New Hope Cemetery, Waverly Township Morgan County Illinois



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New Hope Cemetery
aka Muddy
Morgan County Illinois
Waverly Township T13N R8W 3rdPM
SW¼-NE¼, Section 19

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


This well maintained cemetery is adjacent to New Hope Baptist Church, Centerville, IL, which was organized in 1856. Southwest of Waverly. Centerville is little more than a place name on the county map, consisting of the church building and a tiny wooden structure called the town hall.


* = No Stone Found
** = Soldier

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

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

AGEE, William Died 10 Feb 1885

ASHBAUGH, Christopher Died 28 Apr 1878 70 Yr 1 Mo 6 Da

Elizabeth (Thomas) Died 6 Mar 1871 51 Yr 1 Mo 3 Da Wife of Christopher Ashbaugh

AUSTIF, Bertha A. Died 6 Jan 1914 Dau of Edgar & Lena M. Miller Austif

Fred Died 2 Dec 1926 (Infant Son of Edgar & Lena M. Miller Austif)

Kathlene Died 12 June 1916

Lily Mae 26 May 1921 - 30 May 1921 Dau. Edgar & Lena

* Infant of Edgar P. & Lena M. (Miller) Austif 1 Jan 1914 - 6 Jan 1914

* AUSTIN, Charles Edward Son of Wm. & Elanor Vanote Austin 27 Mar 1857 - 8 Dec 1938 Age 81 Yr 8 Mo 11 Da

Joanna Roach Wife of Charles Edward Dau. of Joseph & Adalene Wetherbee Roach 20 Mar 1860 - 21 Dec 1937 Age 77 Yr 9 Mo 1 Da

BATEMAN, Infant Child of Charles & Nora Rouland Bateman

Myrtle May Twin Dau. of Charles & Nora Bateman Born & Died 11 July 1903

Pearl Fay Twin Dau. of Charles & Nora Bateman Born & Died 11 July 1903

Wanda Dau. of Charles & Nora Rouland Bateman 22 Sept 1904 - 23 Sept 1904

* BEGGERLY, Isaac Jefferson 1912 - 1912 age 2 mo.

* BERRY, Benjamin Harrison Son of Columbus M. & Sarah J. Large Berry 30 Nov 1890 - 8 May 1912

* Hubert Marion Died 31 Mar 1903 2 Yr 4 Mo 5 Da

* Zelda Dau. of Lilly Died Age 8 Da

* BIRCH, Francis Marion Died 24 Nov 1909 Age 60 Yr 24 Da (Born Tenn., lived in Ill. 40 yrs.)

BROWN, Dora C. Dau. of H. & M. Brown Died 5 May 1885 Age 1 Yr 1 Mo

Frederica 30 Apr 1841 - 10 Oct 1882 Wife of August Brown

Theodore Son of Albert & Anna Brown 4 Mar 1880 - 11 Apr 1882 Age 1 Yr 1 Mo 7 Da

* Viola May Died 2 Mar 1890 2 Yr 2 Mo 10 Da

BRYAN/BRYANT, Walter 1 June 1873 - 11 Aug 1878 Son of A. & S.A. Bryan/Bryant

* BRYANT, Minnie Died 25 Oct 1906 Age 7 Mo 10 Da

Sarah M. Huckstep Died 23 May 1874 45 Yr 5 Mo 29 Da Wife of Dr. J.W. Bryant

BUCK, Francis Marion Died 24 Nov 1909 60 Yr 24 Da

CHANEY, Rosela Died 7 Sept 1868 Age 2 Yr 4 Mo Dau of W.B. & P.A. Chaney

* COX, Walter Died 28 May 1912 Age 9 Mo Son of Ollie Cox

* CRANK, Permelia (Large) 1863 - (14 Oct) 1908 Wife of James Crank

* CRAWFORD, Olin Died 21 Aug 1902 Age 15 Yr

* CULBERTSON, Mrs. George Died 10 July 1909 Age 30 Yr

* DEATHERAGE, Lee Died 11 Nov 1903 Age 30 Yr

DENNIS, Beatrice Belle Dau. of Will & Elsie (Tunnington) Dennis 19 Jan 1917 - 18 Mar 1917 1 Mo 26 Da

