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Brockville & Selby Cemetery Listings

As posted in the Newton Press on August 24, 1887
©Transcribed by Kim Torp from original microfilm


This is a direct quote from the paper using all original spellings. They say within the article that they've omitted names, so be advised that this is not a complete listing. It was from microfilm and hard to read, so ..... as usual, try and confirm all information for yourself.
south of Hunt, IL 1/4 mile, then west 2 mile, then north, then west to cemetery.

"A Stroll in the Cemeteries"

As we turn aside from the busy cares of life and mingle with the friends we love to associate with, our fellow beings, we are caused to remember those of other days. We wander away to the Brockville burying ground, one of the oldest in the eastern part of the county, thinking that we may interest some of your many readers by giving the names of a few of the many good people who are interred there. The first persons buried there were the wife and child of John Bartley, about the year 1848. These graves are not marked. We omit most of the children only giving the names of those whom from the inscriptions are supposed to have friends or relatives in the county. The names, date of death and age of those buried there are:


Elder Jno. P. Bartley died Dec. 6, 1851, aged 63 years. This venerable man was a brother to Governor Mordeca Bartley, of Ohio, who succeeded his son Thomas to the gubernatorial office.

John Bartley, August 1, 1876 (? 1870), 52 years

Rachel, wife of James Manning, March 17, 1879, 62 years

Lucius Brown, June 27, 1871, 68 years

Alcy, wife of Lucius Brown, June 13, 1877, 69 years

Daniel Brown, May 31, 1866, 32 years

Rebecca, wife of Daniel Brown, Dec. 22, 1866, 31 years

Wiliam H. Cottingham, Oct. 25, 1880, 39 years

James Cottingham, Aug. 5 1881, 77 years.

Mary A., wife of I.B. Parr, Dec. 19, 1881, 48 years

Selemma, wife of David Brackney, Nov. 13, 1876, 33 years

Richard Brock, May 10, 1855, 55 years

Elizabeth A., wife of Thomas Chapman, June 22, 1869, 28 years

Mary, wife of Abraham Jones, July 26, 1876, 70 years

William G. Fear, Jan. 26, 1882, 62 years

Elizabeth A., wife of Benjamin Hume, April 18, 1864, 46 years

George Wm., son of William and Elvira Hume, March 27, 1866, 12 years

Peter Kimbrell, Jan. 21, 1855, 78 years

Rebecca, wife of Peter Kimbrell, Dec. 22, 1861, 87 years

Matthias Parr, Dec. 11, 1862, 66 years

Sarah C. wife of Matthias Parr, July 15, 1877, 78 years

Rebecca, daughter of I.B. and M.A. Parr, April 16, 1876, 18 years

Martha E., wife of J.E. Parr, Jan. 28, 1870, 19 years

John Blas, Oct. 20, 1859, 27 years

Benjamin Ferguson and Elizabeth, his wife, both died Sept. 6, 1858, aged 32 and 27 respectively, and lie buried in one grave.

Sanford Ferguson, Oct. 15, 1865, 34 years

Jeremiah Ferguson, March 7, 1882, 70 years

Harriett, wife of Jeremiah Ferguson, Sept 3, 1874, 64 years

Thomas B. Clayton, Oct. 7, 1881, 52 years

Rebecca, wife of T.B. Clayton. March 31, 1882, 51 years, suicided by hanging

Malinda Casey, May 16, 1873, 58 years

Benjamin Ferguson, Jan. 11, 1860, 69 years

Nancy, wife of Benjamin Ferguson, Oct. 22, 1866, 72 years

Sarah E., wife of J.F. Madden, 23 years

William Welch, Nov. 18, 1872, 26 years

Israel Benifield, Jan. 8, 1873, 66 years

Sarah, wife of Israel Benifield, Jan. 24, 1873, 64 years

Daniel and Hiram Benifield, twins, occupy one grave. The former died in the army, Sept. 30, 1864, aged 25 years; the latter was killed in an affray in St. Marie township at a horse race by John Pargeon, Sept. 18, 1867, aged 28 years.

Thomas G__ling, Feb. 15, 1859, 51 years.

Margarett, wife of William B. Bennett, April 1, 1863, 29 years

Laura C., wife of Washington Chapman, March 15, 1870, 21 years

Caroline, wife of George Woehl, March 21, 1879, 34 years.



In the Selby graveyard, two miles south of this, lie the remains of the following named old friends, whom many of your readers will remember:

Hasty Selby, May 6, 1854, 57 years

Laban Selby, March 16, 1856, 34 years

Joseph J. Selby, June 5, 1854, 33 years

Sarah, wife of James H. Dixon, June 6, 1857, 32 years

Priscilla, wife of Milton Sims, April 26, 1861, 26 years

Martissia, wife and Marto, daughter of Aaron Harlan, died Aug. 13, 1858, aged 45 and 21 years, respectively, buried in one grave.

Elder A.C. Lewis, March 14, 1866, 58 years

John M., son of A.C. and Nancy Lewis, was accidentally killed by a runaway team which he was driving to a harrow, a tooth of which struck him in the forehead over the right eye passing through the head, causing death instantly. His age was 11 years.


Other Burials in Brockville Cemetery
south of Hunt, IL 1/4 mile, then west 2 mile, then north, then west to cemetery.

