James Cemetery

James Cemetery

SW 1/4 SE 1/4, Section 12, T15N, R11W, 3PM

The only visible indication of this cemetery is one toppled red granite spire lying beside two pieces of its base. Located about 100 feet north of Illinois Route 78, the tombstone is on the west bank of a creek and within sight and sound of the Carnation Company plant.
Name Born Died Age Additional Inscriptions/Information
JAMES, Robert 12 Aug 1793 28 Jan 1873
JAMES, Eliner Pea 23 Dec 180_ 29 Jan 1860 His Wife
JAMES, Riley 10 Sep 1829 19 Oct 1846
JAMES, Nathaniel 11 Nov 1831 Jan 1832

From Family Records and Morgan County Records:

Robert R. James, born 12 Aug 1793 in Prince Edward Co., Va., married Elinor Pease, of Ohio on June 19, 1822.

They were the parents of 13 children (1 died young):
William Wesley - died in 1870 in Kansas
Samuel - died in Cato, Kansas
Francis, with his father in 1873
Elizabeth, wife of William Sheff, died in 1852
Martha, wife of G. W. Sawyers, of Scott County, Illinois
Mary, wife of Samuel Colwell/Coldwell/Caldwell, died in 1852
Susan, Wife of C. A. Higold of Arcadia, died in 1858, the "same year as mother"
Harriet, 2nd wife of C. A. Higold of Arcadia
Emily, wife of T. J. Carney, residing with father
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