Jackie Sapp Cemetery

Pleasant Hill Township
Pike County IL

Contributed by Kathy Robinson
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Transcribed by Rosemary Reeves
Many bodies were moved to Crescent Heights after 1871, many without headstones.
This was the original burial place for Pleasant Hill.

Sapp Cemetery is on the bluff to the right when traveling northwest from Pleasant Hill to Atlas on Hwy 96. It was one of the first burial grounds for the early settlers of the Bayville (now extinct) and Fairfield (later Pleasant Hill) area.

The village of Fairfield was laid out in 1836 by Eli & Charles Hubbard and John McMullen. The village's name was later changed to "Pleasant Hill" when another town in Illinois was found to already have the name of Fairfield.

The original road to Pleasant Hill traveled along the bluff near Sapp Cemetery and entered the town on the "hill" near where the Harman House Museum exists today. After the Sny Island Drainage District completed their project to drain the "bottom" lands along the Mississippi, the town slowly started spreading out down the hill and into the previously marshy "bottom" land. The bluff road was no longer used and a new road was completed - now Hwy 96.

The cemetery had fallen into disrepair through the years and was no longer used for burials after Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill was opened around 1871. The tombstones had broken and become buried with time and none were still standing. Blackberry bushes and brush had taken over a large part of the cemetery. With the permission of the landowners and patience of the neighbors, a restoration was started in 2013 and slowly the brush is being cleared and the tombstones are being found, repaired and re-set.

Many of the graves were marked with large field stones and bear no inscription.

The oldest tombstone is that of Elizabeth Tolbert who was buried in 1830.

Sapp Cemetery is the final resting place for many of the pioneers who settled in the Pleasant Hill area and were instrumental in the development of the village of Pleasant Hill. Many were soldiers in the War of 1812, as well as the Civil War.

NAME BIRTH DEATH SPOUSE PARENTS
AVERETT, Erastus Elisha 12 Dec 1858 12 Mar 1859   George Washington Gill and Nancy Ann (Turnbaugh) Averett
AVERETT, Infant Female       John and Rebecca (Hubbard) Averett Jr.
AVERETT, Jeanette Hamilton (Gill) 05 Dec 1786 20 Nov 1855 John Averett  
AVERETT, John
Biography
29 Apr 1780 19 Apr 1847 Jeanette Hamilton Gill  
BARNETT, Eliza Rebecca 13 Mar 1858 22 Aug 1858   Orville Walker and Maryette (Curtis) Barnett
BARNETT, Orville Walker 14 Aug 1831 20 Aug 1868 Maryette Curtis Joseph Jr. and Rebecca (Cannon) Barnett
BARTON, Baby Male 17 Aug 1762 17 Aug 1762   William M. and Mary Jane (Doman) Barton
BARTON, Baby Boy 07 Oct 1782 07 Oct 1782   William M. and Mary Jane (Doman) Barton
BARTON, Jennie 13 Mar 1870 14 Apr 1871   William and Mary Jane (Doman) Barton
Her name is also listed on the side of their tombstone at Crescent Heights Cem., Pleasant Hill, Pike Co, IL
BARTON, Rebecca (Holland) 10 Aug 1796 03 Oct 1856 Thomas Amos Barton William and Ann (Weyman) Holland
BARTON, Rebecca   1842   Thomas & Rebecca Barton
Not found by Kathy Robinson
BARTON, Thomas Amos
Memorial Tribute
1794 01 Aug 1862 Rebecca Holland  
BARTON, Uriah Holland 14 Feb 1828 29 Mar 1858 Mary Jane Dodge Thomas Amos and Rebecca (Holland) Barton
BENNET, Effie R. 27 Aug 1860 14 Oct 1862   Ephraim T. and Mary Cornelia (Dodge) Bennet
BENNEET, Mary Cornelia (Dodge) 12 Jul 1831 18 Apr 1863 Ephraim T. Bennet Ezra and Sarah (Hendrix) Dodge
BLACKBURN, William H. 05 Apr 1816 22 Apr 1865 Catherine T. Civil War-Co I 18th Reg. Vol
Died at Camp Butler, Illinois.
BRANT, Nancy (Cain) 23 May 1824 10 Dec 1863 John L. Brant  
COLLARD, John 22 Apr 1784 18 Jun 1818 Lydia Cannon Joseph Collard
COLLARD, John Jasper 07 Sep 1817 22 Mar 1874 Mary Elizabeth Barton John and Lydia (Cannon) Collard
COLLARD, Laura Ann 05 Oct 1866 22 Oct 1866   John Jasper and Mary Elizabeth (Barton) Collard
COLLARD, Lydia Rebecca 21 Sep 1841 12 Apr 1843   John Jasper and Mary Elizabeth (Barton) Collard
COLLARD, Mary Elizabeth (Barton) 16 Apr 1824 18 Jan 1867 John Jasper Collard Thomas Amos and Rebecca (Holland) Barton
COVINTON, Elizabeth 04 Nov 1826 10 Apr 1864    
DODGE, Abigail 1829 1862 Francis Ezra Dodge Joseph A. and Lucinda (Lewis) Dodge
DODGE, Holland 22 Jan 1837 20 Sep 1862   Ezra Francis III and Sarah Armenia (Hendricks) Dodge
DODGE, Seabried   16 Jun 1844   Ezra and Sarah (Hendricks) Dodge
DUNAVAN, Rachel Rebecca (Barnett) 26 Jan 1834 29 Mar 1862 James Madison Donovan Joseph J. and Rebecca (Cannon) Barnett
Husband died & buried at Corinth MS 23 Feb 1863
FOSTER, Christopher 20 Mar 1809 25 Mar 1859 Ellen Craigmiles  
FOSTER, Ellen (Craigmiles) 1811 16 Mar 1855 Christopher Foster  
GRAVES, Nellie 09 Nov 1872 03 Feb 1873   J.M. and M.E. Graves
GREGORY, George W. 21 Jun 1818 17 Sep 1857 Margaret Mitchell
Mary E. Stone
 
