Morgan County Poor Farm Cemetery, Jacksonville-Markham Township Morgan County Illinois



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Morgan County Poor Farm Cemetery
Morgan County Illinois
Jacksonville-Markham Township T15N R11W 3rdPM
Sections 1 & 2

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


Although the following burials are actually in two plots about 1/2 mile apart, the two sites are commonly lumped together and called "Poor Farm Cemetery". Both sites are on the grounds of the Morgan County Poor Farm in Sections 1 and 2 of Township 15 N Range 11 W, northwest of Jacksonville. The older part of Morgan County Farm Cemetery is about 1/2 mile northwest of the newer burial ground. The Jacksonville Journal of Thursday, July 15, 1897 refers to the Morgan County Farm Cemetery as " . . burying ground, at least 100 sod covered mounds . . . each wooden slab marker." On Oct. 18, 1934, the commissioners of Morgan County set aside a plot of ground as a second cemetery for the interment of remains of indigent persons. On Aug. 23, 1956 the commissioners partially vacated this action, as the ground set aside was more area than was needed. Indigent persons are no longer buried in this cemetery. This second cemetery is alongside and north of a gravel road and about 500 feet west of the intersection of County Road 16. The site is marked by a red oak tree and a flat leaf cedar tree along the east edge of the partially fenced burial ground, which contains about 1/2 acre. Cement blocks mark the graves, numbered from 1 to 75, in two rows along the east side of the cemetery. The area is in poor condition and apparently receives no maintenance. A search for records of who is buried in each particular grave has been unfruitful, but it is reasonable to assume the burials before Oct. 18, 1934 are in the older cemetery and burials since that date area in the newer cemetery. All names listed below are taken from death certificates in the Morgan County Court House and from the March 1975 issue of Jacksonville Geneal Journal, a publication of the Jacksonville Genealogical and Historical Society.


The list is incomplete.


* = No Stone Found
** = Soldier

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

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

ADAMS, Henry Negro, laborer, Died 6 July 1885 Age 50 Yr

ANTONINSON, William Died 20 Apr 1913 Age 72 Yr This laborer was born in Denmark in 1841

APPLEBY, William Born in Illinois, Died 4 June 1887 Age 60 Yr

ARMSTRONG, Robert Died 5 Oct 1947 Age 60 Yr

AUCKLIN, Loretta May Died 12 July 1878 Age 5 Mo 2 Da

AUNT JOSIE Died 25 Mar 1883 Age 93 Yrs No family name given, she was a negro servant

AUSMUS, Martha Died 4 Nov 1897 Age 71 Yr Also see "Osmos" in this listingI

AYERS, Clifford L. Died 17 oct 1907 Age 4 Da this baby was born and died at the Poor Farm

BAKER, Clara Died 9 July 1937 She was a widow from Waverly, Illinois

BALDWIN, William Died 22 May 1888 Age 100 Yrs

BARTON, Mrs. F. H. Died 1 Mar 1885 Age 56 Yr

John Died 9 Jan 1886 Age 64 Yr

BERRY, Cornelius Died 31 July 1931 Age 67 Yr Born Ireland

BOLAND, William Died 16 Mar 1936 Age 62 Yr
William was born in Morgan County, Illinois, son of William Boland who was born in County Cork, Ireland and died in 1898 and Ann Boland who was born in County Kerry, Ireland, died in 1899.

BOYD, Ernest Died 1933

BRISTOL, Cina (?) Died 17 Dec 1889 Age 70 Yr 5 Mo

BROOKER, Luther P. Died 4 Apr 1937 Age 54 Yr 21 Da He died at Oak Lawn tuberculosis Sanitorium, Jacksonville

BROWN, Elisha Born in Morgan Co., Ill., Died 27 Apr 1901 Age 61 Yr

Patience Born in Morgan Co., Ill. Died 7 Aug 1889 Age 66 Yr

BUERCKE, Mrs. Mary Dehlia Died 2 Aug 1934 Age 87 Yr 10 Mo

Wiliminna Died 6 Nov 1935 Age 58 Yr 5 Mo
Her father was John Peer Buercke who was born in Germany in 1843 and died in Jacksonville on 2 Feb 1922. William's mother was born in Germany in 1847 and died in Jacksonville on Aug. 2, 1933

CALKINS, Lou Widow, died 20 May 1898 Age 55 Yr

CHRISMAN, William Died 11 Feb 1897 Age 43 Yr A laborer, he was born in Morgan County, Illinois

CHRISTESON, Hardin Died 11 Apr 1938 Age 57 Yr 4 Mo 19 Da
He was a son of Jacob and Henrietta Griffin Christeson

CLANCY, Thomas E. 22 Aug 1891 - Nov 1950

CLINE, Della Died 15 June 1896 age 21 Yr 1 Mo

COKER, Samuel 26 Mar 1848 - 26 Aug 1927
He was born in Morgan County, a son of John and Margaret Smith Coker. John was born in Indiana, it is believed, and Margaret was born in Kentucky.

