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Lewis Cemetery
aka
Angelo Cemetery
aka
Buckhorn Cemetery

BEFORE ALL OF THE WORK


   

   

EUREKA!!!!!!!!!!    ***** NOW LOOK AT IT!


   



   

   

   




The Young Man who coordinated the work, Tyler Pahlman

   
The adjective "terrible" didn't begin to describe the condition this cemetery was in when I visited on April 20, 2001. I felt sure it would have been a beautiful cemetery in years past. During my trip in 2001, it was almost impossible to walk through and to take pictures. There are many huge and ornate stones in this cemetery - most were down and nearly buried with dirt, weeds and brush. The briars were thick and there were dozens of fallen limbs throughout the cemetery. It was nearly impossible to reach some of the stones. The location of the cemetery would have been both peaceful and beautiful when in use and maintained. It is situated on top of a hill with a creek running diagonally through the cemetery. The cemetery is very old with most burials dating from the early to mid 1800s - there only a few stones from the early 1900s. The grass in the northern end of the cemetery was so tall, it was impossible to see whether there were additional stones located in that section.

Little did I guess then that some wonderful "angel" (Tyler Pahlman) would decide to clean up this cemetery for his Eagle Scout badge. He obviously had many adult volunteers to help him, but he was the coordinator and without him to pick this project, the wonderful transformation which has taken place here in this long forgotten cemetery would never have taken occurred. I can't wait to go back for a return visit to the cemetery to see how wonderfully it has been transformed - who knows, perhaps I'll find more of the burials listed here without photos. There is no way to properly thank everyone who was involved in this tremendous project for all of the time and work they spent during the spring and summer weeks in 2004, the words seem inadequate, but thank you, thank you thank you - each and every one of you. My thanks to Samuel & Shirley Murphey (Samuel is the great grandson of Richard & Martha Dobson) for taking the work photos shown above and to Phil Gentry and to Frank Wild for sending them on to me so I could see the work as it progressed and to share them with Morgan County researchers.

The following description comes from the original reading I used to create this listing "This cemetery is covered by dense brush and trees for the most part, but the south and west portions are covered with tall grass. It was impossible to read all the tombstone, but is believed all the tombstones known to have been passed over (possibly five or six) were children's markers. There are also rough fieldstones being used as grave markers, and numerous foot stones for which no headstones can be found to mark the same graves." It is easy to see that this reading/description was completed years ago as it would have taken many years for the cemetery to reach the condition it is in today.

It is reasonably easy to find this cemetery, and it is marked on some county maps and plat books. To find Lewis Cemetery, begin by driving to the Memorial Lawn Cemetery caretaker's house, and drive west on the road commonly known as the "Old Airport Road". At the end of one mile the road makes an abrupt turn to the south. Drive southward until you reach the second road westward. Turn west on this road and you will see, six-tenths of a mile in front of you, a large cluster of trees and brush on a hill, which is the site of Lewis Cemetery. The driving distance from the Memorial Lawn Cemetery caretaker's house to Lewis Cemetery is 2.6 miles. Located in the area known as the Upper Buckhorn neighborhood, the legal description of Lewis Cemetery is in the southwest quarter of Section 18, of Township 14 N, Range 10W. The cemetery is approximately midway between Lynnville and Woodson.

This cemetery is on private property and you MUST obtain permission to visit the cemetery.

***** NOTE *****
If, as you go through the listing, you find pictures of markers (just click on those names which have links) which belong to ancestors and would like to have the original pictures, let me know. Send your mailing address, cemetery name and names on the stones for pictures you'd like to have.*****

