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Dryden / Black Jack Cemetery 
Tidbits
Casper Rd. Baldhill Twp.
Clara Crocker Brown inventoried the cemetery in 1996 & listed the burials by rows.
Clara added notations****
Typed from Clara's notes by Pat Corona
Submitted by Sandy Bauer
from Pat Corona's transcriptions.




1st Row:

MENZEL, Otto H. B. Oct. 1, 1869 –D. feb. 5, 1952
**** Children: 1. Arthur (Vesta Leota FAIRCHILD, daughter of George Warren and Anna Elizabeth Smith FAIRCHILD. 
Anna Elizabeth, daughter of Vincent SMITH and Mary HICKS. Arthur’s children are Betty (who died at age 50 and was 
not married), Joan (MICKELSON), Pat (EMMONS) 2. William MENZEL born in St. Louis, Mo., June 20, 1900. Married in 
Quincy June 20, 1930 Florence MOORE. Died 1974. Two daughters, Mrs. Wilma WITTE of Quincy, Mrs. Willeyne HARPER of 
Plainsville. Four Grandchildren (OBIT) 2. Vernette (Victor YUNG) (Vechal WILSON). Children: Bobby YUNG, Mary Lou 
(Jesse HAMMONDS-divorced),  Thelma Ann (Donald Ray SMART, burial Maple Hill, Billy Jo, died as baby and burial recorded below. 

MENZEL, Florence E. B. Oct. 10, 1875 – D. July 23, 1925
****Florence E. LAUR was daughter of Benjamin M. (son of Captain Joseph LAUR, who was born in Canada and one of 6 children of Charles and 
Lucy Duane, although 11 other by other marriages) and Lutheria FAIRCHILD. Benjamin first married Jane BAY and had children; Joe 
(Mary Elizabeth BAIN), John (Elsie WEAVER) and Jim. Married second Lutheria FAIRCHILD and had following children, William W. (Della NEWELL), 
Hosea Haines (Hattie COOK), Stephen (Julia SHURTZ), Benjamin (Dorothy DIXON), Thomas, Earnest, Charles (Hattie BARNETT), Clarence 
(Anna Marie BRADFORD), Florence (Otto H. MENZEL), Hattie (HESTER) and Mary who died young. Captain Joseph LAUR and Mary eliza PHILLIP) 
children were Benjamin M. (Jane BAY) (Maranda Lutheria FAIRCHILD), James W. LAUR (Sebell DUNBAR) (Lucy SNEED), Charles T., Laura, Harriett, 
Mary E., and Elizabeth others. 

YUNG, Billy Joe B. Jan. 17, 1933 – D. July 20, 1934
****Son of Victor and Vernetta Menzel YOUNG. Grandson of George and Ellen McCollom YUNG. Greatgrandson of Joseph McCOLLOM (OBIT). 
Grandson of Otto H. and Florence E. Laur MENZEL. 

KOLINSKY, Franklin B. Sept. 17, 1833 – D. Jan. 21, 1923
****John Franklin (L) Daughter Minnie married Phillip LEMONS and daughter Margaret married J. Frank ALLEN. Came from Milwaukee, Wis. 
to Dryden Area. 

KOLINSKY, Rose Miller B. Aug. 31, 1838 – D. Jan. 26, 1929
No Notations. 

GAJEWSKI, Frank B. 1878 – D. 1953
****Frank Paul born Oct. 1878 (Son of Adolph and Barbara LaBUDA. He, frank, married Mary B. LEFFNER and had Benedict Adolph 
(Margaret STELMASZEWSKI), Clara (JohnWAGNER), Lena (Herman J. WAGNER) Florence (James NEHRKORN), Rose (John BOCK), Sophie 
(Nickelos WELECHKO) (John HUNTER) (Ralph GRECO ), Marcie Ann (Henry MACIEJEWSKI). The children of Adolph (one of three sons of 
Susanna (Adolph, Frank Stephen came with mother to U.S.) were Frank Paul, Rose (Agusta LEFFNER) Roman J. (Va Van HOOREBEKE, 
daughter of Alphance and Kethryn Ratajczyk VAN HOOREBEKE) Margaret (died age 6), Anthomy (drowned at age 4), Anna (August STANOICK), 
Martha (Anthony JURKEZUK), Frances (Joe DOLMAN), Barbara, Jsoeph Adolph (Frances ZAWACKI, daughter of Joseph and Anna Kendziorski ZAWACKI), 
preceded in death by 6 sisters and 5 brothers. John died in infancy, Albert (1903-1958). He later married Flora Harland BLACK. 

PITMAN, Finley Sr. B. Nov. 25, 1887 – D. Dec. 15, 1949
****Birth year 1886 (PH) Son of Joseph and Harriett Ables PITMAN. A infant son with unmarked grave. Joseph H. born 1922 (PH). 
Believe to be siblings, Grace, Elsie, Willie, Ed, (in Science school picture). 

PITMAN, Grace Ann B. Jan. 17, 1902 – D. June 18, 1948
****Nee LOUCKS Sister to Emro LOUCKS (Clara Helen MOWBRAY), Sammy, Scotty (never married), Ellsworth (Beatrice FROST), 
Daughter of John and Sarah Cavins LOUCKS). 

2nd Row North to South: 

LEMONS, Mary F. B. 1914 – D. 1985
****Mary Frances. Nee SAMPLES. Born Aug. 25, 1914. Died May 3, 1985 (L) Her parents were Marion and Zella Gargrave? SAMPLE. 
Born in Kentucky. Preceded in death by 6 children and survived by 2 daughters and 3 sons. Died Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Preceded 
in death by 11 brothers and sisters. Two brothers Paul and James SAMPLES. 

LEMONS, William R. B. 1915 – D. 1957
****Born March 11, 1915. Died April 14, 1957 (L)
****William Robert (PH) 

NEAL, Dewitt T. B. 1910 – D. 1925
Brayfield Funeral marker ****Born March 19, 1910 and died March 9, 1925 (L) Son of Lillie Penell NEAL, second wife of 
Wade B. LEMONS 

LEMONS, Willie B. 1920 – D. 1932
**** Born May 8, 1920 and died March 29, 1932 (L) A Brayfield Funeral Marker inserted in concrete. Willis, son of 
Wade B. LEMONS (PH) and Lillian Prenell? LEMONS. 

LEMONS, James N. B. 1928 – D. 1939
**** James Newton LEMONS born July 31, 1928 and died December 30, 1939. (L) A Brayfield Funeral Marker inserted in concrete. 
Son of Wade and Lillian Prenell? LEMONS. 

LEMONS, Wade Bharon B. Aug. 29, 1897 – D. July 9, 1938
****Husband of Jane MOWBRAY. Children: George (Maudie EDWARDS), David (Amanda EDWARDS), Lawrence (Jewell VAN HOOREBECK), 
Jennie (REYNOLDS), Zirita YINGLING (Archie L.) and several children who died young. Married second Lillian PRENELL. 

LEMONS, Jane B. April 10, 1878 – D. March 19, 1914
****Nee Isabella Jane MOWBRAY, daughter of George MOWBRAY (born in England) and Isabella LOCKEY. A brother Robert MOWBRAY 
married Lizzie KNAPP (whose daughter Clara married Emro LOUCKS) and sister Margaret married Joseph HARDY. Others died young 
maybe 8. She has another marker in same row. 

LEMONS, Johnny B. 1920 – D. 1920
****Born Feb. 11, 1920 and died Feb. 26, 1920 (L) Child of Wade and Lillian Prenell LEMONS. 

