BLUE GRASS CEMETERY
aka
HORTON CEMETERY

Macoupin County, Illinois





   

Blue Grass Cemetery, also called the Horton Cemetery, is located about 1.5 to 2 miles straight east of Modesto, Illinois in Macoupin County. It is situated right along the road after it makes the first of two curves - when the crops are out, you can see the cemetery from a good distance before you actually reach it. The cemetery is in good condition, though it needed to be mowed when I visited, and appears to be maintained on a regular basis. Land for the cemetery was deeded in 1873 by Robert & Rebecca Horton, although records indicate it was laid out as early as 1845. The oldest grave which has been located is that of George W. Davidson, who died August 11, 1854. The original owner of the land where the cemetery is situated was Oswell Horton and his wife Matilda. Interestingly enough, Blue Grass, Hogan Cemetery and the Norvell Cemetery, also known as the Old Horton Cemetery, were all located on Horton owned land.

If a name appears in red, click on the name to bring up a photo of that individual's cemetery marker.

Although I tried to look carefully for stones in this cemetery, the grass was quite long during my visits so it is very possible that some of the burials listed below without a photograph may actually be in the cemetery but hidden by the high grass - it would have been easy to miss them.
NAME BORN DIED AGE Additional Inscription/Info.
ADAMS, Jacob 31 Aug 1878 68y
ADAMS, Rachel 1 Sep 1879 59y His Wife
ANDERSON, Archie Dale 15 Apr 1920 30 Oct 2003
ANDERSON, Clorabelle 1866 1940 Wife
ANDERSON, Lysle 1886 1910 Son
ANDERSON, Melvina Ann (Emmons) 1890 1938 Wife
ANDERSON, Robert Edwin 1861 1943
ANDERSON, William Archie 1888 1964
BARNES, Jesse L. (No stone found)
BARNETT, Ralph Leon 1981 70y (No stone found)
BENSON, James L. 31 Mar 1883 13 Mar 1955
BLAEUER, Even 24 Jun 1917 31 Aug 2001 Tec4 U.S. Army WWII
BLAEUER, Hylois 17 Mar 1902 20 Dec 1971
BLAEUER, Lucy W. 1875 1953
BLAEUER, William 1856 1941
BOSOMWORTH, Ann 5 May 1836 24 Feb 1904 His Wife
BOSOMWORTH, Charles 23 Oct 1834 17 Jun 1905
BREWER, Charles 1862 1909 (No stone found)
BROWN, Marion 1918 1919
BUTLER, Anna 28 Aug 1898 1 Dec 1945 His Wife (Wife of Ralph V. Butler)
BUTLER, Gracie A. 1880 1906 Dau of James & Sarah Butler
BUTLER, J. Willie 1878 1959
BUTLER, James 12 Sep 1850 22 May 1935
BUTLER, Maude M. 8 May 1886 31 Oct 1967 His Wife (Wife of Raymond Butler)
BUTLER, Murie M. 1882 1966 His Wife (Wife of J. Willie Butler)
BUTLER, Ralph V. 8 Oct 1893 23 May 1966
BUTLER, Raymond 22 Sep 1887 27 Jan 1960
BUTLER, Sarah E. 19 Jul 1859 16 Dec 1933
CALHOON, Ina (Stayton) Parrott 1894 1974 Marr (1) Bliss Parrott (2) Virgil Calhoon
CALVERT, Maud 1884 1962
CALVERT, Truman 1872 1941
CAMPBELL, Hugh 1884 1971
CAMPBELL, Millie Alderson 1883 1966
CHASE, Geneva C. 13 Dec 1896 27 Jun 1985
CLARK, Edith (Shepardson) 10 Jan 1891 14 Apr 1928
CLARK, Roy B. 1887 1945
CLARK, Stanley E. 1910 1911
CLYDE, Jennie Gates 1875 1947 Mother
CONLEE, Emma L. 1870 1965
CONLEE, Lucille Hart 1900 1997
CONLEE, R. W. 1897 1955 Son of R.L. & E.L. Conlee
CONLEE, Robert L. 1866 1933
CONLEE, Robert Wendell 7 Apr 1929 10 Apr 1929
COX, Adella Frances 13 Sep 1868 26 Apr 1877
COX, Charles E. 1871 1928
COX, Dorothy 6 Jun 1930
COX, Earnest O. 1878 1964
COX, Edward O. 1863 1944
COX, Gertrude M. 1882 1978
COX, Gladys 26 Jan 1899 19 Jan 1909 Daughter
COX, Jessie E. 1876 1948 His Wife (Wife of Charles E. Cox)
COX, Loren E. 1894 7 Oct 1899 Son
COX, Mary E. 1850 1916 Wife of P.R. Cox
COX, Mary M. 1880 1932 His Wife (Wife of Earnest O. Cox)
COX, Maude A. Miller 1890 1977
COX, Melvia E. 1865 1927 His Wife (Wife of Edward O. Cox)
COX, Philip R. 1840 1913 Sergt. Co. A, 32nd Ill. Inf.
