Pope County , Illinois


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Bethany Cemetery



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BETHANY CEMETERY This is a census of Bethany Cemetery, located in Pope County, Illinois (Township 13S, Range 6E). This census was taken in June and July 1972, and all stones were copied. The census was taken by Marie Bannon, Ruth Hoffman, and Margaret Hallbeck of Golconda, Illinois. ROW 1 - BAKER Rev. Joe A., born 1883, died 1972 Lula A., born 1888, died 1964 SHOCKLEY Jo Alma Baker, born 1913, died 1936 COSSEY Claude, born 1890, died 1968 Rosa, born 1893, died 1968 Lafayette, Husband of Jane Cossey, born 10/4/1867, died 8/18/1899 GLASS Jane C., born 1869, died 1946 COSSEY Clyde A., born 1892, died 1921 HOGAN Anna, born 1900, died 1959 ROW 2 - COSSEY James L., born 1916, died 1918 Rue E., born 1918, died 1919 Lydia, no dates William, no dates Sarilda F., born 3/19/1842, died 7/18/1929 COSSEY Elsie Murl, born 5/12/1898, died 9/25/1919 COSSEY Catherine, born 10/29/1884, died 5/2/1932 Robt. W., born 7/9/1883 Oma Lee, Dau. of R.W. & S.C. Cossey, born 1904, died 1904 Curtis C., Son of R.W. & S. Cossey, born 1970, died 1909 GILLIAM Geo. M., born 7/6/1828, died 5/17/1897 Minerva A., His Wife, born 8/11/1829, died 3/24/1904 Louella M., Dau. of G.M. & M.A. Gilliam, 23yr3mo5da, died 4/1/1890 Grant, Son of G.M. & M.A. Gilliam, born 4/17/1864, died 12/23/1879 BAKER Freddie L., Son of P.L. & S.F. Baker, born 10/15/1880 died 10/5/1884 M.E., no dates Pickney L., born 11/25/1850, died 9/24/1889 WOOD Martha J., Wife of Hiram, born 4/18/1823, died 11/11/1890 Hiram, born 2/12/1819, died 12/23/1895 CAVITT Geo., born 10/17/1791, died 3/5/1874 Susan L., Wife of George, 79yr1mo13da, died 9/16/1872 PHILLIPS Adaline J., Wife of S.P. Phillips, born 8/28/1821, died 11/6/1887 Samuel P., born 3/23/1818, died 7/5/1895 ROW 3 - CRAIG Hiram M., born 11/27/1818, died 12/18/1902 Nancy B., born 12/25/1825, died 2/27/1901 COSSEY Marion W., Co. l, 6th Ill Cav., born 2/15/1846, died 2/28/1922 Sarah J., born 1/29/1852, died 2/15/1939 SKILES Minnie, died 9/8/1905? REXER Joanna, born 1873, died 1948 John J., born 1864, died 1941 Myrtle Gilliam, no dates GILLIAM James R., born 8/7/1858, died 1/12/1925 Dora J., born 6/24/1860, died 2/5/1946 Madge M., born 9/23/1889, died 1/26/1902 REEDUS Mollie, born 9/8/1844, died 4/18/1900 HANNA Nancy E., Dau. of P&M Taylor; Wife of J.F., born 10/17/1850, died 4/11/1899 MC FARLAND Fredric A., Mem. Co. E., 120th Ill. Vol., born 2/12/1833, died 7/3/1902 Matilda, born 2/27/1833 ROW 4 - GILLIAM Hermus G., born 1881, died 1958 Allie B., born 1885, died 1967 BARKMAN Mamie E., born 1889, died 1961 Chas. F., born 1880, died 1963 REYNOLDS Agnes, Dau. of J.I. & S.A. Reynolds, b.&d. 2/5/1903 ROBERTSON Ray E. Sr., born 11/22/1885, died 8/25/1956 REXER Baby Dau. of Mr. & Mrs. John Rexer, b.