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Indian Point/Dawdy/Boydston Cemetery

was originally called Indian Point Cemetery

        Indian Point Cemetery was named for the remains of an Indian Village that early settlers found when they settled in the territory. Authors cannot agree on the name, but agree that John Dowdy lived in Section 16 in 1838. A quit claim deed given by John Dawdy and his wife Tabitha Boydston dated 13 Feb 1874 gave the land to be used forever as a burying ground, and for no other purpose.

        The cemetery is located just east of Illinois Highway 41, south of Abingdon about 2-1/2 miles. It is off the road on top of a hill about 100 yards back from the highway.  My daughter and I visited the cemetery this summer.  There are many signs of clean up and back in the corner are stacks of stones that I assume somebody is going to make use of.  There is also a lot of fenced in areas that have very little or no stones in them. This cemetery is currently being reconstructed by the families. The location is on the Rebecca Lowrie Estate Farm, Section 16 of Indian Point Township, Knox County, Illinois, South of Abingdon, East of State Route 41.

 

     Kate and I have been to this cemetery and taken photos and walked it.  Anyone knowing of anybody else who might be buried here and is not listed feel free to email me.  We are not responsible for errors.  Kate and I have made every effort to make this information as accurate and complete as we can.  Thanks and Have good Day.....

Many old stones are not legible.  Sunken ground indicates more burials with no stones.  It is said many have been removed to Abingdon, Illinois Cemetery.  The cemetery is “ill kept”.

            Inscriptions by D. B.. Allaman, 1972 Knox County Genealogical Society

The following additional inscriptions were taken from the Dowdy (Boydstun) Cemetery by some members of the Colonel Jonathan Latimer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in 1930 and in 1965.  There is one Grand Army marker – unknown grave.

Mills, who lives right now in Texas, typed this up and emailed it to me via the net.   Thanks so Much Kathy!!! I really

appreciate all the time and trouble you've taken to help me out on my new venture on my Knox County, Illinois Web Site.

       

 

      Kate, my daughter, and I have been to this cemetery last summer.  We took photos of most of the tombstones in the cemetery.  there is signs of it being restored.    I have photos of all the tombstones in this cemetery and will be posting them here later.  If you know of anyone who is buried here or information that is not correct feel free to    Click on doggie to email me.

Have a Great Day.!!

 

Tombstone Inscriptions

Indian Point Cemetery

STONES

AVERY, Sarah E., dau of J & D, 3 Nov 1859, 2 yrs 28 days

               Richard, son of J & D, 21 June 1863, age 3 mo 2 days

ATTERBURY, Elizabeth H. Dawdy 12 Apr 1807-12 Jan 1847
 

ROLLINS, Julie, dau of John & Eva, b. 10 July 1889, d. 19 Sep 1900

GOSSETT, Lydia, dau of T.J. & V, d. 7 Sep 1855

DAWDY, John, d. 5 Feb 1875, age 76 yrs 7 mo 14 days

                 Tabitha Boydston , wife of John, d. 2 Aug 1891, age 82 yrs 25 days

                 Malinda, dau of John & T, d. 20 July 1860, age 16 yrs 9 mo 2 days

                 Infant son of J. & T.
DAWDY, Elizabeth w/o Howell 1810 b. 12 Apr 1807 d. 12 Jan 1847 40 y 3m        *************on here twice. Also below.
DAWDY, Malinda dau. of John & T. 8 Oct 1843-29 Jul 1860 (or 20 Jul 1860) 16y 9m 2d

BOYDSTON, Isabel, wife of B .E., d. 7 Mar 1868, age 65 yrs 10 mo 19 days

                 Thomas J.  1871 – 1934

                 John D. b. 4 Jan 1831, d. 2 Sep 1882

                 Kate P., wife of T. M., d. 8 Mar 1891, age 29 yrs 4 mo 9 days

 

Many old stones are not legible.  Sunken ground indicates more burials with no stones.  It is said many have been removed to Abingdon, Illinois Cemetery.  The cemetery is “ill kept”.

