Joshua Hopper Family Cemetery

Athensville Township - Greene County, Illinois


Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, August 28, 2003 - From an article about the "Greene County Days" activities: It is believed that land for this cemetery was donated by the Hopper family, and that a Mrs. (Susan Barnard) Joshua Hopper left money in her estate to put a fence (foundation) around it. The cemetery no longer exists as such, but some of the surnames of those buried there include Barrow, Hopper & Reynolds."

From research information submitted by Marion Hopper: "Mrs. Joshua (Susan) Hopper had a foundation built, and it was paid for during her probate settlement. This foundation was found by Rance C. Hopper & Marion Hopper in an investigation of the cemetery in Sept. 1992. Two tombstones, one for Louise & Nancy Reynolds and one for Mary Ellen Barrow, were present in 1991 & 1992. Levi Barrow was the son of John & Nancy Davenport Barrow and Nancy & Sophrano Hopper were daughters of Joshua & Sally Shepherd Hopper."

Location: ANW 1/4, SE 1/4, Section 11, Twp 10 Range 12, near Apple Creek, on a knoll.


Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Information
BARROW, Mary Ellen 10 Feb 1858 5 Jun 1858 Dau of Levi & Sophrano Hopper Barrow
REYNOLDS, Louise J. 20 Nov 1854 3y8m5d Dau of John James & Nancy Hopper Reynolds
REYNOLDS, Nancy J. (Hopper) 24 Aug 1854 22y3m2d Wife of John James Reynolds

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