Weeks Cemetery, Concord-Meredosia Township Morgan County Illinois



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Weeks Cemetery
Morgan County Illinois
Concord-Meredosia Township, T16N-R12W-3PM
NW¼NE¼, Section 19

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Transcription by members of the Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society


Weeks Cemetery is atop the bluffs directly east of Meredosia, on a line with Illinois Route 104. This highway makes an abrupt turn southward at the bottom of the same bluff on which Weeks Cemetery is located. The cemetery cannot be seen from the highway because the tombstones are slightly below the crest of the bluff, on the opposite side from the highway. Weeks Cemetery is perched on an exceptionally steep bluff behind some farm buildings and above an artificial spring fed pond. The cemetery is not fenced and is free of brush. It does have some trees. While standing in the cemetery it is possible to see the Chambersburg tower and the village of Meredosia, as well as parts of Morgan, Pike, Brown and Cass Counties. The cemetery is located in the northern half of Section 19 of Township 16 N Range 12 W and is three miles east of Meredosia.


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

Name Birth Death Other or Notes Veteran? Donated By Obit?
Bryant, Alpheus 1 Apr 1814 29 Mar 1889 Age 74 Yr 11 Mo 13 Da
(Alpheus Bryant's tombstone shows he was
born April 11, 1814, but his biography on
page 754 of "History of Morgan County,
Illinois, 1878" shows he was born April 11,
1812 in Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont.
He gave up farming there about 1847 and
went to Worcester, Massachusetts, where
he engaged in making iron work on cotton
machines. In 1852 he farmed in New York
state, then went to Wisconsin. In 1860 he
came to Morgan County, Illinois. On May 26,
1861 he married Hannah Weeks, widow of
Washington Weeks.)
     
Bryant, Hannah 78 Yr 11 Mo 24 Da 1 Feb 1890 Wife of A. Bryant
(Miss Hannah Mansfield was born at Laurel Hill,
Pennsylvania. At age two years she moved with
her parents to Ohio where she lived until age 19
years, at which time she moved to Indiana. She
came to Morgan County, Illinois in 1831 during
the summer following the "big snow". Her first
husband was Orvil Bushnel and her second
husband was Washington Weeks. At the time of her
death she was the widow of Alpheus Bryant. Among
her children were Orvil Bushnel, born in 1837 and died of
wounds received during service in the Civil War;
William Weeks, born Feb. 4, 1842; John L. Weeks,
born Dec. 1, 1847; George W. Weeks, born
Nov. 4, 1850; Thomas J. Weeks, born Jan. 14,
1853; and Benjamin Franklin Weeks, born Nov. 8, 1853.
Hannah's death certificate is not recorded in the
Morgan County Court House.)
     
Hudleson, John 44 Yr 4 Mo 22 Da 10 Feb 1871        
Mansfield, Edward
51 Yr 1 Mo 3 Da 10 Feb 1871 (His tombstone was erected by his wife,
Sarah L. Mansfield. His death certificate
is not recorded in the Morgan County
Court House. Page 27 of "Atlas Map of
Morgan County, llinois, 1872" shows that
he was born in Warren County, Indiana
and came to Morgan County, Illinois in 1837.)
     
Weeks, Lena M.
__ Mar 1878 18 Apr. 1878 Dau of T. J. & Mabel L. Weeks      
Weeks, Margaret E. 23 Yr 6 Mo 16 Da 23 Aug 1869 Wife of J. L. Weeks      
Weeks, Raymond T.
30 July 1878 2 Jan 1879 Son of T. J. & Mabel L. Weeks      
Weeks, Washington
57 Yr 11 Mo 15 Da 29 Jan 1858        



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