WPA - Shipman City Cemetery, Shipman Township, Macoupin County IL


A Transcription of the WPA Record in Macoupin County Archives, Carlinville, Illinois
by Mary McKenzie, 2009


 Shipman Township

Macoupin County
Section 24

Illinois


VETERANS BURIED AT SHIPMAN CITY CEMETERY
SHIPMAN, IL
WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION CEMETERY PROJECT 
INDEXED ca. 1939 - 1940

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.  The Shipman City Cemetery listing is found in Box 2 at the Macoupin County Archives.

Beginning at a stone 4 chains and 34 links north of North East – corner of lot No. (11) eleven Baily Schultz addition on the north of Shipman  Thence West – parallel with the  north line of said addition 26 rods to a stone,  \\
thence North on a line with the east line of Virginia street of B Schultz’s addition on the west of Shipman (21) rds to a stone, thence East (26) rds to a stone on the hedge, thence south along the hedge (12) rds to the point of Beginning, containing 3 ¼ acres.
                    Recorded April 11, 1871  --  Land Plat Boo A – Page 17
This cemetery is taken care of by Town Board who consist of:

            Arthur Huckelbridge, Fremont Reader, Leon Gaspard, Wilbur Kahl, Lester Kelsey

There is no trust, just a cemetery fund which is got from the sale of lots.  They intend to establish a trust fund in the near future.

There is no care taker of this cemetery.  Each lot owner takes care of his own lot, except the lots of veterans which are cared for by the American Legion.  There is no charter.

Mrs. Maud Griffin is grantor to new part (several years ago).  Baily Schultz was grantor to the old part in the fall of ‘69 they put fence around cemetery sold to village (as is).

A little town north of what is now Shipman was first town it was known as Brooklyn.

Mr. Baily Shultz was an uncle to Herman Schultz one of the persons interviewed.

Interviewed Mr. Lester Kelsey – Banker; Mr. Herman Schultz; Mrs. Carl Schultz, City Clerk and Jim Archer, janitor at grade school.  Jim Archer helped locate veterans’ graves. 

The cemetery is in fair condition, has a few weeds in it.  Has a nice large grove of evergreen trees.  Has some nice large monuments.  There is a hedge fence on the west side of cemetery - on north there is a woven wire fence – on east side there is no fence but there is a road & a side walk running north & south and a slight slope on west side.

The new part of the cemetery lies directly east of the present cemetery, with the city roadway that runs N. & S.  The new part has never been platted nor fenced.  They will be interested in having the W.P.A. to take care of it, we were informed by Lester Kelsey.
Shipman Cemetery

Location:                Sec. 24
Oldest Grave:                V. Shockey, Died July 16, 1865; aged 80 yrs 2 ms 11 days
Number of lots:                338
Number of graves            645
Number of graves to be filled:          25
Number of graves to be leveled:          25
Number of stones in cemetery that need
    resetting:              30
Number of stones that need recutting:      42
Condition of fence:            Fair
Number of people interviewed:            4

The following list of veterans is made up of two sources.  One is the individual work sheet that information was copied onto for each veteran.  The instructions stated to check these sources:  burial plot, cemetery record, death certificate or burial permit, patriotic organization (name) official U. S. records or other.  These names were copied into a typed list.  I took information from both sources because the typed list didn't give all of the information that was on the work sheet.  Also, there were numerous discrepancies between the original work sheet and the typed sheet.  I am listing information from both sources.  If you find information below on your ancestor's record please research all differences because it's impossible to know which source is correct.  The information will at least give you an idea of where to begin.

Typed Sheet is listed first – Work sheet is listed second (in bold):

Brown, Wesley  Civil War  Pvt. Co. F  21 Ill. Inf.  Died 02-28-1880 Lot 5 Block 40
Name: Brown, Wesley  Grave 6 Lot 5 Block 40;
Field Check: Upright marker: Wesley Brown; Co. F 27 Ill. Inf. 
Service Record:  Pvt. Civil War
Condition of graves:  Good

Carter, Wm.  Civil War; Minn. Reg.  Died 08-20 1908  Lot 3  Block 33
Name: Carter, Wm.
Field Check:  William H. Carter; Grave Lot 3 Block 23; Upright marker; Jan. 2, 1840 –     Aug. 30, 1906
Service Record:  Civil War  Pvt. stone

