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
LANE, Sarah A. 24 Aug 1865 29y1m18d Wife of F.M. Lane
LATHOM, Edith Olivia 21 Aug 1902 20y5m18d Wife of Geo. N. Lathom
LATHOM, Jane E. (Bennett) 20 Feb 1833 20 Aug 1914 Dau of I.R. & Mary Lathom
LATHOM, John A. 21 Dec 1892 27 May 1894
LATHOM, Lillie C. 1860 1929 Wife of Samuel C. Lathom
LATHOM, Lizzie 15 Jun 1865 14 Mar 1901 Wife of S.D. Lathom
LATHOM, Luther E. 1881 1956
LATHOM, Lydia Louise 23 Jan 1901 25 Jan 1901
LATHOM, Ray 2 Jul 1897 8 Sep 1904 Son of S.D. & L. Lathom
LATHOM, Rhoda C. 20 Jul 1890 2y3m Dau of S.D. & L. Lathom
LATHOM, Rhoda J. 8 Mar 1830 23 Aug 1871
LATHOM, Samuel C. 1856 1921
LATHOM, Stephen D. 12 May 1860 18 Sep 1909
LATHOM, William J. 17 Jul 1828 17 Jun 1909
LEE, George H. 1855 1937 Father
LEE, Harriet 1860 1933 Wife of George H. Lee; Mother
LEWIS, Ann (Ewing) 21 Mar 1838 29 Jan 1926 His Wife (Wife of Mathew S. Lewis)
LEWIS, Edna May 12 Jul 1884 26 May 1934 Dau of John & Hanora Lewis; Sister
LEWIS, Ella (Coker) (9 Oct) 1860 (5 Feb) 1937 Wife of W. Henry Lewis
LEWIS, George W. 1876 1957
LEWIS, Hanora (Coker) (8 Apr) 1858 (15 Feb) 1932 Wife of John H. Lewis
LEWIS, Hattie I. 1895 1970 Wife (Wife of Oliver D. Lewis)
LEWIS, James R. 11 Dec 1850 25 Dec 1933 Uncle
LEWIS, John Hardin (15 Dec) 1848 (31 Aug) 1926
LEWIS, Laura 7 Jun 1871 9m4d Dau of Wm. M. & M. Lewis
LEWIS, Lillian M. 1886 1948
LEWIS, Margaret 6 Jan 1827 6 Feb 1886 Wife of Wm. M. Lewis
LEWIS, Mary Ann 2 Dec 1859 26 Mar 1876 6y3m24d Dau of M.S. Lewis
LEWIS, Mathew S. 18 Sep 1826 10 May 1904
LEWIS, Oliver D. 1891 1953 Husband
LEWIS, Samuel 4 Dec 1860 23 Feb 1897
LEWIS, Unknown
LEWIS, William 30 Jun 1853 9 Aug 1901
LEWIS, William Henry (9 Jan) 1854 (15 Sep) 1941 Son of Mathew S. Lewis
LEWIS, William M. 9 Mar 1823 7 Feb 1902
LINDSEY, L. B. 1802 1865
LINDSEY, Mabel Johnson 17 May 1892 18 Jul 1980 Wife Oliver Lindsey; Mother
LINDSEY, Martha J. (Walker) 1821 1862 Wife of L.B. Lindsey
LINDSEY, Nancy Elizabeth (Stockton) (15 Aug) 1857 (21 Jan) 1917 Wife of Wickliff Lindsey
LINDSEY, Oliver 4 Oct 1884 29 Dec 1946
LINDSEY, Stella Cora Willett 13 Apr 1886 29 Mar 1911 Wife of Oliver Lindsey
LINDSEY, Wayne E. 17 Sep 1930 3 Feb 2012 (Marr. 12 Aug 1956)
LINDSEY, Wickliff 1851 1915
LONG, John R. 1896 1909 Their Son (Son of Thomas & Nettie B. Long)
LONG, Nettie B. 1870 1946 His Wife (Wife of Thomas Long)
LONG, Robert W. 6 Jan 1913 4 Apr 1957 Ill. Sgt. 216 Armrd. Med. Bn. WWII
LONG, Thomas (8 Oct) 1866 (24 Feb) 1917 Son of Jacob & Mary Long
LORENZ, Effie M. Boston 8 Jul 1875 11 Dec 1836
LYNN, Bernice 15 Sep 1912 23 Dec 1934 (No stone found)
MAGILL, Olga 14 Aug 1899 54y (No stone found)
MALONE, Alma Irene 26 Jun 1892 25 Dec 1892 Dau of W.A. & D.B. Malone
MALONE, Dora B. 14 Jun 1867 20 May 1927 Dau of W.A. & D.B. Malone
MALONE, Ella 14 Aug 1871 22 Mar 1901 Dau of J.B. & S.E. Malone
MALONE, Gracie Estel 16 May 1889 5 Aug 1890 Dau of W.A. & D.B. Malone
MALONE, Jacob 1847 1880 Co. D, 51st Ill. Inf.
MALONE, Sarah Elizabeth (Brown) (4 Jun) 1849 (23 Feb) 1926
MALONE, W. A. 21 Jun 1868 24 Jun 1941
MANCHESTER, David 11 Aug 1798 6 Sep 1878 80y25d Born @ Warren N.Y.
