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
SAGE, Martha W. (7 Oct) 1849 (11 Apr) 1928
SALLEY, C. M. 13 Mar 1854 1y5m16d Dau of G.A. & T.S. Salley
SALLEY, Elijah 22 May 1851 1d
SALLEY, George A. 4 Apr 1873 2m
SAMPLE, Alice 25 Jun 187? 13y7m24d Dau of W. & M. Sample
SAMPLE, Lola Chloe 31 Jul 1901 27 Aug 1901
SAMPLE, Luther E. 23 Jul 1933 Ill. Pvt. US Army
SAMPLE, Margerit M. 4 Dec 1868 5 Feb 1909
SAMPLE, William 21 Aug 1878 47y9m7d
SAMPLE, William D. 27 Sep 1857 1 Apr 1901
SAMPLES, Georgia A. (14 May) 1870 (21 Apr) 1924
SAMPLES, Mary L. 1838 1901
SANDERS, Sarah J. (Coulson) (1 Jun) 1845 (28 Jul) 1929 84y1m28d
SCHILDMAN, Jean L. Davison 23 Feb 1926
SCHILDMAN, W. Wallace 27 Oct 1922
SCHROEDER, Tammy J. 29 Mar 1959
SCHROEDER, Stephen J. 16 Jul 1962 24 Aug 1994
SHEWMAKE, Elmer W. 24 Mar 1920 7 Jan 1973 Ill. Pvt. US Army
SHEWMAKE, Hazel E. Buker 18 Jun 1921 11 Mar 2005
SCHILDMAN, Jean L. (Davison) 23 Feb 1926 7 Jun 2011 (w/o W. Wallace Schildman)
SCHILDMAN, W. Wallace 27 Oct 1922 27 Oct 2007 (Married 25 Feb 1952)
SHIRTCLIFF, Ferol 1890 1909
SHIRTCLIFF, Florence J. 22 Dec 1856 4 Apr 1915 His Wife (Wife of F.F. Shirtcliff)
SHIRTCLIFF, Frederick F. 2 Nov 1855 8 Jul 1902
SHIRTCLIFF, Harry 4 Jun 1888 28 Jan 1964 Ill. Pvt. Co. D. 318 Inf WWI
SHOCKLEY, Agnes Davison 1 Oct 1914 13 Dec 1932
SHORT, Angeline 24 Jan 1855 35y17d Wife of J.M. Short
SHORT, George A. 15 Feb 1855 11m28d Son of J.M. & A. Short
SHORT, James M. 17 Jan 1875 63y11m11d (No stone found)
SHORT, Mary 19 Sep 1838 25y8m9d Wife of J.M. Short
SHORT, Mary E. 26 Apr 1855 4y3d Dau of J.M. & A. Short
SHORTRIDGE, Ray B. (25 Sep 1888) 1972 Son of James & Ada Bailey Shortridge
SHORTRIDGE, Sadie E. 1884 1960
SHORTT, Claressa J. 14 Mar 1866 20y13d Dau of S. & V. Shortt
SHORTT, Frankie 4 Mar 1870 1y1m7d Son of S.A. & E. Shortt
SHORTT, Samuel 12 Nov 1885 81y7m21d
SHORTT, Stephen 10 Dec 1863 78y6m2d
SINCLAIR, Isabelle 20 Jul 1825 18 Jun 1903
SMITH, Alice B. 1864 1943
SMITH, Charles L. 1816 24 Nov 1880 63y11m11d Born in Hartford, CT (No stone found)
SMITH, Charles L. 1842 1904 Co. I 115th Ill. Inf.
