Hickory Grove Cemetery
aka
Wolf Cemetery

Menard County, Illinois


   



   

Emily Abbott (left) and Brianna Boggs chalking stones for photos.


Pictures, directions and history provided by: Jeanie Lowe.


Hickory Grove Cemetery

Hickory Grove Cemetery marked its Centennial year in 1969. The farm which the present Hickory Grove Cemetery is located was obtained by Government Land Grant by Thomas Harris in 1853. Mr. Harris died November 24, 1858, was buried on this farm, and the burial ground was known as the Harris Family Cemetery. However, the remains of Mr. Harris were later transferred to Rose Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, IL.

On May 2, 1863, Mrs. Harris deeded the farm to a Mr. Francis VanEman. No more burials were made there for several years. On August 16, 1869. The VanEman family signed a deed to the trustees of the Duncan Cemetery for one and one-half acres of land to be used for a church and burial grounds. The trustees were Washington Hornbuckle, Isaac Miller and Anderson Duncan. Anderson Duncan gave the ground to the community for a cemetery. As far as is known, no church was ever erected. No charge was ever made for a burial lot.

The date is not known when the name was changed to Hickory Grove Cemetery. The community was first called "Wolf". Later is was called "Garden Prairied" and is now known as Hickory Grove.

The Hickory Grove Cemetery Board was reorganized in 1961 and Henry M. Whitehurst, Paul S. Wiseman and Edward "Jack" Wiseman were elected as trustees. Ethel Batterton was Secretary and Treasurer.

Later a Hickory Grove Church was established.


Directions: Turn east off Route 97 at the Tallula Junction on to Gudgel Bridge Road and go for 2.3 miles to a grassy lane on the left. There is no marking of the cemetery, but you may spot the flag that is flying proudly at the cemetery which is located just 0.1 of a mile down the grassy lane left off Gudgel Bridge Road. The grassy lane is bordered on the West by a field and on the right by a hedge row of trees. The cemetery is lovely and very well kept. It is small, but has some majestic stones as many of the older and more charming cemeteries do.

There are, no doubt, errors in this transcription which was originally done by Mr. James Toal in the early 1980s. Some of the stones are very old, and very very difficult to read. However, as we take pictures of the stones and re-read the inscriptions, those errors will be identified and corrected. In the meantime, the transcription included here may help researchers who might be planning research trips to identify where their ancestor(s) are interred.


Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Info.
?,? 29 July 188? 26 Jan 1890
AHLRICHS, Anna S. 19 Oct 1873 22y9m14d Wife of J.U. Ahlrichs
AHLRICHS, John H. 4 Aug 1883 11m4d Son of E.H. & J.C. Ahlrichs
AHLRICHS, J.U. no dates Son of Anna S. Ahlrichs
ARNOLD, James K. 28 Jan 1849 27 Aug 1872
BAILEY, J. no dates
BAILEY, M no dates
BATTERTON, Amor
BATTERTON, Anderson D. 1869 1955
BATTERTON, Charles W. 19 Jan 1876 7 May 1907
BATTERTON, Charlie 1913 1934 Son
BATTERTON, Dorcas no dates Dau of L.& D. Batterton
BATTERTON, Dorcas 19 May 1877 67y6m21d Wife of Levi Batterton
BATTERTON, Elias 1842 1930
BATTERTON, Ellen 1846 1935 Wife of Elias Batterton
BATTERTON, Ethel Marie 1905 1984
BATTERTON, Gilbert A. 1903 1933
BATTERTON, Harve A. 1868 1937
BATTERTON, H. Clay 12 Nov 1843 12 Dec 1916
BATTERTON, Ida
BATTERTON, Infant 17 Oct 1877 2y4m Son of Thomas & Lucy Batterton
BATTERTON, Levi 3 Feb 1891 86y6m12d
BATTERTON, Lola 1874 1961 Wife of Harve A. Batterton
BATTERTON, Maria 27 Mar 1850 23 Feb 1911 Wife of H. Clay Batterton
BATTERTON, Mary E. 15 Nov 1896 5 Oct 1985
BATTERTON, Maudie 1881 1882
BATTERTON, Permelia A. 18 Apr 1842 21 Oct 1912 70y Wife of Richard Batterton
BATTERTON, Richard 19 July 1836 4 Mar 1913
BATTERTON, Viola E. 1875 1927
BATTERTON, Wm. H. 1848 1884
BECK, Frank I. 1878 1966
BECK, Nellie M. 1882 1966 Wife of Frank Beck
BOGLER, ? Revolutionary War Vet.
BROWN, Susan 3 Jan 1857 31y 25d Wife of George Brown
CHAMPION, Hattie Viola 1930
COGDALL, John 1798 19 June 1837 39y
DIEHL, Hannah 8 Dec 1883 78y3m11d Wife of  H.C. Diehl
DIEHL, Henry C. 5 Feb 1809 16 July 1892
DUNCAN, Ada M. 10 Mar 1899 8 May 1900 Dau T.J. & C.E. Duncan
DUNCAN, Cynthia A. Anderson 22 Jan 1890 21y7m4d
DUNCAN, Harry M. 15 May 1895 23 Dec 1898 Son of ? Duncan
DUNCAN, Maggie E. 29 Jul 1889 26 Jan 1890
FERGUSON, Casey Paschal 2 Jul 1883 58y11m19d
GELLERMAN, John H. 1839 1923
GOFF, Jessie Lee 22 June 1881 29 Dec 1909 27y7m5d Wife of Harry Goff
GORDEN, Bertha A. (Jones) 1893 1907
GORDEN, Elizabeth 14 Dec 1841 2 Jul 1905 Wife of Wm. H. Gorden
GORDEN, Leslie 14 Sept 1888 9y7m26d Son of W.H. & E.C. Gorden
GORDEN, Wm. H. 8 Dec 1836
GRIFFIN, Mary Ellen 1850 1924 Death Cert.
GUTHRIE, Robert F. 9 Aug 1945 8 Aug 2008 (Marr. 17 Jun 1972)
HANNIBAL, Russell 2 Aug 1939 Son of Thomas & Vilda Hannibal
HARRIS, Thomas 24 Nov 1858 Moved to Rose Hill Cem
HAWKINS, Mrs. 16 May 1899 32y
HIBBS, Amanda 11 Dec 1896
HICKS, Bertie Belle 29 Sep 1881 Dau of F. & E. Hicks
HICKS, Charles R. 23 Jan 1866 9 Aug 1885 Son of Harry & Maggie Hicks
HICKS, Emma 25 Apr 1887 22y9m9d
HICKS, Franklin 12 May 1858 ?
HICKS, John M. no dates Son of Harry & Maggie Hicks
HIND, John 10 Jan 1856 58y1m
HIND, Matilda J. 4 Aug 1842 9m25d
HIND, William M. 14 Jan 1874 45y10m24d
HINDS, Guy 13 Oct 1900
HINDS, John Reynold 25 Jun 1841 3 Sep 1928 Death Cert.
HORNBUCKLE, Belle 28 Oct 1872 2y1m24d Dau of Geo. W. & Sarah M. Hornbuckls
