Yatesville Cemetery

E 1/2 NW1/4, Section 12, Township 16N, Range 9W
Morgan County, Illinois




   

   

   

Yatesville was laid out July 16, 1857 by Joseph Hayes and J.R. Bennett. The village failed to achieve any commercial importance. Yatesville Cemetery, about one mile northwest of Yatesville, has become one of the major burying grounds in the area.

On May 19, 1850, when James B. Leighton sold the 10 acre site of what is now Yatesville Cemetery to Isaac and George Epler, no mention was made in the deed regarding the burials already on the site. The Eplers paid $12.50 for the land and any structures thereon. "Deed Record Book 17", page 453, dated Feb. 3, 1875, records the sale of the cemetery site for the sum of $1.00, the 10 acres to be used for a burial ground. The land was sold by Isaac Epler, Margaret E. Epler, Eliza J. Epler, George H. Epler, John Galt, Margaret Galt, Adeline Epler, Eliza J. Epler, Louis C. Epler, William Epler, Emma Epler, Abram Epler and M.V. Epler, of the county of Sangamon, to Isaac L. Jordon, Francis Carney and C.W. Parrott, trustees of the cemetery. On the same page is a document dated May 26, 1875 at Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa, showing that Abram Epler and M.V. Epler appeared before a notary public and acknowledged that they voluntarily signed the deed. Also on the same page, dated May 24, 1875, is a copy of a document signed in Sangamon County, Illinois, showing that the sellers of the land appeared before a notary public and acknowledged that the sale of the land was voluntary. The deed was recorded in Morgan County, Illinois on August 9, 1875.

In "Deed Record Book 43", page 175, dated Oct. 7, 1887, Isaac L. Jordan, Cyrus W. Parrott and Francis Carney, for $1.00, sold the land by quit claim deed to the Yatesville Cemetery Association. The deed was recorded on October 15, 1887. The cemetery board has maintained Yatesville Cemetery in a very commendable manner. Not all of the 10 acres is suitable for burial purposes. The cemetery is on the west side of Little Indian Creek and adjacent to and south of the Literberry-Prentice road. Yatesville Cemetery is 7 1/2 miles east of Literberry and 2 miles west of Prentice in extreme northeastern Morgan County.

Legal description of the cemetery is 10 acres off the north end of the east half of the northwest quarter of Section 12 in Township 16 N Range 9 W of the Third Principal Meridian. The tombstones in Yatesville Cemetery were originally read and transcribed in 1978 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Dalton (Mary Kathryn), her mother Mrs. Emma Mary Grady, and Mrs. Grady's cousin, Mrs. Frances Stapleton. Earl Deatherage and I re-read this cemetery during October 2005 and took photographs of all the stones we were able to locate. Additional burials (for which we found no stones) have been added from death certificates and/or obituaries. There are other entries which appeared on the original listing for which we found no stones - those have been marked as (No stone found).


Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Information
ABEL, Infant 23 Aug 1925 23 Aug 1925 Son of John C. & Ethel Lockett Abel (No stone found)
AHRENS, Henry C. 25 Dec 1884 14 Mar 1966
AHRENS, Launa G. 30 Jul 1899 27 May 1970
ALDERSON, J. J. Co. K, 33rd Ill. Inf.
ARMSTRONG, Edward 16 Nov 1867 22 Nov 1924 (Son of Joshua L. & Mary A. Smith Armstrong)
ARMSTRONG, Golden A. 11 Apr 1901 25 Jul 1902
ARMSTRONG, John W. 20 Jun 1862 31 Mar 1901
ARMSTRONG, Josephine 25 Jul 1872 4m Dau of J.L. & M.A. Armstrong
ARMSTRONG, Joshua L. 21 Aug 1825 13 Aug 1897
ARMSTRONG, Landon 1835 (18 Nov) 1904
ARMSTRONG, Laura E. 20 Apr 1867 14 May 1945 Wife of John W. Armstrong
ARMSTRONG, Mary A. - (Obit) 28 Sep 1827 28 Sep 1907
ARMSTRONG, Rosetta 25 Jan 1886 53y Wife of Landon Armstrong
ARMSTRONG, Susan H. 19 Aug 1857 58y Wife of William Armstrong
ARMSTRONG, William A. 7 Jan 1879 83y4m6d War of 1812
ATWOOD, Nancy L. 22 Feb 1934 8 Dec 1994
BAER, Mary Edith 8 Oct 1929 8 Oct 1929 (d/o Herschel & Helen Wheeler Baer) (No stone found)
BAILEY, Barbara E. 22 Jul 1889 54y1m10d Wife of John Bailey
BAILEY, Harriet M. 4 May 1905 68y (From death cert.) (No stone found)
BAILEY, Iva B. 19 Aug 1869 9m4d Dau of J.S. & D.E. Bailey
BAILEY, John 16 Oct 1828 26 Sep 1918 Son of Robert & Charlotte Bailey
BAILEY, Lace R. Jr. 11 Jul 1926 27 Feb 1990 Pvt. U.S. Army WWII
BAILEY, Martha Alice (Tucker) (20 Jul) 1928 (17 Oct) 1977 Wife of Lace Bailey (d/o Elmer & Ethel Minter Tucker)
BALDWIN, John L. 9 Jun 1857 25y2m25d
BALDWIN, Sarah 23 Dec 1863 62y4m3d Wife of Ira Baldwin
BATEMAN, Emma (Joseph 17 Mar 1859 28 May 1928 Wife of John Bateman; d/o Miles Joseph (No stone found)
BATEMAN, Uhel 29 Oct 1914 16y7m14d s/oJohn & Emma (Joseph) Bateman (No stone found)
BAUMGARTNER, John 1852 1940
BAUMGARTNER, Martha Jane (Bailey) 1845 1937
BAUMGARTNER, William Otto 1877 1964
BAXTER, Susan 27 Dec 1864 20 Nov 1888 Wife of Charles J. Baxter (No stone found)
BEEMER, George W. 17 Dec 1852 39y
BELLATTI, Rebecca J. Lewis 1858 1887 Wife of Charles A. Bellatti
BELZER, James Edward 24 May 1906 2 May 1989 Father
BELZER, Lenore C. Pearson 23 Mar 1909 30 Oct 1990 Mother
BENNETT, Charles 1852 1941
BENNETT, Charles H. 24 Jan 1875 22 Jul 1942
BENNETT, Helen M. 19 Jun 1900 10 Jul 1944
BENNETT, Mary E. 1879 1954
BERSIG, Henry 1876 (17 Mar) 1928 51y
BERSIG, Ronald Glenn 7 Sep 1920 20 May 1989 S1 U.S. Coast Guard WWII
BERSIG, Stella 1887 1958
BINGMAN, Jesse K. 1854 1919 (No stone found)
BINGMAN, Mary 1863 1915 Wife of Jesse K. Bingman (No stone found)
BLIZARD, Catharine 23 Jul 1848 47y9m24d Wife of N. Blizard
BLIZARD, George W. 23 Mar 1855 17y11m18d Son of N. & K. Blizard
BLIZARD, Nathan 21 Jul 1853 60y4m23d
BLOOMFIELD, A. Virginia 30 Aug 1924 Wife of Richard Bloomfield
BLOOMFIELD, Arthur D. 1879 2 Jun 1946
BLOOMFIELD, Arthur Raymond 15 Sep 1917 15 Jul 1988 MSgt. U.S. Army WWII
BLOOMFIELD, Frances Yvonne 28 Aug 1971 11 Sep 1971 Dau of Raymond E. & Frances Dalton Bloomfield
BLOOMFIELD, Janice Marie 19 Nov 1953 15 Dec 1988 "RN,BSN; Wife of Michael John Bloomfield
BLOOMFIELD, Marjorie Dean 21 Apr 1922
BLOOMFIELD, Michael John 7 Apr 1952 6 Aug 2002