LEMONS, James E. B. 1918 – D. 1920
****James Ernest born September 8, 1918 and died February 17, 1920 (L) Son of David and Rosetta HICKS) PH) 

LEMONS, Beatrice B. 1893 – D. 1920
****Nee HICKS. Rosetta born January 6, 1893 and died February 14, 1920 (L) 

LEMONS, David C. B. 1886 – D. 1960
**** Born February 14, 1886 and died September 22, 1960 (L) David son of Robert R. LEMONS and Jane OSBOURN (daughter of Lewis B. and 
Martha “Patsy” Hamilton SMITH). Lewis’s father Phillip OSBOURN. David’s brothers and sister; Wade (Jane MOWBRAY) (Lillie PRENELL), 
Phillip (Minnie KOLINSKI), Robert (died young), Mattie (Henry DODGE) (Logan DREW), David married first Beatrice HICKS, second Zelda SAMPLES. 
Jane OSBOURN, the mother married first in 1869 Wash WELLS and had Lewis WELLS. (DARE). 

LEMONS, Maggie B. 1923 – D. 1924
****Born May 29, 1923 and died February 14, 1924, (L) A Brayfield Funeral Home marker inserted in concrete. Child of Wade and 
Lillie Pernell LEMONS. 

LEMONS, Robert L. B. 1917 – D. 1921
**** Robert Lee LEMONS born March 19, 1917 and died October 8, 1921 (L) Son of Wade LEMONS (PH) and Lillie Pernell LEMONS 

LEMONS, Roy B. 1918 – D. 1918
****Born November 10, 1918 and died November 10, 1918. A Brayfield Funeral Home marker inserted in concrete. Child of WADE and 
Lillian Pranell LEMONS. 

LEMONS, Jane B. 1878 – D. 1914
****Born April 10, 1878 – D. 1914. These dates on husband (Wade Bharon LEMONS). A Brayfield Funeral Home marker inserted in 
concrete with years on it.. 

LEMONS, Isabella B. 1902 – D. 1911 ****Isabella Jane born October 13, 1902 and died December 20, 1911 (L) Child of Wade and 
Jane Mowbery LEMONS. 

JUNKINS, Marie M.E. B. Oct. 11, 1908 – D. Jan. 29, 1921
****Daughter of W. T. and E. R. JUNKINS. Mary E. (L) Daughter of William Thomas and Rose Elma Loucks JUNKINS. Mary Elizabeth name 
of paternal grandmother. 

JUNKINS, Rosa E. B. Oct. 30, 1867 – D. Jan. 29, 1939
****Rosa Elma LOUCKS (L) A. daughter of James F. and Elizabeth (Spann) LOUCKS. Married December 5, 1886. They had nine 
children. Oldest twins and died at birth; Roy who died at age 16; Clarence Arthur, born July 20, 1891, married Fannie Florence FREEMAN, 
the daughter of S. H. and Linnie FREEMAN of Baldhill Twp. They had two children, Lois Evelyn and Ralph Arthur. Ralph was Marine and 
killed in World War 2. He left one son Arthur Lee JUNKINS, who is Major in U.S. Army; James William, a veteran of World War I, born 
January 20, 1894. Married Clara Mae FREEMAN Jan. 21, 1013?(1913?). Their children were Ruth Lucille, Gladys Lillian and Kenneth William. 
Kenneth was veteran of World War 2; Velma Mae, born June 1, 1896 married Dennis QUINN. their children were Virgie Alene, Helen Marie, 
Gladys Margaret, James Leonard and Sarah Rose; Herbert Edwin, Born Feb. 20, 1901 married Josephine FITZGERRELL They lived in Tampa, Florida; 
Gladys Marian married Carl C. SATTELL. They had one daughter Marian Phyllis; Maria Mary Elizabeth, born October 11, 1908 and died January 29, 1921. 

JUNKINS, William T. B. Nov. 27, 1861 – D. Aug. 23, 1931
**** William Thomas JUNKINS born in Perry Co. Married Elma Rosetta LOUCKS. Son of William Lewis JUNKINS and 
grandson of James Hiram and great grandson of John W. JUNKINS born December 29, 1970? in Londonderry, Ireland. 
John W. parents were William and Margaret. John W. came as stowaway when 8 0r 9 years old. Married twice, 
Elizabeth ANDERSON, 2nd. Ruth FITZWATER. Had 15 children. James Hiram, second son was born December 27, 1808? in 
Pennsylvania. He married Sussannah WARD, the oldest child of Loyd and Catherine (WILSON). They emigrated to Illinois 
in 1835 from Hampshire County, West Virginia with two children along with her parents and families. Had 12 children, 
last 10 born in Illinois. After his wife death in 1870 he married Mary Lucinda HARTLEY. He died Nov. 19, 1894 and is 
buried at Primitive Baptist. His children were Lucinda (John E. CROUCH); William Lewis (Elizabeth Ann WILKERSON) was 
born February 12, 1834 in Hampshire Co., W. Virginia. 
They had 8 children, Sarah C. (John DUDLEY), James A. (Betty STURDVANT), Charott Tennessee (Marian GREENWOOD), William 
Thomas (Elma Rosetta LOUCKS, a daughter of James and Mary Ellen LOUCKS and sister to Hiram Ulysses LOGAN wife), Hiram Ulysses LOGAN 
(Mary Ellen LOUCKS, daughter of James and Mary E. Spann LOUCKS) children Pearl (Ralph DIXON), Glenn JUNKINS (Edna HERTENSTEIN), 
Cleo JUNKINS (Bob ALLEN), Mary M. JUNKINS (Sanford Lawson SHORT), Clara E. JUNKINS (Willie SHORT), Ephariam P. JUNKINS (Laura Abigal CUNNINGHAM), 
children, Howard, Velma PERSINSKI and Mrs. M. J. TORRANCE; Sarah C. JUNKINS (James “Mick” FREEMAN); Mary E. JUNKINS (William STRICKLAND) 
(Henry GODDARD); Mahala Jane JUNKINS (William F. WILKERSON); John E. JUNKINS (Martha ROARK) (Margaret Ellen LOUCKS); George JUNKINS 
(Gertrude BEACH); James E. JUNKINS (left home at early age); Heneritta V. S. JUNKINS (Kossuth GOESSMAN); Ruth JUNKINS (died young); 
Margaret JUNKINS (died young) William Lewis JUNKINS served with Co. F. 13 Regiment as a second Lt., in Civil War. The JUNKINS families 
were farmers and had threshing machines and did custom work for neighbors. (JCH) 

JUNKINS, Marie M.E. B. Oct. 11, 1908 – D. Jan. 29, 1921
****Daughter of W. T. and E. R. JUNKINS. Mary E. (L) Daughter of William Thomas and Rose Elma Loucks JUNKINS. Mary Elizabeth name 
of paternal grandmother. 

JUNKINS, Rosa E. B. Oct. 30, 1867 – D. Jan. 29, 1939
****Rosa Elma LOUCKS (L) A. daughter of James F. and Elizabeth (Spann) LOUCKS. Married December 5, 1886. They had nine children. 
Oldest twins and died at birth; Roy who died at age 16; Clarence Arthur, born July 20, 1891, married Fannie Florence FREEMAN, the 
daughter of S. H. and Linnie FREEMAN of Baldhill Twp. They had two children, Lois Evelyn and Ralph Arthur. Ralph was Marine and 
killed in World War 2. He left one son Arthur Lee JUNKINS, who is Major in U.S. Army; James William, a veteran of World War I, born 
January 20, 1894. Married Clara Mae FREEMAN Jan. 21, 1013?(1913?). Their children were Ruth Lucille, Gladys Lillian and Kenneth William. 
Kenneth was veteran of World War 2; Velma Mae, born June 1, 1896 married Dennis QUINN. their children were Virgie Alene, Helen Marie, 
Gladys Margaret, James Leonard and Sarah Rose; Herbert Edwin, Born Feb. 20, 1901 married Josephine FITZGERRELL They lived in Tampa, Florida; 
Gladys Marian married Carl C. SATTELL. They had one daughter Marian Phyllis; Maria Mary Elizabeth, born October 11, 1908 and died January 29, 1921. 

