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Information and Photos by: Steve Slaughter  2008

Location
North of Chillicothe on the corner of Illinois Route 29 and Yankee Lane.

On investigation by myself and Cyndi Meyer on Oct. 2, 2004, we found the old cemetery to be in  GUARDED CONDITION.
It is well maintained by local residents, Mr. and Mrs. Schoepfer who live adjacent to the cemetery. There is no longer a fence around the graves and 99% of the stones have sunk at least 2 to 4 inches into the ground. I counted at least 50 potential grave sites. These included graves with visible stones as well as potential sunken graves. Overall cemetery condition should be listed as GUARDED only because most of stones are no longer rooted or on bases as well as most are sunken graves. According to a Mrs. Millie Ramsey who lives within 100 yards of the cemetery, the State of Illinois removed several graves when the Yankee Lane (road fronting the cemetery), was widened. I could not find recorded data on the number of stones moved/removed or if the graves were re-interred elsewhere.
As of 10/4/04, I am still investigating this occurrence. Steve Slaughter


 

 

Inventory
Originally recorded by Margaret Herberger, Norma Horton and Ruth Crin 7 October 1956
Re-Transcribed by: Steve Slaughter, 4 October 2004 
Investigated by: Steve Slaughter & Cyndi Meyer
 


 

CARSONS, AMANDA w/A.S.   7 June 1852 20 Yr 7 Mo 7 Da  
DAL RYMPLE J.E.   1888 1896   Home made stone
DENBY, WILLIAM Company H 53 Illinois Infantry        
DEVOSS, ALLEN s/I. & D   26 Sept 1865 3 Mo  
DEVOSS, DAVID     26 Dec 1862 14 Yr 4 Mo 26 Da  
FARDEN, ADLINE Dau of R & S   3 Nov 1859 xx Yrs 11 Mo 7 Da  
FARDEN, INFANT Son of R & S   8 Oct 1860    
HAMMETT, CHARLES E. s/Josiah & Rachel   8 Oct 1847 3 Yr 8 Mo 8 Da  
HAMMETT, Minnie M. Children of A.W. & M.A.   5 Dec 1864 1 Yr 8 Mo 15 Da  
HAMMETT, WILLIAM     4 Nov 1838 65 Yr 0 Mo 19 Da  
HAMMETT, ANNA w/ William   27 April 1841 65 Yr 4 Mo 29 Da  
HAMMETT, ELIZABETH w/o John 12 Dec 1809 15 June 1892   (on same stone as John
HAMMETT, JOHN     21 April 1888 79 Yr 9 Mo 7 Da  
HAMMETT, JOHN WESLEY Son of John & Elizabeth   29 Dec 1852    
HAMMETT, MINNIE M. Children of A.W. & M.A.   5 Dec 1864 1 Yr 8 Mo 15 Da  
HAMMETT, OLIVE B. Children of A.W. & M.A.   4 Nov 1864 3 Yr 1 Mo 1 Da  
KING, CHARLEY & HARRY children of W.H. & M.A. King   died in infancy    
KING, WILLIAM H.   30 March 1857 11 April 1892    
McLAUGLIN, Loveania d/o S. B. & H. L. McLaughlin   Oct. 8, 185? 2y ??m 12ds  
MILLER, ALINA L. dau/W.H. & A   23 Oct 1865 1 Yr 3 Mo 4 Da  
PACKINGHAM, Baby girl buried here, but found no stone. According to Mr. Lyman Vincent of Sparland, IL, who is related to the baby girl
PYLE, JOHN     26 SEPT 1853 35 Yrs 2 Mo. 1 DA  
RAMSEY, WALTER S. s/Wm H. & A.   9 Sept 1866 xx Yr 1 Mo 1 Da  
RAY, ELIZABETH B. w/ John   8 Feb 1851 22 Yr 2 Mo 8 Da  
SUMMER, . JOHN     20 Aug 1840 65 Yr 0 Mo 0 Da  
SUMMER, DOLLY w/ John D.   28 Feb 1852 79 Yr 0 Mo 0 Da  
WELCH, MATILDA w/ Daniel   30 May 1851 53 Yr 1 Mo 1 Da  
WELCH, NOAH W. s/J.B. & A.   10 June 1847 1 Yr 7 Mo 27 Da  
WELCH, DANIEL     8 July 1841 47 Yr 0 Mo 0 Da  
WELCH, PHILLIP M. s/J.B. & A.   10 Sept 1846 4 Yr 1 Mo 20 Da  

 

 

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