HORNBUCKLE, Clarissa 1801 1877
HORNBUCKLE, Dennis G. 1864 1951
HORNBUCKLE, Edgar 21 Nov 1869 Son of M.M. & A.M. Hornbuckle
HORNBUCKLE, Edna K. 1891 1905
HORNBUCKLE, Edward 1868
HORNBUCKLE, Eva 1883 Next to T. & Mary E. Hornbuckle's stone
HORNBUCKLE, Frankey
HORNBUCKLE, George W. 24 Sept 1882 51y5d
HORNBUCKLE, George Washington 1800 1886
HORNBUCKLE, Infant 1912
HORNBUCKLE, James H.
HORNBUCKLE, James W. 1877 1954
HORNBUCKLE, Joseph 29 Nov 1859 3m28d
HORNBUCKLE, Lauraetta 28 Nov 1882 25y1m6d Dau of W. & Sarah M. Hornbuckle
HORNBUCKLE, Mary E. 1841 1927 Wife of T. Hornbuckle
HORNBUCKLE, Melvin N. 3 July 1920 59y Son of Geo. W. & Sarah M. Hornbuckle
HORNBUCKLE, Minnie E. 1870 1948
HORNBUCKLE, Nancy E. 3 Mar 1828 31 July 1892 Wife of Wm.
HORNBUCKLE, Saludia 1873 73y2m Wife of Washington Hornbuckle
HORNBUCKLE, Simpson 6 Aug 1847 20y6m
HORNBUCKLE, Sarah H. Mar 1882 22 ??? 1904 Dau of Geo. W. & Sarah M. Hornbuckle
HORNBUCKLE, Sarah M. 1 Mar 1832 21 Feb 1904 Wife of Geo. W. Hornbuckle
HORNBUCKLE, T. 1839 1914
HORNBUCKLE, Washington 18 Jan 1886 83y5m1d Our Father
HORNBUCKLE, William 23 Aug 1884 62y3m24d
HORNBUCKLE, William 1828 1892
HOULDEN, Rebecca 22 Mar 1884 48y
IRWIN, Cora V. 30 Sep 1878 23d Dau of Wm. H. & E.A. Irwin
JACKSON, Benjamin F. 29 Sept 1860 6 Apr 1941
JACKSON, Earl 1883 1975
JACKSON, Mary H. 20 Mar 1862 3 Sept 1907 Wife of Benjamin F. Jackson
JACOBY, Mary 5 Feb 1910
JONES, Bertha (Gordon) 1890 1907
LUKEN, Annie Martha 25 May 1814 15 Dec 1899 Wife of H. J. Luken
LUKEN, Heye J. 31 Mar 1880 52y5m
MCHENRY, Emeline 3 May 1878 54y1m22d Wife of J.J. McHenry
MCHENRY, James C 3 May 1878 18y4m15d Son of J.J. & V.P.
MCHENRY, Virginia 20 July 1878 49y7m10d Wife of J.J. McHenry
MCNEAL, Benjamin no dates Son of W.R. & Nancy McNeil
MCNEAL, Mary Jackson no dates Dau of W.R. & Nancy McNeil
MILLER, Albert 15 Aug 1896 19 Feb 1905 Son of J.O. & D.A. Miller
MILLER, Alfred - (Obit) 1 Feb 1827 29 Mar 1903 76y1m28d Death Cert
MILLER, Columbus 29 Oct 1870? Son of I.W. & M.E. Miller
MILLER, Cordelia 27 Aug 1856 9m2d Dau of I.W. & M.E. Miller
MILLER, Gilbert 15 Aug 1896 19 Feb 1905 Son of J.G. & D.A. Miller
MILLER, Henry 31 Oct 1802 11 Dec 1858
MILLER, Isaac W. 19 Nov 1830 17 Oct 1896
MILLER, Louisa A. 27 Jan 1802 22 June 1893 Wife of Henry Miller
MILLER, Margaret 3 Dec 1835 19 Sept 1908 Wife of Isaac W. Miller
MILLER, Margaret Goldsby 1874 Wife of Telford
MILLER, Myrtle E. 19 Mar 1881 30 Sept 1907
MILLER, Powell A. 1886 1976 Pvt. U.S. Army
MILLER, Sarah 2 Jan 1834 16 Apr 1919 Wife of Albert C. Miller
MILLER, Vida 27 Dec 1900 11 Feb 1905 Dau of J.G. & D.A. Miller
MURPHY, William P. 1866 1889
NELSON, Elsie Dell 1918 Infant dau of Joseph Nelson
NELSON, James T. 1923 Infant son of Joseph Nelson
NELSON, Joseph 1899 1987 Father
NICKELSON, Thompson 19 Oct 1852 1y3m5d Son of S.L. & H. Nickelson