JUNKINS, William T. B. Nov. 27, 1861 – D. Aug. 23, 1931
**** William Thomas JUNKINS born in Perry Co. Married Elma Rosetta LOUCKS. Son of William Lewis JUNKINS and grandson of James Hiram and 
great grandson of John W. JUNKINS born December 29, 1970? in Londonderry, Ireland. John W. parents were William and Margaret. John W. 
came as stowaway when 8 0r 9 years old. Married twice, Elizabeth ANDERSON, 2nd. Ruth FITZWATER. Had 15 children. James Hiram, second son 
was born December 27, 1808? in Pennsylvania. He married Sussannah WARD, the oldest child of Loyd and Catherine (WILSON). They emigrated 
to Illinois in 1835 from Hampshire County, West Virginia with two children along with her parents and families. Had 12 children, last 10 
born in Illinois. After his wife death in 1870 he married Mary Lucinda HARTLEY. He died Nov. 19, 1894 and is buried at Primitive Baptist. 
His children were Lucinda (John E. CROUCH); William Lewis (Elizabeth Ann WILKERSON) was born February 12, 1834 in Hampshire Co., W. Virginia. 
They had 8 children, Sarah C. (John DUDLEY), James A. (Betty STURDVANT), Charott Tennessee (Marian GREENWOOD), William Thomas (Elma Rosetta LOUCKS, 
a daughter of James and Mary Ellen LOUCKS and sister to Hiram Ulysses LOGAN wife), Hiram Ulysses LOGAN (Mary Ellen LOUCKS, daughter of James and 
Mary E. Spann LOUCKS) children Pearl (Ralph DIXON), Glenn JUNKINS (Edna HERTENSTEIN), Cleo JUNKINS (Bob ALLEN), Mary M. JUNKINS (Sanford Lawson SHORT), 
Clara E. JUNKINS (Willie SHORT), Ephariam P. JUNKINS (Laura Abigal CUNNINGHAM), children, Howard, Velma PERSINSKI and Mrs. M. J. TORRANCE; 
Sarah C. JUNKINS (James “Mick” FREEMAN); Mary E. JUNKINS (William STRICKLAND) (Henry GODDARD); Mahala Jane JUNKINS (William F. WILKERSON); John E. JUNKINS 
(Martha ROARK) (Margaret Ellen LOUCKS); George JUNKINS (Gertrude BEACH); James E. JUNKINS (left home at early age); Heneritta V. S. JUNKINS 
(Kossuth GOESSMAN); Ruth JUNKINS (died young); Margaret JUNKINS (died young) William Lewis JUNKINS served with Co. F. 13 Regiment as a second Lt., 
in Civil War. The JUNKINS families were farmers and had threshing machines and did custom work for neighbors. (JCH) 

SHORT, Mary M. B. Jan. 3, 1867 – D. Feb. 22, 1897
****Mary M. JUNKINS, daughter of William Lewis JUNKINS (WILKERSON) and granddaughter of James Hiram JUNKINS and great granddaughter of 
John W. JUNKINS, whose parents were William and Margaret. (JCH) 

SHORT, Sanford L. B. Feb. 28, 1859 – D. Sept. 17, 1915 ****Sanford Lawson SHORT (JCH). Children: Noble Earnest SHORT (Wanda SULSER, daughter 
of George and Evelyne Allmon SULSER); Emmett SHORT (?) (Hazel ARMSTRONG), born July 24, 1892 and died Jan. 7, 1948. Burial in Maple Hill Cemetery 
with tall military marker; Dora Ursula SHORT (William L. CLAMPET). 

Marker with no information. 

CLAMPET, William L. B. 1884 – D. 1936
****Born June 1884 (L) 

CLAMPET, Dora Ursula B. 1887 – D. 1967
Daughter of Sanford L. SHORT and Mary M. JUNKINS 

LAUR, Joseph L. B. 1912 – D. 1962
****Son of Hosea Haines and Hattie Mae Cook LAUR (PH) 

LAUR, John L. B. 1914 – D. 1920
****Presumed to be son of Hosea Haines and Hattie Mae Cook LAUR as names on same stone. Above two on same stone. 

LAUR, Hattie Mae B. 1884 – D. 1914
**** Hattie Mae COOK (L) 

LAUR, Hosea Haines B. 1877 – D. 1923
****Born July 1877 (L) One of 13 children, son of Benjamin M. and Lutheria FAIRCHILD. Brothers and sisters listed 
under Florence Laur MENZEL burial. Children; Hollie LAUR (Wilma WEST, daughter of Charley and Elsie WEST), James, 
Irvin, Millard, Lester, Estelleta (LEGON of Arizona). Two children burials above. 

Initials of L.P.Z. only. 

COFFEL, James E. B. April 15, 1856 – D. Nov. 21, 1924
****Father of Adolphus, (Emma EUBANKS), Emma Jane COFFEL (Elmer G. CLAMPET), Mace COFFEL, John COFFEL, Isabelle/Belle COFFEL 
(Henry L. MEZO), Nancy Luthera COFFEL (Claude E. GREEN, son of Edwin GREEN and Jane OUTHOUSE). 

COFFEL, Susan A. B. June 21, 1852 – D. April 27, 1926
****Susan A. JOHNSON (L) 

WEST, Opal B. 1904 – D. 1925
**** Daughter of Charlie and Elsie WEST. Never married. Had a lifetime ailment. 

WEST, Elsie B. 1885 – D. 1972
****The daughter of Samuel and Mary Livesay DAVIS. Born June 18, 1885 and died April 1972. Married Charles O. WEST, 
June 22, 1903, son of Thomas and Laura LAY of near Litchfield, ILL. Children; Charles Jr., Wilma (Hollie LAUR), Dorothy 
(Felix KISELEWSKI) (FLATT), Venita (KUHNS), Donald, Darvin (Ethel VAN HOOREBEKE), Margie (Noble RISLEY), Opal (died at age 21). 
Charles married first Martha JOHNSTON and one son born to this union, Clyde Edwin WEST. Charles WEST was bured at Hart Cemetery 
in Litchfield, ILL. 

3rd Row, North to South:

Concrete block, no information 

Concrete block, no information 

HAMILTON, Leonard B. no date – D. no date
**** Born and died 1914 (L). believe to be son of Vincent HAMILTON. A Jesiah/Josiah HAMILTON, son of 
Orange and Sarah ASHLEY, came to the Dryden area in early 1800’s from Ohio. His brother and sisters were Alexander, 
Thomas, Miles, Ruth (Harry BUSHONG)), Elizabeth (Ransom BOSWELL), and Josiah who married Hanna BOSWELL (daughter of 
Samuel BOSWELL and Elizabeth TAYLOR from Tennessee). Josiah/Joseph had ten children, six living to maturity. Children: 
Orange; Elenora (Daniel WEBB); Charles (Martha Olive BARRETT); Lucretia (Leslie MANNEN); James Warren HAMILTON born 1871 
in Waltonville. He married Cora A. WEBB, daughter of Daniel WEBB from Horse Prairie area. They were parents of three children; 
Clarence O., Wilma Opal, and Berniece who died as child; Vincent another child married Martha HARTLEY, daughter of Joseph Marion 
(a son of Rev. Joseph HARTLEY and Polly SINGLETON). Joseph Marion HARTLEY was first land owner of Dryden area, receiving a deed in 
1853 from President PIERCE). Vincent children; Hazel HAMILTON married Ralph McCOWEN, son of Jarrett McCOWEN and Mary J. REYNOLDS); 
Lawrence HAMILTON married Edith NOWLAND. They have two sons, Loren and Neal; Walter HAMILTON married Lela CAMPBELL in 1911. Five 
children born to this union, Ralph (Evelyn DOWNEN) (Opal ?), Maxwell HAMILTON, Walter Ray HAMILTON, Berniece (Ralph THOMAS), Kenneth W. 
(Annabelle S. TUCKER of Chicago). Kenneth has daughter Sylvia Ann (Richard CZERWINSKI). They have daughter Lisa; Helen HAMILTON married 
Marion NEWELL; Hugh H. married Emma NANCE, parents of 5 children; Blanche (Henry SHURTZ)/ Helen (Marion NEWELL). 