&d. 12/14/1907 GILLIAM Harry L., born 4/21/1900, died 7/5/1968 VEIGHT Bessie E., born 5/17/1885, died 2/11/1973 REEDUS Roy, born 1868, died 1956 Mary, born 1872, died 1907 ROW 5 - DENSCH V.W., born 9/12/1850, died 5/6/1934 Schrlote E., born 10/20/1847, died 5/31/1916 BAKER Gertrude F., born 8/23/1926, died 6/2/1947 Geo. M., born 1883, died 1928 Alpha M., born 1887, died 19-- Willis, born 1/9/1859, died 9/30/1928 Emma L., born 5/2/1856 Hal, born 1881, died 1926 John O., born 1849, died 1895 Harriet, born 1848, died 1929 Bina, born 1878, died 1897 CLANAHAN Rev. A.H., born 3/6/1824, died 4/1/1899 Eliza A., born 12/23/1830, died 2/9/1904 LEONARD Winfield S., born 1873, died 1933 MASON Mary A., Wife of John W. Mason, born 7/25/1867, died 9/29/1904 ROW 6 - HANNA Frances Knox, born 12/23/1824, died 1/18/1881 Elizabeth D., born 4/1/1837, died 9/6/1876 UNMARKED UNMARKED RENSHAW Harry, born 4/17/1870, died 2/16/1886 Indiana V., born 9/26/1835, died 12/16/1890 Elijah S., born 9/26/1835, died 8/20/1883 John Logan, Son of E.S. & I.V. Renshaw, born 6/1/1864, died 4/15/1880 Nina, Dau. of E.S. & I.V. Renshaw, born 3/27/1876, died 8/13/1879 Perry, Son of E.S. & I.V. Renshaw, born 2/1/1879, died 8/8/1879 Rosabell, Dau. of E.S. & I.V. Renshaw, born 2/23/1877, died 3/27/1877 GREEN Harry, Son of Asher & Corrin, born 2/2/1876, died 2/5/1876 RENSHAW Eddy, Son of E.S. & I.V. Renshaw, born 6/16/1875, died 8/25/1875 May, Dau. of E.S. & I.V. Renshaw, born 5/3/1874, died 9/3/1874 SMITH Infant Son of J.A. & L. Smith, born 2/26/1871, died 2/27/1874 HATTON Harriet L., Wife of J.A. Hatton, born 8/21/1843, died 12/18/1863 ROW 7 - DENSCH Ralph, Son of H.A. & M.T. Densch, b.&.d. 6/13/1907 Clarice, Dau. of H.A. & M.T. Densch, born 6/3/1907, died 7/9/1907 Harry A., born 1882, died 1957 Mamie T., born 1880, died 1963 BAKER Lester H., born 8/9/1871, died 3/30/1927 Rose A., born 3/14/1872, died 9/16/1945 Ernest, born 1881, died 1957 HAMMONS Paulina, born 2/10/1853, died 5/3/1930 James (Woodmen of World Mem.), born 5/23/1859, died 5/17/1917 COSSEY Robt. W., Husband of S.F. Cossey, born 4/16/1823, died 4/16/1893 BAKER Louisa, born 10/27/1814, died 10/28/1887 John, born 12/3/1812, died 9/3/1885 SHIRK John, Veteran, No dates UNMARKED UNMARKED ROW 8 - GASKINS Chester L., born 1915, died 1959 June E., born 1918 BAKER James C., born 1869, died 1941 Effie, born 1872, died 1964 Fred, Ill. Pvt. 325th Field Art. WWI, born 4/4/1894, died 1/21/1928 Doris, born 1904, died 1905 SMITH Wm. F., born 2/7/1840, died 11/1/1907 L.C., born 3/8/1855, died 8/24/1917 Wm. C., born4/5/1879, died 1/31/1901 Corbie, born 4/27/1876, died 8/1/1877 INSCRIPTION ON SMITH MONUMENT: Corbie Smith, born 4/27/1876, died 8/1/1877 Cleo A. Smith, born 5/19/1884 Elsie E. Smith, born 2/13/1886 Stella A. Smith, born 9/25/1889 GARRETT Anna E., born 1862, died 1933 ANDERSON Mary E., born 1868, died 1898 Chas. E., born 1866, died 1944 GLASS Loren E., Son of J.L.&S.A. Glass, 27yr4mo, died 11/29/1892 James L., Son of J.L.