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Map of Gallatin County, Illinois, 1876

Introduction to Gallatin County

Early Gateway to Southern Illinois and

Center of Early Salt Making Industry ... page i

Listing of Cemeteries of Gallatin County

By Township and Section ...              page xxviii


Cemeteries Inventory ...                    page 1


Cemeteries that have disappeared ...        page 84


Cemetery Surname Index ...                  page 87


Supplement: First Land Grant Entries

Listed alphabetically and by Township ... page 99



































Except for occasional travelers, hunters or soldiers who crossed this way, the first white people who came to Gallatin County were probably those who came to the Half Moon Lick located about one mile West or up the Saline River, or the Salt Spring three miles SE or down river from Equality to evaporate or trade for salt. Whether they were here a short or longer time depended upon whether they came only for their own needs or for trade or sale to others. The Shawnee Indians of this area were in and out and usually cooperative and friendly.


The fact that salt is a necessity to the well being, if not the existence, of man or beast explains the many deep‑cut animal and Indian trails leading to the salines from all directions. These trails usually followed the shortest and best drained route between the fords and were usually used and often widened to 16 feet for wagon use by the white settlers and salt producers and workers who began coming in increasing numbers soon after 1803.


Salt could at times be used as money, and an early traveler wrote that the Gallatin Salines were the only salt source west of Marietta, Ohio, as late as 1796. At this time there were established settlements at Cahokia and Kaskaskia as well as scattered settlers over this the Tri‑state area.


The territorial government began to take note of the importance of the salines about 1800, and on March 3, 1803, congress authorized the leasing of the licks and spring. During the same year territorial Governor Harrison negotiated a treaty with the Indians and then leased the salines to a Capt. Bell of Ky. (See the Salines of Southern Ill. by Prof. Geo. W. Smith)


Much has been written about the salt well lease‑operators and the extent of their operations. It required 75 or more gallons of water to produce a bushel of salt. Some of the old kettles in which salt water was boiled are still in the vicinity. They were of cast iron, 4 or more feet long, holding 60 to 100 gallons of water. They were placed in rows of 20 to 30 over an earthen or rock‑sided fire pit with a chimney in the end. With 10 of these furnaces in operation, 200 or more bushels of salt could be produced. However with the number of furnaces increasing, they were soon hauling firewood 3 or 4 miles. This was required for each 20 to 30 ax‑men. As many as ten 4 mule teams hauling or dragging wood to the furnace, a half dozen firemen, as many to draw water and tend the kettles, coopers, salt packers, salesmen, timekeepers, boarding house keepers, hoop‑pole merchants and usually hangers on by the score. In addition there were the freighters who hauled much of the salt to Shawneetown for shipment, bringing needed supplies on the return trip. This explains the rapid increase in population.


I recall a story of a young man living in Christian County, Kentucky, who had obligated himself for a friend's debt, with no chance to get cash at home he came to work at the salt works. Here he cleared 25¢ each day, and after many weeks saved enough to pay the debt and returned home. His buckskin breeches would hardly bend because they had absorbed so much salt.

















Of the many who leased the salines, perhaps the most remembered is John Hart Crenshaw, (1797‑1871), who built the fine old home on Hickory Hill overlooking his many acres. It was built during the middle to late 1830s and is located almost 2 miles North of the salt spring. Much has been written about this old mansion, which is now widely advertised as the Old Slave House and open to the public for a fee. During his last lease period, starting 12‑9‑1840, salt prices tumbled due to new discoveries. Where it had sold for $5 per bushel, it then sold for less than the cost of production, which soon ceased.


The early territorial and state laws permitted slavery only on the salt reserve in Illinois and only until 1825. This was permitted because of the demand for labor, often unsatisfied. The slaves had a right to refuse to work unless the compensation was satisfactory, a stated time of work for a stated amount of pay. There were prosecutions of violation suspects until the 1840s. The state constitution of 1818 forbade contracts lasting more than one year. Many slaves received their freedom after work at the salt works, some from grate­ful owners, others from buying their own freedom with money saved often by extra work.


A few years ago I visited the salt spring and was astonished at the quan­tity of earthen‑ware pan fragments in an adjoining cultivated field of a few acres. This indicated Indian salt making here for many, many generations. The French were the first white people to operate here, but only to satisfy their limited needs, it is believed. In 1763 after the French and Indian War, they ceded the area to the English. An English traveler in 1766 wrote that he left the Wabash in the evening, stopped next morning at the Salt Run where any quan­tity of good salt could be made. This could indicate activity at this or an earlier time, but proof that travelers know of the camp.


Upon acquiring statehood in 1818 Illinois received title to the salt pro­ducing lands and continued the five leases signed in 1817. One lease was to Meredith Fisher and Willis Hargrave, another to Jonathan Taylor, another operator was James Ratcliff, another was Timothy Guard whose works were still oper­ating in 1832, and the last was Geo. Robinson who in 1816 purchased for $7,000 all the equipment and lease of Leonard White. (Deed book A of Gallatin County) Robinson had been county sheriff and White had resigned as militia captain in 1812 to accept an appointment as county judge.


The last operators were Joseph Castle and Broughton Temple who, along with Stephen R. Rowan, Andrew McAllen, Chalon Guard and Abner Flanders formed a company in 1854. They spent lots of money on a deep well and other improvements, hoping to make the Half Moon Lick profitable once more. Several years later with Castle and Temple as sole owners, using other efficiencies and coal instead of wood as fuel, production reached 500 bushels in 24 hours. Until 1870 their 4 and 6 mule teams were a common sight on the Shawneetown road as they hauled salt. By 1873 overproduction and the panic with the resultant low prices, the end came to an industry which had furnished much of a new state's revenue, and which had attracted vast numbers of people to this area, some for a short time period before moving on, others as permanent residents.


About 1800 Shawneetown's first white settler, a gunsmith and blacksmith named Michael Sprinkle, arrived. It is said that he served the needs of the white as well as the occasional red man after building his cabin and shop. His talents became more important as activity increased around the Ohio River Landing.















The demand for workers at low but real wages began in 1803 when a Capt. Bell of Lexington, Ky., leased the salines for 3 years. It is said that during the same year, a small ferry operated between the Ill. and Ky., Landings. The trails suitable for packhorses had to be widened for wagons. Road contracts started some into the construction business and toward financial success, while others with less business ability or luck failed. Where the roads crossed low or poorly drained land, bridges or crosslays had to be built. The main market for salt was the South, and the one time Shawnee Indian Town seemed to be the logical port for shipment, so the first road was cut out to Shawneetown.


From the salt spring on the south side of the Saline River and north side of the Wildcat Hills, the road followed in general an Easterly course to the north side of Leavell Hill, which it descended to cross the Saline at Island Ripple Ford. After crossing the flats here, the road branched, one going to the north side of the hill then to the east near Dorman Cemetery and the present Smoky Row Road and was called the Dry Weather Road. The other branch, evidently the most used at first, skirted the south side of Gold Hill for a while before climbing to the top. It passed the site of one of Gallatin County's first churches, the Island Ripple Primitive Baptist, which joined the Muddy River Association in 1821. It seems as though in the pioneer days, in case after case the group that established the neighborhood church was also in the forefront of those working for a school, and often the same building housed both. This site was donated March 1, 1828, by Benjamin and Mary Jolly, as one acre for church, school and cemetery purposes, to the church trustees Joseph Wathen and Thomas Barlow. The deed for the site was often dated years after the building of the church. This so‑called Ridge Road continued east by the Hazle Moreland Sr. farm home and tavern in the south part of Sect. 34 T9R9 then descended south of Gold Hill Cemetery to continue 1‑1/2 miles to Shawneetown. One of the orders of the new Gallatin County Court in May 1813 was to appoint Moreland as overseer of this road from Shawneetown to Island Ripple, and John Robinson Sr. was appointed supervisor from the Ripple to the Salt works. At the same time Moreland was granted a license for a tavern at his home near where the road from North or Dorman Cemetery area to the Kuykendall Valley crossed the East‑West or Ridge Road. Some of these roads were deep-cut or sunken. The house was described as a two-story hewed log house with a fireplace within and the dogwalk between the two lower rooms. It was used as a residence by the Kincheon Jones family in 1917 and by other families for many years later, but it was still called the Old Inn. By this time the house had been altered, and a frame or boxed addition served as a kitchen. The site is now a part of the Joe E. Logsdon farm. Except for fireplace brick and rocks, the old cedar tree, the rock‑walled well, and part of a fitted corner of rotting hewed oak logs and split oak board shingles, little or nothing remained in early January of 1973. Another tavern license was granted Belam May for his place about four miles to the west near Island Ripple, the fee for each being $8. The fee for the third tavern, at the U. S. Saline Salt Works, to Charles Wilkins & Company, was $13. A license for a ferry across the Ohio was granted Alexander Wilson with a tax of $10 yearly. Ferry and tavern rates were set, and the tax on ferries on other rivers ranged from $1 to $5.


From an old folder on Gallatin County roadbuilder bonds, I find 26 road contracts let. Most were dated in 1833 during the heyday of the salt making industry. The following made bonds insuring the fulfilling of their contracts: Samuel G. Evans, Eli Adams and Daniel B. Vaughn on road from Guards Salt Works to Shawneetown; Next came David A. Grable, Eli Adams and Drury Cook from Guard's Works by David A. Grable's to Frankfort, John M. Burnett also signed this bond; John W. Herod and Joseph Hayes on July 27, 1832, took the Equality to Ford's Ferry contract; #5 went to James L. Kendrick, Joseph E. Watkins and












Hazle Moreland for more work on the same road in July, 1835; #6 ‑ Abraham Irvin, Thomas Margrave and Charles Benson on Equality to Mt. Vernon Road; #7 ‑ John Logan and James Barker on road from Shawneetown by Cottonwood Branch to McLeansboro; #8 was taken by Irvin, Margrave and Benson on Equality by John Choisser's to Mt. Vernon; #9 ‑ Joseph McKernon, Geo. Clements and Lawrence McKernon more work on #8; #10 ‑ the McKernons and Hazle Moreland also for more of #8 route; #11 ‑ Hazle Moreland, John Willis and Wm. Taylor on the Moreland contract on Ridge Road from Equality by Weeds Works to Shawneetown; #12 ‑ Hazle Moreland and Abner Dutton, a part of #10, Hiram Walters also signed this bond; #13 ‑ Moreland, Herod and James M. Jones from Equality by the Ridge Road to Shawnee; #14 ‑ Moreland, James B. Thompson and Hugh B. Sher­wood extra work on #11; the contractors on #14 took #15 which was from Equality to Fords Ferry; #16 ‑ H. B. Sherwood, Alexander K. Boutwell and John Willis, the Shawneetown by Cypress Creek to McLeansboro road; #17 ‑ Abner Overfield joined Sherwood and Boutwell on Shawneetown by Little Bottom to McLeansboro; #18 ‑ Frederick Smith, Samuel McClintock and Robert Peeple on Shawneetown to Equality road; #19 and 20 both to Thomas and Hugh B. Sherwood and Abner Over­field also on Shawneetown to Equality Road; #21 went to Hiram and Daniel Vaught and Jeremiah Baldwin on Equality to Mt. Vernon road; others were David Upchurch, Thomas H. Oldham, Joab Moore, Thomas Dotson and Michael Jones. Charles Mick took the contract with Lee Hargrave and Lewis West as signers for improving the navigation on Saline Creek from Kirkpatrick's Bridge to the White and Green Mill. Road building, then as now, along with repairs was almost constant.


Hugh and Hampton Weeds' salt plant was in Sect. 31 T9R9 about ~ mile below Island Ripple. With the nearby timber already used, it had become more economical to pipe the saltwater by gravity to the fuel supply.


The Shawneetown to Vincennes mail route had been started in 1806 going by what a few years later became Boone's Mill or Boone's Fort but permanently named New Haven by one of its first merchants, one of whose account books from 1816 to 1821 is still in existence. This book contains over 400 names and purchases of customers. Jonathan Boone, a brother of Daniel, came to this spot in 1812 along with Samuel Dagley Sr. and family consisting of 15 children. Dagley's sister was the wife of Boone who lived here only a few years. Some say that New Haven is the third oldest town in the state.


A petition to congress dated Nov. 13, 1809 states that there are 30 families settled in the town or near the river bank at the place most con­venient for the landing, loading and unloading the supplies going to and the salt coming from the Great Salines owned by the United States Government. They asked that congress lay out lots of 1 or 2 acres and sell them to the highest bidder before some monopolizer buys or leases the whole tract and exacts exor­bitant rents.


Signers of the petition were John Robinson, John Manson, John Reid, Joseph Lowe, Robert Dixon, Isaac Sibley, George Robinson, William Coen, Adrian Davenport, Robert Cox, John Davenport, Meshake Sexton, Marmaduke S. Davenport, N. D. Ander­son, John Reburn, Michael Sprinkle, J. G. Whelan, Reuben Fox, J. Wilson, Abner Wilks, Fred Delaney, Wm. West, Henry Boyers, John Williams, William Akers, Enoch Brown, Pierre Moulin, Joseph Land, Henry Kenyon, John Forester, Emanuel Ensmin­ger, Samuel Barks, Elihu Howard, John McConnell, John Handlee, John Johnston, Ephraim Hubbard Sr., William Morgan, Elias Hubbard, John Voodry, Augustus Hubbard, Peter Bono, Jacob Zellers, James Logan, Samuel Robb, James Wilson, Samuel Moore, Andrew English and Walker Scanland.














The government set aside an area ten miles wide and 13 miles long centered around the salt works, to furnish firewood for the furnaces. Settle­ment on this land, except by those with connections to salt production, was discouraged. Laws forbade sale of this land, but this did not stop the settlers With some salt producers advocating destruction of all improvements, to prevent new occupants taking over as the old ones moved on, new petitions came out pro­testing the excessive amount of good land withheld.


This petition dated 2-21‑1811, asked that each and every actual settler on the unsold public lands in the Territory be allowed 1/4 section of land in­cluding their improvements at the price the Government may hereafter fix. Signed as sundry inhabitants of the East End of Illinois Territory as follows. Samuel L. Carlisle, William P. Cool, Henry Kenyon, J. Campbell, Charles Linn, Joseph Green, Charles Ewing, James Fraziaur, D. Trimble, E. A. Keeling, James Kelly, Charles Edets, Simon M. Hubbard, Charles Stewart, Abram Stanley, George and Thomas Robinson, Emanuel Ensminger, M. S. Davenport, Walker Scanland, Joshua Sexton, Adrian Davenport, Harris, John and Cronton Wilson, Jeremiah Vinson, Samuel Robb, John Murphy, Osborn Powell, Mikel Cambell, Thorton Tanby or Tally, Deames Linn, James Smith, Reuben Cambell, James and Jacob Willis, William West, John Robinson Jr. and Sr., Gabriel Voodrey, Ephraim Hubbard Sr., Samuel Duvall, Henry Boyers, Henry Green, Jonathan Hampton, John Choisser, Wm. Kinchlow, Isaac Davis, John Reid, John Young, John Davis, Isaac Morgan, Enoch Brown, John Forrester, Alexander Wilson, James Nathan, William Robinson, Charles Druer, James Wiseman, Robert McMullen, John Kersey, John Reyburn, David Uley, John Damewood, Warner and Fred­erick Buck, Jacob Zellers, A. Davenport Jr., Alexander Lomax, Otho Davenport, Samuel McClure, John Craw, Alexander Robinson, Alexander Druer, George Robinson Jr., William Akers, John W. Langford, Isaac McIsaac, Lewis Dewall, William Stanley.


At this time about one third of the population of Illinois Territory lived in this corner. In September 1812, Gallatin County was one of the two new counties, formed from a part of Randolph, with Shawneetown named as the seat of government. White County was formed from a part of Gallatin in 1815, Franklin in 1823 again reduced Gallatin's borders, then Hardin in 1839, and Saline was organized in 1847, leaving Gallatin with her present boundaries.


In December 1812, another petition containing over 140 names went to congress stating that, under the impression that a land office was to be estab­lished for the sale of area lands, they were indued to move to and establish improvements as were necessary to carry on their occupations, and asking that a law be passed giving the actual settler the right to enter the 1/4 section including his improvements at the price set on the other lands. Another request was if the settler be unable to enter the 1/4 section on which he resides, then it should be sold to the highest bidder with the purchaser required to pay the settler the actual value of his improvements. Signers of this petition were as follows. Leonard White, James Ratcliff the postmaster at U. S. Salines, Thomas Shannon, William West, Benjamin Cummins, Thomas, George, John, William, Alexander, and George Robinson Jr., Thompson Harris, John C. Slocum, Isaac Casey, James Ratcliff, Nathaniel Armstrong, William Penney, Hiram Penney, James Heley, William Pankey, John Woods, Ezekiel Clay, Wiley Hutson, William and Richard Stiles, Jacob T. Swofford, Lewis Watkins, John King, Peter Etter, Asa Ledbetter, John Wallace, James Andrew, Edward Haley, James Fisher, William Casey, Rivers Cormack, Arthur McCree, Sparling Younge, Emanuel Madcaft, Elisha Browning, Elias and William Jordan, James Gordan, Aaron Neal, David and Isaac Shelby, William Jordan, Welding Manning, Ernest Chandler, Benjamin Talbott, Benoney Lee, Joseph Estes, Dickson Garrett, Chism Estes, James Ford, William Wood, William Chisholm, David Self, James Lae, Manning Rose, Ben Ri Smith, George Raglin, Thomas Mazes, Thomas Wilson, M. S. Davis, Edmond Rose, John Morris, Henry and William McGehee, Warner and Frederick Buck, John Richey, Nimrod Taylor, Dennis Clay, John Mitchell, John Riche, Haly Bags, William, Zekel and Walter McCoy,








Joseph Carey, Isaac Moss, Entey Richey, Brice Hanna, William Cayton, Jessie Wadke, Edward D. Prather, William Whitford, William Daniel, William Gordon, Joseph Pumroy, Humphrey Leach, William Wheeler, John George, John Damewood, Moses M. Rawlings, John Choisser, Samuel Cermak, Merril and William Willis, James Morris, William Ellis, John Wilson, John Robinson, Matt Thompson, James McFarlan, Carraway Oates, Al Wilson, John H. Cayton, William Mekkele?, William Akers, James Wright, Jacob Legg, Hy. Kenyon, Juvriel Gravlin, Mason Harper, Roger and Dudley Glass, Joseph Fisher, Rufus Inman, James Crawford, David Standlee, John Wallis, William and Elisha Ratlif, David Lowry, A. Blair, Francis Pash, Alen Miller, John Rat­lif, James Fleming, Benjamin Walden, Soloman Redfern and Elmo Chaffin. With the signers of these three petitions expressing an interest in home ownership, and with other petitions to congress asking for the right to elect their own delegate to that law making body and for the establishment of a land office nearby, it seemed that a bright future for Shawneetown was assured.


Many of the lawmakers expected a large city to grow on the Ohio below the mouth of the Wabash River, so Shawanoe Town as it was called in the early days was laid out and surveyed accordingly. These plans had failed to reckon with the damage that often came from the Ohio floods. After two floods in the spring of 1813, lasting 10 weeks with the water 10 to 15 feet deep over the town, there was much pressure to move to a site on the hill on the south side of the mouth of the Saline River. Although 6 miles far­ther from the salt works, the new site had many advantages among which were freedom from floods, a ferry was required at Island Ripple if the water was up, much salt could be floated to a port down the Saline during proper seasons and the roads were over high land, while 4 of the 12 miles to Shawneetown were over low lands often impassable and always difficult for wagons. Forty log houses floated away in 1813 as well as the fences, stables and other improvements leaving the site clean except the heavier buildings and those on stilts several feet above the ground. The town survived these floods, however, as well as countless others before most of the town moved 3 miles to the West after the highest flood of all in 1937. What would have been the result of a move in 1813?



Records show that some gave up on Shawneetown after the 1813 floods, and I remember those that did after the 1913 flood 100 years later. After every flood some salvaged what they could then moved on, while others tried to defy the waters by building stronger buildings or higher levees around the site. Levees often gave the citizens a false sense of security for they sometimes broke under pressure, as they did in 1898 when several lives were lost. At other times the waters rose above them.



The land office, selling lots and farms, came in 1814 with a boost to Shawneetown. Morris Birkbeck described it as a slab-sided building on a dusty street. On the inside, covering the walls were maps of the area showing where farms in the wilderness were for sale by the U. S. Government. Some of the well drained and well located farms sold early at $2 per acre, others less desirable sold later for much less. My great‑great grandfather, Henry Rollman, in 1848 paid $100 for our home farm of 160 acres. The abstract lists it as swamp and waste land though forty per cent of it was ridge or upland. The hewed log home which he and his sons built on a sandstone foundation stood until about 1912 or 1914 within a few feet of the box house in which I was born. This type of low cost house usually replaced the log house. The name came from the outside covering of rough sawmill boards or boxing placed vertically like the other farm buildings. Thinner half-inch boards covered the outside cracks













which came as the green lumber dried and contracted and also formed the inside walls, which were often covered with heavy red paper to keep the cold winds out. This paper caught fire and the house burned after mother tried hurrying her freshly kindled fire in the cook stove. The old log house, in need of repairs and daubing, had been torn down a short time before. It had lost its appeal as a wash and storehouse after a snake had been seen inside. As the next best, Dad selected and repaired the old 14‑16 foot granary, with the metal roofing from the burned house. In this we lived very cozy for the few winter months be­fore our new weatherboard covered house with the plastered rooms was finished, though there was only one small window in the granary. Dad and his brother, Andrew, partners in farming, had a haybaler and were supplementing their income two miles away, so the house was about gone on their return. A nearby uncle, George Blackburn, and neighbors saved most of the furnishings. Items were lost which could never be replaced, but some of the neighbors were generous. I especially remember their home canned fruit and vegetables. I mention these things because much of it was typical of a period in our history when there was little money or crime, but much hard work in our area. There were visits and fellowship, especially after church on Sunday. Divorce was almost unheard of. This gave support to the old adage: those who work together stay together. Most farmers had either a wood lot or access to a deadening or clearing where poles or logs for firewood were abundant. The logs or poles were dragged to the farm­yard and piled up for use as needed. Although we hauled and used four to six wagonloads of coal, it seemed as if we used a lot of wood, especially after we boys became able to use a crosscut saw.


Perhaps a third of the houses then were of the box type or a combination, usually a two-room addition to the original log house; also a few log houses were in use. The outside walls of the boxed houses were usually weather-beaten, but occasionally they were whitewashed, the inside walls sealed with wood or papered. I have seen rooms covered with old newspapers. Few of these houses are left today.


Two of the old log houses are yet standing in Omaha Township, but neither is used as a residence. Both are covered with weatherboard. The Rev. Robert M. Davis (1824‑1908) home, built about 1845 in what became the village of Omaha 25 years later, is owned by his grandson, Jack Blackard local historian, who lives on the adjoining lot. Rev. Davis, a C.P. minister after 1844, built a frame addition to the house many years later. The other was built about 1828 by John Kinsall (1790‑1853) and is in excellent condition. The barn across the old or one time road has a center of hewed logs about 22 Feet Square and of the same height. The upper part was floored for hay and the lower part used for storage and corn. This barn has stalls on two sides and a shed on the third and is very similar to the one on our farm, which was replaced in 1916. It is also in good shape, and the farm is still owned by great‑grandchildren. This farm in Sec. 26 joins Omaha on the East.


Another old house in the South part of the county was recently taken down. It had 1834 AD carved in the fireplace stone. It was located in Section 2, T10R8, on land entered by Jacob and Mary Six in 1832 and sold to Edward Leavell early in 1835. I visited this home often 30 years ago. The original home had two rooms up and two down and yellow gum hand hewed timbers up to 34 feet in length, some of which now show up very well in a family room addition to my son's home in Wisconsin.


I found another large log home, when compared to those in Omaha Twp., while searching the North part of Sections 31 and 32, T10R9 for the Kendrick Cemetery in the early 1960s. It was a short distance from the cemetery and alongside a deep cut, busy road of an earlier day, on land entered in 1853 by Columbus Kendrick.













It was on the north end of a large flat hill perhaps l3' miles from the nearest residence. The barn and another building, both of hewed log construction as well as the house, were in fair condition and solid except for leaking roofs. The workmanship on the house impressed me very much. Two parts of the house consisting of two rooms upper and lower were 6 or 8 feet apart. A very large rock chimney filled this space and took care of a fireplace in both lower rooms in contrast to the usual practice of a chimney on both ends of large houses. No division appeared on the West side or front of the house where the logs were more than 40 feet long, extending the full length of the rooms plus the enclosed hallway connecting the two sections. These logs, both long and short, were from 18 to 24 inches wide and varied little from end to end. The hewed sides, except for a few axe marks, looked as if they had been sawed and then sanded. The stairways and upper and lower floors were from sawed boards, which were also used to weather-seal the upstairs, and for window frame and doors. Straight 4 or 5 inch poles with 2 sides smoothed served as rafters. Split board shingles of white oak or cypress sufficed for a roof. Crushed or burned mussel shells mixed with sand were sometimes used to cement fireplace and chimney rocks to­gether. I marveled at the skill required to go into the virgin forest with saws, axe, adze and broadaxe for shaping, some windows and a few nails and com­plete a cozy home with little money but much hard work. I had forgotten my camera, never expecting to need it, but planned to go teach soon for some unusual pictures. A friend and I finally took this long hill hike in January 1971, and found the chimney down and part of the timbers hauled away. The walls of the other buildings were standing along with part of the house walls, but the yards were fast going back to nature with a thick growth of trees up to 20 feet tall. I have some good pictures of the ruins, a good memory of the old house and a deep admiration for those who with so little could erect houses of wood to last so long.


Shawneetown was surveyed and laid out because of acts of congress in 1810 and 1814 and is one of the few towns with this distinction. It was platted by federal government surveyors because of its favorable location as a salt ship­ping center, as a mail distribution center and as a supply receiving station. Houses and businesses dotted the site long before the U. s. Land office sold the first lot in 1814. Some reports say that by 1810 there were produce markets, distilleries, tanneries, a gristmill, saddle and shoemakers, coopers and black­smiths and soon after a spinning wheel factory and cotton gin located there. After the opening of the land office in 1814, many new home seekers came and business boomed. A traveler in 1016 writes that Shawneetown had 200 or 300 people. Gallatin was the most populous county in the state in 1815 when Shawnee­town had an estimated population of 3200, someone writes. The Southeast part of the state had about one third of the states population when Illinois gained statehood in 1818, but the 3200 figure must have been for the county instead of the town.


There were 554 families listed in Gallatin County by the state census re­turned Dec. 1, 1820, and 451 listed in the federal census returned two months later. The state census lists 103 more families, but the discrepancy is even greater, since 224 families listed in the state census do not appear in the federal, which has 119 families not listed in the state census. These discrepan­cies were caused by a population on the move. Many families settled permanently, but most stayed for a while in camp or visited friends or relatives until the available land could be scouted, a selection made and purchased along with any supplies needed. Then one of the roads from Shawnee to the interior was taken for the last leg of the trip. Jobs were usually plentiful at the salt works.















These enabled some to complete their trips to or through the Illinois Country as the interior was called. The roads or traces as they were called, to the salt wells and mentioned earlier led to new homes in the wilderness. The Goshen Trail leading to the Goshen Settlement near Edwardsville is the most noted now, but parts of many old winding roads are used today.


Shawneetown was the port of entry for most of the immigrants for the fol­lowing reasons. It was the first landing below the Wabash. It was very diffi­cult to move upstream in the boats that carried all the settlers' belongings, often including livestock and wagons, so this ruled out going up the Mississippi and forced an overland trip. A better choice of roads due to salt wells probably influenced some, but the location of the land sales office was very important. Many from the South crossed the Ohio River on the Shawnee ferry. My great‑great grandfather, John Miner 1788‑1863, followed this route with his family and others from Anderson County, South Carolina about 1833. They took the road from Shaw­neetown to McLeansboro, which was mentioned earlier when Hugh B. Sherwood in 1833 took a contract to repair it. From Shawnee this road went by what was then called Street's Burying Ground and to the Northwest over the hills skirting the South side of Cypress Swamp and going West for about 2 miles to the best cross­ing and then Northwest again by the Old Bradley Cemetery and community. To this point most of this road has been graveled and is still in use. Continuing NW it went through the SW 1/4 of Section 5, T9R9, owned by Washington Sherwood, which was proposed as a site for a new county seat for what was left of Gallatin after the new county of Saline was formed in 1847. Shawneetown held the seat from 1812 to 1827 when it went to Equality due to its central location and road connections with the rapidly growing parts of the county that later became Har­din and Saline. This road, after intersecting the New Haven to the Salt Spring road at or near the Sherwood farm, continued through what later became Ridgway to Crawford in the N. Central part of Sect. 25 T8R8, and then to Buffalo near the center of Section 3, T8R8. At Buffalo one branch of the road went toward what later became Omaha while the other crossed Cane Creek at Buffalo Crossing or Ford, and later at Mud Bridge near the township line and turning NW it fol­lowed the better drained route about midway between North Fork and Bear Creeks. In the North Central part of Sec. 29 T7R8 it went by the David Keasler log home which became the South Hampton post office about 1850 and was torn down a few years ago. The road entered White County near the Southwest corner where the four counties meet, and then into Hamilton County where the Miners settled East of Rectorville and west of Old Gossett, perhaps two miles off the old road and among the Davis, Wilson, and Young and Keasler families. These families were all from South Carolina and most were members of the Old Douglas Memorial Presbyter­ian Church located less than a mile over the county line in Saline County. Sarah Miner dies in 1845 and John in 1863 and are buried there. There is evi­dence but not proof that the Davis and Miner families were related by marriage before moving to Illinois. The Miner's eldest son, Elijah born in 1812, married Elizabeth, the daughter of Dr. James (died 1849) and Isabel Young (1793‑1876).


The early settlers usually sought the type of land, which they had left and traveled in groups linked together by friendship, relationship or church member­ship. John and Sarah's two eldest sons wrote their name as Minor while the two youngest, Lewis and Daniel, wrote theirs as Miner. Ira Shain of nearby Norris City, who was born in 1869 and died in 1970, had a wealth of local and family history. He typed until his hundredth year and donated much of his work to the library. Stories of his busy life were carried by many newspapers. I enjoyed several visits and two drives with him. In 1969 during a visit he asked if I














would collect a few facts on the younger members of our Miner family since he was afraid he would not have time to complete his story otherwise. A few months after I gave him the information, which I enjoyed collecting, he died suddenly. His grandfather, Coleman Minor (1816‑85), lived in the extreme NW part of Galla­tin County along the old road, which he had first traveled so long before while migrating from South Carolina, near the Shain family. Mr. Shain remembered many stories of the early days and of the hardships during the long journey to the North, most of which was on foot for the able bodied with parched corn as food when nothing else was available. Their wagon loaded with necessities and posses­sions had room only for the weak.


In getting back to the time of the War of 1812, there were two militia com­panies organized in this area as protection against threatened Indian attacks. They were commanded by Captains Willis Hargrave and Thomas E. Craig and each consisted of about 70 men. The fact that so many of their names are unfamiliar is further proof that many young men considered Gallatin County an observation post as well as the gateway to the interior.


The first bank in Illinois was started in 1816 by John Marshall of Shawnee­town. It was located in his home, the first brick building in the town. Our county has preserved many of its early records among, which are many records of loans as well as efforts on collections by those working for this bank during the early 1820s. It was built facing the river and Shawneetown's Front or River Street on, which was built the first levee in the 1860s. The levee has been raised after even higher floods rose above it until it is above the top floor of the old bank. Gallatin County has an active Historical Society, which is col­lecting funds for the restoration of this old building, which is badly in need of repair. It is said to have closed about 1824, reopened in 1835 and closed for good soon after, a victim of bad loans and a depression. The massive four story stone bank building with the five corrugated Doric columns on Main and Main Cross streets was built in 1839‑41 at a cost of $80,000. These banks had their ups and downs, as did Shawneetown. The new bank building sold for a small fraction of its cost more than once. A loan of $80,000 was made to the state in the 1830s for the completion of the new statehouse at Springfield. Another $38,000 loan went toward paving the Shawneetown wharf with rock in 1837, little of which was col­lected. The History of Gallatin County by Goodspeed in 1886 lists many of the difficulties, which beset the early banks.


Shawneetown for many years continued to grow in size and importance because of its location on the Ohio River, and the absence of railroads in the interior. Even though the settlers pushed 50 or 60 miles inland, they still depended on the river to bring them steel and iron products from the developing mills in Western Pennsylvania, as well as countless other items from factory towns upriver. When so many of the early settlers came down the river in flatboats, they sold at Shawneetown for as low as $6 each, their only value being the sawed boards which could be used for other buildings. Now they were in demand for moving farm products to downriver markets. Hogs, cattle and even turkeys came on foot to the Shawneetown markets, I have read of and been told by old men of the pork-packing plants located there. Many fortunes were made there, proof of which in some cases may be seen in Westwood and in others by the fine old homes they built, a few of which are still standing in Old Shawneetown. General LaFayette visited the town in 1825 and was entertained at the Rawlings house, the second brick house in the town. The re‑enactment of this important event at the same hotel in 1925 attracted many visitors.


Equality came into being at an early date because of its elevation and near­ness to the salt works. Many men notable in the legal and business life of the












new county lived here. The Saline River was bridged at Equality at a very early date by a toll bridge; one account stated that the old covered bridge had stood for more than 70 years when it was torn down in 1892 or 93. Many steel-framed ones were built about this time including the Island Ripple Bridge. The county bought the covered toll bridge in 1866 for $800 and made it free. It was de­scribed as the Hick Bridge at this time and was perhaps earlier known as the Kirkpatrick and built primarily for salt works use. A covered bridge over North Fork was built east of Equality much later. Castle and Temple, who gave up on the salt business 100 years ago, concentrated on coal mining and coke manufactur­ing. With their many coke ovens they achieved a success noted by a St. Louis newspaper article in mid 1890s. Closed long ago, these businesses are now re­membered by very few.


Many of the leading men of Equality along with two of the three Gallatin County commissioners approved the aforementioned Sherwood Farm as a new central­ly located county seat site. On the first Saturday of September 1847, the voters also approved this site by a large majority. The voters won this battle but not the war. After much delay and another commissioner's election, the county jail was built on lot 816 in Shawneetown in the early 1850s. The court records were moved to a rented building until the completion of a new courthouse, which was started in 1859 on lot 815. Many years later after Ridgway became competitive with Shawnee, two‑or three elections were held at ten-year intervals to decide which of these towns should have the county seat. These elections were very heated with much money made up and spent by both sides. Though Shawneetown won each time, the vote was close enough to encourage Ridgway to try again at the end of the legal waiting period. The jail, including the jailer or sheriff's home, was of logs covered with brick on a hewed rock foundation three feet high. The courthouse was a three-story brick structure. Together they cost about $20,000 and had defied many floods including that of 1937, which rose 6 feet above the levee, which had cost several hundred thousand dollars over its lifetime. These old buildings were razed about 1942 upon the completion of their successors in the new town. Along with a wish that both had been preserved for their his­torical value, go thanks for those in charge of preserving our county records. Some have been water damaged and a few lost, but most are intact and in very good condition in spite of many moves and floods.


