Book Source online-Mercer County, Illinois
The Book, "Past and Present of Mercer County, Illinois" can be read online by going to http://www.archive.org/stream/pastpresentofmercerco
It is well worth the read, both historically and for genealogy info. Authors name is Isaac Newton Bassett, and if you have ancestors from this region, around the 1800's, you may be able to access info from this book. excellent resource.
on 2011-04-10 09:23:07
I'm also researching Guyton, Cole, McAlister lines. Just starting on the GUINTY, SNODGRASS, PIPER line on my father's line. My ancestors came from England, Ireland, Scotland. They settled in Massachussetts, Kansas, Mississippi, Virginia, North Carolina. I have also been researching the Manning line on my fathers side. The Sanders line is nearly complete, exept the large wall between William Aaron and his ancestors (Thanks to DNA evidence disproving a large part of my work, and the work of others!). Would love to hear from any distant cousins I have out there!