Morgan County Poor Farm Cemetery



Although the following burials are actually in two plots about 1/2 mile apart, the two sites are commonly lumped together and called "Poor Farm Cemetery". Both sites are on what was the grounds of the Morgan County Poor farm in Sections 1 and 2 of Township 15N, Range 11W, northwest of Jacksonville. The older part of Morgan County Poor Farm Cemetery is about 1/2 mile northwest of the newer burial ground. The Jacksonville Journal of Thursday, July 15, 1897, refers to the Morgan County Farm Cemetery as " .... burying ground, at least 100 sod covered mounds ... each wooden slab marker." On Oct. 18, 1934, the commissioners of Morgan County set aside a plot of ground as a second cemetery for the interment of remains of indigent persons. On Aug. 23, 1956, the commissioners partially vacated this action, as the ground set aside was more area than was needed. Indigent persons are no longer buried in this cemetery. This second cemetery is along side and north of a gravel road and about 500 feet west of the intersection of County Road 16. The site is marked by a red oak tree and a flat leaf cedar tree along the east edge of the partially fenced burial ground, which contains about 1/2 acre. Cement blocks mark the graves, numbered form 1 to 75, in two rows along the east side of the cemetery. The area is in poor condition and apparently receives no maintenance. A search for records of who is buried in each particular grave has been unfruitful, but it is reasonable to assume the burials before Oct. 18, 1934 are in the older cemetery and burials since that date are in the newer cemetery. All names listed below are taken from death certificates in the Morgan County Court House and from the March 1975 issue of Jacksonville Geneal Journal, a publication of the Jacksonville Genealogical and Historical Society. The list is not complete.
Name Born Died Age Addition Information
ADAMS, Henry 6 Jul 1885 50y Negro laborer
ANTONINSON, William 1841 20 Apr 1913 72y This laborer was born in Denmark
APPLEBY, William 4 Jun 1887 60y Born in Illinois
ARMSTRONG, Robert 5 Oct 1947 60y
AUCKLIN, Loretta May 12 Jul 1878 5m 2d
AUSMUS, Martha 4 Nov 1897 71y Also see "Osmos" in this listing
AYERS, Clifford L. 17 Oct 1907 4d This baby was born & died on the Poor Farm
BAKER, Clara 9 Jul 1937 She was a widow from Waverly, IL
BALDWIN, William 22 May 1888 100y
BARTON, F.H., Mrs. 1 Mar 1885 56y
BARTON, John 9 Jan 1886 64y
BERRY, Cornelius 31 Jul 1931 67y Born in Ireland
BOLAND, William 16 Mar 1936 62y William was born in Morgan Co., Ill., son of Wm.
Boland who was born in Co. Cork, Ireland and died
in 1898 and Ann Boland who was born in Co. Kerry,
Ireland and died in 1899
BOOKER, Luther P. 4 Apr 1937 54y 21d Died at Oak Lawn TB Sanitorium, Jacksonville
BOYD, Ernest 1933
BRISTOL, Cina? 17 Dec 1889 70y 5m
BROWN, Elisha 27 Apr 1901 61y Born in Morgan Co.
BROWN, Patience 7 Aug 1889 66y Born in Morgan Co.
BUERCKE, Mary Dehlia, Mrs. 2 Aug 1934 87y 10m
BUERCKE, Wiliminna 6 Nov 1935 58y 5m Her father, John Peer Buercke was born in Germany
in 1843 & died in Jacksonville 2 Feb 1922.  William's
mother was born in Germany in 1847 & died in
Jacksonville on 2 Aug 1933
CALKINS, Lou 20 May 1898 55y Widow
CHRISMAN, William 11 Feb 1897 43y A laborer, born in Morgan Co., Ill.
CHRISTESON, Hardin 11 Apr 1938 57y 4m 19d
CLANCY, Thomas E. 22 Aug 1891 Nov 1950
CLINE, Della 15 Jun 1896 21y 1m
COKER, Samuel 26 Mar 1848 26 Aug 1927 Born in Morgan Co., son of John & Margaret Smith
Coker, John was born in Ind. & Margaret maybe in Ky.
