Angel Cemetery,Concord Township Morgan County Illinois

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Angel Cemetery
Morgan County Illinois
Concord Township T16N R11W 3PM
NW¼, Section 23

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Cemetery transcription by members of the Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society
Byron E. Gish

Only a few fallen tombstones remain at the site of this abandoned rural cemetery midway between Concord and Arcadia. It is located in the extreme northwest corner of Section 23 in Township 16 N Range 11 W. On page 121 of "Atlas Map of Morgan County, Illinois, 1872" the burial site is marked by a cemetery symbol. When "Plat Book of Morgan County, Illinois, 1894" was published the cemetery's site was not indicated. Angel Cemetery is slightly less than a mile northwest of abandoned Smith Cemetery, also located in Section 23. The tombstone readings listed here were made March 1, 1977 by Byron E. Gish of Rural Route One, Beardstown.

Name Birth Death Other or Notes Veteran? Donated By Obit?
Angel, Elizabeth 72 Yrs 4 Mo 12 Mar 1873 w/o George Angel      
Angel, George   22 May 1850/6 Veteran Yes    
Angel, Infant Age 12 ? 18 Da 2 Feb 1853 Infant Son of J. & S. Angel
(John Angel married Susan Smith
in Morgan County on Jan. 4, 1844)
Angel, Thomas 8 Yr 20 Da 5 Aug 1833 s/o G. & E. Angel      
Footstone:, F. A. ?Gish     (Byron E. Gish remembers seeing Gish
tombstones in this cemetery
about 1950, but they had disappeared
by 1977.)
Gish, Unknown            
Ratliff, Elizabeth 4 Wks 3 May 1843 d/o R. & N. Ratliff      
Ratliff, Infant 4 Wks 19 Aug 1851 Infant Son of R. & E. Ratliff      
Ratliff, Nancy 25 Yr 28 Da 12 Apr 1843 w/o Robert Ratliff
(Robert Ratliff married
Elender Martin in Morgan County
on Nov. 15, 1843, and a Robert
Ratliff married Sarah Carter
in Morgan County on Dec. 10, 1856.)
Ratliff, Nancy J. 5 Yr 11 Mo 8 Da 19 Dec 1850 d/o R. & E. Ratliff      
Russell, Infant   1 Oct 1860 Infant Daughter of W.G. & M. Russell      
Russell, Richard or Richford 2 Yr 10 Mo 18 Da 28 Feb 1857 s/o W.G. & M. Russell      
Russell, William G. 31 Yr 3 Mo 16 Da 1 M ? 1863 (William G. Russell married
Mary Angel in Morgan County
on March 31, 1853.
The ceremony was performed
by Rev. Frederick Bridgeman.)
Silcox, David H. 3 Yr 4 Mo 25 Da 27 Nov 1861 s/o J.H. & C. Silcox
(The parents of this child, James H. Silcox Sr.,
born in Morgan County Nov. 26, 1834
and died Oct. 24, 1917, and his wife,
Elizabeth C. Gish Silcox, are buried
in Concord Cemetery. The following
biography of James H. Silcox
appears on page 749 of "History
of Morgan County, Illinois., 1878:
SILCOX, James H., farmer, Sec. 23,
Post Office Concord; was born in
Jacksonville, Nov. 26, 1834
(his mother's maiden name was
Minnie Reese); married Miss Elizabeth
C. Gish, born in Iowa on May 26, 1843.
Date of marriage was Jan. 18, 1857.
Had eight children: David Henry,
July 2, 1858, died 1862;
Charles Franklin, Oct. 25, 1862;
William Edward, nov. 23, 1864;
Robert Lincoln, Jan. 24, 1866;
Jane Isabelle, Oct. 18, 1868;
Chester Florence, Feb. 28, 1871;
Lilly May, Jan. 14, 1875; James
Henry, Feb. 4, 1878; . . .
during the Civil War James was a
deputy provost marshal at Beardstown.)
Smith, Sarah A. 20 Yr 11 Mo 15 Oct 1845 w/o William Smith
(Sarah Ann Vanderbilt married William
W. Smith in Morgan County on
Sept. 27, 1842. Her name on the
marriage license is practically
illegible, but her maiden name is
given on page 750 of "History
of Morgan County, Illinois, 1878"
in a biography of her husband.
Sarah Ann was the mother of
one child, James A. Smith,
born Sept. 6, 1845.)
Wilson, John E. 7 Yr 5 Da 25 Nov 1843 s/o D. & R. Wilson      

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