Drake-Million Cemetery

Rubicon Township
Greene County, Illinois



   

Thanks to Allen Handling & Jeanette for the above photos.

   


Thanks to Allen Handling & Jeanette for the above photos.

From the Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, IL, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002 - from an article dealing with Greene County Days.

Situated in Section 15 of Rubicon Township, this cemetery recorded its first burial in 1851. The cemetery, which may at one time have been known as Pleasant Mound Cemetery, has been involed in its share of controversy over the years. At one time, the township used cemetery property to store piles of gravel and had to be taken to court to have it removed. Also, some of the headstones that were once documented as being there have vanished. Still remaining is a Collins family tombstone that a cedar tree has grown around (see above), and a Dickerson family tombstone that lists family members buried in other states. There is a small separately fenced area where the Parks family is buried (see photo above).

Submitted by: Allen Handling


Located about 3 miles north of Greenfield. To reach this cemetery in central Rubicon Township, use U.S. Route 67 as a starting point. Turn east on County Route 23, drive one-fourth mile, turn north and drive one-half mile, then east one-fourth mile, then north one-fourth mile and the cemetery is on the west side of the road. County Route 23 is the road that crosses U.S. Route 67 exactly two miles north of Greenfield's Oakwood Cemetery. Note: if a name appears in a different color, click on the name to bring up a picture of that individual's tombstone.

Location: Section 15 (southwest quarter of the northwest quarter), Township 11 North, Range 10 West, 3PM.


Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Information
ASHLEY, Infant Daughter 19 Aug 1863 3m Dau of J.H. & L. Ashley
ASHLEY, James H. 30 Oct 1863 35y6m?d
BACKUS, Henry E. (14 ??? 1887) Cpl. Co. D 14th Ill. Inf. (He died either Jan or May)
BACKUS, Lavenia Jane (Million) 21 Jan 1843 13 Feb 1894
BARNARD, Ann Mariah 12 Mar 1857 4d Dau of Zadock & Lucinda W. (Handlin) Barnard
BARNARD, Aramitta 17 Oct 1823 19 Nov 1906 Wife of Joshua Trail Barnard
BARNARD, James 2 Dec 1855 6y10m7d Son of Z. & L.W. Barnard
BARNARD, Joshua Trail 25 Feb 1866 50y
BECKEY, Ella 1862 1910 Mother (Wife of Ulrich Becky)
BECKEY, Ulrich 1844 1932 Father
BRYANT, Sarah Ann 24 Apr 1857 22y Wife of D.C. Bryant
CAMERON, Florence 29 Apr 1874 1 Aug 1891 17y4m3d Dau of G.W. & M.E. Cameron
CAMERON, George W. 22 Nov 1819 17 Oct 1886
CAMERON, Martha E. 5 Jun 1838 9 Dec 1904 Wife of G.W. Cameron (Stone not found)
CAMERON, Mary A. 12 Nov 1824 7 Nov 1871 45y11m25d Wife of G.W. Cameron
COLLINS, S. W. 1853 Inf Son of Samuel & Sarah Collins
COLLINS, Sarah O. (Dickerman) 26 Mar 1867 31y1m23d Wife of Samuel W. Collins
CONVERSE, Edgar J. 26 Sep 1856 1y9m Son of J. & M. Converse
CORRINGTON, Aterza (17 Jan 1817) 6 Mar 1888 71y2m9d "Our Mother"Wife of N.W. Corrington
CORRINGTON, Georgian 4 May 1851 1y11m15d Dau of N.W. & A. Corrington
CORRINGTON, Ha Leni O. 14 Sep 1856 11m19d Dau of N.W. & A. Corrington
CORRINGTON, Nelson W. 1 Jan 1812 15 Mar 1885 73y2m15d "Our Father"
CURNUTT, Della L. 1885 His Wife (Wife of Willis Curnutt)
CURNUTT, James W. 1850 1926
CURNUTT, Rachel A. 1854 1929 His Wife (Wife of James W. Curnutt)
CURNUTT, Willis 1889 1926 Their Son (Son of James & Rachel Curnutt)
DENTON, A. S. 16 Mar 1867 Lt. Co. K, 91st Ill. Inf. (Stone not found)
DICKERMAN, Hannah 27 Jul 1873 62y1m21d W/o Nelson Dickerman (Buried Willsborough, NY)
DICKERMAN, Julia (28 Apr 1836) 7 Oct 1860 24y6m9d Wife of M.W. Dickerman
DICKERMAN, Lyman R. 12 Mar 1874 12y11m6d Son of N. & H. Dickerman
DICKERMAN, Major W. 24 Feb 1896 62y3m12d Pvt., Co. K 91st Ill. Inf.
DICKERMAN, Nelson 10 Sep 1887 81y
DICKERMAN, Nelson W. 22 Jul 1832 2y9m28d (Buried at Mt. Holly, Vt.)Son of N. & H. Dickerman
DRAKE, Allen 21 Mar 1871 36y11m5d
DRAKE, Charles H. 26 Nov 1886 19y11m2d Son of J.H. & S.E. Drake
DRAKE, Herman P. 14 Apr 1880 25 Apr 1882 Son of B.F. & Emma R. (Million) Drake
DRAKE, Hiram 9 Aug 1886 83y1m9d
DRAKE, James H. 27 Jan 1841 19 Oct 1913
DRAKE, Maud 25 Oct 1880 14 Nov 1880
DRAKE, Nancy 12 Jan 1809 20 Mar 1890 Wife of Hiram Drake
DRAKE, Sarah E. 27 Aug 1842 His Wife (Wife of James Drake)
DRYDEN, Mary 2 Jan 1870 50y2m24d Wife of W.S.M. Dryden
DRYDEN, Nancy J. 21 Jul 1865 Dau of W.S.M. & S. Dryden
DRYDEN, Sarah 5 Sep 1865 Wife of W.S.M. Dryden
DRYDEN, William M. 6 Oct 1884 71y1m18d
ERTHAL, Lillie M. 29 May 1891 24y6m8d Wife of Otto Erthal (Name on Charles Drake stone)
FAIR, James S. 22 Nov 1823 13 Oct 1902
FAIR, Loni (Stone not found)
FAIR, Lurinda P. 3 Mar 1836 19 Oct 1864 Wife of James T. Fair
FAIR, Tom Aron (Stone not found)
FOSTER, John T. 10 Aug 1862 34y7m20d
FOSTER, Priscilla E. 30 May 1857 8y2m8d Dau of D.A. & A.H. Foster
JOHNESEE, Jane 27 Oct 1867 65y Wife of Samuel Johnesee
JOHNESEE, Martha J. 6 Sep 1841
JOHNESEE, S. W. 7 Jul 1837 18 Jan 1906
JOHNESEE, Samuel 19 Oct 1855 55y9m29d
LAKIN, William 11 Mar 1859 70y6m1d
LORTON, Durward 13 Oct 1877 5 Jul 1878 6m22d
LORTON, Eliza D. 21 Apr 1857 5 Nov 1877 20y6m14d
MILLION, Elijah M. (3 Jan 1795) 23 Nov 1875 80y11m20d
MILLION, Elizabeth (Jamison) 25 Nov 1883 76y10m1d (Wife of Elijah M. Million)
MILLION, Infant Son 19 Mar 1854 8d Son of M.W. & M. Million
MILLION, Lucean B. 4 Aug 1844 2 Feb 1865 26y5m29d Son of M.W. & M. Million
MILLION, Marcus W. 22 Jan 1818 9 Dec 1885 62y10m12d
MILLION, Mary 5 Mar 1817 23 Mar 1891 74y19d Wife of Marcus W. Million
MILLION, Mary C. 8y3m10d Dau of M.W. & Mary Million
MILLION, Thomas W. 27 May 1863 33y20d
PARKS, Amarine C. 28 Nov 1850 24 Jan 1877 26y2m26d
PARKS, George W. 10 Jun 1848 11 Mar 1923
PARKS, Infant 16 Dec 1875 Dau of Geo. W. & Sarah J. Parks
PARKS, Jesse C. C. 4 Mar 1874 71y8m18d
PARKS, Jonnie B. 20 Mar 1877 18 Mar 1878 Son of Geo. W. & Sarah J. Parks
PARKS, Minerva 2 Nov 1804 9 Jun 1894
PARKS, Sarah J. 13 Jun 1848 9 Jun 1908 Wife of George W. Parks
PARKS, Stubby 4 Feb 1888 3 Feb 1892 Son of Geo. W. & Sarah J. Parks
REYNOLDS, Dwight 23 Dec 1842 1864 Co. D 32 Reg Ill Vol (Son of G.W. & E. Reynolds)
REYNOLDS, Groughy/Croughy 17 Mar 1851 3y7m16d Son of G.W. & E. Reynolds
REYNOLDS, Julia R. 6 Mar 1858 6y8m26d Dau of G.W. & E. Reynolds
REYNOLDS, William O. 4 Nov 1860 23y11m9d Son of G.W. & E. Reynolds
TALKINGTON, Mary G. 23 Feb 1858 3 Jan 1899 (Dau/Wife of John Talkington) (Stone not found)
ZINK, Amanda L. 3 May 1839 15 Feb 1897 His Wife (Wife of R.C. Zink)
ZINK, Helen G. 13 Jan 1864 24 Nov 1894 Wife of Wm. N. Zink
ZINK, R. C. 9 May 1837 5 Nov 1894 Born in Highland Co., ?
ZINK, William M. 12 May 1835 28 Mar 1863
ZINK, William N. 23 Jun 1865 7 Sep 1915

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