            Inscriptions by D.B. Allaman, 1972 Knox County Genealogical Society

The following additional inscriptions were taken from the Dowdy (Boydstun) Cemetery by some members of the Colonel Jonathan Latimer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in 1930 and in 1965.  There is one Grand Army marker – unknown grave.

 

BELL, John d. Dec 9, 1863 age 67 yrs 10 days

            Margaret d. July 29, 1860 age 57 yrs 11 days

BOWER, Anthony d. Mar 13, 1861 age 62 yrs 6mo 9 days

                Mary O.  dau of A. & M., d. May 1, 1861 age 16 mo 21 days

BOYDSTUN, A. T.   d.  Mar 26, 1883 age 44 yrs 6 mo 26 days

            Emma, Mrs. Boydstun d. Sep 10, 1926, age 85 yrs 1 mo 12 days

            Jane, same stone as John 1831 – 1915

            Matilda, dau of B.C. & Eliza J. d. Nov. 13, 1861 (4), age 5 mo 15 days

            Mary L., dau of J.D. & M .J..  d. (unreadable) age 12 yr 5 mo 11 days

            Minnie B., dau of J.D. & M .J. d. Sep 19, 1869 age 4 yrs 9 mo 26 days

            Thena D., dau of J.D. & M. J. d. Mar 12, 1863 age 1 yr 5 mo 6 days

LANDIS, Melinda Boydstun, wife of P. G. Landis, 1833 – 1899, sister

BRADLEY, Martha, wife of Jas. H. (dates broken off)

DARLING, John, d. Jul 30, 1851 (4) age 84 yrs 6 mo (old stone)

DICKERSON, Inf. son of M. V. & N. H., b. July   d. Jul 31, 1885

DOWDY (DAWDY), Elizabeth, d. Jan 12, 1847 age 40 yrs 3 mo

EASTEP, Emily, wife of Benjamin, d. Nov 8, 1851 (4) age 36 yrs 25 days

GOSSETT, Lydia, dau of T. J. & V., d. Sep 7, 1855

HARDY, Inf. son of E. B. & Jennie, b. Jul 5, 1880, d. Aug 15, 1880

It is reported that the Killiam's were moved to the Abingdon Cemetery.

KILLIAM, John, b. Feb 15, 1813, d. Aug 9, 1897

            Mary Boydstun, wife of John William, b. Oct 27, 1822, d. Sep 18, 1883

McCORD, Inf. son of H. & J., d. Jan 5, 1858

MEEK, Nancy, wife of Daniel, d. Jun 28, 1844 age (unreadable)

            Nancy Ann, wife of R. P., d. Jan 16, 1863, age 19 yrs, 8 mo 14 days

MULLIES, Ruth, wife of Jesse, d. Jan (Jul) 12, 1860 age 37 yrs 8 mo 11 (14) days

RIGGS, William B., son of W. H. & E., d. Aug 23, 1862 age 24 yr 1 mo

A soldier of 1861, 14th Regt., Co. F. Illinois Volunteers

(Chapman, History of Knox County 1878, p. 334,

Sgt. 66th Inf., Co. F., died at Corinth)

            Emily  d. May 29, 1890  age 77 yr 10 mo 3 days

            Willis  d. Sep 11, 1851 age 40 yr 10 mo 14 days

            Noel M., son of W . H. & E., d. Oct 3, 1862 age 19 yrs 9 mo

            Inf. Son of W. H. & E., d. Nov 20, 1844

            Carrie, wife of J.D..  b. Dec 19, 1851, d. Jan 18, 1877

            Inf. Dau of J.D. & Carrie, d. Jan 14, 1877

ROE, Estella M., dau of M. E. & A .P., d. Apr 21, 1880 age 4 yrs 1 mo 25 days

ROLLINS, Noah E., b. Dec 23, 1871, d. Sep 2, 1896

            George, inf. Son of Noah and Julie, d. Oct 10, 1894   

           

 

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