COMPTON, Christopher Died 27 Feb 1902 Age 95 Yr

COTTON, George Died 20 Jan 1885
A negro servant, this widower was believed to be older than the 85 years indicated by the records of the Morgan County Poor Farm

COULTAS, Eliza Died 14 Mar 1879 Age 54 Yr Born in Ireland

COX, John Died 23 Nov 1881 Age 70 Yr

CROTTY, James Died 12 Mar 1939 Age 60 Yr

CURTIS, Infant Died 9 Nov 1869 Age 18 Hrs This negro male was born in the Poor House

DAUGHERTY, Dennis Died 16 Mar 1939 Age 88 Yr

DAY, John Edward Died 26 Nov 1934 Age 1 Da

DEVAULT, David Died 14 Apr 1941 Age 68 Yr 8 Mo 5 Da

DOTY, Pete Died 15 May 1933

DUMMERWORTH, Magdelien Died 30 Aug 1883 Age 41 Yr Born in Germany

DUMPHY, Michael Died 4 Apr 1902 Age 70 Yrs Born in Ireland

DUNN, William Died 6 Mar 1897 Age 67 Yrs

William 9 May 1862 - 20 Feb 1930 White Male, Born Cass Co., IL

DYER, J. J. Died 4 July 1886 He was a married negro, a barber

Nelson Died 3 Feb 1936 Age 79 Yr

ELDRIDGE, Byron Died 11 July 1883 Age 70 Yrs

EMERY, B. F. Died 6 July 1937 Age 84 Yr

EVANS, B. F. Died 6 July 1937 Age 84 Yr

Rebecca Died 8 Mar 1886 Age 35 Yr 4 Mo Single

FEGUSON, William Died 18 Dec 1878 Age 53 Yr Born in Scotland

FINK, William Died 7 Nov 1910 Age 58 Yr

FLIMMEN, Cornelius Died 6 Aug 1909 Age 76 Yr 8 Mo

FLOYD, Henry Died 27 Nov 1914 Age 55 Yr

Jane Died 9 Sept 1897

FLYNN, Michael Died 22 Dec 1941 Age 86 Yr
His father was Joseph Flynn of New York. Mike was a transient.

FORD, Charles negro, Died 17 Aug 1939 Age 66 Yr

FORDYCE, M. D. Died 23 June 1935 He was a section foreman and widower

FRANK, John Died 7 Apr 1938

FREDERICK, Winfield Scott Died 28 Apr 1936 Age 85 Yr 6 Mo 8 Da

FRIEND, James 1840 - 23 Apr 1915 He was a widowed general laborer

FRY, Thomas Died 7 Jan 1885 Age 72 Yr He was a negro and servant

FULLER, Agnes Died 25 July 1896 Age 75 Yr

FURGESON, John "Cy" Died at age 66 Yr

GAITHER, Lee Died 25 Mar 1937 Age 79 Yr

GARDNER, Emmil P. Negro, Died 22 Apr 1934 Age 2 Da

GASKILL, Joseph Died 19 Aug 1939 Age 78 Yr

GILPIN, Joseph Died 13 Dec 1934 Age 78 Yr 3 Mo 19 Da

GINGER, Edith Marie Died 16 Aug 1940

GLOVER, Andrew J. Died 4 Oct 1883 Age 21 Yr He was born in Morgan County, Illinois