Though plans for a village and county seat in Sect. 5 T9R9 failed, the need for a trading center in the area persisted. Settlers came in increasing numbers as they realized the capabilities of the fertile and level North Central part of Gallatin County. On December 1, 1854, Washington Sherwood and James Dillard Jr. platted 124 lots of which they sold 93 in what they called New Market. It was located about one and one‑half miles N.E. of the first selection, in Sect. 29 and 32 of T8R9, centering on what is yet called the New Market crossroad. The North‑South Road split the above townships, continuing south to connect with the Shawneetown‑McLeansboro Road at Bradley, part of which it soon replaced. New Market soon had a post office on the same route with those at Crawford and Buffalo. Within five years there were three stores in New Market ‑ one owned by Fred Saulers, another by the Moye brothers, John D. and Wm., and the third by Davis Philower and Joseph Smith. Descendants of the latter gave me for my collection four record and account books, which they were about to discard. Their customers came from as far as 5 or 6 miles. Their purchases were much like those at New Haven 40 years earlier at the Paddy Robinson and Roswell Grant Store. Both sold powder, lead, caps, sugar, salt, spices, kitchen ware, yard goods, shoes, hats, rope, jack knives, ribbon, combs, needles, thimbles, buttons and tobacco. The New Haven store sold iron to be fabricated and lots of meal and














bought deerskin. The New Market store also sold the following: matches, vin­egar, soda, molasses, grain cradles, mowing scythes and also several kinds of pills and home-remedies. At this time, too, pantaloons were called pants. They bought grain, butter, eggs and hoop‑poles and also sold hand tools and stoneware Jugs, jars and churns and both sold tea and coffee and many other items. Daniel Miner often hauled grain from this store to Shawneetown while his father‑in‑law, Henry Rollman, hauled hoop‑poles. Both brought back a load of merchandise, and each received a credit of S1 upon their return from the round trip of 22 miles. This was in 1858, the store continued until 1861. There were three blacksmiths in New Market during this period, John Hancock, Joel and Nathan Lamb. The latter also made coffins and did woodwork and later moved to Ridgway. Isaac Smith op­erated a hotel in the large two-story log house, which stood until the 1930s. His brother‑in‑law, Elijah Foster, was a doctor there along with Dr. George C. Smith. Abram Zuck operated a gristmill and Joseph Smith had a brick kiln. There was also a tannery located there. The old hotel was on the east side of S. Main Street, and 17 of the 18 lots in this area south of the public square were sold. The 1860 census listed over 100 inhabitants.


Crawford was located about two miles NW of New Market and had a post office, school and Nathaniel Holderby's general store, which opened by 1854 or earlier. His account book listed 260 names, most of who lived west or north of Crawford. Gallatin County's first Cumberland Presbyterian Church, believed to have been started north of New Shawneetown, was formed by early settlers including Joseph M. Street, our first county clerk who entered Sect. 24 T9R9 in 1815, and James Dil­lard Sr. (177?‑1848) and wife, Rachel Boutwell, who purchased the SW 1/4 of Sec. 14 in 1814. Street, like many who were prominent in Shawneetown's early days, lived on the flood free ridge surrounding the town. It is said that his wife's father, Gen. Posey, died while visiting them and was buried in their garden, and was the first burial in what became Westwood. The Street and Dillard farms were 1/2 mile apart and both lived on the McLeansboro road. A family tradition says the Dillard family lived in three states without moving from their log home, be­lieved to have been in East Tennessee. Dillard and his wife's father, Stephen Boutwell, came here from Christian County, Kentucky, after 1810. In 1819 Dil­lard moved again after entering the E 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Sec. 29 T8R9, and Goodspeed's History of 1886 tells of the church's next move to the Dillard com­munity. In 1830 it moved again, this time to Crawford, where it became The New Pleasant C. P. Church with Jas. Dillard, Sr., John V. Sherwood, Isaih W. Pettigrew, John Murphy Sr., John Alexander, James Fleming and Isaac N. Hannah as ruling elders.


At this time of the known ministers of this faith in Gallatin County, B. F. Spilman served at Shawnee from 1823 to 1845. The other two, Benjamin F. Bruce and John Crawford, lived near the new church. Several Presbyterian families includ­ing the Hannah, Crawford, Glass and Hemphills moved to this area from Pope Co. A small church was erected on the NW side of the ten-acre Crawford Cemetery, which was donated to the trustees by Rev. John Crawford (1804‑78), but this place was most noted for the camp meetings, which were held there. There was a good spring about 100 feet North of the church, another at the foot of the next hill near Crawford Creek 1/4 mile away. Some of those coming from a distance brought their food supply, which sometimes included live chickens and the family cow to furnish milk. At first, brush arbors with a roof of brush or straw furnished shade and some shelter. Later sheds were built. In the Southern Illinoisan, a weekly pub­lished by William Edwards and son in Shawnee 9‑1‑1854, appeared an article telling of a political meeting in the camp sheds of North Fork Precinct. Some of the














political leaders attending were Col. John E. Hall, Benjamin Bruce, Joel Cook of Equality, Wm. L. Caldwell, Thomas S. Hick, W. L. Blackard, Thomas Lawler, M. K. Lawler, William Coop, Frederick Sellers, Harrell McMurtry, Daniel Wood, Jarvis Pierce, Maj. Aaron R. Stout, James Davenport, John Callicott, James Trousdale, Samuel Proc­tor, Robert M. Davis, Joseph D. Cadle, William C. Christian, David B. Rodgers, Amos Seabolt, Charles Vinson, Samuel Dagley and Felix G. Robertson. Of those attending only these were named. The Ridgway News in 1897 mentioned a C. P. Church rally held at Donaldson's Grove with an attendance of one thousand, at which some of the old timers said it reminded them of the Crawford Campground meetings which they had attended many years before. This grove was between Crawford and Ridgway, at the rear of the present Scherrer Implement Co. grounds. It served as a shaded warm weather gathering place for church and veteran groups after the virgin tim­ber at Crawford was cleared.


Drone's Grove, 15 acres of virgin timber, which joined Ridgway on the North, became popular as the G.A.R. reunion grounds about 1900. After the ranks of the veterans thinned, it was continued as a homecoming celebration with baseball games, rides and other concessions and attractions each summer until the mid 1920s. By 1940 these huge trees, some more than 3 feet in diameter, had been cut for lum­ber. The new Ridgway Community Park is now located on the old reunion grounds. The playground equipment, picnic tables and shelter houses see much use. The county 4‑H Fair is held here each year and an occasional travel trailer or motor home stops overnight. New trees, seeded by a few hollow or cull trees, are now 12 to 18 inches in diameter and growing fast since being thinned.


In getting back to Crawford, those who had worked for a church were soon working toward a school. An election of trustees was held on Nov. 24, 1837, for North Fork Precinct or township 8, range 8, with Moses Fowler, Rev. John Craw­ford, Rev. Benjamin Bruce, Turner Cook and Allen Wallis being elected. The school trustees met at the home of Fowler on Dec. 9, 1837, and elected Crawford as president and Bruce as secretary‑treasurer. In 1838 Fowler was elected pres­ident and they divided the township into four districts, which generally had nat­ural boundaries. They also voted to pay Joseph Hayes, the county school commis­sioner, the amount due, $33.06, and authorized Bruce to purchase the record book. This book contained the school records for a period of about 30 years. It was found in the wreckage of an old home that was being razed and contained many in­teresting records, much of which I copied after it was loaned to me. It is much too lengthy to relate here except for a few items. Isaac N. Hannah and Bruce were listed as teachers in 1841, and for several years the name of each house­hold head was listed along with the number of prospective students under age 20 in the home.


The Southeast District, near Crawford, follows with children O to 20 follow­ing head of household. The three school directors are also noted.


For the 1843‑44 school term as follows


Benjamin Bruce     9      James Glass        7       James Dickey, Dir.       6

John Crawford      3      William Davis      4       Mary Patillo             4

Isaac N. Hannah    9      James Hailes       5       Eleanor Elder            3

Elijah Perkins     1      Alexander Dillard  2       Thomas A. Johnson        3

Aulston Dillard    7      William Pratt      4       Lucinda Barton           4

James Kirk         7      Isaac Kirk         2       Calvin Kimbro            3

Samuel L. Reynolds  3      Samuel Proctor     1       Jonathan Combs           5

Robert M. Trousdale 2      James M. Elder     1       Samuel Simmons, Dir.     8

Isaih Vinyard       5      James W. Trousdale 2       John Elder, Dir.         0












Northeast District #2 1843‑44 term


James H. Lewis    2       Samuel H. Lewis      2     Bartlett Garrett       3

John Hana         5       Sarah Fowler         3     D. W. Dugger, Dir.     2

Moses Fowler      1       Western M. Fowler    4     Thomas Green           3

John Fowler        1       William Mathis, Dir. 4     David B. Johnson, Dir. 3

Wm. A. Dickey      1       William Crawford     6     Mary Alexander         1

Wm. Fowler         5


The Northwest District #3 of North Fork Precinct, N. of White Oak and West of North Fork Creek. 1843‑44 School term


Turner Cook, Dir.   2      Walter Karnes      3       John Smith               3

Alfred Karnes, Dir. 1      Asa Pistole        4       James Henson             2

William Gregg       1      Samuel Hudgeons    2       Samuel Elder, Dir.       4

John Karnes         5      William Harget     5       William Tate             6

Riley W. Bain       1      George McClain     3       Jesse B. Bain            4


The Southwest District or #4 was South of White Oak Creek and West of North Fork Creek in North Fork Precinct. 1843‑44 school term


Nicholas Percel, Dir. 8    Jacob Like             3   Edward Byrnes            2

Peter Spears          1    Peter Gaston           2   Elizabeth Cloud          6

Joseph Spears         4    Doctor Blalock         3   Lewis Sanders            1

Sinah Blakmore        2    James Ransbottom, Dir. 4   Nancy Bozarth            5

William Byrnes, Dir.  4    Moses Willis           3   Thomas Mundin            2


Rev. Josiah Jackson (1808‑82) was to New Market Precinct and the M. E. Church, what John Crawford was to North Fork and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He came to this area from Tennessee during or before 1830. The first Jackson or Hope­well M. E. Church was located about 1/2 mile Southeast of the present Jackson ce­metery on the road which extended east from present day Ridgway's North Street to the New Haven Road and west to Crawford. The time is established by the obit­uary of Emeline Vickery (1818‑1901) which stated she became a charter member of Old Hopewell Church in 1841 and remained a member in good standing at the Jackson or New Hopewell Church. This old log building housed both the Jackson Church and subscription school, with Rev. Jackson heading both, and was located near the boundary between the farms of Thomas Philips and Jacob Hise (1766‑1869), both entered in 1833. On July 8, 1852, James Dillard Jr. and wife, Elizabeth, for the sum of 25¢, deeded one acre in the NW corner of the NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 29, T8R9 to the public as a school site. This was located on the New Haven‑Salt Springs road less than 1/4 mile south of the old school. This building served as a school for the Southwest District #3 until 1866 when a new building was built on Lots 1 and 2 of block 12 in New Market. It also housed a church, denomination unknown, for a part of this period and stood for about 60 years in the shade of the large walnut and oak trees, which were cut only a few years ago. It served as a farm storage building for most of its life and was of frame construction.


In 1841 or 42 George W. Hise (1796‑1860) and his wife, Rhoda Rollman Hise, pur­chased the Jacob Hise farm, and soon after entered the adjoining NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 29 which in turn joined the Josiah Jackson farm. They were also active in the early Methodist Church and in the early schools. George W. Hise served as county school commissioner from 1847 to 1851 and Jackson served from 1851 to 1862.














This was the highest school office in the county. In 1851 Josiah Jackson entered the 40 acres on which the Jackson cemetery is now located. They soon had another church‑school combination in operation here. The children of James M. Bean (1832­1909) attended this school. I have a letter from descendants, which tells of the transition from school to church while Rev. Jackson conducted a funeral, after which came more schooling. Rev. Jackson's home was on the ridge Northeast of the ­church and cemetery, and here the teacher was boarding in 1860. On December 4, 1858, he deeded this tract of over an acre in the NW corner of Sect. 29 to church trustees Abram Zuck, Bricem Cox and Jacob Boutwell. Jackson, like Rev. John Craw­ford, who donated the 10-acre Crawford Campground church and cemetery site, was active in the formation of other churches of his faith.


In 1867 Rev. Jackson was appointed to head a committee of nine trustees, which planned to build a Methodist Church at New Market. The trustees included his bro­ther, Benjamin, his son Wm. S., Daniel M. Miller, Francis A. Donelson, Peter and Samuel Smith, Abraham Zuck and Joseph W. Johnson. They purchased from Ellison and Sarah Ann Coleman Lot 17 of Block 12 for $15 and erected a frame building, which stood until about 1910. This church was very active prior to the opening of the Ridgway Church in 1894 after which attendance dwindled, and it closed soon after. In 1868 Rev. Josiah E. Jackson, Peter Smith and Joseph W. Johnson along with A. B. Gilpin, W. H. Moore, Chas. Vinson and Rev. Jesse Johnson were on the committee building the New Haven M. E. Church. On November 4, 1874, Jackson's name appears again as a trustee of Asbury M.E. Church along with those of J. J. Glasscock, G. B. Baker, B. A. Cook and Thompson Boyd when they purchased one acre from George T. and wife Anne Downen. During these early days, Methodism was already old in Gallatin County. On November 12, 1972, the Equality M. E. Church celebrated its one hundred and sixtieth anniversary. It was organized in 1812, as a part of the Massac Circuit in the Wabash District of the Tennessee Conference. Peter Cart­wright was the presiding Elder and Rev. David Goodner was the preacher in charge. This was the first church of record in the county. Following Rev. Goodner came Reverends Josiah Patterson in 1813, John C. Harberson in 1814, Daniel McHenry in 1815 and 1817, John Harris in 1816, Charles Slocum in 1818 and Thomas Davis 1819 and 1820.


With the return of the soldiers came a demand for railroads, and Gallatin was one of the many counties, which passed a bond issue to help defray the expense of a company, which would provide train service. Thomas S. Ridgway (1826‑97) was a respected citizen of Shawneetown. From his biography in Goodspeed's History we find that he began working in John S. McCracken's printing office in 1838, from 1839 to 1843 he worked in Col. E. H. Gatewood's dry goods store. In 1845 he became the junior member of the firm of O. Pool & Co., and in 1850 Mr. Pool retired, and he and John McKee Peeples continued the business as Peeples & Ridg­way. They became the leading house in Southern Illinois with sales of $200,000 to $300,000 per year. Their customers included farmers and others living 50 to 75 miles away. They sometimes purchased one half million dollars worth of tobacco in a year, as well as grain, pork and other products. Most of these they shipped to New Orleans, New York or Europe. In 1865 they closed out their merchandising business and organized the First National Bank in the four-story bank building built in 1839 and which is standing today. This building was owned by Mr. Ridg­way who made his home in a part of it.


In December 1867 he was made president of the Springfield and Illinois Southeastern Railroad Company, and under his leadership the 226 miles of rail was laid from Shawneetown to Beardstown by 1872. The present L & N Railroad line














through Equality was laid about the same time. The right of way was usually do­nated, but often it had to be cleared, leveled, drained or bridged. An old news­paper account tells of one of these roads hiring 300 drivers and teams, most of which I am sure pulled the steel ditch or road scrapers, commonly used for earth moving. The competition between the community centers of Crawford and New Market for the railroad was intense. Both had influential men who tried to influence Thomas Ridgway in favor of their own area. I have heard the names of many of his friends and former customers who were surprised when the surveyors marked out a route almost equidistant between the two places. It crossed the dividing line between the townships in the north part of what became the village of Ridg­way, named in honor of the builder who was elected the next treasurer of Illinois in 1874.


At this time only a few houses with various amounts of cleared land around each were within what became Ridgway. Henry (1808‑1852) and his wife, Margaret Hise Bean (1807‑80), lived in a large log house south of the high school athletic field. Their son, James M., lived in a three-room cabin 1/2 mile to the north. The first was occupied as a home by the Levi Perkins family until after 1900 and for farm storage until about 1925. The latter was replaced by an eight-room frame home in 1872. Another hewed log house was on the Lamb farm, across the street south of Block 9 or Peeples Addition. Some of the Simmons family also lived nearby, and the Thomas Calvin Kimbro family lived on what became the inter­section of South and Railroad Streets, after he and John C. Jarrell hired Nelson A. Gurney to plat the 17 block Original Survey of the Village of Ridgway in Nov. 1870. In April 1871 this was recorded and 80 lots were sold to Thos. Ridgway and Charles Carroll, a Shawneetown merchant, for $800. These they sold at a profit as the opportunity arose. In March of 1871 they purchased 24 platted blocks in Bartley for which they paid $500, hoping to start another town three miles south of Ridgway. They were more fortunate six miles to the north, where on the farm of Rev. Robert M. Davis, Omaha was started as a trade center.


In 1866 James Hammersley was operating a sawmill at the foot of Division Street on what is now located the Continental Grain Company. The next year his wife, Albina, started the first store on what was later Lot 1 Block 1 of the Village of Ridgway. Her father, Miro Harrington (1815‑83), of Gallipolis, Ohio, was a trader who operated boats on the Ohio River before buying several hundred acres of land near Old Cottonwood about 1860. Her brother, Henry (1850‑1941), operated a store near the old family home in Sect. 3 T8R9 in the late 1870s. His bookkeeping and penmanship was superb in the store account book, which also in­cluded his farm records, sales from his sawmill, expenses incurred and cash ad­vanced to customers or employees. Cash advances often included a notation such as 50¢ for one night at hotel at Hawthorn or for stage from New Haven, which had no railroad. Under the names of his 80 neighborhood accounts often appeared notes such as 2 bonnet boards by Lucy 05¢, 1 McGuffeys 4th reader 70¢, or a pair of shoes for John or Jane $1.25. My own experience proved the value of memory stim­ulants during some collection efforts. There were also charges for blacksmith work. The adjoining Reeder family probably continued this branch of the business, for I have seen the Reeder Blacksmith Shop account book. The last entries in the Henry Harrington account book were in April 1882. He and his wife farmed for several more years then moved to Ridgway where he was active in its development.


The Hammersley one and one half story home was located on Division Street about where the post office now stands. Their store, facing the same street, was on the New Market to Crawford road. This road became Main Street with the northeast corner of this building serving as the starting point for measurements














in the new town of Ridgway. In 1930 my cousin, Dale, and I with $200 each, rented the new DX service station on Lot 1 block 2 and started in business. Four years later we acquired the corner one block to the north which included a garage and other buildings as well as the old store which had acquired another story before 1890 and a new front a few years later. Our plans included a roof over the drive­ways and gasoline pumps, so the old 20 by 40-foot building had to go except for the southwest corner walls. When the alterations were completed, the wall on the south side of the driveway provided room for a 12-foot bench near the sidewalk. In season this bench was usually occupied by the older men who came to the post office across the street or one of the nearby stores on most weekdays. Mr. Barnum, publisher of the weekly Ridgway News, ran a story on the old store at this time. He listed its many occupants beginning with Albina Hammersley who sold to Wm. A. Dickey in 1871. This caused more than the usual amount of reminiscing and discussion among those who spent so many idle hours inside the station or out­side on the bench. Several remembered the beginning of the store and the start of the railroad. We sold our auto supply business in 1965 and the corner a few months later. In 1966 all the buildings were razed, 100 years after the first was started.


My maternal grandparents, Joshua T. (1856‑1946) and Narcissus Chappell Glass (1857‑1946) came to Illinois at the end of the war. He came from near Lynnville, Tennessee with his mother, Nancy Coggin Glass, and she from Henry County, Missouri, with her parents, S. L. and Celeste Arbuckle Chappell. Nancy lived with her sister, Winnie P, and husband John Wesley Chappell, on the farm adjoining his brother, S. L., less than 1/2 mile south of New Market. The brothers, natives of Marshall County, Tennessee, attended the New Pleasant C. P. church at Crawford Campground. My grandparents have told me that Ridgway's Main Street of today was cleared through the big trees only wide enough for wagons to pass, and only as far as East Street where the road branched. It was 30 years later or in 1896 that the Ridgway News told of Main Street being opened to Jackson Road. Both went to school at New Market in the old building, built in 1866 and replaced in 1893 by the present building, used last about 1940. I remember her telling about the split log seats at the school, trips to the neighbors for live coals if they let the fire go out, her love for square dances and how she used white cloth signals to announce dances to her friends living off the road, her appreciation of her horse and side saddle and her distaste for those who seemed to enjoy starting fights.


My grandfather had an inquisitive mind and a good memory. He told me that a union army passing through Giles County took everything edible he and his mother had. They shucked their field of corn, took two hives of bees and honey, caught their chickens and took his horse leaving one that could go no farther. He thought they would have the one chicken left which got under the house, but a soldier came inside, pried up a floorboard near the fireplace and took it, too. He did, however, after the abandoned horse got over its lameness, have a much better horse than they lost. He was one of the group of boys which followed Wm. Davis who shouldered a 100 pound keg of nails and walked to his home, almost a mile west of Hammersley's store, without stopping, For this feat of strength and endurance Davis won a $5 wager made as the result of some teasing and a boast during the stocking of the store in 1867. He described Mr. Davis as old and gray but of stocky build. Davis was 59 at the time, and was the Crawford justice of the peace.


James Grubbs (1865‑1951) has told me that when he was a young man my Great-grandmother Chappell often drove a hack while selling, and took eggs or chickens if her customers were short of cash. He said she aided many Union veterans or













their widows in filling out applications and service claims. She drew a widow's pension of $9 to S12 monthly. I remember my grandfather running a small store at four locations, the last near Eldorado. There were many small buildings hous­ing one‑man operations selling canned goods, bologna, cheese, bread and tobacco and other easily stocked items. Grandmother and he both sold Raleigh and Larkin home products, he in his Ridgway store and she from her peddler's basket. When long hair was womans crowning glory, many saved their combings, which they brought to her for fashioning into hair switches. I lived in town with them during part of my first year in school and have seen her sew and comb this long hair for hours, but when in need of quick cash, she know who would be out of this or that. She sold from her basket, and took orders for future delivery but usually came home with the necessary money. He also drove a huckster wagon. An ad in one of my old newspapers dated about 1902 says "J. T. Glass brings his store to your door". Where sales are easy, collections are often hard. This fact has shortened the life of many businesses, and maybe his, though he never mentioned this. I never remembered him owning a team, but several times on Saturday my father furnished a team and surrey, which I drove to town in the early morn. He loaded a supply of T. M. Sayman soap, Raleigh extracts, liniment, salves and other items for man or beast. From here we followed the country route and stopped at the homes he selected. I especially remember the spring of 1919 when he sold his merchan­dise and we both sold mine, which was a history of World War One. From my profits I bought a bicycle. While I drove, he often talked of early happenings in the area, or about the family who lived here or there. Much of this I have forgotten. Now I wish I had taken notes, then I was more interested in a bicycle. The memory of the recent war plus the higher farm prices made sales easier.


At that time there were four or five farm families for each one now. Our county increased its population from about 8000 in 1860 to over 23,000 in 1890. The census of 1920 still listed almost 23,000, but now we are back to the 8,000 figure of 1860. The 1860 figure included many natives of England, Scotland, Wales and Germany who worked in the Bowlesville Township mines. Many of the miners lived in or around the communities of Middle Mines, Saline Mines and the village of Bowlesville, which once had a population of over 300. Once busy Bowlesville had three streets, which were designated as Log Row, Box Row and Brick Row, which describe the houses on each. It was the headquarters of the Bowlesville Min­ing Company. Only the long abandoned brick hotel was there on my last visit. It is said that Robert G. Ingersoll made his first political speech in the old log school on Log Row. A ferry once crossed the Saline River west of Saline Mines. Most of these mining families moved when the mines closed many years ago, though a few descendants remained to take up other occupations. A resurgence in coal mining activity in that area was mainly responsible for an increase in popu­lation in 1970 over 1960. We probably have more people in the towns than ever before and fewer on the farms. The hope for a better life in the city was the main cause of the exodus from the farms. This has made possible larger farms with mechanization, which has raised the income of those remaining. Much of the once populated hill area of Southern Gallatin County is now a part of Shawnee Forest owned by the U. S. Government and covered with pine trees.


Letters and petitions preserved in the Territorial Papers, some of which are included in this article, indicate to some extent the settlement here when Galla­tin County was organized on 9‑14‑1812. Many of these came from points upriver. Following were many from Kentucky, particularly from the Muhlenberg and Christian County area, and then from Tennessee and the Carolinas. Most were from the farm areas and were looking for the low priced land of which they had heard. Most bought from the land office but records show that others paid from $400 to $600 for an improved 80 acres in 1820. From the opening of the land office in 1814












many bought land as an investment. Later some of these choice tracts were sold at a good profit. The last of the government land was entered in the 1850s. With most of the early settlers raising large families, the search for new or low priced land soon started over again, as the demand from the next generation pushed the price still higher.


Dr. Benjamin Rush, in writing on the frontier economy of Pennsylvania in 1786, stated that there were often three successive types of settlers involved in the making of a farm out of the wilderness. He wrote that the first is often a man who has outlived his credit or fortune in the cultivated parts of the state, who moves to an isolated spot, builds a shelter, girdles or deadens the trees on an acre or two where he plants Indian corn after loosening the ground. His pleas­ures mainly consist of hunting and fishing, and this furnished most of the food for his family. He often has a weakness for liquor, and the family life is crude. When hunting gets poor or neighbors near, they move again. He is usually suc­ceeded by a family of the second type which builds a good cabin of hewed logs, enlarges the fields, plants an orchard and grows more of a variety in crops. This farmer was often inefficient, however, and was succeeded by a farmer who made good. Dr. Rush pointed out that the first class of settler in new surroundings sometimes advanced through all three grades, and the second often went to the top.


This could be compared to Gallatin County 25 to 50 years later, where the squatter might compare with the first type, and those who bought farms at the government land office with the second type. Some of the second type were good farmers at the time they bought their land, who hired help and soon had their land cleared and in production. Others worked in the timber or at one of the many other jobs available in the new country. The making of barrel staves and hoop poles was big business here when so many things were shipped in barrels. The coming of the railroads caused a big demand for new and replacement railroad ties. V. W. Smith (1842‑1931) listed in the account book, which I now have the names of several men who during the winter hewed ties on his farm east of Ridgway. In 1871, thirteen men were employed in cutting and hauling wood to the railroad. He was the son o£ Joseph, storeowner and J.P. at New Market from 1858 to 1861. Uncle Peck, as he was called, was the last of the old soldiers in this area. He furnished employment for many men in clearing and farming his blackland farm, usually referred to as Pecktown. Many ties hewed with a broad axe are still in use on our local tracks.


Some were more at home in the timber than in the fields, and as the timber disappeared they moved on. The sons or grandsons often balked at paying a price of perhaps $20 for an acre that the folks had turned down at $1 a few years ear­lier. Often the parents could not resist the tempting offers and, being finan­cially fortified, they too joined the trek to the new areas. A few may have moved on account of debts. In the old general store account books I have seen two accounts marked off with the statements "moved to Ioway" or "left the coun­try". The move was almost always to the West. From here it was usually to Missouri or Arkansas during the period from 1870 to the early l900s. I have often heard the older men on the station bench mentioned earlier, talk of those moving to those states. The assembly place was Ridgway's East Edwards Street from Division Street east to Jarrell and sometimes to East Street alongside Valter's pasture. They gathered here to get last minute repairs at the Joel Lamb blacksmith shop or from J. B. Randall who advertised in 1894 as Lamb's successor. This was on Lot 3 Block 1 and later, on Lot 4 Block 4. As many as 20 wagons load­ed with the necessities for life in a new area waited here for latecomers and made last minute preparations for the trip. The railroad companies advertised special












rates to the home seekers, and the newspapers printed glowing accounts of the West as well as letters from those who had made the move. Many succeeded, a few failed after the move. One man who started with nothing showed me his cattle and pastures as well as hundreds of acres of soybeans on his Mississippi Delta farm when I visited him several years ago. I know of others who perhaps had less de­termination, ability or luck who required money from home in order to get back. In some areas here the population turnover was almost complete.


The beginning of a move to this area from adjoining Posey County, Indiana, was led by John (1782‑1875) and Alice Moye, four of their seven sons, a daughter and son‑in‑law, Ajax Fillingim (1811‑97). They were natives of Craven County, N. Carolina and settled in Center and Robinson Townships of Posey County about 1830. About 1856 they settled near what later became Fillingim School and New Zion Baptist Church in Sections 22 and 15 T8R9, donating the land for the school in 1859 and for the church a few years later. About 1870 their former Indiana neighbors began buying land in the area of Asbury M. E. Church in Section 1 and the Old Cottonwood Primitive Baptist Church on the east side of Sect. 3. By l9O0 thousands of acres of land north and east of New Zion had new owners from Posey County, most of whom 1lad accepted good offers from nearby farmers of German de­scent who were seeking land in that area. The turnover of inhabitants in both areas was very large. Coming to this area were members of the following families: Wade, Reeder, Rister, Reeves, Grant, Downen, Mills, Crunk, Wilson, Edwards, Ride­nour, Stallings, Gwaltney, Ramsey, Murphy, Hendrick, Thomas, Hardy, Givens, Allyn, Duty and Williams, and others I am sure.


The Irish or Pond Settlement centers on St. Patrick's, the first R. C. Church in the county erected of logs in 1853. The first of the Irish settlers of which we have record was John Lawler who in April 1828, purchased from the heirs of John Reyburn, the NE 1/4 of Section 24, T8R9 which is located a short dis­tance north of the church. He died in 1835 and was buried on a part of his farm, which later became the church cemetery. The grading and paving of the Shawnee­town riverfront in 1837 brought in more Irish who later settled on the rich land of this parish. William M. Harrelson had a general store 1/4 mile south of the church, which was called the Irish Grocery. It was across the line in New Haven Township, and he moved it to Ridgway early in the 1880s. Both church and store were on the old stage and mail road from Shawneetown to New Haven and Vincennes. There were many country stores, as well as those who sold from hacks or wagons prior to the auto age. Both sold much farm-slaughtered meat during the fall.


There were many improvements in this county between 1870 and l9O0. During this period most of the land was cleared much of it drained by ditch or tile. There were three or four brick and tile kilns operating in the county, and the Jacobs family had a cotton gin on their farm about three miles north of New Shawneetown. It is believed that they operated a gin earlier near Cypress Junction. The county reached its population peak of 23,791 in 1890, which is more than three times the present population. Shawneetown with a population of 1,764 is listed as fourteenth in size among towns in Illinois in the J. H. Colton Atlas published in 1856. The Illinois map in this edition shows the Paducah & Vincennes Railroad, now the Penn Central, and many other lines already operating at that time. The coming of this rail line eliminated much of the interiors dependence on Shawneetown and greatly narrowed her trade area. Though still an important town with energetic leaders, it never regained its earlier prominence as a business center.


An effort to link the romantic river with the new rail lines was made in 1870 when much money was spent in building the beautiful Riverside Hotel. Space will not permit a full description, but the ground floor was for stores and a drummers











sample room. The high ceiling second floor contained a lobby and dining room where parties and balls were held. It also contained an apartment and a bridal suite. The third and fourth floors had more than fifty bedrooms. Above these was a tower for river watching. There were special or excursion rates offered on the passenger trains, coinciding with shows or excursions on the riverboats or balls at the hotel. Couples came by train as far as fifty miles, especially to the grand opening in 1873. Many came and business boomed on these occasions, but expenses were too high in relation to business in general. It soon closed, and Henry Docker and the other stockholders turned it over to the banker, Thos. Ridgway, who rented and later sold it to the Cadle family who were operating it in 1897, or "dispensing hospitality", as a St. Louis newsman wrote. It was per­haps larger than the town justified. This picturesque landmark was razed in 1941 during the building of New Town as it was then called.


Omaha was laid out along the new railroad on part of the farm of Rev. Robert

Davis (1824‑1908) who was a C. P. minister for more than 60 years. He donated the land for the Palestine cemetery and the church, which he helped organize in 1852. He then served as its pastor for 50 years. He served as pastor and helped organize several other Presbyterian churches in the north part of Gallatin and the south part of White County. He and his sons also operated a large general store in Omaha. There was also an old church and school combination near the Old Bradley Cemetery, both of which Henry Shatteen (1869‑1965), attended. Mr. Shatteen, a small storeowner in Ridgway for almost 60 years, told me his parents attended church there before his time. Christmasville located near the center of Section 16 and about one mile north of Zion Church Cemetery had a post office in 1860. Later it had two stores, a blacksmith shop, a sawmill and a school. This North Fork Township trade center, called Elba in the community, now has only two or three houses left. A small coal-mining town of reddish tile blockhouses in Sect. 23 of T9R8 was listed by the railroad as Lawler Station but known by most as Guineaville. When the mine was abandoned about 1920, the houses were sold for salvage. Cottonwood in Asbury Township was once a busy place with a bank, doctor, stores, churches and a school; the churches and a few homes remain. A few other places had names, but of these, only Robinett was listed as having a post office by Johnson's Illustrated Family Atlas published in 1864. Their Illinois map shows what we know as Cypress in North Gold Hill Township as a large lake. This explains the 1876 land entries in this area as shown in the accompanying article. The map shows Equality as still one of the main road centers of Southern Illinois.


      The first third of the twentieth century also brought change and progress. Many remember Ridgway Township's first 2‑1/2 miles of hard road, which was surfaced with fist-sized rocks about 1912. I saved a picture of a steam engine pulling the heavy eight-foot high roller used on these roads. The roller was left on Mary Street for many years and used little, if ever again, because the rough rocks hurt the horses feet. The part from Ridgway east to the Peter Smith corner and north by Jackson Cemetery made a solid base for the present blacktop, however. The rest of our roads were dirt, which meant mud in much of the winter and spring and dust in part of the rest of the year. The worst of the mud holes had to be crosslaid with slabs. I have often heard the expression "the roads were rough but passable". As the automobiles became more common, better roads were needed. Early in the 1920s they began surfacing the main roads with gravel. The gravel was shoveled from a coal car by the driver, into a specially built wagon bed holding one yard and having a loose floor of two by fours for easy unloading. The gravel was dumped into a graded‑out bed 8 to 12 inches deep and perhaps 10 feet wide. My father, Leo, placed a wagon and team on the hauls, which lasted a few weeks during the summer. Sometimes we waited for gravel on one end and always had to wait our turn to un­load on the other, but the rest of the time was hard driving or hard work. The












unloading and reassembly of the gravel beds kept the wagons six or eight minutes apart at the start of the return trip. With more pay for more loads, some tried to get extra loads by passing other drivers. Scooping was the weakness of the younger drivers, but we usually held our own and enjoyed the challenge. One year our earnings more than paid for a new Studebaker wagon, the next went toward our first car, a Model T Ford.


      As for life on the farm in the early part of this century, there seemed to be work for everyone. Boys are now often eager to start driving tractors at 8 or 10 years of age. Then it was teams. Except for starting and stopping, a well-trained team needed little attention as it pulled a wagon loaded with grain or coal behind another wagon. I remember boys of eight riding a three horse plow or drag when needed. My father combined business and recreation with three or four group fishing trips to the lake or creek each summer with their seine, and an overnight camp­ing trip each fall to the bottoms for a supply of hickory nuts or pecans. Mother enjoyed trading trips to Ridgway. They made visits together but were busy the rest of the time it seemed. We all planted the garden, but she cultivated it, raised chickens, washed on the board using home‑made lye soap, cooked canned fruit, made hominy, and sometimes found time to help Dad husk corn or have the cows milked in the evening when we were busy in the fields. I have a copy of an interesting letter, dated 10‑31‑1864, by a Mrs. Irions of Hardin County to her Harrington and Northrup relatives. It tells of war rumors, neighborhood deaths, worries concerning her boys who were in the army, carding and spinning cotton for 27 yards of warp and of weaving linsey which she intended to use in making clothes for the family. Mom made much of our clothing, also wrote very interesting letters, and had she been of an earlier generation, I am sure she would have found time to card, spin and weave. She was almost 86 at the time of her death on 8‑4‑1972. There was feeding and milking to do before and after our two and three mile walk to grade or high school. Those who lived farther than three miles rode horses or

drove a buggy to high school. We had a windmill, but many had to pump water for their livestock. I can remember the troublesome point rows on the ditch that could have been straight, as well as the stumps and sprouts on the back of the farm. Mr. Henry Luckett, (1872‑1955), whose parents lived on and owned this part of the farm from 1883 to 1897, told me in the 1930s that the first ditch was the depression left after dragging logs through the swamp to the sawmill. This was done with ox teams soon after they moved on the farm. Soon after, the landowners used steel two‑horse scrapers to deepen the depression and the swamp and wasteland was on the way to becoming productive land. They had not completed the clearing when they left, so this explains the sprouts and stumps which, if not dug out, often last for many years.