COX, Prentice Edgar 1888 1958
COX, Prentice Odell 3 Feb 1930 26 Mar 1975 PFC U.S. Army Korea; Marr. 1 Feb 1970
COX, Susan M. 16 Feb 1853 8 Dec 1906 Wife of D.M. Cox
COX, Wilber D. 1880 1966
CROUCH, Ella Young 1863 1943
DALBY, Maude 1880 1954
DALBY, R. Homer 1872 1949
DAVIDSON Bert C. 28 Jan 1909 11 May 1976 Pvt. U.S. Army
DAVIDSON, Caroline F. 23 Nov 1831 30 Mar 1923
DAVIDSON, Catharine 18 Sep 1845 23y7m2d Dau of J. & E. Davidson
DAVIDSON, Charles 1853 1916
DAVIDSON, Charlotte Henderson 1855 1923 Wife of Charles Davidson
DAVIDSON, David 17 Jul 1892 67y1m11d
DAVIDSON, Elizabeth 6 Jul 1873 74y7m24d Wife of Joshua A. Davidson
DAVIDSON, Emma 1 Nov 1858 19 Mar 1926
DAVIDSON, Emma Louise 1856 1930 Wife of Wm. Davidson
DAVIDSON, George W. 11 Aug 1845 17y3m15d Son of J. & E. Davidson
DAVIDSON, Harvey 13 Apr 1861 23 Apr 1913
DAVIDSON, Henry 15 Sep 1816 12 Sep 1885 68y11m27d Major, Co. A, 2nd Regt. Ill. Inf.
DAVIDSON, Henry M. 1877 1947
DAVIDSON, Joshua 1792 10 Nov 1845 53y8m5d Sgt. 2nd Regt. Tenn. Vols. War of 1812
DAVIDSON, Mary C. 23 Mar 1856 6y28d Dau of Henry & Sarah Davidson
DAVIDSON, Nora E. Shumway 1861 1917 His Wife (Wife of Wm. Davidson)
DAVIDSON, Sarah 6 May 1895 75y3m6d Wife of Henry Davidson
DAVIDSON, William 1857 1932
DAVIDSON, Wilma L. 11 Jul 1910 2 Jul 1997
DOUGHERTY, Caine 31 Dec 1905 59y (No stone found)
EADES, Denzil S. 1909 1979 Father; Married 25 Aug 1932
EADES, Lola M. 1911 1970 Mother
GORDON, Abraham L. 13 Oct 1862 11 Jan 1914
GORDON, Almeda 1871 1936 (Wife of Charles Gordon); Mother
GORDON, Charles 1869 1925 Father
GORDON, Florence M. 1906 1968 His Wife (Wife of Russell N. Gordon)
GORDON, Howard E. 1907 1946 Son
GORDON, Ralph Infant Son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gordon
GORDON, Russell M. 1904 1968
GROW, Effie L. 1890 1947 His Wife (Wife of I.O. Grow)
GROW, Fielding M. 28 Sep 1872 18 Jan 1898 Son
GROW, Gale W. 1914 1930 Child of N.D. & V.M. Grow
GROW, Isaac O. 1887 1970
GROW, Lucy M. 25 Dec 1852 7 Apr 1930 His Wife (Wife of M.M. Grow)
GROW, Mansfield M. 23 Jun 1836 11 Oct 1913
GROW, Nathaniel David 15 Jan 1885 24 Apr 1969 Father
GROW, Oren R. 1926 1928 Son
GROW, Paul R. 1919 1944 GROW, Verna M. Crawford 23 Feb 1896 13 Nov 1978 Mother
HAMPTON, Crystal L. 24 Oct 1955 17 May 1980 DK3 U.S. Navy Vietnam
HAMPTON, Earl W. 29 Jun 1924 16 Mar 1987 PFC U.S. Army
HAMPTON, Tracy Ray 4 Nov 1957 24 Jan 1975
HINCKLE, Furrann S. 1850 1938
HOOVER, Louise Parrott 6 Jun 1898 9 Apr 1919 Wife of Orin Hoover; Dau of John & Rilda Parrott
HOPPER, Olive F. 22 Feb 1872 23 Mar 1915
