Waverly Township Morgan County Illinois
Cemetery transcription by members of the Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society
"A Guide to Cemeteries of Morgan County, Illinois, Volume One"
Mrs. Guy Martin
Additions from Dotty of TN
Words in brackets [ ] or parenthesis ( )are not on stone.
Long used as a pasture, this cemetery is situated on the southwest edge of Waverly. Three graves, those of Malinda J., Gabriel and Lucinda Dennis, are inside a fence at the east edge of the cemetery. A listing of tombstones in this cemetery was made on September 17, 1972 and appeared in "A Guide to Cemeteries of Morgan County, Illinois, Volume One". But during the autumn of 1977 a restoration of Bethel Cemetery was undertaken and several additional tombstones were unearthed. On October 12, 1977, a second reading of the cemetery's tombstones resulted in the addition of several readings and corrections of others. It is very obvious that there are many other burials in this cemetery and it is likely that more tombstones will be recovered as the restoration progresses.
On November 13, 1977 members and friends of the First United Methodist Church of Waverly dedicated a flag pole and shrubbery at the cemetery entrance. Care should be taken to avoid confusing this Bethel Cemetery with the much larger Bethel Cemetery that is south of Murrayville.
|Name||Birth||Death||Other or Notes||Veteran?||Donated By||Obit?|
|Allis, Ann C.||80 Yr 2 Mo 13 Da||11 Jan 1888||w/o S.G.M. Allis|
|Allis, Anne (Illegible)||3 Yr||d/o S.G.M. & Ann C. Allis|
|Allis, Caroline||5 Yr 2 Da||6 Sept 1840||d/o S.G.M. & Ann C. Allis|
|Allis, Fredric W.||4 Mo 10 Da||1 Aug 1839||s/o S.G.M. & Ann C. Allis|
|Allis, Louisa||6 Mo 19 Da||7 Jan 184?|
|Allis, Richard Tonges||22 yr.||May 13, 1863||Sacred to the memory of)
Adopted son of S.G.M. and Ann C. Allis
who was killed by accident on board
gunboat Switzerland May 13, 1863
and buried near Alexandria, La., aged 22 Yr.
(This man was a member of Co. G, 101st Illinois Infantry.)
|Allis, S. G. M.||82 Yr 1 Mo 4 Da||9 July 1887||(His first name was Stephen)|
|Allis, William F.||12 Wks||12 Mar 1838||s/o S.G.M. & Ann C. Allis|
|Barker, George W.||39 Yr||22 Nov 1843|
|Barker, Sarah A.||53 Yr 11 Mo 5 Da||26 Aug 1859||w/o G.W. Barker|
|C E C||Initials on a Footstone|
|Chapin, Horace||in the 60th year of his age||15 Sept 1858||Late of Newport, N.H.|
|Chapin, John Orr||1824||(11 May) 1862||A soldier in the Civil War
(John O. Chapin enlisted as a private in Co. I
of the 14th Infantry on May 25, 1861. He
died of wounds on May 11, 1862.
His tombstone is inside an iron fence which
encloses the Allis family burials.)
|Dennis, Gabriel H.||80th year of his age.||1895|
|Dennis, Lucinda||Aged 97 Yr 9 Mo 14 Da||30 Dec 1916||w/o Gabriel H. Dennis
Born in Tennessee March 16, 1819
|Dennis, Malinda J.||49 Yr 8 Mo 11 Da||28 June 1890||d/o G.H. & L. Dennis|
|E H||Initials on a Footstone|
|Hitchcock, Lucius M.D.||48 Yr||17 July 1851|
|Hudson, Katie M.||Dotty|
|Hutchison, Eletha||32 Yr 5 Mo||15 Oct 1843||w/o James Hutchison|
|Hutchison, James||43 Yr 7 Mo 22 Da||19 Sept 1851|
|Hutchison, James B.||8 Yr 8 Mo 22 Da||8 Sept 1851||s/o J. & E. Hutchison|
|Hutchison, Paulina||4 Mo||20 Aug 1843||d/o J. & E. Hutchison|
|Hutchison, Susan||15 Feb 18(broken)||w/o John Hutchison|
|Jeffries, Elvira V.||23 Yr 2 Mo||14 July 1853||w/o W.P. Jeffries|
|Jenny, Lauretta H.||5 Mo 22 Da||16 Jan 1838|
|King, Cora||27 Yr||14 July 1901|
|Mansfield, R.||2 Yr 8 Mo||20 Feb 1844||The above name is on the Allis family tombstone.|
|Nunes, Justina V.||4 Apr 1844||2 Sept 1881|
|Nunes, Margaret||23 June 1853||w/o R. E. Nunes
(Next to the tombstone of
Justina, this marker is very
difficult to read)
|Orr, Sarah Mrs.||64 years.||29 Aug 1858||Widow of Rev. William A. Chapin
of Greensboro, Va.
(Mrs. Myra Martin's reading gives the
death date as 1859. The marker is
identical to that of Horace Chapin.)
|Phelps, Anna||74 Yr||17 July 1851|
|Philey, Dolly||55 Yr 8 Mo 13 Da||26 Nov 1855|
|Philey, Elisha||55 Yr 10 Mo 7 Da
||24 Mar 1850|
|Price, R. A., Mrs.||Dotty|
|Rakes, Ronald D.||Dotty|
|Rawson, Anna G.||22 Yr 11 Mo 7 Da||7 June 1877||w/o J. R. Rawson|
|Rawson, Edward||1 Yr 9 Mo 17 Da||24 Jan 1876||s/o J.F. & A.G. Rawson.
Rawson tombstones have not
Information is supplied by Mr.
and Mrs. Guy Martin of Waverly.
|Salter, Jane Van Vechten||23 Yr||27 Aug 1836||w/o D.B. Salter|
|Tanner, Cyrus||Died 1848 His tombstone
has not been found. Mr. And Mrs. Guy
Martin supplied the name and date
|Tanner, Lucy Sturtevant||64 Yr||22 July 1845||w/o Cyrus Tanner|
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