Oxford Cemetery, Oxford Township, Henry Co., Illinois

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In Oxford Township T-14 N R I E Henry County, Illinois. NW corner of E of NW Section 30. Located mile North of a boulder with a placque marking the former town of Oxford. First designated burial ground in Oxford Township. One acre and 36 perches of land was given by Daniel Briggs family for a cemetery.

On the Plaque: "Oxford Town Site" -- On Knoxville Stage Route laid out by James and Daniel Briggs in 1839. Business: Bachus Hotel, Shumway and Goodman General Stores, Bank, Brick Yard, 3 churches, 3 saloons, Amos B. cole Appt. Postmaster and J. P. in 1840. Pop. 850 in 1860. Railroads caused moves to Alpha and New Windsor in 1872. Bicentennial Plaque by community donations in 1976. Rock from Max Streeter Farm.

Most of these were of English descent born in New England states who migrated to this area 1830-1850. Some came over land and others went by flatboats down the Ohio River, lived awhile in Kentucky or Indiana, then up the Mississippi River and Illinois River and landed at New Boston, Illinois.

There are 267 marked graves, and of these, 66 were children aged 3 years or younger. The care of this cemetery is by the township taxes supervised by a cemetery board; Max Briggs, Sidney Cole and Howard McCurdy who addresses are all Alpha, Illinois 61413.

If you have information, tombstone photos you'd like to contribute on person's buried here feel free to email them to me. tombstone photos prefer .jpg format. I thank you and I know our Ancestors who came before us will thank you, too!!!

There used to be a fence around this cemetery. This is all that is left of the fence. The entrance Gates.

Thumbnails of photos click on them to open in own window for a bigger view. Thanks!

   

 

Last, First Middle Birth Death Information
Spencer, Joseph   Feb 24, 1866 AE 61yrs 12das
Briggs, Mary J.   June 4, 1870 aged 22yrs died of T. B.

dau. of Geo & Mary Briggs wife of D. Cawkins

Briggs, Daniel   Feb 1840 First Burial. Came from Madison Co., NY.
Parents of Augusta 1804-1877 wife of Amos Bengamon Cole;
Daniel 1806 - 1863 who married Poenia Calkins;
James who married Mary Whitcomb;
George 1820-1885 who married Mary Jane Markham.
 
Briggs, Augusta   Dec. 18, 1857 aged 78years--wife of Daniel Briggs, Sr.
Briggs, George W.   Jan 14, 1865 aged 64 yrs. 4m 5da
       

Click on any thumbnail of the photos below and they will open in their own window for a bigger photo. Thanks! There are a 118 tombstone photos in this gallery. Have another one in the makings.

 

Byers

Julia, wife of J

Cummings

Bessie M, daughter of Len & Alice Briggs Cummings

died of T. B.

Crawford

Mary, wife of J.

Briggs

Daniel, Feb 1840 aged 71 yrs

first burial.

Augusta, his wife

Briggs

Daniel, close up

Augusta, his wife

Shumway

Gano, son of S. B. & L J

Shumway

Steven B. 1822-1897

Lydia J. Streeter Shumawy 1835- 1904, dau of Roswell and Eleanor Kenyon Streeter,

These two were parents of eleven children.

Grace F. Shumway, wife of Curtis L. Burgess

"Next Photo is back of this stone"

Streeter

Roswell Streeter 1799 -1850

Eleanor Kenyon, wife of Roswell. Parents of Alson Jessup Streeter, who was presidential candidate against Harrison in 1888, is buried in New Windsor Cemetery, David Buel; Asa Wells; Stephen Roswell; Allen d.; Elizabeth M. Lydia J. Shumway; George Oscar.

Children of Lydia & Stephen:

Mary Streeter Briggs 1833-1854

Cand 1855- 1857

Harlan H. 1874- 1876

Lilian 1868- 1876

Briggs

Easther, wife of A. J.

Morrison, son of A. J. & E. E. W.

Briggs

Easther E W, wife

second photo of previous one.

Rush

Sarah, wife of J. B.

