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Kelly Township, Warren County, IL
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I have relatives buried here in this cemetery and have made notations on some of the people buried here for your convenience. The Cemetery is easy to get to from Galesburg, IL. You go out North on RT 150 Towards Alpha. When you get to the road that goes to Carl Sandburg College, you make a left here. You follow this road out into the country. The first stop sign is the Hope Cemetery. You go straight through heading west. You will go a couple of miles when there is a slight curve in the road. To your left will be the Adcock Cemetery With Revolutionary People buried here. Then just past the curve on your left is the Terpening Cemetery. It is fenced in and very well maintained by Terpening descendants that live in the area. I've been here many many times.
Every possible proofread has been done to provide you with accurate information. If you are researching your family you still need to acquire the legal documentation from the counties or the cemeteries to show who these people are and prove your relationship to them. Any help I can give you feel free to me anytime.
Terpening Cemetery is located near rural reference numbers 150E 240N in the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 33 in Kelly Twp., Warren County, IL. The land was deeded to the trustees of the cemetery in April 1893, but was used for burials before that time. The cemetery is approximately one acre in size and well maintained. This cemetery is also still in use today. In September 1981, the Terpening Cemetery inscriptions were identified as:
Foxie's Note: Since I did this have been out to the cemetery many many times as
I have quite a few family members buried in this cemetery plus, am trying to
sort through photos so I can put more of them online here. I've also found some
discrepancies in some of the tombstones will note them at a later date.
Foxie's Note: Since I did this have been out to the cemetery many many times as I have quite a few family members buried in this cemetery plus, am trying to sort through photos so I can put more of them online here. I've also found some discrepancies in some of the tombstones will note them at a later date.
One that was called to my attention is Amanda
Hibbard's tombstone. It says she died when 11 years old but when she was
15 she was married to a Jasper Armstrong. Amanda Hibbard was the daughter
of Olive Terpening and Forestus Hibbard who lived in Warren County and married
here. They later moved to Missouri where she they both died and are
buried. Anyone having any information about Jasper Armstrong or the
Hibbard's please contact me as I would very much like to correspond with you.
Also, if anyone has any information on Forestus Hibbard and his parents and
where they came from. Olive Terpenning was a sister to my third
great-grandfather John Peck Terpenning. Thanks.
One that was called to my attention is Amanda Hibbard's tombstone. It says she died when 11 years old but when she was 15 she was married to a Jasper Armstrong. Amanda Hibbard was the daughter of Olive Terpening and Forestus Hibbard who lived in Warren County and married here. They later moved to Missouri where she they both died and are buried. Anyone having any information about Jasper Armstrong or the Hibbard's please contact me as I would very much like to correspond with you. Also, if anyone has any information on Forestus Hibbard and his parents and where they came from. Olive Terpenning was a sister to my third great-grandfather John Peck Terpenning. Thanks.
Known Burials in the Terpenning Cemetery
Smith, Horace died Dec 27, 1858 ae 66y 21d
Smith, Margaret died March 22, 1885 ae 83y 10m-6d wife of Horace
St. George, Sylvester died Nov. 19, 1853 age 3y 11m 19d
Son of R.&M ST. George
Gregory, John died July 21, 1863 ae 4y 10m 22d Son of A .M.&A. GREGORY
Gregory, infant daughter of A. M. & A. Gregory died February 2, 1863 ae 15d
Gregory, Eliza J. died October 10, 1864 ae 1y 9m dau. Of D.C. & N. Gregory
Gregory, Eliza J. died August 28, 1870- October 25, 1877 dau of A.M. & A. Gregory
Anna E. Died September 16, 1894 ae 84y 10m 27d Wife of A. C. Gregory
Fort, Charles W. Co B 102 IL INF.
Rees Martin died August 2, 1861 ae 77y 9m 29d (stone lying against a tree)
Rees, Martin Oct 3, 1783 – August 2, 1861 CAPTAIN IN WAR OF 1812
Jane D 1788-1812 (His Wife)
Sarah S. 1804-1837 (His wife)
Nancy A. 1830-1842 (his daughter)
Reese, Ann M. died September 4, 1856 age 1y 6m dau of T.D. &M Reese
Marquit, (Terpening,) Sarah daughter of Ezekiel and Olive Terpening, Died December 24, 1850 ae 35y 5m 25d wife of Levi Marquit
this is the back of their
this is the back of their tombstone.
Jones, In memory of Elizabeth Terpening, wife of James E. Jones,
who died August 31, 1836 ae 26y;
Also, ANNIS TERPENING WHO DIED AUGUST 10, 1836 AGE 17Y.
