Gunn Cemetery, Murrayville Township Morgan County Illinois



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Gunn Cemetery
aka Gunn-Rimbey
Morgan County Illinois
Murrayville Township T13N R10W 3rdPM
SW1/4NW1/4, Section 33

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


This is one of the largest and certainly one of the most neglected cemeteries in rural Morgan County. There may be tombstones hidden in the undergrowth that were not discovered for the listing below. There are several illegible tombstones and several apparent grave sites for which no tombstones could be found. Gunn Cemetery is about one-half mile north of the Greene-Morgan County line.



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

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


ASH, Hatty 23 Apr 1880 - 26 Nov 1881 Dau of J. & S.A. Ash

Mabel 27 Aug 1878 - 24 July 1879 Dau of S.M. & D. Ash

Infant Dau. of S.M. & D. Ash

Infant Dau. of S.M. & D. Ash

Wiley Died 13 Nov 1868 Age 18 Da Son of J. & S.A. Ash

BARNETT, Julia Ann Died 13 June 1854 19 Yr 11 Mo 1Da Wife of Isaac Barnett

BLAKEMAN, Infant Died 3 Aug 1880 Age 1 Mo 3 Da Dau of W.H. & L. Blakeman

Lilly M. Died 22 Mar 1888 Age 2 Da Dau of W.H. & L. Blakeman

(Children of William H. & Louisa Duncan Blakeman)

