Headwoodriver Cemetery - Macoupin
Information from Debbi Geer:
Headwoodriver Cemetery is located about a 1/4 mile west of Rust Road on the Moulton Road. The Moulton Road is directly across from the Catholic Springs Road where the two meet at IL 159 about 1/2 mile north of the Macoupin-Madison county line.
Debbi writes, "The WPA project says that there is not any military veteran buried there but I suspect that there is one, that being Abraham Gabriel Preuitt (husband of Millie Wood aka Mildred). Right now I don't have any military info for Abraham in my notes simply because he's a cousin to me. His son Valentine was quite noted for his military career and Abraham's father Solomon Preuitt was quite noted for his military career too in Madison Co. The early Pruitt men of Madison, Macoupin, Jersey and Greene counties were quite involved with the militias and wars (Black Hawk, Mexican, Indian, Rev and Civil War). I can't help but think that Abraham was too. Since Millie was buried in that cemetery and the Wood Cemetery is no more than a few miles west, her parents could be buried there and it's my understanding that the Wood brothers were also active in the militias. I know there is an annual Wood Family Reunion each year and know that one of the Wood cousins did an extensive research on the Wood family.
I will see if I can come up with additional burials to help protect the cemetery. I just hope that any owners in recent years have not done anything to it for their own benefit."
|Name||Birth||Death||Other or Notes||Veteran?||Donated By||Obit?|
|Wood, Mildred "Millie"
||w/o A. Pruiett
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