ANGEL CEMETERY
aka

SILCOX CEMETERY
NW 1/4 NW 1/4, Section 23, Twp. 16N, R. 11W,
Morgan County, Illinois



Only a few fallen tombstones remain at the site of this abandoned rural cemetery midway between Concord and Arcadia. It is located in the extreme northwest corner of Section 23 in Township 16 N Range 11 W. On page 121 of "Atlas Map of Morgan County, Illinois, 1872" the burial site is marked by a cemetery symbol. When "Plat Book of Morgan County, Illinois, 1894" was published the cemetery's site was not indicated. Angel Cemetery is slightly less than a mile northwest of abandoned Smith Cemetery, also located in Section 23. The tombstone readings listed here were made March 1, 1977 by Byron E. Gish of Rural Route One, Beardstown.
Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Information
ANGEL, Elizabeth 12 Mar 1873 72y4m Wife of George Angel
ANGEL, George 22 May 1850/6 Veteran
ANGEL, Infant 2 Feb 1853 12?18d Son of J. & S. Angel
ANGEL, Thomas 5 Aug 1833 8y20d Son of G. & E. Angel
Footstone: F. A.
GISH, Unknown Byron Gish remembers Gish stones here - none remain
RATLIFF, Elizabeth 3 May 1843 4wk Dau of R. & N. Ratliff
RATLIFF, Infant 19 Aug 1851 4wk Inf Son of R. & E. Ratliff
RATLIFF, Nancy 12 Apr 1843 25y28d Wife of Robert Ratliff
RATLIFF, Nancy J. 19 Dec 1850 5y11m8d Dau of R. & E. Ratliff
RUSSELL, Infant 1 Oct 1860 Dau of W.G. & M. Russell
RUSSELL, Richard 28 Feb 1857 2y10m18d Son of W.G. & M. Russell
RUSSELL, William G. 1 M?? 1863 31y3m16d
SILCOX, David H. 27 Nov 1861 3y4m25d Son of J.H. & C. Silcox
SMITH, Sarah A. 15 Oct 1845 20y11m Wife of William Smith
WILSON, John E. 25 Nov 1843 7y5d Son of D.Wilson

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