Jackson County, Illinois

Grizzell Cemetery aka Melville or Graff Cemetery

(unknown)       marked w/ iron cross
(unknown) John A   1865  
(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  
  Ira   no dates  
  Sarah 10 Oct 1869 04 Dec 1902 w/o John
  William Emery   no dates  
E R J   no dates footstone possibly for Easterly
Easterly Caleb W 1821 1893 (minister)
  Lewis Anderson 23 Oct 1858 27 Nov 1919  
G C     footstone
G J B     footstone
Gibbs John B 1836 1924  
  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
Henson Delilah 1846 1920  
  W R 1852 1912  
Kuehn Andrew 1903 1908  
McCoy Evlin 1875   w/o W D
  W D 1873 1918  
Melville Alexander 1883 1919  
  E J   21 Jan 1900* Co A 5th IA Cav
  Ellen 1873 1874  
  Frances J 1841 1900  
  Frank J 1875 1942  
  Nancy J 1846 1900 w/o Frances J
  Sheridan 22 Jun 1888 09 Apr 1919* WWI 124th Batt FA
Mifflin Elba D 1891 1893  
  Elma 1890 1890  
  J P 1861    
North Thomas   no dates* 1st Sgt Co K 81st IL Inf
Reiman (infant) 1903 1903  
Ward Elias 1863    
  Minnie A 1866 1906 w/o Elias

Transcription by ©Sue Reed
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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