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Greene County, Illinois




Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, August 28, 2003, from an article about the "Greene County Days" activities: This one-acre cemetery is located just north of the village of Ceres on Rt. 267 north of Greenefield. The first recorded burial was in 1844. At one time, there was a Grange Hall and a school in Ceres, as well as a small store. The cemetery, includes such surnames as Curtis, Harmon, Herron, Newingham, Phillips, Sorrells, Spencer, Strowmatt, Warrolls and Redman. Buried here are Civil War veteran Rev. Joseph Redman and his wife, who came from Virginia by way of Kentucky and Indiana, and who raised eight children in Greene County."

This neglected and abandoned Greene County cemetery is in Athensville Township and is slightly less than 1 mile south of the Morgan-Greene County line. The brushy burial site is in Section 4 of Township 12 N, Range 10 W. Ceres Cemetery is west of U.S. Highway 67 and is on a hill south of Lick Creek.

Note: Two soldiers are listed for this cemetery by the Illinois Veterans Commission in "Honor Roll for Greene County, Illinois", 1956.
Sorrells, William, Civil War Pvt. Co. B, 10th Ill. Inf., died 2 Feb 1922
Sorrells, Jabez, Civil War Pvt. Co. K, 140 Ill. Inf., died 17 Nov 1908.

The photographs included above and linked to names in the listing below were provided by Allen Handing who took them on 25 March 2007. Thanks Allen for sharing your photographs.

Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Information
CURTIS, Infant Dau of Harry & Opal Phillips Curtis
HARMON, Lewis 20 Dec 1945 44y
HERRON, Sarah (Worrall) 1 Aug 1884 8 Aug 1924 Her grave is unmarked.  She was a daughter of
native Zahus Worrall and Winchester, IL native
NEWINGHAM, Hiram N. (15 Oct) 1842 Elizabeth Lawson Worrall
NEWINGHAM, Maria 1 Oct 1851 2 May 1910 58y?m19d Wife of Hiram N. Newingham
PHILLIPS, Edna Christena 27 Feb 1919 20 Feb 1924 (Dau of Wm. & Etta Phillips)
PHILLIPS, Opal 13y
REDMAN, John 1805 22 Oct 1844 39y7m
REDMAN, Joseph, Rev. 1776 21 Jan 1854
REDMAN, Nancy 1780 13 Sep 1853
SORRELLS, Margaret Wife of Wm. Sorrells. No stone here for her, but it
is believed she died in the 1870s or 1880s and was
buried here.
SORRELLS, William 2 Feb 1922 Co. B, 10th Ill. Inf.
SPENCER, Margaret 14 Nov 1818 24 Feb 1911 93y3m10d
STROWMATT, Ann E. 1828 1910 His Wife (Wife of John Strowmatt)
STROWMATT, Barbara Jean 1932 (Feb) 1932 (Inf dau of Lee & Leona Elliott Strowmatt)
STROWMATT, John 1830 1912
WORRALL, Elizabeth 1848 1922 (Wife of Jacob Worrall)
WORRALL, Jabus (17 Nov 1908) Co. K. 14th Ill. Inf.
WORRALL, David Sep 1912 From the Jacksonville Daily Journal of Friday,
Sept. 30, 1912: FUNERALS - WORRALL: The
funeral services of David Worrall were conducted
from his late home in Ceres, at 2 o'clock Thursday
afternoon, in charge of Rev. Benjamin Johnson,
pastor of the Baptist Church of Roodhouse. Music
was furnished by the congregation and flowers were
cared for by Mrs. Anna Angelo. Interment was made
in the Ceres Cemetery and bearers were old soldiers.
(No stone found for this burial)

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