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Book Store Book Index:

Books and materials may be purchased during the museum hours of operation or you can use the Downloadable Order Form here. WCHS member are eligible for a 10% discount.

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Births

Delayed birth Records, Williamson Co., IL, Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 Copied by Jean Burke, Jean Jones, and Delores Thetford. Some of the applications filled by persons born in Williamson, Co., IL prior to 1917 whose birth was not recorded in the official records. Indexed.

Cost: $24 each plus s&h for volumes 1-5; volume 6 is $13 plus s&h.

Cemetery and Death Records

1870 Mortality Schedule Washington County, IL Printout, 9p.

Cost: $2 plus $1 s&h

1870 Mortality Schedule Williamson County, IL Printout, 12p.

Cost: $2 plus $1 s&h

Gone to Be An Angel II, Tombstone Inscriptions of Cana & Union Grove Cemeteries, Williamson Co., IL by Helen Lind & Charla Murphy. Readings of stones & death records. Some family histories. An updated version of Gone to Be An Angel I. Indexed.

Cost: $16 plus s&h

Hudgens Funeral Home Records, Dec 1931 – Sept 1938 Copied by Violet Grisham. Located on E. Main St., Marion, IL. 34p, indexed.

Cost: $10 plus s&h

Hunter Funeral Home Records, Carterville, IL, 1914-1915, 1919-1927 Copied by Jean Burke and Jean L. Jones. Soft cover, 205p, ever name indexed.

Cost: $24 plus s&h

Mt. Pleasant Cemeteries – Mt. Pleasant Poordo, IL & Mount Pleasant “The Shed” Crab Orchard, IL by Helen Nagge Davis, Helen Lind & charla Murphy. There are 2 Mt. Pleasant Cemeteries in Williamson Co. Mt. Pleasant Poordo, IL at the Baptist Churge and the other is at Crab Orchard at the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church. both are included here. 54p plus index.

Cost $12 plus s&h

Oddfellows Cemetery, Marion, IL Compiled by Dorothy Boyd, Harry Boyd, Charla Murphy and Helen Lind. 189p plus every name index, soft cover.

Cost: $30 plus s&h

Register of Interment Permits Williamson Co., Jan 1902 – May 1903 copied by Violet Grisham, 20p.

Cost: $5 plus s&h

Riggin Funeral Home Records, Carterville, IL. Copied by Jack & Jean Burke. V.1: 1930-1942, V.2: 1942-1950, V.3: 1950-1957, V.4: 1957-1964, V.6: 1964-1968, V.7: 1968-1972.

Cost: $16 each plus s&h

Williamson County Cemeteries by Township Includes names of Revolutionary War through Civil War Veterans found in rural cemeteries. Map of each township showing location of cemeteries.

Cost: $7 plus s&h

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Census

1840 Federal Census of Williamson County, Illinois by Helen Sutt Lind, soft cover, 70p plus index.

Cost: $8 plus s&h

1860 Federal Census of Williamson County, Illinois by Jo Ann Ladd Hatfield & Helen Sutt Lind, hardcover, indexed, maps.

Cost: $27 plus s&h

1880 Federal Census of Williamson County, Illinois by Gay Hoffard & Joyce Smith. 549p, map, indexed.

Cost: $48 plus s&h

1910 Brushy Township, Saline Co., IL by JoAnn Kennedy. 42p, indexed.

Cost: $5 plus s&h

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Christmas Cards

Old Williamson County Jail at Christmas Time, Now Home of Williamson County Historical Society

Pen & ink drawing by Robert Jackson. Pkg. of 10 cards & envelopes.

Cost: $8 plus $2 s&h

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Churches

Second in Name Only, Recounting of First Ninety Years of Marion (IL) Second Baptist Church

by Harry Boyd. Hard cover, 675p, illus, indexed.

Cost: $30 plus $3 s&h

Williamson County, IL Churches Vol. 1 by Violet Grisham. Histories of Davis Prairie, Gum Springs, Springhill, Ferrel, Mt. Moriah, A.E. Church, Creal Springs, Center, First Christian & Third Baptist Churches. 104p.

Cost: $13 plus s&h

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Civil War

1862 Military Census of Williamson Co., IL by Charla Murphy. 58p, indexed.

Cost: $9 plus s&h

“Grand Army of the Republic” Records for Williamson county, GAR Post – Civil War Veterans 105p, plus index.

