Illinois Genealogy Trails

Old Jordan Fort Cemetery
West Frankfort
Franklin County, Illinois



In the 1930's, the Illinois Central Railroad laid their tracks right through the Old Jordan Fort Cemetery. As a result, the William Barbrey, Thomas Jordan, Sr. graves, along with others, are under the Illinois Central Railroad fill. As a result, few of the original grave markers remain. It is estimated that about 60 graves made up the cemetery. During the building of the railroad, Barbrey's marker was moved to the west. A small fence encloses what remains of the Old Jordan Fort Cemetery.





LAST NAME FIRST MIDDLE BIRTH DEATH OTHER INFO.
BARBREY William 1812 1st burial in cemetery, scalped by Indians. HANDCOCK Thomas 12 Jun 1877 JORDAN ,Sr. Thomas 1815 MITCHELL Sarah 22 Mar 1834 MITCHELL Z 12 Nov 1833

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