Conlee Cemetery, Waverly Township Morgan County Illinois



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Conlee Cemetery
Morgan County Illinois
Waverly Township T13N R8W 3rdPM
E½NW¼, Section 35

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Cemetery transcription by members of the Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society


"Reference to this cemetery is found on page 200 of Deed Record Book RR, located in the Morgan County Clerk's office. Dated Sept. 16, 1859, the entry shows that a previous deed had already set aside about three quarters of an acre for a church house and burying ground. The church was known as "Head of Apple Creek Church". Legal description was in the northwest quarter of Section 35 in Township 13 North Range 8 West. Conlee Cemetery is in the southeastern corner of Morgan County, approximately three miles south of Waverly and one-half mile north of Rohrer. Sporting an unused flagpole, the densely overgrown but fenced cemetery is west of Road 3437E, with a field separating them. There is no access road or lane to the cemetery.

Conlee Cemetery was visited on October 15, 1979 by Mrs. Leo (Wanda) Knepler, Mrs. Harold (Mae) Cooney and Robert W. Dalton and they verified most of the following tombstone readings. Additional known burials were taken from the records of Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society and a listing of Conlee Cemetery tombstone readings made by Mr. and Mrs. Guy (Myra) Martin and Reuben Bates Jr., when they visited the cemetery on March 6, 1974."

* = No Stone
** = Soldier


Words in brackets [ ] or parenthesis ( )are not on stone.

Name Birth Death Other or Notes Veteran? Donated By Obit?

ALDERSON, Julia ? Died 11 Mar 1875 Age 20 Yr 6 Da

ALFORD, Allen Died 10 Oct 1872 1 Yr 7 Mo 21 Da Son of Elisha

Oscar Lee Son of C.F. & S.M. Alford

Died 21 Sept 1892 1 Yr 3 Mo 23 Da

ALLEN, Sallie D. Dau. of W.D. & M.A. Allen

Died 9 Oct 1872 1 Yr 7 Mo 29 Da

** ANDERSON, William 28 Jan 1779 - 22 Sept 1836 (War of 1812)

BRIAN, Andrew J. Died 6 Aug 1842 11 Yr 8 Mo 9 Da Son of J. & E. Brian

BRIAN, James Died 1 Aug 1858 My Husband

Elizabeth S. Wife of J. Brian Our Mother

5 Sept 1813 - 2 Sept 1881

** BRIAN, Thomas J. Died 24 ____ 18__ 25 Yr 5 Mo 29 Da Co. I 14th Ill. Inf.

Carrie Died 16 Aug 18__ Age 12 Yr 16 Da

Little 1897

** BRIAN, Daniel Died 1 Jan 1847 63 Yr 4 Mo 5 Da (War of 1812)

Jane Died 1845 in the 58th year of her age Wife of D. Brian

Freeman Died 1843 in the 22d year of his age Son of D. & J. Brian

Gideon B. Died 1839 in the 22d year of his age Son of D. & J. Brian

John J. C. Died 1845 in the 24th year of his age Son of D. & J. Brian

Sarah E. Died 2 Jan 1847 in the 23d year of her age Dau of D. & J. Brian

BRIAN, James L. Died 16 Dec 1890 Husband of Margaret Elizabeth

(Mrs. Martin's records show this man was moved to Waverly)

BRIAN, Leroy Born Feb 1893 - __ ____ 1895

BRIAN, Mary Olive Died 16 May 1897 Age 6 Da Dau of A.J. & C. Brian

CAMPBELL, Hugh Died 10 Jan 1836 Age 60 Yr

Alexander C. Son of Hugh & Nettie Campbell

Died 20 Jan 1862 8 Yr 4 Mo 2 Da

William Died 11 Dec 1857 60 Yr 2 Mo 22 Da

Ruth Died 7 Mar 1882 81 Yr 9 Mo 12 Da Wife of Wm. Campbell

* CHRISTISON, Charles Kennedy 19 Apr 1917 - 19 Apr 1917

Son of Harden L. & Mary Baker Christison (From Death Certificate)

