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CLARK CEMETERY
AKA CHAMBLISS
WEBBER TWP
Walked and transcribed by: RUSS WIELT
June 18, 1999
Photos Submitted By: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson & Cindy Ford
July 6, 2003
The grass was a bit tall but we walked over every inch of this cemetery and did not find any more stones other than what are listed



History

The Clarks met the Chambliss family during their journey to Tennessee from Virginia. The Clark family camped along the way in a covered wagon or by a campfire. One morning, they did not have any hot coals for their fire. The Clarks sent their son, Jesse, to a nearby house to retrieve some coals. Opening the door was Mary Chambliss, the prettiest girl Jesse ever saw. (Mary Chambliss was the sister of Joseph James, Chambliss Sr..) The Clark family and Chambliss family became friends. The Chambliss' decided to move to Tennessee with the Clark's. Jesse Clark and Mary Chambliss were married in Tennessee. After Mary's death, Jesse Clark married Sarah "Sally" (Connell) Chambliss, Mary's sister-in-law. Sarah (Connell) Chambliss was married to Joseph James, Sr. Chambliss who died in February of 1845 from pneumonia in Tennessee. Jesse Clark and Sarah (Connell) Chambliss were married June 15, 1850 in Robertson County, Tennessee. Jesse and Sarah (Connell) Clark and children moved to Jefferson County, Illinois on Apri1 21, 1856. Sarah Clark's mother, "Granny" Sarah Connell, came to Illinois with them. The family settled near Puncheon Creek.

(The above information was taken from family records of Susy (Chambliss) Webb and Grace Marlowe.)

The Clark Cemetery is the final resting place for many of the early family members for the Clark and Chambliss' families. Ray and Susy (Chambliss) Webb, daughter of Joseph J. Chambliss Jr.; Wilroy and Vivian (Chambliss) Byars; Emerson and Moneda (Chambliss) Hawkins; Glen and Doris (Chambliss) Stirewalt and Margaret (Webb) Meador would take care of the cemetery. (Vivian, Moneda and Doris are the granddaughters of Joseph J. Chambliss Jr.. Margaret Meador is the niece of Ray Webb.)

Ray and Susy Webb, at their deaths, left a trust fund for the up keep ofthe cemetery. They choose Vivian Byars and Margaret Meador as the executors. Shortly after the TB Sanitarium closed, Margaret Meador moved to California leaving Vivian Byars as the sole executor. Now, the cemetery is being taken care by Vivian's daughter, Glenda (Byars) Bradford, and her family.

The handwritten plot record was in Susy (Chambliss) Webb's personal items that Vivian (Chambliss) Byars received at her death. It's not known at this time who wrote the plot record. It does not appear to be Susy Webb's handwriting.
Submitted By: Julie Lusby March 2006



*May not be a complete listing*


CHAMBLISS, CHARLIE -- 1900 -- 1901
CHAMBLISS, LAURA M. -- SEPT.17, 1859 -- FEB.20,1907
CHAMBLISS, Joseph J. -- MAY 24,1845 -- JAN.1,1935
CHAMBLISS, MATILDA J. -- 1851 -- 1884
CHAMBLISS, INFANT -- NO DATES
CHAMBLISS INFANT -- NO DATES -- BABY OF J.J.
CHAMBLISS?, LELA -- NO DATES
CHAMBLISS, HATTIE -- NO DATES
CHAMBLISS, IRVIN -- 1889
CHAMBLISS, SARAH -- JULY 17,1860
CHAMBLISS, RUFUS -- AUG.8,1974
CHAMBLISS, MARY -- DEC.6,1876
CHAMBLISS, LEOTA -- MAR.13,1877
CHAMBLISS, LEWIS -- MAR.21,1877
CHAMBLISS, WILLIE H. -- JAN.11,1888
CHILTON -- NO DATES
CHILTON -- NO DATES
CHILTON -- NO DATES
CHILTON, J.B
CLARK, FRONIA -- JUNE 28,1854 -- 1889
Clark, James J. -- 5-22-1828 -- 2-20-1888
CLARK, Jesse M. -- APR.2,1804 -- 5-28-1872
CLARK, JOSEPH JESSE -- NOV.3,1855
CLARK, WILLIAM A. -- 2-16-1860 -- 2-4-1863 -- s/o J.J.&M.F.
CLARK, M.F. -- MAY 9,1839 -- w/o J.J.
CLARK, DELLA -- AUG.19,1870 -- NOV.2,1888
footstone -- d/o J.J.&M.F.
footstone
CONNELL GRANNY -- NO DATES -- AGE 97
MAXEY, H.T. -- NO DATES
MITCHELL, CHARLES -- NO DATES
PULLIAM MILDRED G. -- JAN.5,1882 -- FEB.5,1945
SUMMERS, MARTHA -- AUG.25,1833
Unknown, Mother
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown, Mother
WINTERS, ISSAC
WINTERS, JOHN
WINTERS?

