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McLean County, Illinois
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Benjaminville Cemetery
AKA Friends Cemetery
Section 6, Dawson Township
2400 E Road, ¼ mile North of 1300 N Road
McLean County, Illinois


Benjaminville Friends Meeting House
Benjaminville was founded in the 1850's by Quaker farmers looking for rich prairie soil on which to grow their wheat. The Friends meeting house, built in 1874, has changed little since then. The adjacent burial ground is divided into two sections: one for Quakers and a second for non-Quakers. When the expected Lake Erie Railroad went elsewhere, the town eventually died. The meeting house and burial ground are all that remain of Benjaminville. The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. (Illinois History Club of Lexington High School, Illinois State Historical Society, 1984)

Please note that the transcription of this cemetery may be incomplete.
Unless Noted Otherwise, Surveyed, Transcribed, Researched and/or Photographed by Teri Moncelle Colglazier

Last Name



Birth Date

Death Date


Anderson Lucy M.   1898 1962 Wife of Peter Anton Anderson
Anderson Peter Anton   1881 1963 Husband of Lucy Anderson
Baker Geneva M. Suttle 25 Dec 1910 13 Oct 2003 Wife of Willie Baker
Baker Willie   25 Dec 1911 18 Jul 1986 Husband of Geneva Baker
Banton Catherine Patterson     Wife of Rev. Thomas Banton
Barker Jesse   23 Jan 1883 19 Jul 1912 Husband of Martha Thompson Baker; m. 2 Dec 1861 (vol 3, p 214)
Barker Martha Thompson 29 Jan 1838 4 Nov 1895 Wife of Jesse Barker
Barker Richard   13 Jan 1873 11 Feb 1950  
Barker Thomas     26 Sep 1877 13y, 3m, 1d; son of Jesse and Martha Barker
Barker William     26 May 1897 21y, 1m, 26d; son of Jesse and Martha Barker


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