Marker with no information. Could be another HAMILTON baby 1914-1914 that (L) has listed. 

HAMILTON, Charles F. B. 1887 – D. 1923
Maybe son of Vincent HAMILTON 

BENTHALL, W. H. B. Jan. 20, 1844 – D. Dec. 23, 1930
****William H. BENTHALL (L). Son of Cornelius and Rachel ? BENTHALL. William H. BENTHALL born in Indiana 1844 and came 
to Illinois in early manhood. Moved to Black Jack District August 11, 1881. Seven children attended Black Jack school, 
Harve G. BENTHALL; James W. BENTHALL (Lola LEMONS). Children of James W. and Lola; Mae, Rolla, Paul and Ardyee, who died 
while in high school; David G. BENTHALL; Julia (Harl HILL); Rachel (Ed. ROBERSON); Martha “Matt” (George DAVIS); Martha and 
George children were Ella (Joseph PITCHFORD), Sarah (HUIE) (BATEMAN), Charles (Josephine DALBY), Bill, John; Cora (Evan SULSER); 
born July 14, 1880. A son Wayman SULSER (Carrie LEMONS) (Patsy B. BODINE) and daughter Delia (Russell ELLISTON). 

BENTHALL, Sarah J. B. June 4, 1840 – D. Nov. 18, 1929
****Nee WILSON. Seem to have been married to STURDEVENT first. 

HARLAND, Infant B. Jan. 14, 1909 – D. Jan. 15, 1909
Son of Robert and Myrtle Hart HARLAND 

ALLEN, Mary B. 1867 – D. 1918
****Marietta E. BAKER born December 1867 (L)
 
ALLEN, Jehu H. B. 1868 – D. 1939
****Son of Robert J. D. W. ALLEN Marker with no information. 

HARLAND, Orval J. B. Jan. 2, 1889 – D. March 4, 1920
Probably son of Jeremiah. Robert HARLAND had son named Orval 

HARLAND, Inna L. B. Feb. 4, 1896 – D. no date
No information on her. 

HARLAND, Edward b. aUG. 3, 1878 – d. aPRIL 18, 1943
Son of Jeremiah and Marinda Graves HARLAND 

HARLAND, Marinda B. 1844 – D. 1937 
****nee GRAVES Born August 1844 (L) 

HARLAND, Jeremiah B...... D. May 10, 1910
Age 67 yrs. 11 mo. 5 dys
****Born June 5, 1842 (L) Children; edward; Robert (Myrtle HART) (Zella Mae Roberts WHITLOW); 
Flora (Ben BLACK) (Frank GAJEWSKI); Charles; Electic/Lecta (Arthur SHOEMAKER), parents of Vallie, 
Leonard, Theodore; Louella Mae born Aug. 21, 1881 and died May 8, 1953 (George MURRAY, son of John and 
Fannie MURRY, born May 29, 1882 and died November/Dec. 8, 1947.) Luella Mae and George children are Allie 
(Raymond DAME, Alice (Eugene PINKERTON), Mae (Edward KNISTOFT), Leo MURRAY); Willie; Mamie (WHELLER); Hulda (WELLS). 

BLACK, Flora B 1884 – D. 1979
****Nee HARLAND (L) Daughter of Jeremiah and Mariana Graves HARLAND. All four children, Paul, Velma, Ella and 
Iva preceded her in death. Survived by seven grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. 

BLACK Benjamin B. 1881 – D. 1940
**** Born Oct. 1881 in Missouri. Married Flora A. HARLAND circa 1902. Children; Iva J. (Euell GULLEY) born in 1904, 
Paul F. born in 1906, Ella born in April 8, 1908 and Velma (CANTRELL), one child. Geraldine) born 1919. Benjamin BLACK 
was son of Mary Ann/Marianne DARE, daughter of Rowland C. DARE, granddaughter of Thomas, Great granddaughter of John DARE 
and great-great of Gideon DARE and great-great-great of Nathional and 4 greats of James DARE. She was born November 16 1828 
in Alabama. Died March 26, 1914. Buried Nov. 1914 in South Hickory Hill Cemetery, Jefferson Co., Ill. She married Samuel Allen BLACK, 
son of John D. BLACK and Rhoda ALLEN c. 1844. Samuel was born May 1820 and died 1901. He was buried 1901 in South Hickory Hill Cemetery,
Jefferson Co., Ill. The children of Samuel Allen BLACK and Mary Ann/Marianne Dare BLACK were; John R. (B. ca 1846, Died before 1949, )– 
married Ellen ?; James Rowland, father of above Benjamin (born Feb. 1847. Died 1927 in Ill. Buried 1927 in Abner Cemetery, Nason-Jefferson Co., Ill. 
Married Phebe Jane BEARD May 4, 1866 in Jefferson Co. Ill. She was born April 1848. Census 1900 had 12 children. Eight listed; Samuel born 
ca 1867 in Ill. Died before 1900, Phillip born Mar 1869 in Il. Died before 1900, John, Thomas, Franklin born ca 1879 in MO., Benjamin (name above). 
Other children of Samuel Allen BLACK; James, Martha born Jan 1893 in Il.; Andrew James, Benjamin F/P, (born July 1852 in Ill. Died 1923 in Ill. 
Married Florence BOSWELL in 1874. She was born Aug. 1859. They had 5 girls and 3 boys) Stinson H., Martha C., Josiah born circa 1859. Died before 1870, 
Thomas Logan, Samuel Sherman, William born circa 1865. Died before 1880, George C. and Henry. 

BLACK, Ella B. April 8, 1908 - D. Aug. 21, 1910
Dau. of Ben and flora Harland BLACK 

ISOM, Ira B. 1874 - D. 1910 ****James Ira born Sept. 1874 and died 1910 (L) Son of Henry and Susannah Junkins ISOM. Zula CLAMPET 
was his wife and children were Gusta, ferne, Nelson, Elmer and Muriel. sisters, Nettie (Sam MOORE), Mint married JONES, Eva (Melvin ELLISTON). 

ELLISTON, Eva Isom B. March 18, 1872 – D. April 28, 1910
****A daugter of Henry and Susannah Junkins ISOM. Eva Viola/Mae ISOM (L) Eva I. (HP) Children of Melvin and Eva Ism ELLISTON; Orval, Mae,
Edward, William and Charles. These three died as infants and listed as buried in Dryden; Melva, Melvina, Timothy. 