Plot Map

SOUTH

12   B J V GG    
11     K W HH    
10     L X II    
9   E     M Y JJ   W
8   A   C N Z KK   E
7   S   D O AA LL   S
6   T   E P BB MM PP T
5   F Q CC NN    
4 A G R DD OO    
3   H S EE      
2   I T FF      
1     U        

NORTH


PLOT #

NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

COMMENT

A. Charles Mitchell      
B. Flora A. Beck 9-11-1902 In Infancy Unmarked Grave
C. Mildred G. Pulliam 1-5-1882 2-5-1945  
D. Laura M. Chambliss 9-17-1859 2-20-1907  
E. J. J. Chambliss 5-24-1845 1-1-1935  
F. Matilda "Till" Chambliss 1851 Oct. 1884  
G. Sophronia "Fronia" Clark 6-28-1854 1889  
H. Charlie Chambliss B&D 1-24-1900 s/o J.J. Chambliss
I. H. T. Maxey Infant    
J. Nora D. Daniel 1902 2-14-1903 Unmarked Grave
K. Infant Chilton     c/o Doc Chilton
L. Infant Chilton     c/o Doc Chilton
M. Infant Chilton     c/o Doc Chilton
N. Infant Chambliss B&D 8-26-1882 d/o J.J. Chambliss
O. Twin Infant Chambliss 7-19-1876 1876 c/o J. J. Chambliss
P. Lela Chambliss     c/o J. J. Chambliss
Q. Hattie Chambliss     c/o J. J. Chambliss
R. Irvin Chambliss 11-29-1888 1889 s/o J. J. Chambliss
S. Chilton     c/o G. B. Chilton
T. Chilton     c/o G. B. Chilton
U. Chilton     c/o G. B. Chilton
V. Infant Clark     Unmarked Grave
W. Emeline Galin 1838   2nd wife/o James M. Clark Unmarked Grave
X. Elizabeth Clark 1809 1873 w/o James M. Clark Unmarked Grave
Y. James M. Clark 1811 3-21-1904 Unmarked Grave
Z. Jesse M. Clark 4-2-1804 5-1872  
AA. Sarah Clark 1820 7-17-1860 w/o Joseph Chambliss & Jesse Clark
BB. Sarah "Granny" Connell 1780 1877  
CC. Rufus Chambliss 2-7-1873 8-8-1874 s/o Wiley Chambliss
DD. Mary Chambliss 6-19-1876 12-6-1876 d/o Wiley Chambliss
EE. Leota Chambliss 2-4-1875 3-18-1877 d/o Wiley Chambliss
FF. Louis Chambliss 9-27-1870 3-22-1877 s/o Wiley Chambliss
GG. Martha Winters 7-24-1833 Unknown d/o Jesse Clark
HH. Issac Winters     Husb/o Martha Unmarked Grave
II. John Winters      
JJ. Joseph Winters      
KK. Issac Winters Infant    
LL. William A. Clark 2-16-1860 2-4-1868 s/o J. J. Clark
MM. J. J. Clark 5-22-1828 2-20-1888  
NN. M. M. Fannie (Winters) Clark 1836 1914 w/o J. J. Clark
OO. Willis Chambliss B&D 1-11-1888 s/o Wiley Chambliss
PP. Della Clark 8-19-1870 11-2-1888 d/o J. J. Clark


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