Hazel Green Cemetery, Jacksonville Township Morgan County Illinois



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Hazel Green Cemetery
Morgan County Illinois
Jacksonville Township T15N R10W 3rdPM
NW¼-NE¼, Section 4

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


Copied by Henry W. and Sara John English, October 30th, 1927.
This cemetery is an overgrown thicket, trees and limbs have fallen, no one cares for it.
Although situated only four miles north of the Illinois Braille and Sight Saving School, Hazel Green Cemetery is one of the more difficult cemeteries to reach in Morgan County. Known as the Savage Station neighborhood only traces remain of a lane which apparently was the route to this cemetery in the northeast quarter of Section 4 Township 15 N Range 10 W. It is located near where the old Hazel Green School stood. In the school religious services were held for this neighborhood. It was deeded to the "Immediate Community" for a "Burial Ground," in 1850, by John Laurie and his wife, Jemima Kirk, and John Sammons and Mary, his wife, and Robert Metcalf and Mary, his wife, and the Trustee of School in township 15, range 10, were to be the trustees and successors in office forever, for the use of the inhabitants of the vicinity.


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

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



ADAMS, Lucy J. Died Dec 1863 Age 23 Yr 1 Mo 17 Da. Wife of W.B. Adams

ANDERSON, Edward Died 18 Apr 1881 25 Yr 10 Mo 4 Da
James Jr. Died 12 Apr 1885 37 Yr 8 Da

BENCH, Ada Pearl Died 18 Mar 1896 3 Yr 7 Mo 2 Da

BLACK, Elizabeth Died 26 Aug 1853 Age 19 Yr Wife of S. S. Black
James A. Died 18 Dec 1861 4 Yr 4 Mo 3 Da Son of J.A. & S. Black
Infant Son of J.W. & L. Black Died 29 Oct 1870
Charles M. Died 10 Sept 1865 1 Yr 1 Mo 18 Da Son of P.H. & S. Black
James A. Died 20 July 1864 Age 2 Mo 2 Da Son of S.W. & H.J. Black
Abigail Died 12 Sept 1873 36 Yr 7 Mo 14 Da Wife of W.H. Black
Elizabeth E. Died 12 Dec 1858 Age 2 Yr 4 Da Dau of W.H. & A. Black
J. A. Died 18 Nov 1858 49 Yr 11 Mo 28 Da
William Died 6 Dec 1854 61 Yr 11 Mo 20 Da
Samuel Died 12 Aug 1887 89 Yr 1 Mo 10 Da (Born in Augusta Co., Va.)
John 23 Oct 1796 - 10 Mar 1867 Age 70 Yr 4 Mo 18 Da
Elizabeth 1 Aug 1796 - 6 June 1879 Age 82 Yr 10 Mo 5 Da Wife of John Black
Judy Died Apr 1847 Age 75 Yr

(Note: John Black was the brother of Samuel Black who was born July 2, 1798, and married
Mildred Gaines, born October 4, 1802. This Samuel Black's Bible is in BIBLE AND FAMILY
RECORDS compiled by Sara John English, State Librarian, Illinois D.A.R. This couple was
buried in Hazel Green Cemetery but have been removed to East Cemetery, Jacksonville, Illinois.
There were two other Blacks, brothers of John and Samuel, namely Allen and "Peachy".

BLIMLING, John Jr. Died 14 May 1878 Age 23 Yr Son of John Blimling
Louisa Died 14 May 1878 Age 18 Yr Dau of John Blimling
(When John Jr. and Louisa died on the same day, it made five of John Blimling's children
to die within the year.)

BOURN, George E. Died 16 Sept 1882 16 Yr 7 Mo 20 Da
Mrs. M. E. Died 31 Aug 1883 Age 26 Yr

BROWN, Mrs. M. E. Died 4 Oct 1883 Age 21 Yr
(Born @ Jacksonville, IL)

* DUNNAVAN, Jesse M. Died 12 June 1878 38 Yr 5 Mo 5 Da (From Death Cert.)

ENGLISH, Joseph Died 26 Feb 1868 75 Yr 4 Mo 7 Da
Mary Died 10 Dec 1877 77 Yr 2 Mo 21 Da Wife of Joseph English
Samuel H. Died 26 Apr 1874 49 Yr 7 Mo 8 Da
Infant Child of H. & J.W. English
Margaret C. was moved from Hazel Green to Diamond Grove in Section K Lot 220 28 Nov 1904,
and buried beside her husband, J. W. English, who was buried 7 Nov 1904, aged 78 Yrs.

