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Clark County, Illinois Cemeteries


Cemetery Locations

Clark County Cemeteries

Auburn Cemetery photosign

Auburn Township, Clark County, Illinois Google map/street view

This cemetery has a lot of unmarked graves. We have revised the record by adding information found in death certificates and death records from the court-house records. Some of the erected stones has one date and the certificates has another. * means from death records; ( ) giving State from which the parents were born or from.

Cemetery Inscriptions published 1972 (that differ or are not found in site visit below)

Bradley, Lawrence A. s/o W.H.& L.A.  Dec 27, 1892 - Nov 11, 1893
Bradley, Mary E. d/o W.H. & L.A.     Mar 23, 1888 - June 22,l889

Coons, (Carrie Iola                  June 28,1894 - Jan 10, 1897 -  2y 6m 12d
Coons, (Ola Estell                   Aug 31, 1895 - Sept 2, 1895 -        20d
       Children of Mary C. Coons
Coons, Mary E. w/o Rev.W.S.          Apr 19, 1872 - Feb 23, 1906 - 33y 10m 5d

Hicks, Luther                        1886-1963
Hicks, Minta                         l885-1952
       2 graves, no stone, with flowers in same row with Hicks

Mc Nary, Jay, s/o G.W. & Susann      Mar 19, 1884 - July 19, 1886
Mc Nary, Ethel, d/o G. W. &. Susann  Mar 14, 1888 - Ju1y 10, 1890
Mc Nary, H.B. Co.G. 123 Ill. Inf.    Nov  3, 1839 - Feb  9, 1894 - 54y 3m 7d

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photoheadstone Batey, Edward Elston "Father"          28 Apr 1906 -  6 Jul 1969
photoheadstone Batey, Ruth Bradley "Mother"           14 Sep 1907 -  6 Dec 1991
photoheadstone Batey, Infant d/o E & R                               7 Jan 1939

photoheadstone Bradley group
photoheadstone Bradley, George R.                     27 May 1866 - 11 Jul 1945
photoheadstone Bradley, Cora E.                       14 Dec 1868 - 25 Apr 1960     (nee Coons)
photoheadstone Bradley, Cecile May                    28 Feb 1895 -  8 Jan 1897
photoheadstone Bradley, Mildred Irene                 29 Dec 1897 - 10 Dec 1926

photoheadstone Bradley, I. Frank                      30 Sep 1901 - 14 Oct 1974
photoheadstone Bradley, Ira Francis PFC US Army WWII  30 Sep 1901 - 14 Oct 1974
photoheadstone Bradley, Katherine                      8 Nov 1905 - 24 Mar 1976     (nee Krauter)

photoheadstone Bradley, Leslie L.                     23 Jul 1903 - 20 Jul 1982
photoheadstone Bradley, Marie A.                      16 Sep 1913 -  7 Mar 1988     (nee Shotts)

photoheadstone Bradley, Lillian Maude                 15 Nov 1908 - 27 Jun 2000

photoheadstone Bradley, Wm. Henry                            1855 - 1947
photoheadstone Bradley, Louisa Alice                         1864 - 1946
photoheadstone Bradley, Edith M. d/o W.H.& L.         24 Nov 1895 - 27 Sep 1910  aged 14y 8m 3d
photoheadstone Batey, Bradley & Hix group
photoheadstone Hix, Norris H.                          3 Oct 1905 - 16 Oct 1981
photoheadstone Hix, Dorothy E.                        18 May 1906 -  2 Oct 1996     (nee Bradley)

photoheadstone Coons, Lawrence                               1905 - 1909
photoheadstone Coons, Jacob A.                               1880 - 1971
photoheadstone Coons, Hattie A.                              1883 - 1950

photoheadstone McNary, Chester R.                     27 Oct 1895 - 30 Jan 1976
photoheadstone McNary, Ada A.                         26 Mar 1899 - 22 Feb 1992
photoheadstone McNary, S. Allen                              1874 - 1960
photoheadstone McNary, Cora R.                               1878 - 1912
photoheadstone McNary, Sarah C.                              l827 - 1905
photoheadstone McNary, Stephen D. Illinois Pvt.U.S.Army           -  9 Jan 1919
photoheadstone McNary, William                         7 Sep 1861 - 12 Sep 1939
photoheadstone McNary, Ella D.                        16 Jul l862 - 26 Dec 1948