      Corn was usually grown on the lowlands and wheat on the ridge or upland fields in this county. A straw pile and barn filled with hay furnished roughage for all livestock. With more work stock required to raise more corn, it seemed in our case that half of all the corn we harvested went to feed the horses and mules and for seed corn for the next crop. The rest went to a cattle shed crib or bin for market cattle or hogs and one or two milk cows. Many farmers called wheat their money crop, and threshing time was looked forward to by all. The Smith farm account book of the 1860s listed five men who cradled wheat at $1.50 per day and two boys who tied bundles at $.75 per day. At harvest wages were always higher. Common wages at this time were from $.60 to $1.00 per day and the ordinary farmer had only a few bushels of wheat to furnish bread for Sunday or special occasions. I have two large pictures of a threshing scene at my Grandmother Miner's in 1904 showing 56 people including ten neighbor women who came to visit and help prepare the noon meal. There were as many children as workmen in the group. She had good














wheat yields. Dad was renting the same land from her 15 or 20 years later when much of the natural fertility of the soil was gone, and yields were much lower. Except for the World War I period, wages and prices were also low. Most farmers stored wheat for flour, which was picked up as needed in 25 or 50 pound cloth bags, which found many uses in households short of cash. If my memory is correct, the mills gave 35 to 38 pounds per bushel. Wages were near what they were 50 or 60 years earlier. Men with families received about $.75 per day and a house to live in plus a cow to furnish milk and two hogs for meat. Sometimes flour was also furnished. Single men received the same wages along with their board. I know that in some cases even this wage was hard to pay. Money was freer and extra help was needed at harvest, and this meant higher wages. For corn shucking, wages varied but were usually around $1 for a 30‑35 bushel wagonload. I was among the majority who husked and scooped two loads each day while some were getting three. I remember land selling for $30 per acre, which would easily sell for $700 today. Chemical fertilizers and limestone had worked their wonders on this run down land during this period. Ridges of light soil, which had produced almost nothing, now did about as well as the dark.


A big migration from this area to the cities began during World War I. Much of it was toward the Alton‑Woodriver area of this state or to automobile parts or assembly plants in Ohio or Michigan. A Mr. Sarver from the Ford Plate Glass Co. Of near Toledo, Ohio, recruited several workers from here during a visit. In 1923 when I was 16, I followed a threshing machine for more than three weeks. I was one of the five or six pitchers in the first two, and drove one of the eight or ten bundle wagons in the last run, for my father. Each farmer in the group or run furnished two men and a wagon, and furnished the noon meal for all the workers if they were threshing his crop at mealtime. The farm wives often tried to excel in preparing good meals. These made the men's work more enjoyable, if not easier. With the stumps and sprouts about all rotted or grubbed out, and having a brother two years my junior, I decided to use the harvest wages to fi­nance a search for a job. A few days later I was working at the Specialty Fur­niture factory in Evansville, Indiana, proud of the S.30 per hour and $16.20 per week. Within two weeks my friend and classmate, son of our nearest neighbor, was working at a nearby factory. The next fall, with more experience and confidence, I was working under Mr. Sarver at the Rossford branch of the glass plant. Here we made door glass and windshields for autos, and the wages were much better. I never missed a day's work there except when, after giving notice, I quit to cure my homesickness. I worked there four times in three years. During this time my brother had started working in East Alton. I have written chiefly about the lives and moves with which I am most familiar. In general I feel that they are typical in many ways and differ only in detail. The unusual fact is that two young brothers came back to Gallatin County after living in the city. In the early 1900s many of our people moved to Saline and adjoining counties where they worked in the mines. The move away from our county continues today. Eight of our nine children are in the cities; the youngest is still in college. It is the same with most of their generation. Of those who have stayed, most have a wide acquaintance and move at a slower pace in a friendly community and have a good life with most city conveniences and without many city problems. We have pro­ductive soil, several nice lakes and the Pounds Hollow Recreation Area, which had some very interesting rock formations. It is located in the scenic southwest part of the county and offers camping, fishing and bathing facilities.


We have in Shawneetown, Equality and New Haven, three of the oldest and most important towns of early Illinois. Much of the early life prior to the formation of the state centered around these communities. Clarence Edwin Carter who com­piled the Illinois Territorial Papers in 1948, included two business letters from













the Postmaster General of the United States to George Robinson, Postmaster of Shawnee Town, and James Ratcliff, Postmaster of the U. S. Saline, of Indiana Territory. Both were dated December 17, 1812. The name of the latter was changed from Saline Post Office to Equality Post Office on 7‑20‑1827. A large part of the territory's revenue came from the salt works in 1812. New Haven on the Little Wabash River was important as a river trading post with a river crossing or ford, as well as Boone's fort and water mill. Quoted earlier in this article from Goodspeed's Gallatin History o£ 1887, is an account of Jonathan Boone's coming to New Haven in 1812. There is some disagreement among early writers on the relationship and part played there by the Boone family. Joseph, said to be a son of Jonathan, entered the land in 1814 and sold it to D. North and William P. Robinson in February 1818. The building of the palisade indicates an early date and the Boone family caution. Squire, one of the five brothers of Jonathan and Daniel, had a fort in Kentucky where the family operated a mill as early as 1783. None of the family was found in the 1810 or 1818 area census. Jonathan Boone, age 50 and born in Kentucky is listed as the head of family #382 in the 1860 census of New Haven. The relationship, if any, is unknown. The Boone Family by Hazel A. Spraker in 1922 states that Jonathan Boone died in 1808 after the building of the mill. He would have been old at this time.


New Haven was platted in October, 1818, by the buyers of the Boone property, William P. Robinson and Darius North, who were mentioned in the Posey County History of 1885 by Goodspeed, as Mt. Vernon's first storekeepers. I have a copy of a part of this survey showing the reservations for church purposes between Main and Mill Streets as well as the mill on Water and Mill Street. Between the river and Water Street there is a ridge in front of the Richardson home. This is said to be the burial spot of many of the early settlers including some members of the Boone family. I have been told that there were two large flat rocks, the length and width of a grave, as well as from four to ten of the early thin type stones plus a few sandstone or fieldstones at the head of graves. Some of the older people knew this as the Boone Cemetery, others as the Indian or Old Cemetery. The names are all that remain today. A new survey or addition was made in 1835 in which one block bounded by Marshal, LaFayette, Fort and Melvin Streets was reserved as a burial site. Of the four or five elderly people that I talked to, none know of any burials there.


Along with copies and notes from the 1818 New Haven and the 1854 Crawford account books, I have the originals from several stores dating from 1858 to 1940. In the latter year Saturday was still the big day with business on our corner equaling two or three other days. Cars had to go two or three blocks from the square to find a parking place, and the sidewalks were filled with happy people. Some visited until ten or eleven o'clock before going to the stores, which usually closed at midnight. J. Robert Smith, past president of the Illinois State His­torical Society, made an interesting address at the dedication of the Boone marker at New Haven on July 11, 1971. He told how the people of the area lived over 150 years ago, what they bought, sold and traded; what they wore and ate and drank; how they worked and hunted. He later wrote, I knew how their forefathers lived in 1818. The facts came from reading and studying the worn, faded pages of the old ledger from a pioneer New Haven trading post. It was loaned to him by Andrew Bosaw who found it in 1928 in the cellar of the old log building near the old mill on Mill and Water Streets. After the store, it had housed a variety of other businesses, before being razed in 1928.


I have most issues of our local weekly newspaper after 1894 and copies of some very early county papers. Obituaries and stories in these along with infor­mation from elder citizens, general store ledgers and farm record books tell much about people, their hopes, frustrations and friends. The unused part of one old












ledger contained unmailed letters of the 1860s as well as a partial diary. The farm record books tell of every day income and outgo, where it came from and to whom it was paid and for what ‑ often a calendar of daily events. The territorial court order book of 1812 to 1818 is getting very dim. Along with the settlement of estates and other items, it tells of the differences between men and how they were settled. I have added the names of about 170 jurymen and many of the others to my bulging notebook. I have tried to preserve anything that had a story to tell on local history. Often a clue from one book is explained in another. Cemetery inscriptions tell many stories.


My interest in old cemeteries began with the stories I heard as a boy of the old Downen farm and homes. Death of my great grand parents, Joseph J., (1828‑67), and Elizabeth Downen Moye, (1833‑71), left their children, including my grand­mother Lucretia Alice Miner, (1863‑1927), without a home. They finally ended up with their grandfather, George Tilman Downen, (1805‑80), in Section 32 three miles southwest of Blairsville in Posey County, Indiana. George T. had eleven children by his first wife, Lucretia Culley, (1809‑45), and seven daughters by his second wife, Ann Owen Givens, a widow with at least three children. Her parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Owen. Most of the children settled northeast of Ridgway.


Grandmother, a widow, lived near us and was often alone, so as a small boy I spent much time with her. As relatives visited, conversation often drifted back to the busy times at the old Downen home place. I remember talk of often having twenty‑five at mealtime, the cool water from the never failing spring, the vineyard and the large orchard. The three food items, which they always had plenty of, were cornbread, apple butter and sorghum molasses if my memory is correct. They produced most of what they used or ate on the large farm. They butchered and cured lots of meat, but often it failed to last through the season.


Josiah Downen, Jr. had entered this 160 acres in 1814, sold the south half in 1820 to his elder brother, Timothy, who built a log house on the northwest side of the tract. George T., son of Timothy, purchased the other 80 acres in­cluding Josiah Jr's old home in 1831. Later he acquired much of the adjoining land but continued in the old log home near the spring until the 1870s when he built a new two‑story frame home about twenty feet north of the old one. They continued to use both homes, and for many years they were assessed separately as the new and old house.


When I decided in the early 1940's to search for the old place, the picture had changed, though Downen descendants still owned the farm. Only a pear tree remained from the orchard, the old house with the big fireplace had been gone for 25 years, the new house now old was filled with hay. The spring had been filled in, but it was found on a later trip. Its cool water had found another outlet much farther down the hill. The cemetery was near to where I expected to find it. It was on the ridge, perhaps 300 yards south of the George T. Downen home, and east of where I have heard the Timothy Downen home was located. The cemetery, almost forgotten, was covered with brush and briers and many of the stones were down, but it still told its story. Timothy's marker, (1777‑1828), was the oldest, but there were many others, relatives and neighbors. What I found here, along with the memories encouraged more research. Other descendants became interested. Meetings were started about 1967. We all worked together in collecting data from the widely scattered branches of the family. In May of 1970 this information was turned over to another descendant to be compiled into a Downen History. With more than 500 advance orders for the book, we are all looking forward to its completion.














This book is by no means a complete history of Gallatin County, or of her people. This would take much space and time, and besides, much had already been written on the county's history. This book is more a collection of sketches from the time of the first settlement to about 1940. An effort has been made to pres­ent items with which the writer is most familiar. The material for these sketches has been collected over a long period of time. At the beginning it was because the collector enjoyed hearing the old people tell of the happenings that occurred either in their early days or those they had heard from their elders. Later, still with no idea of publication, old letters, farm records, store account books and other old items were collected which substantiated and refreshed the memory of many of these old stories. Visits by the elderly to the homes where they felt welcome were much more common before old age pensions, radio and television came along. The news and stories that came with these visits of a few days helped break winter's monotony.


In the early 1950's, John W. Allen, historian at Southern Illinois Univer­sity and past president of the Illinois Historical Society, began writing stories under the title "It Happened in Southern Illinois". These were published in many newspapers including our local weekly. In a story on old cemeteries, he stated that their inscriptions were the only link to an earlier generation remaining in some areas. He wrote that these were becoming eroded and unreadable in some cases, and in others the markers had been removed and the cemetery destroyed. He urged someone in every county to copy these inscriptions before more were lost. Others shared his views, but I decided to make a start in spite of my work, which kept me occupied six days a week. For many years I spent part of my leisure time, mostly on holidays or Sunday afternoons, in copying and searching because I continued to hear of other cemeteries. As I sought directions to one, I was often told of others when I mentioned what I was doing. I enjoyed these fall and winter hikes, and except for the Brannon and Callicott in Bowlesville and a cemetery in Eagle Creek Township, I found all I heard of. The few markers in these may have been moved earlier, but there are possibly other cemeteries still intact which I failed to hear of. I did find more than twice the number that I expected to find in the county. Except for four cemeteries, I copied all inscriptions personally, and most were complete. Those passed by were some of the more recent and were in cemeteries in current use. There were probably a few missed unintentionally, others were old and worn ‑ on these I used chalk. Some markers were more or less covered with dirt or brush; on these a hoe was used. In spite of precaution, letters or a numeral may have been missed. I listed the cemeteries under the names I heard them called, some may have more than one name. Sometimes I spent hours searching for and minutes copying small cemeteries. Others required several trips to complete.


In a few cases the maiden name of the wife was added in parenthesis in order to better identify the family. The land entries, listed by townships, usually showed the first location of the settler, however, many were here for years be­fore buying land while others bought much for resale. I believe that errors in this story, the cemetery records, or the land grants are minor and few. I have tried to avoid any errors, but pinpointing land descriptions is difficult. Some old records are dim and hard to read. Mistakes here or elsewhere could have been made. Writing is not one of my strong points. My experience is limited to a few short stories on the history of Ridgway, and our churches and schools, written for and used by local groups and newspapers. Because so much of his­toric value has been lost, I have concentrated on collecting and preserving what remains of it. However, neither the collecting nor the preserving is of value unless shared by those interested. It is with this in mind that this has been compiled and is now offered.














Much credit is due Mrs. Mary A. Anderson for her interest and assistance in the preparation of this book. In the last few years, she has spent a great deal of time on research in this area. We have exchanged many items on local history during this period, and she has recently finished typing extra copies of the cemetery records. I copied and mapped the government land grants and have found the map of value in many ways when used in combination with other early records. She has spent many weeks in preparing, typing and indexing these land grant and cemetery records.


Among those making lesser though important contributions are Mrs. Harriet Vaught who has copied many cemeteries in White and other counties, my daughter Mrs. Robert B. Williams, the Fillingim family, the Geo. K. Jones family, John Tanner and Mrs. Nell Hemphill Pittman. Members of our Gallatin County Histor­ical Society and many others deserve thanks for their part in preserving so many pictures and records of earlier times, for generations of the future. The Historical Society has assembled an interesting collection, which is on display at the Docker House Museum in Old Shawneetown.


I enjoyed October 14, 1972, visiting a few of our county's historic sites with Obvert Anderson our school librarian, and his wife Mary A., and Rev. Ralph Harrelson and his wife, Dessie. The Harrelsons, long active in the Hamilton County Historical Society, were anxious to visit the site of the Island Ripple Church as part of their research on early churches. Their last record on this church was when in 1865 it rejoined the association of Baptist churches. I drove to the home of Carl Wenzel who owns the rest of the farm from which the church and cemetery were taken. Finding the old road closed, we began our climb through the brush to the top of the hill. The wooded acre containing the cemetery was surrounded by high weeds and bushes. It was located on the north edge of the township about 3/8 miles north of the house. Most of the cemetery is enclosed by a heavy concrete and steel bar fence, which was new at the time of my earlier visit. I was told that a Spivey descendant returned from the city, spent some time and a few thousand dollars on its erection, with the hope that it would protect the resting-place of his beloved people. His forebears had probably attended church and school here when roads criss­crossed these hills. Now the place was isolated. Several cemetery snapshots were taken, and then we began the descent. The view across the valley had also undergone a great change since my earlier visit. Instead of the wooded hills and green fields around the old village of Bowlesville, we now saw the spoil banks of the strip mines. Next, we drove to Island Ripple. We parked nearby and walked down a path to the ford. The river was wide, and the water only a few inches deep as it ran over this long stretch of hard rock bottom. Except for the water's unusual color, this spot was probably little changed since it began serving as the main crossing for the salt wagons in the early 1800's. The salt spring has never changed either. We continued our trip through the melon country to the village of Cypress Junction, center of the early cypress groves and junction of our county's two railroads. In a search for the Half Moon Salt Licks west of Equality, we finished our day and my story.



Dated: January 1973



Glen Miner
















Listed by township, section and page.


Cemeteries that have been destroyed          pages 84-86


      Cottonwood Presbyterian                 Section 27                1

      Ellison Family                                  25                6

      Sanders Family                                  27                4

      Swan                                            21                42

      Vinson                                         24                21


Christian                                       19 & 30           75

Cubelo                                          9                5

Earnshaw                                        29                75

Gold Hill                                       1                12

Gum Springs                                     15                4

Hogan                                            9                39

Island Ripple                                    5                4

Kendrick                                        31                75

Leonberger                                      33                63

McCue                                           33                74

Middle Mines                                    27                47

Ozee                                            30               73

Reid Hill                                       35                14

Robinette                                       29                62

Smith                                           33 & 34           67

Stanley                                         26                5

Willis                                          19                63

Willis & Zinn                                   30                63


      Banks                                           32                47

      Blakely Family                                 26                48

      Dutton                                          24                78

      Greer                                          10                74

      Hill                                            36                74

      Jackson                                         25                78

      Kedron                                          17               73

      Lawrence or Pyles                               28                48

      Leamington                                      22                64

      Lloyd                                           5                74

      Pisgah                                          12                63

      Soward                                          28                42

      Thacker                                         26                48

      Woods                                           4                47


Bodenback Family                                33                67

Elmwood                                          7                43

Equality Village                                17                8

                     Supplement                                82

Hargrave Family                                  4                6

Hickory Hill                                    14                6

Hickory Hill Catholic                           14                77

Leavell Hill                                    36                34

Pickering Family                                34                61

St. Joseph Catholic                              7                44











Boutwell                        Section 15      page 8

Byrd                                      26          4

Dorman                                    34          6

Fields                                    14          45

Kanady                                    32          48

McGhee                                    28          49

New Bradley Family                        7          19

Old Bradley                               8          19

Old Robinson                              12          42

Westwood                                  24          50


Allen                                     33          2

Gilpin Family                             20          2

Groves                                    29          18


Bell                                      14          78

Crawford                                  25          21

Danner                                    15          20

Garrett                                   33          8

Oak Grove Church                          7          60

St, Joseph Catholic                       36          68

Union Chapel                              8          60

Zion                                      21          41


Adkin                                     32          46

Blackard                                  25          77

Hazel Ridge                               19          2

Palestine #1                              27          61

Palestine #2                              22          13

Poplar                                    31          59

Shain                                     19          18


Asbury                                     1          78

Callicott                                 25          15

Goforth                                   16          21

Jackson                                   29          26

Jones                                     17          17

Lamb                                      30          3

Logan                                    23          78

New Zion                                  15          7

Old Cottonwood                            3          76

Riley                                     35          17

St. Patrick Catholic                      24          65


Buck                                      17          37

Immaculate Conception                     18          71

Logsdon                                    8          20

New Robinson                               8          18


















COTTONWOOD Cemetery and Presbyterian Church are located in the Village

of Cottonwood, Asbury twp. Section 27, T7S R9E. In 1863 William Ghol­son deeded 4 1/2 acres for cemetery purposes. This list copied by Glenn

Minor in September, 1958 is of the old graves and many of the newer ones.

The real name of the cemetery is OAK GROVE Cemetery.


Millspaugh, Daniel 1858‑?? wife Judieth (Sanders) 1848‑1918

Smith, Elbert H. 1840-1917 wife Mary A. 1835‑1917 dau Susan Clema d 1864

       John W. 1836‑1907 wife Rebecca 1834‑1912 dau Emulus Iclotal 1856‑1864

Hodges, Lewis b in Virginia 1809‑1881

Taylor, John 1822-?, wife Elizabeth 1832‑1902, Jasper 1864‑1892

Rodgers, Nancy 1834-1863 wife of George

Joyner, N.W., Co. C, 29th Ill. Inf.

Gholson, Asa 1825‑1885 wife Mary 1829‑1892

Holland, John 1839‑1881 Armarilda dau of J.W.& N.J. Holland

Moore, Joel 1832‑1878 wife Frances 1840‑??

Sanders, Eli 1810‑1884  wife Nancy J. 1818‑1876 (Eli son of James S.)

Downen, F.A. 1819‑1884

        Brice M. 1807‑1876 wife Margaret 1813-1873

        Brice Martin 1852‑1872 son of Brice M.& Margaret

Green, Charles 1869‑1929 wife Ada 1873- dau Eunice 1903‑1929

Downen, Rev. Joseph 1872‑1950 wife Violetta 1872‑1930

Hall, F. 1873‑1953 wife Rossie 1883‑1905

Sanders, Francis H. 1850‑1942 wife Jemima (Harrington) 1850‑1932

Glasscock, Thomas H. 1845‑1923 wife Arminda 1847‑1918

Hardy, Joseph L. 1862‑1547 wife Lora 1868-1910 dau Lillian 1900‑1901

Beasley, James E. 1852‑1930 wife Sarah 1862-1930

Vinson, Charles R. 1859‑1943 wife Rosetta 1862‑1936

Null, William H. 1846‑1904

McGhee, Martha E. Mother 1838‑1856

McGuire, Thomas 1850-1900 wife Annie 1853‑1932

         Dr. William 1873-1940 wife Lottie 1875‑1953

Bates, William E. 1845‑1877 wife Victoria 1848‑1877

Glasscock, W.A. 1821‑1882 wife Delpha 1823-1883

           Elizabeth 4‑14‑1814 d 1901

Halley, Benjamin F. Co. G 7th Ill. Inf. Elbert 1867‑1868

Hale, James B, 1842‑1933 wife Mary J. 1846-1923

Bryant, Marcus 1846‑1922 wife Celia 1846‑1931

Holland, Alonzo 1875‑1950 wife Lula 1877­

Sanders, Solon 1872‑1967 wife Sadie M. 1844‑1947

Stone, William H. 1814‑1862

Holland, R.M. 1841‑1911 Tempy 1843‑1868 Martha J. 1853‑1877

         Sarah H. 1844‑1917 Parnecia 1856-1870 Alonzo 1875­-

         Mattie 1871‑1875                (All are on the same stone.)

Hall, S.M. 1826-1907 wife Sarah 1837‑1888

Long, Frederick 1847‑1884

Moore, Nancy 1803‑1877 wife of William H.

Aaron, Minerva 1816‑1863  wife of Thomas Aaron

















ALLEN: South of Lynch School in Lower New Haven Twp. Section 33, T8S R10&11E.

About 1/4 mile in the back yard of Ernest Lynch is a marker stacked against a

large poplar tree. It was found by the home owner in an abandoned well, and

was the only marker found. Where it came from no one knows.


Allen, Sovilla (Peeples) d 1847 age 33 yrs.

       Mary d 1853 age 33 yrs. (Both were wives of David Allen)


GILPIN Cemetery In the village of New Haven, 2 blocks south of highway in the yard of a private home. Only 3 markers. Located in New Haven Twp T7S R10E Section 20


Gilpin, Augustus B. 1811‑1879 wife Mary M. 1820‑1858 dau Mollie A No dates)


HAZEL RIDGE CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN Cemetery. Also in some records called Shaw cemetery located in Omaha Twp. on the E side of NE1/4 of Sect. 19 in T7S R8E. Only the older section has been recorded.


Stovall, William P 1855‑1921 wife Eliza Ann 1864-1930

         Janie 1884‑1897 Wm. H. 1893‑1945 Howel 1908-1929

Disney, Samuel 1869‑1951 wife Sarah 1878‑1955

Pankey, Wiley S. 1861 1932 Maggie 1870-1919 wife of Simpson Pankey

        John 1855‑1914 wife Janey 1870‑1929

Driskell, Daniel 1868‑1944, wife Anna 1866‑?

Hickey, Howard 1883‑1953 wife Ella C. 1886‑1936

Burns, J. C. 1840‑1898 wife Mary E. 1858‑1899 Alice 1888‑1907

Shain, Howel T, 1845‑1936 Co. H 12th Ill. Inf. wife Susan (Minor) 1851‑1929

Smith, Orpha 1876‑1928 dau of Howel T. Shain

McKenzie, Walter 1876-1955 wife Susie 1878‑1964

Pankey, Aulcy 1860‑1929 wife Mary E. 1873‑1950 son Ira 1891‑1958

        Robert 1916‑1926 son of Ira Pankey

Edwards, Leonard 1836‑1922 wife Mary J. 1853‑?

Moore, Jerome A 1875‑1929 wife Jennie C. 1879‑1954

Murphy, William R. 1819‑1890 wife Jane 1820‑1893

Cook, S. Douglas 1861‑1888

Jones, T. W. 1857‑1925

McKenzie, Henry W. 1867‑1889, Cuma 1875‑1880, Mary E. 1836‑3898 wife of T M McKenzie

Eades, Elizabeth 1842‑1886 wife of F.T. Eades, 3 children and 2nd wife of F T. Eades.

Forrester, Florence 1880‑1929 Belzory 1859‑1888

Williams, Alfred 1858-1916 wife Artemesia 1861‑1940

Hill, John F. 1828‑1885 wife Rebecca L. 1831-1893

Caldwell, C.M 1855‑1888 wife Clarie 1859‑1883

Douglas, James F. 1867‑ wife Mary A. 1871-1953

Shaw, Coleman 1846‑1938 wife Margaret 1840‑l917 daus: Sarah M. 1866‑1879

      and Ellen 1874‑1876 Willism T. 1881-1910

Garrett, James L. 1848-1931 wife Margaret 1854-1945 & 4 children b&d

                 between 1877 and 1893

Shaw, George H. 1889‑ Cora E. 1899‑1905

HcMahan, Ina Shaw 1883‑1907 (On same stone with George & Cora Shaw)

Shaw, William F. 1848‑1902 wife Laura E. 1854‑1935 & wife Susan A. 1848‑1869

Shaw, James 1817‑1857 wife Mary 1823‑1896 and children:

      Matilda 1841‑1857, Francis 1852‑1869, John T. 1843‑1869

(According to tradition James Shaw broke a 1imb from a tree, and used it to mark the place where h. wished to be buried.)

Stovall, Coleman 1846‑1882

Floyd, Martha 1850‑1911

Lowe, Alice 1853‑1880










HAZEL RIDGE Cemetary continued:


Daboard, Walter 1887‑19O8

Love, William H. 1837‑1905 wife Emily 1840‑1882

Minor, Coalman 1823-1885

Riley, Mary 1822‑1892 (beside the grave of Coalman Minor)

Bruce, Viola C. 1807‑1898 wife of W.S. Bruce

       Marion d 1886 son of W.S.& D.C. Bruce

Earheart, George E. 1844-1890 Co. B 1st Ill. wife Sarah E. 1848‑1925

Oglesby, ???? d 1900 Co. B 31st U.S.Vol. wife ????

Davis, William E, 1857-1941 wife Nancy 1864‑1947

Forester, Weeden D. 1870-1940 wife Lou 1878-­

Duckworth, Aaron 1852-1924, Cordelia 1858‑1934, Herbert 1881‑1954

Williams, Albert D. 1857-1890 wife Permelia 1865‑1898 Sarah 1887‑1920

Dorris, Bert B. 1877‑1945 wife Dala 1882‑1954

York, James H. 1848‑1887

Edwards, Martha 1867-1891 wife of W.G.


LAMB Cemetery is located on 1he SE side of the village of Ridgway along the New Market road. Ridgway Twp. T8S R9E in Section 30, The cemetery has been abandoned and is overgrown with sprouts, vines, etc. This is as complete a list as possible for one to obtain.

Wiggins, Elvis 1875-1913 wife Louise 1873-1952

Dixon, James, Co. L 6th Ill. Cav., wife Louisa 1844‑1932

Lamb, Joel 1866‑?, son George 1883‑1899

      Mary Ann d 1839 age 11 mo. dau of J. & Elizabath (Dillard) Lamb

      John 1815‑1846

Hise, Joseph 1858‑1947

Dillard, Anna 1827‑1856 wife of S.R.

Bean, James D. 1811-1882

      Effie E. 1879‑1880, Charles 1880‑1882 Children of J.A.& R. E.

Fowler, Elmira 1841-1881  wife of G.W.

        J.H. 1866-1888, Eva A. 1875‑1876 children of G.W.& Elmira

Hise, Jacob W. 10‑16-1766 d 10‑10‑1869 wife Rosanna 8-21‑1768 d 11-8‑l871

Lamb, Robert A, 1836‑1896 wife Mariah 1834‑1885

Dillard, ??? 1805‑1846 son of John & Elizabeth Dillard

Lamb, John R. 1855-1910 wife Mary 1861‑1945 Children:

      J.R, 1880-1887, Llllian Irene d 1891 age 7 mo.

Marcum, Clyde, Pearl, Henry, Joe b 1855, Anna. (concrete mkrs ‑ no dates.)

Peas, Robert 1883-1934 Infant Lester Lynn b&d 1943

Smith, Maggie 1883-1934

Brown, Joe F. 1886‑1937 Husband

Lamb, Joel L. 1870‑1887, John 1852‑1872, Charles M. 1860-1861 son of J. & G.? Lamb

Boutwell, Martha d 1870 age 80 yrs, 7 mo. 27 days, wife of Lona Boutwell

          Jacob 1819‑1887 (married Mary Lamb in 1841.)

          Owen 1860-1891

Dillard, Anna 1811‑1850 married 1836 wife of S.B. Dillard

         Madison A. Adj. 128th Ill. Inf.

         Weslay, Co. G 29th Ill. Inf. 1850‑1902

Lamb, George R. 1862‑1899 son of Odell & C.C.Lamb

Vickery, Mandy 1856-1931

Dillard, Bertha 1891‑1937, James 1883‑1949 wife Ella 1881‑1948

Lamb, Joel 1830‑ (married Catherine Hise in 1850 and son of Robbrt Lamb.)

      Joel L. 1880-1881 son of J. & G., John W. 1852-1871












SANDERS Family Cemetery located 1/2 mile S & 1/4 mile E of Village of Cottonwood, on the hill along the side of the road, and 1/4 mile W of the Raymond Sanders home.

The cemetery is not cared for and has been under cultivation Cemetery was deeded to the trustees on 10-]4-1890 by Minton & Martha Duty. 86ft.x 90ft.

Asbury Twp. Section 27 T7S R9E.


Sanders, Jesse 1819‑ wife Elizabeth 1825‑1903 (married Elizabeth Harper in 1842.)

         Elizabeth d 1903 age 77 yrs.


These two heavy stones had been overturned. The lot is surrounded by a concrete ledge and the remainder of the cemetery is under cultivation. All the other stones are piled at the base.


Newman, John E. 1824-1877 (marker found in feed lot.)

Harper, Jess 1812‑(or 1802) d 1889 wife Marie 1802‑l877

        Elizabeth 1835-1836 dau of Jess & Marie

Summers, America 1857-1887


GUM SPRINGS Cemetery now called Weiderhold. Located in Bowlesville Twp. T1OS R9&10 E Section 15 in N central part, about 1/4 mile N of road and 1/8 mile E of Charles Dietz home where the road turns S in a clump of trees. Plat is fenced in about 24 ft.x30ft. Found only one marker.


Wiederhold, Conrad 1827‑1889


BYRD Cemetery located NE side of town of New Shawneetown, about 1 block E of last row of houses, and the cemetery is about 1/4 acre fenced, 5 or more cedars in plat. I was informed this was the burial place of the Morris family. Only found 1 stone and it was down and under honeysuckle. Gold Hill Twp. Section 26 T9S R9E.


Shepard, William b&d 1892 son of W.T.& I.M. Shepard

Byrd, George W. 1829-1881, wife Mary Ann 1841‑1880 (No stones)

Morris, Joseph Eugene 1863-1947, w Elizabeth (Evans) mother of Gene Morris (no stones)

Cummins, Ella Lee age 6 mo. 1881

Clark, Nancy Jane 1790‑1879


ISLAND RIPPLE Cemetery, later known as Smyth and sometimes called Spivey Cemetery. The land was donated by Benjamin & Mary Jolly to the trustees of Island Ripple Baptist Church on 3-1‑1828. It is 1ocated on top of a ridge 1/2 mi W of Ringold Church, and 1/2 mile N of the road. At the present there is no road to the cemetery. From the home of Carl Wenzel, one has to walk through brush, weeds, and make ones own path to the cemetery. In Bowlesville Twp. Section 5 T1OS R9&1OE. In the extreme N central part on the Gold Hill Twp. Line. In October 1972 we again visited this cemetery and checked the stones and this is a complete listing of all the markers that could be found. The plat is overgrown with brush and is no longer used.


Spivey, Thomas J, 2‑18‑1830 d 2‑25‑1897, wife Sallie A, (Smyth) 1‑27‑1841 d 9‑1-1879

        Walter W, 1867‑1954 (stob) father of Elgin Spivey,

Kanady, Annie 4‑19‑1866 d 11‑7‑1891 wife of Edgar, & dau of Thomas & Sally Spivey

Pickering, Peter S. 1842‑1917 wife Mary J. 1844‑1907 Children:

           Laura K. 1871‑1935, Mary J. 1874‑1876, Elizabeth 1875‑1877, Oliver b&d 1883

Smyth, Frederick 11‑12‑1785 d 8‑18‑1859 b in Derry Co, Ireland, wife Ann b in Derry

       Co, Ireland d 8‑18‑1843 age abt 62 yrs. & dau S.& H. Galbraith. Erected to our

       father & mother by their 2nd son, Archibald F. Smyth.

Smyth, Samuel Sr. b Derry Co. Ireland 9‑15‑1815 son of F.& A. wife:











ISLAND RIPPLE Cemetery continued


Smyth, Mary J b in Gallatin Co., Ill. 12‑1‑1817 d 1870 and dau of Benjamin & M. Jolly

Jolly, Benjamin Sr. b Union Co. S.C. 1778‑1846 wife Mary A. b York Co. S.C. 1777-1851

Smyth, William B. b&d 1842 son of Samuel & Mary J.

       Samuel M. 1852-1922 wife Minnie 1860-19--

Jolly, William b Gallatin Co. 1815- s of B. & M., w Sarah b Derry Co, Ireland

       1813‑1378 & dau of F.& A. Smyth

Ulmsnider, Nannie 1840‑1878 wife of Elias & dau of Archibald & Martha Smyth.

           Joseph U. d 1876 age 7 mo son of Nannie

Smyth, Rex d 1942 age 47 (stob)

       All the above graves are in a plat surrounded by a 50x80 ft.

       Heavy concrete base with concrete posts every few ft, with

       concrete sill connectors, with 1/2 by 2" steel bars 6 ft. long

       & 3" apart.

       The following markers are outside the enclosed plat.

Haynes, James b Greenbrier Co Va. 179O‑1841 Volunteer War of 1812

       with Great Britain. Erected by sons Joseph & John T.

Foster, John Co. A 25th Ind. Inf.

Wathen, Children of G.W.& Rebecca: George W. 1843‑1849, Harriet 1846-1849

May, James J. 1879‑1899

Crowe, W. d 1838 in 6th year.

Thompson, Pricila mother 2-6‑1842 d 1‑11-1915, George 2-25-1830 d 12-21‑1884

          William 1870‑1955, Ollie 1877‑1944, James J. 5-30-1879 d 8‑19-1899

Andrews, David 1812-1858 wife Polly 1813-1849 Children: Elizabeth Ann b&d 1831

         May M. 1849‑1858, Infant of D.& E. Andrew d 1858

Brown, Nancy 1835‑1857 wife of T. B. Brown

Cremeens, Asa 1833‑1878 wife Mary 1837‑????

