Inmates who were Pardoned, Died or Escaped from 1 January 1855 - to 31 December 1856
  • An old tragedy of prisoners who attempted escape

    Joliet Prison
    Index to transcriptions on convict registers

    Springfield City Prison
    1930 index of prisoners

    Macon County Jail
    1930 index of prisoners

    Champaign County Prison
    1930 index of prisoners

    Adams County Courthouse Prison
    1930 index of prisoners

    Jefferson County Jail
    1930 index of prisoners

    Ilinois Outlaws & Criminals

    Baby Face Nelson
    Lester Joseph Gillis was born in Chicago Illinois in 1908 to poor Scottish parents Josef and Mary Gillis, from Margaree, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. He became one of the toughest and most heartless of the Depression-era gangsters

    "Dirty" David Rudebaugh
    Biography of the outlaw

    Logan Belt
    Biography of the outlaw

    Jack Slade
    Jack Slade was born in Illinois, perhaps in 1831. When he was 13 years old, he had already developed a reputation for an uncontrollable temper. He killed a man who was bothering him and his school friends by hitting him in the head with a rock.

    "Wild Bill" Hickok
    James Butler Hickok was born in Troy Grove, Illinois, on May 27, 1837, and was shot dead in a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, on August 2, 1876.

    Tony Accardo
    The Death of the Don: The Legacy of Tony Accardo

    Al Capone
    the brilliant brutal Chicago crime czar, and his family history.
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    Indictments for murder
    Saline County 1874 - 1915

    Bond County Illinois
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    Crawford County, Illinois Court Records Index
    15 Sep 1817 - 9 Oct 1827

    Mattoon Court of Common Pleas (Coles County)
    Case Files Index, 1869 – 1873

    Shelby County, Illinois
    Circuit Court Case Files Index, 1828 – 1871

    Logan County Illinois Circuit Court
    Criminal Case Files Index, 1857 – 1945

    Kane County, Illinois
    Circuit Court Case Files Index, 1836 – 1870

    Lake County
    Circuit Court Case Files Index, 1840 – 1898

    St. Clair County Circuit Court
    Chancery Case Files Index, 1815 – 1870

    Macon County
    Circuit Court Case Files Index, 1829 – 1861

    Fulton County Illinois
    Circuit Court Case Files Index, 1825 – 1876

    Court, Government, & Criminal Records
    Court records are an often overlooked, yet very valuable tool for finding information to assist you in your research. Land records, such as deeds, allow you to tie an ancestor to a specific place at a point in time. Other court records like those dealing with finances and estates often list related family members or give interesting details like the total value of property owned by your ancestors to add interest to your family history.

    Ilinois Executions

    Executions in Illinois
    1779 - 1962

    Lester Kahl
    1924 Hanging of Lester Kahl as printed in the Edwardsville Intelligencer.

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