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WILLIAMS CEMETERY


Located at 38°50'38" | 89°14'49"
Wildcat Lake area

1852 - 1930.

68 Burials/ 44 Williams/ 6 Veterans

[Source: The following information was posted by S. Williams on a public mailing list at genforum]


The cemetery is located in Fayette Co., IL, in the middle of a heavily wooded area on land now owned by Harmon Doyle. There is no road to the cemetery. To reach the cemetery go north from Vera approximately 2 miles to road 2200N, go ¾ mile east, cross an old railroad bed and go up the hill. Turn into a grassy lane to the left (north) at the top of the hill. Most of road 2200N is very muddy and impassable in wet weather. Walk about 200 yards west in the woods; the cemetery is difficult to see due to dense underbrush and trees. There is a gate with a sign on the south entrance. The gate has been wired shut and will
not open.

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS originally purchased the land (80 acres) where the cemetery is located on 17 June 1825. He purchased an additional 80 adjacent acres on 18 January, 1836.
Benjamin died in 1874 and is buried here.
The first burial is EVELINE WILLIAMS in 1852 and the last was Harold O. Williams in 1930.
There are six Civil War veterens buried here. There are a total of 68 burials, 44 with the last name of Williams.

BURIALS:

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BENNINGTON, John D. 20 March 1813 - 20 March 1878, 65y
BENNINGTON, Martha S. 3 July 1823 - 6 Nov. 1888 - 65y, 4m, 3d, wife of John D.
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DONALDSON, Lewis 13 April 1847 - 7 March 1901 - 53y, 10m, 24d
DONALDSON, Mary L. 26 June 1854 - 13 Feb. 1900 - 45y, 7m, 17d wife of Lewis
DONALDSON, Charles H. 3 Dec. 1885 - 30 March 1901 - 15y, 3m, 27d, son of Lewis & Mary L.
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HARRISON, Mary A. 20 June 1853 - 11 April 1873 - 19y, 9m, 22d, wife of B.F.
HARRISON, Mary E. 31 March 1872 - 5 May 187? Daughter of B.F. & Mary A.
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HENDERSON, Maragret 1 Nov. 1827 - 1 Aug. 1880 - 52y, 9m, wife of Thomas
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HOWLAND, Fredy 28 May 1880 - 5 July 1880 - 1m, 7d, son of William J. & Ellen
HOWLAND, William J. 26 May 1852 - 21 Feb. 1888 - 35y, 9m, 26d
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JOHNSON, Emily E. 29 April 1858 - 29 Dec. 1880 - 22y, 8m, wife of W.G.
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McGUIRE, Chesley 18 Aug. 1855 - 21 Oct. 1865 - 10y, 2m, 3d - son of Chester & Samantha
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NODINE, S.D. 16 Aug. 1827 - 11 April 1869 - 41y, 7m, 26d
NODINE, Mary A. 4 Aug. 1825 - 27 April 1895 - 69y, 8m, 23d - wife of S.D.
NODINE, Charles S. 30 Nov. 1864 - 12 Aug. 1866 - 1y, 8m, 12d - son of S.D. & Mary A.
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THOMAN, John 4 May 1834 - 4 May 1879 - 45y
THOMAN, Mary 10 Nov 1839 - 10 Nov. 1909 - 70y, wife of John
THOMAN, Susan Magdaline 17 June 1875 - 29 Dec. 1876 - 1y, 6m, 12d, daughter of John & Mary
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WATWOOD, Harry 26 Aug. 1872 - 26 Jan. 1890 - 17y, 5m, son of John A. & Emeline
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WILLIAMS, James A. 23 Jan. 1821 - 21 May 1873 - 52y, 3m, 28d
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WILLIAMS, Eveline 3 April 1823 - 9 Nov. 1852 - 29y, 7m, 6d, first wife of James A.
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WILLIAMS, Deborah 12 Feb. 1829 - 30 March 1893 - 64y, 9m, 18d - second wife of James A.
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WILLIAMS, Lewis F. 25 Dec. 1863 - 18 Oct. 1894 - 30y, 9m, 24d - son of James A & Deborah
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WILLIAMS, Lillie M. 17 April 1866 - 24 May 1881 - 15y, 1m, 8d - daughter of James A. & Deborah
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WILLIAMS, Mary 3 Sept. 1820 - 20 Aug. 1857 - 36y, 11m, 17d, wife of J.E.
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WILLIAMS, Alvin C. 8 April 1882 - 8 Dec. 1885 - 3y, 8m, son of Mary & J.E.
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WILLIAMS, Christopher G. 25 Sept. 1875 - 8 Oct. 1875 - 13d, son of J.E. & Mary
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WILLIAMS, Infant son died 25 Aug. 1876, son of J.E. & Mary
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WILLIAMS, Freddie M. 30 March 1880 - 30 April 1880; 1m, son of J.E. & Mary