Cole, Levi  Co. F  27 Ill. Inf.  Died – 05-17-1878 Lot 5 Block 37
Name: Cole, Levi 
Field Check:  Grave 3 Lot 5 Block 37; Upright marker; also Govt.
Information on Marker:  Levi Cole; Co. F 27 Ill. Inf.  1837 – 1879
Service Record:  Civil War
Condition of graves:  Good

Notes:  He was honorably discharged because of wounds received at the battle of Mission Ridge

Cramp, Ames  Civil War  Pvt. Co. F  27 Ill. Inf.  Died 2-30-1863 Lot 5 Block 8
Name: Cramp, Amos
Field Check: Grave 5 Lot 5 Block 8; Upright marker
Information on marker:  Amos, son of A. &. S. Cramp;   Co. F 27th Ill. Vols. ; Died Dec. 30, 1865;
Aged 24 yrs. 9 ms. 24 days
Service record:  Civil War
Condition of grave: Fair


Cramp, H. G.  Company E  66 Ill. Inf.  Lot 5 Block 8
Name: Cramp, H. G.
Field Check:  Grave 6, Lot 5 Block 8; Upright marker
Information on Marker:  H. G. Cramp; Co. G  66 Ill. Inf.
Service Record:  Civil War
Condition of grave:  Fair.  No private marker

Dalrymple, C.  Civil War  Pvt. Co. G; 14 Ill. V. Inf.  Lot 7 Block 40
Name:  Dalrymple, C. E. 
Field Check:  Grave 2 Lot 7 Block 40; Upright marker
Information on Marker:  Co. C  14th Ill. Inf.  C. Dalrymple
Service Record:  Civil War
Condition of graves:  Good


Darr, Mathew  Civil War  Pvt.  Co. F  27 Ill. Inf.  Died 01-28-1878  Lot 2 Block 17
Name:  Darr, Mathers
Field Check:  Grave 1 Lot 2 Block 17; Upright marker, Govt. mark
Information on Marker:  Mathers Barr; Co. F 27th Ill. Inf.
Service Record:  Civil War
Condition of grave: Fair

Dugger, J. Simeon  Died 06-22-1908
No work sheet

Frittz, Joseph  Civil War  Pvt. Co. F  27 Ill. Inf.  Died 1898  Lot 4 Block 24
Name:  Fritz, Joseph
Field Check:  Grave 2 Lot 4 Block 24; Upright marker;  also Govt.
Information on Marker:  Co. F  27 Ill. Inf. 1844 – 1895; Joseph Fritz
Service Record:  Pvt. Civil War
Condition of graves:  Fair private stone,  also Govt.


Grahan, N. H.  Co. F 27 Ill. Inf.  Died 12-16-1868  Lot 6  Block 16
Name:  Grahan, N. H. 
Field Check:  Grave 1 Lot 6 Block 16; Upright marker
Information on Marker:  N. H. Grahan; Dec. 16, 1869; age 43 ys 9 ms 10 days
Service Record:  Civil War
Notes:  Pvt. stone


Griffin, Ellcott  Civil War  Pvt. Co. A  97th Ill. Inf.  Died 03-24-1920
Name:  Giffin, Elliott
Field Check:  Grave 6 Lot 4 Block 44; Upright marker Govt. marker
Information on Marker:  Co. A  97 Ill. Inf.  Elliott Giffin
Service Record:  Pvt. Civil War
Condition of graves:  Fair


Green, Chas.  Died 1907  Lot 1 Block 21
Name:  Green, Charles A.
Field Check:  Grave 4 Lot 8 Block 22; Upright marker
Information on Marker:  Charles A. Greene; 1842 – 1907
Service Record:  Civil War
Condition of grave:  Fair; No govt. marker


Grubb, G. T.  Civil War  Pvt. Co. K   7 Ill. Inf.  Lot 7 Block 40
Name:  Grubb, C. T.
Field Check:  Grave 6 Lot 7 Block 40; Upright marker
Information on Marker:  Co. F  7th Ill. Inf.  C. T. Grubb
Service Record:  Pvt. Civil War
Condition of graves:  Good

