Craig Cemetery, Woodson Township
Cemetery transcription by members of the Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society
Words in brackets [ ] or parenthesis ( )are not on stone.
A tall gray tombstone is the most prominent feature of this neglected cemetery situated on a knoll in a thin timber near the southeast extremity of Lake Jacksonville. Legal description of the cemetery is in the southeast quarter of Section 13 in Township 14 N Range 10 W. Oak Ridge South School was formerly a short distance south of the site. The cemetery is unfenced. Nearly all of the tombstones listed here are broken. About half of the tombstones were completely covered but were unearthed during a "probe and dig" search by Mrs. Dimmitt (Grace) Trotter, Don Cully and his young son, Stuart, and Robert W. Dalton. This Craig Cemetery reading corrects some errors that are listed on page 11 of "A Guide To Cemeteries Of Morgan County, Illinois, Volume One". This Craig Cemetery should not be confused with the Craig Cemetery southeast of Lynnville
|Name||Birth||Death||Other or Notes||Veteran?||Donated By||Obit?|
CRAIG, Hugh Died 7 Sept 1844 Age 40 Yr 6 Mo
Edward Died 30 Mar 1883 75 Yr 6 Mo "Our Father"
Mary A. Died 20 Aug 1879 68 Yr 3 Mo "Our Mother"
(Mary Ann's death certificate shows that she was born at Henderson, Kentucky and that she died
at age 68 years 3 months and 8 days. The large gray granite tombstone of Mary Ann and her
husband, Edward, is the most prominent feature of the cemetery and is nearly the only tombstone
Ann E. Died 9 Sept 1839 Age 1 Yr 9 Da Dau of E. & M.A. Craig
James G. Died 19 Sept 1858 Age 17 Yr 13 Da Son of E. & M.A. Craig
Mrs. E. A. Died 24 Oct 1854 36 Yr 8 Mo 1 Da Dau of D. McAfee
Maria S. Died 10 Jan 1892 Wife of J. Craig
Lena 24 July 1881 - 3 Aug 1881 Dau of A.P. & D.B. Craig
Olive Anna Bell Died 8 Nov 1876 Age 1 Yr 9 Mo Dau of L.A. & D.S. Craig
Eliza J. Died 23 Feb 1871 32 Yr 6 Mo 16 Da Wife of James W. Craig
"Jesus can make a dying bed
Feel as soft as downy pillows are
While on his breast I lean my head
And breathe my life out sweetly there."
Laura Died 1 June 1887 18 Yr 2 Mo 6 Da Dau of J.W. & E.J. Craig
Mable Died 6 Jan 1877 11 Yr 23 Da Dau of J.W. & E.J. Craig
James Died 16 Oct 1875 Age 68 Yr 27 Da "Our Father"
James A native of Augusta Co., Va
(This tombstone is broken off. Another remnant reads "died March 17, 1855 aged
78 years 6 months" but possibly they do not belong together.)
Ann Died 9 Aug 1849 73 Yr 8 Mo 28 Da Wife of James Craig
(This tombstone was dug out after being completely buried)
FLATFORD, Louise Died 15 May 1865 47 Yr 3 Mo 1 Da Wife of N. Flatford
FORD, Louise Died 15 May 1865 Age 47 Yr 3 Mo 1 Da Wife of Emil Ford
POE, John W. Died 13 Apr 1854 23 Yr 8 Mo
WILSON, Anna E. Died (Illegible) 1872 (broken) Dau of J. & M.S. Craig
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