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Mather Cemetery
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Data and research contributed by ©Todd Walter


Mather Cemetery is located in the southeast quarter Section 14 Orange Township Knox County Illinois
at the junction of Haw Creek Road and 1075E.

This cemetery was copied in 1972 by Florence Sargeant from original records in the possession of Warren C. and Nellie Stevens. In June 1981 Mildred Doubet and Pam Eagle recopied it for the Knox County Genealogical Society. I recopied it in November 2001 as I restored the cemetery for Orange Township. All rows were read from left to right facing East.
This cemetery is well taken care of although it has suffered much damage and change in the past. Without a doubt there are many unmarked burials here. Only a couple of the footstones are where they belong the others have been placed into the rows with the headstones not necessarily even close to where they belong and most have been cemented into the ground. The following are the ones that have initials that don't match a name:

M. W. G.
I. (Broke off probably one of the Isaac Mathers)
G. A. G. (I could not find this one)
E. L. L.

Todd Walter
November 2001
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* Additions or corrections
 

Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Age

Inscription/Comments

Milo Cramer

 

Jan 07 1876

1 mo 9 da

Son of E. W. & N. G.

Mary Jane Cravins

 

Nov 29 1872

 

Wife of Rev. Isaac; stone broken

A. E. A. Allen

 

 

 

No dates

William M. Allen

Jan 08 1813

no d. d.
(still living in 1886)

 

"Father"

America Anne Allen

May 02 1823

Sep 21 1886

 

Wife of William

Angeline Cramer

 

Jul 06 1865

44 yr 5 mo 2 da

Wife of J. A.;
stone missing in 1981 still is

*Moses Vangilder

 

Jan 26 1857

53 yr 1 mo 29 da

"Father and Husband"

Augustine Scheiderman

 

Sep 07 1865

21 da

Dau of A. & R. S.

Andrew Scheiderman

Dec 23 1825

Nov 17 1894

 

 

Ricky Scheiderman

Feb 01 1820

Jan 19 1892

 

Wife of Andrew

Broken stone

 

1861

1 yr

 

Ridley R. Maxey

Nov 12 1800

Sep 09 1848

 

Wife of R. T.

Robert T. Maxey

Apr 09 1800

Dec 26 1875

 

Born in Buckingham Co. Va
Died in Orange Knox Co. Ill.

* Father and Mother on separate granite stones with  no names

Margaret Ferguson

 

Sep 15 1844

71 yr

 

Alexander Ferguson

 

Aug 11 1845

82 yr

 

John Ferguson

 

Jul 08 1846

26 yr

 

Charles Gaddis

 

no year
1860 census 3 yrs old

3 yr 4 mo 29 da

Son of J. & M.

Margaret Gaddis

 

Oct 03 1866

51 yr 7 mo 18 da

Wife of J.

George Logue

Nov 30 1823

Jan 28 1881

 

 

Samantha D. Logue

Jul 16 1829

Mar 06 1882

 

Wife of George

Eliza Logue

 

Mar 15 1875

7 yr 3 mo 15 da

Dau of G. & S. D.

William Allen

1804

1841

 

 

William Allen

 

Apr 13 1842

5 yr 7 mo

Son of W. & N.

Rachel Allen

 

Dec 18 1852

23 yr

Dau of W. & N.

Nancy Mather

 

Feb 20 1878

73 yr

Samuel Sr.'s second wife

James F. Jones

 

Nov 2 1871

11 mo 11 da

Son of T. & S. A. ;This stone is now missing

James L. Ashby

 

Jan 14 1847

19 yr 3 mo 16 da

 

*Mary A. Cushman

 

Jan 2 1867

29 yr 9 mo 19 da

broken off stone

David Ashby

 

Jan 20 1876

77 yr 3 mo 6 da

"Father"

Ruth Ann Ashby

 

Oct 27 1880

76 yr 9 mo 6 da

"Mother"

E. Lawrence

 

Aug 31 1855

73 yr 7 mo 8 da

 

Mary Lawrence

 

Apr 24 1855

62 yr 7 mo 26 da

wife of E. Lawrence

Charlotta Lawrence

 

Apr 14 1878

24 yr

wife of G. F. Lawrence

Joseph R. Wallace

 

Oct 8 1850

2 yr 5 mo 29 da

son of J. & M.

William I. Barnett

 

Unreadable

Unreadable

Very old stone, perhaps dating
from the 1830's to the 40's.

John Barnett

 

Feb 20 1847

1 yr 3 mo

Son of A. & M.

