Short Cemetery

Also Known As
Mt. Gilead, Hutchens, and Donegan Cemetery



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

This well maintained cemetery is located about one-half mile down a field road in Section 7 of Rubison township. At one time a small community with a store and school were located nearby. The first burial was a child of a Short family in 1834. Thomas Jefferson Short was one of the first settlers in the area and donated the land for the cemetery. At least two victims of a 1927 killer tornado are buried in this cemetery.

Submitted by: Allen Handling

Directions provided by Terry Barnard:
From the North: Begin where IL Route 267 crosses Interstate 72 at the south edge of Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL, then south on 267 for 19.0 miles to the Palmyra Road (2100N) and then turn right (west) for 1.7 miles to a crossroads. Turn left (south) on (2000E) for .5 mile to a road between two fields and then turn right (west) for .4 mile ending at Short Cemetery. This field road was once graveled and is ok in dry weather.

From the South: Begin at the Junction of IL Route 267 and the Wrights road (1600N) in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL, then north on 267 for 5.0 miles to the Palmyra Road (2100N) and then turn left (west) for 1.7 miles to a crossroads. Turn left (south) on (2000E) for .5 mile to a road between two fields and then turn right (west) for .4 mile ending at Short cemetery. This field road was once graveled and is ok in dry weather.

Don and Terry completed re-reading & taking photos of the stones in this cemetery on 26 Sept 2012. The cemetery is 208 square feet and well fenced on all four sides.


