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Macoupin County, Illinois



Landreth Cemetery is located 2 1/2 miles north and 2 1/4 miles west of Modesto, Illinois in Macoupin County, Illinois. In 1876, Jonathan Landreth deeded one acre to trustees and the county of Macoupin for a burial ground. This cemetery has no fence around it and livestock have grazed around and over it. All of the stones are fallen. The oldest stone recorded by the WPA in the 1930's was that of Martha J. Collins, wife of Isaac Collins, who died 11 Sep 1874. More recent readings have not located her stone. Sherry Austin and Shirley Ashbaugh visited this cemetery on April 9, 2005 - all of the stones are down and the brush, grass and weeds were high enough that there may have been other stones down which they didn't discover.

Sherry and Earl revisited this cemetery during the latter part of April, 2007 and took photographs of the only remaining stones which can be located in this cemetery. If a name appears in red, click on the name to bring up the photograph of that individual's marker. Note: Earl believes that the inscription for Mary Thompson Landreth, wife of Jonathan may be on the opposite of the spire for her husband, unfortunately at some point of time in the past, someone poured concrete around this spire where it lay and it is impossible to turn it over to see if there is additional information.
NAME BORN DIED AGE Additional Inscription/Info.
ANDERS, William F. 6 May 1876 14y7m6d
COLLINS, Martha J. 11 Sep 1874 W/O Isaac Collins (No stone found)
GOOCH, Filury 9 Apr 1876 11y11m1d Dau of M.G. & M.G. Gooch
LANDRETH, Jonathan L. 15 Jan 1800 3 Dec 1879
LANDRETH, Margaret J. 3 Apr 1880 45y2m21d Wife of T. A. Landreth
LANDRETH, Mary Thompson 5 Nov 1803 16 Mar 1889 His Wife (Wife of J. Landreth) (Not found in Apr. 2005)
LANDRETH, Thomas A. 14 Jan 1876 49y1m7d
SWIEGER, Henry (No stone found)
SWIEGER, Mary (No stone found)

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