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DATAFILE INPUT . : Mount Carmel Library / Shannon Swain in Nov-1999
HISTORY WRITE-UP : Mt Carmel Daily Republican-Register, 10-Apr-1919
TRANSCRIPTION .. : Ruth Spencer & Dorothy Jane Mowatt in Apr-1966
Submitted to Genealogy Trails By Paul M. Kankula

The 15th day of May (1919) has been selected, so The Republican-Register is informed by D.W. Denham. As the date for the dedication of the monument recently erected at McCleary's Bluff in honor of the pioneers and heroes of early times who first settled in that vicinity.

The committee on arrangements is working on the program, which will be announced later. It has been decided to have a old-fashioned picnic, and everybody in the county is invited to come and bring something to eat and join in the celebration. The soldiers of all wars are invited, and especially those of the Civil war. Some soldiers of the Civil war are buried at McCleary's Bluff, and two of the war of 1812 are sleeping there. These are John McCleary, born in New York in 1765, and James Denham, born in Kentucky in 1782.

In the summer of 1916 a meeting of the lineal descendants of some of the pioneer families of that part of the county, whose ancestors are sleeping in this little home of the dead, was called to meet at the office of Dr. J.M. Phar in Mount Carmel. At this meeting the Bluff Monument association was organized with the following officers:

President, D.W. Denham

Vice President, Dr H.R. Lovellette

Secretary-Treasure, Dr J.M. Phar

Directors - W.B. Rigg, James Deputy, David Carlton, Dr H.R. Lovellette, John M. Phar, Mrs Lillian Strickland, D.W. Denham.

By this time the war excitement had become so great, and such large sums had to be raised for relief work and other purposes, that the monument project was practically suspended until 1918, when the remainder of the money needed was subscribed to complete the monument and the contract was let. The monument was completed and erected late in November, but owing to the unfavorable weather it was thought best to delay the dedication till this spring.

Transcription Notes:
A. = Age At Death
B. = Date Of Birth
D. = Date Of Death
H. = Husband
P. = Parents
W. = Wife

Baird, Eliza
B. 1835, D. 1856

Baird, Eliza
D. 7-Jan-1856, A. 20y 9m, P. S. & N. Baird

Baird, Elizabeth
H. Thomas Baird

Baird, John M.
B. 1839, D. 1857

Baird, John P.
B. 1844, D. 1864, Co. G. 48th Reg. Ill Inf.

Baird, Mary A. Ellis
B. 1812, D. 1852, H. Ralph C. Baird

Baird, Ralph C.
B. 1796, D. 1859

Baird, Ralph Jr.
B. 1835, D. 1856

Baird, Samuel
B. 1807, D. 1844

Baird, Samuel
D. 25-Feb-1844, A. 39y

Baird, Thomas W.
B. 1836, D. 1855

Baird, Thomas

Baird, Thomas
B. 1828, D. 1858

Ballard, John
B. 8-Jan-1857, D. 19-Aug-1857, A. 7m 1d, P. Jas. M. & Mary Ballard

Ballard, Mary J.
B. 1833, D. 1857

Bruce, Nancy
B. 1817, D. 1865

Carlton, Isaac
B. 3-Oct-1857, D. 24-Oct-1858, P. J.G. & Clara Carlton

Carlton, Isabella Mccleary
B. 1793, D. 1843

Carlton, Isabella
B. 4-Nov-1793, D. 4-Feb-1843, A. 49y 3m 1d, H. James G. Carlton

Carlton, James G.
Col E. 63rd Ill Inf

Carlton, James Glenn
B. 1830, D. 1866, Co. E. 63rd Ill Inf

Denham, John M.
B. 1810, D. 1856

Denham, Rachel B.
B. 1817, D. 1865

Denham, William W.
B. 1823, D. 1870

B. 1782, D. 1855, War Of 1812

Glenn, Margaret
B. 1775, D. 1844, H. John Mccleary

Gray, Margaret B.
B. 1823, D. 1845

Hewet, Rebecca A.
B. 1844, D. 1856

Hunter, Isabella G.
B. 1863, D. 1857



Mccleary, John
B. 1767, D. 1837

Mccleary, Rebecca
B. 1838, D. 1855

Phar, Eliphalet N.
B. 1812, D. 1864

Phar, Ephraim
1816, Pioneer

Phar, Nancy
H. Ephraim Phar

Phar, Samuel
B. 1818, D. 1856

Phar, Sarah Mccleary
B. 1812, D. 1865

Truscott, Charles W.
B. 1842, D. 1862, Co. E. 40th Ill Inf Vol.

Truscott, Charles W.
D. 6-Apr-1862, A. 18y 8m 24d, P. Geo & Margaret Truscott, Co E 40th Ill Inf Vol

Truscott, Margaret Mccleary
B. 1808, D. 1844

Truscott, Margaret
D. 12-Dec-1844, A. 36y, H. George Truscott

Truscott, Mary
B. 1838, D.1870, H. Dr. Truscott

Truscott, Mary
D. 4-Nov-1870, A. 31y 10m 25d, H. Dr. J. Truscott


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