PARKER, Elizabeth 8/18 Sept 1869 84y2m19d Wife of Solomon Parker
PARKER, Jacob 13 May 1843 20y8m13d
PARKER, Rush 10 Aug 1857 21y
PARKER, Solomon
PEDIGO, Enoch 23 Mar 1885 46y28d
PEDIGO, Henry 13 May 1896 82y
POTTER, Mary 1860 1905
POTTER, Mary E. 1852 1930
POTTER, Ollie Ann 6 Sep 1878 8y8m24d
POTTER, Sarah A. 13 May 1869 24y10m19d Wife of A.J. Potter
RICHARDSON, E. 1828 1919
RICHARDSON, H. no dates
RICHARDSON, J.H. /J.A. 1835 1883
RICHARDSON, R. no dates
SEAMAN, Morris 1 May 1881 42y6m15d
SEXTON, Lydia Dec 1868 25 Feb 1904 (No stone found - from death cert.)
SHUBERT, Mary A. 27 Apr 1827 9 Apr 1901 Wife of Samuel Shubert
SHUBERT, Samuel 6 June 1814 8 Sept 1883
SUTTON, Annie 3 Apr 1880 28 July 1880 Dau of J. A. & E. Sutton
SUTTON, Charles N. 1853 1940
SUTTON, Emeline S. 27 Oct 1821 25 Mar 1900 Wife of Samuel Sutton
SUTTON, Evaline 29 Nov 1846 1 Apr 1925 Wife of J.A. Sutton
SUTTON, Frances A. 1854 1941 Wife of Charles N. Sutton
SUTTON, Joseph A. 11 Sept 1845 23 Feb 1908
SUTTON, Mary L. 26 Nov 1926 11m
SUTTON, Myrtie 17 Feb 1885 Dau of J. A. & E. Sutton
SUTTON, Nancy Jane 12 Dec 1851 17 Feb 1873 21y2m5d Wife of J.A. Sutton
SUTTON, Samuel 24 Sept 1808 16 July 1891 82y
SUTTON, Susan 9 Apr 1884 11m21d
SUTTON, William G. 1894 1943 Co. B. 325 Inf. 82 Div
THAXTON, Lillie Ann 26 Mar 1920 9 Nov 2005 (Dau of Ross & Cecil Cunningham Thaxton)
THOMPSON, Joseph 13 Feb 1891 54y
TRENT, Jane 3 July 1848 28y Wife of Wm. Trent
UNKNOWN, Infant 10 Aug 1883 4m24d (From Menard death records)
UNKNOWN, Infant 5 Dec 1883 (From Menard death records)
UNKNOWN, Male 13 Jan 1883 24y (From Menard death records)
WATSON, Evaline 1 Sept ?? 44y Wife of George C. Watson
WILLIAMSON, Barbara A. 26 Mar 1867 39y6m25d Wife of J.A. Williamson
WILLIAMSON, Elizabeth 11 Mar 1826 Wife of P.C. Williamson
WILLIAMSON, Lydia 3 Sept 1869 9y13d Dau of P.C. & Elizabeth Williamson
WILLIAMSON, P.C. 2 July 1883 58y10m19d
WISEMAN, Carrie 1862 1945 Wife of James Jacob Wiseman
WISEMAN, D.H.M. 11 Sep 1877
WISEMAN, Frances E. 30 Jun 1869 1y5m28d Dau of J.W. & M.J.
WISEMAN, Franklin 19 Dec 1831 16 Dec 1913 Son John Wiseman
WISEMAN, G.I. 25 Oct 1860 20 May 1905 Son of Franklin & Maria Wiseman
WISEMAN, Infant no dates Infant of C.R. & M.M. Wiseman
WISEMAN, James Jacob 1858 1926 Son of Franklin & Maria Wiseman
WISEMAN, John 1794 1846
WISEMAN, Johnnie 21 Nov 1890 9 Oct 1897 Child of C.R. & M.M. Wiseman
WISEMAN, Julia 1813 1851 His Wife
WISEMAN, Lafayette 1874
WISEMAN, Leroy 23 Apr 1894 26 Aug 1910
WISEMAN, Louella Dau of G.I. & M.M. Wiseman
WISEMAN, Maggie 1873 1909 Wife of Lafayette Wiseman
WISEMAN, Margaret M. 20 Jan 1919 34y
WISEMAN, Maria 16 Mar 1836 8 June 1911 Wife of Franklin Wiseman
WISEMAN, Mary J. 13 Mar 1870 19y6m24d
WISEMAN, Paul S. 1871 1897
WISEMAN, Silvia A. 29 Nov 1867 3m22d
YOAKUM, Emarine Mar 1839 19 July 1898

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