Name Born Died Age Additional Inscriptions/Information
ANGELLOW, Andrew J. Apr 1849 25y 8m Son of James & Lucy Angellow
ANGELO, Albert B. 13 Sep 1864 11m 9d Son of Wm. & Charlotte Angelo
ANGELO, Alice E. 28 Aug 1879 16y 5m 14d Dau of E.R. & S.E. Angelo
ANGELO, Benjamin H. - (Obit) 1 Jan 1820 20 Feb 1896 (No Stone Found)
ANGELO, Benjamin M. 4 Dec 1847 9y 9m ?d Son of B. & R. Angelo
ANGELO, Christene 14 Sep 1839 39y 3m 1d Wife of O. Angelo
ANGELO, Daniel F. 18 Dec 1862
ANGELO, David J. 12 Apr 1863 27y 1m 1d Died at Corinth, Miss. 122nd Inf. - Son John & Eliz.
ANGELO, Elizabeth 15 Sep 1848 38y 6m Wife of John Angelo (this & next 2 on same stone)
ANGELO, Elizabeth (Jackson) 3 Mar 1810 16 Sep 1848 Wife of John & Dau of David Jackson
ANGELO, Ellen 16 Apr 1867 2y 1m 27d Dau of E.R. & S.E. Angelo
ANGELO, Girta M. 4 Mar 1874 4y Dau of E.R. & S.E. Angelo
ANGELO, Henry - (Obit) 29 Jan 1849 27 Feb 1911
ANGELO, Hiram T. 3 Jan 1847 4y 3m 18d Son of S.W. & R. Angelo
ANGELO, Infant 17 Aug 1878 Stillborn son of Henry W. & Sarah Lillie James Angelo
ANGELO, Isom 15 Jul 1879 1y 5m 16d Son of C. Angelo
ANGELO, James 18 Dec 1861 91y 11m 1d
ANGELO, John - (Obit) 15 Jun 1885 84y 8m
ANGELO, Laura I. 22 Nov 1872 Dau of E.R. & S.E. Angelo
ANGELO, Lavinia 1 Sep 1835 7y 11m 10d Dau of B. & R. Angelo
ANGELO, Lucy (MacDowell) 26 Jan 1862 73y 9m 10d Wife of James Angelo
ANGELO, Mary J. 13 Feb 1873 39y Wife of J. Angelo - Dau of E.R. Morrison
ANGELO, Rebecca 29 Sep 1866 66y 8m 23d Wife of Benjamin Angelo
ANGELO, Sidney 12 Jul 1856 3m And his 2 little sisters, Children of John & Mary Jane Angelo
ANGELO, Thomas B. 16 Apr 1860 19y 2m 4d Son of B. & R. Angelo
ANGELO, Troy 17 Aug 1878 Son of W.H. & L.S. Angelo
ANGELO, William H. Co, K 154th Ill, Inf.
ANGELO, William H. 16 Jun 1910 88y 11m (No Stone Found - unless military stone above)
ANGELOW, Benjamin 5 Apr 1857 63y 9m 7d
ANGELOW, Harriot S. 24 Aug 1855 6m 25d Dau of I. & M.J. Angelow
ANGELOW, Lenard 17 Aug 1857 10m 2d Son of I. & M. Angelow
ANGELOW, Martha E. 5 Mar 1854 1y 8m Dau of J. & S.T. Angelow
ANGELOW, Nancy Lullah 31 Oct 1856 2y 8m 23d Dau of D.B. & M. Angelow
Footstone - C. A.
BERRY, Cyrus 2 Apr 1847 24y 1m 24d
BUCKLEY, Ann 12 Apr 1862 Mother of Maria Scholfield
CHALLANS, Elizabeth 27 Jan 1866 Wife of Wm. Challans
CHALLANS, Rebecca 18 Mar 1853 24y Wife of Wm. Challans
DOBSON, Daniel M. 15 Dec 1879 2y 7m 29d Son of R. & M.J. Dobson
DOBSON, Martha J. (Kelly) 8 Oct 1844 1 Jun 1926 Wife of Richard Dobson
DOBSON, Richard 30 Oct 1830 6 Sep 1901
DOBSON, Thomas 21 Dec 1865 2y 10m 15d Son of R. & M.J. Dobson
DONALD, William 20 Aug 1863 51y 6m 7d
DOOLIN, Infant 25 Dec 1878 Dau of W. & M. Doolin
DUCKWORTH, Harriet Ann 4 Dec 1863 5y 10m 2d Dau of M.G. & J.E. Duckworth
DUCKWORTH, Mary L. 9 Apr 1865 3y 7m 3d Dau of M.G. & J.E. Duckworth
