Lone Tree Cemetery, Bureau Co IL

Contributed by Al and Carole Martin

Starting at the Boyd's Grove Church, located at the intersection of 1425E (Wyanet/Walnut Rd.) & 200N, travel east for 5.5 miles to the cemetery.  Or, starting at Putnam, IL, from State Route 29, go West on the Bradford Blacktop.  Follow the twisitng blacktop, which will also be county road 200N, for 5 miles to the cemetery.

 Al and Carole Martin

Pekin, IL March 2009


This monument is in memory of those persons who were buried in the original lone tree cemetery that was located  1 1/2 miles NNE from this site.  In the late 1950s, the gravestones were razed and the cemetery became farmland.  In 1992, eight of the original grave markers were found and relocated to this cemetery. The following persons listed on both sides of this memorial were buried in the original site.

Front of Memorial - Death Date and Age
Harrison H. Ammons
Oct. 19 1860 11yr 14d
Daniel Ammons
Son of G & S
Nov 19 1869 32yr 3m 1d
Minerva Anderson
Dau of James & Terreacy (Brown)
July 7 1851  3m 24d
Daniel Anderson
Apr 13 1853  24y 3m 17d
Col. Levi Anderson
Husband of Sarah Brown
Nov 7 1855  57y 29d
William H. Anderson
Son of Levi and Sarah
Feb 10 1864  20y 7m 14d
Judy (Chesney) Anderson
Wife of Adam
Jan 6 1869  33y 7m 21d
Henrietta Anderson
Dau. Of Adam & Judy (Chesney)
Dec 31 1856  1m 3d
Infant of John & Rachel Anderson
Apr 17 1859
Richard Anderson
Sept 28 1895  79y 14m 29d
Mary (Ammons) Anderson
Wife of Richard
Jan 10 1905  85y 1m 3d

Back of Memorial - Death Date and Age
Daniel Anderson
Son of Richard & Mary
Oct 10 1860 2y 4m 10d
Emma Anderson
Dau of Abraham & Pleasant (Wright)
June 15 1862 6m 10d
George E. Anderson
Son of Abraham & Pleasant (Wright)
Feb 18 1861 2y 6 m
John D. Anderson
Son of Jacob & Harriet
Jan 25 1866 3m 4d
Jessie M. Anderson
Dau of Jacob & Harriet
Jan 26 1866 2y 2m 7d
Harrison Bear
Son of J.G.F. & Elizabeth (Anderson)
Apr 5 1857 3d
Christinia (Statler) Brown
Wife of Adam
June 23 1856 89y
William J. Gallentine
Son of Eli & Emmeline
Feb 28 1864 1y 10m 1d
John A. Gallentine
Son of Eli & Emmeline
Oct 20 1864 3y 6m 6d
Clara King
Dau of J. & S.
May 25 1863 3y 8m 6d
Jerome Lackey
Son of John W. & Rachel R.
Aug 5 1863 5m 10d
John M. Martin
Son of William J & Susan
Apr 22 1855 1y 1m 6d
Loretta Pettit
Dau of John & Mary
Nov 23 1860 2y 8m 12d
Ingraham H. Pettit
Son of John & Mary
Oct 25 1868 3m 17d
Luther St. Clair
Son of W.H. & Matilda
May 3 1853 2y 3d
Marion C. Shriver
Son of A. & Melinda
Dec 20 1870 11y 9m 28d
Dau of T. J. & Emmeline (Anderson) Steele
Mary Wilson
Wife of Isaac
Jan 11 1850 40y 3m 7d
Isaac Wilson
Husband of Mary
Feb 22 1876 64y

Erected in 1993

Col. Levi Anderson
Died Nov 7 1855
Age 57 yr 29d
We have no continued city here
But seek one to come
He is not dead but sleepeth

Wife of Levi Anderson
Born Sep 1808
Died Oct 2 1892

William H. H.
Son of Levi & Sarah Anderson
Born June 26 1843
Died Feb 10 1864

Rawley Rich
Died 1874

Wife of Rawley Rich
Died May 23 1866

Cemetery Overviews

Rawley Rich

Jeanne Walsh writes:  " In Lone Tree the photo of Rawley Rice, should be Rawley RICH. This is my gr gr grandfather. I visited the cemetery in the 1970's and have a photo of the monument before it was vandalized. Brothers Rawley, Henry, and Washington Rich came to Lone Tree, Bureau Co in the 1840's from Virginia. Also from Virginia at that time were Brown, Ammons, and Anderson families. (The Anderson cemetery on a farm has been completely demolished) A large family of Millers came in 1850 from Pennsylvania..   Elvy Ann Rich and Jonathon Miller married and are my gr grandparents. I'm sure all those descendants would appreciate the correction of Rice to RICH. Thank you very much.

Jeanne Cook Walsh

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