Report of U. S. Army Engineer Dist., Corps of Engineers given to Kirk Cemetery.
                          Re-interred 138 graves

****I have color coded the cemeteries for easy veiwing****

Lot Space Name of Interred Reinterred From

A 1 Son of Samuel M. Crain CRAIN CEMETERY
2   Son of Samuel M. Crain "
3   Thomas E. Reece "
4   William R. Reece "
B 1 John E. Crain "
2   James J. Crain "
3   Alfred H. Reece "
4   Amanda E. Reece "
C 1 Cornelia J. Crain "
2   Francis Marion Crain "
3   Daughter of F.M & C. J. Crain "
4   Crain Unknown "
2   Infant Head "
3   Infant Head "
4   Mr. Hurst "
2   Head Unknown HEAD CEMETERY
3   Goodman Unknown GOODMAN CEMETERY
4   Head Unknown HEAD CEMETERY
2   John T. Monday "
3   Kiselewske Unknown "
4   Jane Karr "
G 1 Kiselewski Unknown "
2   " " "
3   " " "
4   " " "
H 1 " " "
2   " " "
3   " " "
4   " " "
F 1 " " "
2   " " "
3   " " "
4   " " "
J 1 " " "
2   " " "
3   " " "
4   " " "
K 1 " " "
2   " " "
3   " ' "
4   " " "
L 1 " " "
2   " " "
3   " " "
4   " " "
M 1 Olivier Unknown OLIVIER CEMETERY
2   Dunbar Unknown "
3   Jeness Dunbar "
4   Gilmore W. Dunbar "
O 1 Thomas Hamilton "
2   Della mae Hamilton "
3   Herman Hamilton "
4   Dunbar Unknown "
P 1 William Henry Hamilton "
2   Infant Dau of A. K. and M. I. Hamilton "
3   Dunbar Unknown "
4   " " "
Q-R-S-T-U-V- four spaces each all Dunbar Unknown "
2   Mrs. Baker "
3   Infant Baker "
4   Infant Baker "
X 1 Infant Baker "
2   Baker Unknown "
3   " " "
4   " " "

A new Lake means 40 new graves
Of the Southern Illinoisan

One of the least-known but most exacting facts of the Rend Lake project
involves relocating cemeteries that will be under water when the reservoir
is completed.

Nine small cemeteries with a total of at least 40 graves must be moved,
according to John W. MATHENEY of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

MATHENEY is resident engineer for Rend Lake construction, and one of his
jobs involves relocating roads, bridges, railroads - and cemeteries - to
make way for the lake.

Although the cemetery-moving job is not scheduled to start until June 1969,
much of the preliminary work already has been done.

The corps has prepared a report with maps showing locations of the
cemeteries. The cemeteries are scattered throughout the Rend Lake area.
Seven are in Franklin county and two are in Jefferson County.

Most are small family plots. The smallest cemetery contains just two graves.
The largest one has 12.

All are names after the family whose members are buried there. Franklin
County cemeteries are named HEAD, CRAIN, HOPPER, DUNBAR, WYATT, KISELEWSKI
and GOODMAN. Those in Jefferson County are called BAKER and OLIVET.

Some are marked with signs giving the cemetery's name and have visible stone
monuments. Others have no markings. They are located in such diverse places
as next to a shed, beneath a tree or in an open field.

The Corps had to rely on old maps or conversations with local residents to
find the unmarked cemeteries.

Although the cemeteries are known to contain at least 40 graves where the
person buried can be identified, there are four others where no
identification has been made, MATHENEY said.

What's more, once the relocation work begins, the Corps has god reason to
believe that as many as 50 other graves may be uncovered, according to

The Corps report has photographs of the cemetery sites and detailed
information about each grave that has been identified. This includes the
name of the person buried, date of his death and names and addresses of all
living relatives that could be located.

Families have been contacted and arrangements have been made for relocating
most of the 40 graves that have been identified, MATHENY said.

The Corps will bear the cost of opening graves and digging new ones and pay
for new monuments if they are needed. Additional graveside rites will be
arranged if the family requests them.

New graves will be dug in other cemeteries chosen by relatives. In cases
where the person buried has no relatives or cannot be identified, reburial
will be in KIRK Cemetery, between Ina and Bonnie.

All cemeteries will be relocated under one contract by a company that
specializes in this type of work, Matheney said. No cost estimate has been
made yet.

Workmen will dig four-foot-square by four-foot-deep holes in areas where
graves are believed to be.

Certain laws govern this type of work, MATHENEY noted. For example, all
graves that are opened must be closed the same day.

Workmen and inspectors are required to have shots for diphtheria, smallpox
and other diseases. Matheney said this is because there is "always the
chance of picking up some kind of bug" from decomposed bodies.

Many graves contain remains of persons who died between 100 and 125 years

The Corps report on the cemeteries said one plot was rumored to have been
the bodies or John Granson SCARBOROUGH and his family. SCARBOROUGH
reportedly was a Revolutionary War veteran.

The Veterans Administration made a thorough search for the grave site, but
was unable to find it. So the VA placed a monument in Old Benton Cemetery,
near Benton. The marker said SCARBOROUGH was buried somewhere in Barren