Reid, Children of R.W. & M.E. Madeline d 1899 age 4 mo. John W, 1902-1902

Sterling, Cordelia 1826-1897 mother

Logsdon, Bettie 5-15-1878 d 9-24‑1904 wife of T.A. & dau of A.J. & Mary Pierson


CUBELO Cemetery is located in Bowlesville Twp. Section 9, T1OS R9&10E. About 1/4 mile W of Hogan Cemetery on the next ridge about 100 ft, west of strip mine pit, There were several sand stone rocks used as markers with no names on them.

Barlow, Rev. Alfred 1820‑1872 John 1847‑1889 son of Anna & A.A

        Benjamin 1807-??

Grater, Sebastian b 1830 wife Marie (Kuykendall) b 1834


STANLEY Cemetery is a fenced plat about 40x60 ft, located at top of the first hill going S at the W road at Saline Mines crossroad, In Bow1esville Twp.

Section 26, T1OS R9&10E, Pasture surrounds the area.


Stanley, Amos 1825‑1890, Ruth B. 1867‑1956

Moreland, Isabelle 1857‑1890, wife of J.A.

Frizzell, Howard 1889‑1921 dau Mary L. 1920-1930

Hina, Henry C. 1867‑1938 wife Annie R. 1869-1926, Infant

Cowsert, Charles 1875‑1959  wife Estella (Stanley) d 1932


















ELLISON Family Cemetery located in Asbury Twp. Section 25, T7S R9E. In the E part of Asbury Twp. about 300 ft. N of Kenny Edward's home. The place is now owned by James Ramsey. At one time there were about 9 markers here according to information received.


Ellison, James S. 10-7-1797 d 8‑20‑1864

         ???? Name not legible 1822‑1840 dau of James & D. Ellison

Roark, Elizabeth 1808-1878

Segers, William E. 1837‑1878 (no stone)



HICKORY HILL Cemetery located 3/8 mile SW of crossroads of State Routes #13 and #1.

In Equality Twp. Section 14, T9S R8E. in the lower SE part of the section. On a hill overlooking State Route #1. This is near the old "Slave House" owned by the Crenshaws during the 1800's. It is believed to be the oldest cemetery in the county that is recorded.


Crenshaw, William 1774-1814 wife Mary 1767‑1824 (dau of John Hart, Rev. soldier & a

          signer of Declaration of Independence.)

Morris, John T. 1826‑1856 son John C. 1849‑1916

Huston, Jonathon 1801-1880

Crenshaw, John Hart 1797‑1871 wife Sina (Taylor) 1799‑1881

          Alexander 1829‑1834 son of J.& S. Crenshaw

          Nancy 1824-1826 dau of J.& S. Crenshaw

          Mary M. 1844‑1847 dau of William J. & A.L. Crenshaw

Hall, Fannie 1787‑1847 consort of Reason Hall

Taylor, A large monument erected in memory of Father & mother by Ed Taylor

Walters, Judith 1849‑1897 wife of W.T.

Hall, John A. 1847‑1857, Michael E. 1849‑1853 sons of John E. & Mary

      Mary 1818‑1912

Hall, William E. "In memory of William E. Hall born 1814, a man of ab­ility, honor, and

      integrity, and honored by the citizens of this county with their confidence for

      10 years as public officer, two as sheriff and eight as clerk of the circuit

      court and assassinated on November 11, 1856."

Taylor, Giles (A Rev. soldier is believed to be buried here but there is no marker.)



HARGRAVES Family Cemetery located 1/2 mile E of Pool home on road going N out of Equality. Only 2 markers found and there should have been several from reports. Equality Twp. Section 4, T9S R8E.


Hargraves, Cynthia Ann (Flanders) d 1855 age 28 yrs.

           Mary E. 1839-1857 both were wives of Wm. M. Hargraves



DORMAN Cemetery located in a wooded area near a pump on a slight rise Just S of a cleared field. S center part of NE 1/4 of Section 34 T9S R9E Gold Hill Twp. On the C.I. Oldham farm. Several graves were marked by rocks and cemetery ­is now a cattle pasture.


Dorman, Christopher R. 1838-1848 son of William R. & Nancy (Robinson) Dorman

Robinson, Christopher 1789‑1819 (married Mary Lafferty in 1815.)

Lane, Mary 1797‑1823 consort of John Lane

Dorman, Henry d 1887 (no marker)












NEW ZION CEMETERY located about 5 miles NE of Ridgway at the site of New Zion

Baptist Church, which was razed about 1940. Ridgway Township, Section 15, T8S

R9E, in the lower S half of the section, 1 1/8 acres recorded as a cemetery.


Moye, Charles 1895-1947 wife Neva 1893- Robert Lee 1898‑1918

Cox, Jesse H. Jr, 1854‑1910 wife Mary 1853-?

Bruce, George W. 1869‑1921 Sarah 1873-­

Cox, Benjamin F. 8-4-1865 (d. abt 1960) wife Sarah 1865‑1886

     Maggie E. 1870‑1907 wife of Benj. F. Ch: Altie 1897-1915

     John T. 1899‑1915

Smith, Mabel d l916, dau Maude 1893‑1922

Rodgers, Silas 1884‑ d 4‑3-1962 wife Nora (Fillingim) 1881‑1927

         Ruby d 1966 wife of Silas

Goforth, Wiley A. 1886-1957 wife Bertha (Rister) 1887-­

Grubbs, James E. 1865-1951 wife Susan 1867‑l907

        James W. 1829-1873 wife Sarah 1836‑1880

Hendrick, Stephen 1830‑1891 Rachel and Babe d 1882

Adcock, Ansel death & age unknown, frozen to death (same stone as Jones)

Jones, William 1829~1885 wife Mary A. 1831‑1885 (dau of Ansel Adcock)

Speck, John A. 1823‑1892 wife Sabina 1832‑1890

Evans, Susan 1845-1873 wife of William

Rollman, Henry 1854-1917 wife Mary E. (Moye) 1861‑1918

Miner, Francis M. 1886‑1922 wife Ida (Foster) 1872‑1952

Moye, John T 1853‑1931 wife Mary (Rollman) 1869‑195?

      Harry, son; Lydia A.; William G. 1878-1898

Fillingim, Virgil Ajax 1858‑1929 wife Hester 1859‑1892

           J. A. 1889‑1899 son, dau Bertha 1899‑1941

Miner' Henry 8‑11‑1854 d 6-29‑1901 wife Lucretia Alice 6‑28‑1863

           Married 7-31‑1881 d 4‑27‑1927

Fillingim, Ajax 1811‑1898 (no stones) 1st wife Nancy Moye d l843 in Indiana

           2nd wife Louisa Moye 1823‑1880 (Nancy & Louisa were sisters)

Moye, Joseph J. 1828‑1867 wife Elizabeth (Downen) 1833‑1971

      Robert F. Co. K 131st 1823‑1863 wife Jane (Downen) 1829‑1907

      George W. 1860‑1930 wife Laura (Platt) 1862-1927­

      George T. 1849-1886 (son of Joseph)

      Robert Lee 1898‑1918 (son of George W. & Laura)

Glover, Charlotte (Downen) 1848‑1918 wife of Zadock

Foster, Dennis 1816-1885 wife Abigail 1817‑1876

        Joseph 1844‑1905 wife Julia (Moye) 1848‑1926

Smith, John F. 1848-1911 wife Sarah d 1876, wife Ida 1864‑1929

       Virginus Washington 1842 d 2‑23‑1931 wife Sarah 1856‑1876 son Joseph 1875‑1927

       S. J. d 1883, George R. d 1880 sons of Chris & Rhoda Smith

Brown, T. J. Co. K, Ill. Inf. wife Nancy (Fillingim)

       Joseph M. 1845‑1878 bro. to T.J. Brown

Awalt, Solomon 1855‑1882 wife Rebecca (Moye) Speck 1851‑1940

Moye, Elizabeth 1825‑1882 wife of John D.

Belt, Sarah F. 1808‑1885

Brown, Hezekiah 1858-1938 wife Eliza C. (Miner) 1857‑1912 (known as Mollie)

       Jess A. Co. A 131st Ill. Inf. 1843‑1906 Lavina (Foster) 1851‑1942

Miner, Elijah 1860‑1913 wife Mamie (Dasch) d 8‑6‑1915

Moye, John 1783‑1875 wife Alice (Brown) 1786‑1871

Buell, J. N. 1843‑1918

Cox, General J.A.G.W. 1835‑1881

Goforth, Jasper 1847‑?? wife Lucinda 1850‑1884, wife Icavilla 1863‑1907

         Children: Henry d 1895, Eliza 1891‑1907 ch of J.L.& I.C.










NEW ZION Cemetery continued:


Bruce, William A. 1849‑1924 wife Esther 1856‑1905

       George W. 1869-1921 wife Sarah (Bruce) 1873‑195?

Goforth, Ben H. 1853-1929

Teer, Mary A. 1843‑1884 wife of S.A. Teer 1838-May 1917

      Giles 1887‑1891

Brown, George R., Co. D 29th Ill. Inf.

Belt, John, Co. A 51st Ind.

Downen, Timothy, Co. G 91st Ind. INF.

Ramsey, Isaac, Co. I 138th Ind Inf.

Goforth, Sgt. James Alfred, Co. B 1st Cav.

         Thomas C. Co. E 131st Inf. b 1843

Mayhue, Adam 1863‑1934 wife Magnolia 1868‑1936

Brown, Wiley D. 1816 1902 wife Elizabeth 1821‑1896 (marker down)

Hill, Charles 1881-1960 Lucretia 1882‑1953

Hendrick, Martha 1841‑1903

Ramsey, William 1858‑1893 wife Sarah Lou (Dillard) 1866‑l931 & 2 Infants

                            (Her 2nd husband was Joseph Dillard 1858‑1919)

Combs, Susan J. 1875-1936 dau of ----?

Moore, George C. d 1914 age 21 mo. son of Columbus & Lydia Moore



GARRETT Cemetery sometimes known as Purcell or Payne. Located in North Fork

Twp. Section 33, T8S R8E. It is SE o£ the Tom Couser home in the W center

of NW1/4 of the section.


Kingston, Francis M. 1847‑1883 wife Margaret 1866‑1896

          Charles Collin? 1879‑1904

          Nancy E. Peak 1823-1869 wife of Simeon Kingston

Payne, Angeletia 1821-1867 wife of M.L. Payne & dau of Wm. & J. England

Goss, O. 1841‑1895 Soldier in 2nd Tenn. Inf.

Payne, William 1843-1915 wife Hester E. 1848‑1903

McCormick, James 1810‑185?

Payne, Sarah A. 1847‑1865 & Julia 1852‑1865 daus of M. L. & A. Payne

Kingston, John S. 1865‑1947 wife Mary F. 1887‑1910

‑‑‑‑‑ Ida 1891‑1907 dau of F.M. & Hanner ‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑.

Sloan, Malinda 1849‑1867 & Hezekiah 1851‑1854 ch. of G. & E. Sloan

Mayfield, John, Co. D 29th Ill. Inf.

Garrett, Daniel 1817‑1886 (no marker)

Pilkington, Catherine widow 1801‑1885 of Jess Pilkington 1792‑1862

Purcell, Nicholas d 184? (no stone)



BOUTWELL Cemetery located in Gold Hill Twp. Section 15, T9S R9E. NW of Shawnee­town on the N side of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of the section, about 1 mile NW of New Shawnee­town on a hill SW of the farm owned by Edgar Hall in 1962. Found only 2 graves.


Boutwell, George W. 1827‑ d 4‑14‑1846 age 19 yrs. 3 mo.

Boutwell, Alexander P. 6‑21‑1832 d 4‑3‑1851 son of A. K. & Elizabeth Boutwell



EQUALITY VILLAGE Cemetery is located in the village of Equality and is in a 2 block area. Equality Twp. T9S R8E, Section 17. From information given me there are about 80 veterans buried here from War of 1812 down to the present war in Vietnam. There is a very large oak tree in the W central part under which soldiers in the earlier wars were mustered into service.


Ross, Moses 1811‑1866 Sarah 1814‑1875

Patten, Joanna 1783‑1858 consort of William Patten






EQUALITY VIILAGE Cemetery continued:


Turner, Narcissa 1857-1885 wife of Isaac

        Rev. Isaac ---- Sarah Isabel 1849‑1857 dau of I. & Rebecca T.

Donahoo, John b Saline Co. 1840‑1917 wife Euphemia (Yost) 1842‑1917

Yost, John 1807?‑1850, James L. 1845‑1847 son of J. C. & J. A. Yost

Watkins, John L. 1851-1885 son of N. W. & J. Watkins

Flanders, Abiel b Gallatin Co. 1834‑‑‑ son of A. & D. Flanders

          Nicholas P. b New Hampshire 1811----

          Apphia b Concord, N.H. 1801-1854

          James C. 1852-1854 son of C. G. & S. Flanders

          Abner 1790‑1878

          George W. b in Tioga Co. N.Y. 1821‑1861 son of Abner & Deborah

          Eliza 1823-1851 wife of G. W., Lucy H. 1833‑1855 wife of G. W.

          D. I. 1855-1904 wife Martha Lou 1858‑1954 (Martha L. Carnahan)

          Alves R. 1893-1918, Fred 1890‑1923

          Charles G. 1828-1879 father of D. L., Erma 1898-

          Abner 1866-1943 wife Rosetta 1872-1936 (stob) wife Lizzie 1868-1896

Gibson, Simeon 1814-1871

Percil, Lewis 1827‑1885 wife Mary L. 1833‑?? son William Lewis 1872‑1876

Hargrave, James R. 1827-1905 wife Sarah L. 1832-1875 son Charlie 1853-1858­

Trimble, David 1784-1855

Haney, Matilda 1822-1896 (nee Willis) mother of J. W. Hales

Hales, John, Co. E 8th Cav. 1840‑ wife Blanche 1850-1912

       James E. 1877‑1910 son of above & 2 other ch. that died from 1870‑5

Davenport, Abner F. 1844-1916 wife Emily 1848‑1929 children:

           Francis 1884‑1887 Charles F 1889‑1945

Nelson, Sarah A. 1827‑1876 wife of R. C.

Chapman, Elisha 1869‑1933

Temples, ‑‑-? 1822‑1862 wife of Lewis Temples

Porter, Frances d 1859 age 26 yrs. wife of Robert Porter

Wallace, William Co. D 29th Ind. Inf. Alice 1874‑1929

         Charles D. 1890-l950

Mc Henry, George M. 1854-1899 wife Nellie 1869‑1950

Hargraves, Willis d before 1850 (no marker)

Hudson, Thomas 1790-1859

Haywood, Jeremiah 1789-1852 wife Elizabeth (Martin) b Northumberland, England 1795‑??

Hargrave, Willis Brown 1825‑1893 wife Sarah Ann 1831-1888

          George 1868-1909 & 2 unmarked graves in iron enclosure

Taylor, Giles 1802‑1839 wife Nancy (cannot read) dau (no name) 1828‑1833

                        dau Catherine 1831‑1833

Joy, Melvin H. 1848---- son of E. & E. M.

McMichael, Joseph 1800‑1875 Marvin 1842‑1872 son of Joe & Elizabeth

Wood, Daniel 1793-1867 wife Elizabeth 1799‑1884

McCaleb, William 1805-1859, Sarah 1808‑1894, ch: Sarah 1836-1839,

         John 1836‑1837, Lucy 1843‑1844, Mary b&d 1846 (all names on one large stone)

Bailey, Mattie 1867-1867 dau of J. B. & C. Bailey

Pool, Joseph Alexander b&d 1839, David 1837-1839, ---- Pool ????

Hick, John T. 1843‑1854, George Hick 1839‑1870

Lane, John ‑--- wife Elizabeth 1791‑1851

      Ellender T. In memory daughter of John & Ellender Lane

      George A. 1815‑1836 son of J. & Ellender

      William P 1804-1834, Isaac A. 1818-1834

McEvoy, Sgt. William Adj. 3rd Ill. Cav.  E. J.  1854‑1924

Burris, Frank 4th Ind. Cav.

Ensminger, E. 1829‑1885

King, Levi 1832‑1885

Brasier, Adie 1859‑1882 wife of F.








EQUALITY VILIAGE Cemetery continued:


Sanks, George D. 1813‑1894 wife Nancy J. 1842‑1904

Fowler, Henry l861‑1865 son of W.H.& E.L.

Bowling, John M. 1830‑1911 wife May 1837‑1879, wife Miranda 1851‑1909

Helm, Christian 1836-1909 wife Lucy 1830‑1908

Goodpasture, F. Co. B Ill. Inf. Sp. Amer War, George M. son of J.R,& B.

Clark, William Co. H 29th ILL.

Jacobs, Joseph 1869‑1944

Fowler, Lawrence 1858‑1943

        Edward F. 1835‑1913, wife Caroline 1838‑1889

Moore, George 1799‑1863, wife Mary A. 1808‑1886 Children: James S.

        & Ludwell 1829‑1854

Smith, G.C. Co. A 35th Ohio Inf. wife Sarah 1844‑1903

Hazen, Anna d 1852 wife of Aaron

Symmes, Phoebe Ann d 1851 wife of D. Morrison Symmes

Dunn, Children of Tarlton & Eliza: John Everett 1833‑1834, Emily 1831‑36

Campbell, Chalen 1830‑1859 wife Mary G. 1838‑??

Helm, Jennie 1870‑1888

Styles, Peter Coxswain U S Navy

Clark, A‑s‑‑ b 1817 wife of W. C.

Greetman, John W 1805‑1852

Head, Charlie 1869‑1874 son of A. & H.

Campbell, in memory: Nancy 1800‑1833 & Mary Ann 1815‑1838

          consorts of William C. Campbell

Davenport, William 3rd Ill. Vol. Mex, War wife Mary 1818‑1893

Siddall, James 1827‑1846 son of John & Martha

Dieter, John 1816‑1865, wife Nancy d 1852

Wooley, G. L. 1860‑195?, wife Emeline 1860‑1907

        Thomas R. 1882‑1912 Joseph‑‑‑­

Hayes, Joseph 1785‑1852, Soloman 1783-1853

Guard, T. d 1843 aged 61 yrs. 8 mo. 12 days Sacred to the memory of:

       Mary Guard who d 10‑31‑1834 age 37 yrs 11 mo.

       Mary M. Guard who d 11‑7‑1840 age 45 yrs. 4 mo. 28 days.

       Consorts of Timothy Guard.

Guard, Alexander Jr. 1869‑1902


The next large monument of the Guards has a large A at the top,

and only initials on the four sides: A. 1828‑1872, G. 1872‑1878,

M. 1838‑1884, A. 1861‑1875. On two footstones enclosed in the

concrete are the words Mother & father.


Guard, Timothy B. 1866‑1918, Anna B. 1864‑1911

       Parthena 1823‑1881 wife of A. D.

       Timothy b Equality Ill. 1828 d Ill. Furnace 1832 also our baby

       George McCook d 1851 age 1 mo, Sarah E. 1852‑1855, Ann 1854‑1855

       C. B. 1824‑1862, wife Lucy d 1897, George P. d 1853

       Chalon 1797‑1885, wife Elizabeth 1820‑1885

Cloud, William 1801‑1841 wife Elizabeth 1800‑l872, Silas 1827‑1894

Dake, Arnold B. d 1838 1st Worthy Master of Equality Lodge 12, Dedicated by Equality

       Lodge on the 100th Anniversary in 1937

Ridgway, Rev. R. 1811‑1847 (In charge of Equality & Shawneetown circuit in 1846 of

         Methodist Church. Lived in Equality.)

Cook, Eliza Ann dau of J. & S. Cook, Joel 1849‑1876, Mary Elender d 1854,

      Alfred William ----

Reynolds, Soloman b&d 1855, Joseph‑‑‑‑, sons of T. Y. & W., Leah 1794‑1832










EQUALITY VILLIGE Cemetery continued:


Lafferty, Susan 1826‑1873 dau of Benjamin & Elizabeth

Hewitt, Tyler b Railand Co. Vermont 1801‑1836. In memory of our consort

        Mary S. 1801‑1831, wife Emily 1810‑1892

Clifton, John W. 1815-1886, wife Lucinda 1812-1873 and 2 children:

         Mary d 1851 and William d 1852

Stader, Waverly H. 1854-1923, bro. Robert D. 1844‑1931, sister Martha J. 1852-1932

Gaston, Elijah Co. D 55th Ill. Inf.

McCool, W. D. T. 1801-1855, Mrs. Hannah McCool 1815‑1867

Hurst, Elizabeth J, 1840‑1922, Etta 1882-1882, Otis b&d 1905

Grayson, Joseph 1797‑1857

Thomas, Gilbert 1837‑1889

Baker, Joe Christy 1835‑1906

Clark, Sina Baker 1850-1937

Ewing, Mary 1844-1910

Wiedeman, Edward M. 1840-1896, wife Lucy A. 1843‑1900

Towles, Lewis 1808- wife Adaline 1819‑1863

Smith, Alfred 1825‑1905, Nancy Jane 1832‑1904, George 1865-­

Hamil, Ellen 1863‑1926

Siddall, Jacob 1863‑1945, Emma B. 1872‑1923

Turner, Henry 1832‑1902, wife Margaret 1841‑1899, Daniel 1873‑1949

Carton, Vincent 1832‑1853

Ziegler, Margaret 1849‑1873 wife of Eli

Beck, Jacob 1822‑1863 son of Elizabeth Beck

McClain, J. S. 1st Ill. Cav.

Jones, Isaac 2nd Ohio Vol. War of 1812

Knott, Arthur E. 1827‑1854

Bertram, August 1820-1873 wife W. B. 1823‑1844 b in Germany

Wiedemann, Louise wife of F. W., Fred 1850‑1924, Will W. 1875-1946

Leeper, Thomas A, 1847-1876 William 1809‑1898

Crest, Anthony 1817-1899, Mary A. 1828‑1897, son of A. & M.: Joseph 1871‑1883

Oberla, Mary A. 1799‑1864 wife of Jacob

Massie, Matilda 1817-1899 wife of Rev. J. Massie

Ayers, Rev. B. C. d 1862 after 25 yrs, in M.E. Church

Devous, Elizabeth 1849‑1876

K--------, Mary S. 1820‑1869 wife of William K--------

Pemberton, Arch Co. E 29th Ill. Inf.

Graham, W.G. Co. E Ill. Cav.

Dively, James A. 2nd Ky. Vol. Mex. WAR,   Marjorie 1828‑1910

        William 1872‑1933

Devous, Isadore Jr. 1854-1879

Davidson, Alexander 1825-1906 wife Eliza 1825‑1886

Jackson, Queen 1846‑1882 wife of J. W.

Coats, Lewis 1815‑1875, Martha 1831‑1890, Elizabeth 1855‑1887

Rubenaker, Joseph 1814‑1883, Mary A.J. 1849‑1925 Joseph A. 1851‑188?

           John A. 1869‑1880 (son of Joseph & Josephine R.)

Crest, Frank 1868‑1936

Brazier, Mary E. d 1877 wife of Fred

         Christopher 1808‑1886 wife Barbara 1816‑1891 sons:

         Edward & Charles both of Co. D 120th Inf.

Kirpatrick, John 1793-1872

Daily, Henry Co. C 29th Ill. Inf. b 1841 Pennsylvania

Bramlet, Nathaniel 1839‑1881, May E. ----, John b 1839 son of C. M. & L. B.












EQUALITY VILLAGE Cemetery continued:


Smith, H. C. 1855‑1906, wife M. F. 1857‑1914

Vinson, Louis 1882‑1957 son of J. S. & Mary

Wathen, James B. 1857‑1906, wife Mary K. 1858‑1909, Bayard 1894‑1918

        Eugene 1888‑1890, Albert 1889‑1890, Willard 1891‑1898

Glover, Joshua, Co. A 31st Ill. Inf., wife Armanezzer 1844‑1879

Wade, Owen 1870-1895

Jones, Frank H. 1859-1915, wife Estella 1868‑1934

Haws, William L. 1861‑1946, wife Hallie 1866‑1905

Elder, R. S. Co. K 131st Ill. INF.

Bishop, Israel Co. E. 2nd---

McEntire, James, Co. B 50th Ohio Cav.

Gross, Sgt. J. J. Co. H Ind., wife Elizabeth 1829‑1902

       Mary Lizzie 1879-1948

Alderson, W. P. Co. D 148th Ill. INF.

Harris, W. B. Co. A 29th Ill., wife Elizabeth 1830‑1857

Odell, William 1823-1892

Spencer, George 1866‑1946 wife Sarah 1884‑1925

Ellis, Mary A. 1846-1924

Shaw, James 1861‑1914 wife May 1860‑1933

McIntyre, John 1850-1901

McCoy, Daniel M. 1801-1852, Rufus 1832‑1852 son of D. & M. McCoy

McFarland, Elizabeth 1778-1845

White, Oleiva & 2 small children, d Oct. 1814 age 26 yrs. 10 mo.? days

                  (wife of Leonard White)

Curtin, Daniel (grave not marked) was with George Rogers Clark Expedition

         to this Territory as a ranger, according to an old lady in

         Equality. This has not been verified.

Hick, William b Acaster, England 1811‑ d 3‑30‑1846, wife Mary 1813‑1861

Goodpasture, George C. d 1872

McCoomb, Daniel M. d 1869


GOLD HILL CEMETERY is on the road S of Shawneetown toward Bowlesville, on top

of a hill where the road winds around the base of the hill. Cemetery is not

cared for and is grown up with vines, etc. Graves are scattered in clusters from the top to 1/2 way down and on the points. Some of the stones are very expensive. Bowlesville Township, Section 1, T10S R9&10E, in extreme NW part.


Logsdon, Joseph (#2) 1795-1832 wife Matilda (Thompson) 1802‑1837

         Susan (Durban) d 1832 age abt. 62 yrs. (mother of Joseph (#2) and

         widow of Big Joe Logsdon, who fought with Braddock & later in

         Revolution. See Vol. II Memoirs of Lower Ohio Valley, p 370.)

Logsdon, Joseph (#3) 1825‑1911 wife Mary A. (Rogers) 1835‑1892

         Carder 1829‑1866, son Thomas d 1863 age 2 mo. Isabel b&d 1864

                     Ch, of C. & M. Logsdon (all on same marker)

         James 1828-1876

         Ma?? d 187? age 24 yrs wife of T. B. son of J? Logsdon d 1871

                age 1 yr 9 mo (all on same stone)

Dickinson, John T. M. b Caroline Co, Va. 1824‑1856 d in Gallatin Co.

Zinn, Fannie 1863‑1864 dau of G.& M.

Logsdon, Joseph 1814‑1886 wife Mary 1816‑1897

         Thomas R. 1836-1870 (bro. of Joseph) in 1864 married Nancy Riley

         John S. 1843‑1873 (bro. of Joseph)

Grear, Edward 1804‑1852

Young, John S. 1814‑1862 b Woodford Co. Ky. wife Minerva Jane 1819‑1860

                  son John D. 1843‑1848









GOLD HILL Cemetery continued:


Damewood, Mary Jane 1838-1846 dau of Boston & Rebecca

Loftis, Logan 1841- wife Mary 1836-1920

Roberts, Job 1903-1931 (on the same stone as Loftis above)

Carson, Minnie d 1873 age 16 days dau of C. A. & H.

Kelly, George A. 1853-1924 wife Jennie 1858‑1894

Taylor, Ellen d 1894 age 42 yrs. (stob)

Rudd, Tressie Louise 1929-1938

Williams, John 1853-1881 son of W. R. & B. Z. Williams

Broiles, Rebecca 1849‑1916 (stob)

Graham, Ally 1867-1930, Ada Jane 1876-1954 (stob) (all fenced)

Muzzle, Tom 1861-1914 (stob)

Ellis, Harrison 1824-1917 wife Harriet 1836-1880

Pate, Jeremiah 1849-188? (next to fenced enclosure containing 2 stobs)

Kookondoffer, D. H. 1807-1882, Sarah P. d 1931 age 80 yrs. 3 mo.

Logsdon, Martha A. 1829-1892 wife of John S. b 1825; James 1850-1890;

         Joseph M. 1839-1873, Josephine d 1863 age 10 mo.;

         Mary Margaret d 1867 age 11 yrs.; Joe B. d 1866 age 6 mo;

         Nannie B. d 1869 age 2 yr.; Frances M. d 1869 age 11 mo.;

         James W. 1870‑1873; Eva d 1871 age 1 yr.

                 All are children of J. M. & Belle Logsdon

Pile, A. B. 1854-1929, wife Nannie 1847‑1909

Wilson, Aaron b 1832‑ wife Susan 1834-1904, M. S. Wilson age 49 Yrs.

        son John A. 1872-1889

Goins, Judith 1886-1917

Day, Louis L. d 1947 age 84 yrs. (stob)

Threlkeld, Lizzie 1891-1958, Lilburn 1903-1924

           Harry 1923-1952 WWII Vet.

King, Melissa 1824-1850 consort of Jefferson King

Cayton, George W. 1798-1846, William Cayton 1825‑1847

Cook, Henry 1836-1881

Caskey, Frank 1816-1881 widower

Stanley, Sarah T. d 1853 age 9 mo. dau of A. & A. E. Stanley

Franks, James Harvey 1832- Josephine b&d 1853 dau of J. H. & T.

Jacobs, Ruffus W. 1806-1864 George W. 1825-1865

        Rufus V. 189l-1892 son of Katie Jacobs

        Bertie W. 1878-1890 son of G. W. & M. Jacobs

        Lulu d 1913 wife of Charles

        Frank 1802-1887

Rudd, Alfred 1869-1904

Cofield, Nathalie D. 1901-1916 dau of C. G. & B. Cofield

Wilson, Solomon 1878-1887 son of Aaron & Carrie

Risley, Samuel 1878-1956 (no marker)



PALESTINE #2 Cemetery is on the W side of State route #1 just N of village

of Omaha, Omaha Twp. Section 22, T7S R8E. Only older part of cem. copied.


Whipple, Marion 1879‑1950 wife Lula 1885‑1931

Moye, George F. 1891-1971 wife Pauline (Kirk) 1892‑1955

Utley, John H. 1857‑1935 wife Elizabeth (Downen) 1866‑1952

       William Riley 1884‑1964 son of J. H. & Elizabeth

Edwards, Luther 1893- wife Cleada 1894-1931

         Euel 1895‑1955 sister of Luther

Mitchell, Elsa 1917‑1956 dau of Luther & Cleada Edwards









PALESTINE #2 Cemetery continued:


Vinson, Elizabeth 1845‑1924

Sarver, Samuel 1853-1918, wife Mahala 1855-1922

        George 1879‑1914, wife Emma 1878‑1956

Bellah, Thomas F. Wagoner Co, B 9th Ill. Inf.

Caldwell, Daniel 1867‑1937, wife Lovina 1871‑1954

Baker, David 1868‑1947, wife Annie 1870‑1925

Brockschmidt, Christian William 1857‑1937, wife Amelia Augusta 1866-1940­

Hogan, Harry 1884‑1942, wife Minnie 1885‑

Wilson, John 1865‑1916 wife Nora 1871‑1909

Gregg, William E, 1857-1931, wife Emma 1861‑1935

DeWitt, Reuben 1850-1923, wife Sarah 1857‑1926

Dufresne, William 1879‑1923 wife Flora 1880‑1955

Blackard, Felix G. 1830‑1911, wife Harriet 1843‑1919

Jones, J. Sherman 1864‑1941, wife Effa 1873‑1945, son Lennis 1897-1925

Shook, Jennie 1868‑1950

Moran, Charley 1903‑1924 son of Ed. & Emma Moran

Price, Lewis M, 1855‑1929, wife Sallie 1860‑1938

Burdick, William S. 1875-1960, wife Lorinda 1879‑1961

West, Elias 1852‑1929, wife Henrietta 1865‑1925

Armstrong, William 1869-1937, wife Myrtle 1879‑1939

           Elias Co. B 9th Ill. Inf., Donald 1879‑1941

           Simpson 1863‑1912, wife Clemmie 1865-­

Barger, E. S. M.D. 1862-1944, wife Zella 1868-­

Meyer, Peter 1852‑1914, wife Julia A. 1843‑1916

Eubanks, Virgil 1866-1949, Walter 1871‑1931, George 1875‑1931

Irons, Isaac 1844‑1922, wife Lucy 1848-1935

Herpel, J. L. 1843-1919, wife Louise 1851‑1909

Hedger, Grace E. 1875‑1941 wife of Samuel

        Guy W, 1895-1920, wife Lizzie,    Raymond 1898‑1920

Shubert, Wesley B. 1848‑1936, wife Emily 1851‑1933

Rainey, Archibald 1860‑1936, wife Lucinda 1869‑1928

Gross, George A. 1873‑1954, wife Florence 1873‑1924

Tarrant, William N. 1844‑1925, wife Caroline 1846‑1926

Rister, John T. 1868‑1927, wife Winnie 1872‑1946

        Bertis 1893-1952, wife Hazel 1897­-

Pritchett, William Isaac 1870‑1943

Walters, R. M. 1888-, wife Lora J. 1895‑1942

McCaleb, William A. 1880‑1935, wife Ethel 1885‑1930

Duty, Minton 1851‑1929, wife Martha 1855-­

Pickles, William M. 1862‑1945, Rachel 1864‑1927

Williams, John 1872‑1930 Co. B Sp. Amer. War



REID HILL Cemetery located on hill 100 yds E of Morris home, well kept and

fenced. (For history of Reid family see p 309 Vol. II, Memoirs of Lower Ohio

Valley, pub. 1905.) In section 35, Bowlesville Twp. T1OS R9&1OE, and about

.1 mi SE of Stanley cemetery.


Cox, Oren d 1940

Brice, Velma 1897‑1899

Reid, Annie 1830‑1911 John 1859‑1899

      John 1840‑1895 (married Isabel Potter in 1868)

      James M. 1852‑1899, Isabelle 1848‑1880

      David 1828‑1898, wife Agnes d age 66 yrs.

      Annie 1797‑1868, wife of Robert

      Potter 1875‑1877 son of Andrew & C. C., Andrew 1838‑1899

      C. C. 1844‑1909







REID HILL Cemetery continued:


Neibel, Schrylas 1831‑1878, wife Vinney 1831‑1914

Stubb, William no dates on concrete marker

Sterrett, Pearl E. 1882‑1890 dau of J. W. & S. C. & dau Mary E. 1867-1897

Raede, Theodore O. 1867-1868 son of W. & M.

Willoby, L. Co. A 45th Ky. Inf.

Cutrell, H. C. 1894-1916

Richardson, T. S. 1869-1942, Walter 1911-1937, William Kenneth 1909-1927

Ozee, Martha 1846-1930, Walter W. 1869‑1954

Rose, Maud 1899-1915

Brazier, Nathaniel 1881-1950, John Allen 1932-1955 Korean War

Young, James 1881-1953

Maynard, William 1876‑1941, Laura 1886‑1440, Claude 1909‑1956

Dorch, Nellie 1914-1936

Maynard, Clyde 1928‑, Max E. b 1926 d 1950 Korea

Pritchard, Onas ----

Brazier, Catherine 1854-1941

Hill, Henry 1848‑1902

Moore, Charles 1885‑1917

Ginger, Annie 1873-1936

Smith, William 1841‑1902, William Grigory 1867‑1927

Reid, Andrew 1838‑1899, wife Catherine 1844‑1899

Potter, Thomas b in England 1801‑1835

        Rev. George H. 1841‑1889, dau Sarah Cheney b&d 1869, dau Anna no dates

Reid, Rev. Robert 1821‑1906, wife Elizabeth 1832‑1894

      Elizabeth G. 1867‑1953 (stob)


CALLICOTT Cemetery located E of Ridgway, section 25, Ridgway Twp. T8S R9E,

in the NW part of the section.


