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
EDWARDS, Infant 26 Aug 1899 Inf of Mr. & Mrs. H. S. Edwards
EMERICK, Albert 13 May 1933 Ill. Cpl. 8th U.S. Cavalry
EMERICK, Ida 22 Jun 1905 30y10m9d (No stone found)
EPLER, Abram 28 Feb 1769 22 Jan 1837
EPLER, Anna 26 Oct 1768 3 May 1847
EPLER, Christiana P. 14 Sep 1849 39y4m5d Wife of Isaac Epler
EPLER, George W. 8 Dec 1852 19y9m14d Son of I. & C. P. Epler
FALES, Sarah Helen 6 Sep 1860 15y8m17d
FARMER, Catharine (Dunkel) (22 Mar) 1853 (26 Oct) 1919 His Wife (w/o Samuel Farmer; d/o Geo. Dunkel)
FARMER, Samuel (18 Apr) 1853 (7 Nov) 1926
FISHEL, Ella Baumgartner 1885 (18 Mar) 1922 Wife of W.B. Fishel
FITZHUGH, Emma B. 24 Jan 1889 24y2m22d Wife of S.D. Fitzhugh
FLINN, Edna Farmer 29 Jun 1880 14 Feb 1931 Wife of George V. Flinn
FLINN, Eliza J. 3 Dec 1842 13 May 1916 Wife of Hezekiah W. Flinn
FLINN, Emma L. 2 Aug 1888 11m6d Dau of J.P. & L. Flinn
FLINN, Everett 1899 1983
FLINN, George V. 15 Sep 1873 15 May 1939
FLINN, Hezekiah W. 6 Oct 1837 15 Jul 1894
FLINN, James 22 May 1870 25y
FLINN, Lester S. 1915 1916
FLINN, Levicey H. - (Obit) 21 Dec 1820 25 Sep 1903 His Wife (Wife of Royal Flinn)
FLINN, Louesa 30 Apr 1888 26y5m23d Wife of James P. Flinn
FLINN, Moses C. 1862 1936
FLINN, Robyn Stice 3 Mar 1951 14 Jan 1992 Wife; Mother
FLINN, Royal - (Obit) 2 Jul 1802 27 Jan 1892 Cpl. IL Volunteers Black Hawk War
FLINN, Sarah Abbie (Holmes) (31 Oct) 1872 (15 Feb) 1952 Dau of Wm. & Clarissa Holmes
FLINN, Starr O. 1904 1981
FLINN, Virginia Dean 1927 1927
FLINN, Zedoc W. 10 Apr 1870 4y2m10d Son of H.W. & E.J. Flinn
FLYNN, William Thomas 27 Apr 1857 2 Nov 1917 (No stone found)
GARD, Ephram 23 Jul 1872 53y1m13d
GARD, Harriet 8 Dec 1852 50y2m12d Wife of Moses Gard (No stone found)
GARD, Martha E. 24 Oct 1859 5y20d Dau of E. & P. Gard
GARD, Pauline 1818 (22 Apr) 1897 Mother
GARD, William 23 Jul 1872 53y1m13d (No stone found)
GILTNER, Mary A. 8 Nov 1856 44y2m3d Wife of Samuel Giltner
GILTNER, Nellie V. 12 Aug 1862 8m5d Dau of A. & S.M. Giltner
GREEN, Dora (Hubbs) 1871 1928 Wife of K. Green; Mother
GREEN, K. 1860 1952
GREEN, Olin W. 1898 1935
HAIRGROVE, Edward Maurice (29 Dec) 1910 (26 Jan) 1918
HAIRGROVE, William Armstrong (6 Oct) 1918 (6 Oct) 1918 Son of Edward & Bessie Armstrong Hairgrove
HALL, Margaret B. 1870 1944 (No stone found)
HARDING, Sophronia 24 Dec 1830 17 May 1912