SMITH, Charles W. 4 May 1864 1y10m4d Son of I. & L. Smith
SMITH, Douglass 20 Sep 1860 26 Apr 1938
SMITH, Infant 1900 1900
SMITH, Isaac 30 Aug 1805 9 Nov 1879
SMITH, James 28 Sep 1850 80y
SMITH, Loren Thomas 31 May 1916 31 May 1916 Son of Charles B. & Etha McAlister Smith
SMITH, Louella 1 Mar 1865 30 Nov 1931
SMITH, Lydia 11 May 1877 53y11m30d Wife of I. Smith
SMITH, Maud J. 30 Jul 1894 26y6m1d Wife of J.A. Smith
SMITH, Mylo 1889 1893
SMITH, Nancy J. 7 Sep 1859 1y4m27d Dau of I. & L. Smith
SMITH, Sarah A. (Gray) 1844 1904 Wife of Charles L. Smith
SMITH, Walter Sherwood 26 Dec 1917 26 Dec 1917 s/o C.B. & Etha W. McAlister Smith (No stone found)
SORRELLS, Edward A. 1873 1936
SORRELLS, Sarah F. 1884 1959
SPENCER, Elizabeth 21 Apr 1808 1 May 1879 Wife of Joseph Spencer
SPENCER, Ola Irene 22 Nov 1899 10 Jan 1900 Dau of J.E. & N.K. Spencer
SPIKER, Bessie E. 1893 1993 Dau of Charles E. & Mary Spiker
SPIKER, Charles Edward 29 Nov 1865 11 Aug 1948
SPIKER, Charles Granville 1907 (1 Oct) 1931 Son (Son of Charles E. & Mary Spinker)
SPIKER, Mary Ryman 1 Oct 1868 24 Nov 1949 Wife of Charles E. Spiker
SPRINGER, Sarah Ann Hickey 19 Jan 1910 7 Jan 1988
STANDERFORD, William Thomas 20 Sep 1887 26y10m9d Son of J.R. & E.J. Standerford
STEELE, Gladys Maxine Surratt 27 Sep 1924 16 Nov 2010 (w/o Dewey Surratt 2) Wm. V. Steele Sr.)
STEVENSON, Betty Decker 24 Jan 1857 7 Oct 1923 Wife of Ed Stevenson (No stone found)
STICE, John M. 23 Feb 1867 22 Dec 1940
STICE, Lloyd Russell (11 Jan) 1897 (17 Dec) 1915
STICE, Lula Brown 26 Jun 1871 16 Nov 1951
STILES, Hazel 8 Oct 1893 6m (From death cert. - no stone found)
STILTZ, Henry 1843 1902 Son of Moses Stiltz
STILTZ, Lucy A. Jordan 1841 1904
STILTZ, Martha M. (26 Sep) 1882 (19 Jan) 1971 Mother
STILTZ, Mary I. 19 Oct 1858 27 Sep 1895
STILTZ, William I. (4 Aug) 1876 (15 Mar) 1933 Father
STILTZ, William R. 1919 1925 Son
STOCKTON, Bailey 1863 1939 Mother
STOCKTON, Frances 10 Dec 1889 17 Jul 1965 Mother
STOCKTON, Keziah (Cox) 1835 1914 Mother; Wife of Allen Stockton
STOCKTON, Morgan 1856 1938 Father
STOCKTON, Ruby Mae 28 Jul 1915 21 Mar 2005 (d/o Stephen A.D. & Frances (Hixon) Stockton)
STOCKTON, Stephen Arnold Douglas 21 Apr 1859 29 Nov 1929 Husband of Frances Stockton; Father
STOUT, Aaron 2 Feb 1882 44y9m7d
STOUT, Eliza 1 Aug 1880 64y2m19d Wife of J. Stout
STOUT, Elvira 18 Feb 1818 20 Mar 1900 His Wife (Wife of Emley Stout)
STOUT, Emley 15 Sep 1809 30 Jun 1900
STOUT, George 21 Apr 1856 7m Son of J. & E. Stout
STOUT, Infant 31 Aug 1876 5d Dau of G.W. & E. Stout
STOUT, Jonathan 9 Aug 1840 14 Oct 1908 Brother
STOUT, Jonathan 28 Oct 1878 65y6m22d
STOUT, Joseph Cyrus 14 Jan 1853 6y4m27d Son of E. & A. Stout
STOUT, Mary F. 29 Jul 1852 1y26d Dau of E. & A. Stout
STOUT, Philemon 10 Jul 1863 24y11m7d
SURRATT, Dewey B. 23 Feb 1917 18 Mar 2003 s/o Ray & Hallie Girard Surratt; Marr. 18 Jul 1959
SURRATT, Gladys M. 27 Sep 1924 (Wife of Dewey B. Surratt)
SUTHERD, Irene Irvin 1901 1987

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