Allerton Family Cemetery

Located on Lake's Mills Road about 3 miles from Cairo. It is surrounded by a stone wall and has numerous fieldstone markers. Although well taken care of at present, signs of previous neglect are clear.

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Transcribed by Sylvia, Britni and Reinhard Hasenkopf April 4, 2000. Digitized in the Fall 2011.
The Cairo Historical Society has the pictures of the tombstones.


Also known a Lake's Mills Cemetery and according to Beers' History of Greene County, published in 1884, this cemetery was known as the Hollow Cemetery.


  1. Stone broken, just the month July visible
  2. Esther Jewell, w/o William C. Bennett, b. November 3, 1794, d.  July 11, 1875
  3. Andrew J., s/o Peter and Lucetta Eldridge, b. April 2, 1857, d.  June 2, 1875
  4. George B. Rhodes, b. March 15, 1847, d.  April 11, 1870
  5. David Wesley Simpkins, b. 1836, d. 1916
    Margaret Jemima Eltinge, b. 1837, d. 1874
    Anne Simpkins, b. 1865, d. 1868
    Iva Simpkins, b. 1867, d. 1934            
  6. Susie Etta Thorn, no dates
  7. Mary, d/o John and Catherine Bunt, d. July 20, 1863, aged 7y9m3d
  8. John Bunt, d. July 22, 1859, aged 44y9m5d
  9. Leonard Bunt, b.  February 26, 1821, d.  January 29, 1875
  10. Christina Bunt, d. March 29, 1854, aged 66y5m17d
  11. Caroline Huntington, w/o Leonard Bunt, d. March 13, 1881, aged 49y9m20d
  12. Catherine Hill, w/o John J Huntington, d. March 15, 1889, no age
    John J. Huntington, d. July 14, 1880, aged 96y8m2d
  13. Carrie A. Husted, b. March 6, 1864, d. November 29, 1915
  14. Sherwood E. Husted, d. January 23, 1884, aged 28y
  15. Sarah A. Bunt, w/o William Husted, d. February 10, 1877, aged 52y
  16. William H. Husted, d. October 26, 1874, aged 53y
  17. David E., s/o David D and Mary Harring, d. January 20, 1887, aged 20y5m6d
  18. Lewis Simpkins, d. December 18, 1877, aged 78y
    Ann Gee, w/o Lewis Simpkins d. April 11, 1888, aged 87y
  19. Rachel Simpkins, b. November 30, 1827, d. January 11, 1913
  20. Rebecca Ayers, w/o Edwin Scofield, d. November 25, 1889, aged 69y  
  21. Edwin P. Brewster, d. June 4, 1879, aged 50y1m          
  22. Emeline Fradenburgh, w/o William Mundy, b. February 6, 1806, d. November 21, 1884
  23. Sarah A Betts, w/o Zera J. Walters, d. January 29, 1879, aged 40y3m
  24. Fannie E., d/o Zera J. and Sarah A Walters, b.  November 29, 1862, d. June 3, 1863
  25. Illegible
  26. Elbert B., s/o Zera J. and Sarah A Walters, b.  November 6, 1859, d. January 2, 1863
  27. Our baby, no dates
  28. M.W.S. (footstone only)
  29. Melvin A. , s/o Francis G and Mary A Walters, b. September 25, 1858, d. February 22, 1859
  30. Mary A. Schofield, w/o Francis G Walters, b. March 26, 1836, d. October 5, 1858
  31. Julia A. Walters, w/o James Fancher, d. July 5, 1852, aged 40y11m17d
  32. Margaret Howard, w/o Moses Walters, d. March 30, 1870, aged 77y
  33. Moses Walters, d. December 8, 1845, aged 56y
  34. Fieldstone (illegible)
  35. Thomas Howard, d. April 10, 1835, aged 62y
  36. Mehitable Betts, w/o Thomas Howard d. November 6, 1860, aged 93y
  37. Nellie Eldridge, w/o George Smith, d. April 26, 1861, aged 31y2m11d
  38. Emma, d/o George and Mary Smith, d. March 3, 1882, aged 3y5m3d
  39. Joseph B. Rossman, d. September 29, 1843, aged 21y1m10d
  40. Jane A., w/o George L Welch, no dates
    George L. Welch, d. April 3, 1859, aged 42y
  41. Edwin P. Green, d.  July 31, 1892, aged 68y6m20d
  42. Mary E. Thorn, w/o Edwin P. Green, d. May 25, 1871, aged 44y2m28d