GAINES, Richard F. 18 Mar 1806 - 9 Sept 1893
(From obituary notice in Jacksonville Journal: Richard F. Gains, born in Virginia
March 18, 1806 died Sept. 9, 1893.)
Mary w. (Black) 6 June 1801 - 6 Dec 1878 Wife of R.F. Gaines

GAY, Benjamin A. Died 15 Apr 1854 3 Yr 10 Mo Son of C. & H. Gay

GIBBONS, Rhoda E. Died 28 Jan 1855 3 Yr 10 Da Dau of A. & R. Gibbons
Infant Son of A. & R. Gibbons Died 19 Feb 1856 Age 6 Da
Matilda I. Died 29 June 1855 1 Yr 5 Mo 19 Da Dau of A. & R. Gibbons
Thomas W. Died 1 Sept 1833 Age 10 Mo Son of J. & N. Gibbons
Nancy Died 6 Aug 1833 Age 33 Yr Wife of J.W. Gibbons
Jonathan W. Died 19 July 1844 Age 62 Yr
Infant Dau. of W.T. & R. Gibbons Born & Died 4 Dec 1876
Mary A. Died 25 Jan 1877 3 Yr 4 Mo 6 Da Dau of W.T. & R. Gibbons
Sarah F. Died 16 Jan 1877 4 Yr 1 Mo 16 Da Dau of W.T. & R. Gibbons

GIBBONS, Rebecca Died 19 Oct 1883 Age 42 Yr

GUIN, William L. Died 15 July 1850 14 Yr 2 Mo 15 Da Son of S.P. & H.J. Guin
Evan 1775 - 31 Aug 1854 79 Yr 5 Mo 7 Da
Elizabeth 1779 - 4 Dec 1854 75 Yr 8 Mo 12 Da

HADEN, Margaret Died 8 Mar 1879 72 Yr 2 Mo 28 Da
Joseph G. Died 7 May 1884 74 Yr 9 Mo 22 Da Father & Mother
William R. Died 1 Sept 1863 Age 25 Yr Son of J. & M. Haden
James H. Died 7 May 1848 1 Yr 3 Mo Son of J. & M. Haden

HIGGS, James Died 18 Mar 1864 16 Yr 8 Da Son of W. & S. Higgs

KENSLER, James M. 31 Oct 1839 - 22 Mar 1862 Son of S. & M. Kensler
Howard English Died 10 Jan 1881 1 Yr 9 Mo 19 Da Son of J.C. & M.S. Kensler

MCDONALD, John Franklin Died 14 Apr 1873 1 Yr 10 Mo 12 Da Son of J.A. & H. McDonald

MCMILLEN, Andrew J. Died 3 Jan 1865 4 Yr 7 Mo 5 Da Son of A.B. & M.J. McMillen
A. B. Died 5 Aug 1880 60 Yr 6 Mo 28 Da
Margaret J. Died 17 Feb 1880 59 Yr 1 Mo 17 Da Wife of A.B. McMillen

MEADOWS, R. Howard 16 Feb 1910 - 30 Apr 1911
Son of Charles & Elizabeth (Standley) Meadows

METCALF, Stephen P. Died 7 June 1847 Age 6 Mo 15 Da
Emanuel E. Died 28 Nov 1851 6 Yr 9 Mo 11 Da
John W. Died 16 Jan 1854 Age 21 Yr 10 Mo

METCALF, Robert V. Died 1 Feb 1854 Age 20 Yr Son of R. & C.V. Metcalf
Eliah H. Died 19 Feb 1854 Age 8 Yr Son of R. & C.V. Metcalf
Children of E. & C.V. Metcalf

* MILLER, Infant Daughter Died 13 Aug 1894 (From Death Cert.)
Infant Daughter Born in Jacksonville. Died 19 Apr 1899 Age 15 Da
Infant Son Died 11 Apr 1899 Age 7 Da

MULLINS, Sarah Elendah 1861 - 22 June 1929 Wife of Patrick Mullins
(Her death certificate shows her father was Edward Stout and her mother was Elizabeth Wiley Stout)

RAGAN, Ann Eliza Died 17 July 1847 1 Yr 4 Mo 11 da Child of G. & E.C. Ragan
M. L. Died 6 Oct 1859 2 Mo 12 Da Child of G. & E.C. Ragan

* RICHARDS, William Died 14 Apr 1880 Age 65 Yr (From Death Cert.)
Margarett Died 5 Oct 1886 Age 73 Yr (Born in Ireland, she was a widow)

SAMMONS, John Died 10 Feb 1853 59 Yr 9 Mo
Mary Died 30 July 1851 50 Yr 10 Mo 7 Da Wife of John Sammons

STOUT, Child (Nettie A.) of James H. & Louisa.C. (Whitmore) Stout Died Dec 1880 Age 4 Yr
Elizabeth Died 10 July 1902 Age 81 Yr 1 Mo 10 Da (Born in Kentucky, lived in Illinois 50 years)

TOBIN, William Died 18 Mar 1899 Age 1 Yr 6 Mo
When this cemetery is cleaned off by the new association, there will undoubtedly be
other stones uncovered.

* TOLIVER, William Died 18 Mar 1899 1 yr 6 mo (From Death Certificate)

John Laurie and Mary Kirk, his wife, were originally buried in Hazel Green Cemetery,
but were removed to Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville, Illinois, in 1867.
John Laurie's son, David Laurie, was buried here in Hazel Green Cemetery, 1848,
also removed to Diamond Grove Cemetery. John Laurie was born in Culter, Scotland,
1785, and Jemima, his wife, was born in Haddington, Scotland, on March 6.





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