Clarence Barnett

 

Sep 15 1851

1 mo 10 d

Son of A. & M.

Caroline Barnett

 

Sep 15 1851

18 yr 4 mo 20 da

Dau of A. & M.

Theodore Barnett

 

Oct 13 1854

2 mo 11 d

Son of A. & M.

Horace G. Barnett

 

Sep 14 1857

1 mo 8 d

Son of A. & M.

Samuel Mather

 

Aug 9 1875

49 yr 5 mo 15 da

 

Mary Mather

 

Aug 10 1865

1 yr 1 mo 11 da

Dau of S. & M.

Lewis R. Mather

 

Feb 13 1863

27 yr 6 mo 14 da

Enlisted in Co. A 77th Infantry Aug 1 1863
died at St. Louis, Mo

*Frances Mather

 

Jan 21 1861

1 yr 8 mo 13 da

Dau of L. R. & N. ; broken off stone

*Broken off stone

 

 

 

 

Samuel Mather

Mar 23 1796

no date

64 in 1860 census

 

Eliza Mather

 

Jun 19 1856

53 yr 11 mo 23 da

Wife of Samuel

Richard H. Mather

 

Dec 26 1836

6 yr 10 mo 13 da

 

Sarah J. Mather

 

Jun 7 1841

1 yr 4 mo

 

Joseph Mather

 

Jan 27 1862

24 yr 2 mo 7 da

Enlisted in Co. G 12th ILL Cav. Aug 10 1861
died at Birds' Point, Mo

*Unreadable stone

 

 

 

 

Mary Ann Mather

 

Jul 25 1870

67 yr

Wife of I.

Isaac Mather

 

Feb 28 1871

81 yr 1 mo 18 da

 

Isaac Mather

 

Apr 2 1853

20 yr 4 mo

 

Lewis Mather

 

Mar 16 1863

27 yr 4 mo 11 da

Enlisted Co. A 77th Infantry Aug 9 1862
Died at St. Louis, Mo

John W. Mather

 

Sep 27 1842

8 mo 15 da

Son of I. & M. A.

Emery E. Mather

 

Feb 28 1867

3 mo 25 da

Son of Geo. & J.

Leroy Anstine

 

Mar 15 1876

17 da

Son of H. H. & M. L.

Nellie Randall

 

Apr 5 1869

2 yr 7 da

Dau of J. R. & M. A.

Lucinda Randall

 

Nov 27 1865

54 yr 5 mo 18 da

Wife of Jedediah W.

Jedediah Randall

 

Feb 1 1861

54 yr

 

Ira Denison Randall

 

May 3 1849

21 yr 4 mo 6 da

Son of J. W. & L.

Infant Fitspatrick

 

Dec 26 1869

 

Son of W.R. & M. M.

Dorinda E. Godfrey

 

Feb 15 1848

8 yr 3 mo

Dau of E. & S.

James Godfrey

Jan 12 1762

Nov 2 1847

 

In memory of James who was born in
Worchester County Maryland

Keziah (Williams) Godfrey

Mar 8 1770

Mar 5 1836

 

Wife of James;
Born in Sussex County Delaware

Eleanor Godfrey

Sep 17 1800

Mar 5 1836

 

A native of Sussex County Delaware

Joseph Godfrey

Jun 13 1794

Jan 20 1835

 

A native of Sussex County Delaware

*Nancy D. Cook

 

Mar 5 1836

1yr 3 mo 24 da

Dau of M. & S.

Marke Cook

 

Aug 21 1850

47 yr

(This name is spelled "Marke" not "Mark E.")

*Sophia (Godfrey) Cook

Buried

Buried and decayed

51 yr

Wife of Marke; listed in 1860 census as
51 yrs old & born in Delaware

Infant Housh

 

Sep 23 1853

 

Dau of J. & S. A.

*Cemantha E. Mowery

 

Oct 17 1853

1 yr 9 mo 7 da

Dau of M. & C.

Joseph Huston

 

1852

57 yr

(Stone set in concrete can't read rest)

Luella M. Mowery

 

can't read

 

(This stone is also buried in concrete)

Robert M. Robertson

1851

1932

 

 

James Robertson

1816

1887

 

 

Sarah E. Wallace Robertson

1823

1874

 

Wife of James

John W. Robertson

1856

1859

 

Son of J. & S.

Mary A. Robertson

1858

1859

 

Dau of J. & S.

Emaline Hamilton

 

Dec 13 1847

14 yr 5 mo 6 da

Dau of W. & R.

Anna Leu

1860

1877

 

 





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