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Wells Cemetery

Coles County, Illinois

Located in Sec 6, T12, R11. Fenced-in area 2 ½ miles south of Ashmore

This information comes from a reading by Mrs. Grace Ashmore of Oakland, IL


COX, Charles M. .............................................. "Killed in Battle at Fort Donaldson Tenn., 2/14/1862 Aged 26 yrs, 3 mos, 27ds" (Civil War Corp., Co. C, 8 ILL Inf)

COX, Ellis (son of A. & L.)...........................b. 1840; d. 12/25/1859; age 19

MAXEY, Judy (buried under a crypt)............d. 11/8/1871

MAXEY, Alice N. (infant dau of S.M. & M.A.).... d. 6/13/1871

REA, Granville..............................................d. 1862 (Civil War Sgt C. C, 8 ILL Inf)

ROBERTS, Nathan H...................................b. 1813; d. 4/18/1857

ROBERTS, Jane E. (wife of M.H.)................b. 1819; d. 11/17/1854

SUBLET, James............................................b. 1786; d. 8/6/1844; (War of 1812)

SUBLET, Sally (wife of J.)............................b. 1793; d. 9/9/1815

SUBLET, Colvit.............................................

SUBLET, Rosannah E. (wife of C).................b. 1838; d. 4/26/1864

SUBLET, Judith.............................................b. 1789; d. 10/20/1813

TURNER, Geo. M. (son of T. & M.A.).........d. 9/18/1857

WILEY, Eli....................................................b. 1773; d. 1853 (War of 1812)

WILEY, Elizabeth (nee SEAL).......................b. 1780; d. 1855

WILEY, John.................................................

WILEY, Ruth (wife of J.)................................b. 1801; d. 12/25/1846

WILEY, Eliz. (dau of J. & R.).........................b. 1834; d. 9/20/1838

WILEY, Samuel.............................................b. 1804; d. 12/13/1853

WILEY, Hester Ann (wife of Sam)..................b. 1808; d. 9/9/1857

There is supposed to be an unknown Confederate soldier buried in this cemetery. As the story goes, a trainload of soldiers came through this area and one soldier jumped off the train, injuring himself severely enough to eventually die of his injuries.



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