WPA - Lane Etter Wiggins Cemetery, Bird Township, Macoupin County IL

A Transcription of the WPA Record in Macoupin County Archives, Carlinville, Illinois
by Mary McKenzie


 Bird Township
Macoupin County
Section 20-10-8

SW Quarter of the SE Quarter of Sec. 20-10-8
Cemetery in Mr. Thomas Gleason's Pasture

The Macoupin County Archives has in its files, indexes/listings of many veterans buried in numerous Macoupin County cemeteries. WPA workers compiled the indexes during the Depression Era (about 1939 -1940) and among these cemetery records we found the Gleason Pasture cemetery information. The WPA workers didn't find any veterans graves in this graveyard, but did compile other interesting information. Spelling is kept "as is" in the original record.

Wrote Dec. 15, 1939

This cem. is situated in a pasture south of Hard road No. 108 about 40 rods from the road. It is West & South about 45 rds from the White Cem. in Mr. Joe Gleason's Pasture. (Joe & Tom Gleason are Brothers). There are six graves all scattered around in a sort of a circle, slabs all flat in the Ground scattered in a kind of circle. Can't tell which is which. There are 5 Hickory Trees around among the graves. Never was no fence around there.

The names on the slabs are:

Sarah Lane, Wife of G. W. Lane, Died in 1855        Green W. Lane, Died in 1852

Infant son of J. M. & S. Wiggins, Died in 1856         Infant son of J. M. & S. Wiggins, Died in 1853

Infant son of G. W. & E. Etter, Died in 1856        Infant Daughter of G. W. & E. Etter, Died in 1855

To get to this cem. from Carlinville one travels on Hard road No 108, 8 miles West to Thomas Gleason Farm.

To get to this cem. from Enos Station one travels 1 mile south to the Thomas Gleason farm.

Interviewed 4 People

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