BLOOMFIELD, Rhoda L. Robinson (26 Apr) 1879 (20 Jul) 1968 Wife of Arthur D. Bloomfield
BLOOMFIELD, Richard 13 Nov 1922 12 Mar 1983 Tec5, U.S. Army WWII
BLOOMFIELD, Robinson L. 4 Mar 1916 28 Dec 1938
BOAZ, Darwin 9 Oct 1905 1m14d (No stone found)
BOSTON, Albert F. 12 Jul 1879 7m12d Son of J. & J.T. Boston
BOSTON, Jane 24 Jul 1886 44y1m12d Wife of John Boston
BOSTON, John 5 Apr 1893 60y9m8d (Blacksmith, born in England); Father
BOSTON, Martha C. 16 Jul 1879 17y4m12d Dau of J. & J.T. Boston
BOWMAN, Esther Wheeler 24 Oct 1907 22 Nov 1988
BOWMAN, Theodore Jacob 29 Nov 1900 22 Feb 1987
BRIDGES, William Bryan 22 Oct 1914 25 Mar 1926 Son of Dee & Lydia Bridges (No stone found)
BRISENDINE, Edmund 26 Jan 1879 40y (No stone found)
BROWN, A. Jackson 1855 1942
BROWN, Ardella Pearl 25 Feb 1889 11 Mar 1912
BROWN, Betty L. 13 Jul 1929 20 Jan 1999 Dau of Oliver & Recia Moore
BROWN, Charley W. 1878 1964
BROWN, Ethel L. 1891 1960
BROWN, Frances E. 10 Oct 1863 20y7m9d Dau of Wm. & Susan Brown
BROWN, George W. 19 Mar 1863 21y9m11d
BROWN, Laura B. (Tigner) 2 Mar 1866 21 Jan 1941 (No stone) Dau of Wm. & Lucinda Lynn Tigner
BROWN, Martha J. 1867 1948
BROWN, Sarah Jane (Travis) 1850 1937 Wife of Tyre M. Brown
BROWN, Susen 1816 1888
BROWN, Tyre M. 1840 1914
BROWN, William 1807 (27 Aug) 1893 85y
BROWN, William Hardin 22 Jan 1863 8 Sep 1942 (No stone)
BUKER, Anna 1878 1948 Mother
BUKER, Charles 1878 1928 Father
BUKER, Chester E. 1903 1920
BUXTON, Jasper R. 9 Mar 848 6 Apr 1920 (No stone found)
CARNEY, Ann 1828 1910
CARNEY, Edward 1830 1904
CARNEY, Francis Marion 1827 (28 Jan) 1907 Co. K 101st Ill. Inf.
CARNEY, Julia R. 1834 1910
CARNEY, Lenora Anders 1841 1925 Wife of Francis M. Carney
CARNEY, Michael 1837 1910
CARNEY, Michael 1788 1855 Father
CARNEY, Mollie F. 1858 1864 Dau of Francis & Lenora Carney
CARNEY, Robert W. 1867 1872 Son of Francis & Lenora Carney
CARPENTER, Cyrus 12 Sep 1903 6d (No stone found)
CHANEY, Charles Thomas 1902 (5 Apr) 1906 Son of H. & T. Chaney
CHANEY, Hugh L. 1865 1948
CHANEY, Justena 1866 1946
CHANEY, Rena E. 1898 1938
CHRISTISON, Frances M. 16 Dec 1936 (Wife of Gerald L. Christison)
CHRISTISON, Gerald L. 24 Oct 1931 23 Oct 1984 Married 26 Mar 1955
CHRISTISON, Infant Daughter 14 Sep 1955
CLAPP, Martha E. 1853 1914 Wife
CLAPP, Mattie J. 1858 (18 Dec 1878) (20y5m13d) Wife
CLAPP, R. Carl 1878 1908 Son
CLAPP, William E. 1852 1926 Husband
COLSTON, Campbell 1814 1865 Father
COLSTON, Emma J. 16 Oct 1860 16 Apr 1889 28y6m Wife of F.M. Colston
COLSTON, Francis M. 21 Mar 1856 5 Oct 1933
COLSTON, Infant Son 1909 7 Jun 1909 (From death cert.) (No stone found)
COLSTON, Louisa C. 18 Jul 1894 29y8m2d
COLSTON, Margaret 1834 1909 Mother
COLSTON, Mollie B. 6 Sep 1869 26 Dec 1932 Wife of F.M. Colston
CONN, Ruth Irene Hall 1891 1915 Wife of E. V. Conn
COONEY, John C. 6 Mar 1918 17 Jun 1998 Lt. Col.
COOPER, Ann - (Obit) Mar 1905 110y (No stone found)
COOPER, Anna 26 Nov 1853 54y8m23d Wife of Wm. Cooper
COOPER, Frances Julia 13 Mar 1905 ca 100y (From death cert.) (No stone found)
COOPER, Mary 22 Mar 1926 d/o Thee & J. Cooper (From death cert - No stone found)
COX, Catharine 1842 1918 His Wife (Wife of Francis Cox)
COX, Francis 1835 1902