If a name appears in red, you can click on the name to bring up a picture of that individual's tombstone.
NAME BORN DIED AGE Additional Inscription/Info.
BARNARD, Glenn 6 Jul 1900 Son of O.C. & M.A. Barnard
BARNETT, Emily E. 5 Apr 1880 Dau of I.M. & A.E. Barnett
BARNETT, John M. 5 Apr 1880 Son of I.M. & A.E. Barnett
BARNETT, Leonard E. 6 Sep 1884 2y 11m 17d Son of I.M. & A.E. Barnett
BESON, David 5 May 1798 1 Dec 1873
BESON, James F. 6 Nov 1831 19 Jul 1869 Son of D. & M. Beson
BESON, Julia 25 Feb 1878 Wife of Walter S. Beson
BESON, Maria L. 26 Feb 1851 27 Nov 1851 9m 1d Dau of D. & M. Beson
BESON, Mary A. 10 Dec 1809 23 Oct 1887 Wife of David Beson
BESON, Samuel J. 8 Apr 1834 28 Aug 1860 Son of D. & M. Beson
BESON, Walter Scott 30 Aug 1930 84y 9m 26d (No Stone found)
CHANEY, Martha (Short) 3 Jun 1862 19y 8m 6d Wife of Greene Chaney
CHANEY, Theodore E. 2 Oct 1862 4m ?d Son of G. & M.S. Chaney
COATS, Mary E. (Beson) 13 Mar 1844 27 Jan 1865 21y 10m 14d Wife of F. M. Coats
COLE, Eliza J. Filson 1807 1902 Wife of Steven Cole
COLE, Stephen 5 Oct 1865 62y 11m 7d
DORKS, Benjamin 27 Sep 1840
DORKS, Eliza J. 3 Mar 1881 19 Nov 1881 Dau of B. & S. Dorks
DORKS, James R. 27 Oct 1901 30 Oct 1901 Son of James & Mary Dorks
DORKS, Mary A. 13 Oct 1875 25 Aug 1876 Dau of B. & S. Dorks
DORKS, Sarah R. 22 Oct 1846 10 Nov 1906 His Wife (Wife of Benjamin Dorks)
DORSEY, Patrick H. 16 May 1880 22 Apr 1882 Son of P. & J. Dorsey
FALKINBURG, M. L. Walton 1867 1903
FERGUSON, 16 ??? 1861 2/3d Inf of W.G. & C.E. Ferguson (No stone found)
FERGUSON, Elizabeth 12 Dec 1814 19 Mar 1896 Wife of James L. Ferguson
FERGUSON, Infant 3m Inf of W.G. & C.E. Ferguson
FERGUSON, James L. 21 Jan 1811 16 Jul 1851
FERGUSON, Jonah W. 17 May 1872 26y 4m 9d Son of J.L. & E. Ferguson
FERGUSON, William G. 1875 42y 9m
FITZJARRELL, Carey 28 Jan 1855 26 Sep 1913
FITZJARRELL, Edgar 12 Apr 1852 11 Dec 1904
FITZJARRELL, Elizabeth C. 8 Oct 1855 15 Jun 1907 His Wife (w/o Carey Fitzjarrell)
FITZJARRELL, Levi 6 Jan 1857 23 Oct 1887
FITZJARRELL, Raymond N. 23 Apr 1892 30 Jul 1905 Son of C. & E.G. Fitzjarrell
FITZJARRELL, Robert 23 Sep 1823 18 Oct 1901
FITZJARRELL, Susanah 27 Apr 1884 51y 1m 16d Wife of Levi Fitzjarrell
GARRETT, Louis P. (18 Jun 1865) (28y5m17d) Co. A 33rd Ill. Inf.
GIBBINS, Amanda J. 4 Oct 1868 11m 4d Dau of A. & R. Gibbins
GIBBINS, Infant Daughter 17 Jul 1861 Dau of A. & R. Gibbins
GIBBINS, Infant Son 27 Oct 186? 8d Son of A. & R. Gibbins
GIBBINS, Lauretta 19? Dec 1861 2y 3m 20d Dau of A. & R. Gibbins
HOBSON, Elizabeth 1873 62y 6m 29d Wife of P. Hobson
HOBSON, Margret 20 Sep 1834 19 Aug 1900 Wife of Peter Hobson
HOBSON, Mary C. 1 Jul 1876 9m 6d Dau of Peter & Margaret Hobson
HOBSON, Peter 20 Jan 1819 14 Jun 1901
HOBSON, Sarah E. 1 Sep 1865 16y 8m 2d Dau of P. & E. Hobson
JOHNSON, Elizabeth J. 1860 1929 His Wife (Wife of Henry Johnson)
JOHNSON, Henry J. 1856 1915
MCFARLAND, Alice 30 Dec 1854 27 Feb 1859 d/o J.M. & C.M. McFarland (No stone found)
