Above Mac Christy with his ancestors
tombstones he has dug up out of their old burial ground.
My wife and I have just returned from a trip to work on the
cemetery in Christy Township, Sumner IL.
The cemetery needed much work to get into, and the one day
there allowed us
only to clear some brush and start to identify markers to be
We plan to return to the site in late November and re-set my
William Y. Christy's monument and repair my GGG grandfather
and his wife Elisabeth Christy's markers.
The cemetery is in a farm field belonging to the Piper family
who bought the
land from the Christys in the 1870's.
Andrew Christy took up the land in 1821 and died there in
Mac Christy ENC USN (RET)