COX, Idell 12 Jul 1870 2y8m12d Dau of F. & C. Cox
COX, Jane (Prunty) 20 Mar 1773 15 Jan 1858 Wife of John Cox - who died in Van Buren Co., IA
COX, John 1875 1926
COX, Leroy 14 Aug 1885 2y11m10d Son of F. & C. Cox
COX, Mollie 15 Nov 1867 2m19d Dau of F. & C. Cox
CREED, Calvin Hayes 1939 1945
CREED, Della 8 Jan 1881 13y5m7d Dau of J. & Mary Creed
CREED, Infant 18 Feb 1885 2d
CREED, Jennie J. 1867 1946
CREED, Joe Downing (8 Feb) 1853 (13 Feb) 1926
CREED, John W. 1887 1929
CREED, Lucy A. 7 Mar 1838 12 Apr 1913 His Wife (Wife of Wm. H. Creed)
CREED, Mary F. 1853 1929
CREED, Walter S. 1863 1949
CREED, William H. Mar 1828 5 Feb 1912
CRUM, Alma C. 1883 1962
CRUM, Anne Mary Clark 1843 1915 Wife of W.W. Crum
CRUM, Bertha Nell 26 Mar 1876 27 Aug 1941
CRUM, Eddie C. 6 Jan 1877 7y9m12d Son of W.W. & A.M. Crum
CRUM, Edgar 28 Jan 1879 Son of W.W. & A.M. Crum
CRUM, Edith Lucy (22 Feb) 1882 1958
CRUM, Edwin 28 Jan 1879 Son of W.W. & A.M. Crum
CRUM, Frankie 18 Sep 1865 4m24d Son of W.W. & A.M. Crum
CRUM, John Christian 1885 (5 Jun) 1912
CRUM, Laura 22 Feb 1877 14y2m14d Dau of W.W. & A.M. Crum
CRUM, Martha E. 1 Apr 1861 4m14d Dau of J.R. & H.E. Crum
CRUM, Mary E. 21 Sep 1859 21d Dau of James R. & H.E. Crum
CRUM, Mary H. 10 Feb 1877 5y6m10d Dau of W.W. & A.M. Crum
CRUM, Mollie 24 Oct 1876 6y6m26d Dau of J.W. & E.J. Crum
CRUM, William Wilson (1 Jan) 1839 (24 Dec) 1912
CUMMINS, Sarah S. 3 Jun 1850 (illegible) Dau of J.T. & N.J. Cummins
DAILEY, Iva D. 19 Aug 1869 3m4d (No stone found)
DALSON, Elizabeth May 20 Oct 1886 7 Jul 1901 Dau of John & Mary J. Dalson
DALSON, John 11 May 1838 25 Jan 1902
DALSON, Mary J. 27 Apr 1853 15 Jun 1918 His Wife (Wife of John Dalson)
DANIEL, Joseph 10 Aug 1866 65y
DANIEL, Summers 10 May 1883 54y1m11d
DAVENPORT, John A. 15 Mar 1882 26 Jan 1955 Father
DAVENPORT, Susan E. 8 Jan 1904 18y9m4d Wife of J.A. Davenport
DAVIES, Llewellyn (11 Mar) 1830 (21 Nov) 1912 Co. F, 114th Il. Inf.
DAVIES, Louise Manchester 1835 1903 Wife of Lleweyyn Davies
DAVISON, Grant M. (15 Mar) 1907 (7 Jan) 1974 MM1 U.S. Navy WWII
DAVISON, Elmer Lee 12 Nov 1921 Inf Son of Elmer Lee Davison
DAVISON, Mildred A. Chapman 25 Sep 1888 15 May 1972
DAVISON, Mildred E. 1913 1983
DECKER, Betty L. (Sellers) 20 Nov 1924 3 Jul 1987 Wife of Leonard Alvin Decker
DECKER, Christian M. 1849 1918
DECKER, Elizabeth J. 1855 1923 His Wife (Wife of Christian Decker)
DECKER, George K. 10 Apr 1976 66y1m23d (No stone found)
DECKER, Harry M. 1911 1940
DECKER, Leonard Alvin 9 Oct 1918 17 Jul 1985 Tec4 U.S. Army WWII
DECKER, Lloyd Lee 29 Apr 1921 2 May 2001 Father
DECKER, Patricia Ann Hadden 21 May 1942 24 Mar 1975 Mother
DENNY, Joseph C. 3 Jul 1871 77y War of 1812
DEPUTY, Olive 15 Dec 1871 15 Aug 1934
DEPUTY, William 28 Sep 1860 25 Apr 1933
DONOVAN, James Paul 1896 1967
DONOVAN, Pearl C. (Spiker) 1901 8 May 1967 Wife of J.P. Donovan; d/o C.E. & M.R. Spiker
DOUGLAS, Minnie B. 1882 1949
DOUGLAS, Samuel H. 1878 1963
DOWNING, Albert 9 Dec 1878 2 Dec 1961 Husband
DOWNING, Daisy Hickey 27 Jan 1887 6 May 1969 Wife of Albert Downing
DOWNING, Hannah 1862 1911 Wife of Albert Downing

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