GREGORY, Margaret Mitchell 02 May 1827 17 Sep 1850 George W. Gregory  
GRESHAM, George W. 12 Nov 1827 19 Jan 1856 Cordelia Barnett James Lewis and Elenor (Tannehill) Grisham
GRESHAM, James Lewis 13 Aug 1796 05 Mar 1854 Elenor Tannehill
1 Feb 1821 (Christian KY)
 
GRESHAM, John W. 1 Apr 1825 27 Feb 1871   J. M. T. History says moved to Crescent Heights
HINKLE, Isaac 21 Mar 1813 24 Nov 1865    
HOLLAND, Uriah 16 Aug 1794 25 Jun 1855   William and Ann (Weyman) Holland
HUBBARD, Joseph A. 06 Oct 1793 11 May 1849 Lucinda Lewis
25 Dec 1827 Lincoln MO
 
HUBBARD, Lucinda Lewis 09 Dec 1808 14 Sep 1853 Joseph A. Hubbard Samuel Hardin and Mary (Walker) Hubbard
JACKSON, Charles H. 05 Feb 1843 07 Mar 1860   Wm. Francis and Elizabeth (Lesiman) Jackson
JACKSON, Edmond 13 Jan 1822 14 Oct 1854 Sarah Jane Thompson Francis William and Lucinda (Beasley) Jackson
JACKSON, Elizabeth 30 Jan 1832 12 Feb 1853   Francis William and Lucinda (Beasley) Jackson
JACKSON, Formand 1822 1854    
JACKSON, Francis William 23 Nov 1791 06 Nov 1851 Lucinda Beasley  
JACKSON, George 18 Jul 1816 11 Feb 1854 Rebecca Miller Francis Wm. and Lucinda (Beasley) Jackson
JACKSON, Ida 05 Dec 1865 08 Apr 1866   Wm. and M.C. Jackson
JACKSON, James F. 08 Dec 1862 21 Dec 1862   Wm. and M.C. Jackson
JACKSON, Lucinda (Beasley) 16 May 1798 03 Nov 1863 Francis William Jackson  
JACKSON, Lucinda 09 Jul 1826 28 Sep 1848   Francis Wm. and Lucinda (Beasley) Jackson
JACKSON, Madison 10 Dec 1830 30 Apr 1864   Francis Wm. and Lucinda (Beasley) Jackson
JACKSON, Margaret 20 Apr 1861 29 Mar 1864   Francis Wm. & M. C. Jackson
JACKSON, Rebecca (Miller) 1819 1853 George Jackson  
JACKSON, Thomas 03 Jun 1818 26 Feb 1847   Francis Wm. and Lucinda (Beasley) Jackson
JACKSON, William Francis 26 May 1820 26 Apr 1866 Elizabeth Jane Lesiman
Amanda Catherine Dunaven
Francis William and Lucinda (Beasley) Jackson
JACKSON, William 06 Nov 1845 15 Mar 1864   Wm. Francis and Eliza Jane (Leisman) Jackson
JOHNSON, Cynthia Ann (Jackson) 19 Jun 1824 28 Aug 1851 Hanson Johnson Francis Wm. and Lucinda (Beasley) Jackson