All can read on this stone is the date:

Sept 29, 1875

next photo is another one a close up.

Rush

Sarah, wife of J. B. Rush

Sept 29, 1875 all can read close up of one before.

Rush

Sarah,

Sept 29, 1875 sephia view can read name on this one but that's about it.

Crawford

Anna, wife of Stephen

Cawkins

Olive, dau of S. & S.

Cawkins

John C., son of S. & S.

Cawkins

Newton, J., son of S. & S

Cawkins

Stephen May 9, 1857 aged 80yrs 6m 5das.

Cawkins

Stephen close up

Cawkins

Stephen

I am gone no sorrow Take

Instruct my children for my sake

3d photo

Briggs

Easther, wife of A. J.

Morris J. son of A. J. & E. E. W.

second photo

Hoyt

James W. 1836-1918

Laura L, his wife 1844-1910

their children:

Eliza A. 1872-1884

George B. 1884-1885

Lyman J. 1875-1894

Hoyt

Milton W.

Hoyt

Melvin

Ward

Hiram 1821- 1868

Ward

Hirman, closeup

Ward

Carrie Vinton, dau of H. & C. Ward age 11 mos.

stone is broken and fallen apart. soon to be gone.

Ward

Elliot, son of H. & C. age 6yrs 1m.

his stone is also broken in two and part standing and part not.

Ward

Elliot's top half of his stone.

Ward Plot

in Oxford Cemetery.

Ward Plot

In Oxford Cemetery photo two.

Ramsey

Thomas

Civil War Vet

Co H. 51 Ill. Inf.

Cornish

Arthur L. son of H & E Cornish May 8, 1861 Aged 2mos.

"Sleep sweet babe

And Wake thy rst

For thy has thee

Our Savior Blest"

Cornish

Henry, 1815--1980

Native of England

Cornish

Henry

second photo-close-up

Bryant

Gilbert M, Nov 20, 1889

aged 35 yrs 6ms 28ds

Bryant

Joseph S. 1816 -- 1901

Lydia, his wife 1821-1902

Came from New Hampshire

Bryant

Joseph & Lydia's close-up

Bryant

Eliza, wife of J. S.

age 18yrs 7m 12ds

Bryant

Eliza's close up

Bryant

Orin J., son of J. & Eliza age 2yrs 1m

Bryant

Lydia, dau of J. s. & L. aged 8yrs

Abell

Charles K. died May 28, 1873

age 27yrs 1m 29das

Kelly

Cpl. Laird, son of N & N died from exposure incurred at Ft. Donelson Oct 30, 1862 -- age 21yrs 8m 8ds

Co M U. S. Ca.

Civil War Vet

Bachus

Nancy Catherine

Bachus

E. Avilla, daughter J. M

aged 22 years 3m 12 das

Bachus

E. Arvilla close up

Bachus

Mary James, Dec 20, 1875

aged 52yrs 7ms 10ds

first wife of James

Bachus

Mary James, first wife of James

Close up

Bachus

Father & Mother

front of James stone with second wife

Bachus

James, Oct 14, 1823 -- Mar 2, 1891

born in Gallia Co., Ohio to Oxford in 1845

Owned the hotel in Oxford, Illinois

Hoag

John B. 1804 - 1886

born in Rensselaer Co., N. Y. Came to Oxford 1839.

Married first Sarah Collins in Ohio

Married 2nd Rosetta Hammond of Maine.

Married 3d Ruth Tomkins, NY

Married 4th Mary Hodgens, W. VA

Hoag

Cynthia 1854-1873

on same stone as John B.

Hoag

John B. information on early

Hoag

Ruth, wife of John B. 1865 age 33yrs 1 m

Henry Winfield 1861 age 3mos 7ds

Richard, 1862 age 11 days

James Spencer 1861 age 8ms

Francis Owen 1865 7ms 15 ds

Hoag

John B. family stone.

David

Susie A. Nov 2, 1866 age 3yrs 7m 1d

Kate R. Oct 30, 1866 age 4yrs 9m 12 ds

children of J. L. & M. A.

