Holmes Cemetery, Woodson Township Morgan County Illinois


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Holmes Cemetery
Morgan County Illinois
also known as Baptist Church
Woodson Township T14N R10W 3rdPM
SE¼NW¼, Section 2

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



This badly overgrown cemetery is situated about a mile north of Lake Jacksonville at an intersection of two country roads. In winter it is clearly visible from the roadway but an August search for this site found it so overgrown with brush and weeds as to be passed by if one didn't know it was there. Several evergreen trees draw attention to this cemetery. It is in the northwest quarter of Section 2 Township 14 N Range 10 W. This cemetery is also known as Baptist Church Cemetery.


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

Name Birth Death Other or Notes Veteran? Donated By Obit?
Adams, William Marshall 9 Mar 1850 1 Nov 1924 (Born in Ky., the son of Morris P. Adams)      
Asher, Menerva S. 18 Dec 1852 10 Jan 1879 Wife of B. F. Asher      
Asher, Alice M. 7 Sept 1872 19 Aug 1879 Dau of B.F. & M. Asher      
Askins, Rev. W.            
Brogdon, Claudie 1901 1902 Son of G.H. & M.E. Brogdon      
Buriell, Mary A.
24 Yr 3 Mo 14 Da 29 July 1854 Wife of Edward Buriell      
Cary, Huldah
1814 28 Mar 1884        
Clark, Mark 6 Aug 1806 23 Feb 1895        
Clark, Roxanna 62 Yr 7 Mo 5 Da 8 Mar 1877 Wife of Mark Clark      
Clark, Roxanna 46 Yr 20 Nov 1894        
Coulter, Catherine 1806 1884        
Delaney, William Oct 1802 10 June 1870        
Delaney, Catherine 30 Yr 10 Mo 1 July 1833 Wife of Wm. Delaney      
Delaney, Benjamin 14 Yr 10 Mo 21 June 1842 Son of W. & C. Delaney      
Delaney, Elizabeth 9 Yr 3 Mo 24 Da 10 Nov 1844 Dau of W. & P. Delaney      
Delaney, Infant Dau. of W. & P. Delaney 1845 1845 1 Da      
Delaney, Infant Son of W. & P. Delaney 1849 1849        
Delaney, Jane C. 17Yr 1Mo 18Da 28 July 1854 Dau of W. & P. Delaney      
Delaney, Infant Son            
Delaney, Infant Daughter            
Doty, Peter B. 25 Yr 7 Mo 9 Nov 1865 Son of E. & S. Doty      
Ferguson, Carl 18 Apr 1874 31 Oct 1886 Son of W.F. & S.E. Ferguson      
Gilmore, Henry 62 Yr 2 July 1846        
Gilmore, Mary 18 Oct 1782 7 Nov 1829 47 Yr 19 Da      
Gorham, Infant Son of Stephen T. & Rebecca (Delaney) Gorham 1849 17 Dec 1878 (Rebecca was dau. of Wm. & Polly Delaney)      
Green, Willie M. 30Yr 7Mo 11Da 28 Oct 1888 Son of Enos & Nancy Green      
Green, George E. 11 Da 5 Feb 1869 Son of H. & H. Green      
Greenup, Witen A. 1Yr 1Mo 9Da 26 May 1861 Son of W.M. & C. Greenup      
Hart, Thankful (Holmes) 21 Nov 1843 23 Apr 1867 Wife of Rev. J.C. Hart Dau. of P. & L. Holmes      
Hawes, Hester 53 Yr 10 July 1863 Wife of William Hawes      
Hawes, Leander 18Yr 8Mo 15Da 12 Jan 1863 Son of Wm. & Hester Hawes
Died in defence of his country on 12 Jan 1863
18 Yr 8 Mo 15 Da
     
Holmes, Peris 30 Mar 1800 3 July 1877 Born in North Stonington, Conn.
Deacon in the Diamond Grove Baptist
Church for 48 years.
     
Holmes, Lois (Sweet) 74 Yr 5 Mo 30 June 1879 Wife of Dea. Peris Holmes
Dau. of Elder Jonathan Sweet (and Temperance
Holdridge Sweet)
(Born 27 Jan 1805 at Bulington, N.Y.)
     
Holmes, Infant Dau. of Dea. P. & J. Holmes 11 Nov 1830 11 Nov 1830 Dau. of Dea. P. & J. Holmes      
Holmes, Pascal P. 22 Mar 1842 20 Sept 1842 5 Mo 22 Da
Son of P. & L. Holmes
     
Holmes, Jane Ann 6 Dec 1832 22 July 1847 Aged 15 Yr 7 Mo 6 Da
Dau of P. & L. Holmes
     
Holmes, Stephen Warren 6 Dec 1831 30 July 1868 Aged 34 Yr 4 Mo 11 Da
Son of P. & L. Holmes
     