ELLISTON, Luella Chalfant B. April 28, 1890 – D. March 28, 1928
**** Ada Luella CHALFANT (L) Daughter of Jeremiah L. and Ada NEAL NEAL? (a daughter of Moses and Temperance Whitlow NEAL). Brothers and sisters; 
Moses CHALFANT (Rachel MURPHY)/ Idella CHALFANT (Tim DOWNEN); Crete CHALFANT (Matt HOUSE). Luella CHALFANT married first Lawrence LOMAN and had 
Lawrence and Julian. Jeremiah Luallen CHALFANT was son of James and Sarah Ann WARD (Daughter of Loyd and Catherin Wilson WARD) CHALFANT. He was 
born in Bald Hill Township March 9, 1858 and died January 10, 1925. Buried in Ward Cemetery. He married first Mary Francis Tennessee CHRISMAN and 
had one child, Malissa (Zenas Hamilton FREEMAN). Mary Francis died when Malissa only two years old. Children of Melvin and Luella Chalfant ELLISTON; 
Jeremiah “Jerry” Harrison, Thelma, Jessie, Jim, John, Thomas. Wives of Melvin ELLISTON buried above. Melvin buried in St. Louis. Melvin was son of Lewis 
(son of Joseph T. and Penelope GREEN, who married in 1833) and Priscilla CHEEK (a daughter of James CHEEK, a Cherokee from North Carolina and Permelia HALL 
from Horse Prairie. Joseph T. ELLISTON was son of John and Nancy Sneed ELLISTON. Joseph T. was born in Ghent, Kentucky in 1808. Infant children of Melvin and 
Eva Isom ELLISTON; Melvin, Melvina, Timothy. Melvin brothers and sisters; Ida (William PLACE); Alva (Hattie HAMLIN); Hattie B. (Horace HAMLIN); Joe T.; 
Sara Chaterine (Wm. LAWTHERS); Myrtle (? GREEN) (Jess PEPPLE); Bert/ Eliza; Elmer (Carrie SAUNDERS); Louis Frances (Laura THOMPSON); who lived in Sesser. 

ZEIGLER, Lizzie T. B. Feb. 19, 1874 – D. Aug. 2, 1910
Dau. of John and Angeline. 

4th Row South to North:

CHALFANT, Moses M. B. July 21, 1883 – D. March 29, 1969
**** Sister? (*Note by PLC-prob. means Brother?) to Luella (Lawrence LOMAN) (Melvin ELLISTON) and 
Idella (Tim DOWNEN), Crete (Matt HOUSE) son of Jeremiah Luallen CHALFANT, son of James L. and Sarah Ann WARD. 
Jeremiah was born Bald Hill Township March 9, 1858 and died Jan. 10, 1925. Buried in Ward Cemetery. James L. CHALFANT 
came from Bracken Co. KY. He married Sarah Ann a daughter of Lloyd and Catherine Wilson WARD. Jeremiah married second 
in 1878 Mary Frances Tennessee CHRISMAN and had one child Malissa Ann (Zenas Hamilton FREEMAN. Married 3rd Ada NEAL a 
daughter of Moses and Temperance Whitlow NEAL. Children by this marriage, Moses, Idella, Luella, Crete 

CHALFANT, Rachel E. B. Sept. 17, 1882 – D. Aug. 11, 1920
Nee MURPHY 

CHALFANT Infant with no information.
 
SMITH, Jesse Edward B. 1860 – D. 1931

SMITH, Betty Ann B. 1860 – D. 1941
(PH) Betty W. 

SMITH, Charles S. B. Nov. 29, 1882 – D. Jan. 21, 1917
Son of J.E. and B. A. SMITH 

DAVIDSON, Donald D. B. no date – D. no date
 
DAVIDSON, Chesta Leo Smith B. no date – D. no date
****(PH) has D.L. SMITH as infant with no dates. 

ISOM, B. F. B. 1841 – D. 1920
Co. E. 5th. Tenn.
****Benjamin Frank. Frank ISOM (L) son of Bolin and Elizabeth Roberts ISOM 

ISOM, Elizabeth C. B. March 3, 1845 – D. Feb. 22, 1933
****Elizabeth Carolina 

ISOM, Elzie G. B. May 17, 1880 – D. Oct. 13, 1956

ISOM, Henry B. Jan. 22, 1836 – D. Nov. 7, 1890
Age 69 yrs. 9 mo. 15 dq. Son of Bolin and Elizabeth Roberts ISOM (PH) 


ISOM, Susanna B. Sept. 28, 1846 – D. May 12, 1893
Age 46 yrs. 7 mo. 14 da.
****Susanna JUNKINS (L) Daughter of Jas. H. JUNKINS and Susanna WARD. (PH) 

ISOM, H. R. B. 1895 – D. 1900
(Harry) 

ISOM, J. F. B. 1902 – D. 1909

ISOM, Syble B. 1907 – D. 1908
Three above, children of Jim and Ollie ISOM and siblings to Dewey ISOM, father of Jimmy ISOM (Floyetta ROBERTS). 

ALLEN, R. J. D. W. B. 1828 – D. 1911
Military marker: Sgt. Co. H. Tenn inf. Civil War ****Born January 1828. Came from Washington Co. Virginia 
through Tennessee to Ill. in 1866. Nine children: Richard Nelson, (Uncle Dick), Martha J. (deceased), 
William L. ALLEN , John F. “Jack”, Sarah a. (CRENSHAW), Nancy C. (Abraham A. DENTON) J. H. ALLEN, Susan C, ALLEN 
(John SMITH), one other child. Married twice, first Lavina J. McMULLEN in July 1847. Five children: Mrs. SMITH of 
Marion. Second marriage Elzirah SMITH Aug. 21, 1857. Eight children; William L., John F., J.H., Nancy (Abraham DENTON), 
Susan C. (J. W. SMITH) of East St. Louis, Sarah A. CRENSHAW of Carbondale. Thirteen children, eight living, four boys and 
4 girls living (OBIT). 

ALLEN, Elzirha B. 1828 – D. 1904
****Nee SMITH. Born Jan. 1828. A name Elizabeth S. 1828-1904 wife of Robert J. as unmarked grave (PH) 

DENTON, Nancy C. B. 1866 – D. 1932
****Nee ALLEN (L) Daughter of R. J. D. W. 

DENTON, Abraham A. B. 1857 – D. 1943

DEES, Roy Irl B. Dec. 10. 1892 – D. Oct. 16, 1895
Son of J. A. and L. A. 

BENTHALL, H. C. B. Jan. 15, 1865 – D. Nov. 15, 1935
****Harve C. (L) Son of William H. BENTHALL and Sarah WILSON (HP) 

BENTHALL, Eva M. B. May 31, 1872 – D. May 8, 1912
****Nee SMITH (L) Emma N. 

BENTHALL, Infant Dau. B. Oct. 20, 1899 – D. Oct. 20, 1899
Dau. of H.C. and E. M. BENTHALL. Daughter of Harve and Eva M. Smith BENTHALL 

BENTHALL, Ardyce L. B. March 17, 1906 – D. Dec. 26, 1920
Daughter of James and Lola Lemons BENTHALL. Died while in high school. 

BENTHALL, Glen B. ca April 13, 1904 – D. April 22, 1904
Son of James and Lola Lemons BENTHALL. Nine days old. 

5th Row South to North:

AMES, Frank R. B. Sept. 1, 1856 – D. Jan. 5, 1935
 
AMES, Zetta J. Hicks B. Oct. 5, 1862 – D. March 10, 1915
****(PH) has year of death 1916 

Initial V.M.N. only on small stone.

STRICKLAND, Wm. S. B. Oct. 1, 1834 – D. Feb. 3, 1890
Military marker; Co.A. 110th Ill. Inf. (Civil War)
**** William S. (L) Married Mary Elizabeth JUNKINS first in 1859 and had following children; 
James H. 1860-1961 buried in Ward Cemetery; Oliver who grew up in Jefferson County and went to 
California; Sara Rose, who married Douglas SWISHER and lived in Mulkeytown area; John N. 1868-1868 
buried in Ward Cemetery; Catherine married James HESTER and lived in Spring Garden area; Mary Elizabeth 
died Sept. 1869. He married his first wife cousin Martha Malina WARD and had following children; 
Daniel Monroe STRICKLAND 1870-1961, who married Rosella Ruth FOREMAN 1874-1944. Two children, Stacy Clay 1905-1969, 
Ruth Ara; Eda J. STRICKLAND 1872-1931, married R. B. GARNER and they lived in Salem, two children Paul, 
Marion Florence (SHANAFELT) of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Amos A. (see his name), Francis Marion (see wife Minerva), 
Laura (Elias CLARK) moved to Idaho. Three children, Helen (deceased), Herbert of Gooding, Idaho, and Lila Louise of 
California; Benjamin Harrison STRICKLAND 1889-1967 married Maude ALLEN. He was coal miner and lived in Sesser and 
Pickneyville. Their children were Martha, a school teacher, Herbert of Birmingham. Alabama, William of Tamaroa, a 
coal miner and farmer, Charles STRICKLAND. 