THESE WERE DAUGHTERS OF EZEKIEL &OLIVE
TERPENING. THE FIRST TO BE
BURIED THIS CEMETERY.
I'm not sure; but according to family history Elizabeth who was married to James
E. Jones in Quincy, IL, died before Annis did.
I'm not sure; but according to family history Elizabeth who was married to James E. Jones in Quincy, IL, died before Annis did.
Robison, Martha A. April 18, 1826 March 28, 1852 Wife of John Robison
James G died April 14, 1863 ae 12y 2d son of J & M. Robison
John A. September 23, 1849 -- October 1 1850 son of J. & M Robison
Robison, Andrew 1792-1848 (Father)
Nancy S. 1794 –1876 His wife –Mother
William F. 1824-1840
Nancy E. 1832-1840
Terpening, Sarah M. died September 6, 1858 age 12y 2m 22d dau of A. & A. K. Terpening
Ingersoll, David died Jul 9, 1812 age 69y 26d
this man died before there were any white settlers in this part of the
state. (Perhaps he died elsewhere
And his remains were brought here afterwards for burial, or maybe the stone is
simply a memorial for a man whose remains
are at another place.) The above text note is what the
Warren County Genealogical Society wrote. But I have since found out that
David Ingersoll is the father of Harvey Ingersoll who married Maude Mabel
Armstrong daughter of John & Evie Terpening Armstrong. There is also a bio on
him in the P & B of 1886 of Warren County, IL, by Chapman Brothers I hope to get
on here later. Thanks will also find the correct dates for this man.
The above text note is what the Warren County Genealogical Society wrote. But I have since found out that David Ingersoll is the father of Harvey Ingersoll who married Maude Mabel Armstrong daughter of John & Evie Terpening Armstrong. There is also a bio on him in the P & B of 1886 of Warren County, IL, by Chapman Brothers I hope to get on here later. Thanks will also find the correct dates for this man.
Presson, Harriet M. Died November 20, 1853 ae 26y 10m 20d wife of S. Presson
Hendricks, Samuel, died December 28, 1858 ae 33y
Betsy Barrett Landon 1818-1879
Landon, William Bty Hi Mo L Art
Davis, Esther D
died March 31, 1857
ae 21y 9m10d wife of T. J. Davis
Church, Alfred N. died March 25, 1854 ae 3y 11m son of W. & M. Church
Church, Albert N. Died September 19, 1858 ae 1y 10m 22d son of Wm. & M. Church
Smith, George W. died Dec. 5, 1859 ae 17y 10m son of Rev. George W. and M. Smith
Davis, Melica L. died January 11, 1855 dau of T.J. & E. D. Davis
Hibbard,_______ son of F I & Olive (Terpening (daughter of Ezekiel & Olive Terpening) Hibbard died February who drowned June 16, 1863 ae 18y 16d
Hibbard, Amanda Ann died Mar. 8, 1858 age 11y 10m 12d dau of F I & OT Hibbard
, son of F I &OT Hibbard died February 9, 1858 ae 5m 10d
Charles F. November 29, 1853 ae 1y 4m 12d Son of F I & OT Hibbard,
OLIVER H. died March 20, 1839 ae 11m 20d son of F I & OT HIBBARD
Landon, Frank G. son of Merrill R. & Harriet A Terpening Landon died September, 1869 broken stone ---
Harriet A. Terpening Landon was the daughter of Peter Ezekiel & Hannah Franco Terpening. Merrill R. Landon was the son of William A. & Betsey Barret Landon. They are also buried in this cemetery. Tombstone photo is in on this page.
Terpening, Bessie dau of Wm H. & Cordelia Ryekert Terpening died September 2, 1872 ae 3m
Terpening, Windfield S. son of Peter Ezekiel & Harriet A Francisco Terpening died March 16, 1861 ae 5m
Eliza O. dau of P E & H A Terpening died March 20, 1850 ae 2y 1m 14d
Mariah J. dau of P E & H A Terpening died September 16, 1847 ae 1y 4d
Peter & Wife Hannah Francisco Terpening after the 1870's moved to MO. Peter was a brother to John Peck Terpening and the first School Teacher in Kelly and Spring Grove Twp., Warren County, IL.
Sallee, Ruth November 10, 1884 –January 29, 1885 dau of G M & J SALLEE
Sallee, Robert E.
September 02, 1821---September 16, 1865
Foxie's Note: Robert E. Sallee was a minister and I also
found out he was in the Civil War. Robert was also listed as one of the
Executors of Ezekiel Terpenning's Will.
Foxie's Note: Robert E. Sallee was a minister and I also found out he was in the Civil War. Robert was also listed as one of the Executors of Ezekiel Terpenning's Will.
