Looking for info on Astins in Illinois. What I have is My Great Grandfather's civil war muster record. He was 34 years on when he enlisted in the 29th Ill. Infantry in 1861, was discharged in Aug. 1864.I also found a Walter Astin land purchase of 1839 in Massac and Franklin Counties.My grgrndfather was George Astin..variations on the name I know for sure are astin,aston,austin,ashton, askins. I can find none of them in the censuse reports for Illinois. If anyone has any info I would appreciate hearing from you. I have info on the Minters, Reads and Johnsons, and Manleys connected with the astins.