MORROW, John W. 2 Aug 1840 1y 11m 18d Son of Z.A. & R. Morrow
MORROW, Nancy A. 12 May 1836 1y 1m 22d Dau of Z.A. & R. Morrow
MORROW, Robert B. A. 7 May 1847 7m 14d Son of Z.A. & R. Morrow
MORROW, Sarah A. A. 8 Jun 1845 1y 1m 21d Dau of Z.A. & R. Morrow
NETTLES, Annie M. 1876 1927 Died in Apr. 19 Tornado
NETTLES, Francis M. 24 Sep 1918 20 Jul 1919
NETTLES, William L. 1877 1927 Died in Apr. 19 Tornado
OVERBEY, Drewry 31 Aug 1814 19 Mar 1880
OVERBY, E. Virginia 7 Dec 1845 15 Oct 1865 Dau of D. & S. Overby
OVERBY, Louisa J. 7 Oct 1836 19 Aug 1844 Dau of D. & S. Overby
OVERBEY, Sally 22 Mar 1815 4 Apr 1894 Wife of D. Overbey
PEMBROOK, Frank 12 Jul 1891 7 Aug 1894 Son of W.H. & L.P.
PEMBROOK, Lizzie P. 8 Nov 1859 1949 Wife of William H. Pembrook
PEMBROOK, William H. 1 Nov 1841 28 Feb 1909 Co. E 104th Ill. Inf.
PIPER, Cathern A. 6 Aug 1861 30y Wife of J.W. Piper
PIPER, Harriet B. 15 Jan 1862 2m 25d Dau of J.W. & C.A. Piper
PIPER, Infant 4 Oct 1863 12d Dau of J.W. & C.A. Piper
PIPER, Infant 5 Feb 1899 Son of Mr. & Mrs. I.M. Piper
PRATHER, James E. 1 Aug 1860 28 Mar 1947
PRATHER, Martha Jane 21 Apr 1859 6 Feb 1903
PRATHER, Ota 30 Oct 1884 13 Jan 1887 Son of J.E. & M.J. Prather
QUINN, Sarah Jane 1885 1961
QUINN, Thomas 1869 1927
RAFFETY, Elizabeth J. 15 Feb 1825 22 Apr 1891 Wife of W.M. Raffety
RAFFETY, Henry J. 29 Aug 1854 4m Son of Wm. & E.J. Raffety
RAFFETY, Infant 5 Aug 1855 23 Sep 1856 Son of Wm. & E.J. Raffety
RAFFETY, Leander 30 Sep 1856 1m 20d Son of W.H. & E.J. Raffety
RAFFETY, Lysander 30 Sep 1856 1m 20d Son of W.H. & E.J. Raffety
RAFFETY, Martha 4 Sep 1858 17 Nov 1884 Dau of W.M. & E.J. Raffety
RAFFETY, Richard A.
RAFFETY, Thomas Allen 29 Dec 1866 27y 11m 19d Son of Wm. & M. Raffety
RAFFETY, W. M. 11 Sep 1887 77y 11m 12d
RANGE, Catherine 29 Mar 1826 3 Oct 1869 Wife of Alfred C. Range
SHORT, Arthur 9 Jul 1884 19 Jul 1884 Son of C.M. & Mary E. Short
SHORT, Benjamin F. 2 Aug 1875 9m 3d Son of H.N. & N.C. Short
SHORT, Caroline 1858 1892 Wife of L. R. Short
SHORT, Catharine 9 Sep 1849 42y 8m 12d
SHORT, Charity 2 Apr 1834 23 Jun 1896 Wife of N.H. Short
SHORT, Charity 19 Feb 1827 13 Oct 1870 Wife of J.A. Short
SHORT, Charity J. 17 May 1876 6y 5m 12d Dau of J. M. & A. M. Short
SHORT, Earl 1890 1890
SHORT, Elizabeth C. 29 Aug 1851 1y 5m 19d Dau of J.A. & C. Short
SHORT, Elizabeth Martha 6 Mar 1830 5 Jul 1890
SHORT, Emily J. 11 Apr 1841 (4 Jun 1918)
SHORT, Francis M. 6 Jan 1844? 3m Son of T.J. & C. Short
SHORT, Henry N. 16 Nov 1847 11 Jun 1888 (Son of Thomas J. Short)
SHORT, Infant 1870
SHORT, Infant 19 Apr 1866 Dau of L. Fletcher & Elizabeth E. Short
SHORT, Infant 23 Jan 1893 12 Feb 1893 Dau of T.J. & M.L. Short
SHORT, Infant 3 Jan 1869 5d Son of L. Fletcher & Elizabeth E. Short
SHORT, Infant 21 Aug 1862 Son of Wm. S. & E.M. Short
SHORT, Infant Son
SHORT, Infant (5 Sep) 1870 (28d) (Son of R.A. & E.J. Short)
SHORT, Ira Lan 4 Jul 1878 10m 26d Son of L.F. & Elizabeth Chaney Short