Cost: $17 plus s&h

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Cookbooks

An Old-Time Cookbook Originally published in Carterville many years ago and owned by Lucy Stocks James. These very old recipies do not indicate oven temperature or baking time – these cooks used coal or wood burning stoves. 4″x6″ soft cover, 43p.

Cost: $2 plus $1 s&h

Deeds, Mortgages, Chattels

Williamson County Deeds, Mortgages, Chattels, Books I and II

Cost: $18 each plus $1 s&h

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Family Histories, Memoirs & Personal Narratives

Back Tracking II – Maitlands & Lauderdales & Their American Descendants by Violet Grisham. 201p, portraits, indexed.

Cost: $22 plus s&h

Charles T. Carter, Revolutionary Soldier Whose Children Came to Southern Illinois, Their Related Families by Violet Grisham, 188p.

Cost: $20 plus s&h

Down Memory Lane & Another Stroll by Lucille V. Howell. Early stories about Herrin, Illinois. 94p.

Cost: $ 3.50 plus s&h

Earl Leland Weaver’s Family History, His Research & Memories compiled by Lois Weaver Kelley, computerized by Zipra Hartwell Morgan. 84p, plus index.

Cost: $15 plus s&h

Great, Great Grandfather’s Journal by Violet Grisham. Franklin – Williamson Co. Pioneer, Isaac groves. 87p, no index.

Cost: $12 plus s&h

Kentucky Roots – Browns by the Dozen by Violet Grisham. Families of Dever, Ballilnger, Brown, Daughter, Tumbo & Edlin. 72p, no index.

Cost: $18 plus s&h

Legends in the New World – The Beginnings by Violet Grisham. 140p, 8″x11″, no index.

Cost: $22 plus s&h

Maranda by Jean L. Jones. A collection of childhood stories told to her by Maranda Cavanas Scoby.

Cost: $5 plus s&h

Memories of Marion by Violet Grisham. Events & people of Marion, IL. 197p.

Cost: $20 plus s&h

Memoirs of William Joseph Caplinger comp. by Mary Jo Moore. Tells about family, neighbors, friends who were early settlers around crab Orchard & Poordo. 40p, illus., index.

Cost: $10 plus s&h

My Williamson Co. Pioneer Kin Folks & Descendants by Violet Grisham. 143p, illus, indexed.

Cost: $16 plus s&h

Reflections by Violet Carter Grisham. 215p, portraits, illus, no index, laminated cover. Memories of Marion, family, obituaries, school pictures, and more.

Cost: $22 plus s&h

Time Traveller II by Violet Grisham. Traces the Groves & Zacharias families fromKentucky to Williamson Co. 150p, indexed.

Cost: $20 plus s&h

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Local History

1905 Historical Souvenir of Williamson Co., IL by J.F. Wilcox. Reprint. 200p, illus.

Cost: $24 plus s&h

Complete History of Southern Illinois Gang War by E. Bishop Hill. 80 half-pages, portraits, soft cover, not indexed. Facts about what happened during the Ku Klux.

Cost: $7 plus s&h

Events at the Old Williamson county Jail by Violet Grisham. 76p, illus, table of contents, no index. escape attempts, kangaroo courts, prosecuting attorneys, murders, alcohol raids.

Cost: $10 plus s&h

Glances at Life, Homer Butler Newspaper Articles Events, people & places of Williamson Co., IL. Reprint of 88 articles from the 1950′s – 1980′s. 88p, indexed.

Cost: $12 plus s&h

Glimpses of the Past in Johnston City, IL. 1894-1945 by Pearl Roberts. Reprint of newspaper articles, 171p.

Cost: $22 plus s&h

Hanging, Stabbing, Shootings in Williamson., Stories of Rado Millich, Arno Bratten, Glen Young & Ora Thomas’ Deaths.

by Violet Grisham. 55p, indexed.

Cost: $10 plus s&h

The Herrin Conspiracy Story of the Herrin Mine Riots. 19p, stapled.

Cost: $4 plus s&h

Herrin Massacre by Chatland Parker. Factual story about events of the Herrin massacre when 22 strikebreakers and union men were killed. 122p.

Cost: $10 plus s&h

History of Williamson Co., IL Cost: $22 plus s&h

In Bloody Williamson by George Galligan, Sheriff during the KKK and bootlegging days of the 1920′s. (Not to be confused with Paul angles book, “Bloody Williamson.”) 128p.

Cost: $10 plus s&h

The Life of Charlie Birger Newspaper articles on the Birger gang.