James S. Died 24 Dec 1871 Son of T.B. & H.E. Dennis

Levi Wesley 20 Sept 1842 - 20/24 Jan 1920

Nancy Adaline Young Dau. of Daniel & Matilda Rouland Young Wife of Levi W. Dennis 7 Feb 1853 - 31 Jan 1928 Age 74 Yr 11 Mo 24 Da

* Nannie Died 20 Oct 1903 Eldest Dau of Mr. & Mrs. L.W. Dennis

* Infant of Wm. Dennis Died 18 Nov 1922 Age 14 Da

DWYER, Mary A. (Witherbee) Died 3 May 1898 25 Yr 3 Mo 15 Da Dau of W.H. & E.L. Witherbee

EDWARDS, Oma Lyons 30 Aug 1893 - 9 Apr 1921 Wife of Thomas Edwards Dau. of Robert L. & Eveline (Tollis) Edwards

Ruth Aleen 3 June 1909 - 20 July 1909 Dau of Oren Eldridge

* ELDRIDGE, Infant (Edna Mae) of Cleve & Bertha (Branom) Eldridge 30 June 1918 - 5 July 1918

* ELDRIDGE, Ruth Ellene Died 20 July 1909 1 Mo 17 Da

Martha Maxine Died 17 June 1928 Age 3 Da Dau of Oren & Grace (From death certificate - no stone)

EMERY, Helen Marie Died 13 Apr 1906 Age 18 Mo Dau of Frank Emery

Susan E. Dau. of B.F. & A. Emery 17 Mar 1888 - 6 June 1890 Age 2 Yr 2 Mo 19 Da

* FARMER, Patsy Pauline Dau. of Earl & Lillie M. McNeal Farmer 9 Nov 1935 - 12 Nov 1935 Age 3 Da

* FARRELL, Infant Died 30 Sept 1910 Age 18 Da Child of Mr. & Mrs. J.A. Farrell

FOSTER, Frank R. 27 Aug 1861 - 21 Feb 1895

Freddie C. 9 Jan 1854 - 25 July 1895

Willie R. 28 Jan 1890 - 12 May 1890

GOACHER, Frances Helen (Seymour) 1906 - 1924

GOTLIEB, Carl Died 22 Nov 1883 61/4 Yr 11 Mo 3 Da

**GROVES, Jacob Co. G 2nd Ill. Inf. Mexican War

GUNNELS, Mrs. Elizabeth Died 7 Oct 1901 65 Yr 9 Mo 7 Da

** HAM, George Alexander 1843 - Oct 1915

Martha Ellen (Rouland) 21 May 1850 - 22 June 1937 Wife of George A. Ham Dau. of Alexander & Sarah Rouland

Atlas 5 Aug 1893 - 24 Aug 1894 Son of G.A. & M.E. Ham

Harriet 25 Sept 1884 - 22 Oct 1884 Dau of G.A. & M.E. Ham

* Alexander 7 Aug 1888 - 21 Sept 1965 Age 79 Yr

Mary Marie (Smith) 26 Apr 1919 - 4 Oct 1998

Golmer 18 Jan 1886 - 11 Nov 1956 Son of G.A. & M.A. Ham

Mamie Louie 22 Dec 1956 - 2 Jan 1957 Dau of Alex & Mary Ham

Maude 1889 - 1918 (Mrs. Ira Ham)

HAM, Ora Died 3 Aug 1875 1 Yr 8 Mo 21 Da

* Otis Earl Died 5 May 1904 Age 3 Mo 11 Da

* Reba Mar 1920 - 23 Apr 1928 Age 8 Yr

Stella Lucille 1954 - 29 May 1959 Age 6 Yr Dau of Alex Ham

HART, ______ Died 19 Mar 1872

George Washington 22 Oct 1824 - 26 Feb 1901

Sarah J. White 15 Sept 1829 - 31 Oct 1881 Wife of George W. Hart

David 10 May 1851 - 2 Apr 1878 Son of G.W. & S. Hart

George 134th Kentucky (No tombstone)

HART, Nancy Caroline Died 22 Dec 1867 10 Yr 2 Mo 17 Da

HENSON, M. C. Co. B 60th Ill. Inf. (No tombstone)