&S.A. Glass, 20yr4mo23da, died 11/8/1891 Sarah A., Wife of J.L. Glass, 52yr4mo2da, died 4/25/1889 James L., Husband of S.A. Glass, no dates RENSHAW Bessie, Dau. of E.E. & R.C. Renshaw, born 3/18/1896, died 9/17/1896 Bertha M., Dau. of E.E. & R.C. Renshaw, born 5/18/1884, died 10/6/1884 Ulysses, Son of E.E. & R.C. Renshaw, born 8/1/1885, died 10/13/1885 Infant Son of E.E. & R.C. Renshaw, 10 da, died 10/2/1901 Ruby G., Dau. of E.E. & R.C. Renshaw, 10 da, died 11/10/1902 E.E., 43yr4mo28da, died 12/3/1904 Rachel, died 4/13/1921 THOMPSON Chas. W., born 8/21/1868, died 1/2/1889 DENSCH Fred, Inf. Son of V.W. & C.E. Densch, b.&d. 2/13/1877 THOMPSON Alonzo, born 9/18/1820, died 9/9/1886 Rebecca W., born 3/20/1823, died 2/20/1874 Monroe, born 2/18/1854, died 3/25/1874 Wm. E., born 2/2/1859, died 11/14/1873 COSSEY Chas., born 1868, died 1938 Mary, born 1867, died 1939 Ray, born 1902, died 1918 Earl, born 1899, died 1900 Marie, born 1907, died 1907 ROW 9 - HOFFMAN Geo. A., Pfc. 38th Mil. Police Co. WW I, born 4/11/1888, died 9/9/1966 Ruth, born 1895 HALLBECK Margaret, born 1907 Harry E., born 1910 SMITH Cleo A., born 5/19/1883, died 1964 ROW 10 - HOFFMAN Rosa, born 1882, died 1969 Nanna, born 1880, died 1970 WERNER Wm. Fred, Cook Co. L 132 Inf. 33 Div. WW I, born 1/22/1895, died 6/13/1955 BELL Alonzo, born 1883, died 1968 Reva V., born 1908 GASKINS John, born 1876, died 1930 Lura, born 1882, died 1956 UPCHURCH Verba, born 9/2/1904, died 3/26/1913 COMPTON Wm. W., Co. A 120th Ill. Inf., born 3/18/1839 Sarah W., Wife of W.D. Compton, born 2/25/1841 died 2/28/1909 Chas. E., born 6/24/1862, died 6/11/1863 COMPTON Clarence C., born 2/14/1877, died 2/20/1877 Millie S., born 8/1/1866, died 3/6/1884 Kit C., born 3/16/1871, died 12/23/1893 Courtney B., born 12/11/1879, died 4/25/1886 Orion S., born 11/26/1869, died 7/22/1890 Huldah J., born 6/3/1882, died 2/9/1897 Effie J., born 1/10/1868 Lora B., born 1/30/1873 Willis M., born 1/8/1875 Taylor, born 2/3/1884 Harry A., born 1/15/1878 Effie, 2nd Wife of Wm. W. Compton, unmarked FARMER Ammon L., born 1872, died 1940 REXER Betha Farmer, born 1875, died 1970 REXER Geo. W., born 1862, died 1944 HILLERMAN John J., born 3/6/1818, died 3/1/1872 Mary, born 11/23/1819, died 6/2/1898 FARMER Loren W., Son of Ammon & Bertha Farmer, born 1899, died 1901 GLASS John F., Veteran, no dates WELLS Wm. G., Son of Rev. T.P. & S.S. Wells, 20yr2mo13da, died 10/17/1869 Frances, Wife of Rev. T.P. Wells, 58yr5mo14da, died 2/17/1875 Rev. Thomas P., 85yr2mo22da, died 12/6/1896 Hannah, Wife of T.P. Wells, no dates GLASS Emily A., Wife of F.S. Glass, 41yr22da, died 4/15/1866 Cordelia, Wife of F.S. Glass, 32yr8mo2da, died 1/2/1869 BAKER Ressie, Dau. of J.M. & E.J. Baker, 6mo20da, died 8/7/1888 Sim, S., Son of J.M. & E.J. Baker, 9mo11da, died 10/10/1882 Rollie L., Son of J.M. & E.J. Baker, 1yr2mo25da, died 7/10/1881 Wm. A., Son of J.M. & M.E. Baker, 2yr4mo17da, died 10/13/1873 Inf. Dau. of J.M. & M.E. Baker, died 2/24/1873 Chester E., Son of J.M. & M.E. Baker, 5mo24da, died 9/11/1868 Margaret E., Wife of J.M Baker, 30yr10mo10da, died 10/7/1878 Eda J., Wife of Joseph M., 30yr8mo26da, died 10/29/1888 BREEDLOVE James, Veteran, no dates CHAMPION James, Veteran, no dates UNMARKED ROW 11 - HOFFMAN Ida E., born 1896, died 1960 Frank J., born 1878, died 1968 