WPA - Stewart Cemetery, Brighton Township, Macoupin County IL

A Transcription of the WPA Record in Macoupin County Archives, Carlinville, Illinois
Indexed about 1939-1940
by Fox in 1940

Stewart Cemetery

Brighton Township
Macoupin County
NE ¼ SE ¼ Section 32 T7N R9W Illinois

The Stewart Cemetery is located about five miles east and south of Brighton in the N. E. –S.E. quarter Sec. 32, Township 7 Range 9
    This cemetery is a small cemetery and they are all colored people buried there.  There is no fences around the cemetery and what is left of the fence is down.  There are only three graves that can be located, but as George Bockstruck told us there is no more room for burying purposes as the cemetery is filled, he said there were about forty or forty five graves in all.
    George Bockstruck owns the land on the south west and north and a public road on the east.
    There is one veteran buried in the cemetery.  He has a government marker, the only grave marker in the cemetery.
    This cemetery has quite a few evergreen trees planted, and the grass is plenty high.  There is no driveway to this cem.  The drain is good, and the cemetery started about 1895, as we were told.  No more information could be found on the cemetery.

Stewart Cemetery Warranty Deed

    The grantors, Philip C. Graul individually and as Trustee under the last will and testament of Jacob Graul, deceased and Ruth P. Graul, his wife, both of the city of Alton, Madison County, Illinois; Wesley J. Graul individually and as trustee under the last will and testament of Jacob Graul, deceased and Myrthe both of Brighton Township, Macoupin County, Ill; Elizabeth C. Graul, widow of Jacob Graul, deceased, of FosterburgTownship, Madison County, Ill; William Graul and Edna Graul, his wife both of Alton, Madison County, Ill; Mamie Graul Krieg and Harry Krieg, her husband, both of Fosterburg Township, Madison County, Ill; Nellie Graul Kreig and Alvin Krieg, her husband, both of Fosterburg Township, Madison County, Ill; and Ida Graul Heppner and Clausy Heppner, her husband, both of the city of Alton, Madison County, Ill; being all of the Heirs at-law of Jacob Graul, deceased, for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty Five Hundred and no/100 Dollars ($5,500) in hand paid, convey and warrant to George D. Bockstruck and Esther Bockstruck, his wife, as joint tenants, with full rights of survivorship and not as tenants in common, of Fosterburg township, Madison County, Ill; the following described real estate to witt: The South East quarter (SE1/4) of the Southeast quarter (SE1/4) of Section number Thirty-two (32), in Township Number Seven (7), North, Range number nine (9) West of the Third Principal meridian, containing Forty (40) acres more or less; situated in the County of Macoupin in the State of Illinois, also ---rest of page missing.

Cemetery Overview

Name of Cemetery:  Stewart
Location:  N. E. – S. E. ¼ Sec. 32 To. 7 R. 9
Oldest Grave:  Only one stone that can be read and that is Thomas McCoy (no date on stone)
Number of Lots:  2
Number of graves:  20
Number of graves to be filled:  5
Number of Veterans graves that need stones:  none
Number of stones in cemetery that need resetting:  none
Number of stones that need recutting:  none
Rods of fence around cemetery:  none
Number of people interviewed:  2

Notes:  Only one stone in this cemetery is a veteran and it is a Gov. marker for Thomas McCoy.  All other markers are rocks.  This is said to be a colored cemetery.

McCoy, Thomas        Co. E  59 U. S. E. L.
McCoy, Thomas       Grave 1 Lot 1; Upright marker
Information on Marker:  Thos. McCoy  Co. E  59   U. S. C. S.
Notes:  Has govt. marker
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