HERRIN, Ethel Alberta Dau. of James L. & I. Lee (Howard) Herrin Died 30 Oct 1918 2 Yr 7 Mo 10 Da (Born 30 Mar 1916)

HILLS, Annie Died 30 Aug 1878 36 Yr 1 Mo 14 Da Wife of John Hills

Annie Died 16 July 1881 3 Yr 6 Mo 26 Da Dau of J. & A. Hills

HOBSON, Nancie E. Died 18 Apr 1887 18 Yr 8 Mo 5 Da Wife of John B. Hobson

JOLLY, Mrs. Frank (Jones) Died 30 June 1891 (No tombstone) Dau Elam Jones

JOHNSON, Bertie 4 Sept 1926 - 20 June 1985

JONES, Ady A. Died 21 July 1871 Age 3 Wks Dau of T. & N. Jones

Albert R. Died __ Feb 1871 Son of T. & N.A. Jones

Harriet M. Died 22 Mar 1873 Age 1 Yr 1 Mo Dau of T.J. & N.A. Jones

Thomas F. Died 1 Apr 1873 Age 2 Mo 13 Da Son of T.J. & N.A. Jones (There are also 3 illegible stones on this lot)

KITTINGER, Bettie 15 Sept 1877 - 15 Apr 1900 Wife of J.M. Kittinger

* LAIR, Anna 5 July 1925 - 11 July 1925 5 Da Dau of Frank & Mary Ham Lair

George 15 Sept 1922 - 29 Sept 1922 15 Da Son of Frank & Mary Ham Lair

Mary Ella Dau. of Frank & Mary Ham Lair 12 Apr 1916 - 25 Sept 1917 1 Yr 5 Mo 13 Da

Thomas Henry Son of Frank & Mary Ham Lair 29 Jan 1912 - 5 Apr 1924 Age 12 Yr 2 Mo 7 Da

Infant (Samuel Theodore) Son of Franklin & Mary Ham Lair

Died 10 Nov 1920 Age 1 Yr (Born 11 Nov 1919)

* LARGE, Bertie Died 30 May 1890 Age 4 Mo

* George W. Died 5 July 1911 Age ca 68 Yr

* Mary Isabel (Hamm) 1 Sept 1897 - 4/5 Aug 1919

LAWS, Edgar S. Died 24 Feb 1877 2 Yr 1 Mo 21 Da Son of J.P. & M.E. Laws

Sallie L. Died 22 Feb 1877 5 Yr 7 Mo 5 Da Dau of J.P. & M.E. Laws

LONG, Jeremy Inf. Son of Edward L. & Terry L. Long Born & Died 7 Sept 1985

LONG, Julia Javan "Bud" 2 Aug 1918 - 13 Dec 1998

LYONS, John W. 12 Oct 1850/8 - 3 Dec 1906 "He died as he lived - - trusting in God"

Albert Roscoe 14 Apr 1876 - 10 Dec 1909 Age 33 Yr 7 Mo 26 Da

* Alva Raymon Died 7 Aug 1906 Age 10 Mo 21 Da

* Lulu Died 30 Mar 1902 Age 28 Yr

Olale Died 2 May 1906 Son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Lyons

* LYONS, Roy Died 29 June 1904 2 Yr 7 Mo 23 Da

LYONS, William Died 24 July 1901 (No tombstone)

* MANSFIELD, Edith Died 19 June 1902 Age 6 Mo

* Floyd Died 18 Mar 1915 Age 21 Yr

MARTIN, Martin H. 6 Dec 1848 - 8 Apr 1919

Folka Ubben 24 Aug 1862 - 10 Oct 1926 Wife of Martin H. Martin

Bertha 1896 - 1899 Dau of M.H. & Folka Martin

Child of M.H. & Folka Martin Died 21 Apr 1900 Age 3 Yr

** Henry 9 July 1884 - 5 Oct 1918 Son of M.H. & Folka Martin

Lena 1895 - 1896 Dau of M.H. & Folka Martin

Mary 1892 - 1895 Dau of M.H. & Folka Martin

Minnie 1883 - 1885 Dau of M.H. & Folka Martin

Vena 1887 - 1887 Dau of M.H. & Folka Martin

MCCURDY, Infant Died 28 Aug 1884 Age 26 Da Son of R.L. & M.M. McCurdy

* MCDEVITT, Henry Died 15 May 1914 Age 82 Yr

MELTON, Ellen 1848 - 1918

William G. Died 11 Feb 1891 41 Yr 9 Mo 5 Da

MICHENER, Wilson 23 Mar 1812 - 12 Dec 1888 Age 77 Yr

Eliza Jane Ashbaugh Wife of _____ Sevier Dau. of Christopher Ashbaugh Wife of Wilson Michener 14 Apr 1830 - 1 Jan 1912 81 Yr 8 Mo 17 Da

