Hickory Point Cemetery, Tompkins Township, Warren County, IL

This cemetery has a history of neglect from the very beginnings. There used to be a church which sat here too. Long long ago and gone now. The cemetery is in dire need of help from the people who are descendant from these people to put back some respect to their humble beginnings. Only you can help. No one in the neighborhood or township is willing to do anything for the memory of these people. The caretaker who lived in Monmouth has since died. They now let this cemetery grow up into weeds, grass, then burn off and mow, it's destroying this cemetery. One fence between a cornfield and the cemetery is now gone which used to be there. The beginnings of an end here.

Need help as only one person which much to accomplish here. Feel free to email me. Want to do something here. But I'm only one person. Help!!!!

Overview Photo of Hickory Point Cemetery, Thompkins Twp., Warren Co., IL Genealogy

This is of a Moore Child's broken & Lying on the ground soon to be no more.

James Kelly, who died for our country in the Civil War. This young gentleman is Veteran. His life was lost so we can live today & here is how we treat his memory of that. Shame..... Shame...

Tombstone above we could not get all the way out to get the bottom of it. Kate is holding it.

Mary T., wife of John Hodgson, rest is buried in the ground.

Kate got this one up. The black you see on the side is from the burning off. It's the stone of Helen Hogue, Dau., of W. W. & S. A.

Kate holding up Helen Hogue's stone in line. there is one row behind her. There was a fence between the field & cemetery, which now the fence is down.

In Memory of William W. Hogue

there is a layer of gray ask on this tombstone

Harvey E. son of W. W. & S. A. Hogue

sinking into ground.

John R. son of W. W. & S. Hogue

Three Civil War Vets

William F. Martin, John Hogue, & John N. Hogue big stone between William's & John N.'s is their family stone. have photos of it also. One behind John N. Hogue is John Hogue

Andrew Black's stone & Others

have more photos of this. Can't get his wife's side it is facing the part that is leaning on the base.

Andrew H. Black--

Kate working in the back row where the Nunamaker's are buried. She's digging up what's left of John Nunamaker's stone who his family put a memorial stone here in Hickory Point. He's buried in GA.

I am happy that I found this cemetery before it was destroyed.  The one baby girl there was my great grandfather's sister--and I never knew he had a sister until you sent that information to me.
John Nunamaker, whose memorial stone is there, is buried at the National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia.  He was injured in May that year and spent 2 or 3 months in the field hospital, but when he recuperated, he was sent back into the battle and was killed in September. 

Information contributed by Ann Smith a descendant.


The pictures were more than I ever hoped to have.  I feel like I've hit the mother lode today.  Because of the inscription on John's marker, I've been able to locate the cemetery in Georgia where he is buried, but have also sadly found that probably there is nothing but a wooden cross in a sea of crosses at Marietta National Cemetery--I'm not sure about this.  Anyway, I'm happy to have this information.

(1) John, (2) Joseph and (2) Samuel Nunamaker were brothers and were the sons of John and Catherine Ann (Roberts) Nunamaker.  (John was the son of George Henry Nonnenmacher and Barbara Blankenbaker and Catherine was the daughter of Lewis Roberts and Catherine Hunnel.)
(2) Joseph Nunamaker, born March 13, 1836, was said to be the first white child born in Ash Grove township, Iroquois County, Illinois.  I have no idea why he died.
(1) John Nunamaker, born February 15, 1834 in Bono, Lawrence County, Indiana.  I have John's Civil War records which shows where and when he enlisted.  This also says he was wounded May 27k, 1864 near Dallas, Georgian, and spent  three months in the hospital at Chattanooga, but he was then returned to the battle.  The muster roll then says that John "Died on injuries Recd. on cars near Kingston, Ga. September 23, 1864."  I'm not sure what it meant "on cars."  Something about the railroad, but there is no further explanation.
(3) Elva Nunamaker was the son of Samuel and Addilla (Chestnut) Nuamaker.  Elza (where they got those names, I have no idea!) was their other (and only surviving) son and was my great-grandfather.  I saw Elva's name on only one document and had no idea what happened.  So it is so nice to have these three mysteries solved.
John and Catherine and their family came to Warren County, Illinois, in 1855 and stayed until the fall of 1868 when they all moved on to Warren County, Iowa.  John, Catherine, and most of their children are buried in Indianola, Warren County, Iowa, where a few members of the family are today.
I am putting finishing touches (footnotes, etc) on my family book, Johan Michael Nonnenmacher, the Immigrant, so this is just in time to add this great information, and I can't say thank you enough.
Very gratefully,
Ann Nunamaker Smith in Tulsa

