Beauchamp Cemetery, Concord-Meredosia Township
Cemetery transcription by members of the Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society
Beauchamp (pronounced Beechum) Cemetery is about 31/2 miles east of the Illinois River bridge at Meredosia, and is high on the southeast slope of a large bluff. The cemetery is difficult to reach and practically impossible to see until a person is standing in it as the dense brush hides the tombstones, only two of which remain standing. A large tree has fallen across the small burial area. The cemetery has a broken down wire fence separating it from a nearby field. When a bulldozer was being used in the field at the bottom of the bluff, the operator reportedly disturbed some burials there, evidently part of Beauchamp Cemetery. The cemetery is north of Coon run waterway and Spunky Ridge Road and about 1/4 mile east of Illinois Route 104. Beauchamp Cemetery is about 1/2 mile north of Hodges Cemetery (also known as Muntman Cemetery and as Sycamore Grove Cemetery). Legal description of Beauchamp Cemetery would place it in the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 19 in township 16 N Range 12 W. While standing in Beauchamp Cemetery it is possible to see the Chambersburg water tower, approximately nine miles away. It is possible to see parts of Morgan, Pike and Brown counties from Beauchamp Cemetery.
Words in brackets [ ] or parenthesis ( )are not on stone.
|Name||Birth||Death||Other or Notes||Veteran?||Donated By||Obit?|
|Beauchamp, Ada Nora||5 Mo 19 Da||12 Mar 1871||Dau of G.N. & E.A. Beauchamp|
|Beauchamp, Albert||20 Aug 1878||25 Feb 1879||Son of E.H. & E.F. Beauchamp
This small obelisk is still standing.
|Beauchamp, ?||6 Yr 10 Mo 14 Da||5 Aug 1868||Son of G.N. & E.A. Beauchamp
In 1878 G.N. Beauchamp was a
member of the Board of Education at Meredosia.
|H. I. B.||Footstone|
|Breidenstein, Susanna||57 Yr 2 Mo 7 Da||10 May 1865||Wife of Christian Breidenstein|
|Burrus, Elizabeth M.||13 July 1857||11 Mar 1869||Dau of J. & E.L. Burrus|
|Lake, Lindsay||63 Yr 3 Mo 12 Da||19 Aug 1876||See pages 23 and 122 of "Atlas Map of
Morgan County, Illinois, 1872" and page
758 of "History of Morgan County,
Illinois, 1878" for information about Lindsay Lake.
|Lake, Liney||1 Yr 3 Mo 8 Da||27 Apr 1874||Our Baby|
|Lake, Susan||Wife of Lindsay Lake
Susan Bond was the seventh
and last wife of Lindsay Lake.
No birth or death dates are given for
her on the same large tombstone
that has the names of Lindsay and
Liney also. The white obelisk
is toppled but is not broken.
|Lake, Margaret A.||22 Aug 1||Dau of ___. And L. Lake
This probably was a daughter
of Lindsay Lake and his sixth wife,
Lizzie Bigelow Lake.
|Footstone: Last initial "M", but a tree is
growing too close to it and it is impossible
to read the other letters.
|Moon, Lyman C.||37 Yr 10 Mo 4 Da||14 Oct 1870|
|Smith, Edward||Co. 101st Illinois Infantry Regiment
This military stone is still standing.
Edward Smith enlisted Aug. 12, 1862.
He was absent and sick at the
mustering out of the regiment.
|Smith, Emily N.||1 Yr 7 Mo 27 Da||24 Oct 1867||Dau of G.W. & M.A. Smith|
|Walker, Margaret R.||11 Mo 3 Da||21 June 1861||Dau of W.J. & H. Walker|
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