Baird-Barr Cemetery

Martinsville Township, Clark County, Illinois

Section 20; T 10 N; R 13 W

located about 2 miles south, and 1/4 mile east of town. Copied from gravestones by Don Keller and Steve Cline, college students of Martinsville, March 1972. Typed by Ellen Rowe Zschau

McNary. T. B.      no dates  123rd Ill. Inf.

Ridgelawn Cemetery photosign

sometimes referred to as Kettering Graveyard.

Located about one-fourth mile northeast of the edge of the town of Martinsville, Clark County, Illinois.

Section 5; T-10-N; R-13-W

This material researched and prepared by Don Keller, Steve Cline and David Murphy--college students of Martinsville, Illinois. Typed February of 1972 by Ellen Zschau.

The oldest marked grave seems to be that of the year old infant daughter Sarah Jane, of William and Sarah (Fasig) Taggart. The Fasigs. Snavelys and a few other families had left Lebanon County. Pennsylvania, in the 1830's, headed westward, settled for a few years in Richland County, Ohio, and then had come by covered wagon to Clark County in the mid 1800's. The land where the cemetery is located was a part of the original Fasig holdings, and was later sold to the Ketteririgs.

Cemetery Inscriptions published 1972 (that differ or are not found in site visit below)

McNary, Helen F.                                 1907 - 1932

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photoheadstone Doak, Sallie E                                1850 - 1932
photoheadstone Doak, Dr. William                             1843 - 1936
photoheadstone Doak, Weber                                   1877 - 1936

photoheadstone Lindsey, Sallie                               1864 - 1946           Aunt Sarah McNary

photoheadstone McNary, Charles L.                            1864 - 1946
photoheadstone McNary, Jane                                  1875 - 1947
photoheadstone McNary, Virginia                      July 4, 1894 -                (Sister  - neither ever married
photoheadstone McNary, Golden                        Apr 26, 1896 -                (Brother [error - see 1920 census]
photoheadstone McNary, Virginia E.                   July 4, 1894 - Jul 11, 1986   /headstones in
photoheadstone McNary, J. Golden                     Apr 26, 1896 - Nov  5, 1972   \two locations
photoheadstone photoheadstone McNary, Everett J.                 Mar  6, 1903 - Aug  2, 1997   US Army World War II
photoheadstone McNary, M. Idella                     Dec 17, 1911 - Dec 29, 1989
photoheadstone McNary, Fairy Lilly                   Nov  7, 1908 - Feb 28, 1924   dau of C.L. & Jane McNary
photoheadstone Smoot, Martha                                 1841 - 1928           Illinois Death Index:  1928-02-22

photoheadstone McNary, William D.                            1888 - 1943
photoheadstone McNary, Tilla M.                              1902 - 1996

Martinsville City Cemetery photosign

Martinsville, Clark County, Illinois

Section 7; Original Town T 10 N; R 13 W

This is the oldest cemetery in Martinsville Township. The first burials were members of the Chancellor and Montgomory families, in the north end of the graveyard. Earliest burial recorded here is that of Polly Ann, daughter of J. and R. Chancellor in 1834, gravestone still standing and legible, July, 1972.

In about 1950, Miss Lottie Lafferty, a Martinsville genealogist, researched and prepared a list of burials in this cemetery, she being nearly eighty years of age at the time.

A plot of the cemetery was prepared by Miss Lottie´s father, John Fletcher Lafferty, in 1913 and is still legible. It is of help in locating graves, but has not been reconciled with the cemetery list of burials.

Credit for most of the work in preparing this list should go to Miss Lafferty. Additional research in 1972 has been done by Steve Cline, Miss Valerie Williams and Mrs. Ellen Zschau. The alphabetioal arrangement preliminary work was done by Mrs. Mazie Garver, and final arrangement by Ellen Zschau, July 1972.