George White Male, Died 2 Mar 1924 ca Age 70 Yr

GRAFT, Peter Died 5 Sept 1935 Age 82 Yr He was a truck gardener

GRIDER, Neta May Died 15 Jan 1935 Age 36 Yr 4 Mo 29 Da

GRIFFIN, Elizabeth Died 3 Aug 1886 Age 42 Yr

GRIMSLEY, Jacob Died 20 Oct 1880 Age 55 Yr

GRUNO, Fred Died 25 Feb 1939 Age 60 Yr

GUNNEL, Willis

HARDIN, Elizabeth Negro, Died 16 July 1885 Age 17 Yr

HAWKINS, Osborn Born and died 17 Mar 1941

HAYES, Theodore 9 Oct 1901 - Died 25 Feb 1939 Age 37 yr 4 Mo 15 Da

Infant Born and died 4 Mar 1942 Son of Ray Hayes

HAYMAKER, Susan Died 29 Mar 1898 Age 74 Yr

HENDRYX, Fred Died 28 Oct 1943 Age 86 Yr

HICKS, Infant Died 6 Sept 1947

HILL, Charles W. Died 3 Dec 1938 Age 64 Yr

HOBBS, HENRY Died in 1933 Age 67 Yr

HOPPER, John O. Died 17 Mar 1902 Age 72 Yr A laborer, he was born in Kentucky

HUFF, Lydia Died 27 Jan 1887 Age 67 Yr 6 Mo Born in Germany

HUGHES, Barney Died 7 Dec 1885 Age 60 Yr

George Died 21 Apr 1939 Age 74 Yr

HULL, John Died 9 Feb 1902 Age 38 Yr
Unmarried, he had no occupation. He died of tuberculosis.

HUNTER, Sarah Servant, Died 24 June 1881 Age 35 Yr

JACOBS, Raymond F. Died 28 Nov 1943 Age 37 Yr 11 Mo 13 Da

JACKSON, Ernest Negro, Died 5 Oct 1935 Age 56 Yr

Charles Divorced, 2 Feb 1881 - 8 Aug 1945

JONES/HANES, John Wesley Died 7 Apr 1936 Age 75 Yr

JOHNSTON, John Died 18 July 1885 Age 21 Yr

KELLEY, May Died of cholera 23 July 1886 Age 10 Da
This child was born at the Morgan County Poor House

KENNEDY, Ruthie J. Died 28 Feb 1944 Age 10 Mo 19 Da

Milton White Male, Born in England in 1848 - Died 13 Apr 1924

KIRKMAN, Douglas Died 2 Dec 1878 Age 55 Yr Born in Kentucky

KROUSH, Nellie 21 Oct 1907 - 22 Mar 1951

LANDERMAN, Frank Died 10 May 1901 Age 70 Yr Born in Germany

LANDERS, Edward Died 17 July 1878 Age 1 Yr 10 Mo 14 Da

LASH, Emanuel Gardener, Died 5 Feb 1938 Age 67 Yr

LAYCOCK, Ursula Housewife, Died 26 Feb 1902 Age 90 Yr

LEMONS, Perry 9 Oct 1870 - 9 Dec 1935
His father was Thomas Lemons, born in Ohio, and his mother was Martha Ruble Lemons, born in Virginia

LEWIS, John Negro, Died 21 Apr 1941 Age 66 Yr

LILYARD, George William Died 31 Dec 1942 Age 61 Yr
His parents were Claus and Emma Thompson Lilyard

LITTLE, Infant Son of Fred and Delores Little Died 16 Dec 1949

LUBY, J. M. Died 5 Nov 1908 Age 46 Yr
This unmarried male died of consumption (tuberculosis)

MCHENRY, John Died at age 77 Yr

MALLROY, Haskell Died 10 July 1933(?) Age 75 Yr

MARSHALL, George Died 2 May 1910 Age 76 Yr

James Died 6 Aug 1937 Age 74 Yr He was a blacksmith

MARTIN, James 19 July 1861 - 19 Sept 1940
His parents were Franklin Martin, born in West Virginia, and Lucinda Slater Martin who was born in Illinois. James's estranged wife was Mary Ornellas Martin

MASSEY, G. W. Laborer, Died 25 May 1901 Age 61 Yr

MATHEWS, Ann M. Died 31 Mar 1933(?) Age 93 Yr

MASON, Nancy Jane Widow, Died 8 Dec 1936 Age 73 Yr

MAXWELL, John Died 13 May 1878 Age 87 Yr He was born in Ireland

MEADOWS, Meredith Died 28 Mar 1915 Age 76 Yr
He was born in Tennessee and was a widower. He had been a laborer in a brickyard.