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WILLIAMS, Julia 8 June 1853 - 16 April 1873 - 19y, 10m, 8d - first wife of L.
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WILLIAMS, Charity C. 17 Dec. 1856 - 19 May 1889 - 32y, 5m, 2d, second wife of L.
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WILLIAMS, Infant son 14 March 1873 - 22 March 1873; 8d, son of L. & Julia
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WILLIAMS, Rolla E. 13 May 1889 - 16 July 1890 - 1y, 2m, 3d - son of L. & Charity
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WILLIAMS, Benjamin F. 1873 - 1927; 54y
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WILLIAMS, Myrtle M. 1879 - 1918; 39y, wife of Benjamin F.
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WILLIAMS, Irma D. 1915- 1918; 3y, daughter of Benjamin F. & Myrtle.
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WILLIAMS, Benjamin 27 Sept. 1790 - 26 March 1874; 83y, 5m, 27d
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WILLIAMS, Elizabeth Simmons 3 July 1790 - 16 Jan. 1854; 63y, 6m, 13d, wife of Benjamin
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WILLIAMS, Infant son 27 Aug. 1871 - 12 May 1872 - 8m, 16d
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WILLIAMS, Benjamin F. 4 Aug. 1827 - 9 Feb. 1902 - 74y, 6m, 5d
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WILLIAMS, Sarah 30 Aug. 1829 - 13 June 1901; 71y, 9m, 14d, wife of Benjamin F.
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WILLIAMS, Samuel 9 Jan. 1869 - 2 Nov. 1869; 9m, 23d, son of Benjamin F. & Sarah A.
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WILLIAMS, Harold O. 1921 - 1930; 9y, son of Cecil & Nellie
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WILLIAMS, Helen 1917 - 1918; 1y
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WILLIAMS, Harold - 1913
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WILLIAMS, William I. - 8 March 1859 - 23 April 1889; 30y, 1m, 15d
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WILLIAMS, A. Lincoln 19 Feb. 1861 - 6 March 1878; 17y, 15d, son of T. & C.
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WILLIAMS, Elizabeth E. 20 Feb. 1857 - 27 Oct. 1858 - 1y, 8m, 7d, daughter of T.& C.
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WILLIAMS, William E. 7 Nov. 1854 - 3 Dec. 1856; 2y, 26d, son of Y.B. & M. A.
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WILLIAMS, Even W. 11 Feb. 1859 - 11 Oct. 1862 - 3y, 8m, son of Y.B. & M. A.
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WILLIAMS, Mary A. 29 Jan. 1833 - 10 May 1899 - 66y, 3m, 12d, ?wife of Y.B. ?
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WILLIAMS, Columbus 19 Dec. 1846 - 8 Oct. 1860 - 13y, 9m, 19d, son of J. M. & H.
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WILLIAMS, Hettie 13 May 1893 - 18 Nov. 1898 - 5y, 6m 5d
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WILLIAMS, Lawrence A. 17 Jan. 1898 - 10 March 1898 - 1m, 24d, son of William & Mary E.
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WILLIAMS, John M. 12 Sept. 1823 - 18 Jan. 1894 - 70y, 4m, 6d, father of James Valentine
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WILLIAMS, Rachael (Pope) 28 March 1831 - 9 Jan. 1895; 63y, 9m, 12d - wife of John M.
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WILLIAMS, Infant daughter 30 Dec. 1883 - 11 Jan. 1884; 12d, daughter of L. & M.
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WILLIAMS, E. B. 11 Aug. 1855 - 26 Dec. 1891; 36y, 4m, 15d
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WILLIAMS, Oasie L. 19 April 1879 - 21 Jan. 1897; 17y, 9m, 2d
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VETERANS:

MOORE, William died 11 March 1865 Company D 34th Il Infantry, Civil War.
PRUETT, Major died 18 April 1863 Company C 3rd Regiment, Mexican War.
TAYLOR, John died 25 Nov. 1898 Company K 34th Il Infantry, Civil War.
WILLIAMS, Harvey Sgt. Died 18 Feb. 1899 Company L 10th Il Infantry, Civil War.
WILLIAMS, Lewis Cpl. Died 4 July 1873 Company F 5th Il Cavalry, Civil War.
WILLIAMS, Y. B. died 11 Oct. 1862 Company F 5th Il Cavalry, Civil War.
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KILGORE, Daniel B. 22 Sept. 1830 - 24 Jan. 1915 son of Jack C. & Jane Hodson.
WILLIAMS, Betsy died 1861 widow of John H., Calvert County
ROALER, Pearl (male) 16 Feb. 1877 - 26 July 1878; 1y, 5m, 10d


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