WPA - Old Gillespie Cemetery, Chesterfield Township, Macoupin County IL

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


 Chesterfield Township
Macoupin County

Old Gillespie Cemetery
SE Chesterfield, illinois

Editor's Note: This cemetery index consisted of only two pages.

Name of Cemetery Old Gillespie
Oldest Grave Grasey 1848
Number of graves 30
Number of graves to be filled None
Number of graves to be leveled None
Number of Veterans graves that need stones 1
Number of stones in cemetery that need resetting All
Number of stones that need recutting 5
Number of people interviewed 1

MCGS Editor Note: Thefollowing information was found mixed in with the WPA Gillespie Cemetery's file, which is a different cemetery.

Wrote Nov. 22, 1928. Old Gillespie Cem: Chesterfield Townshp. Situated in a pasture.

1/4 of a mile from Public road East of road. On land owned by Mrs. Mary Duckles, Wife of Joe Duckles, It
got its name from a Man By the Name of Gillespie. Can't find his grave. Hogs and Cattle run all over it. There are
about 30 or 40 Graves. But ten is all that can be counted. It has been 60 yrs since anybody has been buried in this
cern. It is full of all Kinds of trees, scattered all over it. There is a fence on the South side, woven wire & Barb.
Old Hedge & posts are standing on the other side. Information obtained from Mr. Albert Sawtell. No Trustees, No
Caretaker has been in the ownership of Hamsby's (sp. ?) for many years.

Gracey was the Oldest Grave Died In 1848.
Name Gillespie, Wm Revolutionary War Pvt. Regiment - S. C. Troops; Died 8/25/1844
No work sheet found

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