MANCHESTER, David 4 Jul 1845 2y10m5d Son of D. & E.L. Manchester
MANCHESTER, Etha L. (Cox) 9 Oct 1803 6 Feb 1898 Wife of David Manchester
MANCHESTER, James 9 Jan 1840 27 Mar 1869 Son of David & Elta Linda Cox Manchester
MANCHESTER, Jerome 17 Mar 1845 5 Aug 1907 Son of David & Elta Linda Cox Manchester
MANCHESTER, Josephine 17 Aug 1854 6y17d Dau of D. & E.L. Manchester
MANCHESTER, Nancy H. 12 Jun 1835 15y9m5d Dau of D. & E.L. Manchester
MANCHESTER, Van Rensselaer 5 Dec 1892 55y6d Son of David & Elta Linda Cox Manchester
MASON, Alex Edwin 28 Nov 1880 15 Jul 1902 Son of S.E. & L.A. Mason
MCCAULEY, Thomas 4 May 1892 65y5m9d
MCCLURE, S. Pearl 1884 1957
MCCLURE, Von R. 1887 1958
MCDANIEL, Annie Ethel 5 Aug 1904 13y9m15d Dau of I. & E. McDaniel
MCDANIEL, Clyde V. 1885 1943
MCDANIEL, Cora M. 1885
MCDANIEL, Frances S. 1869 1953
MCDANIEL, Golda Hetrick 1866 1913
MCDANIEL, Isaac R. 1859 1931
MCDANIEL, John W. - (Obit) 1854 1938
MCDANIEL, Nancy - (Obit) 1858 1910 Wife of John McDaniel
MCDANIEL, Sylvanus - (Obit) 18 Sep 1827 1 Dec 1897
MCGOWAN, William T. Co. D, 26th Ill. Inf.
MCHENRY, Bertha May 24 Sep 1888 9m25d (From death cert. - No stone found)
MCKEE, Amanda Jane 20 Oct 1880 19y (From death cert. - No stone found)
MCWILLIAMS, George 1877 1908
MEANS, Jennie Smith (9 Oct) 1869 (3 Aug) 1920 Wife of Joseph T. Means
MEANS, Joseph T. 1863 (23 Jul) 1917
MEYER, Leona Stice 5 Apr 1901 23 Nov 1986
MILLER, Aphenos 8 Sep 1914 53y3m8d Son of Daniel & Nancy Nash Miller
MILLER, Artie May 1869 1951
MILLER, Chancy 25 Dec 1836 4y4m10d
MILLER, Eileen 2 Feb 1881 3 Jun 1946
MILLER, Eliza J. 28 Sep 1849 31 Mar 1928
MILLER, Elizabeth 13 Oct 1829 34y Wife of Wm. Miller
MILLER, Hannah (Irwin) 31 Aug 1880 77y1m22d Wife of W. Miller; d/o S. Irwin
MILLER, Hough B. 10 Mar 1849 24 Sep 1914
MILLER, James E. 4 Sep 1888 VFW Marker
MILLER, Martha M. 22 Sep 1838 1y8d
MILLER, Rachel P. 29 Jun 1853 7y9m Dau of Wm. & H. Miller
MILLER, Robert J. 19 Aug 1885 1y7m31d Son of Hough & E.J. Miller
MILLER, Sam 30 Nov 1911 22 Mar 1978 (No stone found)
MILLER, William 16 Feb 1870 74y4m
MINCH, Mary Ellen (Bailey) 10 Apr 1845 11 Jul 1923 d/o James & Catherine Bailey (No stone found)
MINES, Elizabeth (Nall) 17 Jan 1925 35y (w/o Richard Mines; Dau of Charles Nall) (No stone found)
MINTER, Infant 11 Nov 1908 11 Nov 1908 Son of Charles & Mary Minter (No stone found)
MINTER, Infant 26 Jan 1907 26 Jan 1907 Son of Charles & Maggie Minter (No stone found)
MINTER, Iva 2 May 1893 25d Dau of V. & Z. Minter
MINTER, Louie S. 23 Jul 1894 16d (No stone found)
MINTER, Lula 13 Jul 1894 26y17d Wife of Martin H. Minter
MINTER, Marie (Smith) 1894 1991 (No stone found)
MINTER, William 16 Feb 1870 74y4m
MINTER, Zoe 20 Jan 1901 6d Dau of M.H. & Lillie Minter
MOORE, Daughter 3 Jul 1873 3m15d Dau of J.W. & E.J. Moore
MOORE, Eliza J. 22 Aug 1885 30y3m27d Wife of John W. Moore
MOORE, George E., M.D. - (Obit) 15 Jul 1912 5 Dec 2008
MOORE, George W. 24 Oct 1878 1m1d
MOORE, J. W. 19 May 1845 19 Dec 1920 75y7m
MOORE, Jane E. 18 Apr 1936 6 Dec 2012 (w/o Kenneth Eugene Moore)
MOORE, Kenneth Eugene 24 Oct 1934 6 Jun 2004 Married 17 Dec 1954
MOORE, Lee Ella S. 28 Jan 1912
MOORE, Lula May 3 Jul 1873 3m15d Dau of J.W. & E.J. Moore
MOORE, Nettie Pauline 30 Dec 1919 30 Dec 1919 Dau of Oliver & Mae Long Moore
MOORE, Oliver 1890 1973 Father
MOORE, Recia M. 1891 1964 Mother
MOORE, William W. 26 Jul 1876 5m16d
MOSS, Mollie L. 3 Jun 1906 25y8m13d (From death cert. - no stone found)

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