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Brown Cemetery
(aka Shoemaker Cemetery)

The majority of these grave listings comes from the 1939 DAR recording, except where noted.

This may be the same cemetery as Woods/Salem/Shoemaker.
If it is the same cemetery, then it is located in Charleston Township, 3 miles west of Charleston, south of the "S" curve in Section 7, Township 12N, range 9E.
As of 1994, there had been no burials since 1936
(Source: "The Prairie Sleeps")

Ashmore, Infant of A.K. & E. Ashmore - b. and d. Sept 1852
Ashmore, Elvira - dau of A.K. & E. Ashmore - d. Sept 12, 1847, aged 3mo
Ashmore, James A. - son of A.K. & E. Ashmore - d. 28 Jul 1843, aged 6y, 3m, 6d

Ashmore, Joseph B - son of A.K. & E. Ashmore - d. 29 Jul 1853(?), aged 6m, 9d
Carlton, Eda Walker - dau of John & Rachel Carlton - d. 11 Jul 1870, aged 35y, 8m, 10d
Carlton, John - d. 16 Dec 1863, aged 62y, 1m, 12d
Cheney, Charles M. - son of J. & B.J.A. - b. 18 Oct 1862; d. 12 Dec 1867
Drake, Mary E. - dau of J. & L.C. - d. 21 Apr 1857, aged 2y, 8m, 21d
Dukes, Elizabeth G. - d. 5 Dec 1866, aged 6y, 20d
Flowers, Martha - wife of John - d. 5 Aug 1851, aged 43y, 2m
Gaw, Harry L. - son of J.S. - d. 17 Nov 1859, aged 2y, 3m
(Source: "The Prairie Sleeps", not in DAR reading)
Harmon, Charley - son of J. & M(?) - d. 21 Feb 1867, aged 13 days
Harmon, Jesse - d. 18 Mar 1874, aged 40y, 2d
Harman, John - son of V. & J. - d. 5 Oct 1854, aged 21y, 6m, 23d
Harmon, Julia - wife of Valentine, d. 14 Feb 1855, aged 43y, 11m, 16d
(Source: "The Prairie Sleeps", not in DAR reading)
Hawkins, Elizabeth E. - dau of F.A. & E., d. 19 Feb 1862, aged 6y, 27d
Hawkins, Eliza - wife of F.A., d. 18 Nov 1869, aged 41y, 9m, 16d
Hawkins, Emaline - wife of Harvey H., d. 30 Nov 1879, aged 68y, 10m, 2d
Hawkins, Felix - son of F.A. & E. - d. 17 Jan 1863, aged 1y, 1m
Hawkins, Harvey H. - d. 26 Sep 1872, aged 62y, 5m, 13d
Hawkins, Isaac M. - d. 4 Oct 1879, aged 31y, 9m, 8d
Hawkins, Oliver - son of F.A. & E. - d. 24 Oct 1861, aged ?yr, 7m, 15d
Hedges, Mary B. (?) - dau of R. D & P Hedges; d. 9 Sep 1851, age 7m
Hedges, Martha O. - dau of R.D. & P. Hedges, d. 13 Jan 1854, aged 22y, 8m
Hedges, Polina - wife of R.D. - d. 5 Oct 1861, aged 54y, 4m, 26d
Hedges, R.D. - d. 24 Mar 1864, aged 61y, 10m, 9d
(Source: "The Prairie Sleeps", not in DAR reading. Name is spelled "Hodges")
Hedges, Sarah P. - dau of R.D. & P - d. 21 May 1851, aged 14y, 4m
Hill, Jerome - son of J.W. & B. Hill - d. 10 July 1835, aged 1y, 6m, 3d
Huntington, F.A. - d. 17 Aug 1860, aged 23yr, 5m, 18d
Johnson, Elizabeth - d. Jul 1857, aged 6y
(Source: "The Prairie Sleeps", not in DAR reading)
Key, Ann - wife of Francis Key - d. 22(?) July 1861, aged 40y
Martin, Nancy - wife of W.B. - b. 2 Oct 1817; d. 14 Apr 1905
Martin, William B. - b. 1 Sep 1805; d. 21 Feb 1880
Martin, Charles P. - son of W.B. & N. - d. 5 May 1875, aged 19y, 10m, 4d
McAdams, Emma A. - wife of M.P. - d. 20 Dec 1878; aged 30y, 8m, 5d
McAdams, Martha - wife of M.P. - b. 19 Sep 1843, d. 9 May 1884
McClelland, Dora D. - dau of J.H. & Z.A. McClelland - d. 28 Jan 1870, aged 1yr, 1m, 25d
McClelland, Millie P. - dau of J.H. & Z.A. McClelland - d. 4 Aug 1860, aged 1m, 18d
McCloskey, W.H. - Co. B, 5th Illinois Cav.
Metcalf, G. -
(Source: "The Prairie Sleeps", not in DAR reading)
