Daniel Holmes Cemetery
aka
Diamond Grove Baptist Cemetery
NW1/4 Section 2, Twp. 14N, Range 10W
Morgan County, Illinois



   

Directions: Take Woods Lane south off Rte. 104 just south of the Jacksonville intersection of Rte. 104 and Morton Avenue. The lane winds around and goes up over Interstate 72. The cemetery sits on the right (west) side of the road just before you reach the intersection of Woods Lane and Hembrough Rd. The distance from Rte. 104 to Holmes cemetery is approximately 2 miles.

The reading I used to create this transcription doesn't indicate when it was originally completed. It may well be a compilation of several readings. It states "this badly overgrown cemetery is situated about a mile north of Lake Jacksonville at an intersection of two country roads. In winter it is clearly visible from the roadway, but an August search for this site found it so overgrown with brush and weeds as to be passed by if one didn't know it was there. Several evergreen trees draw attention to this cemetery." I visited this cemetery in March 2002 and it appears that the cemetery has been cleaned and is being mowed during the summer months. In addition, there is a sign with the cemetery name hanging on the fence outside the cemetery and beside the road. This is a very old cemetery with most of the burials dating from the 1830s - 1850s. There are many burials where stones have been broken and have disappeared with nothing but the very bottom base still standing. In addition there are more than a half dozen graves which were marked with those old sand stone slabs - unfortunately the intervening years and weather have resulted in layers of the stone crumbling off so that it is impossible to determine whose grave is marked by these slabs. I also uncovered two markers which were down and covered over with grass and dirt - no doubt there are others I didn't find since I didn't probe the entire cemetery. Most of the stones were still legible which is remarkable given the length of time they have been standing.

If a name appears in red, click on the name to bring up a picture of that individual's tombstone.