SHORT, Iva 1892 1892
SHORT, James Alex 20 Nov 1826 31 Aug 1882 (Son of Thomas J. Short)
SHORT, John W. (13 Jun) 1855 1881 (Son of James A. Short)
SHORT, John W. (15 Apr) 1829 (17 Jul) 1898 (Son of Thomas J. Short)
SHORT, Johsua M. 12 Oct 1839 25 Nov 1902 Father
SHORT, Maria Ann 11 Nov 1842 5 Jul 1916 Mother; His Wife (Wife of Joshua M. Short)
SHORT, Mary Addeline 9 Sep 1854 1y 1m 21d Dau of J.A. & C. Short
SHORT, Mary E. 1848 1870
SHORT, Nancy E. 24 Apr 1875 26y 6m 8d Wife of H.N. Short
SHORT, Nicholas Houston 13 Dec 1827 22 Apr 1876 (Son of Thomas J. Short)
SHORT, Rebecca 5 Aug 1817 7 Feb 1886
SHORT, Rebecca P. 14 Aug 1882 15y 10m 27d Dau of N.H. & C.A. Short
SHORT, Richard A. 1835 (16 Nov) 1893
SHORT, Ruthie A. 16 Aug 1882 27y 11m 4d Dau of N.H. & C.A. Short
SHORT, Samuel J. 26 Jul 1873 17 Jul 1880 Son of W.S. & E.M. Short
SHORT, Telitha J. 18 Feb 1853 27 Jan 1873 Wife of J.A. Short
SHORT, Thomas E. 25 May 1884 27y 6m 18d
SHORT, Thomas J. 10 Sep 1852 9m 6d Son of J.A. & C. Short
SHORT, Thomas J. 9 Aug 1876 70y 10m 12d
SHORT, Thomas J. 11 Sep 1834 7m Son of T. & C. Short
SHORT, Thomas J. 29 Jul 1876 23y 4m 4d
SHORT, Virgil A. 31 Dec 1871 5 Nov 1893 (Son of James A. Short)
SHORT, William Leslie 14 Nov 1879 5y 2m 11d Son of J.A. & M.J. Short
SHORT, William S. 16 Sep 1832 11 Aug 1886 (Son of Thomas J. Short)
SHORT, William W. 7 Sep 1855 1m 26d Son of G.W. & M.J. Short
SMITH, David 7 Dec 1864 16 Sep 1922 Son of Sam & Catherine Smith (No Stone found)
SMITH, Infant 31 Jul 1866 Son of W.W. & L. Smith
SMITH, Infant 26 May 1853/7 7d Son of W.W. & M.A. Smith
SMITH, John F. 16 May 1856 7m 2d
SMITH, Lettice 7 Jun 1891 57y 3m 28d Wife of W. W. Smith
SMITH, Mary A. 18 Jul 1818 25 Oct 1901 His Wife (w/o William P. Smith); Mother
SMITH, Mary Adaline 25 Apr 1864 34y 5m Wife of William W. Smith
SMITH, Sam 18 Jul 1840 2 Feb 1912 (No Stone found)
SMITH, Tena W. 1863 1942
SMITH, William P. 4 Sep 1818 22 Feb 1900 Father
SMITH, William W. (1 Dec 1825) 30 Nov 1877 52y
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VANDAVEER, Sarah Catharine 2 Dec 1877 24y 11m 1d Wife of Josiah Vandaveer
WALTON, Edith 1 Nov 1875 1 Jul 1959
WALTON, Ernest T. 9 Oct 1892 12 Oct 1892 Son of W.T. & V. Walton
WALTON, Francis M. 22 Jan 1843 1 Sep 1923 Lieut. Co. D, 32nd Ill. Inf.
WALTON, Harry O. 1908/9 31 May 1925 s/o Wm. T. & Verena Walton (No Stone found)
WALTON, Infant 23 Apr 1883 Dau of F.M. & M.M. Walton
WALTON, James Otis 28 Jun 1880 21 Feb 1885 Son of F.M. & M.M. Walton
WALTON, Mary M. 27 Jan 1847 6 Mar 1902 His Wife (w/o Francis M. Walton)
WALTON, Verena E. 3 Apr 1874 25 Feb 1910
WALTON, William T. 1873 1935 Father
WHITE, Bonnie B. 1886 1904
WHITE, Cora B. Spears 1898 1991
WHITE, Harry J. 1897 1941
WHITE, Logan 1868 1952
WHITE, Martha E. 1858 1934
WHITLOCK, Dora Ellen 25 Jun 1872 28 Sep 1901 Dau of Z.T. & Louisiana Whitlock

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