Carter Cemetery, Lynnville Township Morgan County Illinois

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Carter Cemetery
Morgan County Illinois
Lynnville Township T14N R11W 3rdPM
NE¼-SE¼, Section 8

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

This tiny family cemetery is located in a timbered area nearly 1½ miles southeast of Lynnville. No road or path leads to the burials, which are less than ½ mile north of the Morgan-Scott county line. Legal description of the cemetery site is in the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 8 in township 14 N Range 11 W. The tombstones, none of which are standing, are scattered over an area of about 20 feet square. The area is densely covered with thorn trees and wild berry bushes. In addition to the tombstones listed below, there are several remnants with partial inscriptions. The compilers are grateful to Mr. Clifford Thaxton of Jacksonville who discovered the cemetery while hunting mushrooms and who served as guide to the site, and to landowners Mr. & Mrs. Jack McNeely, who granted permission to visit the cemetery.

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

Name Birth Death Other or Notes Veteran? Donated By Obit?
Carter, John 56 Yr 3 Oct 1847 (This John Carter was born in West Virginia
and came to Morgan County in the spring
of 1827, locating on a farm near Lynnville
where he spent the remainder of his life.)
Carter, Nancy 56 Yr July 1849 Wife of J. Carter
(This tombstone is broken into several pieces.)
Carter, Nancy 25 Yr 11 Mo 5 Da 29 Jan 1857 Wife of John Carter
(This Nancy Carter was the first wife
of John Carter who was the second son
of John and Nancy Carter. This Nancy
Carter's husband was born in West Virginia
on Sept. 20, 1822.
In 1851 he formed a co-partnership in
a mercantile business in Lynnville. In 1866 he
moved to Jacksonville and went into the drug
and hardware business on the public square,
at the corner of West State Street.)
Carter, Mary A. 2 Yr Sept 1851 Dau of J. & N. Carter      
Foot Stone: J.H.C.            

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