COMPTON, Christopher 27 Feb 1902 95y
COTTON, George 20 Jan 1885 Negro servant, this widower was believed to be older
COULTAS, Eliza 14 Mar 1879 54y Born in Ireland
COX, John 23 Nov 1881 70Y
CROTTY, James 12 Mar 1939 60y
CURTIS, Infant 9 Nov 1869 18hrs This negro male was born in the Poor House
DAUGHERTY, Dennis 16 Mar 1939 88y
DAY, John Edward 26 Nov 1934 1d
DEVAULT, David 14 Apr 1941 68y 8m 5d
DOTY, Pete 15 May 1933
DUMMERWORTH, Magdelien 30 Aug 1883 41y Born in Germany
DUMPHY, Michael 4 Apr 1902 70y Born in Ireland
DUNN, William 6 Mar 1897 67y
DUNN, William 9 May 1862 20 Feb 1930 White Male, born in Cass Co., Ill.
DYER, J. J. 4 Jul 1886 A married negro who was a barber
DYER, Nelson 3 Feb 1936 79y
ELDRIDGE, Byron 11 Jul 1883 70y
EMERY, B. F. 6 Jul 1937 84y
EVANS, B. F. 6 Jul 1937 84y
EVANS, Rebecca 8 Mar 1886 35y 4m Single
FERGUSON, John "Cy" 66y
FERGUSON, William 18 Dec 1878 53y Born in Scotland
FINK, William 7 Nov 1910 58y 5m
FLIMMEN, Cornelius 6 Aug 1909 77y 8m
FLOYD, Henry 27 Nov 1914 55y
FLOYD, Jane 9 Sep 1897
FLYNN, Michael 22 Dec 1941 86y His father was Joseph Flynn of NY
FORD, Charles 17 Aug 1939 66y A negro
FORDYCE, M. D. 23 Jun 1935 He was a section foreman and widower
FRANK, John 7 Apr 1938
FREDERICK, Winfield Scott 28 Apr 1936 85y 6m 8d
FRIEND, James 1840 23 Apr 1915 He was a widowed general laborer
FRY, Thomas 7 Jan 1885 72y He was a negro servant
FULLER, Agnes 25 Jul 1896 75y
GAITHER, Lee 25 Mar 1937 79y
GARDNER, Emil P. 22 Apr 1934 2d Negro
GASKILL, Joseph 19 Aug 1939 78y
GILPIN, Joseph 13 Dec 1934 78y 3m 19d
GINGER, Edith Marie 16 Aug 1940
GLOVER, Andrew J. 4 Oct 1883 21y 1m Born in Morgan Co., Ill.
GLOVER, George 2 Mar 1924 ca 70y White Male
GRAFT, Peter 5 Sep 1935 82y He was a truck gardener
GRIDER, Neta May 15 Jan 1935 37y 4m 29d
GRIFFIN, Elizabeth 3 Aug 1886 42y
GRIMSLEY, Jacob 20 Oct 1880 55y
GRUNO, Fred 25 Feb 1939 60y
GUNNEL, Willis
HARDIN, Elizabeth 16 Jul 1885 17y Negro
HAWKINS, Osborn 17 Mar 1941 17 Mar 1941
HAYES, Infant 4 Mar 1942 4 Mar 1942 Son of Ray Hayes
HAYES, Theodore 9 Oct 1901 25 Feb 1939 37y 4m 15d
HAYMAKER, Susan 29 Mar 1898 74y
HENDRYX, Fred 28 Oct 1943 86y
HICKS, Infant 6 Sep 1947
HILL, Charles W. 3 Dec 1938 64y
HOBBS, Henry 1933 67y
HOPPER, John O. 17 Mar 1902 72y A laborer, he was born in Kentucky
HUFF, Lydia 27 Jan 1887 67y 6m Born in Germany
HUGHES, Barney 7 Dec 1885 60y
HUGHES, George 21 Apr 1939 74y
HULL, John 9 Feb 1902 38y Unmarried he had no occupation; died of TB
HUNTER, Sarah 24 Jun 1881 35y Servant
JACKSON, Charles 2 Feb 1881 8 Aug 1945 Divorced
JACKSON, Ernest 5 Oct 1935 56y Negro
JACOBS, Raymond F. 28 Nov 1943 37y 11m 13d
JOHNSTON, John 18 Jul 1885 21Y
JONES/HANES, John Wesley 7 Apr 1936 75y
KELLEY, May 23 Jul 1886 10d Died of Cholera; died at County Poor House
KENNEDY, Milton 1848 13 Apr 1924 White Male, born in England
KENNEDY, Ruthie J. 28 Feb 1944 10m 19d
KIRKMAN, Douglas 2 Dec 1878 55y Born in Kentucky
KROUSH, Nellie 21 Oct 1907 22 Mar 1951
LANDERMAN, Frank 10 May 1901 70y Born in Germany
LANDERS, Edward 17 Jul 1878 1y 10m 14d
LASH, Emanuel 5 Feb 1938 67y A gardener
LAYCOCK, Ursula 26 Feb 1902 90y Housewife
LEMONS, Perry 9 Oct 1870 9 Dec 1935 Parents were Thomas & Martha Ruble Lemons
LEWIS, John 21 Apr 1941 66y Negro
LILYARD, George William 31 Dec 1942 61y Parents were Claus & Emma Thompson Lilyard
LITTLE, Infant 16 Dec 1949 Son of Fred & Delores Little
LUBY, J. M. 5 Nov 1908 46y Unmarried male died of consumption (TB)
MALLORY, Haskell 10 Jul 1933? 75y
MARSHALL, George 2 May 1910 76y
MARSHALL, James 6 Aug 1937 74y He was a blacksmith
MARTIN, James 19 Jul 1861 19 Sep 1940 Parents were Franklin Martin, born West Virginia and
Lucinda Slater Martin born Ill.  Jame's estranged wife
was Mary Ornellas Martin.
