WPA - Stults Graveyard, Macoupin County IL


A Transcription of the WPA Record in Macoupin County Archives, Carlinville, Illinois
by Mary McKenzie
recorded by the WPA project 1939-1940

STULTS GRAVEYARD

 Barr Township
Macoupin County
NE ¼ of SE ¼ of Section 34-11-9
Illinois

Names and Spellings are “as is”



Name of Cemetery:  Stults
Location:  NE ¼ of SE ¼ of Sec. 34 –11-9-Barr Twp
Oldest grave:  William L. Stults, Born Apr. 9, 1859 – Died 2-3-186?
Number of Lots:  93
Number of graves: 350
Number of graves to be filled:  68
Number of graves to be leveled:  94
Number of veterans’ graves that need stone:    1
Number of stones in cemetery that need resetting:    82
Number of stones in cemetery that need recutting    22
Rods of fence around cemetery   62
Condition of fence:   Fair
Rods of fence to be repaired:   all
Rods of fence to be replaced:   all
Number of people interviewed:   6
Any veterans in cemetery has no marker: 1

Trustees are Jess McCollem, Oscar Ribble & Ramond Stout.

An old man by the name of Stults owned the land when the cemetery was laid off about 1859.  There is a deed to the cem. but it has been misplaced.  The land on the east & south and west is owned by Mr. Alabauh.  Mr. Wm Beard owns the land on the north.  There is a road 33 ft. wide leading to the cem. from the east the main road ends at Mr. Alabauh’s house.  The road needs a bridge and some work did “as is” on it that leads back to the cem. 
The cem. Need a lot of work did to it.  Sprouts and weeds are high.  Ground hog working in graves.  The cem. Has a good drainage to the south and north.  3 mi. NW of Palmyra. 
Additions:  The Grantor – Clarence H. Stults – unmarried of the town of Barr in Mac. Co. for $30 warrants to Cyrus J. Miller, Thomas J. Dawson & Edward L. Stults, Trustees of the Stults Graveyard, & to their successors in office for convenience of graveyard. 
Commencing 288 feet east of the NW corner of the NW ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section No. 34 Township No. Eleven North Range No. 9 west of the 3rd P.M. thence running east 4 rods, thence south 14 rods, thence in a South West direction to a point 16 rods south of the place of beginning thence North to place of beginning.  Dated 31 May, 1912.

Clarence H. Stults
Recorded 24 Sept. 1912
Book 260 Page 255

Veterans Buried in Stults Graveyard
WPA Work Sheets
Name:  Les (Leo?) G. Moutter
Field Check:    Grave No. 3, Lot No. 56; Marker – none
Cemetery Record Date:  Grave No. 3; Lot No. 56
Death Certificate Data:  Date of Death 10-15-1923
Service Record:  Branch of Service – 5 Supply Tr; Rank – Pvt.  Company Co. C, 5 Supply Tr. (World War)

Name:  James B. Cox
Field Check:  Grave No. 1; Lot No. 74; Marker – Upright
Information on Marker:  J. B. Cox;(Pvt. Marker) Born Aug. 25, 1844 – Died Mar. 18, 1915
Cemetery Record Data:  Grave No. 1; Lot No. 74; Block 2
Death Certificate Data:  Date of Death – 3-13-1915; Date of Birth 8-____
Service Record:  Branch of Service – Ill. Cav. Rank Pvt.  Co. G. 10 Ill. Cav  (War C)
Inspection of burial plot – Fair

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Name:  Joseph A. Witt
Field Check:  Grave 4, Lot No. 6, Block 2, Marker – Upright
Information on Marker:  Joseph A. Witt, (Pvt. Marker) Co. E. 10 Cavalry Ill Vol. 1834 – 1908
Cemetery Record Data:  Grave No. 4; Lot. No 6, Block 2
Death Certificate Data:  Date of Death: 1908; Date of Birth 1839
Service Record:  Branch of Service – Ill Cav. Pvt., Co. E 10 Ill Cavalry (War C)
Inspection of burial plot – Poor Grave sunken

Name:  W. R. Releford
Field Check:  Grave No. 3; Lot No. 66; Block No. 2; Marker – Upright
Information on Marker:  W. R. Releford; (Pvt. Stone) 1842 – 1931
Cemetery Record Data:  Grave No. 3, Lot No. 66
Death Certificate Data:  Date of Death – 2-14-1931 at Hettick, Ill; Cause Arterial Selesosia
Date of Birth:  7-27-1840 in Kentucky
Next of Kin:  G. H. Releford of Hettick, Ill.
Service Record:  Co. Ky vol. (War C)
Inspection of burial plot: Good

Name:  William S. Witt
Field Check:  Grave No. 2, Lot No. 7, Block No. 2; Marker – Upright
Information on Marker:  William S. Witt (Pvt. Stone)  Co. E – 10 Ill. Cav.  Died Aug 20, 1866; Age 21 yrs.
3 mos. 7 days
Cemetery Record Data:  Grave No. 2, Lot No. 7, Block No. 2
Death Certificate Data:  Date of Death 8-20-1886
Service Record:  Ill. Cav. Rank Pvt.; Co. Co. e 10 Ill. Cav. (War C)
Inspection of burial plot:  Poor Grave Sunken

Name:  Grover Dawson
Field Check:  Grave No. 1, Lot No. 2, Block No. 2; Marker – Upright
Information on Marker:  Grover Dawson, (Gov. Marker) Illinois Pvt. Med. & Sup Depot 2, January 12, 1934
Cemetery Record Data: Grave No. 1, Lot. No. 2, Block No. 2
Death Certificate Data:  Date of Death: 1-2-1924
Service Record:  Branch of service – Med Depot/L.M.S.D. 2 Ref. (?), Pvt. Co. Med Sup. Depot 2 (War W)
Inspection of burial plot:  Good

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