COSSEY Jane Ellen, born 1950, died 1950 Robert L., WW II Tech. 5th Cl. 4600 SVC Command Unit, born 12/12/1920, died 8/14/1966 COSSEY Lila, born 6/11/1929 BROADWAY Infant, no dates SISTLER Clara, born 10/4/1892, died 5/30/1961 CLANAHAN Matthew W., born 1857, died 1928 Kessiah, born 1866, died 1928 Rachel, Wife of Rev. W.P. Clanahan, born 12/16/1831, died 4/10/1890 Mona, Inf. of J.B. & L.E. Clanahan, no dates Lydia E., Wife of James Clanahan, born 1855, died 1877 BRAUDRICK Hute K., Husband of Effie Braudrick, born 11/3/1860, died 3/7/1899 John S., 43yr24da, died 12/16/1900 BAKER Joseph M., Ill. Cpl. Co. M 13th Reg., Ill Cav. Civil War, born 7/29/1844, died 11/28/1925 BAKER Eliza J., born 9/2/1853, died 7/22/1936 GLASS Nancy C., born 11/26/1821, died 2/6/1875 William A., born 4/3/1818, died 6/11/1865 ROW 12 - JENNINGS Lacy, WW I Pfc Co. K 48th Inf., born 5/23/1894, died 4/25/1962 Thelma Baker, born 1903, died 1958 TABOR James W., born 1905, died 1958 Mary Elizabeth, born 1908 MOORE Margie Sue, born 10/10/1941, died 5/16/1942 Muriel Pauline, died 5/8/1938 ROBERTSON John P., born 7/9/1841, died 8/24/1904 Mary C., born 10/7/1844, died 3/12/1931 According to Pope County Death Records, begun in 1878, the following persons are buried in Bethany Cemetery, but no markers were found for them. COSSEY Cecil John, born 12/20/1917, died 9/22/1921 Elsie Murl, born 5/12/1898, died 9/25/1919 Anna Lee, Inf., died 12/31/1904 CRAIG Moses M., 84yr21da, died 12/18/1902 ELISTON Chas., 4yr6mo21da, died 4/13/1881 GLASS Harry, 23yr3mo20da, died 3/29/1902 May Ella, 31yr4mo24da, died 3/17/1890 GULLETT Annie Vern Renshaw, born 11/14/1899, died 3/21/1920 HANNA Otis Ray, 3yr2mo9da, died 2/14/1879 MASON Joseph Berton, 29yr10mo29da, died 10/14/1904 MARTIN Melissa A. M., 33yr9mo11da, died 7/26/1881 ADDITIONS - REXER John, 10/19/1900 Opal Werner, 1905-19 SMITH Katie R., born 1883, died 1973 MOORE Bertha, 1912 Loren, born 1906, died 1973 JENNINGS James L., born 1937, died 1968 Diane K., born 1940 </plaintext> <hr align=center width="95%"> <center>5 Jun 1998<br>Ginger:<br> On the Bethany Cemetery- Near the end you <br>have a list of people buried in the cem. but with no markers. <br> You have Cecil John Cossey, which is correct. Buried beside him is his twin, Laurel Cossey, born Dec. 20, 1917 and died Feb. 6, 1920. If you wish, please add this information. Also, the parents of these boys were Claude and Rosa Cossey listed elsewhere in the Bethany Cem. I have checked the death records and birth records at the Pope Co. Courthouse and my mother-in-law remembers where they are buried. Thank you. Cheryl Broadway Cossey</center> <center>Thank you Cheryl for providing the additional information</center> <hr align=center width="95%"> <h4> The Cemetery records came from FHC Microfilm #965,608</h4><br> <hr align=center width="95%"> <A HREF="mailto:gingerh51@gmail.com"><IMG SRC="mailbird.gif" BORDER=0"></A>Ginger Hayes<br><A HREF="index.htm"><H3>Return to Main Page</H3></A> <A HREF="cemtery.htm"><H3>Return to Cemeteries</H3></A> </body> </html>