McLAIN, Absolom 1805 20 Nov 1864 Cynthia Sapp  
McLAIN, Abslom 15 Dec 1851 10 Apr 1856   William A. and Nancy (Turnbaugh) McLain
McLAIN, Cynthia (Sapp) 1805 1855 Alsalom McLain John and Susan (McMullen) Sapp
McLAIN, Emily 1856 20 Aug 1867   W. A. & N. A. McLain
McLEAN, Mary Eleanor (Wells) 24 Dec 1833 05 Jan 1868 William McLean  
MULLEN, Sarah E. 01 May 1852 16 Sep 1859   Thomas and Mary Ann (Ruyle) Mullen
PORTER, George Averett       Elbridge and Mary Averett
RAY, Sarah A. 12 Feb 1860 05 Mar 1861   R.M.P. and Mary (Galloway) Ray
SANDFEUR, Infant Son 14 Oct 1866 23 Nov 1866   John A. and Nancy A. (Humphries) Sandfeur
SANDFEUR, James 1861 1865   James & Nancy Sandefur
SANDFEUR, Marcellus 14 Dec 1863 17 Oct 1868   John A. and Nancy A. (Humphries) Sandfeur
SANDFEUR, Nancy 27 May 1844 15 Jun 1869 John A. Sandefur  
SAPP, Catherine 30 Jan 1841 25 Jul 1871 John Sapp Charles and Christine (Windmiller) Zerenburg
SAPP, Jacob 18 Nov 1797 28 Feb 1867 Nancy Miller John and Susan (McMullen) Sapp
SAPP, John 07 Mar 1783 07 Nov 1861 Susan McMullen  
SAPP, Mary Frances 30 May 1864 01 Jan 1868   John and Catherine (Zerenburg) Sapp
SAPP, Susan (McMullen) 1763 17 Mar 1866 John Sapp d. at age 103?
SINKLEAR, Lydia (Cannon) 04 Nov 1791 12 Sep 1869 John Collard
Newton Collard
Isaac Thurman
Jehu Sinkleary
James and Rachel (Stack) Cannon
STACK, Karen (McGlasson) 01 Nov 1939 26 Feb 2015   Virgal and Frances (Duff) McGlasson
TAYLOR, Edward 04 Apr 1863 23 Jun 1864   Edward and Martha (Jackson) Taylor
TAYLOR, Madison 04 Apr 1863 23 Jul 1864   Edward and Martha (Jackson) Taylor
THURMAN, Isaac Littleton 1793 1851 Lydia Cannon John and Mary (Little) Thurman
TOLBERT, Elizabeth (McMullen) 1799 03 Jul 1830 W. Tolbert  
TOLES, Mary 1864 08 Dec 1865   Wm. G. and Margaret E. Toles
WALKER, Baby 07 Sep 1858 18 Oct 1858   Francis Marion and Mary Elizabeth (Fesler) Walker
WALKER, Nellie 1865 1868   Francis Marion and Mary Elizabeth (Fesler) Walker
WARD, Susan (Gregory) 06 Feb 1847 17 Mar 1868 William Henry Ward George W. and Margaret (Mitchell) Gregory