Frakes

on back of W. S.

Anna dau of W. S. & R. Feb 4, 1875 age 3ms 10das

Frakes

W. S. June 3, 1845 --March 22, 1895

father of Mrs. Dave Kelly -- Jennie

Frakes

W. S.

Close-up of his stone.

Frear

William O., born Water Beach

Cambrideshire Old England 1829-1871

"By God's Loving Grace we shall see your loving faces again."

Frear

William O close up

Frear

William E.

June 4, 1861-Oct 1925

He made a building of discarded material in New Windsor. It was called Cyclone Bill's Castle.

on back of William O's stone

Frear

William

Civil War

Frear

William O. close up of the civil war

cemetery listings say D but I think it's an "O"

Frear

Orrin

think this was a homemade stone for Orrin before he got his other one.

Frear

Orrin & William O

William E. all stones together

Frear

Orrin, William O., & William E.

trying to show these stones together in cemetery.

Williams

Samantha

Mother of Cyclone Bill Frear, wife of William O. Frear.

Frear

Johnnie Frear

Sept 12, 1862-May 20, 1902

"I miss thy fond and willing hand,

Thy kind and earnest care,

I miss thy dear companionship

I miss thee everywhere, "

Mother

Frear

Jonnie close-up photo two

Frear

William June 1861- Oct 1925

Notes say another marker for William

Whitcomb

Dennis

stone been reset. other info lost due to being in the cement in the ground to hold up stone.

Whitcomb

Charles, son of D. & E. Whitcomb Sept 28, 1857 age 1yr 6ms

Charlie

can not read lying by tree a child's stone

Charlie a child's stone second photo

children's stone lying by a tree in cemetery

Roberts

Bessie 1874--1964

Roberts

Obed Feb 28, 1845 --1911 son of Nathan & Margaret

Mary Otelia, his wife

Robets

Nellis P. 1870-1876

Benjamin H. 1889-1904

on back of parents stone

Roberts

Benjamin H.

His own stone also on parents stone

Roberts

Frank B. 1873-1934

Roberts

Nathan's family stone

Also, want to note here:

David Roberts is supposedly buried here David Andrew who married Susan Howard in 1838. David was born in Pa in 1838. But there is no stone for either of these people.

Roberts

Margaret G. Patterson Dec 28, 1882 age 77yrs 1m 21ds

2d wife of Nathan

Nathan & Margaret Children's

David Andrew, Henry Harrison, Obed and Nathan K.

Roberts

Maria Louisa, Sarah J, Elizabeth

Children who died infancy of Margret & Nathan

Roberts

Nathan Sept 28, 1793 Aug 24, 1873

son of Nathan & Leah Rich Roberts Nathan 1st served in REv War, was born Dec 22, 1759 in Piladelphia, Pa at outbreak of Rev. War was living in Warwick, Buck's Co., Pa. Entered service when 16 years old under Capt. John Jamison, Lieut. James Crawford, Col Hart & Major John Beatty. Nathan Roberts 1st died June 17, 1838, Mercer Co., Pa

Nathan 2d 1st marriage to Susan Kauffman who died Aug 9, 1835 in Pa.

Cox

John W.

Cox

John W.

Mar 2, 1869 age 62 yrs 1m 21ds

born in Rock Island Co., IL

Parents of Eliza, Jospeh F., John W., Samuel K. & Eorald S. closeup

Cox

Julliett Williamson

on same stone as John W.

Wilbur

Rev. R. M. Sept 4, 1860 Vet of War of 1812

Martha S. Cleveland Oct 27, 1894

Briggs

Arthur O. Glen Oct 8, 1897-Mar 10, 1898 also has his own stone

Pearl Ledonia Sept 22, 1891 -1903

Briggs

Family name side.

Briggs

Julisus Augustus

Mary C.

