Seymour Cemetery, Nortonville Township Morgan County Illinois



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Seymour Cemetery
Morgan County Illinois
Nortonville Township T13N R9W 3rdPM
NE¼-SW¼, Section 11

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


An air of grandeur that is seldom found in a family cemetery marks this burial site. It is also one of the more difficult cemeteries to locate. The cemetery is on a point of land at the junction of two deep gullies. The third side of the cemetery and most logical point of entry is covered by thick brush, berry bushes and thorn trees. It is necessary to approach within a few yards before being able to see the cemetery even though it has some tall and beautiful grave markers. About a dozen of the tombstones listed here were completely buried approximately four inches beneath the surface of the ground. They were dug out of the earth by John Philip Rochester on the day this listing was made (Jan. 12, 1972). Seymour Cemetery is a fifteen minute walk south of the nearest county road and is located in the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 11 in Township 13 N Range 9 W.

* = No Stone
** = Soldier
Words in brackets [ ] or parenthesis ( )are not on stone.

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


ANDERTON, Thomas Died 25 Sept 1877 Age 88 Yr 3 Mo

AUSTIN, Bobby Died 1 July 1873 Age 11 Mo 13 Da Son of E. & N.J. Austin

Infant Died 20 Aug 1870 Age 14 Da Son of E. & M.J. Austin

E. A. 14 Dec 1845 - 6 Aug 1887 Age 41 Yr 7 Mo 22 Da

John 1837 - 1868

Eli 19 Feb 1807 - 21 Feb 1890

Elizabeth 25 Dec 1812 - 5 Jan 1889 Wife of Eli Austin

Onias Died 20 Apr 1856 5 Yr 10 Mo 9 Da Son of E. & E. Austin

AUSTIN, John Sen. Died 15 Aug 1854 Age 73 Yr

Margarett Died 6 Apr 1849 Age 64 Yr Wife of John Austin Sen.

AUSTIN, Nancy Died 13 Aug 1879 34 Yr 5 Mo 9 Da Wife of E. Austin

Sarah 16 Feb 1831 - 20 Dec 1888

Finis Died 2 Dec 1876 Age 24 Yr

* Eli Died 7 Apr 1899 55 Yr 5 Mo 3 Da (From Death Certificate)

** BURK, J. J. Co. H 3rd Ill. Inf.

CHAMBERS, John Died 16 Aug 1898 Age 106 Yr 7 Mo

Nancy Died 27 Jan 1895 Age 82 Yr Wife of John Chambers

Note: Cecil Tendick's daily column in the Jacksonville Journal, "A Glance Into The Past" included the following item on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1972: The 17th of January was the 106th birthday of Uncle John Chambers, who lives near Franklin. It is believed he is the oldest man in the state and his health is yet good."

MANSFIELD, George B. Died 19 Jan 1862 Age 9 Mo 23 Da Son of L.T. & S. Mansfield

SEYMOUR, Bird Died 28 1878 Age 71 Yr Father

Sarah Died 19 Aug 1892 Age 83 Yr 6 Mo 5 Da Mother

SEYMORE, Edwin L. Died 11 Sept 1856 1 Yr 5 Mo 27 Da Son of J.P. & M.A. Seymore

SEYMORE, James 28 Apr 1832 - 6 Oct 1919

Eleanor P. 17 Dec 1831 - 6 Feb 1909 His Wife

Burleigh F. Died 20 Oct 1879 6 Yr 6 Mo 21 Da Son of J. & E.P. Seymour

Patsie Died 14 Feb 1897 Age 41 Yr 4 Da Dau of J. & E.P. Seymour (These 4 graves along with that of Susan Rees are enclosed in an iron fence.)

* SEYMOUR, Guideon Died 25 Dec 1910 Age 72 Yr 9 Mo

SEYMOUR, Sarah Died 1875 Age 35 Yr 1 Mo 12 Da Wife of R.M. Seymour

SEYMOUR, William 26 Mar 1838 - 25 Feb 1910

Lucy Ann 18 Feb 1843 - 6 Jan 1895 His Wife

STURGIS, James B. Died 18 Mar 1867 72 Yr 3 Mo 8 Da

Mary Died 8 Aug 1853 61 Yr 1 Mo 18 Da Wife of J.B. Sturgis

William Died 9 July 1855 Age 29 Yr 6 Mo Son of J.B. & M. Sturgis

STURGIS, John R. Died 6 Apr 1896 79 Yr 8 Mo 25 Da

Nancy Died 9 Jan 1881 64 Yr 8 Mo 24 Da Wife of J.R. Sturgis

George W. Died 3 July 1847 1 Yr 6 Mo 3 Da Son of J. & N. Sturgis

James B. Died 7 Nov 1861 20 Yr 7 Mo 25 Da Son of J. & N. Sturgis

Thomas I. 15 Dec 1849 - 12 July 1870 Son of J. R. & Nancy Sturgis

VANNOTE, Elizabeth Died 10 Apr 1851 Age 35 Yr Wife of C. VanNote

WOOD, Martha M. 12 Jan 1883 - 19 Aug 1884 Dau of T.M. & M.H. Wood



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