Sydney H. Died 1 June 1883 Age 14 Yr 10 Mo 1 Da

BRADLEY, Valentine T. Died 4 Dec 1892 54 Yr 9 Mo 2 Da

BROWN, Sarah O. 2 Mar 1888 - 26 Aug 1888 Dau of G.W. & C. Brown

BRUCE, Gilly Died 29 Sept 1854 43 Yr 11 Mo 29 Da Wife of J. Bruce

BURRILL, Edward 6 July 1823 - 18 May 1895

Francis Died 22 Feb 1872 Age 9 Mo 7 Da Son of E. & E. Burrill

Harriet J. Died 31 Mar 1874 Age 10 Mo 16 Da Dau of E. & E. Burrill

Infant Died 18 Nov 1866 Dau of E. & E. Burrill

Mary J. Died 3 Oct 1865 Age 8 Mo 26 Da Dau of E. & E. Burrill

Sarah A. Died 30 June 1871 16 Yr 6 Mo 3 Da Dau of E. & E. Burrill

BUSH, Oliver 22 Oct 1879 - 14 Oct 1880 Son of G.A. & M.E. Bush

DICKERSON, Henry 7 Jan 1844 - 25 Sept 1902

Louvenia 3 Oct 1844 - 19 Aug 1899 His Wife

** Richard 3 Aug 1813 - 1879 Co. E 58th Ill. Inf.

Clarissa E. Died 16 Aug 1851 5 Yr 8 Mo 16 Da Dau of R. & C.E. Dickerson

William Died 21 Aug 1851 1 Yr 1 Mo 24 Da Son of R. & C.E. Dickerson

Effa 27 Oct 1871 - 13 Dec 1871 Dau of H. & L. Dickerson

_________ 9 Mar 1870 - 2 Nov 1870 Dau of R. & G. Dickerson

Mary M. 1 Jan 1858 - 4 Oct 1862 Dau of R. & G. Dickerson

DIKIS, James J. Died 19 Feb 1880 57/67 Yr 9 Mo 1 Da

Lucinda Died 3 Mar 1873 52 Yr 11 Mo 21 Da Wife of James Dikis

DUNCAN, Tomasin Died 26 July 1870 59 Yr 3 Mo 27 Da Wife of G.B. (Greenup) Duncan

W. H. 20 Nov 1832 - 1 Feb 1910

Isabel J. 17 Mar 1836 - 26 Feb 1901 His Wife

Edward M. Died 6 June 1885 18 Yr 7 Mo 24 Da Son of W.H. & I.J. Duncan

George W. Died 13 Jan 1869 Age 2 Mo 5 Da Son of W.H. & I.J. Duncan

Infant Died 3 May 1870 Son of W.H. & I.J. Duncan

Jacob N. Died 6 Feb 1865 1 Yr 5 Mo 2 Da Son of W.H. & I.J. Duncan

DUNCAN, Mary J. Died 27 Aug 1855 Age 8 Mo 11 Da Dau of W.H. & I.J. Duncan

DUNCAN, William Henry Died 1 Feb 1910 77 Yr 2 Mo 12 Da

FANNING, William T. Died 5 Feb 1854 Age 4 Mo 10 Da Son of S.A. & U.J. Fanning

GILLMORE, F. M. Died 20 Mar 1866 Age 34 Yr

Mary J. Died 19 May 1862 23 Yr 1 Mo 25 Da Wife of W.L. Gilmore

Aaron H. Died 15 Sept 1860 1 Yr 7 Mo 5 Da Son of W.L. & M.J. Gilmore

George W. Died 30 Mar 1852 21 Yr 3 Mo 26 Da

GOACHER, Albert 7 Oct 1824 - 28 Jan 1881

Mary C. 3 Sept 1836 - 31 Dec 1931 His Wife

Mary J. 8 July 1881 - 11 Sept 1885 Dau of J. & S. Goacher

GORDEN, Elizabeth Died 26 Ma 1867 86 Yr 2 Mo 12 Da Wife of James Gordon

(Buried with Neighbours Family)

GRIGSBY, George W. 3 Mar 1859 - 8 Feb 1882

Catherine (Bush) 5 Apr 1840 - 29 Nov 1917

GROSSMAN, Mary E. Died 16 Jan 1873 23 Yr 4 Mo 6 Da Wife of Watson Grossman

GUNN, Rev. A. S. Died 24 Oct 1886 Age 76 Yr 20 Da

Polly Died 21 Sept 1881 Age 69 Yr 9 Mo Wife of A.S. Gunn

Elijah M. Died 25 July 1848 Age 11 Da Son of A.S. & P. Gunn

Infant Died 21 Oct 1859 Dau of A.S. & P. Gunn

Bernard William 3 July 1817 - 15 Nov 1882

Deborah Died 4 Nov 1867 47 Yr 1 Mo 1 Da Wife of B. W. Gunn

Caleb W. 29 Mar 1854 - 19 Dec 1893

Alex H. 1 Feb 1880 - 13 Feb 1881 Son of C.W. & M.A. Gunn

Emma J. 1 Feb 1878 - 13 Mar 1879 Dau of C.W. & M.A. Gunn

James Died 20 June 1866

Ursula Died 16 Aug 1854 64 Yr 3 Mo 2 Da Wife of James Gunn

GUNN, Rev. James A. Of the Ill. (illegible word) Died 20 June 1868 30 Yr 9 Mo 11 Da

John Died 9 Dec 1860 Age 67 Yr

Sarah Died 5 Dec 1854 Age 64 Yr Wife of John Gunn

Reuben W. Died 22 Sept 1864 Age 47 Yr 11 Mo

Reuben W. 1816 - 1864 (May be same as above)

