Cowhick Cemetery

Cowhick Cemetery

Winchester, Scott Co., Illinois
Sec. 32, Twp. 14N, R12W



The COWHICK CEMETERY is located approximately one-quarter mile south of the Winchester Water Tower, high on the bank of Big Sandy Creek. It is inaccessable by road.

Our thanks and much gratitude to James William Cowhick and Mary Alice (Cowhick) Tuxhorn for cleaning and then reading Cowhick Cemetery and then for sharing their work and pictures with their fellow researchers.

Name Born Died Age Additional Inscriptions/Information
BURBRIDGE, Emily F. 9 Nov 1822 9 Oct 1875 52y 11m Wife of Thos. B. Burbridge
COWHICK, John 17 Jan 1817 12 Feb 1896 (No Stone)
CROUCH, Catherine 8 Feb 1839 16 Nov 1900 61y 9m 8d "Our Sister"
HODGES, Elizabeth A. 1814 1895
HODGES, James (1862) Co. H 1st Reg.; Co. F. 61st Ill. Inf.
HODGES, Rebecca 5 Aug 1783 12 Apr 1863 79y8m7d Wife of William
HODGES, William 5 Jun 1787 12 Apr 1830 42y10m7d
MILLER, Infant Dau of S.D. & E. Miller (No dates on stone)
MILLER, Sidney D. 20 Jun 1866 28y
PERKINS, Lucy (Cowhick) 1 May 1856 8 May 1880
PERKINS, Belle 1880 1880
SCOTT, Benjamin 15 Dec 1829 23 Sep 1879
SCOTT, Eleanor 1 Jan 1771 12 Oct 1832
SCOTT, James * * * 20 Dec 1798 17 Sep 1875
SCOTT, John A. 22 June 1834 28 Sept 1845
SCOTT, Mary (Cowhick) 21 Mar 1888 82y 7m 8d (No Stone)

*** James Scott was a brother of John Scott. Together they explored and settled in Scott County early in 1819/20. James was interviewed extensively by Hon. John Henderson, writer and provider of much of the early Scott County History. Some historians claim Scott County was named for John Scott. History books do not record that, however, after he moved to Macoupin County where he lived for many years. James died in 1875 and was buried beside his wife Mary (Cowhick) in the family cemetery. Vandals have extensively desecrated this burial ground and few remaining stones are visible.
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