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!

Still in the process of putting names by these photos. You have treat on the Oxford Cemetery as I have a copy of the cemetery listings and have put some of their extra info on this page and previous page. Need a break right at the moment. been working two days non stop and still have the St. John's to name too.

   

 

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.

 

Chamberlain

Libbie, daughter of John & Mary

Chamberlain

Libbie, dau of John & Mary

Closeup

Chamberlain

John & Mary's

Chamberlain

Mary, wife of J

Chamberlain

J.

Chamberlain

Mary

second photo

Van Horne

John Van Horne

Ohio PVT. 1 US ART.

Oct 23, 1889--Mexican War Vet

Calkins

Anson July 20, 1895 76 yr 8m 6d

5th child of Elijah & Philena Coleman Calkins

Born Austerlitz, Columbus Co., NY

Founder of the town of ALPHA IN 1872.

Huldah G Griffin, Nov 8, 1915 83yr 3m 20ds

dau of John & Mary Hoag Griffin

HAD 9 children:

Mira P., Mary E., James B., John F., and Winfield

four children died infancy.

Calkins

Anson & Huldah

closeup second photo

Calkins

Orlo E., Mar 18, 1864 3y 6m 15da

son of Anson & Huldah

Wilkinson

Mary E, Dau of L H & L

Jan 15, 1863 1m 16ds

Borthwick

George N. son of Andrew & Sally

May 12, 1856; 23yrs 20das

Evitt

Our Father & Mother

side

Evitt

Our Father & Mother

Rolland B. front of sotne

Evitt

Rolland B. April 14, 1885 47yrs 4m 28da

Evitts

Rolland, 1837-1885

this is a new stone for one previous same gentleman

Evitts

Mary P. 1843-1923

newer stone

Eagel

Emma E., daughter

1864-1937

Borthwick

Annice I, dau of O & M. T. Feb 25, 1864

stone is lying against another one.

Borthwick

Ernest E. son of O & M T.

Mar 19, 1864 stone lying on ground

Kelly

Laird, his family stone,

Civil War stone behind this one.

Kelly

Corpl. Laird

Civil War stone

Co M US Cav

Kelly

Laird's two stones together

Kelly

Nancy, Apr 13, 1864 age 50yrs 8m 18ds

Boyd

Irwin

Paul

Bundy

Harriet Elvina, dau of Edwin & Celinda L.

Apr 18, 1854 8m 5ds

awful pretty stone & well preserved.

Bean

Frankey E., son of E. L & M

Jan 31, 1861 2yrs 9ms 11ds

Woods

James Jan 14, 1861 80yrs 11m 6d

Veteran of War Of 1812

Needs new stone can get a government one for free.

Help!!!!

Bean

Florence J. Aug 12, 1853 1yr 2m 22das

James P. Aug 13, 1853 1yr 2m 22 das

children of L. & M. Bean

Bean

Carrie A. dau of L S & M

Jan 31, 1861 2yrs 9ms

Woods

James Francis, son of M & A

Aug 15, 1853 1y 6m

Woods

Infant Son of M & A July 2, 1853 2 days

Elliot

Charles S. Plot

Edwards

W. Alfred

Edwards

Winifred, dau

Elliott

Charles 1833-1881

Mary, His wife 1835-1914

Mary E., dau Mar 16, 1876 9m 27ds

Edwards

Nancy J.

Woodburn

Julia, dau of S. W & I Woodburn

Sept 20, 1873 10ms 20ds

Woodburn

Julia, dau of S. W & I Woodburn

Sept 20, 1873 10ms 20ds

Closeup

Seamans

Hennietta J. dau of W M & E Seamans

May 25, 1856 1m 18ds

Henderson

Juliet Annie, dau of J & E

Aug 4, 1876 12y 8m 5ds

Henderson

Juliet Annie, dau of J & E

Aug 4, 1876 12y 8m 5ds

closeup

Cox

Josie, dau of E S & H E

Mar 16, 1886-Apr 30, 1892

Cox

Josie

close-up

Meadowrs

Ann, wife of B. Meadowrs

Apr 26, 1861 35yrs

little hard to read blacken with age

Clark

Eld. John

Cox

Sarah, Wife of someone can't read this one

too weather worn.

Cox

Sarah D. dau. 3yrs

Cox

David R.

Oct 16, 1840 1mo 8ds

Cox

Family plot

Chase

In Memory of Abner Chase

April 6, 1850 19yr 9m 6ds

this was made by his father who was a blacksmith in New Windsor

Chase

Abner's another view

Chase

Abner's another view

Pretty cool and to have lasted so long.

Shroyer

Johanna W. 1844-1887

William H 1846-1918

?????

two children's name on stone almost buried in the ground. hard to read. click on it to open in own window for a better view

??????

same one as before this one trying another angle

Ferguson

Leonades son of J. M. & M. C.

sinking into the ground.

Shull

David's family Plot

Shull

Mary, wife of

by the big Shull stone. lying on ground and will eventually become covered.

Shull

Warren W.

Shull

Shows how Mary's stone is lying flat.

Surpluss

Mary D., wife

Surpluss

Mary D., wife second photo

Barkdall

John

Saturday, March 31, 2007 02:30:56 PM

What I do with my daughter in my spare time.

Our Sheep!!!! & Our Barnyard!!!

Daisy Lou & her twins, Callie & little Ram

March 7, 2007

Daisy Lou, twins, black one is a Ram

Daisy Lou's twins & Minnie

Daisy Lou's Twins

My daughter's main Ewe

 

 
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