Jordanville Cemetery, Yatesville-Sinclair
Jordanville Churchyard Cemetery
Cemetery transcription by members of the Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society
No evidence of this burial ground has been found except on page 13 of "Coroner Records Book A" which shows that Willis J. True was buried in Jordanville Church Yard. The book is in the northwest storeroom in the attic of the Morgan County Court House.
Also in the court house will be found a plat and notes regarding Jordanville, but no mention is made of a church or cemetery. On page 79 of "Deed Record Book FF" is a map showing eight numbered lots and one larger unnumbered lot. According to the information given, Jordanville was in the north part of the west half of the northwest quarter of Section 10 in Township 16 N Range 9 W. This description places Jordanville's site as exactly two miles west of Prentice in northeastern Morgan County. Recorded at the court house on April 2, 1853, the deed book entry shows that on April 26, 1851, a surveyor set Jordanville off and divided it into lots for Samuel and Martin Sutton and Lucinda wife of Martin. The village encompassed an area of 600 feet east to west, and 330 feet north to south. Only one street and one alley were laid off.
A postoffice was established at Jordanville Sept. 11, 1886 but it was discontinued in 1894. It is known that a Jordanville grade school once existed but it is possible the school, church and churchyard cemetery (if indeed there actually was one) were not inside the limits of Jordanville.
Murder in Jordanville 1872 articles - Murder of Willis True
** used to denote a soldier.
Words in brackets [ ] or parenthesis ( )are not on stone.
|Name||Birth||Death||Other or Notes||Veteran?||Donated By||Obit?|
|True, Willis J.||"page 13 of "Coroner Records Book A"
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