Finch Cemetery
aka Johnson Cemetery
aka Old Fairview Cemetery
Mason Co, Illinois


Finch/Johnson Cemetery had been overgrown and hidden until this summer, when the property owner discovered it and cleaned up the cemetery. Judy Hofreiter discovered the alias of Johnson Cemetery while transcribing funeral home records

To visit this cemetery, go on Route 78 between Bath, Il. and Chandlerville, Il., then turn west on to County Road 150North. Go about two miles and watch for a residence that used to be the old Daniels School House on the north side of the road (easy to spot.) Right in front of that house/school house is a dirt road that goes south. Looks (and is) like a field road. Go south about a mile and the dirt road forks. Go east a couple hundred feet and the cemetery will be on the south side. As this is private property, please contact the property owner before visiting.

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All photos and tombstone information contributed by Judy Hofreiter, October 2006

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NameDiedOther Inscriptions/Information
Carpenter ,   Mary 9 Sep 1855 52y, wife of Abner
Finch ,   Martha C. 22 Sep 1858 3y 5m 12d, dau of S.W. & S.M.
Finch ,   Sarah 12 Feb 1857 63y 3m 4d, wife of W.P.
Finch ,   William P. 1 Sep 1862 78y
Keith ,   Rebecca 2 Sep 1842 66y 7m 12d
Keith ,   Zephaniah 5 Sep 1842 76y 8m 12d
Marchell ,   Sarah 11 Jan 1853 40 yrs, wife of Wm.
Marshall ,   Mary A. 10 Jun 1851 11m 25d, dau of J. & M.A.
Marshall ,   Nancy C. 20 Apr 1840 5y 1m 12d, dau of G. & E.
May ,   Martha Ann 21 Dec 1846 3y 24d, dau of W. & L.A.
May ,   William 6 Jun 1851 31y
VanEtten ,   John 12 Jul 1853 69yrs

Cemetery Index