Soperville Cemetery, Henderson Twp. of Knox County, IL

Soperville Cemetery is located in Henderson Township in the northeast quarter of Section 20.   

created July 14, 2005

Thursday, November 17, 2005 01:12:28 AM modified & uploaded....

With a photo gallery here and not really many tombstones left to the visible eye have been making

the other photos smaller so they download faster.  You may click on a photo anywhere and it will open in it's own

window for a better, larger view.  Thanks Happy Hunting.

Click on any photo and will open in it's own window.  This Cemetery

is also on the Illinois Saving Graves Endangered List.

95% of information contributed by Tim Godsil for use on this web page.

  Thanks so much Tim...

Casson

Catharine

Born Febuary 17, 1887

It also says Tryon down at the bottom where they put the surname.

Casson

Catharine

Casson

Catharine

Tim walking behind tombstone.

Casson

Levi

Oct 06 1835

Oct 23, 1886

MEW CO F 102 IL INF

Casson

Levi

close up of Levi's so to read the markings better.

Casson

Levi

View 2

Casson

George & Cate

They are also on this side of Catharine Casson's tombstone and have one of their own.

Casson

George A.

Born Apr 11 1860

DiedSep 27 1882

 

Casson

George A.

another view

Casson

George A.

another view

Casson

Cate

view two

Casson

Cate

Born October 07, 1871

Died September 05, 1872

daugher of L & C M Casson

Casson

Cate

view 2

FOOTSTONE

ONLY HAS AN H ON IT

Tim wanted me take a photo of it. Need a closer one.

Soperville Sign

with Tim Godsil

Restorer of Soperville Cemetery

Godsil

Tim with his sign to

the Soperville Cemetery

photo 2

Tryon

Children's tombstone

Tryon

Arthur J.

Dec 17 1884 -- Sep 29 1888

Son of L. & H. Tryon

Tryon

Arthur J.

close up

Tryon

Rolley L.

 

Son of L. & H. Tryon

Tryon

A. J. T.

Arthur's footstone

Tryon

R. L. T.

Rolley's footstone

Tryon

Boys footstones

Tryon

Boys tombstone

another view

Tryon

Boys Tombstone

View 2

 

From a search on the Illinois State Marriage Index  Male surname of Casson.  I included all the counties for this first one:

CASSON, ANTVIN B          DAVIS, ELIZABETH C 12/28/1880 D /53 12 RANDOLPH

CASSON, GEORGE                  STEMM, MARY 11/24/1892 J / 4576 LIVINGSTON

CASSON, GEORGE W            PECK, BELINDA MRS 06/25/1882 00B/0052 00000580 PIATT

CASSON, HENRY               GABRIEL, EMMA 06/24/1865 00B/0143 00006268 KNOX

CASSON, HENRY                WARNKEN, OLIVIA DREW (MRS) 09/01/1925 / 656 STEPHENSON

CASSON, JAMES                   BOSER, ELIZABETH 02/18/1866 / 00002419 WILL

CASSON, JAMES                  DEPFER, MAGGIE (MRS) 08/22/1885 / 00094695 COOK

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

CASSON, JAMES I   REICHARD, VIRGINIA MRS 08/21/1889 00F/0063 00000189 FULTON

CASSON, JAMES I  RICHARD, VIRGINIA MRS 08/21/1889 00F/0063 00000189 FULTON

The two James I. Casson's listed above seem to be the same people. Same day,

same people same county, same everything...

CASSON, ALBERT H      DUNTON, ELLA MARIE 10/18/1900 G /53 284 FULTON

 CASSON, JAMES K (SEE CARSON)     WALKER, ELIZABETH 03/15/1838 00B/0011 00000294 MORGAN

 CASSON, JOSEPH                GILCHRIST, MARY M 05/31/1866 002/0014 00001481 LOGAN

 CASSON, JOSEPH                WYLLIE, AGNES 03/12/1874 002/0140 00003321 LOGAN

 CASSON, NICHOLAS           SEGUIN, CELESTINE 09/05/1865 B /226 RANDOLPH

CASSON, ROBERT                  HOOVER, CATHARINE A (MRS) 10/19/1891 / 00174262 COOK

CASSON, ROBERT OWEN      FILLER, GEORGIA LOVENIA 10/09/1900 E/ 97 WARREN

CASSON, SAMUEL                 COMSTOCK, HATTIE M 08/23/1888 / 00130302 COOK

CASSON, WILLIAM H             GHARET, LAURA M 11/11/1899 / 00012333 KANE

Surname Tryon:

TRYON, ALLEN SHERMAN, BETSEY ANN 09/05/1857 002/0091 KNOX

TRYON, GILBERT DRURY, SUSAN 11/30/1859 00B/0036 00003577 KNOX

TRYON, J J WILLIAMS, MARGRET 07/30/1862 00B/0084 00005324 KNOX

TRYON, LEWIS ROMSBURG, HARRIET T 06/23/1870 E/ 83 1633 KNOX

TRYON, PETER JR DRURY, SARAH 01/05/1860 OOB/0039 00003616 KNOX

TRYON, SOCRATES SAFELY, FRANCIS 05/08/1837 001/0008 KNOX

 

 
This is from a search of the Female surname Casson only included Fulton, Warren, & Rock 
Island Counties for this.  There weren't that many actually. May have been more but will
have to check on local listings first. 
Surname Casson:
STONE, DAVID              CASSON, NANCY 01/01/1890 00F/0071 00000346 FULTON 
MELANY, MICHAEL      CASSON, BRIDGET 02/24/1870 C/ 43     Warren
MURPHY, GEORGE        CASSON, ELLEN A 04/28/1861 00C/0003 00003739 ROCK ISLAND
QUINLAN, ANDREW    CASSON, JANE 05/06/1863 00C/0025 00004152 ROCK ISLAND
COONS, ELIJAH T     (COON) CASSON, KATE MRS 11/10/1883 00D/0192 00012611 ROCK ISLAND 
COYNE, ALFRED      CASSON, MARY 05/15/1877 00D/0062 00010019 ROCK ISLAND 
Female Tryon surname:
Casson, LEVI         TRYON, CATHARINE 06/21/1856 002/0069 KNOX
HOWARD, S A         TRYON, ESTELLE M 09/27/1883 00F/0092 00006821 KNOX 
WILLIAMS, HIRAM       TRYON, SARAH JANE 11/07/1867 00E/0020 00000379 KNOX 
DELONG, CLAUDIUS A   TRYON, SOPHIA 04/18/1856 002/0065 KNOX 
Levi was also in the Civil War, 
serving in Co. F 102nd Illinois Infantry. 
Levi joined the sevice and enrolled on 
August 20, 1862 He was mustered into 
service Sept. 02, 1862 at Knoxville, IL, by 
Lieutenant Knox, and was 
discharged Aug. 9, 1863 for a disability. I sent and got a copy of his papers from
the IL Archives on his Civil War.  Will try and add more here later about him.  Tim 
is trying to get a Veteran's marker for his grave site at the Sopherville Cemetery.
 


Census Research at the Library

1880 Census Henderson Township Page 18
Name Age Relationship Occupation Birthplace
Levi Casson 54 Head Coal Digger Illinois
Catherine (Tryon) Casson 42 Wife Keeping House Ohio
John L. Casson 22 Son Coal Miner Illinois
George Casson 20 Son Coal Miner Illinois
Charley Casson 18 Son Coal Miner Illinois
Druzilla Casson 16 Dau At Home Illinois
James Casson 14 Son Coal Miner Illinois
Nancy J. Casson 11 Dau At Home Illinois
Albert H. Casson 3 Son At Home Illinois

 

1880 Census Henderson Township Page 18
Name Age Relationship Occupation Birthplace
Lewis Tryon 36 Head Coal Miner Ohio
Harriet Tryon 32 Wife Keeping House Penn.
George Tryon 5 Son At Home Illinois
Rolly L. 10 mo. Son At Home Illinois
Peter Tryon 67 Head Basket Maker N. Y.
Sarah Tryon 63 Wife Keeping House N. Y.

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