Armstrong, J.E. - d. 1891 (src #10)
Alexander, Woodrow Wilson, b. 11 Feb. 1917 Hunt, IL; d. 24 Mar. 1917 Hunt, IL. (src. #29)
Bartley, Mary Catherine - b. 5 Feb. 1831 IN; d. 2 Oct. 1916 Ste. Marie, IL. (src. #29)
Benefield, Daniel - d. 1864 - Civil War, co. L., 5th Ill Cav (src #10)
Bowers, David - c. 1921. Veteran of Civil War , Co. K, 38th ILL Inf (src #10)
Brinson, James Harvey, b. 27 Apr. 1830 Shelby Co., IN; d. 5 Feb. 1916 Willow Hill, IL. (src. #29) (same as Bronson, J.H.?)
Bronson, J.H., - d. 1916, Veteran of Mexican War, Ind. Inf. (src #10) (same as Brinson, James Harvey?)
Brooks, Martha Catherine (Wilson) Cramer - 1922-1998 (wife of #1 Louis Cramer #2 Ralph Brooks - src #88)
Byerly, Godfrey - d. 1913, Veteran of Mexican War, Co. A, 5 Bt. Ohio Cav (src #10)
Carpenter, Frank Ralph - 1897-1982 (src #88)
Carpenter, Rosa C. - 1896-1943 (dau of Thomas & Katherine Wilson; wife of Frank - src #88)
Chapman, Elizabeth A. Wilson - b. 6 May 1841; d. 22 June 1869
(src #26)
Chapman, Ida Robinson - b. 12 Jan. 1874, d. 25 June 1898
(src #26)
Chapman, Sarah (nee Metz) - b.7-14 1853; d. 12-8-1928
(wife of Henry Metz... src #27)
Chapman, Sidney - died 1964 (src #88)
Chapman, Susie A. - 1899-1975 (dau of Thomas & Katherine Wilson; wife of Sidney - src #88)
Clark, Rosa E. - b. Dec. 23, 1872, d. Dec. 20, 1899. (src #4)
Cramer, Louis B. - 1911-1962 (src #88)
Daughtery, Campbell Capt.. - d. April 1891, aged 67. Veteran of Civil War, Ind. (src #10 & N.P. obit)
Foltz, David - d. 1896, Veteran of Civil War, Ind. (src #10)
Halterman, Roy - d. Jan 14, 1919 - WWI, Pvt,Co. 16 of the 1651 Depo Brig. (src #10)
Hilton, G.W. - d. 1912. Pvt., Co. K, 51st VA Infantry, Confederate (src #10)
Isley, F.G. - d. 1911, Civil War, Co. A, 123 Ind. (src #10)
Leffler, Minnie Bell - b. in Decatur Co., IN 23 November 1867, d. 1 November 1883 in Willlow Hill Township. [N.P. obit]
Maples, George Henry - b. Oct. 19, 1899; d. Dec. 26, 1918 of influenza-pneumonia
McCoy, C.C. - d. 1883, Civil War, Co. E, 123 ILL (src #10)
Metz, Henry - 8-9-1850; d. 4-16-1894 (src #27)
Metz, Meda Adaline - (
daughter of Henry and Sarah Metz Chapman; burned to death at age 7...src#27)
Moran, Kenneth - b. Sept 04, 1918 in Metcalf, Edgar Co., IL; d. Dec 13, 1986 in Dade City, FL. (src #11)
Moran, Jewel (nee Chapman) - b. August 20, 1922; d. February 25, 1958 (wife of Kenneth Moran)
(src #11)
Moran, Joanna (nee Ferguson) - b. Bet. March - April 1864 in Jasper CO., IL; d. June 12, 1885 (wife of William Moran)
(src #11)
Moran, Mary L. - b. Dec 12 1864; d. May 17, 1908 wife of Wm Moran
(src #11)
Moran, William - b. August 08, 1858 in NY [or at SEA, ON WAY TO U.S.]; d. January 11, 1928 in Hunt City, Jasper Co., IL (death certificate and tombstone says b. 1858, marriage record says b. 1859)
(src #11)
Musgrove, Perry - d. 1923, Spanish-American War (src #10)
Parr, Mathis - d. 1862; War of 1812. Ind. (src #10)
Robinson, Henry G. - d. 1898. Mexican War, Co. I, 1 ILL (src #10)
Robinson, W.B. - Civil War, Pvt. Co. D, 7th ILL (src #10)
Rook, Frank - d. 1906; Civil War, Co. B, 20th ILL (src #10)
Welsh, W.V. - d. 1872; Civil War, Co. K, 38th ILL (src #10)
Wilson, Artemigia - 1872 (dau of Thomas & 1st wife Elizabeth (Hawes) Wilson 4 months old - src #88)
Wilson, Clara Edith (McKimmy) 1893-1954 (daughter of Andrew & Martha; wife of William - src #88)
Wilson, Clella May - 1919-1921 (daughter of William & Clara - src #88)
Wilson, Delila (Hartman) - 1813-1896 (wife of Greenup - src #88)
Wilson, Flossie K. (Cramer) - 1915-1986 (wife of Victor - src #88)
Wilson, Greenup Moore - b. in Kentucky Sep 8, 1811; d. July or August 1892, aged 80 years old. (new info added: son of John & Margaret (Stevenson) Wilson and middle name of "Moore" - src #88)
Wilson, Katherine (Barker) - 1861-1935 (dau of Anthony & Catherine (Sager) Barker - src #88)
Wilson, Lizzie A. - 1880 (daughter of Joseph A.& N.A. Wilson 1 month old - src #88)
Wilson, Lola G. - 1883 (daughter of Thomas W. & Mary A. (Rogers) Wilson 8 months old - src #88)
Wilson, Mary A. (Rogers) - 1883 (#2 wife of Thomas W. Wilson 31 years old - src #88)
Wilson, Thomas William - 1847-1916 (son of Greenup Moore & Delila (Hartman) Wilson - src #88)
Wilson, Victor M. - 1917-1982 (son of William & Clara - src #88)
Wilson, William Henry - 1888-1952 (son of Thomas William & Katherine (Barker) Wilson - src #88)


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