ELMORE, Marion Russell 22 Jun 1913 2 Nov 1913 (No Stone) Son of Edw. & Minnie Thompson Elmore
FINCH, John T. - (Obit) 3 Dec 1878 24y 9m
FINCH, Sallie (Smith) 20 Jan 1886 32y Wife of John Finch
GENTRY, James M. 2 Oct 1888 79y 11m 5d
GENTRY, Jane (Elliott) 22 Jan 1880 796 10m 22d Wife of James Gentry
GENTRY, Mary Jane 13 Sep 1864 2y 11m 9d Dau of J.M. & J. Gentry
GENTRY, William D. 23 Jan 1862 3y 5m 4d Son of T.E. & E. Gentry
GRANT, James C. 5 Aug 1892 4m 1d (No Stone Found)
GRANT, Mrs. Mary E. 25 Apr 1879 53y (No Stone Found)
GRIMSLEY, Elija 3 Jun 1835 32y 26d
GRIMSLEY, James 24 Dec 1834 4y 1m 21d Son of E. & S. Grimsley
GRIMSLEY, Jane 14 Apr 1838 19y 27d Dau of John & Dulceum Grimsley
GRIMSLEY, Louisa 29 Mar 1848 13y 10m 25d Dau of E. & S. Grimsley
GRIMSLEY, Pheba J. 12 Apr 1857 4y 2m 23d Dau of W. & W. Grimsley
HAIRGROVE, Pearl 1881 (13 Jul) 1883
HALL, George J. 31 Aug 1854 1m 17d Son of J.J. & H. Hall
HALL, Harriet 18 Jul 1851 14y 10m Wife of J.J. Hall
HALL, Mary Ann 4 Jul 1883 43y 9m (No Stone Found - from Death Cert)
HAMMEL, Isaac M. - (Obit) 28 Jul 1878 42y 6m 19d
HAMMEL, Peter E. 21 Jan 1859 1y 4m 21d Son of J.O. & H.B. Hammel
HAMMEL, Sarah 21 Jul 1882 61y 7m 25d Wife of Isaac R. Hammel
HANEY, Alden 16 Jul 1878 79y 10m 5d War of 1812
HARFORD, John Earl 15 Oct 1888 49y 29d (No Stone - from death cert) Born @ Jonesboro, Ark
HARVEY, Elvis Lewis 30 Dec 1911 6 Jan 1912 (No Stone) Son Lewis & Emma Lewis Harvey.
HATCHER, Elizabeth 4 May 1862 63y 18d Wife of Richard Hatcher
HATCHER, Richard 29 Nov 1863 69y 10m 4d
HATCHER, Richard 31 Oct 1863 31y 2m 10d
HEDGER, Joseph B. 15 Sep 1855 9y 11m 9d Son of T. & J. Hedger
HEISEY/HEINEY, Elizabeth/Edith 20/25 Jul 1895 7m 28d (No Stone Found)
HENDERSON, Wesley 17 Oct 1831 36y
HENRY, John W. 7 Aug 1858 3m 1d Son of G.B. & V.F. Henry
HENRY, Lucilla M. 28 Jan 1857 22y 9m 17d Wife of J.W. Henry
HENRY, Richard Jun 1876 (No Stone Found)
HESTER, Eliza Ann 19 Mar 1881 19y (No Stone Found - from death cert)
JOHNSON, Amanda (Gentry) 10 Sep 1815 19 Jan 1847 21y 1m 21d Wife of C. P. Johnson - Dau of J.M. Gentry
JOHNSON, Benjamin F. 1 Mar 1854 5y 4m 23d Son of H.L. & N. Johnson
JOHNSON, Benjamin F. 30 Dec 1849 13y 9m Son of B. & M. Johnson
JOHNSON, Benjamin J. 18 Mar 1861 69y 3m
JOHNSON, Infant Jan 1866 Dau of D. & S. Johnson
JOHNSON, Infant Jun 1869 Dau of D. & S. Johnson
JOHNSON, Infant Sep 1864 Son of D. & S. John
JOHNSON, James K. P. 5 Mar 1844 4m 24d Son of H.L. & N. Johnson
JOHNSON, Jasper E. 10 Mar 1853 1y 1m 22d Son of A.J. & J. Johnson
JOHNSON, Josephine I. 10 Mar 1866 1y 2m 23d Dau of Jonas & Martha Johnson
JOHNSON, Laura L. 28 Mar 1865 1y 6m 13d Dau of Jonas M. & Martha Johnson
JOHNSON, Mary 4 Jul 1872 72y 6m 8d Wife of Elder Benjamin Johnson
JOHNSON, Nancy 6 Oct 1867 43y 7m 4d Wife of H.L. Johnson
JOHNSON, Zacarry T. 8 Sep 1847 5y 4m 23d Son of H.L. & N. Johnson
