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Cadwell Cemetery, Truro Twp., Knox County, IL


This Cemetery is very much in need of some help. If you would care to donate your time, donations to help with repairs, have family buried here, or anything you could do to help in the renovate of this cemetery either click on my doggie to email me or write me at

Foxie Hagerty
RR #2 Box 63
1635 Sherwood Road
Dahinda, IL 61428

Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.



 Located in the South West Quarter of the North East quarter of Section 11 in Truro Township, Knox County, Illinois.

Caldwell Cemetery photo, KNox Co., IL Genealogy & History photo by Foxie Hagerty

Caldwell Cemetery overview taken by Foxie in 2004

 Will of John Cadwell, dated February 18, 1880.  Knox County Court House, Volume 112,  page 153,  #99276:

            “I do hereby reserve a spot known as the Family Burial Place not to exceed one-half acre, the amount discretionary with the Executor.  The same lot is to be fenced in a good and substantial manner and otherwise kept in good repair during the Executors term of Office.”

Caldwell Cemetery photo, KNox Co., IL Genealogy & History photo by Foxie Hagerty

 CADWELL, “Our Father”  John P. Cadwell born near Hartford, Conn.

 b. 6 Jan 1806  d. 31 Mar 1880

Wife, Mary E. b. 1815 d. 20 Jan 1874  age over 58 yrs.

Caldwell, Elvira, Wife of John P. Cadwell, Jr.  d. 10 Mar 1859  age 19 yr 3 mo 11 da

PORTER, Philip  d. 19 Sept 1845  age 61 yr 11 mo 11 da

            Wife, Nancy Porter d. 16 Oct 1843 age 59 yr 2 mo 16 da

               (Parents of Mary E. Porter Cadwell)

 FULKERSON, Sophronia  d. 28 Sept 1877  age 19 yr 1 mo 16 da

 CADWELL, James W. b. 5 Mar 1835  d. 19 Dec 1893

   Note:  His body was removed to the Williamsfield Cemetery in 1911 or 1912

John Caldwell's youngest daughter Melinda C. married John Nehemiah Gale and some of this family is also buried here.  This is not a complete listings of burials here. There are some people who are buried here that are not known any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Just email me.  Thanks.

Have some photos to scan & put here plus would like to revisit and take some photos on my new digital.

Cadwell, J. P. Post-office, Altona
 Excerpt from a 1886 Portrait & Biographical Album, Knox County, IL. of Helen A. Caldwell's parents, whom she was married to Briggs Sornberger.

The marriage of Mr. Sornborger with Miss Helen A. Cadwell was celebrated March 6, 1859. She was a native of Pennsylvania and a daughter of John P. and Mary E. (Porter) Cadwell. Her parents came to Illinois in 1840 and purchased a large tract of land upon sections 10 and 11, Truro Township. They remained upon this farm until 1866, and then removed to the village of Altona, where they lived for six years, at the end of which time they returned to the old farm in Truro Township, where the mother died in 1874. Two years later the father returned to Altona, residing there until his death in 1880. We give the following brief memoranda of the seven surviving children of Mr. and Mrs. Cadwell: Sarah A. married S.S. Seward, and they reside in Missouri; James M., next in order of birth; Mary J., at present Mrs. J. W. Stanley, with her husband makes Kansas her home; Helen A., the wife of our subject; Sylvia is the wife of D.A. Pierce, and resides at Altona; Nancy E. married J. W. Hopkins, and also resides at Altona; Malinda married Nehemiah Gale, and they are residing in the State of Nebraska.

Another view of the cemetery. Have some more recent ones we took last fall will have to look for them on my computer. Someone has put a deer stand near the cemetery and we even photographed that. and Caldwell Creek with cows in the creek.

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