MINER, George L. Died 26 Sept 1872 Age 9 Mo 10 Da Son of G.A. & E. Miner

Ida B. Died 15 Sept 1886 Age 15 Yr 7 Mo Dau of G.A. & E.S. Miner

Robert M. 7 Oct 1870 - 1 Apr 1876 Son of Geo. A. & E.S. Miner

William Lee 1923 - 1924 Son of Edgar & Ruby Miner

MOFFETT, James 4 Mar 1822 - 17 Sept 1879

NEVINS, Infant Daughter of Lee & Opal Eldridge Nevins Died 19 Sept 1937

* PETREE, Infant Dau. of Wm. & L. Brown Petree (24 June 1912 ) - Died 26 Jan 1912 Age 2 Da

* REED, Willie Died 13 June 1914 Age 10 Mo

RHEA, John A. 28 Dec 1874 - 29 Oct 1959

Loren A. 5 Apr 1912 - 23 Aug 1987

John Lendelle 3 June 1908 - 12 Oct 1910

Vera LaVeta 6 Jan 1902 - 13 Apr 1910

ROBERTS, Richard Died 21 Oct 1870 46 Yr 2 Mo 22 Da

ROLAND, Christopher Died 5 Sept 1900 Age 75 Yr

Nancy Caroline Died 3 Dec 1867 10 Yr 2 Mo 17 Da Dau of A. & S. Roland

ROULAND, Alexander 25 Apr 1831 - 27 Apr 1895

Susan (Crank) Shepherd 5 Dec 1840 - 3 Sept 1916 Wife of Alexander Rouland

Elijah 20 Dec 1876 - 23 Jan 1904 Son of Alex. & Susan Rouland

Clark Died 23 Aug 1891 Age 1 Mo 9 Da Son of E. & A.M. Rouland

Elma A. Died 29 Nov 1886 Dau of W.P. & R.A. Rouland

Mary Hines Edwards Died 22 Nov 1926 73 Yr 8 Mo 7 Da

Sarah A. Died 25 Mar 1872 44 Yr 2 Mo 7 Da Wife of A. Rouland

William L. 2 Apr 1856 - 14 Jan 1929 Age 72 Yr 9 Mo 12 Da

ROULAND, Jane R. (Hines) Dau. of Isaac & Cyntha Boyer Hines Wife of Wm. Rouland 15 Mar 1853 - 22 Nov 1926

ROULAND, Maude 5 Nov 1883 - 20 Nov 1903 Wife of J.O. Rouland

* ROULAND, Sarah Elizabeth (Miner) 1897 - 1924 Wife of Walter Rouland (From Obituary)

ROULAND, William 1856 - 1912

* RYNDERS, Amos Theodore Son of Lendell & Evelyn Crawford Rynders 21 June 1938 - 25 June 1938

* Isiah 30 July 1860 - 23 Aug 1910 Age 50 Yr 24 Da

* Bertha May 1888 - 1905

SANSAM, Henry 18 May 1822 - 21 Jan 1890

SANSAM, Amy Fountain 29 Oct 1823 - 31 Oct 1893 Wife of Henry Sansam

Horace Lincoln 28 June 1863 - 29 June 1912

Rosa May (Dodd) 5 July 1883 - 18 May 1904

* SEVIER, Nathan Died 5 June 1907 Age 51 Yr

Eliza McNay 30 June 1858 - 20 Jan 1900 Wife of N.S. Sevier

William Annanias 2 Oct 1880 - 10 May 1901 Son of N.S. & E. Sevier

** Guy Sanders 27 Dec 1930 Pvt. Ill. Med. Dept.

Ruth Beatrice 26 May 1894 - 26 Aug 1895

SEYMOUR, Jack Died 11 Sept 1892 41 Yr 4 Mo 20 Da

Mary 17 Nov 1848 - 29 Apr 1932 Wife of J. Seymour

SHEPHERD, Clara B. 18 July 1878 - 8 May 1899

STANBERY, John R. 13 Sept 1929 - 13 Sept 1929 (From death certificate - No stone)