HAYES, Ada L. 1887 1960
HAYES, Augustus J. 1882 1959
HAYES, Bertha E. (Creed) 1883 1949
HAYES, Beverly 28 Aug 1915 9 Sep 1970 Wife of Byron Hayes
HAYES, Byron C. 3 Nov 1906 7 Nov 1977
HAYES, Glenn Orville 1906 1938
HAYES, John L. 1911 (7 Mar) 1912 Son of John & Ella Hayes
HAYES, John Thomas 21 Feb 1878 7 Nov 1918
HAYES, Oakleigh LeRoy 1918 1961
HAYNES, Laura Evelyn 1922 1923
HAYS, Margaret 18 Nov 1882 74y (No stone found)
HENDERSON, Donald 1911 1916
HENDERSON, Frances 1915 1915
HENDERSON, John 1876 1940 Father
HENDERSON, Rose 1881 1942 Mother
HERRIFORD, Forstella Couchman 4 May 1904 19 Jan 1926 (No stone found)
HICKEY, Earl R. 19 Jun 1925 4 Feb 1941 Son of John & Daisy Hickey
HICKEY, John E. 26 Jan 1890 11 Aug 1970
HICKEY, Mabel B. 3 Jul 1905 16 Oct 2000
HICKEY, Robert Cleo 28 Nov 1948 14 Dec 1948
HILL, Benjamin H. 1818 (19 Mar) 1890
HILL, Charlene E. 9 Jun 1933 23 Sep 2011 (w/o Charles L. Hill Sr.)
HILL, Charles L. Sr. 1 Mar 1931 3 Oct 2003 (Marr. 28 May 1950)
HOAGLAND, Fred R. 1904 1986 Married 3 Jul 1925
HOAGLAND, Harold E. Sr. 29 Aug 1927 5 May 2004 Married 27 Mar 1948
HOAGLAND, O. Bernice 1906 2002 (Wife of Fred R. Hoagland)
HOAGLAND, Verna Jean (Way) 31 Jan 1928 8 Apr 2004 Wife of Harold E. Hoagland Sr.
HODGSON, Infant Male 25 Jan 1911 8 Mar 1911 s/o James & Ida Zirkle Hodgson (No stone found)
HODGSON, W. H. 30 Oct 1887 45y (No stone found)
HOLLOWAY, Daniel E. 17 Oct 1955 1 Dec 2009 (Marr. 22 Jul 1994)
HOLMES, Allen (2 Sep) 1857 (26 Jul) 1936 Son of Isaac & Matilda Holmes
HOLMES, Alvin 30 Apr 1894 8 Sep 1894 Son of W.H. & A. Holmes (No stone found)
HOLMES, Amos (10 May) 1851 (31 May) 1924
HOLMES, Anna H. 9 Jul 1867 24 Apr 1922
HOLMES, Catherine 1862 1955
HOLMES, Clara 1 Oct 1883 5m13d Dau of Perry & Sarah Holmes
HOLMES, Clarissa Coker (13 Oct) 1833 (21 Mar) 1916 His Wife (Wife of Wm. Holmes)
HOLMES, Dennis 1871 1941
HOLMES, Everett 30 May 1891 19 Sep 1891 Son of W.H. & A. Holmes
HOLMES, George Riley 1856 1940
HOLMES, Isaac (23 May) 1865 (20 Mar) 1926 (Son of Isaac G. & Tilley Stockton Holmes)
HOLMES, Matilda Ann 23 Jul 1884 55y Wife of I.G. Holmes
HOLMES, Ollie 1880 1953
HOLMES, Rosa E. (13 Sep) 1872 1943
HOLMES, Rosalind Verry 10/1 Dec 1903 (No stone found)
HOLMES, Sarah E. 22 Sep 1883 25y5m Wife of Perry Holmes
HOLMES, Thomas J. (16 Dec) 1868 1956 (Son of Wm. & Clarissa Coker Holmes)