Cost: $10 plus s&h

Marion, Illinois, The Opportunity City, Heart of Egypt, Williamson County, Illinois.” Brief history of the county. 96p, no index.

Cost: $8 plus s&h

Newspaper Articles From Oldham Paisley’s Scrapbooks, These are actual copies of newspaper articles Mr. Paisley cut and pasted into old ledger books, covering some of the bloodiest times in the Klan and anti-Klan War during the time of S. Glenn Young to the Charles Birger trial in 1927. Soft bound, not indexed.

Book 1 Vol. 1: Before and After the Riot Herrin Mine Massacre

Cost: $20 plus s&h

Book 2 Vol. 1-A & 1-B: Riot

Cost: $20 plus s&h

Book 3 Vol. 2: First Trial & Vol 3: Second Trial Herrin Mine Massacre

Cost: $20 plus s&h

Book 4 Vol. 4-A & 4-b: Ku Klux Klan

Cost: $20 plus s&h

Book 5 Vol. 5 & 6: Klan-Young-Birger

Cost: $20 plus s&h

Book 6 Vol. 7 & 8: Birger & Trial

Cost: $20 plus s&h

Book 7 Vol. 9: Birger-Boswell-Ritter

Cost: $13 plus s&h

The Other Side of Herrin Reprint of newspaper articles on Herrin Massacre.

Cost: $5 plus s&h

Pictures of Coal Mines in Williamson Co. by Violet Grisham. 9p.

Cost: $3 plus s&h

Pioneer Daughters Applications of Williamson County. Copy of original applications. Lists ancestors and gives relationships to them. 373p, indexed.

Cost: $32 plus s&h

Pioneer Folks & Places by Barbara Burr Hubbs. An historic gazetteer of Williamson Co., IL, c1939. 246p, hard cover.

Cost: $16 plus s&h

Probate Book C, Circuit Clerk’s Office, Administrators Book A, county Clerk’s Office, Williamson County, Illinois

copied by Charla Schroeder Murphy and Helen Sutt Lind. 144p, indexed.

Cost: $16 plus s&h

The Shelton Gang, Cost: $5 plus s&h

Sheriffs of Williamson Co., IL & the Bloody Crimes of Their Times by Violet Grisham. 212p, ilus, portraits, table of contents, no index.

Cost: $22 plus s&h

Souvenir Program Labor Day Celebration, Marion, IL, Monday Sept. 6, 1915 Unpaged, portraits, soft cover, not indexed.

Cost: $5 plus s&h

Williamson County Invites the Lions Clubs of Illinois to Meet at Herrin in 1926 A brief history of Herrin, IL with pictures and business ads. Also other Williamson Co. towns facts and pictures. Laminated cover.

Cost: $15 plus s&h

Williamson County, Illinois County Commissioner’s Order Book A 1839-1848 Copied by Charla Murphy and Helen Lind. starts when county was formed in 1839. gives laying out of county roads, assault & battery cases, care for the poor and appointment of county officials. 81 pages plus index.

Cost: $ 12 plus s&h

Williamson County Fair & Homecoming 100th Anniversary Unpaged, portraits, advertisements, soft cover.

Cost: $1 plus s&h

Williamson County, Illinois Sesquicentennial History Originally published in 1993. Stan J. Hale, editor. Hardcover, 502p, illlus, maps, portraits.

Cost: $30 plus $3 s&h

Williamson County, Illinois in the World War, 1917-1918 by Hal. W. Trovillion, ed. Reprint of 1919 ed. Hardcover, 426p, indexed, illus, photographs & brief military record.

Cost: $15 plus s&h

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Land Records

Original Land Grants, 1842-1870, Wm’sn, Saline, Franklin Cos. comp. by Charla Murphy & Mary Jo Moore. Actual copies of some land grands. 90p, indexed.

Cost: $14 plus s&h

Plat Book of Williamson Co., IL, 1940 12p.

Cost: $ 5 plus s&h

Plat Book of Williamson Co., IL, 1920

Cost: $5 plus s&h

Plat book of Williamson Co., IL, 1908

Cost: $7 plus s&h

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Maps

Centennial Map of Williamson Co., IL, 1939 by Nannie Gray Parks. 18×24 inches. Early trails, places of interest and list of pioneer settlers are on this map. Two colour map.

Cost: $4 plus $5 s&h

Schools Location Map 1900, Williamson Co., Illinois Black & white, folded.