Halliday, Allen D.  World War Pvt. 108 Engrs. 33 Div.  Lot 3 Block 2
Name:  Halliday, Allen D 
Field Check:  Grave 6 Lot 3 Block 2; Upright marker
Information on Marker:  In Honor of Private 1st Class Allen D. Halliday; Hdqtrs Co. 108th U. S. engineers 33rd div.  Killed in action Querriew Woods Somme France.  Born October 18, 1893  Died July 28, 1918
Service Record:  Pvt. World War
Condition of grave:  Fair; no govt. marker


Hardy, George  Died 07-01-1894
Name:  Hardy, George
Field Check:  Grave 6 Lot 1 Block 40; Upright marker
Information on Marker:  Co. B  53rd Ill. Vol. Inf.  61 yrs 2 months 4 days; Died July 1, 1894; George Hardy
Service Record:  Civil War
Condition of graves:  Fair; no govt. marker


McGriff, Esaac J.   Mus. Bank   31 Ohio Inf.
Name:  McGriff, Isaac J.   
Field Check:  Grave 1 Lot 3 Block 24; Upright marker Govt. Marker
Information on Marker:  Mus. Band; 31 Ohio Inf. Isaac McGriff
Service Record:  Mus. Band   
 Condition of graves:  Fair


Meatyard, Edw.  Civil War  Rank - Lt.;27 Ill. Inf.  Died 05-13-1889  Lot 2 Block 25
Name:  Meatyard, Edward
Field Check:  Grave 1 Lot 2 Block 25; Upright marker
Information on Marker:  Co. F 27 Ill. Inf.  Major G 4th Regt. USC Vol Inft.; Died May 13, 1889; 53 yrs 2 ms  
        18 ds
Service Record:  Civil War; Rank - Lt.
Condition of graves:  Fair.  Govt. marker also pvt.


Miller, James C.  Civil War  Pvt.  Co. F  27 Ill. Inf.  Died 04-03-1862  Lot 5 Block 8
Name:  Miller, James
Field Check:  Grave 4 Lot 5 Block 8; Upright marker;  just Govt. Marker
Information on Marker:  James Miller  Co. F  27th Ill. Inf.
Service Record:  Civil War  Pvt.


Parker, S. W.  Civil War  Pvt. Co. Co. D  2 N. J. Cav.  Lot 5 Block 8
Name:  Parker, S. W.
Field Check:  Grave 2 Lot 5 Block 8; Upright marker; just Govt.
Information on Marker:  S. W. Parker  Co. D  2nd N. J. Calv.
Service Record:  Civil War  Pvt.
Notes:  Grave Fair; no pvt. stone


Richardson, John B.  Civil War  Pvt.  25 Ill. Inf.  Died 11-25-1862  Lot 4  Block 29
Name:  Richardson, John 
Field Check:  Grave 1 Lot 4  Block 29; Upright marker
Information on Marker:  A member of Co. F 27 Ill. Vol.;  Killed at the Battle of Missionary Ridge; John Richardson; Nov. 25, 1863; Aged 26 yrs 17 days
Service Record:  Civil War  Pvt. 
Condition of graves:  Fair; No Govt. Marker


Seaman, M. W.  Civil War  Major  Co. B  122 Ill. Inf.  Died 09-15-1897  Lot 5 Block 20
Name:  Seaman, Marinus 
Field Check:  Grave 6 Lot 5 Block 20;  Upright marker; Govt. marker
Information on Marker:  Marinus Seaman; Maj.  Surgeon – 122 Ill. Inf.
Service Record:  Civil War  Maj.
Condition of grave:  Fair Govt. marker is down


Sibert, Chas.
No work sheet.

Steward, Wellington  Civil War  Died:  1877  Lot 7  Block 16
Name:  Steward, Wellington
Field Check:  Grave 4 Lot 7 Block 16; Upright marker
Information on Marker:  Willington Steward  1834 – 1877
Service Record:  Civil War
Notes:  Private stone


Talley, Harmon G.  Civil War  Pvt. Co. A  144 Ill. Voll Inf.  Died:  1865
No work sheet.