STRICKLAND, Martha M. B. Jan. 30, 1850 – D. Oct. 27, 1925
**** Nee WARD (L) Martha Malinda WARD 

STRICKLAND, Edward I. B. May 28, 1874 – D. Nov. 19, 1899
Age 25 yrs 5 mo 21 da
**** A son of William S. and Martha Malinda Ward STRICKLAND. A bachelor who died from typhoid fever. (JCR) 

STRICKLAND, Amos A. B. no date – D. no date
Military marker; Sgt. Co. K. 9 Ill Inf. Sp. Am. War
****Son of William Stacy and Martha Malina Ward STRICKLAND. born 1876 and died 1935. Graduated from Northwestern 
University Law school and practiced law for a time in Benton. Later moved to Roswell, New Mexico where he was teacher. 
He married Anna GANT. Four children; Robert (deceased), Merke, Annabel, Francis Marion (deceased). Marker with no information. 

ALLEN, Robert J. B. July 15, 1890 – D. Jan. 23, 1964
****(PH) has 1965 as death year. “Bob”. 

ALLEN, Cleo B. Jan. 14, 1894 – D. Jan. 8, 1980
****Daughter of Logan and Ellen Loucks JUNKINS. Daughter Leola (Roy E. YUNG) and one son Charles Hobart (Irma ATCHISON). 

ALLEN, Chares Hobart B. Jan. 29, 1917 – D. April 27, 1958
Military marker only: Ill. S2 USNR W.W. II.
**** Son of Robert J. and Cleo JUNKINS. Married Irma ATCHISON (daughter of Frank) divorced. Children: 
Shirley, Kirby, Carrell Lee, and Bobby. Two grandson, Danny and David (OBIT). 

CLINE, J. M. B. not on stone - D. Mar. 25, 1898
Age 35 yrs. 3 mo.
**** Born December 25, 1860 (L) ISOM? 

MELTON, Milburn B. April 30, 1905 – D. June 12, 1905
Son of U. W. and E. L.
**** Son of Uriah and Ella L. Hartley MELTON 

MELTON, Ella L. B. July 30, 1878 – D. Jan. 15, 1937
**** Nee HARTLEY (L) Daughter of John G. and Tennessee Isom HARTLEY and wife of N. W. MELTON (PH). 
Stone has U.W. MELTON and (L) says he is Uriah. 

MELTON, U. W. B. Mar. 12, 1887 – D. May 3, 1955
**** Uriah W. (L) 

PARKER, Emmett I. B. 1912 – D. 1933
“Buddy”
**** Son of Emmett PARKER and Agnes HARTLEY. (PH) 

HARTLEY, Lillian B. Oct. 19, 1904 – D. Nov. 15, 1904
27 Days 

HARTLEY, John G. B. Mar. 16, 1855 – D. Jan. 31, 1945
**** John Green HARTLEY (L) Son of Joseph Marion and Rebecca ARMSTRONG . A sister Louisa (CRAIN). 
Joseph Marion later married Mary Jane DRENNAN and had four children; William H, Hartley, Martha (Vince HAMILTON),
Melissa (McGINNIS), and James Edgar. the father of Joseph Marion was Rev. Joseph HARTLEY and wife Polly Singleton HARTLEY 
of Hardin Co. KY. Came to Jefferson County in 1840 and settled in Horse Prairie area. After death of wife he and three 
sons went to Oregon with covered wagon train. 

HARTLEY, Tennessee B. no date – D. Mar. 21, 1907
Age 54 yrs 7 mo 12 da Wife of J. G. HARTLEY **** Nee Sarah Tennessee ISOM born August 9, 1852 (L) Parents of seven children; 
Albert, Ethyl, Ella (Melvin MELTON), Earnest, and twins Alvin (married Ida DOWNEN and had two children Wanda (Everett McCOWEN),
Kenneth (Maxine HIGHSMITH) and daughter Connie. They live in Casper, Wyoming) and Agnes; Floyd (Helen SHORT). Their children 
were Phyllis (GRAHAM, who was in Navy 20 years. Their children are Allan, Ronald, Susan born in Ill. and Debra born in Hawaii. 
Married David McGOVERN, has a son Jeramy and a daughter Faith and lived in Williamsburg, Virginia.) Max retired 1967. Divorced 
married Meretta Brayfeidl FORNEAR; William Joseph “Billy Joe” married Brenda EUBANKS, daughter of Howard and Evelyn Loman EUBANKS; 
James Edgar youngest son of Joseph and Mary Jane DRENNAN, married Cora FOREMAN in 1890 and had three children, Elwyn, who died young, 
Fern (Craig BARNETT) (Charlie KLEIN) Two children born to first marriage, Mary Evelyn (Ernie HERTENSTEIN and have two daughters, Nancy 
and Widney. A son James C. BARNETT (Ruth HOLLOWAY) and had three sons, Bobby, Max Ray and David BARNETT; Clive Foreman HARTLEY 
(Married Irene METCALF) in 1918. Two daughters, Marjorie (Max WILLIAMS). three children, Carol Jean, died in infancy, Max Alan 
(Kathy HERZING in 1972 and have 2 childre,, Julia and Dale (Carol SANDERS, in 1974 and have daughter Kari) and Doris (Beauford SLATER) 
in 1946. Two children Karen Sue (Paul PENNINGTON and have son Scott Roger Lee (Brenda PIERCE and has daughter Lisa.) 

HARTLEY, Gladys L. B. Dec. 22, 1919 – D. Aug. 14, 1922
Dau. of E. R. and C. F. HARTLEY 

HARTLEY, Ernest B. July 25, 1889 – D. Feb. 22, 1920
**** Ernest R. HARTLEY (L) Son of John Green and Sarah Tennesse Isom HARTLEY. (JCR) 

KELLER, Mary B. 1886 – D. 1918
Robins Funeral Home **** Mary E. KELLER (L) Birth year 1887 (PH) 

BENTHALL, Ida B. B. Oct. 5, 1880 – D. Mar. 19, 1905
Wife of D. G. BENTHALL. Age 24 yrs 5 mo 14 da. Wife of David BENTHALL 

RANDOLPH, Alice Mae B. 1960 – D. 1960

BLACK, Ruth B. Mar. 5, 1923 – D. Aug. 30, 1923
Inf. dau of Edward and Alice Lucille Benthall BLACK.
****Daughter of Edward BLACK, son of Samuel Sherman BLACK and Almira/Alvira ROBERTS. Edward born Aug. 1898 in Il. 
Military service caca? 1943. Died 1972. Buried in Maple Hill, Sesser, Ill. married Alice Lucille BENTHALL. Their 
children are Evelina (GILBERT), Rose Marie (VARNER) and Ruth above. Brothers and sisters of Samuel Sherman BLACK 
are one unknown born ca 1886, Died 1888, Buried Abner Cemetery; Martha (WILSON) born Feb. 1890 in Il. Died before 
1973; John BLACK born ca 1892, Died ca 1893. Buried ca 1893 in Abner Cemetery; Ona F. BLACK (John PITCHFORD, born 
Nov. 29, 1894 in IL. Died February 1, 1973 in Miner’s Hospital, Christopher, Ill. Buried in Abner Cemetery; Edward BLACK 
(married Alice BENTHALL); Clarence BLACK; Ernest BLACK born June 17, 1906. Died March 1981 in Mt. Vernon, Ill. World War 2 
veteran; Howard Taft BLACK (Louise LEE), (DARE) 

6th Row North to South

LEMONS, Mary I. B. 1927 – D. 1957
****Mary Ilene GREEN born September 23, 1927 and died October 5, 1957 (L) Daughters, Vicki and Debbie (DEES) 


LEMONS, Albert D. B. 1913 – D. 1991
****Albert Dave born Feb. 9, 1913 and died December 26, 1991. Son of David C. and Beatrice Hicks LEMONS. 
Married second May/Mary Sample STINSON. She died 1954. believe she was married to STINSON first as these 
children listed in her obituary, Junior STINSON, Bobby STINSON, Billie STINSON, Jerald, Gerald, Paul Ray and 
Maurice LEMONS, Marlene GOESSMAN, Alberta WORLEY and Debbie DEES. Married next Ilene GREEN in 1957. A sister 
Alice Lemons (MILLER) (FROST) (DOWNEN). 4 brothers preceded him in death. Children by first marriage Alberta, 
Marlene, and Debbie by third marriage. 

