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
SUTHERD, Irene Irvin 1901 1987
TAAPKEN, Dolores J. 4 Aug 1938
TAAPKEN, Russell Jr. 3 Sep 1935 16 Jun 1985
TAYLOR, George L. 1858 1936
TAYLOR, Infant Inf of George & Sarah Taylor
TAYLOR, Infant Inf of George & Sarah Taylor
TAYLOR, Infant Inf of George & Sarah Taylor
TAYLOR, Sarah Jane 1829 1879 His Wife (Wife of Wm. H. Taylor)
TAYLOR, Sarah M. 1856 1923
TAYLOR, William H. 1832 1915
TIGNER, David M. 5 Jul 1870 6 Mar 1926 s/o Wm. & Lucinda Lyon Tigner (No stone found)
TIGNER, Infant 19 Sep 1886 3 Oct 1886 Son of C.W. & A.C. Tigner
TIGNER, Lucinda 5 Nov 1887 55y10m23d Wife of W.C. Tigner
TIGNER, William C. 15 Nov 1830 1 Sep 1904
TILFORD, Nancy Short 1809 1882 Wife of A.W. Tilford
TRAVIS, Caswell (11 Dec) 1867 (31 Dec) 1932 Son of David & Nancy Buzenstine Travis
TRAVIS, Daphane M. 19 Jul 1894 2y2m2d (From death cert. - no stone found)
TRAVIS, Mae (Bunnell) 1862
TROTTER, Lucille Pearson 26 Aug 1919 27 Sep 1968 Wife
TROTTER, Milton Alexander 14 Aug 1902 3 May 1971 Husband
TRUE, W. J. Co. K, 2nd Ill. L.A.
TUCKER, Elmer F. 1874 1940
TUCKER, Ethel 1889 1948
TURLEY, Cordelia Ellen (Ryman) (7 Feb) 1866 (1 Nov) 1934 68y d/o Jos. Granville & Nancy Turley Ryman; Mother
TURLEY, Felix G. (15 Sep) 1863 (7 Nov) 1934 71y1m23d Son of John & Elizabeth Ogle Turley; Father
TURLEY, Ralph Ryman (14 Apr) 1884 (15 Feb) 1954 69y
TWYMAN, Sarah Ethel 1864 1937 Mother
UNKNOWN, Hayden F. 1911 1938 (No stone found)
VANATTA, Laura O. 1892 1951
VIRGIN, Bernice Lynn 15 Sep 1912 23 Dec 1934
VIRGIN, Charlie Franklin 26 Aug 1857 21 Sep 1927 Father
VIRGIN, Hattie E. (Latham) 24 Apr 1869 24 Aug 1950 Wife of Charlie F. Virgin; Mother
VIRGIN, Helen 22 Dec 1906 31 Jul 1909 Dau of C.F. & H.E. Virgin
VIRGIN, Raymond W. 29 Dec 1909 21 Jun 1979
VOTSMIER, Anthony W. 1880 1952
VOTSMIER, M. Elizabeth 1881 1969
VOTSMIER, Marvin E. 22 Mar 1907 3 May 1907
WALKER, Alexander 1847 1911
WALKER, Ann R. 1811 1881 Mother
WALKER, B. H. 1810 1889 Father
WALKER, Blackmore H. Jr. 1856 1925
WALKER, Elizabeth 11 Oct 1814 1 Jun 1840
WALKER, Elizabeth J. 1858 1909
WALKER, J. E. 1851 1899
WALKER, James 14 Aug 1811 1 Sep 1835
WALKER, James 20 Aug 1835 84Y
WALKER, James H. Co. A, 68th Ill. Inf.
WALKER, Susan Margaret 4 Feb 1846 27 Oct 1877 Wife of John C. Walker
WALKER, Susanah E. 1845 1847
WALKER, Susannah 30 Sep 1849 61y5m3d
WALKER, William Edwin 3 Mar 1872 1m15d Son of J.C. & M. Walker (No stone found)
WALKER, William H. 30 Jul 1855 2y4m7d Son of A. & S.E. Walker
WARD, Roscoe S. 14 Oct 1914 25 Jun 1979 Tec4 U.S. Army WWII
WARRENNER, Ann W. 16 Dec 1889 60y Wife of G. Warrenner; Mother
WARRENNER, George 16 Jan 1882 58y Father
WATKINS, Albert 18 Mar 1879 25 Aug 1902
WATKINS, Charles K. 15 Jun 1950 69y
WATKINS, Damon 1882 1948
WATKINS, Elmer Lee (20 Jan) 1906 (25 Nov) 1990
WATKINS, Esta Lee Feb 1941
WATKINS, Eugene 1917 1975
WATKINS, Eunice P. 1918
WATKINS, Frances O. 1907 1998
WATKINS, George E. 28 Sep 1947 26 May 1990
WATKINS, Jessie 25 Dec 1886 23 Feb 1896
WATKINS, John Sullivan 14 Jan 1925 25 Nov 2009 Married 8 Aug 1952
WATKINS, Laura Bell 1887 1940
WATKINS, Lloyd Eugene Nov 1941
WATKINS, Patricia J. 18 Feb 1952 18 Dec 1973 Mother
WAY, Mary Ella 24 Feb 1857 9m10d Dau of T.B. & N.J. Way
WEAKLEY, Amanda E. (Lewis) 3 Feb 1863 5 Apr 1905 42y2m2d