HORTON, Infant 19 Jul 1897 Dau of John & Charlotte Horton (No stone found)
HORTON, John Lawrence 13 Dec 1920 Son of John Horton (No stone found)
HORTON, Lena 5 Nov 1868 4 Jul 1898 30y Wife of Ry Horton
HORTON, Mary 7 Sep 1858 76y Wife of A. Horton
HORTON, Matilda 28 Aug 1844 31y His Wife (Wife of Oswell Horton)
HORTON, Oswell 27 Jul 1882 72y2m1d
HORTON, Rebecca J. Rice 6 May 1843 17 Feb 1931 His Wife (Wife of Robert Horton)
HORTON, Robert 26 Dec 1836 26 Oct 1895
JACOBY, Eva Lucille Grow 16 Sep 1915 25 Oct 1996 Wife of Russell Jacoby
JACOBY, Russell A. 26 Jun 1917 18 Mar 2004
LAIR, Francis C. (Hale) (15 May) 1865 (7 Jun) 1939 (Wife of James Newton Lair - Marr. 22 Apr 1888)
LEATHERS, William H. 6 May 1849 8 Dec 1927
LIST, Minnie Ann Broffey 1873 1942
LOBB, Oral 8 Apr 1887 7 Oct 1889 Son of G.B. & M.E. Logg
LOYD, Amanda 1860 1934 His Wife; Mother
LOYD, John F. 1852 1927 Father
MCCURLEY, Clarinda 17 Jul 1857 6 May 1899 Dau of J.P. McCurley
MCCURLEY, James Pulliam 1856 1922
MCCURLEY, Lucy Ellen
MCCURLEY, Talitha Davidson 27 May 1836 30 Jul 1923 His Wife
MCCURLEY, Viola Alice 1859 1936 His Wife (Wife of James P. McCurley)
MCCURLEY, William M. 17 Apr 1837 30 Sep 1909
MCGINNIS, Martin L. 28 Jun 1855 30 May 1918
MCGINNIS, Sarah E. 2 Feb 1872 His Wife (Wife of M.L. McGinnis)
MILLER, Benjamin Franklin 1884 1947 (No stone found)
MOORE, George 13 Mar 1858 28 Oct 1915
MOORE, Luella 19 Feb 1861 7 Jan 1943 His Wife (Wife of George Moore)
NEVINS, Ellis S. 18 Jun 1880 8 Mar 1881 Son of Silas & E. Nevins (No stone found)
NEVIUS, Joseph D. 1844 1924
NEVIUS, Martha J. 1849 1913 His Wfie (Wife of J.D. Nevius)
OSAR, Charles 12 Aug 1908 79y (No stone found)
OZIER, Mrs. 20 Jan 1899 51y9m3d (No stone found)
PARROTT, Bliss 17 Mar 1885 23 Mar 1926 Son of John & Rilda Parrott; Father
PARROTT, Daisie 8 Sep 1892 5y10m19d
PARROTT, Everet 23 Aug 1888 4d Son of W. & r.E. Parrott
PARROTT, John W. 18 Nov 1846 22 Jul 1921
PARROTT, Rilda E. 15 Jan 1858 30 Jul 1935 His Wife (Wife of John W. Parrott)
REYNOLDS, Annie M. 1842 1924 His Wife (Wife of T.J. Reynolds)
REYNOLDS, David I. 1878 1954
REYNOLDS, Mary 30 May 1902 9y2d (No stone found)
REYNOLDS, Nettie 13 Mar 1944 71y8m14d (No stone found)
REYNOLDS, Oma B. 1883 1938 His Wife (Wife of D.I. Reynolds)
REYNOLDS, T. J. 1847 Co. F, 33rd Ill. Inf.
REYNOLDS, Thomas 24 Aug 1946 (No stone found)
RUEBLING, Doris W. Turner 21 Nov 1911 7 Nov 1984
RUEBLING, George W. Sr. 16 Feb 1893 21 Aug 1962 1st Sgt. 26th Co. 162 Dept. Brig. WWI
RUSSELL, T. G. Co. A, 32nd Ill. Inf.