MEHAN, John Died 3 June 1884 Age 66 Yr
This laborer was born in Ireland and died of consumption

MILLER, Emeline Died 12 Sept 1908 Age 90 Yr This widow was born in Illinois

Matthew Died 5 Feb 1945 Age 54 Yr He was born in Germany and came to America in 1902

Patrick Died 4 Nov 1885 Age 80 Yr Born in Ireland

MILLIS, Francis Widower, Died 7 Jan 1940 Age 83 Yr

MILLS, Posy Died 19 Aug 1914 Age 60 Yr
This white laborer was born in North Carolina

MINES, George 14 Nov 1850 - 19 Feb 1927

John Mines and Kentucky born Lucinda Crabtree Mines

MITCHELL, Newton Negro, died 7 Jan 1940 Age 37 Yr

MODGLIN, Thomas Single, Died 3 Nov 1906 Age 65 Yr

MONTGOMERY, William Hardin 2 May 1849 - 12 July 1927
This white male was born in Morgan County, Illinois, son of Kentucky born William Montgomery and
Tennessee born Ursula Gunn Montgomery.

MOORE/MOOERS, John/Henry Died 21 Feb 1898 He was born at Naples, Illinois

MOORE, Louis Died April 1936 Age 64 Yr

MOSS, Jesse Died 11 Dec 1937 Age 67 Yr

MOUNT, Richard Gordon Died 20 Jan 1940 Age 1 Da

MULLEN, P. Y. Male, American, Died 16 Dec 1910 Age 73 Yr

MULLINS, Earl Died 5 May 1943 Age 1 Da

MUSENHEIMER, L. C. Died 20 Oct 1912 Age 54 yr
This white male laborer was born in North Carolina but lived in Illinois 20 years. He was married.

NAULL, Harvey Negro, Died 10 Jan 1938 Age 70 Yr

NAYLOR, William Died 22 July 1934 Age 74 Yr

NORDSICK, Fred Died 3 Jan 1898 Age 62 yr
This married man is believed to have been German by birth

OGDEN, John Died 13 Aug 1902 Age 70 Yr He is believed to have been born in England

ONDERICH, Tillman Died in 1881 Age 58 Yr A peddler, he was born in Germany

OSMOS, Fred Died 18 Sept 1912 Age 64 Yrs
The reader should consider that perhaps his name was Ausmus

PATTEN, Andrew V. Died 11 Aug 1878 Age 96 Yr 3 Mo 21 Da Born in New York, he was a farmer

PEMBERTON, William Died 17 Mar 1880 Age 85 Yr

PERRY, George Widower, Died 14 July 1936 Age 73 Yr

PETERS, David Married, Died 11 Nov 1890 age 69 Yr

PETORES, Mary Widow, Died 3 Mar 1897 Age 83 Yr

POWERS, William Arthur Widower, Died 29 May 1945

POWERLL, Joseph Widower, Died 30 July 1943 Age 74 Yr

PRECIOUS, Frank 11 Nov 1859 - 16 Mar 1927 Born in England, son of Samuel and Emma Precious.

RACE, Harry S. Died 23 Dec 1938 Age 53 Yr

RAYON, Infant Male Born at Poor House, Died 15 June 1896 Age 17 Da

RETH, John B. Died 29 Aug 1882 Age between 30 and 40 Yr
His death certificate says he died of insanity, exposure and malaria

RICHTOR, James Cigar maker, Died 22 Sept 1937 Age 70 Yr

ROACH, James Died of malarial fever 6 Dec 1883 Age 27 Yr

ROBBINS, Julia Ann Widow, Died 5 July 1902 Age 84 Yr

ROBINSON, Charles Died 20 Mar 1887 Age 23 Yr He was born in Morgan County, Illinois

George Widower, Died 10 May 1934 Age 69 Yr

William 7 July 1858 - 22 Jan 1936

RODRIGESE, Manuel Died 3 June 1913 Age 75 (?) Yr
This laborer was born on the island of Madeira

ROGERS, William Died 12 Nov 1889 Age 45 Yr

ROLAND, Tom Died 25 Aug 1908 Age 78 Yr This laborer was born in Ireland

ROSEBERRY, Parmley Infant, Died 23 Dec 1940

RUSSELL, Alex Died 30 June 1937 Age 66 Yr Negro

SAUNDERS, Stella Widow, 7 Apr 1892 - 23 June 1934

SCHOLEY, Mary Died 23 Mar 1881 Age 65 Yr A servant, she was born in England

SCHULER, John Died 22 Jan 1934 Age 90 Yr He was a widower and butcher

SCOTT, Joel Widower, Died 3 Nov 1934 Age 77 Yr

SEWALT, Fred Died 29 Apr 1912 Age 76 Yr A laborer, he was born in Germany

SHELTON, Jane Housekeeper, Died 8 July 1911 Age 55 Yr

SHEPLER, Daniel J. Died 10 July 1908 Age 65 Yr
Some Genealogical Society members think this should be David

