Rogers - Webb Resurrection Day Cemetery

Rogers - Webb Resurrection Day Cemetery

submitted by Peggy Woolfork

This large cemetery is in Section 21, township 50, range 31, about one-eighth mile east of the McCune Home for Boys and one-fourth mile south of Highway 24.  It is marked by five rock illars on the south side, and a chain link fence on the other sides, enclosing an area about 90 by 150 feet. 
 
On one rock column is a stone plaque:
 
"Rogers - Webb Resurrection Day Cemetery
April 14, 1855."
 
On another column, a plaque reads:
 
"In Memoriam, Thomas Rogers, Penelope Chancellor Rogers,
Winslow Rogers, Nancy A. Webb Rogers, Sarah E. Rogers,
John M. Rogers. William W. Webb, John A. Webb, Margaret Webb."
 
It would seem that this may be the only list of burials there that we shall ever have, because a probe of the area disclosed only five bases from which the stones are missing, and a few shards.  The cemetery is heavily overgrown with trees, brambles, and poison ivy.  One report says that a Revolutionary War soldier, Joseph Powell, is buried here.  He died in 1830 and so would have been buried here long before the cemetery was formally established.

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