Harrelson, Samuel b Gallatin Co. 3‑22‑1829 d 1906, wife Mary A. 1837-1896­

           Samuel E. 1858-1874 son of above couple.

Daily, Eunice H. 1869‑1934 dau of S. B. & Mary A. Harrelson

Griffin, Lillian H. 1866-1933 dau of S. B. & Mary A. Harrelson

Harrelson, Talitha Jane 1831-1858

Hedger, Agnes 1854-1876 wife of B. E.

Callicott, Our parents Samuel Callicott b North Carolina 1798 d 1892

           and Rebecca (Robbins) 1794‑1847

Casey, David Z. 1852‑1877

Harrelson, George 1862-1894, wife May 1867‑??

Gross, Ferdinand Co. K 9th Mo. Inf. 1839‑1884, wife Mary 1840‑1894

       Anthony 1838-1921, wife Zilphia d 1876 age 36 yrs, wife Mary d 1893 age 43 yrs

       Samuel d 1876 & Menia d 1892 age 24 yrs. son & dau of A. & Z. Gross

       Joseph d 1879 & Martin d 1872 sons of A. & M. Gross

DeVeairs, Michael J. Co. F 56th Reg. Ill. Inf., wife Martha 1839‑1917

Robinson, Felix G. 1821‑1860, wife Selia (Harrelson) 1826-1851

Harrelson, Ezekiel 1786-1847, wife Parthena

           Abner 1840-1855 son of E. & P. Harrelson

Murrah, Thomas d 1858 son of A. & F. Murrah

Riley, Joseph Jr. 1890‑1951

Heath, William Co. G 29th Ill. Inf.

       John 1864‑1894, wife Margaret ‑‑1882

Andrews, J. M. Co. L 6th Ill. Cav.

Rich, John M. 1868‑??, wife Mary 1876‑1923 Ch: Ralph 1898‑1899,

      Mildred 1907-1908, Raphael 1910-1912









CAILICOTT Cemetery continued:


Randall, Richard R. 1873-1953, Eva 1861‑1912 wife of R. M. Randall

Hise, William C. 1859-1950

Back, Martha 1868‑1932

Callicott, Washington C. 1st Sgt. 14th Ill. Cav. B l837, wife Mary Jane

           (Harrelson) b 1837, both drowned in 1898 in Shawnee flood.

           Children: Hester 1875‑1893, W. S. 1865‑1893, Walter G. 1869‑1888,

                     Alice 1867‑1884, Samuel W. 1860‑1861.

Hise, Sarah E. 1856-1931, Stella Mae 1914‑1930, Netla b&d 1916

Back, Anna d 1925

Hise, Calantha Lucile 1882‑1916

Back, Joe 1864‑1928, wife Nancy 1876‑1956

Awalt, William 1880‑1958, wife Ida May 1885‑1955 son John 1919‑1932

Smith, James William 1925-1928

Woods, Joseph 1858‑1897

Shatteen, James B. 1855‑1901

          William J. 1846-1889, wife Martha 1848‑1941, son Wilson 1875-1876

Harrelson, George 1847-1909, wife Sarah E. 1858‑?

Ingleton, William R. 1858-1943 a bachelor

          Hannah 1828‑1893 mother, Martha 1855‑1926 sister

Henderson, Jess L. Co. B Reg. Ky. Cav. 1845‑1895, wife Margaret 1847‑?

           Sarah 1851‑1930

Ingleton, James 1861‑1942, wife Lucinda 1864‑1944, son Charles 1890‑1920

          grandson Charles W. Killed in WW2

Harrelson, William M. 1841‑1905, Narcissus (Gates) 1844-­

McGrew, John T. 1835‑1907, Theodore 1864‑1939, Josephine 1857‑19??

        Bernard 1918-1921, Fannie 1889‑1922 (all in one long row)

Howard, Thomas 1869‑1934, Rebecca d 1871

Maynard, Rosa 1934‑1935

Harris, Arthur 1886‑1943, Laura 1882‑1936

Lanier, David William b&d 1939

Brooks, Roselle 1888‑1922

Case, Sallie 1898‑1930

Lanier, Samuel 1849-1938

Gross, Jane 1860‑1931

Monroe, Edwin J. 1869‑1947, wife Sarah E. 1885‑1933

Curry, Henry B. 1881‑1917

Payne, John 1877‑1939

Harrelson, John H. 1867‑1916, wife Artha A. 1869‑1956 (with pictures)

Fulks, Eliza 1896‑1897 dau of George B. & J. Fulks

Boyer, Samuel 1856‑??, wife Katy 1866‑1891

Mossbarger, John 1858-1937

Bunch, Mary Lee b&d 1955

Kouba, Pearl (Riley) 1905‑1933

Riley, Joseph 1857‑1928, wife Mary (Callicott)

Hise, Jacob, wife Sallie, son James & his wife (no markers or dates)

Roe, Parthena (Harrelson) 1869‑1890 wife of Frank Roe

















RILEY Family Cemetery located E of road on the present Rider farm, 3 1/2 miles

E of Ridgway, about 1/4 mile N of old log home of Owen Riley. Ridgway Twp. Section 35­

T8S R9E and in the SW 1/4 of the section.


Riley, Owen 1809‑1876 wlf3 Agnes 1818‑1892

       James R. (Dick) 1855-1921 wife Sarah 1863-1886

       Sarah C. 1872‑1903 (2nd wife) of James R., Earl D. d 1895 son of J. R.& S.

       William 1845‑1899 husband of Mamie

       Owen (Uncle Odie) 11‑6‑1861 d 10-30‑1936

       ???? dau. of J. & M. E. Riley d 1903

       Thomas 3‑9-1843 d 11-26‑1887, wife Lucinda A. 8‑?‑1852 d 7‑28‑1900

Smith, Mary 1855, Susan d 1-7-1888 age 32 yrs. wife of John



JONES Cemetery, sometimes known as Kirk cemetery. Located NE of Ridgway, about 1 mile along road 1/4 mile S of William Pfister farm home, Ridgway Twp. T8S R9E Section 17. in the E center of the section.


Lemons, Isaac 1878‑1956 wife Effie 1879‑1956

        T. Pate 1840-1919, wife Eliza 1841-1923

Rodgers, Daniel 1855‑1918, Margaret 1861-1933

         Children: Hezekiah d 1906, Cordelia 1886-1891

Cox, Nancy E. 1873-1902 wife of James Cox

Heath, A. N. 1842-1924, Martha 1843-1909, James W. 1874‑1904

       Thomas N. 1875-1960, wife Louella 1883‑1942

       Children: Clara b&d l898, Ivan 1911-1914

Smith, Oliver 1868-1906, Mollie 1874-1904, dau Estella 1892-1913

Switzer, Martellus 1852-1926, Eliza J. 1857-19??

Simmons, Fred 1856-1945, Rhoda 1850‑1913

Kirk, Mary d 9‑15‑1884 aged 97 yrs. 3 mo. 10 days widow of James Kirk

      James b 1793 age 91 yrs.

      Isaac 1819‑1855 erected by son J. W.

Pfifer, John 1861-1901, wife ---- 1868‑1935

Jones, James 1831-1899, wife Catherine M. b 1834‑

       Thomas 1839-1914, Mary E. 1845‑1907

       George A. 1861-1894, Priscilla 1859-1928

       Thomas M. 1859‑1925, Mary C. 1864-1949

       R.C. 1866-1885 wife of T. W. Jones

Kirk, George 1873‑1875 son of J. W. & S. E. Kirk

Lanham, Jackson Co. H 126th Ill. INF.

White, Mary 1820-1885

Smith, Isaac F. 1867-1943, Josie F. 1869-1942, son Joseph A. 1887‑1890

Cox, Joseph N. 1832‑1914, Mary (Bean) 1838-1922

Heath, John A. 1867-1936, Belle 1847‑1945

Smith, Josephine 1878-1913 wife of V. Smith

Cox, William 1862‑1933, Margaret 1864-1950

      Children: Otis Cox 1886-1901, Tina Cox 1884-1899

Rice, John F. Co. B 9th Ill. Inf., Ida May dau of J. F. & E.

Hendrix, Charley 1895‑1896, Louella 1888‑1891 children of George & Nancy

Snyder, John W. 1873-1954

Shields, Sarah Ann 1879‑1949

Bean, J. W. 1846‑1915, wife Malinda 1850‑1898

      Rosetta 1883‑1894 dau of Walter & Catherine Bean

Vickery, Martha J. 1856-1886

Van Landingham, Jane 184?‑192?










GROVES Cemetery located in what is called Twomey woods on a hill 1/4 mile E of

where the New Haven road turns W, about 1 mile S of New Haven. New Haven Twp.

T7S R1OE Section 29 in the NW corner of the section.


Stramatt, Lillie d 10‑12‑1862 age 2 yrs. dau of J. & M. E.

Barger, Elizabeth d 7-27-1841 age 2 yrs. 4mo. dau of ?? & J. T.

Stuart, T. W. Co. H 17th Ind. Inf.

Adkins, William D. 1851‑1915 father, Sarah E. 1851‑1903 mother Z. P. (on foot stone)

Dotson, Ezekiel Co. D 29th Ill. Inf.

Smith, William d 1835 age 49 yrs, 9 mo. 9 days

Hill, Lucy age 50 yrs., William Hill age 49 yrs. 19 days.

Heyser, George 1812-1853, wife Clemenza 18l6-1845

              Child ----- d 1841 age 9mo. 13 days

Goss, Henry B. 1847‑1849 son of J. B. & N. A. Goss (footstones) R. E., B. B.

Mead, Amelia 1853‑1879 (no marker)

Mobley, W. S. 1818‑1866

        Virginia (Perkins) 1838‑1881 wife of Alex Mobley (no marker)


NOTE: This completes all stones I could locate. Some crude markers are illegible. Cemetery has been pastured.



NEW ROBINSON Cemetery is 1/4 mile S of Robinson School in Shawnee Township. T7S R1OE Section 8, located in SW part of the section on a high hill 1/8 mile W of the road. Contains 1/2 acre completely fenced.


Granget, Sarah 1892‑1906 dau of P. & A. Granget

Chamberlain, Joe 1820-1900, wife Sarah 1837‑1906

Combs, Margie age 22 yrs. dau of Rev. J. H. & E. Combs

       Bessie 1885‑18--

Hart, Anna 1848-1880 (no marker)

Frields, Elizabeth 1869‑1902 (no marker)

Randall, Wodleigh 1837‑1917, wife Mary A. 1842‑1897

Pierce, Angeline 1841-1899

Smith, Margaret T. d 1899

Gross, Willie 1895-1896 son of Charles & Martha Gross

Robinson, Thomas M. 1837‑1899, Children of T. M. & N. J.: William P. 1876-

            1882, M. S. 1882‑1890, Martha E. 1885‑1905

Dunlap, Ida 1872‑1901 dau of B. F.

Nann, N. M. (name only on block of slate.)

Mayhall, Alonzo 1891‑1926, wife Mileye 1891---- and 2 unmarked graves,

                      all four graves fenced.



SHAIN Cemetery located in a grove about 1/8 mile E of the road in NW corner of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 19 Omaha Twp. T7S R8E. The first burial was a child, dau of a family moving from Posey County, Ind. to Massac County, Ind. The child became so ill the family made camp in the grove awaiting her re­covery in vain. The father and an uncle of Calvin A. Wilson, who lived near by, cut an oak tree and made a coffin of the split timbers, fitting and locking the parts. Calvin Wilson related these memories of his childhood when an old man to Jess Graves, who told them to me. Another incident re­lated by Calvin Wilson was an experience he had during the Civil War, about how he was captured, and later killed his guard with chunking from the wall of the log house in which he was held captive. He and the boy who was cap­tured with him, then made their way back to their own lines.











SHAIN Cemetery


Wilson, Calvin A. 1830‑1913 Co. K 6th Ill. Cav., wife Isavilla (Shain) 1829‑1871

Wolfe, Ann Elizabeth d 1844, Calvin Curtis d 1841, Ch of A. A. & M. F.

Graham, John C. 1837-1864, Thomas A. 1859‑1860 son of J. C. & M. C.

Edwards, J. W. 1845-1899

Willis, Albert 1844-1921, wife Phoebe 1846‑1919

Shain, Lawner 1824-1897, wife Mary 1826‑1867

Marglin, Floyd 1887-1945

Grable, Nancy 1838‑1911, Lizzie 1861-1909

Bennett, Elizabeth d 1874

Dorris, T?? S. 1826-1883, wife Sarah F. 1848‑1911

Wilson, Robert P. 1860-1902, wife Etta 1864-1898

        Bryda B. 1896-1914, Ethel 1892‑1902 Ch. of Robert & Etta

Vineyard, Robert O. 1883‑1941, wife Effie L. 1884‑, Infant dau 1903‑1904

Graves, William A. 1836‑1923, wife Fannie M. 1833‑1904, dau Ella d 1873

Bruce, John Clent 1854-1877

Shain, William T. 1860-1941, wife Orpha J. 1865‑1941 ch. listed below

       Lorettie 1883-1892, Annie B. 1881‑1883, Raymond C. 1891‑1943

Graves, James F. 1860-1929, wife Martha E. 1867‑1897

Dorris, Ebt. 1874‑1951, wife Emma 1882‑1908, June 1902‑1904

Graves, Ida R. 1866‑1906, Ray b&d 1899 son of J. F. & Ida R.

Phipps, Valerie 1888‑ d 6-6-1913 wife of E. M., 2 ch: d 1907 & 1913

Shain, C. B. 1862‑1931, wife Alice 1866‑1928, & 2 infants

       Frank 1899-1962

              Note: There were about a dozen sandstones of various size

              neatly piled along the north fence, no inscriptions on them.



NEW BRADLEY Cemetery: A family cemetery on the old Bradley farm located

in Gold Hill Twp. Section 7, T9S R9E in the E side of the section.


Bradley, Joshua 1853-1916, Dorcas (Awalt) 1858‑?

         Soloman a soldier d 8‑21‑1922

         Fannie d 8‑18‑1888 age 2 mo. l4 days dau of A. H. & M. A. Bradley

Awalt, Soloman 1830-1888, Terah A. 1837‑?

Miner, John 3-9‑1854 d 1942, Alice 3‑24-1863 d 3‑13‑1926

       Clyde 1891-1920 son of John

Bradley, Archie O. 1826‑1884

Yates, Terah (Bradley) (Logan) d 1964 age 73 yrs.



OLD BRADLEY Cemetery located in Gold Hill Twp. Section 8, T9S R9E. In the

N central part on the New Market road to Junction and SW of Bradley School.

Contains about 1/2 acre in the plat.


Boutwell, Stephen 1753‑1835

Smith, S. A. 29th Ill. Inf., A. F. Smith Co. E 14th Ill. Cav.

Evans, Lt. G. W. Co. G 14th Ill. Cav.

Murrah, Forraker Co. L 9th Ill Cav.

Bradley, Robert Co. L 1st Ill. Cav.

         Harvey Co. E 14th I11. Cav.

         Nancy J. 1843‑1866 wife of Woolam Bradley

         G. Woolam Co. B 1st Ill. Cav.

         Hugh 1773- d 8‑26-1851, Nancy 1780‑1865

         Wesley 1835‑1910

         Francis M. 1855-1866 son of A. O. & S. A.

         Sarah (McNabb) 1826‑1877 wife of A. O.

Easton, Olive M. 1854‑1893 wife of William H.







OLD BRADLEY Cemetery continued:


Chapman, Leroy 1857-1866 son of C. & G. Chapman

Cooper, H. C. 1845‑1881

Russ, James 1793‑l851, J. J. Russ Co. E 14th Ill. Cav.

      Dulcena b Macon Co. N.C. 1824‑1848 wife of Wilson Russ

      Catherine 1828-1887

Awalt, William G. 1833-1879, Conrad Awalt 1833-1879

Merrow, Thomas 1810-1845

Sherwood, Edward Co. D 120th Ill. Inf., John Co D 120th I11. Inf.



DANNER Cemetery located in North Fork Twp. in a wood with large virgin oaks, about 5/8 mile W of Joe Suttner home, which is located on the old Harget farm. This cemetery was originally the site of an early Primitive Baptist Church. Section 15, T8S R8E. In the E part of NW NW of section. About 3/4 mile NE of Elba.


Danner, Lafayette 1848-1871 son of Jacob & Rebecca

Ramsey, David B. 1835‑1907, wife Sarah 1836‑1902

        Charles 1867‑1960

Phelps, Anderson 1856-1909, wife Elizabeth 1867‑1913

Smith, Melton 1882-1955, Kate---- and 2 unmarked graves adjoining

       ­probably the parents of Melton as they are known to be buried

       Here the father's name was William.

Hedger, S. W. 1833-1907 Co. B 131st Ind., wife Malinda 1831‑?

        Sam 1860‑1914, P. N. Hedger 1862‑1881

Snedecor, Elizabeth 1823-1900

Patton, Washington 1832‑1865

Hedger, David 1789‑1880, and wife----

Harget, Israel 1832‑1862 (died in Memphis, Tenn. in Co. H 120th I11. Inf.

          He married Sophia C. Danner in 1855.)

Elder, George R. 1828‑1865 (married Agnes Harget (dau of William) in 1853)

Hedger, Rebecca 1852‑1855 dau of ? & C. Hedger

Poyner, J. J. 1837-1914, wife Sophia (Hedger) 1838‑-?



LOGSDON Cemetery located in Shawnee Twp. Section 8, T9S R10E, in NW part of extreme W side. On the highest hill 1/4 mile W of the Edgar Logsdon home, about 1 mile N of Robinson Cemetery. Used as pasture, most of the stones broken and down. 9/28/1958


Logsdon, Irena 1816-1852 dau of Jeremiah & Martha Ann Pate & wife of Joseph

                    Note: Joseph d 1886 & is buried at Gold Hill Cem.

Logsdon, Thomas R. 1838‑1860 son of Joseph & Irena

         Rand 1820-1859 son of Thomas & Isabel

         Rose E. 1875‑1894 dau of James J. & Prudence (Muir) Logsdon

         Essie E. b&d 1902, Laura E. d 1906 age 6 mo. Daughters of R. E. & M. Logsdon

Satterley, Roy F. b&d 1881, Arthur b&d 1883 sons of William & E. Satterly

Case, Anne Logsdon 1867‑1896 dau of James & Prudence Logsdon

McCoy, William 1778‑1839

Logsdon, William L. 1871‑1884
















GOFORTH Cemetery located on the Clarence Harrington farm, about 3/16 miles W

of house and 1/8 mile S of the road. On a grant from Preston & Pamelia Goforth

of 1/2 acre to the trustees of Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church for cemetery purposes. The church was established in 1855 by Rev. General F. M. Bean

and flourished until his death in 1875, after which it was finally abandoned.

Only a few of the 10 or 12 markers that were there 40 or 50 yrs ago were

Located. The place is overgrown with vines, trees, etc. Located in Ridg­way Twp. Section 16, T8S R9E on the N side of NE 1/4 of the section.


Goforth, Henry P. 1872-1874 son of T. C. & M. J.

Rogers, William d 1868 age 41 yrs, Winey Fetina d 1864 age 4 yrs. Dau

            of William & M. Rogers.

        Margaret (Goforth) wife of William Rogers

Goforth, William R. 1859-1902

Dillard, Fannie V. d 1868 age 10 yrs. dau of J. & R. A.

Buell, Mary E. 1860-1879 wife of J. N. (verse to effect that she took

            her infant babe and had gone to rest.)

Boutwell, Alex 1820‑188?, wife M. Elizabeth b 182?-­



VINSON Cemetery located in the yard of 0tis Simpson on farm near New Haven

in Asbury Twp. Section 24, T7S R9E. Copied by John Tanner in June 1961. The

house and all the stones are gone. (March 1972).


Vinson, Samuel 2-1‑1842 d 6-20‑1863 son of C. & M. Vinson

        Isabella 3‑12‑1844 d 12‑28‑1861 dau of C. & M.

        Daniel M. 7‑20-1833 d 10-13‑1859 son of C. & M.

        Calvin C. d 1‑11 1875 age 26 yrs. 7 mo. 13 days son of C. & H.

        Mary 5‑2‑1805 d 7-30‑1864 wife of Charles Vinson

        Charles 2-24‑1806 d ? 1871

        William H. 8‑10‑1848 d 11‑17‑1849 son of C. & M.

        Robert D. d 2‑15‑1865 age 33 yrs. 6 days

Moore, Mary S, d 7-11‑1867 age 27 yrs. 7 mo. 9 days wife of W. H. Moore

         & dau of Charles & Mary Vinson.



CRAWFORD Cemetery also known as Camp Ground, is located just west of Ridgway

in North Fork Twp. Section 25, T8S R8E.


Oliver, Charley 1866‑1939, Fannie 1878‑1946, son Paul 1911‑1931

        Henry Edward 1870-1950 brother of Charley

Johnson, Sarah J. d 1847 dau of R. & M. Johnson

Bruce, Robert 1856‑1938, wife Elizabeth 1859‑1943

       sons: Marshall 1893‑1947, Cecil 1899‑1453

Bishop, James M. Co. E 3rd Cav. 1842‑1931, Eliza 1848‑1906

Crawford, Susan 1837‑1912 wife of J.A. Crawford

Bean, Jacob W. 1827‑1873

      J. H. 1852‑1922 wife Men?a 1861-1924

      Silas M. 1854‑1932, wife Jennie 1861-194?

Waynick, Sarah 8‑8‑1828 d 1874 wife of J. H.

Hamesley, Sarah E. 1850‑1885 dau of J. & E. Smith

Hammersley, Albina 1844-1876

Willis, Daniel M. 1826‑1893, wife Martha J. 1826‑1875

Abbott, S. H. Co. I 6th Ill. Cav.

Simmons, Susie (Kanady) 1874-1941

Kanady, T. J. Co. B Ill. Inf.

Black, Sgt. John Co. I 118th Ill. Inf., wife Caroline 1851-1938

Lamb, Mattie d about 1900








CRAWFORD Cemetery continued:


Sills, Isaac I. 1867‑1955, wife Susan E. 1867‑1937

Kimbro, Franklin P. 1852‑1926, wife Emma 1851-

Sollars, Capt. Fred K. b 1820 Co. K 131st Ill. Inf., wife Adaline 1832‑1881

         George 1866-1894

Reddick, Rebecca d 1865 age 20 yrs. wife of Alverson Reddick

Stiles, wives of W. H.: Catherine 1828‑1881, Julia A, 1848‑1916

        Children of W. H.: Mary, Harriet, and Hylas

Johnson, Thomas J, 1831‑1891, wife Drucilla 1836‑1912

         Serenia 1839‑1963, & 2 children, wife of Thomas J.

         Nancy M. 1797-1877 wife, T. A. Johnson 1798‑1852 husband

Kimbro, T. C. 1819‑1884, wife Nancy d 1896 age 80 yrs.

Simmons, Benjamin 1831-1865, Samuel 1851‑1912

Rollman, William S. 7-12-1829 d 1‑11‑1865 (was a prisoner at Andersonville

            in Civil War, made it home & died within a few hours. Wife was

            Margaret Simmons.)

         Mary J. no dates dau of W. & M. Rollman

         John 1833‑1898 (bro of William S.), Dan no dates

Florence, Gertrude (Rollman) 1875‑1954 wife of Everett Florence

Rollman, Martha J. d 1865 age 16 yrs dau of H. & C. (sister of William & John)

         Tera Eveline 1872‑1873 dau of J. & E.

         Delia Ann 1868‑1871 dau of J. & E.

Hise, William Co. C 29th Ill. Inf. 1846-191?, William ‑‑‑‑ son of W. & H.

Bruce, B. F. 1838‑1916, wife Sarah E. 1841‑1911

Dickey, James A. 1844-1924, wife Maria F. 1846-1931, Loren d 1958 age  8 yr.

Hanna, James E. Y. 1821-1909, wife Mary Ann 1825‑1912

Kanady, Calvin Foster 1858-1922, Clara 1868‑1951

        Nancy J. 1825‑190O wife of Jesse H. Kanady

Trousdale, Logan Byrd 1858‑1924, wife Mary E. 1859-19--

Hedger, P. W. b Montgomery Co. Ky. 1840 d 1910 Sophia (Bean) 1850-1920

Cralley, Leonidas B. 1824-1901, wife Sarah E. 1845‑1893

Lamb, S. A. 6‑1‑1811 d 1888, wife Mariah d 1864 age 59 yrs.

Utley, Job Co. B 1st Ind. Cav.

Kanady, George W. 1852‑19--

Jackson, M. L. 1838‑19‑‑, Margaret 1838‑1923, son L. E. 1878-1948

Woodward, Emmaretta d 1892 age 58 yrs. wife of G. D. Woodward

          son Cliff 1867‑1947, wife George Hanna 1868-l949, dau Beatrice 1889-1913

Boaz, Children of J. T. & N. E.: John D. 1869‑1870, Maud, Rufus M. 1865‑1876

Trousdale, Robert M, 1817-1880, wife Martha E. 1826-1900

Hanna, Eleanor d 3-13‑1847 age 41 yrs. wife of I. N. Hanna

       Dicy J. 10‑1-1848 d 12‑29‑1848 dau of N. & M. Hanna

Kimbraw, Garlan M. d 1855 age 28 yrs.

Kimbro, G. M. 1826-1855, wife Nancy E. 1830‑1912

Flynn, Infant son of J. M. & A. Flynn d 1849

Crawford, William 1800-1857, wife Martha 1800‑1851 consort of W. R.

Logan, Moses K. 1830-1860, wife Mary R. Irvin 1832-1915

Hise, Sarah (Sally) 1840-1933

Simmons, Samuel d 1846 age 52 yrs.

Elder, David D. d 1838 age 24 yrs.

       Louisa Jane d 1843 age 24 yrs. wife of James M. Elder

       Mary Eleanor d 1843 age 10 mo. dau of James & M. E.

Crawford, Margaret 1851-1866 dau of W. & S. C.

Johnson, Matilda W. d 1848 wife of David B. Johnson, Children:

         James M. 1841‑1844, Sarah 1839‑1849

Bozarth, Wesley d in service 12‑15‑1861 age 20 yrs.










CRAWFORD Cemetery continued:


Trousdale, James W. 1817-1889, wife Celia 1820-1844, son William 1844‑1847

McClane, Samuel 1858-1885

James, John D. 1847-1923 wife Permelia 1846‑1921

Trousdale, Children of J. W. & Eliza: Mary Jane 1847-1848, Walter 1853-1854,

                                      Eliza 1819‑1856

Willis, Daniel M. 1826-1893 wife Martha J. 1826‑1875

        Hattie P. 1860-1890 wife of H. R. Willis & dau of Z. & F. Russ

Parr, Alexander H. 1819-1855, M. Anna 1861‑1924

Jacobs, Carl Burtis 1910-1914

Yates, James F. 1867-1924

Mausey, Malinda 1869-1899 wife of John Mausey, John Mausey 1855‑1928

Miner, Winnie 1864-1894 wife of William Miner

Jackson, George W. 1867-1945, wife Harriet 1867‑1953, Wilma 1907‑1917

Zeiler, Maud Jackson 1899-1923

Heath, Henry 1840‑1916, wife Sarah C. 1850­

       James 1871‑1925, wife Eliza E. 1882‑1900

Bruce, R. M. 1830‑1902, wife Elizabeth (Boutwell) 1835‑1885

Kanady, Sarah 1852‑1919 wife of G. W. Kanady

Bruce, wives of Benjamin Bruce: Jane d 1842 age 42 yrs., Abigail ago 22yrs.

Kimbrow, Elizabeth d 1872 dau of T. C. & M. Kimbrow

Dodge, Ellen 1859‑1938

Dickey, Finis E. d 1853 age 27 yrs

Crawford, Rev. John 1804-1878 (donated land for this cemetery)

          Nancy d 1860 age 60 yrs. consort of Rev. John Crawford

          George R. S. killed at Ft. Donelson 1862 age 18 yrs.

          William R. 1841-1863 died in service

          A. Marion Co. C 56th Il1. Inf.

Tagart, E1izabeth 1784-1850 wife of Robert Tagart

Crawford, John 1836‑1840 son of R. & N. Crawford

Bruce, Douglas 1863-1925, wife Gola (Speck) 1869-1929

Pierce, Martin d 1877 age 31 yrs.

Crawford, Mary E. d 1876 age 3 yrs. dau of A. M. & K. D. Crawford

          Robert S. d 1845 age 35 yrs.

          Joseph d 1844 age 31 yrs.

Trousdale, Abner J. d 1859 son of R. M. & M. E.

           Romulus M. b&d 1866 son of Robert & Martha E. Trousdale

           W. D. 1850-1879 husband of M. E.

Bozarth, Wesley 1841-1861 died in service of country

Johnson, Nathan d 8-1‑1877 age 22 yrs. son of T. A. & N. M.

Thomas A. d 1852 age 54 yrs.

Glass, James d 1845 age 66 yrs. b 1779, wife Dica d 1877 age 82 yrs.

Hemphill, L. J. Cpl. Co. K 131st Ill.

Crawford, R. T. 1829‑1877 wife M. E.

Alexander, Mary 1790-1851 wife of John Alexander

Fowler, Western M. 1813‑1856, wife Sarah J. d 1855 age 44 yrs.

Bean, Rev. General F. M. 1830-1875, wife Nancy E. 1830‑1903

      Silas, no dates

Grubbs, Moses M. ‑‑‑‑---, wife Maggie 1837-1907

Callicott, J. A. Co. C 29th I11. Inf.

Morrison, Robert M. 1847‑1931, wife Melissa 1860‑1927

Smith, Gus Henry 1857‑1920

Riley, Hughy 1892‑1893 son of J. & F. R Riley












CRAWFORD Cemetery continued:


Endicott, George 1877‑1958, Sam (Tude) 1869‑1921, wife Mary J. 1876-1955

Gregg, Anna d 1959, husband Harry d 1954 (Anna dau of Samuel Endicott)

Porter, Alice 1847‑1944 sister of Luella Phillips

        Capt. H. C. 1818‑1901 father of L. Phillips

Wood, Ezekiel R. 1845-1925 Co. E 131st Ill. Inf.

Cox, Jonathon 1829-1877, wife Elizabeth (Willis) 1826‑19O1

     Ben F. Co. H 110th Ill. INF.

Yates, J. H. 6th Ill. Cav.

Pellam, John ----

Kirk, Martha 1837-1858 wife of Jess

Patillo, Adrian T. 1833-1863

         W. H. 1822-1851, wife Martha (Bruce) married 1844

Mills, Edgar 1843‑1913 wife Fronia 1861‑1943

Dickey, Sarah R. 1850‑1947

Bruce, John C. 1869‑1911 (father of Fred Bruce)

Endicott, ‑‑‑‑‑‑ 1885, wife Ada

Oliver, Leonard Lee d 1958 age 91 yrs, wife Naoma 1872‑1939

Trousdale, Charles 1883‑195?

Taylor, Henry 1844-1924

James, Sam 1865‑1934

Cox, Louisa 1861‑18--

Flahardy, Robert d 1937, son Woodrow d 1957

          Joseph 1861-1932, Sarah 1883‑1940

Morris, Joseph 1861-1932

Jones, C. W. 1889­-

Blackburn, Maranda 1860-1936

Bruce, Alexander E. 1824‑1897, wife Nancy Jane 1832‑1875, dau Laura 1849-1851

       Douglas 1863‑1925, wife Gola 1868‑1929

Pillow, Eugene 1872‑1959, wife Sallie 1875-1908, wife Mabel 1878‑1959

Bozarth, Ewing 1866-1901, wife Florence 1866‑1940

Wood, Elizabeth 1847‑1925, Iola 1879‑1923

Bruce, R. M. 1830‑1902, wife Elizabeth 1835‑1885

       Marshall A. 1866-1940, wife ---- 1872-1892, Justina 1870‑1950

Smith, W. J. (Buck), son Andrew S. 1873‑1925, wife Lucy (Heath) 1875‑1968

Moore, Otto C. 1880-19--, wife Agnes 1880‑1924

Hall, Clarence N. 1888-1966, wife Anna Hall 1889‑1966

Hise, Charles O. 1884‑1960 son of Joe & Molly

Shipp, Florence Endicott 1878-1970 widow of William Endicott

Hill, James B. 1885-1940, wife Rosa 1885‑1937

Glass, Joshua T. 1856-1946, wife Narcissus (Chappell) 1857‑1946

Jackson, Finis W. 1870-1931, wife Sally 1870‑1920, Alonzo 1892-1960

         Robert L. 1894-1968, wife Harlie 1896-, son Robert Jr. 1921‑1926

King, Stanley 1910-1940 son‑in‑law of Lara Jackson

Jackson, Lara 1874-1968

Carter, Everett S. 1870-1941, wife Hattie (Bruce) Rowland 1884‑1968

                              D. A. Rowland was her 2nd husband

Hall, Charles W. 1862-1880, Lulu 1887‑1895

Elder, Albert F. 1857‑1907

Bruce, Benjamin 1802---, wife Jane 1800‑1842, wife W. Abigail (Trousdale) d at 22 yrs.

       dau Rachael 1819‑1832

Donaldson, James A. 1850‑1936

Shewmaker, W. R. 1853‑1907

Swager, Children of Charles & Catherine (Chapell): Ziela 1892-1894,

        Harry 1894-1910

Snellen, Pearl 1887‑1912 wife of William Snellen & dau of C. & K. Swager









Crawford Cemetery continued:


Butts, Asa 1848‑1913, wife Mary E. 1859‑1930

Swager, Rebecca 1828‑1905 wife of John b l831-­

Francis, W. G. Marine Regt. USV.

Ramsey, Stephen P. 1846-1882

Crawford, J. B. 1868-1942, Lula D. 1871-1952

          A. Marion Civil War

Waller, U. S. 1866-1908

White, Soloman 1826‑1892

Tarrance, David 1847-1933, son Will d 1955 age 54 yrs, wife of Will, Marie 1901-1931

Shoaf, Alexander d 1888 age 57 yrs.

Block, Anna 1878-1908 wife of Leonard Block

Cox, Benjamin A. Co. H 120th Ill. INF.

Jones, John A. 1866-1923, wife Flora E. 1883‑1969, son Leslie Jack 1902‑1954

Smith, Joseph 1820-1863 father of Virginus Smith

       John 1826-1855

       Joseph F. d 1864 son of William & L. A. Smith

Sherwood, America Ann 1818‑1851 wife of Washington Sherwood

Bean, Henry 1808‑1852, wife Margaret d 1887 age 80 yrs. dau of Jacob & Rosetta Hise

                       (Rosetta died past age of 100 yrs.)

      W. C. Co. H 120th Ill.

      James M. 1832-1909, wife Mary 1837-1893

Rollman, Henry 1809-1863

         John 1833‑1898, wife Elizabeth 1834‑19??

Miner, Sarah Catherine d 1852 age 1 yr. dau of Daniel & Rhoda E. (Rollman) Miner

Johnson, Elizabeth d 1855 age 50 yrs. wife of Adam Johnson

Rollman, George W. Co. C 29th ILL. Inf. d. 1917

         Martha 1842-1923

Burns, B. I. d 1887 age 33 yrs.

Downey, Henry R. 1864-1902

Evans, William 1844‑1923, wife Mary Catherine 1852-1941, son Belus d 1948,

       son William M. 1874-1942

Smith, W. J. (Buck) 1851-1939

Phillips, Winfield 1854-1935, Luella 1858-1947

Shatteen, W. Henry 1869-1965, wife Verlina Blanche (Heath) 1881-1946

Mattie Bell 1901-1957 dau of Henry & Verlina Shatteen

Mitchell, Leroy 1905-1962, wife Henrietta (Shatteen) 1906-1959

                               dau of Henry & Verlina

Rollman, McDonald Co. K 131st I11. Inf., wife Margaret (Smith)

Crawford, R. T. 1829-1877, wife M. E. ‑‑‑‑, dau Malinda d 1854 age 1 yr. 3mo.

