Hamilton County, Illinois
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 Old McLeansboro Cemetery

Sign at Old McLeansboro

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 38.09540, Longitude: -88.53450
aka Founders Cemetery(?)

Known persons originally buried at this site


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ALLEN, Henrietta   Aug 13, 1839 d/o James Allen (Alden?)
ALLEN , James   Aug 1860, age 52 yrs NOTES (Alden?)
BARNETT, John W. May 15, 1790 Sept 25, 1852  
BARNETT, W. C.   Nov 30, 1851, 30y 2m 5d  
BLACKER, John ESQ 1809 Dublin Ireland July 19, 1849, age 40y Emigrated to Canada 1829, to U. S. 1840
BLACKER, Sarah   Aug 10, 1863, 70y 7m 8d d/o John and Mary (Duff) Moore
CAMDEN, Melinda      
COONEY, John      
DOBYNS, Mollie   Apr 13, 1860, age 10m 3d d/o W. J. & A. A. Doybyns
EMMERSON, M.   Feb 13, 1850, 69y 2m 11d  
EMMERSON, William      
FRYE, Lazarus P.   1865 Co K, 71 Inft.
GOODEN, Sarah   July 30, 1868 w/o W. I. Gooden
HEARD, Howell Mar 15, 1845 Dec 10, 1849  
HEARD, Infant son   Feb 27, 1837 s/o C. H. & I. Heard
HEARD, Irena   Aug 24, 1884 - aged 73y 5m 3d  w/o James M.
HEARD, James M. Apr 8, 1810 Mar 7, 1871  
HEARD, Sarah   Sept 7, 1848 d/o C. H. & I. Heard
HENSON, Eliza W.   July 18, 1860 - aged 45y w/o J. W. Henson
HOWARD, Willie   Oct 10, 1865  
KINNEAR, James      
KINNEAR, w/o James      
MULLEN, Charity   Feb 1, 1847 - aged 20y 11m 21d w/o James Mullen
MULLEN, William   Aug 21, 1847 s/o J. C. & C. W. Mullen
RITCHEY, Capt. J. J.

Nov 6, 1824

Feb 5, 1875

Co. H. 6th Il. Cav.


HUBBARD, Shain   Oct 22, 1856 - aged 22y 2m 12d  
SHARP, Theodore F.   Nov 10, 1848
Aged 3 yrs

s/o T. & E. Sharp

SHOEMAKER, Joshua   Apr 1835 - aged 52y  
TATE, Hulda   Apr 1, 1858 w/o O. A. Tate
TATE, W. O.   Apr 1, 1858  
WEST, Dorothy E.   May 10, 1863 w/o Charles West
WHEELER, Thomas Sr.   Mar 4, 1860 - aged 62y 11m 0d  
WILLIAMS, W.   Aug 16, 1860  
WOODRUFF, Fielding   Mar 26, 1855 - aged 55y  

None of the below data is verified, so please take the time to check it out for yourself:

Fry, Lazarus pvt., Co. K., 71 IL U. S. Inf.

Residence Duquoin, Perry Co., Il. -- age 21 -- 58 ½ inches tall -- Hair Black -- eyes gray -- complexion Dark -- single farmer
Joined July 5, 1862 at McLeansboro by T. Creed. Mustered in July 26, 1862 at Chicago
Source: Illinois Civil War Detail report

Ritchey John J. Captain -- Co. H., 6th IL U. S. Cav.

Residence McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Il. -- age 38-- height 59 -- Hair Auburn -- eyes black -- complexion Dark -- married -- occupation trader -- Nativity Hamilton Co., Il. Joined Oct 19, 1861 at McLeansboro joined by Cpt. Ritchey for a period of 3 years. Mustered in Shawneetown Il. Jan 9, 1862 Promoted to Major, though another sheet said his promotion was canceled.
Source: Illinois Civil War Detail report

Sarah Blacker was the daughter of pioneers John and Mary (Duff) Moore, who are buried in the Ten Mile Cemetery.  Sarah was first married to Charles McDonald Heard, and is the mother of Charles Harvey, James Mulhiron, John Henry, and Elizabeth Heard.  Charles M. Heard, a Pvt. in Captain Cantrill's Company, Tenn. Vol., War of 1812, died and was buried on his farm in Flannigan Township. Sarah Moore Heard, married second to James Allen and two of their children were Joseph and Marium. 

Mr. Allen died in 1846 and Sarah then married John H. Blacker, a native of Dublin, Ireland.  Thus the Sarah Blacker monument.  Heard family history states that Sarah (Moore) Blacker was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. (Sent in by researcher Ralph S. Harrelson)


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