Ellen Baird 1824 - 1900 His Wife

Emma J. Died 6 Jan 1860 3 Yr 4 Mo 10 Da Dau of R.W. & E. Gunn

Lulu Died 8 Dec 1884 Age 21 Yr 9 Mo Wife of Bernard W. Gunn

J. Wiley Died 24 Oct 1871 Age 25 Yr 24 Da

Martha D. Died 15 June 1865 18 Yr 4 Mo 11 Da Wife of L.E. Gunn

Mary Ann Died 7 Oct 1851 Age 22 Yr 6 Mo Wife of J.C. Gunn

Mary Jane Died 5 Oct 1851 2 Yr 11 Mo 20 Da Dau of J.C. & M.A. Gunn

Mary I. Died 8 Aug 1862 Age 2 Mo 13 Da Dau of J.C. & H.I. Gunn

GUNN, Infant Died 9 June 1855 Dau of A. & A. Gunn

Infant Died 16 Oct 1856 Age 4 Da Dau of G.M. & P. Gunn

Mary E. Died 23 Apr 1864 31 Yr 11 Mo 23 Da Wife of A.J. Gunn

James A. Died 24 Oct 1854 Age 1 Yr 3 Mo Son of A.J. & M.E. Gunn

Susannah V. Died 3 May 1852 Age 1 Yr 11 Mo Dau of A.J. & M.E. Gunn

James O. Died 22 Nov 1870 Age 6 Yr 2 Mo Son of Rev. J.A. & A.E. Gunn

Ollie R. Died 31 Aug 1861/4 Age 10 Mo 20 Da Son of Rev. J.A. & A.E. Gunn

Polly West Died 15 Sept 1847 Age 71 Yr 8 Mo

HILL, Mary Ann 18 Mar 1820 - Dau of W.M. Hill

HUGHES, John T. 31 July 1838 - 6 Dec 1905

Nancy H. 12 May 1838 - 23 Apr 1878 His Wife

JONES, Nettie A. Died 19 Sept 1904 Age 20 Yr 8 Mo 21 Da

(Born at Murrayville, she was married, died of consumption)

KELLEY, John M. Died 26 Nov 1886 Age 1 Mo 3 Da Son of W.A. & J.M. Kelley

John D. Died 18 July 1885 59 Yr 8 Mo 4 Da

KELLY, Charles H. Died 18 May 1883 16 Yr 8 Mo 16 Da Son of Nancy A. Beebe

* KENNEDY, Benjamin Died 23 Nov 1935 87 Yr (From Death Cert.)

KENNEDY, William 1815 - 1885

Sally S. 1818 - 1901 His Wife

Allen Wright 1816 - 1882

KENNEDY, George E. Died 2 Sept 1875 31 Yr 2 Mo 9 Da

Emory Died 3 May 1858 Age 4 Mo 15 Da Son of W. & S.S. Kennedy

KILE, William N. Died 24 Aug 1884 25 Yr 5 Mo 3 Da

MILLION, Fletcher W. 24 Apr 1878 - 15 Feb 1891 Son of J.W. & M.J. Million

MORRISON, Elizabeth J. Wife of F.M. Morrison Dau. of J.C. & H.I. Gunn

Died 31 May 1881 28 Yr 1 Mo 28 Da

NEIGHBOURS, Thomas Died 24 May 1872 72 Yr 5 Mo 14 Da

Mary Died 9 Oct 1892 91 Yr 1 Mo 23 Da Wife of Thomas Neighbours

NEWBY, Frank Died 1895

OSBURN, George W. Died 22 Mar 1857 Age 3 Mo Son of J. & E.M. Osburn

PARKER, Eliza E. Died 27 Mar 1852 1 Yr 5 Mo 23 Da Dau of G. & E. Parker

PENNELL, Bluford Died 5 Sept 1864 47 Yr 11 Mo 2 Da

Charlotte 22 Nov 1816 - 10 Feb 1885

John C. 13 Aug 1844 - 28 ___ 18__

PETREE, Martha A. Died 13 July 1868 12 Yr 7 Mo 15 Da Dau of J.M. & A.E. Petree

Anna E. Died 12 Jan 1869 51 Yr 7 Mo 20 Da Wife of J.M. Petree

PHILLIPS, Elzia Died 23 May 1892 72 Yr 3 Mo 24 Da

Mary Lumsden 1851 - 1926 Mother

Nelson 27 Jan 1842 - 1 Feb 1926

Sarah G. 10 Nov 1842 - 23 Mar 1911 His Wife

PHILLIPS, Addie Died 26 July 1882 Age 6 Mo 26 Da

Callie Died 26 July 1882 Age 6 Mo 26 Da

Luzety Died 17 Aug 1870 1 Yr 6 Mo 4 Da

John Died 17 Aug 1870 1 Yr 4 Mo 17 Da

Sarah E. Died 3 Apr 1879 2 Yr 4 Mo 20 Da

(Above five names of children of N. & S. Phillips)

POLAND, Suriah Died 14 June 1877 Age 73 Yr

PRESTON, James W. 1850 - 1930

Isabella J. 1853 - 1891

** James Co. A 101st Ill. Inf.

RAGAN, Lula A. 1 Jan 1879 - 24 Feb 1879 Dau of J.G. & E.L. Ragan

RIMBEY, Emanuel 29 Mar 1824 - 14 Aug 1871

Mary A. Vertrees 22 Jan 1824 - 25 Mar 1892 Wife of E. Rimbey

(Dau. of John & Nancy Haycraft Vertrees)

Uriah 1799 - 1859 (Native of Carroll Co., Md.)

