Jackson County, Illinois
Grizzell Cemetery aka Melville or Graff Cemetery
|(unknown)||marked w/ iron cross|
|(unknown)||William A||no dates|
|Butcher||Charles J||1871||15 Dec 1872||s/o George & Nancy E. (Grizzell) Butcher|
|Nancy Elizabeth (Grizzell)||25 Sep 1852||23 Aug 1873||1st w/o George Butcher, d/o Andrew J & Catherine Grizzell|
|Chew||Jala||25 Jan 1872||29 Jul 1872||d/o Andrew & Mahala|
|Dameron||Edward||16 May 1882|
|Sarah||10 Oct 1869||04 Dec 1902||w/o John|
|William Emery||no dates|
|E||R J||no dates||footstone possibly for Easterly|
|Lewis Anderson||23 Oct 1858||27 Nov 1919|
|Martha||1836||1917||w/o John B|
|Grizzell||Andrew Jackson||30 Jul 1815 b. KY||16 Feb 1895||h/o Catherine|
|Catherine (Stephens)||10 May 1820 b. KY||14 Jan 1890||w/o Andrew J|
|Edward S||abt 1858 b. KY||06 Aug 1865||s/o Andrew J & Catherine|
|James B||Dec 1856 b. KY||1871||s/o Andrew J & Catherine|
|McCoy||Evlin||1875||w/o W D|
|E J||21 Jan 1900*||Co A 5th IA Cav|
|Nancy J||1846||1900||w/o Frances J|
|Sheridan||22 Jun 1888||09 Apr 1919*||WWI 124th Batt FA|
|North||Thomas||no dates*||1st Sgt Co K 81st IL Inf|
|Minnie A||1866||1906||w/o Elias|
Transcription by ©Sue
Directions and History by ©Steve Grace and ©Mike Dagner
Located in Ora Township, Section 20
Grizzell Cemetery is inactive, well maintained and has easy access. A special thank you to Gale and Patsy Graver for the job they have done mowing and maintaining this cemetery. They have done this for years and receive nothing for their efforts, except personal gratification.
This cemetery was started as the family burial place of the Andrew J. Grizzell Family and grew from there. Also buried here is Rev. Caleb W. EASTERLY (known as Uncle Caleb). He was the resident Methodist Minister, known as the "Marrying Person" because he united so many couples in marriage.
Andrew Jackson Grizzell
was the son of Solomon and Nancy Grizzell, born 30 Jul 1815 in Kenton Co., KY.
He was the third child of a family of eight. He attended subscription schools in
Kenton County. At the age of twenty two he was united in marriage to Miss
Catharine Stephens on 3 Aug 1837. She was also a native of Kenton Co. They had
twelve children, nine of whom were living in 1861. They emigrated from Kentucky
to Ora Township and settled on 160 Acres which were entered by his father in
law...taken from The 1878 History of Jackson County.
Directions from Ava - Go east on Rt. 4 to Sugar Hill Road, turn north (left) and go 1 1/2 miles on Sugar Hill Road. The cemetery is the second cemetery on your right, along this road. Submitted by Andrew Butcher.
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