Cemetery Inscriptions published 1972 (that differ or are not found in site visit below)

McNary, Charles                               1794 - Oct. 1, 1878 - 84y
McNary, Rachel, w/o C                         1799 - Sep. 2, 1877 - 78y
McNary, James W.                              1833 - Jan. 2, 1873 - 40y
McNary, Kate, w/o Dr. C. B.                   1838 - Jan 23, 1875 - 37y 5m 5d

McNary, Lydia A. Milligan, 1st w/o WH             d. Sep 23, 1863 - 31y 14d
        (d/o Thomas & Sarah Bennett Milligan)

McNary, Lettie Busby Newman, 2nd w/o B        1862 - 1923
        (she was married 1st to Wm A. Newman, buried at Ridgelawn.)
McNary, Nellie, d/o J&E            b. Mar 17, 1885          14 y
McNary, Infant s/o J&M                            d. Aug 13, 1859
McNary, Infant s/o J&M                            d. Jun 15, 1865
McNary, George E., s/o J&M                        d. Sep 15, 1861 -  1y 2m 1d

MILLIGAN, W. H., son -- govt stone--no dates--Co. A 19th Iowa Inf.

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photoheadstone unknown headstone

photoheadstone McNary family group
photoheadstone McNary family stone
photoheadstone McNary, Dr. W. H.                             1821 - 1898
photoheadstone McNary, Mrs. M. V.                            1846 - 1906        2nd w/o WH
photoheadstone McNary, Clement, s/o WH & LA                       - 29 Mar 1864 aged  1y 8m 13d
photoheadstone McNary, Wm. Chesse, s/o Dr.WH & MV            1874 - 1877
photoheadstone group
photoheadstone McNary, Ebenezer                              1855 - 1923        "Father"        (w/ Cornelia Cline, buried in Ohio)

photoheadstone group
photoheadstone McNary, Herschel V.                           l86l - 1929        s/o WH&LA
photoheadstone McNary, Mary J. 1st w/o H.V. McNary                - 26 Dec 1900 aged 40y    18d
photoheadstone Bedwell, Clara McNary                         1874 - 1955
        (Note: w/o HV was Clara Jaco, who later married a Bedwell)

photoheadstone group
photoheadstone McNary, Sallie Randal, w/o Byron McNary            -  7 Apr 1899 aged 39y  7m 3d  1st w/o B

photoheadstone McNary, Byron                                      - 16 Oct 1931 aged 71y 11m 1d  s/o WH&LA

photoheadstone Randall, Wm. H.                               1834 - 1917
photoheadstone Randall, Nancy J.                             1837 - 1911
photoheadstone Randall, Kora d/o WH &                             - Jan   aged
        (Mary J. and Sallie were d/o Henry & Nancy Lee Randall,
        Herschel and Byron were sons of WH & Lydia Milligan McN.
        --brothers married sisters)

photoheadstone McNary, Bert                            1 Feb 1885 - 17 May 1925  "W.M.A." "B.P.O.E." s/o Eb
photoheadstone McNary, Jennie                          2 Jan 1886 - 15 Apr 1974                      Beabout, w/o Bert

photoheadstone Milligan, Thomas                                   - Feb. 2, 1887 - 82y 10m 27d
photoheadstone Milligan, Sarah A. Bennett, wife                   - May  2, 1880 - 73y  3m  9d

Island Grove Cemetery photosign

Martinsville Township, Clark County, Illinois

Section 35; T 10 N; R 13 W

About 1/2 mile northwest of St. Paul Cty.

3-1/4 miles southeast of Martinsville city limits (fairgrounds) to site of South Center Elementary School. Then south one mile to the church and cemetery.

