|Greenwell Cemetery, is located in the southeast quarter of section 1, Mt. Sterling Township.|
Mr. George Greenwell burial ground is just a little
southwest of the house occupied in 1960 by Jesse Ingram about fives miles east
of Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Only tombstones to be found in 1960 were:
George Greenwell married Amanda Rentfro Adams, a widow with a a small son, John Quincy Adams, in Kentucky. In 1845, they brought their family to Brown county where Mr. William Greenwell had come in 1840 and built a grist mill on Crooked Creek. George Greenwell bought a farm east of Mr. Sterling where Mr. Greenwell lived the rest o his life. There were then children in the Greenwell family, a son who died as an infant; Sarah J. who died at the age of 12 yrs, Henry who was accidentally drowned in 1862 while serving as a soldier in the Union Army at Chambersburg, Ill. when stricken with TB in 1878; Harriet wife of J. B. Dennis, died 1872, Horace died 1908, Mary died 1920, George died 1926; William M. died 1927, and Amy wife of N. B. Cox died 1940. Fanny Thomas was the daughter of a neighbor of the Greenwell's.
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