LEMONS, Vicki L. B. 1957 – D. 1957
****Vicki Lynn born October 5, 1957 and died October 5, 1957.
Daughter of Albert D. and Mary Ilene Green LEMONS. Above three on same stone. 

JOHNSON, Emma B. 1900 D. 1920
Dau. of S. L. and R. A. JOHNSON
****Daughter of Stephen L. and Bertha A. BLAZIER 

JOHNSON, Bertha A. B. 1877 – D. 1922
Wife of S. L. JOHNSON
****Nee BLAZIER (L) A death year of 1920 (PH) 1894 White Oak School picture has her 
picture in it along with other children named BLAZIER, John, Charlie, Ida. 

JOHNSON, S. L. JOHNSON B. Aug. 23, 1870 – D. Jan. 28, 1964
**** Stephen L. JOHNSON (L) In 1887 school list from Adams School, later Scheller was was 
the name S.L. JOHNSON and other JOHNSON children, Ed, Oscar, Louis, J. L. Elias, Joe, 
S. B. A 1893-94 list has Alvey JOHNSON age 14. 

PITCHFORD, Pearl Davis B. 1892 – D. 1918
**** Pearl Bell DAVIS – Nee PITCHFORD (L) Died of T.B. Is this a male or female? Presumed to be 
child of George and Martha Benthall DAVIS. 

DAVIS, Herschel B. 1894 D. 1917
**** Born September 1894 (L) Son of George J. and Martha Benthall DAVIS. (CB). Died of T.B. 

DAVIS, Martha J. B. 1868 – D. 1941
**** Martha J. BENTHALL born February 1868. Daughter of William H. and Sarah WILSON. 

DAVIS, George J. B. 1864 – D. 191-?
**** born February 1864 (L) 

SMITH, Effie Belle B. 1881 – D. 1950
**** Nee KIRKPATRICK (L) A daughter of Hiram and Mary Elizabeth Hartley KIRKPATRICK. Effie Bell born August 1, 1881. 
Married Joel E. SMITH. Children; Frank SMITH; Leota born April 7, 1883 married Joel W. ALLEN, whose children are 
Joel P. ALLEN, Ruth (died in infancy), Wilson C. and Mona A. (KRUZAN). Sister Malissa Ann (Dr. James W. WELLS, 
Leota (Joel Wilson ALLEN, a brother Luther (Callie JONES). 

SMITH, Joel B. 1873 – D. 1930
**** Joel Edward SMITH (PH) 

SMITH, J. M. Md. B. Nov. 11, 1871 – D. Jan. 30, 1900
Husband of Elsie A. SMITH. age 28 yrs 2 mos 19 das
****J. M. SMITH Jr. (L) 

ALLEN, R. N. B. 1852 – D. 1948
**** born February 1852 (L) Robert Nelson ALLEN Son of Robert D J. W. Has F. J. N. ALLEN (PH). Children, 
Samuel J. (Leona LOUCKS), Harry ALLEN 

ALLEN, Sarah S. B. 1855 – D. 1920
**** Sarah S. DRENNEN born March 1855 (L) 

LOLLAR, Mary J. B. 1874 – D. 1917
**** Daughter of Sarah S. DRENNEN and R. N. ALLEN. All three above on same stone. Daughter of Richard Nelson and 
Sarah S. Drennen ALLEN. Sister to S. J. ALLEN, Harry ALLEN. 

ALLEN, Hilda M. B. 1915 – D. 1917
Dau. of Robert and Cleo
****Daughter of Robert and Cleo Junkins ALLEN. 

ALLEN, Charles B. 1882 – D. 1941
Military marker; Col. K. 9 Ill INF. SP. AM. War.
**** Charles E. born Mar 1882 (L) Son of John ALLEN by first marriage ? MEZO. 

STRICKLAND, Minerva L. B. Feb. 8, 1887 – D. July 24, 1911
**** Nee KIRKPATRICK (L) Wife of Frances Marion STRICKLAND (1879-1969). He was school 
teacher and bookkeeper in car ships in Mt. Vernon Married April 6, 1905. Three children; 
Opal (HARLOW and lived in California), Gladys (below), Francis Marion. Minerva died when 
Francis was baby. On March 19, 1913 Francis Marion married Etta FREEMAN. They were parents of 
five children; Paul, Wm. Spencer who lived in California, Merritt, who is minister and lives in
 Mt. Vernon, Donald, Eva (KNICKER) and lived in Centralia. 

WALL, Gladys B. Jan 19, 1908 – D. Jan. 17, 1927
**** Nee STRICKLAND (L)
Above two on same stone. 

STRICKLAND, Francis M. B. Oct. 4, 1910 – D. Aug. 24, 1957
Military marker only; Ill. PFC Co. F. 81 armd. regt. **** Son of Amos STRICKLAND and Anna GANT. 
Other children, Robert (deceased when Jefferson Co. History published), Merle, Annabel. 


Marker with no information 

Initials E. C. L. on stone. No other information 

BARNETT, Little Carl B. April 10, 1908 – D. April 29, 1911
Age 3 yrs. 19 das.
****Believe brother to Craig BARNETT 

HICKS, Virgie M. B. Jan. 19, 1896 – D. April 28, 1910
Dau. of E. E. and M. A. HICKS 

HICKS, Martha A. B. April 23, 1871 – D. June 8, 1940
 
HICKS, Elmer E. B. April 16, 1866 – D. July 18, 1939

7th Row South to North

CRIDER, Susan B. 1888 D. 1908
Ina C. and Cora A. No last names or dates 

ISOM, William B. March 2, 1838 – D. June 28, 1908
Military marker; Co. H. 5 Tenn Vol. In.
**** Son of Bolin ISOM and Elizabeth Roberts ISOM (PH) 

ISOM, Electa C. B. June 17, 1841 – D. Mar. 17, 1915
**** Nee WARD (L) PH has year of birth 1946 check
*Note: PLC. Did Clara mean 1846? 

ALLEN, Wm. L. B. June 23, 1858 – D. Jan. 24, 1943
**** Son of Robert (PH) 

ALLEN, Dora A. B. July 9, 1867 – D. Aug. 4, 1939
**** Idola Allen JOHNSON (L) 

ALLEN, Catherine E. B. August 7, 1900 – D. Mar. 10, 1914
Dau. of W. L. and D. A. ALLEN 

ALLEN, Leota M. B. Nov. 6, 1898 – D. May 22, 1901
Dau. of W. L. and D. A. ALLEN
**** (PH) has Lydia M. 

ALLEN, John F. B. 1860 – D. 1954
**** Born Jan. 1860 (L) John F. a daughter Katie May (Wesley W. HART), son Joe Frank ALLEN. A granddaughter 
Mrs. Marvin PULLIAM. A sister Mrs. J. W. SMITH (OBIT). Was born Jan. 29, 1860 in Meigs County, Tenn. and son 
of R. J. D. W. and Elzirah Smith ALLEN. 