HOLMES, William 1831 (20 Jan) 1904
HOLMES, William H. 4 May 1863 29 Sep 1949 (Son of Wm. & Clarissa Coker Holmes)
HUBBS, Albert 1873 1912
HUBBS, Delia J. (Holmes) 31 Jul 1855 22 Aug 1928
HUBBS, Franklin D. 30 Nov 1877 21 Apr 1899 Son of J.W. & D.J. Holmes
HUBBS, Infant 29 May 1904 29 May 1904 (No stone found)
HUBBS, James W. 2 Sep 1855 12 Sep 1903
HUBBS, John 3 Aug 1831 24 Feb 1903
HUBBS, Julia A. 10 Aug 1839 27 May 1913
HUBBS, Letetia 17 Mar 1894 26y10m14d Wife of J.H. Hubbs
HUBBS, Vilas 13 Mar 1894 6y10m15d Son of J.H. & L.L. Hubbs
HUDGINS, Milton 1904 1940
HUDSPETH, Lydia F. 1864 1920 Mother
HUDSPETH, Ralph 1844 1926 Father
HUDSPETH, William G. 1893 1907
HUNTER, Nancy Ann 2 Sep 1859 67y25d Wife of A.W. Hunter
HUNTER, Wesley 17 Dec 1862 26 Jan 1927 (No stone found)
HYN, John 1912 7 Mar 1912 Son of John & Ella Hyn (No stone found)
IRVIN, Hannah M. 1864 1939
IRVIN, Henry 10 Sep 1887 36y2m6d
IRVIN, Henry 29 Aug 1860 55y5m
IRVIN, Lee Roy 31 Oct 1886 2 Jul 1958 Ill. Pvt. Co. C. 115 Mach. Gun Bn WWI
IRVIN, Sarah E. 20 Sep 1888 28y2m15d
IRVIN, William A. 1854 1937
IRVING, Malinda J. 1816 1908
JOKISCH, Anna May (Law) (1 Apr) 1862 (1 Feb) 1914 Wife of G.F. Jokisch
JOKISCH, George F. 1858 1927
JOKISCH, Lewis Lee 16 Jan 1886 13 Dec 1923 (No stone found)
JONES, Adelia E. 1858
JONES, Emma F. 8 Mar 1855 1y2m14d Dau of J.L. & S.M. Jones
JONES, J. Ross 1854 1926
JONES, James M. 25 Nov 1829 9 Mar 1896
JONES, Martha M. 15 Feb 1829 9 Mar 1860 Wife of J.M. Jones
JONES, Mattie E. 14 Mar 1842 25 Feb 1926
JONES, Ralph R. 2 May 1887 27 Jul 1887 Son of J.B. & E. Jones
JONES, T. C. 29 Nov 1851 20 Nov 1897
JORDAN, C. Wesley 30 Apr 1875 33y5m24d
JORDAN, Lewis 1813 1868
JORDAN, Sarah 1820 1888 His Wife (Wife of Lewis Jordan)
JORDAN, Smith 23 Apr 1875 17d Son of Isaac Lewis & M.S. Jordan
KELLY, Calvin K. 22 Apr 1924 23 Oct 2011 Married 16 Sep 1948
KELLY, Joyce Carroll 10 Nov 1927 18 Feb 2013 (Wife of Calvin K. Kelly)
KELTNER, John R. 1862 1936
KELTNER, Lydia J. (Holmes) 1865 1945
KIBLER, Mary J. Koontz 1843 1904 His Wife (Wife of Philip N. Kibler)
KIBLER, Philip N. 1897
KOONTZ, Charles W. 1 Aug 1850 23 Feb 1920
KOONTZ, D. Samuel 1845 1932
KOONTZ, Fannie E. 18 May 1852 5 Jun 1897 His Wife (Wife of Charles W. Koontz)
KOONTZ, Mary R. 1845 1938
KOONTZ, Sadie G. 1 May 1888 18 Aug 1888

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