KELLEY, Daniel 11 Sep 1874
KELLY, Silas Co A  61st Ill. Inf.
KILLAM, Infant 3 Sep 1915 3 Sep 1915 Dau of John S. & Gertrude K - (No Stone - death cert)
LAZENBY, John 6 Jun 1906 75y 1m 6d (No Stone Found - from death cert)
LEWIS, Catherine - (Obit) 27 Jun 1879 74y (No Stone Found)
LEWIS, David - (Obit) 29 Dec 1876 61y 9m 23d
LEWIS, Eleanor - (Obit) 4 Aug 1879 76y 3m 29d
LEWIS, Eliza J. - (Obit) 26 May 1879 30y 6m 29d Wife of T.M. Lewis
LEWIS, John Cyrus 14 Mar 1866 5y 4m Son of D. & E. Lewis
LEWIS, Laura E. 25 Feb 1879 25y 10m 17d Wife of S.T. Lewis
LEWIS, Milton N. 21 May 1850 20y 8m 12d
LEWIS, Minnie 10 Jul 1870 1y 5m 10d Dau of T.M. & E.J. Lewis
LEWIS, Thomas Milton - (Obit) 28 Dec 1846 16 Nov 1910 (No Stone Found)
F.M.L. (A large stone on Lewis lot with no other subscription)
W.D.L. (A stone on Lewis lot with no other subscription)
LUCE, Nellie Maud (Lewis) Wife of Link H. Luce - Dau of Thos. M. Lewis
LYNN, James - (News Item) 30 May 1883 76/8 y 1m 29d
LYNN, Lucinda 31 Dec 1812 25 Apr 1894 (On same stone with James Lynn)
MARSHALL, Mary Caroline 25 Mar 1890 67y (No Stone Found)
MARSHALL, Michael 5 Oct 1883 64y 7m 5d
MCALISTER, Bartlet 28 May 1775 17 Dec 1848 73y 6m 19d (fieldstone with no inscription beside his stone)
MCALLISTER, David 27 Jul 1862 27y 10m 6d
MCALLISTER, Lucy J. 7 Apr 1847 2y 6m 20d Dau of J.W. & S.A. (beside a fieldstone with S.A.McA.)
MCCALLISTER, Lucy M. 23 Sep 1861 20 Apr 1864 Dau of J.W. & Lucy Ann Henry McAllister
MCCALLISTER, Sarah A. Patterson 4 May 1851 24y Wife of J.W. McCallister
MCCOY, Nelley - (Obit) 13 Jul 1872 (No Stone Found - fm Coroner's record book)
MEDGER/HEDGER, Joseph B. 13 Sep 1855 9y 11m 9d Son of ?. & J. Medger
MILLER, (No First Name) 1 Jun 1852 Dau of Daniel & Catherine Miller
MILLER, Benjamin - (Obit) 22 May 1891 70y 6m 29d
MILLER, Deborah 25 Apr 1859 62y 20d Wife of Jacob Miller
MILLER, Edward 14 Oct 1867 10m 6d Son of G.W. & M.A. Miller
MILLER, Emily 3 Jan 1876 40y 13d Wife of Wm. J. Miller
MILLER, Harriet 15 Apr 1862 6m 17d Dau of G.W. & M.A. Miller
MILLER, J. (very old sandstone with no other inscription)
MILLER, Infant 25 Dec 1858 Dau of Wm. J. & Emily Miller
MILLER, Infant 5 Oct 1862 Son of Wm. J. & Emily Miller
MILLER, Jacob 13 Jul 1870 75y 27d
MILLER, Martha A. 4 Nov 1860 2m 4d Dau of G.W. & M.A. Miller
MILLER, Mary J. 20 Oct 1855 6m 18d Dau of D. & C. Miller
MORRISON, William 16 Sep 1855 61y 5m 8d
MORRISON, ? Jane Wife of _ Morrison & Dau of John Angellow
NORTHCUT, John Sep 1834 30y 2m
OFFICER, Sarah 8 Dec 1863 Wife of Wm. Officer
OFFICER, William 1847 (Remainder of inscription is buried)
OFFICER, William 9 May 1847 59y 18d
PEARY, Elizabeth 9 Sep 1840 76y Wife of J. Peary
POINTS, Artemicia 23 Aug 1876 26y 2m 6d Wife of F.M. Points
RANSON, Edith Aileen 24 Aug 1912 30 Jan 1913 (No Stone Found - from Death Cert)