Bean, James M. 1832-1909 29th Ill. Inf., wife Mary 1837‑1893, son Logan 1868-1889

Burkhart, Caroline 1850‑1882

Miner, Daniel 1‑3-1825 d 9-10-1881 Co. K 131st Ill. Inf.,

       wife Rhoda E. 7‑16‑1831 d (about 1885)

       John D. 1859‑1874, Alory 1872‑1873 dau of Daniel & Rhoda

       McDonald 1860‑1878 son of Daniel & Rhoda

Perkins, Levi 1851‑1929 Dicy (Miner) 1852-1899

Bean, George 1864-1930, J. W. 1856‑1916

Ingleton, Robert H. 1865-1880

Devers, Mary 1856‑1930

McDaniel, Alfred Co. B 2nd I11. Art, wife Minerva 1847‑1899

Crawford, Mary 1835‑1876 wife of J. A.













CRAWFORD Cemetery continued:


Davis, William 1808‑1891, wife Mary 1808‑1886

Lane, Joseph A. 1828‑1885, wife Sarah 1834‑1879

Hopkins, Dr. T. S. 1855‑1882

Lewis, David d 1885 age 46 yrs, Josephine 1819‑1871

Buell, Lucy 1853‑1939

Seibman, Rachel 1819‑1875 wife of William

Bean, Henry 1850‑1916, wife Jemima 1851‑1915

      Marshall E. 1870‑1956, Edgar 1882‑1900

McDaniel, Thomas A. 1854‑1939, Margaret 1855‑1893

Bruce, J. M. 1868‑1909, Robert A. 1861‑1915

Chappell, S. L. 1828‑1893 Co. E 49th I11. Inf, wife Celestia 1836‑1912

Clark, John Co. L 6th Ill. Cav.

Fowler, Frank L. 1897‑1901 son of E. P. & M. A.

Gahm, Henry J,  1848‑1922, Anna May 1848‑1921

Kimbro, Garland 1856‑1926, Helen 1859‑1943

        Robert 1885‑1952

Davis, John E. 1841‑1877, Mary M. 1839‑1881

Hemphill, R. G. 1849‑1930, Hannah 1843‑1907

          Samuel A. Co. K 6th Ill. Cav, Martha 1847‑1928

          William Posey 1855‑1919, Ellen 1853‑1931

Crawford, Eleanor 3‑20‑1824 d 1911

Kimbro, T. W. 1854‑1909, Fostina 1854‑1913

Griswold, Nancy 1854‑1878 wife of T. H.

Dillard, Osborn d 1915 (no marker just a large rough rock) Co. K. 131st Inf

Rollman, Dan 1888‑19 son of George

Glass, F. S. 3‑14‑1822 d 1901

Combs, Dr. G. W. 1838‑1915, wife Hannah 1846‑1910




JACKSON CEMETERY originally known as Hopewell. Located 1/4 mile NE of Ridgway,

Ridgway Township, Section 29, T8S R9E. See supplement on page 31 for more

information on this cemetery and for recordings of burials that have no stones,

January 1959.


Kanady, Garland 1835‑1890, wife Mary 1853‑1938, wife Nancy J. 1842‑1875

Smith, Peter 1808‑1873, wife Sarah

_________, (Probably Jackson) Elizabeth 1814‑1862

Hise, George W. Co. C 29th Ill. Inf. d 1923, wife Narcissus Jane d 1‑6‑1881

      Age 36 yrs, dau Ada d 10‑21‑1867 age 1 mo, 2nd wife Sarah (Frame) 1850-1934

Parks, Children of J. S. & M. C. (no dates), Martin I., Riley M. P., Martha S.,

                Anna H., John J., Mary M.

Hise, Thomas d 1908

Mausey, Charles 1836‑1888, wife Margaret (Hise)

Teachener, Sarah C. 1857‑ d 9‑19‑1859 dau of W. & E. Teachener

Philowher, Peter 1814‑ d 2‑11‑1879, wife Elizabeth 1815‑1899, dau Martha 1865‑1925

Minner, Daniel F. 1840‑1878

Mead, George W. 1858‑1934, wife Siner 1872‑1933

Henry, Lizzie 1855‑ d Nov. 1888 wife of S. P.

Rister, Leroy 1893‑1932

Wren, Katie 1866‑1947

Oliver, Capitola 1913-1949

Davis, Dorothy (Oliver) 1915‑1952










JACKSON Cemetery continued:


Thepenier, Anna Marie 1893-1949

Dennison, Alexander 1873-1946, wife ------ (Pertain)

Evans, Cornelius 1862-194?

McGrew, Dale 1919-1945 killed in Philippines WW II

Cox, Bricem 1857‑1937, wife Laura 1858‑1942

Harrington, Clarence 1888-1966, wife Pearl (Cox) 1889-­

Back, Eliza 1847‑1927, John 1853‑ 5‑12‑1890

Frame, Mary (Back) 1879-1955

Smith, Elizabeth 1883‑1963

Sauls, Vance 1884-1936, wife Dana Fink 1891‑1956 (Later married Joe Fink)

Rollman, John W. 1864-1931

Davis, Arvil 1905‑1942

Bradley, Ellen 1859-1941

Thompson, Ida 1879-1938

Lamb, Mary 1889‑1939

Ward, Elmer d 1959 age 8?, wife Birdie d 1950

Cole, George S. 1847-1931

Mead, George 1898-1946

Smith, Logan 1863‑1951, wife Stella H. (Harris) 1892‑1940

Stanley, Harry C. 1889-1956, wife Maggie B. 1886-

Hendrix, James 1891-1955

Rodgers, Rev. Henry 1879-1937, wife Myrtle 1883‑1958

Hise, Albert W. 1875-1945, wife Ida 1890-­

Melvin, Rev. Orison 1814‑ 2-3‑1882, wife Margaret 1817‑ 4‑12‑1904

        dau Grace 1858- 6‑18‑1914, Hershel P. 1856‑18??

Brown, William G. H. Co. B Ill. Cav.

Dillard. David N. Co. H 120th Ill. INF.

Meadows, Isom Cpl. Co. E 131st I11. Inf.

Melton, James Co. H 120th Ill. INF.

Johnson, James Co. I 5th Ill. Cav.

Young, Flora A. b&d 1868 dau of M. P. & Nancy

Patillo, Martha 1829 d 6-29-1872 wife of Lemuel

Cox, Bricem 1821‑1872, wife Nancy 1826‑1879, son Bricem G. 1871‑1879

Desper, J. W. 1844-1925, wife Elizabeth 1843-1923

Frame, James J. Co. G 29th Ill. Inf. 1840-1911, son John W. 1869‑ d 9‑23-1883

       Eliza (Awalt) wife of. J. J. ----

Smith, John A. 1863-1933, wife Winnie

       Bertis R. 1886-1972, wife Effie (Moye) 1890‑1952

Williamson, Andrew Co, E d 11‑29‑1899

Meyer, W. R. Co. E 14th Ill. INF.

Myer, Fred Band 29th Ill. Inf.

Miner, Robert Marion 1844- d 1‑24-1894, Nancy (Douglas) 1857‑ July 1897

Vickery, Ula 1891‑1908 wife of W. T.

Roark, Jonathan 1849-1895, wife Margaret 1851-

Goodin, G. I. 50th Ohio Inf.

Riley, Margaret Fannie 1878‑1955

Wade, James 1862‑1941, wife Kittie 1864‑1928

Downey, William R. 1862-1939, wife Sophia 1868-1947

Rose, J. M. 1888‑1929, wife Velma 1893-

Henderson, George W. 1869-1945, bro Samuel T. 1871-1947

Rollman, John 1868‑1931, wife Myrtle (Brantley) 1879‑, dau Flossie 1898‑1965

Heath, John Marshall 18?7-1950, wife Rhoda 1875‑1929

Little, Mary P. 1920-1933

Fahlbush, Walter 1881-1934 (lived in home of Frank Davis, 1/2 bro of Mrs. D.)

Maloney, Anna (Foster) 1862-1949, dau Hattie 1892‑1933










JACKSON Cemetery continued:


Gross, Andy ‑‑‑‑‑‑--‑, wife Amy (Henderson) 1871‑1935

McGrew, Otis 1896‑1957, wife Zelphia (Gross) 1895‑1944 & dau of A. & A. Gross

Jackson, George W. 1842‑1919, Margaret 1850‑1917

         W. S. 1830‑1913, Jane 1837‑ d 4‑20‑1868

         Francis M. 1844‑1910, Sarah 1847‑1918

Dickey, Lucy Ann (Jackson) d 1861 wife of Finis

Jackson, Elizabeth 1836‑1864 dau of J. E. & J. A.

Jackson, Martha A. Lewis d 1857 age 7 mo. adopted dau of J. & E. Jackson

         Thomas 1860‑1861

         Rev. Josiah E. 1808‑ d ll‑6‑1882, Jane H. 1806‑1861 d Mar. 1.

         Thomas 1839‑1855 son of Josiah. First burial in this cemetery,

                in 1858, moved from New Market or Dillard Cem.

Josiah‑‑‑‑‑‑‑, wife Cora (Yost) ‑‑‑‑‑­

Hise, George W. 1796‑ d 2‑4‑1860, Rhoda 1806‑ d 2‑1‑1870

Kanady, Children of Garland H. & M. J.: Stella 1880‑1959, Ruth 1890‑1928,

        Arthur d 1883, Sherman 1889‑1891

Hardin, Aaron d 4‑9‑1881 age about 70 yrs.

Dillard, Francis Co. C 131st Ill. Inf. d 1873

Johnson, James W. 1826‑1878

Smith, Peter H, 1862‑1946, Anna 1869‑1934

Vickery, Emeline Jones 1816‑1901, wife of Henry Vickery

Smith, Isaac 1825 d 11‑16‑1902, Rachel 1830‑1912

       Harvey 1851‑1929, Rachel 1853‑1942

       William 1855‑ d 9‑13‑1890 son of Isaac

       John 1852‑1931, wife -----, son Ernie -----, Ralph 1900‑1966

Dillard, Jonathan 3‑15‑1824 d 10‑26‑1926, wife Roxy Ann 1829‑1878

Smith, William P. Co. K 131st Ill. Inf. 1830‑1878, Mary A. 1832‑1919

       Sons: William E. 1866‑1878, Andrew C. 1856‑1876

       Christopher 1855‑1937, wife Agnes 1863‑1935

Cox, Andrew J. 1834‑1876

Pickering, Mary A. 1845‑1901 wife of J. F., Children: William T. 1867‑1891

       Mary J. 1865‑1894, Uriah d 1863 ago 22 ??

Smith, Stephen 1812‑1859

Hise, John W. 1825 d 5‑26‑1889 soldier, Martha A. 1829‑ Oct, 1896

Baldwin, William J. 1866‑1946, Minnie 1868‑1951

Ward, Alfreda d 1950 wife of Elmer

Lemons, Benjamin F. 1834‑ March 1883 soldier, wife Mollie (Bean) b May 1841 d 1889

               (She was also the 2nd wife of John L. Dickey)

        General 1856‑1937, Martha 1860‑1918

Smith, Elijah 1867‑1955, Mary (Stull) 1879‑1966 & dau of Levi & Julia (Fulks) Stull

Hemphill, Finis 1856‑1928, wife Mary (Smith) 1856‑1925

Eubanks, David Finis 1877‑1959, Ruth 1918‑1938

Smith, William 1871‑1944

Wiggins, C. E. 1875‑1913

Donaldson, Charles 1884‑1927

Rister, Ezriah 1859‑1928, wife Sarah (Inman) 1861‑1930

Chapman, Shannon 1854‑1938, wife Leatha (Culpepper) 1859‑1937

Carson, J. M. 1844‑19??, wife Sarah 1865-­

Desper, Curtis 1901‑1958

Dillard, Joseph G. W. 1864‑1926, wife Serena 1868‑1893

Rodgers, William 1868‑1902, wife Mary E. 1869-­

Cox, Jess 1840‑1909, wife Flora 1859-­

Moore, William 1854‑1921, wife Sarah 1845-- (founders of Ridgway Baptist Church)

Johnson, General Logan 1866‑ d 1‑30‑1867 & Sarah E. 1868‑1878

               Children of J. W. & M. A. Johnson









JACKSON Cemetery continued:


Smith, Elizabeth 1883‑1963

       Samuel Marshall 1875-1921, wife Kitty M. (Moore) 1877-1945

         (Also co-founders of Ridgway Baptist Church)

Fields, Alex 1857-1920, wife Jennie (Zuck) 1863---, son Roy 1890‑1956

Rister, Henry 1840-1918, wife Ruth 1860-­

Baker, John 1859‑1939, wife Ollie (Smith) 1860-1940, sons Bertis 1891‑1955

               and Arthur 1892­

Mills, Mary E. 1865-1931, dau Pearl ----, son William 1883‑1908

Lamb, Mary E. 1855‑1875 dau of R. A. & M. Lamb

Dickey, John L. 1839‑1889, wife Susan 1838‑1870

James 1797‑1864, wife Margaret 1799‑1877

Gass, Lewis F. 1885-1969

Feazel, Jane (Kimbro) 1868-1938, son Cecil 1904-1963, Maye 1908‑1962

Jackson, Robert A. d 1864

Roark, George d 1857 son of ? & E. Roark

Coalman, I. B. 1832-1883

Kimbro, John Co. K 131st Ill. INF.

        James O. 1883-1955, wife Laura 1878‑1937

        Luther 1875-1947, Martha 1861‑1932, Roy 1885‑1961

Fillingim, Isabella 1861-1947 wife of Virgil A.

Zuck, William H. 1878‑1957, wife Julia C. (Keane) 1895‑1962

Green, James B. 1852-1928, wife Mary E. 1854‑1930

       son Van V. 1882-1961, wife Anna 1892‑1968

Crayne, Albert 1882-1965, wife Docia 1883-1955

Mayhue, John A. 1885‑1958, wife Gertrude 1889-1950

Miner, George T. 1899‑1960, wife Ruth E. (Quick) 1896-­

Dixon, Will 1877‑1962, wife De1ia (Bean) 1880-1944

       Delmar 1923-, wife Velma (Hise) 1921-1958

Hise, Jacob H. 1867-1957, wife Sarah S. (James) 1879-1970

Smith, Homer 1880‑1942, wife Lecra (Vickery) 1888-1965, son Charles H. 1910-1949

Awalt, Frank 1881‑1960, wife Effie (Jenkins) 1889-1947, son George 1907-1936

Kaufman, William M. 1872‑1948, wife Lillian (Holderby) 1871‑1944

Brown, Wilson 1871‑1943, wife Isabelle (Lamb) 1874-1957, son Alvin M. 1912‑1963

       son Jesse R. 1899-1947, wife Rhea (Awalt) 1904-1952

Allison, A. F. B. 1852-1929, John 1853-1946, wife Josephine 1870‑1955

Brown, Wiley N. 1869‑1935, wife Rhoda E. (Hise) 1869‑1954

Bruce, Fred G. 1892-1960, wife Ethel (Brown) d 1965

Sauls, Henry 1868-1945, wife Minnie 1877-1963

Blackburn, Martin 1862-l944

Hall, Dorotha 1870‑1957

McDaniel, Henry T. 1882-1951, wife Anna 1885-1961

Riley, Hazel L. 1936-1959

Odell, Mary 1854‑1885 wife of H. S.

York, Vinson 1884‑1957

Moye, Joseph J. 1867‑1942, wife Laura E. (Smith) 1869-1936

Hill, Charles A. 1862-1931, wife Katherine 1870-1959

Phillips, William B. 1882‑1943

Cox, James B. 1864‑1935

Wolfe, Henry 1887‑1944

Kimbro, Fred F. 9‑25‑1894 d 11‑17-1962, wife Regina P. 1897-­

Keane, John 1861‑1947, wife Sarah (Ingleton) 1867-1930

Simmons, Mary Jane 1846-1918

Gross, William H. 1876‑1952, wife Grace A. (Simmons) 1881‑1959

Mills, Mary E. 1865‑1937, son Allen Jr. 1894-1914, son Marsh 1886‑1962

Strong, Nola 1887-1959 dau of Mary E. Mills

Seagraves, Emma Rodgers 1868‑1960








JACKSON Cemetery continued:


Sarver, Laura 1893-1940

Smith, Joe Tate A. 1897‑1961

Kimbro, William 1875‑1958, wife Mary 1879‑1967, Mary A. 1843‑1925

Schnur, Fred 1858‑1923, wife Sarah (Jackson) 1871‑1953

Hise, Charles H. 1878-1967, wife Lucretia (Henderson) 1881-1927

Proctor, Lowell 1887‑1953, wife Annabell (Rollman) 1893‑1921

Rollman, George Mac 1886-1966 (bro of Annabell Proctor)

Baker, William 1883-1908

Rollman, George S. 1881‑1943, wife Anna B. (Riley) 1887‑1951

         Children: Millard ‑‑, Harry 1914‑1918, & 2 infants d in 1920's

Dillard, George F. 1885‑1961, wife Elsie 1888‑1965

Hemphill, Shelby I. 1884‑1948, wife Pearl (Luther) 1883-1962

          Sons: Eugene 1921‑1935, Shelby Jr. b&d 1920

Crayne, Homer 1878‑1956, wife Ella (Boutwell) 1878‑1957

Riley, Mary 1910‑1965 dau of Homer Crayne

Miner, Andrew J. 9-19‑1888 d 2‑18‑1942, wife Mary (Baldwin) 11-17‑1892 d 2‑3-1928

Specks, William M. 1847‑1925, wife Elizabeth 1842‑1921, son John 1871‑1872

Rollman, Samuel C. 1858‑1908, wife Rhoda C. (Hise) 1852‑1895

         Sons: William H. 1877‑1901, John A. 1879-1901, Charles B. 1892‑1893,

         Joseph H. 1866‑1899, wife Rhoda Belle (Hise) 1868‑193?, dau Ollie 1890-1892

Johnson, Joseph W. 1816‑1878 soldier

Rollman, Joseph Alfred 1-26‑1910 d 11‑11‑1953, w Louise (Smith) 8‑15‑1916 d 11‑4‑1953

McGrew Roy L. 1889‑1963, wife Rosa B. 1892-1960

Keane, Edward 1900-1963 (son-in-law of Roy L. McGrew)

Combs, Earl E. 11‑12-1905 d 7‑22‑1960, wife Carrie (Nalley) 8-22‑1913 d 1964

Risley, George W. 1873‑1956

Crawford, George T. 1875‑1957, wife Rosannah (Smith) 1877‑1966

          Children: Kitty 1900‑1969, James Dale 1912‑1960

Randall, Frank 1871‑1961

Ward, Ellis 1900‑1951, wife Julia

Smith, Lewis 1884‑1940, wife Minnie (Ambrose) 1892‑1956

Crayne, Irene 1910-1939 dau of Lewis & Minnie Smith

Brown, James Alf 1895‑1968, wife Maud (Endicott) 1899­-

Moye, Elmer 3-10-1887 d 1952, wife Eula (Wathen) b 1‑30‑1904

Kingston, Clifford 1883-1962, wife Orpha (Rister) 1891‑1948

Carter, Steven 1814-1897

Brown, Herman 1887-1963, wife Della (Runyan) 1‑8‑1890 d 1962

Runyon, Edmund 1862‑1939, wife Margaret 1866-1927

Dixon, John T. 1874‑1940, wife Bettie 1878‑1945

Miner, Leo 5‑1‑1883 d 8‑27-1956, wife Nora (Glass) 8‑19‑1886 d 8‑4‑1972

Rollman, George M. 1859-1899, wife Alice 1864‑1908

Hardin, William Co. L 6th Ill. Cav.

Hise, Artemecia (Dillard) 1848‑1893 wife of William J. 1841‑1910

Foster, Francis M. Co. I 153rd Ohio Inf. 1837‑1924, wife Sarah 1849‑1938

Ripley, Mary 1910‑1965 dau of H. & E. Crayne

Rollman, Ray 1897‑1971, wife Zelma (Wiggins) 1899‑, son Raymond 1928-



















The Rev. Josiah Jackson, a Methodist minister, gave the ground for this cemetery and church in 1858. He apparently kept a complete record of all burials during his life- time, & after his death in 1882 a son continued keeping part of the burial records till 1914. None of the burials listed below have tombstones, with the exception of one or two soldiers, whose military markers did not list the date of death. In the original journal, which is in the possession of one of the descendants, the burials are listed by date of burial, usually, and the tomb number & column number is given. We're listing them by surname, as frequently the given name of the wife & children are not listed.


Accuff, Jim daughter Feb. 1879.

Allen, Infant 8-2-1877: Joseph H. infant 4-25-1879: Joseph H. 3-31-1892: Lou, w of

Bateman, Infant 11-3-1871; Infant 8-31-1876.                           H.A. 5-4-1896.

Bean, wife of Brison & child Zeira 9-21-1870; Infant Joseph 7-15-1861; Infant of J.M.

  Probably 1867; Sarah 7-26-1867; I. infant 1871; Tabisha 3-17-1874; Margaret Sept.

  1875; James infant 4-6-1878; Walter's child 9-15-1884; Walter's child 1888 or 89;

  John's child 1884; General's child 5-12-1884; William, age 104 yrs 9-16-1886; James

  W. infant 7-26-1888; Mary, wife of Tom 9-20-1889; Tom's infant 9-27-1889; Tom's

  child Sept. 1897; Infant 1890; Thomas 9-17-1900.

Bell, Elizabeth 11-9-1861.

Black, William infant 6-8-1891, William's infant 8-27-1897.

Boutwell, Lona's child 11-11-1886; Lona's daughter 1-7-1897.

Branum, L. Infant 1873.

Brinkley, Infant 2-4-1860.

Brown, Melinda 7-26-1858; George infant 3-22-1876; Thomas 2-23-1875; Thomas's wife 7-

  20-1879; Thomas infant 4-18-1882; Wm. infant 12-6-1879; Vany, daughter of Wm. 1-1-

  1890; Wm. infant Oct. 1895; Barbara Cox 3-1-1899; Carroll 4-23-1899.

Browning, Thomas 10-10-1872; Charles (soldier) Feb. 1875.

Bunton, John infant 8-15-1875; Infant 9-22-1879.

Carter, Thomas (soldier) 4-15-1863; Frank 19??; Frank 12-31-1891; Frank 1895;

        Nannie 1894; Infant of S. & E. 3-1-1865.

Casay, Infant 10-22-1871.

Cash, John's infant 1894.

Chapple, Charles? infant Oct. 1875.

Cogins, Elmiray 11-2-1876.

Coleman, Ellison 11-3-1889; Baley 4-11-1883; infant Feb? 1873.

Cox, Andrew 1867; Andrew (soldier) Mar. 1873; Henry infant 1875; Grig's daughter

     June 1877; Brison infant 4-16-1878; Matilda 4-27-1878; James 4-11-1879;

     Jim's wife Nov. 1896; Martha (dau of R. Smith) 3-8-1885.

Crow, Eliza's child 1885.

Culbert, R. infant? wife? Aug. 1875; R. child Aug. 16, 1875.

Desper, James' child 8-3-1873; James' infant Feb. 1890.

Dickey, John I? 9-25-1864; Mary 3-21-1870; Lucen 10-21-1870; J. infant 10-17-

        1859; Finas 7-23-1870; Nath? 12-12-1877; John's wife 11-7-1875.

Diel, Mrs.' daughter Sept. 1877.

Dil?, Squier? 1876.

Dillar, Alex wife 9-18-1869.

Dillard, Alex 10-4-1890; infant of M. 1859; Infant of Marion 4-14-1867; Sarah 5-26-

  1865; Infant of A. b 10-4-1866; F. M. (soldier) 2-19-1874; David's infant 8-3-1872;

  David (soldier) 3-18-1877; Posey daughter Dec. 1874; Dan's child 1885; Daniel's son

  5-14-1876; Daniel's son 1-30-1875; Dan's boy Aug. 1883; Mary infant Sept. 1875;

  Christopher Nov. 1875; Jonathon's wife May 1877; Jona??'s child 1883; Marva, wife of

 Tho? 12-16-1880; Thomas' child 10-9-1884; Thomas' child 10-11-1884;





Dillard, Thomas' wife Oct. 1886; Albert 5-17-1889; William 11-19-1895; John 10-7-1897.

Dillon. Sallie 11-10-1896. Note: name could be Dillard as buried in same column as 4

        of the Dillards.

Duncan, Malinda J. a widow 12-22-1882; Green (soldier) 1-11-1873.

Dunkin, Infant 9-1-1875.

Ellison, Infant M. 1860.

Fillhour, George's child 1872.

Foldes, William ? 3-24-1878.

Foster, Henry infant Dec. 1374; Frank 10-15-1877.

Frames, James infant 9-3-1865; William 1866; James' wife or infant 1873;

        James 1873; James' infant Aug. 1877; Hap Dec. 1877.

Fraimes, Mrs. 2-9-1869. Note: name could be Frames as buried in column with 4 Frames.

? Fujerson, Infant 1-17-1876.

Funkhouser, Young 1873.

Furpanson? Infant Elna 11-28-1871.

Gaines, wife of Asbary Oct. 1860.

Gass, Lafiet 9-28-1876.

Goforth, Lyman infant 3-16-1872; Lyman's child Nov. 1885; Parthena 4-28-1883.

Goodion, Charles' daughter 6-12-1892.

Goodwin, Charles' wife 321-1897; Charles' wife & dau June 1900; Charles 10-16-1900.

Goodman, Nick ????

Groce, Anthony's child- a daughter 6-15-1890.

Hardin, Solomon 5-9-1868; George infant 9-3-1870; Lusity 1873; Moses infant 1873;

        Moses infant 9-11-1875; William's child 9-22-1889; Grandma (buried by Aaron)

        her husband 9-13-1900.

Heise, Infant of James 1866; John's daughter 1885; William J.'s infant 5-6-1887.

Hice, William Infant 1871; James' infant or wife 1874; Lafaitt 3-21-1870;

      Tha?? wife 108-1875.

Hise, James' dau 2-13-1874; James 9-20-1875; James' child 9-4-1876;

      Emry 9-26-1875; Sarah's grandchild 10-4-1889; Mattie, daughter of William J.

      10-15-1882; John W's daughter 1-11-1883; James 9-3-1876; James' infant

      9-20-1890; Dora 12-13-1895 (buried in J. W.'s lot)

Hefner, Jacob child 6-30-1877; Jacob 2-22-1882; __?? (husband of Rhoda Minner) 1908.

Hendrick, Squier infant 4-6-1880.

Hendricks, Rachel 4-1-1883; Squier 1-12-1914; Squier's infant 7-21-1881.

Hollon, Infant Dec. 1874.

Jackson, Elizabeth M. 10-9-1862; Sis?? J. 1865; Infant of F. M. & S.? 5-10-1865;

         Infant of G. W.& M. 5-14-1872; Infant of J. M.& M. 7-15-1873; Infant of

         F. M. & S. J. 4-25-1879; Sarah 2-21-1884; Joe E. boy 4-20-1886; Annie

         9-21-1892; Margaret (Wm.'s 2nd wife) 1903.

James, John infant 8-17-1876.

Johnson, Infant of Joe 1-30-1867; Leasie 8-28-1868; J. infant 10-22-1870;

         James' daughter 8-8-1876; Joseph infant 9-21-1877; Joseph's wife

         1-11-1878; Charles 10-15-1878; Cora I. 1881.

Johnston, James (soldier) 11-29-1878.

Kanggo??, Pat infant Dec. 1874.

Kaufman, Widow's child 3-27-1885; John Apr. 1885.

Kimbro, Infant of John 3-27-1867; John's child prob. between 1884-86;

Lemmons, Generals infant 1-28-1881; Celia ? 1890.

Lewis, Sarah A. 9-6-1857.

McDaniel, (no name) wife & infant 8-?-1880; O. D.'s wife 1-5-1886; O.D.'s boy 1886.





Mahew, Add's infant 8-22-1862.

Medows, Milly, wife of Isom 5-25-1860; Two infants of Milly Sept.1860;

        Isom (soldier) 1862; Catherine 1864.

Melton, William (soldier) 11-28-1864; William infant 1864; Children 1885.

Meyers, Mrs. beside Meyers Jan. 1890; Mr. (soldier) beside P.? Myers May 1889.

Myers, William P. child (1st) 10-8-1884; William P. child (2nd) 10-13-1884.

Miller, Two infants of E. 1859.

Mills, Mollie's child 1885.

Miner, Lewis 9-4-1861; Linda 10-31-1874; Elijah 4-11-1889.

Minner, Rhoda (nee Slaten) 8-1-1916.

Moor?, Daniel (soldier) 4-9-1863.

Moore, William infant Nov. 1874; William Apr. 1877; Jackson infant 5-24-1877;

       Armilda Sept. 1914.

Mosee, Infant of C. 1859.

Nutan, or Uutan, Mrs. 7-22-1876.

O'Dell, Sant infant 10-21-1882.

Oliver, Benjy 8-17-1876; Dick's infant 5-19-1895; Dick's child May 1895.

Overbee, Malissa 12-10-1896.

Parkes, James infant July 1868; James 7-11-1872.

Philhour, Peter Feb.11, 1879; Mrs. Pate 9-28-1897.

Pickering, M. 1872; Spence 11-2-1883; Thompson 1-5-1891.

Pohilri?es, William 8-19-1875.

Pritchard, William child 1895.

Ramsey, James' child 12-24-1902.

Roark, Lewis' infant 4-28-1862; Elon 4-8-1872; Levi 7-31-1890; Jack 1-21-1895.

Robinson, Agnes & ???? both 1892 (step-daughters of James Shatteen).

Rollman, Jacob's infant Oct. ????

Sallor, Aabe? infant (two graves) 6-13-1867.

Sollars, Abram 6-3-1868.

Sayles, William infant 7-10-1870.

Secord, D.S. 5-31-1868.

Shields, Mary E. 9-26-1870.

Simmons, Lucy 8-25-1876; Fred 1884; Fred's child 10-5-1884.

Skelton, Charles' infant 2-22-1904.

Smith, Thomas 10-22-1857; Thomas 5-27-1874; John A. infant 1-6-1891; John 5-7-1870;

    John 8-18-1892; Wm. O. 9-18-1858; Wm. 6-20-1876; Wm. 3-6-1874; Wm. 2nd son Apr.

    1876; w of Pary 9-1-1859; Perry 5-28-1862; Peter 11-23-1861; Peter 2-21-1878;

    Solly 7-7-1868; Lucy 1874; Sarah Mother 6-7-1876; Green infant 2-7-1874; Samantha

    dau of I. 7-29-1876; Harve infant Oct. 1878; Samantha 1881; Quick infant 12-5-

    1882; Harvey child 9-14-1890; Lige's infant 4-13-1912; C.D.'s infant 4-15-1903;

    David Allen 8-8-1897; Isaac* 11-16-1902; Isaac* Oct. 1902. *Buried in Col. 8 and then in col. 11. There is a tombstone for one of these "Isaacs".

Speck, William infant Sept. 1866.

Stewart, R. Jane infant 4-3-1878.

Sunday, Three children 1897.

Teachner, Wesley (soldier) 9-8-1863; Elizabeth 9-24-1864.

Terrell, Houston (grandson of Raymond Watsen) 9-19-1885.

Vickry, Infant of R. 3-1-1858; Henry J. 10-28-1866.

Walls, ?Ruby 9-23-1865.

White, Charlie Inf? 1864; George's Children 7-29-1877, 7-28-1882 or 1883, 6-20-1890.

Wilbank, Faro? infant 8-19-1880.

Williamson, Joseph's infant 8-23-1862; Infant J. 8-23-1872; Adeline B-24-1872;

            Amado Dec.1878; Randy infant Dec. 1874; Andy's wife 3-19-1882;





Williamson, Andy 11-29-1899; Andy's wife 11-27-1899.

Williford, Mr. 4-12-1865; Mrs. 4-15-l865

Wood, Infant of W. 2-12-1866; Infant of Zakel 9-6-1875

Yates, Catharine 2-28-1865.

Young, M. P.'s infant 1872.

Zuck, Infant of A. & P. Dec. 1866; Almira's infant 3-22-1874; Jennie infant 2-25-1882.

?asson, Margaret Ann 1856.

?ice, Malin Mar. 1876.

-----, Robert infant 1873.


LEAVELL Hill Cemetery also known as Sandy Hill in some records. Located on the old Salt Well Island Ripple road on a high hill W of Saline River on the W side of NE SE of Section 36 T9S R8E of Equality Township.


Dorsey, William T. 1849-1913

Forester, Ethel Mahan 1902-1923

Mahan, Henry 1875-1951, wife Maude 1885-1965

       David 1904-1944, George W. 1830-1899

Frohock, Frank 1880-1954, Victoria 1883-1952

Barnett, Ezra Co. A 6th Ill. Cav. 1842-1911, Eliza 1864-

Rose, Alice 1859-1880 wife of Pleasant Rose, dau Sarah A. d 1880 age 25 days

Mundy, Preston 1885-1886, Lula 1893-1896, Giles 1883-1902

Barnett, Samuel 1830-1873, Sarah 1839-1896, David M. 1808-1869

Duncan, Lee l845-1881 Co. L 8th Ky. Cav.

Rogers, James C. 1884-, Clara 1886-1929

        J. W. 1851-1918, Lucy A. 1858-1926

        W. T. l855-1897

        William W. 1807-1889, Eliza Ann 1823-1909

Pantier, Henry L. l859-1909, Mariah 1951-1860

         Philip ------, wife Mary Ann 1812-1915

         D. W. grandfather 1847-1923

Strickland, Jonathan G. 1827-1874

Frohock, Thomas J. 1841-1907, wife Mary S. 1849-1889, son Charley d 1887 age 5 mo.

Graham, Margaret d 1882 wife of Harrison Graham & dau of James & P. Pruett

Pruett, James 1811-1886, Pernecia 1825-1885, dau Sarah 1880-1901

Walker, Eliza 1858-1881 wife of Willie & dau of James & P. Pruett

Tournier, Frances 1822-1901

Scroggins, James E. 1824-l879, wife May, children: Lemuel 1851-1873, Mary 1852-1872,

           ??? 1853-1863, ??? 1860-1873, and footstones with initials A.?S, L.S.,

           I.S., A. S.

Baldwin, William W. 1801-1853, consort Mary S. Jones 1809-1882 (later married

         Ross Jones), Mary 1836-1842, Rosanner 1831-1843,

         Caleb d 4-23-1863 age 35 Yrs. 9 mo. 81st Reg. died at Memphis

Burroughs, Thomas William Co. D 20th Ill. Inf. 1831-1899, Martha 1836-1890

           and 5 children died between 1854 and 1870.

           George 1793-1859, George 1853-1899

Dorsey, William, H. 1824-1877, wife Sarah M. 1826-1909, dau Mary 1865-1870

        son John G. b&d 1856.







LEAVEL HILL Cemetery continued:


Dorsey, James B-12-1824 d 2-14-1850 erected by W. T.

        Willis 1836-1858, Martha A. 1856-1857 dau of N. & M. A.

        Mary A. 1839-1876 wife of M.

Leavell, William G. 1812-1852

Hargrave, Levi 1838-1852 son of M. Hargrave

          S. 1796-1858, wife Martha 1796-1858

Baker, Calvin M. 1824-1910, wife Frances (Colbert) 1833-1858

       Julia 1849-1880 wife of W. G.