18″x23″ Cost: $5 plus $3 s&h

36″x46″ Cost: $5 plus $3 s&h

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Marriage Records

Marriages in Williamson Co., IL courthouse, 5 vols. copied by Gay Offard & Joyce Smith. Vol. 4 typed and indexed by Charla Murphy & Helen Lind, 193p plus 73 pages of index. Vol. 4&5 indexed by parents’ names as well as names of bride and groom.

Vol.1 1839-1865 Cost: $20 plus s&h

Vol.2 1866-1877 Cost: $22 plus s&h

Vol.3 1878-1888 Cost: $32 pllus s&h

Vol.4 1889-1896 Cost: $32 plus s&h

Vol.5 1897-1902 Cost: $32 plus s&h

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Naturalization Records

Naturalization Petitions & Records, Williamson Co., IL, 8 Vols copied by Jack & Jean Burke and Jean Jones. Name, birth date & place, emigrated from, etc. of applicant & family. Indexed.

Cost: $20 each, plus s&h

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Photos

Poster of Charlie Birger Gang Individual pictures on a poster.

11″x17″ Cost: $4 plus $1 s&h

8½”11″ Cost: $3 plus $1 s&h

Probate

Circuit Clerk’s Office Administrators Book A, County Clerk’s Office, transcribed by Hellen Sutt Lind and Charla Schroeder Murphy (2004)

Cost $16 plus $1 s&h

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Quarterlies

Footprints in Williamson Co., IL Bound set (4) for years 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005 quarterlies. (While they last, no reprints)

Entire set Cost: $12 plus s&h

Individual Quarterlies, ’98 to present Cost: $3 plus s&h

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Postcards

With a minimum order of four postcards per pack, you may choose four of the same or mix and match, buyer’s choice.

#1 Color picture of the WCHS in 1920 as it originally looked, when it served as the Williamson county Jail and Sheriff’s home at 105 S. Van Buren St., Marion, IL.

#2 Color picture of the Williamson County Courthouse before it was demolished in 1972 to make way for a clock tower. The Old Courthouse sat on “the Square” in Marion, IL.

#3 Sepia tone picture of the “Pioneer Cabin” erected in 1939 on the Williamson County Fairgrounds by the Pioneer Daughters in memory of their ancestors who first settled Williamson County.

#4 Color picture of the Crab Orchard & Egyptian Railroad Station and Engine

Cost: $1 plus $1 s&h per four cards

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Prints

Cross Roads School Print by Robert Jackson. Pen & Ink, 8½”x11″ inches.

Cost: $2 plus $1 s&h

Marion, IL Public Square by Cindy Jackson. Pen & Pencil, 8½”x11″ inches.

Cost: $4 plus $1 s&h

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Schools

An Apple for the Teacher: Williamson Co. Treasurer’s District School Account Book, 1873-1914 copied by Violet Grisham. 164p.

Cost: $20 plus s&h

Cross Roads School revised in 2004 by Robert Jackson. History, decade of each student’s attendance, pictures, recollection of students and teachers, lists of students, teachers and board members. Laminated spiral binding, 78p.

Cost: $10 plus s&h

Free Silver School #80 (Williamson Co.) Attendance & School Register Records 1933-1939 37p plus index.

Cost: $5 plus s&h

School Commissioner’s Record of the Examination of Candidates for Teachers, County of Williamson and State of Illinois Dec. 1865 to Aug. 1886 Names, age, nativity, date of certificate, grade of certificate are included.

Cost: $11 plus s&h

Williamson Co. Schools: From a Personal & Professional Perspective by Lee Booth, with Betty Rademacher. His 70 years as a student & teacher. Photographs, 144p.

Cost: $6 plus s&h

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Tax Records

Williamson Co. 1891 Taxes Twp. 10 R 1 copied by Mrs. Walter Draves. 93p.

Cost: $8 plus s&h

Williamson Co., IL 1894 Tax List, 3 Vols: Blairsville Twp., Herrin Twp., Southern Twp. copied by Jack & Jean Burke. Indexed.

Cost: $5 plus s&h for each volume ordered

Williamson Co., IL Tax Collector’s Book Southern Twp., 1891 copied by Bailey Williams. Indexed.

Cost: $4 plus s&h

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Video

Williamson County Historical Society Museum A tour of the museum by curator, Helen Nagge Davis.

Cost: $10 plus s&h

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Wills

Williamson County Will Book A, 1847-1872 by Violet Grisham. 45p, indexed. Wills of some early pioneers, people who died intestate, administrators & guardians for children, deceased parents & a few marriages.

Cost: $10 plus s&h

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