  43. William P., s/o E.P. and M.E. Green, d. February 6, 1866, aged 14y7m
  44. Clarabella Green, w/o Sherwood W Dean, d.  May 24, 1885, aged 31y9m22d
  45. Lucy Bullock, d. March 21, 1865, in the 74th year of her age
  46. Benjamin Bullock, d. April 11, 1871, aged 83y2m
  47. In memory of Charles G. Bullock, d. March 6, 1847, aged 23y
  48. Lyman, s/o Benjamin and Lucy Bullock,  d. May 1, 1818, aged 11m
    Amanda, d/o Benjamin and Lucy Bullock, d. June 1, 1819, aged 9m
  49.  Sally, w/o William Allerton, d. March 15, 1795, aged 42y
  50. Bathsheba, w/o Joshuay Mead, d. September 1812, aged 85y
  51. Sacred to the Memory of Bathsheba, w/o Jonathan Allerton, d. July 4, 1838, aged 85y
  52. Sacred to the memory of Jonathan Allerton, d. August 10, 1806, in the 60th year of his age
  53. Illegible
  54. A.A. (Footstone only)
  55. James Allerton, b. March 29, 1817, d. February 4, 1869
  56. Walter M., s/o James and Elizabeth Allerton, d. November 13, 1874, aged 21y5m14d
  57. George W. Wright, b.  March 10, 1875, d. November 16, 1900  
  58. James Fradenburgh, d. February 14, 1856, in the 77th year of his age  
  59. Rebecah, w/o James Fredenburgh, d. January 8, 1860, aged 77y
  60. Harriet, d/o Wm. C and Jane A. Allerton, d. November 11, 1852
  61. Wm. C. Allerton, b. 1815, d. 1892
    Esther Welch, his wife, b. 1820, d. 1840
    Jane A Green., b. 1820, d. 1901
  62. In Memory of Esther, w/o Wm. Allerton, d. December 21, 1840, aged 20y1m
  63. Joshua Allerton, d. September 14, 1862, aged 86y
  64. In Memory of Lucy Ann Allerton, d.  May 16, 1848, aged 38y
  65. Polly Bassett, w/o Joshua Allerton ,d. January 3, 1859, aged 78y
  66. John Allerton, d. May 25, 1851, aged 45y
  67. James Cooke, b.  September 17, 1800, d. January 9, 1885
  68. Sarah Allerton, w/o James Cooke, b.  September 11, 1806, d.  February 14, 1873
  69. Salem A Cooke, d. March 21, 1855, aged 19y
  70. Beecher, s/o John and Emeliza C. Story, d. August 2, 1856, aged 2m15d
  71. Edwin S. Cooke, d. July 24, 1876, aged 33y  
  72. Emeliza Cooke, w/o John Story, d. September 4, 1856, aged 23y
  73. James Cooke, d. January 9, 1885, aged 84y3m23d
  74. Sarah, w/o Ephriam Husted, d. August 5, 1863, aged 63y7m
  75. Sybell Cooke, d. February 8, 1856, aged 85y, erected by James Cooke
  76. Ephraim Husted, d.  March 6, 1885, aged 86y
  77. In memory of Hannah, d/o David and Hannah Brewster, d. May 21, 1812, aged 25y
  78. In Memory of David R., s/o David and Hannah Brewster, d. July 14, 1793, aged 11y
  79. In Memory of David Brewster, d. August 19, 1836, in the 83rd year of his age
  80. Hannah, w/o David Brewster, d. July 4, 1856, aged 96y8m
  81. Claudius Drake, d. January 20, 1864, aged 65y
  82. Harriet E Platt, w/o Bela Brewster, d. May 16, 1863, aged 68y
  83. Andrew Wood, d. October 9, 1852, aged 86y6m3d
  84. Phebe, w/o Andrew Wood, d. October 16, 1852, aged 90y4m22d
  85. EJM, my mother
  86. Jane Granby, d. April 17, 1834, aged 42y11m18d
  87. Elizabeth, w/o Phillip Slauson, d. May 17, 1856, aged 66y7m
  88. In Memory of James Renna, Esq., d. October 3, 1830, aged 57y4m22d  

Missing stones in 2011:

  1. Children of George and Nelly Smith:
    Frances W., d. March 1, 1857, aged 9m20d
    Stephen C., d. March 3, 1857, aged 2y10m14d

  2. Anna Allerton, d. July 16, 1863  (number 54 above)

  3. HB, d. October 1898, aged 37y (fieldstone)

  4. Mary Jane Wilson, w/o Roger Barker, d. September 14, 1880, aged 43y


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