White, Don 1836-1907, Sarah 1836-1880, Children: Wileyd d 1883 age 26 yrs.,

       Frank---; Ann E. 1847-1901 wife of Don White, Don A. 1890-1891 son

Pickering, J. R. 1848-1915, Thomas 1886-1905 son of J. R. & Phebe

White, James M. 1860-1912, Miranda 1859-1934

Grater, L. C. 1860-1935, Mary S. 1864-1949

Scudamore, Thomas F. 1829-1901, Caroline (Baker) 1839-1881

Barnett, Thornton 1828-1896, wife Margaret Elizabeth 1843-1925 T. S. 1878-1913

Baker, William H. 1853-1925, wife Elizabeth 1859-1931

Proctor, Ellen 1860-1936

Bentley, Samuel 1859-1952, wife Mary A. 1857-1929

Cooper, Sarah 1854-1886, wife of Edward & dau of William & Elizabeth Bentley

Barnett, William G. 1873-1945, wife Sallie 1874-1948

Smith, William 1790-1853

Andrews or Anders, Elizabeth 1824-1846, wife of David

Cummings, William 1839-1856 son of Allen & C.

Rummels, A. R. 56th Ill. Inf. 1842-1884

McLain, Jess M. 1854-1924, Callie D. 1867-1919, Bertha 1896-1900

        Bessie b&d 1899, Charles V. 1891-1895

Dorsey, A. 1839-1876 wife of N. Dorsey & dau of H. & P. Grindstaff

Wilson, Pearl Crow 1896-1964

Burrell, James 1851-1947

Duvall. George 1859-1948

Leavell, Omer 1879-1949, wife Annabell 1882-1967

Williams, James D. 1869-194O, wife Lizzie 1869-

          Martha A. 1828-1907

Blake, Mary A. 1878-1908, O. D. 1869-1917

Elliott, James 1890-1937

Patton, Sarah Mundy 1875-1900 wife of Allen, son Omar 1897-1899

Elliott, Pleasant P. 1863-1950, wife Alice M. 1875-1954 son Eugene 1912-15

         Thomas 1889-1897

Barnett, Allen 1862-1946, Caroline 1861-1925, and 4 ch. b&d between 1885-1892

      Thornton 1882-1946

      James G. 1896-1911 son of Soloman & Sarah, also 3 sandstones one initialed J. B.

Sisk, J. S. (sandstone)

Mulvey, Henry 4-14-1921 N.J. Pvt. Indian Wars

        Michael b&d 1895, John 1882 son of Henry C. & S. A. Mulvey

Hubbs, 3 infants from 1883-1898

Tite, Vol 1864-1896, C. C. 1892-1899, Charlie 1873-1896 son of V. & L.

Wathen, J. H. 1853-1914

Thompson, Lucy 1835-1909 wife of S. H. Thompson

Tite, Alfred 1870-1938, wife Minnie 1874-1961 & 4 children (no dates)

Pantier, James A. 1840-1895

Hubbs, Logan B. 1880-1902

Tite, William 1877-1947 Father

Baker, Richard 1886-1957 wife Octavia 1892-1950



LEAVELL HILL Cemetery continued:


Mondy, John Hy 1881-1972, wife Bettie H. 1887-1972

       Ch: Cecil 1904-1906, Opal 1913-1918

Tite, Arthur 1889-1915, wife Ethel 1891-

      Edward 1884-1957, wife Cynthia Ann 1884-1957

Mullinax, Mary A. 1835-1910

Robinett, Joseph 1840-1915, wife Angie 1840-1915

Leavell, Samuel E. 1890-1948, wife Angie 1902-

Zinn, Charles 1868-1946, wife Laura 1873-1966, dau Hazel 1906-1910

      Henry 1869-1918, Fred B. 1900-1918

      George B, 1872-1918, Charles 1914-1960

Leonberger, Clarence 1895-1925, wife Stella 1894-1967

      Wiley 1880-1943, wife Gertie 1883-

Scroggins, Jess 1891-1966, wife Maggie 1899-

           Jess D. 1918-1947 Air Corp WWII

Ashford, Otis Arvel 1916-, wife Madge 1920-1947

Williams, Ellsworth 1891-1933, wife Gertie 1892-

Burroughs, Charles F. 1918-1941

Zinn, William B. 1878-1947 father, Dora 1878-1959 mother

Fink, Floyd 1902-1936, Johnny d 1901 age 6 mo.

      Ethel 1900-1909, Ralph d 1908 children of Joseph E. & Dana Fink

Thompson, Nancy 1846-1924

Story, George W. 56th Ill. INF.

King, W. A. 1873-1903, wife Anna 1878-

Strickland, Sad 1860-1931

Robertson, George W. 1881-1939

Brinkley, George 1876-1959, wife Emily 1880-1958

Leavell, Bart WWI 1887-1970, sister Martha E. 1892-1945

         Alfred 1849-1919, wife Martha E. 1858-1945

Stricklin, Albert 1868-1939, wife Daisy 1885-1950

           Thomas G. 1891-1898 son of T.A. & N.J.

Burroughs, Charles R. 1866-1944, 1st wife Nellie 1874-1895 & 1 child.

           2nd wife Eva 1879-1966, Ezekiel 1873-1899

Zinn, J. F. 1860-1942 wife V?? J. 1869-1916 & 2 ch. d by 1890

Scharn, Wilhelmina 1839-1895 wife of Charles

Lackey, Joseph 1869-1902 wife Ada Cone 1872-1934, Clyde 1892-1967 father

Cone, Sylvester 1824-1890, Mary A. 1842-1924

Hall, Willis 0. b&d l890 son of Gilbert & Flo

Gaffney, James P. 1837-1887

Pruett, James 1811-1886, wife Pernecia ----, Sarah 1860-1900

        son Jacob 1842-1860, dau Eliza 1881 age 23 yrs. 11 mo. 11 days

Hines, 2 children of E. W. & Martha J. b&d 1893 and 1895 footstones E. W.

Scroggins, Valentine 1854-1920, wife Anna 1865-1931, 2 ch. ages 6 & 9 yrs.

Monday, Larkin 1850-1908

Porter, George W. 1855-1945, wife Ella 1877-1957, Robert 1896-1916 son of G.W. & Mary

        Lawrence 190?- son of G.W. & Ella

Leavell, Alfred 1903-1969, wife Helen 1908-, Melvin 1897-1948

Tucker, Armand 1880-1957, wife Eliza 1878-1961

Porter, Hazel Tucker 1911-1932 dau of H.? & R., Grinstaff 1868-1888

White, Robert 1863-1906, wife Belle 1867-1895, 3 ch. b&d between 1898-1902

       Earl 1906-1907 son of Anna & B.



LEAVELL HILL Cemetery continued:


Baldwin, Harriet d 11-20-1863 age 34 yrs 5 mo. wife of Thomas

   Thomas 1828-1893 Co. D 120th Ill. Inf, Hannah 1859-1860, William V. d 1862 at 7 day

   Rosannah 1831-1843, Mary G. 1836-1842, Charles E. 1878-1895, Margaret 1839-1905,

   Alice A. 1866-1906 wife of J., Mary A. 1882-1911 wife of J. C., Alice M. 1909-1911

   & Edith Rose 1910-1911 ch. of J.C. & Mary

Hewitt, A. J. 1886-1937

Rogers, John T. 1886-1965, wife Vida 1886-

McGill, David Co. F 6th Ill. INF.

Wooldridge, John 1861-1937, Anna 1859-1936

Cook, Blanch 1885-1929 (This marker and the next 3 are identical)

Sullivan, John A. 1881-1931, Pauline 1915-1918 Clella 1903-1918 dau &

                              son of John A. & Eliza

Baldwin, Edward V. 1869 or 1889-, wife Eliza J. 1884-1945

Powell, Thomas Everett 1867-1942

Mahan, Rev. Dan B. 1885-1955, wife Ollie 1897-1931

       William Clyde 1920-1971, James Millard 1922-1965

White, James E. 1885-1944, wife Frances 1887-1929

Colbert, Charles 1904-1931

Fuhr, Fern 1906-1927, Colbert & Fuhr stones are side by side

Rogers, James E. 1892-1956, wife Nellie 1894-

Haines, John R. 1850-1898

Baker, Covington M. d 1888 age 67 yrs.

Benham, T. M. 1868-1928, C. A. 1899-1928

Wallace, Fannie 1882-1908 dau of E. & S. C.

Farris, Martha A. 1866-1908, wife of G. W. and 2 children

Cosby, Thomas L. 1885-1921, wife Allie 1893-, Logan 1858-1932 father

Black, Arlo 1876-1969, wife Emma 1888-1957

Thompson, George W. 1867-1949, wife Mary 1879-1951, Bernard 1914-1972

Rogers, Alvin 1889-1951, Tessie 1895-

Goodson, Charles 1882-1953

Rogers, Anna 1874-1899 wife of John H.

Crow, Louis 1859-1915


BUCK CEMETERY located in Shawnee Township, 2 miles N of Old Shawneetown on the Round Pond road, on a high hill. The cemetery is deserted and very much overgrown. Located in Section 17, T9S R10E. The land for this cemetery was entered by Warner Buck in 1815. It is one of the older cemeteries in county.


Nichelson, Elizabeth 1840-1842, Cecelia d 1835 age 8 mos.

           Margaret Ann d 1833 age 10 mos.

           Marmaduke d 1835 age 59 yrs, John H. 1819-1835 son Of M. D.

           Nancy Jane 1-1-1832 d 9-16-1840

Welch, Elizabeth d 5-7-1880 age 75 yrs. 11 mo. 26 days

       Melvina 1839-1857 dau of W. & E.

Pigman, Martin Co. G 4th W. Va. INF.

Wilson, A?? 1890-1929 (metal stob)

Smith, Omer T. 1848-1852, Alice 1850-1851, Elizabeth d 1855

                    Children of Job & Elizabeth Smith

Olney, Hulda b Providence R.I. d Aug. 1836 age about 82 yrs.

       Emaline d 2-4-1841 age 20 yrs. 11 mo. 27 days

Martin, Rufus Co. C 29th Ill. Inf., Rachel 1833-1889





BUCK Cemetery continued:


Rawlings, Moses d 9-15-1838 in his 53rd year

Catt, Catherine d 3-11-1839 in her 53rd year

Green, Harvey (or Harry) 1805-1838, consort Burthena 1811-1836, L. A. on a foot stone

       Elizabeth d Aug. 11, 1861 age 18 yrs. wife of Eli, John 1878-1939

Connery, Mary 1811-1835 consort of Robert

Olenburgh, Robert Siddall 1833-1839

Docker, Chdn. of James & Annie: Infant b&d 1844, Annie L. 1848-1851, Achsah 1852-1857.         (Children of S.N. & S.M.: Laura d 1848 age 8 mo, Robert d 1850 age 11 mo)      Emily d 1861, Lillian 1862-1867, John d 1845 age about 87 yrs., wife Mary d 1823 age about 60 yrs.    Children of William & Harriet: Harriet d 1826, Henry d 1832 age 2 yrs.   Robert d 6-21-1852 age 26 yrs.

Cook, Margaret 1829-1838

Frier, Noah 1845-1864 son of W.W. & P. soldier of Co. E 14th Ill. Cav.

       W.E. d 1860 age 4 yrs., Little Sister d 1873 age 10 mo.

Pate, J.R. Co. C 29th Ill. INF.

Venters, George Co. G 29th Ill. INF.

Sherwood, T.J. d 4-30-1873 age 28 yrs. 11 mo. 20 days

Jacobs, Orville Sexton d 1864 age 7 mo. son of Daniel & M.A.

Philips, Hester 1846-1908

Bradford, Margaret 1788-1840 wife of James, Thomas 1821-1842

          --- stone broken d Feb. 14, 1840 age 55 years

Sloo, Castles d 1829 age 7 mo. son of James & Judith (Castles)

   William 1808-1816 son of Thomas & Elizabeth

   Thomas b 1-16-1764 d 1829 age 65 yrs, consort Elizabeth 1762-1822 (Thomas Sloo was

first Register & Receiver of Land office in Shawneetown, Illinois Territory, 1814. Sloo was born in New York, NY according to letter in Territorial Papers.)

Fuller, William Joseph 1857-l929 (metal stob)

DeWitt, 2nd Lt. Alfred l829-1862 Co. C 29th Ill. Inf., Son Peter 1857-1859,

        Sarah E. 1859-1863 dau of A.& H.E., and Infant b&d 1863 of A. & H.E.

        Elizabeth (Wiseheart) 1836-1873, wife of Alvin

Hust, Susan 1861-1873 dau of A. & S.

Wilson, ??? 1908-1929

Hise, Mildred d 1944, Fred 1925-1942, Nora, 1898-1932

Colbert, John 1870-1937, next stone illegible

Smith, Andy J. 1868-1892 Elsie (male) 1871-1899

Parks, William J. 1854-1897

Brinkman, Lillie May 1882-1898 wife of H.H., son John Henry 1897

Hooker, Hiram d 4-30-1841 age 35 yrs.

Seely, Eliza 1813-1882 widow

Long, Betty Lou 9-23-1933 d 8-11-1934

Bearley, Sarah F. b Hamilton Co. Ohio 5-31-1857 d 3-15-1875 dau of S.& L. Hahn

Dixon, Nelson 1850-1936

Leech, Granville R. 7-4-1855 9-12-1910, Lillie C. 1-25-1888 3-18-1898 d of G.R.& M.E.

Davis, John Co. I 136th Ill. Inf. (scratched on stone 7-2-1811 12-17-1875)

Nunn, Mabeline 10-26-1888 d 2-14-1915



BUCK Cemetery continued:

Wilson, Aaron d 1-19-1901 age 18 yrs 3 mo. 28 days son of A. & Carrie

         Carrie 5-13-1859 d 10-19-1910, Aaron 1847-1933

Sanderson, J.S. 12-?9-1814 d 4-7-1877, J.T. 7-15-1851 d 9-5-1911

Lafferty, Alex Co. B 18th Ill. INF.

Pate, Willie 1873-1878 (no stone)

Forcum, Priscilla 1836-1879

Archey, Mary Jane 1853-1879

Ainsworth, Franklin M. 1840-1878

Hayden, Jane 1813-1878

McMurchy, Elizabeth wife of George (remainder of stone missing.)

Buck, Warner d 1825, wife Barbara (Slusher) died prior to 1825. (Cannot locate marble slab about 4x6 ft, which was for this couple. Stone was still in cemetery in 1940's. Warner Buck was a Hessian soldier in Revolution and deserted to American forces. Married in Frederick Co, Va. on 3-26-1782. He was one of the very early settlers in Gallatin County.)


HOGAN Cemetery located in Bowlesville Township, Section 9, T10S R9&10E. The cemetery is in the NE part of the section on land entered by Isaac Hogan in 1815. It is also located about 1/4 mile E of Old Bowlesville. At present it is almost surrounded by strip mines.

Kanady, Charles Earl 1900-, wife Pearl 1901-1950, son Elmer Green 1923-26.

Strong, John P. 1872-1924, wife Dorothy 1871-1918

Canady, Mathew M. 1832-1878

Crabtree, Miss Mary 12-29-1855 d 3-18-1954

          Diana 1820-1878 widow

Chappel, Winnie Paralee (Coggins) 1832-1873 wife of John W.

Jarrell, Hannah b&d 1873 dau of H. & A.

Mitchell, James 1838-1912, wife Minnie 1844-?, 2 sons: Daniel 1875-1895, James Jr. 1870-1873, dau Annie 1888-1889, James 1879-1958, Bell wife of R. J.

Crosley, Irene 1874-1957

Hudson, Durley 1882-1910

Ellis, John Mason 1859-1939, wife Nancy Ann 1861-1944

       Bessie 1892-1922, Harry E. 1894-1926

Wathen, James 1818-1874, wife Rebecca A. 1822-1866 (then) Mary J. 1841-1900

Crabtree, Harrison 1866-1909, wife Estele 1872-1955

Walters, J.B. 1846-1914 wife Nannie 1852-1900

Smith, William 1836-1873, wife Rebecca 1837-1920

Forrester, Thomas J. 1833-1880, wife Frances 1840-1906

Smith, Caroline -

Spear, William D. 1860-1931, wife Belle 1869-

Walters, John T. 1814-1876, wife Lylie 1842-1910, Hiram 1842-1910

Clayton, Elizabeth 1842-1866 wife of Thomas

Forester, William 1811-1861 son of John & Martha

Spivey, Thomas S. 1799-1862, wife Treasy 1804-1888

Forrester, Catherine 1830-1857 wife of James

Malloy, Frank E. 1870-1875

Davis, John G. 1813-1815

Dainwood, William 1815-1853, wife Elizabeth 1815-1849 Child (stone broken) 1843-1847

Logsdon, James R. 1879-1954

Willis, Thomas D. 1881-, wife Edith 1884-1930


Hogan Cemetery continued:

Walters, Hiram 1886- wife Janie 1884-1908

Smith, Arch 1842-1922, Alice Smith 1880-1896

Nation, Clyde 1901-1933

Gooch, Samuel d 1866, Rachel 1800-1866

Biggs, Nancy 1819-1889, John E. 1850-1872, William G. 1847-1870

Dobbs, Eliza 1840-1872 wife of James L.

Huston, Hannah 1800-1848 consort of E. Huston

        William b 1825 and Sam 1845 both of Co. L 6th Ill. Cav.

Ellis, John 1800-1853, Frances E. 1837-1853

       William W. W. 1835-1837, John T. 1840-1841 sons of J. & L. M.

       Benjamin F. 1827-1875

Weaver, Frances 1832-1859 wife of C. C.

Lamson, Isabell 1862-1899 wife of B. F., Bessie dau of B. F. & B. Lamson

Talbot, John Millard Co. E 8th Ill. Cav. wife Martha 1841-1883 William 1871-1959

Clark, Francis G. 1839-1877 (on same stone with Martha Talbot above.)

Willis, J. L. 1864--1948, wife Laura 1870-1910

Tadlock, Edward L. 1847-1905, wife Eliza 1848-1923, son Charles E. 1873-1903

Shafer, Sarah A. 1824-1896

Vickery, Emily 1838-l889 wife of R. Vickery 

Cremeens, Rebecca 1842-1908

Davenport, Mary b&d 1872 dau of William & E.

Barlow, Thomas D. 1835-1857

Newell, Andrew J. 1846-1899, wife Edith A. 1849-1885

        Melinda 1811-1892, Mary Newell --- (same marker for Melinda & Mary)

Rider, William B. 1918-1922

Kanady, Mrs. Ocey 1894-1958

Lambert, G. F. 1830-1889, wife Frances M. 1830-1892

         E. E. 1871, his wife Alice 1870-1950

Barlow, Jerry 1921-1948

Talbott, William d 1959 age 88 yrs. son of John M.

Logsdon, Joseph Ezra 1893-1958

Head, Charles 1897-1957

Smith, William 1912-1957

Beeler, Alfonzo 1891-1956 WWI

Burns, Roy Melton 1876-1954

Talbott, William R. 1870-1959 (son of John M.) wife Ann B. 1873-1954

Barlow, Jerry M. 1883-1948 wife Nannie 1887-

Edmosson, Margaret 1801-1885 member of M.E. Church

William Co. L 6th Ill. Cav.

Wren, Osborn 1862-1949 wife Addie 1875-1942

Lambert, Regnal 1897-1912 son of George & Nannie

Schaefer, George 1822-1892

Abraham, David 1822-1896, wife Hannah 1845-1933

Burns, J. E. Co. K 1st Ill. INF.

Eddings, Robert 1845-1937, wife Eliza 1856-1926

McKinley, Dan 1882-1950, wife Anna 1887-1949

Smith, William 1873-1947, wife Sarah M. 1881-1954

Wright, John M. 1832-1867, Josephine 1851-1885

Vickery, Guy 1892-1917

Lambert, William R. 1848-1870 (marker down)

Capeheart, Harvey 1856-1901, wife Mary E. 1862-1952



Hogan Cemetery continued:


Graves, W.F. 1852-1916 wife Rebecca 1855-7

Clark, May Davis 1890-1915

Davis, William R- 1903-1904, Clara Lucille 1903-1906 Ch. of J.W.& A.L.

Payne, John 1836-1918, Mary A. 1864-1878

Goolsby, Melissa A. 1854-1861 dau of G. W.

Fones, Hester J. 1863-1864 dau of C.R.& M.J.

Torrence, Catherine 1830-1857 wife of James

Mason, Mary 1826-1853 wife of R.S.

Lane, Ellender 1792-1817 wife of John

Callicott, Sally 1830-1854 wife of John A.

McCabe, Albert 1889-1943, Edward -----43

Boyle, Thomas b Ireland 1814-1879 single

Vandegriff, Jacob 1818-1881

Edmonson, Harriet 1850-1881 widow, Maloy, Daniel "In memory of Daniel Maloy died 6-

18-1849 age 48 yrs. of Gallatin County, Illinois. Died of cholera." from Scribner's Album of American History, Marker on the South bank of North Platte River on the Oregon Trail.(Item inserted by Glenn Miner.)


ZION Cemetery located about 1/2 mile S of Elba in North Fork Township. T8S R8E Section 21. The Zion Methodist church was established here in 1870. The last church services were conducted in the 1940's.


Ashley, Margaret 1846-1873 wife of E. M.

Hopkins, Nancy 1850-1870 wife of R.H.

Cash, William H. 1849-1876

Cook, Turner 1796-1880, wife Elizabeth 1797-1878

Yost, John 1840-1920

Tate, Thomas 1840-1876, wife Elizabeth 1837-1910

      Joseph 1848-1917, wife Emma 1857-

Dambrill, William H. 1846-1936, Parzilla 1858-1947

Sloan, Carson 1811-1881, wife Elizabeth 1818-1881

Maxal, Charles A. 1849-1919, wife Mollie 1860-1936

Stevens, Samuel 1869-1906

Harrison, Alfred Co. A 86th Ind. Inf., wife Anna

Bozarth, Fines 1818-1885, wife Eunice 1815-1873

         Almond 1846-1894

Bowling, Eudora 1865-1887 dau of J. & L.F.

Proctor, Susan 1825-1892 wife of J.J.

Boyett, Dortha d 1902, Earl 1900-1905, ch. of J.L. & M.A. also Stella 1892-1894

Byrne, William 1803-1875, wife Martha 1808-1872

Leithliter, James L. 1819-1872, wife Elizabeth 1818-1896

            Martha 1847-1895

Miller, John M. 1840-1871, wife Margaret 1849-1919

Hughey, William F. 1850-1931, wife M.F. 1849-1895

Walker, Margaret 1832-1888

Webb, Alonzo 1852-1895

Scott, William F. 1829-1880, wife Elizabeth 1834-1898 our father & mother

Barnett, Mary 1842-1903

Proctor, John 1813-1889 no marker




ZION Cemetery continued:


Vinyard, Elizabeth 1817-1883

Garris, Harriet 1845-1886

Quisenberry, John Qualla 1838-1879

Butler, W. K. 1848-1920, wife Caroline 1853-??

Sloan, John M. 1836-1918, wife Alice 1844-1918

       Warren 1870-1944, wife Eva 1872-1947 (Warren is son of John & Alice)

Proctor, Henry 1848-1922, wife Jennie 1856-1937

Smith, Meredith E. 1835-1923

Etherton, Fulton 1868-1950, wife Minnie 1872-1954, Alta 1897-1930

Williams, McDonald 1842-1928, wife Fatima Rebecca 1849-?

          John 1852-1951

Vint, Mary E. 1850-1914

Farless, Emarlind 1847-1871 wife of William

Parks, James W. 1854-1880

Wallace, Joseph 1831-1909, sons: William 1857-1875, Green B. 1869-1888

         Mary 1840-1873 wife of Joseph

Matherly, Gladas 1906-1910 dau of W.T.& J.M.

McBain, Riley 1812-1873

Goss, James M. 1852-1891


SWAN CEMETERY located 1/8 mile W of Elber Noel home along the Old Cottonwood & Omaha road. Located in Asbury Township, T7S R9E Section 21 in S part. All the stones are down and broken as the cemetery is used as a pasture.


Swan, Alexander d 1849 age 52 yrs (stone standing outside road fence)

      Julia 1833-1892 wife of A.E. Swan

      Ervin A. 1823-1897

      William H. 1872-1876 son of William B.& M.E. Swan (M.E. was Martha Pool.)

Johnson, Rebecca W. d 1868 age 64 yrs. wife of Rev. J. Johnson

Pool, William -----


SOWARD CEMETERY located in Eagle Creek Township, T10S R8E, Section 28, in the W part of the section on a hill, and about 500 ft. or so W of the road & NW of the home of Joe Elliot. Cemetery is fenced but is not stock proof, and in a clump of cedar trees.


Soward, Jerusha 1825-1900 wife of Andrew, infant son b&d 1855

Vinyard, Mary E. (Soward) 1846-1871 wife of Charles

Soward, Andrew S. 1820-1875 stone down then 2 sandstones with lettering:

        J.R.C. d 2-27-1913, C.J.C. d 10-19-1888

Clayton, Mrs. Cynthia A. 1859-1882


OLD ROBINSON Cemetery located in Gold Hill Township, SW corner of Section 12, T9S R9E. On a high hill about 1 1/4 miles W of New Robinson cemetery, near the Charles Porter home. All the markers are down except one encircled by cedar roots.


Robinson, Thomas M. 10-29-1797 d. 10-8-1835

          William P. 1802-1882, wife Millie 1809-1889 and 5 children:

          Ferdinand 1829-1853, Oliver 1849-1851, John 1843-1845

          Elizabeth 1831-1834, Mary Jane 1833-1836







ELMWOOD CEMETERY located 1/2 mile NW of Equality on State Route #l42 toward Eldorado. In Equality Township, R8E T9S Section 7 in the SE part.


Adkins, Rev. Ezra 1869-1919, wife Clara 1873-1948

Beltz, Allen M. 1868-1930, wife Fina 1869-1943

McLain, William H. 1853-1917, wife Katherine 1859-1935

        Dan 1899-1949, Charles 1892-1918 son died in France

Purcell, Arthur C. 1882-1945, Eva 1886-

         James Allen 1861-1912, Orville W. 1885-1913 son

         Muriel Inez 1890-19--, Charles 1859-1947, wife Nellie 1868-1958

         Charles N. WW#2 1905-196

Beverly, David T. 1865-1907, Ethel 1878-1915

         David T. Jr. 1906-1965, wife Helen (Logsdon) 1907-

         Jackson Nelson 1868-1913, Charlotte 1832-1890 wife of Nelson

Evans, Abraham 1840-1913

Breeze, Dennie 1872-1949, wife Lillie 1885-1960

Pearce, Granville 1849-1913, wife Margaret 1849-1921, dau Pearl 1881-1914

Blackman, George 1872-1947, Virgie 1880-1958, Gertrude Pope 1905-1955

Harvey, John W. 1840-1915, wife Phoebe J. 1857-1934

Colbert, Mary A. 1855-1943

Barnett, William R. 1869-1941, wife Martha 1874-1946

Baker, Calvin 1869-1905, wife Sarah 1872-1914

Blackman, Rev. Charles E. 1875-1952, wife Della B. 1879-1963

          Thomas L. 1880-1951, wife Gertrude 1887-1947

Beagle, Clinton 1884-1939, wife Nellie 1886-1965

Barnett, Henry 1847-1926, Madison WW#1 1888-1956

Lovellette, Augustus 1853-1932, wife Matilda 1863-1952

Baker, Rev. D. W. 1854-1925, wife Sarah 1859-1939

Carter, Henry B. l864-1931, wife Harriet 1869-1936

Pankey, J.M. 1841-1918, Harriet C. 1845-1924

Bunker, Joel G. 1850-1928, wife Flora 1856-1929

Clifford, Zelotes 1861-1943, wife Nannie 1865-1933

          Clyde 1890-1919, wife Edna 1892-1968

Engles, P.J. 1856-1938, wife Adda 1862-193?

Turner, Charles W. 1869-1922

Goatley, James 1862-1920, wife Emma 1881-1966

Anderson, John Palmer 1885-1955

Cubley, Lillie M. 1877-1958

Justice, Lafe 1858-1936, wife Maggie 1866-1947

         son Louis 1895-1916

Reed, Richard E. 1858-1918, wife Elizabeth 1869-1954

Mershimer, Dr. William C. 1867-1955, wife Salemma 1875-1962

Cloud, John E. 1865-1947, wife Frances 1867-1947

Moore, Ruea V. 1890-1950, wife Carrie 1892-1964

Ferrell, John G. 1852-1937, wife Mary 1859-1951

         son Horace 1888-1918 killed at St, Mihiel

Frohock, Robert L. 1875-1954, wife Grace 1882-1957

Showers, William G. 1852-1912, wife Martha 1855-

Smith, Charles W. 1848-1918, wife Margaret 1859-1940

Syers, Casper E. 1870-194O, wife Mary E. 1877-1950

Temples, B. 1830-1910

Riley, John H. 1882-1970, wife Mary S. 1883-1961

Wertz, Samuel 1863-1938, Letha 1881-1930

White, Samuel W. 1869-1928, wife Emily 1878-1957

Milliagan, Rev. T.J. 1884-1953, wife Angie Mae 1880-1952






Elmwood Cemetery continued:

White, Benjamin 1862-1942, wife Effie 1869-1955

       Dau Letha 1906-1929

Spees, John R. 1860-1937, wife Alice 1868-

Harvey, John W. 1840-1920, wife Phoebe J. 1857-1934

Milligan, Lewis N. 1877-1957, wife Annie B. 1881-

          James A. 1907-, wife Thelma (Mills) 1912-1958

Fink, Joe 1869-1957, wife Daisy 1875-1939, Katherine 1877-1952

Prather, S.C. 1844-? Wife Mary E. 1844-

Monday, Julia 1858-1932, Santford 1891-1946

Gass, Rufus V. 1870-1937, wife N. Belle 1880-1943

Willis, H.P. 1858-1920, wife Maggie 1868-1936

Pickering, Charles 1856-1937, Mabel 1856-l938

Womack, Dr. James A. 1860-1936, wife Margaret 1861-1929

        George 1887-1891

Guard, Charles A. 1861-1939, wife Elizabeth 1861-1933

       Lawrence R. 1902-1960

       Charles H. 1888-1919, wife Geneieve 1887-1955

       George C. 1899-197O, wife Corrinne Wathen 1902-

Aydelott, Willis A. 1852-1935, wife Anna 1856-1938

       A. Temple 1880-1952, wife Blanch 1881-1963

McCue, John T. 1853-1925, Mary A. 1855-1922

       son Edgar 1882-1953, wife Hazel 1907-

       son Walter D. 1880-1883

Pemberton, John M. 1855-1946, wife Sarah P. 1856-1943

Sanks, David R. 1880-1932, wife Mattie 1886-, dau Edith 1917-

Wathen, W.A. 184l-1916, son Walter W. 1874-1944

        William A. 1876-1950, Edith 1886-

Bourland, Dr. I.N. 1858-1942, wife Ella 1860-1943

Bybee, Mollie 1864

Karber, Louis A. 1856-1937, Mary 1860-1930

        John G. 1882-1964, wife Allie G. 1889-1966

Mossman, A.V. 1852-1935, Jennie 1859-1933


ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CEMETERY located across the road from Elmwood cemetery, Equality

Township, Section 7, R8E T9S.


Turner, Samuel H. 1872-1935, wife Clara M. 1879-1960, Guy A. 1899-

Lucket, John B. 1876-1933, wife Mary E. 1883-1918

        Lawrence Sr. 1915-1966, wife Mildred 1916-

Drone, John A. 1910-1968, wife Lucy 1911-

Boulds, Roy E. 1895-, Threasa 1897-1969

Rummele, Joseph Jr. 1876-1918, Pauline 1869-1933

         Pete 1880-1947, Gertie 1886-1939

         John 1870-1912, John T. 1926-1964, Francis 1929-

Hamilton, W.C. 1861-1922, wife Ora B. (Wathen) 1875-1924

          Agnes 1908-1910, Edward 1915-1929

          Bernard 1890-1964, wife Annie

Wathen, Joseph L. 1869-1942, wife Pet L. (Baldwin) 1879-1958

        Cedric J. 1900-1923

Baldwin, John H. 1842-1917, wife Josephine 1858-1914          all on

Brightner, Peter 1849-1921, Isabel 1857-1940                  same stone

Mahoney, Margaret A. 1861-1909 dau of James & Helen Mahoney

Berkel, George 1845-1899, Susan 1847-1923

        Leonard C. 1890-, wife Josie E. 1893-1954

        Andrew L. 1878-1965, wife Margaret 1872-1948





ST. JOSEPH Cemetery continued:

Berkel, George L. 1870-1949, Katherine 1876-1964

        Lawrence J. 1872-1964, wife Mary (Schmitt) 1875-1958

McLain, Raphael 1891-, Mamie 1895-1969, Cedric Leo -

Boyer, Barbara 1859-1925

Naas, Emil F. 1879-1957, wife Annie M. 1881-1966

Bradley, Steve 1894-1966, wife Elizabeth (Wargel) 1896-1929

Barrett, Ellie 1867-1907 wife of W.T.

Martin, Godfrey 1829-1916, wife Elizabeth 1850-1943

        Carl R. 1869-1931

Bourland, Ralph W. 1889-1961, wife Ollie E. 1892-

Holman, John 1863-1908, Mary 1869-1949

Smyth, Guy 1880-, wife Florence 1881-1961

Unfried, Frank 1828-1912, Elizabeth 1852-1916

         Eva 1892-1939

Mossman, John 1859-1954, Theresa 1859-1922, Frank 1881-1916

Kleffer, Mathias 1840-1922, wife Frances A. 1850-1937

         Dan E. 1904-1945, Geneva 1915

         George J. 1913-1965, wife Minnie 1925-

Grace, Charles 1877-1957, Cath 1881-1967

Gibbs, James S. 1914-1952 WW#2, James S. 1914-1922, Mary M. 1916-1962

Siedler, Thomas 1886-1967, Susan 1899-1966, Raphael 1922-1945 WW#2

Hammond, Charles O. 1884-1970 married 1918, wife Katie C. 1896-

Stapenhorst, Arnold 1885-1950, wife Elizabeth 1884-1965

Brazier, Ferdinand 1849-1927, wife Lucy Ann 1862-1962

Forwe, Nicholas E. 1870-1959, Emma A. 1880-1914

       Mary A. 1904-1907, James Harry 1910-1944 WW#2

Gerhart, James 1858-1947, wife Katherine 1862-1909, Edwin 1897-1922

Rexing, Henry W. 1875-1944, Theresa 1890-196O

Wargel, Simon 1871-1948, Frances 1875-1964, Ray 1912-1967

        George 1874-1938, wife Katie 1879-1931

Muensterman, Carl H. 1879-1971, wife Martha Ann 1882-1950

             Hubert 1916-1945 WW#2

Rawlings, Dr. James F. 1868-1903

Hazel, Rawlings 1890-1939 dau of Dr. James Rawlings

Mahoney, Catherine Rawlings 1871-1958

Collins, James P. 1877-1956, wife Nell H. 1881-1959


FIELDS FAMILY CEMETERY located in Gold Hill Township, Section 14, T9S R9E. About 100

ft. W of the Shawnee road across from old Fields School. Badly overgrown.


Fields, William 1827-1889, Sarah 1835-1884 wife of Thomas

        Stephen d 1860 age about 73 yrs, wife Esther d 1859 age about 66 yrs.

        James 1830-1889, wife Minerva 1837-1874

        Ch: of James & Minerva: William 1868-1875, Richard d 1865 4 mo.

