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Jersey County, Illinois
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Cemetery Listings

Early Land Entries

Abstracted from Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, General Land Office, U. S. Dept. of Interior. We are indebted to Harry Nelms, for this huge project, who unselfishly downloaded these records from the GLO site and contributed his expertise for this display. Thanks also to Gloria Frazier.

Section 16 School Land Entries

LONGWILL Cemetery, NW1/4 Sec. 10; Abandoned; 6 known burials; 1850-1903. 1973 survey. From Abandoned Cemeteries of Jersey County, Elaine Witt, 1973:

    LONGWILL, James, born Scotland, died March 20, 1850 aged 65 years
    LONGWILL, Betty, wife of James, born Scotland, died March 18, 1850, aged 63 years
    LONGWILL, Archibald, husband of Sarah E., died Dec. 30 1871, aged 52 yr/27da
    LONGWILL, Sarah E., wife of Archibald, died Oct. 21, 1895 aged 58 years
    LONGWILL, Charles B., son of A. & S.E. , died April 13, 1864 aged 1 yr/5mo/17da
    LONGWILL, Della May, died Dec. 6, 1903 aged 3 months 20 days.

MOORE Cemetery, SW1/4 Sec.15; Abandoned; 40 known burials; 1837-1934. 1987 survey

LUCKEY-WEBER Cemetery, SW1/4 Sec. 18;; Abandoned; 29 known burials; 1850-1889; 1973 survey

UNKNOWN Cemetery, Sec. 19

TRIBLE Cemetery, NE1/4 Sec 25; 26 known burials; 1835-1979; 1987 survey

GEISLER Family Cemetery, Sec. 28; Destroyed

CHAPMAN-PARADISE Cemetery, SE1/4 Sec. 33; Abandoned; 71 known burials; 1830-1951; 1973 survey. A Partial Listing of tombstone readings, not complete, source unknown:

    HURD: Albert G., born Dec 1, 1854, died Feb 17, 1910
    HURD: Cordelia E., his wife, born Aug 29, 1855 (no death date)
    HURD: Delia, died Oct 23, 1888, aged 24 days
    LAUBSCHER: Infant son of Marion & Edna, died June 9, 1924
    LYLES: James T., Born Jan 6, 1872, died March 23, 1938
    McCURDY: Alice Mararet, died March 4, 1881, aged 60yr/5mo
    MILES: William P., died April 4, 1850, aged 27 yrs.
    PRUITT: Paul, died May 20, 1903, aged 7yr/1mo/24da
    REED: Charlie, died Jul 27, 1881, aged 2 yrs
    RICH: Annie, died Oct 24, 1886, aged 18 yrs.
    ROTHA: Alfred, died July 3, 1907, aged 3yr/3mo/16da
    SIMMONS: Mrs. Annie, died Oct 13, 1881, aged 22 yrs.
    SIMMONS: Helen Annie, died Oct 22, 1890, aged 2yr/2mo/3da
    SIMMONS: Edith, died Jan 12, 1892, aged 1mo/12da
    STONE: Sarah A., w/o Asa T., born March 19, 1829, died Feb 17, 1880
    STONE: Robert A., son of Sarah & Asa, aged 2mos.
    STONE: B. M., died Sept 5, 1861, aged 28yr/11mo/16da
    STONE: Our Little Ada
    STONE: J. R., Co. C, 149 IL Inf (IVC)
    STONE: Lester, son of A. L. & M. A., born Feb 8, 1902, died Dec 8, 1904
    STONE: (broken stone) born in Osbond Co., Maine, Aug 13, 1805, died April 21, 1885
    TAYLOR: John A., born March 5, 1856, died April 16, 1923
    TAYLOR: Nettie J., wife of John A., 1862 – 1903
    TAYLOR, Russell S., s/o of J. A. & N. J. 1901 – 1907
    TRABUE, Aaron, born KY, Jan 12, 1793, died Dec 29 1877 (IVC)
    TRABUE: Martha F., w/o of Rev. A., born Aug 4, 1810, died Oct 26, 1893
    TRABUE: Margaret M., born July 4, 1823, died March 18, 1898
    TRABUE, Aaron, s/o of A. & M. F., died June 10, 1862, aged 13yr/9mo/17da
    WITHROW: Hiram J., died May 9, 1896
    WITHROW, Jennie L., died Feb 26, 1885, aged 13yr/5mo/14da
    WOOLSEY, John J., died May 20, 1903, aged 1yr/6mo.

HOPEWELL Cemetery, SE1/4 Sec. 34; Abandoned; 24 known burials; 1841-1909; 1973 survey

RICHEY FAMILY Cemetery, Sec. 4; Destroyed; From 1954 Newspaper list; No record 1973/1987 surveys

LEWIS Cemetery, SE1/4 Sec. 34; Destroyed; No record 1973/1987 surveys

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