Mary 1791 - 1869 (Wife of Uriah Rimbey)

Mary 1833 - 1844

RIMBEY, Nora 8 Oct 1870 - 4 Dec 1871

George W. Died 15 Aug 1853 1 Yr ? Mo ? Da Son of J. & N.J. Rimbey

Jacob Died 16 June 1911 Age 85 Yr 8 Mo 8 Da

Jacob F. Died 20 Mar 1855 Age 21 Da, Son of J. & N.J. Rimbey

Henry 1834 - 1835

Henry Walker Died 14 May 1855 Age 8 Yr 18 Da Son of T. & C. Rimbey

Sherman W. Died 4 Oct 1867 Age 7 Mo 23 Da Son of U. & T. Rimbey

ROUSEY, Francis 7 Nov 1830 - 9 Sept 1900

Rebecca 24 Jan 1836 - 10 Sept 1867 His Wife

Eveline Died 22 Sept 1858 4 Yr 1 Mo 17 Da Dau of W.m. & U.J. Rousey

Henry Clay Died 19 Nov 1863 2 Yr 7 Mo 15 Da Son of Wm. & U.J. Rousey

Henry L. Died 5 Jan 1867 Age 2 Mo 27 Da Son of J.P. & N. Rousey

Uriah T. Died 20 Dec 1862 1 Yr 2 Mo 5 Da Son of J.P. & N. Rousey

William E. Died 4 Jan 1873 17 Yr 8 Mo 9 Da Son of F. & R. Rousey

SHARER, Margaret 1791 - 1868

SINK, Lydia Ann Died 14 July 1858 3 Yr 8 Mo 22 Da Dau of J.R. & M. Sink

Nancy H. 9 Aug 1861 - 9 Oct 1878 Dau of J.R. & M.M. Sink

SMITH, Aaron Died 24 Oct 1863 52 Yr 8 Mo 21 Da

Emily Died 30 May 1862 Age 19 Yr 21 Da Dau of A. & E. Smith

SPENCER, Greenup 17 Mar 1856 - 8 Aug 1929

Rebecca 10 Mar 1861 - 8 June 1906

SPENCER, J. R. 22 May 1814 - 26 Apr 1893

Elizabeth 1 Feb 1819 - 4 Feb 1909

James H. Died 6 Jan 1840 Age 8 Mo Son of J.R. & E. Spencer

Jonas 12 Mar 1834 - 18 Nov 1901

Sarah Wife of Jonas Spencer 10 Nov 1840 - 31 Mar 1874

Married 19 May 1859

Mary J. Died 1 Nov 1864 Age 1 Yr 4 Mo Dau of J. & S. Spencer

Robert Died 15 Sept 1867 1 Yr 8 Mo 12 Da Son of J. & S. Spencer

William E. Died 8 May 1860 Age 2 Mo 8 Da Son of J. & S. Spencer

Robert 24 Dec 1866 - 8 July 1929

James 10 Dec 1840 - 5 Apr 1905  (Civil War Obit)

Elizabeth 18 Apr 1844 - 4 Feb 1918 His Wife

Hatty 21 Apr 1876 - 4 Feb 1878 Dau of J. & E. Spencer

Luzety 7 July 1874 - 6 Sept 1876 Dau of J. & E. Spencer

Philip 1860 - 1935

Julia (Story) 1861 - 1942/8 (Dau. of Porter Story)

SPENCER, Clinton Died 6 Sept 1862 Age 4 Yr Son of E. & M. Spencer

Ella Nora Died 7 Dec 1872 3 Yr 6 Mo 18 Da Dau of Elisha & Emily Spencer

SPENCER, Sarah E. Died 19 Sept 1874 Age 11 Mo Dau of E. & E.C. Spencer

** James Co. A 101st Ill. Inf.

SPOTTS, Mary E. Died 14 Apr 1855 10 Yr 6 Mo 16 Da Dau of G.W. & S.M. Spotts

* STORY, Elizabeth C. (Emmerson) 30 Jan 1828 - 10 Nov 1910

Dau. Of Henry & Sarah McManus Emmerson

(She was born in Tennessee. Her father was Henry Emmerson and her mother's

maiden name was Sarah McManus. Elizabeth lived in Illinois 80 years.