Cemetery Inscriptions published 1972 (that differ or are not found in site visit below)

Hix, John H.                           1843 - June 19, 1888 - 45y 1m 10d
Hix, Dovey E., d/o JD&SF                    d Nov  30, 1884 -     3m 24d
Hix, Presley A., son "                      d Nov   8, 1878 -     6m

McNary, Claudy O., s/o John & Jane

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photoheadstone Hix, Henry V.                        July  5, 1868 - July 28, 1938 Father
photoheadstone Hix, Rose M. Tucker                  Oct. 17, 1871 - Apr. 26, 1938 Mother

photoheadstone Hix, James M.                        July 31, 1827 - Dec.  9, 1877
photoheadstone Hix, Lucinda C.                      Nov. 10, 1832 - June  4, 1882 his wife (Brakeville)
photoheadstone Hix, W. John                                  1858 - Dec  13, 1877 aged 18y 4m 20d
photoheadstone Hix, James M.                                 1862 - 1885

photoheadstone Hix, Malinda Roberts                          1877 - 1962

photoheadstone grouping
photoheadstone Hix, Harry E., s/o BF&SM             Apr.  2, 1903 - May 12, 1903
photoheadstone middle stone
photoheadstone Hix, Infant of BF&SM                 born and died   Jan 23, 1902

photoheadstone Hix, Charles A.                               1883 - 1936
photoheadstone Hix, Sarah L. (Mc Nary)                       1886 - 1973
photoheadstone Hix, Jessie E.                                1910 - 1926
photoheadstone Hix, Rosa Mildred                    Oct. 28, 1907 - Oct 10, 1912

photoheadstone Hix, Joseph E.                                1823 - Mar 25, 1887 aged 64y 1m 29d
photoheadstone Hix, Margaret                                 1830 - Dec 20, 1902 aged 72y 9m  2d

photoheadstone grouping
photoheadstone Hix, Bertha M., d/o BF&SM            Apr. 13, 1898 - Aug 10, 1898
photoheadstone middle stone
photoheadstone Hix, Lillie E.                       May  29, 1899 - Nov 14, 1899

photoheadstone Hix, James M.                                      - Dec  9, 1877 aged 50y 4m  9d
photoheadstone Hix, Everett C.                               1870 - 1951

photoheadstone Spraker, Elizabeth Hix                Aug 18, 1850 - Feb 17, 1930
        possible dau of Joseph & Margaret
        SPRAKER, AMOS m. HIX, ELIZABETH on 01/14/1869 E  /408 in CLARK

St. Paul Cemetery

first called the Nichols Cemetery

Martinsville Township, Clark County, Illinois

Section 35; T 10 N; R 13 W

Copied from the gravestones by Don Keller, Steve Cline and David Murphy, March of 1972. Typed by Ellen Zschau.--Cemetery is located about seven miles south of Martinsville via York Road, and then about three-fourths mile west, turning at the Darrell Morgan corner.

Hicks, Allen                        Apr.  28, 1866 - May 17, 1943
Hicks, Mossy (weir)                 Sept. 19, 1869 - Oct. 6, 1942
JMA

Bailiff Cemetery

Melrose Township, Sec,36. On the County Line road between Crawford & Clark Counties.

Stanfield, Naomi T. w/o O.R.                  1892 - 19
Stanfield, Othello R.                         1899 - 1960
Stanfield, Meryln Dale, s/o Ford & Zola     May 10, 1931 - June 17, 1932
Stanfield, Jola E. w/o Ford J.              Sept 3, 1906 - Feb  24, 1963
Stanfield, Ford J.                          Feb  9, 1902 -

Medsker Cemetery photosign

Melrose Township, Clark County, Illinois

This cemetery was copied from the stones by Mrs. Freda Stipp and Mrs. Edythe Stephens. Other information taken from death records and from the Trustee´s of the cemetery books. Copied by Mrs. Mazie Garver for the Clark County Genealogical Society. March 1975.

History of the cemetery was copied from the records of the cemetery trustee´s. The record book was made by Wayne Davis & Homer Blankenbeker April 28th & 29th, 1959. They platted the cemetery and marked lots which had not been done before.