MASON, Nancy Jane 8 Dec 1936 73y Widow
MASSEY, G. W. 25 May 1901 61y Laborer
MATHEWS, Ann M. 31 Mar 1933? 93y
MAXWELL, John 13 May 1878 87y He was born in Ireland
MCHENRY, John 77y
MEADOWS, Meredith 28 Mar 1915 76y Born in Tenn., this widower was a brickyard laborer
MEHAN, John 3 Jun 1884 66y A laborer, born in Ireland & died of consumption
MILLER, Emeline 12 Sep 1908 90y This widow was born in Ill.
MILLER, Matthew 5 Feb 1945 54y Born in Germany & came to America in 1902
MILLER, Patrick 4 Nov 1885 80y Born in Ireland
MILLIS, Francis 7 Jan 1940 83y Widower
MILLS, Posy 19 Aug 1914 60y White laborer born in North Carolina
MINES, George 14 Nov 1850 19 Feb 1927 Parents, John Mines & ky. Born Lucinda Crabtree M.
MITCHELL, Newton 7 Jan 1940 37y Negro
MODGLIN, Thomas 3 Nov 1906 65y Single
MONTGOMERY, William Hardin 2 May 1849 12 Jul 1927 Born Ill., son of Wm. & Tenn. Born Ursula Gunn M.
MOORE, Louis Apr 1936 64y
MOORE/MOOERS, John Henry 21 Feb 1898 Born at Naples, Ill.
MOSS, Jesse 11 Dec 1937 67y
MOUNT, Richard Gordon 20 Jan 1940 1d
MULLEN, P.Y. 16 Dec 1910 73y Male, American
MULLINS, Earl 5 May 1943 1d
MUSENHEIMER, L. C. 20 Oct 1912 54y Born N.C., lived in Ill. 20 years, married
NAULL, Harvey 10 Jan 1938 70y Negro
NAYLOR, William 22 Jul 1934 74y
NORDSICK, Fred 3 Jan 1898 62y Married man believed to be German by birth
OGDEN, John 13 Aug 1902 70y Believed born in England
ONDERICH, Tillman 1881 58y 5m A peddler, born in Germany
OSMOS, Fred 18 Sep 1912 64y Last name may have been Ausmus
PATTEN, Andrew V. 11 Aug 1878 97y 3m 21d Born in N.Y., a farmer
PEMBERTON, William 17 Mar 1880 85y
PERRY, George 14 Jul 1936 73y Widower
PETERS, David 11 Nov 1890 69y Married
PETORES, Mary 3 Mar 1897 83y Widow
POWERELL, Joseph 30 Jul 1943 74y Widower
POWERS, William Arthur 29 May 1945 Widower
PRECIOUS, Frank 11 Nov 1859 16 Mar 1927 Born in England to Samuel & Emma Precious
RACE, Harry S. 23 Dec 1938 53y
RAYON, Infant 15 Jun 1896 17d Infant Male born at Poor House
RETH, John B. 29 Aug 1882 30 to 40y Death cert says he died of insanity, exposure, malaria
RICHTOR, James 22 Sep 1937 70y Cigar Maker
ROACH, James 6 Dec 1883 27y Died of malarial fever
ROBBINS, Julia Ann 5 Jul 1902 84y Widow
ROBINSON, Charles 20 Mar 1887 23y Born in Morgan Co., Ill.
