Crawford-Hatfield Cemetery

Crawford Cemetery
Hatfield Cemetery

NE 1/4, Section 5, Township 15N, Range 12W
Morgan County, Illinois

The only known visible relic of this abandoned cemetery is a broken Hatfield tombstone that was plowed up about 1972 by a youth, Roger Nerganah. For some time the stone was leaned against a tree which has since been removed. In 1977 this tombstone is atop a well platform in Concord, at the residence of Rev. Don Hatfield. Very little is known about the cemetery but Mrs. Reginald (Verna) Nergenah recalls that the cemetery was once in a wooded area in the northeast quarter of Section 5 in Township 15N, Range 12W. The site is on the south side of Illinois Route 104 and is about 1 and 1/4 miles northwest of Bethel. A search of real estate transactions failed to reveal any mention of the burial ground, but Samuel Hatfield and his wife, Minerva, both alive on Sept. 29, 1837, once owned the tract of land. Other Hatfields closely associated with the area were William B., alive on April 16, 1843, and Nathan Hatfield who died before Nov. 10, 1847.

Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Info.
CRAWFORD, David - (Obit) 30 Mar 1882
HATFIELD, Unknown 8 Aug 1858 1y1m3d Dau of R. & E.J. Htfield

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