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Cannedy Cemetery

Rockbridge Township - Greene County, IL

Photos taken & submitted by: Allen Handling

These three tombstones are near a tree in a field about two and a half miles south of Greenfield. They are a short distance east of U.S. Route 67, and are in Rockbridge Township.

Location: Section 21 (southeast quarter of the northeast quarter), township 10 North, Range 10 West, 3PM.

Name Born Died Comments/Additional Inscription Information
CANNEDY, Eliza C. 16 Aug 1867 age 69y 6m; Wife of James Cannedy
CANNEDY, James, Esq. 18 Mar 1790 19 Jan 1872 age 84y 10m 1d; War of 1812
CANNEDY, Daughter Jan 1836 Dau of James & Eliza C.
James Cannedy, father of William H. Cannedy, was
born in South Carolina, March 20, 1790, removing to
Tenn. When that State had witnessed few
improvements. He was there married to Miss Eliza
Grizzle. In the War of 1812 he took an active part,
and after its close began the life of a saddler, and
subsequently became an exceedingly prosperous
farmer. In 1829, when marvelous reports began to be
spread abroad about Illinois, his emigration to the
West began. The family then comprised husband,
wife, and 8 children. A first stopping place was made
in Jefferson County, but not long afterward he moved
to Greene County, Townshp 11 North, Range 10 West.
He built a cabin of the usual description and became
in after years a moderately successful farmer. He was
commissioned a captain of a military company during
the Black Hawk war, but was not called upon to
participate, owing to the sudden closing of the
James Cannedy died on the 15th of January, 1872,
finding a resting place in Greene county; his wife had
preceded him to that bourne from whence no traveler
ever returns, Aug. 10, 1867.
(Greene County History, 1879, Page 721)

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