This plot of ground was given by Jonathon Medsker, probably in the early 1800´s - I think Jonathon Medsker was buried in 1832. The Trail came into the cemetery on the N.E. corner. The trail or roadway came past the Old Peter Medsker House. I was told by William Medsker that the Lincoln Family camped at their settlement. The old trail went north west across county. There was supposed to have been an old Hotel or Inn on the west side of the road on what is now owned by Morton Wilson. There was a log house across the road where the first settler lived named Peter Dosher, a Revolutionary War Soldier. Their nearest neighbor was just west of route one near West York.

The Village of Fairview was close to the old Inn or Hotel. There was a school house north-east of this village in the woods on the land of Marshall Mattis now owns. There was another school house east of the Medsker cemetery down in the creek bottom. W.M. Medsker said they could pay their tution in "Raccoon Hides".

Cemetery Inscriptions published 1972 (that differ or are not found in site visit below)

Mc Nary, Huldy J. d/o B & M.E.         stone underground.
Mc Nary, Lola A. Filloon, w/o Wm.R.           1884 - 1954
Mc Nary, Ebenezer, h/o Mary E.          3 Dec 1804 - 24 Feb 1860 - 55y 2m 21d

Stanfield, Elizabeth                   20 Mar 1857 -   "    "      "
Stanfield, Ora Shaffner

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photoheadstone Hix family group
photoheadstone Hix, Nellie                                   1875 - 1955
photoheadstone Hix, Chester H.                               1871 - 1960
photoheadstone Hix, Hazel G.                                 1901 - 1989
photoheadstone Hix, Ralph F.                                 1897 - 1945

photoheadstone McNary family group
photoheadstone photoheadstone McNary, Dr. Saml T.                             -  5 Dec 1858 aged 41y 10m
photoheadstone photoheadstone McNary, Amerial d/o S.T.& P.E.                  - 30 Jan 1864 aged 21y 10m 5d  (shared w/ above)
photoheadstone McNary, P.F.                                       -  9 Apr 1893 aged 72y 8m 24d  (shared w/ above)
photoheadstone McNary, Harriet J. d/o S.T.& P.                    - 28 Aug 1852 aged  1y 7m 27d

photoheadstone McNary, Rosella Standfield, w/o C.B.               - 19 Jun 1891 aged 25y 8m 10d

photoheadstone McNary, William R. Co.G.70th.Ill.Vol.Inf.     1844 - 1924
photoheadstone McNary, Lola A.                               1884 - 1954                         (shared w/ Wm.R.)
photoheadstone McNary, Setitia O., w/o Wm.                        - 14 Mar 1882 aged 32y     4d
photoheadstone McNary, Infant s/o W.R.& L.A.                      - 26 Mar 1906 aged     8m  9d

photoheadstone McNary, Claire                                1897 - 1968
photoheadstone McNary, Ebenezer                        3 Dec 1804 - 24 Feb 1860 aged 55y 2m 21d
photoheadstone McNary, Emma A.                        17 Oct 1894 -  6 Apr 1900

photoheadstone Stanfield, Barbara, w/o Jesse                      - 24 Apr 1855 aged 25y         (rest underground)
photoheadstone Stanfield, Charles W.                         1900 - 1924
photoheadstone Stanfield, Frank                        4 May 1871 - 22 Nov 1938
photoheadstone Stanfield, Harriett, d/o Wm. & E.      20 Oct 1851 - 10 Jan 1868
photoheadstone Stanfield, Jesse                              1818 - 1907
photoheadstone Stanfield, Leon                        19 Oct 1913 -  1 Dec 1923
photoheadstone Stanfield, Otha, s/o Effie & Otto                  - 18 Jul 1895 aged 1y 4m 17d

Green Moss Cemetery photosign

Dolson Township, Clark County, Illinois

Cemetery Inscriptions published 1972 (that differ or are not found in site visit below)

   Coons, John                            21 Aug 1774 -  7 Oct 1851
    Coons, George                         21 May 1801 - 16 Apr 1885
    Coons, Elizabeth                          C. 1811 -    May 1870
    Coons, Barbara H.                     16 Mar 1814 -  3 Aug 1891
    Coons, Jacob                           1 Mar 1816 -  7 Oct 1881
     Coons, John Martin                    4 Sep 1839 - 28 Nov 1931
     Coons, Amanda Catherine Boyer        16 Sep 1844 - 13 Jul 1894

