Rock Island County, Illinois Genealogy Trails
Pictures and data by: C. Horton 2008

View of Pioneer Cemetery

Pioneer Cemetery
aka Dickson Cemetery


View of Cemetery

Spring of 2008 -  Most of the headstones are gone.


John Long, hanged for the murder of Colonel Davenport, was not buried until Sept. 14, 1978
He was buried in the Pioneer Cemetery - Which is located at the Black Hawk State Park.
[On July 4, 1845, Colonel Davenport was murdered in his home by a gang of outlaws known as the Prairie Bandits.]

BRUNER, Nicholas   July 16, 1802 Oct. 2, 1877     stone down
GRAHAM, James R. Co. B 32nd IL Vols. May 26, 1827 Aug. 13, 1898   At Rest Replacement Stone
LAWSON, Benjamin F.   1832 1899     same stone
LAWSON, Sarah J. w/o  B. F. Lawson 1836 1873     same stone
RILEY, Mary J. LAWSON w/o Charles RILEY 1872 1898     same stone
ROSEBROUGH, Julia A. d/o R. L. & L. Rosebrough   d. Jan. 7, 1846 age unreadable   stone down, scroll design
UNKNOWN, James ?     Feb. 16, 1860 3ms. 18ds.   stone weathered
UNKNOWN, Willie            stone weathered
WELLS,  w/o Rinah Wells   d. Nov. 13, 1842 63yrs   stone down, almost buried,her name unreadable.
It appears to be on a lot of 3.


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