WEAKLEY, Artie Massie 1 Mar 1902 81y19d (No stone found)
WEAKLEY, Ausmus (18 Apr) 1843 (25 Mar) 1922 Son of James & Emma Jane (Bailey) Weakley
WEAKLEY, Byron C. (30 Mar) 1892 (27 Oct) 1918 Son of James & Amanda Weakley
WEAKLEY, Emma Jane (Bailey) (3 Oct) 1853 (30 Jun) 1922 Wife of Ausmus Weakley
WEAKLEY, James 30 Apr 1858 24 Jul 1933 75y2m24d
WEAKLEY, Lucy 10 Jan 1886 16 May 1891 5y4m6d Dau of T.W. & M.S. Weakley
WEAKLEY, Willie 28 Nov 1879 9 Nov 1880 11m12d Son of T.W. & M.S. Weakley
WHEELER, Artiemissa 29 Nov 1843 7 Jul 1917
WHEELER, Dorothy Helen 2 Jul 1913 2 Feb 1914 d/o Walter J. & Marie Looker Wheeler (No stone found)
WHEELER, Edith Peak 1882 1921
WHEELER, Edward H. 1904 1904 Son of G.A. & E. Wheeler
WHEELER, George A. 1879 1939 (No stone found)
WHEELER, Infant 4 Feb 1919 4 Feb 1919 (Fm. Death cert. - no stone found)
WHEELER, Philip G. 1915 1964
WHEELER, Robert Nelson 17 Mar 1829 8 Oct 1906
WILLETT, Mary E. Ratliff 14 Feb 1850 8 Jul 1909 Mother
WILLETT, Taylor 25 Apr 1849 31 Jan 1911 s/o Daniel & Maria (Cummings) Willett; Father
WILLIAMS, Catharine J. 13 Aug 1859 27y10m Wife of T.H. Williams
WILLIAMS, Charles B. 23 Dec 1870 17 Oct 1917
WILLIAMS, Edward 22 Jul 1882 93y
WILLNER, William 13 Jun 1843 4 Aug 1913 (No stone found)
WINGLER, Arthur Lee 1918 1919 Son of George & Emma Wingler
WINGLER, Cecil 1940 Son of Walter & Amy Wingler
WINGLER, Emma Mollie (Steinbrink) 1879 1956
WINGLER, George N. 1870 1950
WOELLENNER, Augusta (Werner) 7 Dec 1902 67y3m14d (No stone found)
WOLLNER, Ida 28 Jan 1905 49y (From death cert. - no stone found)
WOOD, James A. 6 Dec 1886 26 Dec 1918 (s/o Stephenson & Mary Wood) (fm death cert - no stone found)
WOOD, James Melvin 29 Mar 1914 4y2m14d (s/o Jas. & Della Wood) (fm death cert - no stone found)
WOOD, Margaret Osborne 25 Jan 1909 12 May 1942
WORD, Mary L. (Bunch/Burch) 1862 1937 Wife of Stephen G. Word
WORD, Stephen G. 1857 1940
WORKMAN, Benjamin 10 Jan 1832 56y
YAGER, Daniel F. P. 26 Jul 1856 1y10m26d Son of F.H & T.J. Yager
YAGER, George H. 26 Dec 1857 1y3m19d Son of F.H & T.J. Yager
YAGER, John Wesley 23 Oct 1859 11m23d Son of F.H & T.J. Yager
YANCY, Annie E. 1853 1924 His Wife (Wife of Wm. H. Yancy)
YANCY, Charles H. 1879 1917 O.R.C. Div 87
YANCY, James Coy 1883 1958
YANCY, Lyle Ray 7 Jul 1926 27 Jul 1935 Son of Clarence & Edith Yancy
YANCY, William H. 1855 1936
ZIMMERMAN, Jack F. 16 Jan 1929 20 Nov 1974 Married 6 Jun 1954
ZIMMERMAN, Margaret A. Belzer 27 Jun 1928 5 Jul 1997 (Wife of Jack F. Zimmerman)
ZIMMERMAN, Marie Sophie 1899 1913
ZIRKLE, Allaric 1874 1874
ZIRKLE, Calista J. (Miller) 1 Jan 1836 (29 Mar 1929) (93y2m29d)
ZIRKLE, Charles R. 1859 1929
ZIRKLE, Frank E. 1 May 1872 25 Apr 1944 Son of Lewis & Jane Zirkle
ZIRKLE, Hugh M. - (Obit) 6 Jun 1869 Jul 1944 (No stone found)
ZIRKLE, Infant 21 Oct 1886 Son of C.R. & M.E. Zirkle
ZIRKLE, Infant 1 Mar 1869 12d Son of L. & J.C. Zirkle
ZIRKLE, John W. 24 Mar 1864 2y5m Son of L. & J.C. Zirkle
ZIRKLE, Josephine (Holmes) 10 Jun 1878 15 Aug 1934 Wife of Frank E. Zirkle
ZIRKLE, Lewis 4 Apr 1828 17 Jun 1898
ZIRKLE, Martha E. 1860 1933
ZIRKLE, Rosa D. 1879 1943 Mother
ZIRKLE, Thomas D. 1867 1944 Father
ZIRKLE, Willard C. 5 Oct 1859 3y5m17d Son of L. & J.C. Zirkle

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