Woodlawn Cemetery, Orleans-Arnold Township Morgan County Illinois

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Woodlawn Cemetery
aka Huffaker
Morgan County Illinois
Orleans-Arnold Township T15N R9W 3rdPM
SW¼-NE¼, Section 19

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

No known burials remain in this former cemetery, which was used as a burial ground for the family of Michael Huffaker. He received the land patent for this land from the government of the United States of America on March 6, 1824. When the land was sold out of the family many years later the new owner insisted the burials be removed. Those bodies interred in Woodlawn Cemetery were then removed to Jacksonville Diamond Grove Cemetery. A description of Woodlawn Cemetery survives in a Huffaker family history. The cemetery was across the road and south of the house of Michael Huffaker, which he had built himself even making his own bricks. The house is still occupied in 1974. The cemetery was so situated that he could sit on his front porch and see the hallowed ground, which was enclosed by a white fence. An arched gateway, covered with roses, served as the entrance. A large weeping willow tree seemed to protect the several graves with their white tombstones. The cemetery was on high ground just north of the North Fork Mauvaisterre Creek and on the east side of a road. It was about .8 of a mile northeast of Arnold. Legal description of the cemetery site was the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 19 in Township 15 N Range 9 W.

* = No Stone Found
** = Soldier

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

Known Burials Formerly Here: Birth Death Other or Notes Veteran? Donated By Obit?
Grassly, Mary 5 Yr 4 Mo 9 Sept 1878        
Huffaker, Frances Jane (Smith)   April 1883 Wife of Michael Huffaker
(She married Mr. Huffaker in 1834.
She was a grand niece of President James Monroe.)
Huffaker, Jane (Bartleston)   1833 Wife of Michael Huffaker
(She married Mr. Huffaker in
Kentucky in 1822. She died in
the fall of 1833 as a result of giving
birth to their seventh child, Jennie.
Michael & Jane Bartleston were
married 25 July 1822 in Wayne Co.,
Ky. by Henry Tuggle. Surety, William
Bartleston. Jane Bartleston Huffaker is
believed to have been a dau. of Wm. &
Margaret Green Bartleston of Wayne Co., Ky.)
Huffaker, Michael   9 Apr 1883 (He died 2 days before the
death of his second wife, Frances Jane.)

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