Cemetery transcription by members of the Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society
The name "Wood Cemetery" is given arbitrarily as no land record has been found pertaining to this burial ground, and the Wood tombstone appears to mark the earliest burial to be found here. The site is in a wooded area about 300 yards north of U.S. Route 67 and Illinois Route 104, on the west side of a country road, and south of Mauvaisterre Creek. Situated northwest of Jacksonville, the legal description is in the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 10 Township 15 N Range 11 W. The tombstone inscriptions listed here were recorded several years ago by Walter R. Sanders of Litchfield and are used here through his courtesy.
* = No Stone Found
** = Soldier
Words in brackets [ ] or parenthesis ( )are not on stone.
|Name||Birth||Death||Other or Notes||Veteran?||Donated By||Obit?|
BARR, Esther J. Died 18 Sep 1850 aged 10 Mo 18 Da Dau of O.P. & S.A. Barr
Henry Died 10 Dec 1856 aged 1 Yr 9 Mo 10 Da Son of O.P. & S.A. Barr
CARTER, Jane Died 27 Feb 1864 aged 63 Yr 29 Da Wife of R.P. Carter
John Civil War, Army, Sgt. Co. D, 101st ill. Vol. Inf.
Died 20 Aug 1863 aged 29 Yr 3 Da
RATLIFF, Mary J. Died 3 Mar 1854 aged 6 Mo 5 Da Dau of H. & M. Ratliff
Sarah E. Died 29 Feb 1854 aged 6 Mo Dau of H. & M. Ratliff
(Sarah & Mary J. are twins)
WOOD, Ellen Died 29 Mar 1847 aged 20 Yr 2 Mo Wife of Thos. Wood
Footstones here are marked: HWB, SER, WJR, JC, JHC
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