STILLWELL, James S. 21 Feb 1871 - 23 Jan 1965

Sarah Matilda (Dennis) 1 Nov 1874 - 22 July 1954 Wife of James S. Stillwell

John L. 1912 - 1912 Age 7 Wks

Lucy Jane 21 Apr 1909 - 12 Feb 1913 Dau of James & Sarah Stillwell

Ralph Thomas (5 May) 1920 - 1920 (5 Dec) Son of James & Sarah Stillwell

STILLWELL, Leonard M. Son of Carl Stillwell 17 Aug 1911 - 24 Sept 1913 2 Yr 1 Mo 6 Da

* STOOPS, Ellen Elizabeth (Hart) 19 Dec 1859 - 15 Apr 1909 Wife of J.W. Stoops

STURGISS, George 21 Aug 1879 - 25 Feb 187_ Son of W.E. & . Sturgiss

THOMPSON, William E. Died 28 Aug 1893 52 Yr 6 Mo 25 Da

Nelly Dau. of Wm. E. & Elvira Thompson 15 Jan 1881 - 27 May 1882 Age 1 Yr 4 Mo

* Sam I. Son of William Thompson 1873 - Died 21 Aug 1924 Age 51 Yr

TRAMEL, Sampson E. 9 Apr 1856 - 1 Feb 1890

* TUCKER, Nena Died 10 Dec 1903 Age 5 Wks Dau of Wm. & Dolly Tucker

VANITER, Samuel Died 12 Feb 1878 Age 12 Yr 8 Mo (No tombstone)

WANN, Mrs. Charles Died Dec 1891

Infant of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Wann Died Dec 1891

WHITE, Caroline (Woolsey) Bridges Dau. of Amos & Eunice Woolsey Wife of (1) Willis Bridges Wife of (2) Hiram White 22 Feb 1854 - 22 Jan 1929

* Hiram 1855 - 1922 (From Obituary)

WITHERBEE, Alma Irene 28 Jan 1925 - 22 Jan 1926 Dau of Elizabeth Witherbee

William H. Died 3 Dec 1880 48 Yr 8 Mo 3 Da

Elizabeth L. (Wood) 25 May 1836 - 30 Mar 1905 Wife of William H.

WITHERBEE, Anna E. Died 1 Mar 1891 20 Yr 7 Mo 8 Da Dau of W.H. & E.L. Witherbee

Mary A. Dwyer Died 3 May 1898 2 Yr 3 Mo 15 Da Dau of W.H. & E.L. Witherbee

William Wood 27 Aug 1859 - 7 Oct 1917 Son of Hosea Witherbee

Lena A. Wood 1881 - 1941 Wife of William W.

* WHITLOCK, Eliza Ann (Boyer) Gilpin Wife of James R. Whitlock Dau. of James Boyer 5 Mar 1838 - 4 Jan 1925 Age 86 Yr 8 Mo 29 Da

James R. 19 Feb 1883 - 11 Aug 1913 Son of William Whitlock

WOOD, Sarah Mariah Wood 20 Feb 1863 - 27 Mar 1947 Wife of John Eli Wood Dau. of Charles L. & Mariah Wood

* Joel Blinn Son of John E. & Sarah Wood 17 July 1901 - 14 Jan 1917 15 Yr 5 Mo 28 Da

* Ben Onia 10 Sept 1891 - 13 Mar 1916 Son of John E. & Sarah Wood

* James 30 Sept 1887 - 24 Apr 1959 Son of John E. & Sarah Wood

* John Eli Son of James & Anna Sperry Wood 31 July 1865 - 17 Jan 1919 Age 53 Yr 5 Mo 4 Da

WYLDER, Margaret 6 Dec 1877 - 10 Dec 1878 Dau of P.R. & S.A. Wylder

UNKNOWN, Ruth (Small stone behind church with "Ruth scratched on it.)

* VANITER, Sam Died 12 Feb 1878 Age 12 Yr 8 Mo




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