Beauchamp Cemetery

SW 1/4 SW 1/4, Section 19, Township 16N, Range 12W
Morgan County, Illinois

Beauchamp (pronounced Beechum) Cemetery is about 3 1/2 miles east of the Illinois River bridge at Meredosia, and is high on the southeast slope of a large bluff. The cemetery is difficult to reach and practically impossible to see until a person is standing in it as the dense brush hides the tombstones, only two of which remain standing. A large tree has fallen across the small burial area. The cemetery has a broken down wire fence separating it from a nearby field. When a bulldozer was being used in the field at the bottom of the bluff, the operator reportedly disturbed some burials there, evidently part of Beauchamp Cemetery. The cemetery is north of Coon Run waterway and Spunky Ridge Road and about 1/4 mile east of Routh 104. Beauchamp Cemetery is about 1/2 mile north of Hodges Cemetery (also known as Muntman Cemetery and as Sycamore Cemetery). While standing in Beauchamp Cemetery it is possible to see the Chambersburg water tower, approximately nine miles away. It is possible to see parts of Morgan, Pike and Brown counties from Beauchamp Cemetery.


Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Info.
BEAUCHAMP, Ada Nora 12 Mar 1871 5m19d Dau of G.N. & E.A. Beauchamp
BEAUCHAMP, Albert 20 Aug 1878 25 Feb 1879 Son of E.H. & E.F. Beauchamp
BEAUCHAMP, Unknown 5 Aug 1868 6y10m14d Son of G.N. & E.A. Beauchamp
BREIDENSTEIN, Susanna 10 May 1865 57y2m7d Wife of Christian Breidenstein
BURRUS, Elizabeth 13 Jul 1857 11 Mar 1869 Dau of J. & E. L. Burrus
FOOTSTONE:  H. I. B.
FOOTSTONE:  M. (Too close to a tree to read other letters)
LAKE, Lindsay 19 Aug 1876 63y3m12d
LAKE, Liney 27 Apr 1874 1y3m8d "Our Baby"
LAKE, Susan (Bond) (7th & last wife of Lindsay Lake - no dates on stone)
MOON, Lyman C. 14 Oct 1870 37y10m4d
SMITH, Edward Co. 101st Ill. Inf.
SMITH, Emily N. 24 Oct 1867 1y7m27d Dau of G.W. & M.A. Smith
WALKER, Margaret R. 21 Jun 1861 11y3m Dau of W.J. & H. Walker

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