Lucinda N. October 20, 1824—February 05, 1898
Edwin H. October20, 1824- February 5, 1898
Warren August 05, 1849---- August 31, 1849
Emma L. November 06, 1850----October 11, 1851
Sallee, Henry A. Sept. 30, 1837-- October 30, 1858 age 31 y 1 month
Minerva Sept. 03, 1836---March 07, 1910
Sallee, Lucy died February 25, 1869 wife of A. Sallee Our Mother
Sallee, Abisha Died July 24, 1871, age 74 y 3m 22d
Sallee, Joseph R. June 9, 1822---December 30, 1884
Bandy, Mary F. September 21, 1834----August 14, 1915
wife of George Bandy
July 09, 1861 ae 82y 11m 4d
***This is my 5th great-grandfather & grandmother)
***This is my 5th great-grandfather & grandmother)
Terpening, Olive February 08, 1865 ae79y 9m 1d wife of Ezekiel Terpening
John P. Terpening of Saratoga Co., NY, visited this region
In 1835. Seeking a home site, he returned with his bride and
His parents Ezekiel and Olive and their nine other children.
They landed at Quincy, January 01, 1836. Arrived here
March 09, 1836. Their home was north on opposite slope.
Two grown daughters, ANNIS and Elizabeth Jones died the first
Summer and were the first to be buried here. A son Peter taught
The first school in this township.
Stone “Erected 1952 by the family.”
Terpening, Infant son of David & Catherine Jane Keiger Terpening died March 31, 1857 ae 6d
Terpening, Lillie O. dau., of D &CJ Terpening June 16, 1865 ae 3y 4m 4d
Terpening, Owen L., son of D & CJ Terpening September 21, 1864 no age
Terpening, Charity A. dau., of D& CJ Terpening March 02, 1865 no age
Terpening, Mindwell dau., of S. & I. Terpening December 29, 1860 ae 11m 1d
Robison, dau. of M. C. L. & D. P. Robinson broken stone age 17d
Robison, M. C. L., October 25, 1935----August 07, 1920
, Drewzilla P. his wife September 19, 1832----March01, 1861
, Nancy, their daughter died 1861 ae 17 d
(This is my 3rd
great-grandmother's, Martha Nicolina Armstrong Terpening's Parents that came
from Ireland. Mother of Martha Nicolina Armstrong who married Harrison Peck
Terpening, my 3rd-great -grandparents.)
(This is my 3rd great-grandmother's, Martha Nicolina Armstrong Terpening's Parents that came from Ireland. Mother of Martha Nicolina Armstrong who married Harrison Peck Terpening, my 3rd-great -grandparents.)
Frances December 23, 1872 ae 68y 3d
Armstrong, John April 13, 1860 ae 63y 10m 20d
Britt, James October 09,1852-----April 30, 1914 Brother to Edward
Brother to Edward Britt
, Martha his wife March 20, 1824-----July 31, 1897
,Sylvia M. February 1861---April 1861
, Oscar J. 1865---1866
Britt, infant dau. Of Edward & Sarah September 20, 1861
Hollenbeck, Eliza wife of James April 30, 1871 ae 56yrs 14d
, James August 16, 1867 ae 55y 3m 13d
McKelvie, Erected by Agness McKelvie
in memory of her husband John McKelvie a native of Ayrshire, Scotland
died March 18, 1864 ae 56y 7m 14d
, Elizabeth dau., of J. & A. McKelvie June 18, 1868 ae 2y 9m ____days
, Agnes September 18, 1873 52 y 6m 20d
This is on the side of John's tombstone is where is wife's name is
Mindwell Smith they are the same color just different lighting, I guess.
April 12, 1811----January 02, 1892
, Mindwell Smith, his wife April 02, 1813----March 20, 1900
**(This is my 4th great-grandparents & son of Ezekiel & Olive Peake
**(This is my 4th great-grandparents & son of Ezekiel & Olive Peake Terpening)
He was the son of John Peck & Mindwell Smith Terpening.
|Terpening, Cynthia Adcock his wife 1855-1932|
Stewart, George. 1855-1903
Britt, Edward July 24, 1831---May 20, 1911
Sarah his wife May 04, 1833---December 17, 1899
Foxie's note: It has come to my attention that Edward and Sarah came from England right after they were married. They lived on a farm in Kelly Twp, Warren County, IL. His brother and his wife are listed above. The surname Britt really started out as Brett by the American pronunciation of it changed it to Britt. Edward and Sarah are also the parents of Charles Britt who married my great grandmother's sister, Irene Wallace . They are buried in the Hope Cemetery up the road from this cemetery. Also, the parents of Alfred Britt who wrote the book on the Town that never was. Not all information in it about my Terpening family is correct. Albert was their youngest son.
