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Clark's Chapel, Haw Creek Twp., Knox County, IL
link bar above to Cemeteries I have online.
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CLARK's CHAPEL CEMETERY
The Clark Chapel Cemetery (sometimes called the Clark-Housh Cemetery) is located three and one-half miles north of Maquon in the North West Quarter of Section 20 of Haw Creek Township, Knox County, Illinois.
The above information was taken from the Knox County Genealogical Society. From the history of Maquon, this cemetery has always been known as the Clark's Chapel Cemetery or sometimes the Bull Cemetery. Until 1878 the people of Maquon and Haw Creek Twp., used these cemeteries: Clark's Chapel, Russell, and McCallister.
The first regular church built in Haw Creek was Clark's Chapel, in Section 17, 1864. It was placed between the school and thru railroad track on the north side of the road. The early cemetery remains today directly across the road from where the church once stood. The Methodists established this church since they had early developed a strong organization in the Abingdon nationhood (1829-30). from which they worked into this area. When the Clark's Chapel Church was sold to a Mr. Buck, who moved it to his farm and made a barn, there was quite a furor. Later, the farm became the property of Harley Stickell who tore down the church-barn. The school, the church, and the campgrounds had an active part in early history. Today the only thing to mark the spot is the old Cemetery. Will make another page with the history of the Church, school, and the camp grounds that was used here until.......
This cemetery was originally known as the Campground Cemetery.
HOUSH, Julia B. b. Dec 12, 1864 d. Nov 22, 1880 age 15 yr 11 mo 10 days
Francis M., dau of J. & E. Housh, d. Mar 1, 1856 age 13 days
Virginia R. b. Oct 1, 1853 d. Oct 8, 1854
John E. b. July 27, 1875 d. May 16, 1876
John E. b. June 3, 1833 d. June 14, 1898
BOOTH, Malinda, Wife of Jacob, d. June 9, 1869
HOUSH, Polly, Wife of George P., d. Oct 21, 1854
George P. d. Dec 21, 1863 age 75 yr 7 mo 22 days
Thomas b. Dec 5, 1820 d. Nov 11, 1888
Elizabeth b. Oct 31, 1820 d. Mar 20. 1885
HOUSH, Jessie, dau of T. & E. Housh, d. June 25, 1875
BULL, Walter d. Jan 18, 1881 age 82 yr 4 mo 27 days
PVT. Spanglers Co. IPA MIL War of 1812
Betsy d. Apr 25, 1875 age 78 yr 4mo 1 day
MINOR, Wm. F. b. Sept 20, 1802 d. Dec 15, 1862
MORSS, ? H. & P.E. d. ___26, 1861 (stones too weathered to read)
DENNIS, Martha, Wife of F.H. Dennis, d. Apr 1, 1882 age 24 yr 4 mo 16 days
DICKERSON, John L., son of W.W. & E, d. Sept 17, 1868 age 2 yr 7 mo 17 days
Wm. W. d. Aug 11, 1885 age 65 yr 8 days
Sarah (Wife of Wm. W. Dickerson) d. Mar 8, 1862 age 36 yr 8 mo 7 days
SMITH, M. C. b. Aug 31, 1821 d. Apr 14, 1899
Isabel (His Wife) b. May 12, 1826 d. Mar 13, 1862
Mary A. (His Wife) b. Sept 10, 1822 d. Feb 11, 1900
Mrs. Mike Smith
NEVITT, Juelda 1848 - 1871
Edith B. 1870 - 1871
James, My Husband, d. Jan 25, 1850 age 44 yrs
Note: He settled in Haw Creek Township in 1832
STEWART, James F. d. Oct 23, 1856
John W. d. Feb 3, 1861 (Sons of D. & C. Stewart)
ARIE, Nancy J., dau. of W. C. & V. R. Arie, d. May 10, 1861 age 1 yr 1 mo 7 days
Henry P., son of Wm .C. & V .R. Arie, d. Sept 9, 1865 age 2 yr 1 mo 21 days
JOHNSON, Emery A., son of S. A. & A. R. Johnson, no dates
Stones by Fence…..Unreadable
Obituary of Charlie Housh
MAQUON - The remains of Charlie, the baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Dan M. Housh, of Galesburg, were brought here Wednesday for burial by the side of his sister Ada, in the Housh plat in the cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Housh have the sympathy of a host of relatives and friends in this community.