Metcalf, May - dau of J.D. & M. - d. 26 Sep 1873, aged 1y, 7m, 7d
Noble, Clair - 1869-1916
Noble, Cynthia S. - wife of Luke; b. 3 Dec 1836 in Blue Rock, Muskingum Co., OH - d. 30 May 1884
Noble, Linnie May - dau of Luke & C.A. - d. 14 Dec 1874, aged ?yr, 4m, 10d
Noble, Luke - 1828-1908
Northcott, Lyman B. - son of J.H. & C. Northcott - d. 23 Aug 1845, aged 2yr, 7m, 15d
Palmer, Iola G. - b. 29 Aug 1853; d. 12 Jan 1882
Palmer, Lucy A. - b. 3 Aug 1828; d. 9 May 1872?
Palmer, William H. - b. 20 Oct 1831; d. 29 Mar 1895
Robinson, Infant son of A.F. & E(?).M. - d. 14 Feb 1871, aged 1m
Shoemaker, Alice J., dau of J. & T., d. 11 Mar 1865, aged 5m, 13d
Shoemaker, Amanda E. - wife of J.D. - d. 18 Feb 1869, aged 33y, 4m, 29d
Shoemaker, Anna - wife of John - d. 1 Dec 1856, aged about 66yrs
Shoemaker, Benjamin - d. 1 Dec 1847, aged about 40 yrs
Shoemaker, Delila, dau of J. & T. - d. 6 Aug 1872, aged 8d
Shoemaker, Eliza - wife of John B. - d. 14 Sep 1845, aged 21y, 2d
Shoemaker, Elizabeth - wife of Benjamin - d. 9 Sep 1845, aged about 41yrs. (stone maker) J.G. Hogue, Mattoon
Shoemaker, Infant - son of Samuel and Nannie - d. 18 Apr 1870
Shoemaker, James O. - son of W. & L. - d. 13 Sep 1849, aged 2yrs
Shoemaker, John - d. 9 Dec 1843, aged about 66 yrs
Shoemaker, John B. - d. 4 Apr 1850 - aged about 35yrs
Shoemaker, Louis E. - son of O?.H. & S. - d. 18 Feb 1862, aged 3m, 26d
Shoemaker, Lucy - wife of William - d. 1 Ap 1869, aged 48yr, 10d
Shoemaker, Martha - wife of Samuel - d. 22 Oct 1863, aged 46yr, 7m, 2d
Shoemaker, Samuel - d. 8 Jan 1870, aged 55y, 7d
Shoemaker, Susan - dau of J. & A. - d. 6 Nov 1856, aged about 48 (43?) yrs
Shoemaker, Thornie, son of W & L. - d. 21 Oct 1869, aged 1yr, 1m, 24 d
Shoemaker, William F. - son of G. & M - d. 20 Sep 184?, aged 10m, 10d
Sidenstricker, Mary -
(Source: "The Prairie Sleeps", not in DAR reading. "No stone to any of these Sidenstricker graves. Mary and Syndia never married. Hugh married and had a son Harry living near Mattoon, IL")
Sidenstricker, Syndia -
(Source: "The Prairie Sleeps", not in DAR reading)
Sidenstricker, Hugh -
(Source: "The Prairie Sleeps", not in DAR reading)
Sinclair, James G. - son of W & G.A. Sinclair - d. 30 Aug 1854, aged 2y, 1m, 14d
Stump, Francis D. - son of Lewis & Susan J. Stump - d. 28 Aug 1875, aged 9y, 8m
Veach, Eliza Jane - dau of Jesse & Marie - d 21 Aug 1854, aged 17y, 3m, 10d
Veach, Jesse - b. 3 Nov 1807, d. 22 Aug 1884
Veach, John - d. 29 Jul 1874, aged 45y, 11m, 8d
Veach, John, d. 7 Jan 1840, aged 66y
Veach, Joshua, d. 18 Dec 1842, aged 33y, 5m, 26d
Veach, Maria - wife of Jesse - b. 18 Dec 1809, d. 18 Mar 1895
Veach, Melissa - dau of J. & M. - d. Aug 1835, aged 12y, 9m
Veach, Nancy - wife of John - d. 28 Jul 1848, aged 64 yrs, 4m
Veach, Sarah A. - wife of John - d. 4 Oct 1869, aged 40y, 11m, 14d
Veach, Thomas P. - son of J. & M. - d. 24 July 1871, aged 22(?) yr, 5m, 2d
Walker, Ela - dau of John & Rachel, d. 11 Jul 1870, aged 35y, 8m, 10d
(Source: "The Prairie Sleeps", not in DAR reading)
Woods, Jonathen, son of N. & E. Woods - d. 15 Mar 1836, aged 6d
Woods, George W. - d. 26 Aug 1840, aged 27yr, 10d
Woods, Nathaniel - d. 15 Mar 1836, aged 31y, 6m, 20d
(Source: "The Prairie Sleeps", not in DAR reading)




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