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Brown, Camp, Chapman, Curry, Edmondson, Kenyon,
Cemetery: Merriss Cemetery
Street: Fairview Road
Directions: North from Bluffs on Rte 100 to
airview Road, follow sign
Fairview Cemetery, and pass cemetery about .5 miles, on
right side of
road, across field in wooded
area, an old wash. An area in
the field still shows the base area of a huge antenna, and the
cemetery is past that...the antenna fell some years ago.
Features: This cemetery may have running water in
heavy rain. It is
in a group of trees running along an old "wash", much
underbrush and moss
Established: not known, first burial found was 1843
Gravestones: 50 found
The recording of this
Accomplished 3 May 1981 by Larry Eugene Barton, James William Cowhick,
Larry Michael Evans, Walter Warren Haley, Carl and Wanda Guthrie
Phillips and Edna McMahan Secrest.
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Ground Cover: Yes
Aitken, Brown, Camp, Chapman, Curry, Edmondson, Kenyon, Littlejohn,
Merriss, Mc D..., Park, Reid, Stewart
I believe the land might now be owned by the College in Jacksonville, IL.
That was what I was told in 1999.
are at least 4 war veterans
buried here: D.S. Chapman, James H. Chapman, Benjamin Curry and
William T. Merriss.
land was originally owned by one of the early settlers, John Bethuel
Merriss, and all buried here were either family of John B. Merris
and his wives, Eliza & Caroline, or were neighbors and friends.
pictures and the full list of "found" stones can be seen at this site: