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Gundy Cemetery

[Transcriber's Note: aka Davison Cemetery]

THE GUNDY CEMETERY is one of the prettiest places in Vermilion county and was the burying ground for the pioneers of Myersville. It is located north of the bridge on the Bismarck-" Moore's Corner" road. Joseph Gundy settled that part of the county about 1827. As years rolled along, new parts were added to this cemetery and today the utmost care is taken with this "city of the dead."

A Revolutionary War soldier, Jacob Gundy, is buried here. He died in September, 1845. Ruth Davison was buried in Gundy cemetery in 1835, Andrew Davison is 1842 and Elizabeth Davison in 1845. Many Davisons, Gundys, Keers, Carters, Woods and Wiles of early days are buried here.

[Source: "Stories of Historical Days In Vermilion County, Illinois," By Grammar Grade Pupils of Villages and Rural Schools, 1934-1935; Compiled for the School Libraries By L. A. TOGGLE, County Superintendent of Schools. Transcribed by K. Torp]




One of the prettiest spots in Vermilion County is the location of the Gundy cemetery. While a part of this cemetery is devoted to the last home of the pioneers of this locality, there has been a new part added and connected with the old part. The utmost care is taken with this "city of the dead," and there is no neglected portion on the grounds. This is the last resting place of many a man and woman in that part of the county whose efforts have made Vermilion County. Here rests the body of a revolutionary soldier as well as that of the later wars.

A careful and exhaustive list of those buried in the old part gives the following names, and date of death.


NAMES OF THOSE BURIED IN THE OLD PART OF
THE GUNDY CEMETERY AT MYERSVILLE,
ILLINOIS.

Adams, Sarah, died September 18, 1882; age 73;
Adams, Louisa, died January 12, 1856; age 19;

Bivans, Wm. J., died August 25, 1881; age 12;
Bivans, Robert T., died September 21, 1869; age 2;
Bivans, Evaline Neff, died April 27, 1887; age 64;
Bivans, Wm. H., died October 5, 1892; age 68;
Beagle, Deborah, died March 18, 1847; age 25;
Beagle, Wm. H., died April 5, 1864; age 3;
Beagle, Noah W., died February 24, 1864; age 16;
Burtze, Chris John, died January 14, 1874; age 38;
Bennett, Hannah J., died September 29, 1859; age 18;
Beeman, Benjamine R., died October 9, 1854; age 10;
Briggs, Jacob S., died June 19, 1874; age 2;
Briggs, Amanda A., died September 5, 1870; age 3;
Briggs, Martin (Soldier), died December 18, 1876; age 44;
Babcock, Hannah D., died May 30, 1884; age 79;

Crosson, Columbia, died September 10, 1849; age 1;
Crosson, Susan, died January 8, 1852; age 44;
Cosatt, Aldora, died November 8, 1862; age 3;
Cosatt, Seafayett, died March 19, 1863; age 11;
Chenoweth, John, died November 6, 1852; age 1;
Chenoweth, John, died August 1, 1863; age 44;
Chenoweth, Elizabeth, died August 9, 1873; age 55;
Chenoweth, Alta C., died December 23, 1873; age 1;
Chenoweth, Walter E., died November 11, 1876; age 1;
Carter, Thomas, died October 22, 1845; age 56;
Carter, Tlord, died May 15, 1847; age 27;
Clem, George W., died May 7, 1873; age 15;
Cline, James Buck, died September 28, 1876; age 5;
Cronkhite, Jacob, died February 5, 1853; age 30;

Davison, Mary Bell, died May 24, 1861; age 6;
Davison, Sizzie, died May 1, 1861; age 2;
Davison, Matilda, died September 16, 1855; age 25;
Davison, Andrew (Soldier), died January 24, 1869; age 27;
Davison, Sarah J., died October 31, 1859; age 9;
Davison, Ruth, died April 9, 1835; age 26;
Davison, Elizabeth, died January 31, 1839; age 4;
Davison, Andrew, died July 10, 1842; age 69;
Davison, Elizabeth, died February 9, 1845; age 67;
Davison, Robert, died September 6, 1843; age 36;
Davison, Malindah, died July 6, 1856; age 45;
Davison, Robert (Soldier), died May 1, 1862; age 18;
Davison, Joseph, died November 26, 1864; age 3;
Davison, John J., died March 16, 1872; age 34;
Davison, S., died August 27, 1873; age 28;
Davison, James, died January 3, 1875; age 69;
Davison, Elizabeth, died February 25, 1879; age 32;
Davison, Grant, died January 25, 1865; age 1;
Davison, Charlie, died 1895; age 27;
Davison, Elwood E.. died 1906; age 44;
Davison, Willie S., died January 26, 1882; age 15;
Davison, Robert, died May 10, 1909; age 77;
Dayton, Della J., died December 29, 1890; age 12;
Dines, James (Co. F. 4th. Ill. Car.), died 1877; age 60;

Eaglin, Garret, died February 19, 1869; age 65;

Franklin, Mary A., died February 12, 1877; age 36;

Groom, Serepta, died January 17, 1847; age 27;
Gilber, Samuel J., died October 7, 1844; age 1;
Gundy, Jacob (a soldier of the Revolution), born October 13, 1765; died September 24, 1845;
Gundy, James, died February 22, 1840; age 15;
Gundy, Thomas (death caused by lightning), died April 19, 1854; age 23;
Gundy, Kisiah, died October 30, 1853; age 49;
Gundy, Wm., died January 27, 1857; age 54;
Gundy, Sally, died April 24, 1857; age 53;
Gundy, Joseph, died July 9, 1853; age 67;
Gundy, Thomas, died March 26, 1881; age 79;

Gundy, Andrew, died 1906; age 77;