Bruner, Mary J. 1870-1941
Terpening, Ruth (Adcock-not on stone) 1896—1989
Roy, her husband 1878-1955
Sallee, W. Henry son of G.M. & J. Sallee March 17, 1893 ae 6y 8m 23d
Robison, Robert Garret 1820---1895
, Sebina Vincent his wife` 1834---1916
, Delpha D. 1864—1929
Robison, John Father July 17, 1822---December 16, 1908
, Elizabeth A. wife & mother April 05, 1836---October 31, 1897
Britt, Leona November 08, 1862---January 07, 1894
John Edward July 07, 1863---December 04, 194
CHILDREN OF JOHN AND LEONA BRITT
Henry J. May 15, 1891---July 26, 1892
Lula May July 10, 1893---February 13, 1894
Glass, Marjorie M. dau of M. T. & M. A. 1922
Allen, Amelia R. 1841-1928
Edmond F. 1863-1928
Stogell, Mary E. dau. Of J. H. & J. A. Stogell November 07, 1893---July 28, 1894
McKelvie, Nicholas B. 1879-1919 Father & husband to Daisy Terpenning
Foxie's note: Nicholas
McKelvie married Daisey Rosetta Terpening, daughter of David and Catherine Jane Keiger
Terpening, and moved his family to Billings, MT.
He died in an accident while working on a bridge when he fell in the water and drowned near Billings,
MT. His body was shipped back to Illinois to be buried in
the Terpening Cemetery. Daisey when
December 23, 1825---July 19, 1904
( John Peck's
brother & son of Ezekiel & Olive Terpening)
John Peck's brother & son of Ezekiel & Olive Terpening)
Catherine Jane Keiger, his wife October 17, 1836---August 01, 1908
Terpening, Perlie D. 1871-1954
Son of David and Catherine Jane Keiger Terpening never married.
Son of David and Catherine Jane Keiger Terpening never married.
Townsend, James N. June 01, 1840---March 21, 1918
Amarylis J. his wife
October 06, 1858---December 21, 1918 parents of Nora
Townsend Terpening below
parents of Nora Townsend Terpening below
Townsend, Mary E. dau of J.N. & E.E. Townsend October 03, 1874---December 08, 1895
Terpening, Nora Townsend 1866---1900 daughter
of John N Townsend click on his name to go to
her parents graves. Nora was Elbert Lincoln's first wife.
daughter of John N Townsend click on his name to go to her parents graves. Nora was Elbert Lincoln's first wife.
Elbert Lincoln Terpening 1860-1931
Son of David and Catherine Jane Keiger Terpening He
later married Louisa Maiden Kingan. Louisa & Elbert had one daughter
named Pearl who married Theodore Lee Hoffman.
Son of David and Catherine Jane Keiger Terpening
He later married Louisa Maiden Kingan. Louisa & Elbert had one daughter named Pearl who married Theodore Lee Hoffman.
Wallace, Clark June 02, 1907---June 04, 1907
The above Mother Wallace is Mindwell E. Terpening daughter of David and Catherine Jane Keiger Terpening. But all that is on the stone is Mother Wallace.
Gregory, Martin C. January 07, 1829---August 10, 1901
Gregory, Le Roy Elza 1888---1947
Gregory, Charles Father 1835-1924
This is the back of the Gregory Stone in the Cemetery.
Gregory, Porter H. 1846-1901 Masonic Emblem
Warren S. 1851-1917 Masonic Emblem
W. Davis 1843-19____
Clayton, Jenny ?????
Clayton, Nettie ?????
Clayton, Ossie ?????
Clayton, Betty 1866-1963
Allen, George A. 1867—1957
Son of Smith & Isabella Armstrong Terpening
Son of Smith & Isabella Armstrong Terpening
Myrtle Swartz his wife 1875-1930
Dillon H. Terpening January 12, 1954 - August 17, 2005 son of Harold & Nancy
Two funeral markers no names or dates.
Gardner, James Father September 13, 1829---February 05, 1912
Margaret Ann Wife & Mother November 01, 1829---March 14, 1917
Nancy C. January 17, 1862---October 14, 1899
Elva V. E. April 20, 1864 ae 9y 11m 14d
Adcock, Hattie J. 1871---1953
Adcock, George R. 1837---1914
Adcock, Stonewall J. 1864---1947
S. Gardner 1875---1946
Nancy C. 1836---1912
Henry J. 1832---1918
Alice Daley 1867---1940
Looking East Krystal is at Ezekiel & Olive Terpening's grave. to the left of them is Joseph Sallee's family, to the left of them is Abisha & Lucy Sallee family. The photo above was taken in 1999.
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