Their children:

Arah Innis Foster, Thomas Lafayette, William Franklin 1882-1906, Clumbus Guy, Mary Cahtarine Lutrell 1854-1921

Higley

Henry 1820-1892 came from Ohio

Abbey, his wife 1821-1903

Brigden

"Sacred to the Memory"

William Lucian who entered rest 1888

Erected by his sons Fred, W. L., Brigden and sister A. L. Higley.

Brigden

"Sacred to the Memory"

William Lucian who entered rest 1888

Erected by his sons Fred, W. L., Brigden and sister A. L. Higley.---close-up photo two

Brigden/Higley

Henry & Abby L Brigden Higley

on same stone as William Lucian's

Brigden

where it says erected by his sons:

Fred & W. L. Brigden & sister A. L. Higley

Higley/Brigden

Showing the two stones close together.

Linn

Mary A., wife of John

Apr 26, 1819 Dec 8, 1898

Linn

Mary A., wife of John

Apr 26, 1819 Dec 8, 1898

close-up

Linn

John Aug 3, 1816--Jan 3, 1888

Linn

John Aug 3, 1816--Jan 3, 1888

close- up photo two

Linn

Libbie, wife of Taylor Jan 1, 1882 age 31yrs 3m 18ds

Taylor born in Morrow Co., Ohio Apr 1, 1849 to John Linn of Maryland. Married 1st Elizabeth Henderson, 2nd Lissie Junk.

Linn

Libbie, wife of Taylor Jan 1, 1882 age 31yrs 3m 18ds

Taylor born in Morrow Co., Ohio Apr 1, 1849 to John Linn of Maryland. Married 1st Elizabeth Henderson, 2nd Lissie Junk. close up photo two

M or H EARE???

Lucinda, wife of ??? M or H EARE

died Dec?, 1860

AGED 40 yrs 3ms 21ds

M or H EARE???

Lucinda, wife of ??? M or HEARE

died Dec?, 1860

AGED 40 yrs 3ms 21ds

close up hard to read.

?????

Francis M, son of J T & P ?????

died Oct 19, 1864 aged 1yr 8ms 1 or 7das

very hard to read stone is detorating

?????

Judst son of ? & A. Bignet???/ not last name is correct here.

died Sept. 7, 1868

this is only part of a stone and will soon be gone from here.

?????

same stone as before with Judst on it.

full view as you can see the stone is detorating rapidly and will soon be out of here.

Cole

Silas, son of A. B. & A. Jan 25, 1845 2yrs 3m 9das'

His parents were Amos Bengamon & Augusta Briggs Cole. Amos B. was school teacher, psotmaster, Justice of Peace, blacksmith & farmer in Oxford. other children:

Festus & Amos

Briggs

Corpl. Ransom S

Co D 61 Ill. Inf. 1861-1863

Ransom is the son of Danile and Rena Poenia Briggs, born in Ill. He married Maggie Shaklee & had 4 children:

Seymour, Anna, Arthur, & Bert

Briggs

Peonia Calkins wife of Daniel 1817-1906

Their 1st son Daniel Judson 1858-1938 married Nettie dau. of Wm.Creighton and Rhoda Orme Cole---burials in New Windsor Cemetery---

Briggs

Poenia wife of Daniel

Close up of stone

Briggs

Horras, son of Daniel & Poenia

July 2, 1876 age 2y 11m 21ds.

stone very weather worn & hard to read.

Briggs

Daniel Aug 30, 1863 aged 57yrs 3das

Daniel was the son of Daniel & Augusta Briggs. Daniel & his brother laid out the town of Oxford in 1839.

and look at his tombstone. someone should do something about this guy's stone. it's sinking into the ground. needs a new one here.

Briggs

Jerome, son of Daniel & Poenia Aug 25, 1845

Briggs

Daniel & Poenia's family plot.

Founders of Oxford, Henry Co., IL

Saturday, March 31, 2007 05:52:32 AM

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Daisy Lou & her twins, Callie

Daisy Lou, twins, black one is a Ram

Fern & dau. Lit'le Jac Misty in background

Snowball, all white
Brother Whether's black
Misty behind boys
Mickey & her dau., Minnie
 

 

 
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