She was a widow) (From Death Certificate)

STORY, G. V. 21 Feb 1841 - 21 July 1903

Martha 18 Apr 1840 - 23 May 1931 His Wife

Fielding A. Died 22 Jan 1873 Son of G.V. & M. Story

STORY, Elizabeth Died 8 June 1883 55 Yr 9 Mo 22 Da Wife of J.W. Story

Albert W. 12 Dec 1862 - 19 Jan 1881 Son of J.W. & E. Story

Infant of I.P. & N.A. Story 4 July 1911

Infant of I.P. & N.A. Story 19 May 1912

Mary E. Died 27 July 1876 27 Yr 4 Mo 4 Da

Carrie M. Died 17 Feb 1872 Age 7 Wks Dau of W. & E. Story

David J. Died 27 Feb 1864 Age 5 Mo 25 Da Son of W. & E. Story

Porter 1817 - 1890 Age 72 Yr 9 Mo 4 Da

Nancy J. (Gunn) 1829 - 1882 Age 59 Yr 4 Mo 19 Da

Mary M. 1849 - 1876 Age 27 Yr 4 Mo 4 Da

William M. 1847 - 1869 Age 22 Yr 5 Mo 24 Da

(Above 4 names on same stone)

STORY, Parish G. Died 2 Feb 1863 Age 64 Yr

Christina Died 25 Sept 1866 Age 48 Yr 9 Mo Wife of John E. Story

STORY, Mary Jane Dau. of J. & C. Story

Died 9 June 1858 Age 4 Yr 6 Mo

George T. Died 29 Oct 1884 Age 24 Yr Son of John W. Story

Infant Died 1 Oct 1856 Son of J. & C. Story

William H. 14 Jan 1848 - 11 June 1893 Son of J. & C. Story

Vincent 22 Oct 1794 - 28 Dec 1870 76 Yr 2 Mo 6 Da

Wesley 1856 - 1930

Clara B. Died 5 Jan 1885 Age 22 Yr Dau of J.P. & E.M. Story

Parish Morgan Died 26 Mar 1887 59 Yr 7 Mo 10 Da

William M. Died 15 Sept 1869 22 Yr 5 Mo 2 Da

* Hugh E. Died 2 Aug 1882 5 Mo 13 Da (From Death Cert.)

VERTREES, John Died 16 Nov 1856 Age 77 Yr 9 Mo

Nancy A. Bradbury Died 20 Aug 1865 83 Yr 11 Mo 19 Da Wife of John Vertrees

Daniel Haycraft 1821 - 1895

Nancy Melvina Herron 1831 - (8 Sept) 1912 His Wife Age 81 Yr

Emmerine Died 8 Sept 1856 Age 1 Yr 8 Da Dau of D.H. & N.M. Vertrees

James L. Died 25 Oct 1855 3 Yr 8 Mo Son of D.H. & N.M. Vertrees

Martha E. 15 Sept 1868 - 23 Sept 1869 Dau of D.H. & N.M. Vertrees

* Charles M. 1 Mar 1838 - 22 Dec 1913 Son John C. & Nancy A. Bradbury Vertrees

WESTROPE, Frances Died 8 Sept 1866 45 Yr 2 Mo 20 Da Wife of R. Westrope

Charles H. Died 17 Sept 1859 Son of R. & F. Westrope

Margaret E. Died 2 Mar 1855 4 Yr 3 Mo 9 Da Dau of R. & F. Westrope

Mary J. Died 21 Sept 1844

Sealy A. Died 21 Sept 1844

(Above two children of R. & F. Westrope)

Infant Son of R. & F. Westrope

Mary Died 15 Aug 1850 Wife of William Westrope

WILCOX, John W. Died 12 Oct 1865 10 Yr 6 Mo 17 Da Son of F.M. & C. Wilcos

WRIGHT, John Died 16 Dec 1871 86 Yr 3 Mo 20 Da

Margaret Died 16 Feb 1860 in the 66th year of her life Wife of J. Wright





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