Family Cemetery, contributed by Laura of Elmore, IL. Knox County, IL
I am calling this cemetery
Armstrong on account of it's what Laura called it. She said it has been
there for years & nobody has ever done anything about it and makes her
mad what the farmer is doing to it. She thought of me in my quest to try
& help & do something about this sort of thing. So, I am try'n my best
as the farmer will soon be picking beans and driving back over these
poor people's stones with no one there to stop him. So, Please Help!!!
If you have any information on
the persons buried here I would love to hear from you and also any other
possibilities of people buried here. I am working on finding out more
about it. Thanks so much for your time.
Link to second photo page at bottom of
this page. anyone having any information on these people or this
cemetery I want to hear from you!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for UR time!!!
Link bar at end of page
To get to this cemetery if you are in Williamsfield, IL, head out north
on IL Sate Hwy 180, about two miles, just before the Caldwell Creek is a
cross roads. You turn East right on 1660N. You stay on that road and
follow it. when you see a curve it turns into 2325E. you will also see a
dead end sign follow that road straight east. just before you come to a
for Sale sign on a new house property and the curve in the road pull
over. You will see a mound, not so much a mound any longer as I cut most
of it down this afternoon, but it looks like a water way in the bean
field. That is where the cemetery is. If this is the Greep - Anderson
Cemetery then there should of been about 1/4 acre. It's about the same
place. And so named on account of the Eric Able & his wife Caroline J.
Greep conveyed a warrant to John A. Anderson of County of Knox except
for one fourth of an acre to be used as a cemetery. So, there should be
more people buried here. Plus, the Farmer should not be destroying the
tombstones by driving his farming equipment over the place where the
tombstones sit. I went back today and cleaned up and around the stones
there are more bases than stones, scattered stones which seem to almost
be in pieces and such. I noted who was buried there and the condition of
the stones. This needs immediate attention and I'm trying my best.
September 30, 2008. Pictures took today will be on the next page.
standing where most of the tombstones are piled. some are scattered
around this little area. the road you see if the distance will
take you heading west and the way I came to IL State Hwy 180 which would
be a little north of Williamsfield, IL, and just above the Caldwell
Creek where the highway crosses over and the road continuing on west
goes right by the Old Caldwell Cemetery, and on over to my house. if the
follow the gravel road on easternly & nothernly it will eventually take
you into Elmore. this road is a dead end road off of it with or what
looked to be and old farm homestead on the corner with on an old corn
crib, barn, etc. left to show for it.
Daniel K. Armstrong was a member of the Co E 85 Reg. Ill Inf. of the
Civil War he died while in the Civil at the young age of 18yrs8ms9ds.
His remains seem to be buried down by Bowling Green, KY.
C son of ?? & M. A. Armstrong all you can read on this little fella's
tombstone. It's about broken up.
Annie's with the top of what looked to be another child's stone that has
a touch on it. on the left side of the picture.
for one of the stones. there were of several of these.
Today is Tuesday, September 30, 2008, I did go to the library yesterday
to look up some things on the people buried here but got lost as I
generally do when trying to find something. Another article will catch
my eye or I'll see a name that someone is looking for and I'm off going
somewhere else. My quest for today is to find out who owns the property
and to try and put a stop to them driving their machinery over the top
of these people's grave's and ruining what little is left to show where
they are buried. Looks to me like yet another farmer has ruined the last
resting place of one of our ancestors.
takes almost 8minutes to download
over a slow internet connection. I tend to try & leave my photos a little large
for better viewing. any one having any information on these people or this
cemetery I want
to hear from you. Thanks!
of this cemetery nearly destroyed by a farmer by his driving
his farming equipment over the place of burials.
created September 28, 2009
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 03:38:44 AM
You are the 958th Visitor to this USGenNet
Webpage Since September 30, 2008