Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Nilwood Township - Macoupin County IL

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Sulphur Springs Cemetery
Macoupin County Illinois
Nilwood Township
T11 R6 SE Qtr Section 26
Map  Lat 392201N Long 0894307W

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Contact Info:
Sulphur Springs Cemetery
c/o Cindy Schroeder
26503 E County Line Rd
Waggoner, IL 62572

Partial Listing
Donated by - Gary Otten, Gloria Frazier
Deed for Cemetery, Meeting House and School House from Robert Webb

Contact:
Sulphur Springs Cemetery
c/o Cindy Schroeder
26503 E County Line Rd
Waggoner, IL 62572

Cemetery description from MCHS Tombstone Revelations, Virden Girard Nilwood Twps

Name Birth Death Other or Notes Veteran? Donated By Obit?
Ballinger, James G.
Oct. 29, 1852
May 26, 1909
 
 
GO
 
Ballinger, Eliza J. Sharp
Nov. 9, 1859
Mar. 23, 1940
w/o James G.
 
GO
 
Burton, Everett C.
Apr 13, 1895
24 Oct 1918
s/o Walter & Laura
WWI - Pvt Co K 127 Inf 32 Div
"Died from wounds received in action
in Argonne Forest, Bartels France"
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GF

Gehrig, Frank, Sr.
1839
1911
s/s Minnie
 
GF
 
Gehrig, Minnie
1852
1940
s/s Frank Sr.
 
GF
 
Gehrig, Frank L.
Nov 21, 1890
Sept 12, 1989
h/o Maude
 
GF
 
Gehrig, Maude
Sept 23, 1900
July 1, 1988
w/o Frank L.
 
GF
 
Perrine, Ulysses Grant
Mar 12, 1866
Jan 18, 1891
s/o Samuel & Elizabeth
 
GF
 
Seymour, Edgar B.
Dec 21, 1860
Jan 1, 1907
 
 
GF
 
Sharp, Audrey Nell
Mar. 30, 1895
Oct. 26, 1895
 
 
GO
 
Sharp, Augustus N.
Aug. 27, 1862
May 8, 1945
 
 
GO
 
Sharp, Ida Alice Banning
Sept. 6, 1865
Nov. 11, 1942
 
 
GO
 
Sharp, Benjamin
Oct. 22, 1836
May 14, 1907
 
 
GO
 
Sharp, Bertie
1879
1956
 
 
GO
 
Sharp, Effa May
Jan. 6, 1873
Feb. 9, 1904
 
 
GO
 
Sharp, Elizabeth Berry
Sept. 19, 1798
Aug. 29, 1878
 
 
GO
 
Sharp, Amy A.
1875
?
w/o F. Marion
 
GO
 
Sharp, F. Marion
1860
1922

 
GO
 
Sharp, George A.
1871
1921
 
 
GO
 
Sharp, Ida May
1869
1961
 
 
GO
 
Sharp, Jasper
Jan. 16, 1839
Jan. 20, 1923
 
 
GO
 
Sharp, Mary
Nov. 22, 1857
Feb. 1, 1925
 
 
GO
 
Sharp, Mary Jane Whithorn
54yrs 4ms 19ds.
Jan. 9, 1893
w/o Milton Sharp
mother to Newton & Preston
 
GO
 
Sharp, Milton
Sept. 27, 1838
Jan. 22, 1895
 
 
GO
 
Sharp, Emma B.
1871
1942
w/o Newton P.
 
GO
 
Sharp, Newton P.
1864
1911
 
 
GO
 
Sharp, Peter
Mar. 14, 1799
Nov. 12, 1876
d in Macoupin Co IL
 
GO
 
Sharp, Polly Ann Massa
1839
1928
w/o Wiley Wesley
 
GO
 
Sharp, Rebecca Mifong
Oct. 8, 1839 Feb. 28, 1890 w/o Sterling
age 50y 4m 20d
 
GO
 
Sharp, Wiley Wesley
Jan. 29, 1830
Oct. 10, 1881
h/o Polly Ann Massa
s/o Peter (1799-1876) & Elizabeth Berry (1798-1878)
 
GO
 
White, Newton I.
1850
1921
 
 
GO
 
White, Eliza J.
1856
1919
w/o Newton I.
 
GO

Wollenweber, Dora Gehring & Son
1888
1908
w/o and s/o Fred
 
GF
 



"Sulphur Springs Cemetery was laid out early in the 1830s. It derives its name from two springs which are on the south and east side of the cemetery. There is a small building still standing known as the Sulphur Spring Union Church, which served the Christian, Baptist and Methodist denominations. It was deeded by William T. Burford and Myra A. T. Burford, his wife, to Macoupin County for $55.00 for a Quit Claim deed. The WPA fieldman in 1936 measured and recorded the actual description of the cemetery. The church was also used as a school and the teacher was a Mr. Harris. There are many
cholera victims buried here and many of the old graves are lying north and south which is very unusual.
There are many beautiful monuments in the cemetery. Everett C. Burton who was killed in the battle at Argonne in France has a life sized replica of himself standing at attention. It is complete with all his uniform, helmet, gun, trench knife, flask and bag. It was made of concrete and very, very lifelike. We have deed records and also a history of the church. Listed by Thelma Dean (Zelmer) Stewart."

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