Name Born Died Age Additional Info/Inscription
ADAMS, William Marshall 9 Mar 1850 1 Nov 1924 (Born in Ky., son of Morris P. Adams)
ASHER, Alice M. 7 Sep 1872 19 Aug 1879 Dau of B.F. & M. Asher
ASHER, Menerva S. 18 Dec 1852 10 Jan 1879 Wife of A.B. Asher
ASKINS, W., Rev.
BROGDON, Claudie 1901 1902 Son of G.H. & M.E. Brogdon
BURRELL, Mary 29 Jul 1854 24y3m14d Wife of Edward Burrell
CAMPBELL, Mary 28 Jan 1857 21y13d Wife of J.N. Campbell
CARY, Huldah 1814 28 Mar 1884
CLARK, Mark 6 Aug 1806 23 Feb 1895
CLARK, Roxanna 8 Mar 1877 62y7m5d Wife of Mark Clark
CLARK, Roxanna 20 Nov 1894 46y
COULTER, Catherine 1806 1884
DELANEY, Benjamin 21 Jun 1842 14y10m Son of W. & C. Delaney
DELANEY, Catherine 1 Jul 1833 30y10m Wife of Wm. Delaney
DELANEY, Elizabeth 10 Nov 1844 9y3m24d Dau of W. & P. Delaney
DELANEY, Infant 1845 1845 1d Dau of W. & P. Delaney
DELANEY, Infant 1849 1849 Son of W. & P. Delaney
DELANEY, Jane C. 28 Jul 1854 17y1m18d Dau of W. & P. Delaney
DELANEY, William Oct 1802 10 Jun 1870
DOTY, Peter B. 9 Nov 1865 25y7m Son of E. & S. Doty
FERGUSON, Carl 18 Apr 1874 31 Oct 1886 Son of W.F. & S.E. Ferguson
GILMORE, Henry 2 Jul 1846 62y7m5d
GILMORE, Mary 18 Oct 1782 7 Nov 1829 47y19d
GORHAM, Infant 1849 17 Dec 1878 Son of S.T. & Rebecca Gorham
GREEN, George 5 Feb 1869 11d Son of H. & H. Green
GREEN, Miltie 15 Jul 1888 2y11m7d Son of Willie M. & Sarah Green
GREEN, Willie M. 28 Oct 1888 30y7m11d Son of Enos & Nancy Green
GREENUP, Witen A. 26 May 1861 1y1m9d Son of W.M. & C. Greenup
HART, Thankful (Holmes) 21 Nov 1843 23 Apr 1867 Wife of Rev. J.C. Hart; Dau of P. & L. Holmes
HAWES, Hester 10 Jul 1863 53y Wife of Wm. Hawes
HAWES, Leander 12 Jan 1863 18y8m15d Son Wm. & Hester Hawes; died in defence of country
HOLMES, Arthur 23 Aug 1859 3d Son of G.H. & H.A. Holmes
HOLMES, Charley 2 Aug 1898 21y11m17d Son of O.B. & J.A. Holmes
HOLMES, Cora Ella 11 Feb 1862 1y1m24d Dau of S.W. & H.A. Holmes
HOLMES, Daniel Delos, Rev. 28 Feb 1826 6 Aug 1907 (Son of Peris Holmes)
HOLMES, Edgar L. 6 Oct 1858 1m12d Son of G.H. & H.A. Holmes
HOLMES, Edwin L. 6 Jan 1896 32y11m Son of O.B. & J.A. Holmes
HOLMES, Emma F. 1849 1933
HOLMES, Fanny (Tefft) 13 Dec 1861 57y Wife of Palmer Holmes
HOLMES, Infant 11 Nov 1830 11 Nov 1830 Dau of P. & L. Holmes
HOLMES, Infant 10 Aug 1846 6d Son of P. & L. Holmes
HOLMES, Infant 13 Sep 1861 Son of S.W. & H.A. Holmes
HOLMES, Infant 21 Oct 1863 Son of S.W. & H.A. Holmes
HOLMES, Jay Walter 21 Mar 1892 9y9m8d Son of O.B. & J.A. Holmes
HOLMES, Jane Ann 6 Dec 1832 22 Jul 1847 15y7m6d Dau of P. & L. Holmes
HOLMES, Josie (Cluder) 10 Nov 1842 16 Jan 1925 Wife of Orlando Bennet Holmes;  (Born in IN)
HOLMES, Lois (Sweet) (27 Jan 1805) 30 Jun 1879 74y5m Wife of Peris Holmes; Born Burlington, NY
HOLMES, Mary E. 28 Jan 1857 24y13d
HOLMES, Palmer 7 Apr 1798 1 Oct 1886 (Brother of Peris Holmes)
HOLMES, Pascal P. 22 Mar 1842 20 Sep 1842 5m22d Son of P. & L. Holmes
HOLMES, Peris 30 Mar 1800 3 Jul 1877 Born in North Stonington, CT
HOLMES, Rosalinda P. Vary 18 Apr 1829 10 Dec 1903 Wife of Rev. D. D. Holmes
HOLMES, Stephen Warren 6 Dec 1831 30 Jul 1868 34y4m11d Son of P. & L. Holmes
HOOD, Hannah 16 Sep 1853 9m29d Dau of J.I. & H.W. Hood
HOOD, Mary A. 9 Oct 1851 ?y9m5d Dau of J.I. & H.W. Hood
HOOD, Robert M. 25 Jul 1855 1m25d Son of J.I. & H.W. Hood
HOOVER, Elijah 8 Nov 1876 27y25d
HOWARD, Jane A. 12 May 1876 ca 61 yr Wife of John Howard
HOWARD, John 21 Apr 1878 36y7m2d
HOWARD, Jonny M. 19 Aug 1865 1y5m8d Son of E. & L.A. Howard
HOWARD, Lydia (Sweet) (30 Mar 1775) 13 Nov 1855 80y7m13d Wife of Sylvester Howard; Born Dutchess Co., NY)
HOWARD, Sylvester (15 Jun 1772) 18 Feb 1858 85y7m27d Consort of Lydia Howard; (Born Dutchess Co., NY)
HOWARD, Valariah 2 Nov 1860 16y8m Dau of Eliakim & Margaret (Truesdale) Howard
KING, William 22 Aug 1860 13 Mar 1879
KIRKMAN, Ann Eliza Oct 1845 Dau of Thomas & C.E. Kirkman
KIRKMAN, Catherine Eliza (Sweet) (1 May 1818) 29 May 1850/9 32y2m11d Dau of Joel & Patience Dodge Sweet
KIRKMAN, Elijah, Rev. 31 Aug 1862 80y
KIRKMAN, Thomas 1815 14 Apr 1891
LEWIS, David, Rev. 3 Aug 1865 68y
RAWLINGS, Ida Maude 11 Jul 1874 1y7m6d Dau of C. & H. Rawlings
RAWLINGS, Infant 26 Jun 1858 36hrs Dau of C. & H. Rawlings
RAWLINGS, Marietta 12 Aug 1857 25d Dau of C. & H. Rawlings
RAWLINGS, Sarah Alice 31 Mar 1864 2y5m9d Dau of C. & H. Rawlings
REED, Infant 27 Aug 1889 30 Aug 1889 Son of J.A. & B.M. Reed
REED, Lester H. 30 May 1909 Died in Miami, Texas
REED, Ruth 21 Jul 1894 13 Mar 1895 Dau of J.A. & B.M. Reed
REITER, Henry 23 Jul 1873 45y
ROACH, Renalee 10 Jan 1904 15yr/mo (Born in TN, lived in IL 6 months)
SIMPKIN, Mary Alice 7 Sep 1865 3m26d Dau of Geo. & Sarah E. Simpkin
SMITH, Malinda 9 Dec 1838 3y11m7d Dau of Chauncey & Catherine (Howard) Smith
SMITH, Chauncey 21 Oct 1838
STEWART, Clara A. (Holmes) 11 Apr 1872 23y2m13d Wife of Col. M. Stewart; Dau of P. & L. Holmes
SWEET, Jonathan, Elder (20 Apr 1761) 20 Dec 1837 76y8m
SWEET, Jonathan 20 Dec 1837 20 Mar 1838 3m Son of Joel & Patience R. Sweet
SWEET, Temperance (Holdredge) (12 Mar 1768) Nov 1840 74y
WELCHER, Nancy E. 20 Feb 1884 14 Jun 1901 Wife of James Welcher
WOFFINDIN, Thomas 10 Dec 1863 60y ? Of Malian ?;  Yorkshire, England

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