WPA - White Family Burial Ground, Macoupin County IL

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


 Bird Township
Macoupin County
SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 20-10-8

The Macoupin County Archives has, in its files, indexes/listings of many veterans buried in numerous Macoupin County  cemeteries.  The WPA workers compiled the indexes during the Depression Era.  The White cemetery listing is found in Box 2 at the Macoupin County Archives.  While we found some information on the White cemetery, there was no listing of veterans in this cemetery.  We are including the history and other information compiled for this cemetery that we found.

This cemetery is situated in Mr. Thomas GLEASON'S Pasture - Sec. 20 Township 10 Range 8 SE of SW Quarter.  It is south of cement road Route 108 (80 feet south of the road).  There are six graves, all of one family (the WHITE Family). 

They are all in one straight row between two trees - a large hickory tree and at the north side and a large elm tree at the south side.

To get to these graves from Carlinville, Ill. one travels west on hard road No. 108, 8 miles to Mr. Thomas GLEASON'S farm. To get to these graves from Enos Station one travels 1 mile south on an oiled road to Mr. Thomas GLEASON'S farm.

There is no fence around them and the slab stones are all half buried in the ground - all down flat.  The grown people and their children: 
    Thomas WHITE Jr.  Died 1864.  Born 1840.
Three small children, all boys:  Henry, George and one with no name on it (just - Infant son).
Mr. and Mrs. WHITE are the grandparents of Mrs. Sarah WATERS, mother of Mr. Enos WATERS  (Manager of Federal Farm Loan).

Uncle, Thomas WHITE, at time of Civil War was a soldier.  He died in a soldier's hospital at Cairo, Ill.  He had a brother, Joseph, also a soldier, died and was buried in Texas.  Thomas WHITE is buried in this little cemetery.  His father went to Cairo where he died and brought him home and buried him in this little cemetery.

Information obtained from Mrs. Sarah WATERS, granddaughter of Mr. Thomas WHITE.  Mrs. WATERS will try to get me the papers of her uncle's war history. 

Interviewed 4 people.  Wrote Dec. 5, 1939

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