Smith Cemetery, Concord Township Morgan County Illinois



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Smith Cemetery
Morgan County Illinois
Concord Township T16N R11W 3rdPM
NW¼, Section 23

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



This long neglected burial ground is easily confused with Mr. Vernon Cemetery which is also known as Smith Cemetery and Morris Chapel Cemetery. Mt. Vernon Cemetery is about three miles northwest of this Smith Cemetery. Persons interested in Smith Cemetery burials should also refer to the interments made in Angel Cemetery which is less than a mile northwest of Smith Cemetery. Smith Cemetery is in the northwest quarter of Section 23 in Township 16 N Range 11 W. The site of Smith Cemetery is indicated by a cemetery symbol on page 121 of "Atlas Map of Morgan County, Illinois, 1872." When Byron E. Gish of rural Route One, Beardstown, visited Smith Cemetery on March 1, 1977 to obtain the following tombstone readings, he found the cemetery in bad condition with the markers knocked over and scattered.


* = No Stone Found
** = Soldier

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


Clark, Elizabeth Born ? 1858 - 8 June 1888 Wife of A. C. Clark
(She was a daughter of Abraham and Zannah S. Richardson Goodpasture. Albert C. Clark married Lizzie A. Goodpasture on June 29, 1876 in Morgan County. She was probably his second wife as an Albert C. Clark had married Mary Harvey in Morgan County on July 4, 1872. An Albert C. Clark married Lizzie Rainwater in Morgan County on Feb. 11, 1880.)


Gish, James Died 2 July 1875 Age 29 Yr 2 Mo 8 Da (James Gish married Elizabeth Smith in Morgan County on June 12, 1873.)

Goodpasture, Zannah S. 10 Mar 1824 - 7 Apr 1897 Wife of Abram Goodpasture (Abraham Goodpasture married Zannah S. Richardson in Morgan County on July 29, 1857. Abraham Goodpasture is buried in nearby Mt. Vernon Cemetery, also known as Smith Cemetery and Morris Chapel Cemetery. For a long obituary of Abraham Goodpasture see the listing of Mt. Vernon Cemetery.)

Heitzenreder, Daisy E. 23 Feb 1879 - 28 Oct 1902 Wife of J. C. Heitzenreder (On March 28, 1895, Daisy Jackson was married to Jacob Heitzenreder in Jacksonville by Justice of the peace Jeremiah Pierson. Register of Marriage, Book 2, shows that Russian - should it read Prussian? - native Jacob Heitzenrider, a 26 year old farmer living at Arcadia, was a son of Henry and Katie Hill Heitzenrider. The book also shows that Daisy Jackson of Arcadia was 17 years of age, a daughter of Thomas and Nancy Roberts Jackson. Daisy was born in Morgan County. Obituary

Heitzenreder, Male Infant Born Jacksonville, died age 1 Mo 17 Da. (Died 27 Apr 1902, buried in Grace Chapel Cemetery, Arcadia. Is this the same cemetery as above?

Long, Lenora 21 May 1880 - 10 Jan 1883 Dau of F. & E. Long

Richardson, Margaret M. Died 11 Feb 1848 Age 9 Da Dau of L.D. & M. Richardson

Richardson, Thomas Son of L.D. & M. Richardson (remainder is buried)

Smith, Cathrine Died 17 Apr 1867 Age 3 Yr 5 Mo 20 Da Dau of W. & N. Smith

Smith, Nancy Died 22 Aug 1869 Age 1 Yr 11 Mo 23 Da Dau of W. & N. Smith

Smith, Dewella 23 July 1898 - 24 Sept 1898 Dau of D. & L. Smith

Smith, Susan M. 7 June 1853 - 6 Jan 1883 Wife of William Smith (She was a daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Smith Goodpasture. Her parents are buried in nearby Mt. Vernon Cemetery, also known as Smith Cemetery and Morris Chapel Cemetery.)

Smith, Infant Daughter of W. & M. Smith Died 12 Oct 1872

Smith, Nancy 11 Aug 1825 - 18 Nov 1878 Age 53 Yr Wife of William Smith (Formerly Mrs. Nancy Ratliff, her maiden name was Nancy Rubart. She was born in Sangamon Co., Illinois.)

Smith, William A. 11 Dec 1812 - 28 Feb 1895 (Biography - page 750 of "History of Morgan County, Illinois, 1878") Obituary




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