ALLEN, Maggie L. B. 1868 – D. 1951
**** Maggie Lillie KOLINSKI born July 1868 (L). She Margaret KOLINSKI married April 3, 1890. John F. ALLEN (OBIT). 
Margaret was born in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Frank and Margaret KOLINSKI. A sister Minnie (Philip LEMONS, 
who children are Frank (Grace MABUS), Gene (Vivian PITCHFORD), Arthur. 

ALLEN, Andy B. Aug. 31, 1882 – D. Dec. 25, 1907
Military Marker; Co. D. 30 U.S. Vol 1 Inft. B. of L.F. & E. No. 367 Son of J. F. ALLEN
**** Son of A. F. (J.F.) and M.L. (PH) Son of John Frank and first wife MEZO? 

ALLEN, Rosa I. B. no date – D. Jan. 19, 1900 8 yrs 16 dys 
**** Dau. of John Frank and Margaret Kol. ALLEN. Born about January 3, 1892 (estimated from age) 

SMITH, F. M. B. April 6, 1849 – D. Dec. 12, 1925

SMITH, Martha J. B. Mar. 8, 1854 – D. Mar. 27, 1907
**** Daughter of Robert ALLEN 

SMITH, R. F. B. May 24, 1839 – D. Jan. 20, 1903
Military marker; Co. G. 2 E. Tenn Inft. Civil War.
**** Robert Frank (L) 

SMITH, Margaret A. B. June 14, 1848 – D. July 5, 1926
**** Margaret Ann ALLEN (L) Birth year 1849 (PH) 

SMITH, Samuel B. B. July 3, 1876 – D. July 5, 1926

ALLEN, J. W. B. 1878 – D. 1934
**** Joel W. ALLEN, married Leota SMITH who was born April 7, 1883 to Effie Bell KIRKPATRICK and
Frank SMITH. Children are Joel F., Ruth (died young), Wilson C., Mona A. (KRUZAN) 


ALLEN, Ruth B. Aug. 7, 1909 – D. Sept. 19, 1911
Dau. of J. W. and Leota Smith ALLEN
**** Daughter of Joel W. and Leota Smith ALLEN. 

SMITH, Ella L. B. 1887 – D. 1929

SMITH, Levi E. B. 1881 – D. 1939
**** Born April 1881 (L) 

8th Row North to South

LOUCKS, Howard L. B. March 5, 1931 – D. May 25, 1945
**** Howard Lester LOUCKS (L) Son of Emro and Clara H. Mowbray LOUCKS. Drowned in Willie WELLS pond on day of graduation from 8th grade. 

LOUCKS, Clara M. B. Mar. 19, 1900 – D. Oct. 21, 1976
**** Daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Knapp MOWBRAY. A brother George MOWBRAY survived her in Porter, Indiana. Children are 
Mary (PANIZER), Ruth (Harold Dean ZETTLER), Carson (Nellie ?), Carl, James (Moma J. (*Note”PLC is this Mona?), daughter of 
Harold and Ruby Childers INGERSOLL), Harold Dean (Barbara HUFFSTULTER), Clifford (Nancy). Survived by 26 grandchildren, 18 great. 
A daughter Velma (Ellery ROBINSON), preceded her in death. She left two children, Virgil and ?, a son Howard Lester buried above drowned.  

LOUCKS, Emro B. Mar. 15, 1897 – D. May 9, 1984
**** Son of John and Sarah (she called Mary Elizabeth in obituary, buried at Youngblood Cemetery in Perry Co.) 
Cavins LOUCKS. Survived by 30 grandchildren, 41 great, 2 great-great. Five brothers and one sister, two daughters, 
one son and 2 grandchildren preceded him in death. A brother Scotty (never married) and Ellsworth and sister Grace 
(Finley PITMAN). Maybe a brother John W. (Ida BLANTON). John LOUCKS children, William W., Clyde, Thomas E. (Lottie M. GILLIAM), 
Luther, Allie (John MOORE), ? SIMMONS. 

HARTLEY, Alberta B. Aug. 3, 1917 – D. Oct. 6, 1942
 
HARTLEY, Ethyl E.? B. July 21, 1889 – D. Mayr 8, 1950/30 (PH)
Daughter of John Green HARTLEY and Sarah Tennessee. 

HARTLEY, John R. B. Jan. 11, 1889 – D. Jan. 2, 1979
 
CROCKER, Lois F. B. 1922 – D. 1922
**** Daughter of Claude Lester and Martha McBRIDE CROCKER. 
Claude Lester, son of Elmer Ellsworth and Venona Crawford CROCKER. Elmer Ellsworth CROCKER came to 
Dryden Cemetery area in 1901 from Christian County. Moved to Sesser in 1928 (CB). 

9th Row South to North

SHURTZ, Burrell H. B. May 4, 1909 – D. Mar. 1, 1944
**** An N as initial in (PH) 

SHURTZ, Jewell J. B. Dec. 5, 1908 – D. ..........
**** Nee SMITH (L) 

McCORMICK, Jewell B. Dec. 5, 1908 – D. ..........

McCORMICK, Nelson C. B. Sept. 27, 1904 – D. ........

SHURTZ, Ella Leorna B. June 10, 1931 – D. Jec. 11, 1945
**** Daughter of Burrell W. and Jewell J. Smith SHURTZ 

POKORNEY, Martin B. ........... D. Mar. 11, 1937
World War I
**** Martin carl POKORNEY (L) Son of John and Anna WYCISKALLA (PH) Found dead beside of road. (PH) Born 1875 

PERNELL, Mary A. B. 1868 – D. 1942
Brayfield Funeral Marker only.
**** Mary Alice born November 5, 1967 and died April 19, 1942 (L) Difference of a year in birth years. 
Wife of Fayette S. PERNELL. Daughter of Martha LIDELL and James M. 

Tenth Row:

Marker with no information. 

Unmarked graves (L) 

BLAZIER, John W. B. Nov 1878 – D. 1918
**** Also unmarked in (PH) Prairie Historian has John E. 1878-1918 Has a marker 

BOSWELL, Infant B. 1907 – D. 1907
**** Believe to be child of John and Annie Webb BOSWELL Has a marker 

COOK, Mae B. 1885 – D. 1914
**** Nee Laur Has a marker 

DEMPSEY, William B. 1912 – D. 1912
Has a marker 

EDWARDS, Charles L. B. 1939 – D. 1939
Has a marker 

EDWARDS, Howard B. 1912 – D. 1912

ELLISTON, Timothy E. B. 1924 – D. 1924

HALL, Sarah J. B. 1853 – D. 1904
**** Sarah T. 1836 – 1904 (PH) 

HAINES, Hosea B. 1877 – D. 1923
**** Could this be Hosea Haines LAUR. Not listed as unmarked in (PH) 

HAMILTON, B. 1914 – D. 1914
**** Could this be Leonard HAMILTON a baby b & d in 1914 
 
LAUR, Lawrence B. 1914 – D. 1920
**** Son of Hosea and Mae Cook LAUR (PH) 

LOUCKS, Arthur B. 1917 – D. 1925
**** 8 year old child Son of Ellsworth and Beatrice Frost LOUCKS Ellsworth LOUCKS a brother to Emro No marker 

MARTIN, Len . 1909 – D. 1909
**** (PH) has 1909 –1912 

ROWARK, Elan B. 1910 – D. .........

ROWARK, Lena M. B. 1910 – D. 1910
A John JUNKINS married ROARK 

SMITH, C. L. B...................

SMITH, Chesta B........... – D............
An infant 

SMITH, David B................... – D.................

SMITH, Donald B............ – D. ................
 
PORKORNEY, Zirta B..................... – D............
 
A marker in memory of church. Dryden Methodist Episcopal Church built in 1892 



 
 
 
 
 

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