Hinkle, James, died September 1, 1844; age 1;
Hinkle, Susan, died December 21, 1840; age 27;
Holloway, Z. X., died August 6, 1878; age 70;

Ingram, Jesse, died March 28, 1881; age 9;
Ingram, Jesse (Co. B. 25 reg. Ill. Inf.), died May 4, 1896; age 59;
Ingram J. (Co. 25 reg. Ill. Inf.);
Ingram, Harrison H., died November 27, 1866; age 55;
Ingram, Rhoda J., died April 2, 1884; age 73;

Jones, J. P., died February 18, 1893; age 56;
Jones, Deborah J., died April 2, 1884; age 73;

Kuns, Daniel, died December 4, 1857; age 63;
Kuns, Beal, died August 12, 1853; age 24;
Kerr, Willie, died August 16, 1866; age 4;
Kerr, Jane, died September 6, 1870; age 61;
Kerr, Joseph, died February 12, 1872; age 64;

Leape, Pheba J., died April 15, 1902; age 65;
Leonard, John W., died March 16, 1885; age 59;
Leonard, Charles D., died July 4, 1888; age 19;
Leonard, Nettie A., died August 9, 1889; age 26;

Miller, Sarah E.. died June 16, 1851; age 3;
Miller, Thomas, died August 28, 1858; age 4;
Miller, Mary, died April 23, 1862; age 36;
Messick, Henry, died August 27, 1845; age 1;

Nessickm (
sic) - [transcriber's note: probably should be "Messick"), Noah, died February 2, 1847; age 7;

McGrady, Samuel, died July 18, 1852; age 22;
McEwen, Anney, died February 21, 1848; age 25;
Moner, Dorothy, died May 10, 1851; age 88;
Moyer, Catherine, died October 8, 1855; age 64;
Myers, Samuel, died April 4, 1859; age 50;
Myers, Webster, died March 10, 1874; age 38;
Myers, John, died January 6, 1879; age 72;
Myers, Margaret, died January 24, 1883; age 69;
Mann, Eve, died December 28, 1886; age 61;
Monk, Wm., died August 7, 1879; age 53;

Oliver, Mary Ann, died February 4, 1854; age 36;
Oliver, B. R., died 1894; age 86;

Pierce, Samantha A., died May 19, 1871; age 16;
Pierce, Charles W., died May 10, 1874; age 27;

Ray, Mary, died September 4, 1845; age 25;
Ray, Levi M., died February 2, 1851; age 15;
Ray, Mary, died August 5, 1864; age 15;
Rail, Nancy, died October 27, 1845; age 15;
Ray, Matilda, died January 13, 1849; age 22;
Radebaugh, Levi H., died August 25, 1866; age 4;
Radebaugh, Margaret F., died September 14, 1873; age 1;
Radebaugh, Melissa, died April 17, 1807; age 50;

Stewart, Sarah Emma, died October 4, 1869; age 18;
Satterwhite, Mary E., died May 6, 1889; age 34;
Satterwhite, Clarence M., died April 24, 1892; age 10;
Smith, Thomas J., died November 4, 1893; age 62;
Smith, Anna J., died October 28, 1881; age 15;
Steen, Wm., died December 25, 1845; age 16;
Steen, Mary, died October 28, 1846; age 75;
Steen, John, died June 18, 1848; age 78;
Steen, Mary, died December 4, 1855; age 54;
Shoneberger, Levi J., died December 10, 1868; age 8;
Stevern, Mary, died December 23, 1896; age 27;
Steverns, Franklin, died February 5, 1886; age 66;
Stevern, Lucinda A., died September 4, 1896; age 64;
Shank, Henry B., died June 17, 1878; age 57;
Shank, Anna Eliza, died November 26, 1900; age 73;

Tuttle, Ava, died December 30, 1867; age 54;
Tuttle, Mary, died March 22, 1879; age 61;
Thompson, Mandie, died December 15, 1881; age 2;
Thompson, Mary W., died March 18, 1884; age 35;

Wood, Rachel, died September 17, 1830;
Wood, Anna, died June 9, 1833;
Wood, Jane, died September 8, 1839;
Wood, Rachel, died June 11, 1833;
Wood, Ethan, died October 27, 1858; age 13;
Wood, John R. (Co. A. 21 R. Ill. Vol.) died September 1, 1862; age 19;
Wood, Abraham, died September 2, 1846; age 44;
Wood, Cynthia Ann, died April 12, 1851; age 22;
Wood, Henry, died January 21, 1857; age 62;
Wood, Nancy, died July 30, 1885; age 30;
Wood, Andrew, died January 8, 1875; age 50;
Wood, Henry, died January 9, 1900; age 58;
Wilson, Thomas, died September 16, 1840; age 28;
Wilson, Julia Ann, died September 27, 1841; age 2;
Wilson, Juliann, died May 8, 1852; age 31;
Wiles, Leuke, died December 5, 1848; age 57;
Wiles, Mary, died January 14, 1853; age 59;
Wiles, Rebecca Jane, died April 6, 1857; age 29;
Wiles, Andrew, died September 7, 1871; age 5;
Wiles, Thomas, died September 20, 1871; age 15;
Wiles, Meakie A., died January 29, 1874; age 40;
Wyatt, Thomas, died August 9, 1882; age 1;
Wyatt, Wm., died 1909; age 68;
Wyatt, Jane, died 1888; age 39;

Young, Mary, died November 18, 1849; age 25;
Young, Isaac N., died February 27, 1864; age 2.



Additional Burials not listed in the History...

Hiser, Charles B.
Hiser, Gertrude M.
Hix, Rose C.


Source: "History Of Vermilion County, Illinois", Lottie E. Jones, Volume I, Chicago: Pioneer Publishing Company, 1911.
Transcribed by K. Torp

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