Holmes, Infant Son of Dea. P. & L. Holmes 5 Da 10 Aug 1846 Infant Son of Dea. P. & L. Holmes      
Holmes, Edwin L. 32 Yr 11 Mo 6 Jan 1896 Son of O.B. & J.A. Holmes      
Holmes, Charley 21Yr 11Mo 17Da 2 Aug 1898 Son of O.B. & J.A. Holmes      
Holmes, J. Walter 9Yr 9Mo 3/8 Da 21 Mar 1892 Son of O.B. & J.A. Holmes      
Holmes, Cora Ella 1Yr 1Mo 24Da 11 Feb 1862 Dau of S.W. & H.A. Holmes      
Holmes, Infant Son of S.W. & H.A. Holmes   13 Sept 1862 Infant Son of S.W. & H.A. Holmes      
Holmes, Infant Son of S.W. & H.A. Holmes   21 Oct 1863 Infant Son of S.W. & H.A. Holmes      
Holmes, Palmer 7 Apr 1793 1 Oct 1886 (Brother of Peris)      
Holmes, Fannie (Tefft) 57 Yr 13 Dec 1861 Wife of Palmer Holmes      
Holmes, Rev. Daniel Delos 28 Feb 1826 6 Aug 1907 (Son of Peris)      
Holmes, Rosalinda P. (Vary) 18 Apr 1829 10 Dec 1903 Wife of Rev. D. D. Holmes      
Holmes, Emma F. 1849 1933        
Holmes, Josie (Cluder) 10 Nov 1842 16 Jan 1925 Wife of Orlando Bennet Holmes
(Born in Ind., dau. of English native,
Richard Cluder & Ind. native, Campbell Cluder).
     
Holmes, Mary E. 24 Yr 13 Da 28 Jan 1857        
Holmes, Edgar L. 1 Mo 12 Da 6 Oct 1858 Son of G.H. & H.A. Holmes      
Holmes, Arthur 3 Da 23 Aug 1859 Son of G.H. & H.A. Holmes      
Hood, Carrie A. 9 Mo 29 Da 16 Sept 1853 Dau of J.I. & H.W. Hood      
Hood, Robert M. 1 Mo 25 Da 25 July 1855 Son of J.I. & H.W. Hood      
Hood, Mary A. __Yr 9Mo 5Da 9 Oct 1851 Dau of J.I. & H.W. Hood      
Hoover, Elijah
27 Yr 25 Da 8 Nov 1876        
Howard, Sylvester 85Yr 7Mo 27Da 18 Feb 1858 Consort of Lydia Howard
(Born 15 June 1772 in Dutchess Co., N.Y.)
     
Howard, Lydia (Sweet) 80Yr 7Mo 13Da 13 Nov 1855 Wife of Sylvester Howard
(Dau. of Theophilus & Elizabeth (Bosworth)
Sweet, she was born 30 Mar 1775 at Pawling,
Dutchess Co., N.Y.)
     
Howard, Valariah 16 Yr 8 Mo 2 Nov 1860 Dau. of Eliakim & Margaret (Truesdale)
Howard
     
Howard, Jane 61 Yr 12 May 1876 Wife of John Howard      
Howard, Jonny M. 1 Yr 5 Mo 8 Da 19 Aug 1865 Son of E. & L.A. Howard      
Howard, John 36Yr 7Mo 2Da 21 Apr 1878        
King, William 22 Aug 1860 13 Mar 1879        
Kirkman, Thomas 1815 14 Apr 1891        
Kirkman, Catherine Eliza (Sweet) 32Yr 2Mo 11Da 29 May 1850/9 Dau of Joel & Patience Dodge      
Kirkman, Sweet (1 May 1818)   (Born 1 May 1818 at Virgil Corners, Cortland Co., N.Y. Married 29 Sept 1836 @ Morgan Co., Ill. to Thomas Kirkman)      
Kirkman, Ann Eliza   Oct 1845 Dau of Thomas & C. E. Kirkman      
Kirkman, E.            
Lewis, Rev. David 68 Yr 3 Aug 1865        
Rawlings, Marietta 25 Da 12 Aug 1857 Dau of C. & H. Rawlings      
Rawlings, Infant 36 Hrs. 26 June 1858 Dau of C. & H. Rawlings      
Rawlings, Sarah Alice 2 Yr 5 Mo 9 Da 31 Mar 1864 Dau of C. & H. Rawlings      
Rawlings, Ida Maude 1 Yr 7 Mo 6 Da 11 July 1874 Dau of C. & H. Rawlings      
Reed, Infant 27 Aug 1889 30 Aug 1889 Son of J.A. & B.M. Reed      
Reed, Ruth 21 July 1894 13 Mar 1895 Dau of J.A. & B.M. Reed      
Reed, Lester H.   May 30 , 1909 Died in Miami, Tex., May 30 , 1909      
Reiter, Henry 45 Yr 23 July 1873        
Roach, Renalee 15 Yr or 15 Mo 10 Jan 1904 Born in Tenn., Lived in Illinois 6 months      
Simpson, Malinda (Smith) ?3Yr 11Mo 7Da 9 Dec 1838 Dau. of Chauncey & Catherine (Howard) Smith
(Granddaughter of Sylvester & Lydia Howard)
     
Simpson, Mary Alice 3 Mo 26 Da 7 Sept 1865 Dau of Geo. & Sarah E. Simpson      
Smith, Chauncey   21 Oct 1838        
Stewart, Clara A. (Holmes) 23Yr 2Mo 13Da 11 Apr 1872 Wife of Col. M. Stewart
Dau. of P. & L. Holmes
     
Sweet, Elder Jonathan 76 Yr 8 Mo 20 Dec 1837 "He was a faithful pioneer Minister of Christ"
(Born 20 Apr 1761)
     
Sweet, Temperance (Holdredge) 74 Yr Nov. 1840 Wife of Elder Jonathan Sweet
(She was born 12 Mar 1768 in N.Y.
and married in 1783.)
     
Sweet, Jonathan
20 Dec 1837 20 Mar 1838 Age 3 Mo
Son of Joel & Patience R. Sweet
     
Welcher, Nancy E. 20 Feb 1884 14 June 1901 Wife of James Welcher      
Woffindin, Thomas __ of Malian (?) Yorkshire, England 60 Yr 10 Dec 1863 of Malian (?) Yorkshire, England      





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