CONLEE, Allen 11 Feb 1825 - 22 Apr 1886

Sallie P. 18 July 1830 - 24 Oct 1906 Wife of Allen Conlee

CONLEE, Rev. Isaac 7 May 1795 - 19 July 1879

Sarah McDonald Died 3 Aug 1858 59 Yr 7 Mo 3 Da Wife of Isaac Conlee

CONLEE, James F. 7 May 1837 - 22 June 1894

Lavina Antle 10 May 1840 - 27 Mar 1895

CONLEE, Albert L. Died 22 July 1881 10 Yr 1 Mo 22 Da Son of J.F. & L. Conlee

CONLEE, John 25 Dec 1830 - 3 Sept 1898

Susan Died 17 Feb 1888 53 Yr 1 Mo 7 Da Wife of John Conlee

Isaac L. Died Dec 1857 Age 3 Yr 7 Mo 15 Da Son of J. & S. . Conlee

CONLEE, Stella Died 28 Jan 1888 Age 5 Mo 29 Da Dau of G.H. & L. Conlee

CONLEE, Albert L. Died 5 Feb 1867 5 Yr 3 Mo 23 Da Son of A. & S. Conlee

Charles C. Died 6 Nov 1869 1 Yr 1 Mo 25 Da Son of A. & S. Conlee

Infant Died Nov 1867 Dau of A. & S. Conlee

James Eddie Died 15 Aug 1866 1 Yr 7 Mo 14 Da Son of A. & S. Conlee

CONLEE, Cole 1825 - 1856

CONLEE, W. A. 29 Oct 1852 - 10 Apr 1895

Annie Elizabeth Dau. of W.A. & P.A. Conlee

Died 12 Feb 1894 16 Yr 7 Mo 21 Da Dau of W.A. & P.A.

FISHER, Mary Died 25/8 Jan 1872 76 Yr 2/8 Mo 10 Da Wife of John Fisher

FISHER, Sarah Died 4 Feb 1877 91 Yr 10 Mo 8/9 Da Wife of James Fisher

HART, Clara B. Died 9 Oct 1865 2 Yr 7 Mo 22 Da Dau of S.B. & J. Hart

HART, Henry P. 12 July 1809 - 28 Feb 1866

Catherine (Major) 6 Jan 1813 - 1 Oct 1890 Wife of Henry P. Hart

MASTERS, Daniell Died 7 Sept 1836 Age 9 Mo 8 Da Son of W. & M. Masters

MASTERS, Infant of Albert & Vida (West) Masters Stillborn 12 Mar 1919

MASTERS, William J. Died 4 Apr 1842 42 Yr 8 Mo 18 Da

NEVINS, Alexander C. Died 20 Jan 1862 8 Yr 4 Mo 28 Da Son of T. & M.A. Nevins

PRATHER, Elizabeth Died 13 Sept 1835 Age 29 Yr 10 Mo Wife of Henry Prather

SPRINGER, Sarah J. Died 17 Oct 1861 25 Yr 11 Mo 5 Da Wife of Dennis Springer

STURGIS, Jane C. Died 24 Aug 1899 Age 71 Yr 1 Mo Wife of John Sturgis

TALKINGTON, William Died 4 Oct 1888 102 Yr 3 Mo 12 Da

Mary L. 3 Sept 1810 - 8 Aug 1852 Wife of Wm. Talkington

TAYLOR, Milley J. Died 21 Jan 1844 Dau of B. & R.J. Taylor

THOMAS, James F. Died 30 Dec 1847 32 Yr 8 Mo 2 Da

** TURNER, Andrew 1762 - 1842

(N.C. Mil. Revolutionary War Soldier 1775 - 1783. Marker placed by the Ninian Edwards Chapter of

DAR, Alton, Ill. IL Veterans' Commission records show his death date as 8 Aug 1842 and the place of his burial as

Rohrer Cemetery.)



WILLSON, Mary (Campbell) Died 1 June 1845 Age 72 Yr Wife of James Willson



WISDOM, Samanthia 1877 Dau of James Wisdom



WOOD, Hesseva Died 26 Sept 1855 Age 1 Yr 13 Da Dau of J. & R. Wood

Allen Died 1846 Age 6 Yr Son of J. & R. Wood



WOOD, Priscilla Wife of Andrew Wood Dau. of Isaac Conlee

6 July 1819 - 18 Feb 1893 Aged 73 Yr 6 Mo 12 Da



UNKNOWN A row of field stones north of the Masters family lot.





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