John W. Nunamaker Co F. 84 Ill Inf

Joseph, son of J. & G. A. Nunamaker, Ap'l 21, 1863-

Joseph, son of J. & C. A. Nunamaker

Joseph W. Nunamaker Civil War Vet died for his country

John W. Nunamaker's tombstone. Kate dug it up. this is the one his family put here for a memorial and tells of him being buried in Kingston, GA. several more photos

Was trying to capture the top of his stone. It's different than others than I've seen of this nature.


Last one of this. As you can see it is broken into pieces and not all here some pieces are missing.


Elva A. Nunamaker Hard to read covered with ash.

More to come might have to start another page

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         Andrew H. Black, a gentleman of push and energy among the numerous citizens of his vocation, that of a farmer, resides on section 14, Tompkins Township. He was born in Greene Co., Ohio, June 16, 1823, his parents being William and Elizabeth (George) Black, natives of Virginia and Pennsylvania respectively. the parents were married in Greene County, Ohio, and there the father followed the occupation of a farmer until 1838, when he came to this State (IL), and located at Monmouth, this county, and where he remained for about three years. He was consequently a pioneer of this county, and was here to see the broad and uncultivated prairie lands in their original condition. He remained at Monmouth for the time stated and then moved to Henderson County, where, near Olean, he purchased 80 acres of land. Here he
located with his family and was engaged in his chosen vocation until his death, which occurred in 1858. His wife survived him until 1885. Their family comprised nine children, five sons and four daughters.
       Andrew H. Black, whose name stands at the head of this notice, was the second in order of birth of his parents' children, and remained on the old homestead, assisting his father in the labors of the farm, until he attained his 28th year. At this age in life, he left the parental roof-tree and went forth to battle against the trials of life alone, hoping to procure a competency. He at first rented land, and for three years was engaged in farming in that manner, when he purchased a farm of his own, consisting of 80 acres, in close proximity to the village of Olean. On this land he located and passed his years in labor until 1864. He then sold it and came to Kirkwood, and purchased a lot and residence there, where he resided for two years, when he sold his village property and bought 60 acres on section 14, Tompkins Township, on which he removed and there resided until 1880. During this year he rented his farm and again moved into Kirkwood, where he lived four years. At the expiration of that time he moved back on his farm and has resided there ever since. He is engaged in general farming, having been brought up to that calling, and following it the major portion of his life is consequently possessed of that knowledge of agriculture which enables him to make a success of it.
     The marriage of Mr. Black to Miss Martha Rankin took place January 16, 1851. She was a native of Indiana, where she was born, May 27, 1832. Her parents were Joseph and Lutitia (Brown) Rankin, natives of Ohio and Pennsylvania respectively. (Note from Foxie: This means they were first from Pa. and then from Ohio.) They came to this State, IL, in 1837 and purchased land in Henderson County, IL, and lived there until the latter's death, in 1847 (meaning Mrs. Rankin died). Mr. Rankin went to Kansas after his wife's death, and was there engaged in farming until November 01, 1878, when he crossed the river to meet his companion in the land of the hereafter.
In politics, Mr. Andrew Black is a strong advocate of the principles of the Republican party, with which party he always casts his vote. he and his wife are the parents of one child---Melissa, who is the wife of James Riggs, and by whom she has had four children, who have been named, Cora, Edna, Hugh O. and Albert G. Mrs. Black is a member of the United Presbyterian church, with which she untied at the age of 18 years, and has since been a consistent member in good standing. She first united with that branch of the church known as Secreders, but joined with the union of the Secreders and Associate Reformed when they united.
***Foxie's Note: I've done research for a gentleman on the Black's & Berry's not sure if go with these people but putting here anyway, just in case.  

October 30, 1846 Died on the 26th inst. Robert M. Black, Esq. aged about 60 years.  He was one of the first settlers of the county.

    January 08, 1847  All persons having claims against the estate of Robert M. Black, deceased, late of Warren Co., should notify William Nash, ;Exr. by March next.

February 5th, 1847 died at residence of her sister, Mrs. Lucinda Berry near Monmouth of consumption on 5th inst, Miss Milly Berry, aged 60 years.