ROBINSON, George 10 May 1934 69y Widower
ROBINSON, William 7 Jul 1858 22 Jan 1936
RODRIGESE, Manuel 3 Jun 1913 75y? Laborer born on Island of Madeira
ROGERS, William 12 Nov 1889 45y
ROLAND, Tom 25 Aug 1908 78y Laborer born in Ireland
ROSEBERRY, Parmley 23 Dec 1940 Infant
RUSSELL, Alex 30 Jun 1937 66y Negro
SAUNDERS, Stella 7 Apr 1892 23 Jun 1934 Widow
SCHOLEY, Mary 23 Mar 1881 67y Servant, born in England
SCHULER, John 22 Jan 1934 90y Widower & butcher
SCOTT, Joel 3 Nov 1934 77y Widower
SEWALT, Fred 29 Apr 1912 76y Laborer, born in Germany
SHELTON, Jane 8 Jul 1911 55y Housekeeper
SHEPLER, Daniel J. 10 Jul 1908 65y (First name may be David)
SHULSKI, Unknown 18 Oct 1938 54y Killed by train
SLATER, Amanda 23 Sep 1940 70y Negro, widow
SMART, John H. 30 Jan 1902 Nurse, born England
SMITH, Lena 18 Nov 1889 80y Widow born in Madeira
SMITH, Neoma Bell 14 Jul 1894 19 Jan 1951
SMITH, Virginia 21 Feb 1909 75y Born in Morgan Co., Ill.
SNOW, George 6 Jun 1937 61y Shoe Shiner
SPAINHOWER, Tom 7 Jan 1893 76y
STEGALL, Mary 7 Jun 1883 75y
STERLING, John 31 Oct 1932 66y Harness Maker, Widower
STEVENSON, Polly 21 Jan 1888 83y Negro, widow, born in Tennessee
STOUT, Albert 22 Oct 1935 78y Widower, farmer
STOUT, Stephen 4 May 1940 79y Widower born in New Jersey
STRINGHAM, Levi 12 Dec 1910 80y
STRITRELBERGER, John 3 Nov 1896 76y
SULLENS, Nancy 5 Jan 1879 25y 1d Born in Indiana
SULLIVAN, David 1 Feb 1883 19 Dec 1940 Brickmaker, son of Michael & Josie Dudley Sullivan,
natives of Brown Co., Ill.  David's wife, Onie Smith,
preceded him in death.
SUMMERS, Christ 2 Nov 1937 Born in Switzerland
SUTTER, Jacob 9 May 1878 73y Born in Germany
TAYLOR, Isaac 2 Aug 1890 38y
THOMPSON, Edward 5 Feb 1886 47y 10m Widower & brickmaker, born in England
THOMPSON, Ellen 31 Dec 1901 89y
TROTTER, Milton Ellsworth 23 Jul 1862 22 Dec 1940 Parents were John M. & Lavinia J. Mengel Trotter, his
wife, Nellie Rust, preceded him in death.
TURNER, Harry 21 Dec 1940 65y Negro
UNKNOWN, Aunt Josie 25 Mar 1883 93 No family name given, she was a negro servant
VALENTINE, Henry 1 Mar 1903 90y Laborer, born in Alabama, lived in Ill ca 50y
WAGGONER, Infant 21 Nov 1935 1d Son of Bonita Waggoner
WALLIHAN, Ellick 6 Jul 1878 60y Wagon maker
WARING, Robert Dorsey 17 Mar 1858 23 Feb 1942 Parents were F.S. Waring born in Md. 1820 and Mary
Wilson waring,  robert was a widower
WASHINGTON, Richard 22 Apr 1861 7 Mar 1937
WATERHOUSE, Thomas Dec 1885 56y Laborer
WEBB, James 29 Feb 1884 55y Widower, died of consumption
WELCH, James 21 Jan 1883 40y Laborer, Born Ireland, died of frozen feet & legs
WILLIAMS, James 25 Dec 1832 29 Jan 1936 Mulatto, father unknown, mother Kalairn Keystone
who was born in Kenton Co., Ky.
WILLIAMS, John F. 27 Mar 1902 75y Carpenter
WILSON, Thomas 23 Sep 1941 61y
YOUNG, Hiram 6 Nov 1882 81y He died of Bright's disease

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