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 Jefferson County Illinois
Wilkerson Farm Cemetery


Mt. Vernon Twp.

Picture Submitted By: Carol Hounsell and Ann Stoddard

*May Not be A Complete Transcription*

Wilkerson, John -- 1815 [Src: Fred Justice Collection, 1960's]
Whitman, Jane -- [Src: Fred Justice Collection, 1960's]
Conner, Martha -- 1829 [Src: Fred Justice Collection, 1960's]

From Carol Hounsell and Ann Stoddard, mother and daughter from California:
While researching our Wilkerson roots in Jefferson County we located the Wilkerson Farm Cemetery. It is located on property off Liberty Road in Mt. Vernon. We do not believe this is the original marker. The owner of the property told us that a man came from Washington and had this stone placed. The owner has moved this stone a couple of times to accommodate road work he has done. But near as he can figure the graves are under the hen house. The owner of the property is a distant Wilkerson relative. We are certain that the graves of John Wilkerson, Jane Whitman, his first wife and Martha Conner, his second wife are here.

John Wilkerson 1815 - 4/26/1864 [Src: Carol Hounsell and Ann Stoddard]
Jane (Whitman) Wilkerson 1816 - ? before Feb 6 1849 (1st wife of John) [Src: Carol Hounsell and Ann Stoddard]
Martha (Conner) Wilkerson 1829-1870- (2nd wife of John) [Src: Carol Hounsell and Ann Stoddard]

*Cindy's Notes*
Wilkerson, John -- b. 1815 -- d. After 1860
Whitman, Jane -- Abt. 1845-1848
Conner, Martha -- b. 1829 -- d. After 1860

John Wilkerson married Jane Whitman 01-26-1833 in Jefferson County IL
John Wilkerson married Martha Conner 02-06-1849 in Jefferson County IL

Home in 1850 Census: District 10, Jefferson, Illinois

John Wilkerson 34 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816
Martha Wilkerson 21 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829
Elisha F Wilkerson 13 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
Sarah C Wilkerson 11 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839
Samantha Wilkerson 9 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841
John Wilkerson 7 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843
Samuel Wilkerson 5 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Mary Vance 16

Home in 1860 Census: Township 3 S Range 4 E, Jefferson, Illinois
John Wilkerson 45
Martha Wilkerson 32
Samantha Wilkerson 19
John H Wilkerson 18
James S Wilkerson 17
William T Wilkerson 7
Susan C Wilkerson 4
Stephen A D Wilkerson 8.12

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