Traviss, Joseph  Civil War  Pvt.  Co. B  149 Ill. V. Inf.  Died  08-14-1926  Lot 6  Block 9
Name:  Travers, Joseph 
Field Check:  Grave 3  Lot 6 Block 9; Upright marker; no Govt.
Service Record:  Civil War    Pvt.
Notes:  Grave fair; no govt. marker


Traviss, Mathew  Civil War  Pvt. Co. C  144 Ill. Vol. Inf.  Died 04-28-1924  Lot 4  Block 20
Name:  Travers, Matthew 
Field Check:  Grave 4  Lot 4  Block 20;  Upright marker;  just Govt. Marker
Information on Marker:  Matthew Travers  Co. C 144 Ill. Inf.
Service Record:  Civil War  Pvt.
Condition of grave:  Fair


Utt, Napoleon B.  Civil War  Buglar   1 Ill. Cav.  Died:  03-09-1913 
Name: Utt, Napoleon B. 
Field Check:  Grave 8  Lot 6  Block 4; Upright marker  Gov’t. Marker
Information on Marker:  Napoleon B. Utt  Bglr1st Ill. Cav.
Service Record:  Bugler  Civil War
Condition of Grave:  Fair.  No Gov’t Marker


Vandyke, John P  Civil War  Pvt.  Co. K    7 Ill. V. Inf.  08-05-1921  Lot 4  Block 13
Name:  Vandyke, John P. 
Field Check:  Grave 7  Lot 4  Section 13;Upright marker  Gov’t. marker is all
Service Record:  Civil War  Pvt.
Condition of grave:  Fair – gov’t. marker


Ward, George  Civil War  Died  1891  Lot 6  Block 23
Name:  Ward, George
Field Check:  Grave 3  Lot 6  Block 23;  No marker
Information on Marker:  George Ward
Service Record:  Civil War
Notes:  Information received from Jo Archer


Walker, Benj. F.  (Colored cemetery)  Died 08-10-1927 
No work sheet

Webster, Silas S.  Civil War  Pvt.  Co. B   122 Ill. V. Inf. Died  12-24-1901(?)
Name:  Webster, Silas A. 
Field Check:  Grave 1  Lot 6  Block 21; Upright marker
Information on Marker:  1850 – 1916
Service Record:  Civil War  Pvt.
Condition of Grave:  Fair  No Gov’t Marker


Wilson, W. H.  Civil War  Pvt.  Co. G  49 Ill. V. Lot 6  Block 12
Name:  Wilson, W. H.
Field Check:  Grave 3  Lot 6  Block 21; Upright marker  Gov’t. marker
Service Record:  Civil War  Pvt.
Condition of grave:  Fair – No pvt. stone

Wise, H. M. F.  Civil War  Lt.  Co. F  27 Ill. V. Inf.  Died 07-27-____Lot 5  Block 23
Name:  Weiss, Henry
Field Check:  Grave 1 Lot 5 Block 39; Upright gov’t marker
Information on Marker:  Lieut.  Co. F  27 Ill. Vol.
Service Record:  Civil War  Lt.


Wolridge, D. C.  Civil War  Pvt.  Died  06-03-1900  Lot 8 Block 23
Name:  Wooldridge, Demetrius C.
Field Check:  Grave 3  Lot 8  Block 23; Upright  no Govt.
Information on Marker:  Born Nov. 27, 1815  Died  June 13, 1887  Demetrius Wooldridge
Service Record:  Civil War  Pvt.
Condition of graves:  Fair


Wildman, John  Grave 3 Lot 7  Block 20
Wildman, John  Grave 3  Lot 7  Block 20
Field Check:  Upright marker
Information on Marker:  John Wildman
Service Record:  Civil War
Sources:  Mrs. S. E. French
Notes:  Information received from Jo Archer


Brown, S. A. 
Name:  Brown, Samuel
Field Check:  Grave 1  Lot 6  Block 19;  Upright marker
Information on Marker:  Samuel Brown  Mar. 13, 1840  Died  Oct. 31, 1925
Death Certificate Data:  Next of Kin is Mrs. Mable Awburry
Service Record:  Civil War
Notes:  Information received from Jo Archer

Name Unknown
Cemetery Record Data:  Grave No. 3 Lot 5  Block 8
Service Record:  Civil War
Notes:  Grave pinted by J. O. Archer to be either Chas Sibert, Simeon Dugger, Hermon Talley

Name Unknown
Field Check:  Grave 4  Lot 2  Block 11; No marker
Service Record:  Civil War
Notes:  Pointed out by J. O. Archer to be either Chas Sibert, Simon Dugger, Harmon Talley
Name Unknown
Field Check:  Grave 1  Lot 6  Block 43; No marker
Service Record:  Civil War
Notes:  Information received from J. O. Archer to be either Simeon Dugger, Chas Siebert, Harmon Talley



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