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This part of the site is for images of legal documents pertaining to people who lived in Lawrence County. If you have birth, death or marriage certificates of your ancestors that are dated before 1915 and you can scan them, please send them to the county coordinator to include on these pages. In some cases you might be able to take digital pictures of your old documents. Other types of documents might be bills of sale, announcements, military records and so on.

Marriage Certificate of Harriet Rose and Joseph S. Christy both of Lawrence County, married Nov. 16 1873.


"Patrons of Lawrence County", select images from: "Combined Histories of Edwards, Lawrence and Wabash Counties, IL", Published by J. L. McDonough & Co., 1883. Note: Names on these images will not get picked up by the onsite search engine, you have to check it visually.

Marriage Certificate of Wm. A. Coffman to Malissa Witters who were married on the 18th day of March 1874 in Lawrence County. Submitted by Anne Davee.

Russellville Township Families, Submitted by John.

Lawrenceville City Patrons

Sumner City listing - Submitted by Laurel Treat

Marriage Certificate (Front) and (Back) of Elsworth Coffman to Jennie Marley on 27 August 1889 in Sumner IL. Elsworth was the brother to William A. Coffman. Back of the Certificate reads: Full Name of Groom: Elsworth Coffman,Place of Residence: Sumner IL, Age next Birthday: 25, Place of Birth: Sumner, Father's Name: Leander Coffman, Mother's Maiden Name: Coffman (it was actually Baker), Full Name of Bride: Jennie Marley, Place of Residence: Sumner,Age next Birthday: 24, Place of Birth: Sumner, Father's Name: John Marley, Mother's Maiden Name: Jane [starts with an "L"] Submitted by Anne Davee.




Marriage Register of George M. Whittaker and Nancy E. Christy, Dec. 14, 1859.

Death Register of George M. Whittaker, April 30 1906.

Birth Register of Joseph S. Christy Sr, July 6, 1882.

Marriage Register of Shannon K. Knox and Jane (Jennie) Christy, December 18, 1861.

Marriage Register of James Porter and Mary Christy, Oct. 14, 1830.

Marriage Register of William Y. Christy and Maria Bently, May 8, 1859.

Records are from the Lawrence County courthhouse, Lawrenceville, IL. Submitted by Laurel Treat.

Will of John Pargin submitted by Dick Clark

Property Deed of Michael House submitted by Nancy Perry

Marriage register of my great great grandfather William French, to his brother's widow, Nancy Bryan French, on 01-04-1850. My great, great, great grandfather Zeba French came to Lawrence Co. in 1816 and raised his family there near Sumner. Five members of the family were veterans of the Civil War. One was killed in battle. Submitted by John French Goenne.

Documents for my family through my mother's mother and stepfather - Katherine Xanders and Joe Sherman. The remaining two are two of their children that died in childhood. The third child (Katherine) survived.  She was my grandmother. Submitted by Cathy Hokanson

Katherine Sherman Death Cert.

Joseph Sherman WWI Reg. Card

John Gaddy & Delia Higgins Marriage Doc

Mary Gaddy & John Hedrick Marriage Doc



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