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photoheadstone  Coons, George                                     - 16 Apr 1885   aged 84y 10m 5d
photoheadstone  Coons, Jacob                                      -  7 Oct 1881   aged 65y 7m 6d
photoheadstone   Coons, John M.                              1839 - 1931
photoheadstone   Coons, Amanda C.                            1844 - 1894

photoheadstone   Coons, Judy                          Aug 27 1818 - Apr 8 1910    wife of Jacob Coons aged 90y 7m 12d
photoheadstone   Coons, Mary                                      - May 26 1883   wife of George Coons aged 80y 4m 11d
photoheadstone   Coons, Sarah E.                                  - Feb 11 1878   d/o G.H. & E.C. Coons aged 5y 5m George Hester & Emma Catherine
photoheadstone   Coons, Wm H.                          Apr 6 1826 - Jan 6 1901

photoheadstone   Duzan, Effie A.                       Feb 6 1886 - Oct 5 1973
photoheadstone   Duzan, Joseph E.                     Feb 23 1891 - Aug 12 1957
photoheadstone   Duzan, Richard                              1847 - 1925          Co. C 149 Ind. Vol. Inft.
photoheadstone   Duzan, Mary C.                              1851 - 1937          his wife

photoheadstone   Hurst, Benita Jean                                 Dec 13 1935   d/o Othal & Sarah Hurst
photoheadstone   Hurst, Eliza J.                             1850 - 1935
photoheadstone   Hurst, John L.                              1849 - 1932
photoheadstone Hurst, Harrison & Mary group
photoheadstone   Hurst, Harrison H.                          1840 - 1915
photoheadstone   Hurst, Mary A.                              1840 - 1925
photoheadstone   Hurst, Mabel E.                             1892 - 1921
photoheadstone   Hurst, John E.                              1883 - 1947
photoheadstone   Hurst, Henry H.                                  - Sep 22 1870   aged 3y 5m 24d

Wesley Chapel Cemetery photosign

Orange Township, Clark County, Illinois
See also Old Section transcription.

Cemetery Inscriptions published 1972 (that differ or are not found in site visit below)

Boyer, Lydia Hurst                     25 Jan 1818 -  9 Aug 1897   wife of John A. Boyer
Hix, John                                     1786 - 20 Jan 1859   husband of Jane Anglin Hix
Hix, Jane                                     1788 - 17 Jun 1865   wife of John Hix

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photoheadstone Hix family group
photoheadstone Hix, Joseph Ellsworth s/o JM & LC Hix  20 Feb 1865 - 20 Jan 1867 aged 1y 11m
photoheadstone      Infant s/o JE & M Hix                         -  5 Aug                       (rest underground)
photoheadstone      Infant s/o JE & M Hix                         - 15 Aug                       (rest underground)
photoheadstone Hix, John                                          - 20 Jan 1859 aged 69y 5m 21d
photoheadstone Hix, Jane                                          - 17 Jun 1865 aged 76y         (rest underground)
photoheadstone Hix, Lamina J. d/o H & M Hix                       - 29 Oct 1865 aged 23y 9m 17d
photoheadstone      Mary w/o Hayden Hix                           - 16 Jan 1871 aged 19y 10m 6d
photoheadstone Hix, Hayden                                        - 11 Aug 1872 aged 57y 7m 8d
photoheadstone Hix, Alfred P.                                     -  5 Jul 1872 aged 25y 5m 5d

photoheadstone Boyer, John                                        - 24 Dec 1897 aged 84y 2m 10d
photoheadstone Boyer, Lydia Hurst                                 -  9 Aug 1897 aged 79y 8m 12d

Ennis Cemetery photosign

Auburn Township, Clark County, Illinois

Cemetery Inscriptions published 1972 (that differ or are not found in site visit below)

   Boyer, William                         14 Dec 1809 - 26 Dec 1900
   Boyer, Judith                          12 Apr 1791 - 15 Apr 1868

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photoheadstone Boyers, Wm                             14 Dec 1809 - 26 Dec 1900