RAY, Abram 14 Nov 1838 10 Mar 1854 15y 3m 26d Son of Wm. & Mary Ann Ray - b. Lynnville, IL
REAUGH, Maria 1844 40y Wife of R. Reaugh
REDMAN, Samuel 11 May 1857 21y 5m 5d
REYNOLDS, Elijah 26 Jul 1865 18y 5m 18d
ROGERS, Charles L. 6 Sep 1877 16y 9m 9d
ROGERS, Isaac 4 Mar 1862 26y 3m
ROGERS, Lucinda 15 Jun 1862 27y 3m 13d Wife of I. Rogers
SCHOLFIELD, Elizabeth 28 Apr 1862 14y 2m Dau of James & Maria Scholfield
SCHOLFIELD, Elizabeth A. 10 Sep 1859 Dau of Thomas & E. Scholfield
SCHOLFIELD, James 8 Jul 1807 27 Dec 1873 66y 5m 19d Born in Rochdale, Eng.
SCHOLFIELD, James H. 3 Oct 1859 7wks 2d Son of Thomas & E. Scholfield
SCHOLFIELD, Maria 29 Oct 1853 44y 8m Beloved wife of James Scholfield
SELF, E. S. (footstone, next to grave of Mary J. Self)
SELF, Mary J. Henry 2 Jan 1877 32y 6m 30d Wife of J.E. Self
SELF, Mary J. 1 Jan 1861 3m 20d Dau of T.M. & S.F. Self
SMITH, Amanda M. 6 Feb 1844 27y 1m 25d Wife of James P. Smith
SMITH, Dulcena - (Obit) 17 Jun 1793 29 Aug 1871 78y 2m 12d Wife of John Smith - Married 15 Feb 1816
SMITH, Elizabeth 23 Apr 1860 13y 1m Dau of G.W. & S.E. Smith
SMITH, George W. 12 Aug 1891 70y 5m 4d
SMITH, George W. 4 Mar 1880 4y 3m 21d Son of G.M. & M. Smith
SMITH, James P. 11 Jul 1844 38y 5m 29d
SMITH, James W. 4 Oct 1865 19y 8m 26d Son of G.W. & S. Smith
SMITH, John - (Obit) 25 Oct 1875 85y 22d
SMITH, Samuel B. 12 Jan 1844 59y 1m 22d
SMITH, Sarah A. 8 Jan 1826 3 Jul 1891 (Toppled spire beside John Smith)
SMITH, Sarah A. 14 Sep 1865 25y 4m 26d Wife of G.W. Smith
SMITH, Seli E. 24 Mar 1863 36y 4m 19d Wife of G.W. Smith
SMITH, Thomas B. 21 Aug 1864 7m 10d Son of J.R. & L. Smith
SNELLEN, Aquilla 21 Mar 1852 39y 9m 20d
SNELLEN, Elizabeth 8 Nov 1863 56y 9m 7d Wife of A. Snellen
SORRELS, Hiram 27 May 1887 82y 2m 15d
SORRELS, Mahala 5 Oct 1865 64y 6m 1d Wife of Hiram Sorrels
SORRELS, Maudie E. 24 Jun ???? 4m 24d Dau of J. & J.H. Sorrels
SORRELS, Milton F. 7 Sep 1869 9y 1m 22d Son of J. & J. Sorrels
SORRELS, Peter - (Obit) 26 Jan 1827 23 Apr 1883 56y 2m 27d Co. F 33rd Ill. Inf.
SORRELS, Sarah A. 14 Mar 1864 33y 7m 6d Wife of Peter Sorrels
SORRELS, Sissie Belle 4 Apr 1874 12y 2m 5d Dau of Jarvey & Jennett Sorrels
SORRELS, Thomas 25 Dec 1863 78y 8m 24d
SORRELS, William A. 9 Aug 1855 20y 6m 11d Son of H. & M. Sorrels
STICE, Infant 13 Nov 1849 10m 17d Dau of S.F. & L.L. Stice
STICE, Sarah E. 13 Nov 1849 10m 27d Dau of J.E. & P. Stice
STILLWELL, Martin 20 Apr 1810 16 Feb 1881 70y 10m 26d
STILWELL, Henry-(NewsItem) 4 Apr 1887 26y 4m (No Stone Found - from death cert)
STILWELL, John A. 12 Feb 1854 5y Son of J. & F.C. Stilwell
SUTTER, Martin 20 Apr 1810 16 Feb 1881 70y 10m 26d
SWITZER, Troy 1898
WATTS, William J. - (Obit) (No Stone Found - moved to Diamond Grove Cem)
WESTROPE, William P. 28 Feb 1859 45y 5d

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