SMART, Jno. H. Died 30 Jan 1902 Nurse, Born in England

SHULSKI, Killed by train on 18 Oct 1938 Age 54 Yr

SLATER, Amanda Negro, Widow, Died 23 Sept 1940 Age 70 Yr

SMITH, Neoma Bell 14 July 1894 - 19 Jan 1951

Virginia Negro, Died 21 Feb 1909 Age 75 Yr She was born in Morgan County, Illinois

Lena Died 18 Nov 1889 Age 80 Yr This widow was born in Maderia

SNOW, George Shoe Shiner, Died 6 June 1937 Age 61 Yr

SPAINHOWER, Tom Died 7 Jan 1893 Age 76 Yr

STEGALL, Mary Died 7 June 1883 Age 75 Yr

STERLING, John Widower, Harness Maker, Died 31 Oct 1932 Age 66 Yr

STEVENSON, Polly Negro, Died 21 Jan 1888 Age 83 Yr This widow was born in Tennessee

STOUT, Albert Widower, Farmer, Died 22 Oct 1935 Age 78 Yr

Stephen Died 4 May 1940 Age 79 Yr This widower was born in New Jersey

STRINGHAM, Levi Widower, Died 12 Dec 1910 Age 80 Yr

STRITRELBERGER, Jno. Died 3 Nov 1896 Age 76 Yr

SULLENS, Nancy Died 5 Jan 1879 Age 25 Yr 1 Da Born in Indiana

SULLIVAN, David 1 Feb 1883 - 19 Dec 1940
This brickmaker was a son of Michael and Josie Dudley Sullivan, natives of Brown County, Illinois.
David's wife, Onie Smith, preceded him in death.

SUMMERS, Christ Died 2 Nov 1937 Born in Switzerland

SUTTER, Jacob Died 9 May 1878 Age 73 Yr Born in Germany

TAYLOR, Isaac Died 2 Aug 1890 Age 38 Yr

THOMPSON, Edward Died 5 Feb 1886 Age 47 Yr 10 Mo
This widower and brickmaker was born in England.

Ellen Died 31 Dec 1901 Age 89 Yr

TROTTER, Milton Ellsworth 23 July 1862 - 22 Dec 1940
His parents were Indiana native John M. Trotter and Jacksonville native Lavinia J. Mengel Trtter. Milton's wife, Nellie Rust, preceded him in death.

TURNER, Harry Negro, Died 21 Dec 1940 Age 65 Yr

VALENTINE, Henry Negro, Died 1 Mar 1903 Age 90 Yr
A laborer, he was born in Alabama, lived in Illinois about 50 years.

WAGGONER, Infant Died 21 Nov 1935 Age 1 Da Son of Bonita Waggoner

WALLIHAN, Ellick Wagon Maker, Died 6 July 1878 Age 60 Yr

WARING, Robert Dorsey 17 Mar 1858 - 23 Feb 1942
His parents were F. S. Waring who was born in Maryland in 1820 and Mary Wilson Waring. Robert was a widower.

WASHINGTON, Richard Negro, Widower, 22 Apr 1861 - 7 Mar 1937

WATERHOUSE, Thomas Laborer, Died Dec 1885 Age 56 Yr

WEBB, James Died 29 Feb 1884 Age 55 Yr He died of consumption. He was a widower

WELCH, James Laborer, Died 21 Jan 1883 Age 40Yr
Born in Ireland, he died at the Poor house of frozen feet and legs.

WILLIAMS, James Mulatto, 25 Dec 1832 - 29 Jan 1936
His father was unknown. His mother was Kalairn Keystone, who was born in Kenton County, Kentucky.

John F. Carpenter, Died 27 Mar 1902 Age 75 Yr

WILSON, Thomas Died 23 Sept 1941 Age 61 Yr

YOUNG, Hiram Died 6 Nov 1882 Age 81 Yr He died of Bright's Disease.




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