        Alex P. 1835-1872, wife Elizabeth 1841-1894 & there 4 ch:

        Miriam W. 1869-1889, Belle 1867-1876, Cora a child, Glidea 1886-1889

        Amos 1832-1891, wife Mary A. 1835-1892, Charles P. 1865-1932

        Stephen Jr. 1821-1861

Hise, Sallie 1833-1899

Head, William 1853-1883

DeWitt, Rea 1891-1892

Kingston, Sim 1860-1943

Jenkins, Jesse 1812-1870, wife Margaret 1824-1901

         Gertie 1886-1888, Jess D. 1868-1877






FIELDS Cemetery continued:


Wiseheart, Richard J. 1819-1887, wife Nancy A. d 1872 age about 63 yrs.

                                       wife of Elder Richard J.

Weademan, Edward W. 1861-1862, dau age 1 mo, Ch. of P.& R.A.

Beard, 2 children of J.B.& J.A. died 1879 and 1886

Rider, John d about 1888 (no marker)

Newell, B.H. 1810-??, son N.J.--

Tally, Elizabeth 1838-1842 dau of Amos & Rebecca

Johnson, Richard 1842-1885 Co. L 6th Ill. Cav.

Wimbrow, Priscilla d 1924 age 86 yrs. (3 other graves fenced markers not legible)

Drake, Alberta 1893-1894 Myrtle 1902-1906

Morton, Edward k. 1860-1884

Logan, Cola 1894-1900 Mark 1893-1899 Ch. of T.A.& J. Logan



ADKIN CEMETERY or sometimes Known as Bethlehem is located about 2 1/4 miles W and 1/4 mile S of 0maha. The Methodist church here was organized in 1868. In Omaha Township, Section 32, T7S R8E.


Bruce, John 1794-1852, wife Mary 1803-1855

       John N. 1833-1908, wife Abigail 1833-1908, son Willie 1863-1883

       William J. 1831-1886

Keasler, David 1831-1898, wife Mary L. 1831-1919

Hafford, Charles 1836-1884 Co. H 120th Ill. Inf., A.J. 1858-1876

Garrett, Alfred C. 1810-1893, wife Martha 1818-1876

Williams, B.W. Co. C 29th Ill. Inf.

Pritchett, Isaac 1820-1906

Ripperdan, John W. 1843-1932, wife Susan 1856-1943, son Sherman 1891-1918

Robinson, Timothy Co. D 56th Ill. Inf., Elizabeth J. 1828-1901

Cowan, Andrew J. Co. E 14th US Inf. Mex. War & 4 Cowan children

Melvin, Sarah 1869-1903

York, Robert M. 1875-1947, wife Minnie 1887-1955

Davis, Alfred P. 1861-1926, wife Mary A. 1866-1936

Keasler, Samuel R. 1873-1955, wife Grace 1882-1941

Edwards, Augustin 1857-1882

Hardin, Moses R. 1851-, wife Landa P. 1858-1894, Children: Agnes

        1883-1904, Moses Edmund 1885-1893

Hise, J.K.P. 1846-1905, wife M.E. 1851-, son James William 1888-1945

Edwards, Adam A. 1869-1909, wife Martha 1872-

Lamb, Joseph 1843-1917, wife Martha 1842-1928, Otis 1884-1952

Quick, George T. 1866-1945, Mary 1864-1918, John 1903-1931

Utley, David H. 1839-1915 in War, Mary J. 1860-1938 wife of David

Roberson, Thomas B. 1848-1935, wife Nancy 1849-1892

Tarrant, Ed 1877-, wife Anna 1882-1946

Dukes, Sgt. John W. 25th Ind. INF.

Healy, Julia 1870-1958

Aaron, George W. 1840-1877 Co. H 12th Ill. Inf., wife Nancy L. 1834-1902

Williams, Delia 1809-1989

Ripperdan, Samuel 1886-, wife Lizzie 1893-1947

Weare, William 1861-1907, wife Susan 1864-

Knowles, Lemuel P. 1879-1920, wife Emma 1878-1927

Williams, S.J. 1844-1930, C.R. 1835-1904

Tucker, Josephine 1900-1936

Ripperdan, Belle 1887-1951 and 3 children along side

Bain, R.L. 1849-1921, wife Sarah 1852-1946

Murphey, Kate 1863-1927

Trusty, William D. 1849-1932, Margaret 1859-1946, George C. 1858-1933

Hise, Samuel H. 1875-, wife Maggie 1884-1914

Garret, Peter 1846-1927, wife Harriet 1846-1909











ADKIN Cemetery continued:


Whipple, William H. 1857-1919, wife Nettie 1858-1937

         Homer 1884-1946, wife Lena 1892-1917

Mackey, Clarence 1866-1937, wife Eva 1878-

Thompson, William J. 1827-1864

Fowler, George W. Co G 29th Ill. Inf.

Morris, Lula Davis 1892-1920 wife of Clifford

Bruce, William 1814-1859, wife Sallie 1813-1893

       S.S. 1840-1904, Isaac T. 1844-1879


MIDDLE MINES CEMETERY located in NW part of Bowlesville Township, Section 27, T10S R9&10E. On side of the old Saline Mines road which follows the crest of the hill and is cut down in places as much as 5 ft. Numerous graves are indicated by rows of sunken places and 2 or 3 sandstone markers, only the following are marked.


O'Day, Martin b 1827 King County, Ireland d 1854 IRS

Hughes, Thomas 1815-1864, Katurah 1810-1895 (enclosed in picket fence)

Patillo, Margaret E. 1829-1870 wife of Milton C., Children: Twin sons,

         one still born & George W. 2-27-1868 d Apr. 1869

         dau Mary Jane 1847-1850, son Hugh John d 1854 age 6 mo.

No markers for:

Moore, David 1847-1883, Mrs. Moore 1811-1890

Morrow, Robert 1829-1880

Gunter, Elgira 1819-1884

Wilkins, John 1850-1884



BANKS CEMETERY located in Eagle Creek Township, Section 32, T10S R8E. On the south and west on the road to intersection with Karber's Ridge road near Claybourn Vinyards. Turn north 200 or 300 ft. then west into the government pine forest and about the same distance to the most beautiful cleared acre. The setting of the cemetery is outstanding with the pines surrounding it. The site is in the NE corner of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of the section.


Banks, J.F. 1831-1906, wife Nancy 1833-1904

       Dan 1872-1901 son of J.F.& Nancy, Thomas 1855?- 1901

       Otis D. 1880-1950, wife Magnolia

Goolsby, Mrs. Hulda 1825-1900

Moore, William 1842-1886, Hulda 1854-1941

John I. 1865-1942, wife Carolyn 1866-1958

Burroughs, Mary F. 1879-1908 wife of N.B.

           Bluford 1894-1897, Claud 1903-1913

Many of the native stones are illegible but the following had these initials.

           CIV 1885-1903, CBV 1887-1893, MFV 1885-1904, RRV 1858-1883

Gano, two stones with only last name legible.



WOODS CEMETERY located just E of the center of Section 4, Eagle Crook Twp. T10S R8E. About 1/4 mile NE of Carrol Frohock home, about 30 ft. square was fenced, now in woods and pasture.


Sadler, John A. 1894-1895 son of A.M. (stone down)

Wood, Benjamin 1851-, wife Nancy (Hubbs) 1850-1933 & 3 sandstones.



BOAZ, JAKE - no dates buried in yard of Bernard Miles. This is near the Thacker cemetery. In Eagle Creek Township.













THACKER CEMETERY located in NW part of Section 26 of Eagle Creek Township. T1OS R8E.


Thacker. Aaron J. 1853-, wife Margaret A. 1847 (stones almost illegible)

         Minnetta 1887-1900 dau of above couple

         (The above information was given to the recorder by a son, Anthony Thacker,

         prior to his death in 1970, died at age 85 Yrs. Not buried here.)



BLAKELY FAMILY CEMETERY located in Eagle Creek Township, Section 26, T10S R8E. In the south center part of the section. Several graves unmarked.


Blakely, John 1845-1904, Alberta 1901-1904



LAWRENCE or PYLES FAMILY CENETERY located in SE corner of Section 28, Eagle Creek Township, T10S R8E. The family plat is fenced, about 1 acre, 250 ft. distance is the remains of a family home, stone chimney still standing. (Nov. 1963). This cemetery is in the U.S. Forest and large pines surround the two acres (cemetery) and the old home site, which is seeded for feed for deer.


Lawrence, Phoebe 1854-1929, husband (2nd) J.D. d 1938

          Thomas F. 1898- d 2-24-1917 son of Phoebe & J.D.

          John 1896 d 2-25-1917 son of Phoebe & J.D.

Pyles, Sebastian 1843-1894 (1st husband of Phoebe)

       Elbert 1889-1896 son of Phoebe & Sebastian




KANADY CEMETERY located about 1 1/4 miles south of Junction in Gold Hill Township, Section 32, T9S R9E.


Barger, J.C.R. 1819-1855, wife Mary 1834-1852

Kanady, John J. 1804-1875, wife Mary (Sherwood) 1805-1859

        Lt. Wash Co. D 129th Ill. Inf., Loudica 1842-1896

        Washington J. 1869-1923, wife Elizabeth 1872-

Willis, Mollie 1854-l877 wife of W.T. & dau of Moses & Elizabeth Kanady

Gates, Sarah M. 1854-1932

Callicott, Col. John A. b Smith Co. TN 1824-1898 29th Ill.Inf.1861-65 Mex.War 1847-48

           wife Hester Kanady 1842-1872, son William B. 1870-1871

           dau Mary 1867-1880

Hinkle, Susan 1844-1887 dau of J.J. & Mary Kanady

Kanady, Rev. Jess A. 1813-1874

        Cpl. J.M. Co. G 29th Ill. Inf. b 1839-

        Moses 1828-?, wife Elizabeth A.B. 1826-1902

        Martha A. 1856-1951

Hewitt, Thomas M. 1837-1910, wife Mary 1838-?

Fleetwood, Susan 1799-1869 wife of Wilsy

Brinkley, Thomas E. 1850-1924, wife Marietta 1847-?

Pigman, Clara Bell 1872-1948

Forester, William 1867-1950, Eliza J. 1865-1944

Parker, William 1854-1928, wife Mary E. 1864-1951

        Sherman W. 1886-1922, Earl 1900-1949

Aaron, George B. 1890-1924

Manly, Harriet 1845-1921

Chaney, Nancy 1825-1914

Houston, Walter 1875-1957, wife Tessie A. 1875-?















KANADY Cemetery continued:


Miller, Jacob 1836-1921, Sam 1870-1945

Cremeens, Ballard F. 1815-1900, Rebecca J. 1829-19-- father & mother

          Frank 1877-1913, Allen 1867-1901

          George T. 1860-1938, wife Bena 1866-1949

Hewitt, William T. 1889-1916, Myrl 1907-1915

Cremeens, William 1849-?, wife Sarah 1851-1902

Duff, Ada A. 1884-1895 dau of P.A. & R.A.

Stone, Elizabeth K. 1887-1911

Kanady, George W. 1850-1925, wife Martha A. 1856-1951

        U. Grant 1865-1924, Jennie 1869-1938

Floyd, Fatima M. (Kanady) 1852-1918

Hall, Elijah 1811-1879

Douglas, Robert Ann -- dau of C.H.& F.A.

Bolden, Stephen J. 1831-1882, wife Leona 1833-?

Timmons, Corp. E.J. Co. C 29th Ill. Inf.

Willis, William 1835-1883, wife Ann E. 1835-1904

Pierson, H.T. Co. C 29th Ill. Inf, wife Susan 1853-1879

Strong, Charles R. 1854-1894, wife Mary E. 1854-1909

Hall, Hester 1863-1932

Duff, Reuben G. 1855-1908, wife Mary 1855-1923 (2nd hus. of Mary was Gus Heath.) Hines, Bess 1880-1949

Black, John W. 1854-1910, wife Martha 1857-1934

Hewitt, Potter 1870-1940



MCGHEE CEMETERY located in Gold Hill Township, Section 28, T9S R9E, about 1 mile SE of junction, 1/4 mile E of road running south of E side of town, then turn E at R.O.

Logan house.


McGhee, William 1786-1844, wife Catharine (Little) 1800-1884

        Charles 1820-1887, wife Mahala (Moreland) 1820-1865

        Angeline 1843-1860, Catharine 1858-1881, Nora 1863-1864, Children

             of William & Catharine McGhee

Fields, Malnine 1817-1864

McGhee, Nathalie 1905-1907 dau of E.S. & Ida

        Mildred 1904-1907 dau of Gilbert & Laura

        Samuel 1848-1872 son of Charles & Mahala

Miller, William 1840-1915, wife Emily 1840-1911

McGee, F.M. 1840-1914 wife Elizabeth Logan 1848-

       Sons: Francis M. 1870-1890, C.A. 1872-1946, Smith 1857-1954

Morris, John J. 1843-1926, wife Mary A. 1848-1922, son Jackson G. 1884-1956

Cox, Joseph H. 1918-1922

Logan, Charles H. 1874-, wife Dora 1885-1943, Rosalie 1922

Greer, Acquilla 1860-1931, wife Emma 1862-1949

McGhee, John R. 1882-1950

Parker, Logan J. 1891-1957, wife Minnie 1862-1949

Kanady, Edgar 1861-1949, wife Annie L. 1877-

McGhee, Charles W. 1853-1917, wife Susan 1858-?

Logan, John R. 1840-1914, wife Mary Catherine 1850-

       Ch: George Edward 1879-1895, Fred Joseph 1890-1922

Greer, Arthur 1897-, wife Dollie 1897-1937

Behymer, Robert 1863-1911, wife Cora 1877-1916, son George C. 1909-1912

Hall, John M. 1873-1892 son of M.B. & A.A.

      M.B. 1852-1912, wife Augusta A. 1851-?

Payne, Nora 1888-1942

Graham, Mollie 1901-1944, Otis 1928-1948 WW#2, Norman 1836-

Boyer, Frank 1866-1957












MCGHEE cemetery continued:


Hines, James A. b&d 1908 son of Wesley & Mary

Berry, Rachel J. 1857-1915 wife of C.E.

Head, Richard Co. H 131st Ill. INF.

Greer, W.A. 1862-1930, wife Millie E. 1875-1953

Hall, William 1878-1946, wife Mary 1883-1919

Dorman, Harry H. 1889-1950 husband

Spitzner, Frederick Co. D 140th Ind. Inf, wife Susan 1837-1902

Spear, Melvina 1873-1947

Mayfield, John L. Co. B Ill. Inf. Sp. Amer. War

          Kate 1866-1914, Fred 1895-1947 WW#1

Williams, Jess F. 1889-1926 Unit MPC

Watson, John 1879-1934, wife Laura 1872-

        Joe 1909-1951, Minnie A. 1884-, Joseph 1883-1923

Mundy, Ibus ? J. ---, Velma 1907-1923

Ketchum, G.F. 1859-1919, concrete markers for George, Tina, Gilbert,

         Teddy, and Infant of G.F. & I.J. Ketchum

Watson, Henry 1874-1925

Wimber, Sam 1846-1915

Baldwin, James 1917-1921 son of J.C. & E.E.          )same marker

Harpool, William Lee 1903-1922                        )for both

Harp, Charles Gilbert 1909-1911

Cash, Cpl. Robert B Co. C 29th Ill. Inf., wife Serena 1841-1923

      M.L. 1869-1929

      Pearl & T.C. dates - none on wooden markers

Seaton, Sam 1863-1922

Wren, William 1875-1931

Holbrook, Walker 1872-1922, wife Rickey 1863-?, Lucy 1869-1937

McGhee, Wright 1884-1953, wife Bertha 1886-

Seat, James Co. C 29th Ill. INF.

Drone, Ralph b&d 1889 son of G.F.& M.

Watson, Joseph Co. D 120th Ill. Inf., Tom 1888-1940 (3 graves marked by concrete

        building blocks- no names.)

Shockley, Sarah M. 1832-1901



WESTWOOD CEYETERY or sometimes known as Street cemetery in early records is located

between Old and New Shawneetown. It is about 3/4 mile NE, of New Shawneetown, and is

on a hill beautifully cared for. It is a well known cemetery in this part of the

state. In Gold Hill Township, Section 24, T9S R9E. On the iron gate at the entrance

are the dates 1818-1922.


Richeson, Albert G. 1849-1923, Martha McC. Richeson 1854-1919

Holbrook, Helen 1890-1928

Castles, Joseph J. 1828-1897

Raede, Dr. W.W. 1803-1903, wife Mary 1840-1916, sister Minnie 1883-1968

Dietz, Charlie L. 1887-1964 wife Lydia 1881-1931

Williams, Dr. James R. 1868-1948, Barton A. 1876-

Arnold, Bettie 1869-1919 wife of J.W. Tedford

        Soldiers: Theodore 1900-1921, Gilbert C. 1898-1916

Venters, Eliza J. 1851-1917 mother

Sanderson, Martha A. 1862-1926

Horlick, Lela 1889-

Howell, John L. 1837-1900, Harry 1874-1941, Nelle 1902-1952

        Gertrude 1876-1936 Nannie 1871-1947

Young, Henry 1840-1909, wife Malissa 1849-?












WESTWOD Cemetery continued:


Keith, Charles 1859-1930, wife Laura 1864

Thompson, Al 1863-1929, Alice 1852-1924

Mooney, Walter 1886-1958, wife Rhoda 1873-

Shanks, John Co. G 26th Ky. INF.

Miller, Nancy E. 1861-1920, son Thad 1878-1911

Satterly, William 1859-?, wife Elma J. 1855-1936

Logsdon, James J. 1838-1916, wife Prudence E. 1837-, son Robert E. 1875-1943

         James J. 1883-1928

Gray, J.J. 1871-1925, wife Mollie M. Logsdon 1865-1911

Seelye, Jesse 1858-1942, wife Katherine 1867-1934, Percy 1918-1944 sold.

Hughey, J.W. 1887-1929, wife Ida 1962

Womack, Joseph P. 1863-1927, wife Vina 1866-1943

McKelligott, John 1856-1928, Alice 1860-1956, Marshall 1906-1935

Ollinger, John A. 1870-1918, Bess 1883-1964, John 1907-1930

Slaton, I.N. Co. E. Ill., William 1864-1924

        Charles 1872-1953, Bertha V. 1874-1948, Ed 1878-1953

Allen, Samuel C. 1849-1912, wife Maggie 1860-1945

       Ch: William, 1891-1943, Frank 1885-1904, Anna 1877-1902

Armstrong, E. b Vernon Center, NY 1834-1920, wife Sarah b Gloucester, Mass. 1835-1913

Marshall, Willie Payne 1855-193?

Lambert, Marshall 1873-1926, William Payne 1904-1923

Awalt, William 1848-1927, wife Julia 1858-

Holtz, Charles 1876-1929, Anna 1879-

Hadlock, Capt. H. b New Hampshire 1800-1860, Jennie 1844-1860

Block, Olive 1812-1877

Colvard, Dr. E.G. 1821-1893, Dr. A.H. 1854-1902, James E. 1856-

         Charles I. 1871-1948 Sp. Amer. War

Turner, James B. b Oswego Co, NY 1835-1893, wife Eleanor 1840-1899

Lowe, Alexander K. 1820-1883, wife Cassandra 1827-1889

      George A. 1849-1913, Lizzie 1862-1944, Lizzie age 23 yrs.

Kopf, Charles 1825-1874, Walter 1862-1923

Hopper, Mary A. 1837-1898

Beck, George 1823-1881, wife Catherine 1829-1875, son Eugene 1858-1859

Gordon, Josiah 1823-1844

Davis, Sylvester b New Haven 1838 eldest son of John B. & Sallie

Hubbard, William K. 1832-1840

Eddy, Nathan b Plymouth, Mass. 1771-1943 & d at farm Elm Grove near Shawneetown.

      Son: Henry b Pittsfield, Vt. 1798-1849, wife Mary Jane 1810-1878

      dau of John Marshall and b Vincennes d at Elm Grove farm.

      Henry 1834-1890, Mary 1828-1840, Ch. of Henry & Mary J.

Caldwell, Achsah Ann d 1841 relict of James

Marshall, Samuel D. 1812-1854 graduate of Yale 1834, States Attorney of

          Gallatin Co. 1836, Major in Mex. War

Wilson, Harrison b Front Royal, VA 1788-1852 or 1864 To Ky. 1796

        & to Ill. 1806. Officer War of 1812

Jones, Eleanor C. 1834-1852

Wilson, Alexander d 1-3-1814 age 48 yrs, wife Eleanor d 4-16-1820 age

        52 yrs. Ch: Coventon, Lucinda, Greenberry, and Hanson

Pool, Elizabeth 1841-1851 dau of E.J.& O.

Rearden, Mattie 1853-1857 dau of J.E.& E.

Boyer, Cati?e E. 1787-1840 wife of Henry

Lay, Nancy 1836-1845 dau of M.D.& M.

Wilson, Katherine b Germersheim, Alsace 1803-1877 married H. Wilson 1829

Jones, John A. 1818-1837 eldest son of James M. & Artemissa

       Elizabeth 1824-1838, Marien 1836-1845

       James M. 1793-1846, wife Mrs. A.T. 1802-1851, H.W. 1836-










WESTWOOD Cemetery continued:


Morris, Thomas 1790-1846, wife Elizabeth 1800-1847, son Isaac 1829-1830

Boyer, William 1814-1848

Strickland, Daniel D. d 1850 oldest son of J.R. & A.

McFadden, Andrew B. 1820-1840 son of Robert & Mary

Ridgway, John 1786-1842, wife Mary Frasier Grant b Inverness, Scotland 1802-1839

Honfleur, Hectorina Kennedy 1807-1850 dau of John Grant of Inverness

Grant, Signay C. 1818-1841

Ridgway, John G. 1823-1856

Grants, Madaline 1809-1846, Charles A. d 1840 son of Signay

        Note: All Grants and Ridgways enclosed in iron fence.

Gatewood, Elizabeth 1776-1835 consort of William, Elenor 1st dau 1829-1834,

          Elizabeth 2nd dau 1834-1835, Mary 3rd dau b&d 1836

Seebolt, John 1788-1831

Norris, Stephen 1800-1835, Isaac 1826-1830 son of Thomas & Elizabeth

Leech, George 1756-1827

Marshall, Mary 1768-1821, Samuel 1791-1830

Caldwell, Joseph 1800-1835

Chanler, William d 1841 age 60 yrs, consort Matilda 1796-1849

         Alfred 1822-1850

Kirpatrick, Alexander 1795-1863, wife Elizabeth (Marshall) d 184? age 53 yrs.

            Only child Catherine d 1828 age 5 yrs.

            Alexander K. 1848-1861 son of William P. & Mira

Ryan, John W. 1808-1833

Waggener, John L. 1801-1838

Lynch, James H. 1877-1957, wife Lucy (Sauls) 1884-1961

Waggener, Harry L. 1877-, wife Elsie 1877-1942

Barger, Jacob 1835-1843 son of Joseph & Louisa

        R.A.S. M.D. d 181? age 30 yrs.

        Jacob 1785-1847, wife Elizabeth (Seaton) 1787-1860

        James Ella 1863 wife of Jacob

McClernand, Fatima d 18?4 age 64 yrs. married John 1807 was dau of

            Peter & Elizabeth Cummins

Cummins, Isaac T. 1842-1852 son of A.& M.A.

Seaton, Peter C. ??? (Inf 1817 married Lucretia Hiram in Gallatin Co.)

Carney, Michael 1856-1921, Arabella 1858-1921

Rawlings, Henrietta 1808-1833 consort of Moses

Sarah 1793-1828, Marshall 1835-1855

Allen, Samuel 1808-1849, John T. 1828-1848 killed by fall from horse

                                           son of Eleanor & John

Jones, Michael d 1-5-1845 age 63 yrs. 7 mo, wife Mary d 1839 age 50 yrs

       Richard T. 1797-1837, William M. age 23 yrs son of John T.

       John T. 1812-1863, wife Hannah M. 1813-1863

Wiseheart, John 1790-1836, wife Elizabeth

Logsdon, Joseph E. father 1853-1927, Edith R. 1863-1941 mother

         son Horace 1900-1923

         Isabel 1865-1898 dau of C.& M.L.

         Madeline 1954-1972 dau of Joe III & Jess Ann

McBane, Angus M.L. 1837-1907, wife Mary A. 1844-1925

Wilks, William J. 1860-1919, wife Laura S. (Logsdon) 1859-1936

Meek, Thomas 1876-1908

Adams, L.H. 1843-1914, Rebecca Caldwell Adams 1842-1912

Callicott, Frank S. 1853-1911 unmarried, Anna 1875-1918

McCallen, Andrew 1813-1861, wife Mary A. 1815-1876, son Hayes 1856-1884

Redman, Parmenas 1791-1839, wife Mary 1800-1838

McLean, John b NC 1791 to Ill. 1815 d while in Congress in 1830

Reardon, Achsah 1825-1852 wife of James











WESTWOOD Cemetery continued:


Baker, Julia Kune 1821-1850 wife of Adam

       George 1842-1845 son of Peter & Barbara

Spilman, Rev. B.F. 1796-1859, wife Anna 1802-1835, son John Calvin 1830-1843

McMurchy, Peter 1813-188?, wife Nancy 1830-1905 & 4 ch. d from 1850-60

          Victor 1866-1936, wife Kate 1875-1958

Cooper, Isaac d 184?

Whitaker, Henry 1808-1840

Marshall, John b Armagh, Ireland 1783-1858, wife Amira b Jefferson co. Ky. 1787-1861

Hazen, Loretta C. 1823-1858 consort of Daniel T.

       Willie 1855-1894, Annetta 1859-1854 dau of D.T.& L.C.

Baker, Adam 1819-1878, Julia Ann 1861-1865 dau of A. & L.

Martin, Carson C. Co. G 62nd Ill. Inf, Catherine 1858-1925

Phile, Mary 1836-1862 wife of William D., Francis M. 1861 1901

Karcher, Margaret 1833-1872 wife of Victor

Musgrave, William D. 1860-1931, wife Anna A. 1860-1940

Reardon, John E. 1821-1908, wife Emma L. 1831-1897, bro. George W. 1866-1927

         Arthur 1856-1882

Lauderbaugh, Frederick b Germany 1822-1884 to America 1845

             wife Margarette b Lindau, Germany 1820-1888 to America 1845

Sanders, Benjamin F. 1860-1898, wife Virgie 1860-1893

Pool, Orval L. 1809-1871, wife Madeline (Snider) 1813-1893

      dau Laura 1846-1860

Richeson, John D. b Lynchburg, Va. 1811-1893, wife Mary 1823-1865

          Judith Mims b Lynchburg, Va. 1806-1856 1st wife of John D.

          ch. of A.G.& M.L. Judith 1878-1881, Mary Mims 1876-1888

Scanland, William 1832-1897, Belle 1876-1912, Mary M. 1849-1931

          Katherine 1881-1969

Richeson, Henry 1843-1903

Jenkins, W.G. 1850-1926, wife Hester 1851-1925

Byrs, William 1821-1896, wife Ellen 1832-1909

Hines, Samuel Co. K ILL. Inf, wife H.M. 1842-1891

       Charles 1877-1899, Eula 1913-1918

Boyer, Theodosia Jane 1864-1948

Fleck, Charles 1832-1890

Krebs, Louis W. 1860-1942, wife Mary I. 1867-1946

Lutrell, John H. 1894 and Mother

Carroll, Charles 1833-1909, wife Elizabeth 1836-1922

         Charles Jr. 1858-1915, wife Elizabeth 1864-1943 DAR

Higgins, William 1862-1943, wife Bessie Carroll b 1864

Ridgway, William 1858-1942, wife Judith M. 1863-1938

Eddy, Alice Burt 1839-1904

Owens, J.W. 1824-1869, wife Emily 1829-1909

       James H. 1865-1950, Artie M. 1874-1954

Rich, J. Thomas 1833-1879

Kinder, Henry d 1938, Mary E. 1906-1955

Peeples, Henry M. 1853-1925

Rhoads, Catherine 1858-1915

Castles, William 1760-1836

Forrester, John 1782-1856

Ruddick, Thomas 1797-1848, wife Eliza 1795-1838

         wife Mary McCaughtry b Jefferson Co. Va. 1814-1885

         Martha J. 1839-1845

Ulmsnider, Charles 1818-1844, Ursula 1839-1845, Andrew 1842-1880

           children of C.& M. Ulmsnider

Campbell, Elizabeth 1755-1825

Siddall, Martha C. 1798-1841 wife of John

Campbell, Mary Otis 1794-1849, Sarah b&d 1844










WESTWOOD Cemetery continued:


Posey, Gen. Thomas b Virginia 1750-1818 In War of Ind. d in Shawneetown

      Thomas d 1849, Mrs. Loruhanah 1809-1832 wife of Thomas L.

      Washington Glassell 1799-1843, Mary Frances Posey--

      Alexander 1794-1840 7th son of Gen. Posey

      Thomas Addison b Opelousas, La. 1814 oldest son of Lloyd & Elenor Collins Posey

      Lloyd T. 1817-1862, wife George Ann Thornton 1830-1852

McKeaig, Washington 1853-1854 son of G.W. & L.A.

Limerick, Eliza d age 56 yrs. wife of John

Hubbard, George W. 1866-1923, wife Mary J. 1865-1960

Scher?, Jacob 1837-1870

Ulmsnider, Mary S. 1845-1937, Jr. 1865-1870

Roedel, Carl 1842-1928, wife Sarah F. 1845-1933, Charles K. 1879-1949

        Rose 1871-1958, Emma 1877-1959

Weiderhold, Herman 1828-1905, Anna 1840-1917

            Henry 1860-1916, George 1870-1931

Mathis, Everett 1870-1949, wife Louisa (Weiderhold) 1865-1959

Smith, Otis M. 1884-1956, wife Emily Moye 1884-

Lambert, Samuel 1865-1941, wife Sarah H. 1868-1959

Wilson, Eugene 1884-, wife Lillian 1894-, son Eugene 1913-1946

Crane, Austin 1870-1939, wife Lura 1872-1924

Clayton, William F. 1856-1922, wife Grace 1861-1927

Winterberger, Alois 1845-1920, wife Mary S. 1858-1929

Potts, Oscar 1884-1918, wife Elizabeth 1885-1956, son Floyd 1903-1918

Patrick, John H. 1868-1954, wife Minnie 1877-1940

Logan, David A. 1843-1923, wife Elizabeth 1857-1949

       Chester 1887-1957 son of David & Elizabeth, wife Minnie 1887-1969

Wiseheart, Al 1860-1953, wife Sallie 1863-1927

Brinkley, John G. 1852-1920, wife Charlotte 1855-1939

          Ch: Lucy 1876-1913, J. Wiley 1881-1949, William H. 1879-1965,

              Frances 1884-1953, Minnie 1884-1960

Bechtold, Jacob 1835-1907

Street, Sarah Ann (no dates) grand dau of Gen. Posey & J.M. & Eliza M. Street

Hall, S.F. great grand dau of Gen. Posey & dau of James & Mary Posey Hall

Limerick, Eliza age 56 yrs. consort of John, Leaves husband & 2 sons

Docker, William A. b Manchester, Eng. 1790-1860, w Harriet b Waterford N.Y. 1802-1871

        Samuel 6th Ill. Cav.

Peeples, Robert 1783-1839, wife Elizabeth 1796-1838

Hubbard, W. ?. 1805-1835 (on same stone with Elizabeth Peeples)

Maxwell, D.W. 1793-1836

Peeples, John McKee 1826-1879, wife Harriet 1827-1897, children:

         Herman 1858-1866, Docker 1856-1863, Docker 1847-1851

Fleming, R.H., wife Cornelia Peeples (dau of 1854-1877

Ridgway, Thomas S. 8-30-1826 d 1897 (town of Ridgway named for Thomas Ridgway)

         wife Jane (Docker) 1831-1911

Hemingway, Sarah J. Ridgway 1820-1863 married Edgar Mills 1843

           & married Silas Hemingway 1852.

Mills, Walter 1845-1862 son

Edmondson, Herb 1904-1956, wife Prudence 1905-1933

Sexton, Orville 1810-1870, Rebecca Bradford 1824-1909, Aaron 1849-1918

        Albert 1847-1890 wife Jennie 1866-1889

Jones, Fannie 1847-1868, wife of Basil

Rhodes, Col. Frank L. b New Berlin, Pa. 1824-1879 at Mt. Pleasant, Shawneetown

        Martha A. 1834 1907 wife

















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Riblett, Fannie Jones 1853-1918 wife of J.R.

         Frank R. 1873-1951, Henry b&d 1875 sons of Fannie Riblett

Barger, Joseph Brashier b Breckenridge Co, Ky. 1814-1900, wife Louise M.

        1816-1863, dau Josephine 1850-1873, son Richard 1837-1861

Gold, Calvin 1798-1861, wife Hannah L. 1803-?

Edwards, William b St. Mary's Co, Md. 1800-1877 married 1831 wife

         Susan 0. b Jefferson Co, Va. 1811-1876 dau of W.& S. McCoughtry

         Ch: Thomas J. 1834-1867, Othneil McCoughtry 1836-1860

Edwards, Ellen 1853-1877 wife of G.W.

         John W. 1832-1867, Lottie 1863-1864

         Katie 1867-1870, Willie 1860-1883

Norton, John W. 1814-1867, wife Attaway 1827-1874, James Jones 1847-1876

Jones, N.S. ---

Booker, Frances 1789-1836

Cummins, Napoleon 1837-1861 son of A.& M.

Hinkle, Elizabeth 1815- wife of E.H., Edith 1854-1892 wife of A.W.

Lewis, Effie Hinkle 1886-1913

Gill, Henry 1817-1866, Richard 1835-1894

Schmidt, Jacob 1827-1896

Sisk, Angeline 1834-1864 wife of H.M.

Binkley, (large monument but no names or dates)

Burris, Mathew 1840-1896 Co. B 4th Ind. Cav., wife Sophia 1843-1939

        son Charles 1883-1956, dau Lillie Mae 1869-1873

Robinson, George W. 1800-1890, Michael 1843-1925

          John L. 1840-1888, wife India McMurchy 1847-1928, son Harry L.

          1866-1917, son Frank E. 1868-1933, Mary L. 1866-1917

Raid, Thomas Ridgway 1904-1942

Townshend, Brig. Gen. Orval 1872-1934, wife Florence Robinson 1873-1941

Venters, John Co. C 7th Ill. Cav.

Rice, James H. 1847-1885, wife Rebecca 1852-1924, son Guy 1882-1933

Wiseheart, Samuel A. 1829-1880, wife Mary 1840-1922, Emma 1867-1885

           John 1824-1893, wife Mary E. 1836-1909

           William 1832-1928, wife Sarah 1834-1920

           Henry E. 1865-1919, A.D. 1860-1889

Young, James H. 1843-1901, wife Laura Young Joyner 1857-1926

Boyd, William J. 1824-1887, wife Jane 1815-1887, son Charles W. 1851-1874

Powell, Henderson B. 1826-1889, wife Elizabeth 1828-1882, daus:

        Emma 1852-1874, Sarah d 1861

Caldwell, John 1780-1834, Albert Gallatin Co. C ?, wife Jennie 1849-1868

Raid, James M.D. ---

Kirkpatrick, Eliza J.   )  Two names on a large monument

Hay, Rebecca Reid       )           no dates

Carroll, Melvina b Lynchburg, Va. 1823-1880, Werden P. 1849-1870

Denson, J.A. Co. B 18th Ill. INF, Louis Co. I 4th Ill. Cav.

Hain, Frank 1867-1913, wife Deli 1873-1954

Nicholson, E.J. 1844-1889, wife M.C. 1853-1905, Babe d 1880

Docker, James b England 1816-1892, wife Amy Leech 1820-1908

        son William F. 1845-1908

Leech, Lt. George U.S.M.R. Black Hawk War

Allen, Charles B. 1842-1933, wife Jean D. 1855-1940

Frields, Lloyd 1860-1939