SEYMOUR, Darsy E. 1890 1967
SHEPARDSON, Mary - (Obit) 1859 1943 Wife of Wm. Shepardson
SHEPARDSON, William 1860 1946
SHEPHARDSON, Nellie 29 Jan 1911 8y (No stone found)
SHUMWAY, Hazel Bell 11 Nov 1895 10 Aug 1896 Dau of W.M. & J.S. Shumway
SHUMWAY, Infant 30 Oct 1897 4 Dec 1897 Son of W.M. & J.S. Shumway
SIMMONS, David A. 1848 1918
SIMMONS, Elizabeth H. 1877 1948
SIMMONS, Margaret E. 1856 1936
SIMMONS, Marguerite Louise 12 Nov 1889 22 Apr 1899
SIMMONS, S. A. 17 Nov 1913 Co. G, 44th Mass. Inf.
SITZE, C. Evelyn 8 Jun 1921 28 Jul 1977
SITZE, Roy E. 9 Oct 1920
SPIES, Fritz 1883 1959
SPIES, Sarah A. 1867 1940 Wife of Frederick Spies
STARKEY, Jennie Parrott 13 Apr 1877 14 Dec 1918 Wife of W.B. Starkey
STARKEY, W. B. 1870 1922
STEWART, Infant 4 Aug 1903 1m Inf of Nellie Stewart (No stone found)
STEWART, Infant 31 Jan 1904 Inf of James Stewart (No stone found)
STILLWELL, Frank 29 Jul 1908 2y Child of Frank Stillwell (No stone found)
TALKINGTON, Charles 24 Feb 1887 14 Sep 1892 Son
TALKINGTON, Charles Elmer 1863 1932
TALKINGTON, George H. 18 Nov 1858 7 Apr 1904
TALKINGTON, Harriet E. 6 May 1836 12 Jun 1913 His Wife (Wife of John W. Talkington)
TALKINGTON, John W. 29 Mar 1834 8 Jun 1896 Co. I, 14th Ill. Inf.
TALKINGTON, Laura 26 May 1874 3 May 1875 Daughter (Dau of J.W. & H.E. Talkington)
THOMPSON, Benjamin L. 13 Mar 1850 26 Mar 1918
THOMPSON, Freddie 28 Feb 1898 29d Son of Vick & Lib Thompson
THOMPSON, Julia A. Long 18 Sep 1852 26 May 1917 His Wife (Wife of B.L. Thompson)
THOMPSON, Samuel 1839 1885 (Son of Victor & Laura Thompson)
THURSBY, Fern O. (Grow) 1944 (25 Feb) 1980 (Wife of Wendell W. Thursby)
THURSBY, Wendell W. (21 Aug) 1914 (12 Sep) 2006 (Married 29 Jan 1937)
TURNER, Clara L. Zelmer 1883 1960 Wife of Edgar Turner; Mother
TURNER, Edward O. 1874 1965
TURNER, Era 1900 1987
TURNER, L. Edgar 1880 1943 Father
TURNER, Jesse M. 1888 1973
TURNER, Marian F. 21 Aug 1909 21 Aug 1911 Daughter
TURNER, Zeruah E. McCurley 1876 1939 His Wife (Wife of E.O. Turner)
UNKNOWN Funeral Marker with writing gone
VANGIESEN, Isaac B. 12 Fe 1855 4 Nov 1910
VANGIESEN, Monnie M. 5 May 1941 54y2m24d His Wife (Wife of W.M. VanGiesen) (No stone found)
VANGIESEN, Theodocia C. 3 Jan 1859 2 Mar 1940 His Wife (Wife of I.B. VanGiesen)
VANGIESEN, William M. (No stone found) 1884 1960
WALKINGTON, Clifton Dale 1921 4m16d
WHEELER, Kathryn Nevius 1892 1922 Wife of Claude Wheeler
WILDER, Marie 23 Jul 1900 1y5m20d (No stone found)
WILSON, Infant 11 Sep 1901 14d Inf of Charles Wilson (No stone found)
WYLDER, James F. 1875 1922
WYLDER, Myrtle Harriett Shumway 1876 1942 His Wife (Wife of J.F. Wylder)
YOUNG, Elizabeth 3 Jul 1833
YOUNG, John 19 Feb 1875 7 Jan 1899

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