Smith Cemetery #2
Rubicon Township

Greene County, IL

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

A small cemetery located in Rubicon Township's Section 1, this burial ground occupies land now owned by the Sponsler family. Only about 20 ft. square, it has been fenced by the Sponslers to keep it from disappearing into timber. The cemetery was cleaned in the fall of 2001, at which time four tombstones and two field stones were found, the oldest dating from 1848.

Submitted by: Allen Handling


This burial site is in Rubicon Township and less than a mile from Macoupin County. Apparently six graves are contained here, but two of them are marked only by field stones. the four tombstones are in a row, with the field stones centered to the east of them. The parents of the Smith children were Daniel and Lucy A. Smith and they are buried in Rhodes Cemetery which is about two miles northeast of Athensville.

Location: Section 1 (south end, center, west side of a branch), Township 11N, Range 10W, 3PM.



Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Information
SMITH, Charles A. 5 May 1853 9y2m25d Son of Daniel & Lucy A. Smith
SMITH, Julie C. 29 May 1850 2m Dau of Daniel & Lucy A. Smith
SMITH, Mary E. 9 Sep 1860 9y9m2d Dau of Daniel & Lucy A. Smith
SMITH, Rachel A. 13 Jan 1848 3y2m Dau of Daniel & Lucy A. Smith
2 graves marked by rocks

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