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
NALL, Charles H. 18 Jan 1859 24 Nov 1917 (From death cert. - no stone found)
NALL, Lusnia Vittitow 26 Nov 1859 14 Oct 1901 Wife of C.H. Nall
NALL, Mary J. (Robinson) 27 Apr 1853 15 Jun 1918 d/o John & Elizabeth Chittick Robinson (No stone found)
NAULTY, George 1863 1959
NAULTY, Hattie M. (Smith) (1 Oct) 1866 (24 Jan) 1917 Wife of Geo. Naulty; Dau of C. & S. Smith
NEWELL, Mae E. 1890 1981 Wife of T. Frank Newell
NEWELL, T. Frank 1888 1968
OSBORNE, Charles Alexander 1873 (5 Jan) 1903 29y4m19d
OSBORNE, Eliza C. (Jordan) (23 Dec) 1843 (22 May) 1919
OSBORNE, John Greenlee (10 Apr) 1842 (5 Mar) 1895
OSBORNE, John W. 13 Nov 1875 21 Jun 1909
OSBORNE, Margaret 14 Feb 1898 20y8m26d Dau of J.G. & E.C. Osborne
OSBORNE, Margaret Eliza 1877 1898
OSBORNE, Vada Brown 23 Sep 1878 6 Oct 1939
OWEN, John 1886 1918
PARROTT, Buchanan 23 Nov 1877 20y8m Son of R.D. & S. Parrott
PARROTT, Cyrus Wesley 21 May 1907 72y25d Son of R.D. & S. Parrott
PARROTT, Cyrus Wright 18 Mar 1855 29 Apr 1923 Son of Robert D. & Sarah Parrott (No stone found)
PARROTT, Elias Stout (16 May) 1851 1930
PARROTT, Elizabeth 5 Aug 1839 1y8m20d Dau of R.D. & S. Parrott
PARROTT, Gracie M. 1882 1945
PARROTT, James 7 Aug 1871 2y2m8d Son of C.W. & M. Parrott
PARROTT, John 1845 (2 Mar) 1896 51y5m Son of R.D. & S. Parrott
PARROTT, John Wesley 1877 (12 Feb) 1949 Son of Samuel Parrott
PARROTT, Mary (McGill) 24 May 1901 62y9m20d Wife of C.W. Parrott
PARROTT, Mary Ella (Hill) Parrott 1854 1936 Wife of (1) John Parrott (2) Elias Stout Parrott
PARROTT, Mary J. 19 Aug 1864 2y4m14d Dau of R.D. & S. Parrott (No stone found)
PARROTT, Melvina (Stillz) 1852 1930 Wife of S.W. Parrott
PARROTT, Minnie J. 10 Aug 1871 3y11m28d Dau of C.W. & M. Parrott
PARROTT, Nancy (Shrock) 27 Jan 1833 39y Wife of Tyre Parrott
PARROTT, Oliver 10 Aug 1874 9m1d Son of C.W. & M. Parrott
PARROTT, Richard 13 Mar 1850 11y9m8d Son of Tye & Sarah Parrott
PARROTT, Robert Dudley (23 Jan) 1812 (24 May) 1877 65y4m1d
PARROTT, Samuel Wesley (22 Mar) 1841 (22 Mar) 1919 Son of R.D. & S. Parrott
PARROTT, Sarah (Bonham) 14 Dec 1883 63y11m11d Wife of R.D. Parrott
PARROTT, Sarah A. 21 Jan 1880 14y7m7d Dau of C.W. & M. Parrott
PARROTT, Stephen A. 1 Mar 1861 8m
PARROTT, Tyre 23 Oct 1854 67y
PARROTT, Tyre 23 Apr 1850 10m5d Son of R.D. & S. Parrott
PARROTT, William M. 1 Mar 1840 23y5m Son of T. & N. Parrott
PATTERSON, Effie M. (Armstrong) 2 Nov 1869 14 Aug 1901 Wife of Irvin Patterson
PATTON, Lucetta Stice 20 Mar 1898 17 Nov 1966
PAUL, Jerome Bonaparte 1833 (11 Feb) 1910 (No stone found)
PAUL, Sarah J. 1838 1915 Wife of Jerome B. Paul
PEARSON, Clora M. (Foster) 1883 1926
PEARSON, Edward - (Obit) (3 Jul) 1873 (21 Dec) 1937
PEARSON, Stella Louise 1915 1916 (No stone found)
PEARSON, William J. 1843 10 Dec 1917 (No stone found)
PIERSON, Jessie 7 Jun 1881 21y Wife of J.H. Pierson
PIERSON, John Henry 10 Apr 1850 17 Jan 1925
PITMAN, Rufus L. (6 Oct) 1912 (30 Jan) 1918
PLOWRIGHT, Abbie Isabel (Benson) (2 Mar) 1877 (14 Feb) 1951 Mother
PLOWRIGHT, Melba I. 19 May 1910 28 Jun 1911
PLOWRIGHT, William 1862 1923 Father
PLOWRIGHT, William B. Jr. 7 Sep 1902 16 Jun 1935
POTTS, Martha 4 Apr 1848 80y11m5d Wife of David Potts
POTTS, Sarah 28 Nov 1848 23y11m6d Wife of Joel Potts
PURVINE, Samuel Co. L 2nd Mass Cav.
RATLIFF, Anna Willett 25 Sep 1872 5 Jan 1957
RATLIFF, Ersle (Briney) 7 Jan 1911 27 Apr 1989 His Wife (Wife of F. Harold Ratliff)
RATLIFF, F. Harold 26 Jan 1906 28 Aug 1988
RATLIFF, Gladys G. 7 Dec 1898 12 Apr 1899
RATLIFF, Hazel M. 16 Aug 1908 9 Mar 1909
RATLIFF, Walter E. 7 Mar 1903 18 Sep 1908
RATLIFF, William Elmer 14 Nov 1872 30 Apr 1938
REES, John A. 21 Dec 1844 2 Aug 1852 Son of T.C. & E. L. Rees
REES, Tyler C. 30 Sep 1814 5 Sep 1852
REYNOLDS, Maud E. 30 Sep 1882 10 Sep 1907 Wife of W.H. Reynolds
REYNOLDS, W. H. 4 Jul 1875 23 Jul 1949
REYNOLDS, Walter H. 23 Feb 1905 10 Sep 1907 Son of W.H. & M.E. Reynolds
RILEY, Catherine 1869 1951
RILEY, Gertrude M. 1894 1968
RILEY, Glenn D. 1898 1988
RILEY, Martha J. 13 Apr 1880 18y9m5d Dau of S.J. & E. Riley (No stone found)
RILEY, William Henry 1868 1944
ROBINSON, Carroll Ruben (3 Mar) 1888 (21 Aug) 1965 Son of Harrison & Catherine Robinson
ROBINSON, Elizabeth (Thompson) (5 Apr) 1829 (24 Mar) 1918 Dau of Geo. & Jane Calbraith Thompson
ROBINSON, Harrison 1823 1904 "ROBIN"
ROBINSON, Irene P. (Stice) (23 May) 1895 (8 Feb) 1978
ROBINSON, John H. 12 May 1921 25 Nov 2007 (Married 14 Aug 1965)
ROBINSON, Lydia A. (Lathom) (28 May) 1854 (29 Sep) 1940 Wife of Martin L. Robinson
ROBINSON, Martin Luther 1851 (12 Jan) 1929
ROBINSON, Mary L. (Bailey) 1 Feb 1924 4 Dec 2006 (Wife of Jack Robinson)
ROGERS, James M. 8 Sep 1847 19 Nov 1932
ROGERS, Virginia Susan 20 Jun 1853 19 Aug 1893
RUBLE, Elsie Mae (Rogers) 14 Feb 1881 Apr 1943 Wife of George Ruble (No stone found)
RUSSELL, Dale M. 16 Mar 1907 9 Jun 1968 Cpl. U.S. Army WWII
RUSSELL, Lorine (Bloomfield) 3 Jun 1902 9 Sep 1990 Wife of Dale Merrill Russell
RYMAN, Almarinda 19 Mar 1870 30y2m19d Wife of W.C. Ryman
RYMAN, Joseph G. 27 Feb 1824 11 Apr 1908
RYMAN, Nancy B. 27 Jun 1830 13 Mar 1912 His Wife (Wife of Joseph G. Ryman)
RYMAN, Willie 19 Feb 1866 1y7m3d Son of W.C. & M. Ryman

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